Data Protection Statement
Ferrostaal GmbH, Hohenzollernstraße 24, 45128 Essen ("Ferrostaal") is committed to ensuring the complete privacy of visitors to this website and keeping confidential all personal data that is collected by Ferrostaal. All applicable laws are complied with when collecting and/or processing such personal data. Please note that our Internet presence contains external links to the websites of third-party suppliers. These suppliers are not bound by our data privacy and data security policies.
When you visit our website, certain items of personal data, i.e. details about your personal or business circumstances, are collected and stored by us or our service providers.
Use of personal data
We only use your personal data for displaying our website and for the purposes listed below or for which you have given us permission. Data is only transmitted to third parties to the extent indicated. Personal data shall only be transmitted to government institutions or authorities in compliance with the legal provisions in force at the time.
Your personal data shall not be used and/or processed in countries outside the EU / EEA unless expressly stated.
You always have the option of accessing our services using a pseudonym. Personal data is only collected in exceptional cases, such as when completing the contact form.
If you fill out our contact form, we use your email address and the information you provide in the form in order to get in contact with you.
The IP address of the computer you use to access our website is recorded and processed for communication purposes.
Facebook social plug-ins
We use Facebook social plug-ins on our website so that you can share your visit to our site with other people. Integration of the Facebook social plug-in means that when you visit our website or when interacting with the social plug-in, information about your visit is forwarded to Facebook Inc in the United States. This information does not, however, contain any personal data, but pseudonymised information that includes your IP address. Facebook may also store cookies on your computer. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook may be able to associate you with this account. You can find more information about data privacy on Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilises what are known as “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and permit an analysis of how you use the website. The information about how you use this website which is generated by the cookie is as a rule transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google in member states of the European Union or in other states which have signed the agreement governing the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to the Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will employ this information to analyse your use of the website, to create reports on the website activities and to provide further services for the website operator which are connected with website usage and internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. A setting in your browser software enables you to prevent the cookies from being stored, but we wish to point out to you that in this case it may not be possible to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can also prevent the data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) which is generated by the cookie from being sent to Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set which will prevent your data from being collected in future when you visit this website:
Disable Google Analytics
Detailed information on usage conditions and data privacy is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
In addition, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you wish to prevent this, you can disable it using the advertising manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).
Usage profiles and right of objection
When you access our services, your data is used in pseudonymised form (e.g. no real names or email addresses) for the purposes of advertising, market research, and in order to tailor our website to your needs. To do this, we can create usage profiles using pseudonyms. For instance, we collect the addresses of the web pages that you access in pseudonymised form as well as the access time. In addition to this, we collect the name of your ISP and the Internet address of the device you use to access our site. You can disagree to the creation of this profile at any time by sending an email to info(at)ferrostaal.com. We will then delete the personal data in question insofar as we are not obliged to retain it. If this is the case, we will block access to your data.
Insofar as you have given us consent to use your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time with immediate effect from then on.
Right to information
We will provide you on request with information about your personal or pseudonymised data. We will also provide you with the information electronically, if you so desire. Should the data stored be in error, we will correct it.
Insofar as we are not obliged to retain it, we will delete your personal data if said data are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were collected. Data collected for the purpose of using the website will be deleted after the services in question are no longer being used. If we are obliged to retain the stored data, we will block access to the data concerned.
Ferrostaal uses technical and organisational security measures to protect the information collected against deliberate or accidental manipulation, destruction, loss or unauthorised use. Our security measures, such as encryption, are kept continuously up to date. Furthermore, all of our employees are required to comply with our data privacy policies and our internal code of conduct.
Should you have any questions about the how your personal data is being used or processed, or you would like further information about it, or wish to submit any recommendations, complaints or criticism, please contact:
Data Protection Officer