Privacy Policy


Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We place great emphasis on protecting your personal data and your right to self-determination. Below you will find information about the treatment of your data.

For our website the provisions of this privacy policy apply. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access this website or use it in any other form.


1. General information 

We collect, process and use personal data in accordance with the principles of this privacy policy respecting the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Visiting our website

You may visit our website without disclosing any personal information. We will only store anonymous access information, such as the name of your internet service provider, the site that referred you to us, the name of the file you requested, your browser, the used operating system and its interface as well as the language and the version of the used browser-software. Such data is used for improvement of our services and is not attributable to your person.

Use of services

Personal data is only collected if provided by you during your use of the services offered on our website, namely submitting inquiries via our contact form or signing up for our newsletter.

With our newsletter we keep you informed about product innovations, exhibition dates and further current information about our company. For our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in process. In case you register for our newsletter on our website you first will receive a confirmation-e-mail containing a confirmation-link in order to complete the registration process and confirm the subscription to of the e-mail-address provided. Only after clicking the confirmation-link the user will be added to the distribution list for our newsletter. At any time you may unsubscribe from our newsletter service; in order to unsubscribe from our newsletter service, in particular, a short message to us is sufficient (for contact details see below under “Contacts”).

We use personal data for the provision of our services under this website, respectively for our newsletter service and in order to answer inquiries having been addressed via website contact form.

Deletion of information

We are required by law to store certain types of information for a minimum period of time. After the mandatory storage period expired, the data concerned is routinely deleted. Any data not affected by these laws is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for its intended purpose.

 

2. Use of cookies

We use so-called cookies on various pages of our website to make the use of our website more comfortable and to enable certain functions.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored by us on your computer via your internet browser. These files only contain information that we send to your computer. Therefore, no personal information can be extracted from these files. Cookies allow us to identify your computer, personalize our website and make its use easier.

Which kind of Cookies do we use?

We use so-called session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and only used to provide specific functionalities. Session cookies are deleted as soon as the browser is closed. Persistent cookies, however, remain intact even after the browser is closed and may last a few days to several months.

How can i disable cookies?

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. If you do not wish to take advantage of the benefits of cookies, you can adjust the security or privacy settings in your browser to change the way cookies are handled. You can disable cookies, including third-party cookies, or adjust your browser so that it notifies you whenever cookies are sent. Furthermore, most browsers let you delete individual cookies or all cookies even after you've accepted them. Use the help function in your browser to find out how to adjust the above settings.

Please note that if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use all of the functions of our website or those of other websites that you typically visit. We therefore recommend that you keep cookies enabled for our website.

 

3. Matomo

This website uses Matomo (vgl. matomo.org) an open-source web analytics software program for statistical analysis of visitors’ access. For this purpose Matomo uses cookies placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transferred to our server and will be stored for website optimization purposes. An analysis of your IP-address will only take place in an anonymous/shortened form in order to prevent direct personal references. For general information regarding the nature, scope and the functionalities of cookies please see above.

You may opt out of having a Matomo web analysis cookie stored in your browser to allow us to collect and analyze statistical information using Matomo. If you do not wish to have your information analyzed in any way, please deactivate the following checkbox to store an opt-out cookie in your browser. Please note that the Matomo opt-out cookie for this website will be deleted if you delete all the cookies stored in your browser. If you use a different computer or web browser, you will need to repeat the opt-out process.


4. Social Media

We do not make use of Social-Media Plug-Ins on our website. Notwithstanding and in order to enable our website visitors to simply share content of our website we have included respective hyperlinks in our website (so called Sharing-Links) that redirect to websites of Social-Media Services in the event that you click on such Sharing-Link. After having been redirected you may share content and accordingly URL of our website (the URL is part of corresponding Sharing-Links) via such Social-Media Services.

We provide Sharing-Links to the services of Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest:

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Privacy Policy of Facebook: www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Privacy Policy of Google: www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“). Privacy Policy of Twitter: twitter.com/privacy

Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA („Pinterest“). Privacy Policy of Pinterest: about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

 

5. Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

6. Data security

Please note that most data transmission via the internet in general is unsecured. In can not be excluded that transmitted information may become known to or even falsified by unauthorized parties.

We implemented technical and organizational measures in order to protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your information by unauthorized persons. Whenever you visit our website, for security purposes our web server will temporarily record the domain name or IP address of the computer requesting access as well as the access date, the file requested by the client (file name and URL), the HTTP response code and the website that referred you to us as well as the number of bytes transmitted during the connection.

 

7. Rights

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to information regarding the information stored about you by us as well as the right to correct, block the use of or delete this information; such rights are at no cost. In case a deletion would conflict with any legal, contractual or tax- and/or-trade-related retention obligation, you will only be able to block the use of the data. 

 

8. Contacts

For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and in case of information about, correction, blocking or deletion of or to revoke any consent you have granted, please contact:

Robert Herder GmbH & Co.KG

Olaf Neumann (Data Protection Officer)

Ellerstrasse 16

D - 42697 Solingen (Germany)

Phone: +49 212 / 26 70 50

contact@windmuehlenmesser.de