Data protection policy

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website. In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your data in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Controller
The person responsible for data collection and processing as set out below can be found on our Imprint page.

2. Usage data

When you visit our web pages, so-called usage data for statistical purposes is stored temporarily as a log on our web server in order to improve the quality of our web pages. This data record consists of

  • The page from which the file was requested
  • The name of the file
  • The date and time of the request
  • The amount of data transferred
  • The access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • The description of the type of web browser used
  • The IP address of the computer making the request, which is truncated so that no reference to individuals is possible. This log data is always saved anonymously.

3. Data security
To protect your data as comprehensively as possible against unwanted access, we implement technical and organisational measures. We use an encryption method on our website. Your information is transferred over the Internet from your computer to our server and vice versa using TLS encryption. You can see this from the status bar in your browser, where the padlock symbol is locked and the address starts with .

4. Transfer of data to third parties
We transfer your data for the purposes of order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR to service providers who support us in the operation of our websites (hosting and tracking tool) and related processes. Our service providers are strictly bound to our instructions and subject to appropriate contractual obligations.

Transfer of data to third countries
We sometimes transfer personal data to a third country outside the EU. When we do so, we ensure an adequate level of data protection at all times: in the case of Google Analytics (USA), an adequate level of data protection follows from our participation in the Privacy Shield agreement (Article 45 (1) GDPR).

5. Plugins/tools and cookies
1.) Google Analytics is Google’s analysis tool. For us as a website owner, it makes the interaction between users and the resources on offer transparent. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect data and pass on website usage statistics, but without collecting information that allows Google to identify individual users personally. The Google Analytics cookie used by this website is named "__ga". For more information, please visit the Google Analytics website.

You can set up your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, ensuring that the use of cookies is transparent for you. You can also use your browser settings at any time to delete cookies and prevent the setting of new cookies. Please note that our web pages may then not display correctly and that some functions may no longer be available for technical reasons.

2.) To ensure the uniform rendering of certain fonts, our website uses so-called web fonts from Adobe Typekit. Their provider is Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe). When you visit our pages, your browser loads the required fonts directly from Adobe to display them correctly on your device. To do this, your browser connects to Adobe’s servers in the United States. This means that Adobe is informed that our website has been accessed using your IP address. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored when serving the fonts. Adobe is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the United States of America and the European Union designed to ensure compliance with European data protection standards. You can find more information at https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/eudatatransfers.html. The use of Adobe Typekit web fonts is required to ensure a uniform typeface on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. For more information about Adobe Typekit web fonts, please visit: https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/policies/typekit.html. You can find Adobe’s privacy policy at: https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/policy.html.

6. Google Analytics tracking tool
To ensure that the design of our website is in line with demand, we use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your device and can be read by us. This allows us to recognise and count recurring visitors. Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR and Section 15 (3) TMG (German Teleservices Act), with a view to learning how frequently our web pages have been accessed by different users. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, as we have enabled IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union before being sent. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the United States and truncated there (an adequate level of data protection in accordance with Article 45 (1) GDPR) is provided by Google’s participation in the Privacy Shield). In addition, we have concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) governing order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR, under which Google will use all information exclusively and strictly for the purpose for which it is intended, to evaluate the use of our website for us and compile reports on activities on our website. You can object to our processing at any time. To do so, please use one of the following options:

1.) You can prevent the storage of cookies using the settings in your browser software. Please note however that if you do so, you may not be able to use all features on this website to the fullest extent possible.

2.) You can also prevent the collection of the data related to your use of the website generated by the cookie for Google (including your IP address) and processing of the data by Google by following this link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to download and install the browser add-on.

3.) In addition, you can prevent any collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that permanently prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website:

Click here to opt-out of processing of your data by Google Analytics.

7. Your rights as a user
With respect to the processing of your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user:

1.) Right of access (Article 15 GDPR): You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in Article 15 GDPR.

2.) Right to rectification and erasure (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR): You have the right to obtain immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to you and, where applicable, completion of incomplete personal data. You also have the right to obtain immediate erasure of personal data relating to you where one of the grounds set out in Article 17 GDPR applies, for example when the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.

3.) Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR): You have the right to obtain the restriction of processing if one of the conditions set out in Article 18 GDPR is met, for example for the duration of any review if you have objected to processing.

4.) Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR): In certain cases, which are set out in detail in Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to obtain the personal data relating to you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to obtain transfer of the data to a third party.

5.) Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR): If data is collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests), you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing at any time. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrable compelling grounds for processing that qualify for protection and that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims.

6.) Right to complain to a supervisory authority: Under Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of the data relating to you fails to comply with data protection provisions. In particular, the right to lodge a complaint may be exercised with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

8. Contact details of the data protection officer
Our company data protection officer is at your disposal for information or suggestions relating to the subject of data protection:

Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH
Web: www.datenschutz-nord-gruppe.de
E-Mail: office@datenschutz-nord.de
Phone: +49 (0) 421 69 66 32 0

9. Contact form
You can get in touch with us using a web form. To use our contact forms, we need your name, company name and e-mail address. You may provide further information if you wish, but it is not required. The legal basis of processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Your data will be processed only to respond to your request and will remain with us until you request erasure or revoke your consent to storage of the data. Mandatory statutory provisions – retention periods in particular – remain unaffected. Data will not be passed to third parties.

To exercise your right of revocation (Article 7 (3) GDPR), you must inform us, RKR Gebläse und Verdichter GmbH, Braasstr. 1, 31737 Rinteln, Germany by means of a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax to +49 (0) 5751 4004-30 or e-mail to info@RKR.de) about your decision to object to the consent of the data processing.