Privacy Statement: Information on privacy measures for Conmetall Meister GmbH online services available from:
1. Basic Information
We are delighted to have you visit our website, and we would like to thank you for your interest. In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our web services, like our website and our online shops. The following information also relates to the use of our websites on mobile devices, e.g. smartphones or tablets. Personal data includes all data which could be used to identify you personally, or which make you identifiable via a username or identification code, such as your IP address or credit card number.
This Privacy Statement explains the legal basis and the purpose for this collection or processing of your data. We would like to inform you of your rights regarding the use of your personal data. If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal data, please contact us as the responsible entity — Controller under data protection law (for contact details see Clause 2).
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of personal data and other confidential information (e.g., orders or queries sent to Controllers), these online services use SSL or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by checking that the letters “https://” and a lock symbol appear in your browser address line.
2. Who we are (Controller for Data Privacy)
The Controller for the processing of data on our online services pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung — GRPD) is:
Contact information for our company Data Protection Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Data collection when accessing our online services
Accessing our web pages (without registration) will result in the automatic anonymised collection of the following data on our servers:
- masked IP address,
- access date/ time/ time zone,
- access status,
- type of access,
- type of protocol,
- type and number of pages accessed on our site,
- name and size of accessed files,
- referring website,
- web browser,
- operating system.
The listed non-personal data is collected automatically as part of the normal operations of our internet services. The information gathered about the use of our pages is not combined with any personal information provided through the online registration form. We do not have any personal references in our usage data.
We use the above data for the purposes of troubleshooting, generating statistics and measuring website activity with the aim of improving the value and use of our services. As such, we have a legitimate interest to justify the data processing activity pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GRPD.
Auf diese Daten hat zu den oben genannten Zwecken bei uns intern ausschließlich unser IT-Administrator Zugriff. Für die technische Gestaltung unserer Online-Angebote unter www.conmetallmeister.de und www.conmetall.de arbeiten wir mit der ITB-GmbH, Technologiepark Dieprahm, Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Str. 30, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort zusammen, mit der wir zu diesem Zweck einen Vertrag zur Auftragsverarbeitung abgeschlossen haben. Für das Hosting des Webangebots von www.meister-werkzeuge.de und www.i-drill.de arbeiten wir mit der Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen zusammen, mit der wir zu diesem Zweck ebenfalls einen Vertrag zur Auftragsverarbeitung abgeschlossen haben.
The above data is only collected for the period of use; once the use has ended, the data shall be deleted without delay, after seven days at the latest.
On our pages, we have provided an online form which enables you to make contact with us electronically. The form requires your first name and family name, your email address and telephone number as well as a box for entering a message to us. We need this data to process your request. You can also choose to provide us with your postal address. Additionally, you can contact us at any time via email. Contacting us is always voluntary.
This data is solely used for the purpose of answering your request or responding to your request for contact, and the technical administration involved. This processing is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GRPD, as we require the data listed above for the initiation, conduct or termination of a contractual relationship with you.
You request is logged by our internal customer service.
We do not pass on your requests to third-parties or to organisations outside of the EU.
After your request has been processed, we delete your contact information, at the latest, seven days after your request has been dealt with. This period of storage may be subject to statutory storage periods, for example, when your request is in connection with the processing of a contract or a warranty or guarantee. In this case, we store your request beyond seven days only for the purpose of complying with our legal obligations (Art. 6 (1) (c) GRPD). In this case, we delete your data on termination of the statutory storage period (Section 147 (3) Fiscal Code of Germany (Abgabeordnung - AO)), i.e. after a period of 10 years, beginning at the conclusion of the contract. We will delete your data at the end of this retention period without any request to do so on your part.
5. Use of your data for advertising purposes (product recommendations to existing customers/ newsletter subscription)
Recommending products to existing customers
If you have ordered products from us and provided your email address, we allow ourselves under the law to send you product recommendations for similar products which could be of interest to you, where you have not objected this use during the purchase process. This form of contact will only occur for the purpose of sending product recommendations via email to you as an existing customer. In this, we are pursuing our legitimate interest in sending personalised direct advertising to existing customers. This is consistent with our legitimate interest in direct advertising to existing customers under Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO in conjunction with Section 7 (3) German Unfair Competition Act (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb - UWG). If you have initially objected to this use of your email address, we will not send this information to you via email. You may withdraw your consent to the use of your email address to receive such messages from us at any time and with future effect. After receipt of your withdrawal of consent, we will cease the use of your email address for this purpose without delay.
6.1 What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. These text files are used for the temporary storage of information. Your browser stores cookies in the form of a readable text file once you access our site. If you are registered with us, cookies help us to recognise you, your device (computer, tablet or smart phone) the next time you access one of our pages. Some cookies may contain personal data.
6.2 What cookies do we use?
We do not use any other cookies.
6.3 Cookie overview
Below is an overview of the cookies used by us:
|Type of Cookie||Cookie Name||Description||Duration|
|cookiewookie||Storage of the acceptance/rejection of optional cookies.||1 year|
|sessiontradepro||Storage/saving of wishlist items||Session end|
|menu_show||Functionality of the CMS elements||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||CMS user administration||1 year|
7. Integration of social media and other services
On our website we refer to our profiles in social networks. These social network providers (e.g. Google, Facebook) have undertaken to comply with the data protection provisions of the EU-US data protection shield, the legal framework governing the transatlantic transmission of data which the European Commission and the United States have agreed (COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (notified under document C(2016) 4176)). These providers are also registered with the “Privacy Shield” Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. However, the European Court of Justice has declared this agreement invalid and found that the USA does not have a level of data protection comparable to that in the EU (ECJ, judgment of 16 July 2020 - C-311/18, para. 200, Facebook/Schrems II). US legislation gives various security authorities unlimited powers of surveillance, including the use of surveillance programmes that enable the mass collection and analysis of data. US providers are obliged under national law to grant the security authorities access to the data processed by them, even if the data is processed by a foreign company. If consent is granted, there is a risk that the data collected through social media and other services will become part of the mass surveillance in the USA. There is no legal remedy or efficient legal proceedings available in the USA against such surveillance.
7.1 Integration of YouTube videos
On our website, you will initially only see an inactive screenshots of Youtube Videos. There is no data transfer to Youtube at this point. Only when you click on this screenshot will a connection to Youtube be established via your web browser in a separate tab. From this point on you will be on the pages of the provider Youtube.
YouTube is a service operated in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland by Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4., Ireland and in the USA by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Once you have browsed to a video on YouTube itself (e.g., in our YouTube channel), your data may be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this data to evaluate your use of our videos on YouTube, to create anonymised reports about the videos watched and to offer video-use related services to us. We have an agreement with Google between our respective Controllers (Art. 26 GDPR) for the use of our YouTube channel. In it, we have committed ourselves to informing you about the processing of data when using our YouTube channel.
More information on data protection for the Google service "YouTube" is available in the pro-vider's Privacy Statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
7.2 Social media presence and use of social media icons on our pages
We do not use social plug-ins as active buttons on our website. We only use icons to refer to our presence in the following social networks:
- Facebook: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dub-lin 2, Ireland
- YouTube: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
- Instagram: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland
We only display the social media icons on our pages, and they are not activated. To ensure your privacy, we have implemented a solution which only sends the address of our servers to these services and not your IP address should you click and activate a social media plug-in.
If you click on a plug-in on our pages, this indicates your consent to connect with these third parties via a separate tab in your browser and allows these third parties to follow your visit to our pages. If you are a member of a social network, you can share the content of our web pages with other members of that social media network by clicking the button.
Your data may be processed outside of the EU if you are a member of a social network or when you visit or call up one of our social media pages. This may carry risks, for example, by making it harder for you to enforce your rights.
When you call up a social work, cookies are generally set to collect data on your user behav-iour which is then stored in your end device. As long as you have a user account on any net-work, and are logged in, your user behaviour can be saved to your user account. The social networks may use this user behaviour information for market research and advertising pur-poses. This may result in your being advertisements both inside and outside of your social networks. We have no influence over this.
We have no influence over the personal data collected and stored by social networks. We re-ceive evaluations of user behaviour from the social media sites listed above and may use this to send relevant advertising to users. If users interact with our social media pages and are logged into a user account, we can also recognise the user profile and see the content of comments or postings on our page. The processing of this data is carried out in joint respon-sibility with the provider of the social network in question. We have concluded an agreement with the individual providers of our social media pages on joint responsibility for the evalua-tion of data collected in connection with our social media pages (Art. 26 GDPR). In it, we have committed ourselves to providing you with this privacy information. More information is avail-able from the privacy policies of the individual social networks. You may also exercise the rights to which you are entitled against us. However, as the social network provider stores and evaluates your data, they are able to more comprehensively fulfil your rights.
7.3 Facebook Fanpage
Description of purpose and legal basis of data processing
In addition to our company website, we also operate a Facebook page (“Fanpage”). This can be found at https://facebook.com/conmetallmeister/. We use this page to introduce our company, provide information on our products and ser-vices, and to communicate with customers and interested parties.
We only process personal data when you interact with our Facebook page, e.g. if you leave a comment, click a Like button or send us a message. This use is lawful pursuant to either your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or due to our legitimate interest in providing tailored marketing to our customers (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). This includes for example, showing our current range, you send us a query in relation to a contract, or if you like or comment on one of our posts, or if you upload content to our Facebook page.
Analysis of user activity
We analyse all access and interactions on our Facebook page. Facebook creates user pro-files for this purpose, but only provides us with anonymised data in this regard. This involves aggregate data which provides us with insights of how users interact with our Facebook page.
Use of the data by Facebook:
Facebook only transfers user data to countries which have been granted an Adequacy Deci-sion by the European Commission pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR or based on guarantees offered pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR. Facebook Inc. and all its affiliated companies are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and therefore provides an appropriate level of data protection(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active)
Withdrawal of consent and right to object
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The legality of any processing that has occurred prior to the revocation of your consent remains unaffected. You may delete a comment or uploaded material yourself at any time.
Facebook offers you the opportunity to object to certain data processing; the relevant infor-mation and possibilities to opt-out can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ and for registered users at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
We operate a social media presence on https://instagram.com/, which we use to present photographs and posts related to our company, provide information on our services, and to communicate with customers. When using and accessing our Instagram page, your user data is processed by both the Ireland based company, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, as well as the USA based Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). Facebook uses Instagram to enable a system (among other things) that distributes advertising across its network.
We analyse all access and interactions on our Instagram page. Facebook creates user profiles for this purpose, but only provides us with anonymised data in this regard. This involves aggregate data which provides us with insights of how users interact with our Instagram page. The resulting statistics are only provided to us in anonymised form. We have no access to the underlying data. We process your data in conjunction with Facebook to provide this insight service. For this reason, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook between our respective Controllers.
This use is lawful pursuant to either your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or due to our legitimate interest in providing tailored marketing to our customers (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Instagram users may withdraw consent on publishing their comment or Like at any time with future effect by deleting the comment or content in question. The legality of any processing that has occurred prior to the revocation of that consent remains unaffected.
Facebook offers you the opportunity to object to certain data processing; the relevant information and possibilities to opt-out can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ and for registered users at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Instagram users can influence the extent to which their user behaviour may be recorded on our Instagram page at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences. Alternatively, the relevant settings can be changed at https://www.facebook.com/settings and https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/ or you can reject the processing of your data at: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/367438723733209.
You can also use the settings in your browser to prevent the processing your data using Facebook cookies.
Facebook only transfers user data to countries which have been granted an Adequacy Decision by the European Commission pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR or based on guarantees offered pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR. Facebook Inc. and all its affiliated companies are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield but this does not provide an appropriate level of data protection (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
8. Your rights as a data subject
Please read the following information about your rights as a data subject regarding the pro-cessing of your personal data.
8.1 The right of access
You have the right to request a confirmation whether your personal data is being processed. Should this be the case, you have the right to be informed of the personal data that has been collected, stored or processed, as well as to the following information:
- the processing purpose,
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data has been disclosed or will be disclosed,
- the duration of storage or the criteria for determining that duration,
- your additional rights (see below),
- if the personal data has not been collected from you, all available information regarding its source,
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and where existent, fur-ther relevant information.
You have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards available pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO against the transfer of your data to a third country or international organisation.
8.2 The right to rectification
You have the right to request the correction without delay of incorrect or incomplete personal data.
8.3 Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
You have the right to request that we delete all your personal data without delay. We are obliged to delete your personal data without delay where one of the following grounds ap-plies:
- Your personal data are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You are withdrawing your consent and there are no other legal grounds for processing that data
- You are filing an objection (see below) to the data processing.
- Your personal data were unlawfully processed.
- The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil an obligation under EU law or the law of the Member States.
- A child has provided consent to the collection of personal data.
8.4 Right to restriction of processing:
You have the right to request a restriction of our data processing when one of the following conditions is met:
- you are contesting the accuracy of the personal data,
- the data processing is unlawful, but you do not agree to the deletion of the personal da-ta, instead requesting a restriction of its use,
- we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- you have objected to processing (see below) and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate interest will prevail.
8.5 Right to notification
If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this rectification, erasure of the data or restriction of the data processing unless this proves impossible or requires a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of those recipients.
8.6 Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without interference on our part provided that:
- the processing is based on consent granted pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO or Art.9 (2) (a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO; and
- the processing is carried our using automated methods.
In exercising this right, you may request that personal data related to you be transferred di-rectly from us to another controller insofar as this is technically feasible, and does not in-fringe on the freedoms and rights of any other person. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data required for fulfilling a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of an official authority invested in the controller.
8.7 Right to object
You have the right, based on grounds relating to your particular personal situation to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, unless it is based on one of the following grounds:
- the processing of your personal data by us is required for the fulfilment of a task that lies in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority that has been delegated to us; or
- the processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third-party, in so far as your interests or basic rights require that protection of your personal data prevail.
The right to object also applies to profiling based on these processes.
If the personal data that concerns you is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
You also have the right, on grounds arising from your particular personal situation, to object to the processing of your personal data undertaken by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes, unless such processing is necessary for the perfor-mance of a task in the public interest.
8.8 Right to withdraw consent and data protection law
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The revocation may be simply sent to us at any time, e.g., an informal email. Processing of your data which occurred prior to the withdrawal of consent is not affected.
8.9 Right of appeal to the supervisory authority
Do you think that the processing of your personal data was illegal? Then you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in your country of residence or country of work, or at the location the alleged breach took place. If you are in doubt, contact the agency responsible for us at Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony Commissioner for Data Protection), Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover, Telefon: +49 511 120-4500, Telefax: +49 511 120-4599, E-Mail: email@example.com Other administrative or judicial remedies are not affected by the exercise of these rights.
Last updated: December 2020
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