Privacy Statement

Computer Simulation Technology (CST) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, subscribers to our magazines, registrants for our events, recipients of our e-mail newsletters and all of our customers. We collect, store and use all personal data in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by CST. CST respects your privacy and personal sphere.

CST respects your privacy and personal sphere.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

In the following, we provide information on the collection of personal data while you use this website. Personal information includes any data that can be obtained about you, such as name, address, e-mail addresses and user behavior.

In order to protect your privacy our website uses the anonymizeIP extension. This mechanism shortens IP-adresses in order to prevent user-identifications. If you do not want Google Analytics to collect data at all, please install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Data Collection

CST – Computer Simulation Technology collects information about your visit to our website. This data includes the IP address of your network, date, location, information about the referring website, browser, and the version of your operating system. When you register and login to our mycst.com we also retrieve information such as you name, contact data (serving as user ID), email preferences, and other user account settings.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data and Purpose Specification

CST will use your personal data for the sole purpose of technical administration of the Web sites, customer contract fulfilment and administration only to the extent necessary in each specific case. There will be no usage for product surveys and marketing without your respective consent. There will be no data transfer to third parties or outside the EU / EEA. In case you participate in joint events with our partners we might like to share your contact details with these partners. In this case we will ask your permission during the registration to this event We will only disclose your data to governmental authorities in cases where it is required by law. Our employees, agencies, and retailers are obliged by us to respect confidentiality.

Security

CST uses technical and organizational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.

Cookies

We use cookies to enhance the user experience and deliver personalized content. Cookies help us to deliver information specific to your interests or to save you having to re-enter your password each time you visit our site. Cookies also allow us to better analyze our site traffic patterns so that we can bolster our Web offering. We do not follow your browsing path outside of the CST site. (remarketing/Targeting) Use of Cookies

Contact Form

If you contact CST through our web contact form or by email, we will store the data transmitted only in order to answer your questions as well as the following conversation.

Email Subscription

It is our goal to send only emails to your email address that can be relevant to you. You can subscribe to our email services, modify them or unsubscribe from them at any time. To verify the validity of your email address we use the so-called double opt-in process.
Each email that we will send to you will contain links that enable you to do so, or to create a CST account.

MyCST Accounts

A MyCST account enables you to comfortably use services on www.cst.com, such as registration to webinars or download of protected materials and manage your email subscriptions. The Data required for creating a MyCST account are a valid email address which will be verified by double-opt-in, country of residence, state (where applicable), company.

You can delete your MyCST account. This will delete all data related to CST email services and web preferences. It does not affect data relating to other business relations between you and CST.

For further information see MyCST Terms of Use

Legacy CST email subscribers

For subscriptions to CST email services predating the 1.1.2016 we will provide the same facilities as for new email subscribers, to modify and unsubscribe from email services.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the by Google Analytics about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.

YouTube

Our website uses YouTube to host and stream videos. As long as you don’t play the video, no data is transmitted to YouTube. By playing the video you accept Googles and YouTube’s privacy policy that can be found here: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Third Party Sites

This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CST is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web Sites as well as any information they might collect. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the Privacy Statements of each and every Web site that you visit, as the privacy policy of those sites may differ from ours.

Contact, Right to information, deletion and blocking

For applications for information (secs. 19, 34 BDSG – German Data Protection Act), correction, deletion or blocking (secs. 20, 35 BDSG) or for any other questions or concerns regarding data protection and privacy of your personal data or if you want to help us improve our privacy policies, please contact the privacy@cst.com

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