PRIVACY POLICY

On this page we provide you with a simplified overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal information is considered to be any data by which you could personally be identified.

Analytics and third-party service provider tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This primarily takes place through the use of cookies and analytical programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; this surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.

You can object to such analysis. Below we inform you about how to exercise your options in this regard.

1. Responsible body according to Article 4 para.7 GDPR

tfc tools for composite GmbH
Zum Steinsitz 4
18273 Güstrow 
Germany
Managing Director: Guido Wittwer

Telephone: +49 (3843) - 24575 - 00
Email: info@tools-for-composite.de
 

2. Security and protection of your personal data

We take the protection of your data very seriously. We therefore take the utmost care and use state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection for your personal data.

We are subject to the provisions of the European general data protection regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have thus adopted technical and organizational measures to protect your rights, and also ensured that external service providers commissioned by us comply with the data protection regulations.

 

Encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://", and the lock symbol present in your browser bar.
 

3. Data collection on our website

Server log files

The provider of this website collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to the web server. These are:

  • The IP address (anonymized)
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Request status/HTTP status code
  • Respective volume of data transferred
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and device
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The collection of this data is technically necessary in order to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 para.1 clause 1(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This data will not be combined with any data from other sources.

Cookies

Cookies are stored on your computer when you use certain areas or functions of our website. These cookies are small text files that our website stores on your hard drive via the browser you are using. They serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective overall. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device for longer. These cookies contain information that can be reused during your next visit to our website.

You can configure your browser in such a way that it informs you whenever a cookie is set, and you can choose on a case-by-case basis whether or not to allow this. You can also set up your browser to prohibit the setting of cookies in general, and/or to delete cookies automatically when you close the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions that you wish to use are saved on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1(f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically correct and optimized delivery of its services. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this Privacy Policy.

Contact form

If you send us queries via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, in order to answer your query and for any follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your permission.

We will therefore process any data you enter on the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1(a) of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. To do so, an informal message sent to us by email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing which has already occurred before we receive your request thereby remains unaffected.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions – especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods – thereby remain unaffected.
 

4. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The website operator is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing habits with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interests of making our online presence more attractive. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(f) of the GDPR.

Further information about the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
 

5. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service. This is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para.1(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports regarding website activity, and provide other services to the website operator related to website and internet usage. The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

Browser plugin

You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the corresponding setting on your browser; however, we would like to inform you that this may prevent you from fully utilizing all functions provided on this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies regarding your website use (including your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objecting to the collection of data

You may prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It will set an opt-out cookie which prevents the recording of your data on subsequent visits to this website: Deactivating Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have entered into a contract with Google to outsource our data processing and have fully implemented the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
 

6. Your rights as a data subject

Withdrawing your consent to the processing of your data

If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke such consent at any time. This revocation will not affect the lawfulness of any processing that has taken place beforehand.

An informal notification by email to us is sufficient in order to exercise the right of revocation.

Information, blocking and deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided with information free of charge at any time about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You may contact us at any time using the address provided in our legal notice should you have any further questions regarding personal data.

The right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we have process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another data controller, this shall only occur to the extent that is technically feasible.

The right to file complaints with the regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Responsible supervisory body:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Heinz Müller

Werderstrasse 74a
19055 Schwerin

Telephone: +49 385 59494-0
Fax: +49 385 59494-58
Email: info@datenschutz-mv.de
Website: www.datenschutz-mv.de
 

7. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy in order to adapt it to changes in the law, the service, or the type and scope of data processing performed. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If user consents are required or components of the Privacy Policy contain provisions relevant to any contractual relationship with users, changes will only be made with the user’s consent. Users are asked to regularly remain informed about the contents of this policy.