The owners of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.
The use of this website is generally possible without the submission of personal data. If personal data is entered on our website (for example name, address or email addresses), it is submitted voluntarily. This data is forwarded to our sales partners and subsidiaries for processing. It may not be forwarded to other recipients without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data communication on the internet (e.g. during communication by email) may involve security risks. It is not possible to completely protect your data against access by third parties.
Information obligations pursuant to Art 13 of GDPR
Person responsible for data processing pursuant to Art 13 paragraph (1) lit. (a)
Company name pursuant to §17 para. 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) including contact data of the person responsible (Managing Directors)
MBA Horst Wandres
Sven Wischnewski, B.Eng
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
Postfach 10 29 32
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 of May 5, 2018
The website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make the information we offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session-cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit.
If you contact us by filling out the contact form, the information that you enter in the contact form including your contact information will be saved to enable us to handle your enquiry. This data is forwarded to our sales partners and subsidiaries for processing. It may not be forwarded to other recipients without your express consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter that is offered on our website, we will require your email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the respective email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We only use this data for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent for saving data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of the Google Analytics website analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer and that permit analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the United States where it is saved.
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google previously shortens your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states which have signed the European Economic Area agreement. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the United States in exceptional cases where it is shortened. Google uses this information on behalf of the website owner to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services to the website owner in connection with the use of the website and internet use. The IP address sent by your browser to Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the cookies being saved by making the respective setting in your browser software; we would, however, like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie related to the use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Privacy statement for the use of facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Plug-ins of the social media company facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated into our website. The facebook plug-ins can be recognised by the facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website pages. An overview of the facebook plug-ins is given here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plug-in makes a direct connection between your browser and the facebook server. As a result facebook receives the information that you visited our site with your IP address. If you click the facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your facebook profile. facebook is then able to link your visit to our site to your user account. We draw your attention to the fact that as the provider of the website we do not receive any information about the content of the communicated data nor its use from facebook. Further information on this topic is available in the facebook privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want facebook to link the visit to our website with your user account, please log out of your facebook account.
Privacy statement for the use facebook pixel
To measure our conversion rates, our website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.
For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.
The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media.
In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings section under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
Privacy statement for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service 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 website you are visiting is linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is then sent to Twitter. We draw your attention to the fact that as the provider of the website we do not receive any information about the content of the communicated data nor its use from Twitter. Further information on this topic is available in the Twitter privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings athttp://twitter.com/account/settings.
Privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Our website uses functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and forwarding information: You can publish information globally with the Google +1 button. With the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you gave for content +1 and information about the site that you were looking at when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or your Google profile or on other websites and advertisements on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for your and others. To use the +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name that was selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you have used to share content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users that know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the collected information: In addition to the intended uses described above, the information you have provided is used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policies. Google may publish collated statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Privacy statement for the use of LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our sites is opened that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click the "Recommend" button of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website and your user account. We draw your attention to the fact that as the provider of the web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the communicated data nor its use from LinkedIn.
Further information on this topic is available in the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Data privacy statement for the use of Xing
Our website uses functions of the Xing network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our sites is opened that contains Xing functions, a connection is established to servers of Xing. As far as we are aware, the personal data is not saved. Specifically, no IP addresses are saved and the usage is not evaluated.
Further information on data privacy and the Xing share button is available in the data privacy statement of Xing at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Data privacy statement for the use of YouTube
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website run by Google. The site owner is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our web pages that features a YouTube plug-in, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is informed of the pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on how to handle user data is given in the data privacy statement of YouTube at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Information, deletion, blocking
You are entitled to obtain information about your saved personal data, its origins and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data free of charge. You can contact us at the address in the "Legal notice" section below for further information on the topic or to ask any questions.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby expressly object to the third party use of contact data, which has been published in accordance with the editorial requirements, for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The owners of the website expressly reserve the right to initiate legal steps should they receive unsolicited advertising such as spam mails.
Should you have any questions concerning our privacy statement, require information about any of your personal data that we have saved or wish to revoke your consent, please contact us directly by mail, phone or email at the following address:
Phone + 49 7661 394-0
Fax +49 7661 394-388