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Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user.
Data transmission when concluding contracts for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary for the processing of the contract, for example to the credit institution entrusted with the processing of payments.
A further transmission of data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
Collection and storage of data for internal system and statistical purposes
Every time you access our Internet service, your Internet browser automatically transmits the following data to our web server for technical reasons:
• The current IP address of the Internet connection you are using.
• If you visit our website via a link, the page from which you visit us
• The web pages you visit within our offer
• The date and time of your visit
• The operating system you are using, the browser name (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and the browser version
This data is stored anonymously and is used exclusively for statistical purposes (e.g. how often the individual pages of our offer are visited) or for technical network and system monitoring in order to be able to detect malfunctions in server operation (log files).
Other data processing
Please note that correspondence via e-mail is not a secure form of communication and that the contents are not protected against unauthorized access by third parties. For confidential messages we recommend the postal service.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties
We use your personal data exclusively for our own and above-mentioned purposes. We do not pass on your data to third parties.
If we contract third parties to process data in support of our business operations, they must undertake to comply with our data protection standards and grant us a right to verify compliance with these standards and the statutory requirements. hsk-welding solutions also remains legally responsible for compliance with the statutory data protection regulations in this case ("contracted data processing").
If you select to use our paid services, we will process your payment through a third-party payment processor Digital River. Digital River is properly supervised and authorized to handle your payment information and may not use your personal information for any purpose other than performing these services for us. However, they are independent controllers of your data with their own area of responsibility.
• Location: USA, Ireland
hsk-welding solutions has taken specific security measures in the organizational and technical area to protect your personal data. The security measures correspond to the state of the art and are continuously adapted to new developments. All our employees who may come into contact with personal data are obliged to comply with data protection regulations and have been instructed about the legal requirements.
In some cases, so-called "cookies" may be used on our websites. These are small text files that are transferred from our web server to your workstation. Cookies are used to recognize the workstation computer used on your next visit and to tell the server when you last visited which pages of our homepage. Personal data is not contained in the cookies and the cookies are not linked to other personal data stored by us. Cookies can only identify the workstation computer used, but not the person of the user.
If you still do not wish to accept cookies, you can find out how to deactivate the cookie function in the help section of your browser. This does not imply any restriction of the usability of our offer.
If you wish to be contacted by telephone, please provide us with your telephone number.
All data from contacting us will be used to process the request. They will not be used for advertising purposes.
If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").
• Scope of processing
We use the function 'anonymizeIP' (so-called IP-Masking): Due to the activation of IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
• During your website visit the following data will be collected:
-the pages you call up, your "click behaviour“
-Achievement of "website goals" (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
-Your user behavior (for example clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
-Your approximate location (region)
-Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
-technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
-Your internet provider
-the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
• Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your (pseudonymous [NOT USER ID]) use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics serve to analyse the performance of our website [OPTIONAL] and the success of our marketing campaigns.
The data recipient is
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
as data processor. For this purpose we have concluded a contract with Google. Google LLC, headquartered in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities can access the data stored at Google.
• Transfer to third countries
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be excluded.
• Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data is automatically deleted once a month as soon as the storage period is reached.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
By setting your browser software accordingsly you can also prevent the storage of cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, the functionality of this and other websites may be limited.
• Legal basis and right of withdrawal
Your consent is the legal basis for this data processing, Art.6 para.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing your selection in the cookie settings.
On this website, in addition to the standard configuration of Google Analytics, functions of Google Analytics are also used that support interest-based advertising and advertising based on the surfing behavior of users. Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick to analyze data about users' surfing behavior on various websites. With the help of this data, statistical statements can be made about demographic data and areas of interest of website users. We expressly point out that we cannot view data about individual users and cannot trace the statistical data we use back to specific users. Some of our website visitors will see our advertisements displayed on other websites after their visit. This form of ad placement is called remarketing or retargeting. If you wish to opt-out of these ads being served, we recommend that you use one of the ways listed above to opt-out of website tracking by website users. Google also offers you the possibility to control cookies for ad preferences yourself: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads/.
Our website also uses the Google AdWords service. Google AdWords is an online advertising program from Google.
In this context, we use the so-called conversion tracking as part of the use of the Google AdWords service. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer/end device. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.
Within the processing of data, the Office 365 services and online services of the company Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA http://www.microsoft.com (hereinafter referred to as Microsoft) are integrated. The functions include services for receiving and sending e-mails and managing contact and calendar data. Microsoft is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee that European data protection laws are complied with.
When you sign up for our newsletter, we store your email address to send you the newsletter. You will only receive our newsletter if you have ordered it. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and without additional costs. To do so, please click on the link at the end of each newsletter or adjust the settings of your user account accordingly.
As a customer, you can regularly receive product recommendations from us by e-mail. These product recommendations are based on the orders you have already placed as well as the legal requirements. You will receive them regardless of whether you have already subscribed to a newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive product recommendations or promotional messages from us, you can object to this at any time with effect for the future without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. To do so, please click on the link at the end of each promotional message or adjust the settings of your user account accordingly.
We have included links to various social media services on this website. If you click on the corresponding icon, you will be redirected to the website of the corresponding provider. If you click on the "share icon" and select the corresponding social media service, you may publish content and information on the website of this provider. If you click on the link of a service under the text line "Follow us"
you can follow our activities on the platform of the corresponding service.
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Linkedin Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Google | www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Linkedin | www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Xing | www.xing.com/privacy
If you do not consent to such transmission of the information described above to hsk-welding solutions, you must object to the transmission in the settings options of the respective social media services.
Contact person, right to information and correction
If you have any further questions or comments about our data protection principles, you can contact us at any time.
You also have the right to request information free of charge at any time about whether and which personal data we have stored about you. At your request, the information can also be provided electronically. You have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain the data. Upon request, we will also be happy to provide you with information on this at any time.
You can reach us at the following contact details:
hsk-welding solutions gbr
Blue Hat Street 16
Last Update: 18. April 2021