Data protection policy

1. Data protection at a glance

Introduction

The following provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data which can be used to identify you personally. You can read detailed information on the topic of data protection in our data protection policy which you will find below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the collection of data on our website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Contact details can be found in the Imprint on this website.

How do we collect your data?

First of all, data is collected by you providing it. This might be, for example, data you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our computer systems when you visit our website. This is mostly technical data (e.g. internet browser and operating system used, or the time you visited a particular page). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected in order to ensure the correct operation of the website. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.

What rights you have in respect of your data?

You have the right to request at any time and free of charge information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to request rectification, restriction of processing, or erasure of this data. To do so, or if you have any other questions concerning data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address shown in the Imprint. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools und tools provide by third parties

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This mostly happens with the use of cookies and so-called analytic tools. The analysis of your surfing behaviour generally takes places anonymously, which means that the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you personally. You can object to this analysis or prevent it from happening by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following data protection policy.

You can object to us performing this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of doing so in this data protection policy.

2. General information and required information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is any data which can be used to identify you personally. This data protection policy sets out which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We would like to point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can be subject to security flaws. Absolute protection of your data against access by third parties is not possible.

Controller

The data protection controller for this website is:

OSCAR WEIL GmbH
Tramplerstr. 27 – 31
D- 77933 Lahr

Tel: +49 (0) 7821 9396 – 0
Email: info@oscarweil.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke consent you have already given at any time. An informal email with this request is sufficient. The revocation does not affect the legality of data processing which took place before your request is received.

Right to lodge complaints with regulatory authority

In the case of a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may lodge a complaint with the competent regulatory authority. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German federal state in which our company is registered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following website: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we automatically process based on your consent or in performance of a contract provided to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable form. Insofar as you request that the data be transmitted directly to another responsible person this will only occur to the extent that it is technically possible to do so.

SSL or TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries you send to us as the website operator. You can identify an encrypted connection in your browser’s address bar when the URL prefix changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

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

Information, restriction of processing, erasure

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to request at any time and free of charge information about the personal data stored, its origin and recipient, the purpose for which it is being processed and where appropriate the right to have this data rectified or erased or the processing restricted. To do so, or if you have any other questions concerning data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address shown in the Imprint.

Data protection responsibility for linked pages

We are only responsible for web pages published on the domain metalino.com, and not for any pages belonging to other operators which may be linked to from our website.

Linked pages:

The respective operator of linked pages is responsible for the data protection on these websites. Please look at the details contained in the Imprint or the data protection policy of the linked website. Please address requests concerning your right to information, rectification, erasure and restriction of data processing to the appropriate person at the partner company.

Routine erasure and storage of personal data

We process and store the personal data of the person concerned only for the period of time necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or insofar as this is provided for by the European body responsible for issuing directives and regulations or in statutes and regulations of another legislator which the persons responsible for the processing are subject to. When the purpose for storing the data no longer exists or the period of time set by the European body responsible for issuing directives and regulations or another competent legislator has expired, the personal data will be routinely erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Rejection of advertising emails

We hereby explicitly reject the use of the contact details as required to be published in the Imprint for the sending of advertising and information material which has not been expressly requested. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited advertising, for example via SPAM emails.

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer as prescribed by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

Dieter Birk
OSCAR WEIL GmbH
Tramplerstr. 27 – 31
D – 77933 Lahr

Tel: +49 (0) 7821 9396 – 0
Mobile: +49 (0) 1520 378 3306
Email: datenschutz@oscarweil.de

4. Collection of data on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser when you next visit the website.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically reject cookies under certain conditions, to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may, however, limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the provision of a technically flawless and optimised service. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be dealt with separately in this data protection policy.

Possibility to object

You can prevent our website from storing cookies by changing the cookie settings in your browser. However, if you do so, we cannot guarantee the correct operation of our website.

Server logs

The operator of this website automatically collects and stores information in the so-called server log which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the computer used to access the website
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to perform a contract or to take measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry using a contact form, the data you enter in the form will be collected for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and stored to enable us to deal with any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
The data you enter in the contact form is therefore processed solely with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email with such as request is sufficient. The revocation does not affect the legality of data processing which took place before your request is received.
We will retain the data you provide in the contact form until you request its erasure, revoke your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which it is being stored no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this.

Processing of data (customer and contractual data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for establishment, content or modification of the contractual relationship (inventory data). The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to perform a contract or to take measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the use of the service or for billing purposes.

The customer data collected will be deleted on conclusion of the order or once the contractual relationship has come to an end. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected by this.

Transfer of data on conclusion of contracts for online shops, distributors and the supply of goods

We only transfer data to third parties where this is necessary for the performance of a contract, for example to the companies responsible for delivering goods or the bank responsible for processing financial transactions. Any other transfer of data to third parties takes place only with your express consent. Your data will never be transmitted to third parties without your consent, for example for the purpose of advertising.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to perform a contract or to take measures preliminary to a contract.

Transfer of data on conclusion of contracts for services and digital content
We only transfer data to third parties where this is necessary for the performance of a contract, for example the bank responsible for processing financial transactions.
Any other transfer of data to third parties takes place only with your express consent. Your data will never be transmitted to third parties without your consent, for example for the purpose of advertising.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to perform a contract or to take measures preliminary to a contract.

5. Analytic tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to make use of the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics

You can find more information about how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics‘ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the advertising settings in your Google account or you can generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section „Refusal of data collection“.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“). As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an advertisement served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of this website before the cookie has expired, both ourselves and Google can tell that the user clicked on the advertisement and was directed to that page.

Each Google AdWords customer has a different cookie. As such, cookies cannot be tracked using the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt out of this easily by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The legal basis for the storage of conversion cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy:

https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically reject cookies under certain conditions, to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may, however, limit the functionality of this website.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In such cases the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used for the purpose of making our website more appealing. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about the use of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser needs to establish a direct connection to Google’s servers, whereby Google becomes aware that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website more appealing and for the purpose of facilitating the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about the handling of user data can be found in Google’s data protection policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. Data security

We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption using the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In most cases this is 256-bit encryption, but should your browser not support 256-bit encryption, 128-bit v3 technology will be used instead. You can recognise whether or not the transmission of a particular page of our website is encrypted by observing the key or closed padlock symbol in your browser’s status bar.
We take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from random or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss or destruction, and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technical developments.

8. Validity of and amendments to this data protection policy

This data protection policy is currently valid as of 25.05.2018.
Due to the continuing development of our website and the services offered via the website or because of changes to statutory or regulatory provisions, it may become necessary to amend this data protection policy from time to time. The currently applicable data protection policy can always be viewed on our website and printed out.

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