Our guidelines for
your data privacy
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
1) General information
Data will be "processed" by us in accordance with the applicable statutory data protection provisions, in particular the European Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as DSGVO) and the data protection provisions specific to the country concerned.
"personal data" shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, a location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person
"processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction
In the following we inform you about the processing of your data, in particular about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of your personal data during your visit to our website and use of our offers and services as well as the corresponding legal basis of the individual processing procedures. In addition, we explain to you in our data protection declaration which rights you are entitled to with regard to data processing.
2) Body responsible for data processing
As the provider of our Internet services, we are the responsible party for data processing. You can reach us at the contact details given below:
SIK Scholz Industriekomponenten GmbH | Managing Director: Christoph Scholz
Zaucheweg 5, D-04316 Leipzig | Local Court Leipzig | Commercial Register HR B 21830 | St.ID.: DE 244082833
Phone: +49 (0) 341-2218810 | Fax: +49 (0) 341-2214260 | info(ät)sik-gmbh.com | sik-industries.com
3) Processing of your data
The type, scope and purposes of processing your data differ according to whether you only visit our website or use services and/or benefits offered by us:
a) Visiting our Internet pages (server log files)
When you visit our website, the server stores data in so-called server log files, which your internet browser automatically transmits to the server, in particular
Time at time of access
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source/reference from which you reached the site
Operating system in use
Used IP address
The data collected is only used for statistical analysis and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
This data is processed to enable the use of the Internet pages you have called up, for statistical purposes, to improve our Internet offering and to protect against illegal cyber attacks, and to exercise, assert or defend legal claims. Your IP address will only be stored for as long as it is necessary to defend against possible cyber attacks and to provide law enforcement agencies with the information they need to prosecute you.
The above-mentioned data is processed separately from all personal data which you provide us with when you visit our website and/or use a service, and is never combined.
The data processing described above has its legal basis in Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b) of the DPA to carry out necessary pre-contractual measures, which are carried out at your request, in order to enable you to use the Internet pages you have accessed. Insofar as the above data are processed for security purposes against unlawful cyber attacks or to exercise, assert or defend legal claims, this is done on the legal basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) of the DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in this data processing lies in the evaluation of the data for the improvement of our Internet offer in order to exercise, assert or defend legal claims, if necessary, and to protect our systems from illegal cyber attacks.
b) Processing of personal data when using the services and/or benefits offered by us:
Personal data will only be processed by us if this is legally permitted or if you consent to the processing of your personal data.
If you wish to make use of the services and benefits offered by us on our website, it may be necessary for you to transmit or communicate further personal data. The mandatory data required by us can be seen from the input mask during the registration or order process. You can voluntarily provide further information which is not absolutely necessary for the purposes described above; it is marked accordingly by us when collecting the data as part of the registration or ordering process.
We process your personal data for the above-mentioned purposes on the legal basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b) DSGVO in order to fulfil a contract with you or to carry out necessary pre-contractual measures which are carried out at your request. The purpose of processing your personal data is therefore to process inquiries or provide the requested service. Without the provision of personal data, we will not be able to process your request and/or conclude the contract with you and will not be able to provide the services and performances offered.
In addition, we process your data for the purpose of exercising, asserting or defending legal claims arising from the contractual relationship and, if necessary, to enable the criminal prosecution authorities to prosecute any misuse of our services. The above data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in data processing on the legal basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO is to be able to exercise, assert or defend legal claims arising from the contractual relationship and, if necessary, to enable the criminal prosecution authorities to prosecute.
We also process your personal data for the purpose of complying with our statutory storage obligations. The legal basis for the fulfilment of our legal storage obligations is standardised in Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) DSGVO.
Your data may be passed on to service providers supporting us, which we have of course carefully selected, in order to fulfil the contract or to carry out necessary pre-contractual measures, which are carried out at your request. These can be technical service providers or service providers who support us in shipping, payment processing or accounting.
Your personal data will otherwise only be passed on to other third parties if we are legally obliged to do so on the legal basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) DSGVO and, if applicable, to lawyers and tax consultants on the legal basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in passing on your data to tax consultants and lawyers is to comply with our tax obligations or to exercise, assert or defend legal claims.
Furthermore, we will not pass on your personal data to third parties without your express consent.
Session cookies and permanent cookies
We use session cookies on our site which are set when you access the homepage and are only valid until your browser is closed again. Furthermore, we use so-called "permanent cookies" on our site, which are automatically deleted after 12 months at the latest. The purpose of the session and permanent cookies used by our website is to enable you to use our website more effectively and to collect statistical data about our website and to analyse and improve it. "Permanent cookies" also make it possible to recognize a device the next time you visit our website and to save information about your last visit (e.g. your preferred language or other settings). We only use permanent cookies, which are automatically deleted after 12 months at the latest. User profiles are not created by the cookies we set.
Third party cookies
Whether cookies can be set and retrieved is determined by the settings in your browser. You can, for example, deactivate the storage of cookies altogether in your browser, restrict it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically notifies you as soon as a cookie is to be set and asks you for permission to do so. You can also set your browser to automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. Finally, you can activate a do-not-track function ("DNT") in your browser if necessary, so that you are automatically not recorded by any web analysis tool that may be used. For information on the configuration of your browser settings, please refer to the help function of your Internet browser.
5) Storage and deletion periods for personal data
If the processing purpose for your personal data required in each case no longer applies, your personal data processed by us will be routinely deleted or blocked, unless you have consented to the permanent storage of your personal data.
If individual data must be retained after the processing purposes have ceased to apply due to statutory retention periods (e.g. tax and commercial law retention regulations), the blocking of the data takes the place of deletion. The data to be retained may then be processed on the legal basis of Article 6(1)(c) DPA exclusively for the above-mentioned purposes.
6) Your rights as data subject of the data processing
You have the rights described below at all times:
Right of confirmation and access to the personal data processed by us in accordance with article 15 of the DSGVO
Right to rectify your personal data in accordance with Article 16 DSGVO
Right to have your personal data deleted ("right to be forgotten") in accordance with Article 17 DSGVO
Right to limit the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 18 DSGVO
Right to data transferability of your personal data pursuant to Article 20 DSGVO
Under Article 22 of the DSGVO, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects vis-à-vis you or significantly affects you in a similar way.
7) Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letters e or f of the DPA, including profiling based on these provisions.
In this case, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing.
You also have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 paragraph 1 of the DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
8) Right of withdrawal in case of consent
You can revoke any expressly granted data protection consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation shall not be affected by the revocation.
9) Complaints about data protection violations to the supervisory authorities
If you are of the opinion that your data protection rights have been violated, you can contact the supervisory authority of your federal state or the federal state of our company headquarters. If a complaint concerns a company that has its registered office in another federal state, the supervisory authority shall forward the complaint to the supervisory authority responsible there.
10) Notification obligation in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing
We will notify all recipients to whom personal data has been disclosed of any correction or deletion of personal data or any restriction on processing under Articles 16, 17 paragraph 1 and 18 FADP, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. We will also inform you of these recipients if you so request.
11) Legal or contractual provisions on the provision of your personal data, as well as information on the need for the conclusion of the contract and on your obligation to provide the personal data and possible consequences of not providing it:
As described above, we collect and process your personal data in particular for the fulfilment of a contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures which are carried out at your request. In some cases, the provision of personal data when concluding contracts (e.g. for invoices) is required by law due to tax and/or commercial law regulations, otherwise it is a contractual or pre-contractual obligation. If you do not provide us with any personal data, this means that we cannot conclude a contract with you and/or answer your enquiries.
Insofar as we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) of the DSGVO, the provision of your data for these purposes is neither contractually nor legally required. The details of data processing on the basis of a legitimate interest can be found in the above information at the relevant points. If you do not provide us with personal data for these purposes, this may mean that you will not be able to use our website and services, or not use them to their full extent.
12) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
We do not use automated decision-making - including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DSGVO.
13) Data security
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect the processing of personal data, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against attack by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
14) Questions / remarks
If you have any questions or comments about this data protection declaration or about data protection in general, please feel free to contact us using the contact details provided in section 2 of this data protection declaration.
15) Use of third-party tools and content
a) Notes on Google Analytics
It is important to us to design our Internet pages as optimally as possible and thus make them attractive for our visitors. To do this, it is necessary for us to know which parts of our website reach our visitors.
For this purpose we use the web analysis service Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"), one. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics on this website under activation of IP anonymisation, i.e. your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. For information on the configuration of your browser settings, please refer to the help function of your Internet browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data by a browser plug-in. This plugin sets an opt-out cookie and thus prevents the future collection and processing of your data by Google Analytics. You can download and install a browser plugin from the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
The use of Google Analytics described above will be used from 25.05.2018 for the analysis and improvement of our Internet presence. This constitutes a legitimate interest of the legal basis of Article 6(1)(f) DPA.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
d) Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. Through this, Google gets knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.
(e) Google Maps
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.