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Privacy Policy

TOP 100 is committed to protecting your privacy online and to keeping you informed of your online rights. Please read the following information carefully and check back periodically as this information may change. 

The use of this website is generally possible without entering any personal data. To the extent our website collects personal data (e.g. name, address, email) such collection is performed on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. We do not transfer any personal data to third parties without your explicit approval.

 

Server-Log-Files

This website collects data each time its services are accessed (so-called server log files). This data includes names of the websites and files accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notifications indicating if the website was successfully accessed, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (previously visited site), IP address and the provider requesting data.

The log data is only used for statistical analysis, which enables the operation, safety and optimisation of the service, without associating it personally with the user or with any other kind of profiling, as required by law. The Provider of this website reserves the right to review the log data, however, if there is concrete evidence which reasonably suggests that there has been an unlawful use of the service.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that our web servers send to your browser and that is stored on your computer. Alternatively, cookies may be also written and read from your hard drive by scripts in our pages. Cookies allow to store information about your past interaction with the site. Cookies may be temporary, which are deleted by your browser after you end the session (exit the browser), or permanent, which may be stored in your hard drive for days, months, or even years. 

One of the purposes of cookies is to simplify the use of the service. A cookie will save the user's login details, for example, so that he does not need to log in every time. Cookies are also used for statistical or marketing purposes to determine how the service is used. This collection takes place anonymously or pseudonymously, which means that the data is stored without being connected to a specific user.


Security

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our hosting provider’s secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).


Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by 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 the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the "_anonymizeIp()" method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


Facebook-Plugins

This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge. The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the 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 visit Facebook's privacy policy:http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the Facebook Blocker.

 

Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and function of “re-tweet” the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the sites no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through Twitter. For more information about the privacy statement of Twitter.

 

Google+1

Collection and dissemination of information:

The Google +1 button to publish information worldwide. about the Google +1 button lets you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you click on +1. Your +1′ s can be shown as evidence along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.

Google records information about your +1- activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or other identifying information from you.

Using the information collected:

In addition to the above uses, the information you provide in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies are used. Google may release aggregate statistics on the activities of the user or +1- these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.


LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the network LinkedIn, whose provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When visiting our websites, which contain LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers will be established.  LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the "Recommend-Button" when logged-in in LinkedIn, LinkedIn can connect your visit of this website with your personal LinkedIn account. As provider of this website, we would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the data content as well as its usage by LinkedIn.

If you do not want LinkedIn to connect the information as collected during your visit of this website to the already existing LinkedIn data, if any, you must log out before using this website.

Further information can be obtained from LinkedIn’s data privacy statement on: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


XING

The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (“XING”) servers which provide the “XING share button” features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your Personal Data when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the “XING share button”.

Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the “XING share button” and other information: https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy


WiredMinds

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.