Privacy

 
Your data privacy has our top priority. For this reason we want to inform you in detail about the collection of personal data when you use our website.

1. The person responsible for data processing and the data protection officer

You will find the responsible person according to Art. 4 Par. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the disclaimer of this website.
You may contact our data protection officer by using the following contact details:

Steuler Services GmbH & Co. KG
-Datenschutzbeauftragter-
Georg-Steuler-Strasse
56203 Hoehr-Grenzhausen
Germany
 

Phone: +49 (0) 2624 13-0
E-Mail: datenschutz@steuler.de
 
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line.
 

2.   What information we record and for what purpose

(1)   Personal data comprises all data relating to your person, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2)   If the website is only used for information purposes, i.e. if you do not send us any other information, e.g. via the contact form, we only collect personal data that your browser automatically sends to our server. If you want to visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary to display our website to you and guarantee its stability and security (legal base is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 sec. f) GDPR):
 

–  IP address
–  Date and time of the enquiry
–  Time difference zones to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
–  Content of the requirement (specific side)
–  Access status/HTTP status code
–  Respectively transferred data volume
–  Website from which the requirement comes
–  Browser
–  Operating system and its surface
–  Language and version of the browser software.
 
We save the IP address of your computer with the above-mentioned information in order to analyse the usage behaviour of visitors to our website and therefore improve our website. The data collected will be deleted within 7 days after collection.
(3)   When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we save the data you give us (your e-mail address, possibly your names, your company and your telephone number), and the date and time you contacted us so that we can respond to your enquiry. This information is provided voluntarily. If a contact form contains mandatory fields, these must be marked accordingly. If you do not provide the personal data required in each case, we may not be able to process your enquiry (legal base is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 sec. a) GDPR).

We delete any data generated in this connection after storage is no longer necessary, or we limit the processing, if there are valid statutory storage obligations.

(4)   Before downloading our company or product information in the 'Mediacenter' area, we ask you to provide us with the following data: your e-mail address, your company, your name and the country. The only mandatory information for registration is your e-mail address. Further information is provided voluntarily.

The data you provide will be made available to the relevant division of our sales department. The data is used to identify the online behaviour of prospective customers, to define relevant contents for potential customers, to generate contacts and highlight additional value to potential customers. No newsletters or similar will be sent. The legal base for this is Art. 6 Par.1 S 1 sec. a) GDPR.

You can revoke this consent without giving reasons at any time (see sec. 10).

 

3.   Do we use cookies?

(1)   In addition to the previously named data, cookies are saved on your computer when you use our website. These cookies are small text files that are assigned to your browser and saved on your hard drive and through which specific information is sent to the point that set the cookie (us in this case). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective.
(2)   This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which is explained below:
•   Transient cookies (see Para. (3) below)
•   Persistent cookies (see Para (4) below).
(3)   Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This also includes, in particular, session cookies. These save a so-called session ID with which various enquiries of your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This means that your computer can recognise you when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
(4)   Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period that may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your security settings of your browser.
(5)   You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and e.g. reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We would also like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all the functions of this website.
We recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and the browser history manually.
 

4.   Do we use web analyses to analyse the use of our website?

We do not use any mechanisms that allow visitors to our website to be recognized or tracked across website or device boundaries ("tracking").
 

5.   Is your data forwarded?

We only forward the personal data stated in Section 2 to contractors located within the European Union for the described purposes. The data is processed there on our behalf and according to our instructions.
 

6.   Social media plug-ins

On the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) we use the following social media plug-ins on our website: Facebook, ShareThis and YouTube.

Responsibility for ensuring that these social media services operate in compliance with data protection laws rests with the respective provider of such networks.

We use the so-called "two-click solution" when using the aforementioned social media plug-ins. This means that no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of social media plug-ins when visiting our website.
Unless you click on the marked field of the provider and thereby activate it, the provider of the social media plug-in receives the information that you have called up the corresponding page of our online service. Furthermore, the information mentioned in Section 2 above will be transmitted.

a)   Facebook
By activating the plug-in, your personal data is transferred to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser's security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also do not have any information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.
Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection laws and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participantid=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. We have no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data that the plugi-n transmits to the Facebook Inc. servers.

The plug-in informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website as a user. It is possible that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, this information is linked to this account.

If you use the functions of the plug-in - for example by sharing or "liking" a post - the corresponding information is also transmitted to Facebook Inc.

Would you like to prevent Facebook. Inc. to link this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete the stored cookies. Via your Facebook profile, you can make further settings for data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. You can access the settings here:

•   Profile settings for Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
•   Cookie deactivation page of the US-American website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
•   Cookie deactivation page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
 
Which data, for what purpose and to what extent Facebook collects, uses and processes data and which rights and setting options you have to protect your privacy can be read in Facebook's data protection guidelines. You can find the guidelines here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
b)   ShareThis
We use social plug-ins from the bookmarking service ShareThis Inc. ("ShareThis"), 250 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA. These plug-ins allow users to bookmark and post or share content on social networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook or Google+).

If a user uses one of these ShareThis features while logged in to the corresponding service (e.g. Twitter, Facebook or Google+), the visit to our website can be attributed to the respective user account. ShareThis itself does not receive any personal data of the user, but keeps anonymous usage statistics about the shared content. These data are regularly deleted there. Further information about the data collection, evaluation and processing of your data by ShareThis.Inc and their related rights can be found in the privacy policy of ShareThis.Inc at http://sharethis.com/privacy-manifesto.

If you do not want your visit to our website to be associated with your user accounts in the relevant social networks or social bookmarking services, we recommend that you do not use the relevant ShareThis fields on our website.

c)   YouTube
We have included YouTube videos into our online presence, which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos the data listed below will be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in Section 2 of this declaration will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in its privacy policy. You will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy there: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, htps://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

7.   Google Maps

On this website we use Google Maps API. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map function.

When you visit our website, Google will receive information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 2 above of this declaration will be transmitted. This is independent of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

8.   Google Webfonts and Google ReCAPTCHA

a)   Google Webfonts
In order to display our content correctly and graphically attractive across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries from Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Webfonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible - but currently also unclear whether and for what purposes - for the operators of such libraries to collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

b)   Google ReCAPTCHA
In order to ensure sufficient data security during the transmission of forms (e.g. contact form), we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. in certain cases. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). This serves primarily to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service includes the transmission of your IP address and possibly further data required by Google for the service reCAPTCHA to Google. These data are subject to the differing data protection regulations of Google. Further details can be found in the Google Privacy Center: http://www.google.de/intl/de/privacy
 

9.   Is your personal data saved?

We take technical and also organisational action to protect your personal data and prevent random or intentional destruction, manipulation, loss or access by unauthorised persons. We continuously revise our security measures in line with technical progress.
 

10.   Your rights

You have the following rights that you can exercise against us with respect to your personal data:
Right to information: The right to information about your personal data that we process and about other information, e.g. information stated in this privacy statement.
Right to correction: If your personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected.
Right to deletion: Based on the so-called 'Right to be forgotten', you can demand your data to be deleted, unless there is a duty to store the data. However, this does not apply if we need to process your personal data to meet our statutory duties or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Right to restrict processing: This right comprises the restriction of the use or the type and scope of use. This right is restricted to certain cases and applies in particular, if: (a) the data is inaccurate; (b) processing is unlawful and you reject the deletion; (c) we no longer require the data, although you require the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If processing is restricted, we can save the data, but not use it. We keep a list of those persons that have exercised their right to restrict processing to ensure this restriction.
Right to object to processing: You can object to your personal data being processed if this is based on legitimate interests, in particular in the case of direct advertising.
Right to data portability: If technically feasible, we have a duty to transfer to you your personal data in a structured, standard and machine-readable format for your own purposes..
Right to notification: If you have exercised your right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against us, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this correction, deletion or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of such recipients.
Right to revocation: If you give us your consent to process your data, you can revoke this consent without stating any reasons at any time. This kind of revocation impacts on the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have sent us your revocation.
Of course, you can revoke your consent for processing your personal data for advertising and data analysis at any time and without stating reasons.

If we process your personal data after weighing interests, you can revoke the processing consent at any time. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular to fulfil a contract with you.

When exercising this revocation right, we would ask you to please provide us with reasons why you do not want us to process your personal data. In the case of a justified revocation, we will check the situation and will either stop or amend the data processing or will continue to process data based on our compelling legitimate reasons which we will disclose to you.

You can exercise these rights free of charge. However you must verify your identity with two factors.

To exercise your rights, any other enquiries or complaints, please use the e-mail address above (Section 1) or write to us. We will endeavour to answer you as quickly as possible.

In the event of a complaint, we will contact you to address the complaint. In case we cannot directly solve a complaint, we may have to work with the responsible authorities, in particular the data protection authorities.

You also have the right to send a complaint about the processing of your personal data to the data protection supervisory board.

 

11.   Protection of juveniles

We do not want to collect any personal data from persons below the age of 18. In general, children and persons under the age of 18 should not send personal data to us without the consent of their guardian. We do not request personal data from children, do not collect this data and do not give it to third parties. If we are sent any personal information of juveniles, we will delete this data and not use it as soon as we become aware that the data subject is a minor.
 

12.   Complaints

You can send a complaint to the above-mentioned data protection officer or a supervisory body. For instance the local supervisory body where the supposed breach occurred or at your workplace.

Likewise, you can also contact the regulatory body that is responsible for us:
 

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz
Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz
Germany
 
https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/de/general-storage/footer/ueber-den-lfdi/kontakt/
 
E-Mail: poststelle@datenschutz.rlp.de
 
 
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