Data Protection Declaration
We are happy that you are interested in our company and about your visit to our website. We consider data protection and data security when using our website to be a clear necessity. So we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about what parts of your personal data we collect during your visit to our website and the purposes to which it is used. This data protection declaration can be retrieved, stored, and printed in its current form. Since legal changes or changes to our own internal processes may require changes to this data protection declaration, we ask you to retrieve and read this data protection declaration regularly.
This data protection declaration applies to the Internet offering of Flottweg SE (the responsible office as defined by data protection law; hereinafter also simply "we"), which can be retrieved from the websites (hereinafter "our website") available at the domains "flottweg.de" or "flottweg.com". It does not apply to other Internet offerings to which we simply link.
2. Access to the websites and files of our Internet offering:
On each access by a user to a page on our Internet offering, and on each retrieval of a file, data is automatically stored and processed on our web server about this transaction in a log file. Specifically, the following data is stored about each access/retrieval:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of the request
- Page/filename requested
- Data volume transmitted
- Indication whether the access/retrieval was successful
- Internet address from which the page or file was retrieved or from which the desired function was requested
- Web browser used
The data listed above, including the IP address, is stored for the duration of the communication transaction to permit the use of our Internet offering. Moreover, the IP address is stored for a short time to ensure IT security, in particular the protection of our IT systems from abuse and to protect against attacks.
Individual data is furthermore evaluated by Google Analytics for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering (see point 4 below).
We reserve the right to anonymize the data and to evaluate it in anonymized form for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering.
a) Cookies are small text files containing configuration information that are transmitted from our web server to the hard drive of your device - e.g. your computer - and stored there in the folder set aside for cookies.
b) We set the following cookies:
aa) The cookie named "resolution" is used to note the resolution of your screen ("user screen") on the current device you are using so that the web page retrieved can be displayed accordingly. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.
bb) The cookie named "lang_redirect" is used to store the language you prefer. This eliminates the need to continue asking for your preferred language. This cookie – regardless of the duration of the browser session – is deleted three hours after it is set.
cc) The cookie named "fe_typo_user" is used to recognize the Internet user again on their next visit to the website. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.
aa) First is the cookie named "_gat". This is used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted ten minutes after it is set.
bb) The next is the cookie named "_ga". This is also used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted two years after it is set.
When using Google Analytics together with doubleclick.net cookies, Google Analytics data can be linked by Google Analytics customers or Google itself to data about visits to multiple websites using Google technology. For details, please refer to Google's data protection declaration at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
e) You can prevent the storage of cookies using the settings in your web browser software. Web browsers generally provide you with different functions for this purpose, more information about which is available in the help files of your web browser software. You can generally configure these so that all cookies are automatically blocked or that only cookies from certain Internet offerings are permitted, or so that you will be warned before a cookie is stored. However, we warn you that by blocking cookies from our Internet offering, under some circumstances there may be functional restrictions in the use of our Internet offering, as well as the Internet offerings of other service providers.
Internet Explorer 11, for example, permits the blocking of cookies as follows:
- In Internet Explorer, click the "Tools" button, then "Internet options"
- Click the "Privacy" tab, the move the slider to the data protection level you would like to use. When selecting the privacy level "Block all cookies", all cookies from all websites will be blocked; cookies already on your computer cannot be read by websites. You can also set user-defined privacy settings for websites.
For more information about blocking and deleting cookies, please refer to the help function of your browser.
4. 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
IP anonymization is activated on this website, so Google will truncate the user's IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory 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 USA, where it will then be truncated.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
5. Contact form and email
Our website permits you to use our contact form to send us messages and emails.
If you use our contact form, you can enter your name, your email address, and your phone number. The entry of this information is voluntary. Only if you tell us your name can we contact you by name. Only if you provide us with your email address or your phone number can we contact you by email or telephone.
If you send us a message through our contact form or an email, we will save and user your information to the extent that we require data to process your request, for example to respond to your request or to provide you with the information you desire.
If you send us a message through our contact form without encryption, or if you send us an unencrypted email, this message or email is not protected from unauthorized interception or even modification by third parties during transmission.
6. Hyperlinks to websites of other providers:
Our website includes so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. When these hyperlinks are activated, you will be taken from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You can detect this by, among other things, a change in the Internet address (URL).
7. Company data protection officer:
In case of questions or suggestions about data protection on our website, please contact our company data protection officer at the email address mail (at) flottweg.com.
Last changed: December 3, 2015