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We appreciate your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the Internet Technologies AG (hereinafter „4FO AG“).
We have designed our website in such a way that only as few personal data as necessary are assessed, processed and used.

In no circumstances will personal data be leased or sold to third parties for advertising purposes. Without your explicit consent, no personal data will be used for advertising or marketing purposes.

4FO AG has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the consistent maximum protection of personal data processed via the website Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can basically have security leaks, so that an absolute protection can not be guaranteed.

For this reason, you are free to provide personal information in alternative ways to us, such as by phone.

The collection, processing, use and transfer of personal data, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) of the EU GDPR, is only required to the extent for the performance of a contractual relationship between 4FO AG, as the responsible authority, and you as the concerned party.

By means of this data protection declaration our company would like to inform you about the type, extent and purpose concerning the personal data collected, used and processed. Further we want to inform you about your rights.

Change in Purpose of Processing and Data Usage

As the used processing methods may change/develop due to technical progress and organizational changes, we reserve the right to adapt our privacy policy in accordance with the new technical or legal conditions.
We therefore ask you to check the privacy policy of the website from time to time.
If you do not agree with the developments that occur over time, you may, in accordance with Art. 17 EU-GDPR, request in writing the deletion of the data that is not stored on the basis of other legal requirements, such as commercial or fiscal retention requirements.

Anonymous Data

Generally, you can visit the websites of the 4FO AG without telling us, who you are.
We only will be informed of the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us and the pages you visit here.
This information will not be evaluated. As an individual user you remain anonymous.

By calling the website anonymous server log files, for example users IP-adresses, date and time of access to individual pages of this website, are generated automatically.
This information is needed

(1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
(2) to optimize the contents of our website for you,
(3) to ensure the permanent functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, as well as
(4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for law enforcement in the case of a cyber attack.

The data of the server log files are stored separately from all given personal data and will be automatically deleted after 30 days.

Transfer and Processing of Data into Countries Outside the EWR

From our side there is no export of your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (hereinafter EEA).
Nevertheless, as long as you have logged in to Facebook, YouTube, Google or other social platforms, personal data may be exported to the United States.

The 4FO AG does not use any plugins from Facebook, YouTube or other social platforms.

The 4FO AG uses the following products of the Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter „Google”) on their websites:

Google Maps, Google Web Fonts and Google reCAPTCHA.

For further information about these tools, please visit the section “Tools”.

By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of the automatically gathered data by Google, their representatives and third parties.

As only your anonymous IP address will be passed, no personal data will be transmitted to Google. The 4FO uses no analytical programs.

The service providers engaged by 4FO AG are based and operate their IT infrastructure exclusively within the EEA. This also applies to any use of cloud-based services. All service providers have contracts that comply with the data protection and data security requirements of the EU GDPR. Even in the case of involved external service providers the 4FO AG is the responsible authority for processing.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

Personal data is only collected if you inform us about it, for example in a contact or quotation form. 4FO AG complies with the requirements of Art 5 and 6 EU GDPR.
As part of the personalized services of the responsible authority, your registration data will be only processed on the condition, that you give your consent to the needs of the offered electronic services.

You have the option to object to the storage of your personal data at any time. For this purpose please send an e-mail to with the subject line “unsubscribe data files”.

The processing and use of your personal data takes place in accordance with the requirements of the EU GDPR.

External Links

For your information you will find on our websites links to third party websites.
If this is not obvious, we point out that this is an external link.

The 4FO AG has no influence on the content and design of these pages of other external providers.

The guarantees given by this privacy policy thus naturally do not apply there.


The 4FO AG uses so-called “cookies” to individually design and optimize your online experience and online time. A cookie is a text file that is either stored temporarily in the computer’s memory (“session cookie”) or stored on the hard disk (“permanent” cookie).
Cookies contain e. g. information about the user’s previous access to the respective server or information about which offers were previously called.
Cookies are not used to run programs or to load viruses onto your computer. Instead, the main purpose of cookies is to provide you with a tailored offer and make the use of the service as comfortable as possible.

4FO AG uses session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are used for login authentication and also for load balancing (balancing the system load).
Persistent cookies are only used for language switching and are valid for a maximum of 24 hour.

Avoiding cookies

You have the option to refuse the use of cookies at any time. This is usually done by selecting the appropriate option in the browser settings or through additional programs.
For details, see the help function of your browser. If you decide to deactivate cookies, this may reduce the scope of our services and negatively affect the use of our services.

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: here


You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting the cookie by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your information when you click this link: Disable Google Analytics

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please click here or here. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this in the Ads Preferences Manager.


On our website we use tools from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter “Google”).
Google, based in the US, is certified to the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

Google’s Terms of Use can be viewed here.

Google Maps

On our website we use the Google Maps API. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps to visually display geographic information. By using this service you will be shown our location and its surroundings.

When you visit our web pages, in which the map of Google Maps is integrated, information about your use of our website is transmitted and stored to the Google servers in the USA.

This happens regardless of whether you have a Google user account, are logged in, or have no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you don’t want this mapping with your profile on Google, you must log out before visiting our website.

Google stores and evaluates your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles.
Such an evaluation is carried out in particular according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f EU GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google, in the fade-in of personalized advertising, market research and / or meeting-the-demands design of its website. You have a right of objection to the generating of these user profiles, although you must refer with this to Google.

If you disagree with the future transmission of your data to Google when using Google Maps, you can also disable the Google Maps web service completely by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser.

Google Maps and the map display on this website as well as other functions of our website though can not be used.

Google’s Terms of Use can be viewed at here, and the additional Google Maps Terms of Service can be found at here.

For details on privacy related to the use of Google Maps, please visit the Google Privacy Policy:

Google Web Fonts

The 4FO website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google for the consistently representation of fonts. When you visit our page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. Hereby, Google obtains the information that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and palatable presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see and Google’s privacy policy:

Google reCAPTCHA

On our website we use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether a contact request is made by a natural person or abusive by automated processing. This service sends the IP address and any other data required for the reCAPTCHA service to Google.

This is done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the prevention of misuse and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit: and

Further Information and Contacts

If you have further questions on the topic “Data protection at 4FO AG”, please contact the responsible person.
You can ask which of your data are stored with us. In addition, you can send information, deletion and correction requests for your data and also suggestions by letter or e-mail to the following address at any time:
Responsible within the meaning of the EU GDPR is: Internet Technologies AG

Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Nützel
Bahndamm 8
98693 Ilmenau

Tel.: +49 3677 2059-280
Fax: +49 3677 2059-281

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