Data Protection Notice
General Information on Using our Website
Declaration of Consent in compliance with data protection laws
1. General Information on Using our Website
We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our products.
Protecting your privacy when using our website is of utmost concern to us. This is why we endeavour at all times to protect your personal data in accordance with applicable statutory provisions.
Hereinafter we will inform you in detail on how the supplier responsible, Ofa Bamberg GmbH (also referred to as “Ofa”, “we” or “us”) will deal with your data on this website.
1.1 Storage of access data
Every time you access our website access data regarding this procedure is recorded in a protocol file on the server of our provider.
This data record consists of:
- Your IP address
- Date and hour of access
- Name of file required
- Name of file from which the file was requested
- Notice whether access was successful
- Data volume transferred
- Description of the web browser used and the operation system
- Name of the internet provider
This data is collected for technical reasons and stored for a period of 90 days.
An evaluation of this data is made solely for statistical purposes and without personal reference. Additional personal data is only collected, used or passed on by us if this is allowed by law or you gave your permission for us to do so.
Personal data (eg name, email address, telephone number) is only collected on this website if you personally supply this information, for example, if you contact us regarding the range of options available on this website.
Information provided by you is solely used to process your enquiry as well as to answer follow-up questions, and is also stored for technical administration and customer management. Providing such data is on a purely voluntary basis.
You can cancel at any time and for the future any advertising you may receive from our company by notifying us via the contact options mentioned below and any cost incurred will be based on basic tariffs. Any declarations of consent made can also be revoked via the contact options listed.
1.3 Competitions/Prize Draws
As far as no additional form of consent by the participant exists, personal data gathered in the context of competitions/prize draws will be collected, processed and used for the sole purpose of designing, managing and/or running the competition/prize draw and deleted once the competition/prize draw has ended.
No data will be passed on to third persons. Further information can be found in the relevant entry rules in connection with our competitions and prize draws.
When registering for our newsletter your data (email address) is used to provide you with information on special topics and forward helpful tips and useful information on all our brands.
If you open the newsletter or click on a link, this will be recorded via our webserver (date, hour, email address). This is for internal statistical purposes. This data is not consolidated to establish a personal utilization profile. Unsubscribing the newsletter service is possible at any time and can be done via the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter.
1.5 Inclusion of services and content provided by third persons.
In some instances it may be possible that on this website content and services provided by third persons are included, eg map material from Google Maps.
This always supposes that providers of this content use your IP address. Without your IP address they would not be able to send the content to your browser. The IP address is, therefore, required to display this content. We seek to use only such content whose provider only uses the IP address to make the content available. However, we have no influence whatsoever in case the provider stores the IP address for, eg, statistical purposes.
1. 6 Links to other websites
We occasionally refer to the websites of third parties. Although we select these third parties with great care, we cannot assume any guarantee or liability for the accuracy and/or completeness of the content and the data security of the websites of third parties. Nor does this Data Privacy Statement apply to the linked websites of third parties.
1. 7 Cookies
In addition, cookies allow us to establish whether you have already visited our website in the past or are a new visitor. These cookies do not store your personal data.
It is also possible to exclude cookies when viewing our website. Should you not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you are kindly requested to deactivate the relevant option in the system settings of your browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. Disabling cookies, however, may restrict the function of this online experience.
1. 8 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is as a rule transferred to a server of Google in the US and stored.
However, whenever the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the US and truncated there. Google will on behalf of the operator of this website use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide further services relating to the website activity and internet usage for the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be collated with other data held by Google.
You are able to prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the relevant setting on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, if you do so, it might not be possible to use to the full extent the complete range of functions available on this website.
Moreover, you can prevent the capture of data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser-plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Please note that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the „ga(‘set‘, ‘anonymizelp’ true) code to guarantee anonymized capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
This site uses the Google Analytics Demographics reports, where Google uses Google's interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data (such as age, gender, and interests). This data is not returned to a specific person and can be disabled at any time by using the display settings. Google provides a browser add-on, which you can enable here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
1.9. Other analysis tools
Your personal data as well as the movement data on our website may be collected and stored by us or third parties such as Smartsupp.com, s.r.o., VAT ID CZ03668681. If you do not wish to collect this data, you can exclude the recording of your data from the following link: https://www.smartlook.com/en/opt-out
2. Information for guest users and registered users of our portal for specialist suppliers and consent for marketing purposes in compliance with data protection laws.
2. 1 General Information
Our website allows specialist suppliers to purchase our products via our portal for specialist suppliers solely as registered users.
When you use our portal, we store personal data transmitted (eg name of specialist supplier, address, email address, telephone number, name of end customer, address, order data ).
In addition, we capture data on portal activity, such as eg order history, quotes or returns. This data we store and use – subject to your further consent or legal provisions – to process your order, apply the functions of the portal (eg summarized presentation of your order history) and for customer support (eg in the case of queries about using the portal effectively).
The technical infrastructure and relevant systems required to run the portal are operated on behalf of Ofa Bamberg GmbH in cooperation with the service provider commissioned by us in accordance with § 11 BDSG (German Privacy Law).
We and, possibly, the service provider commissioned by us have access to personal data of the specialist supplier and end consumer only in as far as this data is used for the above-mentioned purpose of running the portal, of providing administrative support to process orders and allow the specialist supplier to use the portal’s functions.
Further information on relevant data processing in our portal can be found in detail in the information on data protection in the portal itself.
2. 2 Information on promotional use
We do not use the personal data collected via the website or data gathered from the portal for specialist suppliers for any promotional purpose. Should you have given consent in any form within the context of our business dealings for data to be used for promotional purposes, you can at any time revoke your consent vis-à-vis Ofa Bamberg GmbH.
In case of questions as to the collection, processing or use of your personal data as well as in the case of information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data please contact:
Ofa Bamberg GmbH
export @ofa.de or direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fast technological development of the internet and the changes to rights and laws in the field of data protection and telemedia oblige us from time to time to bring our data protection information in line with the new requirements.
Last updated: 27.07.2017