European Union General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR)
(valid May 25, 2018)
The protection of your personal data is very important to us at CET. We want
you to feel safe when using our websites. We explain here what data we collect
and how we use it.
Data collection and logging
Each time one of the websites of CET and the data on it is accessed, a log file is created
and saved with the following information:
- name of the file or data accessed
- date and time of access
- the amount of data transferred
- confirmation on whether the data was accessed successfully
- IP-address (unique address for internet-ready devices)
- referrer (name of the website accessed immediately before)
- browser name (including version)
- Operating system used
We log the traffic on CET for data security reasons and to ensure the stability and
reliability of our system while also protecting CET against possible external attacks. In
addition to this, we evaluate the data using statistical analysis. The data kept in the log
file are not directly linked to users and their identities, and are for internal purposes only.
They are not passed on to third parties. The data is not be used to personally identify
visitors to our websites. The data is not collated or merged with any other data. The
administration of our websites using information technology as well as anonymous
statistical surveys based on data usage allow for a better overall evaluation of the data
accessed on CET in order to optimize our online offerings (see below).
You can obviously use the content on CET without disclosing any personal data.
Personally data means information that could be used to disclose your identity such as
your name, your email address and country.
In certain individual cases (for example competitions, newsletters, blogs or
communities), we do, however, need to use personal data. In such cases we will expressly
draw your attention to this and will, on principle, kindly ask for your consent to collect
and process your personal data.
When we collect, process and use such personal data, we always do so only for the stated
purpose. The data will be treated confidentially, stored on secure servers and will not be
forwarded to third parties or used for other purposes.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with immediate effect. If you
have any questions, please contact us (see below for contact).
Your rights (relating to revocation, correction and deletion of
Your data will only be used for the stated purposes and will not be sold to anyone. You
have the right to revoke your consent at any time. You can direct such requests to us
using the contact details on this website. Please note that if you should choose to revoke
you consent to access your data, personalized services on CET may, however, no longer
You have the right, as stipulated in EU legislation, to demand information about what
personal data (such as your name and address) is stored on CET.
In accordance with the statutory provisions, you also have the right to have your personal
data corrected and deleted. Please submit such requests to us using the contact details on
Contact forms and confidentiality of emails
We offer contact forms in many places on CET. We will use your data shared on such
contact forms for the specified purposes. Should other purposes also be applicable we
would explicitly point this out and ask for your consent in such cases. Please also note the
following if you send us any emails: we cannot guarantee the confidential treatment of
your correspondence on its way to us if you choose to use an unencrypted email service
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored on the hard disk of your device.
Cookies do not store any personal data, and are used to collect anonymous data and
statistics on the use of the website by visitors. Cookies help us measure how well our
websites are performing. This data helps us to improve and customize our content so you
get more out of your visit to CET.
Which cookies does CET use?
These cookies only last for the duration of a session. They will disappear from your
computer when you close the browser or turn your computer off. If you have chosen to
identify yourself on CET, we will also use session cookies that contain encrypted
information to identify you.
These cookies remain on your computer even after you close the browser or turn off the
device. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created that particular
cookie. To this end, you are assigned a unique identifier. This unique identifier is part of
a persistent cookie that we leave on your browser.
If you do not want us to remember your computer, you can disable the storage of cookies
in the browser that you are using or turn on notification for when cookies are sent.
CET can also be used without cookies.
Cookies remain active for 365 days. Post-click cookies (which are necessary to track data
after the initial click) is set to 20 days by default.
Measurement and analysis tools (in development)
We employ usage data for statistical purposes and analyses to help us to constantly
improve and develop our online content. We do not aggregate the collected data with
other data sources. The data is used for internal purposes only and not disclosed to third
The apps that are currently distributed by CET are designed to serve the purpose of data
economy. For statistical evaluation purposes, we collect information on when and how
often the apps are started, used, closed and updated. This information is analyzed as
individual pieces of data and not linked to any other data. No personal data is used during the data analysis process. For evaluation purposes, the IP addresses of devices
that use CET-Apps will be logged; however, this happens anonymously.
This anonymization process is outsourced to a specialized service provider. On principle,
CET does not collect any data on location or device identification number (UDID). If
personal data is to be collected and used within the framework of an app by CET, this
app will contains a separate declaration and information on data protection.
CET, however, has no influence on which data is collected and stored by network
providers and operating system manufacturers when using its apps and how such data
We use Facebook pixel to target people who visit CET's website more directly. As is
common in this industry, we use Facebook Pixel to improve our advertisements and to
provide people with more relevant ads.
a web page. When a web page is loaded, Facebook pixel sends general information about
the browser session to Facebook. If possible, a secure HTTP connection is used here. No
personal data about the visitor to the website is transmitted.
CET uses the web analytics service provider Google Analytics to improve and further develop its content and services.
that are stored on your computer to analyze your usage of this website. The information
generated by cookies about your usage of this website (including your IP address) is
transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.
Your IP address is anonymized while you use this website. Google normally truncates IP
addresses within member states of the European Union as well as the European
Economic Area before they are communicated to their servers. Only in exceptional cases
will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on
website activity for the operators of the site and to provide other services related to
website activity and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third
parties if this is required by law or if third parties are used to process this data on behalf
of Google. Third parties, including Google, place ads on websites on the Internet, using
stored cookies to provide relevant ads based on previous visits by a user to this site.
Google won't associate your IP address with other any data. You can prevent the storage
of cookies by a changing the settings on your browser. We would like to point out,
however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all features of this website. You
can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies related
to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a
browser plug-in available using the following
link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information about
disabling Google ads, please visit the Disable Google Ads page or refer to the Disable
Network Ad Initiative page.
You can withdraw your consent to data collection and retention at any time with future
effect. For more information about Google's terms, see below.
Google Analytics Opt-Out:
can disable this on mobile devices:
General external tool for users to disable personalized ads based on online tracking:
Personalized ads can also be disabled via the following Google link:
Internet services and social media integration (currently in
CET continues to constantly test new services to support internet-friendly ways of
content distribution, including curating services such as ScribbleLive and Storify. We
embed our content within social networks such as Facebook, Google Plus, Soundcloud,
Twitter and YouTube.
For example, we embed content from providers such as YouTube, which is stored on their
servers, on our websites. If you open a link to such a website that features outside
content, this provider will receive the IP address of the device you use to go online. This
external provider cannot draw any conclusions about your personal data from this IP
address alone, but can infer, for example, where you are located geographically.
Furthermore, this provider can program cookies on your device, with which they can log
your online behavior.
Other examples are the embedded social network recommendation buttons (also called
"social plugins") in our content.
You can contact CET's data protection representative at
CET – Rothman&Roman Ltd.
Address: Level 17, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, England, EC2M 1QS