General

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on data protection can be found in this Privacy Notice.


Data collection on our website

How do we collect your data?

Some of your data are collected when you provide it to us, such as, data you enter into a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This primarily involves data of a technical nature (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time you accessed a specific page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected in order to ensure the proper functionality of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how you use our website.

What are your rights with regard to your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to request information about the data we have stored on you, about the origin, recipient(s) and purpose of its collection. You also have the right to demand that the data be corrected, blocked or erased. If you have any further questions on the subject of data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address provided in the Legal Notice. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.


Analytics and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be evaluated for statistical purposes. This is achieved primarily through the use of cookies and so-called analytics. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously and cannot be used to identify you personally. You have the right to object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. More details can be found in our Privacy Notice in the section 'Analytics and Advertising'.

You have the right to object to this analysis. We will inform you in this Privacy Notice about how to exercise your right to lodge objections.


General information and mandatory disclosures

Privacy

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your data seriously. We treat your personal data in strictest confidence and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Notice.

When you use this website, various items of personal data are collected. Personal data are all data that can be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (such as email communication) may be susceptible to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect your data from being accessed by third parties.


Information regarding the Data Controller

The Data Controller responsible for processing data on this website is:

FRIEDRICH GROUP
EF Holding GmbH
Friedrich Rohstoffe GmbH
Friedrich Services GmbH
Seesener Straße 137
38239 Salzgitter-Immendorf

Fax.: +49 (0) 5341 220 163
Email: datenschutz@e-friedrich.de

The Data Controller is the natural or legal person who decides independently or jointly with others on the purpose and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, or the like).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible when you provide your express consent. You have the right to withdraw previously given consent at any time. Simply send us an informal email telling us you wish to withdraw your consent. Any data received prior to the withdrawal of consent may still be lawfully processed.

The right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has the right to appeal to the supervisory authority that is competent for him or her. The competent supervisory authority for data protection matters is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers along with their contact details can be found at the following link (in German): https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in order to perform a contract, be handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Should you request that we transfer these data directly to a third party, this will be carried out only to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL / TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the operator of the website. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’ and by the padlock icon in the address bar of your browser.

When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Access to information, blocking, erasure

You have a statutory right to receive information free of charge and at any time relating to the personal data we store about you, its origin and recipient(s) as well as the purpose of processing data. In addition, you have the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. Should you have any further questions on the subject of personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address provided in the Legal Notice.

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby object to the use of the contact details published in our Legal Notice for the purpose of sending unsolicited promotional material and information. The operator of this website expressly reserves the right to take recourse to the courts in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, such as spam emails.


Data Protection Officer

Statutory Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

Kämmer Consulting GmbH
Tel: +49 531 702 2490
Email: dsb-team@kaemmer-consulting.de


Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the pages on this website use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to help make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies that we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted after you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are set and to only allow the use of cookies on a case-by-case basis, to accept cookies under specific conditions or to reject them generally, and to enable automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies could limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to facilitate the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping carts) are stored in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to enable proper technical functionality and the optimised provision of its services. Where other cookies (such as cookies used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are addressed separately in this Privacy Notice.

Server log files

Our website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to our servers. This information includes:

• Type and version of browser
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Hostname of the computer accessing the website
• Time of server query
• IP address
• This data will not be combined with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for taking steps prior to entering into a contract.

Contact form and other forms

When you use our contact form to send us an enquiry, the information you enter in the enquiry form, including any contact details you entered in the form, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of any follow-up queries. We will not share this data with third parties without your consent.

This means that the data you enter in the contact form will be solely processed on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR). You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Simply send us an informal email telling us you wish to withdraw your consent. Any data received prior to the withdrawal of consent to the transaction may still be lawfully processed.

We will retain the data you enter in the contact form until you request that we delete it, withdraw your consent to its storage or until the purpose for storing the data no longer pertains (e.g. after your request has been processed). This shall not prejudice mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods.

Data processing (customer and contractual data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the formation, structuring or amendment of the legal relationship (master data). The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for taking steps prior to entering into a contract. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to make use of the service or in order to invoice the user.

The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. This shall not prejudice statutory retention periods.


Analytics and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functionalities of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that enable us to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by these cookies on the use of our website is generally transferred to Google in the USA, where it is stored.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its Internet offerings and its advertising content.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. In the process, your IP address is truncated by Google in Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the European Economic Area prior to being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is truncated. On behalf of the website operator, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our site, in order to compile activity reports of the website for us and to provide further services which are connected to the use of the website and use of the Internet. Google does not combine the IP address of your browser transferred through Google Analytics with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that this could mean that you will not be able to use all of the features of our website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set in your browser that will prevent your data from being collected when you visit the site again: deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find out more about how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Data processing

We have entered into a data-processing contract with Google and fully meet the strict requirements for using Google Analytics laid down by the data protection authorities in Germany.


Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter ‘reCAPTCHA’) on our website. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’).

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data entered in our website (e.g. in a contact form) has been entered by a person or by an automated programme. To do so, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various attributes. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. For the purpose of analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various items of information (e.g. IP address, length of time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected from the analysis is sent to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analysis runs completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that analysis is taking place.

The data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website against abusive automated crawling and spam.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google’s privacy policy can be found at the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html..


Plugins and tools

Google Fonts

In order to display fonts in a consistent manner, this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. To display texts and fonts correctly, when you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache.

To do so, the browser you are using must establish a connection to Google’s servers. In the process, Google becomes aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Fonts is done in the interest of the consistent and attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, standard fonts on your computer will be used.

Further information on Google Fonts can be found at: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Adobe Fonts

This website uses the web fonts of the Adobe Fonts service. If you have JavaScript enabled, your browser will download font files from Adobe Fonts and the provider will have the ability to collect information about you. Adobe Fonts guarantees in its privacy policy that, when the fonts are downloaded, no cookies are set nor visitor data (neither IP address, browser version nor other personal information) collected. The transmitted data is used to identify this website itself and the associated Adobe Fonts account. Find out more at: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions offered by Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is typically transmitted to Google’s server in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.

Google Maps is used in the interest of the attractive presentation of our website and in order to help you find the locations specified by us on the website more easily. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

More information on how user data are handled can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.


Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our Privacy Notice always meets prevailing statutory requirements. This also applies in the event that the Privacy Notice needs to be adapted as a result of new or revised features, for example new services. The new Privacy Notice will then take effect the next time you visit our website.