According to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as well as the TMG (Telemediengesetz, i. e. the German Telemedia Act), this data protection declaration informs you about the nature, extent and purpose of the imposition, the storing and use of personal data on this website as it is handled by SIKORA AG.
SIKORA AG takes its data protection policy extremely seriously and handles personal details to which it has access confidentially and in accordance with the legal regulations.
SIKORA AG collects data on the access to the page which are stored as “server log files”. The following data is logged if applicable:
- Visited website/subpages
- Time of the access
- Amount of sent data in Byte
- Source/reference that transferred you to the page
- Used browser
- Used operating system
- Used IP address
- Used device/terminal
These access data will not be used for commercial purposes. The collected data is only used for statistical evaluations and the optimization of the website.
If not in compliance with legal requirements, a permanent storage of access data is not processed. SIKORA AG reserves the right to subsequently check server log files if concrete evidence points to illegal usage.
Data that exceeds normal access data is only collected if the user of the website and/or customer voluntarily discloses information by means of the offered contact forms or the settings of his/her browser.
Common browsers offer settings to block cookies. Note: if you adjust your browser settings accordingly, it is not guaranteed that all functions of this website will work without restrictions.
Handling of personal data
The site operator only collects, uses, and passes your personal data on if this is permitted by the law or if you agree to the data collection.
Personal data is all data that can be used to determine your personal profile and that can be traced back to you – for example your name, email address and phone number.
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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to, and stored by, Google on servers in the United States.
In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of member states of the European Union or in other countries which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website use and internet usage.
Furthermore, the “Google Tag Manager” is used to include and manage analysis and marketing services on the website.
Find more information on data use by Google Inc. on: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Usage of Social Media
Our website uses buttons linking to our profiles at Twitter, Xing, and LinkedIn. These buttons do not transmit data to this social networks. Only if you click on the buttons, you will leave our website and are forwarded to our profile in the according social network. Therefore, you will no longer be on our website but on the pages of the chosen social network. Depending on your browser or the social network, your personal data might be collected. According conditions can be found in the privacy statements of the social networks, for which we cannot take responsibility.
Furthermore, this website uses the tracking tool “Share-This”, to share content of this website in social networks. This information is anonymized and no personal data is stored.
If you would like to prevent data is connected to your social network profile (e.g. Facebook), please log out of your account before you visit our website.
This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA). Recognizable are the bindings to the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Share” in the Facebook colors (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins can be found in the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. If you use the function of the plugin – for example when you share or “like” – according information is transmitted to Facebook Inc.
Furthermore, this website uses the “+1” button of Google Plus. It is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Personal data is not collected by Google Inc. until you click the button. Even with logged in Google users, among other things, the IP address is stored. If you would like to prevent Google Inc. from storing this data and linking it to your account, please log out before visiting this website. Find information on the “+1” button here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
Furthermore, this website uses Twitter buttons. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). According to the Twitter Inc., only your IP address is collected and stored. Information about the handling of personal data by Twitter Inc. can be found here: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.
This website uses the “share button” of XING. Therefore, when connecting to this website, your browser will connect to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This provides the share functions (e.g. the display of the counter value). A storage of your personal data by calling this website is not made. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. Nor is your usage behavior evaluated. You can read up-to-date information on data protection regarding the “Share Button” and other relevant information at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
You can find plugins from either the LinkedIn social network or the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (hereafter “LinkedIn”). You can recognize the plugins of LinkedIn by the corresponding logo or the “Recommend Button”. If you click on the “Recommend Button” of LinkedIn when being logged into your account at LinkedIn, you have the possibility to link a content of the SIKORA website on your profile page on LinkedIn. In doing so, you allow LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you or your user account. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data that the plugin transmits to LinkedIn’s servers. For more details on collecting the data and your legal options, as well as setting options, please visit LinkedIn. These are available at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
SIKORA uses a web font from myfonts.com or hello.myfonsts.net. Due to the license terms, a page-view tracking is performed by counting the number of visits to the SIKORA website for statistical purposes and transmitting it to MyFonts. MyFonts Counter is a service of MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. More information about MyFonts privacy can be found here: https://www.myfonts.com/info/terms-and-conditions.
The legal basis for data processing on this website is the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The data will only be stored for as long as necessary for the purposes mentioned above or as required by law.
Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion
As a user, you will receive, at your request, free information on which personal data has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data.
In accordance with the applicable data protection law, we will gladly inform you on request if and which personal data we have stored about you. Please contact our data protection officer directly:
Data protection officer
Dipl.-Ing.- Dipl.-Kfm. Dietmar Niehaus
Schwachhauser Heerstr. 78
Phone: +49 421 5986350