This use of our website is generally possible without the provision of any personal data. If personal data are collected on our pages (e.g., name, address or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data are passed on to our sales partners and subsidiaries for the purpose of processing. Any disclosure to other parties will only be made with your express consent.
We hereby give notice that data transmitted via the internet (e.g., via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information obligations pursuant to Art 13 of the GDPR
Person responsible for data processing pursuant to Art 13 paragraph (1) lit. (a)
Company name according to Section 17 para. 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) incl. contact details of the person responsible (GF)
Sven Wischnewski, B. of Eng
Telephone +49 7661 394-0
Fax +49 7661 394-388
Freiburg District Court, Commercial Register No. 1516
Contact data of the data protection officer pursuant to Article 13 paragraph (1) lit. (b) of the GDPR
Helbig Datenschutz GmbH
91207 Lauf an der Pegnitz
Purpose and legal basis of data processing pursuant to Art. 13 para. (1) lit. c) of the GDPR
Personal data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling contracts or implementing pre-contractual measures. This includes customer master data with contact persons as well as the contact history, quotations, orders, invoices, project data and other legal obligations of the person responsible.
The legal bases are derived from Art. 6 of the GDPR. Other important legal bases are derived from the German Commercial Code, tax law, the Law on Limited Liability Partnerships and other legal regulations relevant for SIKO GmbH. These also include contractual regulations. The processing of newsletters is based on consent of the parties concerned.
Processing is for protecting the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) of the GDPR
To the extent necessary, we also process your data beyond the actual fulfillment of the contract to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties. These include:
- Sales management and sales controlling
- Asserting legal claims and mounting a defense in legal disputes
- Ensuring IT security and operation
- Measures for maintaining building and system security (e.g., access controls) as well as the right of the owner of premises to undisturbed possession
- Measures for business management and further development of employees
Categories of recipients of personal data (data transmission) pursuant to Art. 13 para. (1) lit. e) of the GDPR
Within Germany, the European Union and the European Economic Area
Auditors, bailiffs and other creditors as well as other government agencies for the fulfillment of legal obligations and for requested certificates, logistics companies, customers as well as suppliers and other agencies and business partners.
Third country incl. adequacy decision pursuant to Article 13 paragraph (1) lit. f of the GDPR
Within the context of international business relationships, transmission is pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. b for fulfilling contracts or implementing pre-contractual measures. For this purpose, an adequacy decision is not required.
Storage duration pursuant to Art. 13 para. (2) lit a)
The respective purposes are derived from legal requirements and relevant industry-specific regulations. Personal data are deleted after the purpose has been achieved.
Rights of persons affected pursuant to Art. 13 para. (2) lit. b)
You can exercise your rights using the contact details cited above at any time. If your personal data are processed, you are a person affected in the sense of the GDPR and you have the following rights with respect to the person responsible:
Information about the rights of persons affected:
The person affected has the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether any personal information concerning him/her is undergoing processing; if this is the case, he/she has a right to information about these personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 of the GDPR.
The person affected has the right to demand that the person responsible party correct incorrect personal data concerning him/her and, if applicable, incomplete personal data (Art. 16 of the GDPR) without delay.
The person affected has the right to request that the person responsible delete personal data concerning him/her without delay if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies, e.g., if the data are no longer required for the purposes pursued (right of deletion).
The person affected has the right to demand that the person responsible restrict processing for the duration of the check by the person responsible check if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 of the GDPR applies, e.g., if the person affected has lodged an objection to processing.
The person affected party has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for reasons arising from his or her particular situation. The person responsible party will no longer process the personal data unless he/she can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person affected, or the processing is for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims (Art. 21 of the GDPR).
Rights of persons affected pursuant to Art. 13 (2) lit. c) of the GDPR
If you have given us your consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g., processing pictures of persons affected), the legality of this processing is based on your consent.
You may revoke your consent at any time. This also applies to revocation of declarations of consent that were given to us before the GDPR was valid, i.e., before May 25, 2018.
Please note that such revocation is only with future effect. Processing operations that are performed prior to the revocation are not affected.
Right of complaint at a supervising authority pursuant to Article 13 paragraph (2) lit. (d of the GDPR
Any person affected has the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if the person affected considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is in contravention of the GDPR (Article 77 of the GDPR). The person affected may exercise this right before a supervisory authority in the member state in which he or she resides or works or in which the suspected infringement took place.
The competent supervisory authority in Baden-Württemberg is:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Königstrasse 10 a
P.O. Box 10 29 32
Telephone: +49 711 615541-0
Provision of personal data pursuant to Article 13 para. (2) lit. e) of the GDPR
In the context of our business relationship, you must only provide those personal data that are necessary for fulfilling a contract or implementing pre-contractual measures or for which we are legally obliged to collect. We are usually not able to conclude a contractual relationship without these data.
Changes to this Data Protection Declaration
We reserve the right to change this Data Protection Declaration in accordance with applicable data protection regulations. You can find the current version under the Data Protection Declaration on our website. If we intend to process your data for other purposes, i.e., for purposes other than those for which they have been collected, we will inform you in advance of the statutory provisions.
As of May 18, 2018
Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general as well as activate automatic deleting of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, in order to answer your question and any follow-up questions. These data are passed on to our sales partners and subsidiaries for the purpose of processing. Any disclosure to other parties will only be made with your express consent.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics
In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google abbreviates your IP address in advance within member states of the European Union or other treaty states of the convention concerning the European economic area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. For order of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of this website, create reports about the website activities and provide other services connected with use of the website and Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data of Google.
You can prevent storing of cookies on your computer via a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we point out that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the recording of data generated by a cookie with respect to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data Privacy Statement for Use of Tag Manager
With Google Tag Manager, marketers can manage website tags via a single interface. However, the Tag Manager itself, which uses the tags, works without cookies and does not collect personally identifiable information. Tag Manager only triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data under certain circumstances. Explanations can be found in this privacy statement for these respective third-party providers. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If you have disabled cookies or otherwise opted out, this is honored for all tracking tags used with Google Tag Manager, so the tool will not change your cookie settings.
Google may ask you for permission to share some product information (such as your account information) with other Google products to enable certain features, for example, to simplify the addition of new conversion tracking tags for AdWords. In addition, Google's developers review product usage information from time to time to optimize the product further. However, Google never shares data of this nature with other Google products without your consent.
Google AdSense (not personalized)
This website uses Google AdSense, an ad embedding service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use Google AdSense in the “non-personalized” mode. Contrary to the personalized mode, the ads are not based on your previous user patterns and the service does not generate a user profile for you. Instead, the service uses so-called “context information” to choose the ads that are posted for you to view. The selected ads are thus based e.g. on your location, the content of the website you are visiting at the time or the search terms you are using. To learn more about the distinct differences between personalized targeting and targeting that has not been personalized by Google AdSense, please click the following link: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9007336.
Please keep in mind that even the use of the non-personalized mode of Google Adsense results in the potential archiving of cookies. According to Google, these cookies are used to combat fraud and misuse. These cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
The use of Google Adsense in the non-personalized mode is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDRP. We have a justified interest in the analysis of user patterns to be able to optimize both, our web presentation and our promotional activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Google is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The Privacy Shield accord was executed between the European Union and the United States with the aim of ensuring that European Data Protection Standards are observed in conjunction with the processing of data in the United States. Every company that is certified in accordance with the Privacy Shield regulations undertakes to comply with these data protection standards.
You have the option to autonomously adjust the advertising settings in your user account. To do so, please clic the link provided below and log in: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Google Analytics Remarketing
This website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in combination with the functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. The provider of these solutions is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
This function makes it possible to connect the advertising target groups generated with Google Analytics Remarketing with the functions of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. This makes it possible to display interest-based customized advertising messages, depending on your prior usage and browsing patterns on a device (e.g. cell phone) in a manner tailored to you as well as on any of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given us pertinent consent, Google will connect your web and app browser progressions with your Google account for this purpose. As a result, it is possible to display the same personalized advertising messages on every device you log into with your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics records Google authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily connected with our Google Analytics data to define and compile the target groups for the ads to be displayed on all devices.
You have the option to permanently object to remarketing/targeting across all devices by deactivating personalized advertising. To do this, please follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The consolidation of the recorded data in your Google account shall occur exclusively based on your consent, which you may give to Google and also revoke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data recording processes that are not consolidated in your Google account (for instance because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the consolidation of data), the recording of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitor for advertising purposes.
For further information and the pertinent data protection regulations, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.
Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In conjunction with Google Ads, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize that the user has clicked an ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google Ads customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g., an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
To review more detailed information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies, only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general as well as activate automatic deleting of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Plugins are integrated on this website for the social network Facebook, Provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our pages. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. As a result, Facebook receives information that you visited our website using your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged in to Facebook, you can link the contents of our website with your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can link your visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in the data protection declaration of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to link the visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook Pixel
Our website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A. ("Facebook") for conversion measurement.
These allow the behavior of site visitors to be tracked after they click a Facebook ad to reach the provider's website. This allows an analysis of the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and their future optimization.
The collected data is anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook Data Use Policy. This will allow Facebook to display ads both on Facebook and on third-party sites. We as the operator of the site have no control over how this data is used.
The use of Facebook Pixels is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in effective promotional activities, including social media.
You can also deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature in the Ads Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do so, you will first need to log into Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance:: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter
The functions of Twitter are integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and make known to other users. In this context, data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by Twitter. You can find further information about this in the data protection declaration of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data protection settings in your account settings at Twitter at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1
Our pages use Google +1 functions. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Recording and forwarding information: Using the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. You can and other users obtain personalized contents from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information that you provided for contents of +1 as well as information about the page that you looked at when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be shown as references to your profile name and your photo in Google services, e.g., in search results or your Google profile as well as at other places on websites and ads in the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible Google profile, which must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. This name can also replace another name in many cases, which you used in communicating contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users, who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the recorded information
In addition to the purposes of use explained about, the information provided by you is used pursuant to the valid Google data protection regulations. Google might publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of users and forward this information to users and partners, e.g., publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Data protection declaration for the use of LinkedIn
Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our websites from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website do not receive any information about the contents of the transmitted data nor their use by LinkedIn.
You can find further information about this in the data protection declaration of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Data protection declaration for the use of Xing
Our website uses functions from the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.
For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data protection declaration at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube site, which is operated by Google. The website operator is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Objection to marketing emails
The use of the contact data published as part of editorial imprint requirements by third parties for sending advertisement and informational materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the sites reserve the right to take express legal steps in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
Telephone + 49 7661 394-0
Fax +49 7661 394-388