At Fr. Jacob Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the provisions of the data protection laws.  
Under no circumstances will any data collected be sold or passed on to third parties for any reason whatsoever.
The following policy statement provides an overview of how we fulfil these privacy compliance obligations and the reasons why certain types of data are collected.

 

Who is the responsible body?

The responsible body as defined by data protection laws is
Fr. Jacob Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Niedernfeldweg 14, D-32457 Porta Westfalica, Telephone: +49 571 9558-0, Fax: +49 571 9558-160.
Managing Directors: Dr. Uwe Braun, Patrick Jacob
Bad Oeynhausen District Court Commercial Register No. HR A 3542

 

When and why is personal data collected?

At Fr.  Jacob Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, we collect, save or process data only as necessary for pursuing our own business purposes.
Our websites are available to all users without requiring you to enter personal data. Your personal data is asked for, processed and used only to the extent necessary for the purposes of the contract.


Collection of general information

When you access our websites, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This may include information such as the type of browser, the operating system used and the domain name of your internet service provider. The data stored is solely information that does not enable users' identities to be traced. Information of this nature is collected and evaluated solely for statistical purposes.


Handling your personal data

If we receive personal data from you (e.g. by email) your personal data is stored using all the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure it is protected from unauthorised access and misuse.     
Our employees are obliged to observe the provisions of the Telemedia Act [TMG] and of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] when handling data.
Our servers are protected with a firewall and antivirus software. Backup and recovery are standard procedures for us.

 

Cookies

We use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of the site visited. As a result, we automatically receive certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system of your computer and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Based on the information contained in the cookies we are able to make navigation easier and facilitates the correct display of our website. In no event, will the information we collect will be forwarded to third parties without your consent or made a link with personal data.

 

Share Buttons

a) This website uses plugins from Facebook.com, which are provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the United States. Users of our website where the Facebook plugin ("Like" button) is installed are hereby notified that a connection is established to Facebook through the plugin, whereby a transmission is performed on your browser for this plugin on the web page. Furthermore, forwarded by the usage information to Facebook’s servers containing information about your visits to our website. As a logged in Facebook user, user data will be collected and tracked relative to your personal Facebook account. Once you, as a registered Facebook user, actively use the Facebook plugin (eg by clicking on the "Like" button or use the comment function), these data are transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account. For more information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

b) The "XING Share-Button" button is used on this website. Calling this website connects to servers of XING AG (“XING”). The current data protection information on "XING Share" button and additional information are available on the providers website: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. We are not responsible in any way and will not be held accountable or responsible for any defects, mis-statements, or failures of any service related to third-party software or service.

c) The "YouTube" button is used on this website. Calling this website connects to servers of YouTube, Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. The current data protection information on "YouTube" button and additional information are available on the providers website: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

If you are logged into one or more of Google’s network of websites and services, Google may collect information related to your website usage. We are not responsible in any way and will not be held accountable or responsible for any defects, mis-statements, or failures of any service related to third-party software or service.

 

Use of etracker technology

This website uses technology devised by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes.  This data can be used to create usage profiles under a pseudonym.  Cookies may be used for this purpose.  Cookies are small text files that are stored in your local browser cache.  Cookies enable our website to recognise your browser when you next visit. Data collected using the etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website and will not be linked to personal data pertaining to the holder of the pseudonym unless the person concerned has given his or her specific consent.  Users can at any time exercise their right to object and prevent their data from being collected and stored in future.

 
How long will your data be stored?

Our policy is governed by the principle of data avoidance and minimisation. We process and use your personal data only during the statutory data retention periods. After these periods have expired, the data concerned is blocked or deleted.
 
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to obtain information at any time from Fr. Jacob Söhne & Co. KG  on your own personal data that is stored. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, with the exception of legally required data storage for business processes, deleted.

 

Amendments to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time to keep it in line with current legislation.

 

Data protection officer

If you have any questions that were not answered within this privacy policy or if you require more details, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer by email at info(at)jacob-rohre.de or by post to  Fr. Jacob Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Data Protection Officer, Niedernfeldweg 14, D-32457 Porta Westfalica.