Data Protection Statement

The body responsible for the provision of these web pages is Picard GmbH, Rottsiepen 15, 42349 Wuppertal, Germany (hereinafter referred to as "Picard GmbH", "we" or "us").
Data protection and data security are a high priority for our company, because we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. To this end, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the requirements of the data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), are met. Maintaining high security standards when using our website is a key objective for us, so that we can ensure your personal data is handled in compliance with data protection.

1. Collection, processing and use of personal data
Any time our website is accessed, it is essential that certain data are stored on the server of the provider, such as:
•    the IP address
•    the name of the internet browser used
•    the date and time of the respective access
•    the amount of data transferred
•    the page visited on www.picard-hammer.de (in some instances by automatic forwarding from other domains such as www.picard-hammer.de).
The data you enter will be stored for statistical purposes only on specially protected servers. Only our authorised and trained staff members who are responsible for server maintenance are entitled to access this data. Since no personal assignment takes place, the data records for statistical evaluation are held only in anonymised form.
In certain cases, but only by order of the responsible state authorities, we may be obliged to share personal data, if this is necessary for security, prosecution or other legal reasons.
To initiate and carry out business processes (contact enquiries, order enquiries, order processing, etc.) we collect the data necessary for processing.
We use personal data only within the framework of the data protection regulations according to the GDPR and BDSG. Data are only passed on if there is a legal requirement to do so, for the purpose of performance of the contract or with your consent.

2. Use of cookies
Picard GmbH uses "cookies" on this website in order to be able to optimise the website continuously.
What is a cookie? 
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the user's computer when visiting certain websites.
Some cookies are important for the functionality of the pages and are automatically activated when a user visits these pages.

Using cookies enables us to extend the range of functions our website offers to make visiting our website as convenient as possible for you. As a result, when using our website data are stored on your computer, for example, to set the language selection for use or to save your personal settings.
The "Help" menu on your browser's menu bar on your computer will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies in your browser, where to set your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies completely.
If you deactivate the storage of cookies or delete cookies already set, this may limit the scope and functionality of our website.
Which cookies do we use and for what purpose?
We use cookies to track your use of our web pages during a visit and to store the data you provide and the decisions you make (for example, the language you choose) while you are browsing the pages. These are "session cookies".
Session cookies remain on your computer solely for the duration of your visit to our website.
We also use "persistent cookies". Persistent cookies are stored beyond your individual visit and enable us to recognise you when you next visit our website.

Google Analytics
For the statistical evaluation of visits to our website we use Google Analytics. Personal data is not collected in this process. According to Google’s terms and conditions we are obliged to publish the following statement:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however please be aware that if you do so you may not be able to use all features of this site in full. By using this website you agree that data collected about you by Google may be processed in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.
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3. Links to other websites
As the provider of this website, we are responsible for the content of our own online presence. It may be necessary to distinguish between our own content and links to content made available by other providers, for which we cannot assume any responsibility and the contents of which we do not adopt as our own. We have no influence over whether the linked website operators comply with the relevant data protection regulations. We therefore assume no liability for the content of external websites. Only the respective third party provider is liable for damages caused by incorrect or illegal contents of their website.
On our page you will find, for example, links to
- our representatives in Germany and abroad,
- providers of CAD data for our products,
- trade fairs,
- editorial contributions and
- Google Maps.

Google Maps
Our website uses the map service Google Maps by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. 
By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, date and time and the starting address for route planning, may be transferred to Google in the USA. We have no influence over the extent of the data collected by Google in this way and the further processing and use of data by Google and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for this.
For more information about Google's privacy, data and security, see the Google Privacy Policy.
By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the automated data collected by Google Inc., its agents and third parties.

4. Contact information
Our detailed contact information can be found in the Legal Notice and under Contact.
If you contact us individually, your name and your email address will be stored as personal data. This should be taken into consideration in particular for general email inquiries. These details are entered entirely on a voluntary basis. These data will also be treated confidentially and will never be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

5. Awareness of data subject rights
As a user of this website, you have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your data and to request, free of charge, information about the personal data you have stored. In addition, you may exercise your rights to blocking, rectification, deletion, restriction of processing and portability of your personal data at any time. To do so you must notify us explicitly of which of your rights you wish to assert.

6. Sending of information
We send product and process related information by post, by email and as a newsletter.
If you purchase goods or services and enter your email address in the process, this may subsequently be used by us to send a newsletter. In such a case, only direct advertising for our own similar goods or services will be sent in the newsletter.
No data is disclosed to third parties when data is processed for the purpose of sending newsletters. The data will be used only after consideration of the interests in sending the newsletter.
You may object to the use of your data at any time.

7. Social bookmarks
Social bookmarks from Facebook, Xing, LinkedIN, Google+ and YouTube are integrated into our website. Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks that enable users of such a service to collect links and news items. They are included on our website only as a link to the relevant services. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be redirected to the respective provider's website, i.e. only then will user information be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using this website, please refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider.

8. Data transmission to external service providers (processors)
Your data will be sent to service partners (e. g. transport service providers), if they work on our behalf and support Picard GmbH in the provision of its services. 
Your personal data will not be disclosed commercially to other companies.

9. Applications
On our website you will find our current training and job openings.
Your application and your personal data will be treated in compliance with data protection laws. 
Alternative vacancies may be offered with your consent.
If you apply to us by email, please be aware that email attachments are not encrypted.

10. Changes to the Data Protection Statement
This Data Protection Statement will be updated as the internet or our website evolves. Changes will be announced in a timely manner on this page. To stay informed of the latest version of our data usage provisions, please visit this page regularly.

11. Data Protection Officer
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us using this contact:

bits + bytes it-solutions GmbH & Co. KG
-betrieblicher Datenschutzbeauftragter-
Bahnhof Weidenau 6
57076 Siegen
phone: 0700 20 30 10 30
or E-Mail: datenschutz@bits-bytes.de

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Status: 25/05/2018