Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company. The protection of your privacy and your personal data is important to us.
This privacy statement should inform you about the processing of personal data in the context of the visit of our website. As private company we consider, of course, the legal requirements, especially the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is coming into effect on 25 May 2018 and national data protection regulations, as the new German Data Protection Act “Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” (BDSG-neu).
We have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that the legal requirements for data protection are respected by us and our external service providers.
1. Name and address of the data protection controller
The controller pursuant to Article 4 para 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Hardy Schürfeld GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: +49 (0)2261/9431-0
Fax: +49 (0)2261/9431-31
For more information please refer to the legal notice of this website.
2. Name and address of the data protection officer
In case of questions, suggestions or complaints please contact:
Lobbe Service & More GmbH
Kölner Straße 169
Phone: +49 (0)2261/47602
3. Personal data processing during visits to our website
3.1 Meaning and scope
Personal data constitutes information which can be assigned to you directly or indirectly. This includes e.g. your name, address, telephone number and e-mail-address.
When you use our website for purely informational purposes, i.e. you do not register or send us information for any other reason, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. When you want to view our website, we collect the following data; this is necessary for technical reasons so that we can display our website to you and ensure the stability and security of our IT systems (the legal basis for this is article 6 para page 1 lit. f GDPR):
• IP address
• Data and time of request
• Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of request (specific page)
• Access status/HTTP status code
• Amount of data transferred each time
• Website from which the request originates
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and browser software version
In addition to purely informational use, our website can be used to take advantage of the various services we offer if you are interested. In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that the user can use if interested. In this case, you will be asked to voluntarily submit more personal data. More information on this can be found under Point 6.
3.2. Use by children
Our products and services are mainly aimed at adults. Persons under 18 years of age should not send personal data to us without consulting their parents or legal guardians.
‘Cookies’ are also used on this website. A cookie is a small text file that can be stored by your internet browser or your computer when you visit a website. Most cookies are stored in order to offer users additional features on our website.
This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and functions are explained below:
4.1 Transient cookies
Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These save a ‘session ID’, allows the different requests made by your browser to be grouped into a single session. This allows your computer to be recognised if you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you log out or close your browser.
4.2 Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified time; this time can vary depending on the cookie. Cookies can be deleted at any time in your browser's security settings.
You can configure your browser settings in the way you want; for example, you may wish to reject third-party cookies or all cookies. For more information, please use the Help function in your browser.
Please be advised that blocking or deleting cookies may mean that website’s functions will not be fully utilised by the user.
5. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user's activities across devices.
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6. Other functions, products and services on our website
In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that the user can use if interested. To do this, you must submit personal data, which we will use to render the selected service and to which the data processing principles described above will, of course, apply.
We sometimes use external service providers to operate our website and the processes related to it. When we do this, we comply with the requirements of article 28 GDPR and §62 of BDSG-neu. We have a contract with each of our contracted processors governing instruction-bound data processing that ensures your personal data is processed for a specific purpose and not passed on to third parties.
If your data must be processed by a vendor in an insecure third country (i.e. a country without equivalent data protection laws), the data processing we commission will be secured by international treaties that are in accordance with the European requirements.
Information about suitable or reasonable warranties and the possibility of obtaining a copy of these can be requested from the data protection commissioner.
6.1 Contacting us
We offer you the opportunity via our website to contact us directly. If you contact us by email, telephone or using our contact form, the data shared by you (e.g. email address, name and telephone number) will be stored by us so that we can answer your query. We delete the data we collect for this purpose when it is no longer necessary to store and there are no statutory retention requirements.
The legal basis for processing of your personal data are as per article 6 para 1 lit. a and under the requirements of article 6 lit. b GDPR.
We require your consent when you subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter allows us, for example, to inform you about our interesting new products and events. This newsletter is usually sent three to four times per year.
We use the ‘double-opt-in process’ for the subscription. This means you will automatically receive an email to the email address you provided when you subscribed. In this email, we ask that you confirm your email address. We also store the confirmation log. The purpose of this process is to keep a traceable log of your subscription. The only piece of information that is required to subscribe to our newsletter is your email address. The submission of other data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation , we will store your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis for this is as per article 6 para 1 page 1 lit. a GDPR.
Please be advised that we will analyse your user behaviour when we send you our newsletter. For the purpose of this analysis, the emails we send contain ‘web beacons’ and tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. For the analysis, the above listed data and the web beacons can be linked to your email address and an individual ID.
To send our newsletter, we use the list provider MailChimp, a service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC, 512 Means Street, Ste 404 Atlanta, GA 30318. This company is a member of the Safe Harbor Agreement, a special data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States. The personal data, which you use , for example, when registering for the newsletter will be transferred to MailChimp and stored there. MailChimp offers comprehensive methods of analysis of how the newsletter is opened and used. You can find more information about MailChimp and about data protection at MailChimp at: mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. You can do this by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter email or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your data is stored as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After you unsubscribe, we store the data submitted for this purpose so that you no longer receive the newsletter from us.
7. Passing on data to third-party service providers
Our websites also use functions provided by third-party service providers. To use these, you will be forwarded to the website of the service provider. When you leave our websites using a link, we recommend carefully reading the data protection clause of each website that collects personal data.
The products and services from other service providers are provided under their own names and for their own purposes, MTF Technik neither has any influence on these nor assumes any responsibility for them.
7.1. Use of social media icons
We have set up social media icons on our website. With a simple mouse click, you can reach Facebook and YouTube social media platforms. When you visit our website, no personal data whatsoever is passed on to the service providers. You can recognise the providers of these platforms by their logo. We offer you the opportunity to reach MTF Technik posts directly on their websites using the icon.
We neither have any influence on the data collected or the data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full extent/scope of the data collection, purposes of processing and retention periods. We also have no information about the deletion of this data. We offer you the opportunity, by clicking on the icon, to receive information from MTF Technik on the platform you select. The legal basis for this use of data is article 6 para 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator is solely responsible for providing the relevant platform.
We have incorporated YouTube videos into our websites, which are stored on http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly on our website. The videos are all embedded in expanded data protection mode, i.e. no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. It is only when you play the YouTube, which transfers cookies to your computer and so –called ‘server log files’, see 1.
You can find the addresses of the social media platforms below (where their data protection provisions can be found):
• Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; www.facebook.com/policy.php; more information on data collection: www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other and www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info. Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
• YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066 USA, policies.google.com/privacy, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, more information: https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines, and https://www.youtube.com/t/terms.
7.2 Creation of CAD drawings/3D models
We offer the possibility on our website to download CAD drawings/3D models. Here you will be forwarded to the service from the external vendor CADENAS GmbH. Further processing of your personal data, which you submit there is performed by CADENAS GmbH. More information on data processing by CADENAS GmbH can be found in their privacy statement.
CADENAS Konstruktions-, Softwareentwicklungs- und Vertriebs GmbH
Berliner Allee 28 b + c
Phone: +49 (0) 821 2 58 58 0-0
Fax: +49 (0) 821 2 58 58 0-999
7.3. Incorporation of Google Maps
We use Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function easily.
8. Duration of storage
We will only store your personal data for as long as necessary or as required by law for the intended purpose of data collection. Insofar as statutory trade and tax retention periods are observed, the storage duration may be up to ten years from the dates specified.
You can find more information in the listed individual functions of our website.
9. SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential information, such as requests you send to us as website operators. You can see that the connection is encrypted when the browser address bar changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and the padlock symbol appears in the bar. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
10. Revocation or withdrawal from data processing
If you have granted consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this for the future at any time. You can do this by sending an email to the email address email@example.com. Please note that we may be legally obliged to continue storing the data even if you have revoked your consent or withdrawn from data processing.
You can, of course, revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of marketing at any time. You can find the contact data to do so under Point 1.
11. Your data protection rights
You have the following rights with respect to the stored personal data: the right to access the data, right to correct or delet, the right to limit data processing, the right to revoke consent to data processing and the right to data portability. On this and other issues relating to personal data, please write to the address given under Point 1. or to the data protection officer named under Point 2.
You always have the right to complaint to us about the processing of your personal data at any time by a data protection authority.
12. Changes to the privacy statement
13. Withdrawal of consent for advertising emails
The use of contact data published in accordance with editorial requirements to send advertising and information materials that are not expressly requested is hereby withdrawn. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g. in the form of spam emails.