european association of steel distribution

data protection declaration

We, astedis, thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our services. The protection of your privacy when using our website https://www.astedis.com (“website”) is important to us. The following therefore provides information on the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal data. Please read through our transparency policy. If you have not installed an Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can install it for free here.

A. Privacy policies according to the GDPR

I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

NORDWEST Handel AG
Robert-Schuman-Straße 17
44263 Dortmund Deutschland
Phone: +49 231 2222 3001
Fax: +49 231 2222 3099
E-Mail: info@nordwest.com
Website: nordwest.com

II. Name and address of the data protection officer/supervisor

The data protection officer/supervisor of the responsible person is:

Mike Rasch datarea GmbH
Meißner Straße 103
01445 Radebeul
Germany
Phone: 0351 20 25 14 26
E-Mail: info@datarea.de
Website: datarea.de

III.  General information about data processing

 1. Extent of processing of personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the furillment of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.

Provided that processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR is the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR is the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is omitted.

Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract. In addition, the storage may be continued if it is obligated by any EU or national regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1. Extent of processing of personal data

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the requesting computer.

The following data are collected:

  1. Information about the browser type and version used
  2. The operating system of the user
  3. The Internet service provider of the user
  4. The IP address of the user
  5. Date and time of access
  6. Websites from which the system of the user comes to our website
  7. Web sites accessed by the user’s system through our website
  8. Name and URL of the retrieved file
  9. Message if the retrieval was successful

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2.Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose for the processing or forwarding of personal data

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the retrieval of the website on the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session..

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

For these purposes, this is our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.

In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

5. Objection and removal possibility

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

 1)  Extent of processing of personal data

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users’ browsing behavior.

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  1. Entered search terms
  2. frequency of page views
  3. Use of Website Features
  4. shortened IP address

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, there is also a reference to this privacy policy.

2) Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is in the presence of a corresponding consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3) Purpose for the processing or forwarding of personal data

The use of the analysis cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and so we can constantly optimize our offer.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4)  Duration of storage, Objection and removal possibility

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this on our side. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website.

VI. Contact form and Newsletter

 1. Extent of processing of personal data

Our website contains a contact form that can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

Name, company, e-mail address, message.

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

  1. remote IP-adress
  2. user agent
  3. URL
  4. Date and time of registration

For the processing of data, your consent is obtained during the submission process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose for the processing or forwarding of personal data

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal possibility

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

The objection is possible by sending a message to the e-mail address provided in the imprint. All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

VII. Borlabs Cookie

This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets a technically necessary cookie (borlabs cookie) in order to save your cookie consent. Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data.

Your consent, which you gave when entering the website, is saved in the borlabs cookie. If you would like to revoke this consent, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re- enter / reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.

VIII. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

 1. Google Analytics 4

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The controller for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”).

Type and purpose of processing

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable your use of our website to be analysed. The information collected by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use the User ID function. User ID allows us to assign a unique, permanent ID to one or more sessions (and the activities within these sessions) and to analyse user behaviour across devices.

We use Google Signals. This collects additional information in Google Analytics about users who have activated personalised ads (interests and demographic data) and ads can be delivered to these users in cross-device remarketing campaigns.

In Google Analytics 4, the anonymisation of IP addresses is activated by default. Due to IP anonymisation, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

During your visit to the website, your user behaviour is recorded in the form of “events”. Events can be

  1. Page views
  2. First visit to the website
  3. Start of the session
  4. Visited web pages
  5. Your “click path”, interaction with the website
  6. Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the end of the page (90%))
  7. Clicks on external links
  8. Internal search queries
  9. Interaction with videos
  10. file downloads
  11. Ads viewed / clicked on
  12. language setting


Also recorded:

  1. Your approximate location (region)
  2. Date and time of your visit
  3. Your IP address (in truncated form)
  4. Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting, screen resolution)
  5. your internet provider
  6. the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)


Purposes of the processing

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your [pseudonymous [NOT IF USER ID IS USED]] analyse your use of the website and compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.

Recipients

Recipients of the data are/may be

  1. Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as processor pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR)
  2. Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  3. Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA


Third country transfer

The European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the USA on 10 July 2023. Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Framework. Since Google servers are distributed worldwide and a transfer to third countries (for example to Singapore) cannot be completely ruled out, we have also concluded the EU standard contractual clauses with the provider.

Storage period

The data sent by us and linked to cookies is automatically deleted 14 months. The maximum lifespan of Google Analytics cookies is 2 years. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Legal

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit.a GDPR and § 25 Para. 1 S.1 TTDSG.

Revocation

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by accessing the cookie settings and changing your selection there. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to reject all cookies, this may restrict the functionality of this and other websites. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by

Do not give your consent to the setting of cookies or
download and install the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics here.

You can find more information on the terms of use of Google Analytics and on data protection at Google at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/ and at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

2. Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display a site map. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google finds out that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The terms of service for Google Maps can be found in Google Maps Terms of Service. For details, see the Privacy Center at google.com: Transparency and Choice, and Privacy Policy.

IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a person concerned within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards the person responsible:

1. Right of access by the data subject

You have the right to request a confirmation from the person in charge if personal data concerning you are processed by us.

If such processing is done, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:

  1. the purposes for which personal data are processed;
  2. the categories of personal data being processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
  4. the planned duration of storage of personal data concerning you or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the retention period;
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right for restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object the processing;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.


You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the person in charge, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must correct the Data without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

  1. if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  4. if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your


If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the limitation of the processing after the o.g. conditions are restricted, you will be informed by the person in charge before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

 1. deletion of duty

You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller is laible to delete that information immediately if one of the following is applicable:

  1. Personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You revoke your consent, to which the processing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  3. you have objected according to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you objected acc. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR the processing.
  4. Your personal data have been processed
  5. The deletion of personal data concerning you shall be required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  6. The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
  7. Information to third parties


If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. to Art. 17 (1) of the GDPR laible to delete the data, it will take appropriate measures, including technical ones, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data, that you, the affected person, have requested that the Data has to be deleted. This includes all links to such personal information or copies or replications of such personal information.

1. Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

  1. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
  2. to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
  4. for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  5. for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal


5. Right to be informed

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he/she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability

 You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

  1. the processing on a consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and
  2. the processing is done by automated


In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

7. Right of objection

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object the processing of your personal data, which is pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.

If you object the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you have the option of exercising your right to object to the use of Information Society Services. The revocation of consent will be used on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

  1. is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
  2. is permitted by the Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  3. with your express


However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g GDPR applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and heard on challenge of the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is against the GDPR violates.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 of the GDPR.

The competent supervisory authority is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

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