Data Protection

The protection of personal data is an important concern for the Sturm-Gruppe. Therefore the Sturm-Gruppe carries out their activities in compliance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data and data protection. In the following you can be informed about which information the Sturm-Gruppe possibly collates, how the Sturm-Gruppe deals with this data and to whom the Sturm-Gruppe makes it available, as appropriate.

1. Personal data

Over the Sturm-Gruppe websites, the Sturm-Gruppe records no personal data (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses), except for the case where you make such data available to us voluntarily (e.g. through filling out contact forms, registration, inquiry) and have agreed or allow the corresponding legal provisions about the protection of your data. The conveyance of your data is implemented SSL-encrypted, in order to guarantee the highest level of data protection.

2. Objective determination

The Sturm-Gruppe in general employs the personal data made available by you in order to answer your inquiries, to process your orders or to provide you with access to certain information or offers. For the maintenance of the customer relationships, it can furthermore be necessary,

  • that the Sturm-Gruppe stores, processes, and communicates your personal data to the Sturm-Gruppe subsidiary companies, in order to enable us to better deal with your wishes or to improve the Sturm-Gruppe products or performances; or
  • that the Sturm-Gruppe (or a third party instructed by the Sturm-Gruppe) employs this personal data in order to inform you about Sturm-Gruppep offers which are useful for your business activity, or to carry out online inquiries in order to better deal with the tasks and requirements of the Sturm-Gruppe customers.

Of course the Sturm-Gruppe respects your wishes if you do not wish to allow the Sturm-Gruppe the use of your personal data for the support of the customer relationship (in particular for direct marketing or for market research objectives). The Sturm-Gruppe will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way, except for companies within the Sturm-Gruppe.

3. Appropriated utilization

The Sturm-Gruppe will collate, process and use the personal data made available by yourself online only for the objectives communicated to you, except for the case where the collation, processing or use

  • is implemented for a further objective which is in direct correlation with the initial objective for which the personal data was collated,
  • is necessary for the preparation, negotiation and completion of a contract with yourself,
  • is necessary due to legal obligations or official or legal arrangements,
  • is necessary for the justification or the protection of legal claims or for the defense against suits,
  • is necessary for the prevention of misuse or other illegal activities, e.g. deliberate attacks on the Sturm-Gruppe systems to guarantee data protection.

4. Communication or use-related specifications

When you access the Sturm-Gruppe websites over telecommunication services, communication-related specifications are automatically generated with technical resources (e.g. Internet protocol address) and use-related specifications (e.g. information on the beginning and duration of use, as well as of the telecommunication services used by you). These can possibly allow inferences to be made regarding personal data. Insofar as a recording, processing and utilization of your communications-related and use-related specifications is compellingly necessary, this is subject to the legal regulations for data protection.

5. Automatically recorded non-personal data

If you access the Sturm-Gruppe websites, (thus not over a registration entry), information items are collated automatically which are not assigned to a definitive person (e.g. Internet browser and operating system employed; domain name of the website from which you came; number of visits; average dwell time; pages called up). The Sturm-Gruppe and their affiliates employ these information items in order to determine the attractiveness of the Sturm-Gruppe websites and to improve their performance capability and contents. These data items are deleted automatically after 3 days.

6. Google Analytics

So that we may continue to improve our web page, we collate statistical data about their use. We employ the service Google Analytics for this purpose. It is ensured by such use that no linking to the above protocol or user profile-data is implemented. Google obliges us to the reproduction of the following declaration::

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics employs so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of the use of the website by yourself. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.
Google will use this information in order assess your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities for the website operators and to provide further services connected with the website use and the Internet use. Also Google will possibly transmit this information to third parties, provided that this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process these data in the order of Google.
Google will under no circumstances link your IP address with other data which is stored by Google.
You can prevent the installation of Cookies through a corresponding setting-adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out to you that you possibly cannot use all functions of this website fully extensively in this case. As a result of the use of this website, you declare yourself agreed with the processing of the data collated by Google in the above described way, and for the above designated objective.
The name of the Cookie(s) for Google Analytics begins with the character string __ut.
The corresponding JavaScript is loaded from the domain "
The data collation and storage can be prohibited at all times with effect for the future. In view of the discussion concerning the employment of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension _anonymizeIp() " and therefore IP addresses are further-processed in abbreviated form only, to exclude a direct person-occupancy capability.

7. "Cookies" - Information items which are filed automatically on your computer

If you visit a Sturm-Gruppe website, information is stored in the form of a "Cookie" on your computer, which recognizes it automatically during your next visit. Cookies allow the Sturm-Gruppe, for example, to adapt a website to its prospective customers. If you do not wish that the Sturm-Gruppe recognizes your computer, please set-adjust your Internet browser so that it deletes Cookies from your computer hard disk, blocks all Cookies or warns you before a Cookie is stored.

8. Children

The Sturm-Gruppe will basically not collect the personal data of children without explicitly pointing out that such data should be sent only with approval of the parents if applicable legal provisions provide for this. Any utilization or transmission of the personal data of children through the Sturm-Gruppe is basically implemented only insofar as this is allowed legally for obtaining the legally necessary parental approval or for the protection of children.

9. Safety

The Sturm-Gruppe applies technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data against unintentional or illegal deletion, change or against loss and against inadmissible transmission or inadmissible access.

10. Links to other websites

The Sturm-Gruppe websites include links to other websites. The Sturm-Gruppe is not responsible for the data protection policies or the content of these other websites.

11. Inclusion, validity and updated status of the data protection declaration

With the use of our website you agree to the previously described data utilization. This data protection declaration is dated 11.01.2010 and is currently valid. As a result of the further development of our website and/or the implementation of new technologies, it can become necessary to change this data protection declaration.

The Sturm-Gruppe reserves the right to change the data protection declaration at all times with effect for the future.

12. Data protection reference to Online application

For the processing of your application, we collate, process and use your personal data. Your application data is sent, with the forwarding by e-mail, directly to the personnel department and/or by mail to the writing-out specialist department and handled confidentially as a matter of course. As a result of suitable technical and organizational measures, it is ensured that your personal data is handled confidentially within the legal stipulations. Please note that the conveyance of your application data is implemented by unprotected e-mail and, under certain circumstances, the data can be intercepted by unauthorized persons, or it can be falsified on sending. We are glad to accept your documents by post.

If you have applied for a concrete position and this should already be occupied, or if we consider another position as better suited for you, we would be glad to transmit your application within our company group.

Please inform us if you do not agree with this procedure. On completion of the application process, however at the latest after 12 months, your personal data is deleted automatically, unless you agree explicitly to a storage over a longer period.



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