Privacy policy

1. Collection, processing and use of personal data
1.1 ULTRASONE AG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and operates in strict accordance with data protection laws. Your personal data is protected in accordance with statutory provisions. The following information explains what data is collected during your visit to our auction pages and platform, and how it is used:
You can normally use our website without having to provide personal information. As far as possible we ensure that the personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) collected on our website can be provided by you on a voluntary basis. This personal data will not be shared with third parties without your prior consent.
Please be advised that the transmission of data over the internet (e.g. communication via email) cannot be entirely secure. It is not possible to protect this data completely from access by third parties.
1.2 If you open a bidder account or bid on the Tribute 7 headphones (serial number 777) auction, we process and use the data you provide for the purposes of executing the contract created with you concerning the use of the platform and for the purchase of the Tribute 7 headphones (serial number 777). We shall only record further personal data if this information is provided by you voluntarily, for example when making an enquiry.
1.3 You consent to us saving information and data, in anonymised form, about the auction process and the behaviour of sellers and bidders in carrying out transactions, and that we may use this information, exclusively in this anonymised form, for marketing purposes, e.g. to produce statistics and presentations.


2. Use and disclosure of personal data
2.1 Any further personal data you provide shall be used solely for the purpose of responding to your enquiries, for executing contracts that have been concluded with you and for technical administration purposes, except where the following provisions are to the contrary.
2.2 While your bidder account is in existence, we shall be permitted to use and save the data provided in connection with our business relationship in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. In particular, you consent that we may:
(a) save and use details regarding company data, billing data and contact persons you provide while setting up your bidder account, as well as any related updates to these details that you supply to us;
(b) save the personal data you may use during transactions;
(c) save and use non-personal data about the content of your transactions exclusively for our own purposes, including for marketing (although only in anonymised form, e.g. for statistics and presentations).
2.3 Your personal data shall only be disclosed to third parties if this is necessary for the purposes of executing a contract, or if this is necessary for accounting purposes, or if you have given your consent beforehand.
2.4 The use of personal data beyond the scope of the aforementioned use requires your explicit consent. You have the right to revoke such consent with effect for the future at any time. The notice of withdrawal must be addressed to: ULTRASONE AG, Gut Raucherberg 3, 82407 Wielenbach, Germany (or by fax: +49 881 901150 50 or by email: infodesk@ultrasone.com)



3. Cookies
3.1 This website makes use of “cookies”. Cookies do not cause harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved by your browser and stored on your computer.
Most cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
3.2 You can set your browser to always inform you about the placement of cookies and allow you to decide case by case whether you accept the cookies, accept cookies in specific cases or disable cookies in general, and to automatically delete cookies upon closing the browser. Disabling cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.


4. Server log files
Information that is transmitted to us automatically by your browser is automatically collected and saved in server log files by the website provider. These are:
  • - browser type/browser version
  • - operating system used
  • - referrer URL
  • - host name of the accessing computer
  • - time of the server request


5. Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics
5. 1 This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer that enable analysis of how you use the website. The cookie-generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.
However, if you are in a country that is a member state of the European Union or a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and if IP address anonymisation has been activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address. Only by way of exception will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of analysing how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing further services related to website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted through Google Analytics from your browser will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
5. 2 You can disable cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


6. Confidentiality
We shall also treat as confidential all data relating to you that you mark as confidential (as long as technology allows, see 1.1) and only use them in accordance with this privacy policy. We shall reserve the right to deviate from this if we are required for legal or regulatory reasons to disclose data that you have provided.


7. Liability
In setting up a bidder account, you shall ensure that you have complied and comply with all requirements and duties relating to data protection law that may exist between you and third parties, and that you release us from any and all claims, including those relating to public law.


8. Right to information
We shall be happy to provide you with information about all stored personal data relating to you and your person upon request at the aforementioned addresses.


9. Social plug-ins
Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“like” button)
Facebook plug-ins (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our website. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. If you visit our website, the plug-in will be used to create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives notification that you have used your IP address to visit our site. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link to our website content using your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to register the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that as provider of the website, we receive no information about the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. More information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.