Data privacy statement

Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is important to us and we take it seriously.  Therefore in our work we comply with the applicable legal regulations on the protection of personal data and data security.

We are informing you below which information we may record and to whom we may possibly make it available.  The following explanation gives you a summary of how we ensure this protection and which type of data is collected for which purpose.

The purpose for collecting, processing or using data

Personal data
We do not record any personal data via our web site as a matter of principle.  Personal data (Names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) are only recorded if you make this information available to us voluntarily (e.g. by registration, filling out a contact form or a newsletter form) or have agreed or the corresponding legal regulations governing the protection of your data allow this.

In general we use the personal data which you provide us with to handle your enquiry, order or contract.  In order to maintain the customer relationship with you we may save personal data, and continue processing it in other electronic data processing systems.  If necessary we shall also transmit your data to our subsidiaries or to companies in which we have a controlling influence as a result of an equity participation, in order to be able to respond to your concern better. We are using your personal data to inform you about our offers or the offers by companies in which we have a participation in so far as these could be of use for your business activity.

Your personal data can also be used if, as a result of laws, or official instructions or court orders, it is necessary for establishing or protecting legal claims or to mount a legal defence or serve to prevent illegal activities, e.g. intentional attacks on our data processing systems.  We do not intend to send your personal data to other countries.

We shall comply with your request, should you not wish have your personal data used for the purpose of maintaining our customer relationship (in particular direct marketing campaigns, market research).  Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons, with the exception of companies in which we have a direct participation.

Usage-related data
When accessing our websites, communication-related information (internet addresses) and usage-related information are automatically generated by telecommunication services by technical means. These may possibly make it possible to work out personal data.  In so far that it is absolutely essential to record, process and use your communication or usage-related information, this shall be governed by the statutory data protection regulations.   

Non-personal data
When accessing our web sites information which cannot be allocated to a specific person will automatically be collected (without registering or logging in).  We automatically collect and save information in Server Log Files which your browser sends to us.  These are:

    Browser type/ version
    Operating system used
    Domain name of the last web site visited
    Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
    Time of the server enquiry.
    Number of visits
    Length of average stay on each page
    Pages called up  

We are unable to ascribe this data to specific persons.  This data is not merged with other data sources.  We and businesses in which we have a controlling interest use the collected data to make our websites more attractive and to make them more efficient.
The websites use so-called cookies at several points.  They are designed to make our display more user-friendly and secure.  Cookies are small text files deposited on your computer and stored on your browser.  Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "Session-Cookies".  They can be automatically deleted after the end of your visit by configuring your internet browser to do so, cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses.
Protection of children
We do not collect any personal data about children.

We take technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unintended or unlawful deletion, manipulation, or loss and from being forwarded without authorisation and unauthorised access.

Links with third party websites
Our websites contain links with other websites.  We can not be held responsible for the data protection or content of these third party websites.

If you should possibly wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we would need to have your e-mail address as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address or that the owner of the e-mail address is agrees to receive the newsletter.  You may revoke your consent for us to save the data, the e-mail address as well as to use it to send out the newsletter at any time.

Right of revocation
Personal data which you have let us have may be cancelled by you and have it deleted by us at any time.  Likewise you may object to the preparation of non-personal data in the form of a user profile at any time.  Please deactivate the cookies for this on your browser.

Right of information
You shall be entitled to have information about the data held about you, where you obtained it and who has received it as well as the purpose for which it is being held at any time.  Information about stored data will be passed out by our data protection officer.  Upon request we shall inform you in writing in accordance with the law in force whether, and if so, which personal data we have stored on you.    

Additional information
The trust you place in us is important to us.  Therefore we shall respond to your questions regarding how your personal data is processed.  If you have any queries, which cannot be answered by this data protection declaration, or if you wish to have more detailed information about a specific point, please contact our data protection officer at any time.   
Public Procedural Directory of the Data Protection Declaration
In accordance with Section 4g of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], the data protection officer must, upon application by anyone, make the information stipulated in Section 4e BDSG available in a suitable manner.  We fulfil this obligation voluntarily so that you will not have to make an application.

1. Name of the responsible body
Steinfurth Mess-Systeme GmbH
Registry court: Local court in Essen
Commercial registration No HRB 13478
VAT Reg No DE 812 671 611

2. Management
Johann Angres
Martin Falkenstein

Data processing manager appointed:
Axel Nachtigall

3. Address of the responsible body
Steinfurth Mess-Systeme GmbH
Bonifaciusring 15
45309 Essen

4. Designated purpose of collecting, processing or using data
Planning, designing and using measuring equipment as well as all the associated economic and technical activity.  The Company may also acquire holdings in other businesses pursuing the same or similar objectives, regardless of their legal form.

5. Description of the groups of persons, data and data categories concerned
Customer data, employee data, as well as data from suppliers provided that this is required for the purposed named under 4.

The groups of persons concerned is shown under designated purpose stated under No 4.  They include the following data categories:  

    Group of persons: Customers
    Data: Contact persons, address, contract data, invoice settlement data and tax data
    Group of persons: Employees
    Data: Planning and contractual data base and invoice data
    Groups of persons: Business associates, Suppliers
    Data: Contract data base and invoice settlement data
    Group of persons: Potential customers
    Data: Contact person, address, product-related interest

6. Consignees to whom the data may be sent
A consignee is every person or body receiving the data.  Public bodies on the basis of legal regulations, external principals, and sellers in accordance with Section 11 BDSG as well as external bodies and internal departments to fulfil the objectives named under 4.

7. Standard period for data deletion
The legislate has promulgated a large number of safekeeping periods and duties.  After these periods of time have elapsed, e.g. 10 years, in accordance with Section 257 of the German Commercial Code [HGB] and Section 147 of the German Tax Code [AO], the corresponding data will be deleted as a matter of routine if it is no longer needed to fulfil the data.  In so far as data is not affected by this, it shall be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to know it to fulfil the objective for which it is kept.
8. Intended data transfer to other countries
We do not transfer data to other countries and we do not intend to do so at present.

Data Protection Officer:
Company Data Protection Officer  
Axel Nachtigall