The protection of personal data is an important issue for us. For this reason, we perform our activities according to the applicable legal rules on the protection of personal data and data security.
Personal data is individual details about people or the property of a specific or determinable natural person. For example, this includes your name, your address, your telephone number, your position and your company. Information which cannot be connected to your identity (such as the number of users of a page) is not personal data.
We use the personal data which you provide to us
- To answer your requests and process your orders,
- To provide you with access to specific information or offers,
- When it is necessary for the reasoning behind, or protection of, legal claims or to fight claims,
- When it is necessary to protect against misuse or other activities, such as premeditated attacks on the OBO systems for guaranteeing data security.
You can always use our websites without telling us who you are. We only find out technical data, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you came and which of our websites you visit. This information is evaluated with date and time data for the internal statistical purposes of advertising, website analysis and demand-orientated design of our websites. You remain completely anonymous as the user.
Your personal data is not forwarded to third parties except in the case of foreign contact data. Here, it may be the case that we will forward your data to an OBO subsidiary or representative responsible for you to offer better support. This subsidiary/representative may also be located in a third country which does not have the level of EU data protection. These companies are made aware of the fact that they may only use your data for the purposes of making contact, for advertising, possible contracts and customer support.
For the dispatch of information material, it may occur that we will forward your data to a processor of order data. We choose these processors of order data carefully and contractually oblige them to compliance with the required technical and organisational measures stipulated in § 9 of the German Data Protection Law.
Forwarding also occurs when we are obliged to do so by a law or decision taken by a court or an authority.
For technical reasons, when you access our website, your browser automatically transfers data to our web server, which is then saved in server log files, if you have not previously deactivated this: This data includes, amongst other things, the date and time of access, the URL of the website from which you have come, opened files, the quantity of sent data, the browser type and version, your operating system and your IP address. No person-related evaluation of the server log files takes place. At no time are we able to assign this data to specific people.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data that are saved on your computer enabling the analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of our website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. However, should IP anonymisation be activated on this website, then Google will shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will, at the behest of the operator of this website, use this information to evaluate your use of the website to produce reports concerning website activities and to produce additional services associated with the use of the Internet and website for the website operator. The IP address transferred in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can prevent the saving of the cookies via a special setting of your browser software; however, in that case, please be aware that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser link available at the following location (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en)
You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics
You can find more information on the conditions of use and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html. We would like to point out that, on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();”, in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP address (so-called IP masking).
Links to other websites
The OBO websites contain links to other websites. OBO is not responsible for the data protection policies or the content of these websites.
Links to social networks
The OBO websites contain links to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. When these social networks are used, their data protection regulations apply.
OBO does not knowingly collect the personal data of children, without expressly indicating that such data can only be determined with the approval of the parents, should applicable regulations require this. We shall only use or forward the personal data of children, provided that the law permits this, to obtain the legally required approval of their parents or to protect children. Here, the term “child/children” refers to the nationally applicable legal conditions and cultural understanding of the term.
OBO takes technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unintentional or improper deletion, modification or loss, and against unauthorised forwarding or access.
Right of information
At all times, you have the right to obtain information regarding the data saved on your person. To obtain information, you must identify yourself as the person (about whom the information is to be provided) or prove that you have the authorisation to receive information on a third person. If, in spite of our efforts to ensure data correctness and actuality, incorrect information is saved, then we will correct this at your request.
Right of revocation
Of course, you can revoke your agreement to the use, processing and forwarding of your personal data for the purposes of market and opinion research or advertisement at any time for the future by sending us an appropriate message. You can do this via post with a formless message to OBO Bettermann GmbH & Co. KG, Hüingser Ring 52, 58710 Menden, Germany, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to the data protection declaration
This data protection declaration can be subject to modifications required by changes to the law. Therefore, we request that you read this page regularly.