Data protection

Data protection

DATE: 23/05/2018

We are delighted with your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy when processing personal data and the security of all business data is a major concern for us that we take into consideration in our business processes. We will inform you here in detail about how we handle your data.

RESPONSIBLE BODY IN ACC. WITH ART. 4 PARA. 7 EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

Company: STEINEL Normalien AG
Address: Winkelstraße 7, D-78056 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Phone: +49 7720 6928-0
Fax: +49 7720 6928-965
Email: info@steinel.com

RESPONSIBLE BODY FOR DATA PROTECTION

Name: Dr. Ralf W. Schadowski
Company: STEINEL Normalien AG

Address: Winkelstraße 7, D-78056 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Phone: +49 7720 6928-0
Fax: +49 7720 6928-965
Email: datenschutz@steinel.com

§ 1 LEGAL BASIS FOR THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
  1. As far as we receive consent for the processing of personal data, art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is used as the legal basis.
  2. In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract, whose
  3. contractual party is the affected person, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR acts as the legal basis. This also applies for processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
  4. As far as processing of personal data is required for the performance of a legal obligation by which our company is bound, art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR is used as the legal basis.
  5. For the case that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require a processing of personal data, art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR is used as the legal basis.
  6. If the processing is required to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and IF the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the former interest, art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is used as the legal basis for the processing.
§ 2 DATA DELETION AND STORAGE PERIOD
  1. The personal data of the data subject is deleted or blocked if the purpose of storage no longer exists.
  2. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union legal regulations, laws or other regulations to which the responsible person is subject.
  3. A blocking or deletion of data is carried out even if a storage deadline prescribed by the above mentioned standards expires, unless that is a necessity for further storage of data for a conclusion of the contract or the performance of a contract.
§ 3 INFORMATION ON THE RECORDING OF PERSONAL DATA
  1. Im Folgenden informieren wir über die Erhebung personenbezogener Daten bei Nutzung unserer Website. Personenbezogene Daten sind alle Daten, die auf Sie persönlich beziehbar sind, z. B. Name, Adresse, E-Mail-Adressen, Nutzerverhalten.
  2. Bei Ihrer Kontaktaufnahme mit uns per E-Mail oder über ein Kontaktformular werden die von Ihnen mitgeteilten Daten (Ihre E-Mail-Adresse, ggf. Ihr Name und Ihre Telefonnummer) von uns gespeichert, um Ihre Fragen zu beantworten. Die in diesem Zusammenhang anfallenden Daten löschen wir, nachdem die Speicherung nicht mehr erforderlich ist, oder schränken die Verarbeitung ein, falls gesetzliche Aufbewahrungspflichten bestehen.
  3. Falls wir für einzelne Funktionen unseres Angebots auf beauftragte Dienstleister zurückgreifen oder Ihre Daten für werbliche Zwecke nutzen möchten, werden wir Sie untenstehend im Detail über die jeweiligen Vorgänge informieren. Dabei nennen wir auch die festgelegten Kriterien der Speicherdauer.

Collection of personal data when you visit our website
When the website is used merely for informational purposes, i.e. when you do not register or provide us with information in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. If you want to look at our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to show you our website and to ensure the stability and security (legal basis for this is art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Host name
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Contents of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Respectively transferred data quantity
  • Website from which the request originates (referrer)
  • The specific pages of our website that you visited
  • Browser: Type, version and language selected
  • Operating system: Type and version
  • Also if JavaScript is activated:

    • Screen resolution
    • Colour depth
    • Size of the browser window
    • Installed browser plugins

Use of cookies

  1. In addition to the previously specified data, our cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard drive allocated to the browser you are using through which certain information flows to the position that the cookie sets. Cookies cannot run any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet on the whole more user-friendly and effective.
  2. This website uses the following types of cookies, and their extent and functioning are described as follows:
    • Transient cookies (on this a)
    • Persistent cookies (on this b)

    a) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These save a so-called session ID, which can be used to allocate various requests of your browser to the joint session. This can allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

    b) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser's security settings at any time.

    c) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the adoption of third-party cookies or all cookies. So-called "third party cookies" are cookies placed by a third party and therefore not by the actual website you are currently located. We would like to point out that not all functions of this website may be available.
§ 4 OTHER FUNCTIONS AND OUR WEBSITE OFFERS
  1. In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you must generally provide more personal data that we use for the provision of the relevant service and for which the above principles on data processing apply.
  2. Sometimes we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are tied to our instructions and are regularly inspected.
  3. Provided that our service providers or partners are located in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this fact in the description of the offer.
§ 5 RIGHTS OF THE AFFECTED PERSON

Below we clarify your affected rights according to art. 15 GDPR. You may make use of these rights at any time and contact us directly with regard to this. Should you inform us that you are making use of these rights, we will examine this thoroughly, taking into account the related legal requirements and obligations. We will ask for more information from you if necessary. We will explain in detail the results of our audit and our approach to meet your request. It may be possible that we cannot fully meet your needs in the way you want.
This should not deter you from claiming your rights against us or checking with us in this regard. We will be happy to answer any enquiries you may have.

  1. Right to information
    You have the right at any time to request information about whether and what data relating to your person is processed by us. This also includes information for the purposes of the processing, if necessary for recipients to whom we have disclosed your information, the planned storage period and, if applicable, the origin of this data if we did not record this directly from you. In addition, you have the right to a single free copy of your personal data stored by us. For the creation of the following copies, we reserve the right to charge a management fee.
  2. Right to correction
    You have the right to request the correction of inaccurate data we have stored about your person. This includes the right to complete incomplete personal data.
  3. Right to deletion
    You have the right to request the deletion of data we have stored about your person. Provided that we have published data about you, this also includes our commitment within the framework of the "right to deletion" in accordance with art. 17 para 2 GDPR, taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation of your deletion request, to forward all links to this data, as well as copies or replication of data concerning additional persons responsible for processing this published personal data.
  4. Right to restrict the processing
    You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of data we have stored about your person. According to this, a processing of this data is only possible with your consent or for a few, statutory purposes.
  5. Right to objection against the processing
    Insofar as the processing of your personal data rests on the weighing up of interests, you may appeal against the processing. This is the case if the processing, in particular, is not required for the performance of a contract with you, which is depicted in the following description of the functions. Upon exercise of such a conflict, we ask for explanation of the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have. In the case of your justified opposition, we will examine the situation and either stop the data processing, adapt it or show you our compelling legitimate grounds upon which we continue processing.
    You can naturally object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. Your opposition towards advertising can be sent to the contact details listed above.
  6. Right to revoke a privacy consent
    If you have given consent to the processing of your data, you can cancel it at any time. Such cancellation affects the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.
  7. Right to data transferability
    You have the right to receive data about yourself that you have provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format for the purpose of transferring to a different responsible party. This includes the direct transfer from us to the other responsible party at your request and taking into account the existing technical possibilities.
  8. Right of appeal to a supervisory body
    You have the right to complain at any time to a data protection authority about our processing of your personal data.
  9. Automated decision making including profiling
    You have the right to receive information on the existence of an automated decision including profiling in accordance with art. 22, para 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the involved logic, as well as the scope and the intended effects of such processing to the person concerned.
§ 6 INCORPORATION OF OTHER THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
  1. On this site we also include content and service offers, from third parties, such as videos or fonts. By using these services, we can offer you a better user experience on our website. This serves our interest of the analysis, optimization, and enhances the attractiveness of our website. The legal basis for the use of these offers is art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
  2. Get more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing through the plug-in provider in the privacy statements of this provider specified in the following. There you will receive even more information about your relevant rights and options to protect your privacy.

    a) WiredMinds
    (1) This website uses the web analysis services WiredMinds (www.wiredminds.de), in order to evaluate the user access on this website.
    (2) Web beacons are used for evaluation purposes. These are invisible graphics by means of which your IP address is recorded. The following information is determined in a multi-stage process: Name and origin of the visiting company, visit date, value (depth) of the research, search engine, routing information. Your IP address is used only in abridged form and stored.
    (3) You may object to the web analysis by WiredMinds via the following link:
    wm2.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel=0634f42012043dfe&lang=en
    (4) Information of the third party provider: wiredminds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße 32, 70176 Stuttgart; data protection information: www.wiredminds.de/en/privacy-statement

    b) Google Fonts
    (1) We use the fonts ("Google Fonts") from the provider Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
    Privacy statement: www.google.com/policies/privacy
    Opt-Out: adssettings.google.com/authenticated

    c) Google Analytics
    (1) 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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In case of the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website usage and Internet usage to the website operator.

    (2) The IP address transferred as part of Google Analytics from your browser is not merged with other data of Google.

    (3) You may refuse the storage 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. In addition, you can prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
    As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link: deactivate tracking
    This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only for our website and it is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

    (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp()” This allows IP addresses to be further shortened and processed, meaning they cannot be linked to a person. Insofar as a personal reference to the data about you is collected , this is immediately ruled out and the personal data thus promptly deleted.

    (5) In exceptional cases, in which personal data is transferred to the United States, Google has subjected the EU-US privacy shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

    (6) Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001
    Conditions of use: www.google.com/analytics/terms
    Overview for data protection: www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html 
    Data protection declaration: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

    d) YouTube videos
    (1) We have saved YouTube videos on our website that can be played directly at www.YouTube.com. These are all included in the "advanced privacy mode", i.e., no data is transferred about you as a user to YouTube if you don't play the videos. Only when you play the videos is the data specified in paragraph 2 transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer.

    (2) By visiting the site, YouTube receives the information that you have entered the corresponding bottom page of our website. Also, you will be transferred data listed under section 3 of this policy. This is done regardless of whether YouTube provides an account that you are logged in, or if no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data is mapped directly to your account. If you don't want your profile to be mapped on YouTube, you must log out before activation of the button. YouTube saves your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and tailoring its website. Such an evaluation is done, in particular, (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our site. Guests have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, although you must contact YouTube in order to exercise this right.

    (3) Get further information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by YouTube in the privacy statement. There you will receive further information about your relevant rights and options to protect your privacy. YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the United States and has subjected itself to the EU-US-privacy-shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.