Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of the KBM Group. In general, you can use the KBM Group website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services offered by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. Where it is necessary to process personal data, and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The KBM Group, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, in principle there may be security gaps in internet-based data transmissions, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by phone.
KBM takes the protection of your personal data very seriously.
We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data.
Where personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication via email) may have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
Persons responsible in our company:
Data protection officer
We implement all necessary technical and organisational security measures to guard against loss and misuse of your data. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted during transmission using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means that communication between your computer and our servers takes place using a recognised encryption method.
If you wish to contact us by email, please note that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of emails can be viewed by third parties.
Right to object and right of access
As a data subject you can object to the processing or use of your personal data. If you have any questions about the processing and use of your personal data, we will be pleased to provide you with information at any time.
On request, in particular we will tell you what data concerning you we have stored.
We will also be pleased to assist you if you wish to rectify, restrict or erase your data. Please contact email@example.com for this purpose.
Alternatively you can send us a request by regular mail and we will tell you what data concerning you we have stored.
Cookies allow us to make our website more effective, more user-friendly, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are placed on your device and allow cookies on an individual basis, only allow some cookies, or block all cookies. You can also set your browser to delete cookies when it closes.
(You can change your browser’s cookie settings under “Settings” or “Options”).
Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
(Further information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie)
If you use our contact form, we will store your details from the enquiry form and the contact data you provide there for the purpose of processing your enquiry. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter.
No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively to send you the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can withdraw your consent to store the data and email address and use them to send out the newsletter at any time by emailing us at the address specified in the Legal Notice or by sending us a letter.
Server log files
Our web hosting provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files; this information is sent to us automatically by your browser.
This information comprises:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later point in time if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
Facebook plugins (“like” button)
Plugins for the Facebook social network are integrated into our website.
You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plugins is available here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives 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 site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that as the operator of this site we have no knowledge of the content of the data that is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For more information, please see the Facebook Data Policy at: facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate visits to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website. These features are offered by Twitter.
Your privacy preferences on Twitter can be modified in your account settings under: twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG.
Each time one of our pages is accessed that contains XING functions, a connection is established to XING servers. To our knowledge, no personal data is stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and user behaviour is not analysed.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site, which is owned by Google.
The operator of the site is YouTube. When you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers.
This tells the YouTube server which page of ours you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your browsing activity directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that a padlock symbol appears in the address bar in your browser and the address changes from “http://” to “https://”.
When SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right of access, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time as to the personal data concerning you that is stored, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to rectification, restriction and erasure of this data. For these purposes and for any further questions relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the Legal Notice.
Objection to advertising mail
We hereby object to the use of contact details published in the mandatory Legal Notice for the purpose of sending advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information e.g. in the form of spam emails.
This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analysis service.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout