The protection of your Personal Data is important to us.
“Personal Data” within the scope of this Policy means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
At this point we like to inform you about how data protection is practiced in our company. Of course, we handle your Personal Data in accordance with European and National Data Protection Legislation.
METAKEM Gesellschaft für Schichtchemie der Metalle mbH acts as controller within the meaning of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, as such, determines the purposes and means of the processing of your Personal Data.
2. Collection and Using of Personal Data
The way in which your Personal Data will be collected and processed by us, depends on whether you visit our website for information purposes only or make use of the specific functions we offer to you via our website.
2.1. Using Our Website for Information Purposes
When you are using our website for information purposes only, we only collect and use the data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as for example:
- date and time of access to our website,
- your IP-address,
- your browser-type and the browser version used,
- the operating system used,
- your last visited page,
- your next visited page,
- the amount of data transferred and the access status (e.g. file transferred, file not found, etc.),
- the loading times of our website.
We do not use the aforementioned data for person-related analysis. On the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR we use this data to provide access to our website and its contents, e.g. to ensure that our website is correctly displayed in your browser as well as for statistical purposes and to improve our website appearance.
2.2. E-Mail Contact
You can communicate with us by using the e-mail-addresses published on our website. In this case we collect the Personal Data you provide to us during the communication. This usually involves your mail-address, your name and the content of your mail.
We only process the aforementioned Personal Data, which you provide to us during the e-mail communication, in order to answer your questions.
Processing of your Personal Data to handle your requests and maintain contacts is carried out for legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Regarding business related communication the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
Our website uses so called “Cookies”.
3.1. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are text files that are sent to your browser during your visit of our website and stored on your device for later retrieval. By the next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved on your device will be sent back to us. This exchange of information serves to structure our website in a user friendly and effective manner.
3.2. Which Cookies Do We Use?
Our Website uses Session Cookies. These Cookies only save and retrieve information that is necessary for technically providing the functions included in our website (e.g. language settings).
Session cookies will be deleted when terminating the session.
3.3. How You Can Prevent Placing Cookies?
You can determine whether Cookies can be set and retrieved using the settings in your browser. For example, you can completely deactivate the storage of Cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain web pages or configure your browser in such a way that it automatically notifies you as soon as a Cookie is to be set and asks you for feedback. You can block or delete individual Cookies. For technical reasons, however, this may result in some of the functions of our website being impaired and no longer functioning completely.
4. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google").
Google Analytics helps us determine which areas of our website are well or hardly received by users, which enables us to check and optimize the effectiveness of our website design. Therefore, the use of Google Analytics constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In addition, we use Google Analytics based on your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
4.1. How Google Analytics works
Google Analytics uses a specific form of “Cookie”, which is stored on your computer and enables analysis of your use of our website.
The information about your use of our website generated by the Cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case IP anonymisation has been activated on our website your IP address is shortened by Google within the territory of the EU and the Treaty States of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse your use of this website in order to compile reports on website activities and provide additional services related to website and internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
4.2. How You Can Prevent the Use of Google Analytics
You can prevent the storage of Cookies by making the proper setting using your browser software. However, as a result, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
In addition, you can prevent Google from recording the data related to your use of the website generated by the Cookie (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can also prevent Google from recording the data related to your use of our website by clicking on the following link. In this case, a special opt-out cookie will be set, that prevents Google Analytics from the collection of your user data when visiting our website in the future: Disable Google Analytics
We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded on this website to include the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure the anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
5. Involvement of External Service Providers and Transfer of Data to Third Parties
5.1. Involvement of External Service Providers
5.2. Transfer of Data to Third Parties
In addition, we transmit your data to third parties, if we are required to do so by law or by court or official orders.
6. Storage of Personal Data
We store your Personal Data in Germany.
We will only keep your personal data for as long as required to achieve the aforementioned processing purposes. If the respective processing purpose ceases to apply, the personal data will be deleted or blocked in accordance with legal provisions.
If the storage of your personal data is necessary due to a legal provision to which the data controller is subject, your personal data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed by the legal provision expires.
7. Data Security
We have established technical and organizational precautions to protect Personal Data collected by us and/or provided by you, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against attacks from unauthorized persons.
However, we would like to mention, that transmission via the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We will do our best to protect your Personal Data but cannot guarantee its complete security.
8. Your Rights
You have the right to request access to your Personal Data (Art. 15 GDPR). You can also request rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and portability (Art. 20 GDPR) of your Personal Data.
You can object to (Art. 21 GDPR) or restrict (Art. 18 GDPR) the processing of your Personal Data.
You can revoke any consent granted to us for the processing of your Personal Data at any time with effect for the future.
For asserting your rights, please use the contact details provided to you under number 1.
Further, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Information Concerning Your Right to Object (Art. 21 GDPR)
General Right to Object (Art. 21 (1) GDPR)
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your Personal Data which is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR (public interest) or Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interest), including profiling based on those provisions.
Right to Object Regarding Direct Marketing (Art. 21 (2) GDPR)
You also can object at any time – without giving any reason – to processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Recipient of Your Objection
Please address your objection to the controller by using the contact details provided under number 1.