Data protection

In the following, we would like to inform you about the personal data requested by Rutronik elektronische Bauelemente GmbH (hereinafter referred to as 'RUTRONIK') that will be saved and how we use this data. We ask you kindly to read the notices concerning data protection regularly as they may vary from time to time. If you use the website after the Privacy Policy has been amended, you grant your consent to the amended Privacy Policy.

The provisions of our Privacy Policy are based on both the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

 

1. Data protection

We endeavor to provide most of the services for anonymous use. Personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) is used only within the scope of the consent you have granted and is processed by us according to the pro-visions of German data protection law. You may rescind at any time the consent you previously granted. We use the data you provide to us about your person for the sole purpose of providing you with the best possible service, as well as an offering attuned to your requirements. Data is considered to be 'personal' if it can be correlated with a specific person unambiguously.

 

2. Which data is queried and used?

We use the personal data collected as part of the order procedure to process the or-der and forward this data – insofar as this is necessary – also on to third parties in this context. We collect the data based upon the type of service that has been used. For example, registration is mandatory for certain services. These include, for in-stance, our Online Catalog, www.rutronik-tec.de, forums and Newsletter. In the case of some mail campaigns, we will request information from you. We require this information to create an offering that is more interesting for you, and to be able to provide our services always on an up-to-date basis.

 

3. What do we do with your data?

In most cases, we use your personal data in order to carry out the respective service. We use personal data not only to enable the respective service to be carried out, but also to understand how our internet pages are used, insofar as you have granted your consent by clicking the appropriate checkbox. This information is useful for marketing and advertising purposes, and also for improving the services on offer. You may object to an automated evaluation of your use behavior at any time.

 

4. Does RUTRONIK pass on the information that it receives?

We do not sell customer information to third parties. This information is important to us and helps us to optimize our offering. Under certain circumstances, we might share your data with previously tested and trustworthy service providers in order to supply you with valuable additional services, provided that you granted your consent for this by clicking the appropriate checkbox.

 

5. Creditworthiness assessment

We verify your creditworthiness by transmitting to Verband der Vereine Creditreform e. V., Hellersbergstraße 12, D-41460 Neuss, Germany and / or Bisnode Deutschland GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Straße 11, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany (hereinafter referred to as 'credit agencies') information about the application for, acceptance and completion of the contract, and receive information from the credit agencies insofar as this is permitted having considered our interests versus your interest in excluding the transmission.

Once we have considered all affected interests, we will transmit to the credit agen-cies also data that contains non-contractual behavior.

The credit agencies provide personal information only if a creditable reason to do so is stated in the specific case. They release address data for tracing debtors. Supple-mentary to this, the credit agencies are able to provide to their contractual partners likelihood values calculated on account of the database to evaluate the credit risk (score procedure).

You may obtain information about the data saved concerning yourself at the address of the credit agencies stated under point 5 above.

 

6. May I influence how my data is used?

Of course, you have the exclusive right to decide whether and for which purposes we may use your data. Furthermore, it is your decision whether your data will be for-warded to third parties or whether we are allowed to use it for purposes of consulting, publicity and market research. Also in this case, you may rescind your authorization at any time. You may rescind at any time a declaration of consent you previously granted to us; this does not require a specific convention. You may object at any time to your data being processed for marketing purposes by writing an e-mail to: rutronik@rutronik.com.

You may view your personal data at any time.

Upon request, we will provide you with gratuitous information on the data saved concerning yourself. You may demand that we correct, block and delete your personal data at any time. Deletion is not carried out until the order procedure is executed in full.

 

7. Use of cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website to recognize multiple usage of our offering by the same user/owner of an internet connection. Cookies are small text files, which your internet browser deposits and saves on your computer. Their purpose is to optimize our internet presence and offerings.

You can adjust or prevent cookies from being installed by setting your browser accordingly. By changing your browser settings (this can be found in most cases under 'Option' or 'Settings' in the browser menu), you can accept all cookies, display new cookies, be informed if a new cookie is set or disable all cookies.

If you make a setting to prevent cookies from being installed, this may lead to you not being able to use all of our website's functions in their entirety.

 

8. Registration function

You have the opportunity to register on our website. The data, visible from the registration form entry screen, to be entered as part of the registration (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, company information) is collected and saved only for you to be able to use our offering, and forwarded to third parties if at all according to point 4 of this Privacy Policy.

When you register on our website, we will save also your IP address, as well as the date and time of your registration. This serves as a precaution on our part in case a third party misuses your data and registers on our website with this data without your knowledge. Forwarding to third parties does not take place. The data collected in this way is also not compared with data that is collected potentially by other components of our website.

 

9. Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics web analysis service of the Google Inc. company, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as 'Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies'; these are text files saved on your computer and enable an analysis to be carried out regarding your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted normally to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities, and render further services for the website operator relating to the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the cookies from being saved at any time by making an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must inform you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and the data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

 

10. Use of Google+ recommendation components

On our website, we use the '+1' button of the Google+ provider of the Google Inc. company, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as 'Google'). Each time a page on our website is visited that is equipped with such a '+1' component, this component prompts your browser to download an associated image of the Google component. This process informs Google about which specific page of our internet offering is currently being visited. According to the information from Google, your visit to the web page over and beyond this is not evaluated further if you are not logged into your Google account.

If you visit our website and are simultaneously logged into Google, Google can col-lect information about your Google account, the website you have recommended, your IP address and other browser-related information when you click the '+1' button.

In this way, your '+1' recommendation can be saved and made public. The Google '+1' recommendation you make in this way can then be displayed on the internet – together with your account name and any photograph you have saved with Google – for example, as part of search results, in your Google account or in other locations, e.g. on websites and advertisements. Furthermore, Google can link your visit to our website with your data saved with Google.

To view Google's Privacy Policy notices concerning the '+1' button with all further information on data collection, forwarding and use by Google, your associated rights and your profile setting options, visit: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

 

11. Google AdSense Privacy Policy

On our website, we use Google AdSense. This service is provided by the US compa-ny Google Inc. ('Google'), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense generates cookies; these are small text files saved on your computer. These enable your use of our website to be analyzed. Over and above this, Google AdSense uses also so-called web beacons. These are invisible graphics. Web beacons enable also the use of the website to be analyzed, and par-ticularly for the user traffic to be evaluated.

The information obtained with the aid of cookies and web beacons about how you use our website (including your IP address) and the supply of advertising on the website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA. They are saved there. Google can forward this information to its own contracting partners. However, Google will not link this information with other data it has gathered about you.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by making an appropriate setting in your browser. However, it may be the case that you will not be able to use all website functions in their entirety. If you use this website, you grant your consent for Google to collect and save the data concerning yourself and for it to be evaluated and used for the purpose stated above.

 

12. Use of facebook components

On our website, we use components of the facebook.com provider. facebook is a service of facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Each time a page on our website is visited that is equipped with such a component, this component prompts your browser to download an associated image of the face-book component. This process informs facebook about which specific page of our internet offering you are currently visiting.
If you visit our website and are simultaneously logged into facebook, facebook can use the information gathered by the component to recognize which specific page you are visiting and correlate this information with your personal facebook account. For example, if you click the 'Like' button or make associated comments, this information is transmitted to your personal user account on facebook and saved there. Furthermore, facebook receives notification that you have visited our website. This takes place irrespective of whether you click the component or not.

If you want to prevent this transmission of data to facebook about yourself and your behavior on our website and for this data to be saved by facebook, ensure that you log out of facebook before you visit our website. The facebook Privacy Policy notices provide more detailed information in this regard, particularly on the collection and use of data by facebook, your associated rights and your setting options to protect your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

In addition, external tools are available on the market that can be used to block face-book social plug-ins for all standard browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

For an overview of facebook plug-ins, visit: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

 

13. Use of Twitter recommendation components

On our website, we use components of the Twitter provider. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
Each time a page on our website is visited that is equipped with such a component, this component prompts your browser to download an associated image of the Twitter component. This process informs Twitter about which specific page of our internet offering is currently being visited.

We do not have any influence on the data that Twitter collects here or knowledge on the scope of this data collected by Twitter. According to our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of the respective visited web page as well as the IP address of the user; however, this is not used for other purposes such as depicting the Twitter component. For further information in this regard, view the Twitter Privacy Policy at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can alter your data protection settings in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

14. Use of XING recommendation components

On our website, we use components of the XING.com network. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time a page on our website is visited that is equipped with such a component, this component prompts your browser to download an associated image of the XING component. According to our information, XING does not save any personal data of the user about having visited our website. XING does not save any IP addresses either. Addi-tionally, no evaluation of the use behavior is carried out based upon the use of cookies in the context of the XING 'Share' button. For further information in this regard, view the Data Protection notices for the XING Share button at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

15. YouTube

Our website contains so-called embedded YouTube videos. MWE enables the connection to be established to YouTube only. YouTube is an offering of Google Inc. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Google, as well as on your rights and setting option for your protection as a YouTube customer, view the YouTube Privacy Policy notices at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.

 

16. Use of LinkedIn recommendation components

On our website, we use components of the LinkedIn network. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time a page on our website is visited that is equipped with such a component, this component prompts your browser to download an associated image of the LinkedIn component.
This process informs LinkedIn about which specific page of our internet offering is currently being visited. If you click the LinkedIn 'Recommend' button and are simultaneously logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our internet pages with your LinkedIn profile. This means that LinkedIn is in a position to collate the visit to our internet pages with your LinkedIn user account.

We do not have any influence on the data that LinkedIn collects here or on the scope of this data collected by LinkedIn. We also do not have any knowledge about the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details on the data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options are contained in the LinkedIn Privacy Policy notices. To view these notices, visit: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

17. Instagram Privacy Policy

Our website contains plug-ins and API interfaces of the Instagram social network. The Instagram plug-in can be recognized by the »Instagram button« on our website. If you click the Instagram button and are simultaneously logged into your Instagram account, content from our website may be linked to your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram is able to collate the visit to our website with your user ac-count. We make explicit reference to the fact that we as the operator of this website do not have any knowledge of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For fur-ther information on the Instagram Privacy Policy, visit: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

18. Newsletter

You can subscribe to our Newsletter on our website. In our Newsletter, we bring you up to speed on our offerings at regular intervals. You require a valid e-mail address to receive our Newsletter.

We will verify the e-mail address you have entered to ensure that you are really the holder of the stated e-mail address.
When you subscribe to our Newsletter on our website, we will save your IP address, as well as the date and time of your registration. This serves as a precaution on our part in case a third party misuses your e-mail address and subscribes to our Newsletter without your knowledge. We do not collect further data. The data collected in this way is used solely for you to receive our Newsletter. This data is not forwarded to third parties or compared with data that is collected potentially by other components of our website.
You may cancel your subscription to our Newsletter at any time. For details on this, please refer to the confirmation e-mail and each individual Newsletter.

 

19. Contact

On our website, we provide you with the option of contacting us by e-mail (rutronik@rutronik.com) or through the contact form. In this case, we save the information you state for the purpose of processing your inquiry. This data is not forwarded to third parties or compared with data that is collected potentially by other components of our website.

 

20. Feedback/comment facility

You have the opportunity of leaving comments on our website about the website itself and our online offering in general. In so doing, the IP address of the author / internet subscriber is saved. This data is saved for our own protection in case the author infringes rights of third parties with its comment and/or transmits illegal contents. This data is not forwarded to third parties or compared with data that is collected potentially by other components of our website.

 

21. Information / rescission / deletion

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, you may send us gratuitously questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the correction, blocking and deletion of this data, or rescission of previously granted consent by e-mail to:
rutronik@rutronik.com or by post:
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH
Industriestraße 2
75228 Ispringen
Germany

We make reference to the fact that you have the right to correct incorrect data or to demand that personal data is deleted insofar as there is not a statutory obligation to retain this data contrary to your claim.

 

22. Liability

According to § 7 section 1 of the Telemedia Act (TMG), we are responsible as a service provider for our own contents on these internet pages within the framework of the general statutes. However, we as a service provider do not have the duty according to §§ 8 to 10 TMG to monitor transmitted or saved third-party information or to search for indications of illegal activities. However, this excludes statutory obligations to remove or block contents or information, or to block possibilities of using our internet offering. However, liability does not take effect until the moment in which we receive knowledge of a tangible legal violation. As soon as we are made aware of a legal violation as part of our internet offering, we will remove the relevant contents immediately.

Our internet offering contains links to external websites of third parties. We make explicit reference to the fact that we do not have any influence on the contents of these websites. Accordingly, we cannot assume any liability or guarantee for the contents of these external internet pages. The pages' respective provider or operator is responsible. At the time that we provided the links to these pages, we inspected them for potential legal violations and did not find any illegal contents. However, it is not possible to inspect linked pages continuously. If at all, an inspection can take place only if there are tangible indicators of a legal violation. If we obtain knowledge of a legal violation on the linked sites, we will remove the relevant link from our website immediately.

German copyright law applies to contents and works published on our internet pages. Any reproduction, processing, distribution and utilization requires the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are permitted solely for private, non-commercial use. Our pages may contain contents that were not created by the operator itself. These contents take into account the copyright of third parties. Contents for which the copyright is held by a third party are indicated as such. Nevertheless, if you establish a copyright violation on our internet pages, we kindly ask that you inform us about this. We will then remove the relevant content from our internet pages immediately.

If you have questions and requests relating to personal data, please contact rutronik@rutronik.com.

 

The contact details of our company's Data Protection Officer are as follows:

Unternehmensberatung Riebold
IT Business Manager
Kößmühlenstraße 41
D-92648
Vohenstrauß
Germany
Telephone: 09651 / 321 4924
Telefax: 03212 / 124 7685
E-mail: harald.riebold@online.de