Privacy statement

Data Processing Information for the website www.konpart.de

This Data Processing Information explains how personal data about you is collected, processed and used by KonPart Import-Export GmbH, Ziethenstrasse 18, 22041 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter “KONPART,” “we,” or “us”) as data controller when you use KONPART Websites available under www.konpart.de.

1. Information on data collection and use

We collect certain information every time you visit our KONPART Websites. This information is used for the purposes which we list below. The specific types of personal data we collect depend upon your activities on the KONPART Websites, as also further explained below.

1.1 Information which is automatically collected

When you use the KONPART Websites, you are not required to actively provide certain personal data; however, we automatically collect and process the following information:

technical session and connection information including IP address of your device; browser type; information about your device, hardware and software; preferences; web pages you visited just before the KONPART Websites; pages you viewed on the KONPART Websites and dates and times of your visit.

We process and use the data specified above for the purposes of (1) providing the KONPART Websites and its functionalities; (2) improving the KONPART Website’s features and functionalities; and (3) preventing and detecting misuse and malfunction of the KONPART Websites including troubleshooting.

Collection of this type of information occurs inter alia by means of cookies. For more detailed information on the types of cookies and their specific purposes, please see Sec. 2 below.

The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the performance of the contract about the use of the KONPART Websites; or (2) KONPART has a legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality and error-free operation of the KONPART Websites and that it is tailored to the user’s needs.

1.2 User requests by contact form or email

When the user fills in the contact form on the KONPART Websites or sends us an email, we collect information, which may include:

First name and surname, email address, as well as eventually company name, company’s address, phone number and business activity.

We process and use the information specified above for the purposes of (1) checking your eligibility for and the administration of your customer Account; (2) for communication with the user; (3) for processing orders.

The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the communication with the user, administration of your KONPART Account and processing of your orders; or (2) KONPART has a legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality of the KONPART Websites and that it is tailored to the user’s needs.

2. Cookies

We use cookies, a standard Internet technology that allows us to store and retrieve login and other usage information for every user of the KONPART Websites. “Cookies” are small text files that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive. They allow KONPART to store such things as user preferences. The KONPART Websites uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) when you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they expire, or until you delete them.

Cookies allow us to recognize your device (e.g. your laptop or mobile device) so that your experience of our KONPART Websites can be tailored to your device. Cookies do not typically identify you as an individual, just the device you are using. We use cookies to save information such as passwords and preferences so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our KONPART Websites, to deliver content tailored to your interests and to optimize the performance of the KONPART Websites. The information connected with the cookie can also be visitors' preferences and record session information, such as pages visited, interactions with the KONPART Websites’ features, time spent on our KONPART Websites and language preference.

Most internet browsers allow you to block cookies from your browser. If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or use the automated disabling tool where available. However, some of the services in relation to the KONPART Websites will not function well if cookies are disabled.

Below, we have provided a list of the categories of cookies used on our KONPART Websites, and a description of what these cookies do. Some of these cookies are essential to the operation of the KONPART Websites. Others are not essential, but help us to improve our KONPART Websites by collecting anonymous user information, or try and improve your experience of our KONPART Websites by remembering your choices.

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: which enable services and applications you have specifically asked for

We use certain cookies which are essential to the operation of our KONPART Websites. For example, these types of cookies help ensure the content of the pages you request loads quickly. Without these cookies, KONPART Websites services that you have asked for cannot be provided as required.

The use of these cookies implicates processing the following type of data: [anonymous browser session ID, permission groups, user ID]. As far as this data must be considered personal data, the processing is based on statutory provisions which justify this on the ground that the processing is necessary to provide the requested KONPART Websites services.

Functionality cookies: which remember your choices to improve your experience

These cookies allow our KONPART Websites to remember choices you make, such as remembering your preferred language, the type of device you are using, the region you are in. The aim of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don't have to reset your preferences each time you visit the KONPART Websites. As described above, you may disable any of these functional cookies; but if you do so, then various functions of our KONPART Websites may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.

The use of these cookies implicates processing the following type of data: [device ID, preferred language]. As far as this data must be considered personal data, the processing is based on statutory provisions which justify this on the ground that (1) the processing is necessary to provide the requested KONPART Websites services; or (2) KONPART has a legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality of the KONPART Websites and that it is tailored to the user’s needs.

Performance/analytics cookies: which collect pseudonymous information about the web pages you visit

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our KONPART Websites, for example, which pages our visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages on those pages. These performance cookies don't collect information that identifies you as an individual – all information they collect is aggregated and pseudonymous (inter alia we remove the last two octets of your IP address). We do not associate usage data collected through these cookies with personal data which you may have provided when using the contact form (e. g. your name).

Third party cookies: which collect information for third parties

In order to protect us against spam we use Google’s reCAPTCHA service for our contact form. Google uses cookies for this service. The purpose of the service is to ensure that the user of the contact form is human. For information about Google’s use of your data please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

3. Sharing data with third parties

In order to provide certain Applications and Services we share your data with particular external parties which perform services on our behalf. We may use third party service providers to offer or facilitate services on our behalf, such as IT-provider, web hosting provider as well as any other service provider which act as data processors and therefore process the data on our behalf and under our instructions. These third parties are prohibited from using your personal data for their own commercial, promotional or any other purposes than those explicitly instructed for and they have to follow our express instructions and comply with appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

We might disclose personal information when required by law to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation.

4. Deletion of data

Generally, we delete personal data as soon as it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data was initially collected or processed. In case the processing is based on consent and you withdraw your consent we will delete your personal data without undue delay after the withdrawal unless we are legally required to retain the data.

5. Other services, applications and websites

Via the KONPART Websites you may access other services and applications the use of personal data by which is explained in separate date protection information documents. Also, our KONPART Websites contain links to other websites. KONPART is not responsible for the use and protection of personal data on these other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our KONPART Websites and to read the data protection information of the other websites.

6. Your rights

You are generally entitled to request from KONPART access to and rectification or erasure of personal data that we store about you or – as the case maybe - restriction of processing as far as it concerns you or to object to processing as well as the assert your right to data portability; all as granted by applicable data protection laws. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

7. Contact

In case of any request concerning our use, integrity and/or accuracy of your personal data or in case you want to assert any of your rights mentioned under Sec. 6, you may contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by using our contact form which is accessible here: www.konpart.de/contact.html.

The contact details of our data protection officer are as follows:

Konrad Choinowski

Ziethenstrasse 18

22041 Hamburg

Germany

8. Changes to this data protection information

As our collection and processing of your data may change over time, we might also modify this Data Protection Information in order for it to always correctly reflect our data processing practices. We encourage you to review it from time to time.

Last modified: November, 2018

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