1. Name and Address of the Data Processing Controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data privacy laws in the Member States of the European Union and other data protection–related provisions is:
MKW Lasersystem GmbH
Phone: +49 7221-98 83 91
Fax: +49 7221 98 83 93
(hereafter called: MKW)
2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data As Well As Purpose of Their Use
a) When visiting the website
When you visit our website www.mkw-laser.de, the browser used by your terminal automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- the IP address of the requesting computer,
- date and time of access,
- the name and URL of the accessed file,
- the website from which you accessed the page (referrer URL),
- the type of browser and, if applicable, operation system used by your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
The above-mentioned data are processed by us for the following purposes:
- ensuring a smooth connection to the website
- ensuring comfortable use of our website,
- evaluation of system security and stability, and
- other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests for the purposes of data collection are listed above. In no case will we use the collected data to draw conclusions about you.
b) Contact via the website
Due to legal provisions, the website of MKW contains information which makes it possible to contact our company electronically and allows for direct communication with us. This also includes a general address in the so-called electronic mail (email address). When a data subject contacts the person in charge of the processing via email or a contact form, the personal data concerning the data subject are automatically stored. These personal data supplied by a data subject to the data controller are stored for purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. These personal data are not transferred to third parties.
c) When registering for our Newsletter
If you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our Newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the Newsletter, it suffices if you give us your email address.
You can unsubscribe at any time, for instance via a link at the end of each Newsletter. Alternatively you may also send your wish to unsubscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
3. Transfer of Data
No transfer of your personal data to third parties will take place for purposes other than listed below.
We will transfer your personal data to third parties only if:
- you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR,
- the transfer is required pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there are no grounds to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information
- a legal obligation for the transfer exists pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR, and
- this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR to execute contractual relationships with you.
Cookies store information which is provided in connection with the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that this gives us direct knowledge of your identity.
On the one hand cookies help us to make your use of our website more convenient. For example, we employ so-called session cookies in order to recognize that you have already visited different pages of our website. These are automatically erased after you have left our website.
In addition, also for reasons of improving user-friendliness, we employ temporary cookies which are stored on your terminal device for a specific period of time. When you return to our website to avail yourself of our services, they automatically recognize that you have visited us previously, the information you entered and the settings you made so these need not be re-entered.
The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes specified above to protect our legitimate interest and the interests of third parties according to Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can configure your browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer or that you are always notified when a new cookie is set. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may result in your being unable to use all functions of our website.
Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper function of the website.
|Provider||Owner of this website|
|Purpose||Saves the visitors preferences selected in the Cookie Box of Borlabs Cookie.|
|Cookie Expiry||1 Year|
|Purpose||WooCommerce, shopping cart|
|Cookie Expiry||by the end of the session|
|Purpose||WooCommerce, shopping cart|
|Cookie Expiry||by the end of the session|
|Purpose||WooCommerce, displays products that have already been viewed.|
|Cookie Expiry||by the end of the session|
|Purpose||WooCommerce, meeting of a visitor|
|Cookie Expiry||by the end of the session|
|Provider||Eigentümer dieser Website|
|Purpose||Saves the current language.|
|Cookie Name||_icl_*, wpml_*, wp-wpml_*|
|Cookie Expiry||1 day|
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
|Purpose||Cookie by Google used for website analytics. Generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|Cookie Expiry||2 Years|
Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.
Do you want to disable cookies? Change cookie settings
5. Analytics Tools
a) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter “Google”), to design and continuously optimize our website as needed. In this connection pseudonymized user profiles and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie, such as:
- browser type and version,
- operating system used,
- referrer URL (the website visited previously),
- host name of the computer accessing the website (IP address),
- time of day of the server request,
is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to analyze your use of the website, to generate reports about the website activities, and to provide other services in connection with the use of the website and the Internet for the purpose of market research and the needs-based design of these Internet pages. Moreover, Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The IP addresses will be anonymized so that they cannot be assigned to specific persons (IP masking).
You may prevent the installation of the cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website.
You can moreover prevent the collection of the data which were generated by the cookie and which concern your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as their processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile terminals, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. In this case an opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. This opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for our website, and is set on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie must be reset.
Further information on data privacy in connection with Google Analytics is available, for example, from the Google Analytics Help Center (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
6. Social Media Plug-ins
We use social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on our website on the basis of art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR in order to raise awareness of our company. The underlying promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for ensuring compliance of the operation with the data protection regulations lies with the respective provider. We use the so-called two-click method to integrate these plug-ins in order to offer visitors to our website optimum protection.
We have added social-media plug-ins from Facebook to our website to personalize its use. To this end we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is an offer from Facebook.
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser, which integrates it in the website.
Via the integrated plug-ins Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. Your browser transmits this information (including your IP address) directly to a Facebook server in the USA, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for instance by clicking the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the respective information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. Moreover, the information is posted on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for purposes of promotion, market research and needs-based design of the Facebook pages. To this end, Facebook generates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with respect to the advertisements shown you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users on your activities on our website, and to provide other services in connection with the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook prior to visiting our website.
Regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your pertinent rights and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).
Our website contains plug-ins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter). The Twitter plug-ins (tweet button) are recognizable by the Twitter logo on our website. An overview of tweet buttons is provided here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).
If you access a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server is established. This gives Twitter the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter tweet button while being logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages on your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to assign your visit of our pages to your user account. We wish to point out that we, as the provider of the website, do not receive any information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.
If you do not want Twitter to be able to assign your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.
Our website also uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).
The plug-ins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”.
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Instagram servers. Instagram transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it in the page. Via the integrated plug-in, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram account or are not currently logged in to Instagram.
Your browser transmits this information (including your IP address) directly to an Instagram server in the USA, where it is stored. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can assign your visit to our website directly to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for instance by clicking the Instagram button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there.
Moreover, this information is posted on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts.
If you do not want Instagram to assign the data collected via our website to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram prior to visiting our website.
For further information, please refer to Instagram’s Data Policy (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388) von Instagram.
7. Rights of the Data Subjects
You have the right:
- pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR to demand information about your personal data which we have collected. In particular, you may demand information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure and restriction, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if they were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information concerning its details, if applicable;
- pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR to demand without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us;
- pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to demand the erasure of your personal data stored by us unless their processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
- pursuant Art. 18 GDPR to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, their processing is unlawful but you oppose their erasure and we no longer need the data but you require them to establish, exercise of defend legal claims, or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
- pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand that those data be transmitted to another controller;
- pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR to withdraw the consent which you have granted us at any time. We shall then no longer be allowed to continue with the processing of the data which was based on this consent; and
- pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To do so, you may generally turn to the supervisory authority of your customary place of residence or workplace or our place of business.
8. Right to Object
If your personal data are processed on grounds of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or if your objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter event you have a general right to object, which we will implement without the need to specify a particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right to revoke or object, simply send an email to email@example.com
9. YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
This website uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of the pages on our website into which a Vimeo video has been integrated, a connection to Vimeo’s servers will be established. As a consequence, the Vimeo server will receive information as to which of our pages you have visited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also happen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information recorded by Vimeo will be transmitted to Vimeo’s server in the United States.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
11. Data Security
We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) methods for site visits, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Typically, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is encrypted is shown by a key or lock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.