DATA PRIVACY

By explaining how it handles sensitive personal data, KATZ GmbH & Co. KG aims to enhance users' trust and confidence in using this website. Please read the following sections to learn more about the data that KATZ GmbH & Co. KG collects and how it is processed.

Data Security

As a general rule you can access all the pages of the KATZ GmbH & Co. KG website without providing any personal information. Should your name, address or other personal data be required in certain instances, then you will be asked to provide this. Your personal data is used to maintain and improve the services offered by KATZ GmbH & Co. KG GmbH to website visitors and customers.

Should you decide to provide your personal data to KATZ GmbH & Co. KG or to one of its business partners for reasons such as entering into correspondence or processing an order, then this data will be handled in accordance with the strict regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

When you access pages on the website, KATZ GmbH & Co. KG may receive user tracking data which will be saved for file recovery reasons, such as the IP address, date, time of day and pages visited. This data is analysed by KATZ GmbH & Co. KG in order to research user behaviour and page views and compile statistics. KATZ GmbH & Co. KG abides by the high security standards laid out in the Telemediengesetz (TMG) and the Telekommunikationsgesetz (TKG). KATZ GmbH & Co. KG does not make any personalized use of the data collected. Statistical analysis of the data records is carried out exclusively using anonymized data.
More information on data security in the Federal Republic of Germany is available at: www.bfd.bund.de.

Disclosure of Personal Information to a Third Party

Should data be disclosed to a third party in the course of processing an order, this third party shall be bound by the BDSG and other applicable laws and regulations and shall also be contractually bound to the Data Privacy policy of KATZ GmbH & Co. KG. Personal data will only be disclosed to entitled institutions to the extent permitted by statutory regulations or if KATZ GmbH & Co. KG is required to do so by court order.
KATZ GmbH & Co. KG will not disclose your data under any other circumstances without your prior consent.

Security

KATZ GmbH & Co. KG stores your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Your data can only be accessed by a small number of  authorized personnel who are responsible for the technical, commercial and editorial management of these servers and their contents.

Revocation of Consent

If you ask KATZ GmbH & Co. KG to cease using your personal data for any further establishment of contact and/or to delete said data, then KATZ GmbH & Co. KG will proceed according to your instructions. Data required for order processing or commercial purposes will not be deleted.

Should you decide to revoke your consent, please note that it will no longer be possible to supply you with personalised services since these are based on access to customer data.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are used to collect text information during an online session and are stored in a special file in ASCII-format (cookie.txt) on the user’s hard disk . The location in which cookies are stored on a user's hard disk is controlled by the user's Internet browser. Cookies contain information which is sent back to the server the next time the site is visited. They can only be read by the server which previously stored the cookie on your device.
KATZ GmbH & Co. KG only uses cookies when they are required to enable certain functions to be performed or when they facilitate navigation of the websites. The information stored in cookies is not disclosed to any third party.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. This function can, however, be deactivated at any time in the browser settings. You can also adjust your browser to notify you whenever cookies are transmitted.

Hyperlinks to Other Websites

KATZ GmbH & Co. KG webpages contain links to third-party websites. KATZ GmbH & Co. KG has no control whatsoever over the contents or editorial policy of other websites and is unable to guarantee that third-party websites will observe data protection regulations.

Advertising

KATZ GmbH & Co. KG webpages do not generally contain commercials or advertisements with the exception of advertising for the company’s own products. In the event that any third-party advertisements do appear on our website, the distribution will be controlled by third-party ad servers. The data collected in connection with online advertisements (ad impressions, ad clicks) is exclusively used for statistical analysis and for creating reports for advertisers. No personal data is used.

In the case of advertisements, cookies may also be used as described above. KATZ GmbH & Co. KG has no control over the use of cookies as part of advertisements.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by adjusting your browser accordingly. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

For more information please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that on this website Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).