Experts in Mixing Technology

STC - Experts in Mixing Technology
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the person in charge

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

Person in charge:
Janin Klatt-Eberle,
Altenburger Str. 63a,
08396 Waldenburg,
Germany
E-mail: j.klatt-eberle@stc-engineering.de
Phone: +49 (0)37608 - 2950
Fax: +49 (0)37608 - 29515

2. Elicitation and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.ib.stc-engineering.de, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without your intervention and stored until automatical deletion:

• IP address of the requesting computer,
• date and time of access,
• name and URL of the retrieved file,
• Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
• the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

• ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
• ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
• evaluation of system security and stability as well as
• for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.
In addition, we use cookies and analysis services while visiting our website. Further details can be found under no. 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If, pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit., a GDPR you have expressly agreed, we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an e-mail address is sufficient. The unsubscription is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively you can also send your unsubscribtion request to info@stc-engineering.de by e-mail.

3. Disclosure of data

A transmission of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have expressly agreed according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is required to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR is a legal obligation, as well as
  • this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) while visiting our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, resulting in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately acquiring your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically be recognised that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer (see art. 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned in order to protect our legitimate interests as well as of third parties according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configurate your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, deactivate cookies completely may mean that you cannot use all features of our website.

5. Analysis tools and other tools

a) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the used tracking methods, we want to ensure an adequate design and the continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics

For the purpose of customising and continually optimising our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see art. 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • browser type / version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purpose of market research and adequate website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances your IP address will be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses will be anonymised, so that a relation is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be used completely.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a Browser-Add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out-cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out-cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to set the opt-out-cookie again.
For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center.

ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our website, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google advertisement.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer are able to recognize that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie - for example, via a browser setting that generally reject the automatic setting of cookies. You can also reject cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com". Google's privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here.

b) Integration of Google Maps

 (1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.

 (2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data collected when visiting our website are transferred. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or adequate website design. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, and you have to address this to Google.

 (3) Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. You can also find more information about your rights and privacy settings here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

c) Use of webfonts

On these websites external fonts, Google fonts are used. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. Hereby it will be transferred to the server, which of our websites you have visited. Also, the IP address of the browser of the terminal device of the visitor of this website is stored by Google. For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy, which you can call up here:
www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about
www.google.com/policies/privacy/

6. Social Media Plug-ins

We utilise on our website on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to make our company better known. The commercial purpose that lies behind it is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for the operation compliant with data protection is to be guaranteed by their respective provider. The integration of these plug-ins by us is done by means of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors of our website in the best possible way.

a) Facebook

On our website social media plugins from Facebook are used to personalise their use. For this purpose we use the iFrame solution to integrate the last Facebook posts. It is an offer from Facebook. If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transferred from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is also transferred directly to a Facebook server and stored there.

Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and adequate design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook uses usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website in relation to the advertisements displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook.

7. Affected persons rights

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can provide information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to amendment, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right to complain, the source of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of an automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, immediately demand the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims is required;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is illegitimate, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you require them for enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have entered an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your once given agreement to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this agreement for the future and
  • in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a controlling authority. Normally, you can contact the controlling authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarter.

8. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the base of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to enter an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to info@stc-engineering.de

9. Data safety

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the website visit, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we'll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is encrypted is shown by the closed representation of the key or lock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.