Privacy Policy / Data Protection Statement

Protection and security are top priorities for Gebhardt-Stahl. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the statutory provisions set forth in the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG” / “Bundesdatenschutzgesetz”)) as well as in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the following, you will be informed about what kind of data is collected on our site and for what purpose it is collected:

1. DATA TRANSMISSION/DATA LOGGING

When visitors access our website, the web server will automatically record log files that cannot be assigned to a specific individual. This data includes, for example, the browser type and version,the operating system used, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time associated with the server query as well as the client’s file request (file name and URL). This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical evaluation. It will not be passed on to third parties, neither for commercial nor for non-commercial purposes.

2.A. USE OF PERSONAL DATA

As a matter of principle, our website can be used without the provision of personal data.
Any such data will only be collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. if you send us enquiries via our contact form. The information you submit in this way (including your contact details) will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and for handling  possible follow-up questions.
If no compelling reasons justify data processing in connection with a business transaction, you can, at any time withdraw the consent previously given for the storage of your personal data with immediate effect in writing (e. g. by email or telefax). You can rest assured that your data will not be passed on to third parties unless disclosure is required by law.

2.B. USE OF THE CONTACT FORM

General information
This contact form is operated by Gebhardt-Stahl GmbH.Contact details:
Gebhardt-Stahl GmbH, Runtestr. 33, 59457 Werl / Germany, Tel: +49 2922 / 9733-0
info@gebhardt-stahl.deIf you enter your data into the contact form, we will deem this as your voluntary consent permitting Gebhardt-Stahl GmbH to collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with Section 6 Subsection 1 of the EU GDPR. This consent only covers the processing and use of personal data in the context of your enquiry.

Data storage
Your data is protected from unauthorised access by means of encrypted transmission, a role and authentication concept, a data security concept a well as physical protective measures for the servers.

Access to data

Only persons authorised to deal with your enquiry can access the data we hold about you. This group of persons includes the sales and back office staff of Gebhardt-Stahl GmbH. Operation and maintenance of our contact form and the email programme linked to it is ensured by company AXELBITTIS Kommunikations Design, Schobbostr. 10, 59755 Arnsberg-Neheim by webhosting provider Dinologic UG, Von-Arnim-Str. 12, 58710 Menden / Germany.

Retrieval, maintenance, and deletion of data; right to object
You are, at any time, entitled to retrieve the data stored about you, to require blocking or erasure of any such data, to object to the processing of the data, as well as to request rectification of inaccurate data. If you do not require erasure of your data, your data will be erased without delay once handling of your request has been finalised. If your request results in a contractual or other business relationship with us, your data will remain stored and processing will continue to the extent under the business relationship – if applicable, the data will be assigned to a different purpose, as may be appropriate.

Data protection officer
We have designated a data protecion officer for our company.Our designated data protection officer can be reached by email at: datenschutz@gebhardt-stahl.de
If you wish to contact us by letter, please send your request to the attention of Mr Schröder from our data protection & privacy office at our physical address: “Abt. Datenschutz, z.Hd. Herrn Schröder”.

3. RIGHT TO INFORMATION, RECTIFICATION, AND DELETION

You can always write to us to enquire, within the scope of applicable law, whether and, if so, what personal data we hold about you. You will receive the information requested without delay.

4. SECURITY OF YOUR DATA

The personal data you provide is safeguarded from unauthorised third-party access by appropriate technological and organisational security measures. Confidential or sensitive data and/or information should always be sent by regular mail because complete data security cannot be ensured in email communication.

5. GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses functionalities of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are placed and saved on your computer for the purpose of analysing your usage of the website. As a matter of principle, all information generated by the cookie in respect of your website usage (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be stored there.
We have enabled the so-called IP anonymisation feature on this website. This feature serves to ensure that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and be truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity for the website operator as well as for providing other related services associated with website and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if and to the extent imposed by law, or if and to the extent third parties require this data to process it on behalf of Google. The IP address communicated by your browser under the Google Analytics service will not be associated or merged with any other data held by Google.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data collected by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Browser Plugin
You can prevent cookies from being stored and installed on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings provided by your browser. However, please be aware that if you do so you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website. You can also prevent collection and transmission to Google of cookie-generated data (including your IP address) that is related to your use of the website as well as Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link https://tools.google.com/dlplage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection
You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the appropriate “Disable” link:
Disable Google Analytics

This features causes an opt-out cookie to be set that will prevent collection of your data on future visits to this website.For more information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics' demographic features. This feature allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes originates from interest-based Google advertising as well as from third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be assigned to a specific individual. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can disable collection of your data by Google Analytics altogether by following the instructions described in the section "Objection to data collection".

6. YOUTUBE

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. These are pages operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit any of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will be informed about which of our pages you have visited. Please be aware that while you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this tracking activity by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on how user data is handled can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

7. COOKIES

We deploy so-called "session cookies" on some of our pages. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer nor do they contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offers more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, i.e. small text files that are only saved to your hard disk for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted again once the browser session ends, depending on the settings of your browser programme. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit to our website. These cookies will not retrieve any information stored about you on your hard disk nor will they interfere with your PC or your files. You can set your browser to notify you about the use of cookies, to allow cookies in defined cases, to refuse cookies in other defined cases (or across the board), and also to enable automatic cookie deletion of cookies on browser close. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are disabled.

8. OBJECTION TO ADVERTISING EMAIL

We hereby expressly object to any third-party use of contact data that we are obliged to publish under legal notice (“Impressum”) requirements for the purpose of sending us unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited promotional information is received, for example in the form of spam mails.

9. AMENDMENTS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY / DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

This Privacy Policy/Data Protection Statement will be updated in due course. We recommend that you review this policy periodically to remain informed about how we protect your data and how we continue to improve the content of our website. Should we make any significant changes to the way in which we collect, use and/or pass on the personal data you provide to us, we will make you aware of any such change by publishing an unambiguous and clearly visible notice on our website. By using the website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. By using this website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy / Data Protection Statement as well as with regulations relating to the protection of personal data. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via our contact page, or refer directly to our designated Data Protection Officer, who can be reached at: datenschutz@gebhardt-stahl.de.
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