Privacy and Data Protection

Thank you for visiting our website. We are committed to ensuring the security of the personal data you share with us and therefore take every effort to not only provide you with an attractive online offer, but also to guarantee your right to data protection.

Our data protection practice is in accordance with German data protection laws, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG: Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), the Teleservices Data Protection Act (TDDSG: Teledienstdatenschutzgesetz), and the Teleservices Act (TDG: Teledienstgesetz). The data protection statement applies only to the website of Niessing Manufaktur GmbH & Co. KG.  It does not apply to websites that are linked to this one.

Exclusively for the protection of our systems and for preventing improper or fraudulent conduct in connection with your use of our internet services, our web servers, and to some extent third-party web servers too, store each access in a protocol file. Each protocol file consists of data on:

Referrer URL from which you visited our website, Date and time of access, IP address of the inquiring computer, Client’s inquiry, The http answer code, Transferred data quantity, Browser type and version used, Operating system of the enquiring computer.

These data are only recorded for statistical purposes and to help improve the quality of this website. Over and above these data, we will never collect or make use of your personal details without your explicit and voluntary consent.

In several places, this website uses so-called cookies for facilitating your use of our online offers and for increasing effectivity and security of our services. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”,  which are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies can be deleted with no risk and at any given time by the user.

By using a contact form from this website, you declare your assent with your details being stored on our computers and being used by us. We use this data to process your enquiries or registrations and to keep you informed about our products and offers. We will only pass on your details to third parties where we are required to do so by law.

Google Analytics

This website uses 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Facebook

The “Like” button plug-in from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook) can be used to tell your friends whether you like our Internet offerings, point to content, or share content. This plug-in is identified by the Facebook logo or the suffix “Like”. The plug-in can transfer personal data to Facebook if you are logged in to it. However, you must first have activated the “Like” button.

Once you do so, your data from visiting our site will be transferred to Facebook just as if you were visiting its own Internet pages, and in some cases even if you are not a registered Facebook user and do not click on the plug-in on our pages.  In this case, however, Facebook is not directly able to make a direct personal connection to you, for instance by using the IP address;

this would be possible only using information from your Internet service provider. If you are registered with Facebook, Facebook’s own privacy protection provisions also apply, which can be found at (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php). The exact purpose for which the transferred data is used can also be found in these privacy protection provisions.

Pinterest

We also use the plug-in from the Pinterest social network, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). The Pinterest button can be identified by the symbol “P”. If you have activated the Pinterest button and access a page on our website that contains their plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from Pinterest to your browser and integrated into the page.

This integration tells Pinterest that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our site, even if you do not have a Pinterest profile or are not currently logged into Pinterest. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly by your browser to a Pinterest server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest can directly assign the visit to our website to your Pinterest profile. If you interact with the plug-in, e.g., by pressing the “Pin it” button,

the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to a Pinterest server and stored there.The information will also be published on Pinterest and shown to your contacts there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of data by Pinterest and your associated rights and setting options to protect your personal privacy can be found in the Pinterest privacy protection statement: http://de.about.pinterest.com/privacy/ 

Newsletter

When signing up for the newsletter, you are giving your consent to allow your first name, last name, and e-mail address to be used for personalized advertising purposes.  The newsletter is sent by us. Your agreement to receive a newsletter can be withdrawn by you by e-mail at any time. Each newsletter contains a link for this that you can use to withdraw your consent. If you have subscribed to the newsletter, you have agreed to the following, which you can revoke at any time:

[   ] I would like to receive the newsletter by e-mail. (You can cancel at any time.)*

Social Media Plugins

We use a variety of social media plug-ins on some of our web pages via Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Pinterest buttons. However, integration of these plug-ins does not necessarily ensure that your data are being transmitted to the respective provider. Instead, your prior consent for this is required, which you can give before you activate the individual buttons. To do this, click on the desired button.

Your rights, information

In the event you no longer wish to allow us to store your personal information, or if it is no longer correct, we will have your information deleted or blocked or make the necessary corrections upon receipt of an appropriate notification (if permitted under applicable law). If you wish, you may receive information at no cost concerning all the personal information about you that we have stored.