MSC Privacy Protection Provisions
1. Area of Applications
These data protection provisions shall apply in addition to all Terms and Conditions of MSC. They exclusively regulate the handling by MSC of data relating to users of the website.
“Personal data" is information pertaining to the personal and factual circumstances of a natural person, i.e., for example, name, address or telephone number of this natural person. Information which cannot be directly linked to the person of a user, such as, for example, the number of users of a site in a specific period, is not personal data.
The websites on which MSC offers its services are generally referred to as the “MSC website”.
Responsible for the purpose of providing this Website for MSC and its subsidiaries and affiliates, referred to as “MSC” is: MSC Vertriebs GmbH, Industriestraße 16, 76297 Stutensee, Germany.
The users registered on the MSC website are referred to as “Users”.
Personal data which are stated by the Users when registering to use the MSC website are referred to as “Registration Details”.
3. Basic principles for processing personal data
MSC shall abide by the following basic principles when dealing with the personal data of Users:
3.1 MSC shall collect, process and utilize personal data in compliance with the data protection and privacy laws of the Republic of South Africa. This shall apply regardless of which parts of the MSC website the User accesses or has accessed before taking note of these Data Protection Provisions.
3.2 MSC shall utilize personal data of Users exclusively in order to allow utilization of the MSC website, which is subject to registration by Users On no account shall MSC bring personal data of Users to the notice of third parties for advertising or marketing purposes or otherwise forward them to third parties unless this is necessary to render the service to be rendered by MSC.
3.3 Exceptions to sub-section 3.2 may arise within the scope of statutory provisions, on the basis of which cooperation with the criminal prosecution authorities or other government institutions will be necessary, or if there is an actual suspicion of the improper use of the MSC website which breaches the “Terms and Conditions of Use MSC Website” or other contractual obligations or statutory provisions.
3.4 Users may obtain information from MSC on the personal data stored at MSC and amend the data at any time. To do this, Users shall contact MSC Vertriebs GmbH, Industriestraße 16, 76297 Stutensee, Germany, Georg Steinberger, email@example.com, Tel. +49 (0)8121-774 203
3.5 If Users have agreed to the processing of their data that goes beyond what is required to implement the contract, this declaration may be revoked at any time by the respective Users.
4. Registration Details
The following registration details shall be collected and processed:
- User´s Name
- Salutation, if applicable title
- Name and Surname
- Tel. no., Fax no
- Email address
So-called “session cookies” are used on the MSC website which are assigned to Users for the duration of their visit, so that the system can recognize them. Session cookies are used to make the system more user-friendly and are automatically deleted at the end of the session unless your browser carries out local storage that goes beyond this due to its individual settings.
6. Log files
Each time a site is called up access data are stored in a protocol file, the server log. The data record which is stored in doing so contains the following information:
- the IP address of the User (by which his or her computer can be identified);
- the remote host (name and IP address of the computer that requests the site) the time, status, transferred data quantity as well as the website from which the User has accessed the requested site (e.g. “Referrer”) and
- the product and version information of the browser used (so-called “User Agent”).
MSC only evaluates these log files, for statistical purposes. This serves to optimize the MSC website, for instance by analyzing user behaviour with respect to dates and times and the data volume called up on the MSC Website. In addition, MSC can spot possible errors through the log files, e.g. defective links or program errors, and therefore use the log files for improving and further developing the MSC Website. MSC cannot link the called up sites and uses stored in the server log to determinable persons.
7. Web 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for 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 and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
We also use Google Analytics to analyze data generated by AdWords and the Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. If you would like to prevent this analysis, you may deactivate this feature on the Google Ad Settings page at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en.
8. User by minors
Registration may only be carried out by adults and persons who are authorized to do so for the company stated during registration.
9. Changes to data protection provisions
MSC shall reserve the right to amend these data protection provisions at any time if changes are necessary due to omissions identified at a later date with respect to new functions provided by MSC or due to new statutory provisions. MSC shall inform its registered Users of any changes to these data protection provisions by email using the email address stated within the framework of registration.
10. Availability of data protection provisions
These data protection provisions can be called up at any time under the link “Data Protection” and printed off.
Should you have any queries, please contact: Christine Hägel, Coordinator Data Protection EMEA, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stefan Schindler, email@example.com
These data protection provisions are subject to rights, especially the copyrights of MSC.
Last revised: March 2014