Data protection policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. You can find detailed information about data protection in our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. You can find the operator’s contact details in the website’s legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter in a contact form.Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data, such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

How do we use your data?

Some data are collected to ensure that the website functions as it should. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, who may receive it, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions concerning data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, your browsing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually anonymous. In other words, we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.You can object to this analysis. Below, you can find information about your options in this regard.

2. General information and required information

Data protection

The website operators take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.Whenever you use this website, various pieces of personal data are collected. Personal information is any data which could personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and why this happens.Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. email) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the data controller for this website

The data controller on this website is:Förderband Technik Kilian GmbH Aegidistr.144a-146a 46240 BottropPhone: +49 (0)2041 7715390 Email: info@foerderbandtechnik.euThe data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection law, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection law is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found here: 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 process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another data controller, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it 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, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions about personal data.

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published as part of website legal notice requirements for sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection 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 session cookies. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.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 accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may 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) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your browsing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
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Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically sends to us in server log files. This includes:
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.The basis for data processing is Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6.1(a) of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any required statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6.1(b) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when you access our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our services or to bill you for them.Collected customer data is deleted after the order is complete or the business relationship has been terminated. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transmitted when entering into a contract with online shops, retailers, and mail order

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfil the terms of your contract, for example to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks entrusted to process your payment. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.The basis for data processing is Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfil the terms of your contract with us, for example to banks entrusted to process your payment.Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.The basis for data processing is Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Meta Platforms, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see: https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/.Whenever you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of what data are transmitted to Facebook or how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

5. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by cookies about how you use this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6.1(f) the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation 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 how you use 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 enjoy 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 passed on to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Refusing data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking 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.For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google to outsource 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 site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. These collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusing data collection”.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and browsing behaviour on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalised promotional messaging.To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalised advertising in your Google Account here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google per Art. 6.1(a) of the GDPR. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing anonymous user behaviour for promotional purposes.For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising programme from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).As part of Google AdWords, we use conversion tracking. When you click on an ad 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 to personally identify the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.Each Google AdWords advertiser uses different cookies. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad 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 by easily disabling Google Conversion Tracking cookies by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.Conversion Cookies are stored based on Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise its website and its advertising.For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking: https://www.google.com/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 accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that such an analysis is taking place.Data processing is based on Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is Google LLC, D/B/A YouTube, 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. Here, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.If you’re 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 to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR.Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube 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 generally 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 appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6.1(f) of the GDPR.Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/