Salzgitter AG is delighted that you are interested in our company and have chosen to visit our website. We take the issue of protecting your personal data very seriously. This document explains how personal data is processed when using our website and outlines the rights you hold in this regard.
The Controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Abteilung Personal- und Sozialpolitik
38239 Salzgitter, Germany
Phone: +49 5341 21-01
You can contact our Data Protection Officer either via post by addressing your letter to the “Data Protection Officer” or via email at:
We specifically process the following personal data:
Every time a user accesses our website and every time a file is downloaded, data regarding this process is temporarily stored in a log file. The stored data is analyzed anonymously and will only be used for internal statistical purposes so that we can continually improve the web content we offer. No person-related use takes place in this respect. In particular, a data set containing the following information is stored upon each user access:
In order to present our contents correctly and in a graphically appealing way across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, the contents will be displayed in a default font.
Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible for the operators of corresponding libraries to collect data – but currently also unclear if they do and if so, for what purposes.
If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you, when cookies are placed and to allow this only on a case-by-case basis. Deactivating cookies may diminish the functionality of our website.
Our web site uses Matomo (formerly Piwik) - open-source software for the statistical evaluation of user visits. Cookies are used for this, which are text files stored on your PC. Usage information generated by the cookies is sent to our server and stored for user analysis purposes, helping us to optimize the web site. This procedure immediately renders your IP address anonymous, ensuring that you remain an anonymous user as far as we are concerned. The server on which the statistical data is stored belongs to a German provider and is also physically located in Germany.
If you do not agree to the data arising from your visit being stored and processed, you can prevent subsequent storage or usage with a single mouse click at any time. An opt-out cookie is placed in your browser and will Matomo will be unable to collect any session data. Please note: if you delete your cookies, your opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you will have to be reactivate it as required.
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Our website contains links to other websites in some places. We take all reasonable care to check these links. The company is not responsible for the content of linked pages or for ensuring data privacy on these pages. You can find further information about the social media presences accessible from our site by clicking here.
For security reasons and in order to safeguard the transmission of confidential data you send to us, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar, which changes from “http://” to “https://” and displays a lock symbol.
When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
If we have stored personal-related data of you, we will only process this data for the time period required to serve the purpose it was stored for or for the time period required by law.
If the storage purpose ceases to exist or if the storage period required by law expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
Logfiles are deleted according to provider specifications:
A storage going beyond this is exceptionally possible. In this case, however, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
Your data from the input mask of the contact form will be deleted when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process (e.g. IP address) will also be deleted according to the aforementioned provider specifications.
Within Salzgitter AG, access to your data is only afforded to people and departments that require access to perform their duties within Salzgitter AG, to pursue our legitimate interests or to fulfill contractual and legal obligations.
To enable us to offer you the best possible service and remain competitive, we also exchange data with other allied companies of Salzgitter AG where necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that your interests or your basic rights or freedoms do not outweigh our interest. Whenever we exchange information with allied companies, we guarantee that data is transmitted in accordance with data privacy requirements and that your personal data is protected.
As a fundamental rule, if you provide your personal data to us, we will not pass this data on to third parties. Such data will only be disclosed
Data is only transferred to countries outside of the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) insofar as this is stated in the present data privacy statement, is necessary to perform contracts, or is legally required, or in the case you have given us your consent to do so.
All data subjects have a right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. If we process your personal data, you have the right of rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restrict the processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR and the right of data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR. Restrictions to the right of access and the right to erasure apply pursuant to Sections 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Furthermore, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).
If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you can also revoke this consent at any time by the same method you first provided it. You can revoke your consent without completing a form, e.g. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to the contact address listed above. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of your previously issued consent.
Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests).
If you do raise an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for the purposes to which you have objected, unless
In the case that the objection only or also relates to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
You can raise an objection without completing a form, e.g. by emailing email@example.com or by sending a message to the contact address listed above.
Personal data processing relating to the use of contact forms is performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, provided that the purpose of making contact serves to fulfill a contract or perform pre-contractual measures.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which necessitates the processing of personal data, this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
If we obtain your consent for personal data processing operations, this consent serves as the legal basis for processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
Furthermore, processing operations can be performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby processing is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest held either by our company or a third party, provided that the data subject’s interests, basic rights, or basic freedoms do not override our interest.
We use server log files, cookies, web fonts, Mapbox, embedded YouTube videos and web analysis tools so that you can use all of our website’s functions to their full extent and in order to structure and optimize our website in accordance with its users’ requirements. If you contact us via our contact form or using the functions in our Career blog, we will use your data for the purpose of interacting with you and for corporate communications.
As a fundamental rule, there is no obligation to provide personal data when visiting our website. Contractual regulations may provide otherwise. If the specified personal data is not provided, in some circumstances, it may not be possible to achieve the individual described purposes.
We do not use fully automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR.
As the internet continues to develop, it will be necessary to make periodic amendments to the data privacy statement. Reviewing the data privacy statement at regular intervals will give you the opportunity to stay apprised of amendments.