Data Protection

Data Privacy Statement

This data privacy statement applies for Schmiedetechnik Plettenberg GmbH & co. KG (STP). STP welcomes your interest in our company, our products and the visit to our web-site.

1. Data Protection at a Glance

General Instructions
The following instructions give a simplified overview on what happens to your personal data when you visit our web-site. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection may be found in our data privacy statement below this text.

Data Collection on our Web-Site

Who is responsible for collection of data on this web-site?
Data processing on this web-site is carried out by the operator of the web-site. The relevant contact data may be found in the masthead of this web-site.

How do we collect your data?
Your data are, on the one hand, collected by your communication of them to us. This may involve such data as you enter into a contact form. Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems during a visit to the web-site. These are in particular technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of calling up of a page). The collection of these data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our web-site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain free-of-charge information on the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You additionally have a right to demand the rectification, blocking and erasure of these data. You may contact us on this and any other questions on the topic of data protection at any time at the address given in the masthead. Furthermore, you are entitled to a right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority.

For what purpose do we use your data?
A part of the data is collected in order to ensure that the web-site is provided free of errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour. These data are solely used to produce simple visitor statistics for the constant improvement of our web-site. No tracking is involved and no user profiles are created. As long as no data are entered by you, no personal connection is generally possible for us and this is also not intended. The personal data communicated by you via the web-site or by e-mail (e.g. your name, first name, address, telephone number, your e-mail address and, as an option, also other data such as your company, your department and/or position) are only processed to carry out correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data (e.g. an enquiry and processing of an offer, information on STP and the initiation of business) and are stored as long as this purpose is fulfilled where no legal storage obligations exist. You naturally have the right to object to this use of your data at any time.

2. General Instructions and Mandatory Information

Data Protection
The operators of this web-site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in confidence and in accordance both with the regulations on data security and this data protection declaration. If you make use of this web-site, various personal data will be collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. The existing data privacy statement explains what data we collect and what use we make of them. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. We would like to point out that the data transfer in the internet (for example, in communication by e-mail) may contain security loopholes. Absolute protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the Responsible Party
The party responsible for data processing on this web-site is:
Schmiedetechnik Plettenberg GmbH & Co. KG
Daimlerstrasse 9, 58840 Plettenberg, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 2391 / 816-6

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, either alone or together with others, decides on the purpose and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses et al.).

Information on the Security and Confidentiality of Personal Data
We guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data by
• only using your personal data only to fulfil your wishes or requests where you communicate them to us via this web-site or as part of e-mail communication,
• having sworn our employees to maintain confidentiality obligations,
• ensuring that our security measures are to a reasonable extent in accordance with the latest state of the art,
• checking our systems regularly for their security so that we are protected on a sustainable basis against any damage, loss and unauthorised access to data maintained by us,
• and by ensuring that our Data Protection Officer cares for the creation and maintenance of rules on data protection.
Please note that all information which you send us by e-mail is not encoded and confidential data should therefore only be sent us by post.

Withdrawal of your Consent for Data Processing Many data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke any previously given consent at any time. An informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient for this. The lawfulness of the data processing which has taken place up to the time of the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Right of Complaint to the Responsible Supervisory Authority Where breaches of data protection law exist, the person affected has a right of complaint to a responsible supervisory authority. A list of data protection officers and their contact data may be found under the following link: 

Right to Data Portability:
You have the right to have any data which we have automatically processed based on your consent or within the performance of a contract issued to yourself or to a third party in a common and machine-readable format. Where you demand the direct transmission of the data to another responsible person, this will only take place when technically feasible

SSL and TLS Encoding
For security purposes and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries which you send to us as site operators, this site makes use of SSL and TLS encoding. You may recognise an encoded connection in that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by a lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encoding is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be additionally read by third parties.

Information, Blocking and Erasure
In accordance with the applicable legal provisions you have the right to free-of-charge information on your stored personal data, their source and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, where necessary, a right to the blockage or erasure of these data. You may contact us on this and any other questions on the topic of personal data at any time at the address given in the masthead.

Objection to E-mails for Advertising Purposes
The use of contact data which are published within the terms of the obligation for the provision of a masthead for the transmission of advertising and information material which has not been expressly requested is hereby rejected. The operators of these pages expressly retain the right to take legal steps in cases of unsolicited mailing of advertising information such as by spam mail.

3. Data Protection Officer Legally prescribed data protection officer
Legally prescribed data protection officer We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. This person may be reached via the address of the responsible person given in the masthead under the term Data Protection or by e-mail to erreichbar.

4. Data Collection on our Web-Site

The internet pages make use in places of so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our range of products and services more user-friendly, more effective and securer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically erased after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit. You can also set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies so you can either decide on a case-by-case basis to accept cookies, accept cookies in certain cases or generally reject them and activate the automatic deletion of the cookies on closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functions of this web-site may be restricted. Cookies which are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of particular functions desired by yourself (e.g. a shopping basket function) are stored in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 item f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The operator of a web-site has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for a technically fault-free and optimised provision of his services. Where other cookies (for example, cookies for the analysis of your surfing habits) are stored, they will be dealt with separately in this data privacy statement.

Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This is:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
This solely involves information which does not allow any conclusions to be made about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly supply the content of web-sites requested by you and are an absolute necessity for the use of the internet. No merging of these data is undertaken with other data sources.

Contact Form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form will be stored with us, including the contact data, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and where there are follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your agreement. The processing of the data entered into the contact form thus takes place exclusively based on your consent (Article 6 para. 1 item a of the GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. An informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient for this. The lawfulness of the data processing procedures which have taken place up to the time of the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal. The data entered by you into the contact form remain with us until you request their erasure, withdraw your consent for their storage or the purpose for the data storage ceases to exist (e.g. after processing of your enquiry is completed). Any mandatory legal provisions – in particular storage periods – remain unaffected by this..