Protection of data privacy: Your right – our obligation
You can count on us to protect the privacy of your personal data... because protecting your privacy when we process your data is a matter of importance to STEAG GmbH that is taken into consideration in all of our business processes.
We‘d therefore like to take this opportunity to explain to you the guidelines that we apply to the processing of personal data. The present statement and any further information that may be pertinent to the processing and use of your personal data will be provided at any location on this site where we ask you to supply such data.
1. Information regarding the gathering of personal data
1.1 The protection of personal data is important to STEAG. Therefore, the STEAG company named in the legal notice (“STEAG”) operates these websites as the responsible body in accordance with Art. 4 Number 7 GDPR.
2. Gathering of personal data when visiting our website
2.1 You can use virtually the whole of the Internet service of STEAG without us requiring personal data from you. Only a small number of services which you can find on our websites require the provision of personal data in order for you to be able to use them.
2.2 Should you use the Internet service of STEAG, technical access data is automatically recorded and evaluated by the Internet server (web server) of STEAG. However, this data cannot be allocated to a specific person; in such a case, the individual user remains anonymous.
The data which is recorded includes:
- IP address
- Date and time of enquiry
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (concrete page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Respective amount of data transferred
- Website from which the request originates
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
When individual Internet sites are accessed, this data is transferred to our web servers by your Internet browser. The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) of the GDPR.
We use this technical access information to constantly improve the attractiveness and users' experience of our websites and their contents and to identify potential technical issues in our internet presence.
2.3 When you get in touch with us via a contact form, you consent that we save the data you provided (for example your email address, name, telephone number), so that we can answer your questions. Once your enquiry has been processed, your data will be deleted.
2. 4 Duration of the storage of personal data
We delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer necessary for the above-mentioned purposes, unless statutory obligations to retain data preclude deletion.
4. Statistical evaluations with Matomo
Our website uses Matomo, an open source software for the statistical evaluation of user access (http://de.matomo.org). The information regarding use which is generated by the cookies is transferred to our server and saved for use analysis purposes, which enables us to optimise our websites. During this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised, so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The server on which the statistical data is saved is located in our computer centre in Essen, Germany. Should you not agree to the saving and evaluation of this data connected to your visit, you can then object to the saving and use at any time by clicking below. In this case, a so-called opt out cookie will be deposited in your browser, which means that Matomo will not gather any session data. Note: Should you delete your cookies, this means that the opt out cookie is also deleted and needs to be activated by you once again.
5. Use of social media plugins
Our website does not use social media plugins. Where we embed the icons of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn, we only refer to these networks with an external link. In some cases, the link refers to a content sharing service of the respective network. This means that you can share the page you have accessed with other users via the social network page to which you are referred to by the sharing button.
6.1 You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When subscribing to the newsletter, the data entered into the subscription form is transmitted to us:
- First name
- Last name
Your consent is obtained for the processing of your data during the subcription process and reference is made to this Privacy Statement. No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters. The data will be used exclusively for dispatching the newsletter.
6.2 The legal basis for the processing of data after subscription to the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, provided the user has given his consent.
6.3 The recording of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the subscription process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.
6.4 The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were acquired. The user's e-mail address will therefore remain stored as long as the newsletter subscription is active.
6.5 The subscription of the newsletter can be discontinued by the users at any time. For this purpose an unsubscribe link is included in every newsletter. This link also enables users to withdraw their consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.
7. Google Maps
We use Google Maps on this website to display maps directly on the website and to enable you to use the map functionality.
When you visit the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage on which the map is integrated. Personal data may be transmitted regardless of whether you are logged in to a Google user account or not.
Further information in this regard as well as on data processing and the protection of your privacy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy
By clicking on this box you accept the transfer of data to Google Maps. Further information can be found here.
8. Objection or revocation of consent to the processing of your data
8.1 Should you have issued your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such a revocation affects the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data, once you have declared this to us.
8.2 Should we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you can raise an objection to the processing. This is the case in particular if the processing is not necessary to fulfil a contract with you, which is set out by us in the description of the functions below. When exercising such a right of objection, we would kindly request that you explain the reasons why we should not carry out the processing of your personal data. In case of a justified objection, we will check the facts and either suspend or adjust the data processing or explain to you the mandatory protectable reasons by reason of which we will continue the processing.
8.3 It goes without saying that you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes. You can inform us via the contact details below of your objection to advertising: email@example.com
9. Your rights
9.1 You have the following rights vis-à-vis us regarding the processing of your personal data:
- Right to information,
- Right to correction or deletion,
- Right to limitation of processing,
- Right to raise an objection to the processing,
- Right to data transferability.
9.2 You also have the right to complain to a data processing supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.