Data Protection Declaration

Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws is:

DIY Element System GmbH
Stettiner Strasse 1
89616 Rottenacker

Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature will be collected automatically. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This is only information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites, and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, the browser used, operating system of your computer and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make the navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages.

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

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you disable the use of cookies.

Registration on our website

When registering to use our personalised services, some personal data will be collected, such as the name, address, contact, and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address. If you are registered with us, you will be able to access content and services that we only offer to registered users. If required, registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will be happy to correct or delete this information at your request, provided that there are no legal contradicting storage obligations. To contact us in this respect, please use the contact details provided at the end of this Data Protection Declaration.

Newsletter

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

For an effective registration we will require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose we will log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter, and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. You will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time, or inform us of your request by using the contact option at the end of this data protection notice.

Information mail about our factory sales

When you register to receive our information mail about factory sales on the company premises, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we will require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this, we will log the order of the information mail, the dispatch of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the hereby requested answer. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the information mail regarding our factory sales, and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. You will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time, or inform us of your request by using the contact option at the end of this data protection notice.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here, or as provided for in the various storage periods provided by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.

Use of Google Analytics (currently deactivated)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (in the following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", i.e. text files which are stored on your computer, and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, and also stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be reduced by Google prior to that, within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states pursuant 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 this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and prevent the processing this data through Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics.

For further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, options for settings and objections, please visit the Google websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners ("Use of data by Google when using our partners' websites or apps, https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Use of data for advertising purposes”) https://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Manage information Google uses to show you advertising") and https://www.google.com/ads/preferences ("Determine what ads Google shows you").

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to present our contents correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid a multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible - but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect the data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When utilizing Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. For more information about how Google processes your information, please see the Google data protection information. There, you can also change your personal data protection settings in the Data Protection Center.

Detailed instructions for managing your own data related to Google products can be found here.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers will be established. Youtube will be informed about which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider will use cookies that collect information about the user behavior.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to anticipate such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Social Plugins

Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our websites. You can recognize the plugins by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo.

These plugins may be used to send information, which may include personal data, to the service provider and may be used by him. We prevent the involuntary and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plugin will trigger the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider. We do not collect any personal data ourselves using the social plugins, or data about their use.

We have no influence on which data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the provider's services will be expanded, and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used. It is also possible that the service providers will try to save cookies on the computer that is used. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of a specific page.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)

Publication of job advertisements / online job applications

Your application data will be collected and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application procedure. If your application is followed by the conclusion of an employment contract, your transmitted data may be stored by us in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal regulations.

If your application is rejected, the data you have submitted will automatically be deleted two months after the notification of rejection. This does not apply if a longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (e.g. the burden of proof according to the General Equal Treatment Act), or if you have expressly agreed to a longer storage in our database of interested parties.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, also delete your personal data. In this respect, please contact our data protection officer. You will find the contact details at the bottom.

To ensure that data can be locked at any time, this data must be kept in a locked file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as far as no legal archiving obligation exists. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.

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

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this Data Protection Declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements, or to implement changes to our services in the Data Protection Declaration, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new Data Protection Declaration will then apply for your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please send us an e-mail to info(at)element-system.com.

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