Notes on data protection

For KGAL, protecting the personal rights of customers and partners is the basis of every business relationship. That is why looking after your personal data carefully is very important for us.

Recording and use of personal data on our website

In general you do not need to provide personal data in order to use our website.

On specific pages you will, however, be asked to provide personal data so that we can supply you with the information or services you have requested.

We record and store this personal data, which you can supply us on an online form or by e-mail, solely for the purpose of providing you with personalised service and sending you the information you have requested.

If you wish to subscribe to the KGAL press mailing list, we will request your explicit permission for us to do so in the relevant place on the website. If you have registered for our press mailing list, we will make use of your data until such time as you unsubscribe.

Once a transaction has been completed, your data will be deleted unless you have explicitly agreed to its further use thereof.

Passing on information to third parties

KGAL will treat the personal data that you send to us on through internet or by e-mail as confidential. Your data will only be passed on within KGAL for the purposes stated. We will only pass on your data to third parties if we are required by law to do so or if we entrust your data to an external service provider for processing such as mailing prospectuses. These service providers receive only the information required to perform their tasks. They are not permitted to use it for any other purpose and are required to handle it in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. We also conclude non-disclosure agreements with every partner and, if appropriate, contract data processing agreements.

Cookies / Web analysis service

This website uses Piwik open-source software to analyse visitor access statistics. Piwik uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this internet site is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and prior to storage. This information cannot be linked to individuals, and we do not pass it on to third parties.

You can reject the use of Piwik, in which case we will not collect any data from you. To do so, please go to the end of this page. Please note that this information will be lost if you delete all the cookies on your computer. You will then need to repeat the rejection of Piwik on subsequent visits to the website.

Piwik needs JavaScript to record data. If JavaScript is activated or permitted for this website, the following data will be recorded:

  • Time of access
  • Duration of access
  • Pages visited
  • Origin (referrer)
  • Operating system and browser
  • Plug-ins installed and screen resolution

If JavaScript is not activated, this data will not be stored.

At certain points the website uses another cookie, called a session cookie. It is used when we ask you to state your nationality. Its purpose is to avoid having to repeat this question on subsequent occasions. The session cookie is deleted automatically once your visit to the website is ended. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain personal data or viruses.

Security

We have to advise you that the transmission of data via the internet, such as e-mail communication, may be subject to security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third parties is impossible. Confidentiality in respect of data protection regulations is only guaranteed subject to the above proviso.

KGAL employees are required to observe data confidentiality in accordance with Section 5 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). Data processing and our technical security arrangements are constantly updated to keep pace with current situations and requirements.

Right to information and right of revocation

You are entitled to information about your data that we have stored. You may assert this right free of charge at any time and without stating reasons. You may have data of yours that is recorded by us barred, corrected or deleted at any time. You may also revoke at any time without stating reasons the permission you have given us to record and use data at any time, without stating reasons. To do so, please use the contact address listed in the Legal notices section.

We are happy to be of service at any time to answer further queries you may have about data protection and the processing of your personal data.

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