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We, KVT-Fastening GmbH, Max-Eyth-Str. 14, 89186 Illerrieden, Germany, are proprietors of the web-site available under kvt-fastening.de and the linked online shop under shop.kvt-fastening.de. We are thus responsible for recording, processing and using your personal data  within the meaning of the Data Protection Act when you visit our site.

Personal data are individual details concerning your personal or material circumstances, such as your name, your e-mail address and your postal address and sundry other information relating to your person and identity.

We make use of your personal details only within the limits permitted by current data protection legislation. We describe below which of your personal details are recorded and stored. In addition, we give you information on how your data are used, and what are your rights in respect of the use of your data.

 

I. Recording and storage of personal details and the type and purpose of use to which they are put

1. On visiting our web-site

When you visit our web-site, our servers temporarily store every access in a protocol file. Without any action on your part, the following data can be recorded and stored by us for a maximum of 30 days before they are automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the computer used to access the web-site;
  • date of the access;
  • ·name and URL of the file(s) called up;
  • web-site from which the site was accessed (referrer-URL);
  • ·operating system of the computer used and the browser it used and
  • access provider.

 

These data are recorded and processed to make the use of our web-site possible (establishing the connection), to ensure long-term security and stability of our system and for the technical administration of the network infrastructure. They do not make it possible for us to draw any conclusions about you as a person.

In addition, when our web-site is visited we make use of cookies, web analysis and marketing services. Further explanations of these features are found under Sections III, IV and VI.

 

2. On registering for our e-shop

When you wish to place an order for products through the e-shop offered on our web-site, it is necessary to register beforehand. In the course of registration for our e-shop, we record the following data:

  • company name and VAT identification number
  • address and country
  • name and given name
  • e-mail address
  • telephone and fax number

 

These details are essential for a registration. In addition you may if you wish add your department and an individual message.

Recording of this data is carried out:

  • so that we know who our contract partner is;
  • as a basis for design, handling and altering contractual relationships with you relating to your orders and the use of the e-shop;
  • for checking the data entered for plausibility and for authorising the registration;
  • for registration confirmation and the setting up of an access to your customer account in the e-shop;
  • to enable us to contact you in the event of queries on your orders.

 

3. On registration for our download centre

Our web-site has a comprehensive selection of documented expertise on fastening technology available for you to download. Downloading this information also requires registration in advance. In the course of registration for the Download Centre, the following data is recorded:

  • title, given name, name
  • company
  • e-mail address
  • password

 

This data is recorded in order as far as possible to prevent misuse and to send you further information and our newsletter by e-mail – provided you have specifically requested this (see paragraph 4). Apart from this, we may use the data to contact you personally.

 

4. On registration for our newsletter

Provided you have expressly agreed, we use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter regularly and in addition to inform you from time to time about special offers and campaigns. For receipt of the newsletter, details of an e-mail address and your company name suffice. The company name is required so that we can identify you as a company customer. If you wish, you may in addition give a title and your name so that we can address you personally in each newsletter.

 

At the end of every newsletter you will find a link you can use to cancel the newsletter at any time. You can also cancel the newsletter at any time by e-mail to newsletter@kvt-fastening.com.

5. Ordering a catalogue

On our web-site you have the opportunity to select current product catalogues and download them in PDF format. Alternatively you can order the catalogues by post. For sending the desired catalogue by post, we must have

  • company name
  • address
  • name, given name

 

For individual handling of your catalogue order, you can give us further details if you wish (e-mail, telephone, fax, message). Provided you have authorised this, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter and further information.

 

6. Using the contact form

You can send us general enquiries using the contact form provided on our web-site. To do this, you must give a valid e-mail address, your name, given name, and the name of a company. You may give further details if you wish.

These details are recorded so that we can find out from whom an enquiry originated and what is the best way to respond to your enquiry individually as you request, be it by post, telephone or e-mail.

 

II. Passing on of data

To the extent that this is legally permissible and necessary for us to process the contractual relationship with you, your personal details will be passed on to third parties. This concerns in particular passing on data to shipping companies to enable them to deliver goods you ordered. The data may only be used by the third party for the purpose for which it was passed on.

Furthermore, your personal data will only be passed on if you have expressly agreed to this; if there is a legal obligation to do this; or if this is necessary to assert rights and in particular for the assertion of rights in respect of a legal relationship with you.

Data is not passed on to third parties for any other purpose.

III. Cookies

We make use of cookies on our web-site. These are small files which your browser creates automatically and which are stored on you terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone etc.) when you visit our web-site. Cookies do not harm your terminal device in any way, contain no viruses, Trojan horses or any other harmful software.

In the cookie information is stored which relates to the specific terminal device in use for the visit to our site. This does not however mean that we are able to draw any direct conclusions concerning personal data.

One purpose for the use of cookies is to enhance the user-friendliness of our web-site for you. Thus we use "session cookies" to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our web-site, that you have already logged in to your customer account or to collate your order in your shopping basket. In certain cases, entries and settings may be recorded on your visit, such as language. These session cookies are deleted automatically after you leave our web-site.

The other reason for our use of cookies is to keep a statistical record of the use of our web-site and for the purpose of evaluating the optimisation of our service to you (see Section IV) and to fade in information of potential interest to you (see Section VI). These cookies enable us to recognise on a repeat visit to our web-site that you were already here. These cookies are also automatically deleted after a certain defined time.

The use of cookies does not mean that we gather new personal data about you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a warning always appears before a new cookie is stored.

Deactivation of cookies can however make it impossible to make use of all the functions of our web-site.

 

IV. Web analysis

For the purpose of optimising design and for continuous improvement of our web-site, we make use of various web analysis services. In this connection, user profiles are created under a pseudonym and cookies (see Section III) are used.

1. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics. This is a web analysis service of Google Inc. The information created by the cookie used relating to your use of our web-site (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google Inc. server located in the USA and stored there. IP addresses are made anonymous, so that assignment to you is not possible (IP masking). The information is used to evaluate the use of our web-site, to collate reports on web-site activities for us and to fulfil other services for us related to the use of web-sites and the Internet. In no case will your data be merged with any other data recorded by Google.

Transfer of the information by Google to third parties is only activated where prescribed by law or to the extent that third parties process the data by particular order.

You can prevent the installation of these cookies by corresponding settings of your browser software; in this case however, we advise you that it is possible and even likely that you will be unable to make full use of all functionalities of our web-site.

You can furthermore prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie and that relating to your use of the web-site (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This will set an opt-out cookie which prevents future recording of your data on visits to this web-site. The opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for our web-site and is stored on your terminal device. If you delete all cookies in this browser, you will have to reset the opt-out cookie.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics will be found rel="noopener noreferrer" for example under Google Analytics-Hilfe.

 

2. WiredMinds

For marketing purposes and optimisation, this web-site rel="noopener noreferrer" uses products and services rel="noopener noreferrer" of WiredMinds (www.wiredminds.de). These record, process and store data which is used to create user profiles under pseudonyms. Wherever possible and sensible, these user profiles are completely anonymised. Cookies may be used. Cookies are small text data stored in the Internet browser of the visitor and serve for recognition of the Internet browser. The data recorded, which may also contain personal data, are either transmitted to WiredMinds or directly recorded by them. WiredMinds is authorised to use information left behind after visits to the web-sites for the creation of anonymised user profiles. The data thus obtained is not used to identify the visitor to this web-site personally without the express agreement of the user concerned and will not be combined with personal data relating to the holder of the pseudonym. Where IP addresses are recorded, these will be anonymised immediately after recording by deletion of the last number block. Agreement to data recording, processing and storage can be rel="noopener noreferrer" withdrawn at any time with rel="noopener noreferrer" immediate effect for the rel="noopener noreferrer" future.

Exclude from web-site tracking

 

V. On-Site Search

 

Our web-site includes a search function with which you may search for specific content on our web-site. The search enquiries can be statistically evaluated by us to allow us to optimise our site. In this connection, pseudonymic search profiles may be created. This does not lead to our receiving personal data. If you do not want this, please refrain from using the search function.

VI. Targeting

On our web-site information on optimising advertising is recorded and evaluated using cookies. For this we use targeting technologies from Google Inc. (e.g. Doubleclick, Google Remarketing). These technologies enable us to target you with individual interest-related advertising. The cookies used record for instance details of the products in which you have been interested in the past. Based on this information we are able to show you offers on third party web-sites which appear to coincide with your special interest, according to previous user behaviour. Recording and evaluation of your user behaviour is exclusively pseudonymic and does not make it possible to identify you. In particular, the information will not be collated with personal data relating to you.

The cookie will be automatically deleted after 30 days. If you prefer not to receive any interest-based advertising, you can prevent this by corresponding cookie settings in your browser.

Settings rel="noopener noreferrer" for rel="noopener noreferrer" showing interest-based advertising rel="noopener noreferrer" can also be set rel="noopener noreferrer" using the Google Anzeigeneinstellungsmanager

Further rel="noopener noreferrer" information rel="noopener noreferrer" and data protection regulations rel="noopener noreferrer" regarding advertising rel="noopener noreferrer" and Google will be found rel="noopener noreferrer" in the Google Datenschutzerklärung & Nutzungsbedingungen. (Date protection statement and conditions of use)

 

VII. Social Plugins

 

1. Facebook

Our web-site uses "Plugins" of the social network Facebook, offered by Facebook Inc. These Facebook Plugins are marked with a Facebook logo. A summary of Facebook.

When you call up a page of our web presentation which contains such a Plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the Plugin is sent direct to your browser by Facebook and integrated in the page.

Through this connection, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our web presentation even if you have no Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser direct to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly assign the visit to our web-site to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the Plugins, for example, click the "Like" button, this information is similarly transmitted direct to a Facebook server and stored there. This is then also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

For purpose and scope of data recording and further processing and use of rel="noopener noreferrer" the data by Facebook and your rel="noopener noreferrer" rights and possibilities rel="noopener noreferrer" for settings to protect rel="noopener noreferrer" your privacy please refer rel="noopener noreferrer" to the data protection policy rel="noopener noreferrer" of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to assign all the information regarding your visit to our web-site directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out rel="noopener noreferrer" from Facebook before visiting rel="noopener noreferrer" our web-site. You can rel="noopener noreferrer" also use add-ons for your rel="noopener noreferrer" browser to completely block rel="noopener noreferrer" the loading of Facebook rel="noopener noreferrer" Plugins, such as the "Facebook rel="noopener noreferrer" Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

 

2. Google+

Our web-site uses Plugins of the social network Google Plus, offered by Google Inc. These Plugins are identified by buttons with the sign "g+" against a red background.

When you call up a page of our web presentation which contains such a Plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the Plugin is sent direct to your browser by Google and integrated in the page. Through this connection, Google receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our web presentation even if you have no Google Plus profile or are not currently logged in to Google Plus. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser direct to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Google Plus, Google can immediately assign the visit to our web-site to your Google Plus profile.

If you interact with the Plugins, for example, click the "+1" button, this information is similarly transmitted direct to a Google server and stored there. This is then also published on Google Plus and displayed to your contacts

For purpose and scope of data recording rel="noopener noreferrer" and further processing rel="noopener noreferrer" and use of the data rel="noopener noreferrer" by Google and your rights rel="noopener noreferrer" and possibilities for settings rel="noopener noreferrer" to protect your privacy rel="noopener noreferrer" please refer to the data rel="noopener noreferrer" protection policy of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not wish Google to assign all the information regarding your visit to our web-site directly to your Google Plus profile, you must log out from Google Plus before visiting our web-site. You can also use add-ons for your browser to completely block the loading of the Google Plugins, such as the script blocker "NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).

 

 

3. Twitter

Our web-site also has Plugins of the short message network Twitter Inc. integrated with it. These Twitter Plugins are (Twitter" buttons) are identified by the Twitter logo (a blue bird).

When you call up a page of our web presentation which contains such a Plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Twitter server. Twitter thus receives the information that you, with your IP address, have visited our web-site. If when logged in to your Twitter account you click on the Twitter button, you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. Twitter can thus assign the visit to our web-site to your rel="noopener noreferrer" user account. We hereby rel="noopener noreferrer" give notice that as provider rel="noopener noreferrer" of those pages, we are rel="noopener noreferrer" not informed of the content rel="noopener noreferrer" of the data transferred, rel="noopener noreferrer" nor of the purpose for which rel="noopener noreferrer" it is used by Twitter. Further information may be obtained under http://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not wish Twitter to be able to assign your visit to our web-site, please log out of your Twitter user account.

 

4. Xing

We also use Plugins of the social network Xing. These are recognisable from the Xing logo.

When you call up a page of our web presentation which contains such a rel="noopener noreferrer" Plugin, your browser briefly rel="noopener noreferrer" sets up a direct connection rel="noopener noreferrer" to the Xing AG servers, rel="noopener noreferrer" to enable the functionalities rel="noopener noreferrer" of the Plugin. Here, rel="noopener noreferrer" no personal data is stored rel="noopener noreferrer" and there is no evaluation of user behaviour carried out. For further information please see https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

5. Linkedin

Finally, Plugins for the social network Linkedin are also integrated in our site. The button is recognisable from the "in″ symbol

When you call up a page of our web presentation which contains such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. The content of the LinkedIn button is sent direct by LinkedIn to your browser which integrates it into the web-site. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data which LinkedIn records with this button. According to LinkedIn, if you do not click on the button, no personal data is recorded. Only when members are logged in are such details, including the IP address, recorded and processed. 

For the rel="noopener noreferrer" purpose and scope of data rel="noopener noreferrer" recording and further processing rel="noopener noreferrer" and use of the data rel="noopener noreferrer" by LinkedIn and your rights rel="noopener noreferrer" and possibilities for settings to protect your privacy please refer to the data protection policy of Linkedin under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

If you are a member of LinkedIn and do not wish LinkedIn to gather information about you through our Internet presentation and link this to your membership data, you must log out from LinkedIn before visiting our web-site.

 

VIII. Information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have a right to information concerning your personal data stored by us and a right to have any incorrect data corrected and a right to have the incorrect data blocked or deleted.

For information on your personal data, to have an amendment made to incorrect data or to have it blocked or deleted and for all other questions regarding the use of your personal data, please send an e-mail to datenschutz-de@kvt-fastening.com.

You can also examine the data stored in your customer account by logging in to our web-site with your login data and alter your data or if desired delete your entire customer account at any time. This can be done by making use of the corresponding option in your customer account. We would advise you that in the event of your customer data being deleted, you will no longer be able to take advantage of the full range, if any, of our offer.

IX. Data security

We make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored with us from manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually upgraded in line with advances in technology.

When you register with us as a customer, access to your customer account is only possible by entering your personal password. You should always treat information regarding payments as strictly confidential and close the browser window once you have finished communications with us, and especially if you use the computer together with others.

X. Validity and alterations to this data protection policy

This data protection policy is currently valid and was introduced in November 2015.

Due to continued development of the web-site or as a result of amended legislation or official provisions, it may be necessary to amend this data protection statement. You can download the respective current data protection policy at any time from the web-site under http://www.kvt-fastening.de/datenschutz and print it out.

 

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