Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what will happen to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. You will find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration listed under this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the contact details of this person in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way for your data to be collected is when you communicate it to us. Thereby, this could be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected in order to ensure an error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Third-Party tools

We do not offer subscription to a newsletter through our website. However, KÖNIG GmbH & Co KG informs its existing customers and business partners at regular intervals in the form of e-mailings about company offers. For this purpose we use the platform MailChimp. About the processing we inform under point 6. “Analysis Tools and Advertising”. Affected persons are entitled at any time to unsubscribe from the e-mail customer information. You will find the direct link to this at the end of each e-mailing as well as here: Unsubscribe from KÖNIG-Profile customer information by e-mail >>

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect, and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is performed.

We would like to point out that a data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

KÖNIG GmbH & Co KG
Nienhagener Straße 30
37186 Moringen

Phone: 05554 / 204-0
E-mail: moringen@koenigkg.de

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your data processing consent

Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an appropriate informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://”, and also by the lock symbol in your browser address line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

You have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing free of charge and, if necessary, the right to a correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

 

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by statutory provisions

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Nicole Simon
Nienhagener Straße 30
DE-37186 Moringen

Phone: 05554 / 204-0
E-mail: datenschutz@koenigkg.de

 

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies will enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to facilitate the technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data is not combined with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry, and for any possible follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an appropriate informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request a deletion, your consent for storage is revoked, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional functions on the site. We will only use the data entered for this purpose to facilitate a usage of the respective offer, or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.

In the event of important changes, such as the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you accordingly.

The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an appropriate informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data collected during the registration is stored by us as long as you are registered on our website, and will subsequently be deleted. Legal retention periods shall remain unaffected.

5. Social Media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)

Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Twitter Plugin

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+ Plugin

Our pages use the functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: With the help of the Google+ button it is possible to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave for a +1 content, as well as information about the page you saw when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be viewed as information, along with your profile name and photo, in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.

Google collects information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name of the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also be used to replace another name that you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the user’s +1 activities, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or related sites.

LinkedIn Plugin

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Every time you access one of our pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers will be established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING Plugin

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Every time you access one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to XING servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored thereby. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored or the usage behaviour evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING data protection statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages which are equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is thereby informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you will allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is aimed at creating an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on how we handle user data, please see YouTube’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Maps

This page uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is aimed at creating an appealing representation of our online offers, and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on how we handle user data, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Energy transition2

We play a double role

Left: Marcus Wöhl, CEO
thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe

The energy transition requires innovative approaches and alternative energy sources. The integration of CO2-reduced steel in solar plant mounting systems is a big step in the right direction. We are proud to work with KÖNIG in making this ground-breaking change and to play a part in reducing CO2 emissions.”

Right: Meiko Fiedler
Managing Director KÖNIG Profilsysteme

“The use of CO2-reduced steel enables us to offer our customers environmentally friendly special profiles that meet the highest quality standards. Our sturdy, durable solar mounting systems support our customers in achieving their sustainable goals while helping to reduce their ecological footprint.”

As a renowned manufacturer of solar installation systems, we are committed to creating a future that is eco-friendly. Thanks to our pioneering collaboration with thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, ever since May 2023 we have been able to use CO2-reduced steel in our products. This innovative approach helps to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in solar mounting systems and to shorten the energy payback time of solar installations.

Photovoltaic systems are considered a key technology for the sustainable generation of electricity from solar energy. However, in order to further minimise the ecological footprint of these systems, we have opted to integrate CO2-reduced steel from thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe. This step has resulted in an impressive CO2 reduction of more than 60 %
in our mounting systems for solar parks.

The certified Product Carbon Footprint calculator from thyssenkrupp Materials Services plays a key role in this project. This calculator makes it possible to calculate the exact CO2 emissions of every product supplied in a transparent manner, from manufacture through to delivery. This transparency across the entire supply chain enables us to design our added-value processes in a sustainable way.

The starting material used, bluemint® recycled from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, boasts a remarkable 64% reduction in CO2. This steel is based on high-quality scrap recycling and contributes significantly to the BEYOND sustainability strategy of thyssenkrupp Materials Services.

About thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe: thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe is a leading steel and aluminium service centre with eleven sites in six countries. The company offers us tailor-made services and digital solutions for flat steel and non-ferrous metals for various industrial sectors.