Privacy Policy

1. Introduction and general provisions 

You are visiting the website of the DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH with the company’s registered office in Industriestraße 27, 27404 Zeven.

Our data protection officer can be reached through the above-mentioned address and/or the mail address datenschutz@dmk.de.

DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us during the processing of such data in the course of our entire business process. Personal data is collected on this website only insofar and to the extent such collection is technically necessary. Your data will neither be published nor passed on to third parties without authorisation. 

The following explanation will give you an overview of how we ensure this data protection, what kind of data is collected, and for what purpose.

 

2. Collection and storage of personal data and nature and purpose of its use 

a.) When visiting the website

When accessing our website, information is automatically sent to our website’s server by the browser being used on your terminal. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is captured without your assistance and stored until the time of automatic deletion:

- Name of the accessed file
- Date and time of access
- Volume of data transmitted
- Report on whether the access was successful
- Type of web browser used
- Type of operating system used
- Previously visited webpage
- Name of your Internet provider
- Your IP-address

The data mentioned above is processed by us for the following purposes:

- To guarantee a smooth connection set-up for the website,
- To guarantee convenient use of our website,
- To evaluate the security and stability of the system, as well as
- For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the above-listed purposes of data collection. On no account will we use the collected data for purposes of tracing your identity.

Furthermore, we use cookies as well as analysis services for any visit to our website. Detailed explanations on this are set forth in sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When using our contact form

In case of inquiries of any nature, you can contact us through a form provided on the web site. Submitting a valid e-mail address is required to allow us to know who has sent the inquiry and to allow us to answer it. Any other details can be provided voluntarily. 

We process your data for purposes of establishing contact with us in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR, based on the consent you voluntarily gave us. 

The personal data collected by us during your use of the contact form will automatically be deleted after your inquiry has been handled.

 

3. Sharing of data 

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will share your personal data with third parties only if

- You have given your express consent to that effect in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR, for instance to courier-service providers by agreeing to separate participating conditions for certain competitions,
- the sharing is required under Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being shared,
- there is a legal obligation under Article 6 paragraph 1(c) of the GDPR to share your data, and
- if this is legally permitted and required in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(b) of the GDPR, for purposes of processing some contractual relationships with you.

 

4. Cookies 

We use so-called Cookies in certain sections of our website. Such data elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website, to make your use of our online content easier – and also during repeat visits. 

Cookie type: Acceptance of website Cookies

Cookie-Name: __cfduid, cookieconsent_status

 

These cookies are used to identify your anonymised client computer and store information regarding whether you have noted the reference to the use of cookies. 

No personal data is stored or transmitted.

You do, however, generally have the possibility to adjust your Internet browser to ensure you are informed of the presence of cookies, to allow you either to allow or block them, and/or to delete the cookies already set. Please use the help function of your Internet browser to obtain information about changing these settings. 

We wish to point out that certain functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the placement of cookies. 

Cookies do not permit a server to read private data from your computer or the data filed by another server. They will not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. We base our use of Cookies on Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR: the processing is carried out to improve the operation of our website. It is therefore required for the preservation of our legitimate interests.

 

5. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable us to analyse your use of the website. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website (including your IP-address) is generally transmitted to a server belonging to Google in the USA and stored there.

Cookie type: Google Analytics Cookie

Cookie-Name: __utma, __utmz, _ga, _gid

This cookie is used by Google Analytics with the help of a clear identification number to distinguish visitors and expires after two years (__ga) and/or 1 day (__gid).

 

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address is nonetheless first truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transmitted to Google’s server in the USA and truncated there. 

 

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to render to us further services connected with the website and Internet usage. The IP-address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. 

 

You can prohibit the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; we advise you, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, (including your IP-address), to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

 

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymised transmission of IP-addresses (so-called IP-masking). Moreover, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out-Cookie will then be installed and will prevent any further collection of your data whenever you visit this website. This procedure is particularly recommended when you access our website using mobile devices

 

You can find more detailed information regarding the terms of use and data protection under the following link www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and/or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

We base our use of the aforementioned analysis tools on Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR: the processing is carried out for purposes of analysing user behaviour and is therefore necessary to preserve our legitimate interests.

 

6. Use of the advertising function of Google Analytics

Apart from the standard configuration of Google Analytics, this website also uses functions of Google Analytics which support the advertising interests of users, as well as advertising based on users’ surfing behaviour. For this purpose, Google Analytics uses a third-party Cookie belonging to DoubleClick, to evaluate data regarding the surfing behaviour of users on various websites. This data can be used to make statistical statements about demographic data and the interest areas of website users.

We would like in particular to let you know that we cannot view any data relating to individual users, and the statistical data we use cannot be traced back to any particular user.

 

7. Use of other Google services (Google Maps, Google Fonts)

We use “Google Maps” on our websites to present maps and the web-font service “Google Fonts” to present scripts on the web. Both are services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in this process, some data can be transmitted to the provider. You can view the provider’s privacy policy under the link https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en, and you can also deactivate the transfer of data by setting up an opt-out Cookie using the following link: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

8. Facebook Social Plugins

We use Social Plugins of the social network Facebook on our website, in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The underlying advertising purpose can be considered a legitimate interest according to the GDPR. The responsibility of ensuring proper operation in conformity with the data protection regulations lies with the respective provider. We integrate these Plugins through the so-called Double-Click-Method to protect visitors of our website in the best possible way.

Social-Media Plugins from Facebook are used on our website to make the use of the website more personal. For this, we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is an offer from Facebook. When you access a page on our website which contains such a Plugin, your browser will create a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the Plugins are transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the website by the browser. Through this integration of the Plugins, Facebook will receive the information that your browser has accessed the appropriate webpage of our website, even if you do not have any Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP-address) is transmitted directly by your browser to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit of our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Plugins, for instance if you press the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. This information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends. Facebook can use this information for purposes of advertising, market research and to design the Facebook pages in a manner conforming to the needs of its users. To this end, Facebook will create use, interest and relationship profiles for the sake of, say, evaluating your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed for you at Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to provide further services connected with Facebook use. If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected about our website to your Facebook account, you must log off from Facebook before your visit our website. You can get more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of this data by Facebook, as well as your rights regarding this and the possible settings for protecting your privacy, from the Facebook data protection guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

 

9. Facebook remarketing / retargeting

Remarketing tags of the social network provider Facebook (1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) are integrated on our website. If you visit our pages, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Facebook server through the remarketing tags. Facebook will receive the information that you have visited our website from your IP-address. Facebook can use this information to assign your visit of our websites to your Facebook user account. We can use the information obtained in this way for purposes of displaying Facebook Ads.

We would like to point out that we as the operators of the web pages do not know the contents of the transmitted data or how it is used by Facebook. More information on this can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not wish to have your data collected via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

 

10. Use of YouTube in the extended data protection mode

We use YouTube to integrate videos onto our websites. The videos were embedded in the extended data protection mode. Like most websites, however, YouTube also uses cookies to gather information about visitors to their website. 

Cookie type: YouTube-Video Cookie

Cookie-names: several under youtube.com

Among other things, YouTube uses these Cookies to collect video statistics, to prevent fraud, and to improve the user friendliness of their website. This also leads to the creation of a connection with the Google Double-Click-Network. If you start a video, this could trigger further data processing activities. We have no influence over this process. You can find more information about data protection on YouTube in their privacy policy at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube 

 

11. Integration of Instagram

Content and its associated functions from Instagram can be used on our website and displayed, for example, as feed. The provider, in this case, is Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. Content such as pictures, videos and texts, as well as buttons for Liking and subscribing to Instagram, can be loaded as part of this use. 

If you use these functions and personally have an account on the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign your activities (on our website) to your profile via your account. The more detailed privacy policy of Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

 

12. Integration of Twitter Feeds

Content and its associated functions from Twitter can be used on our website, and this can be displayed, for example, as Feed. The provider is, in this case, Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Content such as pictures, videos and texts, as well as buttons for Liking and subscribing to Twitter, can be loaded within the context of this usage. 

If you use these functions and personally have an account on the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign your activities (on our website) to your profile via your account. You can find a more detailed privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/de/privacy; in addition, Twitter is certified in accordance with the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and therefore guarantees compliance with the European Data Protection Law. 

You can deactivate the transmission of your data to Twitter using an Opt-Out-Cookie available at the following link: https://twitter.com/personalization

 

13. Rights of the data subject 

You have the following rights as a data subject:

a. Right to information

You have the right to demand confirmation from us as to whether your personal data is being processed.

b. Right to rectification/erasure/restriction of processing

Furthermore, you also have the right to demand of us that

- Incorrect personal data concerning you be corrected immediately (Right to rectification);
- Personal data concerning you be deleted immediately (Right to erasure), and
- that the processing of your personal data be limited (Right to restriction of processing).

c. Right to data portability

You have the right to get personal data concerning you – and which you provided to us – in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible.

d. Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. By revoking the consent, the legitimacy of the processing that was carried out based on that consent up to the time of revocation will not be affected.

e. Right to object

If the processing of personal data concerning you is for the purpose of carrying out a task which is of public interest (Article 6 paragraph 1(e) of the GDPR), or if it is necessary for the preservation of our legitimate interests (Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), you have the right to object.

f. Right of appeal

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to other rights. The details of the supervisory authority responsible for you can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm