Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

mkf GmbH, Managing Directors, Sascha Krebs and Christian Voigt, Lindenstr. 1, 07589 Lederhose, Germany, as the responsible body and service provider, would like to inform you as a user of the offer of https://www.mkf-automation.de/ and https://www.solutionsinclean.de/ about the type, scope and purpose of the survey and use of personal data in connection with the use of our website in a generally understandable form and provide you with information about the design options and your rights.

Of course, we observe the legal provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act; BDSG), the Telemediagesetz (German Telemedia Act; TMG) and other data protection regulations and take the resulting responsibility for the protection of your personal data seriously.

This is why we would like to provide you with the following important information:

1. Personal Data - Type and Scope of Collection and Use

1.1. The subject of data privacy is personal data. This includes individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person, such as name, date of birth, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number or bank details.

1.2. We only collect, process or use personal data that is required for the use and implementation of our services or that you have consented to use, e.g. in connection with advertising purposes, other communication or web analyses. Apart from that, we only collect, process and use your personal data if a legal provision expressly allows or even requires this regardless of it.

1.3 To view offers on our website and to obtain information, you are generally not required to provide personal data. If you are subscribing to free information material such as our free newsletter (registration in the double opt-in procedure), sending individual inquiries to us via our information or sales e-mail or our contact form, or sending them to us by phone, we will require certain personal data from you – such as first and last name, email address, possibly your mailing address and phone number – to be able to reply accordingly, to contact you and to be able to fulfill your wishes.

1.4 When you access our website, communication-related information (e.g. IP address) and usage-related information (e.g. information regarding the start and duration of use and the telecommunication services used by you) are automatically generated using technical means. These can theoretically, but usually require considerable effort, to be able to draw conclusions about personal data. If your communication or usage-related information is recorded, processed and used, it is therefore also subject to the legal regulation on data privacy.

1.5. We process data associated with your application. This can be general data about you (such as your name, address and contact information), information about your professional qualifications and school education or information about professional training or other information that you provide to us associated with your application.

2. Purpose of the Collection and Use of your Data, Transfer to Third Parties

2.1. In principle, we collect, process and use your personal data only to the extent that it is required to process and execute your request/order for our products, to answer your individual inquiries/questions or, if you have given your consent separately, to provide you with a specific service or specific promotional information. This applies, in particular, to the following inquiries or mandatory fields:

  • To process/handle your request/order as well as to transmit offers and detailed product information via your customer account: E-mail address, first and last name, company, delivery and, if applicable, different billing address and a telephone number for any questions;
  • For supplier inquiries: company, street, zip code, city, country, business language, homepage, for contact person salutation, first name, last name, position, telephone, fax, cell phone, e-mail address and other company information for supplier evaluation;
  • To answer your individual inquiries/questions: e-mail address and, if applicable, telephone number;
  • For postal delivery of promotional information: first and last name and mailing address.

2.2. Your personal data will only be shared with third parties to the extent necessary to carry out your order or request. For example, it is necessary to share your address information with the postal provider commissioned with the goods or information you have ordered. These service providers may only use your information to fulfill their (delivery) order.

2.3. Outside of these purposes related to your order, your personal data will only be shared with third parties if you have given your consent. Of course, we will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.

2.4. We process personal data about you for the purpose of your application for employment, if deemed necessary to decide whether to establish an employment relationship with us. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) Letter a GDPR. Furthermore, we may process personal data about you, if necessary, to defend against legal claims asserted against us from the application process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6, Section 1, Letter f GDPR; the legitimate interest is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (German General Equal Treatment Act; AGG). If it leads to an employment relationship between you and us, we may process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship pursuant Section 26 Paragraph 1 BDSG, if this is necessary to implement or terminate the employment relationship or to exercise or fulfill rights and obligations arising from a law or a collective agreement, a company or service agreement (collective agreement) to represent the interests of employees.

3. Web Analysis with the Help of Google Analytics and Cookies

3.1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the website use. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google truncates your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

3.2. With the help of this non-personal information, it allows us to adapt our website to the interests and priorities of our users, determine the attractiveness of our website and improve its performance and content.

3.3. You can prevent cookies to be generated or stored by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out by doing so, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Therefore, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

3.4. If you do not use the design scopes mentioned in Section 3.3., by using this website you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described and for the purpose stated above.

4. Server Data

Due to technical reasons, the following data, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, is recorded (so-called server log files):

  • Browser type and version;
  • Operating system used;
  • Website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL);
  • Website you are visiting;
  • Date and time of your access;
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and thus can thus not be traced to a specific person. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to allow us to optimize our website and our offers.

5. Social Media Plugins

Our website uses so-called “Share” buttons from the social networks Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing. You can conveniently share the content of our website using these buttons (social media plugins). Clicking the respective button establishes a connection to the corresponding service. The post will then be visible on your user account according to your privacy settings of the respective service. With the Shariff method used on our website, you only connect to the network service provider’s server when you click on the button (plugin).

Shariff is made available online as open source software by the computer magazine c’t and Heise. You can find more information on the Heise website: www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

5.1. Facebook Social Plugin Use

You will find a so-called social plugin of the social network Facebook integrated on our website (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA). Social plugins are buttons, fields and messages that a website like ours can use to provide you with an environment-oriented and personal user experience.

You can recognize these Facebook plugins by one of the Facebook logos or symbols you are probably familiar with (letter “f” on a tile with a blue background, “Like” button with the “Thumbs up” icon). An overview of the Facebook social plug-ins can be found here: www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/

Although these buttons, fields, and messages appear on other web pages, their content comes directly from Facebook. When you interact with social plugins, you share experiences outside of Facebook with Facebook friends and others on Facebook. For example, if you click on “Like” on our website, it is visible to the Facebook users with whom you share your notifications based on your own Facebook settings.

When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have 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 pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to connect your visit to our website to your user account.

If you do not want Facebook to connect your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before you visit our page or do not log in or register with Facebook after you have clicked on a Facebook button, field or message and are prompted to do so.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how Facebook uses it. You can find more information about this on Facebook under “How do social plugins work on Facebook?” www.facebook.com/help/103828869708800 and “Facebook privacy settings” www.facebook.com/help/213802165366955 and in its data guidelines under www.facebook.com/policy.php.

By using this website in connection with the Facebook social plug-ins, you consent to the processing of data about you by Facebook in the manner and for the purposes mentioned above.

5.2. Use of the Twitter Social Plugin Widget

On our website you have the option of using a social plugin – also known as a “widget” – to share current information about our company directly in real time with others on the Twitter information network (Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). You can identify such Twitter plugins by one of the known Twitter logos or icons. Although this button is displayed on our websites, its content comes directly from Twitter.

You can only use the services of Twitter if you register and log in there. By doing so, you consent to the collection, transfer, modification, storage, disclosure or other use of your information in accordance with Twitter’s Privacy Policy. Here you will find Twitter’s Privacy Policy, where you can find details on the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of data by Twitter.

If you click on the Twitter button (blue bird) on our website and the widget is loaded and displayed for the first time, Twitter receives log data, including the website you have visited, as well as a cookie that identifies your browser (“Widget data”). Using the widget data, Twitter can customize the content for you, for example, by suggesting that you follow an account on Twitter. Customized content is only saved together with your browser cookie ID and is separated from other widget data, such as information about the websites you have visited. This function is optional and is not yet available to all users. You have the option to temporarily stop the function or to deactivate it. In this case, the special cookie that enables this function will be removed from your browser. You can find more information about this function here on the Twitter websites. For the tweets, log data and other information that Twitter receives by interacting with the Twitter button or widgets on our website, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, through the widget we have no knowledge regarding the content of the data transmitted nor of its use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to connect your visit to our site with your Twitter user account, please log out of your Twitter user account before visiting our site or do not log in or register with Twitter after you have clicked on a Twitter button, field or message and are prompted to do so.

By using this website in connection with the Twitter social plugins or widgets, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Twitter in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

5.3. LinkedIn and Xing Social Plugins

On our website you will find the LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) and Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg) social plugins. The same principles also apply here as already stated in Clause 5.1. and 5.2. This means, in particular, that these providers use cookie technology to collect and process log data and data about your website visits to us or third parties as soon as you connect to their services/sites via the button. This data can be linked to you personally if you are registered with these service providers with your own profile and are logged in while visiting our website. Depending on how you use the social plugins of these providers, you share additional information with the communication and information networks connected there or make it public.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, in terms of the social plugin we have knowledge regarding the content of the data transmitted nor how it is used by LinkedIn and Xing. In terms of the specific type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data by these services, their respective privacy policy applies, which you have already accepted by registering a profile and which you can find here again:
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Xing: www.xing.com/privacy

Therefore, the same applies here. Do not log in or register with your profile for these services before or during your visit to our website if you do not want LinkedIn or Xing to be able to connect the visit to our pages to your user account there. Furthermore, by using our website together with the social plugins of the providers LinkedIn or Xing, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you through these service providers in the manner and for the purpose described above.

6. Google Maps

We use Google Maps (a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. In order to enable the functionality of Google map, data (such as the IP address of the computer you are using and the page on which the service is integrated within our website, as well as the date and time on which the page was viewed) are transmitted to Google. The data is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

You can find Google’s Privacy Policy at: policies.google.com/privacy

7. Data Retention Period

We are only storing your personal data for as long as is necessary for the execution and processing of the legal relationship with you. After the contract has been fully processed and the tax and commercial law regulations have expired, your personal data will be deleted, unless you have consented to any further use of the data, for example, to the extent and as long as you continue to use a customer account you have set up with us.

8. Right to Information and Right of Revocation, Unsubscribing from the Newsletter, Other Possibilities

8.1. You will receive information about your personal data stored by us, its origin, the recipients of the data, if applicable, and the purpose of the data storage (Section 13 Paragraph 7, TMG, Art. 15 GDPR) free of charge at any time without providing reasons. You can request a correction, deletion and blocking of your personal data at any time under the conditions of Section 29 BDSG.

8.2. If the use, processing and transmission of your personal data by mkf GmbH is based on your consent (e.g. for advertising, marketing or market research purposes), you may revoke this consent at any time without providing reasons for the future by sending an e-mail to info(at)mkf-automation.de. Furthermore, you can object to further use of your data, provided that we use it to the extent permitted by law, e.g. for postal advertising mail.

8.3. The Data Protection Officer at mkf GmbH is available to answer any questions you may have on the data privacy subject:

Claus Wissing
Sachverständigenbüro Mülot GmbH
Grüner Weg 80
48268 Greven

Tel.: 02571 540 20
E-Mail: datenschutz(at)svb-muelot.de

9. Security

If you call up pages and files on our website www.mkf-automation.de and www.solutionsinclean.de and are asked to enter information about yourself, we would like to point out that this data transfer takes place with an encrypted transfer protocol (https: hyper text transfer protocol secure) via the Internet and the data is thus protected against unauthorized access.

10. Product Liability

The information on these websites is non-binding and is provided for information purposes only. It does not constitute offers within the meaning of the applicable legal provisions. Detailed information and contractual conditions can be obtained from mkf GmbH. On the basis of the information contained on the website, no contractual relationship can arise with regard to the goods presented.

The information on these websites and the products and services described in this information can be modified or updated by mkf GmbH at any time without prior notice. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the websites of mkf GmbH make no warranties or representations with respect to a particular quality, expressed or implied, for which mkf GmbH is liable, including with respect to the timeliness, accuracy, completeness and quality of information.

mkf GmbH assumes no liability in connection with its websites. Liability for any direct or indirect damage, claims for damages, consequential damage of any kind and for whatever legal reason arising from your access to or the use of the website, in particular, also the infection of your computer environment with viruses, is excluded.

For the establishment of and compliance with obligations as well as the liability of mkf GmbH for the mkf products and services, only the respective contractual agreements concluded with regard to them, including the General Terms and Conditions of mkf GmbH in their currently valid version, shall be authoritative.

10. Links to other Websites

Links to third party websites are made available to you as an additional service. These websites are completely independent and are beyond the control of mkf GmbH. mkf GmbH is not liable for the content of any of these third-party websites that you access via the mkf website and assumes no responsibility for the content, data protection provisions or the use of such websites.

11. Worldwide Availability of Products

This website may contain information about mkf products that are not yet available in your country. The presence of such information on this website does not imply any intention of mkf GmbH to announce product availability worldwide.

12. Trademarks and Copyrights

The trademarks and logos (the “trademarks”) displayed on this website are the property of mkf GmbH. None of the information on this website is to be construed as granting licenses or trademarks. This requires express written consent from mkf GmbH. Unauthorized use of these trademarks is strictly prohibited. mkf GmbH will enforce its intellectual property rights worldwide to the extent permitted by applicable laws. Copyright 2020 mkf GmbH. All rights reserved. All texts, images, graphics, animations, videos, music, sounds and other materials on these websites are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights of mkf GmbH. mkf GmbH owns the copyrights for the selection, coordination and arrangement of the materials on this website. These materials may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or redistributed to other websites.

13. Newsletter

Our free newsletter notifies you regularly by e-mail about new products and special offers. The data you enter here will only be used to personalize the newsletter and will not be shared with third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at or revoke your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to info@mkf-automation.de. Your data will be deleted within one month after canceling the newsletter, provided that the deletion does not conflict with any legal retention requirements. By submitting the data you have entered, you consent to the data processing and confirm our privacy policy.

14. Google reCaptcha

We use the Google reCaptcha service to determine whether a person or a computer makes a certain entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following information to verify whether you are human or a computer: IP address of the end device used, the website you visit with us and on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks requiring the identification of images. The legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 Section 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing, to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated inputs (attacks).


Links to other websites


Links to third party websites are provided as an additional service to you. These websites are completely independent and beyond the control of mkf GmbH. mkf GmbH is not responsible for the content of any of these third-party websites that you may access through the mkf website, and does not take any responsibility for the content, privacy practices, or the use of such websites.

 


Trademarks and copyrights

The trademarks and logos displayed on these websites are the property of mkf GmbH. None of the information on these websites is to be construed as granting any licenses or trademarks. The express written consent of mkf GmbH is required for this. Unauthorized use of these trademarks is strictly prohibited. mkf GmbH will enforce its intellectual property rights worldwide to the fullest extent of the law. Copyright 2020 mkf GmbH. All rights reserved. All text, images, graphics, animations, videos, music, sounds and other materials on these websites are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights of mkf GmbH. mkf GmbH owns the copyright in the selection, coordination and arrangement of the materials on this website. These materials may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or retransmitted to other websites.


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