Data Privacy

Data Protection Declaration

SICK AG (SICK) commits itself to observing the stipulations of Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) – or, if relevant internationally, the EU Data Protection Directive – and other relevant data protection regulations. In order to be able to answer enquiries, process an order, or permit users to access specific account information, under certain conditions SICK requires users data e.g. first name, name, address, e-mail or telephone number and in some cases usage data. SICK will only use and process such information to achieve the purpose for which it was obtained, about which we will inform the user except when the obtaining of information, its processing, or use is required:

  • for another purpose that is directly connected with the original purpose for which the personal data was obtained,
  • for the processing or fulfillment of a contract with the user,
  • for creating or protecting legal claims,
  • for preventing misuse or other illegal activities,
  • for meeting legal obligations or in response to requirements dictated by authorities or courts.

If you register at one of SICK’s Divisions as a user, the Division can use this information to provide the user with customer-specific information on SICK’s products or services according to the user’s commercial requirements. SICK occasionally carries out online surveys in order to better understand the needs and profiles of users. If a survey is carried out, SICK will inform users how the information will be used before obtaining such information. SICK’s web site may contain links to other sites. Although SICK makes efforts only to provide links to such sites that observe legal data protection requirements, SICK is not responsible for the content or data protection practices offered by other sites.

At this web site, data for marketing and optimization purposes are gathered using technologies from Adobe and stored at Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. ,3 Centro, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7SU, UK.

Use of Social Media Services

SICK offers web users the opportunity to recommend and to discuss contents of web sites on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin. The providers of these platforms have provided corresponding buttons to this end.

Due to these integrated buttons, data is usually transmitted already when the web site is accessed – without the visitor having expressly consented to this transfer. Among others, in addition to the web address of the visited web site, a signature is transmitted which allows a direct link to be established between the visitor to the site and their profile, for example on Facebook. These platforms give no concrete information which other data is transferred on top of that. The respective data privacy policies of the providers are listed under the following links:

To prevent the unauthorized transmission of user data to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin, all social media services on SICK web pages have been deactivated by default. This means that no data is transmitted to third parties without your consent. Only after you have activated social media services and thus have given your consent to communication with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin, the buttons are activated and a connection to the services is established.

You can activate and deactivate the social media services permanently here:

Cookies

For the full function of SICK web sites, make sure that your browser accepts session cookies. These cookies are small information files, which are stored non persistent in the working memory of your computer. A session cookie contains a randomly created personal ID number, a so-called session ID. Additionally, a cookie contains information on its origin and its storage period, which is deleted when you end your session at all SICK sites.

All web browsers allow you to control the acceptance of cookies. Most browsers are set to accept all cookies without asking the user’s permission.

Web Analytics

The Adobe Web Analytic system SiteCatalyst uses so-called cookies (text files) that are stored on the user’s computer and permit an analysis of web site use. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this web site is generally transferred to a server run by Adobe in 3 Centro, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7SU, UK and stored there. If the IP anonymisation system on this web site is activated, the user’s IP address will, however, be shortened/anonymized before transferred and storage within member states of the European Union or in other contractual signatories of the agreement via the European Economic Area by Adobe. On behalf of SICK (website operator) Adobe will use this information to evaluate your use of the web site, to prepare reports on web site activities, and to provide other services regarding the use of the web site and the internet for the web site operator. The IP address of the user’s browser, determined by Adobe SiteCatalyst, is not combined with other data. The user can prevent the storage of the cookie by making an appropriate setting in their browser software; we must, however, inform the user that in this case he or she may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this web site. The user can also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the web site (incl. your IP address) to SICK and the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link. The current link is:

Opt-Out – If you don’t want your website usage data to be stored, you can tell us that by “opting out”. (For saving the omtrdc.net und 2o7.net opt-out Cookies), click here: http://www.112.2o7.net/optout.html?omniture=1&popup=1&locale=en_US&optout=1&second=1&second_has_cookie=1
Opt-In – I want my website usage data to be stored. (For not saving the omtrdc.net und 2o7.net opt-out Cookie), click here: http://www.112.2o7.net/optout.html?omniture=1&popup=1&locale=en_US&optin=1&second=1&second_has_cookie=0

If you have further questions concerning data privacy, please contact the SICK data privacy office at the following e-mail address:

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