Data protection

1 Information about the Collection of Personal Data and Identification of Provider

  1. We provide information below on the personal data that we collect when this website is used. Personal data include any data that can be related to you personally, such as your name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.
  2. The service provider pursuant to section 13 of the Telemediengesetz (German Telecommunications and Media Services Act - TMG) and the controller pursuant to section 3(7) of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act - BDSG) is RUCO Licht GmbH, Auf dem Nol 24 – 26, 86179 Augsburg (see our Legal Notice in this respect).

2 Rights of the Website User

  1. You have the right to request information from us at any time about the data we have stored in relation to you, as well as about their origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom such data are disclosed, and the purpose for which they are stored.
  2. If you have given your consent to the use of your data, you may revoke that consent at any time.
  3. Furthermore, you as a user are entitled to have inaccurate data rectified and to have your personal data blocked or erased, providing this is not in conflict with any statutory retention requirement.
  4. Please send any requests for information or objections to the processing of your data by e-mail to datenschutz@rucolicht.de or by post to the address specified under 1(2).

3 Data Security

We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, particularly to protect your personal data against risks during data transfers and to prevent third parties from gaining access to such data. These measures are adjusted in line with the latest developments in technology.

4 Handling Personal Data

  1. Collection of personal data when the website is used for information purposes
    1. If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not log in, register, or otherwise transmit information to us, we will not collect any personal data, except for data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website. These data are:
      • IP address
      • Date and time of the request
      • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
      • Content of the request (specific page)
      • Access status/HTTP status code
      • Volume of data transferred in each case
      • Website from which the request comes
      • Browser
      • Operating system and its interface
      • Language and version of the browser software.
    2. Furthermore, cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files assigned to the browser you are using which are stored on your hard disk and through which certain information is submitted to the entity that places the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses on your computer. Their purpose is to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall.
      You can configure your browser setting to meet your preferences. However, if you do this, please be aware that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
  2. Collection and use of personal data when functions of our website are used
    • Apart from enabling you to use our website for purely information purposes, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you usually need to provide additional personal data, which we will use to perform the corresponding service.
    • If you make contact with the service provider via e-mail or via the contact forms, your details will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise.
    • We use your e-mail address not only for the purpose of processing your enquiry, but also to inform you about similar goods/services and trade fair dates where you have given your express consent.

5 Disclosure to Third Parties

  1. We may pass your personal data on to third parties if contracts are offered by us in conjunction with a third-party provider. In such cases, you will be informed separately about the transmission to third parties before your data are disclosed.
  2. In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. We choose these providers carefully and instruct them in writing. They are bound by our instructions and we monitor them regularly. The service providers will not disclose these data to third parties.

6 Use of Piwik

This website uses the web analytics service Piwik to analyze user access to it.

To enable this analysis to be performed, cookies (for further details, see 4(1) b)) are stored on your computer. The service provider stores the information collected in this way only on its server in Germany. Please be aware that, if you prevent the cookies from being stored, you may not be able to make full use of this website. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the settings in your browser or by unticking the following box, thereby enabling the opt-out plug-in:

This website uses Piwik with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This means that IP addresses are processed in truncated form to exclude a direct link to persons. The IP address sent by your browser via Piwik will not be combined with other data that we collect.
The Piwik program is an open-source project. Information about the third-party provider's privacy policy is available at http://piwik.org/privacy/policy.

7 Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API, a map service provided by Google Inc., to display an interactive location plan. Whenever you visit the website, the third-party provider is informed that you have accessed the relevant sub-page of our website. In addition, the data specified at 4(1) a) of this statement are transmitted. You can obtain further information about the purpose and extent of the data collection and processing by the third-party provider at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de.
You can prevent the data transfer to Google Inc. by disabling JavaScript in your browser. Please note that you will not then be able to use the map display.
By using this website and not disabling the JavaScript function, you agree to the data collected about you being recorded, processed and used by Google.