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Data protection information

1. Note

This declaration applies to the website "www.Klingspor.de".
The website is hosted by Klingspor Management GmbH & Co KG.
Personal data is collected and used by Klingspor only in compliance with the applicable data protection laws. Personal data is information about your identity, such as your name, address, e-mail address and phone number. This data is stored only if you actively send it to us.

2. Use of data

2.1 General
Klingspor uses the personal data provided by you only

(1) for answering your inquiries,
(2) for sending you information material,
(3) for informing companies of the Klingspor Group and their sales partners for advertising and for purposes of market and opinion research and
(4) for carrying out services that you requested.

Klingspordoes not store any data longer than necessary.

2.2 Collection and storage of data
During use of a website, data is automatically stored; it cannot be ruled out that this data may include an indirect reference to your person. This data is also generated during access to many other websites of other service providers. It includes, for example, information on the web browser used, visited sites and the duration of the visits.
 
In the event that a personal reference could be established, Klingspor deletes the data without delay. Otherwise, the data is used anonymously to improve the website in the interest of the users and to ensure its security and stability. For a visit to the Klingspor  website, Klingspor needs no other data from you, as long as you do not wish to make use of special Klingspor services.

If you wish to use certain personalized data, Klingspor will ask for your name, possibly your user name and other personal information, if necessary. It is completely up to you whether you provide this data. Without this information, however, Klingspor cannot provide the desired service.

The information offered by Klingspor may make use of JavaScript, cookies or JAVA applets. The use of these functions can be switched off by the user in the browser settings.

In some cases, Klingspor will supplement the data you provide with data from other sources. Such additional data helps Klingspor to evaluate and improve its website and its services. This also makes it possible to determine the preferences of the users and to adapt the website and services of Klingsporto your special needs.

The disclosure of anonymised data (data that can no longer be related to you) to partners and sponsors is possible at any time without further notice.

However, you are free to inquire in writing, in accordance with applicable laws, whether and which personal data about you we have stored. We will then send you the requested information.

3. Location of data processing

The web server and the web content of Klingspor are operated and serviced by Klingspor Management GmbH & Co KG in Germany.

4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website.

The information that is generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is saved. Since IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted by Google to servers located in the United States and shortened there.

Google, on behalf of Klingspor, uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for Klingspor as the operator of this website. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, as pointed out by Google, doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be stored in a cookie that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person, and you can disable this feature at any time by adjusting your ads settings.

You, furthermore, have the option of preventing Google’s collection and processing of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the link listed below. The current link is: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.