Terms & Conditions

By accessing and using this site, you accept the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification.


Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this site including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement are the property of beON. All trademarks used or referred to in this website are the property of their respective owners.


Nothing contained in this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of beON Consult or any third party. This site and the content provided in this site, including, but not limited to, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, and text, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of beON, except that you may download, display, and print one copy of the materials on any single computer solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify the material in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.


The information provided on this site is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and beON. Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by beON. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and beON takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.


This site and its contents are provided “as is” and beON makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this site or any site or service accessible through this site. beON expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will either beON or its third-party service providers be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this site, any content on or accessed through this site or any site service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.


beON maintains this site in Germany and you agree that these terms of use and any legal action or proceeding relating to this site shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against beON you specifically acknowledge that beON is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held. As you have agreed by using this site to choose the laws of Germany to govern any such proceedings, we will probably choose to defend any such action in Germany and we can make this decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located, or from where in the world you visited this site.


You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.


beON does not accept unauthorised idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, beON cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to beON through this website. Any ideas disclosed to beON outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and beON may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you. beON will make every reasonable effort to return or destroy any unauthorized idea submissions without detailed review of them. However, if a review is necessary in beON’s sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that beON assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to beON through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy.

First party cookies 

Our website uses cookies which are small text files that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. We also gather information and statistics regarding use of our website. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. These reports contain aggregated information about users. All this helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Information about the cookies used on our website can be found here (see below). By clicking that you agree to the use of cookies and continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of these cookies.

Third party cookies 

We use site analytics providers to compile statistics about visitors who interact with our website and online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our advertisements and to provide more relevant information to our visitors. These site analytics providers may set cookies in your browser. Information about these third party cookies can be found here (see below).

Site activity information collected by these analytics providers may be combined with personal information we hold about you. For example in order to manage the websites properly we also log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains, browser types, and IP addresses.  We gather this information so that the website presents the best web experience for our visitors.

Email tracking 

We also use online identification technologies to help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the website from advertisements. This cookie tracking technology is used in our email updates to see whether emails are opened, replied to or forwarded and whether links are followed. Cookie and tracking technology is used in the following ways:

  • tracking gif – each email contains a tiny unique graphic that tracks whether the email is opened. The graphic does not contain any personal information;
  • cookie tracking – links within our email updates are unique to the recipient. When a link is clicked on, a session cookie will record the recipient’s visit to the destination page. The session cookie will be deleted when the recipient closes their browser or leaves the destination page.

You can unsubscribe from our email updates at any time either by using the link provided at the bottom of the email or by contacting the sender.
Other websites’ cookies

Individual sites you may access from our site may use additional cookies or third-party analytic tools.  For more information about the cookies and third-party tools used on the individual sites, please review the cookie information on the individual sites you visit.

Setting cookies 

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

You may delete site cookies from your system after you finish browsing the websites if you wish to do so by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

By using our website and accepting this policy, you consent, where such consent is necessary and valid under applicable law, to our use of the cookies listed in the Categorisation of Cookies (see below) page and the placement of these cookies on your device for the purposes described.

December 2019

We use the following cookies:

First Party Cookies 

Cookie Name Cookie Function Cookies Expires After
CMSCookieLevel Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor. 1 year
CMSCsrfCookie Stores a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against cross site forgery. Permanent
ASP.NET_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons. End of session
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor’s preferred content culture. 1 year
CMSMobileRedirected Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part. End of session
CMSCurrentTheme Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows. 1 day
Webauthtoken Live ID authentication cookie. Permanent
CMSForumPostAnswer Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes. 1 month
CMSVotedPolls Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes. 1 year
CMSRatedDocuments Keeps a list of documents that the user rated to prevent repeated votes. 1 year
CMSShowDesktopVersion Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile. 1 year
CMSWindowsUser Stores information for users who were imported from an Active Directory domain during authentication. Permanent
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Stores the user’s encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication. 1000 hours (41.7 days)
VisitorStatus Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. 20 years
Source Store the channel which the user came from (e.g. email, Facebook, Twitter etc). 50 years
Campaign Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor. Permanent
TrackedCampaigns Stores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet. 20 minutes
UrlReferrer Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website. 1 day
CurrentContact Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website. Permanent
CMSAB<ABtestname> Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test. 1 month
CMSMVT<mvtestname> Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. 30 days
CMSNoTestMVT<templateid> Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface. 30 days
CMSShoppingCart Stores a reference to the user’s active shopping cart. 1 year
CMSBodyClass Body element class to provide accessibility standards. Permanent
CMSEd<GUID>Current Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts. 1 month
CMSUserPage Stores the IDs (DoumentID, NodelD) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities. 20 minutes
ChatLoggedInToken Stores the login state for the Chat application (indicates if the user is in the online state). End of session
ChatSupportLoggedInToken Indicates if the user is logged in to the support chat. End of session
<Window name>_<Group ID>_roomID Stores bindings between groups of chat web parts and chat rooms (for a specific window or tab). 4 days
chat_autoinitchat_displayed_<GUID> Remembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages). 60 minutes
chat_kick_roomid_<room ID> Indicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and is not allowed to return). 300 seconds
StrandsSBS_* Used by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The cookies are managed on the Strands side. End of session
CMSStrandsTrackEvent_* Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events. End of session
__openid_selector_* Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes. 365 days
CMSLandingPageLoaded Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the landing Page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. 20 minutes

Third Party Cookies

Cookie Cookie Purpose Cookie Expiry Date
Google Analytics_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
Google Analytics_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
Google Analytics_gat Used to throttle request rate 1 minute
Siteimprove nmstat This cookie is used to help record the visitor’s use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.
This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when a visitor reads a page.
The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
33 months
Siteimprove siteimproveses This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.
This information can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.
End of session
Siteimprove szcookiechoice This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.
This information can be used to reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.
End of session
_cfduid Used by the third-party CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. Defined by third-party
Dot Mailer Web Behaviour Tracking Tracks and identifies a visitor as a dotmailer contact whilst they browse a site’s pages. This data can then be used for better segmenting and targeting of contacts. Ranges from a cookie that expires after 20 minutes (collecting session information on pages visited) to cookies that expire after 365 days
Dot Mailer Site and ROI tracking Tracks and identifies a visitor as a dotmailer contact whilst they browse a site’s pages. This data can then be used for better segmenting and targeting of contacts. One hour
Dot Mailer Surveys and forms – responder Tracks and identifies a respondent as they answer the survey and records when the survey is complete. 365 days after first view of the survey
Dot Mailer Surveys and forms – date started Tracks and identifies a respondent as they answer the survey and records when the survey is complete. 365 days after first view of the survey
Dot Mailer Surveys and forms – confirmation breakout loop tracker Tracks and identifies a respondent as they answer the survey and records when the survey is complete. 365 days after first view of the survey
Dot Mailer Surveys and forms – pop-over Tracks and identifies a respondent as they answer the survey and records when the survey is complete. 365 days after first view of the survey
Dot Mailer Landing pages Identifies the contact to enable personalisation when they visit any landing page from that particular account 30 days after last view
Dot Mailer HTTPS Used by the third-party CloudFlare to assist with security settings for users on shared IP addressed. Defined by third-party