1. Controller and data protection officer
Responsible for data processing is:
KGM Kugelfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Tel: +49 661 1094-0
Fax: +49 661 1094-6000
Our data protection officer for KGM Kugelfabrik GmbH & Co. KG is:
2. Processed personal data
We process personal data that you submit to us voluntarily. Also, certain data are collected automatically when you visit our website.
The categories of personal data we process include your contact details, specifically your name, your employer, your post, and your business email and postal addresses.
When you submit our contact form to us, we process the data you have entered in the fields, specifically your title, first name, last name, address (optional), postal code, city (optional), country, telephone number (optional), email address, and message.
When you visit our website, our system collects automatically certain technical information, including your IP address, your browser and operating system details, the date and time of your visit, the name and URL of the visited webpage, and the websites and contents you have visited.
3. Purpose of data processing and legal bases
As a rule, we process personal data only when we require these for the purpose of handling our business relations, specifically for the conclusion and handling of contracts with customers, vendors, etc. We also process data for the purpose of providing our website. In addition, we process personal data when you contact us directly so that we can handle your request, if necessary as part of measures prior to entering into a contact.
Furthermore, we process personal data for the purpose of fulfilling our legal duties inland and abroad.
In certain cases we may also process personal data when we can refer to our justified interests. This is the case in particular for the purpose of:
improving our online presence,
analysing and evaluating website activities,
preventing and investigating possible unlawful acts,
maintaining our legal claims and our defence in legal disputes or official proceedings,
compliance and adherence to other internal guidelines,
conducting internal investigations,
internal administrative procedures,
monitoring and improving system security.
Provided that you have consented to our use of your data, we utilise your data for the purpose specified at the time of collection and within the extent you have consented to. In this case, you may revoke your consent to data processing at any time. This revocation, however, has no effect on any prior data processing.
4. Cookies and analytic services
Certain cookies we set, others by our contracted partners we cooperate with.
The following links take you to further details on how you can manage (and e.g. disable) cookies for the most commonly used browsers:
5. Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., referred to hereinafter as “Google”. Google employs permanent cookies. The information these collect (including your IP address) are transmitted to a server in the USA, where they are stored. We have activated on this website the IP anonymisation function. Google then truncates your IP address within the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) before transmitting it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and there truncated. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to collate reports on website activities for us, and to provide other services in connection with this website and internet use. Also, Google may also transmit this information to third parties when this is stipulated by law or when these third parties are authorised by Google to process these data. Under no circumstances does Google link your IP address with other Google data.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data the cookie generates with respect to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: ( Link – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)
6. Use of YouTube
Our website makes use of a function for embedding YouTube videos provided by YouTube LLC (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; referred to hereinafter as “YouTube”). YouTube is an affiliate of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; referred to hereinafter as “Google”). This function plays back YouTube videos in an HTML iframe on the website. In doing so, it activates the option “Enhanced data protection mode”. This means that YouTube cannot store any information on visitors to the website. Not until you actually watch a video will this information be transmitted to YouTube and stored there.
7. Other third party software
No use is made of any other third party software or tools, e.g. Google’s remarketing or “Similar audiences” functions, including Google Adwords, conversion tracking, Google AdSense, etc. In addition, we do not make use of any social media plugins, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
8. Data transmission to third parties
We transmit your data to third parties only when this is necessary to fulfil the named purposes or to preserve our justified interests or when this is stipulated by law. Third parties receiving the data we transmit include specifically:
Service providers, in particular for IT, hosting and support, logistics, CRM systems,
Order data processors,
Authorities and government offices, courts of law, and arbitration boards inland and abroad,
Opposing parties in legal proceedings.
In the event that a Stadler company or subdivision is to be transferred to a third party or integrated in another company, your data may likewise be transmitted to both our and external consultants.
When and if we consult third parties for the purpose of contract fulfilment, these will receive your data only to the extent required for the affected service.
When data are transmitted to another country without adequate data protection legislation, these data are protected accordingly, either primarily by means of the so called Binding Corporate Rules approved by the European Commission or other, equivalent protective measures.
9. Period of retention
We retain your data until the purpose has been fulfilled for which these data were collected. Data we collect for the purpose of fulfilling a contract or implementing measures prior to entering into a contract are erased or anonymised when these data are no longer required for contract fulfilment. Following contract conclusion we may retain data for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual or legal duties and of preserving our justified interests, primarily in our defence against claims or in the enforcement thereof.
Session cookies are always deleted once the session has ended. Permanent cookies are retained for a duration no longer than twelve months. You may, however, delete stored cookies at any time from your browser.
10. Your rights
When your personal data are processed, you are accorded the right, if applicable under the data protection laws, to demand information on the data concerning your person, to rectify your data, to complete them, to restrict the extent of processing on your data, to order their erasure, and to receive your data in a structured, machine readable format for transmission to another site (data portability).
In addition, you may object to the processing of your personal data when we do not have to process these for the purpose of fulfilling a contractual or legal obligation. If you have given your consent to data processing, you are accorded the right to revoke this at any time. Please bear in mind that revoking your consent does not affect the legitimacy of prior processing.
Your rights may become restricted in particular when the exercise thereof proves contrary to our legal or contractual obligations, when we can refer to an an overriding justifiable interest, or when these rights involve a violation of third party rights.
To exercise your rights, please contact the address under 1.
If you feel that your rights are being violated, you may file a complaint at any time before the competent supervisory authority.
11. Online dispute resolution (ODR platform)
With respect to certain forms of data processing, the European Commission provides a platform for extraordinary online dispute resolution (ODR platform), which can be visited at: http://ec.europa.eu/odr
12. Data security
Notwithstanding our licensed application of SSL encryption on our website (see certificate at the top left in your browser bar), we point out that there are vulnerabilities associated with data transmission over the internet external to our webserver, e.g. at nodes on the international network.
13. Third party data
Our website contains information of a general nature on the companie and their products and services. This information is to serve as an initial orientation aid for interested parties. However, no warranty is granted for any of the information presented on this website. We point out explicitly that we accept no warranty claims or liability of any kind, e.g. with respect to the correctness, reliability, completeness, or currency of this information. Please do not hesitate to contact us using the details specified under 1 to receive additional information subject to particular commitment.
16. Links to other websites
This website contains links to other websites. The layout and contents of these linked websites lie completely outside of our control, and we accept no liability for these contents. Solely the affected provider is responsible for the content of the information provided there.
KGM Kugelfabrik GmbH & Co. KG permits the visitor to this website to copy or print out the presented content for personal use. Solely the content presented under the “News” section may be copied or printed out for publication. These publications, however, must include the KGM Kugelfabrik GmbH & Co. KG copyright. All copyrights and other protective rights to all contents remain the property of KGM Kugelfabrik GmbH & Co. KG.
The place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes in connection with the use of our website is Fulda, Germany.
Version, 07. December 2021