Privacy policy

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We are thrilled that you have visited our website www.steil.de and that you are interested in our company. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. Personal data is information about personal and factual circumstances concerning an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes official names, address, telephone number and date of birth, as well as other data that can be attributed to an identifiable person.

Since personal data enjoys special legal protection, we will only collect such data insofar as this is necessary for providing our website and fulfilling our services. We would like to inform you about the personal data that will be collected during your visit to our website and how we will use it.

Our data protection practices are in agreement with the statutory regulations, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telecommunications Act (TMB) and the Eu General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will only collect, process and save your personal data insofar as this is required for the functional operation of this website and our content and services, as well as to process enquiries and to handle orders/contracts, however only insofar as we have a legitimate interest in doing so pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a)(f) GDPR or if other legal permission applies. Your data will only be used for further purposes defined precisely in the declaration of consent if you have given consent separately to this end, for instance to send advertising information via newsletter.

1st controller within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR

The controller as defined by the GDPR and other national data protection laws of member states, as well as other provisions of data protection law, is:

Theo Steil GmbH Schrott- und Metallgroßhandel
Ostkai 6
54293 Trier

Email: infosteil.de
Phone: 0651/6890
Fax: 0651/689109

2. Name and address of the data protection officer

Willi Walter
Im Hollerstück 14, 67681 Sembach

Email: dsbsteil.de

3. Provision of the website and creation of log files

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically generates data and information about the computer system of the accessing device. The following data is collected in this process:

Scope of data processing

(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The operation system of the accessing device
(3) The IP address of the accessing device
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites and resources (images, files, additional website content) that were accessed on our online service
(6) Websites from which the user’s system was redirected to our website (referrer tracking)

This data will be stored in our system log files. This data will not be stored together with personal data of any concrete users. Accordingly, identification of individual visitors to the website does not occur.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

    Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest consists in ensuring the achievement of the purpose outlined as follows.

  • Purpose of data processing

    Logging occurs to maintain the compatibility of our website for as many visitors as possible and to combat misuse, as well as for troubleshooting. To this end, it is necessary to record the technical details of the accessing computer in order to react as quickly as possible to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/our functional errors in our website. We also use this data to optimise the website and to ensure the general security of our IT systems.

  • Duration of storage

    The abovementioned technical data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to guarantee the website’s compatibility for all visitors, no later than 3 months after accessing this website.

  • Option of objection and removal

    Options of objection and removal are based on the general regulations outlined as follows in this privacy policy regarding rights of objection and erasure under data protection law.

4. Embedding external web services and processing of data outside the EU

On our website, we use active JavaScript content from external providers, so-called web services. By accessing our website, these external providers may obtain personal information about your visit to our website. It is possible that data may be processed outside the EU in this context. You can prevent this by installing a JavaScript blocker such as the browser plugin ‘NoScript’ (www.noscript.net ) or deactivating JavaScript in your browser. This may restrict certain features of the websites you visit.
We use the following external web services:

  • website-check.de

    Our website includes a web service provided by the company Website-Check GmbH, Beethovenstraße 24 in 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany (hereafter: website-check.de). We use this data to guarantee that all features of our website work properly. In this regard, your browser may transmit personal data to website-check.de. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interests lies in error-free functionality of the website. This data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of collection has been fulfilled. You can find more information about how the transmitted data is handled in the privacy policy for website-check.de: https://www.website-check.de/datenschutzerklaerung/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by website-check.de by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (for instance, you can find this at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com ).

5. Information regarding the use of cookies
  • Scope of processing concerning personal data

    On various pages, we use cookies to enable the use of particular features of our website. These so-called ‘Cookies’ are small text files that your browser can save on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic sequence that enables unambiguous identification of the browser when accessing our website again. The process of storing a cookie file is also called ‘setting a cookie’.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

    Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest consists in maintaining full functionality of our website, improving usability and enabling more personalised contact with customers. It is only possible for us to identify individual website visitors using cookie technology if the website visitor previously transmitted relevant personal data to us based on separately granted consent.

  • Purpose of data processing

    Our website uses these cookies to maintain full functionality of our website and improve usability. Cookie technology also enables us to recognise individual users through pseudonyms, for instance an individual, random ID, allowing us to offer more personalised services.

  • Duration of storage

    Our cookies will be stored until they are deleted or, if they are session cookies, until the session has expired.

  • Option of objection and removal

    You can change your browser settings according to your preferences so that you can prevent cookies as a rule, receive a notification, decide about cookies on a case-by-case basis or accept cookies as a rule. Cookies can be used for various purposes, for instance to recognise that your PC has already been connected to our web service (permanent cookies) or to save the last viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to offer you increased user comfort. To make use of our comfort features, we recommend you to accept cookies for our web service. Options of objection and removal are otherwise based on the general regulations outlined as follows in this privacy policy regarding rights of objection and erasure under data protection law.

6. Privacy and data protection, communication by email

Your personal data will be protected against access by unauthorised third parties by technical and organisational security measures during collection, storage and processing. We cannot guarantee complete data security on transmission channels to our IT systems during unencrypted communication via email. Accordingly, we recommend you to send highly confidential information to us by mail.

7. Automatic email archiving
  • Scope of processing concerning personal data

    We hereby expressly inform you that our mailing system uses an automatic archiving process. All incoming and outgoing emails are archived digitally in read-only format.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

    Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest consists in complying with the stipulations of tax law and trade law (e.g. Sections 146, 147 AO).

  • Purpose of data processing

    The purpose of archiving consists in complying with the stipulations of tax law and trade law (e.g. Sections 146, 147 AO).

  • Duration of storage

    Our email communication is stored until the statutory retention periods under tax law and trade law have elapsed. The storage period can be up to 10 years.

  • Option of objection and removal

    If you have more questions regarding our email archiving system, please contact our data protection officer. We also would like to inform that we only consider application documents in PDF format. Zipped (WinZip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.) files will be filtered out by our security systems and not delivered. We do not consider applications in Word format or other file formats and will delete them without reading them. Please note that it may be possible for third parties to open application documents transmitted via email in unencrypted form before they arrive in our IT systems. Generally, we will answer unencrypted application emails in unencrypted form as well. If you prefer us not to do so, please indicate this in your application email.

8. Withdrawal of consent - Information about data and modification requests - Erasure & blocking of data

According to the federal data protection law, you have the right to receive information free of charge about data stored concerning you, as well as a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. Your data will be deleted unless statutory regulations prevent this. You can withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data at any time. You may send requests for information, erasure and rectification regarding your data or suggestions to the following address at any time:

Theo Steil GmbH Schrott- und Metallgroßhandel
Data protection/GDPR
Ostkai 6
54293 Trier

Email: dsgvosteil.de
Phone: 0651/6890
Fax: 0651/689109

9. Right to portability of data

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request us to transmit this data to a third party without hindrance as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR or Article 9 (2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by us using automated means.
When exercising this right to data portability, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The rights and freedoms of others must not be adversely affected.
The right to data portability shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 (1) GDPR

If you suspect that your data is being unlawfully processed on our website, you may of course request legal clarification of the matter at any time. Independently of this, you also have the option of appealing to a supervisory authority. You have the right to lodge a complaint in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, your workplace and/or the location of the suspected breach of data privacy; that is, you may choose which supervisory authority to contact from the abovementioned locations. The supervisory authority to whom the complaint is lodged will notify you of the progress or outcome of your complaint, including the option of judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

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