Data protection

We welcome your visit to our website and your interest in our business and our products. The protection of your privacy during the processing of personal data is an important issue for us, as is the security of all business data; we take these issues into account in our business processes. We process personal data obtained during your visit to our website both confidentially and always in accordance with statutory requirements. Data protection and information security form part of our corporate policy. The website www.mapal.com is provided by Mapal Dr. Kress KG (referred to in the following as Mapal). MAPAL websites may contain links to websites run by other providers not covered by this data privacy statement.

Personal data are those items of data that make it possible to identify you. Here the issue is not whether it is possible to identify you based on a single piece of information. The more information and data that can be combined, the more accurately the person can be identified. Personal data include, e.g., the name, address, age, e-mail address and telephone number of a Person.

1 Collection, processing and storage of personal data by MAPAL

MAPAL collects, processes and saves your personal data only if these actions are permitted by statutory regulations or you have given your consent. We obtain these data in two ways: either you provide the data to us or we collect the data during the utilisation of our services.

1.1 Data you provide to us

As a rule you can use our website without the need to provide your personal information to us directly. For some services we will ask for your personal data to be able to process the related service quickly and in a user-friendly manner, or to be able to offer the service at all. In the section "Individual services" you will find detailed information on all services provided by Mapal on this website.

1.2 Data we obtain during your utilisation of our services

Some data are produced automatically and for technical reasons when you visit our website. The following information is acquired without any action on your part and saved until it is deleted automatically:

  • IP address
  • Web browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Website from which you accessed our website (referrer URL)
  • Date and time of the Access

The data stated are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the smooth establishment of a connection to the website,
  • To ensure our website is pleasant to use,
  • To evaluate the system security and system stability.
  • To evaluate statistics

The legal basis for the processing of the data is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest stems from the purposes stated above for collecting the data. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected to identify you.

We also use cookies when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations in point 2 of this data privacy statement.

1.3 Disclosure of data

In principle, we do not disclose personal data to third parties. If in a specific case, data are provided to a third party, you will find corresponding indications in this data privacy statement. By means of corresponding measures and regular checks, we ensure the data we have collected cannot be viewed or accessed externally by third parties.

2 Usage of cookies
2.1 Terminology

"Cookies" are small files that your browser creates automatically and saves on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.).

Information related to the specific device used is saved in the cookies. This does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity by this means. The usage of cookies is to make it pleasanter for you to use our website. Here it is possible to differentiate between the following types of cookies.

Cookies that are imperative for the operation of a website and that are essential for navigating on the website and using its functions. These cookies are not saved permanently on your computer or device and are deleted when you close your browser (session cookies).

Statistical, analytical and performance cookies make it possible to acquire and count the number of visitors and traffic sources for measuring and improving the performance of the website. They are also used to find out whether problems or errors occur on certain pages, which pages are the most popular and how visitors navigate on the website. Analytical/performance cookies are deleted after a defined retention period.

Tracking cookies are used to track the visits and individual activities on websites. They are used to acquire and evaluate the utilisation of websites statistically. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

2.2 Usage at MAPAL

Currently we use cookies for the following purposes on our website:

Cookie identifierPurpose and function of the cookiesExpiration date
_gaGoogle Analytics. This cookie is used to differentiate between visitors2 Years
_gatGoogle Analytics. Is used to throttle the request rate10 minutes
_gidGoogle Analytics. Is used to differentiate between users1 day
ctrlckCookie consent (whether saving cookies has been allowed; cookie banner)1 year
fe_typo_userTypo3 session (login)After the end of the session (closing the browser)

The data processed using cookies are necessary for the stated purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests according to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

In your browser you can display the cookies on your computer, delete the cookies or set up the configuration such that not all of the cookies or no cookies are saved any longer. Please note that some functions may not work or may not work correctly if you deactivate the usage of cookies.

3 Individual services
3.1 Contact form

If you contact us using the contact form, we will need your e-mail address. To be able to answer your query quickly and specifically, you should provide us with further information on your company, as well as your name and contact data.

The data are used only to reply to your query and for the purpose of providing a service. These data are processed based on art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a and f GDPR. We would be pleased to provide you with information on the data saved. For more information, please refer to the section "Right to access" in this data privacy statement.

3.2 Email newsletter

If you register for the MAPAL Newsletter, you provide your express consent. For this purpose we will need your e-mail address. To be able to answer your query quickly and specifically, you should provide us with further information on your company, as well as your name and contact data.

Your data will be used only for the purpose of sending the newsletter as per art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. For this purpose we use a tool from a service provider; the service provider receives your data within the statutorily permitted, contractually regulated framework. You can view, change or delete your data at any time.

3.3 Online shop

We only use the data we collect about you in our online shop (www.mapal-tools.com) to ensure the smooth processing of your order. We will delete your data in the profile at the latest when you inform us that you want us to delete your profile, provided the applicable law does not oblige or entitle us to continue to store the data.

For package deliveries and courier deliveries, we provide your name, address and telephone number to the service provider we contract so that this provider can process the delivery and can communicate with you, if necessary, to notify and arrange delivery. The legal basis for the related data processing is art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR, i.e. the processing of your data is necessary for the performance of contracts and delivery Agreements.

3.4 Catalogue mailing

To mail our catalogues we need your name, your address as well as how to contact you if you are absent. For this purpose we collect your telephone number as well as your e-mail address. These data are processed based on art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

We use these data once for mailing the catalogues and brochures required. A service provider undertakes the picking and mailing of print media for us. This service provider uses your data once within the statutorily permitted, contractually regulated framework to safeguard the provision and mailing of catalogues and brochures. Your data will then be deleted without delay.

3.5 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. 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. We have activated IP anonymisation on this website such that your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area.

The full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional circumstances. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services related to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address sent as part of Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software; we point out however, that this may possibly lead to you not being able to use all the functions of this website fully. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by the cookie and collection of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively, please click the following link. This link will set an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection of your data on visiting this website in future:

3.6 Careers portal

During the utilisation of our careers portal it is important for us to ensure the best possible protection of your personal data. All personal data we collect and process in the context of an application are protected by technical and organisational measures against unauthorised access and manipulation.

You will find the related data protection notice in the "Declaration of consent to the privacy policy" while setting up the user account in the careers portal.

3.7 Social media

On our pages in social media (YouTube, Twitter, Xing, kununu, Facebook) we offer you, based on art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, comprehensive personal support and the possibility of remaining in contact with us. These media services collect, in certain circumstances, personal data, e.g. via the profile you have saved there.

It cannot be excluded that data on every visitor to these pages will be collected by the companies listed above. For information on the purpose and scope of the collection of data and the further processing and utilisation of the data by these companies, as well as your related rights and the settings you can make to protect your privacy, please refer to the data privacy notices issued by:

4 Your rights

Of course, you retain control over all the personal data you make available to us on visiting the website and using our services. The following rights are available to you; you can make use of these rights free of charge.

4.1 Right to access

You have the right to consult your personal data we have saved.

4.2 Right to revoke consent granted

You have the right to revoke consent you have granted to process personal data at any time with effect for the future. If you revoke your consent, we will delete the related data without delay, provided further processing cannot be allowed on a legal basis for processing. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of processing undertaken up until revocation.

4.3 Right to object

If we process your personal data in the context of a weighing of interests in our legitimate interest, you have at any time the right, for reasons based on your specific situation, to object to this processing with effect for the future.

If you make use of your right to object, we will cease the processing of the related data. The right to continue processing is retained, however, if we can demonstrate compelling, legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if processing is for the purpose of the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If we process your personal data for direct advertising, you have the right to appeal against the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such Advertising.

4.4 Right to data portability

You have the right to apply for the transfer of your personal data from us to another body.

4.5 Right to rectification, deletion or restriction of the processing

You have the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing of your personal data.

4.6 Right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority or our company if you should have a reason for complaint. To make use of rights in relation to our company, please contact the persons listed at the end of the data privacy statement.

5 Duration of storage

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the corresponding statutory retention period. After this period has elapsed, the related data will be deleted routinely, provided they are no longer required to achieve the necessary purposes.

6 Data security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual page from our website is transmitted encrypted by the closed depiction of the key or lock symbol in the status bar in your browser.

We also make use of suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your data against accidental or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with the state-of-the-art.

7 Responsible for data collection

For questions, requests for information, queries, complaints or criticism in relation to our data protection, you can contact the following office:

MAPAL Dr. Kress KG
Data protection department
Obere Bahnstraße 13
73431 Aalen

Data protection officer

The correct implementation of data protection in our organisation is undertaken by a data protection officer. If you have issues in relation to the processing of your personal data, you can also contact this officer directly.

datenschutz(at)mapal.com

Contact

MAPAL Dr. Kress KG
Obere Bahnstraße
D-73431 Aalen

Phone: +49 73 61 / 5 85 - 0
Fax: +49 73 61 / 5 85 - 10 29

E-mail: info(at)mapal.com

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