Data privacy regulations

Privacy policy of the Güntner Group

The Güntner Group (Güntner) is delighted that you have visited our Internet sites and at your interest in our company and products.

Güntner respects your privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy when personal data is processed, as well as ensuring the security of all business data, and endeavour to do so in our business processes. We process personal data collected when you visit our websites confidentially and strictly in compliance with the law.

Data privacy and information security are part of our corporate policy.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is stored only if you have given us your consent or have provided us with it voluntarily for the purpose in question, for example as part of registration, a survey or a contest or for fulfilling a contract for which you have furnished the data.

In addition, the following information is gathered when you visit our Internet sites: your IP address, the website you visited us from (referrer), the pages you visited (pages), files you downloaded (downloads), what videos you watched or audio clips you listened to, the individual links you clicked on, the keywords or phrases you used in searches (site search), the duration of your visit, the browser you used, etc. If you visit us in response to online advertising, for example banners, video ads, search engine advertising, etc., we also record which banner or AdWord, etc., motivated you to visit Güntner’s Internet sites.

This information enables us to optimise our Internet sites further and tailor them even better to our visitors’ needs.

Use of cookies

1) Güntner cookies

Güntner uses cookies and active components (e.g. JavaScript) in order to track visitors’ preferences and so enable us to design our websites ideally.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our Internet site. You can delete the cookies at any time if you so wish. However, that may mean that individual features are no longer available. Please refer to the Help function in your browser for details of how to delete cookies.

2) Third-party cookies

Content and services from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook or Twitter) are integrated on some of Güntner’s Internet sites and may use cookies and active components, too. Güntner has no control over processing of personal data by these providers.

Please note that the option Güntner provides for defining which cookies are to be used does not have any effects on cookies and active components from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook or Twitter).

Please refer to the Internet sites of the providers in question for information on how your data is used.

Use of the web analytics tool Google Analytics

Güntner measures access to its Internet sites using the web analytics tool Google Analytics.

The access data is recorded anonymously so that it can no longer be used to identify a user. That is done in particular by anonymising the IP address.

Cookies are used to measure access in order to analyse use of the website. That enables Güntner to improve the quality of its data, in particular. The information generated on use of the Internet sites is transferred to the statistics server of Google that Güntner operates in Germany.

Only authorised persons have access to this anonymised data. It is not disclosed to third parties.

Use of social plugins as part of social media

1) Facebook

Güntner’s Internet sites use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebook.com, which is run by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, United States (“Facebook”). The plugins are indicated by a Facebook logo or the addendum “Facebook” or “Like” or “Share”.

When you call one of our Internet sites that contains such plugins, they are deactivated to begin with. The plugins are only activated when you click on the provided button. By activating them, you establish a connection to Facebook and declare your consent to data being sent to Facebook. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your account there. If you click on the button in question, the relevant information is sent by your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.

Please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy for details of the purpose and scope of data collection, how the data is processed and used further by Facebook, your related rights and settings you can make to protect your privacy.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data on you through our Internet presence, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our Internet presence.

2) Google+

Güntner’s Internet sites use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network plus.Google.com, which is run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The plugins are indicated by the Google+ logo or the addendum “Google+” or “Google plus” or “+1”.

When you can one of our Internet sites that contains such plugins, they are deactivated to begin with. The plugins are only activated when you click on the provided button. By activating them, you establish a connection to Google+ and declare your consent to data being sent to Google. If you are logged on to Google+, Google can assign your visit to your account there. If you click on the button in question, the relevant information is sent by your browser directly to Google and stored there.

Please refer to Google’s data privacy policy for details of the purpose and scope of data collection, how the data is processed and used further by Google, your related rights and settings you can make to protect your privacy.

If you do not want Google to collect data on you through our Internet presence, you must log out of Google+ before you visit our Internet presence.

3) YouTube

Güntner’s Internet sites use the video platform YouTube, which is run by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. YouTube is a platform that enables users to play audio and video files.

When you call one of our Internet sites, the YouTube player integrated there establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube.

Please refer to YouTube’s data privacy policy for details of the purpose and scope of data collection, how the data is processed and used further by YouTube, your related rights and settings you can make to protect your privacy.

4) Twitter

Güntner’s Internet sites use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Twitter, which is run by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States (“Twitter”). The plugins are indicated by a Twitter logo or the addendum “Tweet”.

When you call one of our Internet sites that contains such plugins, they are deactivated to begin with. The plugins are only activated when you click on the provided button. By activating them, you establish a connection to Twitter and declare your consent to data being sent to Twitter. If you are logged on to Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to your account there. If you click on the button in question, the relevant information is sent by your browser directly to Twitter and stored there.

Please refer to Twitter’s data privacy policy for details of the purpose and scope of data collection, how the data is processed and used further by Twitter, your related rights and settings you can make to protect your privacy.

Use of external links

Güntner’s Internet sites may contain links to Internet sites of third parties, i.e. providers not affiliated with us. When you click on the link, we no longer have any influence on the collection, storage or processing of any personal data that is transferred to the third party when you click on the link (such as the IP address or the URL of the page on which the link is located), since we naturally have no control over what these third parties do.

Güntner does not accept any responsibility for how such personal data is processed by third parties.

Use of personal data and compliance with the specific purpose of its use

Güntner or a service provider commissioned by Güntner uses your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of the websites, customer management, product surveys and inquiries you make to Güntner only to the extent required for that or in accordance with the purposes specified at the relevant places on our websites. Our employees and the service providers commissioned by Güntner are obligated to maintain confidentiality and comply with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Moreover, all technical and organisational measures required to ensure that data is protected are taken.

Security

Güntner takes security precautions in order to protect your data administered by us against manipulation, loss, destruction or being accessed by unauthorised persons or being disclosed without authorisation. Our security measures are constantly improved to reflect technological advances.

Advertising

If you provide us with personal data, we use it to be able to inform you about our products and services and possibly ask you about them, provided you have given us your explicit consent to use your personal data for advertising purposes. If you have given us your consent to such use of your data, but later do not wish to receive any advertising from Güntner, you can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. Your data is then deleted or, if it is still required for billing and accounting purposes, blocked.

Measuring access

We measure access to our Internet sites using the web analytics tool Google Analytics. The access data is recorded anonymously so that it can no longer be used to identify a visitor. That is done in particular by anonymising the IP address.

Cookies are used for such measurement. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how the website is used. That enables us to improve the quality of our data, in particular. The generated information on use of the website is transferred to Google Analytics. Only authorised persons are given access to the data. It is not disclosed to third parties.

The following information is gathered when you visit our Internet sites: the website you visited us from (referrer), the pages you visited (pages), files you downloaded (downloads), what videos you watched or audio clips you listened to, the individual links you clicked on, the keywords or phrases you used in searches (site search), the duration of your visit, the browser you used, etc. If you visit us in response to online advertising, for example banners, video ads, search engine advertising, etc., we also record which banner or AdWord, etc., motivated you to visit Güntner’s Internet sites.

This information enables us to optimise our Internet sites further and tailor them even better to our visitors’ needs.

Right to revoke consent

You can still also revoke your consent to your personal data being collected, processed and used at any time with future effect.

Your personal data is deleted if you revoke your consent to its being stored, if knowledge of your personal data is no longer required for achieving the purpose for which it was stored, or if storage of it is not permissible for other reasons under the law.

This shall not relate to data that is required for billing and accounting purposes or that must be retained under the law.

Contact

If you require information on or have any suggestions or complaints about processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.

If, despite our efforts to ensure your data is correct and up-to-date, we have stored incorrect information, we will correct it at your request.

Data Protection Officer
SIZ GmbH Ms. Anette Schmuck
Telephone +49 228 4495 – 7351
Fax +49 228 4495 – 7555
E-mail: Annette.Schmuck@siz.de