Scope
This privacy policy, according to article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR) describes how, to which extent and to what purpose SIKORA AG as the website operator collects and uses personal data.

 

Responsibility
SIKORA AG, Bruchweide 2, 28307 Bremen, Germany is responsible for the collection and processing of personal data as described below.

SIKORA AG is committed to respecting your privacy, to treat your personal data confidentially and to comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

 

Accessible data
By accessing our website, SIKORA AG will collect data that is stored automatically as server-log files. This typically includes the following data:

Visited website/subpages
Access times
Number of transmitted data in bytes
Source/link from which you accessed our website
Used browser
Used operating system
Used IP address
Used device/terminal

This recorded data will not be used for commercial purposes and will only be used for statistical evaluation or to improve the website.
The recorded data will not be stored permanently except in compliance with legal requirements. However, SIKORA AG reserves the right to subsequently review server log files in the event of concrete indications of illegal use.

 

Contact form
Data that is excessive to the accessible data will solely be recorded when the website user and/or customer provides those voluntarily, for example, by using the provided contact forms or via the browser settings. In order to use our contact form, we ask for your title, name, message or request, telephone or fax number or e-mail address. No further information is required but can be provided if wanted.

When using our contact form, we use the provided information based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR, respectively Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR with the interest in answering your request straightforward, in a timely manner and customer oriented. Your data will only be processed in order to reply to your request and will be deleted as soon as your request has been completed. We will not disclose your data to third parties.

 

Cookies
This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are sent to and stored on your computer. There are two kinds of cookies: Session cookies which will be deleted after closing your browser and permanent cookies that are stored on your computer even after finishing the session. Cookies can contain data that makes it possible to recognize the used device. Sometimes cookies merely contain information about certain settings which do not personally identify you.

On our website, we use permanent cookies which are processed based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR and with the interest in realizing and optimizing the user interface and adjusting the display of our website.

You can change your browser settings in a way that it will inform you about placing cookies. This way, the use of cookies is more transparent. You may delete cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings and prevent the placing of new cookies. Please note that by blocking cookies, our website may not be displayed optimally and some functions may technically not be available.

 

Recipient of personal data
We transmit your data as part of an order processing based on Art. 28 GDPR to service providers who support us in operating our website and all related processes. Our service providers are strictly instructed by us and accordingly contractually bounded.
In this respect, we also transmit personal data to some extent to third countries outside of the EU. In this case, we took provisions for an appropriate level of data protection.
In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection is ensured on grounds of the participation in the privacy shield program (Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR).
We do not transmit personal data to third parties within the meaning of Art. 4 p.10 GDPR.

 

Google Analytics
For a user-oriented design of our website, we create pseudonymous user profiles with the support of Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your device. When revisiting our website, we can read the stored cookies and recognize the user as a returning visitor. The data processing is carried out on grounds of your consent based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Since IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. and truncated there. An appropriate level of data protection is ensured on grounds of Google’s participation in the privacy shield program (Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR). We have furthermore entered in an agreement for order processing with Google Inc. (USA) based on Art. 28 GDPR. Google will use the information only for the purpose of analyzing the usage of our website and compiling reports on website activities.
You may refuse the processing of your data at any time. Please use one of the following options:
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note that in this case, you may not be able to use the full functions of our website.
Additionally, you may prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can further prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by referring to the link below. An opt-out cookie will be placed that will permanently prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in future.
Please refer to this link if you do not want Google Analytics to process your data. Furthermore, the Google Tag Manager will be used to integrate and manage Google analysis and marketing services on our website.

 

Google Maps
This website uses via API the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
If you use the map provided by Google Maps, for example by clicking on our indicated locations, we do not record any of your personal data. By using Google Maps, however, as far as we are aware, information about your usage (especially your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored at Google LLC on servers in the USA. The processing of personal data by using technically necessary cookies and your IP address is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR with the interest in offering you the best possible web experience. Please note that we have no control over the further processing by Google LLC.
Please read the terms of service of Google Maps if you want to use the service. You can find the terms of service for Google Maps under the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
For more detailed information regarding Google’s privacy policy, please refer to the following link: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
If you do not consent to your personal data being processed by Google LLC, please refrain from using the map or deactivate the Java-Script function in your browser for a restricted view.

 

Use of Social Media
Our website uses buttons that are linked to our profiles at Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. These buttons do not transmit any data to the mentioned social networks. Only by clicking on the buttons, you will leave our website and will be forwarded to our profile at the respective social network. You are then no longer on our website but on the website of the chosen social network where, depending on the settings of your browser or social network, your personal data will be collected. Please refer to the conditions of the respective social network for which we are not liable.

 

MyFonts Counter
SIKORA uses a web font from myfonts.com, respectively hello.myfonts.net. Due to the license terms, a page view tracking is performed by counting the number of visits to SIKORA’s website for statistical purposes and is being transmitted to MyFonts. MyFonts Counter is a service of MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. For more information on MyFonts’ privacy policy, please refer to the following link: https://www.myfonts.com/info/terms-and-conditions

 

YouTube
This website contains a plugin from YouTube, which belongs to Google Inc. (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). When using the functions of the plugin – for example, when watching a video – contents of YouTube are being reloaded. In this context, YouTube is receiving your IP address which is technically required for downloading contents. Generally, we do not have any influence on the further processing of your data by YouTube. However, when adding the videos, we took provisions to activate the available extended privacy policy modus from YouTube.
Further information about the collection and use of your personal data by YouTube is available in the privacy policy under the following link: www.youtube.com.

 

Legal bases
The legal basis for data processing on this website is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data will only be stored for as long as necessary for the purposes mentioned above or as required by law.

 

Inquiries
Supervisory authorities are the countries’ data protection officers. Here you can file a complaint if you suspect irregularities in our privacy policy. Additionally, you can also directly contact our external data protection officer.

 

User rights: Access, rectification and erasure
For the processing of your personal data, the GDPR grants you as user of this website certain rights:
1. Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to this personal data and the information as listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.

2. Right to rectification and erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself and, if appropriate, to have incomplete personal data completed.
Furthermore, you have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data without undue delay where one of the in Art. 17 GDPR in detail listed grounds applies, for example, when your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing where one of the in Art. 18 GDPR in detail listed grounds applies, for example, when you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours as the concerned person.

4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain cases, that are listed in detail in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning yourself in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, respectively, you have the right to have those data transmitted to a third person.

5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If data is collected which is based on point (f) (processing for the protection of legitimate interests) or (e) (processing for the protection of public interest or in the exercise of official authority) of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning yourself. We will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

6. Right to appeal
If you believe that the processing of your personal data infringed the data protection regulations, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority based on Art. 77 GDPR. The right to appeal may be especially enforced to a supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place where the suspected infringement took place.

 

Contact data of our data protection officer
For information or suggestions regarding data protection, you may contact our data protection officer, Dr. Uwe Schläger, directly at
datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
28217 Bremen
Germany
Web: www.datenschutz-nord-gruppe.de
E-mail: office@datenschutz-nord.de