Privacy policy

Privacy policy

This statement on data privacy applies to the website of Sarstedt AG & Co. KG Sarstedtstraße 1, 51588 Nümbrecht, Germany. Below please find details as to the type of data collected and how these are utilized, processed and/or communicated whenever you visit and/or utilize our website.

According to the rules and regulations on data protection we, as the responsible data controller, undertake to protect the personal data and the privacy of our customers and to treat them as strictly confidential. The collection, storage, modification, transfer, blocking, deletion and utilization of your personal data is governed by the applicable statutory provisions, particularly the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

We have installed technical and organizational safety precautions to protect your data against non-authorized access, random or intended manipulation, destruction or loss.

This Website also uses Amazon CloudeFront, a so-called CDN (Content Delivery Network) from Amazon Inc. The CDN enables shorther loading times of our Website by sending file via a fast server located as close as possible to your site. For this purpose, Amazon Inc. operates several servers also in Europe. Technically, how ever, it cannot be excluded that your browser accesses server outside the EU. In this case, you browser sends data directly to the respective country. As a result, your data may possibly be transferred to the US and/ or the country where the respectiver server is located. We are unable to avoid this process for technical reasons.

Access data

The collection of personal data on our server within the framework of our website is limited to the scope required for technical reasons (name of the file retrieved, date and time of retrieval, data volume transmitted, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited site) as well as the requesting provider). We neither allocate the data collected to particular persons nor link them with data collected from other sources.


Internal collection and utilization of personal data from contact queries/newsletters

We solely collect the personal data you share with us. Any data you communicate within the framework of contract processing or a contact query are exclusively collected, processed and utilized for contract processing and/or initiation. This provision also includes that we enable Third Parties commissioned by us to provide services, especially in the field of logistics. In doing so, we duly observe the principle of data minimization. We disclose only those data that are absolutely indispensable for actual processing of a respective issue. Whenever your data are communicated to external service providers, the legal, technical and organizational precautions installed as well as, henceforth, checkups at regular intervals ensure that the rules and regulations of the data protection statutes are observed by the service providers.  


In addition, the data are utilized to be able to communicate with you. Apart from that, we will not disclose your personal data to Third Parties without your express consent which you may revoke at any time.

If you subscribe to our Newsletter, you must indicate your e-mail address to which the Newsletter is to be sent, as well as your first name and family name. By communicating these data, you agree to the fact that we utilize these to mail the Newsletter to you. We will only send information relating to our products.

We also collect information as to when you have registered for a Newsletter and in case an
e-mail delivery failed. This information is only used to handle, manage and/or optimize Newsletter mailing. By communicating these data you also agree to this utilization.

We do not collect data about the receipt of the Newsletter, whether it has been opened by the recipient or if links included in the Newsletter have been activated. We neither disclose data communicated in connection with the Newsletter registration to Third Parties nor link such data with any other data used in our company.

You may unsubscribe to the Newsletter at any time without giving reasons thereby also revoking any consent granted with effect for the future. To unsubscribe, click on the link shown in each Newsletter or contact: marketing(at)sarstedt.com. We will then ensure that delivery of the Newsletter is discontinued immediately.

Web analysis tool „Piwik“

Our website uses the open source web analysis application „Piwik“.
Piwik tracks information about your visit by saving cookies on your computer (please find further information about cookies below). We evaluate the data collected from the cookies on our server in Germany to gain information about your browsing activities regarding the utilization of our website (your anonymized IP address), which are saved for analysis purposes. These data are solely used to optimize our website. Your IP address is immediately anonymized before it is saved using the Piwik “Plugin AnonymizeIP”.

We neither link the data collected with information from other data sources nor disclose them to Third Parties.

For further information about Piwik, visit the website of the “independent centre for data privacy Schleswig-Holstein”: https://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/tracking/piwik/20110315-webanalyse-piwik.pdf or the Piwik website http://www.piwik.org

Caution:

In deleting the cookies from your computer (see detailed information regarding cookies below) an “Opt-Out-Cookie” from Piwik might be deleted as well. Consequently, Piwik may be reactivated. In this case, you would have to repeat the deactivation.

Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” as part of the Piwik web analysis software. “Cookies” are very small text files that are stored in your browser. These files use up only a very small memory space. Cookies enable enhanced utilization of our website, increased efficiency and security. Cookies are not harmful for your computer and do not carry viruses and cannot install malware.
You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict storage to specific websites or configure your browser to send a message as soon as a cookie is sent. You can delete the cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time. Please be aware that, in this case, you may not be able to use our homepage in full scale.

Caution:

In deleting the cookies from your computer an “Opt-Out-Cookie” from Piwik might be deleted as well (see details below). Consequently, Piwik may be reactivated. In this case, you would have to repeat the deactivation.


Information, deletion, correction or blocking

You are entitled to free information, deletion, correction or blocking of your data we have stored. Moreover, you have the right to obtain information as to which of your data have been collected and for which purpose they are collected. In addition, you can request the amendment of incorrect data, and that data for which collection is inadmissible or which are no longer necessary are deleted. Requests for information about the data collected must be submitted in writing. As provided under § 35 III. u. IV. BDSG, data may be blocked in lieu of deletion.


How to contact us regarding the utilization and/or information on your data

For any information, correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, or questions regarding the utilization, collection or processing of your personal data, please contact:

Sarstedt AG & Co. KG, Sarstedtstraße 1, 51588 Nümbrecht, Germany, e-mail: datenschutz(at)sarstedt.com, Phone: +49 2293 305 0, Fax: +49 2293 305 2470


Responsible data controller in terms of the German law on data protection

Sarstedt AG & Co. KG, Sarstedtstraße 1, 51588 Nümbrecht, Germany,
e-mail: info(at)sarstedt.com, Phone: +49 2293 305 0, Fax: +49 2293 305 2470


Data privacy statement update: June 2017.