Privacy policy

  • 1) Preamble

    Welcome to our website! We take the protection of your data and your privacy very seriously. The purpose of this document is to provide you with information about what types of data we process and when, for what purpose and on what legal basis we process data. In this document, we would like to explain to you how our services work and how we protect your personal data.

    In accordance with Article 4 (1) of the GDPR, personal data means all information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified, either directly or indirectly. For further information, please refer to Article 4 (1) of the GDPR.

    This privacy policy is accessible electronically via www.gknpm.com/utilities/privacy-policy and may be downloaded, saved and printed any time.

    If we use our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third party as the legal basis for processing your personal data (Article 6 (1) point f) of the GDPR), you have the right to object to this processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR:

    Under Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. We shall then no longer process your personal data for purposes of direct marketing or any related profiling.

    Likewise, we shall then no longer process your personal data for any other purpose, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims (see Article 21 (1) of the GDPR, the so-called ‘Limited right of objection’). In this case, you have to set out the reasons for the objection that relate to your particular situation.

    Where personal data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons relating to your particular situation, unless processing is required to carry out a task for reasons of public interest (see Article 21 (6) of the GDPR).

    In the individual sections, we will point out the right to object separately to you (e.g. by saying: "You have the right to object") if this right applies. There you will also find further information on how to exercise your right to object.

    In order to keep the following privacy policy transparent, we refer to information and privacy notices on external websites (see also the section "Social Networks & External Links" in this privacy policy) in various places via links. We endeavour to keep the links listed in this privacy statement up to date. Nevertheless, due to the constant updating of the websites, it cannot be excluded that links do not function correctly. Should you notice such a link, we would be pleased if you inform us so that we can include the latest link.

  • 2) Controller

    The controller for the processing of personal data within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the GDPR is:

    GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
    Krebsöge 10
    42477 Radevormwald
    Germany

  • 3) Contact details of the data protection officer

    If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or your rights with respect to data protection, please contact: Datenschutz.pm@nn.gkn.com.

  • 4) Cookies

    Our websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your device to make the use of this website more convenient, or to recognize a user’s device and save settings, etc. Input into and settings for a website can be saved in cookies so that you don’t have to re-enter anything or change the settings every time your revisit a website. Cookies contain a ‘cookie-ID’, which is used to assign a device on which the cookie is saved. We specifically use the following cookies:

    • Cookies that contain a randomly generated, concrete identification number that makes you or your device identifiable during your visit to our website (ASP.NET_SessionId - Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests). These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

    • Cookies which contain a randomly generated, concrete identification number which makes you or your device identifiable on our website: _ga, gat, gid These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
      These cookies are automatically deleted after two years.

    • Cookies to track interest of users that have signed in to one or more of our email information services.
      __hstc: The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). This cookie expires after 2 years.
      hubspotutk: This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. This cookie expires after 10 years.
      __hssc: This cookie keeps track of sessions. It is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. This coockie expires after 30 minutes.
      __hssrc: Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. This cookie is deleted at the end of session.


    The purpose of this type of processing is to make your use of our website convenient and to give you the option of saving your settings.

    The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) point (f) of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website that saves your personal settings and makes your visit to our website easier.

    Right of objection

    You have the right to object to data processing.

    You can restrict the use of cookies or completely disable them in your browser settings. You can also enable the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser window.

    You can learn more about how to delete cookies in the most common browsers, and about how to change cookie settings etc. here:

    Google Chrome: Website
    Mozilla Firefox: Website
    Apple Safari: Website
    Microsoft Internet Explorer: Website

    The provision of personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, nor a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. While you are not under any obligation to provide us with your personal data, if you do not do so, you may not be able to use all the features of the website fully.

    Other services that we use also use cookies. We shall draw your attention separately to the use of cookies when dealing with those individual services.

  • 5) Information about Google services

    We use various services from Google LLC. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website.

    You can find more information about each of the specific Google services that we use on this website in another privacy policy.

    In some circumstances, embedding Google services means that Google collects and processes information (including personal data). In such cases, we cannot rule out the fact that Google may also transmit the information to a server in a third country.

    As outlined in Google’s Privacy Shield certification (available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list by searching for ‘Google’), Google is obligated to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework with respect to the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states, or Switzerland. Through certification, Google, including Google LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the USA declares that it complies with Privacy Shield principles. You can find more information about this at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/frameworks/.

    We have no influence over the information that Google actually collects and processes. However, Google states that it can generally only process the following information (including personal data):

    • protocol data (particularly the IP address);
    • location-related information;
    • unique application numbers; and
    • cookies and similar technologies.

    If you are signed into your Google account, Google may add the processed information to your account, depending on your account settings, and treat it as personal data; also refer particularly to https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/.

    Among others, Google would like to state the following:

    ‘In some circumstances, we associate personal information from one service with information and personal data from other Google services. We do this to make it easier for you to share content with friends and acquaintances, for example. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve Google’s services and the ads displayed by Google.’ (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html)

    You can prevent this data from being directly added to your account by signing out of your Google account or changing your account settings accordingly. You can also prevent cookies from being installed - if used by Google - by changing your browser settings accordingly; please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all of this website’s features fully.
    You can learn more about how to delete cookies in the most common browsers, and about how to change cookie settings etc. here:


    You can find more information in Google’s privacy policies, which can be accessed here:


    You can find information about Google’s privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html

  • 6) Google Analytics

    On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC "("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics may also use so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic to websites. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of our website (including the user's IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States or other third countries. This information can be passed on by Google to Google's contractual partners.

    Information regarding Google's existing Privacy Shield certification and other relevant information regarding data processing by Google in relation to the use of Google services can be found in this Privacy Policy under the section "6) Information about Google services".

    The following data types are processed by Google:

    • Online identifiers (including cookie identifiers)
    • IP address
    • device IDs

    In addition, you can find more detailed information about the information processed at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/#infocollect under "Data we receive as a result of your use of our services" and at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices/

    We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled ("anonymize IP"). This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

    Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics (Art. 28 of the GDPR). Google processes the data on our behalf in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide us with other services associated with website and Internet use. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

    The integration of Google Analytics enables us to analyze user behavior on our website and to respond to it. This enables us to continuously improve our services.

    The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) point (f) of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the great benefit that the functions described above have for our services. The statistical evaluation of user behaviour enables us, in particular, to react and optimise our offer in line with the interests of our customers.

    Google has the right to use subcontractors in the context of the data processing agreement. A list of these subcontractors can be found at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/

     

    Right of objection

    You have the right to object to data processing.

    You can prevent Google from processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
    https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

    You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting our website: Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics.

    Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data by web beacons by downloading and installing the add-on available under the following link for the respective browser:https://adblockplus.org/

    It is also possible to prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

    For information on how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and how to change cookie settings, click here:

    Google Chrome: Website
    Mozilla Firefox: Website
    Apple Safari: Website
    Microsoft Internet Explorer: Website

    The processed information is stored for 38 months and automatically deleted at the end of this storage period.

    For more information on data processing regarding Google Analytics, please refer to Google's privacy policy:

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

    Information about Google's privacy settings can be found at:

    https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

    The provision of personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, nor a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. While you are not under any obligation to provide us with your personal data, if you do not do so, you may not be able to use all the features of the website fully.

  • 7) Use of YouTube

    We use videos from YouTube and YouTube plug-ins on our website. YouTube is a service of YouTube LLC (‘YouTube’), 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA and is provided by this company. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    The integration of YouTube is done by embedding the service into our website using ‘iFrames’. In some circumstances, YouTube/Google collects and processes information (including personal data) when these iFrames are loaded. In this process, we cannot rule out that YouTube/Google may also transmit this information to a server in a third country.

    Information about Google’s current Privacy Shield certification and other relevant data concerning data processing by Google as part of using Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section “6. Information about Google services”.

    We do not collect any data when you watch a YouTube video on our website.

    We use YouTube in the so-called "extended data protection mode". According to the information provided by Google, a video can be played without the user behaviour being recorded by cookies. We do not collect any data ourselves when you watch a YouTube video with us.

    By integrating YouTube, we are pursuing the purpose of being able to show you various videos on our website so that you can view these directly on the website.

    The legal basis for processing personal data as described above is Article 6 (1) point f) of the GDPR. Our justified legitimate interest lies in the great benefits that YouTube offers. The integration of external videos takes some burden off our servers and enables us to use the freed resources elsewhere. This can, among other things, increase the stability of our servers. YouTube/Google also has a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data to improve its own services.

    Right of objection

    You have the right to object to data processing. You can send us or communicate to us your objection at any time (e.g. by email to contactpm@gkn.com).

    You can also change your cookie settings (e.g. delete cookies, block cookies, etc.). Further information on this can be found under section "5) Cookies”.

    The provision of personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, nor a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. While you are not under any obligation to provide us with your personal data, if you do not do so, you may not be able to use all the features of the website fully.

    You can find more information in YouTube’s/Google’s privacy policies, which can be accessed here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

    You can find information about Google’s privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

  • 8) Contacting us

    There is the option of contacting us by post, telephone, fax or e-mail.

    If you contact us by post, we may in particular process your address data (e.g. surname, first name, street, place of residence, postal code), date and time of receipt of the mail as well as any data resulting from your letter itself.

    If you contact us by telephone, we may in particular process your telephone number and, if necessary, your name, e-mail address, time of call and details of your request within the framework of the conversation.

    If you contact us by fax, we can in particular process the fax number or the sender identification as well as the data resulting from the fax.

    If you contact us by e-mail, your e-mail address, the time of the e-mail and the data resulting from the message text (including attachments, if applicable) will be processed.

    The purpose of processing the above-mentioned data is to process the contact request and to be able to contact the requesting party in order to answer the request.

    The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. It is our legitimate interest to give you the opportunity to contact us at any time and to answer your questions.

    Personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected.

    Right of objection

    You have the right to object to data processing. You can send us or communicate to us your objection at any time (e.g. by email to contactpm@gkn.com).

    The provision of personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, nor a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. While you are not under any obligation to provide us with your personal data, if you do not do so, you may not be able to use all the features of the website fully.

  • 9) Social Networks & External Links

    In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can reach via the corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network.

    Please note that user data is hereby transferred to a server in a third country and can therefore be processed outside the European Union. US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield have committed themselves to comply with EU data protection standards. Further information can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview.

    It is possible that in addition to the storage of the data you have specifically entered in this social medium, other information may also be processed by the social network provider.

    In addition, the social network provider may process the most important information about the computer system from which you visit it, such as your IP address, the type of processor you are using, and the browser version and plug-ins you are using.

    If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network during the visit of such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account.

    The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium and the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective regulations of the respective controller, e.g. below:

    We would also like to point out that our website contains further links to external external websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these external websites.

  • 10) Data security

    We use technical and organisational measures to protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification, or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. Notwithstanding our best efforts, data security and protection against all risks cannot be fully guaranteed.

  • 11) Amendments to the privacy policy

    We may have to amend our privacy policy to reflect changes in the law or changes in our internal processes.

    If we have to amend our privacy policy on this basis, we shall communicate this to you with the subject line: ‘Privacy policy’.

  • 12) Withdrawal

    You have the right to withdraw your consent with future effect at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing done before withdrawal and based on your consent.

  • 13) Data subject rights

    As a data subject, you have the following rights:

    • right of access (Article 15 of the GDPR);
    • right to rectification of data (Article 16 of the GDPR);
    • right of objection (Article 21 of the GDPR);
    • right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR);
    • right to restriction of processing (Article 18 et seq. of the GDPR); and
    • right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR).

    If you have any questions regarding your rights, please contact Datenschutz.pm@nn.gkn.com. Please note that in this case, we have to ensure that we are dealing with the actual data subject.

    Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

    We do not use automated decision-making on our website.

Date: 13.12.2018

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