The data protection information below is intended to explain to you, in an easily understood, transparent and clear manner, how we process your personal data when you visit our website at https://www.schmolz-bickenbach.co.za. Should you have questions regarding your understanding of this information or other questions about data protection within our organization, please feel free to contact our data protection officer at dpo(at)@schmolz-bickenbach.com.
The controller within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for the processing of your personal data is:
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH South Africa (Pty) Ltd
36 Crucible Road
South Africa (“SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH”)
3. Data protection officer
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH has designated a data protection officer in accordance with Article 37 GDPR. You can reach the data protection officer of SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH via the following contact information:
4. Rights of data subjects; your rights under data protection law
You have the following rights vis-à-vis SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH pursuant to the applicable laws on data protection with regard to the personal data concerning you.
Right of access: You can obtain information on whether SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH stores personal data about you and if so, which personal data, from SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH at any time. Provision of this information by SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH is free of charge to you.
The right of access does not apply or is limited if and insofar as provision of this information would disclose confidential information, such as information that is subject to an obligation of professional secrecy.
Right to rectification: If your personal data stored by SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH are inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to obtain the rectification of these data from SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH at any time.
Right to erasure: You have the right to obtain from SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH the erasure of your personal data if and insofar as the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or, if the processing is based on your consent, if you have withdrawn your consent. In this case, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH is obligated to discontinue the processing of your personal data and to remove them from its IT systems and databases.
There is no right to erasure to the extent that
a statutory obligation mandates that the data cannot be erased or must be processed; or
the processing of data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to obtain from SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format from SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH and the right to transmit those data to another controller. This right exists only if
you have provided the data to us based on consent or on a contract that has been entered into with you, and
the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right to object to processing: To the extent that the processing of your data by SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing at any time.
You can assert all of the rights of data subjects as described above vis-à-vis SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH by addressing your specific request to the following contact information:
5. Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority
Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe the processing of your personal data violates data protection law.
6. Use of profiling
Unless expressly explained otherwise in this data protection statement, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH does not use “profiling.” Profiling describes fully automated processing of data with the aim of evaluating a person (with respect to his/her personal preferences, for example) or of analyzing or predicting that person’s behavior.
7. Processing of your data in log files
When you access our website, we collect the data that are necessary in technical terms in order to display this website to you. This involves the following personal data, which your browser automatically transmits to our server (“log files”):
Date and time of your inquiry/access to the website (or app)
Time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the query (information on which specific page you accessed)
Access status/http status code
Volume of data transferred in each case
Website from which the query comes
Browser (information on the browser you use)
Operating system and interface (operating system of the computer you use to access the website)
Language and version of the browser software
The processing of these personal data takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website cannot be accessed and offered to the users without the use of these data. There is therefore a legitimate interest in enabling access to and use of the website in technical terms.
These data are received by both PlusServer GmbH, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Cologne, Germany, which hosts this website, and SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH. The processing of these data takes place exclusively on the territory of the European Union.
The log file information is stored for 60 days and then erased.
8. Mailing list for press releases and newsletters
If you sign up for the mailing list for press releases at SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH or for our newsletter and give us your consent, we store and process the contact information you provide there for the purpose of sending you the news to which you have subscribed. The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
The consent text for the mailing list was as follows:
“Yes, I consent to SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH transmitting the press releases I have ordered by e-mail and, for this purpose, processing the personal data I have provided. I can unsubscribe to the press releases free of charge at any time by contacting ir(at)schmolz-bickenbach.com.”
The consent text for the newsletter was as follows:
“Yes, I consent to SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH transmitting the newsletters I have ordered by e-mail and, for this purpose, processing the personal data I have provided. I can unsubscribe to the newsletter free of charge at any time by contacting ir(at)schmolz-bickenbach.com.”
You can unsubscribe to the press releases or newsletter at any time with effect for the future, thereby withdrawing your consent. An unsubscribe link appears in every e-mail with which we send you your press releases or the newsletter. As soon as you withdraw your consent, we will erase your data unless statutory obligations of storage dictate otherwise.
The use of the press releases or newsletter is completely voluntary for you and is not a prerequisite for the use of the website. Please note, however, that we cannot transmit any press releases or newsletters to you if you have not consented or withdraw your consent.
9. Contact form
We offer a contact form on our website so that you can contact us with questions about SCHMOLZ + BICKENACH and/or our website and other inquiries. In addition, you can contact us by e-mail.
When you contact us via the contact form or by e-mail, we store the data you communicate (especially your e-mail address, first and last name, and the text of your inquiry, along with any further information you have provided in the contact form or by e-mail) in order to process your inquiry and answer your question/s.
The processing of your data for this purpose takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If you submit inquiries to us, it is in your own interest and ours that we process your contact data in order to be able to process your comment or request. The use of the contact form is completely voluntary for you and is not a prerequisite for the use of the website. We cannot process your comment or request, of course, if you do not provide us with the contact information requested in the contact form.
We will erase the data provided within the scope of your inquiry/contact request as soon as they are no longer needed in order to process your inquiry. Only to the extent that there are statutory obligations of storage will the data potentially be stored for longer and then erased.
We use “cookies” on our website. Cookies are small text files containing configuration information that our Web servers transmit to your browser when you access our website and are then stored by your browser on your computer for later access.
Using cookies, our website can access or retrieve information from your browser. This can be information about you, your settings, or your device. In most cases, it is used to ensure that the website functions as expected. This information does not typically identify you directly. It can, however, offer you a personalized Web experience. SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH uses two different types of cookies:
(1) Session cookies (transient cookies)
The first type of cookies we use is session cookies (also known as temporary or transient cookies). These session cookies are stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website and erased when you leave the site. The session cookies we use serve exclusively to identify you based solely on a session ID for as long as you are using our website. The session cookies are erased after the end of every session. Session cookies are not used beyond this.
These cookies are essential to the functioning of our website and cannot be deactivated in our systems. These cookies are typically placed only in response to actions you take that correspond to requesting a service, such as adjusting your data protection and privacy settings, logging in, or filling out forms. You can adjust your browser settings to block these cookies or notify you about them. It is possible that some areas of the website will not function in that case, however.
The use of these session cookies takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Without using these cookies, it is not possible in technical terms to offer the website or for you to access and use the website. Sec. 11 describes how you can erase these cookies nonetheless.
(2) Persistent cookies (Google Analytics)
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze the use of the website by users, compile reports on website activity, and provide the website operator with further services associated with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. Please note that consenting to the use of Google Analytics is completely voluntary. Granting consent is not a prerequisite for the use of our website.
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH has set the storage period for cookies with Google Analytics to the shortest possible term, 14 months. Data are automatically erased after this period expires.
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH has entered into a contract for use via Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics only with your prior consent, which you can withdraw at any time with effect for the future (see Sec. 11).
11. Consent and erasure or withdrawal in relation to cookies
(1) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics only with your express consent. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw this consent at any time.
The consent text was as follows:
“Yes, I consent, unless and until I withdraw such consent, to this website storing cookies of Google Analytics on my device and to my personal data being processed in the scope explained in the data protection statement. This statement also describes how I can exercise my right of withdrawal. This consent is granted voluntarily and is not a prerequisite for the use of this website.”
There are two ways to withdraw this consent. If you withdraw consent, the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) will not be collected or transmitted to Google.
First, you can download and install the browser plugin available at the following link. The current link is: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Alternatively, you can withdraw consent to the placement of cookies of Google Analytics by proceeding as follows: Clear the cache and all cookies in your Web browser settings and then re-load our page in your browser. In the cookie settings selection window, choose “Do not use Google Analytics.”
(2) Session cookies
12. Links to Google Maps, YouTube and LinkedIn
Our website offers you the option of visiting SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH content on social networks (YouTube and LinkedIn) and planning routes via Google Maps. Our website merely offers these services as external links. Therefore, your data will not be processed by these companies unless and until you click on the integrated graphics. You will then be redirected to the relevant provider’s site. If you do not wish the above-mentioned providers to receive your data, please do not click on the graphics.
Johannesburg, 25 May 2018