Data protection at a glance
We take protection of your personal data very serious. Hence we'd like to inform you whether and what personal data we collect, process and use. Our responsibility results from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (external link), the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) (external link) and the German Telemedia Act (TMA) (external link). The following information shall give an overview of what personal data is and what happens to your personal data while browsing our website.
Data collection on our website
The data processing on this website is done by the so called „responsible authority“ as the website operator. Contact details can be found in the „Responsible Authority“ section or in the Site Notice of this website.
What are personal data?
According to Art. 4 § 1 of GDPR (external link) personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, sex, date of birth, age, location data, residential address, phone number, email address or IP address. This enumeration is not final and serves to illustrate what shall be understood by the term „Personal Data“.
Do we collect personal data?
The use of our website is generally possible without your personal data.
Processing of customer data and contract data
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 § 1, letter b of GDPR (external link), which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same. More about this in sections „Cookies“ and „Matomo“.
Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Transmission of data on contract conclusionfor traders and product shipment
We transmit personal data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfill a contract, eg transmitting data to the shipping agent or to the commissioned credit institution in charge of the payment. There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you have given your explicit permission. There is no transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes.
How do we collect your personal data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a form. Other data are collected automatically by the IT systems of our provider when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the webbrowser, the operating system you are using or the date/time when you accessed the resource. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. More about this in section „Server log files“.
What do we use your personal data for?
What rights do you have regarding your personal data?
Right to information
According to Art. 15 of GDPR (external link) you have the right at any time to demand information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, the purpose of its collection and transfer to third parties at no charge.
Right to amend / correction
Right to data portability
According to Art. 20 § 1 of GDPR (external link) you have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will, according to Art. 20 §. 2 of GDPR (external link), only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Right to deletion
According to Art. 17 of GDPR (external link) you have the right at any time to demand the blocking or deletion of your personal data at no charge.
You can contact us at any time via letter to the address of the responsibility authority or email to the email address of the data protection officer if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
In the case of manifestly unfounded or, in particular in the case of frequent repetition, excessive requests, we reserve the right, according to Art. 12 § 5 of GDPR (external link), to demand an appropriate fee, taking into account the administrative costs of notifying or completing the requested action, or to refuse processing of the request.
Right to complaint
According to Art. 15 of GDPR (external link) if there has been a breach of data protection legislation, you have the right at any time to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the state in which our company is headquartered. The competent regulatory authority for the responsible authority is the state data protection commissioner of the state North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany (external link).
Analytics and third-party tools
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. More about this in sections „Cookies“ and „Matomo“. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. More about this in section „Analytics“.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your personal data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. That's why we ask you if necessary in the appropriate places on this website. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal letter to the address of the responsibility authority or email to the email address of the responsible authority is sufficient to make this request. Data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
General information and mandatory information
According to Art. 4 § 7 of GDPR (external link) the responsible authority is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Responsible authority for this website is:Ernst Kraemer & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company, who may be contacted as follows:
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
Data collection on our website
This site uses transmittance encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your webbrowser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your webbrowser's address bar. If transmittance encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
If you contact us via i.e. the order- / inquiry form, in accordance with Art. 5 § 1, letter c of GDPR (external link), we will collect the information reasonably necessary for contacting you. This information is stored for the purpose of processing your request and in case of follow-up questions. In addition to the product configuration, we collect data from the following categories:
- Address data (z. B.Name, Company name, Address, etc.)
- Contact data (z. B.Phone, Telefax, E-mail)
- Tax data (VAT No.)
This information is usually not disclosed to third parties because there is no reason to do so. However, should the request for transfer occur in the course of further processing, this will not be done without your prior consent.
The processing of the form data takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent according to Art. 6 § 1, letter a of GDPR (external link). You can revoke this consent at any time. More about this in section „Revocation of your consent to the processing of your personal data“.
According to Art. 17 § 1 of GDPR (external link) the data you provide on the contact form will retain at the responsible authority until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (eg after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Server log files
In order to monitor the operation of the website and to track any errors, but also to ensure that no unauthorized third parties have access to the systems, the provider of this website stores so-called „log files“, i.e. short-lived information about who did what when. This information is transmitted automatically by your web browser:
- IP address / hostname of the requesting device
- date and time of the request
- type of the request (read, write, delete)
- communication protocol (http, ftp, etc.)
- URL of the requested resource (website, file, etc.)
- status code of the request response (success, failure, etc.)
- type, version and user-agent of the webbrowser used
- operating system on the requesting device
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 § 1, letter b of GDPR (external link), which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. A combination of these data with other data sources does not take place explicitly.
Additional basis is Art. 6 Abs. 1 letter f DS-GVO (external link). The responsible authority as a website operator has the legitimate interest to protect his offers against misuse and unauthorized access. These log files are only accessible to system administrators and privileged programmers and are automatically deleted after 7 days.
Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your webbrowser to make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. They contain no viruses and do no harm. This external website (external link) provides further information about what cookies are and what they're used for. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session-cookies“ which are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device, but only until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your webbrowser when you next visit our website.
You can configure your webbrowser to inform you when a cookie shall be stored on your device. It can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them. Additionally it can be configured to automatically delete cookies when closing it. Please note that functional cookies are necessary to provide certain functionality on a website. A general deactivation of cookies will also apply to those cookies and thus may limit or break the functionality of this website.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source (external link) web analytics service Matomo for the statistical evaluation of the use of our website by the visitors. We use Matomo for this, because we explicitly want to do without the usual external analysis by Google Analytics.
We analyze with Matomo, where visitors come from our website, with which terminals (PC, laptop, mobile device) our website is called up, which contents are relevant for you and where there may be problems in the use of our website. We do not conduct a specific observation of our users as identifiable persons. All data including the IP address will be processed anonymously.
The Matomo cookie is stored on the basis of Art. 6 § 1, letter f of GDPR (external link). The responsible authority in charge as a website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both his website and his advertising.
None of the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of the cookie by a corresponding setting in your web browser; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website, because they require an activated cookie usage.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your personal data, you can disable the storage and use in the next paragraph. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is deposited in your web browser, which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. Deleting your cookies will result in deletion of the Matomo opt-out cookie as well. The opt-out must be repeated when revisiting our website.
If you have already deactivated the storage and usage, you will see the corresponding information in the next paragraph.