Privacy Policy

1. An over­view of data protec­tion

Gene­ral infor­ma­tion

The follo­wing infor­ma­tion will provide you with an easy to navi­gate over­view of what will happen with your perso­nal data when you visit our website. The term „perso­nal data“ compri­ses all data that can be used to perso­nally iden­tify you. For detailed infor­ma­tion about the subject matter of data protec­tion, please consult our Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion, which we have inclu­ded bene­ath this copy.

Data record­ing on our website

Who is the respon­si­ble party for the record­ing of data on this website (i.e. the „control­ler“)?

The data on this website is proces­sed by the opera­tor of the website, whose contact infor­ma­tion is avail­able under section „Infor­ma­tion Requi­red by Law“ on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­tion you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems auto­ma­ti­cally record other data when you visit our website. This data compri­ses prima­rily tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion (e.g. web brow­ser, opera­ting system or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­tion is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cally when you access our website.

What are the purpo­ses we use your data for?

A portion of the infor­ma­tion is gene­ra­ted to guaran­tee the error free provi­sion of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your infor­ma­tion is concer­ned?

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, reci­pi­ents and purpo­ses of your archi­ved perso­nal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradi­ca­ted. Please do not hesi­tate to contact us at any time under the address disc­lo­sed in section „Infor­ma­tion Requi­red by Law“ on this website if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data protec­tion rela­ted issues. You also have the right to log a comp­laint with the compe­tent super­vi­sing agency.

Moreo­ver, under certain circum­s­tan­ces, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the proces­sing of your perso­nal data. For details, please consult the Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion under section „Right to Restric­tion of Data Proces­sing.“

2. Gene­ral infor­ma­tion and mandatory infor­ma­tion

Data protec­tion

The opera­tors of this website and its pages take the protec­tion of your perso­nal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your perso­nal data as confi­den­tial infor­ma­tion and in compli­ance with the statutory data protec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of perso­nal infor­ma­tion will be collec­ted. Perso­nal data compri­ses data that can be used to perso­nally iden­tify you. This Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion explains which data we collect as well as the purpo­ses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the infor­ma­tion is collec­ted.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e‑mail commu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be prone to secu­rity gaps. It is not possi­ble to comple­tely protect data against third party access.

Infor­ma­tion about the respon­si­ble party (refer­red to as the „control­ler“ in the GDPR)

The data proces­sing control­ler on this website is:

SMZ GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Str. 11
71394 Kernen

Phone: 07151/20534 – 0
E‑mail: info@smz-spindelservice.de

The control­ler is the natu­ral person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisi­ons as to the purpo­ses of and resour­ces for the proces­sing of perso­nal data (e.g. names, e‑mail addres­ses, etc.).

Desi­gna­tion of a data protec­tion offi­cer as manda­ted by law

We have appoin­ted a data protec­tion offi­cer for our company.

[Voller Namen bzw. die voll­stän­dige Unter­neh­mens­be­zeich­nung des Daten­schutz­be­auf­trag­ten sowie die voll­stän­dige Anschrift]

Phone: [Tele­fon­num­mer des Daten­schutz­be­auf­trag­ten]
E‑mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@smz-spindelservice.de

Revo­ca­tion of your consent to the proces­sing of data

A wide range of data proces­sing tran­sac­tions are possi­ble only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are requi­red to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red prior to your revo­ca­tion.

Right to object to the collec­tion of data in special cases; right to object to direct adver­ti­sing (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are proces­sed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the proces­sing of your perso­nal data based on grounds arising from your unique situa­tion. This also applies to any profiling based on these provi­si­ons. To deter­mine the legal basis, on which any proces­sing of data is based, please consult this Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion. If you log an objec­tion, we will no longer process your affec­ted perso­nal data, unless we are in a posi­tion to present compel­ling protec­tion worthy grounds for the proces­sing of your data, that outweigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms or if the purpose of the proces­sing is the clai­ming, exer­cis­ing or defence of legal entit­le­ments (objec­tion pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your perso­nal data is being proces­sed in order to engage in direct adver­ti­sing, you have the right to at any time object to the proces­sing of your affec­ted perso­nal data for the purpo­ses of such adver­ti­sing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affi­lia­ted with such direct adver­ti­sing. If you object, your perso­nal data will subse­quently no longer be used for direct adver­ti­sing purpo­ses (objec­tion pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a comp­laint with the compe­tent super­vi­sory agency

In the event of viola­ti­ons of the GDPR, data subjects are entit­led to log a comp­laint with a super­vi­sory agency, in parti­cu­lar in the member state where they usually main­tain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alle­ged viola­tion occur­red. The right to log a comp­laint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­tive or court procee­dings avail­able as legal recour­ses.

Right to data porta­bi­lity

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cally process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine read­a­ble format. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to anot­her control­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cally feasi­ble.

SSL and/or TLS encryp­tion

For secu­rity reasons and to protect the trans­mis­sion of confi­den­tial content, such as purchase orders or inqui­ries you submit to us as the website opera­tor, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion programme. You can reco­gnise an encryp­ted connec­tion by checking whether the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is activa­ted, data you trans­mit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Infor­ma­tion about, blockage, rectifi­ca­tion and eradi­ca­tion of data

Within the scope of the appli­ca­ble statutory provi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­tion about your archi­ved perso­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the purpose of the proces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradi­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this subject matter or any other ques­ti­ons about perso­nal data, please do not hesi­tate to contact us at any time at the address provi­ded in section „Infor­ma­tion Requi­red by Law.“

Right to demand proces­sing restric­tions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­tion of restric­tions as far as the proces­sing of your perso­nal data is concer­ned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provi­ded in section „Infor­ma­tion Requi­red by Law.“ The right to demand restric­tion of proces­sing applies in the follo­wing cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correc­t­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the proces­sing of your perso­nal data.
  • If the proces­sing of your perso­nal data was/is conduc­ted in an unlaw­ful manner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the proces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the eradi­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your perso­nal data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal entit­le­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the proces­sing of your perso­nal data instead of its eradi­ca­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weig­hed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mi­ned whose inte­rests prevail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the proces­sing of your perso­nal data.

If you have restric­ted the proces­sing of your perso­nal data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archi­ving – may be proces­sed only subject to your consent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal entit­le­ments or to protect the rights of other natu­ral persons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejec­tion of unso­li­ci­ted e‑mails

We here­with object to the use of contact infor­ma­tion published in conjunc­tion with the mandatory infor­ma­tion to be provi­ded in section „Infor­ma­tion Requi­red by Law“ to send us promo­tio­nal and infor­ma­tion mate­rial that we have not expressly requested. The opera­tors of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­li­ci­ted sending of promo­tio­nal infor­ma­tion, for instance via SPAM messa­ges.

3. Record­ing of data on our website

Cookies

In some instan­ces, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your compu­ter and do not contain viru­ses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effec­tive and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your compu­ter and stored by your brow­ser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archi­ved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to reco­gnise your brow­ser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your brow­ser to make sure that you are noti­fied every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in speci­fic cases or to exclude the accep­tance of cookies for speci­fic situa­ti­ons or in gene­ral and to activate the auto­ma­tic dele­tion of cookies when you close your brow­ser. If you deac­tivate cookies, the func­tions of this website may be limi­ted.

Cookies that are requi­red for the perfor­mance of the elec­tro­nic commu­ni­ca­ti­ons tran­sac­tion or to provide certain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website opera­tor has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in storing cookies to ensure the tech­ni­cally error free and opti­mi­sed provi­sion of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analy­sis of your brow­sing patterns) should be stored, they are addres­sed sepa­r­ately in this Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion.

Server log files

The provi­der of this website and its pages auto­ma­ti­cally collects and stores infor­ma­tion in so-called server log files, which your brow­ser commu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cally. The infor­ma­tion compri­ses:

  • The type and version of brow­ser used
  • The used opera­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the acces­sing compu­ter
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The opera­tor of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the tech­ni­cally error free depic­tion and the opti­mi­za­tion of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recor­ded.

Contact form

If you submit inqui­ries to us via our contact form, the infor­ma­tion provi­ded in the contact form as well as any contact infor­ma­tion provi­ded ther­ein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further ques­ti­ons. We will not share this infor­ma­tion without your consent.

Hence, the proces­sing of the data ente­red into the contact form occurs exclu­si­vely based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are requi­red to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red prior to your revo­ca­tion.

The infor­ma­tion you have ente­red into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradi­cate the data, revoke your consent to the archi­ving of data or if the purpose for which the infor­ma­tion is being archi­ved no longer exists (e.g. after we have conclu­ded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without preju­dice to any mandatory legal provi­si­ons – in parti­cu­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax

If you contact us by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, inclu­ding all resul­ting perso­nal data (name, request) will be stored and proces­sed by us for the purpose of proces­sing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The proces­sing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is rela­ted to the execu­tion of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contrac­tual measu­res. In all other cases, the proces­sing is based on your consent (Arti­cle 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legi­ti­mate inte­rests (Arti­cle 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the effec­tive proces­sing of requests addres­sed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after comple­tion of your request). Mandatory statutory provi­si­ons — in parti­cu­lar statutory reten­tion peri­ods — remain unaf­fec­ted.

Proces­sing of data (custo­mer and contract data)

We collect, process and use perso­nal data only to the extent necessary for the estab­lish­ment, content orga­ni­za­tion or change of the legal rela­ti­ons­hip (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the proces­sing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contrac­tual actions. We collect, process and use perso­nal data concer­ning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possi­ble for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

The collec­ted custo­mer data shall be eradi­ca­ted upon comple­tion of the order or the termi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­ti­ons­hip. This shall be without preju­dice to any statutory reten­tion manda­tes.

4. Social media

Face­book plug-ins (Like & Share button)

We have inte­gra­ted plug-ins of the social network Face­book, provi­ded by Face­book Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA, on our website. You will be able to reco­gnise Face­book plug-ins by the Face­book logo or the „Like“ button on our website. An over­view of the Face­book plug-ins is avail­able under the follo­wing link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Whenever you visit our website and its pages, the plug-in will estab­lish a direct connec­tion between your brow­ser and the Face­book server. As a result, Face­book will receive the infor­ma­tion that you have visi­ted our website with your plug-in. Howe­ver, if you click the Face­book „Like“ button while you are logged into your Face­book account, you can link the content of our website and its pages with your Face­book profile. As a result, Face­book will be able to allo­cate the visit to our website and its pages to your Face­book user account. We have to point out, that we as the provi­der of the website do not have any know­ledge of the trans­fer­red data and its use by Face­book. For more detailed infor­ma­tion, please consult the Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion of Face­book at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Face­book to be able to allo­cate your visit to our website and its pages to your Face­book user account, please log out of your Face­book account while you are on our website.

The use of the Face­book plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The opera­tor of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in being as visi­ble as possi­ble on social media.

XING plug-in

Our website uses func­tions of the XING network. The provi­der is the XING AG, Damm­tor­straße 29 – 32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Any time one of our sites/pages that contains func­tions of XING is acces­sed, a connec­tion with XING’s servers is estab­lished. As far as we know, this does not result in the archi­ving of any perso­nal data. In parti­cu­lar, the service does not store any IP addres­ses or analyse user patterns.

The use of the XING plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The opera­tor of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in being as visi­ble as possi­ble on social media.

For more infor­ma­tion on data protec­tion and the XING share button please consult the Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion of Xing at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

5. Analy­sis tools and adver­ti­sing

Google Analy­tics

This website uses func­tions of the web analy­sis service Google Analy­tics. The provi­der of this service is Google Ireland Limi­ted („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analy­tics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your compu­ter and that enable an analy­sis of the use of the website by users. The infor­ma­tion gene­ra­ted by cookies on your use of this website is usually trans­fer­red to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analy­tics cookies and the utili­za­tion of this analy­sis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The opera­tor of this website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the analy­sis of user patterns to opti­mize both, the services offe­red online and the operator’s adver­ti­sing activi­ties.

IP anony­mi­za­tion

On this website, we have activa­ted the IP anony­mi­za­tion func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­via­ted by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have rati­fied the Conven­tion on the European Econo­mic Area prior to its trans­mis­sion to the United States. The full IP address will be trans­mit­ted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbre­via­ted there only in excep­tio­nal cases. On behalf of the opera­tor of this website, Google shall use this infor­ma­tion to analyse your use of this website to gene­rate reports on website activi­ties and to render other services to the opera­tor of this website that are rela­ted to the use of the website and the Inter­net. The IP address trans­mit­ted in conjunc­tion with Google Analy­tics from your brow­ser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s posses­sion.

Brow­ser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archi­ving of cookies by making perti­nent chan­ges to the settings of your brow­ser soft­ware. Howe­ver, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the func­tions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreo­ver, you have the option prevent the record­ing of the data gene­ra­ted by the cookie and affi­lia­ted with your use of the website (inclu­ding your IP address) by Google as well as the proces­sing of this data by Google by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the brow­ser plug-in avail­able under the follo­wing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objec­tion to the record­ing of data

You have the option to prevent the record­ing of your data by Google Analy­tics by clicking on the follo­wing link. This will result in the place­ment of an opt out cookie, which prevents the record­ing of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analy­tics deac­tiva­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion about the hand­ling of user data by Google Analy­tics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data proces­sing

We have execu­ted a contract data proces­sing agree­ment with Google and are imple­men­ting the strin­gent provi­si­ons of the German data protec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Google Analy­tics.

Archi­ving period

Data on the user or inci­dent level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or adver­ti­sing IDs (e.g. Double­Click cookies, Android adver­ti­sing ID) will be anony­mi­zed or dele­ted after 14 month. For details please click the follo­wing link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

6. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provi­ded by Google. When you access a page on our website, your brow­ser will load the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache to correc­tly display text and fonts.

To do this, the brow­ser you use will have to estab­lish a connec­tion with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our inte­rest in presen­ting our online content in a uniform and appe­aling way. Accord­ing to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legi­ti­mate inte­rest.

If your brow­ser should not support Web Fonts, a stan­dard font instal­led on your compu­ter will be used.

For more infor­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provi­der is Google Ireland Limi­ted („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this infor­ma­tion is trans­fer­red to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archi­ved. The opera­tor of this website has no control over the data trans­fer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appe­aling manner and to make the loca­ti­ons disc­lo­sed on our website easy to find. This consti­tu­tes a legi­ti­mate inte­rest as defi­ned in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more infor­ma­tion on the hand­ling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

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