We, the Handtmann Group of Companies, would like to thank you for visiting our Internet pages and for your interest in our products and our company. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like you to feel secure and comfortable when visiting our Internet pages. A visit and the use of our Internet pages is basically possible without the indication of personal data.
As the controller of processing, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data collected and processed via these Internet pages. However, absolute protection is not possible, because Internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps. As the data subject you are therefore free to use alternative ways of data transmission to us at any time.
Please note that we cannot assume any guarantee for other suppliers whose websites you may possibly reach via links on our web pages.
Please keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet can basically be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
Fundamentals and responsible body
The protection of your personal data is important to us, therefore all personal data (e.g. first name, last name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, etc.) are collected and processed in accordance with the valid data protection regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
The responsible body within the meaning of the EU GDPR is:
Albert Handtmann Aramturenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Tel. +49 7351 342 0
Managing Director: Thomas Handtmann
If you are given the possibility to enter your personal or business data on our websites – for example in the context of a newsletter registration or a contact form – the mandatory information to be provided is limited to the minimum necessary to fulfil the intended purpose. We store the data provided by you for the purposes stated in each case.
We will only use your data for other marketing purposes if you have been informed in detail by us in advance about the intended use and if you have given your express consent. The unsubscription from newsletters and the revocation of consents are possible at any time with effect for the future.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Your personal data will only be made available to those persons in our companies who are concerned with the processing of your enquiry or your newsletter registration. Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties if you have expressly consented to such disclosure or if the data protection laws permit such disclosure. In some cases, our data is processed by a commissioned data processor bound by instructions, who is obliged in accordance with the data protection regulations to not use the data for purposes other than those specified.
Rights of the data subject
As a data subject whose personal data is collected and processed by us, you have the right (on request) to receive free information about the data we have stored about you. We must rectify incorrect data at your request. You can also request the deletion (or blocking) of your data at any time, unless this deletion contradicts any other legal or contractual basis. If deletion is not possible, you can alternatively request pseudonymisation or anonymisation. You can object to the use of your data at any time with effect for the future.
Legal basis for the processing
The legal basis for the processing procedures described herein can be found in Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a (consent) or lit. b (pre-contractual measures) or lit. c (compliance with a legal obligation) of the EU GDPR.
Ultimately, processing carried out by us may be based on Art. 6 sentence 1 lit. f, if it serves to exercise a legitimate interest of our companies or third parties. This can take place as long as the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Our legitimate interest is to be regularly able to conduct our business in favour and for the benefit of our owners and employees.
Contact data of the data protection officer
Please contact our data protection officer in case you have any questions with regard to the collection and processing of your personal data:
Albert Handtmann Armaturenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Tel. +49 7351 342 2900
In addition, you can complain at any time to the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of the State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) (https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/online-beschwerde).
Data that may be collected when you visit our Internet pages
When you visit our Internet pages, the following data about the access is logged:
- Visited website
- Date and time of access
- Source from which you accessed our pages
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- Terminal device used
- IP address used (anonymised)
The data collected is used exclusively for statistical evaluations and to improve the Internet pages. However, we reserve the right to check existing server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use or if we are requested to do so by investigative authorities.
When using the data listed above, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. We use the information to correctly deliver the contents of our Internet pages, to optimise the contents, to guarantee the long-term functionality of our Internet offer and to support law enforcement agencies in the event of a cyber attack on our Internet offer.
However, you can also view our Internet pages without cookies. Many browsers accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser so that it does not accept or store cookies. However, then it can possibly happen that individual functions of the Internet pages cannot be used in full.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of these Internet pages will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States.
IP anonymisation has been activated on this website so that Google will truncate your IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting and storing it. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server in the USA and truncated there.
As part of Google Analytics, Google will not associate your transmitted and truncated IP address with any other data collected by Google.
As part of the agreement on order data processing, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to evaluate the use and activity of the Internet pages and to provide services associated with Internet use.
You can prevent Google cookies from being stored on your hard drive by not accepting cookies in your browser settings. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of these Internet pages to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the Internet pages (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in to deactivate Google Analytics available under the following link.
The link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Further information on the use of data by Google for advertising purposes as well as setting and objection options can be found on Google’s websites.
For example at:
Our Internet pages use the integration of videos from YouTube (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) operated by Google to display our own content.
This is done using the so-called “double-click” procedure. This means that at first only a preview image is displayed on our website without establishing a connection to YouTube. Only a click on the respective preview image establishes a connection to YouTube and transmits your IP address to the servers of YouTube.
YouTube is thus informed that our Internet page has been visited with your IP address. If you are also logged in to YouTube or Google using the browser you are using for this page, the account name will also be forwarded. This allows YouTube to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We are not informed about the data collected in this way and its use.
For more information about Google’s data processing, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Google Maps integration
Our Internet pages use Google Maps services to display geographical information (e.g maps with contact information). Google Maps is a map service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When using Google Maps, Google collects data about your use of the Google Maps functions, including your IP address, and transfers it to a Google server in the USA where it is stored.
However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the map displays.
Facebook fan pages
We operate (a) Facebook fan page(s) in order to communicate with our customers and suppliers, the general public, employees, applicants, and other interested parties. The data controller at Facebook for the sites at www.facebook.com is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Please note that when you use our Facebook fan page(s) and its/(their) functions, you do so on your own responsibility. This also applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions, such as commenting, sharing, and rating.
Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (legitimate interests pursued by the controller) constitutes the legal basis for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data within the framework of the Facebook fan page(s).
When you visit our Facebook fan page(s), Facebook collects certain data, including your IP address. We receive different categories of statistical data from Facebook. With this data, we can identify the degree of users’ interactions with us (e.g. “likes”), we can see page activities, interactions with posts, video views and video usage, post reach, comments, shared content, replies, the proportion of men and women in the total number of visitors, their origin in terms of country and city, the language, and clicks on other possible sites such as shops, route planners, phone numbers, etc. The data about you that is collected in this connection is processed by Facebook Ltd. and where necessary, also transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook provides a general description of which information it receives and how it uses this information in its Data Policy.
We use this information to make our posts on the Facebook fan page more attractive, and also to find the right moment to publish them.
You can find more details on the use of this information in Facebook’s Data Policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Data subjects and users of Facebook fan pages can assert their rights by contacting Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.
The contact details of the data controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are also set out in this Data Policy.
As joint controllers, Facebook and the operator of the Facebook fan page(s) are both responsible for the collection, use, and processing of the data. Facebook’s “Page Insights Controller Addendum” is the common basis for this joint responsibility.
You can view this “Page Insights Controller Addendum” here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
We offer newsletters on our Internet pages. If you register for a newsletter, this registration will be confirmed by a double opt-in procedure for legal reasons. The only mandatory field for registration is the e-mail address. Your first and last name are optional.
The personal data collected when registering for a newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. We do not use web beacons.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, without giving reasons and free of charge. A corresponding link for this purpose is provided in every newsletter.
Alternatively, you can subscribe and unsubscribe on our Internet page.
The responsible body within the meaning of the EU GDPR collects and processes personal data of applicants for application procedures. Applicants can also submit their applications electronically through our online application portal.
If the responsible body concludes an employment contract with the applicant for the purpose of handling an employment relationship, the collected and stored personal data will be used and stored in compliance with the legal regulations of the EU GDPR. If the responsible body does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the applicant’s application documents will be deleted no later than two months after the rejection.
The data may be deleted at a later date if, for example, the data must be used in legal proceedings (e.g. General Equal Treatment Act) to safeguard a legitimate interest of the person responsible. The data will then be deleted at the earliest possible time.
In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as required by the storage purpose or prescribed by law (e.g. statutory retention periods). If the purpose for collecting and using the data no longer applies or if the storage or retention period ends, we will delete or block the data.
We store personal data only as long as required by legal retention periods. We routinely delete data after expiry of such periods if the data is no longer required for purposes such as performance of further contracts.