1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact data can be found in the legal information of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when provided by you. This includes, e.g. data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is, above all, technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time of the page request). The data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time, free of charge. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal information. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
2. General notes and mandatory information
Please note that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible post
The post responsible for the data processing on this website is:
Ketten Branscheid GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0)2333 / 98 58 - 0
The responsible post is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent given at any time. For this, an informal e-mail to us is sufficient. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found via the following link:
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this is only carried out to the extent that it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the way that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the valid statutory provisions, you have the right to free information at any time on your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For this and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal information.
3. Data protection officer
Legally required data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Ketten Branscheid GmbH
Ms. Rita Thiel
Telephone: +49 (0)2333 / 98 58 - 0
4. Data collection on our website
The internet pages make partial use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries using contact form, your details from the contact form, including the contact details you provide there, are stored by us so as to process the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not disclose this data without your consent.
The data entered into the contact form is therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this, an informal e-mail to us is sufficient. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form is kept by us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage lapses (e.g. after your inquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analytics 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 enable analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren.
Order data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
6. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called Web Fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you view a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache so as to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser used by you has to connect to Google’s servers. In this way, Google is informed that our website has been 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 GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font is used by your computer.
This site uses the service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
So that you can use the functions of Google Maps, your IP address has to be stored. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and ease of location of the places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.