Data privacy declaration
General notice and mandatory information
Disclosure of data controller
The data controller for data processing on this website is:
Gutekunst Formfedern GmbH
The data controller decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means used to process personal data (such as name, contact information, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing procedures can only be carried out with your express consent. If you have granted your consent, you may revoke it at any time. A notification via e-mail is suitable to revoke consent, and no formal requirements apply. The legality of data processing completed before consent was revoked remains unaffected.
Right to submit complaints to a supervisory authority
As a data subject, you are entitled to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority in case of a data privacy law violation. The responsible supervisory authority for data privacy law questions is the State Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which our company headquarters are located. The following link provides a list of Data Protection Officers and their contact information: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the data we process either based on your consent or through automated processing in order to fulfil an agreement, or to have such data disclosed to a third party. Data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request direct transmission of data to another data controller, we will only transmit your data if technically feasible.
Right to information, rectification, blockage, deletion
You have the right to information free of charge on your saved personal data, the origin of the data, the recipient of the data, and the purpose of data processing at any time within the framework of applicable legal regulations, and may have the right to have data rectified, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us any time via the information provided in the Legal Notice for questions on this issue or other issues related to personal data.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential information you send to us as a page operator, our website uses SSL and TLS encryption. This means data you transmit through the website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise whether a connection is encrypted because the address line of your browser will start with “https://” and you will see a lock symbol in the browser line.
Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and saves information your browser transmits automatically to us in server log files. This information includes:
- The page visited on our domain
- The date and time of the server request
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- IP address
This data is not combined with data from other sources. The basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows for data processing to fulfil an agreement or to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Data transmitted via the contact form is saved along with your contact information to be able to process your inquiry and to be available for follow-up questions. This data is not transmitted without your consent.
Data entered into the contact form is only processed based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). If you have granted your consent, you may revoke it at any time. A notification via e-mail is suitable to revoke consent, and no formal requirements apply. The legality of data processing completed before consent was revoked remains unaffected.
We will retain data transmitted via the contact form until you request that it be deleted, revoke your consent to save the data, or until we no longer need to save the data. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
We need an e-mail address from you to send our newsletter. We must verify the e-mail address provided and you must consent to receive the newsletter. No additional data is collected, or may be provided on a voluntary basis. Data is used only to send the newsletter.
Data provided when you register for the newsletter is used only based on your consent (Art 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). If you have granted your consent, you may revoke it at any time. Notification via e-mail is sufficient to revoke consent, and there are no formal requirements. You can also unsubscribe via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter itself. The legality of data processing completed before consent was revoked remains unaffected.
Data entered to set up your subscription will be deleted if you unsubscribe. If this data has been transmitted to us for other purposes elsewhere, we will retain said data.
Some cookies are “session cookies”. These cookies are deleted automatically after the end of the browser session. Other cookies, in contrast, are retained your device until you delete them yourself. These cookies help us recognize you when you return to our website.
You can use modern web browsers to monitor, restrict, or prevent cookies from being saved. Many web browsers can be configured such that cookies are automatically deleted when you close a program. Deactivating cookies may result in a restriction to the functionality of our website.
Cookies necessary to carry out electronic communication or provide specific functions requested by you (such as the shopping cart) are saved based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure the technically functional and smooth delivery of our services. If other cookies are saved (for instance for analytic purposes), these are treated separately in this Data Privacy Declaration.
Our website uses the functions of web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of this web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are small text files your web browser saves on your device which allow us to analyse your usage of the website. Information generated on your use of our website via cookies is transmitted to a Google server and saved there. The server is generally located in the USA.
Google analytics cookies are saved based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our web services and any advertisements.
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. This ensures Google abbreviates your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. There may be exceptional cases where Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, in order to generate reports on website activities and provide further services associated with website usage and internet access to us. IP addresses transmitted by Google Analytics are never combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent your web browser from saving cookies. However, this may restrict some functions of our website. You can also prevent Google from recording data related to your website usage, including your IP address, with further processing by Google. You can do so by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Right to object to data collection
You can prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be saved to prevent your data from being recorded during future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Please see the Google Data Privacy Declaration for further information on how Google Analytics handles user data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Contract data processing
We have concluded an agreement with Google for contract data processing to completely fulfil statutory data privacy provisions.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to prepare reports that provide information on the age, sex, and interests of our page visitors. This data is collected from interest-based advertisements by Google and visitor data from third party providers. It is not possible to associate data with a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do so by changing the display settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting recording of your data by Google Analytics, as explained under the “Objection to data recording” section.
Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
AdWords is an online advertising program. We use conversion tracking within the online advertising program. After you click on an ad displayed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is saved. Cookies are small text files your web browser saves on your device. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days, and cannot be used to personally identify users. The cookie informs Google and us that you clicked an ad and were transferred to our website.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a unique cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via AdWords customer websites. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. AdWords customers see how many users clicked their ads and were transferred to pages via a conversion tracking tag. AdWords customers, however, do not receive any information that could be used to personally identify the user. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to its use. To do so, deactivate the conversion cookie in your browser's user settings. If you do so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
“Conversion cookies” are saved based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our web services and our advertisements.
Please see the Google Data Privacy Provisions for further information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
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