Data Privacy Statement


Introduction

Häfner and Krullmann GmbH (hereinafter “We”) is the operator of online services at www.spulen.de and www.hafner-spools.com and as such responsible for collecting, processing, and using personal data of users of said online services. The protection of your privacy and your personal data is very important to us. We collect, process, and use your personal data in compliance with the content of this Data Privacy Statement and applicable data privacy acts.
By means of this Data Privacy Statement, we want to let you know what kind of personal data we collect, process, and use with regard to your person.


Personal data

Personal data are particulars regarding your personal or factual circumstances. This includes any information regarding your identity, such as your name, e-mail address, or postal address. Information that does not relate to your identity (such as number of users of the online service), however, are not considered personal information.
You can generally use our online services without disclosing your identity or your personal data. For some offered services, however, for example, when you are using one of our contact forms, some of your personal data will be collected. We generally collect, save, and use said data only for purposes related to the use of our online services, in particular for handling your requests.
It is entirely up to you whether you want to enter such data. We always point out what kind of information is necessary to use individual types of information (mandatory fields).


Saving and processing personal information

We save your information on specially protected servers. These servers are protected from loss, destruction, access to, changes, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons through technical and organizational measures. Only few, authorized persons can access your data. Said persons are responsible for the technical, commercial, or editorial supervision of the servers. Complete protection against all risks, however, is not possible despite regular controls.
Transmission of information to our online services through the Internet is generally not encoded. Thus it cannot be excluded that third parties might view and/or access transferred data. We recommend to consider this aspect when deciding whether and what kind of data to transfer using our online service.

Disclosure of personal data towards third parties

We generally use your personal information only to fulfill services requested by you (for example, in connection with the processing of your contact form).

To the extent that we are deploying external service providers to provide services, they will only access data for the purpose of providing services. We ensure the compliance with data protection regulations through technical and organizational measures and obligate our external service providers to do the same.
Furthermore, we do not hand on your data to third parties without your express consent, in particular not for advertising purposes. We only hand on your personal data if you have personally agreed to such transfer or if we are entitled or obliged to do so based on legal and/or regulatory provisions or due to a court order. This may in particular include disclosure for the purpose of criminal prosecution, hazard avoidance, or enforcing intellectual property rights.


Use of our homepage

Information about your computer

During each access to our online service, we collect the following information about your computer: IP address of your computer, request of your browser, and time of such request. Furthermore, the status and the transferred data volume are collected in this context.
We also collect product and version information about the used browser and the computer's operating system. We further record from which website the online service is being accessed. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the duration of the use of the online service and is subsequently deleted or anonymized by way of truncation. The remaining data are stored for a limited time period.
We use such data to operate the online service, in particular to detect and resolve errors, to determine the utilization of the online service, and to implement changes or improvements.

Contact and application form

If you choose to use a contact or application form in our online service, personal data such as name and e-mail address will be collected. We gather and use data transferred through the contact form exclusively for the purpose of answering your inquiry or request.
After processing the matter, the data is first stored in case there are any follow-up questions. The deletion of data can be requested any time, otherwise the data will be deleted after the matter has been completely resolved.


Cookies and tracking

Use of cookies

We − as well as many other websites − use cookies for our online service. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer to store certain settings and data for the exchange with our data service via your browser. A cookie normally contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, information about the age of the cookie, and an alpha-numeric identifier.
Cookies allow us to recognize your computer and make potential pre-settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the online service and offer you an even better and tailor-made service according to your preferences.
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the cookies, however, or set your browser to send you a notification every time cookies are being sent. Please note that the use of our online service might be limited or unavailable if you decide to block the saving of cookies.


Google Analytics

Our website is using Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing the website operator with other services relating to website use and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can block the saving of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For further information, please see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics, data protection and privacy). Please note that on our website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code “anonymizeIp();” in order to anonymize the IP addresses by deleting the final octet.

Further information

Protecting minors

Children and teenagers under the age of 18 should not transfer personal data to us without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. We do not purposefully request personal data of children and teenagers, do not intentionally collect such data, and do not transfer such data to third parties.

Links to other websites

Our online service contains links to other websites, among others to our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Said links are generally marked as such. We cannot influence to which extent linked websites adhere to applicable data privacy regulations. Thus, we recommend you inform yourself regarding the respective data privacy statements of such other websites.

Rights of persons affected

You are entitled to request information about your stored data and to the correction, blocking or deletion of such data, if necessary.  Please contact our data security officer for requests.
You are free to withdraw a consent given by you, to take effect in the future. Please contact our data security officer for requests.

Contact

Please contact our data security officer for further information about our personal data handling policy:
krause[at]hafner-spools.com


Changes to this Data Privacy Statement

The status of this Data Privacy Statement is identified by the indication of the date (below). We reserve the right to change this Data Privacy Statement any time to take effect in the future. The respective current version can be accessed directly via the online service. Please visit the online service frequently to inform yourself with regard to the applicable Data Privacy Statement.


Status of this Data Privacy Statement: February 2017