Data protection declaration

The protection of your privacy and your personal data when using this website is important to us. For this reason we adhere strictly to the regulations of data protection laws.

You can visit our website without your personal data being stored for longer than the duration of your visit. In this declaration, we want to provide you with all the necessary information on what happens with your personal data when using our site.

TERMS OF USE

Access to and use of this website are subject to the following conditions. If you do not agree with these conditions, please refrain from using this website.

Walter Knoll AG & Co.KG reserves the right to change the terms of use at any time. If you revisit the website, please verify whether the terms of use have changed.

DEFINITIONS

Walter Knoll (we/us) refers to WALTER KNOLL AG & Co. KG, Bahnhofstraße 25, 71038 Herrenberg, Germany.

Personal data refers to individual details about material or personal relationships of an identified or identifiable natural person.

SCOPE

This data protection declaration applies to the handling of your personal data by Walter Knoll in connection with use of the website www.walterknoll.de and its subpages. 

Our website can contain links to third-party offers. This data protection declaration expressly does not apply to the handling of your personal data by these third parties. 

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

On our website, you have the opportunity to transmit us details of your personal data.

We may receive the following data from you:

title, last name, first name, company, address, country, consumer status, entrepreneurial status, details of sector, telephone, fax, e-mail address, other data with which you provide us in the message field.

We will refer to this data hereinafter as the "data you provided voluntarily".

When you use our website, we automatically collect the following personal data which, under certain circumstances, can be seen as personal data:

IP address,

name of the URL and the file accessed (website),

HTTP response code,

access date and time,

scope of the data transmitted,

message about whether access to the data was successful.

We will refer to this data hereinafter as the "data collected automatically".

PURPOSES OF PROCESSING DATA YOU PROVIDED VOLUNTARILY

We use the data you provided voluntarily for the following purposes:

answering any enquiries;
sending brochures you requested;

sending you our newsletter if you have registered for the e-mail newsletter online and actively authorised the sending of the e-mail newsletter; using the data collected when you registered for the newsletter, such as country or industry sector, we will try to send you only e-mails containing information on our products and services relevant to you;

the sending of information on our offers and services by regular post to your address if you did not veto the use of your data for this purpose.

We use the data you provided voluntarily only for the purpose for which you divulged the data to us.

DATA COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

We use data collected automatically to provide you with our offering online, to manage the website, to protect, develop and improve the website, as well as to guarantee the technical functionality and security.

When you visit our website, the data collected automatically is stored temporarily to enable your visit to our site. This data will not be saved for longer than the duration of use of the website. We evaluate this data collected automatically for statistics purposes. As an individual user, you remain anonymous.

Data collected anonymously is not associated with any personal data provided voluntarily to create user profiles. 

COOKIES

On various pages we use cookies to make the user experience on our website more attractive and enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies used by us are deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer the next time you visit the website (permanent cookies). Our partner companies are not permitted to obtain, process or use personal data from our website by means of cookies.

Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, disable the storage of cookies or change the browser setting for you to be alerted as soon as cookies are sent.



In order to be able to use our website in full, we recommend enabling cookies. 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

Any data you have voluntarily transmitted to us will not be communicated to third parties without your consent, unless this is absolutely necessary to satisfy your requirements or process your order. If, for example, we send you a brochure, we are obliged to hand on your address to the postal service provider.

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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use the option anonymizeIP (also known as IP masking). This activates the IP anonymisation on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA where it is truncated. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can stop data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer. This prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

GOOGLE MAPS

This website uses the Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043) will also collect, process and use data on the use of the maps function by visitors to the website. For more details on data processing by Google, refer to Google's data privacy statement which you can call up at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

SOCIAL PLUG-INS:

Use of Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Apple App Store and Google Play Store plug-ins.

Our website uses what are referred to as social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Youtube as well as of the platforms Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., Instagram LLC., Youtube LLC., Apple Inc., and Google Inc. ("provider(s)").

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). You will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/products/social-plugins

Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). You will find an overview of the Instagram buttons and their appearance here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

Youtube belongs to Google Inc. and is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. You will find an overview of the Youtube plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/youtube/

Apple App Store is operated by Apple Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, USA 95014 ("Apple"). You will find an overview of the Apple plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/marketing/guidelines/de/#downloadO...

Google Play Store is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). You will find an overview of the Google plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/products/

When you visit any page of our website containing such a plug-in, your browser links directly to the servers of Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Apple or Google. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by the relevant provider and integrated in the site. By incorporating the plug-ins, the providers are informed that your browser has called up the particular page of our website, even if you have no profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the relevant provider in the US and saved there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can immediately attribute the visit to our website to your user account (profile) at Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Apple or Google. When you interact using the plug-ins, for example by pressing the "Like" button, the relevant information is also directly transmitted to a server of the appropriate provider where it is saved. The information can also be made public in the social network or your account/profile and be displayed to your contacts.

For details on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of that data by the providers as well as your rights thereon and setting possibilities for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data privacy declaration/statement/policy of the relevant provider(s).

For further information on Facebook privacy, see: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php For further information on Instagram privacy, see: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/ For further information on Google and Youtube privacy, see: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ For further information on Apple privacy, see: http://www.apple.com/de/privacy/privacy-policy/

If you do not want Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Apple or Google to collect data about you via our website and link this data to your membership details, please log out of the relevant account before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/)

SECURITY

We guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data by
- only using any personal data you have provided via our website or in e-mail communication to fulfil your wish or concern,
- obliging our employees to confidentiality,
- ensuring our safety and security measures appropriately correspond to the state of the art,
- regularly checking our systems for their adherence to our security measures so we can protect data stored by us from damage, loss and unauthorised access long term,
- and by our data protection officer ensuring adherence to the "privacy statement".

In spite of regular controls and checks, total, absolute protection against all dangers is not possible. 

NEWSLETTER

If you order our newsletter, we only require you to supply us with a valid e-mail address. Once you have subscribed, our system will send you an e-mail with an activation link with which you confirm the subscription. This guarantees that you are indeed the owner of the e-mail address specified and that you want to receive the newsletter. Your consent to our saving your e-mail address and using it as the address to which the newsletter should be sent can be withdrawn at any time.

NEWSLETTER

If you order our newsletter, we only require you to supply us with a valid e-mail address. Once you have subscribed, our system will send you an e-mail with an activation link with which you confirm the subscription. This guarantees that you are indeed the owner of the e-mail address specified and that you want to receive the newsletter. Your consent to our saving your e-mail address and using it as the address to which the newsletter should be sent can be withdrawn at any time.

PROTECTION OF MINORS

We would like to explicitly point out that we do not solicit personal data from minors, nor do we collect such data and pass it on to third parties. People under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent and approval of their parents/legal guardians.

CONTACT FOR PRIVACY ISSUES

If you have any questions on the processing of your personal data by Walter Knoll, you can contact our data protection officer directly. Please also contact the privacy officer in the case of requests for information, applications or complaints:

If you decide to contact us by e-mail, we wish to point out that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the transmitted information. Third parties can see the content of e-mails. We therefore recommend exclusive use of the postal service for information which is highly confidential.

You are entitled at any time to obtain information on the data stored about you, the origin of this data, the recipients of the data, the purpose of the storage, and on people and offices to whom/which we have regularly transmitted your data. Furthermore, you have the right to have this data corrected, or blocked or deleted on provision of the legal requirements.

We reserve the right to adapt and extend this data privacy statement from time to time. The current data privacy statement is always available online.

You can view our public procedural directory which is available as a download at the end of this declaration. 

Data protection declaration last updated: 18/01/2017