KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

I. General

1. Scope of Data Processing

In general, we compile and use any personal data of our users only insofar as such compilation and usage is required to provide a functioning website as well as our contents and services. Furthermore, we compile and use any personal data of our users only insofar as processing such data is permissible under legal provisions or the relevant user has consented to such processing.

2. Legal Bases for Data Processing

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the user for our processing operation(s) in connection with personal data on our website, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. a General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short) serves as legal basis for processing personal data. Insofar as any personal data are processed which are required to perform an agreement to which the relevant user is a contracting party, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. The foregoing stipulation applies mutatis mutandis to any processing operation(s) required to perform any quasi-contractual obligation or any pre-contractual measure. Insofar as it is required to process any personal data to perform a legal obligation to which our Company is subject, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as legal basis. In the event it is required to process data to safeguard any legitimate ground of our Company or of any third party and in the event the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former ground, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for data processing (so-called ‘balancing of interests’). Incidentally, further legal bases apply to processing personal data; in the sections to follow, we shall – where relevant – refer to them specifically.

3. Storage Period

Any personal data of users are deleted or blocked, once their purpose for storage ceases to be relevant. Additionally, personal data may also be stored, if the European or national legislator provided for such storage within the framework of European Union directives, acts or any other regulations to which our Company is subject. Any such data are also deleted or blocked, once any storage period required by the above-mentioned legal norms expires, unless the requirement to continued storage of such data persists in order to conclude a contract or perform an agreement.

4. Sharing of Personal Data

If our Company discloses personal data, the parties receiving such data are service providers supporting our Company in fulfilling the above-mentioned purposes. Such service providers, acting as so-called ‘processors’, may use your personal data solely to perform their tasks on our behalf and are obligated to comply with relevant data protection regulations. The processors commissioned by our Company include:

  • Ultrabold; Quadrat G7, 4p; 68159 Mannheim, Germany, and
  • Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Incidentally, personal data are not disclosed to any other third party.

5. Place of Data Processing

Our Company processes any personal data of you in the states of the European Economic Area. For any further information about data processing using Google services, please refer to Section IV. below.

II. Processing of Personal Data

1. Provision of Website and Generation of Logfiles

a) Description of Data Processing
Whenever users access our website, our system automatically compiles data and information about the accessing computer system. The data and information to follow are collected when accessing our website:

  • browser type and browser version
  • installed operating system
  • IP address of user
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of accessing computer
  • point of time of server inquiry

Such data are also stored in the logfiles of our system. Our Company does not store such data together with any other personal data of the relevant user.

b) Legal Basis for Data Processing
Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles.

c) Purpose of Data Processing
Data are stored in logfiles to ensure the operability of our website. Additionally, the data so compiled help our Company to optimise our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. In this connection, any such data are not analysed for marketing purposes. Those purposes constitute our legitimate ground in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR.

d) Storage Period
Any data are deleted, once they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their compilation. In the case of data storage in logfiles, data are deleted after seven days at the latest. Storage of data for any period of more than seven days is possible. In any such case, the IP addresses of the relevant users will be deleted or anonymised to rule out any identification of the accessing client.

e) Opt-out and Elimination Option
Compilation of data to provide our website as well as storage of data in logfiles are absolutely required to operate our website. In consequence, users cannot be granted any opt-out option.

2. Contact Form/E-mail Contact

a) Description of Data Processing
Our website includes contact forms which may be used to contact our Company electronically. Should any user seize this opportunity, the data entered in the entry screen (both mandatory fields and optional information) will be transmitted to, and stored by, our Company.
Such data include, without limitation:

  • the relevant user’s name, address and company
  • e-mail address
  • reference line
  • the relevant user’s message to our Company

Alternatively, users may enter into contact with our Company via the e-mail address provided by us. In any such case, the user’s personal data disclosed in such e-mail will be stored. In this context, such data are not disclosed to any third party. The data are used to process the conversation exclusively.

b) Legal Basis for Data Processing
Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the legal basis for processing the data so disclosed. Should the purpose of the established e-mail contact be the conclusion of any contract or any quasi-contractual obligation, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. b GDPR constitutes a further legal basis for processing the data so disclosed.

c) Purpose of Data Processing
c) Purpose of Data ProcessingThe sole purpose of processing personal data is to handle the established contact. Any user’s establishing contact with our company substantiates the required legitimate ground in data processing.

d) Storage Period
Any data are deleted, once they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their compilation. As regards personal data transmitted by e-mail, such data are deleted, once the relevant conversation with the user is closed. Any conversation is deemed as closed, when the relevant circumstances indicate that the relevant issue has been conclusively ascertained.

e) Opt-out and Elimination Option
In the event the user established contact with our Company by e-mail or via our contact form, he/she may object to our storing his/her personal data at any time. He/she may submit his/her objection by sending a message to the contact information at the end of the present Data Privacy Policy. In case the user objects to our storing his/her personal data, the conversation with the user may no longer continue, and any and all personal data stored while the user entered into contact with our Company will be deleted by us.

III. Use of Cookies

1. Description of Data Processing

For the purpose of offering an attractive website and providing the use of specific functionalities our Company uses so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are small data files which are stored in the user’s browser or installed on the user’s terminal by his/her browser. Whenever a user accesses a website, a cookie may be installed on the user’s operating system. Such cookie contains a specific sequence of characters allowing for a clear identification of the browser, should the website be accessed again. When accessing our website, users are informed about the use of cookies technically not required as well as third-party cookies and requested to consent to our processing their personal data disclosed in this connection. In parallel, users are also referred to the present Data Privacy Policy.

a) Cookies Technically Required
We use cookies to increase the user-friendliness of our website. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser may also be identified after changing the website.
To such end, the following data are stored in, and transmitted by, the cookies we use:

  • Session Cookie

b) Cookies Technically Not Required and Third-party Cookies
On our website, our Company also uses cookies which are technically not required and which, in particular, give us the opportunity to analyse the surfing behaviour of users. We use the following cookies technically not required and/or third-party cookies:

  • Google Analytics

c) Change of Browser Settings
The settings of most browsers are such that they accept cookies automatically. Users may, however, prevent the installation of cookies on their computers by effecting relevant changes to the settings of their browsers, although such changes may reduce the range of functions offered on our website.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

In case the relevant user gave his/her consent to our Company’s processing his/her personal data with the aid of cookies which are technically not required as well as third-party cookies, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. a GDPR constitutes the legal basis for such processing. Incidentally, Art. 6 Subs. 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the legal basis for processing personal data with the aid of technically required cookies.

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The purpose of using technically required cookies is to simplify the use of our website for our users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without using cookies. Such cookies require that the browser can also be identified after changing the website. Those purposes constitute our legitimate ground in processing personal data pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR. Such cookies-based analysis allows our Company to learn how our website is used; this way, we can continuously optimise our online offer. No user data compiled on our website with the aid of cookies will be used to generate user profiles.

4. Storage Period, Opt-out and Elimination Option

Cookies are installed on the user’s computer which transmits them to our website. Hence, you as user are in full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you may disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already installed may be deleted any time. Such deletion may also be effected automatically. In case cookies for our website are disabled, users might no longer use all functions on our website in their entirety.

IV. Use of Google Services and Other Services/Tools

1. General Information on Google Services

On our website, we use various services by Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. As the case may be, the inclusion of Google services results in Google’s compiling and processing information (including personal data). In this context, it may not be ruled out that Google transmits such information to a server located in a third-party country. Google has committed to comply with the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework on the compilation, use and storage of personal data from EU member states and Switzerland, respectively. Google, including Google LLC and its fully-owned subsidiaries located in the USA, declared by way of certification that it will adhere to the Privacy Shield principles. For any further information, please refer to https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks?gl=de&hl=en. Our Company is not in the position to influence the type of data Google actually compiles and processes. Google, however, states that the information (including personal data) it may process includes, without limitation:

  • protocol data (in particular the IP address)
  • location-related information
  • unique application numbers
  • cookies and similar technologies

If you have already signed in to your Google account, Google, depending on your account settings, may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data. For any further information, particular reference is made to https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en here. You may prevent Google’s directly adding such data to your account by signing out from your account or selecting the relevant account settings in your Google account. Furthermore, you may change your cookie settings (e.g. delete, block etc. cookies). For any further information on this aspect, please refer to Section III. above. For any further information, please visit Google’s data privacy terms at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. For any further information on Google’s privacy control settings, please refer to https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infochoices.
You have a right of objection. You may submit your objection by way of a notification to be transmitted to the contact information indicated at the end of our Data Privacy Policy. For any potentially additional possibility to opt out, please refer to the individual Google service site.

2. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). We integrate Google Analytics in our website to analyse the user behaviour on our website and to respond to such behaviour. This way, we are in the position to continuously improve our range of online offers. Upon accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of Google Analytics and analytics cookies; in parallel, the user is requested to give his/her consent to processing the data to be used in this connection. Simultaneously, reference is also made to the present Data Privacy Policy. In case the user gave his/her relevant consent to the use of Google Analytics, Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. a GDPR constitutes the legal basis. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files which are installed on the users’ computers and which allow for analysing the use of our website by users. The information about the users’ use of our website so generated by such cookie is, as a rule, transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. However, should you access our website and have enabled the IP anonymisation option, Google will shorten your IP address prior to transmission within European Union member states or to any other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the user’s full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will – according to Google – not be merged with any other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse the use of this website by users, to prepare reports on website activities, and to perform vis-à-vis the operator of this website further services related to the use of this website and the internet. Those purposes constitute our legitimate ground for data processing. Based upon our settings, any data so compiled are deleted automatically in Google Analytics after the expiry of 14 months. We should like to point out that Google Analytics was extended by the code “ga(‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);” on our website to ensure anonymised compilation of IP addresses. For any further information on data processing in connection with Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s data privacy terms at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting relevant settings in your browser software; however, we should like to inform you that in such case you might not use all functionalities of our website in their entirety. Further, you may prevent our compiling, and transmitting to Google, the data generated by cookies and related to your use of our website (including personal data) as well as Google’s processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following current link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

3. Use of YouTube

We occasionally use YouTube videos on our website. YouTube is a service provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre, Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use embedded YouTube videos in the so-called extended data protection mode, i.e. YouTube does not store any data about the users of our website, unless the users watch the video on our website. Clicking on the YouTube video may trigger off further data processing operations (e.g. storing of cookies by YouTube) we are not in the position to influence. The purpose of our integrating YouTube in our website is to offer you various videos you may watch directly on our website. Art. 6 subs. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for processing personal data as it is described here. In this context, our required legitimate ground is based upon the major benefit YouTube offers. By integrating external videos, we relieve our servers to make use of our resources otherwise. That may e.g. increase the stability of our servers. Moreover, YouTube and Google have a legitimate ground for the data (including personal data) to improve their own services. For any further information, please refer to YouTube’s and/or Google’s data privacy terms at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

4. Use of the “Adobe Fonts” Font Service

We use Adobe Fonts to display fonts on our website. Adobe Fonts is a service granting access to a font library provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (“Adobe”). Whenever your browser accesses a site, it loads the web fonts required in your browser cache memory to truly display texts and fonts. While making use of Adobe Fonts services, cookies are neither installed nor used to provide fonts. To perform its Adobe Fonts services, Adobe may compile information about fonts. Such information helps identify the website as such and the Adobe Fonts account linked to it. For any further information, please refer to Adobe Fonts’ information page on data privacy at https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html as well as to Adobe’s data privacy policy at https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.

5. Google Tag Manager

Our website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows for managing website tags over an interface. Google Tool Manager only implements tags. That is to say, no cookies are needed, and no personal data need to be compiled. Google Tool Manager triggers off other tags which, in return, capture data. Google Tag Manager, however, does not access these data. If Google Tag Manager was disabled at domain or cookie level, such deactivation affects all tracking tags, insofar as they are implemented with the aid of Google Tag Manager.

V. References to Social Networks

1. Use of Social-Media Plug-ins

(1) We currently make use of the following social-media plug-ins: Facebook, Xing, and LinkedIn. Here, we use the so-called double-click solution: That is to say, as a rule, no personal data are transmitted to the plug-in providers while you access our website. You can identify the plug-in provider(s) by the marking in the box above its (their) initial(s) or its (their) logo(s). We offer you the possibility to directly communicate with the plug-in provider via the relevant button. It is only when you click the marked field and thus enable it that the relevant plug-in provider is given the information that you accessed the relevant webpage of our website. Additionally, the data specified under Section III. of the present Data Privacy Policy are transmitted. With regard to Facebook and Xing, the IP address is anonymised immediately after capturing in keeping with the specifications of the relevant provider. In consequence, by enabling the plug-in you have your personal data transmitted to the relevant plug-in provider (and have them stored with US providers located in the USA). Considering that the relevant plug-in provider compiles data in particular with the aid of cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies in your browser’s security settings prior to clicking the greyed-out box. (2) Neither do we have any influence on the data compiled and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scale of data compilation, the purposes of data processing and storage periods. Nor do we have any information about the deletion of the data compiled by the relevant plug-in provider. (3) The plug-in provider stores the data compiled about you in form of a user profile and uses such data for advertising, market-research purposes and/or demand-oriented design of its website. In particular, any such analysis (also of users not logged in) will be used to implement demand-oriented advertising and inform other users of the social networks about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against the generation of such user profile; for the purpose of exercising such right, you are required to contact the relevant plug-in provider. Through the plug-ins, we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so as to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as user. Art. 6 subs. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the legal basis for our using plug-ins. (4) Data are transmitted irrespective of whether you have an account with the respective plug-in provider and whether you are logged in to its website. In case you are signed in to the relevant plug-in provider, the data compiled by us will be allocated to your account existing with the relevant plug-in provider directly. If you click the activated button and e.g. establish a link to the site, the plug-in provider also stores such information in your user account and communicates such information publicly vis-à-vis your contacts. We recommend that you regularly log out after visiting a social network, in particular however, prior to enabling the button, as it is this way that you may prevent any allocation to your profile with your plug-in provider. (5) For any further information about the purpose and scope of data compilation and their processing by the relevant plug-in provider, please refer to the data privacy policies of those providers listed hereinbelow. There, you will also obtain further information about your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy. (6) Addresses of the relevant plug-in providers and URLs setting out their respective data privacy policies: a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; for any further information about data compilation: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications as well as http://www.facebook.com/about/ privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook is committed to the observance of the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. b) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is committed to the observance of the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

VI. Data Subject Rights

Whenever your personal data are processed, you are considered a data subject pursuant to GDPR, and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the relevant data controller(s):

1. Right of Access
You have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data concerning you are processed. In any such case, you have the right to access such personal data and any of the data listed specifically in Art. 15 GDPR.

2. Right to Rectification
You have the right to obtain, without undue delay, the rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you and, as the case may be, the right to have incomplete personal data completed (Art. 16 GDPR).

3. Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing where any one of the requirements set forth in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have objected to processing, for the period of time required to verify whether your objection may be upheld.

4. Right to Erasure
You have the right to obtain, without undue delay, erasure of any personal data concerning you when any one of the grounds set forth in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the personal data are no longer necessary and statutory provisions governing the storage of data do not prevent erasure.

5. Right to Data Portability
Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to transmit such data yourself or – if technically feasible – through us to any other third party.

6. Right to Object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you within the framework of the requirements set forth in Art. 21 GDPR.

7. Right to Revoke Your Consent to the Use of Personal Information for Business Purposes
At any time, you have the right to revoke any consent to use your personal information for business purposes we obtained from you. Any such revocation of your consent will not affect the legal basis for data processing as it was performed on the grounds of your consent until revocation.

8. Rights in Case of Automated Individual Decision-making
Insofar as we, in exceptional cases, apply automated individual decision-making processes, including profiling, we are required by law to make arrangements whereby you will be placed in the position to influence the decision (Art. 22 GDPR).

9. Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority
Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial remedy to the contrary, you have the right to lodge a complaint with any supervisory authority, in particular with the supervisory authority in the member state of your residence, place of work or the place of alleged infringement, should you hold the view that processing of the personal data concerning you infringes data privacy regulations. Please refer to the end of the present Data Privacy Policy to find the contact details of the supervisory authority competent for our Company.

10. Miscellaneous
We should like to point out that the above data subject rights may be restricted by EU legislation or applicable national laws. For the purpose of asserting the above rights, please contact us (for relevant contact information, please refer to the end of the present Data Privacy Policy). As a rule, we reply to any inquiries which are submitted to us in electronic form also in electric form, unless you have specified any form of response to the contrary in your inquiry.

VII. External Links

Our website may contain links referring to third-party websites. Insofar as such reference is not clearly evident, we shall inform you about any such external link. We are not in the position to influence the contents and design of the websites of external providers. To such extent, the present Data Privacy Policy does not apply to such external pages.

VIII. Amendments to the Present Data Privacy Policy

The continuous development of the internet and the frequent changes to relevant legal provisions resulting therefrom require that we amend our present Data Privacy Policy from time to time. It is here that we will inform you of any relevant modifications.

IX. Controller of the Data File

The controller of the data file as defined by GDPR and other national data privacy laws of the EU member states as well as any other data privacy regulations is:
KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstraße 92
68229 Mannheim
Telefon: +49 (0) 621 486 0
E-Mail: info@kyocera-solutions.de

X. Contact Data of the Data Protection Officer

The contact data of the responsible Data Protection Officer are:
Mr Jörn Menzel
Steinzeugstraße 92
68229 Mannheim
Telefon: +49 (0) 621 486-1325
Email: datenschutz@kyocera-solutions.de

XI. Contact Data of the Supervisory Authority

The contact data of the supervisory authority competent for the headquarters of our Company are:
Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die
Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Office address:
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
GERMANY
Postal address:
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
GERMANY
Tel.: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de