Privacy Policy

1 Data-protection declaration

1.1 Preamble

We would like to explain to you as follows which data we collect or compile, when we do so and for which purpose, as well as how we process and use it. It shall be explained while doing so how our offered services work and how the protection of your personal data will be guaranteed in this case.

We collect or compile, process and use your personal data only insofar as you have consented to it or to the extent that a law allows this to be done.

1.2 Responsible person or legal entity

The responsible person or legal entity for the purposes of the Data-Protection Law is:

Fastbolt Schraubengrosshandels GmbH
Am Königsweg 4,

D 48599 Gronau, Germany.
Mr. Ekkehard Beermann, Managing Director

You can contact us at any time by telephoning (0049) (0) 256593250 or by sending an e-mail to info@fastbolt.com whenever you have any general questions to ask or suggestions to make about the subject of data-protection.

1.3 Collecting or compiling, processing and using the personal data

You can visit our site without giving information about your person. We will collect or compile, store, change or use the transmitted personal data as the means for fulfilling our own business objectives whenever this is required for founding, implementing or ending an obligation that applies according to commercial law or in a way that is similar to commercial law. These obligations include:

  • name,
  • e-mail address,
  • telephone number,
  • your concerns

and the documents that you transmit which contain the personal data.

We will collect or compile, process and use this data in order to make contact with you, as well as to be able to check your enquiry about undertaking a mandate or being commissioned. Apart from that, we will collect or compile, process and use the following data for the purpose of drawing up statistics about the visitors who use our web site and in order to improve our web site. The following data will be collected or compiled while doing so:

  • The date and visit of the URL at which the visitor is situated
  • The URL that the visitor has visited immediately beforehand
  • The utilized browser
  • The utilized operating system
  • The visitor’s IP address

1.4 Utilization of cookies

We utilize so-called cookies on some sites in order to make our offer attractive to the visitor and to enable specific functions to be used. The matter concerns small data files of text that will be filed on your computer. Cookies enable us to typically follow and determine your preferences, as well as to identify you individually during a visit to our web site. Most of the cookies (“session cookies”) that we have used will be deleted again from your hard disc after the browser’s session has ended. On the other hand, the so-called “permanent cookies” (e.g., in order to be able to identify you and enable the log-in) remain on your computer and they enable us to typically recognize you during your next visit in this way.

We could also use some of the cookies that are linked to third-party services. Please inform yourself about the respective function and data-processing on the internet sites of the appropriate suppliers. The services that are utilized can be identified by consulting this data-protection declaration. You have the possibility of preventing the cookies from being stored on your computer through suitably adjusting the browser. Please inform yourself about the definitive procedure from the browser’s supplier. You can indeed still call up our website [after blocking the cookies], but our service will certainly function in a limited way, or even not any more in that case.

1.5 Website analysis

1.5.1 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web-analytical service of Google Inc. (“Google”), of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics utilizes so-called “cookies”, which are data files of text that will be stored on your computer and they enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information that the cookies generate about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website in order to draw up reports about the activities on the website for the website’s operator and to provide further services that are connected with using the website and using the internet. Google could also transfer this information to third parties, insofar as this is legally prescribed or to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will not combine your IP address with Google’s other data in any case. You can prevent the cookies from being installed through suitably adjusting your browser’s software; however, we wish to point out that you might not be able to use all of the functions on this website to the full extent. By using this website, you declare your agreement with the processing of the data about you which Google collects or compiles in the way that has been described above and that you also agree with the aforementioned purpose.

You can object at any time to your data being collected or compiled and stored, with effect for the future. You can object for this purpose to Google about recording of the data that was generated by the cookie and which refers to your use of the website (including your IP address) and you can prevent this data from being processed by Google through downloading and installing the available browser’s plug-in device from the following link:<https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en>. You can also prevent Google Analytics from recording the data through clicking on the following link: “Deactivate Google Analytics”. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents your data from being recorded when you visit this website in the future. In view of the discussion about using analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we wish to point out that only abbreviated and reprocessed IP addresses are used on this website. A personal reference of the collected or compiled data is excluded through Google Analytics using the extension of “anonymizeIp()”.

You can find the conditions of use and the data-protection declaration of Google and Google Analytics at <https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html> and at <https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/> respectively. Furthermore, Google Analytics will utilize the data from AdWords and it will evaluate the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to happen, then you can deactivate this procedure via the manager of advertising standards (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en).

1.5.2 Social media

We also maintain a presence in various social media besides this web site. Personal data could be transmitted to the supplier of this social network insofar as you visit such a presence. It is possible that the supplier of the social network can also collect or compile, process or use further information besides storing the data that you input definitively in this social medium. Apart from that, the supplier of the social network could collect or compile, process and use the most important data from the computer system via which you are visiting this social network: for example, your IP address, the type of processor that is used and the version of the browser together with the plug-ins.

Insofar as you are logged in to your personal user’s account of the respective medium during the visit to such a social medium, this medium can allocate the visit to this account in this way. You must log out of our presence from your account before the visit insofar as you do not wish such an allocation to be made. Please consult the respective provisions of the respective medium in order to ascertain the purpose and extent of collecting the data by the respective medium, as well as the further processing and usage of your data there and your rights concerning this matter too.

Facebook provisions
Google+ provisions and YouTube provisions
Twitter provisions

1.5.3 Use of Facebook’s remarketing

This website utilizes the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function of Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). This function serves for presenting advertisements (“Facebook adds”) relating to Facebook’s interests to the website’s visitors, within the framework of visiting the social network. Facebook’s remarketing tag has been implemented on this website for this purpose. A direct connection will be made with Facebook’s servers via this tag when visiting the website. While doing so, the fact that you have visited this web site will be transmitted to Facebook’s server and Facebook will allocate this information to your personal user’s account with Facebook. You can find detailed information about how Facebook collects or compiles and uses the data, as well as about your rights and possibilities for protecting your private sphere concerning this matter, in Facebook’s data-protection advice at <https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy>. Alternatively, you can deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function at <https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads>.  You must be registered with Facebook for this purpose.

1.5.4 Integrated contents

Furthermore, we use the You Tube company’s integrated contents (videos), of LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, which is one of Google Inc.’s companies, of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our web site.

If you call up a website with such content, then a connection will be made with You Tube’s servers while doing so and the content will be shown on the internet site through a notification to your browser. Which of our internet sites you have visited will be transmitted to You Tube’s server in this way. If you are logged into You Tube as a member, then You Tube will allocate this information to your personal user’s account on this platform. You can prevent such an allocation being made through deregistering yourself from your user’s account before visiting our website.

1.5.5 Data security

We secure our website and other systems through taking technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, change or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. However, it is impossible to ensure complete protection against all hazards, despite the regular controls or inspections. The website utilizes the SSL industrial standard (Secure Sockets Layer) for the encryption in many places. The confidentiality of your personal information is guaranteed as a result.

1.5.6 Channels of communication

1.5.6.1 Newsletter

You can register to receive our newsletter. You must notify us of your e-mail address for this purpose in any case. Other information that serves for optimizing the newsletter can be given voluntarily. We will utilize your e-mail address solely in order to send you our newsletter. You can deregister from the newsletter at any time. Please utilize the link in the newsletter that is provided for this purpose, or send us an appropriate message via e-mail to the following address: info@fastbolt.com

1.5.6.2 E-mail and forms

We will only utilize the personal data that you have transmitted to us for dealing with your definitive enquiry insofar as you have contacted us via e-mail or via a form (e.g., request for a return call). The stated data will be treated confidentially.

1.5.6.3 Commentary on the blog text

You have the possibility of making a comment via the “Write a comment” input mask at the end of a blog text. Choose a user’s name for this purpose, which will be published under the comment. Third parties can also see this user’s name as optional information on a web site, within the framework of visiting our internet site. We need your e-mail address apart from that. This e-mail address will solely be used to answer any queries that arise in connection with your commentary and it will not be forwarded to third parties in any circumstances, nor will it be utilized for other purposes. Likewise, the IP address that is allocated to you at the point in time of making the commentary will be stored.

1.5.6.4 Forwarding of the personal data

In addition, we will not forward your personal data without your express consent, unless there are legally permissible circumstances, e.g., if we are legally obligated to issue the data (give information to the criminal prosecuting authorities that receive the data on account of legal regulations, e.g., social-security providers, fiscal and tax authorities, etc.), or if we involve third parties who are obligated to implement our requirement for observing professional secrecy.

1.5.6.5 Alteration of the data-protection declaration

Alterations of the law or alterations of our internal processes can make it necessary to revise this data-protection declaration. This data-protection declaration was lastly updated on 18th May 2018. We will inform you on our website about every important alteration of the data-protection declaration.

1.5.6.6 Information, correction, deletion and blockage

You have the right on request to receive free information about your personal data that we store. If the data is actually incorrect, then you have the right for it to be corrected. You have a claim to deletion and blockage at any time. The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the storage, or if the knowledge about this data is not required any more for fulfilling the purpose for which it was stored. However, the data will only be deleted after the time limits have expired according to the regulations of tax law and commercial law.

1.5.6.7 Contact for data-protection

Please contact the following person whenever you have any questions about collecting or compiling, processing or using your personal data, or if you request information about the data, or if you want to correct, block or delete it.

Frank Isfort, Dip.Eng.
Datenschutz@fastbolt.com