Privacy policy

In the following, we inform you about our data protection regulations. If you have any questions or feedback on this, please contact the responsible person or our data protection officer.

Who we are

Person responsible for processing your data:

Kito Europe GmbH
Heerdter Lohweg 93
40549 Düsseldorf – Germany
Phone +49 211 528 009 – 0
E-Mail: datenschutz@kito.net
Managing Director: Martin Rothe

Data Protection Officer:
Lawyer Klug
Inrather Str. 367
47803 Krefeld – Germany
E-Mail: datenschutz@kito.net

Scope and collection of information and data

This privacy policy applies to the website www.kito.net. It is intended for all users of our website. When you access our website, general information and data are automatically stored:

  • IP-number
  • Name of the called file
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Web page called up
  • Referrer-URL
  • User agent sent by your browser
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • Date and time of last user activity
  • Browser type, browser version, browser resolution, browser language, screen format, screen resolution, colour depth
  • URL of the viewed page/downloads
  • Cookie settings
  • Java-Script settings
  • Installed plugins

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a problem-free connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • Optimisation of our website
  • and to display fonts.

We anonymise information that allows conclusions to be drawn about you personally for statistical evaluations. All other information is only used to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

This information is processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

This data is only passed on to technical service providers who support us in the operation and maintenance of our website and act as order processors for us. Under no circumstances will the information collected be transferred to a third country.

Storage period:

The information is only stored for as long as it is required for the purpose of collection. For those that serve to provide the website, this is when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is after 14 days at the latest. If the data is stored beyond this period, the IP addresses of the users are anonymised so that it is no longer possible to assign them to you.
We cannot legally or contractually require you to provide the personal data. Without the IP address, however, we cannot guarantee the service and functionality of our website. Which is why individual services and functions may not be usable.

Use of cookies

We use so-called “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.

You are free to delete or block the cookies. You can find instructions on how to do this from the usual providers under the following links:
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-loeschen-daten-von-websites-entfernen
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
Opera: http://www.opera.com/de/help
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=de_DE

If you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

This Cookie Policy was created and updated by CookieFirst.com.

We use technical cookies, the purpose of which is to simplify the use of websites for users. For this purpose, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change. This applies in particular to the remembering of search terms.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Recipient:

This data is only passed on to technical service providers who support us in the operation and maintenance of our website and act as order processors for us. Under no circumstances will the information collected be transferred to a third country.
We cannot legally or contractually require you to provide the personal data. Without the IP address, however, we cannot guarantee the service and functionality of our website. Which is why individual services and functions may not be usable.

Dissent

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR can be found below.

Contact and other services

If you contact us or make use of other of our services, such as the newsletter, we will collect the following data in the following cases:

  • Processing of enquiries via contact form, e-mail, fax: All data transmitted by you through your enquiry or request will be processed by us. If you send enquiries to trading partners, we will forward this enquiry to the corresponding trading partner. This also includes all data that you enter in our contact form or send by e-mail or fax. The contact form has been secured with a captcha to prevent spam and to verify that the input originates from a human being.
  • Newsletter: You are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter. We need your e-mail address, which we process for sending you the newsletter.
  • Map service: To help you plan your journey to our branch office or the branch office of our trading partners, we link you to the map of the Google Maps service. When you use the map service, data is collected and processed by Google Inc. We have no influence on the data collection and processing by Google Inc. For further information, please refer to the terms of use of Google Maps.
  • Use of social plugins: On our website, we use social plugins of the social networks LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, XING. Through the plugin used, the operator of the network receives the information that you have accessed our website. For further information, please refer to the terms of use of the social networks.

Google Analytics

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. We do this in order to constantly optimise our website and make it more usable for you. We also use Google Analytics to make our website more secure and to prevent attacks by third parties. By activating IP anonymisation within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address will be anonymised by Google Analytics before transmission.

Legal basis and legitimate interest

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR through your consent in our cookie banner regarding the use of cookies (consent through clear confirming action or behaviour).

Receiver

In the course of using our website, data such as your IP address and your user activities in particular are transmitted to servers of the company Google Ireland Limited.

Storage period

Google will store the data relevant to the provision of the Google Analytics services for as long as is necessary to fulfil the service. The data collection and storage is anonymised. If there is a reference to a person, the data will be deleted immediately, insofar as this is not subject to any statutory retention obligations. In any case, the data will be deleted after expiry of the retention period.

Dissent

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. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at:
Nutzungsbedingungen | Google Analytics – Google

Google Tag Manager

On our website we use Google Tag Manager, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (“Google”). For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House,Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. The Google Tag Manager is an organisational tool with which website tags can be integrated and managed via a user interface. Tags are small sections of code that, for example, record (track) your activity on our website. For this purpose, JavaScript code sections are integrated into the source code of our website. The tags collect browser data, embed buttons, collect marketing information and set cookies.

Legal basis and legitimate interest

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR through your consent in our cookie banner regarding the use of cookies (consent through clear confirming action or behaviour).

Receiver

The information generated by the Google Tag Manager about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Storage period

Google will store the data relevant to the provision of the Google Analytics services for as long as is necessary to fulfil the service. The data collection and storage is anonymised. If there is a reference to a person, the data will be deleted immediately, insofar as this is not subject to any statutory retention obligations. In any case, the data will be deleted after expiry of the retention period.

Dissent

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. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at:
Nutzungsbedingungen | Google Analytics – Google

Disclosure of data to third parties

The following table shows the organisations (“data recipients”) to which your data will be passed on. In some cases, the data is passed on due to legal reporting obligations. In some cases, we use selected vicarious agents and service providers as processors pursuant to Article 28 of the GDPR. They work for us and accordingly have access to your data to the extent required in each case. We have subjected the processors to numerous contractual obligations so that they may only process your personal data on our instructions and exclusively for the fulfilment of the orders placed by us.

Trading partnersWe will forward your enquiries to our trading partner of your choice.
Service provider for fontsWhen you call up our website, your browser loads the fonts provided by our service provider into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. In the process, our service providers receive the specified data.
Service provider for newsletter dispatchFor the dispatch of the newsletter, we use a service provider within the framework of order processing to receive your data for dispatch purposes.
IT service providerAs part of the operation of the IT infrastructure and our website, we use a service provider as part of commissioned processing, who is given access to your data accordingly. We oblige our service providers to always limit the processing of your data to what is necessary for the execution of the purpose.
Service provider for map serviceWhen you use the map service, the service provider receives information about your visit to our website.
Police, lawyers, law enforcement agencies, public prosecutor's office, state or federal criminal investigation officeIt is in our interest to investigate suspicious cases and, in the event of a concrete criminal suspicion against a client, to hand over all required data to the law enforcement authorities.
Social MediaIf you use social plugins, the operator of the corresponding medium receives information about your previous visit to our website.

SSL encryption

To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to decide at any time against the further processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) and to object to this. This also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.
If you object accordingly, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Should you wish to raise an objection, please contact our Data Protection Officer at: datenschutz@kito.net

Your data subject rights

You have the following data subject rights:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Object to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR),
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

If you wish to exercise this right, please contact our data protection officer at: datenschutz@kito.net
You can also lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority at your place of residence or at our registered office. You can find the supervisory authorities under the following link:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration to the respective legal and corporate requirements. Should you then visit the website again, the new data protection declaration will apply.