Privacy statement
Privacy statement

Privacy statement


The Stiegelmeyer GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as the “operator”) is pleased about your interest in our company and our products and services and would like you to feel safe with our protection of your personal data.

Safeguarding privacy is crucial, especially for the future of Internet-based business models and the development of an Internet-based economy. We would therefore like to underline our commitment to safeguarding your privacy with this privacy statement.

Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are bound by us to secrecy and to compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and other relevant data protection provisions.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to data protection regulations.

We would like to explain this in more detail as follows: According to the definition of the Federal Data Protection Act, "personal data" is information about the personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, geographical address, account number, email address and IP address.

The following statement gives you an overview of how we intend to ensure this protection.

Use and disclosure of personal data

Personal data that you provide us with through our website or by other means is collected, processed and stored for correspondence with you and for the purposes for which you provided us with the data. In addition, we may use this information for occasional offers to you and to inform you about new products or services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. You can object to this use of your data at any time by notifying our data protection officer indicated below.

If necessary, we will also pass on information to companies, service providers or other third parties associated with the operator. This may be necessary to provide a service or transaction that you request, such as processing orders, registering for events and seminars, providing customer service, or informing you about services or products.

When we pass on personal data to third parties, this comprises only the information necessary for us to provide the services in question. The third party provider concerned is only permitted to use this personal data to provide the requested service or to carry out the necessary transaction on our behalf. The service providers are obliged by us to comply with data protection regulations. Your personal data will never be passed on, sold or otherwise made available by us to third parties for external marketing purposes.

Data processing on this website

For security and technical reasons, the operator automatically processes information transmitted to us by your browser in its system logs. These are principally:

  • IP address (possibly personalised)
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Transferred data volume
  • Notification as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Notification as to why retrieval may have failed
  • The name of your Internet service provider
  • Browser information (e.g. browser type, screen resolution)
  • Operating system
  • Website from which you visit us.

Cookies

Our websites use so-called cookies at various locations. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser. They help to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. They ensure the technical implementation of a user session, for example. At the same time, these cookies provide us with information that enables us to optimise our websites to the needs of visitors.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. In some cases, however, cookies with a longer storage period are also used. The maximum storage period of a cookie can be up to one year.

All cookies on our websites contain purely technical information in pseudoanonymised or anonymised form and do not contain any personal data.

If you wish to prevent cookies from being saved, you must select "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. If your browser does not accept cookies, however, this may considerably limit the range of website functions that you can access. Some features of our website will no longer be available in this case.

Facebook

Our website uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are identified with the addition of the "Facebook social plug-in” label. The list and appearance of the Facebook social plug-ins can be viewed here.

If you call up a page of our website that contains a plug-in of this type, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. In this case, Facebook transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and incorporates it in the website. We therefore have no influence over the extent of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in and therefore inform you to the best of our present knowledge that:

By integrating the plug-ins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the particular page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. click the Like button or make a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to Facebook and saved there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook may learn of and store your IP address.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your Facebook member data that is stored, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the "Facebook Blocker".

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

What is Google AdWords Conversion Tracking?
On our website we use "Google AdWords" including the extension Google AdWords Conversion Tracking. The use of Google AdWords helps to display this page on Google in the advertising space area.

What happens when I use Google AdWords Conversion Tracking?
If you click on a particular advertisement, Google registers the click and sets a so-called "cookie". These cookies do not contain any personal data. Using this cookie, it is then possible to determine whether you have also called up the "contact" page, for example, after accessing our page. The cookie is deleted after 30 days. You can also delete it manually with appropriate additional software. We use the information we receive to monitor the quality and success of our advertising. We can see how many people have visited our contact pages or got in touch with a contact person after clicking on the advertisement. We do not receive any personal data, i.e. data that enables us to identify you. Google also uses the data.

What privacy policies does Google AdWords Conversion Tracking have?
You can view the Google AdWords privacy policy at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Further information can be found at
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722022?hl=de.

How do I prevent Google AdWords from linking my data to my profile?
If you disable the cookie using a suitable program or your browser, you will not be recorded.
You can download a browser add-on to block the use of Google Analytics here.

Who operates Google AdWords Conversion Tracking?
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking is operated by

Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House, Barrow Street
Dublin 4
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 543 1000
Fax: +353 1 686 5660
Email: support-deutschland@google.com

Further information can be found at
https://www.google.de/contact/impressum.html.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will usually be transmitted to a Google server in Ireland and/or the United States and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will previously truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in Ireland and/or the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in using the following link
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or when using browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in future (the opt-out only works in the browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIP()", and therefore only processes truncated IP addresses which rule out direct associations to persons.

Objecting to Google Analytics

You have the right to object to the collection of anonymous data by Google Analytics. The objection is filed in the form of an opt-out cookie so that after deleting all browser cookies, for example, the opt-out must be renewed again.

  • Enable Google Analytics tracking

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed through a user interface. Google Tool Manager merely implements tags. This means that cookies are not used and personal data is not collected. Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data however. If deactivated at a domain or cookie level, it will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Google Remarketing

This website uses Google Remarketing tags. These are services provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Google uses cookies placed on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in Ireland and/or the United States and stored there. The IP address will be subsequently shortened by the last three digits through Google, so that clear correlation of the IP address is no longer possible.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this page, compiling reports on website activities for the website operator and providing other services relating to web page activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Third party vendors, including Google, place advertisements on websites on the internet.

and use stored cookies for placing advertisements on the basis of previous visits by a user to this website. On no account will Google link your IP address to other data retrieved by Google. Users can at any time exercise their right to object and prevent their data from being collected and stored in future. Users can disable Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

By using this website, you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above. Users can at any time exercise their right to object and prevent their data from being collected and stored in future. More information on Google terms and regulations is given here.

Facebook Remarketing / Retargeting

Our website uses remarketing tags provided by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our web pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server using the remarketing tags. Facebook is informed in this way that you have visited our website with your IP address. Facebook can store your visit to our website on your user account. We can then use the information collected in this way to display advertisements on Facebook. We would point out that, as the website provider, we receive no information about the content of the data disclosed or its use by Facebook. For more information on this, visit Facebook's privacy policy at

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you do not want data to be collected through Custom Audiences, you can disable Custom Audiences here.

Use of YouTube in privacy-enhanced mode

We use the services provided by YouTube to incorporate videos on the site. The videos are embedded in privacy-enhanced mode. Like most websites, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. Among other purposes, YouTube uses this information to collate video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve user friendliness. It also results in the establishment of a connection to the Google DoubleClick network. Starting the video may trigger further data processing operations. We have no influence on this. More information on YouTube’s data protection policy can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube.

Supplementary information on the use and disclosure of personal data

The operator may be forced to disclose your data and related information by court order or official order. We also reserve the right to use your data to assert or defend against legal claims. In accordance with applicable law, we also reserve the right to store and disclose personal and other data for the purpose of detecting and combating illegal activities, attempted fraud or violations of the operator's terms of use.

Secure communication on the Internet

We endeavour with technical and organisational measures to transmit and store your personal data in such a way that it is not accessible to third parties.

In general, however, the Internet is considered an insecure medium. In contrast to telephone lines, for example, it is easier for unauthorised third parties to intercept, record or even modify data transmitted via the Internet.

Encryption of data transmission

In order to guarantee the confidentiality of communication with you, we use AES 256bit SSL encryption for certain functions (log-in, etc.). According to the current state of knowledge, this encryption that we use can be regarded as secure. This security level is achieved by the newer generation of operating systems and browsers. If necessary, you should update the operating system and the browser on your PC in order to use this high-grade encryption.

In the case of unencrypted communication by email, complete data security cannot be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

Updating this privacy statement

If the operator introduces new products or services or changes Internet procedures or, if advancements are made in Internet and EDP security technology, this privacy statement requires to be updated. We therefore reserve the right to amend or supplement the privacy statement as required. The amendment will be announced here.

Right to be informed, right to erasure or rectification of personal data

If you have any questions that are not answered by this privacy statement or would like more detailed information on a specific issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you no longer consent to having your personal data saved or it is no longer correct, we will arrange for your data to be rectified or deleted, or prevent access to it, in accordance with the statutory provisions on receipt of an instruction from you. At your request, you will receive information about your personal data that we have stored. Please contact us for further information:

Joh. Stiegelmeyer & Co. GmbH
Ackerstraße 42
32051 Herford,
Germany

Phone:+49 (0) 5423 475 50 13
Email datenschutz@stiegelmeyer.com

Please understand that we require proof of identity when requesting information about the data we store about you.

Data protection officer

If you have any general questions about the collection, processing or use of personal data by us, or would like information in general about data protection, please contact us in writing:

ds² Unternehmensberatung GmbH & Co. KG
Mr Thomas Spaeing
Falkenstr. 10
33775 Versmold, Germany

info@ds-quadrat.de
Internet: www.ds-quadrat.de