Privacy Policy

Christian Bollin Armaturenfabrik GmbH, Willy-Brandt-Straße 15, 61440 Oberursel (hereinafter:  „Christian Bollin Armaturenfabrik GmbH“) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We only process your personal data in compliance with this privacy policy and the respective legal regulations, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”).

The following Privacy Policy provides information on the processing of your personal data when you use our website (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”).

1.         Use of our Website

1.1       Use of our Website in General

 When you use our website, we process the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. This includes the IP address, date and time of the enquiry, time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the enquiry (the specific page), the access status or HTTP status code, the volume of the data transferred, the website the enquiry comes from, the browser used, the operating system and its interface, as well as the language and version of the browser software. The processing is based on Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR. This data processing allows the presentation of our Website and particularly ensures its stability and security.

1.2       Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our Website. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your hard drive, attached to the browser you are using. Thus, certain data will be transferred to the person storing the cookie. Cookies cannot run programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make our Website more user-friendly and more effective. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by respective browser settings, i.e. by deactivating the placing of cookies in general. In such case, however, features on this Website may no longer function properly. On our website we use the following cookies:

(a)  Google Analytics         

On our Website we use Google Analytics, supplemented by “anonymizeIP”, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: “Google“). This enables IP addresses to be processed by Google in a shortened form in the European Union or in other states, party to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases your full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Personal references to you are not possible. If collected data includes personal references, this data will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted.

The legal basis for our use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Google will use collected data to assess your use of our website, compile website activity reports and provide additional services for use of the website and the Internet on our behalf. Processing is performed to analyze and optimize our website.

Apart from adjusting the browser settings, you can prevent the collection of the data relating to the Website and produced by the cookie (including IP address), as well as their transfer to and processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin under following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please see Google’s Privacy Policy for more information about Google’s data collection and processing: www.google.com/policies/privacy.

(b)  Other Cookies

Beyond that, our Website uses only such cookies that are strictly necessary for providing our website. After your visitor session they will be automatically deleted. In addition, you can delete all cookies in your browser settings at any time.

1.3       Contact by e-mail or contact form

If you contact us by e-mail, we will store the data you have provided to us (your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number) in order to respond to your questions. We will delete the data that we receive in this way when their storage is no longer necessary, or restrict their processing if there are legal requirements to store the data. The same applies if you use our contact form. For this method of contact, only the details of your name, your company, your e-mail address and your request are required. Any further information is voluntary.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 (1) 1 lit. b GDPR.

1.4       Integration of YouTube videos

On our website, we have integrated YouTube videos that are stored at http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our Website. YouTube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). The video is only played if you click on the respective picture on our website. Only in that moment, the personal data set out below will be transferred. We have no influence on that data transfer.

When you visit our Website, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the relevant sub-page of our Website. The data referred to in Section 1.1 will also be transmitted. This is done regardless of whether or not you have a YouTube user account through which you are logged in. If you are logged into Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you prefer that your activity is not associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its Website. Such an analysis is undertaken (even for users who are not logged in) especially to provide targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our Website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube if you wish to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and extent of the collection and the processing of data by YouTube, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy. You will also find further information there about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR. This serves the optimisation of our online presentation.

1.5       Request of our catalogue

If you make a request for our catalogue on our website, we will collect your name and your email-address and will provide a link to our catalogue via email to you. Beyond that we save the time of your request. This data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR and serves the purpose to document your request as well as to protect the information provided in our catalogue.

2.         Disclosure of Data

We will only disclose personal data collected by us to third parties if this is legitimate under data protection law. Specific information on scope and recipients can be found in this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we will only provide your personal data to other companies and individuals that we have commissioned to carry out individual assignments and services on our behalf. The disclosure of your personal data to these companies is limited to the extent necessary for the completion of the activity. These companies are similarly bound by the regulations of the data protection law, are carefully selected by us and regularly monitored by us. Moreover, we will only pass on your personal data to third parties if we are required to do so by law or a court ruling.

3.         Data Security

For the protection of your personal data, we take measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or destruction. Please note that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may be subject to security risks. It is not possible to protect the data completely against access by third parties.

Personal data are only stored for the time that is necessary to achieve the purpose of their storage, or as provided for by legislation. Accordingly, the personal data are routinely blocked or deleted when there is no longer a purpose to their storage or on expiry of a deadline stipulated by law.

4.         Your Rights/Contact

You have the following rights as regards your personal data collected by us, which the Christian Bollin Armaturenfabrik GmbH is obliged to respect:

  • Right of access
  • Right of rectification and erasure
  • Right of limitation of processing
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right of data portability.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw this at any time. Such withdrawal does not affect the legality of the processing that was carried out on the basis of your consent up until its withdrawal.

In case we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests (Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR), you may raise an objection to the processing. When exercising such objection, we request that you state the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust the data processing or point out to you the compelling legitimate grounds for our continuing to process your personal data.

You may, of course, object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of advertising and data analysis at any time. You may inform us of your objection to advertising by using the following contact details: Christian Bollin Armaturenfabrik GmbH, Willy-Brandt-Straße 15, 61440 Oberursel, email: bollin@bollin.de.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

The responsible controller as defined by Article 4 (7) GDPR is Christian Bollin Armaturenfabrik GmbH, Willy-Brandt-Straße 15, 61440 Oberursel, email: bollin@bollin.de.

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