Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

EXPAND Global GmbH is a business providing organizations with learning technologies, services and digital learning content aimed at end-users of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Windows.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations, as well as in accordance with this privacy policy.

Use of our website is possible without providing personal data. If personal data [for example, name, email addresses or telephone number] is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We expressly state that data transmission on the Internet [e.g. when communicating via email] can have security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third-parties is not possible.

The processing of your personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number shall always be in line with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the applicable country-specific data protection regulations.

By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this data protection declaration informs you of the rights to which you are entitled.

In order to make use of some of the offerings on our website, for example individual requests for information or quotations, it is necessary, independently of any previously existing contractual relationship, that we receive personal data from you for our processing and use. Personal data are single details about personal or factual circumstances relating to your person such as your name, address, e-mail address, company, job title or telephone number.

Should you be asked to submit personal information on our website, the information you supply will be on a voluntary basis and serves the purposes of contract processing as well as facilitating the response to your enquiry and request to get in touch with you, in particular for the provision of information or services requested. Your details will be handled in accordance with legal requirements, in particular for the purposes for which you voluntarily provided the information. The collection, processing or use of your data for purposes going beyond the description above will only be undertaken by us in cases where you have expressly permitted it or where permitted by law.

Our website makes use of cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone). They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website. Cookies do not damage your device or contain any viruses.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“. These cookies are text files which are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use on our site.

The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.

We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.

Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

By using this website you declare yourself to be in agreement with the processing of the data collected about you by Google for the purpose as described in this privacy policy.

You can permanently disable the tracking of Google Analytics cookies on our site by clicking the following link:
Opt-Out of Google Analytics Tracking

This will set an Opt-Out cookie to prevent future collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit this site. Please note that this Opt-Out has will need to be reset by you should you delete all cookies on your device. This Opt-Out cookie will prevent future collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit this website. However, in order to prevent Google Analytics from tracking across different devices, the Opt-Out must be enabled on those devices.

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy Policy when using Google Analytics, see https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html as well as https://policies.google.com/?hl=gb.

The personal data collected by Google Analytics through cookies on our website will be automatically deleted after 14 months.

Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the “reCAPTCHA” service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google." By means of this service it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing. To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behaviour and mouse movements in the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox are conveyed to “Google.” Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition). The IP address provided as part of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google Account at the time the "reCAPTCHA" plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by “Google” about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of “Google” before you visit our site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in. The use of the “reCAPTCHA” service is according to the Google Terms of Use: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

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EXPAND Global provides learning technologies and content for the next generation workplace. We are experts in innovative learning tools, eLearning content development, off-the-shelf eLearning for Microsoft Office, microlearning, mobile learning, gamification and performance support.

 

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