Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our group of companies and their products.

In the following Data Privacy Statement, the Debrunner Koenig Group (hereinafter also referred to as “DKG”, “we”, or “us”) provides you with information about the processing of your personal data when you visit our websites www.dkh.ch , www.d-a.ch , www.bewehrungstechnik.ch , www.bewetec.ch , www.metallservice.ch , www.bluewear.ch , www.bws-trackmaster.ch or www.bewehrungen.ch (hereinafter referred to as “websites”).

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person (e.g. your first and last name, company name, address, telephone number or email address).

In the following, we would like to inform you in particular about which personal data is processed when you visit the websites and use the services and functions contained therein, for what purposes your data is processed in each case, and what rights you are entitled to in this respect.

Responsible party

The party responsible for data privacy is:

Debrunner Koenig Management
Hinterlauben 8
9004 St. Gallen
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 58 235 00 00
Email: info[at]dkm.ch

Data protection officer in accordance with the EU GDPR

You can reach our data protection officer as follows:

Data Protection Officer of Klöckner & Co SE
Am Silberpalais 1
47057 Duisburg
Germany
Telephone: +49 203-307-0
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter[at]kloeckner.com

Processing of your personal data when you visit our websites

a) Categories of data concerned:
We process the following data each time you visit our websites:

  • The connection data of the requesting computer, including the IP address
  • The web pages you have accessed, including the page from which you accessed our website
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The type and version of the browser and operating system used
  • The amount of data transmitted during the connection

We analyse the use of our website using the web analysis tool Siteimprove . This tool is used exclusively to optimise the user friendliness of the website and to provide useful information about our services. This data will not be merged with other personal data sources or passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) of the EU GDPR.

The data is not evaluated in connection with the person concerned. The analyses are based on anonymous data sets.

The anonymised statistical evaluations are stored for an unlimited period of time.

On our websites we use “Google Analytics” and “Google Search Console”, web analysis services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA to evaluate website usage. Google Analytics uses cookies (see point 2), which are stored on your computer. Google is able to process and evaluate the information contained in the cookies about the visitor’s website and internet usage.

Google may transmit the data it collects to countries outside the EU and EEA, in particular to the USA. However, Google has pledged to observe the Privacy Shield Framework: More information on your rights under this agreement .

In addition, we ensure that your IP address is anonymised before it is transmitted to Google.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(1)(f) of the EU GDPR.

b) Processing purposes, legal basis and legitimate interests, if any:
We process the data specified above in order to make our websites available to users and to safeguard their technical operation on the basis of Article 6(1)(1)(b) of the EU GDPR and for the purpose of determining and eliminating disruptions to our website services in accordance with Article 6(1)(1)(f) of the EU GDPR. The interest we pursue here is to ensure trouble-free use of our websites.

c) Duration of data storage:
We delete your data after one year, unless we need it longer for the above-mentioned purposes in exceptional cases. In such a case, we delete the data once the purpose is fulfilled.

d) Need for your cooperation in data collection / consequences of refusal:
When you visit our websites, the data specified above is automatically processed. Without providing this data, you cannot use our websites.

Processing of your personal data when you contact us

a) Categories of data concerned:
When you contact us, we process the data you provide with your enquiry, e.g. your name, address, telephone number and email address.

b) Processing purposes, legal basis and legitimate interests, if any:
We process the data specified above in order to answer your enquiry on the basis of Article 6(1)(1)(b) of the EU GDPR or in accordance with Article 6(1)(1)(f) of the EU GDPR. The interest we pursue here is to deal with your enquiry.

c) Duration of data storage:
We delete the specified data after your enquiry has been dealt with and the relevant legal retention periods have expired.

d) Need for your cooperation in data collection / consequences of refusal:
You must provide us only with the data we need to process your enquiry and contact you. If you do not provide us with this data, we may not be able to answer your enquiry.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on our websites. We use both session cookies (cookies that are deleted immediately after closing the browser) and persistent cookies (cookies that are used beyond a session).

Cookies are small text files that are transmitted to your end device via the web browser you use and stored there, whereby the information stored in them is read out again. The information stored in the cookie can help your web browser to be recognised.

Regardless of the type of cookies used, you can always choose whether to accept cookies or not.

You can thus object to the use of cookies at any time, free of charge. You can exercise this right of objection in particular by setting your web browser to prevent the storage of cookies or to restrict them to certain websites only. In addition, if cookies are not technically required, you have the option to declare your objection by means of a separate procedure.

It is possible to use our websites without cookies. You can also delete stored cookies at any time in your web browser. This applies in particular to persistent cookies. Please note, however, that this may lead to technical limitations on how our websites are displayed or to limited user guidance.

Recipients

Internal recipients: At DKG, only those persons who need to have access to your personal data to the extent necessary to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes are granted such access.

External recipients: We will only pass on your personal data to external recipients outside DKG if this is necessary for the processing or handling of your enquiry, if another legal authorisation exists, or if we have your consent.

External recipients may be:

a) Processors
These are group companies of DKG or external service providers that we use to provide services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance or the provision of contractually relevant content.

b) Public authorities
These are authorities and state institutions, e.g. public prosecutors’ offices, courts or tax authorities, to which we must transfer personal data for legally binding reasons.

c) Private bodies
These are sales partners, independent subsidiaries, cooperation partners or auxiliary persons, as far as necessary for the fulfilment of the contract, provided you have given your consent or a legal authorisation exists.

Newsletter

Our newsletters do not contain any obvious or hidden counters, third-party advertising or links to third-party sites that are not directly related to the newsletter’s content.

We use your email address and the personal data simultaneously collected only to manage and send out the newsletter you have requested, at the frequency you indicated when you signed up. We collect anonymised statistical data such as opening rates or placement of the individual information modules in order to be able to continuously optimise our offerings.

Every newsletter contains instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Online shop

To place orders in our online shop, you must register once and set a username and personal password. On future visits to our website, you can log in with your username and password and do not have to enter your address and payment information every time you place an order. Your password is stored in encrypted form and cannot be accessed by us.

When you register, you must provide information such as your title, your company details, telephone number, first and last name, address, and email address. We require your express consent to store this registration data (for your personal customer account). At the appropriate place on the registration page, we first inform you comprehensively about the purpose and scope of data processing. You can then give your consent by ticking a check box. We will record and store your declaration of consent.

Your declaration of consent expires automatically when you delete your customer account. You can also revoke your consent by sending an email to e-service[at]dkm.ch.

The data for your orders are also stored in your customer account.

We use the personal data collected at registration and when you order exclusively for the proper processing of your order.

You can view and change the data in your customer account, e.g. your chosen method of payment and delivery address, at any time. If you update information, we will retain a copy of your original details in order to clarify any outstanding issues between us.

We delete any data we are not legally required to keep, e.g. in accounting, as soon as the order is completed. You can delete your customer account at any time as soon as no more orders are open.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), insofar as their respective legal requirements are met:

Information: You have the right to obtain information about the personal data we process about you.

Correction: You can request that incorrect data concerning your person be corrected. In addition, you may request that incomplete data be completed.

Deletion: In certain cases, you may request the deletion of your personal data.

Restriction of processing: You can demand in certain cases that we restrict the processing of your data.

Data transferability: If you have provided us with data on the basis of a contract or consent, you may ask to view the data you have provided in a structured, common, machine-readable format or request that we transfer the data to another responsible party.

Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data, which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(1)(f) of the EU GDPR. We will then no longer process this personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing it that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Revocation of consent: If you have given us consent to process your data, you may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the processing of your data until revocation remains unaffected.

Exercising your rights: To exercise all of your above-described rights, please contact us by email at dataprivacy@kloeckner.com or by post, addressed to the Data Protection Officer of Klöckner & Co SE. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.

Right to complain to the supervisory authority: If you consider the processing of personal data relating to you unlawful, you have the right to make a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of employment or place of the alleged breach.

Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling for the purpose of Article 22 of the EU GDPR, are not made in connection with the use of our websites.