PRIVACY STATEMENT DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION OF KONTRON AG FOR THE WEBSITE BLOG.KONTRON.COM

The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention during our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our websites confidentially and solely in compliance with legal provisions.

1. COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA Personal data is stored when voluntarily given by you for a determined purpose (e.g. in context of a registration for our newsletter). As part of the registration for our newsletter, you provide us with your email address and other optional information. We use these data solely for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. When you register for our newsletter, we store your data until you cancel your subscription to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link in the newsletter intended for this purpose, or by sending us the appropriate notification. By unsubscribing, you revoke the use of your email address. In addition the following information is collected when visiting our website: IP addresses, the website from which you visit us (referrer), pages viewed, files downloaded (downloads), videos viewed/audio tracks listened to, individual links clicked, search words or search phrases (site search), duration of visit, browser used, etc. If the visit is a result of online advertising such as banners, video ads, search engine advertising, etc., we also record which banner, adword, etc. motivated the visit to Kontron Blog. The insights gained enable us to further optimize our websites and tailor them even better to our visitors‘ needs. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination inside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Otherwise, no personal data will be collected. Your personal data may be processed beyond the statutory authorization conditions only on the basis of your express authorization. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

2. USE OF “COOKIES” This website uses its own “cookies” in order to enhance user-friendliness (“cookies” are small text files stored on your computer when you visit our website for later recall). No personal data are stored in our own “cookies.” You can prevent the use of “cookies” in general if you disallow the storage of “cookies” in your browser. Kontron uses cookies. Kontron Blog may incorporate content and services from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter) who, in turn, may use cookies and active components. Kontron has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers.Please refer to the respective provider‘s websites for information about how your data is handled. If you like, you can delete the cookies at any time. However, this can result in some functions no longer being available. For information on deleting the cookies, please consult your browser‘s help function.

3. USE OF MARKETING AUTOMATION SOFTWARE We use marketing automation software from a third-party provider to record and evaluate the tracking profile of website visitors. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and save this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services. When you visit our websites, the marketing automation software records your click path and uses this to create an individual tracking profile under a pseudonym. Cookies that allow your browser to be recognized are used for this purpose. You can deactivate the creation of pseudomized usage profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that it does not accept cookies. The tracking profiles created by our software are not merged with data about the holder of the pseudonym without your explicit consent. If you give us your consent by activating the checkbox provided for this purpose, you consent to the following collection, processing and use of your personal data: “I hereby consent to my personal click path on the website of Kontron AG being recorded and to it being collected, processed and used together with my personal information from the contact form. The aforementioned information will be recorded in a central database and will only by used for the purpose of individual information and consultation as well as for market research purposes.” You may revoke your consent at any time, effective for the future. To do so, please send a mail to datenschutz@kontron.com.

4. USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there only on an exceptional basis. 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 to website operators relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we must advise you that in this case, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You may prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to your use of the website (including your IP address), or processing these data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in [bitte als Hyperlink hnterlegen: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de]. In view of the discussion on the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we wish to advise you that this website uses Google Analytics with the expansion ‘_anonymizeIp()’; therefore, only abbreviated IP addresses will be further processed, so that a direct connection to the individual user is eliminated.

5. USE OF SOCIAL PLUGINS AS PART OF SOCIAL MEDIA

a) Facebook: Kontron Blog uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified with the Facebook logo or the suffix “Facebook”, “like”, or “share”. If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Facebook and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit with your Facebook account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Facebook Data Protection Notice.

b) Google+: Kontron Blog uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network plus.google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the suffix “Google+” or “Google plus”, or “+1”. If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Google and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Google. If you are logged into Google+, Google can associate the visit with your Google+ account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Google by your browser and stored there. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google+ and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Google Data Protection Notice.

c) Youtube: Kontron Blog uses the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files. When you load a page on our website, the integrated YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Data Protection Notice.

d) Twitter: Kontron Blog uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are identified with a Twitter logo or the suffix “tweet”. If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Twitter and give your consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can associate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Twitter by your browser and stored there. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Twitter Data Protection Notice.

e) LinkedIn: Kontron Blog uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). The plugins are identified with a LinkedIn logo or the suffix “recommend”. If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to LinkedIn and give your consent to the transmission of data to LinkedIn. If you are logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn can associate the visit with your LinkedIn account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to LinkedIn by your browser and stored there. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the LinkedIn Data Protection Notice.

6. USE OF PERSONAL DATA AND PURPOSE SPECIFICATION Kontron or a service provider engaged by Kontron uses your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of websites, customer administration, product surveys, enquiries you submit to Kontron and only in the scope necessary for this purpose or according to the description of processing purposes given at the corresponding locations of our websites. Our employees and the service providers engaged by Kontron are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act.In addition, the compliance to all necessary technical and organizational measures will be ensured. Kontron takes security precautions to ensure that your data we have under our control is protected against tampering, loss, destruction, access by unauthorised persons, or unauthorised disclosure. Our security measures are being continuously improved in accordance with the state of technological developments

7. REVOKING CONSENT You can also revoke your consent to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data for the future. The personal data will be deleted if the consent for the storage will be revoked, if the knowledge of the personal data for the performance of the purpose is no longer necessary or if the storage of the personal data is inadmissible due to other legal reasons. Data which is necessary for billing and accounting purposes or which is subject to the legal obligation to preserve is not affected.

8. FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS Please contact us if you have questions about this Data Privacy Policy. You can send a mail to datenschutz@kontron.com. You can request if and which data we have stored about you, at any time.

Furthermore, you can send us information, requests for deletion and corrections as well as suggestions by email or letter datenschutz@kontron.com. KONTRON AG Lise-Meitner-Straße 3-5 86156 Augsburg Germany.