Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is our concern.

We at RIPS Technologies are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to our Websites ( and For our Software-as-a-Service platform ( and, please refer to our security statement. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices for our Websites. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal data. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Websites.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by using the following contact information: RIPS Technologies GmbH, Universitätsstr. 142, 44799 Bochum, Germany,

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version online. We encourage you to check this page occasionally to review any changes. If we make any material changes we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our Websites. Your continued use of the Websites and/or continued provision of personal data to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Personal Data

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal data can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from LinkedIn, Twitter and Google.


You are free to explore our Websites without providing any personal data about yourself. When you fill out our contact form, we request that you provide personal data about yourself. Your personal data are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. We will never sell your personal data to any third party.

Inventory data

(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For example, for providing you with a quote, your name and company address must be relayed to our sales team.

(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. IP anonymization is enabled, so your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of this website's owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website's operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link:

Web analysis with Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users' needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

Web analysis with LinkedIn

This website uses Conversion Tracking, a web analysis service of LinkedIn Corp. (LinkedIn). On every page request a connection to LinkedIn is established and your page location is transmitted to a LinkedIn server that is usually located in the United States. On behalf of this website's owner, LinkedIn will use this information to correlate page visits with LinkedIn activity. You can find additional information at the following link:

Information about cookies

(1) To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.

Website Requests

When you use our Websites, we automatically collect information about your web server requests for 30 days. This information can include visited sites, dates and times, referrers, IP addresses, browser types, and operating system. The information are collected to detect and to analyze malicious behavior. They are not shared with third parties unless malicious behavior is detected.

Newsletter with MailChimp

Our Websites can be used to voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter. We use MailChimp, a service by The Rocket Science Group LLC. By subscribing to the newsletter (opt-in) you agree that your name and e-mail address is stored, and processed by MailChimp. Please note that MailChimp employs the use of cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies. As required by law every e-mail contains an unsubscribe link in the footer that enables you to cancel the subscription at any time. If you need assistance, have additional questions, or received the newsletter without subscribing please contact us by using the information above. The Privacy Policy of Mailchimp can be found at

Comments with Disqus

On parts of our Websites we include Disqus, a service by Big Head Labs, Inc., to offer you the opportunity to post comments. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our comments, this information may be collected and used by others. We reserve the rights to delete inappropriate comments or spam. You can find additional information how your data is handled by Disqus at the following link:

Newsfeed with Twitter

On parts of our Websites we include functions of the services of Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By using Twitter and its functions, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. You can find additional information how your data is handled by Twitter at the following link:

Customer Testimonials

We post customer testimonials on our Websites, which may contain personal data. We obtain each customer's consent via email prior to posting the customer's name and testimonial.

Job Applications

If you send us your job application by using the contact details provided on our Websites, we will only store your data with your express consent after filling the vacancy. The application data provided by you will only be processed and used by us in connection with your interest in a current or future employment. You can revoke this consent any time. To do so, contact us by using the information provided above.

Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Data

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the following data protection rights:

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by using the information provided above. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken.

External Websites

Our Offerings provide links to other websites. We do not control and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.