Data Protection

Data Protection Statement

Provider and responsible authority in line with the data protection law

MIGUA Fugensysteme GmbH
Dieselstr. 20
42789 Wülfrath

Scope of application

This data protection statement provides users with information on the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.

The legal framework for data protection is formed from the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) [Federal Data Protection Act] and the Telemediengesetz (TMG) [Telemedia Act].

Collection of general information

Every time these services are accessed, information is automatically collected by us or the webspace provider. This information, categorised as server log files, is of a general nature and cannot lead to any conclusions being drawn about you personally.

Information collected includes: Website name, file, date, volume of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our services) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display all the website content. In this respect, it is absolutely essential to collect this data. In addition to this, we use anonymous data for statistical purposes. It helps us to optimise our services and our technology. We also retain the right to check the log files retrospectively, should there be a suspicion that our services have been used illegally.

Handling personal information

Definition: Personal data shall mean all information by which a person is clearly identifiable. It thus means data which can be traced back to a person.

This personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number as well as email address. Personal data also encompasses information on hobbies, memberships and preferences, as well as internet pages visited.

This data is only collected, used, and in some cases shared, provided that this is expressly allowed by legislation or the user permits the collection, processing, use and sharing of their data.

Registration on our website

If you register on our website to make use of personalised services, personal data is collected. This includes your name, address, telephone number and email address as contact and communication data.

Registration gives access to services and content that is only available to registered users. If needed, registered users are able to change or delete at any time the data provided during the registration process. Upon request, we are of course happy to let you know what personal data was collected and stored. Furthermore, we delete or correct data on demand, provided there are no legal obligations to store this. If you have any queries or would like to correct or delete data, please use the contact details provided in this data protection statement.

Newsletter

If you register for our newsletter, we will only use the data you enter for this purpose, or to provide you with information relevant to this service or the registration process. We will not share this data with third-parties.

In order to receive the newsletter, a valid email address is required. In addition, the IP address from which you registered for the newsletter and the date on which you ordered the newsletter are also stored. This data is used as proof of fraudulent activity, should an email address that is not your own be used to register for the newsletter. Furthermore, in order to ensure that an email address is not improperly entered by third-parties into our mailing list, we work in accordance with the law, adopting the so-called double opt-in process. As part of this process, the ordering of the newsletter, sending of the confirmation email and receipt of registration confirmation are logged.

At any time, you can withdraw consent for your data and email address to be stored, as well for its use in sending the newsletter. In order to withdraw consent, a link is provided in every newsletter and on the website. You can also request to withdraw consent via the contact details in this document.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or email, we will save the data you provide in order to answer your query and any possible follow-up questions.

Involvement of third-party services and content

Our services sometimes include content, activities and services from other providers. This includes for instance maps made available from Google Maps, videos from YouTube, links to Facebook as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order that this data can be retrieved and presented in the user’s browser, the IP address must be transmitted. The providers (termed “third-party providers” in the following) therefore have knowledge of the IP address of the user in each case.

Though we strive to use exclusively third-party providers that only require the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no influence on whether or not the IP address may be stored. This process is used for statistical purposes among other things. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we inform the user of this. 

Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored by the server on your computer. They contain information on your browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. This data is not shared by us with third-parties or linked to personal data without your permission.

Cookies fulfil two principal tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate our services, and they enable us to correctly display our website. They are not used in addition to plant viruses or start programmes.

Users can also access our services without cookies. To do this, the corresponding browser settings must be changed. Please use the help function in your browser to find out how to deactivate cookies. We would like nevertheless to point out that some functions on our website may be impaired and user comfort reduced. These pages https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de (for Germany) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (for Europe) allow you to manage your online advertisement cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website will usually be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Because IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be truncated by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies using the corresponding setting in your browser. We would, however, like to point out that this may prevent you from making full use of all the functions of this website.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics..

You can find more detailed information on the terms and conditions of use and on data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Data minimisation

We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation: only for as long as necessary or prescribed by legislation (legal data retention period). If the purpose of storing the data is no longer valid or the retention period has expired, we will block or erase the data.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, erasure and objection

You have the right to request information free of charge on the personal data stored by us and/or to demand that this is corrected, blocked or erased. Exceptions: Where it is mandatory to store the data for the processing of a business transaction or there is a legal obligation to store the data.

For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact details at the end of the data protection statement).

The data must held in a lock file for monitoring purposes so that a data lock can be applied at any time. If there is no legal obligation to archive the data, you can also request that it be deleted. Otherwise we will block the data, provided you are happy with this.

Change to our data protection statement

In order to ensure that our data protection statement is always up to date with current legal requirements, we retain the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in cases where the data protection statement must be adapted on account of new or amended services, for example new service provisions. The new data protection statement will then take effect on your next use of our services.

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