The protection of your personal data is important to us. The following statement will explain what personal data we collect from you and how we process and use them.
If not stated otherwise, this statement on data protection exclusively sets forth how KATIMEX handles person-related data which you transmit via the KATIMEX Website accessible at www.katimex.de. In the event that you use services offered by third parties, such use is subject exclusively to the terms and conditions of data protection of such third parties. KATIMEX does not review such third party terms and conditions of data protection.
2. Party Responsible
The party responsible in the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) is Katimex Cielker GmbH, Bahnhofstraße 50, 54584 Juenkerath (for the purposes of this statement referred to as "KATIMEX").
3. Collection of Data
In principle you may access our internet services without disclosing any personal data. It is entirely your own decision whether you wish to supply any personal data to us or not.
Should you contact us via our website, you will need to provide person-related data. Such data may, for instance, include your name, your address, your e-mail address and other personal data which we may request from time to time.
In addition, certain individual data such as your IP address, type of browser, access times, the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you access this offer as well as the websites you visit will automatically be transmitted to us by your computer and stored on our server. An IP address is the globally applicable unique identifier for your computer and consists of four blocks of digits separated by dots. As private user you will mostly not be using the same IP address, since your provider will assign that to you only on a temporary basis. But with static IP addresses it is nevertheless possible in principle to clearly allocate user data via this attribute. We generally collect the IP address only in anonymised form so that a clear allocation to you is not possible. However, we may decode the anonymised IP address solely for the purpose of monitoring illegal access to our internet services. Apart from that, we merely evaluate the IP address in anonymised form to determine which of our websites are the most popular, how many times they are accessed per day, and similar.
5. Use of your Data
We clearly point out that any personal data which are collected via this website are processed and used for specific purposes and in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG) and the Tele-Service Data Protection Act (Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz - TDDSG). We collect, process and use person-related data only with your consent. To the extent that your consent is confirmed electronically within the scope of our internet offer, we are in compliance with the statutory information obligations.
We use your personal data to tailor our internet offer and our services to suit the needs of the market and to improve them constantly. In addition, we use your data to communicate with you and to respond to your queries. And finally, we use your data to prevent any abuse of our websites and to follow-up on any illegal access. Our employees and, where appropriate, the service providers commissioned by us are bound to protect your data in accordance with Section 5 of the Federal Data Protection Act.
6. Google Analytics
You can deactivate Google Analytics by using a browser add-on if you do not wish to enable the website analysis. You can download the add-on here: browser add-on
7. Distribution of your Data
As a matter of principle, your personal data are never distributed to any third parties.
In the event that KATIMEX, companies controlled by KATIMEX, individual subsidiaries or individual operations are sold, their customer data are normally transferred together with that part of the business which is transferred. However, your data is, of course, subject to this statement on data protection and the relevant data protection laws also in that case.
8. Deletion of Data
Should your data no longer be needed for the purposes mentioned above, they are deleted. To the extent that data have to be stored for reasons of tax law, they will be blocked. These data will then no longer be available for any further use.
9. Information, Revocation
Your consent to the collection, use and processing of your personal data may be revoked at any time with forward effect by sending us an e-mail to email@example.com. If you have any questions with regard to data protection, please also send an e-mail to this address. You may also use this address to review your data stored with KATIMEX, change them or have them deleted at any time.
10. Amendments to this Statement of Data Protection
KATIMEX reserves the right to amend this statement of data protection from time to time. The latest version will be available here.
Last update: August 2012