USM is delighted that you have decided to visit our website, and welcomes your interest in our company and its products. We take the protection of your private data seriously and would like you to enjoy your visit to our website. Here we would like to answer the most important questions you may have on the subject of data protection.
Recording and processing of personal data
The protection of your privacy and in particular the protection of your data is an important concern for us. In order that you may benefit as fully as possible from our internet services, we must record personal data relating to you. This will allow us to adapt and improve our products and services constantly in order to meet your needs. When processing personal data, we comply with the applicable data protection legislation.
If you visit our website, we record a variety of information. You provide some of this data yourself, e.g. your name, address, and e-mail address, when you register for services or place orders. Other, non-personal data is recorded in the course of technical processes, e.g. IP-addresses, date and time of access or the name of the file accessed. This data is protected from any unauthorised access. An individual-related evaluation is carried out solely for the following purposes:
(a) For the processing of contractual services, in particular the processing of orders, your data will be saved on the USM systems and will be passed on to the relevant local sales partner responsible for your order or request. For details on the sales partner, see
(b) For the purposes of customer care, your data will be saved on the USM systems and passed on electronically to your local sales partner. For details on the sales partner, see
. As part of our customer care services, you will be provided with useful information by USM and/or the sales partner on USM products and special offers, unless you specifically request us not to do so. The information is provided by post or by e-mail.
You may forbid the processing of your data for marketing purposes at any time. Please send a message to this effect to USM.
Other data is recorded for statistical purposes and evaluated anonymously, for example your IP-address, the date and time of access or the name of the file accessed. In addition, the website saves a small file on your computer (known as a “cookie") in order, for example, to present complex and dynamic information, so that you will be recognised the next time you visit our website, or to verify the identity of users who have identified themselves using a password. This procedure will under no circumstances be used in order to monitor or record the behaviour of any individual visitor. You may set your browser so that a warning appears on the screen before any cookies are saved or to prevent the cookies from being saved. You may also choose to dispense with the benefits provided by personal cookies. If you do so, you will not be able to make use of certain services.
Transmission of data abroad
If we provide a service in cooperation with third parties or via third parties, and in particular via sales partners, or if you obtain services from third parties via our “USM Shop“, then we may disclose data relating to you to these third parties, provided such disclosure is necessary for the sending of offers, the provision and processing of services or for billing purposes. We would like to point out that legislation and regulations relating to the safeguarding, processing and transmission of personal data may be different in other countries from the related provisions in your country. By placing your order, you agree to your data being transmitted abroad in terms of this provision.