Data Protection, Privacy and Cookie Policy

1. Data Protection

The security and protection of your personal data

SK TEC GmbH collects personal data such as your name, address, email, telephone number etc. exclusively for the purpose for which you provide your data. Our primary task is to protect the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and protect it from unauthorised access and we apply the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.

SK TEC GmbH is governed by civil law and is subject to both the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz = BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that these regulations are observed by us and by our external service providers.

The following guidelines provide an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data in this context is all the data by which you can be personally identified. The following data protection and privacy policy details how we protect your personal data.

The collection of personal data when you visit our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Information about the person responsible for data collection via our website and for data protection (the data controller) is shown in section 2) "Who is the person responsible for your personal data?".

How do we collect your personal data?

Your personal data is collected when you communicate with us; for example the information you enter on the website contact form. Additionally, some data is automatically collected whenever you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (eg internet browser, operating system or the time of your page visit).

How do we use your data?

Some data is collected to ensure the smooth, error-free provision of our website. Other data can be used to analyse the use of our website and to help us improve our website.

What rights do you have with regards to your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Furthermore, you can contact us at any time at the address shown below section 2) if you have any further questions about data protection. You also have a right of appeal to the statutory supervisory authority.

Analytics tools and third party tools

When you visit our website your browsing behaviour can be evaluated - primarily with cookies and analytics programmes. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is abstract: We do not store your personal information and cannot identify who you are. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Details about how you can block such analysis are contained in this data protection policy.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with both the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy.

When you use this website various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection policy explains what data we collect and for what purpose we use it. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose it is done.

Please note that data transmitted over the internet (eg by email) may be liable to gaps in security so that absolute protection against data access by third parties is not possible.

Who is the person responsible for your personal data?

The person responsible (data controller) for the collection and managing of your personal data via our website is:

Hubert Schulte (Managing Director)
SK TEC GmbH
Berkenhofskamp 17
58710 Menden
Germany

Telephone +49 (0)2372 919 60 90
Fax +49 (0)2372 91960 91
hs@sktec.eu

The data controller is the person or legal entity who either alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (eg names, email addresses, etc.).

Children

Our services are exclusively aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Your right to revoke your consent

If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of such consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of such consent until it is revoked. You can contact us to exercise your right of revocation at any time.

Your right to request confirmation

You have the right to request from the data controller at any time confirmation as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you or not.

Your right to request information

If your personal data is being processed you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:

  • a. The purposes of processing;
  • b. The categories of personal data being processed;
  • c. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or is still to be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or in international organisations;
  • d. If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
  • e. The existence of a right to have personal data concerning you rectified or deleted or the existence of a right for limiting the processing of such data by the data controller or of a right for opposing such processing;
  • f. The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • g. If the personal data was not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of such data;
  • h. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 paragraphs (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

When personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees under Article 46 GDPR in relation to such transfer and on request will provide a copy of the personal data being processed. We may charge an appropriate fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you may request. If you submit the application electronically, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the rights and freedoms of any other person.

Your right to request corrections

You have the right to request us to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request, by means of a supplementary declaration, the completion of incomplete personal data.

Your right to request deletion ("Right to be forgotten")

You have the right to request the data controller to delete personal data relating to you immediately, and we are obliged to delete such personal data immediately, if one of the following reasons applies:

  • a. The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  • b. The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the data processing was based in accordance with Article 6 par. 1(a) or Article 9 par. 2 (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for such processing.
  • c. The data subject opposes data processing in accordance with Article 21 par. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for such processing or the data subject opposes processing of such data in accordance with Article 21 par. 2 GDPR.
  • d. The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • e. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
  • f. The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with Article 8 par.1 GDPR.

In the event that the data controller has made the personal data public and is, in accordance with paragraph 1, obliged to delete such data he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account both the available technology and the relevant implementation costs, to inform data processors who process such personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to such personal data or any copies or replications thereof.

The right to request deletion of personal data ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if such processing is necessary:

  • To exercise the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of information;
  • To perform a legal obligation required under the law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject to or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • For reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9 par. 2 (h and i) as well as Article 9 par. 3 GDPR;
  • For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 par. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously undermine the attainment of the objectives of such processing; or
  • For asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Your right to request limitation of processing

You have the right to request us to limit the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

  • a. The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject. Here such limited processing is admissible for a period of time during which the data controller should be able to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • b. The processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests a restriction on the use of such personal data;
  • c. The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing but the data subject requires the data for the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
  • d. The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Article 21 par. 1 GDPR until it has been established whether the data controller’s justified reasons outweigh those of the data subject.

Where processing has been limited in accordance with the conditions set out above, such personal data shall, apart from being stored, only be processed with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural person or legal entity or on grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

In order to exercise the right to request limited processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

Your rights regarding data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without interference from the data controller to whom the personal data was provided in the first place, provided that:

  • a. The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 par. 1(a) or Article 9 par. 2 (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 par. 1 (b) GDPR, and
  • b. The processing is carried out using automated methods.

When exercising the right regarding data transferability in accordance with paragraph 1 you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, where this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right regarding data transferability does not affect the right to deletion ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to any processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Your right to object

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 par. 1 (e) or (f) of the GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The data controller will then no longer process the personal data unless he can prove compelling grounds or reasons worth protecting for such processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or such processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, then the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 par. 1 for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a public interest task.

You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the data controller.

Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, that has a legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:

  • a. Is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller;
  • b. Is admissible by law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and if such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
  • c. Is made with the express consent of the data subject.

The data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; this includes the right to enforce the intervention of a person on the side of the data collector, to express one's own position and to challenge the decision.

The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the respective data collector.

Your right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You shall also, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, of work or of the place of suspected infringement, if the person concerned considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is contrary to this regulation.

Your right to an effective judicial remedy

Without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right of appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you believe that your rights under this regulation (GDPR) have been infringed as a result of your personal data not being processed in accordance with this regulation.

3. Data collected by our website

Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies that collect data. Most websites - including SK TEC - use cookies to provide the best possible website visitor experience. Cookies do not damage your computer, cannot run programs and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device to measure usage of our site and identify website problems (such as broken links) and are assigned to the browser you use. Through these cookies certain information is provided to the site that sets the cookie which serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective.

Cookies we use

The majority of cookies we deploy are “session cookies”. These store a so-called session ID, by which your browser’s various requests can be assigned to the same session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can configure your browser settings to turn-off third party cookies or all cookies, for example. So-called “third party cookies" are cookies that have been set by a third party and not by our website. Please note that turning-off cookies may affect the full functionality of our website.

Cookies that are necessary for carrying out electronic communications or to provide certain website functions are stored on the basis of Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure error-free and optimised provision of the website. As far as other cookies (eg cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection and privacy policy.

Server log data

The SK TEC web server automatically collects and stores information in so-called server logs, which your browser automatically transmits. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

These data files are not combined with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 par.1 (f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send SK TEC GmbH enquiries via our contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you have entered there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time in writing by post or by sending us an email. The legality of the data processed up to the revocation remains unaffected by such revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until such a time you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for its storage, or if the purpose for data storage ceases to apply (eg after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.

4. Google Analytics and advertising

This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is 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 enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operators have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both their website and their advertising.

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opt-out of data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. A cookie opt-out is set, which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website again in the future: Google Analytics Deactivation

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data please refer to Google's Data Protection Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Processing of order-related data

We have a contract with Google regarding the processing of order related data and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with regards to the use of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics demographics tracking

This website employs the Google Analytics demographic feature. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time in your Google Account settings or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the "Opt-out of data collection" section.

Google web fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This informs Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is to achieve a uniform and appealing website and represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your Browser does not support Google Web Fonts, they will be replaced with the default fonts on your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
and Google's Data Protection Policy can be found here:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Changes to this Policy

This Data Protection and Privacy Policy was last updated on 25 May 2018. It is constantly reviewed and will be updated as and when necessary.

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SK TEC GmbH
Berkenhofskamp 17
58710 Menden
Germany

Tel +49 (0)2373 919 60 90
Fax +49 (0)2373 919 60 91