Data Privacy Policy

The use of our website is basically possible without giving personal data. However, the processing of personal data is unavoidable for the function of individual services on our site. The following regulations apply:
Your personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German and European data protection law. Data is personal if it can be clearly assigned to a specific or identifiable natural person. The legal principles of data protection can be found in the European Basic Data Protection Regulation and in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In the following we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data by the provider.

Karl Küfner GmbH & Co. KG
+49 7432 951-0
info@kuefner.com

as well as the processing of your data by other service providers. Data processing by service providers other than those listed here will not take place.

We would like to point out that internet-based data transmission generally has security gaps and that despite the security measures we have taken, we cannot guarantee complete protection against unauthorised access by third parties.

Cookies

When you visit our Internet pages for the first time, you will be informed about the use of so-called cookies to control functions and to record user activities. You can refuse or agree to the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that your Internet browser places on your computer. Cookies serve to optimize our Internet presence and our offers for you. You can also control the handling of cookies via the settings of your browser.

If it concerns cookies which make your visit to our website comfortable and enable the use of certain functions (functional cookies), the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

Overview of cookies used

  •     cookieconsent_status: Stores the confirmation of the privacy notice and prevents its repeated insertion if the confirmation has already been made and the cookie has not been deleted in the meantime. The cookie is only set after confirmation.
  •     fe_typo_user: Links the TYPO3 internal session data with the current visit of the user. This allows logins to be authenticated or form entries to be checked for plausibility.
  •     PHPSESSID: Links the PHP session data to the user's current visit. In this way, files uploaded via a form, for example, are assigned to the session of the current user so that they can be processed/filled correctly after the upload. Is only set when necessary or when the TYPO3 session is started.
  •      _ga, _gid and _gat: are set by Google Analytics. In this case, too, the content is a string of characters whose meaning we cannot determine.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO.

Server Data

For technical reasons it is necessary that we or our webspace provider receive and process certain data from your browser (so-called server log files). These contain the following information:

  •     Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  •     Date and time of the server request
  •     Request type and protocol version
  •     HTTP Status Header of Response
  •     Amount of transferred data in bytes
  •     URL of the requested page/file
  •     Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  •     Browser type, version, and operating system, if applicable (depending on the value of the HTTP_USER_AGENT transmitted by the client).

These server log files are deleted after 365 days.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO.

Hosting

This website is hosted by artif GmbH & Co. KG, Alexanderstraße 65, 72072 Tübingen Germany.

Purpose of Registering

We offer you the possibility on our site to register with your e-mail address to receive further information about our services as a download. For this you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you provide to see whether you are the actual owner of the e-mail address or whether its owner has authorised you to receive the newsletter (double opt-in). The e-mail address entered in the course of this registration is collected and stored exclusively for the release of downloads. In addition to your e-mail address, we also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. We need this data as security in the event that a third party misuses your data and should register with your data on our site without your knowledge. The data will be used exclusively for the above-mentioned purpose and stored for a period of 365 days. The data will not be passed on to third parties or compared with data that may have been collected by other components of our site.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. b) DS-GVO.

Contacting Us

On our homepage we offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail and/or using various contact forms. If you send us your inquiry via the corresponding function on our website, this data will be sent by e-mail to the responsible contact person and thus stored in our e-mail system. A copy of your request will be stored on our server for 30 days and then automatically deleted. It will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may have been collected by other components of our homepage is also not carried out.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. b) DS-GVO.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of statistical analysis of the use of our website, we use Google Analytics and cookies, which enable us to analyse your surfing behaviour. This enables us to improve the quality of our website and its content. We learn how the website is used and can therefore constantly optimise our offer. The information obtained as part of the statistical analysis of our website is not combined with your other data collected as part of the website.

Google Tag Manager

On our websites we use the Google Tag Manager from Google. The Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface. The Google Tag Manager service itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not collect personally identifiable information. The Google Tag Manager service triggers other tags that may themselves collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will persist for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Google Analytics

The Küfner websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (responsible in Europe: Google Ireland Limited, Dublin, Gordon House Barrow St Dublin 4 Ireland). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of Küfner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
On our website we use Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are shortened for further processing, which means that direct personal references can be ruled out.

We use Google Analytics exclusively with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent once you have given it by

  •     prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent;
  •     download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information about Google Analytics' terms of use and privacy policy, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Google has adopted the so-called "Privacy Shield", an informal agreement in the field of data protection law that governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. Details can be found at policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. a) DS-GVO.

Convert

We use cookies on our web pages to provide a service from Convert Insights Inc., 340 South Lemon Avenue #9512, Walnut, California 91789, USA, to continuously improve our content for web site visitors. You may refuse the use of these cookies the first time you visit our Web site. Convert provides features that allow us to offer visitors different content on the same page at selected points on our site and then evaluate which content has been better received (so-called A/B tests). The data collected in this context is used exclusively for the purpose of improving the content of our website. There will be no comparison with other data of our website and there will be no transfer and no processing for other purposes. Further information on data processing by Convert can be found at www.convert.com/gdpr/, the privacy policy of Convert can be found at www.convert.com/privacy-policy/.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) DS-GVO.

Integration of Facebook and Twitter

Küfner's websites may include links to the services Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, XING [...]. After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider. For information on how to handle your data when using the websites of other providers, please refer to the respective data protection notices of these providers.

If you are a member of one of these services and do not want the provider to collect data about you via our website and link it to your membership data stored with the respective provider, you must log out of the respective service before visiting our website.

Data protection for online applications

If you send us your application documents via the corresponding function on our website, this data will be sent by e-mail to the responsible contact person and thus stored in our e-mail system. When concluding an employment contract, your data can be transferred to our personnel file if necessary and legally permissible. If no employment contract is concluded between you and our company, the data transmitted by you will be deleted eight weeks after notification of the rejection, unless the deletion is contrary to legal requirements (e.g. burden of proof in the context of the law on equal treatment) or you have explicitly agreed to a longer storage of your data. There will be no transfer and no processing for other purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 88 DS-GVO in conjunction with § 26 BDSG.

Processing of your data in the ordinary course of business

Initially, only our employees receive knowledge of your personal data. In addition, to the extent permitted or required by law, we share your personal information with other recipients who provide services to us in connection with our website. We limit the disclosure of your personal data to what is necessary, in particular to process your order. Some of our service providers receive your personal data as contract processors and are then strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. In some cases, the recipients act independently with your data, which we transmit to them.
- If necessary, payment service providers and banks, in the processing of payment,
- External service providers for sending invoices by post,
- Logistics service provider to be able to deliver the goods to you,
- IT service provider for the administration and hosting of our website,
- Collection agencies and legal advisors in the assertion of our claims

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. (1) sentence 1 lit. b) DS-GVO.

Our safety standards

Your personal data is transmitted on our website via the Internet using the so-called SSL security system (Secure Socket Layer). This technology offers a high level of security and is therefore also used, for example, by banks for data protection in online banking. We secure our Internet pages and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

Rights concerned

Under application of the DS-GVO, you are entitled to the following statutory rights of persons affected, provided that their requirements are met:
- Right to information about your data stored by us pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO,
- Right to rectification of inaccurate data pursuant to Art. 16 DS-GVO,
- Right to deletion of data stored by us pursuant to Art. 17 DS-GVO,
- Right to limit the processing of data stored by us pursuant to Art. 18 DS-GVO,
- Right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO,
- Right of revocation at any time pursuant to Art. 7 para. (3) DS-GVO of any consent given to us; this means that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future.
- Right to complain to a competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DS-GVO if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the provisions of the DS-GVO.

- Right of objection: If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so which result from your particular situation.

 Please address your enquiry regarding the above points in writing to our data protection officer:

Karl Küfner GmbH & Co. KG
- Data Protection Officer -
Rossentalsraße 87-89
72416 Albstadt
Germany
Or by e-mail to:
datenschutz@kuefner.com

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg

HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS:
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart, Germany

POSTANCY:
P.O. Box 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15

E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de