Data Protection Statement

The Online Data Protection Statement is part of the Terms of Use.

The Data Protection Statement also exists in  German. In case of differences between the German and English versions or in other cases of doubt, the German version applies.

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. BY USING THIS WEB SITE YOU IMPLICITLY AGREE TO THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.


I. Scope
These explanations apply to all web sites and domains operated by Römheld. If they contain links to other providers, the linked sites are not subject to Römheld's control. Our data protection explanations therefore do not apply to the linked sites.

II. Personal Data
Personal data is individual information and facts about you or your status. The personal data provided by you will only be used for the correct handling and improvement of current and/or future business relations (order, request for documents, applications, etc.). This data will not be sold or given to third parties without your prior consent (for exceptions see Item 4).

III. Non-personal data
Non-personal data is data about use of the web site and related services, which cannot be attributed to a specific person. Römheld records and analyses non-personal data, in order to evaluate use of the site by users.

IV. Data disclosure
Römheld works together with other companies in the same group and partner companies and sales partners, in order to offer its customers the best products. In this case, both personal and non-personal data necessary for effective cooperation will be passed on. If such data is passed on, Römheld will oblige the third party companies to handle the data received with absolute confidentially and to only use it for the purpose specified by the respective contractual relationship.

V. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.
In case of IP-anonymization on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are members of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transferred from your browser for Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
In addition, you may prevent the acquisition of data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This text is a translation from the original German shown above. The translators do not accept any liability for damages that may arise from using the English text. The original German text shown above is definitive.

VI. Miscellaneous
1. The user agrees to the storage and processing of all data entered by them within the scope of the contract execution. You can revoke this consent at any time by eMail to support@roemheld.de with effect for the future.
2. The data will be handled confidentially, according to the legal requirements.
3. The user agrees to Römheld sending unencrypted eMails. This also applies, in particular, to eMails containing the user's personal data.
4. On our websites “cookies” and other logging procedures are used (in selected areas) to guarantee the functionality of our internet services. A “cookie”” is a little text file which is used amongst others to gather information with reference to the use of a web site. In some cases cookies and other procedures help to recall personal data that the internet user entered at an earlier date. Most of the web browsers have functions to deactivate the acceptance of cookies or to delete existing cookies. All current web browsers can be configured so that incoming cookies are only accepted after confirmation by the user or are generally refused. Please consider that the acceptance of cookies is required for the access to our extended services (login-protected areas).
5. By means of logging procedures specifications as names of internet domains and inter hosts, IP addresses (IP =Internet Protocol), type of the used browser software and the used operating system, click stream patterns as well as date and time of accesses can be gathered on our web site. By cookies and other logging procedures we can improve our website and make our internet services more attractive for you.
6. On this web site anonymised data are acquired and processed for continuous opitimisation and analysis of our web site by external services. The involved service provider grants highest priority to the observance of the German and European data protection regulations. For the creation of anonymised utilisation profiles pseudonyms are generated. This includes possibly also the use of cookies, which also gather and store data in an anonymous way. In no case data are used for personal identification of a visitor (as far as this would be technically possible) or in combination with the data of a pseudonyms bearer.
7. Should changes or supplements to this statement arise, we will make them available here so that you can inform yourself of them at any time.

Laubach, 2009-04-08

Römheld GmbH Friedrichshütte