Provider and responsible body in terms of the data protection law
Dr. Sommer Werkstofftechnik GmbH
Philipp Summer M.Sc.
Hellenthal Street 2
The legal framework for data protection is formed by the European-wide valid Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSVGO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Collection of general information
With each access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the webspace provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions about your person. Among other things the following information is recorded Name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address. Without this data it would be technically partly impossible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect the collection of data is absolutely necessary. Furthermore, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize our offer and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files if we suspect an illegal use of our offer.
Handling of personal data
Definition: Personal data is any information by which a person can be uniquely
identified. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.
This personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number and e-mail address. Information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as Internet pages that have been accessed are also considered personal data.
These data are only collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by the provider if this is expressly permitted by law or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.
Registration on our website
If you register on our website, personal data will be collected in order to take advantage of personalized services. This includes the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address as contact and communication data.
Registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If necessary, registered users have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Upon request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. In addition, we will correct or delete the data on request, provided that there are no legal obligations to keep records. Please use the contact data stated in this data protection declaration for any queries and your request for correction or deletion of data.
Provision of chargeable services
We request additional data so that we can provide paid services. This applies, for example, to payment details.
To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we work with encryption procedures (such as SSL) over HTTPS, which reflect the current state of the art.
If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your inquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information on the browser, IP address, operating system and Internet connection. We will not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.
Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.
Users have the possibility to access our offer without cookies. For this purpose, the appropriate settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser to find out how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some functions of this website and limit the user comfort. The http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) andhttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) pages allow you to manage online ad cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and in the context of this program the conversion tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer, if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers.
The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.
Facebook Social Plug-in
We integrate plug-ins of the social network Facebook (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) on our websites. You can recognize the plug-ins – an overview can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ – by the like button (I like it) or by the Facebook logo.
If you call up one of our websites with Facebook Plug-in, a direct connection with Facebook will be established. We have no influence on the type and scope of the data that is collected, stored and processed by Facebook in the process. We can only inform you according to our state of knowledge.
Facebook is informed via the plugin that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case there is the possibility that Facebook saves the IP address.
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the call of a website with Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your user account on Facebook. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example when you use the Like button or leave a comment.
To prevent Facebook from storing data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example “Facebook Blocker”).
Information on the data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing, and the settings options for protecting privacy on Facebook can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.
Google+ Social Plug-in
We integrate the social plug-in from Google+ (Google plus) on our websites, which can be recognized by the “+1” sign on a white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. (Google for short, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When a web page with a Google+ button is called, a connection to the Google servers is established. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it into the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives information about which page has just been called up. According to Google, personal data is only collected when the Google+ button is clicked. For members of Google+ who are logged in, the following applies: Even without interaction, Google will at least save and process the IP address. We have no influence on the scope of the data stored in this context.
Users of Google+ who are logged into their account can recommend our websites by clicking the “+1” button. In this case, Google not only saves the IP address and the browser, but also the content for which +1 was given and the page. This information is stored in the user’s profile and can be displayed together with the user’s profile name and image in Google services, which also include the search results. Google uses the data, among other things, to optimize its own services. Information on Google’s data protection regulations and the settings options for protecting privacy can be found here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Members of Google Plus, who do not want their data to be collected and stored on our websites, please log out of their Google+ account before visiting our website.
Twitter Social Plugin
This offer uses features of the Twitter service. It is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and, if applicable, made known to other users. This also involves the transfer of data to Twitter.
In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we store personal data only as long as it is necessary or required by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the collected information ceases to apply or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It concerns the prescribed data storage for the business transaction or the data are subject to the legal obligation to retain.
In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.
Amendment of our data protection declaration
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.
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