Protection of data privacy
of Halfen GmbH, Halfen International GmbH and Halfen Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

Data protection
HALFEN is pleased to welcome you to our website and thanks you for your interest in our company and our products. We guarantee that your privacy will be respected during your visit to our Internet presence, so that you can relax and enjoy your stay. The protection of your personal data during processing is a very important matter for us and is given top priority in all our business processes. We process all personal data acquired during your visit to our Web sites according to the statutory requirements valid in the country in which the relevant Web sites are administered. Our data-protection policy is incidentally based on the conduct code in force in HALFEN. Websites of HALFEN may contain links to the Web sites of other suppliers that are not covered by this declaration of data protection. Despite careful monitoring of the content, we cannot accept any liability for the content of such external links; the content of linked Web sites is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.
HALFEN respects your private and personal sphere.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our Web sites our Web server will automatically record the name of your Internet service provider, the Web site from which you visit us, the Web sites, you visit when with us and the date and the duration of your visit. HALFEN uses Cookies in order to follow visitors' preferences and accordingly to be able to create the optimum design for our Web sites. Cookies are small files that are stored temporarily on your disk. The information contained in these Cookies is used to facilitate navigation and allow a high degree of user-friendliness in a Web site. You can of course also view our Web site without Cookies activated. Our Cookies do not contain any person-specific information, and your privacy is perfectly protected. Most browsers accept Cookies automatically. You can prevent Cookies from being saved on your hard disk by selecting the setting option *Accept no Cookies* in your browser. Information provided by the manufacturer of you browser will explain the details of how this works. If, however, you have deactivated Cookies, this can lead to restrictions in certain functions of our offers. Personal data are in any case only stored when you have deliberately entered these yourself, e.g. when registering, responding to a survey, taking part in a competition or when concluding a contract.

Use and forwarding of personal data and restriction of purpose
HALFEN uses your personal data only for the purpose of technical administration of its Web sites, for customer administration, product surveys and for marketing only to the extent HALFEN requires in the specific case.
All recording or transmission of personal data for public institutions and authorities shall be exclusively within the requirements of applicable national laws. Members of our staff, agencies and subsidiaries have been enjoined by us to maintain strict confidentiality and to comply with a standard code of professional conduct.

Option to participate

We would like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and to inquire regarding your needs where necessary. You are of course under no obligation to participate in such surveys. If you do not wish to take part, you can notify us accordingly by letter at any time; we shall then block the relevant data immediately.

Right to information
HALFEN shall inform you immediately on request in writing, in accordance with applicable law, regarding whether all personal data, if any, HALFEN has stored for you. Despite our best efforts to ensure accurate and current data, it may occur that certain information is incorrect. We shall correct this information as soon as you have notified us of the required changes.

Safety

HALFEN takes technical and organisational safety measures to ensure that all data we administer is protected against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss or against access by all unauthorised third parties. Our safety measures are subject to continuous review in line with technical developments.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data at HALFEN. We shall also be pleased to hear from you if you require any further information or wish to make proposals for improvement or register complaint.

Protection of data privacy for children
In light of the importance of protecting children's privacy, we do not collect, process or use on our website any information relating to an individual whom we know to be under 13 years old without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data at HALFEN. We shall also be pleased to hear from you if you require any further information or wish to make proposals for improvement or register complaint. E-mail: kommunikation@halfen.de.

The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.
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