Cookie Policy

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that are stored in or by your Internet browser on your computer system. When you visit our website a cookie may be stored on your system. This contains an individual character string that can be used to identify your browser the next time you visit the website. In the following sections we explain in detail what types of cookies we use and what data is processed by using which kind of cookie.

You have full control over the use of cookies. These are stored on your computer and the data is transmitted from this cookie to our site.

By changing the Internet browser settings you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically by changing your browser settings accordingly. Please note that if you deactivated all kinds of cookies generally for our website it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website. When you visit our website you will be informed about our use of cookies and we will obtain your consent to the processing of the data used in this context. By informing you about the use of cookies we also refer to this privacy terms and cookie policy.

1 Technically Required Cookies

These cookies are required for the navigation of the websites and to use their functions, such as accessing the secured areas of the website. Without these cookies certain services such as registration of products or registration for trainings are not possible.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically required cookies is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

For the storage period of technically required cookies please see table below.

Technically required cookies cannot be deactivated.

2 Performance and Functionality Cookies

We also use cookies on our website for analyzing purposes of your surfing behavior. This data is not stored together with your other personal data.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.

For these purposes, there is a legitimate interest as a legal ground according to Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for processing your data because we can improve the quality of our website and its content through the use of these cookies. In addition it permits us to learn how the website is used and thus enables us to continuously optimize our offers to you.

For the storage period of cookies for the analysis of the surfing behavior please see the table below.

2.1 Adobe Analytics

On our websites we use the web analytics service Adobe Analytics provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, City West, Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland (“Adobe”). This Service uses cookies to help Olympus analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the Website includes your IP address.

If the information on the website’s use generated by the cookie is transferred to an Adobe server, the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geo-localization and is replaced with a generic IP address before storage. On behalf of Olympus, Adobe uses this information to analyze the use of the website, create reports on the website activities and provide other services associated with the website and internet use for the website operator. The IP address which is processed by Adobe is not combined with other Adobe data. You can prevent the installation of cookies using an appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website.

You can also prevent the recording of the data created by the cookies related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Adobe and the processing of this data by Adobe by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available by clicking the following link: http://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/opt-out.html

2.2 List of Adobe Cookies Cookies on our Websites

3 Other third party services

3.1 Google maps, reCaptcha, YouTube

This website uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our online offers and events and to make it easy for you to find the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

To protect your orders via internet forms, we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query is used to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or an abusive automated, mechanical processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. By using reCaptcha, you agree that the recognition you provide will be used to digitize old works. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union and countries that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address sent by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other data provided by Google. This data is subject to the deviating privacy policies of Google. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

The legal ground for processing your data by using this service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR as the website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his website offers against abusive automated spying and spam.

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offering, which are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for non-logged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

The legal ground is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR as it is necessary to show you specific videos.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

3.2 URL shortener – Use of bitly links

We use the services of bit.ly Inc., (New York City (HQ), 139, 5TH. Avenue, 5th. Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA in order to shorten URLs when posting on social media platforms and as part of newsletters. Bit.ly collects anonymous usage data to tell us how many times a particular shortened link has been clicked on. This information is aggregated and not reported on an individual basis. Bit.ly does not collect any personally identifiable information about you and does not have access to any information that you submit to us. We have chosen Bit.ly as our preferred URL shortener service because it is a company registered under the EU/ US privacy shield, which means that they do offer data protection standards comparable to the GDPR. More information on how bit.ly use cookies and collects usage data can be found within their privacy policy located at: http://bitly.com/pages/privacy.

Last modified: 5/18/2018