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1. General Information on the Collection of Personal Data
a) We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data during the use of our website; we therefore use your personal data in accordance with statutory data protection regulations. Personal data includes any information that might concern you, e.g. name, address, email address and user behaviour. We would like to inform you below about how we use your personal data.
b) The “data controller” within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: ITW Fastener Products GmbH, ITW España,S.A. e ITW Metal Fasteners, S.L.U., Am Pulverhäuschen 7, D–67677 Enkenbach-Alsenborn. You can get in touch with our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org / gdpr@ itwfasteners.com or by writing to “der Datenschutzbeauftragte” at the postal address stated above.
c) If you are under the age of 16, please ask your parent/guardian for permission before providing ITW Fastener Products GmbH with personal data.
2. The Collection of Personal Data during Visits to our Website
a) In principle, you can visit our website without telling us who you are. However, as tends to happen on almost every website, the server that hosts our website (hereinafter referred to as the “web server”), will automatically collect your information during your visit. This data is technically necessary for us to ensure the stability and security of the Website.
We regularly analyse these server logs in an anonymised format for statistical purposes (click stream analysis), so that we can establish how our website is used. We then use these findings to optimise our Website.
We might also use this information alongside your Internet provider and/or local authorities in cases of system misuse, in order to identify the perpetrator.
b) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.aa) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
– Transient cookies (see bb)
– Persistent cookies (see cc).
bb) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
cc) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
dd) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this Website.
c) Google Analytics
If you have granted your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
Scope of the processing:
We use the ‘anonymizeIP’ function (so-called IP Masking): as a result of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address forwarded as part of Google Analytics from your browser shall not be grouped together with other data of Google.
The following data, among other things, are collected during your visit to the website:
The pages you visit, your “click path”
Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter sign-ups, downloads and purchases)
Your user behaviour (e.g. clicks, dwell time and bounce rates)
Your approximate location (region)
Your IP address (in shortened form)
Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting and screen resolution)
Your internet provider
The referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use, rendered anonymous, of the website and compiling reports about website activity. The reports made available by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website.
The recipient of the data is
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland