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The protection of personal data is an important concern for us. This is why we operate our websites in accordance with the applicable legislation for the protection of personal data and data security. An independent external data protection officer is responsible for ensuring that they comply with the law.

1. Personal data

You can visit our websites without sharing your identity with us. If you send us an e-mail or a contact form, your message and your personal data will only be used for correspondence with you. Processing your message may require that we forward it to the respective offices of the subsidiaries or affiliates of NORMA Group SE. It is therefore possible that your personal data will be transmitted to, stored and used in various countries in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. It will not be transferred to third parties outside NORMA Group SE. A list of the locations of NORMA Group SE can be found here. All NORMA Group SE companies are committed to a uniform data protection level.

2. Right to information, authorization and other requests

We will see to it that your personal information is treated confidentially and in accordance with the data protection laws. If you believe that your personal data has been treated contrary to applicable data protection laws or wish to exercise your right to access or correct your personal data, please contact us in writing. Please provide us with as much information as possible about the matter in order to help us respond quickly to your request.

3. Use-related information

When our web pages are called up, we receive usage data. This includes information such as e.g. screen resolution, browser version, Internet access, operating system, language, plug-ins used, country / region and search engines. The data stored is only evaluated for statistical purposes. It will not be transferred to third parties and no user-related evaluation will take place.

4. Data security

NORMA will take all technical precautions to ensure the security of your personal data. For the protection of your personal data, we will use all technical means to protect it from unauthorized access, manipulation and destruction. Personal data will be deleted when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected and is no longer subject to statutory retention periods.

NORMA explicitly points out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in the case of unencrypted communication by e-mail) has security gaps and cannot be protected completely against access by third parties. You can also send your personal data, job applications, for instance, to us by mail, if necessary.

5. Comments, articles and newsletters

NORMA stores the IP addresses of users who leave comments or other posts. This is done to ensure the security of the provider in the case of illegal contents (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.) in articles or comments. A valid email address of the user is required as well as the consent of the user to receive the newsletter in order to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected by NORMA. The data is only used for sending newsletters and will not be passed on to third parties. When you register for the newsletter, NORMA will save the IP address and the date of the registration. Consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time.

The newsletter will be sent by the service provider Mailchimp, based in 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. Mailchimp is a certified participant in the EU-US data protection agreement Privacy Shield. NORMA also uses this service provider within the framework of a contract based on the so-called EU standard contract clauses. For further information on data protection, please refer to the Mailchimp Privacy Policy: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

6. Integration of third-party services and content

NORMA may include third-party content (YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds, or graphics from other websites) in this website. This assumes that the third-party providers perceive the IP address of the users. NORMA strives to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Nevertheless, NORMA has no influence over the third-party vendors if they store the IP address for other purposes. If we learn that this is the case, we will inform the users.

7. Use of cookies

When browsing individual pages, cookies are used to facilitate navigation and perform analysis. The analyses help us understand how the websites are used and how we can improve them. These cookies expire after one day or after the end of the session, and do not contain any personal data. This means the contents of the cookies will not be evaluated for the user. You can deactivate cookies in your browser. Please read the instructions from the manufacturer of your browser very carefully.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated about your use of this website by the cookie is normally transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abridged first by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and be abbreviated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator.

The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics collection within this website in the future (the opt-out only works in the browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

9. Express consent

In the event that you provide us with personal data, you expressly consent to the collection, processing and use for each purpose stated in this data protection declaration. Please let us know if you do not wish to be contacted by us.

10. Changes to the Privacy Statement

This privacy statement is reviewed regularly and occasionally modified. In the case of a change, the latest version of the data protection declaration is always stored on our website.

11. Contact the Data Protection Officer

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. Data Protection Officer of NORMA Group SE: Udo Wenzel, Röbelerstr. 43, 17207 Bollewick, phone: +49 39931 50870, email: info@agentia.de.