This section provides you with information on the type of data collected and for what purpose.
1. Automated data processing / data disclosure
When visiting our website, data are processed – for technical reasons – by automatic means which, however, precludes all identification tracing of the person concerned, i.e. you as a person. These data are stored in server log files and processed on an anonymous basis purely for statistical purposes. The contents of the data include among other things information with regard to the time of access, the browser used, the Referrer URL (website previously visited) and other information (purely of a technical nature) on your hardware as well as the operating system you use along with browser information. Such data are not disclosed to third parties.
2. Collection of personal data
Personal information data are processed solely for order-handling operations and the implementation of contractual procedures.
Processing of personal data only takes place in the course of making enquiries or handling of contract issues previously sent to us by the person concerned or a third-party commissioned by that person, e.g. for compiling an offer or bid.
Where you transmit your personal data to us or have already done so, we assure you that these will not be disclosed to third parties unless required for executing the order or if such disclosure is stipulated by law.
Security warning concerning transfer of data on the Internet
Notwithstanding all technical and organisational security measures, no 100% guarantee can be assumed for safety in processing your personal data via our website. For that reason, we would advise you to forward all highly sensitive data by post or communicate these to us by phone where required for executing our orders.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
The processing of personal data takes place primarily on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) applicable to the performance of contractual agreements or pre-contractual measures. Alternatively, within a non-contractual framework where this involves explicit consent of the person concerned, this proceeds in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulations.
Duration of data storage
Personal data are stored by us in connection with contractual processing in accordance with the statutory stipulations governing data retention periods. In the case of a further contact maintenance, such personal data are deleted observing a period of notice of 8 years after transaction-related correspondence has finally taken place. An exception to this is a desire for deletion expressed by the person concerned which is carried out directly unless precluded by a legal ruling pursuant to a request made by a government agency.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties – Categories of Recipients
Personal data are only disclosed to third parties to the extent that is absolutely necessary for fulfilling our contractual obligations towards the person concerned. For example it may be necessary to resort to the services of one or more subcontractors in order to fulfil specific parts of the contract, a circumstance necessitating disclosure of that person’s name and address.