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Privacy policy

In the context of the use of our web pages personal data are processed. In this text we inform you, which personal data we collect, how we process them, and which data protection rights you are entitled to. We adhere to the regulations on data protection. We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy to changed legal regulations or to changed business processes at any time.

Who is responsible for the data processing in the context of these websites and who can I contact?

Responsible for the data processing on these web pages is

PK Rohstoffe GmbH
Address: Krabbenkamp 5, 47138 Duisburg
Phone: (0203) 60 003 -30
Fax: (0203) 60 003 -88

For more information about PK Rohstoffe GmbH, please refer to the imprint and the contents of this website. We process personal data in accordance with the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and other data protection regulations.

Data protection officer?

Our company has appointed a data protection officer with the following contact details:

Postal address: Our address, see above, please with the addition "to the attention of the Data Protection Officer"
Phone: Please call our central phone number, you will be called back by our data protection officer or receive the phone extension.

Which sources and data do we use?

We process personal data that we receive from our website visitors (hereinafter: "you") when using our website. In the context of this website there you are not obliged to provide any data.

Collection and processing of server log file data?

When you visit our website, an automatic collection and storage of data takes place in so-called server log files (log data) by our provider. The device you use for Internet access automatically sends us the following data:

IP address of the device you are using for Internet access, the date and time of use, the name of the file retrieved, the operating system of the device you are using and the browser you are using (browser type and version), previously visited website (referrer URL), Name of your internet access provider. The purpose of the collection and processing of this data is to enable the technical establishment of the connection and the use of our web pages. Another purpose is to ensure the security and stability of our website offer, to allow the technical administration, and to evaluate the web visits for internal statistical purposes and to improve our internet offerings. A systematic check of log file data (log data) is only carried out if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.

The data protection legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, because it is our common interest that the websites you are visiting are to be displayed, and Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, because the statistical evaluation and the control in case of illegal use constitute a legitimate interest. At the latest after seven days, these data will be deleted from us insofar as they could enable a personal reference, so that at the latest from this moment on we only use anonymous statistical data of the website use.

How do we use map material from Google Maps?

This website uses Google Maps from Google Inc. (Google) to provide map material to the website visitors. When using Google Maps, Google will process log file data about the use of Maps features by visitors of the websites and set permanent cookies. Information about your use (especially the IP address of your computer) may be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. servers in the United States. We have no control over the processing of data by Google Inc. If you do not consent to this data processing by Google Inc., please refrain from accessing the map material or disable the JAVA function in your browser for a limited view. The Terms of Use for Google Maps can be found at Terms of Use for Google Maps. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit:

The legal basis for this offer on our website is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR with our legitimate interest in a user-friendly website offer. In connection with this application, we do not store personal data.

What is the function of hyperlinks on our website?

For your optimal information, you will find links on our pages that refer to other websites. If you use external links, this privacy policy does not extend to them. Please inform yourself on the websites of the other providers about the privacy statements provided there. We have no influence on the compliance with data protection and security regulations by other providers or changes of the linked websites. At the time of linking, we were not aware of any violations of applicable law on the linked websites. If you notice any legal violations or other negative features on linked websites, we ask for corresponding information in order to draw conclusions.

The legal basis for this offer of hyperlinks on our website is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR with our legitimate interest in a user-friendly website offer. No data is stored by us in connection with this application.

Will your data be passed on to third parties?

Your data will not be disclosed to third parties except as described in detail in the other bullet points in this privacy policy and with the following exceptions:
- A disclosure to third parties will take place, if you have given your consent.
- A disclosure shall be made to authorities and public authorities if we are required to do so by law and a forwarding takes place, as far as this is necessary for us for the enforcement of legal claims from a contractual relationship with you.
- A disclosure of your data to third parties takes place within the framework of order processing, if necessary, in order to have a service or data processing activity otherwise carried out by ourselves fulfilled by one or more contractual partners selected by us. This task-based transfer of individual tasks to other companies serves the efficiency, speed and affordability of our service portfolio. We use processors from the following categories: Web providers, IT service providers, postal service providers, print service providers, transport service providers, telephone service providers, accounting service providers, specialist companies for data protection-compliant shredding, external laboratories.

Legal basis of these data transfers:
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (a), if you have given us your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect, but we point out that we reserve the right to continue the data processing in whole or in part, if in addition to the consent another legal basis for this data processing is given.
The legal basis for a data transfer to authorities or public authorities is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR, because this will only happen if we are legally obliged to do so.
The legal basis for the assignment of individual tasks to other companies is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR with our legitimate interest in the efficiency, speed and affordability of our service portfolio, in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (order processing).

Which rights may you claim?

Case-specific right of objection
You have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of personal data relating to you pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) of the GDPR (Data Processing in the Public Interest) and Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (Data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to a profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4 No. 4 GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can establish compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.
Right to object to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes
In individual cases, we process your personal data in order to operate direct mail. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to any profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct advertisement. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
Recipient of an objection
The objection can be made informally with the subject “objection” stating your name and address to our contact address, that can be found at the beginning of this privacy policy or in the imprint.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


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How can you get more information?

If you require further information, please contact our data protection officer. He/she will be pleased to help you.

Status of this privacy policy: May 2018