PRIVACY STATEMENT

General Introduction:

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want to ensure your safety when visiting our Internet page. We handle data protection, in particular, in compliance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act (BSDG – new) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We would herewith like to inform you of the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data. We would like to point out that this Privacy Statement solely refers to our own web pages and does not apply to third-party websites to which we may refer in the form of a link.

Object of protection:

The object of this Privacy Statement is to protect personal data. This includes all information that refers to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). This includes, in particular, all information that allows conclusions to be drawn as to your identity (e.g. details such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number).

Technical requirements:

In order for you to be able to set up a connection to our website, your browser transfers specific data to the webserver of our website. This is a technical requirement that allows the information you called up from our website to be made available to you. This is achieved by storing and using a shortened form of your IP address, the date and time of your request, your operating system type and other information for a maximum period of 7 days. We reserve the right to store these data for a limited period in order to safeguard our legitimate interests so as to be able to derive information from personal data in the case of unauthorized access or the attempt to deliberately cause damage to our company through this route (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR). These data shall be solely stored or transferred for this and no other purpose, whereby we shall not inform you of this or ask for your consent in advance.

Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer or mobile end device to detect, for example, whether you visit the same websites repeatedly from the same end device or browser. In general, we set cookies to analyze the interest in our website as well as to improve the user-friendliness of our website. In principle, however, you can also call up our website without using cookies.

As a rule, cookies can be deactivated or removed with the aid of special tools which are offered by most commercial browsers. For each browser that you use, you have to determine the settings separately and configure these individually. The different browsers offer a range of functions and options to this purpose.

For full and easy usage of our website, you should accept those cookies that allow the use of specific functions, resp. make it easier to use. You can review which cookies are used by us and to which purpose – and how long these are stored – in the following overview:

NameWebsiteFunctionValidity
SSESSba9c20c95bafdbe36a3cbdc2021a9b58www.stahlrohr.eu
has_js www.stahlrohr.eu Registers whether the user has deactivated JavaScript in his/her browser.Until the end of the session
Drupal.toolbar.collapsedwww.stahlrohr.eu

When calling up our website, you will be informed about the use of these cookies by way of an informative text in our cookie banner. You automatically accept these cookies, if you continue to use them or by clicking on the “OK” button.

Cookie types:

In order to be able to explain the most common cookie types in more detail, we have provided explanations of these in the following to help you to understand them:

1. Session cookies:

The usage of session cookies allows users and the changes they make on a website to be identified. They allow the website to track their movements across individual pages so that information that has already been entered/stored does not have to be re-entered/stored again. Webshop shopping baskets are a good example of this. The session cookie stores the selected products in the shopping basket so that this contains the correct articles when payment is made at checkout. Session cookies are deleted when the user logs off or become invalid once the session has automatically expired.

2. Permanent or protocol cookies:

A permanent or protocol cookie stores the user’s information and settings on the user’s computer for the duration of the period defined by the respective expiration date. This allows quicker and easier access as you do not, for example, have to repeat the language settings or re-enter your login data. These cookies are automatically deleted when the storage period expires.

3. Third party cookies:

As a rule, third party cookies have no influence on the usage of the page as they do not originate from the operator of the website. They fulfill, for example, the purpose of collecting information for advertising purposes, personalized content and web statistics and for passing these on to the respective third-party provider.

4. Tracking cookies:

Tracking cookies are special text files which open up the possibility of collecting data on the behavior of the Internet users. This is aimed at gaining information on what the user’s main points of interest are, for example, to be able to launch made-to-measure promotional offers. Therefore, tracking cookies are not only set during the login process but are automatically set whenever the website is visited.

The examples of the most common types of cookies in the above representation is intended to provide you with a global overview of this type of data collection. The information contained therein does not claim to be complete. As a result of technical developments in the IT sector, it is to be assumed that  further cookie types will be developed during the course of time. Prior to using our website, please refer at regular intervals to the Privacy Statement on our website to find out about the latest changes.

Google Maps:

Our website uses the Google Maps map service via an API (application programming interface). The provider of this map service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to be able to use the Google Maps functions, your IP address needs to be saved. According to Google, this information is generally transferred to and stored on a server in the USA. We, as the operator of the website, have no influence on the transfer of these data. The information is not transmitted until you click the “activate” button on the map. Upon activating the map, you automatically consent to the transfer of this information. If you do not wish to consent to the transfer of this information, please do not click on the “activate” button on the map. You can then continue to use the page without a transfer taking place. Google Maps is used with a view to presenting our online portfolio in an attractive way and to make it easy to find us at the locations stated on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as provided for in Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s Privacy Statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

YouTube:

We use YouTube to integrate videos to make our webpage attractive and informative for you.

As a rule, when you visit one of our pages which incorporates a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is normally established. However, we use Heise’s embetty tool on our website to prevent this from happening. All of our videos have been embedded on our pages using “embetty” so that your IP address is not actually transmitted to the YouTube servers until you actively click on the video in question. Should you fail to do this, however, no data will be sent to YouTube whilst you are visiting our website.

Our legitimate interests, as described in Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR, provide the legal basis for our data processing activities (in as far as such processing actually takes place).

The company that operates YouTube is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

YouTube sets cookies to collect information on those who visit their Internet page. Among other things, YouTube uses these to record video statistics, to avoid and investigate cases of fraud and to improve user-friendliness. This may also result in a connection being made to Google’s DoubleClick Network. If you launch a YouTube video, this may initiate further data processing processes. We have no influence on this.

If you have a YouTube account and are logged in to this account when you call up our webpages, you are basically allowing YouTube to directly associate your surfing behavior with your personal YouTube profile. You can avoid this by logging out of your YouTube account.

More information on data protection at YouTube can be found in their Privacy Statement at: https://www.youtube.de/t/privacy,
resp. at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Further general information:

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We check this Privacy Statement on a regular basis to ensure that it complies with the legal provisions, the jurisprudence and the statements of the supervisory authorities, as well as to align it to emerging trends and the technological state of the art. In this respect, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement, in order to adjust this in line with new legal data protection requirements or other changes in the factual or legal circumstances. We kindly ask, therefore, that you always check the information on our Privacy Statement applicable at the time prior to using our website.

Who is responsible for the data processing? (Art. 13, para. 1 (a), (b) GDPR)

Stahlrohr GmbH is responsible for data processing on our webpage. Please refer to the Imprint for the respective contact details: https://www.stahlrohr.eu/en/imprint

You can reach our Data Protection Officer at the following address:

Stahlrohr GmbH
To the attention of the Data Protection Officer
Gesellschaft für Stahl- und Rohrhandel
Am Blumenkampshof 67
47059 Duisburg
Germany
Email: datenschutz@stahlrohr.eu
Tel.: +49 (0)203 28916-0

Who receives your personal data? (Art. 13, para. 1 (e), (f) GDPR)

We treat your personal data confidentially and never pass these on to third parties unless you have provided us with your consent to do so or in cases where these are to be made available based on a legal or contractual commitment. In individual cases, we may contract processors to process your personal data. This would be carried out in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR and on the basis of a respective commissioned data processing contract.

How long are the data stored? (Art. 13, para. 2 (a) GDPR)

The legislator has imposed numerous retention periods and deadlines.

We only store your data as long as this is legally required.

Once these periods have lapsed, we delete the respective data as a matter of routine, in as far as they are no longer required with a view to fulfilling the contract. We store data that are processed based on your consent until this consent is revoked, resp. as long as these data are required. We store data that are processed based on a legitimate interest as long as this legitimate interest continues to exist.

In line with the legal provisions, commercial law data or financially-relevant data ensuing from a closed financial year are deleted after ten years, in as far as no longer retention periods have been stipulated or are required for legitimate reasons. In as far as the data are not subject to specific retention periods, they are deleted when the purpose for which they were processed ceases to exist.

For which purposes and on which legal basis do we process your personal data? (Art. 13, para. 1 (c), (d) GDPR)

We have already outlined the purposes and legal basis for processing data. In addition, the following generally applies: Where required, we process your data to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of other third parties in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR, for example to establish legal claims or to defend ourselves in legal disputes or to uphold our IT operations or security.

Only in cases where we have a legitimate interest or where we have received your written consent to process your personal data do we process your data for purposes of external communications and marketing on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1 (a) or (f) GDPR. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

To comply with legal obligations, we are allowed or must, where required, process your data and pass these on to third parties (in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 (c)).

In no case shall we use your data in an automated decision-making process or for profiling purposes.

Furthermore, we use cookies to be able to offer you an improved service when using our webpage and to make this webpage easier for you to use (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR).

Which rights and obligations do you have? (Art. 13, para. 2 (b), (c), (d), (e) GDPR)

All data subjects have the following rights:

  • In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to receive information. This means that you can request confirmation from us as to whether your personal data are being processes by ourselves.
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to rectification. This means that you can demand that we rectify any incorrect personal data concerning yourself.
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). This means that you can demand that we erase any personal data concerning your person without undue delay – unless we are unable to erase your data due to being required to observe, for example, legal retention periods.
  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing. This means that we are practically no longer allowed to process your personal data – apart from storing them.
  • In accordance with Art. 20, GDPR, you have the right to data portability. This means that you have the right to receive the personal data concerning yourself and that you have made available to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit these data to another controller.
  • In accordance with Art. 7, para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw any consent you have provided at any time with future effect.
  • In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

In addition, you also have the right to object which we will be explaining in more detail at the end of this data protection information sheet.

If you would like to exercise any of your above rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer (see contact information listed above).

Responsible supervisory authority

State Data Protection Officer
North Rhine-Westphalia
Office address: Kavalleriestr. 2 – 4, 40312 Düsseldorf, Germany
Postal address: P.O. Box 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)211 38424-0
Email address: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Information on your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You have the right to object, on grounds resulting from your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning your person which is carried out based on Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR (data processing based on the weighing up of legitimate interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision as described in Art. 4 (4) GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or where this processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Please direct your objection in writing (via email or post) to the attention of our Data Protection Officer (see contact information listed above).