Data Privacy Policy

Data protection according to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1. Introduction

This data protection declaration is intended to explain to you in a transparent and clear manner how we process your personal data when you visit our website at .

2. Data Controller
The controller for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR is:
Steeltec GmbH
Eupener Strasse 70
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany ("STEELTEC")

3. Data Protection Officer

STEELTEC has appointed a data protection officer in accordance with Art. 37 GDPR.

4. Your rights under data protection law
You have the following rights towards STEELTEC according to the applicable data protection law with regard to personal data concerning you.

Right to information: Free of charge you can request information from STEELTEC at any time as to whether and which personal data STEELTEC has stored about you.
The right to information does not exist, or only to a limited extent, if and to the extent that information requiring confidentiality would be disclosed by the information, e.g. information that is subject to professional secrecy.

Right to correction: If your personal data stored at STEELTEC is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request STEELTEC to correct this data at any time.

Right of deletion: You have the right to request STEELTEC to delete your personal data if and to the extent that the respective data is no longer required for the purposes for which these were collected, or if the processing is based on your consent, you have revoked your consent. In this case STEELTEC must stop processing your personal data and remove it from its IT systems and databases.
There is no right of deletion if

  • the data must not be deleted due to a legal obligation, or must be processed due to a legal obligation;
  • the data processing is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request STEELTEC to restrict the processing of your personal data.

Right to data portability: You have the right to receive from STEELTEC the data provided by you in a structured, current and machine-readable format and the right that this data is transferred to another controller. This right exists only, if

  • you have provided us with the data on the basis of your consent or on the basis of a contract concluded with you,
  • and processing is carried out using automated methods.

Right of objection to processing: If STEELTEC processes your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) or f) GDPR, you can object to the processing at any time.

5. Right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority
You have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority under Art. 77 of the GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law.

6. Use of profiling
Unless expressly stated otherwise in this data protection declaration, STEELTEC does not use so-called "profiling". Profiling describes a fully automated data processing that aims to evaluate a person (e.g. in relation to their personal preferences) or to analyze or predict its behavior.

7. Processing your data in log files
When you visit our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary to display this website to you. The following personal data is automatically transmitted from your browser to our server (so-called log files):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of your request/access to the website (app)
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (information as to which specific page you called up)
  • Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the requirements come
  • Browser (information about the browser you are using)
  • Operating system and its interface (operating system of the computer you are using to access the website)
  • Language and version of the browser software

This personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website cannot be accessed and offered to users without the use of this data. It is therefore a legitimate interest to make it technically possible to access and use the website.

These data will be received by PlusServer GmbH, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Köln, Germany, who hosts this website, and by STEELTEC and will be processed exclusively in the territory of the European Union. The information in the log files is stored for 60 days and then deleted.

8. Use of cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files with configuration information that are sent from our web servers to your browser when you visit our website and are stored on your computer for later retrieval.

Cookies allow our website to retrieve or store information from your browser. This can be information about you, your settings or your device. They are usually used to ensure that the website functions as expected. As a rule, this information does not identify you directly. But they can offer you a more personalized web experience. STEELTEC uses two different types of cookies:

1. Session cookies (transient cookies)
We use so-called session cookies (also called temporary or transient cookies). The session cookies are stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website. The session cookies used by us serve exclusively to identify you as long as you are logged on to our website. The session cookies are deleted at the end of each session. The session cookies are not used in any other way.

These cookies are necessary for the function of our website and cannot be deactivated in our systems. Typically, these cookies are only set in response to actions you take in order to service requests, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you about these cookies. However, some areas of the website may not work.

These session cookies are used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Without the use of these cookies, it is technically impossible for you to access and use the website. However, we have described how you can delete these cookies in section 11.

2. Persistent cookies (Google Analytics)
We also use third-party cookies from Google Inc. "("Google") called Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on the user's computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. This allows us to optimize our website for users, for example by learning which pages are particularly interesting, which pages need better information, from which source users come, how long users are on our site.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website so that the IP addresses of users of Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are previously reduced.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would therefore like to point out that data processing within the framework of Google Analytics may also take place outside the scope of EU law.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Please note that your consent to the use of Google Analytics is completely at your discretion. The granting of consent is not a prerequisite for the use of our website.

STEELTEC has set the storage period for cookies at Google Analytics to the shortest period of 14 months.  After this period has expired, data is automatically deleted.

STEELTEC has concluded a contract on Google Analytics. Google Analytics is only used by us with your prior consent, which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future (see Section 11).

9. Consent and deletion or revocation with regard to cookies
This section explains how you can control the use of cookies and revoke your consent to use Google Analytics.

1. Google Analytics
We only use Google Analytics with your express consent. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time.

The consent text was:

"Yes, I agree until revoked that this website stores Google Analytics cookies on my device and processes my personal data to the extent explained in the data protection declaration. It also describes how I can make use of my right of withdrawal. Consent is voluntary and not a condition of use of this website".

There are two ways to revoke this consent. This means that Google does not collect any data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address).

  • You can either download and install the browser plugin available under the following link. The current link is:
  • Alternatively, you can revoke your consent to the placement of cookies by Google Analytics by proceeding as follows: delete the history and all cookies in the settings of your web browser, reload our page in your browser afterwards. In the selection window of the cookie settings, select: Do not use Google Analytics.

2. Session Cookies
Session cookies, which are absolutely necessary for the function of our website, are also used without your consent. However, if you do not wish to use session cookies, you can control the use of cookies yourself via your browser settings. By disabling cookies, you will not be able to use some parts of the website.

10. Links to Google Maps, Youtube and LinkedIn
On our websites we offer you the possibility to visit contents of STEELTEC in social networks (Youtube and LinkedIn) and to plan routes via Google Maps. Our website only integrates these services as external links. Processing of your data by these companies therefore only takes place when you click on the integrated graphics. You will then be redirected to the page of the respective provider. If you do not want the mentioned providers to receive your data, please do not click on the graphics.

Düsseldorf, Germany, May 25, 2018

Legal notice

Published by
Steeltec AG
PO Box CH-6021 Emmenbrücke
Telephone ++ 41 41 209 63 63
Fax ++41 41 209 52 94

Despite careful checks, we do not assume any liability for the contents of external links. Responsibility for linked web pages rests exclusively with their operators.

Copyright of pictures and text
The further use, in whatever manner, of pictures and text is only permitted with written consent and if mention is made of the copyright details.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).