Data Privacy

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed under this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is collected automatically, or with your consent, by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have given us consent for the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for this and other questions on the subject of data protection.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs.
Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.


Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster to ensure data protection compliant processing.

General notes and mandatory information

Data Privacy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what purpose we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Name of the responsible authority

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

OKS Otto Knauf GmbH
Steel Service Center
Martin Gruber, Dr. Daniel Ebert
Zollhausstraße 38
58640 Iserlohn
Telephone: +49 (0) 2371 / 9456-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2371 / 9456-22
e-mail: info@oks-knauf.com

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Data protection officer

Great Oak Datenschutz GmbH & Co. KG
Florian Schirm
Ruhrstraße 16
59955 Winterberg
Telephone: +49 (0) 2985 / 99 99 96 0
Fax: +49 (0) 381 / 367 6819 3
datenschutz@great-oak.de
https://www.great-oak-datenschutz.de/

Note on data transfer to the USA

Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated on our website. When these tools are active, your personal information may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action to prevent this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw previously provided consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING, WHICH ARE WORTHY OF PROTECTION AND WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 21 PARAGRAPH 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING, INCLUDING PROFILING, INSOFAR AS IT IS LINKED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL THEREAFTER NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 21 PARAGRAPH 2 GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of infringements of the GDPR, those concerned have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, specifically in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the suspected infringement. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done to the extent it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the beginning of the URL will change from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol will appear in the browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, correction and deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to no-cost information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the disclaimer if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction on processing

You have the right to demand limitations on the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restriction of

processing exists in the following cases:

We usually need time to check if your personal data stored with us is correct. During the time it takes to check you have the right to demand limitations on the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was/is carried out unlawfully, you may request that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that we limit the processing of your personal data instead of deleting it.

If you have lodged an objection under Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used – apart from its retention – with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our websites use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit to the site. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping basket function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions requested by you (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is given. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. The functionality of the site may be restricted if cookies have been disabled.

Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

Borlabs Cookie

This website uses Borlabs cookie, which sets a technically necessary cookie (borlabs-cookie) to store your cookie consents.
Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data.
Your consents, which you gave when you entered the website, are stored in the borlabs cookie. If you wish to revoke these consents, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. This data is not handed on without your permission.

The data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete them, withdraw your consent for storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Applicant’s data

When you send us your application, we process the data you provide us in order to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations within the application procedure. If your application is successful, we will process the data for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

Legal bases are Art. 6.1 lit. b GDPR and section 26 Federal Data Protection Act. If you voluntarily provide us with special categories of personal data, such as health data or religious affiliation, the legal basis is additionally Article 9 paragraph 2 letter b GDPR.

Should your application not be successful, we will delete your data after six months, at the latest. The data will be stored until then in order to answer any questions regarding the application procedure and to fulfil our obligation to provide evidence under the GETA. If you withdraw your application, we will delete your data immediately.

Google services

This website uses the Google services described in more detail below, which are provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google’s privacy policy, terms of use and information on the technologies used by Google can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

The information generated in the course of using the services may be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service that uses cookies (text files that are stored on your computer) to enable an analysis of your use of the website and to constantly improve and make our offer more interesting.

In case IP anonymising is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are further processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you contains a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is therefore deleted immediately. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use.

The IP address submitted by your browser to Google Analytics will not be used in connection with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can also use the following switch to set a so-called Analytics-Opt-Out cookie, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting data when using this website in the future.
[borlabs-cookie type=”btn-switch-consent” id=”google-analytics” title=”Google Analytics”/]

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from optimisation and marketing purposes for which we use the results of Google Analytics. If you have consented to its use, the legal basis is Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Maps

On our website we use the offer of Google Maps. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

When you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. Moreover, the data collected during visits to our website are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged into or whether there is no user account. If you’re logged in to Google, your information will be directly attributed to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website in line with requirements. Such evaluation is carried out specifically (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, whereby our legitimate interest results from the aforementioned marketing purposes.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA on our website to ensure that input is provided by a natural person and not by machine or automated processing.

Your IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service will be sent to Google.

The legal basis for the use of Google reCAPTCHA is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, whereby our legitimate interest results from the aforementioned purposes.