Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

 

General introduction:

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want you to be safe when visiting our website. Our data protection practice follows in particular the requirements of the EU Data Protection Basic Ordinance, the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA-new) and the Telemedia Act (TMA). At this point we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data. We would like to point out in advance that this data protection declaration only refers to our websites and does not apply to websites of third parties to which we refer in the form of links.

 

Object of protection:

Subject of protection are personal data. This is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). This mainly includes information that enables us to draw conclusions about your identity (e.g. information such as name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number).

 

Technical requirements:

To enable you to connect to our website, your browser transfers certain data to our website’s web server. Our hosting partner Hetzner Online GmbH is responsible for data storage (Privacy Policy:

https://www.hetzner.de/rechtliches/datenschutz //

Credits: https://www.hetzner.de/rechtliches/impressum ).

 

Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device via your browser, for example to detect whether you visit websites repeatedly from the same device or browser. In general, we use cookies to analyse interest in our website and to improve the user-friendliness of our website. In principle, however, you can also access our website without cookies.

Cookies can usually be disabled or removed using tools available in most commercial browsers. The settings must be defined and individually set for each browser you use. The various browsers offer different functions and options for this purpose.

In order to be able to use our website fully and comfortably, you should accept those cookies that enable the use of certain functions or make the use more comfortable. You can see for what purpose the cookies we use are used and for how long they are stored under the following overview:

 

name website position validity
PHPSESSID www.sinalco.com Keeps the user’s status for all page requests. Until the end of your session.
moove_gdpr_popup www.sinalco.com Saves the user’s consent status for cookies to the current domain. 1 day
env_likes_7591 www.sinalco.com    
wordpress_test_cookie www.sinalco.com   Until the end of your session.
_utmc www.sinalco.com Not used in ga.js. The cookie is set for interoperability with urchin.js. In the past, this cookie was used in conjunction with the__utmbCookie to determine whether the user is in a new session. – See more at: http://www.imd-softde.de/cookie-erklaerung#sthash.I7AYqPtC.dpuf

 

Until the end of your session.
_utma www.sinalco.com Used to distinguish between users and sessions. The cookie is created when the Javascript library is executed and no __utma cookies are present. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. – See more at: http://www.imd-softde.de/cookie-erklaerung#sthash.I7AYqPtC.dpuf

 

2 years
_utmz www.sinalco.com Saves the source or campaign that describes how the user came to the site. The cookie is created when the Javascript library is executed and is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics. – See more at: http://www.imd-softde.de/cookie-erklaerung#sthash.I7AYqPtC.dpuf

 

6 months
_utmt www.sinalco.com Used to slow down the speed of requests to the server. Until the end of your session.
_utmb www.sinalco.com Used to detect new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the Javascript library is executed and no __utmb cookies are present. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. – See more at: http://www.imd-softde.de/cookie-erklaerung#sthash.I7AYqPtC.dpuf

 

30 minutes

 

Types of cookies:

In order to explain the most common types of cookies to you in more detail, we have explained them below for your understanding:

1st session cookies (session cookies):

Session cookies allow users and the changes they have made to a website to be recognized. They allow the website to track its movements across individual pages so that information that has already been entered/saved does not have to be entered/saved again. An example of this are shopping carts in ecommerce stores. The session cookie stores the selected products in the shopping cart so that it contains the correct items when paying at the checkout. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or lose their validity as soon as the session has expired automatically.

  1. permanent or protocol cookies:

A permanent or log cookie stores the user’s information and settings on the user’s computer for the period of time specified in the expiry date. This leads to faster and more convenient access, as you do not have to make language settings again or re-enter login data, for example. The cookie is automatically deleted at the end of the storage period.

  1. third party cookies:

Third-party cookies usually have no influence on the use of the site, as they do not originate from the operator of the website. For example, they serve the purpose of collecting information for advertising, custom content and web statistics and passing it on to the respective third party provider.

  1. tracking cookies:

Tracking cookies are special text files that provide the opportunity to collect data about the behavior of the Internet user. This is intended to provide information about the user’s main interests, for example in order to be able to launch precisely tailored advertising offers. Tracking cookies are therefore set not only when you log in, but automatically when you visit the website.

 

The above-mentioned exemplary presentation of the most common forms of cookies is intended to give you a global overview of this form of collection. These statements do not claim to be complete. As a result of technical IT development, it can be assumed that other types of cookies will develop over time. Please check our privacy policy for current changes at regular intervals before using our website.

 

Users of our contact form:

Contact forms are available on our website which can be used for electronic contact. To ensure a secure transmission of your data, we use a state-of-the-art encrypted connection with SSL certificate during the transmission. By clicking the “Send” button you agree to the transmission of the data entered in the input mask to us. We store your name and email address and any other information you provide in order to be able to contact you and answer your enquiry in the best possible way. On the one hand we can offer you the service you expect from us in this way, and on the other hand we have the opportunity to continuously improve ourselves (Art. 6 § (1) (f) GDPR).

Extranet:

We use a login portal to define a protected area that is only accessible to our partners. You will receive the login data for your registration by a previous, successful registration on our website, which will subsequently be personally checked and approved by us. All data that you provide to us during registration is used exclusively to identify you as a partner and to create an account for you (Art. 6 § (1) (b) GDPR) By agreeing to our data protection declaration and clicking on “Register”, you consent to the transfer and processing of your data for the aforementioned purposes. As long as you are logged in, you can access the content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time if required. During your login process, your registration and the transfer of your personal data is secured by encryption. The same applies to the period of your visit to the protected area.

Extranet shop

When products are ordered from our extranet shop, the following information is transmitted to us during the order process:

 

– First- and Surname

– trade name

– email address

– telephone number

– nation

– address details

 

The aforementioned information is required to receive and process orders, to deliver products and to settle payments via the special account for advertising material (Art. 6 § 1 b GDPR). An order is placed from the moment the “Place Order” button is pressed. As soon as the storage of the data is no longer necessary or legally required, it will be deleted.

Use of Google reCaptcha

To protect your orders via the Internet form, our company uses the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query serves to differentiate whether the input is made by a person or abusively by automated, machine processing. The query includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and used there.

By accepting the declaration of consent, which you must agree to before using Google reCaptcha, you agree to the sending of your data to Google. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. 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 this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of reCaptcha is not merged with other Google data. The deviating data protection regulations of the company Google apply to this data.

For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

Tracking Tools:

Our website uses functions of various web analysis services from other companies such as Google Inc. In the following, we will explain in more detail which services are involved and which data are analysed.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymisation function

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about the use of our website (e.g. when, where and how often you access our website, incl. IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In order to eliminate the personal reference to your IP address, it will be shortened immediately after its acquisition (e.g. by deleting the last 8 bits) and thus made anonymous. IP anonymisation also applies to all member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area. For more information on IP anonymization and Google’s use of data, please visit:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

 

If you want to decide for yourself what information Google collects about the websites you visit, you can download a deactivation add-on for your Internet browser. However, this add-on does not prevent data from being transmitted to us or other web analysis services used by us. For more information about using and installing the add-on, visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

If you use a mobile device (e.g. smartphone) to access our website, please use our cookie banner Opt-Out ( Settings —> 3rd party cookies) to prevent the transmission of analysis data to Google Analytics. The cookie banner opt-out is also possible as an alternative to the browser add-on already described, because it activates an “opt-out cookie” which is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, this cookie will also be lost and you will have to set your preferences again.

Use of social media trackers:

Various social media trackers are used on our website. These are the Twitter Badge, Twitter Button and Twitter Syndication trackers of the microblogging service Twitter, set by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. In addition, Facebook Social Graph operates tracking through the social network “Facebook”, which belongs to Facebook Inc.1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. By clicking on the “I agree” button of our cookie banner, you consent to the transmission of personal data such as the IP address by the trackers to the social networks. For more information on Twitter data collection, please visit https://help.twitter.com/de/twitter-for-websites-ads-info-and-privacy. You can find Facebook’s data policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. To prevent the transfer of data for your current browser after you have already clicked on “I agree” on the cookie banner, clear your browser’s cache and reload the page.

 

Use of Adobe Typekit

Our website uses Adobe Typekit web fonts to display various content (e.g. fonts). Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (hereinafter: Adobe). Fonts are integrated on our site through a server call to Adobe. When the font files are delivered to your browser, at least your IP address is transmitted to an Adobe server when you visit our site. In addition, further information (e.g. name of the website accessed, date and time of the request, type of web browser used) may be transmitted to Adobe. For more information about Typekit’s privacy practices, please visit:

http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/typekit.html .

 

 

Shariff solution from C’t:

 

We use the so-called “Shariff solution” on our website for sharing our content. In this way we protect your privacy and prevent the unwanted transmission of information about your surfing behaviour through social media plugins such as Facebook, Google or Twitter. Social media plug-ins are usually integrated into websites via so-called “iframes”. As a result, personal information such as the IP address or locally stored cookies are already transmitted to the social services when the page is loaded. “Shariff” replaces the social media plugins with simple HTML links and a script retrieves how often a page has already been shared or tweeted. Instead of your IP address, only our server address is transmitted to the social services. Only if you actively click on a plugin, your above mentioned personal data will be transmitted by your consent. Further information on c’t’s “Shariff solution” can be found at: https://www.heise.de/ct/ausgabe/2014-26-Social-Media-Buttons-datenschutzkonform-nutzen-2463330.html

Social media plug-ins:

All information that we provide below about the different plugins is only valid under the condition that the Shariff solution of c’t is not used. We use this solution on our website so that no information is transmitted to social services without your consent.

Our website uses various social media plugins to expand and link our own internet presence via social networks.

The plugins in detail are explained below.

 

Facebook

Our website contains plugins of the social network “Facebook”, which belongs to Facebook Inc.1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, hereinafter “Facebook”. The Facebook plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue background, the terms “Like”, “Share”, “Follow” or a “Thumbs Up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. All important information about the appearance and functions of the plugins can be found under the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

 

From the moment you access our site, a direct connection is established between your browser and Facebook’s servers using the plugin provided. We as website operators have no influence on which data is transmitted to Facebook by the plugin and to what extent. According to Facebook, this is information about your visit to our site (e.g. IP address, date and time). However, once you click on one of the plugins, additional information will be sent that you can associate directly with your Facebook account (if you have such an account and are logged in to it). Facebook processes the information to provide you with a personalized user experience on our website and to improve its own products. Further information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

 

LinkedIn

This website incorporates plug-ins from the LinkedIn social network of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). You can typically recognize these by the LinkedIn logo (the letters “in” in white on a blue background) and an attached text such as “share”. All information about the look of the LinkedIn plugins can be found at: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins.

 

LinkedIn logs information from the moment you visit our site and establishes a connection between your browser and the LinkedIn servers. We as website operators have no influence on which data and to what extent data is transmitted to LinkedIn by the plugin. According to LinkedIn, your logins, cookies, device information and IP addresses are used to identify you and track your usage. However, as soon as you click on one of the plugins, further information will be transmitted which you can directly link to your LinkedIn account (if you have such an account and are logged in to it). For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Twitter

Our website contains functions (plugins) of the microblogging service Twitter, which are offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, hereinafter “Twitter”. The plugins can be recognized by one of the Twitter logos (white bird profile on a light blue background, or the other way around and the text suffix “tweet”). When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter servers. So-called “log data” are sent to Twitter via this connection, even if you do not have a Twitter account. According to Twitter, this may be your IP address, browser type, operating system or information about the websites you visit. There is no connection between your web activity and your name, email address, phone number or Twitter username. Twitter deletes, obfuscates or aggregates your log data after a maximum of 30 days. According to Twitter, all information collected by Twitter is used to personalize, evaluate and improve its own services.

Information about the Twitter Privacy Policy can be found at:

https://twitter.com/de/privacy

 

You can set your personalization preferences at https://twitter.com/personalization

 

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/login?redirect_after_login=%2Faccount%2Fsettings .

 

Further general information:

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We check the data protection declaration at regular intervals for compliance with legal provisions, court rulings, the statements of the supervisory authorities as well as for alignment with emerging trends and the development of the technical standard. In this respect, we reserve the right to make changes to the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to new legal provisions on data protection and other changes in the factual or legal situation. Therefore, please always inform yourself at the beginning of the use of our website about the data protection declaration valid at that time.

 

Who is responsible for data processing? (Art. 13 § (1) (a), (b) GDPR)

Responsible for the data processing on our website is Sinalco International Brands GmbH & Co. KG. You can find the contact details in the Credits: https://sinalco.com/worldwide/de/impressum/

 

You can contact our data protection officer at this address:

Sinalco International Brands GmbH & Co. KG

An den Datenschutzbeauftragten

Römerstraße 109

47179 Duisburg-Walsum – Germany

Email: datenschutz@sinalco.com

Phone: +49 (0) 203 / 485 11-0

 

 

Who receives your personal data? (Art. 13 § (1) (e), (f) GDPR)

We treat your personal data confidentially and do not pass them on to third parties, unless you have given your consent or the provision is based on a legal or contractual obligation. In isolated cases we commission contractors with the processing of your personal data. This is done in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR and on the basis of an order data processing contract.

 

How long is the data stored? (Art. 13 § (2) (a) GDPR)

The legislator has enacted a variety of storage obligations and periods.

In principle, we only store your data for as long as legally required

After expiry of these periods, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer necessary to fulfill the contract. Data that we process on the basis of your consent will be stored until revoked or as long as the data is required. We store data that we process on the basis of a legitimate interest for as long as the legitimate interest exists.

Commercial or financial data of a closed financial year will be deleted after a further ten years in accordance with legal regulations, unless longer retention periods are prescribed or required for legitimate reasons. If data are not subject to specific retention periods, they are deleted when the purposes for which they are processed cease to apply.

For what purposes and on what legal basis do we process your personal data?

(Art. 13 § (1) (c), (d) GDPR)

We have already explained the purposes and legal bases of data processing. In addition, the following generally applies: If necessary, we process your data to safeguard legitimate interests of ourselves or third parties pursuant to Art. 6 § (1) (f) GDPR, for example for the assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes or for the guarantee of IT operation and security.

If we have a legitimate interest or have received your written consent to process your personal data, we process your data for the purposes of external communication and marketing on the basis of Art. 6 § (1) (a) or (f) GDPR. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

In order to comply with legal requirements, we may or must, if necessary, process your data and pass it on to third parties (pursuant to Art. 6 § (1) (c)).

We do not use your data in any way for automated decision making or profiling.

We also use cookies to provide you with an improved service when using our website and to make the use of this website easier for you (Art. 6 § (1) (f) GDPR).

 

What rights and obligations do you have? (Art. 13 § (2) (b), (c), (d), (e) GDPR)

Every person concerned has the following rights:

According to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to information. This means that you can ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by us.

According to Art. 16 GDPR you have the right to correction. This means that you can ask us to correct any incorrect personal data concerning you.

According to Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten”). This means that you can demand that we delete personal data concerning you immediately – unless we cannot delete your data, e.g. because we have to observe legal storage obligations.

According to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict processing. This means that we are practically not allowed to process your personal data – apart from storing them.

According to Art. 20 GDPR you have the right to data transferability. This means that you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer this data to another person in charge.

According to Art. 7 § (3) GDPR you have the right to revoke your consent for the future at any time.

According to Art. 77 GDPR, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Furthermore, you have the right of objection, which we will explain in more detail at the end of this data protection information.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact the data protection officer (see above for contact details).

Competent supervisory authority

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Adress: Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf

Mailing address: Postfach 200444, 40102 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 38424 -0

Email-Adress: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

 

Information on your right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to any profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4(4) GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Please send your objection in writing (by e-mail or by post) to our data protection officer (see above for contact details).

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