IKA - Privacy Statement

Status: May 3rd, 2018

The responsible body, i.e. the data controller, within the meaning of the data protection laws is:

IKA®-Werke GmbH & CO. KG
Janke & Kunkel-Str. 10
79219 Staufen

Tel.: + 49 7633 831-0
E-mail: [email protected]

Legal Form: Limited partnership
Court of registration: Freiburg, Commercial Register HRA 310100
Personally liable partner: IKA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Company headquarters: Staufen
Janke & Kunkel-Str. 10
79219 Staufen

Court of registration: Freiburg, Commercial Register HRB 310258
Managing Director: René Stiegelmann
VAT No: DE142205182

  • The collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes for example the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and the like. This solely involves information that cannot be attributed to you personally. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages that you have requested and is unavoidably necessary when using the internet. We statistically evaluate anonymous information of this kind to optimise our website and the technology that supports it.

  • Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. We thereby automatically receive certain data, such as your IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the internet.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programmes or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable our web pages to be displayed correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data that we collect be passed on to third parties or any link to your personal data be established without your consent.

You can, of course, always view our website without cookies. The settings on internet browsers are routinely adjusted so as to accept cookies. You can disable cookies at any time by changing your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that if you do disable the use of cookies, some of the functions of our website may not work or may only work to a limited extent.

  • Registering on our website

When you register to use our personalised services, some personal data such as your name, address, contact and communication data, e.g. your telephone number and e-mail address, will be collected. If you are registered with us, you can access the content and services that we offer only to registered users. If necessary, registered users also have the option of at any time changing or erasing the data provided when registering. Of course, we are also always ready to provide you with information about the personal data concerning you that we have stored. We are happy to rectify or erase that data at your request, as long as there are no statutory storage obligations to the contrary. Please use the contact details given at the end of this Data Protection Policy to contact us in this regard.

  • Provision of paid services

In order to provide our paid services, we will request additional data, such as your payment details.

  • SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS for subsections of the web pages. Web pages that are assigned to the "process technology" business area are currently not yet transmitted in an encrypted form.

  • Newsletter

When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used solely for that purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).

For an effective registration, we need a valid e-mail address. To verify that the registration is actually carried out by the owner of a specific e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we record the placement of an order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested response. No further data is collected. The data is only used for sending out newsletters and is not passed on to third parties.

You can at any time revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and to its use for the purpose of sending out newsletters. Each newsletter contains a link for unsubscribing. In addition, you can at any time unsubscribe on this website or inform us of your wish using the contact option specified at the end of this Data Protection Policy.

  • Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or the contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your request as well as for possible follow-up questions.

  • Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter called Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on 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. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use that data to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services connected to website and internet usage to the website operator. Google will not combine the IP address that is transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we must point out that if you do, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics.

In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will thereby be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website and this browser in the future, for as long as the cookie remains installed on your browser.

  • Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our web pages. The operator of the corresponding plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page equipped with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. YouTube is thereby informed of which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your browsing habits to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

Whenever a YouTube video is started, the provider deploys cookies to collect information on user habits.

If you disable the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, such cookies will not be stored even when you are watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies on the browser.

For further information about data protection on YouTube, see Google’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

  • Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google-enabled ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and cannot be used to identify you personally. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers can see the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page that carries a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can reject the setting of a cookie necessary for tracking – for example, by setting your browser to disable the automatic setting of cookies or by setting your browser so as to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies if you do not wish measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must set the relevant opt-out cookie again.

  • Use of Google remarketing

This website uses Google Inc.’s remarketing function. The purpose of remarketing is to present interest-related ads to visitors to the website within the Google advertising network. In the website visitor’s browser, a cookie is stored which allows us to recognise the visitor when they access web pages that belongs to Google’s advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements that relate to content which the visitor has previously visited on websites that use Google’s remarketing function. According to information from Google, Google does not collect personal data during this process. If you nevertheless do not want Google's remarketing function, you can always disable it by selecting the appropriate settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising through the ad network initiative by following the instructions given here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp .

  • Your rights of access, rectification, locking, erasure and objection

You have the right to at any time access information on your personal data that we have stored. You also have the right to the rectification, locking or (except in the case of mandatory data storage for business processing) the erasure of your personal data. To exercise these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer, whose contact details can be found at the end of this Data Protection Policy.

To allow for data locking at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the erasure of the data, unless we are under a legal obligation to archive it. Insofar as such an obligation exists, we will lock your data on request.

You may make changes or revoke your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.

  • Changes to our Data Protection Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Policy from time to time, to ensure that it always fulfils current legal requirements, or in order to make changes to our services in the Data Protection Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new Data Protection Policy will accordingly apply when you visit us again.

  • Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact our Data Protection Officer directly:

Data Protection Officer of IKA-Werke Staufen GmbH&Co.KG
[email protected]
(+49) 7633-831 188

You also have the right to contact the responsible supervisory authority at any time.

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