Salzgitter AG is delighted that you are interested in our company and have chosen to visit our website. We take the issue of protecting your personal data very seriously. This document explains how personal data is processed when using our website and outlines the rights you hold in this regard.
Controller, Data Protection Officer
The Controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
38239 Salzgitter, Germany
Phone: +49 5341 21-01
You can contact our Data Protection Officer either via post by addressing your letter to the “Data Protection Officer” or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We specifically process the following personal data:
Every time a user accesses our web site and every time a file is downloaded, data is temporarily stored in a log file via this process. Stored data is evaluated anonymously and for internal purposes only for the purpose of continuously improving our web content. No personal evaluation is carried out. In particular, a data set containing the following information is stored upon each user access:
- IP address used
- Operating system used
- Browser used
- Access time
- The web sites that you visit when on our site
- The web sites from which you visit our site (where conveyed)
- Data volume transmitted
On this website we use fonts from MyFonts. MyFonts is a service offered by MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA (hereinafter: “MyFonts”). Based on the license terms, page view tracking is performed in which the number of visits to this website is counted by MyFonts with the purpose of settlement of the licence fee. More information can be obtained at MyFonts’ data protection notice that you can access here: https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/web-font-tracking-privacy-policy
If you do not wish this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you of the placement of cookies and only allow this in individual cases. Deactivating cookies could restrict the functionality of our web site.
Our web site uses Matomo (formerly Piwik) - open-source software for the statistical evaluation of user visits. Cookies are used for this, which are text files stored on your PC. Usage information generated by the cookies is sent to our server and stored for user analysis purposes, helping us to optimize the web site. This procedure immediately renders your IP address anonymous, ensuring that you remain an anonymous user as far as we are concerned. The server on which the statistical data is stored belongs to a German provider and is also physically located in Germany.
If you do not agree to the data arising from your visit being stored and processed, you can prevent subsequent storage or usage with a single mouse click at any time. An opt-out cookie is placed in your browser and will Matomo will be unable to collect any session data. Please note: if you delete your cookies, your opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you will have to be reactivate it as required.
Your contact details will only be collected if you use the contact form to send us a notification or an enquiry, if you send us an order via the order form on our web site or send us an online application. Your details will only be collected to the extent required and to fulfil the stated purpose. Further information about online applications is available here.
We have included YouTube videos on our web site and they are stored on www.youtube.com and downloadable directly from our web site.
They are all part of the “enhanced data protection mode”, meaning that none of your user data is transmitted to YouTube if you don’t play the videos. Data will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you play the videos. If you are logged on to YouTube at the same time, the information will be filed on your YouTube member account. You can prevent this if you log out of your member account before visiting our web site.
YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, having its principal place of business at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. having its principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further information about how YouTube (Google) handles user data is available at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Areas of our web site contain links to other web sites. We make reasonable efforts to check these links. The company is not responsible for the content or the assurance of data protection on the sites linked by us.
For reasons of security and for protecting the transfer of confidential content that you send us, this site uses SSL encryption. An encrypted connection is recognizable by the fact that the address line in the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the padlock icon in your browser line.
Third parties are unable to read the data that you send us if SSL encryption is activated.
Further information according to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
If we have stored personal data related to you, we will only process this data for the time period required to serve the purpose it was stored for, or for the time period required by law.
If the storage purpose ceases to exist or if the storage period required by law expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
Logfiles are deleted according to provider specifications:
- The access logs of the Web servers log which page views took place at which time. They contain the following data: IP, directory protection user, date, time, pages viewed, protocols, status code, data volume, referer, user agent, host name viewed.
- The IP addresses are stored anonymously. The last three digits are removed, i.e. 127.0.0.1 becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymous IP addresses are kept for 60 days. Information about the directory protection user used is anonymized after one day.
- Error logs, which log incorrect page views, are deleted after seven days. In addition to error messages, these include the IP address accessing the page and, depending on the error, the website accessed.
- Access via FTP is logged with anonymous information on user name and IP address and stored for 60 days.
- The mail logs for sending e-mails from the web environment are anonymized after one day and then kept for 60 days. During anonymization, all data concerning the sender/recipient etc. is removed. Only the data at the time of sending and the information on how the e-mail was processed (queue ID or not sent) are retained.
- Mail logs for sending via our mail server are deleted after four weeks. The longer retention period is necessary to ensure the functionality of the mail services and to combat spam.
- It is not possible to individually define the storage period.
A storage going beyond this is exceptionally possible. In this case, however, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
Your data from the input mask of the contact form will be deleted when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process (e.g. IP address) will also be deleted according to the aforementioned provider specifications.
Within Salzgitter AG, access to your data is only afforded to people and departments that require access to perform their duties within Salzgitter AG, to pursue our legitimate interests, or to fulfill contractual and legal obligations.
To enable us to offer you the best possible service and remain competitive, we also exchange data with other allied companies of Salzgitter AG where necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that your interests or your basic rights or freedoms do not outweigh our interest. Whenever we exchange information with allied companies, we guarantee that data is transmitted in accordance with data privacy requirements and that your personal data is protected.
As a fundamental rule, if you provide your personal data to us, we will not pass this data on to third parties. Such data will only be disclosed
- in order to fulfill legal obligations to authorized authorities,
- in accordance with consent you provided, and
- to IT service providers, e.g. in relation to administration and hosting of our website.
Data is only transferred to countries outside of the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) in the event that this is stated in the present data privacy statement, is necessary to perform contracts, or is legally required, or in the event that you have given us your consent to do so.
All data subjects have a right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. If we process your personal data, you have the right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR. Restrictions to the right of access and the right to erasure apply pursuant to Sections 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Furthermore, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).
If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you can also revoke this consent at any time by the same method you first provided it. You can revoke your consent without completing a form, e.g. by emailing email@example.com or by sending a message to the contact address listed above. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of your previously issued consent.
Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests).
If you do raise an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for the purposes to which you have objected, unless
- we can demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or
- the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In the event that the objection only or also relates to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
You can raise an objection without completing a form, e.g. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to the contact address listed above.
Personal data processing relating to the use of contact forms is performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, provided that the purpose of making contact serves to fulfill a contract or perform pre-contractual measures.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which necessitates the processing of personal data, this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
If we obtain your consent for personal data processing operations, this consent serves as the legal basis for processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
Furthermore, processing operations can be performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby processing is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest held either by our company or a third party, provided that the data subject’s interests, basic rights, or basic freedoms do not override our interest.
We use server log files, cookies, web fonts, Mapbox, embedded YouTube videos and web analysis tools so that you can use all of our website’s functions to their full extent and in order to structure and optimize our website in accordance with its users’ requirements. If you contact us via our contact form or using the functions in our Career blog, we will use your data for the purpose of interacting with you and for corporate communications.
As a fundamental rule, there is no obligation to provide personal data when visiting our website. Contractual regulations may provide otherwise. If the specified personal data is not provided, in some circumstances, it may not be possible to achieve the individual described purposes.
We do not use fully automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR.
Changes to the data protection declaration
The data protection declaration needs to be changed at intervals as part of the continuous development of the Internet. Checking the data protection declaration at regular intervals will keep you up to date with any changes.
Additional data protection information
For additional information concerning data protection for our business partners and their contacts according to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), please click here.