Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in both our company as a whole and in our products. In this regard, we make sure to protect your privacy and we guarantee that your personal data will be protected by processing your personal data in compliance with the provisions under this Privacy Policy and in compliance with any other applicable data protection provisions.

As a general rule, you can visit our websites without the need to provide us with information about your identity. For the purpose of simply displaying our websites, the only thing you are obliged to do is to provide us with the data which your browser transfers to our servers (see the “Log Files” section). Any additional personal data relating to you will only be saved if you provide them on the websites on a voluntary basis or if you make use of certain website functions, such as making entries in our contact form or subscribing to our newsletter.

Purchase Orders, Customer Account

To be able to place purchase orders, you need to register with our web shop, for which purpose you must provide all the information which shows the asterisk (compulsory information). We will process such data only for the purpose of executing the relevant purchase order and for the purpose of communicating with you (sentence 1 of point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR). The provision of additional information might be helpful for processing your order, but you are under no obligation to do so (voluntary provision).

Through your user account, you can view your shopping cart for yourself, name and save it, whereby you provide the relevant information on a voluntary basis (point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR) and whereby you can also erase the data yourself at a later time. You have the possibility of having us erase either your user account as a whole or individual data thereof at any time by sending an e-mail to us by using the contact data indicated under the “Data Controller” section.

We make use of this data exclusively for the purposes we indicated; your personal data will in no case be transferred to third parties or to any other companies, except for those logistics service providers which we commission with delivering the ordered goods to you.

Moreover, you as a registered customer can send a price query for selected articles. To do this you  merely need to place the products in question in our "query cart" and send the query. A non-binding offer will then be sent to the contact details you have given. Data processing for this purpose takes place in the interests of customer service. (The legal basis is Art. 6 Clause 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR). Your data is not further processed as part of the price query. After we have made the information available to you, we do not process this data further for the purposes of the price query.

Registration for the Cutting Data Calculator

To be able to make use of our “Cutting Data Calculator”, you must have your access to the tool activated by sending an e-mail to our Sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., unless you have a customer account for our web shop.

Our Sales team will then provide you with the relevant access data based on which you can register for the Cutting Data Calculator. These data processing activities are based on point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. Whenever you send a request to the contact data indicated under the “Data Controller” section, we will erase your personal data. No forwarding of the data to third parties will take place.

Newsletter and Contacting

In the case where you subscribe to our electronic newsletter, you also agree to your name and your e-mail address being stored for the purpose of sending the newsletter to you (sentence 1 of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR). The data will in no case be disclosed to third parties. You have the possibility, at any time, to revoke your consent to the newsletter with effect for the future and, as a consequence, to cancel your subscription to the newsletter (information included in the newsletter).

It is possible for you to provide your personal data on our website for the purpose of contacting us, whereby only the data which shows an asterisk shall be considered compulsory data to be provided. You will always be required to indicate your postal address, your e-mail address and your telephone number because we reserve the right to provide answers to your queries either by letter or by electronic means/telephone.

The provision of additional information might be helpful for processing your query, but you are under no obligation to do so (voluntary provision). On the basis of your consent, your personal data will be used and stored exclusively for the purpose of processing your message (sentence 1 of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR). The data will not be used for any other purposes and it will not be transferred to third parties, unless you expressly agree to this (consent).

In the case where you request us to deliver information materials to you by letter or by e-mail, you also consent to the storage and the use of your address data (in the case of delivery by letter) and/or your e-mail address (in the case of delivery by e-mail) to be able to actually deliver such information materials to you (sentence 1 of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR). This data will be exclusively transferred to third parties we commissioned with delivering the materials to you; apart from that, your personal data will not be transferred.      

Cookies

Cookies are very small text files used by internet websites which your browser stores on your computer and which can send certain information to us or, if applicable, to a third party.

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These save a so-called “session ID”, by which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the overall session. This will allow your computer to be recognized if you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie.

You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
This information serves optimisation of our website and making it more comfortable for you to surf on our webpages. The legal basis for this manner of data processing is sentence 1 of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

You have the possibility of setting your internet browser so that you will be informed if a web server intends to save a cookie on your system so that you can either accept or reject the relevant cookies.

Unlike transient cookies, these are not deleted automatically when you close your browser. However, you can also delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

Cookies which are absolutely necessary to provide a service which has been explicitly desired by the user (“necessary cookies”) are processed by us within the terms of our legitimate interests for providing and operating the website based on Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. We currently use the following cookies which are necessary for operating the website:

  • Name: JSESSIONID; Purpose: identifying the user’s session; Storage duration: until the end of the browser session.
  • Name: uuid; Purpose: identifying the user’s session; Storage duration: until the end of the browser session; Storage duration: permanent.

Further information on your end device is stored or accessed which is not absolutely necessary to provide a service which has been explicitly desired by the user. The storage of or access to this information only takes place if you give your consent to this. You will receive details about the type of information, purpose of processing, storage duration of the information as well as possible recipients of the data over the course of this privacy policy.

You can also set up your browser in such a way that these cookies are generally not accepted, or only certain cookies are stored or not stored. You can withdraw your issued consent to the processing of data by cookies at any time by deleting the corresponding cookies directly via your browser settings. You will find more information about this when you click on the help button of your browser. If all cookies are rejected by your browser, there is a possibility that not all functions of this website can be used.

Links to Social Media Platforms/Fan Pages

For the purpose of providing customers, partners or other interested parties with up-to-date information and of contacting them, we operate what is referred to as “fan pages” on the social networks referred to in the following in addition to our company website: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, XING.

In this case, your personal data will be processed by the social media platform operator which also means that it is impossible to exclude the possibility that your personal data will be transferred to countries outside the European Union. It may be the case that the platform operator provides us with aggregated user data, but we have no access to personal data in the case where you only visit the relevant fan page.

Legal basis for such data processing is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. In the case where you gave some kind of consent in the form of an opt-in (“checking the box”, “activate the button”) or in any other form to obtain your consent, the legal basis of this is provided for under point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). It is possible to revoke a consent given at any time, with effect for the future and without the need to give any reasons for this towards the persons to whom you had originally granted your consent.

As the data processing is performed by the provider of the platform, we recommend that within the scope of your visit to our fan page, you contact the platform provider with regard to your rights to information, rectification and erasure, data portability, and objection. Naturally we will support you if necessary in the exercise of your rights.

In addition, in some cases, cookies will be stored on your end device. The purpose and legal basis for the use of cookies can be found under „Cookies“ in this privacy statement or in the platform provider‘s privacy statements.

Further information can be found under the following links:

Logfiles

Whenever visitors access our websites, we collect and save the following information about their computer system: the IP address of your computer system; the access request of your browser; and the time of access. Apart from the above information, we save information on the status and the quantity of transferred data in relation to this access request, but also data regarding your browser and its version and operating system information.

We also record information about the website from which you accessed our website. In this regard, the IP address of your computer system will be stored only for the period during which you actually use our website and it will be immediately erased and/or anonymised based on shortening once you no longer use the websites.

All the other data will be stored for a limited period of time. We use such data for the purpose of operating our website, that is, in particular, for the purpose of identifying and removing any website errors, of determining website utilisation levels and for making any website adjustments or enhancements (legal basis: sentence 1 of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR).        

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies," text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. Information on the cookies used within the scope of use of Google Analytics can be found in our cookie banner under "Google Analytics. "

On behalf of the owner of this website, Google uses this data to evaluate your usage of the website, to generate reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage for the website owner. Google does not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a setting in your browser software; however, in this case, you will not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from capturing and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de]. Alternatively, you can withdraw your consent by clicking on <a href="javascript:gaOptout()">Google Analytics per Opt-Out-Cookie deaktivieren</a> (Opt-Out-Cookie).

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. With this service, IP addresses are shortened to eliminate direct reference to an individual. We use Google Analytics to enable us to analyze and continually improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for users. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1a of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Further information on the use of data by Google and setting and withdrawal options can be found on the websites of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de&ref_topic=2919631

Embedded content from third parties (e.g. Google Maps)

If our website contains contents from third-party providers such as Google Maps, your IP address and the contents depicted under “logfiles” must be transmitted to the third party to make this content available and to display them in your browser. This serves to make the presentation of our website appealing.

The legal basis of this processing is Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. We have no influence over the data processing of the third-party provider. If you are logged into a user account with the third-party provider, the third-party provider can allocate your usage behaviour to your user account with them. The third-party provider may also store your data as a user profile and use this for the purposes of marketing, market research and/or the needs-based design of their website. You must direct any rights of withdrawal against the creation of this user profile to the third-party provider.

You can find more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the third-party provider in their privacy policy. There, you can also find more information about your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy:

GoogleMaps: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de.

Google reCAPTCHA

To prevent spam messages, particularly from bots, we use Google reCAPTCHA (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). The prevention of spam represents a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence1f of the GDPR. 

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine if data input on our website (for example, on a contact form) is from a human or an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of visitors to the website based on several variables. The analysis begins automatically as soon as a visitor accesses the website.

For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various data (such as the IP address, the length of time the visitor spends on the website, or the mouse movements of the user). Data collected in the analysis are forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that an analysis is being performed.

The data in this connection are processed within the responsibility of Google; in other words, we have no influence on the type, scope, or purposes of the data processing by Google. Further information can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Revocation of Consents and Objection to Data Processing

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with future effect. You can withdraw your consent to cookies by calling up the cookie banner again at the bottom left of the home page on our website. 

If the processing of your personal data is based on a balancing of interests, you can object to the processing. To raise such an objection, we ask that you indicate the reasons why we should not process your personal data. In case of your justified objection, we review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or advise you of our compelling legitimate reasons for continuing the processing. You can object to the processing of your personal data for promotional and data analytical purposes at any time.

You can send your revocation or objection to us in the contact information under "responsible party."

Controller

ZECHA Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH, Benzstraße 2, D-75203 Königsbach-Stein, Tel. +49 7232 3022-0, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Data Protection Officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to our postal address by adding “Attn.: Data Protection Officer”

 

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