Data Protection Declaration

We are pleased that you are visiting the website and thank you for your interest in our company.
CREE GmbH attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. We treat the data entrusted to us as strictly confidential and handle it responsibly. We therefore inform you in accordance with the relevant data protection provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EUDATAP) and the Data Protection Act.


1. Collection of Information


We collect information from you directly from your input and automatically through the technologies of the services.



1.1 Automatically Collected Information


The Service automatically collects certain information relating to your use of the Service for the purposes of data security and user-friendliness:

  • The Internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
  • Computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifiers (UDID) and other technical IDs;
  • Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) Clickstream data, including the date and time and the content you viewed or searched for in a service and the URL that referred you to that service.



1.2 Cookies & Web Beacons


CREE uses in the browser so-called “session” cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small files with configuration settings that help CREE determine the frequency and type of use of our website. Cookies are also used to implement certain user functions. CREE does not collect any personal data via cookies and web beacons. In addition, use of CREE’s website is also possible without cookies. CREE points out, however, that in this case not all functions of this website may be fully usable.

  • “Session” cookies are temporary and are deleted when the browser is closed;
  • “Web beacons” (counting graphics) are electrical graphics, also known as “single-pixel images”, which allow recording or analysis.



Which cookies are used by CREE?


With the so-called “third party cookies”, i.e. cookies from third party providers such as Google Inc., you will also find a link to the latest version of their data protection provisions known to us.



Use of BIMObject Cloud Solution


On our site we use CREE “BIMObject Component Library” from BIMobject AB Nordenskiöldsgatan 24 SE-211 19 Malmö Sweden. The international roll-out of the CREE building system (digital components) is supported by the BIMobject platform, which allows our audience to explore the CREE building system by examining every element of our buildings in detail. Please see for their privacy policy.



Use of Flickr


On our website we use “Flickr Photo Stream” page from Flickr, a SmugMug, Inc, for external relations such as (communications/outreach/public dialogue), to make photos and images widely available to the online viewers. Please see for their privacy policy.



Use of Google-Maps


On our site we use the component “Google Maps” from Google Inc. Each time you access the Google Maps component, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data when you view the page that includes the Google Maps component. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand. If you do not agree to this processing of your data, it is possible to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only to a limited extent. The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” is subject to the Google Terms of Service and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”.



Use of Youtube Components with Extended Data Protection Mode


On our website we use videos of YouTube LLC, a company of Google Inc. Here we use the option ” – extended data protection mode -” provided by YouTube. When you access a page that has an embedded video, it connects to the YouTube servers and displays the content on the website by notifying your browser. According to YouTube, in ” – extended privacy mode -” only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, especially which of our websites you visited when you watch the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. For more information about YouTube’s privacy practices, visit the following link:



Use of Facebook features


We use functions of Facebook on this website, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. What features (social plug-ins) Facebook provides, you can read on By visiting our website information can be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can associate that information with your personal account. If you do not want that, please log out of Facebook. The privacy policy, which information Facebook collects and how they use them can be found at;



Use of Twitter features


We use features on this website from Twitter, a Twitter International Company social network, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland. This also allows personal data to be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not store anything about it. If you would like to know more about the use of your data by Twitter, you will find all the information in the Twitter Privacy Policy at If you have an account on Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in Account Settings at



Disabling Cookies


There are several ways to manage cookies. The help button on the toolbars of most browsers shows you how to stop accepting cookies, how to be notified when a new cookie is set and how to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to register, log in or make full use of the services.



1.3 Web analytics services


Google Universal Analytics


CREE uses various web analytics services, including Google Analytics from Google Inc. These analysis services use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to the servers of the web analysis services (at Google in the USA) and stored there. These analysis services will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or Please note that the code “anonymizeIP” has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).



Google Remarketing


CREE uses Google Remarketing technology, a service of Google Inc. to target you as a website visitor with advertising by placing personalized, interest-based ads when you visit other websites on the Google or DoubleClick display network. Google uses cookies, which are stored on your computer, to evaluate your website usage, demographic characteristics and interests. Google uses cookies that are stored on your computer to analyse your website usage, which is a prerequisite for the use of interest-based advertisements. The information generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server, stored there and can be evaluated by CREE within the framework of statistics and used to create interest-related advertisements. Google may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The collection and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. You can disable Google’s use of cookies by visiting to opt out of Google advertising. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative at For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit;



Conversion Tracking with the Facebook Pixel


We use the “visitor action pixel” of Facebook Inc. on our website. This allows users’ behaviour to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This process is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and may help to optimize future advertising efforts. The data collected is anonymous to us, so it does not give us any indication of the identity of the users. However, Facebook stores and processes the data so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines ( You can allow Facebook and its partners to serve ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. Consent to the use of the visitor action pixel may only be given by users who are older than 13 years of age. If you are younger, please ask your legal guardian for permission. You can revoke your consent here:



1.4 Newsletter


We use the services of GetResponse to send our newsletters. When you register for our newsletter, the data (e-mail address) that you provide when registering for the newsletter will be transferred to GetResponse and stored there. After registration you will receive an email from GetResponse to confirm your registration (“double opt-in”). GetResponse offers extensive analysis possibilities about how the newsletters are opened and used. These analyses are group-related and are not used by us for individual evaluation of newsletter recipients. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by GetResponse as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information ( and the terms of service of GetResponse (

GetResponse is certified under the Privacy Shield framework. These data transmissions are permitted due to the adequacy decision of the European Commission (EU) 2016/1250.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time with effect for the future (e.g. by email to or by clicking on the corresponding link in our emails.



2. Data Security


Your data will be hosted by a provider located within the European Union (Rhomberg Bau, Bregenz, Österreich). Both CREE and the provider use technical and organisational security measures to protect your collected data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons. We would like to point out that the transmission of data on the Internet is unsecured and there is therefore a risk that third parties may intercept and use the data. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. You can also contact us at any time by mail or telephone.



3. Minors


Children and adolescents under the age of 14 may not transmit personal data on the Internet without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. Please note that our websites are not intended for or directed at young people under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18.


4. Links to other Websites


This website also contains links to other websites. However, the data protection declaration described here does not apply to these websites. We ask you to visit these websites directly to obtain information about data protection, security, data collection and data transfer regulations. CREE cannot be held liable for any measures taken by these websites or for their content.



5. Right of access, erasure, restriction of processing


You have the right to obtain information for free pertaining to your personal data, its origin, the recipients of your data and the purpose of processing. You also have the right to rectification, right to restriction of processing and right to erasure of your personal data. You are entitled to exercise these rights at any time. Please direct any questions about your rights or any other questions on the topic of personal data to us.




Färbergasse 17b

Rhomberg’s Fabrik | Haus L

A-6850 Dornbirn

T +43 5574 403-0