Skip Navigation

Privacy Statement and Legal Notes

Privacy statement

I. Name and address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection laws and other statutory data protection requirements is:

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG (abbreviation: SE AG)
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 203 52-0
Website: www.thyssenkrupp-steel.com

II. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
Wolfgang Jankowski
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 203 52-0
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter-seag@thyssenkrupp.com

III. General

1. Extent of processing of personal data

We, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, collect and use your personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website, content and services. The collection and use of personal data takes place only with your consent. An exception applies where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

If we have received your consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis for processing personal data is Art. 6 (1) a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR. This also applies to the processing of personal data which is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Where the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR.

If the processing of personal data is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) d) GDPR.

If the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

3. Data deletion and duration of storage

Personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Data can be stored beyond this time if this is provided for by the European or national legislator in regulations, laws or other rules to which SE AG is subject.

The data will also be blocked or deleted when a maximum storage period prescribed by the above legal norms expires, unless further storage is necessary to enter into or perform a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1. Description and extent of the data processing

Each time our website is visited our system automatically collects data and information from the system of the visiting computer.

The following data are collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The user’s IP address
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and logfiles is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this the user’s IP address needs to be stored for the duration of the session.

The data are stored in logfiles to ensure the functioning of the website. In addition, the data enable us to optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data are not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose of their collection. In the case of collection of data for the provision of the website this is the case when the respective session is ended.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in logfiles is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and extent of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored by the browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters allowing unique identification of the browser when the website is visited again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a change of page.

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

(1) Language settings
(2) Articles in basket

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary for the browser to be re-identified even after a change of page.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

We need cookies for the following:

(1) To retain language settings

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

d) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and deletion

Cookies are placed on the user’s computer and transmitted from there to our website. You as a user therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser you can disable or limit the transmission of cookies. Previously stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be made to take place automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it might not be possible to use all the functions of the website in full.

VI. Web analysis services

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the function of IP anonymization on this website, which means that within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement within the European Economic Area, Google truncates your IP address before it is transferred. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to analyze your website use and compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but note that in this case you will not be able to use all of the website functions to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie based on your website use (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Use of Google AdWords

If you have reached our site via a Google ad, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer. This cookie loses its validity after 30 days. It cannot be used to identify you personally. The information collected using the conversion cookie enables us to prepare statistics about our conversion rate. This means we learn how many users come to us from a Google ad and learn about our products within 30 days. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking process, you can disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the corresponding domain: Google Adwords: googleadservices.com

Use of Google Maps

We use functions of Google Maps on our website. Google Maps is a service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you visit one of our pages containing Google Maps, a connection to Google’s servers is set up. In addition to your IP address the servers can also tell which of our pages you are currently visiting.

If you are logged in with your Google account, Google can combine these data with your profile. We do not have any further information regarding the data transmitted or their use by Google. For more details on this, please consult Google’s privacy statement.

Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. This function is used to display interest-related ads to website visitors within the Google ad network. A cookie is placed in the browser of the website visitor which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he/she accesses websites belonging to the Google ad network. On these sites ads can be displayed which relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites using the Google remarketing function. According to its own information, Google does not collect personal data during this process. However, if you do not wish to have the Google remarketing function, you can disable it by updating the corresponding settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively you can disable the use of cookies for interest-related advertising via the ad network initiative by following the instructions at

VII. Registration

1. Description and extent of data processing

On our website we offer users the opportunity to register with personal data. The data are entered on an entry screen and transmitted to us and stored. The data are not passed on to third parties. The following data are collected in the registration process:

At the time of registration the following data are also stored:

(1) The IP address of the accessing computer
(2) Date and time of registration

During the registration process the consent of the user to the processing of these data is obtained.

2. Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

If registration is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the user is party or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Registration by the user is necessary for the performance of a contract with the user or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

4. Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

During the registration process for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract this is the case when the data are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Once the contract has been entered into there may still be a need to save personal data of the contract partner in order to fulfill contractual or statutory obligations.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

As a user you have the possibility to cancel registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you amended at any time.

If the data are necessary for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, early deletion of the data is only possible if not opposed by contractual or statutory obligations.

VIII. Contact form and email contact

1. Description and extent of data processing

Our website features a contact form which can be used to contact us electronically. If you use it, the information you enter in the form is transmitted to us and stored.

When the message is sent the following data are also stored:

(1) The IP address of the accessing computer
(2) Date and time of registration

When you send the form your consent to the processing of the data is requested and your attention is drawn to this privacy statement.

Alternatively users can contact us via the email address provided. In this case the user’s personal data transmitted with the email are stored.

None of the data are passed on to third parties in this connection. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted while sending an email is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. If the email contact is aimed at entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the form is used solely to process your contact. In the case of contact by email, this is also our legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending of the form serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the contact form and those sent by email this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is over. The conversation is over when the circumstances indicate that the matter concerned has been definitively dealt with.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

The user has the possibility at all times to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by email, he/she can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In this case the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case all personal data stored in the contact procedure are deleted.

IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:

1. Right of access

You can demand confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us.

If this is the case, you can demand the following information from the data controller:

(1) the purposes of the processing;
(2) the categories of personal data concerned;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(5) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to be informed of whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this connection you can demand to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller rectification and/or completion if the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The controller must carry out the rectification without undue delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand restriction of processing of personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:

(1) you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
(4) you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.

Where processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such personal data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

Where restriction of processing under the above conditions has been obtained, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation to erase

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller is obligated to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

(1) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6 (1) a) or Art. 9 (2) a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
(4) the personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) the personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
(6) the personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that the processing is necessary

(1) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2) h) and i) as well as Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obligated to communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

You have the right to obtain information from the controller about those recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where

(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. 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 which is based on Art. 6 (1) e) or f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

8. Right to withdraw consent to data processing

You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent before it was withdrawn.

9. Automated individual decision-making including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the data controller,
(2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
(3) is based on your explicit consent.

However such decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) a) or g) applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the data controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged must inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

Copyrights

Copyright 2018 thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG. All rights reserved. The content including pictures and the design of the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG website are subject to copyright protection and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. No dissemination or alteration of the content of these pages or of the frames or similar measures are permitted. Moreover, these contents may not be copied, disseminated, modified or made available to third parties for commercial purposes.

Liability

The information that thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG presents to you on this website is compiled and updated periodically. It is impossible to guarantee freedom from all errors. For this reason, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG disclaims and excludes all liability or warranty with regard to the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the information provided on this website. There is no warranty of merchantability, no warranty of fitness for a particular use, and no other warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the information or any aspect of this website. This website provides links to other websites. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG disclaims all liability and warranty with respect to any information obtained from and your interaction with any website that you reach by means of a link from this website. These websites are operated by separate companies. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG is also not responsible for the data protection precautions of the operators of such websites. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG urges you to check the privacy policy, terms and conditions disclaimers on such websites before using such websites. In no event will thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG or other companies mentioned at this site be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the content contained at any or all such sites, including but not limited to damages to computer system, data or any personal objects resulting from the downloading of material and/or data from this website or from websites reached by links from this website. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG reserves the right to undertake alterations or additions to the information or data provided at all times without further notice. Insofar as our Internet pages contain forward-looking statements, these statements are based on opinions and estimations of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Management and are subject to risks and uncertainties. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG is not obliged to update such forward-looking statements. All liability for such statements is expressly excluded.

Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, all trademarks used on thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Internet pages are protected by trademark law. The same applies to company logos and signs.

Licensing rights

The intellectual property contained on this website is legally protected through patents, trademarks and copyrights. This website does not grant any license to use the intellectual property owned by companies of the thyssenkrupp Group. Duplication, dissemination, reproduction and further transmission and other use are prohibited without the written consent of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG.

Use of this Website and Agreement to Terms

Use of this website and the interpretation of this Disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be resolved in the courts in Germany. Through your continued use of this website, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Germany. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and you agree that service of process may be made by electronic mail to your electronic mail address that was used when accessing this website.
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG may change this Disclaimer at any time without notice to you and without liability to you or any other party. It is your responsibility to periodically check this Disclaimer for changes. If you do not agree to any changes made to the Disclaimer, you should cease use of this website. Continued use of this website signifies acceptance of any changes made to the Disclaimer.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The use of this website and the interpretation of these legal notes are subject to German law to the exclusion of any conflict of laws. Courts in Germany shall have jurisdiction in any disputes arising from your agreement to these terms of use.

Privacy statement

I. Name and address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection laws and other statutory data protection requirements is:

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG (abbreviation: SE AG)
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 203 52-0
Website: www.thyssenkrupp-steel.com

II. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
Wolfgang Jankowski
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 203 52-0
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter-seag@thyssenkrupp.com

III. General

1. Extent of processing of personal data

We, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, collect and use your personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website, content and services. The collection and use of personal data takes place only with your consent. An exception applies where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

If we have received your consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis for processing personal data is Art. 6 (1) a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR. This also applies to the processing of personal data which is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Where the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR.

If the processing of personal data is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) d) GDPR.

If the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

3. Data deletion and duration of storage

Personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Data can be stored beyond this time if this is provided for by the European or national legislator in regulations, laws or other rules to which SE AG is subject.

The data will also be blocked or deleted when a maximum storage period prescribed by the above legal norms expires, unless further storage is necessary to enter into or perform a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1. Description and extent of the data processing

Each time our website is visited our system automatically collects data and information from the system of the visiting computer.

The following data are collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The user’s IP address
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and logfiles is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this the user’s IP address needs to be stored for the duration of the session.

The data are stored in logfiles to ensure the functioning of the website. In addition, the data enable us to optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data are not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose of their collection. In the case of collection of data for the provision of the website this is the case when the respective session is ended.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in logfiles is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and extent of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored by the browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters allowing unique identification of the browser when the website is visited again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a change of page.

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

(1) Language settings
(2) Articles in basket

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary for the browser to be re-identified even after a change of page.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

We need cookies for the following:

(1) To retain language settings

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

d) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and deletion

Cookies are placed on the user’s computer and transmitted from there to our website. You as a user therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser you can disable or limit the transmission of cookies. Previously stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be made to take place automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it might not be possible to use all the functions of the website in full.

VI. Web analysis services

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the function of IP anonymization on this website, which means that within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement within the European Economic Area, Google truncates your IP address before it is transferred. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to analyze your website use and compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but note that in this case you will not be able to use all of the website functions to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie based on your website use (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Use of Google AdWords

If you have reached our site via a Google ad, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer. This cookie loses its validity after 30 days. It cannot be used to identify you personally. The information collected using the conversion cookie enables us to prepare statistics about our conversion rate. This means we learn how many users come to us from a Google ad and learn about our products within 30 days. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking process, you can disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the corresponding domain: Google Adwords: googleadservices.com

Use of Google Maps

We use functions of Google Maps on our website. Google Maps is a service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you visit one of our pages containing Google Maps, a connection to Google’s servers is set up. In addition to your IP address the servers can also tell which of our pages you are currently visiting.

If you are logged in with your Google account, Google can combine these data with your profile. We do not have any further information regarding the data transmitted or their use by Google. For more details on this, please consult Google’s privacy statement.

Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. This function is used to display interest-related ads to website visitors within the Google ad network. A cookie is placed in the browser of the website visitor which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he/she accesses websites belonging to the Google ad network. On these sites ads can be displayed which relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites using the Google remarketing function. According to its own information, Google does not collect personal data during this process. However, if you do not wish to have the Google remarketing function, you can disable it by updating the corresponding settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively you can disable the use of cookies for interest-related advertising via the ad network initiative by following the instructions at

VII. Registration

1. Description and extent of data processing

On our website we offer users the opportunity to register with personal data. The data are entered on an entry screen and transmitted to us and stored. The data are not passed on to third parties. The following data are collected in the registration process:

At the time of registration the following data are also stored:

(1) The IP address of the accessing computer
(2) Date and time of registration

During the registration process the consent of the user to the processing of these data is obtained.

2. Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

If registration is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the user is party or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Registration by the user is necessary for the performance of a contract with the user or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

4. Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

During the registration process for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract this is the case when the data are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Once the contract has been entered into there may still be a need to save personal data of the contract partner in order to fulfill contractual or statutory obligations.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

As a user you have the possibility to cancel registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you amended at any time.

If the data are necessary for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, early deletion of the data is only possible if not opposed by contractual or statutory obligations.

VIII. Contact form and email contact

1. Description and extent of data processing

Our website features a contact form which can be used to contact us electronically. If you use it, the information you enter in the form is transmitted to us and stored.

When the message is sent the following data are also stored:

(1) The IP address of the accessing computer
(2) Date and time of registration

When you send the form your consent to the processing of the data is requested and your attention is drawn to this privacy statement.

Alternatively users can contact us via the email address provided. In this case the user’s personal data transmitted with the email are stored.

None of the data are passed on to third parties in this connection. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted while sending an email is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. If the email contact is aimed at entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the form is used solely to process your contact. In the case of contact by email, this is also our legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending of the form serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the contact form and those sent by email this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is over. The conversation is over when the circumstances indicate that the matter concerned has been definitively dealt with.

5. Possibility of objection and deletion

The user has the possibility at all times to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by email, he/she can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In this case the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case all personal data stored in the contact procedure are deleted.

IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:

1. Right of access

You can demand confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us.

If this is the case, you can demand the following information from the data controller:

(1) the purposes of the processing;
(2) the categories of personal data concerned;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(5) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to be informed of whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this connection you can demand to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller rectification and/or completion if the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The controller must carry out the rectification without undue delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand restriction of processing of personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:

(1) you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
(4) you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.

Where processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such personal data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

Where restriction of processing under the above conditions has been obtained, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation to erase

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller is obligated to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

(1) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6 (1) a) or Art. 9 (2) a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
(4) the personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) the personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
(6) the personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that the processing is necessary

(1) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2) h) and i) as well as Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obligated to communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

You have the right to obtain information from the controller about those recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where

(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. 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 which is based on Art. 6 (1) e) or f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

8. Right to withdraw consent to data processing

You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent before it was withdrawn.

9. Automated individual decision-making including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the data controller,
(2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
(3) is based on your explicit consent.

However such decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) a) or g) applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the data controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged must inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

Copyrights

Copyright 2018 thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG. All rights reserved. The content including pictures and the design of the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG website are subject to copyright protection and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. No dissemination or alteration of the content of these pages or of the frames or similar measures are permitted. Moreover, these contents may not be copied, disseminated, modified or made available to third parties for commercial purposes.

Liability

The information that thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG presents to you on this website is compiled and updated periodically. It is impossible to guarantee freedom from all errors. For this reason, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG disclaims and excludes all liability or warranty with regard to the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the information provided on this website. There is no warranty of merchantability, no warranty of fitness for a particular use, and no other warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the information or any aspect of this website. This website provides links to other websites. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG disclaims all liability and warranty with respect to any information obtained from and your interaction with any website that you reach by means of a link from this website. These websites are operated by separate companies. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG is also not responsible for the data protection precautions of the operators of such websites. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG urges you to check the privacy policy, terms and conditions disclaimers on such websites before using such websites. In no event will thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG or other companies mentioned at this site be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the content contained at any or all such sites, including but not limited to damages to computer system, data or any personal objects resulting from the downloading of material and/or data from this website or from websites reached by links from this website. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG reserves the right to undertake alterations or additions to the information or data provided at all times without further notice. Insofar as our Internet pages contain forward-looking statements, these statements are based on opinions and estimations of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Management and are subject to risks and uncertainties. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG is not obliged to update such forward-looking statements. All liability for such statements is expressly excluded.

Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, all trademarks used on thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Internet pages are protected by trademark law. The same applies to company logos and signs.

Licensing rights

The intellectual property contained on this website is legally protected through patents, trademarks and copyrights. This website does not grant any license to use the intellectual property owned by companies of the thyssenkrupp Group. Duplication, dissemination, reproduction and further transmission and other use are prohibited without the written consent of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG.

Use of this Website and Agreement to Terms

Use of this website and the interpretation of this Disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany, without regard to conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be resolved in the courts in Germany. Through your continued use of this website, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Germany. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and you agree that service of process may be made by electronic mail to your electronic mail address that was used when accessing this website.
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG may change this Disclaimer at any time without notice to you and without liability to you or any other party. It is your responsibility to periodically check this Disclaimer for changes. If you do not agree to any changes made to the Disclaimer, you should cease use of this website. Continued use of this website signifies acceptance of any changes made to the Disclaimer.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The use of this website and the interpretation of these legal notes are subject to German law to the exclusion of any conflict of laws. Courts in Germany shall have jurisdiction in any disputes arising from your agreement to these terms of use.

To the top