Data Protection Policy

Privacy statement

 

Section 1       Information concerning the collection of personal data

(1) We will inform you below concerning the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data which can be personally attributed to you e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behaviours.

(2) Controller according to Art. 4 Paragraph 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Brück Rohrverbindungen Hilden GmbH, Mühlenbachweg 26, 40724 Hilden  (see our Legal Notice). You can reach our data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragter@brueck-hilden.de or at our postal address with the addition “Datenschutzbeauftragter” (data protection officer).

(3) When you contact us by email or via a contact form, the data disclosed by you (email address, possibly your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us to respond to your questions. We will erase the data involved in this regard when storage thereof is no longer required or we will restrict the processing, if there are legal retention obligations.

(4) If we rely on contracted service providers for individual functions of our service or we would like to use your data for promotional purposes, we will inform you below in detail concerning the respective processes. In this case, we will also mention the specified criteria of the storage duration.

Section 2       Your rights

(1) You have the following rights in terms of the personal data affecting you with respect to us:

- right to access,

- right to correction or erasure,

- right to restriction of processing,

- right to object to processing,

- right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority concerning the processing of your personal data by us.

Section 3       Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) Merely by using our website, i.e. when you are not registered or otherwise transfer information to us, we collect only the personal data transferred to our servers by your browser. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following data technically required by us to display our website for you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR):

- IP address

- Date and time of enquiry

- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

- Content of the requirement (specific page)

- Access status/HTTP status code

- Respectively transferred volume of data

- Website from which the request came

- Browser

- Operating system and its interface

- Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the previously-mentioned data, cookies will be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser used by you and by way of which certain information flows to the organisation which sets the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website service more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:

a)  This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and function are explained below:

-    Transient cookies (b)

-    Persistent cookies (c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically erased when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. They store a so-called session ID by means of which different enquiries from your browser can be assigned to a common session. As a result, your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are erased when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can erase cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings as you wish and e.g. reject the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. We would point out that you may not then be able to use all functions of this website.

Section 4       Additional functions and services of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we provide different services which you may use out of interest. To this end, you must generally provide additional personal data which we use to render the respective service and for which the previously-mentioned principles for data processing apply.

(2) We use external service providers to some extent to process your data. They have been carefully selected and contracted by us, are bound to our instructions and are regularly checked.

(3) We may also provide your personal data to third parties if campaign participation, competitions, contract completions or similar services are provided by us together with partners. You will receive additional information on this when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the service.

(4) If our service providers or partners have their registered office in a state outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you concerning the consequences of this situation in the description of the service.

 

Section 5       Embedding YouTube videos

(1) We have embedded YouTube videos in our online service which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. They are all embedded in the “extended data protection mode”, this means that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play these videos. Only when you play the videos is the data mentioned in paragraph 2 transferred. We have no influence over this data transfer.

(2) By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the correspon-ding subpage on our website. The data mentioned under Section 3 of this statement will also be transferred. This is carried out irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you would like to avoid your profile being associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an assessment is carried out, in particular (even for users not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network concerning your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles and you must contact YouTube in order to exercise this right. You can opt-out at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

(3) You can find further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube in the privacy statement of the provider Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. You can also find further information on your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield there, https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

 

Section 6       Objection or revocation of the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time. Such revocation influences the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have stated your revocation of consent to us.

(2) If we support the processing of your personal data based on weighing up interests, you may lodge an objection to the processing. This is the case when the processing is, in particular, not required to fulfil a contract, which is outlined by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such a right to object, we will ask for an explanation of the reasons why we should not process your personal data as before. In the case of your reasoned objection, we will look into the matter and will either adjust or adapt the data processing or indicate to you our necessary, protection-worthy reasons based on which we will continue the processing.

(3) You may of course at any time object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis. You can direct your objection to advertising to the contact details specified in the Legal Notice.