Privacy statement

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides an easy-to-understand overview of what happens with your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our Privacy Policy below.

2. Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data is collected on this website by the website operator. You can obtain the website operator’s contact details from the legal notice on this website.

How do we collect your data?

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

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how you use the site.

What are your rights regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You may contact us via the address provided in the legal notice about this and any other questions you may have about data protection at any time. Moreover, you have the right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your browsing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. 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. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

3. General notes and mandatory information

Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is a very important concern to the site operators. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected.
Personal information is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is accomplished and for what purpose.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (such as via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Information about the controller

The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
DAUERSTAHL-GESELLSCHAFT Dohle & Co. KG
Frank Dohle
Bremer Str. 82
D-30826 Garbsen

Telephone: +49 (0) 5131 4594-0
Email: frank.dohle@borntobehard.com

The controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, makes decisions regarding the purposes and means for processing personal data (such as names, email addresses and similar).

Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before the withdrawal.

Right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of data protection breaches, the data subject has the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our business is domiciled. The following link contains a list of data protection officers and their contact details: 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 yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL / TLS encryption

This website uses SSL and TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or enquiries you send to us as the site operators. 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, third parties cannot read the data you transmit to us.

Access, blocking, deleting

You are entitled within the scope of applicable laws to be informed at any time and free of charge about your personal data which is stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as correction, blocking or deletion of said data if applicable. You may contact us via the address provided in the legal notice about this and any other questions you may have about personal data at any time.

4. Data protection representative

Mandatory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Frank Dohle
Bremer Str. 82
D-30826 Garbsen

Telephone: +49 (0) 5131 4595-0
Email: frank.dohle@borntobehard.com

5. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the internet pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies a small text files, which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we used are what are referred to as session cookies. They are deleted automatically after you end your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser the next time you visit us. You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are placed and to only permit cookies in exceptions, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in particular cases or in general as well as to automatically delete the cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies required to carry out electronic communications or provide certain functions you desire (e.g. the shopping cart function) are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide and optimise its services without technical errors. Insofar as other cookies are stored (such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on the website), they are discussed separately in the privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider collects and stores information automatically in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • browser type and version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing device
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send enquiries to us through the contact form, we will store the information you supplied in the contact form including any contact details for the purpose of processing your enquiry. We will not share this data without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form is therefore processed exclusively due to your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before the withdrawal.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it, withdraw your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which the data was stored becomes obsolete (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – particularly record retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website / newsletter

You may register on our website to use additional functions on the web pages or receive our newsletter. We will use the data entered for this purpose only for the usage of the respective offer or service for which you registered. Mandatory information for the registration must be provided completely. Otherwise, we will reject registration.

For important changes, e.g. scope of offer or technical necessary changes, we will use the email address provided with the registration to inform you.

The data entered into during registration is processed due to your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before the withdrawal.

We store the data collected with the registration as long as you are registered on our website and subsequently delete this data. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent required to establish, arrange or alter the legal relationship (user data). The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar it is necessary for enabling or invoicing the use of the service.

The customer data collected is deleted after the contract is fulfilled or the business relationship has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer upon conclusion of a contract for shipping of goods.

The personal data collected by us will be transmitted to third parties only as far as necessary for contract fulfillment, e.g. the transport company commissioned with the delivery of goods or the financial institution commissioned with payment processing. Data is not transmitted otherwise i.e. only if you expressly agreed to the transmission. Your personal data will not be provided to third parties without your explicit consent e.g. for advertising purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Data transfer upon conclusion of a contract for services

The personal data collected by us will be transmitted to third parties only as far as necessary for contract fulfillment, e.g. the financial institution commissioned with payment processing. Data is not transmitted otherwise i.e. only if you expressly agreed to the transmission. Your personal data will not be provided to third parties without your explicit consent e.g. for advertising purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

6. Analytics tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. These services are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to and stored on a server of Google in the U.S.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, both to optimise its web presence and advertising.

Browser Plugin

You can set your web browser to prevent the storage of cookies; however, please note that you may not be able use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of your website usage related data that is created by the cookie (including your IP address), as well as processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

Objection to data collection

You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Doing so will place an opt-out cookie which will prevent your data from being collected when you visit this website in future: Deactivating Google Analytics. You can find more information about what Google Analytics does with user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de .

7. Plugins and Tools

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. These services are provided 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 server belonging to Google in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has not control over this transmission.

We use Google Maps in the interest of ensuring an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the locations we specify on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find more information about what Google does with user data in their privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Current version of the privacy statement

27.03.2019