PRIVACY POLICY

E-mail communication By reason of the data protection guidelines, the company J.C. König Stiftung & Co. KG does not send e-mails with Office attachments (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.) to internal mailboxes. We would therefore be grateful if you would send documents to us in PDF format. 1. Data protection at a glance General information The following information provides a straightforward overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is defined as all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection is provided in the Privacy Policy that follows 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 operators. Their contact information is provided in the legal information on this website. How do we collect your data? One way in which we collect your data is when you send it to us. You may for example enter this data in a contact form. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This data is largely technical in nature (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time at which you accessed the page). Data of this type is collected automatically as soon as you access our website. What do we use your data for? Some of your data is collected to ensure that our website is displayed without error. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour. What are your rights with regard to your data? You have the right to obtain information about the source of your personal data, the recipients to whom it has been or will be transmitted, and the purpose for which we are processing it. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. If you wish to exercise this right or obtain further information on data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal information. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted. For further information, please refer to the section “Right to restriction of processing” in the Privacy Policy. Analytical tools and third-party tools Your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated when you visit our website. This is mainly carried out by means of cookies and so-called analytical programs. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously and cannot be traced back to you personally. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by refraining from using certain tools. Detailed information is provided in the Privacy Policy. You are entitled to object to this analysis. This Privacy Policy will inform you of the ways in which you can do this. 2. General remarks and mandatory information Data protection The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data strictly confidentially in compliance with the applicable data protection legislation and the provisions in this Privacy Policy. Various types of personal data are collected whenever you use this website. Personal data is defined as data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also describes how this happens and for what purpose. Please note that data transmitted through the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be at risk due to security loopholes. Data cannot be completely protected from third-party access. Information on data controller The controller responsible for data processing on this website is: Joh. Cuno König Stiftung & Co. KG Martinstr. 26 42655 Solingen, Germany Telephone: +49 (0)212 222230 E-mail: info@jc-koenig.de The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.). Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data Many data processing activities can only be carried out with your express consent. Once you have given your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. In this case, it is sufficient if you send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of any data processing carried out until such time as you withdraw your consent is not affected by your withdrawal. Right to object to data collection in special circumstances, right to object to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR) If the processing of your data is based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation; the same applies to any profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis for the processing is specified in this Privacy Policy. If you object to the processing of your personal data, we will cease processing this data unless we can demonstrate compelling legal grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence or legal claims (right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR). If your personal data is being processed in order to implement direct marketing measures, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for this purpose at any time; this right to object also encompasses profiling insofar as it is related to this kind of direct marketing. If you lodge an objection, we will cease using your data for direct marketing purposes (right to object pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR). Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority In the event of infringements of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. This right to complain exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. Right to data portability You have the right to have the personal data we are processing by automated means on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract made available to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Should you request the direct transmission of your data to another controller, this request will only be complied with insofar as this is technically feasible. SSL and TLS encryption This website uses SSL and TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or enquiries that you send to us in our capacity as the website operators. An encrypted link can be identified by the fact that the URL will change from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol will appear closed in your browser address bar. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by any third party. Information, blocking, erasure and rectification Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time regarding which of your personal data is being stored, the source from which it was obtained, the recipients of your personal data, and the purpose for which it is being processed. You may also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. If you wish to obtain further information on this or any other matters relating to data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal information. Right to restriction of processing You have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted. If you wish to exercise this right, you may contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal information. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases: If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we have stored, we will usually need time to verify it. In this case, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted for as long as we need to complete the verification process. If your personal data was/is being processed unlawfully, you may request restriction of this processing rather than having the data erased. If we no longer need your personal data but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted instead of allowing it to be erased. If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed against ours. In this case, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted until it has been determined whose interests take precedence. If you have had the processing of your personal data restricted, this data – with the exception of storage – may only be processed with your consent, to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, to protect the interests of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state. Objection to marketing e-mails We herewith expressly object to the use of the contact data published in the mandatory legal information to send advertising and information materials that have not been expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action should they receive unsolicited advertising, for example in the form of spam e-mails. 3. Data protection officer Statutory data protection officer We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. sicdata Unternehmensberatung Tobias Erdmann Schlachthofstraße 23a 42651 Solingen, Germany Telephone: 0212659850 E-mail: erdmann@sicdata.de 4. Data collection on our website Server log files The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This information comprises the following: Browser type and browser version Operating system used Referrer URL Hostname of the accessing computer Time of server request IP address This data is not combined with other data sources. The legal basis for the collection of this data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operators have a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display and optimisation of the website; the server log files are required for this purpose. Contact form If you send us queries using our contact form, we will store the information you provide in the form, including your contact data, to respond to your query and to deal with any subsequent correspondence. We will not forward this data without your consent. The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. In this case, it is sufficient if you send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of any data processing activities carried out until such time as you withdraw your consent is not affected by your withdrawal. We will store the data you enter in the contact form until such time as you request us to erase it, you withdraw your consent, or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your query has been conclusively dealt with). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods, are not affected. 5. Analytical tools and marketing Google Analytics This website uses functions provided by 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 facilitate analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your website use is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The legal basis for the storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytical tool is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operators have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise their internet services and advertising. IP anonymisation We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that Google shortens your IP address in the European Union member states or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website to analyse your website use, to generate reports on website activities, and to render other services for the website operators relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with any other Google data. Browser plug-in You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that if you do so, you may not have full use of all the functions provided on this website. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data regarding your website use (including your IP address) generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Objection to data collection You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will install an opt-out cookie that will prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics You will find more information about how Google Analytics utilizes user data in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en Demographics in Google Analytics This website uses the “Demographics” function provided by Google Analytics. This can be used to generate reports that contain statements regarding the age, gender and interests of website visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising and from third-party visitor data It cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in your Google account’s advertising settings or prevent Google Analytics from collecting any of your data as described under “Objection to data collection”. 6. Plug-ins and tools YouTube with extended data protection Our website uses plug-ins provided by the website YouTube. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, extended data protection mode does not necessarily exclude the transmission of data to YouTube partners. YouTube connects with the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether or not you are watching a video. As soon as you start a video on our website, a connection is established with the YouTube servers. During this process, the YouTube server receives information on which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can then directly link your browsing behaviour with your user profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Moreover, YouTube can store various cookies on your terminal device after you start playing a video. YouTube can then use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used for example to collect video statistics, improve user friendliness. and prevent attempts at fraud. These cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Starting a YouTube video may also initiate other data processing activities over which we have no control. YouTube is used in the interest of presenting our online services in an appealing manner. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Further information about YouTube’s data protection measures is provided in the Privacy Policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. Google Web Fonts This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to facilitate the uniform display of fonts. Google Fonts are installed locally. No connection is made with Google servers. Google reCAPTCHA We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). reCAPTCHA is used to determine whether data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is entered by a human or an automated program. reCAPTCHA does this by analysing the website visitor’s behaviour on the basis of specific traits. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. reCAPTCHA performs the analysis by evaluating various types of information (e.g. IP address, length of time spent by the website visitor on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data generated during the analysis is transmitted to Google. reCAPTCHA analyses run wholly in the background. Website visitors are not notified that analytical processes are taking place. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operators have a legitimate interest in protecting their website from improper data espionage and from spam. Please click on the following links for more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html