1. Data protection at a glance


General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means any data by which you can be identified personally. You can find detailed information concerning data protection in the privacy policy that follows this text.

Data collection on our website?

Who is the controller responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the owner of the website. You can find their contact details in the legal notice on this website.

How we collect your data?
For one thing, your data are collected when you communicate them to us. This may be data you enter in a contact form. Other data are collected automatically and after your consent by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mostly technical data (e. g. web browser, operating system or time of access to a page). The collection of these data happens automatically as soon as you enter this website.

How we use your data?
Some of the data are collected to ensure the smooth running of the website. Other data can be used for analysing your user behaviour.

Your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the source, recipient and purpose of your personal data stored by us at any time free of charge. You also have the right to obtain the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. If you have provided us with your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request under certain circumstances that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Regarding this and other questions concerning data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

Analytics tools and third-party tools

When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour may be analysed statistically. This is done mostly by means of so-called analytics programmes. You can find more detail on these analytics programmes in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)


External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated by a website. The use of the host is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR). Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to these data.

3. General and mandatory information


Data protection

The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will keep your personal data confidential and handle them in accordance with statutory provisions on data protection and this privacy policy. When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data means any data by which you can be identified personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done. Please note that transferring data over the internet (e. g., when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information regarding the data controller

The following is responsible for the processing of personal data as part of the use of this website:

Sigma Spanntechnik GmbH
Schelmenackerweg 2
72514 Inzigkofen

Telephone: +49 (0) 75 71 / 7 49 17 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 75 71 / 7 49 17 – 51
E-Mail: info@sigma-spanntechnik.de
Internet: www.sigma-spanntechnik.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e. g. names, email addresses and the like).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many instances of data processing are possible only with your express consent. You can withdraw any consent already given at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)

IF DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF POINT (E) OR (F) OF ART 6(1) GDPR, YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, INCLUDING PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU RAISE OBJECTIONS, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THESE REASONS UNLESS WE HAVE PROOF OF COMPELLING AND LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH PREVAIL OVER YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR WHERE THE PROCESSING IS NECESSARY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21(2) GDPR). IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS MARKETING AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING PROFILING IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21(2) DSGVO).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of the GDPR, the persons concerned have a right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the suspected violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or legal remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the data which we process automatically based on your consent or in the performance of a contract or have them transmitted to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Where you request the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be done only where technically feasible.

SSL and / or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect confidential contents such as orders or queries which you send to us as owners of the site, this site uses SSL and / or TLS encryption. You can tell an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar. When SSL or TLS encryption is active, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

Under applicable legal provisions, you have the right, at any time and free of charge, of access to your personal data stored by us and to information about their source and recipients and the purposes of the data processing and, where appropriate, a right to rectification or erasure of these data. Regarding this and other questions concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

Objection to marketing emails

We hereby object to the use of our contact details, as published under the obligation to provide a legal notice, for sending us marketing and information materials not expressly solicited by us. The owners of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the event of being sent unsolicited marketing information, for example in the form of spam emails.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Regarding this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
• If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the verification you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If the processing of your personal data was / is carried out unlawfully, you may request that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.
• If we no longer need your personal data, but you do need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data instead of deleting it.
• If you have lodged an objection under Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
• If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may be processed – apart from their storage – only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

4. Data collection on our website


Cookies

Our website uses what are referred to as “cookies“. Cookies are small text files and do not harm your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser. In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third party company (e. g. cookies for processing payment services). Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not function without them (e. g. the shopping basket function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display marketing. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e. g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e. g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR unless another legal basis is given. The owner of the website has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the optimal provision of its services free of technical errors. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR); consent may be revoked at any time. You can configure your browser such that you are informed when cookies are set and allow cookies only in individual cases, refuse cookies in certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited. Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this privacy policy and, if necessary, request your consent.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. These include:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the computer accessing the website
• Time of the server request
• IP address
This data is not combined with other data sources. The basis for the recording of these data is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically flawless presentation and the optimisation of their website – to this end, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via a contact form, your information from the enquiry form including the contact details given there will be stored by us for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and any further enquiries. We will not pass these data on to others without your consent. These data are processed on the basis of point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the queries addressed to us (point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR), provided that this consent has been requested. The data entered into the contact form by you will remain with us until you request their erasure, withdraw your consent to their storage or the purpose for which the data were stored no longer applies (e. g., when your enquiry has been dealt with). Mandatory statutory provisions – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.

Query by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your query including all personal data (name, query) resulting thereof will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass these data on to others without your consent. These data are processed on the basis of point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the queries addressed to us (point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR), provided that this consent has been requested. The data sent to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request their erasure, withdraw your consent to their storage or the purpose for which the data were stored no longer applies (e. g. when your request has been dealt with). Any mandatory statutory provisions – in particular, statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Plugins and tools


Google Web Fonts

For the uniform presentation of fonts, this website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser will load the web fonts required in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. To that end, your browser needs to connect to Google’s servers. In this way, Google is made aware that this website has been accessed from your IP address. The basis for the use of Google WebFonts is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the uniform presentation of the type face on their website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e. g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be carried out exclusively on the basis of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. You can find further information on Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

OpenStreetMap

We use the map service of OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider is the Open-Street-Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom. If you visit a website on which OpenStreetMap is integrated, data including your IP address and other information about your behaviour on this website are passed on to the OSMF. To this end, OpenStreetMap may store cookies in your browser or use comparable recognition technologies. Further, your location may be recorded if you have allowed this in your device settings – e.g. on your mobile phone. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. For details, please see the privacy policy of OpenStreetMap at the following link: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy. The use of OpenStreetMap takes place in the interests of an attractive presentation of our online services and easy findability of the locations indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e. g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be carried out exclusively on the basis of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.