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Privacy Statement

1. General information

The subject of data protection is personal data (hereinafter called data). This refers to individual pieces of personal or factual information about a specific or specifiable natural person (§ 3 Abs. 1 BDSG). This includes all information that refers to identified or identifiable natural persons (Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO) such as name, address, profession, e-mail-address, phone number and possibly all user data like the IP-address.

SKS-Kinkel Elektronik GmbH (hereinafter called operator) is the accountable body (§ 3 Abs. 7 BDSG) and therefore responsible for the collection, processing, and use of personal data while the www.sks-kinkel.de website (hereinafter called website) is being used (Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO). The operator shall exclusively use your personal data for purposes that are in compliance with this privacy statement. If your data is forwarded to any third party, this is only done in compliance with statutory provisions of data protection.

Should you choose to object to the collection, processing or use of your data as a whole or for individual procedures according to this privacy statement, you can do this at the contact provided in the imprint.

Please note that the use of the website may be limited or not possible at all should the right of objection be exercised.

2. Scope of data collection

2.1 Accessing and using the website

Whenever the website is accessed user data is transmitted via the respective internet browser and server log files are created. The recorded dataset includes the following information:

  • Date and time of access
  • Name of website accessed
  • IP address
  • Referrer URL (source URL from which the website has been accessed)
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Information on product and version of the browsers used


After its use the IP address is either deleted or anonymized. Through anonymizing IP addresses are changed in such a way that they may no longer be connected to a specific or specifiable, that is identifiable, natural person or that their allocation would require a disproportionally large expense in time, cost and labor.

2.2 Contact form

Please use the contact form to get in touch with the operator of the website. The following information has to be provided on the form:

  • Message
  • Company
  • Contact person
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • City
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

2.3 Clicking on E-mail

There are several options on the navigation bar and other positions on the website to open an E-Mail to the operator or another firm with just one klick. The sender that is automatically inserted is the E-Mail address connected to your E-Mail program.

If you do not wish to have your E-Mail address retrieved in this way you can change the settings of your respective E-Mail program.

2.4 Save VCard

Contact information for the operator’s employees as well as the staff of additional firms is listed on the operator’s website. In particular, there is the possibility to save the respective electronic business cards. If the menu button “Save VCard” is clicked, your E-Mail program will open and enable you to save the electronic business card. You have the option to allow or to reject this. In the latter case your data is not processed by the operator or a third party.

2.5 Catalogue request

You may order a catalogue on the website. The following data has to be provided to do this:

For planners, architects, Wohnungsbaugesellschaft (residential building association) or electricians

  • Company name
  • Contact person
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • City
  • Phone number
  • E-Mail address

For end users

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • City
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

2.6 Product sample request

The operator requires the following data to process the request for a product sample:

  • Name and location of project
  • Company
  • Contact person
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • City
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

3.    Scope of data processing

3.1 Improvement of the website

Server log files are analyzed in anonymized form by the operator to continuously improve the website, to make it more user-friendly as well as to find errors more quickly and to eliminate them and to control server capacities. In this way it is possible to track peak times in the use of the website and the operator is then able to provide the respective data volume.

3.2 Communication and transfer of information

In addition, the operator may collect, process and use your data to communicate with you. In particular, the operator uses your personal data to react to your contact request and to send the requested catalogue or product sample to you.

3.3 Advertising

The operator shall use your personal data for advertisements provided you indicated your consent or as permitted in accordance with statutory regulations.

4. Use of cookies for the operation of the website

A part of the operator’s services requires the use of so-called cookies. These are small text files/data packages that normally consist of letters and numbers and that are saved on a browser if you visit certain websites. The cookies allow the website to recognize your browser, follow you while browsing through various sections of the website and to recognize your browser whenever you come back to the website. Cookies do not contain data that can identify you, however, the information about you that has been saved by the operator may be assigned to the data received and saved in cookies.

Information that the operator obtains from you by using cookies may be used for the following purposes:

  • Recognition of the user’s computer when the website is visited
  • Traceability of browsing activity of the user on the website
  • Improving user friendliness of the website
  • Rating the use and effectiveness of the website
  • Operating the website
  • Fraud prevention and improving the security of the website
  • Individual design of the website so that it is tailored to the user’s requirements

Cookies do not cause any damage to a browser. They do not contain any viruses and do not allow their operators to see or manipulate your data. 2 types of cookies are being used:

  • Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you exit the browser (session cookies).
  • Permanent cookies, however, have a maximum lifetime of up to 20 days. Through this type of cookies, the browser may be recognized when revisiting the website.

With the help of cookies, the operator is able to understand usage of the website and use this information correspondingly for the purposes listed above. In addition, the use of cookies optimizes browsing the operator’s website. This data again is exclusively collected in anonymized form.

Of course you may visit the website without cookies. If you do not want the operator to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by selecting to block cookies in your browser settings. The instructions provided by your browser manufacturer show you how exactly to do this. If you choose not to accept cookies this may restrict your use of certain functions on the website.
To delete cookies on your browser please refer to the instructions of your browser.

5. Use of cookies for other purposes and for advertising

The operator uses the web analysis tool Piwik. This tool uses cookies to enable the operator to analyze usage of the website. For this purpose, usage data that has been generated with cookies (including your IP address automatically masked for anonymity) is transmitted to the operator’s server and stored for the analysis of website usage. Your IP address is immediately anonymized in the process so that you as a user stay anonymous for the operator. The information about your use of the website that is generated by cookies is not passed on to a third party. Placing of cookies may be prevented by the corresponding setting on your browser but then you may not be able to make full use of all functions available on this website.
If you do not wish your data to be stored and analyzed for the purposes listed above, you may revoke the permission at any time. In this case your cookie will be modified to read „opt-out“, meaning that Piwik will not collect any session data.

Please note: Should you choose to delete your cookies, the consequence will be that the opt-out cookie is deleted as well. In that case you need to reactivate it.

At any time may you object to the collection and storage of your personal data with effect for the future. Please click on the link below to use your right of objection:

6. Links to third parties

When visiting the website there might be some content that is linked to websites of third parties. The operator has no access to the cookies or other functions that are being used by third parties and may not check them either. These third party websites are not subject to the operator’s statutory regulations on data protection.

For this reason, please get in touch with the third party directly, i.e. use their privacy statement as your basis of information.

7. Assigned data use

The operator adheres to the principle of the assigned data use and collects, processes and stores your personal data solely for the purposes listed above. Your personal data is only transferred to third parties within the scope of the statutory provisions and legal requirements. Only within the scope of statutory obligations to furnish information, or if the operator is under an obligation to furnish information by virtue of a court order, will personal data be transferred to government institutions and authorities which are entitled by law to receive this information.

8. Rights of the data subject

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act § 34 BDSG you are entitled at any time to demand the provision of information about your personal data stored at the operator. The operator strives to process all enquiries for information without delay.

At any time are you entitled to have your personal data that is stored at the operator changed or deleted with effect for the future. Deleting your personal data is only possible if such action does not violate any legal provisions (e.g. obligation of safekeeping), if the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of the purpose pursued with the storage, or if the storage of the same is inadmissible on other legal grounds. After expiry of the set period of time, the operator shall delete your personal data in compliance with pertinent data protection regulations.

Users are entitled to withdraw the consent for collection, processing, and usage of their personal data at any time without stating the cause. For this purpose, please contact the address provided in the imprint.

6. Links to third parties

When visiting the website there might be some content that is linked to websites of third parties. The operator has no access to the cookies or other functions that are being used by third parties and may not check them either. These third party websites are not subject to the operator’s statutory regulations on data protection.

For this reason, please get in touch with the third party directly, i.e. use their privacy statement as your basis of information.

7. Assigned data use

The operator adheres to the principle of the assigned data use and collects, processes and stores your personal data solely for the purposes listed above. Your personal data is only transferred to third parties within the scope of the statutory provisions and legal requirements. Only within the scope of statutory obligations to furnish information, or if the operator is under an obligation to furnish information by virtue of a court order, will personal data be transferred to government institutions and authorities which are entitled by law to receive this information.

8. Rights of the data subject

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act § 34 BDSG you are entitled at any time to demand the provision of information about your personal data stored at the operator. The operator strives to process all enquiries for information without delay.

At any time are you entitled to have your personal data that is stored at the operator changed or deleted with effect for the future. Deleting your personal data is only possible if such action does not violate any legal provisions (e.g. obligation of safekeeping), if the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of the purpose pursued with the storage, or if the storage of the same is inadmissible on other legal grounds. After expiry of the set period of time, the operator shall delete your personal data in compliance with pertinent data protection regulations.

Users are entitled to withdraw the consent for collection, processing, and usage of their personal data at any time without stating the cause. For this purpose, please contact the address provided in the imprint.