Privacy Statement

1 Information concerning the collection of personal data

(a) The following information describes how we collect personal data from visitors who use our website. Personal data is all data that is personally attributable to you, such as name, address, email address, usage behaviour.

(b) The controller according to Art. 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

SCM Metal Products Inc.
2601 Weck Dr., Research Triangle Park,
NC 227709, USA

(c) When you contact us by email or by using a contact form, we will store the data you provide (your email address, where relevant your name and your telephone number), in order to respond to your questions. We will erase the data collected in this manner, if it is no longer necessary to store it, or we will restrict the processing if any legal retention obligations exist.

(d) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our online service, or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below of the relevant procedures applied. In this respect, we will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

2 Your rights

(a) You can exercise the following rights against us with regard to your personal data:

  • the right to access (confirmation),
  • the right to rectification or erasure,
  • the right to restrict the processing,
  • the right to object to the processing,
  • the right to data portability.

(b) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding how we process your personal data.

3 Collection of personal data when visiting the website

(a) If visitors use our website to merely find information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser relays to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data, which we need for technical reasons in order to display our website to you, and to ensure its stability and security:

  • IP address
  • date and time of the inquiry
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the inquiry (specific page)
  • access status/HTTP status code
  • respective volume of data relayed
  • website from which the request originates
  • browser
  • operating system and its interface
  • language and version of the browser software.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

(b) Alongside the aforementioned data, cookies will also be stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard disk by your browser to make site-specific information available to the website using the cookie (in this case, our website). Cookies cannot run applications or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the general online experience more user-friendly and effective.

(c) Use of cookies:

This website only uses transient cookies. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This also particularly includes session cookies. These store what is known as a session ID, which correlates various queries made by your browser during one single session. This helps to identify your computer when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted once you log out or close your browser.

You can configure your browser settings accordingly to block third-party cookies or all cookies in general. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the services provided by this website.

4 Objection or withdrawal of consent to the processing of your data

(a) If you have issued your consent for your data to be processed, you can withdraw this at any time. This withdrawal of consent will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data, starting from the time you inform us of the withdrawal.

(b) In the event that we use a balancing of interests to justify the processing of your personal data, you are entitled to object to this processing. This will be the case, particularly if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, a fact that will be indicated with the ensuing description of the functions. If you choose to exercise your right to object, we ask you to please provide us with the reasons why your personal data should not be processed in the manner performed by us. If your objection is justified, we will examine the matter, and we will either cease or modify the data processing, or we will show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue processing the data.

(b) Of course you are entitled at any time, to object to your personal data being processed for the purposes of direct advertising. If you wish to object to your data being processing for advertising purposes, you can inform us using the following contact details:

SCM Metal Products Inc.
2601 Weck Dr., Research Triangle Park,
NC 227709, USA