NOPA data protection

Data Privacy Statement

1. Data protection at a glance:

 

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Privacy Statement below.  

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the "data controller")? The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website whose contact details can be found in the legal notice section on this website. How do we record your data? We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form. Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website. What do we use your data for? Some of the data we collect is necessary to ensure that the website is correctly displayed to you. Other data may be used to analyse your user pattern. What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned? You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purpose of your archived personal data at any time and without having to pay a fee. You also have the right to demand that your data is corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further queries regarding the use and processing of your personal data, please contact us at the address in the legal notice section of this website. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.  

Analytics tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing pattern will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with the aid of cookies and with what are known as analytics programs. As a rule, the analysis of your browsing pattern is conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing pattern cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below. You do have the option to object to such analyses, and this document informs you on how you can withdraw your consent to have your data analysed by analytics tools.  

2. General information and mandatory information

 

Data protection

The protection of your personal data is important to us. We handle your personal data as confidential and in accordance with statutory data protection requirements and this Data Privacy Statement. When you visit this website, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data is any information that relates to you as an identified or identifiable individual. This Data Privacy Statement explains how we collect and use your personal data. It also explains why we collect personal data and how we process it. Please bear in mind that data transmission via the internet (e.g. in communication by e-mail) is not always secure. Total protection of data from third-party access is not possible.  

Data controller

Data controller responsible for this website: NOPA Industriearmaturen GmbH Eisenhüttenstadt Zur Hütte 15 15890 Eisenhüttenstadt Mr. Taher Khallouf Telephone: +49 (0) 33 64 / 28 32 44; e-mail: dsb@nopa-valves.de
The data controller is the person or body who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).  

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time, for example with an informal e-mail. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.  

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Should you request that this data is transferred to another controller, we shall only obliged to make the transfer, if it is technically possible.  

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect confidential data such as order details or queries sent by you to us, we use SSL or TLS encryption. With secure communication, the protocol section of the address in your browser window changes from "http://" to "https://", and a padlock icon is displayed. Data transmitted with SSL or TLS encryption cannot be read by third parties.  

Encrypted payments through this website

If you enter into a contract, we are likely to require your payment information (e.g. account number for direct debits). Transactions using common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are always made through encrypted SSL or TLS connections. In this case, the protocol section of the address in your browser window changes from "http://" to "https://", and a padlock icon is displayed. With encrypted communication, the payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.  

Right to information, restriction and erasure

You are entitled to know which data about your person is stored by us, the source from which we obtained it and any recipients to which the data has been forwarded. We will also inform you of the purpose for which we process your personal information. In addition, you are entitled to request that your data is corrected, blocked or deleted, unless we are restricted by law to do so. This service is available to you at any time and free of charge. For this purpose, you can contact us at the address provided in the legal notice section.  

Unsolicited information by e-mail

We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data, published as part of our legal notice, by third parties for the purpose of providing unsolicited advertisement and information material. The operator of this website reserves the right to take legal action against parties that send us unsolicited advertising material, for example in the form of spam.  

3. Recording of data

 

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies do not damage your PC or any files stored on it and do not contain computer viruses. They are designed to make our web pages more user-friendly, efficient and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. Most of the cookies we use are session cookies that are automatically deleted the moment you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. Cookies enable us to recognise you as a repeat visitor the next time you call up our website. You have the option to configure your browser settings so that you are notified when a cookie is sent to your computer so that you can decide whether you wish to store it. You can also reject cookies from certain websites or activate automatic deletion of all cookies upon closing the browser window. If cookies are disabled in your browser, certain functions of the website might no longer be available. Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR . The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies, in order to ensure that its website and services are free of errors and optimised; If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your internet use), should be stored, they are covered separately in this Data Privacy Statement.  

Server log files

The provider of the website collects and stores information that is automatically sent to us by your browser in server log files. This includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system of your computer
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Date and time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not combined with data from other sources. This data is recorded in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR, which governs the lawful processing of data of personal data in the context of entering into a contract.  

Contact form

If you contact us through a contact form, the information you submit, including your contact details, are stored so that we can respond to your request and any follow-up queries. We do not transfer this data without your consent. All data submitted through the contact form is processed only with your consent, in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to the use of this information at any time, for instance with an informal e-mail. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. We retain your personal data obtained through our contact form, unless you request us to delete it or revoke your consent to use and store it. We will delete your personal data the moment it is no longer required for the purpose it was originally collected (e.g. after we have dealt with your query), subject to statutory filing periods.  

Registration on our website

To benefit from additional functions, you have the option to register on your website. The personal data submitted as part of the registration process will be used exclusively for the purposes and services you have opted for. We shall refuse to accept a registration, unless all mandatory fields in the registration form have been completed. In the case of important information regarding our offers, or if there are technical changes, we will contact you at the e-mail address submitted to us with your registration. All data submitted for registration is processed only with your consent, in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time, for instance with an informal e-mail. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. All data submitted for registration is stored by us only for as long as you remain registered on our website, and is deleted when you revoke your registration, subject to statutory filing periods.  

Data processing (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only as far as it is necessary for the establishment or amendment of a legally binding relationship with visitors to our website (user data), and in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(b) GDPR. We only use personal data collected from users of our website (user data) as far as this is necessary in order to provide the user with specific services or to for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract. After fulfilment of the order or termination of the business relationship, the personal data is deleted, subject to statutory filing periods.  

Transfer of data in the context of online shop orders and for shipping

We only make personal data available to third parties, if this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract, for instance for the delivery of goods or payment. Personal data is only made available to third parties with your explicit consent, and the transfer is restricted to data that is required for the actual task. No personal data shall made available to third parties for the purpose of advertisement or marketing. This data is processed in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(b) GDPR, which governs the lawful processing of personal data in the context of entering into a contract.  

Data transfer upon entering into a service contract and digital content

We only make personal data available to third parties, if this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract, for instance for the delivery of goods or for payment. Personal data is only made available to third parties with your explicit consent, and the transfer is restricted to data that is required for the actual task. No personal data shall made available to third parties for the purpose of advertisement or marketing. This data is processed in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(b) GDPR, which governs the lawful processing of personal data in the context of entering into a contract.  

4. Data analytics and advertisement

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies to evaluate the use of a website. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and which make possible an analysis of your usage of the website. The data about your visit to our website that is collected in cookies is sent to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. The placing and use of Google Analytics cookies is in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize both its website and its advertising. IP anonymization We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website on behalf of the operator of this website, to compile reports about the website activities for the website operator and to perform further services associated with the website usage and the Internet usage for the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  

Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

Our website makes use of plugins belonging to the social network Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. These plugins are indicated by a Facebook logo or a "Like" button on our page. For more information regarding Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you access our web pages, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives data indicating that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you are logged in with Facebook, and click the "Like" button, you have the option to create a link to our pages in your Facebook account. Facebook is then able to link your visit to our web pages to your Facebook account. Please note that we as the provider of the website do not have any information regarding the content of the data transferred to Facebook and do not know for what purposes this data is used by Facebook. For more information on the data protection policy of Facebook, see https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you through your visit to our website, you must log out of Facebook before accessing our web pages.  

Twitter

This website uses Twitter buttons provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Websites visited by you are connected with your Twitter account during the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, and this information is provided to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter. Please note that we as the provider of the website do not have any information regarding the content of the data transferred to Twitter and do not know for what purposes this data is used by Twitter. For more information on the privacy policy of Twitter, see https://twitter.com/privacy. You can alter your Twitter data privacy settings in the account settings section at http://twitter.com/account/settings. Browser plugin The storage of the cookies can be prevented using a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that you cannot use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie based on your use of the website (including IP address) and transmission to Google and processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Objection against data collection by Google You can prevent Google's collection and use of data by clicking the link below. This will create an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection of data during future visits to our website: Disable Google Analytics For more information on the processing of user data by Google Analytics, see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.  

Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). reCAPTCHA is able to distinguish whether data entered through websites, for instance in a contact form, has been entered by a human or an automated processing script. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of website users based on a number of parameters. The analysis commences automatically the moment you call up our website in a browser. The service includes the sending of the data (e.g. IP address, duration of visit to website, mouse clicks during website visit, etc.) to Google. reCAPTCHA analyses are run in the background, and users of the website are not specifically made aware that an analysis is running. The data is processed in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in making sure that its website is protected against spying software and spam. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, follow these links: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.  

5. Newsletter

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an email address and information that enables us to check that you are the owner of the specified email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data might be submitted by you voluntarily. The above data is used exclusively for the transmission of the requested information and never disclosed to a third party. All data submitted through the newsletter subscription form is processed only with your consent, and in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(a) GDPR. The consent granted for the storage of data, email address and its use for delivery of the newsletter can be revoked at any time with the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. When you let us know that you do no longer wish to receive our newsletter, all data stored by us for the purpose of supplying you with our newsletter will deleted. Data stored by us for a different purpose (e.g. e-mail address submitted for access to member area) remains unaffected.  

CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach for the distribution of the newsletter. CleverReach is a service of CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. CleverReach is a service that organises and analyses the distribution of our newsletter. The personal data (e.g. e-mail address) submitted by you for the newsletter is stored on servers of CleverReach in Germany or in Ireland. By sending our newsletter through CleverReach, we are able to analyse the user behaviour of our subscribers. We can for instance find out how many subscribers have opened our newsletter and how often they clicked a links contained in the newsletter. By using conversion tracking, we are also in a position to determine whether clicking a link in our newsletter resulted in a specific user action (e.g. purchase of a product from our website). For more information about data analysis by CleverReach, see: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/. The data is processed in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to the use of this functionality at any time by unsubscribing from our newsletter. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. If you do not wish to have your data analysed by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from our newsletter. This can be done by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link included in every newsletter mailing. You can also unsubscribe directly on our website. When you let us know that you do no longer wish to receive our newsletter, all data stored by us for the purpose of supplying you with our newsletter will deleted from both our servers and those of CleverReach. Data stored by us for a different purpose (e.g. e-mail address submitted for access to member area) remains unaffected. For more information about the data privacy policy of CleverReach, see: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/.  

6. Plugins and tools

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of YouTube, a service owned by Google and operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a web page that contains a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established, and data regarding the page you are viewing is transferred to the YouTube servers. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube is able to link your browsing behaviour to your personal profile. To prevent this, you must log out of your YouTube account. We use YouTube to provide visitors to our website with a more attractive online experience, which is a legitimate interest of us as the data controller in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR. For more information regarding the processing of user data, see the privacy policy of YouTube: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.  

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Google is thus informed of the fact that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts to provide visitors to our website with a consistent and attractive online experience, which is a legitimate interest of us as the data controller in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, the default font of your computer is used. For more information about Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and the data privacy policy of: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.  

Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, your IP address needs to be captured. This information is normally sent to Google servers in the USA where it is stored. We as the website provider do not have any influence on how the data is transferred. We use Google Maps to provide visitors to our website with an attractive online experience and accurate geographical information of locations we refer to on our website, which are legitimate interests of us as the data controller in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1(f) GDPR. For more information regarding the processing of user data, see the privacy policy of Google https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.