Data protection

Thank you for visiting our website. We would like to acquaint you with our online data protection policies.

At AGTOS Gesellschaft für technische Oberflächensysteme mbH we take the protection of your privacy very seriously. It is therefore a matter of course for us that we comply with statutory provisions on data protection. Furthermore, it is important to us that you always know which data we store and when, and how we use it.

As a general rule it is possible to use our website without having to disclose any personal data. If you use our website for information purposes only – meaning if you do not register anywhere or send any forms data to us – we only collect the data that, for technical reasons, is transmitted to us by your browser. This includes, for example, your IP address.

If any additional personal data (for example name, address or E-mail address) is collected on our pages, this will be always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to any third parties without your express consent.

General Data Protection Regulation and the German Telemedia Act

Under Art. 12, 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws, you have various rights to information and data protection with respect to us:

  • to receive information, at no cost to yourself, about what data concerning you we have stored and what purpose we use it for;
  • as well as, under certain circumstances, the right to the restriction of the processing of the data and the rectification, blocking or erasure of the data. You can also object at any time to your personal data being used or transmitted with effect for the future, and demand the transfer of the data;
  • to revoke any consent you have already given to the collection, processing and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future without needing to give a reason;
  • according to Article 77 GDPR, the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

    If you have any question on the above or in relation to “personal data”, you can contact us at any time at the following contact address:

AGTOS Gesellschaft für technische Oberflächensysteme mbH
Gutenbergstrasse 14
D-48282 Emsdetten
Tel. +49(0)2572 96026-0
Fax +49(0)2572 96026-111
E-mail: info@agtos.de

Chief Executive Officer: Antonius Heitmann

Cookies

The web pages use cookies in several places. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Their purpose is to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which your browser stores. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. You can adjust your browser settings to reject cookies at any time. Cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you visit our website again. You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies, to decide to accept these on a case-by-case basis or to completely exclude all incoming cookies, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate the use of cookies, the use of some areas of the website may be limited.

Analytics services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The statistics provided by this service are used to help analyse and improve our website. Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymisation function is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google has certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for such cases. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to analyse how you use the website, to generate reports about your website activities and to provide further services to the website operator associated with the use of the website and of the internet. The legal basis for this is provided by Art. 6 I (1) f) GDPR. The IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

In addition, you can refuse the transmission of data relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) by the cookie to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:(http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

In addition, you can refuse the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This installs an opt-out cookie which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future:

deactivate Google Analytics


Further information about terms of use and data protection is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies. Please note that our website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizelp” in order to ensure that IP addresses are only used in anonymised form  (so-called IP masking).

We have concluded a contract with Google covering contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with regard to the use of Google Analytics.

etracker

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards.In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however,no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

Data administration

We rectify and complete stored data if and as soon as we gain knowledge of any changes. We also inform data recipients accordingly if required. We delete stored data via an automated process as soon as the legal or contractual safekeeping period has expired, or when data is no longer required.

Security

If you call up pages and files on this website and are asked to enter data while doing so, we should like to point out that the transmission of such data via the internet is safeguarded by SSL encryption. This data privacy statement does not apply to the content of other websites that you can access via links. We are not responsible for the content of external sites.

Contact for data protection issues

If you have any questions or comments about data protection or wish to veto the use of your personal data for advertising, market or opinion research, please write to our data protection officer:

Heiner Niehüser
datenschutz@dsb-ms.de
DSB Münster GmbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 42-44
48155 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 71879-0

Special rules for social media


General use of plugins

Data collected by plugin providers is stored in the form of user profiles. They are used for market research and advertising. You have the right to object to the creation of the user profiles by the provider of the respective plugin. We use plugins with the intention of optimising our website and our service and making them more interesting for users. The legal basis for the use of plugins is provided by Art. 6 I (1) f) GDPR.

Use of Facebook plugins

On our website we use plugins provided by the social network facebook.com (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list of Facebook plugins and what they look like can be viewed at this internet address (http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins). The legal basis for the use of the plugin is provided by Art. 6 I (1) f) GDPR.

When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. This means that Facebook receives notification that you have visited our site using your IP address.

If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This means that Facebook can attribute your visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the pages we receive no information about the content or use of the transmitted data from Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. In all cases, whenever you click on the “Like” button your IP address will be transmitted to Facebook, even if you are not actually even logged into your account at the time.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account. To block the collection and transfer of the data relating to your visit via the Facebook plugins in future, you can get a “Facebook Blocker” browser add-on from the following link for a number of internet browsers. Please do not delete the browser add-on so long as you want to block the Facebook plugins: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/facebook-blocker

Further information about how Facebook gathers and uses data, your rights in this respect and configuration options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook’s information on data protection at the following internet address: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. Facebook has also certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield data protection framework.

By using our website you have given us your consent to the use of the Facebook “tracking pixel”. On our website we use the “tracking pixel” provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. This enables us to track the activities of users after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook advertisement. This means that we can collect information on the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous for us, which means that we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, and we inform you about it on the basis of the information available to us. Facebook can link this data to your Facebook account and also use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s data usage policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

Use of YouTube plugins

On our website we use plugins from the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you use any of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin component, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. This means that the YouTube server will receive notification about which of our pages you have visited.

When you are logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to attribute your surfing activity directly to your personal profile. To prevent this you need to log out of your YouTube account.

For more information about the way in which user data is used, please refer to YouTube’s data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Further information about the “EU-US Privacy Shield” data protection framework is available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Contact form

When you fill in an electronic contact form, you provide us with the personal data collected in that form. This is normally your name, address, E-mail address, in some cases your date of birth and mobile phone number, and the date and time that you contact us. We only ever process this data internally and only for the purpose stated in the contact form. 

This data privacy statement applies to all the websites at the following URLs: