KWE Data Protection

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our homepage is important to us. Your information is protected in the scope of the statutory regulations, to which we adhere. The following information informs you which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how this data will be used:

1. Collection and processing of data

For internal system-related and statistical purposes, each access to our homepage and each processing request is logged on the homepage file. While doing so, the following data is logged: Name of the called file, date and time of the call, amount of data transferred, notification of successful download, web browser, requesting domain and the IP address of the requesting computer.

We gather additional personal data only if you voluntarily provide this data. That is the case, for example, in the scope of a request or registration.

2. Cookies

The websites use so-called cookies at several points. They are used to make our range of products more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses.

3. Use and disclosure of personal data

To the extent you have made personal data available to us, this data will be used exclusively to reply to your inquiries, to handle your concluded contracts and for technical administration.

A passing on or transmission of your personal data to third parties will take place on only if this is necessary for the purpose of the conclusion of the contract, in particular for the purpose of forwarding ordering information to suppliers or for accounting purposes and/or if you have previously consented. You can revoke a granted consent to pass on your personal data to third parties for future purposes at any time.

Your personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if knowledge of the data is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data was stored or if the storage of the data is inadmissible for other statutory reasons.

4. Right to information

On written request we would be glad to provide you with information on your personal information that we have stored.

5. Safety information

We are constantly committed to exploiting all technical and organisational opportunities for protecting your personal data against unauthorised third-party access.  Email communication however bears latent risks and we therefore recommend you submit confidential information by postal mail.

6. Social Networks

Moreover our website includes references (links) to the external social network Facebook. This website is operated solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The links are marked in the frame of our website with the Facebook logo or the suffix “Like” (no Facebook plugins are used). If this link is followed by a click, the Facebook plugins are activated and your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. If you follow the links during your visit to our website and are logged into Facebook through your personal user account, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook. Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account.  This information will be transmitted to Facebook and saved there. To prevent this you have to log out of your Facebook account before you click on the link. The functions assigned to Facebook, in particular the transmission of information and user data, do not become activated just through the visit to our website but only through the click on the corresponding link. For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information: (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php) http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

7. Google Analytic

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data, which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of your utilization of the website. 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 of America. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the internet and website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. 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. By using this website, you consent to Google processing the data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.” If Google Adsense, an advertising service of Google Inc., USA (“Google”) displays advertisements on this website (text advertisements, banners etc.), it is possible that your browser will save a cookie sent from Google Inc. or a third party. The information saved in the cookie can be recorded, collected and evaluated by Google Inc. or a third party. Furthermore, to collect information Google Adsense also uses so-called “WebBacons” (small invisible graphics) through which simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or Web Bacon about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses the information obtained in this way to perform an evaluation of your usage patterns with regard to the AdSense ads. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with any other Google data.   You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and prevent the display of Web Bacons. In order to do so, you will have to select browser setting “do not accept cookies” (in Internet Explorer go to “Extras / Internet Options / Data Privacy / Settings;” in Firefox to “Extras / Settings / Data Privacy / Cookies”).  For more information about the data privacy protection regulations of Google please go to the Google Analytics website.

You can download the tool to deactivate Google Analytics for all browsers through the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.