Privacy policy

Disclaimer of Liability

1. Online Content

Cologne Chip AG assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against Cologne Chip AG which refer to damage of material or immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of the presented information or by the use of faulty and incomplete information are basically excluded, provided that Cologne Chip AG has not acted intentionally or grossly negligent. All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Cologne Chip AG reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of or the entire offer without separate announcement or to discontinue the publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

For direct or indirect references to external Internet pages (“links”) which lie outside the responsibility of Cologne Chip AG, liability would come into effect in case that Cologne Chip AG has knowledge of the contents and it would technically be possible and reasonable to prevent the use in case of illegal contents. Cologne Chip AG hereby expressly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal content has been available on the linked pages. Cologne Chip AG has no influence on the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked/connected pages. Therefore it dissociates itself from all contents of all linked/connected pages which were changed after the link setting. This statement applies to all links and references within this Internet offer as well as for foreign entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists installed by Cologne Chip AG. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or disuse of such information, solely the provider of these pages is liable to which reference was made, not the one who has linked to these pages.

3. Copyright and Trademark

Cologne Chip AG endeavors to consider in all publications the copyrights of the used graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts, to use self-created graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts ressources. All possibly by third parties protected brands and trademarks on the website are unconditionally subject to the provisions of applicable trademark law and to the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention does not imply that trademarks are not protected by third party rights. The copyright for any material created by Cologne Chip AG is reserved at Cologne Chip AG. Any duplication or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications without the express permission of Cologne Chip AG is not permitted.

5. Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet publication of Cologne Chip AG. If sections or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or not completely correspond to applicable law, the remaining terms shall remain unaffected in their content and validity.


Privacy Notice

I. Preliminary remark

This data protection declaration applies to the internet presence of Cologne Chip AG. Other data protection declarations may be applicable to other servers and websites of third parties.

Cologne Chip AG takes the protection of personal data very seriously. For this reason, we would like to inform the users of our website about which data is stored and how this data is used. The data protection regulations oblige us to handle users’ data properly and for the intended purpose. We will not use their data for purposes other than those stated.

Cologne Chip AG is subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) and has taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed.

II. Name and address of the person responsible

The responsible person in terms of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is the:

Cologne Chip AG
Eintrachtstr. 113
50668 Koeln
Germany

CEO: Dr. Michael Gude
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 91240
Fax: +49 (0) 221 9124100

E-mail: info@colognechip.com

III. General information on data processing

  1. The scope of processing of personal data
    As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users regularly only takes place with the user’s consent. An exception is made in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations.
  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
    Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. In the processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 c) GDPR serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
  1. Data deletion and storage period
    The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is no longer applicable. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. Data is also blocked or deleted when a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    Whenever you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected:
    1. information about the browser type and the version used
    2. the user’s operating system
    3. the Internet service provider of the user
    4. the IP address of the user
    5. date and time of access
    6. websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
    7. websites that are called up by the user’s system via our website

The data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.
  1. Purpose of the data processing
    The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. These purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.
  1. Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended. In the case of data stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
  1. Possibility of opposition and removal
    The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. There is therefore no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
    We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
    1. Language settings
    2. Articles in a shopping cart
    3. Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website, which enable us to analyse the surfing behaviour of the user. In this way the following data can be transmitted:

    1. Search terms entered
    2. Frequency of page views
    3. Use of website functions

The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users. When accessing our website, users are informed about the use of cookies. In this context, reference is also made to this data protection declaration.

  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR.
  1. Purpose of data processing
    The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change. We require cookies for the following applications:
    1. Remembering search terms

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles. The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our offer and our Internet presence. These purposes also include our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal
    Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

VI. Registration form for “myGateMate”

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    On our website we offer users the possibility to register at “myGateMate” by entering personal data. The advantage of this registration form is that you can, for example, get free support in your design conversion. Registration is thus necessary to be able to provide the user with adequate support service. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. The following data is collected during the registration process (* mandatory fields): first name *, last name *, user e-mail address *, username *, company or institution name *, password *. At the time of registration, the following data is also stored: The IP address of the user, date and time of registration. During the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained. In case that migration service is desired, the upload of relevant design data such as netlists and constraint files is required. This is made possible by a corresponding upload function in myGateMate.
  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, if the user has given his consent. If the registration serves the fulfilment of a contract to which the user is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures or support services, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
  1. Purpose of the data processing
    A registration of the user is required for the fulfilment of a contract with the user or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures or support services. The principle of data economy and data avoidance is observed, in that you only have to provide us with the data that we absolutely need for providing adequate support service.
  1. Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. This is the case for the data collected during the registration process for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures or support services if the data are no longer necessary.
  1. Possibility of objection and removal
    As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you deleted at any time. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to info@colognechip.com for a revocation via our contact form. If the data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures or support services, an early deletion of the data is only possible if there are no contractual or legal obligations that prevent a deletion.

VII. Contact form and e-mail contact

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    There is a contact form on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are (* mandatory fields): Last name *, first name *, company *, selected country by drop-down menu, e-mail address *, telephone number, message to us. At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored: The IP address of the user, date and time of registration. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.
  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, if the user has given his consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
  1. Purpose of data processing
    The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the processing of the establishment of contact. In the case of contacting us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
  1. Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
  1. Possibility of objection and removal
    The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. For this purpose an e-mail to info@colognechip.com or a revocation via our contact form is sufficient. All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

VIII. Quotation form

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    There is a quotation form on our website which can be used for electronic contact and receiving an individual quotation for our products. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are (* mandatory fields): Last name *, first name *, company *, selected country by drop-down menu *, e-mail address *, telephone number, selected product by checkboxes *, selected annual quantities by drop-down menu *, project name, country of production by drop-down menu, message to us. At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored: The IP address of the user, date and time of registration.
    Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation and for providing the user with a quotation.
  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, if the user has given his consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
  1. Purpose of data processing
    The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the processing of the establishment of contact and for providing a quotation. In the case of contacting us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
  1. Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question or request for quotation has been finally clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
  1. Possibility of objection and removal
    The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. For this purpose an e-mail to info@colognechip.com or a revocation via our contact form is sufficient. All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

IX. Google reCaptcha

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    This website uses Google reCaptcha, a web security service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). With reCaptcha, it is checked if the data entry on our website for example in a contact, quotation or registration form is done by a human or by an automated program. Data processing for the European Economic Area and for Switzerland is carried out by: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
    To do this, reCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCaptcha evaluates various information (for example, the IP address, website visitor’s time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google. The reCaptcha analyzes in the background. Website visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.
    For more information on how to deal with personal information, see the Google Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ , https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and at https://www.google.com/recaptcha
  1. Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR, if the user has given his consent. We as the website operator have a legitimate interest in protecting our website from abusive automated spying and SPAM.
  1. Purpose of data processing
    On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website. Google reCaptcha ensures that there is a natural person with a potential interest behind the requests. By restricting the number of requests, we can respond to individual requests faster and more efficiently and at the same time secure our website against automated, common malware.
  1. Duration of the storage
    Your personal data will only be processed for as long as necessary. As soon as the purpose of the data processing is fulfilled, a blockage and deletion takes place, unless legal regulations preclude this.
  1. Possibility of objection and removal
    Google reCatpcha is used for the safe operation of this website, so we have no option to disable this security mechanism. However, you may choose not to use the contact, quotation or registration form and instead send an e-mail to info@colognechip.com or contact us by phone.

X. Data Security

We secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, your personal data will be transmitted in encrypted form. We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure when visiting our website. Unfortunately, however, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our website via the Internet.

XI. Passing on of data

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the data transfer or we are entitled or obliged to transfer data due to legal regulations and/or official or court orders. This may in particular involve the provision of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, danger prevention or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

XII. Data protection and third-party websites

The website may contain hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot accept any responsibility or guarantee for third-party content or data protection conditions. Please make sure you are aware of the applicable data protection conditions before you submit personal data to these websites.

XIII. Rights of the person concerned

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights against the person responsible (Cologne Chip AG):

  1. Right of information
    According to art. 15 of the GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal and the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us.
  1. Right of rectification
    In accordance with art. 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to ask the data controller to correct or complete any inaccurate or incomplete personal data processed concerning you. The person responsible must make the correction without delay.
  1. Right of deletion
    In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the deletion of your data, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  1. Right to restrict processing
    In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request limitation of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to have it deleted and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  1. Right to data transferability
    In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive personal data that you have communicated to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be communicated to another responsible party.
  1. Right to withdraw consent
    In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you have the right to revoke your consent to us at any time. After revocation of the consent, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future. For this purpose an e-mail to info@colognechip.com or a revocation via our contact form is sufficient.
  1. Right of objection
    Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, if your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1 f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing if there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the case of direct advertising, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented without specifying a special situation. For this purpose, an e-mail to info@colognechip.com or a revocation via our contact form is sufficient.
  1. Automated decision making / profiling
    An automated decision making / profiling does not take place.
  1. Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
    Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are domiciled, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the GDPR.
    The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.
    The contact details of the competent supervisory authority are:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Duesseldorf’

Tel.: + 49 (0) 211 38424-0′
Fax: + 49 (0) 211 38424-10
E-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de