Data privacy statement

for the HAZET website (www.hazet.de / hazet.com / www.werkzeug-forum.de) HAZET-WERK Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG

Content

This data privacy statement applies to the HAZET plants (Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG). HAZET welcomes your interest in our products, and your visit to our websites. You can use our online content without revealing your identity. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the requirements of the data protection legislation. Personal data is gathered only to the extent it is technically necessary, and is never sold or divulged for any other reason to third parties outside our group of companies or our service providers or dealers. The following statement gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection, and what data is gathered, processed, used and/or divulged, and for what purpose.

Data processing on this website

Your visit to our websites is logged. Primarily the following data that your browser sends us is gathered:

  • The IP address your PC is currently using
  • Date and time
  • Browser type and version
  • Your PC's operating system
  • The web pages you have viewed
  • The name and size of the file(s) accessed
  • Referrer address, i.e. the address of the website you visited us from.
  • All server services used in connection with the web access (web server, database server, FTP server, etc.) are also logged internally

This data is used just to compile simple visitor statistics, mainly to continuously improve our websites. This involves no tracking and no user profiles are created. It is not generally possible for us to relate the data to individual users, and we do not intend to do so, unless you enter data yourself.

Use of social media

Our Internet site uses social plug-ins of various social networks ("Facebook", "Google+", "YouTube"). The buttons are marked with the icon of the relevant social network.

When visiting our website, these buttons are deactivated, so that no data is sent to any social networks without the relevant icon(s) being selected.

After activation by selecting the icon, a direct link to the relevant social network(s) is created. If you are logged into a social network, this provider can assign the visit to your account. If you do not wish this, we recommend logging out of your account beforehand. If you are not a member of a social network, it is still possible that the provider may be aware of and save your IP address, for example. If you do not wish this, you should not select the icons.

Embedded YouTube videos

We have embedded YouTube videos in our Internet site. These are saved on www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. We use YouTube's so-called "Extended Data Privacy Mode" to embed videos. According to YouTube, no information about the visitors to our website is saved unless they view the video. Despite the use of Extended Data Privacy Mode, however, it cannot be ruled out that a DoubleClick Cookie will not be put in place by Google for advertising purposes. You can permanently deactivate these cookies at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de.

Data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for member states of the European Union and for members of the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended to include the code "anonymizelp" on this website, in order to ensure an anonymous version of the IP address.

On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. The IP address collected from your browser by Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to avail of the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent the collection of data through cookies and website use (incl. your IP address) 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).

Newsletter subscription

We provide the option of subscribing to a newsletter via our homepage. Your personal data will be recorded if you subscribe. To ensure that the newsletter has been subscribed to by you / from your email address, you will first receive a confirmation email. Only once you click on the activation link contained in this email will you be added to our mailing list and receive the newsletter. Subscription to the newsletter is logged for verification purposes (IP address, date, time).

You have the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter at any time by contacting us; or you can use the link at the end of every newsletter to unsubscribe.

Contact data

Personal data is also stored only if you specify this yourself on our contact form for contact purposes. The input and contact forms tell you what data is gathered, and for what purpose. The personal data you send us via the website or by email (e.g. your name, forename, address, telephone number, your email address, and further optional data such as your company name, department and/or function) is processed only for correspondence with you, and only for the purpose for which you gave us the data. You are of course entitled to object at any time to us using your data in this way. An informal note to our email address (info@ hazet.de) or to our Data Protection Officer Mr Arndt Halbach (see below) is sufficient for this purpose.

When you use the HAZET shopping cart – to request one or more tools from a HAZET dealer – the data entered is forwarded to the dealer you selected. We use a time-limited cookie to process your order correctly. No user profile is created.

The survey form (http://www.hazet.de/umfrage/) can be used to take part in the survey anonymously; in this case there is no link to an individual user. Only if you want an answer to your suggestions and comments, and have given your e-mail address or telephone number for contact purposes (by giving your explicit consent by ticking the appropriate box) do we save the personal data you send us and only for this requested contact. You can object to this use at any time and your data will then be deleted immediately. Just contact us via our email address (info@hazet.de) or our Data Protection Officer Mr Arndt Halbach (see below). The same applies if you have notified us of any plagiarisms on plagiat@hazet.de (or by telephone on +49 (0) 2191 - 792-206).

We also assure you we do not divulge your personal data to third parties unless we are required to do so by law or you have given us your prior consent.

If we engage service providers to conduct and perform processes the contractual relations shall be governed in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). We ensure in particular that all third parties in this case have been bound to data secrecy, and that all ten points set out in Section 11 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) («Processing personal data by proxy») are governed by contract.

Log files are generally analysed only by the administrator for troubleshooting and deleted within six months.

www.werkzeug-forum.de

Anyone can access the entries in our discussion forums «www.werkzeug-forum.de». You should check your entries carefully before publishing them, to make sure they do not contain any information not intended for public disclosure. You must be aware that your entries may be harvested by search engines, and become accessible worldwide to people not necessarily accessing our website content.

Online Shop:

The above comments also apply largely to our Online Shop. But here there is also a facility for creating an individual account to save purchase orders and shopping carts, but no further profiles are created. As a registered user, you can then also to some extent customise the content held for you. Your data is transmitted in encrypted form, switching to https during checkout. Payments are processed by our payment service provider Ogone, with whom we have a data services agreement in accordance with Section 11 of the BDSG. Only the data essential to processing your online purchase is exchanged between this service provider and our shop system, as well as our inventory control.

Right to information

If you have given us personal data and no longer consent to your data being held, or it is no longer correct, on receipt of notification to this effect we will arrange for it to be deleted or blocked, or make the necessary corrections (current legislation permitting). We will inform you free of charge on request of all personal data we have stored on you; an informal message to us or our Data Protection Officer Mr Arndt Halbach (see below) is sufficient.

Storage of data provided

Personal data provided via our website is held only until the purpose you provided it for has been achieved. Where retention periods are in force for commercial or tax purposes, the retention period for certain data can be up to 10 years.

Applicable law

We conduct our business in a manner compliant with our obligations in all countries where we are represented. Our activity in Germany is governed by German law.

Notes on external links («Disclaimer»)

In respect of any links from this website to other websites, we point out that there is no influence of any kind on the design and content of the linked sites. We therefore accept no liability for this third-party content. The providers or operators of the sites are always responsible for this content. The linked sites were checked for unlawful content when the links were created, and no violations of the law were evident. Such links are immediately removed if violations of the law become known, but it is not reasonably practicable to constantly monitor the linked sites in the absence of specific indications of a violation of the law; we welcome notification of such indications at any time. This applies to all external links displayed on this site, and to all the content of the sites that advertising (e.g. banners, text displays, video displays) leads to.

Furthermore HAZET is not responsible for the content of Internet sites that have put a link from their site or their subdirectories to www.hazet.de, www.hazet.com, www.werkzeug-forum.de.

Note on the use of cookies

We use a time-limited cookie only to process your order correctly when the HAZET shopping cart is used. It is deleted automatically at the end of your visit to the website. If you wish to prevent the use of cookies in general, you can do so via your browser settings. However, this may lead to a functional impairment when using our websites.

Note on the security and confidentiality of personal data

We take the following measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data:

  • If you provide your personal data via our website or in the course of e-mail communication, we use it only to respond to your wish or concern,
  • Our employees are bound not to disclose confidential information,
  • Our security precautions are to an appropriate extent consistent with the state of the art,
  • Our systems are regularly checked for security, to provide enduring protection against any harm, loss or unauthorized access to data we hold,
  • Our Data Protection Officer ensures the creation of and adherence to rules on data protection.

Please note that none of the information you send to us by e-mail is encrypted. Therefore you should send us confidential information only by post!

Note on updating

All the information on this website has been checked with great care. We nevertheless give no warranty that the content of our own websites is at all times correct, complete and up to date. The «Data Privacy Statement» is to be updated whenever we introduce new products or services, make changes to Internet procedures, or in the case of advances in Internet and EDP security technology. We therefore reserve the right to amend or supplement the statement as required. We will publish the amendment on this site. You should therefore access this website regularly to remain informed about the current version of the Data Privacy Statement.

Note on the Data Protection Officer

The HAZET-WERK – Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG has appointed an external Data Protection Officer, Mr Arndt Halbach of GINDAT GmbH (IT standardisation and data protection company), who can be contacted at our data protection email address datenschutz@hazet.de. If you are dissatisfied with the data protection measures described here, or if you have any questions regarding the gathering, processing and/or use of your personal data, we would like to hear from you. We will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as possible, and to implement your suggestions. Please just contact our Data Protection Officer (Arndt Halbach) on datenschutz@hazet.de.

Liability for our own content

The content of these pages has been compiled with the greatest care. We can nevertheless give no warranty that the content is correct, complete and up to date. We are responsible as a service provider under Section 7 I of the Telemedia Act (TMG) for our own content on these sites, in accordance with the general laws.

According to Articles 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored foreign information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected by this. However, a relevant liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.

Copyright

The content and items produced by the site operator on these pages is subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside of the limits of copyright law shall require written consent of the author or creator. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content of this website was not created by the publisher and/or operator of this website, the third party copyrights are respected. In particular, the content of third parties is indicated as such. If you still have reason to believe that a copyright violation has occurred, we kindly ask you to inform us of this. As soon as we become aware of a legal violation, we will remove such content immediately.

Responsible body as defined by Section 3 (7) of the Data Protection Act (BDSG):

HAZET-WERK – Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG
PO Box 10 04 61
D-42804 Remscheid