Data protection

Data protection

Privacy Policy

The responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (GDPR), is:

sam Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 2853 · D-58688 Menden
Horlecke 110 · D-58706 Menden
Phone: 49 – (0) 23 73 / 90 90 00
Fax: + 49 – (0) 23 73 / 90 90 101
email: office@sam.de

Your rights

You can always exercise the following rights by contacting our data protection officer:

  • Information about your stored data and their processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your stored data,
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection against the processing of your data with us and
  • data transferability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you, with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities responsible for the non-public-sector can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties, if:

  • You have given your express consent to
  • the processing is required to execute a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,

processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

 

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods established under the law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted, in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow identifiable conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  •  for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly also the data processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimise our website and the underlying technology.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use the so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. They automatically give us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your web navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

Contact form

If you have questions of any kind, contact us by e-mail or contact form, give us your consent for the purpose of establishing contact. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address. This serves for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answering to it. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completing the request we will automatically delete personal data.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (in the following referred to as: Google). Google Analytics use the so-called cookies, small text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be however shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. For this purpose, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address passed on from your browser within the bounds of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google.

The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities carried out on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may further prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link (download and install): Browser Add On used to disable Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent Google Analytics tracking on our pages by: clicking on this link . An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the data collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so, for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy centre.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products,  click here.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is the YouTube, LLC, based in 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you, personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

Further information on data protection at “YouTube” can be found in the privacy policy of the provider, under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data privacy, please email us or contact the person responsible for privacy policy in our organization:

sam Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Urban, Data Protection Officer
Horlecke 110 · D-58706 Menden
Phone: 49 – (0) 23 73 / 90 90 00
Fax: + 49 – (0) 23 73 / 90 90 101
email: datenschutz@sam.de

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