Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

last update: 2020-12-17

We operate a documented data protection management system that meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The collection and processing of personal data that we collect from you happens in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, lit b and c of the GDPR.

The person responsible

The person responsible in the sense of the GDPR is

Harald Friedrich
Fuldaer Straße 20
36124 Eichenzell

We request personal data from you within the general context of an order. If you cancel the order process prematurely, no data will be transmitted to us. We collect the data only for the purpose of handling the commercial process and fulfilling the associated legal requirements (accounting obligation, documentation obligation, storage obligation). We do it also for the purpose of licensing the software you purchase from us, for service purposes, to present our offers to you and to protect ourselves against misuse. This is in our legitimate interest and happens in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Since the licensing of our software products is unlimited in time, we also keep the personal data of the licensee indefinitely. This is in our legitimate interest and is in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

We do not process any "special categories" of personal data as shown in Article 9 GDPR

Supervisory authority

The supervisory authority responsible for our company is
Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Alexander Rossnagel
65189 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0) 6 11/140 80, FAX: +49 (0) 6 11/1408-900

Visiting our website

Visiting our website does not demand any registration. As with almost all offers on the internet, your browser automatically transmits some personal data from you to the web server of our hosting provider. This company stores log files which we can view but over whose generation we have no influence. These are:

We look at this data from time to time in order to optimize our offer, but we cannot take any personal details. Neither we save or combine them with other personal data from you nor do we draw any conclusions about your person from them.

Analysis tools

We analyze the access to our website with the tools fastcounter and awstats. According to fastcounter, it does not store any IP addresses in stock or in plain text. Fastcounter generates an MD5 hash code from the user IP, which cannot be decoded.

awstats stores the IP addresses of our visitors, from which we also do not draw any conclusions about personal data.

Integration of third-party services

It may happen that third party services (e.g. videos from YouTube) are integrated within our online offer. This always assumes that a provider such as YouTube is aware of your IP address. Otherwise he wouldn't be able to send the contents to you. We have no control over how such third party providers store and process your IP address. If you purchase something in our shop, you can pay by the payment service PayPal. From our shop the order number, the amount of money and your identification data are transferred to PayPal in secure mode. PayPal will then send a request for payment to you, which you will comply with in the usual way. After the receipt of payment on our PayPal account we will receive an email notification that the amount of money has been received. Your name, the amount of money and the order number will be given to us. We use this personal data only for the purpose of correct processing of the payment. This is in our legitimate interest and is in accordance with Art 6, Paragraph 1, lit. f GDPR. We have no influence on the internal data processing processes at PayPal. We do not pass any information in this regard on to other institutions. We have to keep the data for 10 years, after that they will be destroyed.

When paying by credit card we work together with Concardis GmbH (Concardis), Helfmann Park 7, D-65760 Eschborn, represented by their managing directors Mark Freese, Jens Mahlke and Luca Zanotti. In addition to the purchase amount and date, your card data will also be transmitted to the above-mentioned company. According to Concardis, all payment data as well as data on any chargebacks that may occur are only stored in their systems as long as they are required for payment processing (including the processing of possible chargebacks and debt collection) and for combating misuse. As a rule, the data are deleted at the latest 13 months after their collection. Beyond that a further storage can take place, if and as long as this is necessary for the observance of a legal storage period or for the pursuit of a concrete abuse case. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 f) Basic Data Protection Regulation. You can request information and, if necessary, correction or deletion as well as the restriction of the processing of your data at Concardis and/or, if necessary, object to the processing of your data. If you have any questions regarding Concardis' data processing or the assertion of your aforementioned rights, please contact Concardis' data protection officer, who can be contacted at the address provided or by e-mail at If you believe that Concardis does not process your personal data in a legally compliant manner, you have the right to complain to the relevant regulatory authority (see above). The provision of your payment data is neither required by law nor by contract. If you do not want to provide your payment data, you can choose another payment method (e.g. bank transfer).

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This gives Google knowledge that my website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer. For more information about Google Web Fonts, please see Google's Privacy Policy:

Use, storage and disclosure of your personal data

When downloading our demo version "Discover" we ask you to provide your e-mail address to us. This takes place for the purpose of transmitting the download link, transmitting important technical information, give information on bug fixes or also for reference to commercial offers. This is in our legitimate interest and happens in accordance with Art 6, Paragraph 1, lit. f GDPR. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

Consent and appropriation

When entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), you provide this data on a voluntary basis. By entering this information, you agree that the data you have entered may be collected, processed or used for the purpose of processing contracts, establishing contacts, making offers or for protecting our business against fraud. This is our legitimate business interest and happens in accordance with the GDPR. Your personal data are not collected, processed or used for any other purpose. This consent can be revoked at any time with immediate effect for the future.

Right to information

According to the General Data Protection Regulation you have a right to free information about your personal data stored by us. If necessary you have a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data unless other law does not prohibit this.

Contacting Ingenieurbüro Friedrich (IBF) from out the software TARGET 3001!

For service requests from TARGET 3001! (menu "Help/Online Service, approval and criticism") you can voluntarily send us an email containing your eMail address and the eMail body with the description of the software issue. If you check the corresponding box at the bottom of a the dialog, a copy of your current TARGET 3001! project, which contains your license number, will be attached to the eMail and sent to us. The purpose is the adequate processing of this request and the correct solution of the software problem. This is our legitimate interest and happens in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

After the first session and after six weeks of use of TARGET 3001! a website opens, which gives the user of the software opportunity to express his satisfaction with the product. The creation of an entry is voluntary and can be made anonymous. Nevertheless, personal data will still be transmitted to us in this case. See the section: Visiting our website above.

ELECTRA Freischaltcode

ELECTRA unlock code (separate purchasing process): After your active transmission of the Site Code generated from your ELECTRA use and the Machine Identity Code (MID) to us, we save your Activation Code, which we receive from the manufacturer of the Electra autorouter. We forward this code to you by email. These codes are stored with your address data and your TARGET license number for backup purposes. This is in our legitimate interest and is in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.


Three to four times a year we release a newsletter. The newsletter is sent out on the basis of the user's subscription to it on our website. When subscribing to the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us: Surname, first name, e-mail address, country. In addition, the following data is collected upon registration:

During the registration process, your consent is obtained for the processing of the data and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

If you purchase software products on our website or download them free of charge and provide your e-mail address, we may subsequently use them to get in contact with you. In connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, no data is passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 para. 3 UWG.

Purpose of data processing: The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

Duration of storage: The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The e-mail address of the user is stored until the subscriber of the newsletter actively unsubscribes. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

Documentation Wiki and registration

We operate a Wiki as a documentation of the functionality of our software. Access to the Wiki is free, registration is not required. But if you actively want to contribute to the wiki content, you can do so. This requires registration. Surname and first name, user name, password and e-mail address then will be sent to us. The legal basis for the transfer of personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Purpose of data transmission: setting up an account for the person, access permission to edit articles in TARGET 3001! Doku Wiki. Duration of storage: The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This means as soon as the Wiki user unsubscribes from his activity as a "contributor". Every contributor has the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

COMPONIVERSE ® use and registration

For the upload and download of components (i.e. CAD design drawings of electronic components, circuit diagram symbols, soldering foot patterns) we operate the portal which is a web applicatiuon. This runs on our server. In order to communicate with Componiverse® from the TARGET software, it is necessary to register in Componiverse® by entering your first name, surname, user name and e-mail address. This data is stored on our server. The legal basis for the transfer of this personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Purpose of data transmission: Establishment of an access facility to the component upload and download. Duration of storage: The personal data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This means, as soon as the Componiverse® user deletes his account. You can change the stored data at any time. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

Checking creditworthiness and scoring

As far as we offer you payment on target (= payment after delivery based on the invoice) and you wish to make use of this, we reserve the right to obtain credit information from a credit agency. For this purpose, we will disclose your name and address to the credit agency in order to identify you. We use the subsequent information about the statistical probability of a payment default solely for the purpose of deciding whether we want to offer you payment on target by invoice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the fail safe nature of our demand pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In the given case we use the services of the credit agency:

Creditreform Boniversum GmbH
Hammfelddamm 13
41460 Neuss

All information we collect from there is not passed on to third parties.

Right to information

You have a right to information about, correction, restriction of the use or deletion of your personal data that we store, unless other law demands differently from us.

Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority

If you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to complain to the the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority informs the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint under Art. 77 GDPR, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. The contact details of the supervisory authority responsible for us can be found above.