Personal identifying information
We may collect personal identifying information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit or register to our site, search for a service or product, fill out a form, respond to a survey, subscribe to our newsletter/s and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, email address, nationality, phone number and other information.
Non-personal identifying information
dotnokta may collect non-personal identifying information about users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information such as the operating system and internet service provider used, along with other similar information.
Matomo (formerly: PIWIK)
In our internet presence we use Matomo (formerly: “PIWIK”). This is an open source software, with which we can analyze the use of our internet presence. Your IP address, the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the website from which you have switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), your length of stay on our Internet presence as well as the frequency with which you call up one of our websites are processed.
To collect this data, Matomo stores a cookie on your end device via your internet browser. This cookie is valid for 13 months.
The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimization of our Internet presence.
However, we use Matomo with the anonymization function “Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs”. This anonymization function shortens your IP address by two bytes, so that an assignment to you or to the Internet connection you use is impossible.
If you do not agree with this processing, you have the possibility to prevent the storage of the cookie by a setting in your internet browser. You will find more information on this under “Cookies” above.
In addition, you have the option of terminating the analysis of your usage behavior by means of the so-called opt-out. By confirming the link.
a cookie is stored on your end device via your internet browser, which prevents further analysis. Please note, however, that you will have to click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your terminal device.
Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Xing
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use.
Using Google Analytics Ad Features
In addition to the standard configuration of Google Analytics, functions of Google Analytics are also used on this website that support interest-based advertising and advertising based on the surfing behaviour of users. Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick to evaluate data about the surfing behavior of users on various websites. This data can be used to make statistical statements about the demographic data and areas of interest of website users.
We expressly point out to you that we cannot see any data about individual users and cannot trace the statistical data that we use back to certain users. Some of our website visitors will see our advertisements on other websites after their visit. This form of advertising is called remarketing or retargeting.
If you wish to object to the placement of these advertisements, we recommend that you use one of the options listed above for deactivating website tracking by website users. Google also allows you to control cookies for ad preferences yourself: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads/.
Google Conversion Tracking
As an AdWords customer, we also use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service of Google Inc, in which Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you access our website via a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of ours and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that someone clicked on the ad and was redirected to our page. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.
AdWords customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the setting of a cookie required for this – for example using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies.
Using Remarketing and other Targeting Features of Google Inc.
Using Google Adsense
We also use Google AdSense, a web ad service of Google Inc., to serve ads (text ads, banners, etc.). Your browser may store a cookie sent by Google or third parties. The information stored in the cookie can be recorded, collected and evaluated by Google or third parties. Google Adsense also uses small invisible graphics to collect information, which can be used to record, collect and evaluate simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website.
The information generated by the cookie and/or the graphics about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses the information obtained in this way to evaluate your usage behavior with regard to AdSense ads. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other data stored by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk and the display of the aforementioned graphics. As with the other cookies described, the same applies here: To do this, you must deactivate the acceptance of cookies in your browser settings.
Deactivating of Website-Trackings through Website-User
We also offer you the option of deactivating the collection of your website usage data for this website by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. In this case, a special opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your usage data when you visit this website.
Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our pages use functions of Google +. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: Use the Google + button to publish information worldwide. The Google + button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can appear in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads, along with your profile name and photo. Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others.
To use the Google + button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you visit one of our pages that contains functions of Xing, a connection to Xing servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.
Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in the Xing data protection declaration at:
How we utilize user data
dotnokta collects and uses user’s personal information for the following purposes:
To improve customer service
Your information helps us to be more effective in responding to your customer service requests and support needs.
To personalize user experience
We may use information to understand how our users as a group utilize the services and resources provided on our site.
To improve our site
We continuously strive to improve what we offer on our site based on the information and feedback received from users..
To process transactions
We may use the information users provide when placing an order only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To administer a content, promotion, survey or other feature
We may use the data to send users information they agreed to receive about topics of interest to them.
To send periodic emails
The email addresses users provide for order processing will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their enquiries, and/or other requests or questions. However if a user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time a user wishes to unsubscribe from future emails, detailed unsubscribe instructions are available at the bottom of each email or can be requested by contacting us through the site.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.
Leaving a Comment
If you want to leave a comment within our blog we collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail). We will only store and publish your data to the extent that you have provided it to us.
When a comment is published, the email address you provide is stored in our CMS system, but not published. Your name will be published unless you have written under an alias.
Getting in Touch
When contacting us via the contact form on our website or by email, your data will be stored in our CMS system to process your request. It is your free decision whether you provide us with this data. Currently, the contact form is not encrypted.
Therefore, we would like to expressly point out that unencrypted data can be read by third parties. However, without this information we cannot fulfill your contact request. By filling out the contact form and sending it to us, you expressly consent to the data processing described above.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data, such as the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
The data of unsubscribers will be anonymized internally after 7 days. After that, recovery and export will only contain the e-mail address.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our site that links to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites, and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may constantly change along with having their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website s own terms and policies.
Compliance with children s online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the young is particularly important to us. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our site from those we know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under that age.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this site, a user signifies their acceptance of this policy and terms and conditions. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Continued use following the notification of changes to this policy will be deemed acceptance of those changes.
Unsubscribing from further communication with dotnokta is very easy. Each email has a one-click unsubscribe option while a user can delete their profile at any time.
Deleting and Blocking Data
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data at any time. If you object to the processing for contact purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. For this, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, please contact us at any time.
Limitation of liability for external links
Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.
The operators of this website make an effort to observe the copyrights of others, and thus utilize our own materials or those from the public domain. Contents produced by the operators of our website are protected under the German copyright laws. Third parties are credited accordingly for their contributions. Duplication, editing, distribution, and any other use of our materials, aside from those allowed within the limits of the copyright laws, require written permission from the original authors or creators. Downloads and copies of this site are for private use only, and are prohibited for commercial use.