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. Use of Matomo
On this website data could be collected and stored using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a web analysis service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, based on our justified interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. From this data, pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may also be used for this purpose. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to its subsequent storage and use at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you:
Further information regarding data protection by Matomo is available here: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/
7. 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.
7.1 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.