Information concerning data protection

It is our objective to develop an environment which is user friendly and which always takes into account the rights and expectations of our customers and visitors to the Rieber homepage.

These data protection guidelines describe how Rieber GmbH & Co. KG (Rieber) gathers, processes and uses the data which you provide to us when using our website and how we protect such data in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz- TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG).

The security of your data is of paramount concern to Rieber. Therefore we have made the protection of our private sphere a key concern and when gathering, processing and using such data, we strictly comply with the statutory provisions, in particular the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz- TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG). The following declaration provides you with an overview as to how we guarantee data protection and what type of data is gathered for what purpose.

The data protection declaration only applies to this website. This does not apply to websites to which a link is provided on the Rieber homepage. As the statutory provisions and business processes can generally change, we reserve the right to add to or amend this data protection notice at any time.


What is personal data?

Personal data as defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG) is:

Individual information concerning the personal and factual position of a certain or determinable natural person. Alongside name, address, email address and date of birth, this can in particular also include all particularly sensitive data. Special types of personal data are information concerning the racial and ethnic origin, political viewpoints, religious or philosophical orientation, trade union membership, health or sexual preference. All of this data is subject to special protection in accordance with the BDSG, which we ensure by means of technical and organisational measures.

Limitation of liability

The contents of this website were created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider does not accept any liability concerning the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents provided. The use of the contents of the website takes place at the user’s own risk. No contractual relationship will come into existence between the user and provider due to the mere use of the website of the provider.
The provisions of the German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz) and other mandatory statutory regulations shall remain unaffected.


Copyright

The contents of the website www.rieber.de are subject to German copyright laws. The duplication of information or data, in particular the use of texts, parts of texts or picture materials requires the prior agreement of Rieber. The unauthorised duplication or distribution of individual contents is not permitted and can lead to prosecution.

 

Applicable law

All information or data, your use of the Rieber homepage and all actions, tolerances or omissions connected to the Rieber website are subject exclusively to German law. The place of jurisdiction in this respect is Reutlingen, Germany.


We will not sell your personal data to third parties or market it elsewhere

In respect of all personal data transferred by us, the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz- TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG) apply to our company.

We only save and process your personal data to the extent that is necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations in relation to you. In this respect, the retention periods prescribed by commercial law and tax laws are taken into account. In addition, in individual cases we may issue information concerning this information if requested to do so by the competent bodies, should this be necessary for the purposes of criminal proceedings or to guard against dangers.

 

Data which is automatically gathered on our website / usage data

We welcome all visitors to our website who wish to evaluate the offered products. Should you visit our website, we record your IP address (ie the Internet address of your computer, not your email address) and other general usage data, in order to assess which parts of our website you are visiting and for how long.
This data is combined with the usage data of all visitors to our website, in order to measure the number of visitors, the average length of the visits and the pages which are accessed, etc. The data gathered by us is put together and is only used for internal purposes. It is not possible for you to be traced as a person.
We use this combined data in order to evaluate our products and services, including new ones, which we make accessible via our website, in order to measure the use of our website and to generally improve its content.

 

Cookies

As with many other commercial websites, Rieber may use the technology known as “cookies” in order to gather data as to how you use the website and to ensure that your visit passes off seamlessly.
Our cookies do not reveal or contain any type of personal data. However, cookies enable us to recognise you again during a later visit to our website.
You can prevent the saving of cookies on your hard drive by choosing “reject cookies” in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer via “Extras > Internet options > data protection > settings > data protection > cookies”. In Firefox, this can be done by choosing “Extras > settings > data protection > cookies”).
The de-activation of the cookie function may mean that this website does not work properly. Under certain circumstances, you will not be able to use all options and information of this website.

 

Google Analytics web analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (”Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is, as a rule, transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services connected to the use of the website and the use of the Internet. In addition, Google may transfer this information to third parties, should this be required by law or should third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never combine your IP address with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by means of a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we wish to point out that in such a case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By means of the use of this website, you are declaring your agreement to the processing of the gathered data about you by Google as described above and for the purpose stated above. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data gathered by the cookie and which relates to your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available via the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Security

The company takes precautions in order to guarantee the security of your personal data. Your data is carefully protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access, as well as disclosure.
The company endeavours to provide you with a secure environment in accordance with the current technical possibilities. We wish to expressly point out that the transfer of data via the Internet can be subject to security risks and cannot be fully protected against third party access, as is the case for example with communication via email.

 

External links

This website contains links to other websites. Rieber has no control over the contents or operation of the third party websites and is not responsible for information which is contained on these. However, should we become aware of legal breaches, we will immediately delete such external links.

 

Data protection guidelines, terms and conditions of use
These data protection guidelines apply together with our terms and conditions of use and the terms and conditions of sale. Together, these terms and conditions regulate the use of this website.
We would recommend that all users of our website familiarise themselves with these terms and conditions. 

 

Updating of the data protection guidelines

Rieber may update these data protection guidelines from time to time. Such changes will be shown on the website. Should you have any comments or queries relating to these data protection guidelines or other regulations, please contact us in writing.

 

Applicability of the data protection guidelines

The data protection guidelines apply to all of our offers and services on this website which you can reach or access via www.rieber.de.
These no longer apply should you leave our Internet portal via a link and enter an Internet page over which we have no influence (see information concerning external links in the data protection guidelines).
The use of this website takes place in accordance with these data protection guidelines. Should you not agree with these, we would kindly request that you no longer use our website. We reserve the right to amend, add to or remove parts of the data protection guidelines.


Request for information

In case of queries, comments, complaints or request for information in accordance with § 34 BDSG in connection with our declaration concerning data protection and the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer in writing via the following address:

 

Rieber GmbH & Co. KG
Datenschutzbeauftragter c/o
Hoffmannstrasse 44
72770 Reutlingen
Germany

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