Privacy Policy

PI respects the privacy of all persons visiting our website. We would like to inform you about what data we collect and how they are used. You also learn how you can verify this information and how to request deletion of these data from PI. Data are collected, processed and used in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions.

This information on data protection does not apply to third party websites which can be reached via links on the PI website.

Collecting, Using and Processing Personal Data

Personal data are collected to be processed and used by us only if you opt for entering the data or give your explicit consent. If you do so, you thereby accept the following terms and conditions of use.

When you visit our websites, certain data are automatically stored on our servers for system administration, statistical or backup purposes. The data concerned are the name of your internet service provider, possibly your IP address, the version of your browser software, the operating system of the computer from where our site has been accessed, the website from where you are visiting us, and possibly the search words you have used to find our website. Under certain circumstances, these data might permit to track the person who visited the website. Personal data, however, are not exploited in this connection. Exploitation of these data is generally anonymous. If PI forwards data to external service providers, technical and organizational measures are taken that ensure that the forwarding is done is accordance with the statutory provisions on data privacy.

If you provide personal data to us on your own initiative, we will not use, process or forward these data beyond the extent that is admissible by law or to which you have given your consent. Beyond this, we shall pass on your data only if we are obligated to do so by official directives or court orders.

Any modification of our privacy policy shall be published on this website. Thus, you can at any time obtain information on what data we store and how we collect and use them.

Safety

PI shall keep all your data safe and take any precautionary measures to protect your data against loss, misuse or being modified. Contractors of PI who are given access to your data in order to provide services for you on behalf of PI shall be contractually obligated to keep these data in secrecy and shall not be permitted to use these data for any other than the intended purpose.

Personal Data of Children

PI does not want to collect any personal data of persons under the age of 14. Should it be required, PI shall explicitly point out to children, wherever appropriate, that they should not send any personal information to PI.

Purpose of collecting, processing or using the data

The corporate purpose of the enterprise is the development and manufacturing of micro- and nanopositioning technology which are used worldwide in the semi-conductor and telecommunications industries, in research and measurement labs, in medical technology and machine engineering. Our activities focus on the entire range of micro- and nanopositioning across all kinds of applications. A core technology is the piezo technology.

The enterprise is entitled to acquire or hold participations in companies of any kind within Germany and abroad and to do any business transactions that further the corporate purpose.

 

Description of persons concerned and the corresponding data or data categories

Data of customers, employees, retired employees, employees of affiliated companies, employees of other companies (contractors), leasing staff, applicants, external inventors or their legal successors, suppliers and service providers, external customers, consumers, test persons, visitors of our plant, investors, financial analysts and shareholders as far as these date are required for the purposes specified above.

 

Planned data transmission to third states

In the framework of a global information system, personnel data are to be made available to a selected group of executives, also in third countries. Corresponding data privacy agreements according to the EU standard shall be contractually agreed upon with the enterprises concerned.

Cookies

We use cookies to make it easier for you to use our Internet pages. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored temporarily by your browser on the hard disk of your computer and are required for using our Internet pages. The information contained in the cookies is used for controlling the Internet session, in particular for improving the navigation, which makes a website very user-friendly. The cookies we use do not store any personal data.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent this by modifying the settings of your browser. But we explicitly point out that you may then be no longer able to use all functions of the PI website to the full extent. You can remove cookies stored on your computer at any time by deleting the temporary Internet files (e.g. browser bar > Tools > Internet options).

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites, including those of other companies, professional and government organizations, and publications. These websites operate independently from our Sites, and we do not control and are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other websites. You should review the privacy statements of those websites to determine how they protect and use personal data.

Changes to this privacy statement

PI may occasionally update this privacy statement. You should revisit this page periodically to become aware of the most recent privacy terms.