Data Privacy Statement for the Homepage

1. Name and contact data for the controller of the processing and for the business operation’s data protection officer.

This data privacy information applies to data processing through:

Controller:
Härter Stanztechnik GmbH & Co. KGaA und Werkzeugbau GmbH
(“HÄRTER”),
Gutenbergstr. 8 + 6,
D-75203 Königsbach-Stein, Deutschland

Email: info@haerter.com
Telephone: +49 (0)7232 / 30460
Fax: +49 (0)7232 / 4214

HÄRTER’s data protection officer can be reached under:
Härter Stanztechnik GmbH & Co. KGaA,
Gutenbergstraße 8,
75203 Königsbach-Stein,
attn. Mr Bertold Bormann,,
or under datenschutzbeauftragter@haerter.com.

Collecting and storing personal data, as well as the type and purpose of their use

Contact form

On our website, we give you the option of contacting us via email or a contact form https://haerter.com/en/contact/. In this case, only the data provided by users will be stored. We will use your email address only to process your request and for possible follow-up questions. Your data will then be deleted unless you have consented to their further processing and use. Furthermore, the data collected in this way will not be compared with data collected with other components of our site.

„On our website, your personal data will be transmitted via the internet using the SSL security system (“Secure Socket Layer”). This makes currently impossible for unauthorised parties to access your data during its transmission.“

Server data / server log files

For technical reasons, the following data, inter alia, is collected, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our webspace provider. These data include:

  • Browser type and version ·operating system used
  • Website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL),
  • Websites which you visit,
  • Date and time of your access,
  • Your internet log (IP) address.

These anonymous data will be stored separately from any personal data you provide and are not allocable to any specific people. They will be evaluated for statistical purposes, so we can optimise our internet presence and services. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we learn of specific indications of illicit use.

When you access our website www.haerter.com, information will be sent to our website’s server automatically, through the browser used on your end device. This information will be temporarily stored in a log file. In so doing, the following information will be recorded without any action on your part and stored until it is deleted automatically:

  • IP address of the inquiring computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the accessed file,
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),
  • The browser you are using, possibly your computer’s operating system, and the name of your access provider.

We will process the data mentioned for the following purposes:

  • To guarantee that the website’s connection setup runs smoothly,,
  • To guarantee our website can be used comfortably,
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For additional administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes of data collection listed above. We will never use the collected data to draw personal conclusions about you.

We also use cookies when our website is visited. You will receive more detailed explanations under item 4 of this data privacy statement.

3. Forwarding data

Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties except for the following purposes. We will forward your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given us your express consent under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a GDPR,
  • those data must be forwarded under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an interest in the data not being forwarded that is worth protecting and takes precedence,
  • a legal basis for forwarding the data exists under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and necessary for the development of our contractual relationship with you under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that our browser creates automatically and which are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or the like) whenever you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your end device and contain no viruses, Trojans or other malware.

In the cookie, information is placed which relates to the specific end device used. But this does not mean that we are directly informed of your identity.

We use cookies to make our services easier for you to use. We use what are known as “session cookies” to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are deleted automatically when you leave our site.

We also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your end device for a pre-determined period, to optimise user-friendliness. If you revisit our site to take advantage of our services, we will automatically recognise that you have visited us before, and which input you gave and settings you activated, so you won’t need to do so again.

We also use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate our optimisation of our services for you (see item 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognise you as a repeat visitor if you return. These cookies are deleted automatically after a pre-defined period.

The data processed through cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes of guarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a notice will always appear before a new cookie is placed. But deactivating cookies completely might prevent you from using all our website’s functions.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools

We implement the tracking measures listed in the following on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. We use those measures to make sure we continually optimise our website and give it a needs-based design. We also use tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate our optimisation of our services for you. These interests are deemed legitimate for the purpose of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories are revealed by the appropriate tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics

To continually optimise our website and give it a needs-based design, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/ ) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies are used (see under item 4). The information the cookie generates about your use of this website, such as

  • browser type and version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited site),
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and render additional services which are connected with the use of the website and the internet, for the purposes of market research and a needs-based design of these internet sites. This information may also be transmitted to third parties if this is prescribed by law or if third parties have been commissioned to process this data. In no case will your IP address be combined with other Google data. IP addresses are anonymised to prevent any allocation to specific people (IP masking).

You can prevent the cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser settings accordingly, but we must point out that if you do, you might not be able to use all of this website’s functions to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en ).

As an alternative to the browser add-on (especially for browsers on mobile end devices), you can prevent recording through Google Analytics by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents your data from being recorded when you visit our website in the future. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser, and only for our website, and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must reset the opt-out cookie.

You can find additional information about data privacy in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help section (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

ii) Google Adwords conversion tracking

To record the use of our website statistically and evaluate the website for you optimally, we also use Google conversion tracking. As part of this process, Google Adwords will place a cookie (see item 4) on your computer if you have arrived at our website through a Google ad.

After 30 days, these cookies will become ineffective and unable to identify you personally. If the user visits certain pages of the websites of AdWords customers and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page.

Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie serves to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and have been forwarded to a page which features a conversion tracking tag. However, they receive no information with which the user could be personally identified.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also reject the placement of cookies—which that procedure requires—by adjusting your browser settings, for example, which deactivates the automatic placement of cookies in general. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by adjusting your browser settings to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. You will find Google’s data privacy notice regarding conversion tracking here (https://services.google+com/sitestats/en.html ).

6. Social media plug-ins

We use social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Xing, Instagram and LinkedIn to make our company more aware of them (on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR). The underlying advertising purpose is deemed a legitimate interest as defined by the GDPR. The provider of the respective operation is responsible for ensuring that operation complies with data protection law. We use these plug-ins by way of the “two-click method” to optimally protect our website’s visitors.

a) Facebook

Our website uses Facebook’s social media plug-ins to make its design more personal. To do so, we use the “Like” and “Share” buttons. This is a Facebook service.

Whenever you access a page from our internet presence which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. Facebook will transmit the plug-in’s contents directly to your browser, which incorporates them into the website.

By incorporating the plug-ins, Facebook is informed that your browser has accessed the page of our internet presence in question, even if you don’t have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins (by clicking the “Like” or “Share” buttons, for example), the appropriate information will be transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for advertisement, market research, or a needs-based design of the Facebook pages. To that end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles (e.g., to evaluate your use of our website regarding the ads Facebook inserts for you), to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to render additional services connected to the use of Facebook.
If you do not wish for Facebook to assign the data collected via our internet presence to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

You must consult Facebook’s data privacy notice to learn the purpose and scope of data collection, how Facebook will continue to process and use the data, your rights in the matter, and how to change your settings to protect your privacy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ ).

b) Twitter

Our internet sites integrate the plug-ins of the short-message network “Twitter Inc.” (Twitter). You will recognise the Twitter plug-ins (“Tweet” button) by the Twitter logo on our website. You will find an overview of Tweet buttons here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons ).

Whenever you access a page from our internet presence which contains such a plug-in, a direct connection will be established between your browser and Twitter’s servers. This informs Twitter that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Twitter “Tweet” button while you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter profile. By doing so, your visit to our pages will be assigned by Twitter to your user account. Please note that, as the provider of the site, we receive no information about the contents of transmitted data or how Twitter will use those data.

If you do not want your visit to our website to be assigned by Twitter, please log out of your Twitter user account.

You will find more information about this in Twitter’s data privacy statement ((https://twitter.com/privacy).

c) Xing recommendation components

Our web presence uses functions of the network XING. They are provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With every access of our website, which features such components, these components cause the browser you are using to download a presentation of the components of XING.

According to our understanding, XING does not store any personal data of a user who accesses our website. And XING stores no IP addresses.
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XING share buttons

This web presence uses the “XING share button”. When these internet sites are accessed, a short-term connection to servers of XING AG (“XING”) is established, with which the “XING share button” functions are rendered, especially the calculation and display of the counter value. XING stores no personal data about you through the access of this internet site. In particular, XING stores no IP address. Your user behaviour will not be evaluated through the use of cookies in connection with the “XING share button”. You can access the current data privacy notice regarding the “XING share button”, as well as supplementary information, on this internet site:
www.xing.com/app/share

To prevent XING from assigning your visit to our site to your XING account, you must log out of your XING account before visiting our site.

d) Instagram

Our website uses social plug-ins from Instagram, which are operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).

The plug-ins are labelled with an Instagram logo (for example, in the form of an “Instagram camera”).

Whenever you access a page from our internet presence which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with Instagram’s servers. The plug-in’s contents will be transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and incorporated into the site. By incorporating the plug-ins, Instagram is informed that your browser has accessed the page of our internet presence in question, even if you don’t have an Instagram profile or are not logged into Instagram.

This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram can assign your visit to our website directly to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-ins (by clicking the “Instagram” button, for example), this information will also be transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there.

The information will also be published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts there.

If you do not want Instagram to assign the data collected through your visit to our web presence directly to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.

You will find more information about this in Instagram’s data privacy statement (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388).

e) LinkedIn

Our web presence uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Those functions are provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the “Recommend” button from LinkedIn and are logged into your account with LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign your visit to our internet site to you and your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this site, we cannot influence or know anything about the contents of transmitted data or how LinkedIn will use those data.

You will find more information about this in LinkedIn’s data privacy statement under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

To prevent LinkedIn from assigning your visit to our site to your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our site.

LinkedIn-Empfehlungs-Komponenten

We use components of the network LinkedIn on our site. LinkedIn is a service of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With every access of our website, which features such components, these components cause the browser you are using to download a presentation of the components of LinkedIn.
This procedure tells LinkedIn which specific pages of our internet presence are being visited.

7. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • to demand access to information about the personal data about you we are processing, under Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may demand access to information about the processing purpose, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data were or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of rights to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection or complaint, the origin or your data (if those data were not collected by us), and information about the existence of an automated decision-making procedure, including profiling, and any meaningful information about its details;
  • to demand under Art. 16 GDPR that the personal data about you we have stored be rectified or completed if necessary;
  • under Art. 17 GDPR, the erasure of personal data about you we have stored, unless those data must be stored to exercise the right to free information and expression of opinion, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons in the public interest, or to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims;
  • under Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute its correctness, the processing is illegal, but you waive your right to have those data erased and we no longer need the data but you need them to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, or you have lodged an objection against their processing under Art. 21 GDPR;
  • under Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to demand that they be transmitted to another controller;
  • under Art. 7 (3) GDPR, to withdraw at any time a consent you have granted to us. This will mean that we must discontinue the data processing based on this consent and
  • under Art. 77, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can do so by contacting the supervisory authority where you normally live or work, or contacting us directly, such as through the contact form http://haerter.com/en/contact/.

8. Right to object

If your personal data is being processed based on legitimate interests under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data if there are reasons arising from your particular situation or the objection is to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object that we will implement without any information about your particular situation. If you would like to take advantage of your right of withdrawal or right to object, sending an email to data protection datenschutzbeauftragter@haerter.com will be sufficient.

9. Data security

We take suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction, and unauthorised third-party access. Our security measures are continually improved to keep up with technological advancements. Our employees are obligated to comply with the provisions to guard confidentiality and observe data protection. If statutory requirements are met, personal data will be deleted without undue delay.

10. Updating and amending this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is currently valid and was last revised in May 2018. It might be necessary to amend it due to refinements made to our website and services offered through it, or due to amended statutory or official regulations. You may access and print the current data privacy statement at any time, under https://www.haerter.com under the rubric “Data Protection” (Link: https://haerter.com/en/data-protection/ ).