Privacy Policy as of March 14, 2004

Leiter & Cie. GmbH ("LEITER & CIE. “We,” “Our”) has developed this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") for the benefit of visitors to its Web site (“You,” “Your”), LEITER-CIE.COM or LEITER-CIE.COM or LEITER-CIE.DE, or LEITER-CIE.DE (together referred to as the "Site"), to memorialize its commitment to protecting privacy on the Site.

1.  The Information LEITER & CIE. Collects

In general, when You visit the Site, You remain anonymous unless You initiate contact with LEITER & CIE.. LEITER & CIE. does not collect personal information from visitors to the Site, except as follows:

a.       Visitors to the Site have the option of contacting LEITER & CIE. through the Site via e-mail. Should You choose to exercise this option, then We will naturally have Your name, e-mail address, and any other information that You submit. We will use this information only to reply to Your message, and will not provide this information to third parties unless expressly permitted by this Privacy Policy.

b.      Visitors may also send resumes and applications for employment through the Site. We will use information provided in such documents only in connection with Our employment process, which may include processing Your application and investigating all statements made in a resume or application as necessary to arrive at an employment decision, and will not provide this information to third parties unless expressly permitted by this Privacy Policy.

The Site does not use any "cookies" (pieces of information that a Web site transfers to visitors' hard drive for record-keeping purposes).  LEITER & CIE. may, however, collect IP addresses, domain names, and similar items regarding users of the Site to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the Site, and similar items.

2.  No Collection of Information from Children 

The Site and the services described on the Site are intended for adult individuals only. LEITER & CIE. does not target children under the age of 18 and does not seek to collect any personal information from children who identify themselves as being under the age of 18.  We encourage and support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children to monitor their children's Internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any Web site over the Internet without permission.

3.  Privacy Practices of Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other Web sites. LEITER & CIE. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites.

4.  Integrity and Security

Please be advised that although LEITER & CIE. endeavors to create a secure and reliable Site for its visitors, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to and from LEITER & CIE. via the Internet or e-mail cannot be guaranteed, nor are any encryption or security measures in place to cover transmissions to the Site. When disclosing any personal information, You should remain mindful that as with all e-mail sent via the Internet, it may be intercepted without Our consent by unscrupulous members of the public and, consequently, can be collected and used by others without Your consent. Accordingly, You should consider carefully whether to submit sensitive information that You would not want made public and should recognize that Your use of the Site is solely at Your own risk.

5.  Contacting LEITER & CIE. About Your Personal Information

In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission Privacy Guidelines call for an Internet user to have access to all the personal information that Web sites collect about him or her. Similar rules may apply in other countries. If You wish to review the personal information (if any) that LEITER & CIE. has collected about You through the Site in order to verify its accuracy and completeness or to request that it be deleted from LEITER & CIE.’s records, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check for EUR 10.00, payable to LEITER & CIE., to cover handling and administrative costs to: Web Master, Leiter & Cie. GmbH, Dr.-Max-Strasse 21, 82031 Grünwald, Germany.

If You have any reason to believe that LEITER & CIE. has acted in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, please notify Us at the above noted address. We will respond to Your concerns and, if necessary, take appropriate remedial action.

6.  Changes to this Privacy Policy

LEITER & CIE. may change the features and/or content found on the Site. Consequently, this Privacy Policy may change to reflect any new features and/or content. If Our policies regarding the collection and use of personal information change, We will not disclose Your personal information collected prior to such change except as described in this Privacy Policy without first informing You of such change and providing You a choice regarding such disclosure.  You should periodically revisit Our Privacy Policy to be sure that You are familiar with Our current policy. Your use and/or continued use of the Site (following any modifications to this Privacy Policy) will be conclusively deemed acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy and any changes thereto.

7.  Permitted Disclosures

LEITER & CIE. may provide the information it collects through the Site to one or more affiliates or independent third parties in the event that all or part of LEITER & CIE.’s business and/or assets (including the Site) are acquired by, merged with, sold to, or otherwise disposed of to one or more third parties (including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy).  LEITER & CIE. also may disclose information it collects through the Site when required to do so by a court, regulatory agency, subpoena, law, regulation, or other body of competent jurisdiction and authority, and for administrative and other purposes that LEITER & CIE. deems necessary to maintain, service, and improve its products and services and to protect its rights and property.  Finally, if You become involved in any violation of security, violation of the Site’s Terms of Use, or violation of any party’s or third party’s rights, LEITER & CIE. may release information about You to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any such incidents.

If You have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of the Site, You may contact Our Web Master, Leiter & Cie. GmbH, Luise-Ullrich-Strasse 2, 82031 Grünwald, Germany.

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