Aluform System GmbH & Co. KG Dresdener Stra├če 15 02994 Bernsdorf Deutschland +49 (0) 35723 99-0 info@aluform.de

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our

website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed

information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details

can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a

contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are

primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed

the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to

analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the

purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or

deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further

questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with

the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens

primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we

will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using

certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your

personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this

privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data

with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and

what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to

security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Gesch├Ąftsf├╝hrer:

Horst van Rey

Friedrich Bergmann

Aluform System GmbH & Co. KG

Dresdener Stra├če 15

02994 Bernsdorf

Telephone: +49 (0) 35723 99-0

Email: info@aluform.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the

purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your

consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data

processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

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

competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection

legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list

of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract

automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you

require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent

technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of

confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an

encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the

lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge 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 can contact

us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of

personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice

requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The

website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as

email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Marcel Kie├člich

Bansiner Str. 20

01109 Dresden Klotzsche

Telephone: +491629645795

Email: aluform@externer-datenschutzbeauftragter-dresden.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses.

Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that

are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your

visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible

to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a caseby-

case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to

automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete

cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish

to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The

website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service

provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior)

are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically

transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a

contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including

the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share

this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6

(1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is

sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent

for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any

mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain

unaffected by this provision.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will

only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The

mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject

your registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes,

we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a)

DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this

request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our

website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal

relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the

processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and

use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable

you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business

relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transmitted when entering into a contract with online shops, retailers, and mail

order

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of

your contract, for example, to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks entrusted to

process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given

your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes

without your express consent.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a

contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of

your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.

Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to

do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express

consent.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a

contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

5. Social media

Share content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc.)

The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

This page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool. This tool establishes direct contact between the

networks and users only after users click on one of these buttons.

This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged

into one or more of the social networks, the Like, +1, and Share buttons for Facebook, Google+1, Twitter,

etc. will display an information window in which the user can edit the text before it is sent.

Our users can share the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of

users' surfing behavior.

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,

California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button

on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established

via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP

address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you

can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our

site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the

content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information,

please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out

of your Facebook account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are

offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use

Twitter and the ÔÇťRetweetÔÇŁ function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made

known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that,

as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will

be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/privacy

.

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at

https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+ plugin

Our pages use Google+ functions. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain

View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google +1 button allows you to publish information

worldwide. By means of the Google+ button, you and other users can receive custom content from

Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have +1'd a piece of content and

information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together

with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google

profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To

use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the

name chosen for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may

also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity

of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can

identify you.

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in

accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summary statistics

about users' +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate

websites.

Instagram plugin

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc.,

1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our

pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your

user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the

content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Tumblr plugin

Our pages use the buttons of the Tumblr service. It is operated by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St., 10th

Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

These functions allow you to share a post or a page on Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr. When

you visit one of our websites using the Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to the

Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr gathers and transmits with the

plugin. Based on our current knowledge, we believe that the user's IP address and the URL of the

respective website are transmitted.

Further information can be found in Tumblr's privacy policy at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

LinkedIn plugin

Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029

Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct

connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP

address. If you use the LinkedIn ÔÇťRecommendÔÇŁ button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is

possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out

that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how

it will be used by LinkedIn.

More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacypolicy.

XING Plugin

Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstra├če 29-

32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct

connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process.

In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING privacy

policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Pinterest plugin

Our website contains functions of the Pinterest social network, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High

Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.

When you visit a page containing the Pinterest social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection

to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits this log data to Pinterest servers in the United States. This

log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also includes Pinterest

features, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.

More information about the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well

as your rights and options to protect your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of Pinterest:

https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

6. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600

Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that

allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your

use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate

interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by

Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area

prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google

server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this

website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other

services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address

transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by

Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of

this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your

IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading

and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An optout

cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable 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=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully

implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing

statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based

advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any

specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your

Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the

section "Refusal of data collection".

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. This service is provided by

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has

been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of

the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the

website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP

address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data

collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that

such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in

protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following

links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that

allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this

newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data

to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)

(a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use

for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data

processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you

cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g.

email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is

YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is

established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior

directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art.

6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube

under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a

page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts

correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus

becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is

done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified

interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and

in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre

Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to

a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data

transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of

places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.