General Privacy Policy


1.  Scope and Content

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Landsberger Strasse 312, 80687 Munich, Germany ("DOCOMO Euro-Labs" or "we") takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn about our privacy policy.

This General Privacy Policy explains which Personal Data about you is collected through DOCOMO Euro-Labs' websites accessible at www.docomoeurolabs.de ("Websites") and how we use your Personal Data. Personal Data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, for example your name or e-mail address.

Our Websites may contain links to other web pages. This General Privacy Policy does not apply to such web pages. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of such web sites when you visit them.


2.  Personal Data We Collect and Purposes for Which We Use It

When you visit our Websites, our web server creates a temporary record for each page you request and stores it in a log file. The following Log File Data is collected:

• IP address and country of the requesting processor
• Date and time of access
• Name and URL (web address) of the visited site
• Name and URL (web address) of the downloaded file
• Volume of data transmitted
• Data identifying the browser type & version and operating system
• Web site from which our site was accessed
• Name of your Internet service provider

Log File Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes stated below, however, latest 7 calendar days after it is collected.

We use your Personal Data
• to technically enable the use of the Website
• to ensure system security
• for technical administration of the network infrastructure
• to prevent and pursue fraudulent access to our network infrastructure

If you use our feedback boxes, located on the bottom of every page of our Websites, your chosen nickname, date and time of your comment and the corresponding commentary might be published on the page you have entered your feedback. Providing other Personal Data such as your email address is not mandatory. If you decide to enter these data into the feedback box, it might be used to respond to your feedback. Please note that every feedback publication will be subject to a prior check by DOCOMO Euro-Labs and we reserve the right not to publish your feedback at all.   

We use your Personal Data only if and to the extent necessary for the purposes stated above or if you have consented in a specific Personal Data processing. We do not create user profiles unless stated in an additional Privacy Policy related to a certain Service we might provide on our Websites.


3.  Disclosure to Third Parties

We may disclose your Personal Data to governmental bodies or public authorities if this is necessary to comply with applicable mandatory laws or orders or if the disclosure of such data is necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to our network infrastructure or to otherwise defend or pursue our legitimate interests in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

Your Personal Data may also be disclosed to and processed by external service providers (subcontractors of DOCOMO Euro-Labs) which, however, we contractually oblige to process your Personal Data solely under our instructions and on our behalf and to maintain and ensure confidentiality. External service providers will not use your Personal Data for other purposes than those stated in this General Privacy Policy . We do not transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the European Union, except it is safeguarded that the level of data protection at the recipient is adequate to the one in the European Union.

Beyond this, we do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your Personal Data to third parties.


4.  Security

DOCOMO Euro-Labs implements appropriate technical and organizational security measures to safeguard your Personal Data against inadvertent or deliberate manipulation, loss or destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.


5.  Cookies

Cookies are small text files that our Websites may ask to place on your device's hard drive. If your browser is set to accept cookies, then your browser adds the text in a small file. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies, or to warn you before a cookie is placed. Please read the manual of your browser to learn how to change cookie settings.

While our Website does not use cookies in general, some of our Services may use cookies. Please see the respective Service Privacy Policy for details on information stored in cookies and when cookies are deleted. 


6.  Your Rights in Relation to Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask us which Personal Data we have stored about you. In addition, you have the right that we rectify or delete your Personal Data. You have also the right to freely withdraw your consent or object to the processing of your Personal Data by DOCOMO Euro-Labs with effect for the future at any time. While you can use our Website generally on an anonymous basis, some of our Services might require collecting and processing your Personal Data and withdrawal of your consent or objecting to the processing of your Personal Data might have the consequence that we can not provide such Service to you.

Some of our Services may offer you the opportunity to access, rectify and delete your Personal Data online on our Website. You can also use the information provided under Section 8 below to contact us and exercise your rights. 


7.  Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Social Plugins

“Facebook” means the social network facebook.com and its respective national domains (e.g. facebook.de) of the provider Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

“Twitter” means the social network twitter.com and its respective national domains (e.g. twitter.de) of the provider Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

“Google+” means the social network as provided by google.com and its respective national domains (e.g. google.de) of the provider Google Inc. („Google“), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA,

Together, “Facebook”, “Twitter”  and “Google+” are hereafter referred to as “Social Networks”, or, in singular, as “Social Network”.

DOCOMO Euro-Labs has implemented Social Networks’ Plugins („Plugins“) on its websites. Such Plugins are buttons provided by each Social Network, which can be implemented on one’s own websites or blogs. Visitors of these websites and blogs can click on the buttons and thus can share their interests on the respective Social Network or with their friends on the respective Social Network, if the visitor is or will be member of such Social Network. Aforesaid Plugins are for example indicated for Facebook by the white “f” on a blue tile or by the “thumbs up” I-Like-button. In addition you’ll find an overview of current used Facebook Plugins on Facebook’s developer page (http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/). For Twitter, a Plugin is for example indicated by the tweet button or the follow button, both having a blue bird on a grey tile. An overview of current used Twitter Plugins can be found on Twitter’s developer page (https://dev.twitter.com/). Google+ for example indicates its Plugins by a red “g+1” on a grey tile. In addition you’ll find an overview of current used Google Plugins on Google’s developer page (https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/).

On our Websites, we use the “2 clicks for more privacy” approach. I.e. you have to activate a certain Plugin by clicking to transfer information to the respective Social Network. During the visit of one of our websites and in case you activated a certain Plugin, an automatic connection between your browser and the respective Social Network’s servers will be established. Then the content of the Plugin will be transmitted to the Browser of the visitor and by this way integrated into the webpage enabling such Social Network to receive data and information about your visit of the website (Plugin-process). After activating, this Plugin-process is an automatic process. I.e. data transfer to Social Media may take place no matter whether you are a member of such Social Media and if so whether you are logged in to your respective Social Media account during the visit of the Website or whether you interact with the Plugin (e.g. by clicking “Like”). If you are a Social Network member and logged in to your respective Social Network account while visiting our website, your visit can be assigned to your Social Network account, even if you do not interact with the plugin (e.g. by clicking “Like”). If you interact with the Plugin (e.g. by clicking “Like”), the corresponding information will be transferred to and stored by the respective Social Network.

Due to the direct interaction between your browser and the respective Social Network we have no influence on the extent of Personal Data processed by the Social Network. Based on our current knowledge such data may include i.a. information regarding the visited website, the visit’s date and time as well as further browser related information. The respective Social Network may furthermore be able to retrieve data through the Plugins such as the IP-address and information regarding the operating system of the visitor.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please find Facebook’s notice about data protection at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please find Twitter’s notice about data protection at http://twitter.com/privacy.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Google, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please find Google’s notice about data protection at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

If you are a certain Social Network’s member and do not want such Social Network to assign the data concerning your visit to our website to your Social Network account, please do not activate the respective Plugin by clicking when visiting our websites. 


8.  Contact Information and Controller

If you have any questions related to this Privacy Policy or a Service Privacy Policy or if your want to exercise your rights according to Section 6 above, you can contact us at:

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH
Website Content Manager
Landsbergerstraße 312
80687 Munich, Germany

e-mail: info@docomolab-euro.com

External Data Protection Officer:
Dr. Gregor Scheja
Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte
Adenauerallee 136
53113 Bonn, Germany
http://www.scheja-partner.de

If you communicate with us by e-mail, please note that the content of unencrypted e-mails can be intercepted and openly read by unintended parties. For this reason, we recommend that confidential information should be transmitted in encrypted form or sent by post.


9.  Changes to Our Policies

We reserve the right to change our General Privacy or any Service Privacy Policy. While we do not intend to make changes to our policies very often, it is always a good idea to double check our most current policy statement when you visit the Websites.

This General Privacy Policy was last revised in February 2013

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH