Data Protection

Privacy Policy

The SieMatic Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter “SieMatic”) takes your privacy very seriously and adheres strictly to legal regulations. We are committed to your privacy and protecting the confidentiality of your data. The following statement gives an overview this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

1. Who is the responsible party?

Per the Data Protection Act and the TMG, the responsible office is SieMatic Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG, August-Siekmann-Straße 1-5, D-32584 Löhne, Germany.

Responsible for the content: Jörg Overlack

2. Collection of general information

While you access our website, general information that is automatically recorded includes: Name of the webpage and files accessed, date and time of access, volume of data transferred, notification of successful download, browser type and version/release, the user’s operating system, referring URL (previously visited site), IP address and the provider. This is exclusively information that does not identify you personally. We only use this information for statistical analysis, and for the purpose of operating, securing, and optimizing our websites.

3. Handling of personal data

Personal data is information by which a person is identified, or can be identified. This includes name, the e-mail address or phone number. However, data on preferences, interests, memberships or viewed website are also considered personal data. Personal data is only collected by us, and used and disseminated, where allowed by law or with an individual’s consent.

4. Terms for online forms

On our website we collect personal data (e.g. first name, surname, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) in the following cases:

4.1 "Contact" Form

Your data is stored only for processing your request and for possible follow-up questions. If you have agreed to the disclosure of your data accordingly, your data will be forwarded to one of our dealers for contact by telephone or email.

4.2 “Order Brochures” Form

Your data will be used to process your order. If you have consented to the disclosure of your data, your data will be forwarded accordingly to one of our dealers for contact by telephone or email.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail or via forms) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

5. How long will data be stored?

We adhere to the principles of reduction and economy of data. We therefore store your personal data only as long as is necessary to achieve the specified purposes, or for storage time limits dictated by lawmakers.

6. Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, cancellation and opposition

You have the right at any time to obtain information about your personal data being stored by SieMatic. Likewise, you have the right to rectify, block or, apart from the mandatory data storage for processing transactions, delete your personal data. Please consult with SieMatic’s data protection officers.

7. Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent from the web server to the user’s web browser and stored on your hard disk for later retrieval. Using the information contained in cookies, we are able to facilitate navigation and the correct display of our website. These records do not contain personal information. There is no consolidation with any personal data that you have made available. You can also view our website without cookies. You can disable the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

8. Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze how people use our website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website are usually transferred to Google server in the US and stored there.

When IP anonymity is activated on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the site owner, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing further website and internet related services to the website operator. As part of Google Analytics, your browser’s IP address is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; but we point out that if this is the case, you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being sent to and processed by Google by downloading a browser plugin(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). 

9. Integration of services and content by third parties

It may happen that this website may incorporate third-party content, such as maps from Microsoft, or graphics from other websites. This usually requires the collection of the user’s IP address by the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as “third party”). The IP address makes it possible for the third party to send content to the user’s browser; the IP address is thus necessary for the presentation of that content. We strive to only provide these IP addresses to respective third parties for the delivery of content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party uses or saves IP addresses for statistical purposes.

10. Social media

We offer on our website the use of a feature called „social media buttons“ and to protect your data, we use a link solution. These buttons are thus only included on the website as graphics that contain links to the appropriate website provider indicated by the graphic. Clicking on one of these images will forward you to the services of the respective provider; only then will your data be sent to the provider. Unless the user clicks on the graphic, no exchange between the user and the social media button providers takes place. Information on the collection and handling of personal data on these social networking sites can be found in the Terms of the respective providers.

11. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this statement on occasion so that it can always meet current legal requirements or reflect changes to our privacy policy services. The new Privacy Policy Statement would then be available on your next visit to our site.

12. Questions for the data protection office

If you have further questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please contact our Privacy Officer, Mr. Andreas Durnio: datenschutz@siematic.de

Löhne, April 2015

Disclaimer

Please note important legal information about the content and the availability of these webpages, for copyright and external links.

Contents of this website

The contents of this website are created with great care. However SieMatic accepts no responsibility for the completeness and current accuracy of the content.

Availability of the website

SieMatic will endeavor to provide service without interruption. Despite all diligence, downtime cannot be eliminated. SieMatic reserves the right to alter or discontinue service at any time. We cannot take responsibility for incorrectly created files or formats, interruptions, or other disruptions.

Copyright

All content, images and structures of this website are protected by copyright and ancillary copyright. Publication on the World Wide Web or in other internet services does not provide consent for any other use by third parties. Any use not permitted under German copyright law requires the prior written consent of SieMatic Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG.

Notice regarding external links

SieMatic is a content provider according to § 7 paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act for its "own content" that it provides for use, in accordance with general laws. Our own content is to be distinguished from cross-references (“links”) to content provided on third-party websites. These links are used by SieMatic to make “external content” available for use. By links, we refer for “living” (dynamic) references, whose content can change. SieMatic checks the external content for possible civil or criminal liability. However, we do not continually check the contents to which our links refer for changes which might result in a new liability. If SieMatic finds out or is informed that a specific offer to which we have provided a link results in a civil or criminal liability, SieMatic will remove the link to this offer.