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Data protection statement

We, Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH (hereinafter “we” or “SWB”), welcome your interest in our website.

The protection and security of your data is our top priority. The processing of your personal data takes place exclusively within the framework of the statutory provisions of data protection law, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “DS-GVO”).
The purpose of this data protection statement policy is to provide you with maximum transparency regarding the processing of your personal data. Therefore, we would like to inform you in particular about what personal data we collect in the context of the use of our website, for what purposes we process your data and to whom we may pass it on.

1. For the person responsible for Data Processing and the Data Protection Officer; Contact
Responsible for the data processing within the meaning of the data protection laws is:

Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH
Castroper Str. 228
44791 Bochum
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 234-508-2
Fax: +49 (0) 234-508-51041 / 50 08- 49
E-mail: datenschutz@stahlwerke-bochum.com
If you have any questions or comments about privacy, please feel free to contact us.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer as follows:
Attorney Boris Reibach
Adenauerallee 136
53113 Bonn
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 228-227 226-0
Fax: +49 (0) 228-227 226-26
Contact: http://www.scheja-partner.de/kontakt/kontakt.html
www.scheja-partner.de

2. Object of data protection: Personal data
Data protection includes the protection of personal data. This includes all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (so-called affected person). This includes, for example, information such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, as well as information that is necessarily collected during the use of our website, such as information about the beginning, end and extent of use.

3. Purposes, type, scope and legal basis of data processing
The use of our website is possible without registration. Nevertheless, personal data may also be processed when you use our website without logging on.

In the following, we would like to give you an overview of the purpose, type and scope of the processing of your personal data as well as the respective legal basis by which we base the processing of your data.

3.1 Website
When accessing and using our website, the following data is processed:

  • Date and time of access
  • Duration of the visit
  • Type of terminal
  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referring URL (the previously visited page)
  • The features you use
  • Amount of data sent
  • Type of event
  • Host name of the accessing terminal (IP address)
  • Domain name

We process this information in order to provide our website for use and to ensure the technical operation as well as for the purpose of fault diagnosis and troubleshooting.

We base the processing of this data on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DS-GVO. Data processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interest in enabling our customers and prospects to use our website and to ensure its technical functionality.

When you visit our website, this data is processed automatically. The provision of this data is neither legally nor contractually required and is not required for a contract. Without the provision of the data you can not use our services.

We usually delete this data after seven days, unless we exceptionally need it for the purposes mentioned above. In such case, we will delete the data immediately after the purpose has expired.

3.2. Log files
When visiting and using our website, our web server stores certain log information in a file (log file) via this process. Log files contain in particular the following information:

  • Called URL
  • IP address of the user (anonymised)
  • Time and date of access
  • Status
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the user came to the requested page (so-called “Referrer”)
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system through our website
  • Http status
  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • Operating system of the user
  • Internet service provider of the user

The IP addresses of users are anonymised shortly after the connection to the website. We evaluate these records only for statistical purposes, to improve the website, for system security reasons (e.g. preventing misuse) and for fault diagnosis.

The data will also be stored anonymously in the log files of our system. Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

The purpose of the temporary storage of the IP address is to enable the presentation of the website on the computer of the user. For this purpose, storage of the IP address of the user for the duration of the session is necessary.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data (and log files) is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DS-GVO. SWB has a legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

The data will be deleted or anonymised after elimination of the purpose. In the case of collecting the data for provisioning the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.

When storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

3.3. Cookies
On our website we use cookies in order to offer a comprehensive range of functions, to make the usage more comfortable and to optimise our offers. Cookies are small text files that are generated by a web server and stored on your computer during the online visit by means of the web browser used.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session.

We also use long-term cookies, which are mainly used to provide you with permanently recurring settings as a visitor to our website. Cookies also allow us to analyse the usage behaviour of visitors, but only within the period of validity of the cookie. This allows us to customise our website to your individual needs.

For more information about cookies, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org/ge/

If you do not want to use cookies, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by means of appropriate settings of your Internet browser or use separate options for objection. Please note that the functional capability and scope of our offer may be limited.

Our website uses cookies in several places. Below are all cookies with details of their purpose and validity.

3.3.1. Cookies are used for the use of our website:
Cookies to optimise and adapt the website as well as to analyse surfing behaviour

Name Purpose Validity / Storage duration
_utma Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour 2 years
_utmb Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
_utmc Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
_utmt Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
_utmv Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
_utmz Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
PREF This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter. 1 year
VISITOR-INFO1-LIVE This is a cookie that YouTube uses to calculate the bandwidth of the user. This information is used to determine if the user should use the player’s new or old interface. 365 days
1P_JAP Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
NID Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour End of session
CONSENT Used by Google for the tracking of user behaviour 20 years
_icl_current_language Control of site language End of session
Redux_current_tab Supports the design settings, no user information End of session
Wp-settings-time From WordPress, used to customise the main site interface, no user information End of session
Wp-settings From WordPress, does not contain personally identifiable information. 365 days

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. Our legitimate interests are to facilitate the use of our website and the recognition of our website by the browser even after a change of the website.

Objection to data processing on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”: You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of data by us, to the extent that it is based on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”. If you make use of your right of objection, we will stop the processing of your data, unless we can – in accordance with the legal requirements – prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your rights. To exercise your right to object, please contact datenschutz@stahlwerke-bochum.com.

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This website uses Google Analytics only with the IP anonymisation extension “anonymizeIp()”, which ensures that your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area to prevent direct personal accessibility. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for us and to provide us with other services related to the use of the website and the Internet.

This site also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor traffic conducted through a user ID.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DS-GVO.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. You may also prevent cookie storage and cookie-generated data collection related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as prevent Google from processing these data, by downloading and installing a plug-in which is available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You may object to Google Analytics tracking by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

A deletion of the data stored and anonymised by Google Analytics automatically takes place after 26 months.

Withdrawal of consent: If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the processing of your data until revocation remains unaffected.

To exercise your right of withdrawal, please contact us at datenschutz@stahlwerke-bochum.com.

4. Contact via E-Mail
It is possible to contact us via e-mail addresses provided on our website. In this case, the data transmitted to you will be stored together with your e-mail address. There is no transfer of the data to third parties.

The data will be used exclusively to process the conversation and finally fulfil your contact request.

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interests lie in answering your request.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection and the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention periods. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the conversation with you has ended. This shall be assumed if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted by no later than after a period of seven days.

You may object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation can not continue.

Objection to data processing on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”: You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of data by us, insofar as this is based on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”. If you make use of your right of objection, we will stop the processing of your data, unless we can – in accordance with the legal requirements – prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your rights. To exercise your right to object, please contact datenschutz@stahlwerke-bochum.com.

5. Recipient of personal data
The following groups of persons receive the identified personal data.

Internal recipients: Within our company, only the following groups of people have access: IT department, Marketing department

External recipients: We only convey your personal data on to external recipients outside of SWB if this is necessary for the handling or processing of your request, if another legal permission exists or if we have your consent. External service providers who process data for us on behalf of the contract are strictly bound by the relevant data protection regulations and are not deemed third parties under data protection law.

a) Processors
Processors are service providers we use to provide services, such as technical infrastructure and maintenance for our offering or content delivery. These processors are carefully selected and regularly reviewed by us to ensure your privacy is maintained. The service providers may only use the data for the purposes specified by us.

b) Public bodies
Public bodies include public authorities and state institutions such as for example, prosecutors, courts or tax authorities, to whom we may have to transfer personal data in individual cases for legally binding reasons.

6. Storage period
The storage period for personal data can be found in the respective chapter on data processing. Also, in general: We only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose or – in the case of consent – as long as you have not revoked your consent. In the event of an objection, we will delete your personal data, unless its further processing is permitted in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions. We will also delete your personal information if we are obliged to do so for legal reasons.

7. Affected rights
As a person affected by data processing, you have numerous rights. In detail:

Right to information
You have the right to receive information about the data we have stored about you.

Right of rectification and cancellation:
You may demand the correction of incorrect data and, insofar as the legal requirements are met, the deletion of your data.

Restriction of processing:
As far as the legal requirements are met, you may demand that we limit the processing of your data.

Data portability:
If you have provided us with data based on a contract or consent, you may, subject to the legal requirements, request that you receive the data provided by you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or that we will transfer it to another responsible party.

Objection to data processing on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”:
You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of data by us, insofar as this is based on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”. If you make use of your right of objection, we will stop the processing of your data, unless we can – in accordance with the legal requirements – prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your rights.

Objection to cookies:
You may also object to the use of cookies at any time.

Withdrawal of consent:
If you have given us consent for the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the processing of your data until revocation remains unaffected.

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority:
You may file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authority if you believe the processing of your data violates applicable law. You may contact the data protection authority, which is responsible for your place of residence or your country, or the data protection authority responsible for us.

Contacting us:
Furthermore, you may contact us with any questions about the processing of your personal data, your affected rights and any consent given, free of charge. To exercise all of your aforementioned rights, please contact datenschutz@stahlwerke-bochum.com or by mail to the address indicated in 1. above. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.

8. Links to offers from third parties
Websites and services of other providers to which this website is linked have been and will be designed and provided by third parties. We have no influence on the design, content and function of these third party services. We expressly dissociate ourselves from all content of all linked offers of third parties. Please note that the third-party offers linked from this website may install their own cookies on your device or collect personal data. We have no influence on this. If necessary, please inform yourself directly on the providers of these linked third-party offers.

9. Version
The latest version of this data protection statement applies. Version as of 17.05.2018