No assurance or warranty
Despite taking all due care to ensure that information found on the BridgeStep website is correct at the time of its publication, BridgeStep and BridgeStep’s contractors provide no explicit or implicit assurance or warranty regarding the correctness, reliability, updatedness or completeness of such information.
BridgeStep assumes no responsibility and provides no assurance that functionalities of the BridgeStep website will be available at all times or that the BridgeStep website or the relevant server will be free of viruses or other harmful features.
Data protection and security
Data protection is very important to BridgeStep. Personal data are treated with absolute confidentiality. Regarding services offered by BridgeStep, BridgeStep explicitly refers to its General Business Terms & Conditions.
Please note that data transmitted via an open network such as the internet or an e-mail service can be viewed by anyone. BridgeStep cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or documents sent via such open networks. You should be aware that when you disclose personal data via such an open network, third parties may be able to access the information and use it without your consent.
Advisory is furthermore given of the risk of viruses and targeted hacker attacks. For anti-virus purposes it is recommended to always use the latest updated version of a browser, to keep anti-virus software installed and constantly updated and to never open e-mails of unknown origin or unexpected e-mail attachments.
Visiting our website
When visiting the BridgeStep website, BridgeStep automatically collects IP address and usage data. This data is used to study the usage behaviour of visitors to the BridgeStep website and their visit duration.
‘Cookie’ computer files are utilised to estimate aggregate visitor numbers and aggregate data volume, determine what pages of the BridgeStep website are of most interest to visitors, for general improvement of the BridgeStep website and to create customer profiles on the BridgeStep website. A cookie is a data file stored on the hard disk of your computer that allows recognition of your computer upon subsequent visits to the BridgeStep website. BridgeStep advises you that you can configure your browser to notify you when a cookie is to be placed. You can disable the usage of cookies in your browser settings. However, certain services may thus be rendered unusable.
You can visit our website and blog without providing personal data. We ask you to provide personal data only when you download documents via our blog or use our contact forms. Such data includes contact information such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address and phone number. Personal data also includes data about you which is publicly accessible on the internet, such as on Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter and Google in particular. We reference such data as well as part of our work.
We utilise clear gif software, which helps us improve our services by alerting us to what content is most effective. Clear gifs are small graphics bearing a unique identifier (similar to cookies) which are useful for analysing the usage behaviour of website visitors. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on the visitor’s computer, clear gifs contained in websites and e-mails are invisible and generally no larger than a dot. We utilise clear gifs in our HTML-based e-mails to determine what e-mails get opened. This affords us a view of how efficient our communication and marketing activities are. We utilise this information in combination with personal data. You can change your e-mail settings or unsubscribe from e-mail distribution lists. Links for doing so are provided at the end of the e-mails we send out on a regular basis.
We utilise all recorded information/data exclusively for our own marketing and lead generation purposes. We will never sell personal data to third parties. We retain personal data for as long as we consider it useful for contacting you in connection with our services.
Google tools and other services
BridgeStep uses Google Analytics and Google AdWords ("Google Tools") on its website. These are used to record the usage behaviour of website visitors and enable us to tailor advertising offers. These Google tools utilise cookie files which record behaviour on the website and transmits this data to Google for analysis.
You can configure your browser software to prevent the website from placing Google Tools cookies. Alternatively, you can disable Google Tools by downloading and installing an add-on available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .
Please be advised however that in such case you may not be able to fully utilise all of functionalities of this website. By using this website you consent to Google processing data gathered about you in the manner and for the purpose outlined above. Further information regarding Google products and data protection can be found via the following link: https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/index.html#
For our blog we utilise HubSpot inbound sales & marketing software. HubSpot is a US software firm with a branch office in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland. HubSpot is certified for the TRUSTe Privacy Seal and party to both the US – EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US – Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
Links to other websites
On the BridgeStep website, BridgeStep provides links to other websites. By following a link you may exit the BridgeStep website and be directed to a third-party website. BridgeStep does not in any way monitor websites connected to the BridgeStep website via links, and is in no way responsible for the content of these third-party websites or of other websites which are in any manner linked to the BridgeStep website. When you establish a connection to or consult such third-party websites, you do so exclusively at your own risk. BridgeStep has no liability for third-party content or websites, nor for websites which link to the BridgeStep website or display it in frames.
Any liability on the part of BridgeStep, including for negligence, is disclaimed for both direct or indirect damages or losses of any kind resulting from the accessing or use of elements of the BridgeStep website, from inability to access or use such, from contact with BridgeStep via internet or e-mail or from links to or the accessing of links to other or third-party websites. Furthermore, BridgeStep accepts no liability for manipulation of the internet user’s computing/IT system by unauthorised parties.