1. Data protection at a glance
The following points offer a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data via which you can be identified personally. Detailed information on the topic of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration displayed below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Firstly, your data are collected when you send them to us. This may involve data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time at which you view the site). Collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure fault-free provision of the website. Other data can be used for analysis of your user behaviour.
What are your rights with regard to your data?
At any time, you have the right to obtain information, free of charge, about the origin, recipients and purpose of storage of your personal data. You also have a right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. On this and other matters relating to the topic of data protection, you can consult us at any time using the address provided in the imprint. Furthermore, you also have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools from third parties
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be evaluated statistically. This takes place primarily using cookies and so-called analysis programs. Analysis of your surfing behaviour generally takes place anonymously and your surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this can be found in the data protection declaration below.
You can object to this analysis at any time. We will inform you about ways you can object in the data protection declaration.
2. General points and mandatory information
The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, as well as this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various pieces of personal data are recorded. Personal data is data via which you can be identified personally. This data protection regulation explains which data we record and what we use it for. It also outlines how and for what purpose we do so.
We would like to point out that data transfer online (e.g. in communication via e-mail) can present gaps in security. It is not possible to protect data seamlessly from access by third parties.
Note on the responsible party
The party responsible for data processing on this website is:
zimmerlin GmbH Edelstahl-Technik
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who decides, either alone or with others, on the purpose and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar).
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing sequences are only possible with your express permission. You can revoke consent already given at any point. To do so, you simply need to send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing that has taken place up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by such revocation, however.
Right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the affected person has a right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for matters of data protection law is the state data protection officer for the German federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found via the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request surrender of the data we process automatically based on your consent or in the fulfilment of a contract, either to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you demand direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place where technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the portability of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries, that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection from the address line of the browser, in which “http://” changes to “https://” and the padlock symbol appears in your browser line.
When the SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blockage, erasure
As part of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to information provided at no charge about your saved personal data, its origins and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as, where relevant, a right to rectification, blockage or erasure of this data. On this and other matters relating to the topic of personal data, you can consult us at any time using the address provided in the imprint.
3. Data collection on our website
Websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted when your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site.
Cookies that are required for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of specific functions you might require (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the purposes of technically flawless and optimised provision of their services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are then dealt with specifically in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the web pages automatically gathers and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser sends us automatically. These include:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The legal basis for data processing is article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR, which permits data processing for the fulfilment of a contract or contractual measures.
When you send us an enquiry using the contact form, our system stores your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have entered there, for the purposes of processing your enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your permission.
Processing the data you have entered in the contact form takes place exclusively pursuant to your consent (article 6, paragraph 1, point (a) of the GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, you simply need to send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing that has taken place up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by such revocation.
The data you have entered in the contact form remains with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which the data is required no longer applies (e.g. after your enquiry has been dealt with in full). Mandatory statutory provisions – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transferred to a Google server located in the USA and stored there.
Storage of Google Analytics cookies takes place pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its online offering and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This way, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before its transfer to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide other services associated with use of the website and the internet to the website operator. Google does not merge the IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics with other data.
You can prevent storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. Furthermore, you can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and their processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This installs an opt-out cookie that prevents collection of your data on future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find more information on how user data are dealt with at Google Analytics in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Processing of order data
We have concluded a contract with Google for processing of order data and abide entirely by the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities in our use of Google Analytics.
Demographics at Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographics” function of Google Analytics. This way, reports can be created that include assertions about the age, sex and interests of the person visiting the site. These data relate to interest-based advertising by Google, as well as visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a particular individual. You can deactivate this function at any time via the advertisement settings in your Google account or object to collection of your data by Google Analytics, as outlined in the section on “Objection to data collection”.
5. Plugins and tools
Google web fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the purposes of uniform presentation of typography. Upon accessing a site, your browser loads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache in order to display texts and typography correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use has to connect to Google’s servers. This connection enables Google to see that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is to ensure uniform and appealing presentation of our online offering. This represents a legitimate interest pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard typeface.
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address has to be stored to enable use of the functions of Google Maps. The information is generally transferred to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is to ensure appealing presentation of our online offering and easy identification of the places shown on our website. This represents a legitimate interest pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) of the GDPR.
You can find more information on how user data are dealt with in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.