1. General

Before using the PIEZOCRYST Website you must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Legal Information as outlined below. PIEZOCRYST permits you to use the PIEZOCRYST Website for non-commercial purposes only, unless you have a specific agreement with PIEZOCRYST that states otherwise.

2. Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Within this data protection information, we shall inform you about the most important aspects of data processing with regard to our website.

Anyone may visit the PIEZOCRYST Website without disclosing personal data (name, address etc.). The purpose of collecting personal data is to enable you receive PIEZOCRYST information and updates, on your selected specific topics, solely based on your request. You may decline such inquiries and information in the future or inform PIEZOCRYST of alterations to your personal data. To do so, please contact us by eMail at info@piezocryst.com. PIEZOCRYST ensures that such data is used in a proper manner and protects it from unauthorized access. Under no circumstances will personal data that you provide online be used in any other manner than that described here unless we inform you first and obtain your consent.

This data will not be shared without your consent.

You have the right of access under the terms of Article 15 of the GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16, the right to erasure (the right to “be forgotten”) under Article 17, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18, the right to object under Article 21 and, where applicable, data portability under Article 20 of the GDPR.

3. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device with the help of a browser and do not harm your devise in any way.

We use cookies to make our online presence user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.

If you do not wish this to be done, you can set your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and to only allow this use in individual cases.

When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4- Automated Individual Decision Making

In general, we do not use automated individual decision making under Article 22 of the GDPR. If this procedure is needed in individual cases, we will inform you separately if required by law.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service called Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We have a corresponding contract with the provider for contract data processing.

The relationship with the web analysis provider is based on the EU-US "Privacy Shield" notified in document C (2016) 4176 of the European Commission. Data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 Paragraph 3 TKG and Article 6, Paragraph 1a (consent) and/or 1f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies. More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's data protection policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by cookies and relating to your website use by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Our concern on target with the GDPR (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our online presence. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, a pseudonym is created for the data so that the user cannot be identified.

We use the "IP Anonymization Activation" function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other signatory states within the European Economic Area.  Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. Under the authority 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. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The relationship with the web analysis provider is based on the EU-US "Privacy Shield" notified in document C (2016) 4176 of the European Commission.

6. Linking and Framing

When links are made from www.piezocryst.com to other websites, the content of the other websites shall not be altered in any way, the sources of the other content shall remain fully identifiable and the linked website shall be represented in its entirety. PIEZOCRYST accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the veracity of the content of third-party websites to which PIEZOCRYST creates links.

7. Disclosure of your Personal data within AVL Group

Any personal information you provide online through Piezocryst and/or AVL websites may be shared with other AVL affiliates and/or AVL companies. We will do so only when appropriate. All AVL partners and/or AVL companies are bound by a group-wide data protection policy.

Your personal data will occasionally and / or partially be processed outside the EU or the EEA in the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Other countries can be added over time. Please see the current list of AVL affiliates at: www.avl.com/avl-worldwide.

Transfers to AVL subsidiaries and/or AVL companies are made on the basis of the EU-US "Privacy Shield" or other recognized guarantees pursuant to Article 44 of the GDPR, in particular any standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Please contact us if you wish to request a copy of the specific guarantees for the export of your data (Art. 13 Par. 1 (f) GDPR).

8. Guarantee

PIEZOCRYST offers no guarantee of any kind for the correctness, completeness, legality, objectivity or timeliness of the content offered on www.piezocryst.com. PIEZOCRYST reserves the right to carry out adjustments, alterations and deletions to the Website in its entirety and the content presented on it at any time and without notice.

9. Liability

PIEZOCRYST or third persons or companies who have a business or other relationship with PIEZOCRYST accept no liability whatsoever for damages of any kind (including actual damages, lost profits, frustrated applications, damage to data, loss of data, loss of trade, legal expenses and drawing of contracts), arising from use of the PIEZOCRYST Website, from temporary or long-term inability to use this Website (downtime), from limited availability of this Website or its content, from erroneous representation of contents, from the display of third-party contents or from the display of links at www.piezocryst.com. This provision shall apply irrespective of the legal basis used to make the claim, irrespective of the degree of fault and irrespective of the question as to whether PIEZOCRYST or the third parties in a business or other relationship with PIEZOCRYST were or should have been aware of the possibility of damage. In particular, no liability is accepted for contractual or extra-contractual claims. PIEZOCRYST explicitly emphasizes that users in countries where the legislation does not permit such liability disclaimers or permits them only to a limited extent are in no way affected by the above provision or affected only to a limited extent.

10. Application of Law 

The website www.piezocryst.com is supervised, operated and administrated by PIEZOCRYST ADVANCED SENSORICS GMBH which is located in Austria at 8020 Graz, Hans-List-Platz 1. Use of www.piezocryst.com is subject to Austrian Law. Sole court of jurisdiction for any claim or dispute arising from and with respect to the use of the PIEZOCRYST website, shall be that of PIEZOCRYST. PIEZOCRYST shall also be entitled to institute legal proceedings at the place of residence or business of the user of www.piezocryst.com.

11. Right to Information

As a matter of principle, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection.

Any questions may be submitted to the following e-mail address: info@piezocryst.com

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can submit a complaint to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.

12. Amendments

PIEZOCRYST reserves the right to amend and to update this Legal Notice at any time without notice. The relevant amendment of this Legal Notice is binding.

Copyright Statement

All information on the www.piezocryst.com/www.gapo4.com website (i.e. texts, graphics, videos etc.) are protected by copyright. The information on the website may not be used for any other purpose than for personal use. All utilisation rights, of any sort whatsoever, are exclusively reserved by the copyright owner. The copyright owner reserves the rights in particular to copy, distribute, lease, lend and transmit website information in any way. PIEZOCRYST reserves all rights. Legal action will be taken against infringements of copyright.