Privacy Statement

Below you will find the information that has to be provided in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) on the processing of your personal data when you visit (hereinafter “you” or “your”) our website https://www.kostal-kontakt-systeme.com/ (hereinafter each referred to as “Website”) by KOSTAL Kontakt systeme GmbH  (hereinafter “we” or “us”).

A. Data controller and data protection officer

KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme GmbH, An der Bellmerei 10, 58513 Lüdenscheid
kks-de@kostal.com , telephone: +49 (0) 2351 7894-100

Data Protection Officer of the KOSTAL Group, An der Bellmerei 10, 58513 Lüdenscheid,
dataprotection@kostal.com

B. Information on the processing of personal data

Below you will find information on the processing of your personal data for the purposes specified in more detail there and, for example, about the legal basis for this processing. If the legal basis for the processing specified there is the balancing of interests, you can request additional information about the balancing of interests carried out by us using the contact details specified in Section A.

I. Use of the Website for information purposes

When you visit our Website, we process the IP address of your device for technical reasons, i.e. in order to be able to display the Website at all. We cannot provide the Website content accessed without the provision of this data.

In order to protect our IT infrastructure, we also process the IP address of your device, the type and version of the internet browser used by you, information on the operating system of your device, information on the pages accessed, the site previously visited (referrer URL) and the access date and time and store this information in so-called log files.

The legal basis of this processing is the balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest for this processing is the provision of the Website content accessed by you and the protection of the IT infrastructure used to provide the Website, in particular to identify, remedy and document IT disruptions (e.g. DDoS attacks) for evidence purposes. For more information please refer to the contact details specified in Section A.

The recipient of these data is our hosting provider Dokom GmbH, which acts for us as processor. A further recipient is comspace GmbH & Co. KG, which likewise acts as processor and has been commissioned with the development of the Website as well as its maintenance and servicing.

We generally store these personal data in the log files for 3 (three) months. In the case of any security-relevant event (e.g. an attack), we also store the log files until the security-relevant event has been eliminated and clarified in full.

II. Job vacancies

You can also find links to job vacancies on our Website. These links lead to an external website for which a separate data protection statement applies. You can find this here.

III. Analysis of behaviour on the Website using Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, we use the web analysis tool “Google Analytics” to record and analyse usage behaviour on our Website by means of cookies (see Section C). Google Analytics is a service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), which is headquartered in the USA. The personal data collected with the help of these cookies include your IP address as well as information about the subpages visited, visit duration and the website via which you reached our site and the website you access after visiting our Website. There is no obligation to provide these data. If these data are not provided, we cannot measure web audience.

This processing serves the optimisation of the Website by analysing your usage behaviour on our Website. We can, for example, based on the frequency with which subpages are accessed, identify which content is particularly interesting for our Website visitors and which content has to be placed differently, for example, in order to be seen by visitors.

It is technically necessary that your full IP address is transmitted to Google. However, we use so-called IP anonymisation. This means that your IP address is shortened immediately after transmission to Google as our processor and is no longer stored by Google. It is then no longer possible to identify the user of the device.
Based on this shortened IP address and the information contained in the cookies, Google prepares the aforementioned analysis of usage behaviour on our Website. As a rule, it is not possible for us to identify you as an individual based on this usage profiles. We do not know which pseudonym you have been given. Therefore, based on the usage profiles of Google Analytics, we are generally unable to identify what specific actions you have taken on the Website.

The legal basis for this processing, including the setting and reading of cookies, is consent to be given separately by you (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR)). You can withdraw this consent by deleting the cookies. This is described in Section D.II.

The data described in this Section B.III can be transmitted to Google in the USA. The USA is a third country outside the European Union that generally guarantees a level of data protection that differs from that of the European Union. Google has, however, been certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield (more information can be found here). In an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of the GDPR (see Commission implementing decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016, notified under document C(2016) 4176), the European Commission determined that the United States provides an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union to organisations in the United States under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We store profiles for 26 (twenty-six) months.

C. Third-Party Plug-ins

The third-party provider plug-ins described in I and II below are embedded in our Website. These enable you to use certain services of external provider directly on our Website. The providers specified below have sole responsibility for these third-party provider plug-ins.

Plug-in providers can (similar to accessing an external website via a link) in particular receive your IP address and the address (URL) of the website from which you access the plug-in. If you are registered with the third-party provider as a user, the plug-in provider can usually also assign the data received to your user account.

I. Google Maps

The map service Google Maps is embedded in our Website. Google is the third-party provide of this plug-in. Information on Google Maps can be found here. Google’s privacy policy can be found here, where you can find information about the processing of personal data by Google.

Information about the transfer of personal data to the USA can be found in Section B.III.

II. YouTube

The video player YouTube is also embedded in our Website. The third-party provider of this plug-in YouTube LLC, a company under US law. Information about YouTube can be found here. YouTube LLC’s privacy policy can be found here, where you can find information about the processing of personal data by Tube LLC.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google. The information about the transfer of personal data to the USA in Section B.III. therefore also applies accordingly to the use of the YouTube content embedded in our Website.

D. Use of cookies

When you use our Website, we store cookies in your device’s browser, unless you prohibit this with appropriate settings in your browser.

I. General information on Cookies

Cookies are small text files containing information which can be placed on the user’s device via its browser when a website is visited. When the website is visited again with the same device, the cookie and the information stored in it can be read.

Generally and also in the description of the individual cookies used by us in Section D.III, a distinction is made between (i) first-party and third-party cookies, (ii) transient and persistent cookies as well as (iii) cookies that do not require consent and those that do require consent.

First-party cookies are cookies placed by us or a processor commissioned by us, whereas third-party cookies are cookies that are placed and accessed by another controller.

Transient cookies are deleted when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies are cookies that are stored on your device for a specific period of time.

Cookies that do not require consent are cookies whose sole purpose is to transmit a message via an electronic communications network. Cookies that are strictly necessary so that the provider of an information society service expressly requested by the subscriber or user can make this service available do not require consent either (also referred to as “strictly necessary cookies”). All other cookies require consent.

II. Cookie management

If the user’s consent is required for the use of certain cookies, we only place these cookies when you use the Website if you have given your consent to this beforehand. Please refer to Section D.III for information about whether the use of a cookie requires consent.

When you visit our Website, we display a so-called cookie banner in which you can give your consent to the use of cookies on this Website. By clicking on the button provided for this, you have the possibility to consent to the use of all cookies requiring consent described in detail in this Section D.III of this cookie information.

We likewise store your consent and, where applicable, your individual selection of cookies requiring consent in an additional cookie (“opt-in cookie”) on your device so that we can determine whether you have already given your consent when the Website is accessed again. The opt-in cookie is valid for a limited period of 1 (one) month.

Strictly necessary cookies cannot be deactivated with the cookie management function of this Website. However, you can at any time deactivate these cookies generally in your browser.

You can also manage the use of cookies in your browser settings. Additional detailed information can, for example, be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

When you deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, some Website functions may no longer work or no longer work properly.

III. Cookies used on this Website

Below we provide you with information about the cookies we use.

1) Name: cookieconsent_status

Purpose and content: Strictly necessary opt-in cookie (see Section D.II above) used to store your consent and, where applicable, your individual selection for the use of cookies on your device, in order to determine whether you have already given your consent when the Website is accessed again.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: persistent (1 month)

Consent required: no

Legal basis under data protection law: Balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the management of cookie consents given by the user for this Website.

2) Name: _ga

Purpose and content: For use with Google Analytics (see Section B.III), used to differentiate users by means of an assigned ID.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: persistent (2 years)

Consent required: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

3) Name: _gid

Purpose and content: For use with Google Analytics (see Section B.III), used to differentiate users by means of an assigned ID.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: persistent (24 hours)

Consent required: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

4) Name: _gat_UA-81341348-6

Purpose and content: For use with Google Analytics (see Section B.III), used to throttle the request rate, i.e. the maximum number of requests that can be sent to Google’s servers.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: persistent (1 minute)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

5) Name: ASP.NET_SessionId

Purpose and content: When the Website is visited, each visitor is assigned an individual ID for the duration of the visit. Your input and your behaviour on the Website are assigned to this ID by our web server. It is, for example possible, to associate your input with you while you navigate through the Website.

Responsibility: First- Party

Validity: transient

Requires consent: no

Legal basis under data protection law: Balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest is providing the informational function of the Website requested by the user.

6) Name: SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Purpose and content: This cookie is used to recognise returning users by means of an assigned ID.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: persistent (2 years)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

7) Name: __RequestVerificationToken

Purpose and content: This cookie is used to prevent, by means of an assigned ID, unauthorised content being published on the Website (cross-site request forgery).

Responsibility: First- Party

Validity: transient

Requires consent: no

Legal basis under data protection law: Balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest is ensuring the security of our Website.

8) Name: kostalindustrie#lang

Purpose and content: Stores the language chosen by you on the Website.

Responsibility: First-Party

Validity: transient

Requires consent: no

Legal basis under data protection law: Balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest is providing the informational function of the Website requested by the user.

9) Name:1P_JAR

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (six (6) months)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

10) Name: GPS

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (one (1) day)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

11) Name: DV

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (one (1) day)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

12) Name: CONSENT

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (nineteen (19) years)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

13) Name: NID

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (six (6) months)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

14) Name: PREF

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (two (2) years)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

15) Name: VISITOR_INFO!_LIVE

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: persistent (six (6) months)

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

16) Name: YSC

Purpose and content: This cookie is used for the YouTube plug-in (see Section C.II) in order to be able to embed videos on our website.

Responsibility: Third-Party

Validity: Session

Requires consent: yes

Legal basis under data protection law: Consent (point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).

17) Name: cookie_notice

Purpose and content: absolutely necessary opt-in cookie (see Section D.II above) for storage of your consent and, where applicable, your individual settings for the use of cookies on your device, in order to establish whether you have already given your consent when you visit the Website again.

Responsibility: first party

Validity: persistent (one (1) month)

Requires consent: no

Legal basis under data protection law: Balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 GDPR). Our legitimate interest is our the management of cookie consents given by the user for this Website.

E. Information on the rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you have the following rights with respect to the processing of your personal data. You can contact us for the purpose of exercising your rights using the contact details in Section A:

  • A right to obtain access to and information (Article 15 GDPR) about which personal data from you we process. This includes additional information on the data processing, such as the purpose and legal basis as well as the recipients of these data. You also have the right to request a copy of these data.
  • A right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and the completion incomplete personal data concerning you (Article 16 of the GDPR).
  • A right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you in the cases provided for by law (Article 17 of the GDPR), such as when the data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or have been unlawfully processed.
  • A right to obtain the restriction of processing in the cases provided for by the law (Article 18 of the GDPR).
  • A right to receive the personal data concerning you that we process on the basis of consent which has been given or for the performance of a contract (see Section B) in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability, Article 20 of the GDPR).
  • A right to withdraw the consent given to us at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  • A right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR). A list of the data protection supervisory authorities and their addresses can be found here.

Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 of the GDPR (see Section B). We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

The above rights do not necessarily apply to you without limitation in every case. The law provides for restrictions in each case. You can find the full extent of your rights in the Articles of the GDPR specified above, which you can access by using the following link:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

Last modified: 21st of August 2019

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