Welcome to the website of PSI Metals GmbH, Parsevalstraße 7a, 40468 Düsseldorf, Germany and thank you for visiting us. PSI Metals GmbH takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Therefore, we would like to inform you below which data of your visit will be used for which purposes.
Personal data includes individual information about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject), for example, your real name, age, marital status, address, email address, telephone number, bank details or date of birth.
Unless otherwise stated in the following sections, no personal data are collected, processed or used when you use our website.
If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
While preserving your anonymity, information is transmitted when you visit our website, such as
PSI Metals GmbH cannot assign these data to any particular person. This data will not be merged with other data sources; moreover, after a statistical evaluation, the data will be deleted and used exclusively to improve the attractiveness, content and functionalities of our websites.
The legal basis for possible processing of personal data by means of cookies and their storage period may vary. Insofar as you have given us consent, the legal basis is Art.6 para.1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. Insofar as the data processing is based on our overriding legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art.6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. The stated purpose then corresponds to our legitimate interest. The cookies used on this website are:
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|_gid||Google Analytics||Contains a randomly generated user ID. This ID allows Google Analytics to recognize returning users on this website and to merge data from previous visits.||Functional||24 hours|
|_ga||Google Analytics||Contains a randomly generated user ID. This ID allows Google Analytics to recognize returning users on this website and to merge data from previous visits.||Functional||2 years|
|NID||Google Doubleclick||Used to store user preferences and personalized ads based on recent searches and interactions.||Marketing||6 Months|
|CONSENT||Google Doubleclick||Used to store user preferences and personalized ads.||Marketing||Persistent|
|test_cookie||Google Doubleclick||Set on a test basis to check whether a browser allows cookies to be set. Does not contain any identifiers.||Marketing||15 minutes|
|IDE||Google Doubleclick||Used to optimize advertising to provide ads that are relevant to users, improve campaign performance reports or prevent a user from seeing the same ads multiple times.||Marketing||Session end|
|1P_JAR||Google Doubleclick||Used to optimize advertising to provide ads that are relevant to users, improve campaign performance reports or prevent a user from seeing the same ads multiple times.||Marketing||30 days|
|YSC||Google YouTube||Used to store user settings and other unspecified purposes.||Marketing||Session end|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Google YouTube||Used to store user settings and other unspecified purposes.||Marketing||6 months|
|PHPSESSID||PSI||Used to recognize users on return visits.||Essential||Session end|
|dp_cookieconsent_status, cookieconsent_status||PSI||Stores the user's consent status for cookies on the website.||Essential||1 year|
|ct0||This cookie is set due to integration and sharing functions for social media.||Marketing||24 hours|
|guest_id_marketing||This cookie is set to identify and track the website visitor.||Marketing||2 years|
|guest_id_ads||This cookie is set to identify and track the website visitor.||2 years|
|personalization_id||This cookie is set due to integration and sharing functions for social media.||Marketing||2 years|
|guest_id||This cookie is set to identify and track the website visitor.||Marketing||2 years|
|player, vuid||Vimeo||We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you click play, Vimeo sets third-party cookies to play the video and to collect analytics data, such as how long a viewer watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.||Marketing|
We use the service Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
This means that we place Google Ads and also use Google remarketing and conversion tracking as part of this. The ads are displayed after search queries on websites of the Google advertising network. In addition, we use Ads remarketing lists for search ads. This allows us to customize search ad campaigns for users who have visited our website before. Through the services, we have the opportunity to combine our ads with certain search terms or to display ads for previous visitors in which, for example, services are advertised that the visitors have viewed on our website. We can thus display interest-based advertising to users of our website on other websites within the Google advertising network (as a "Google ad" within Google search or on other websites).
Insofar as data is processed outside the EEA, where there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish a secure level of data protection.
You can find more information on data protection in the context of Google Ads at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en
The data collection and storage take place only after explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. This can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
If you do not want your visit to be included in the user statistics, you can prevent this by preventing the storage of the cookie required for these technologies, for example, via the settings of your browser.
However, we and Google still receive the statistical information about how many users have visited this page and when. If you also do not want to be included in these statistics, you can prevent this with the help of additional programs for your browser (for example, with the Ghostery add-on).
Insofar as you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, is used on this website. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
Scope of processing
In Google Analytics 4, the anonymization of IP addresses is activated by default. Due to IP anonymization, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
During your website visit, your user behavior is recorded in the form of "events". Events can include:
The following data are also recorded:
Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Recipients of the data are/could include
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as a processor according to Art. 28 GDPR)
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
It cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities will access the data stored by Google.
Transfer to third countries
Insofar as data are processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an appropriate level of data protection. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. A transfer of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not have any legal remedies against access by authorities.
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data for which retention period has been reached are automatically deleted once a month.
The legal basis for this data processing is your consent pursuant to Art.6 para.1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings (see cookie icon at the bottom right ) and changing your selection there. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation remains unaffected by this.
Alternatively, you can prevent cookies from being stored in the first place by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to refuse all cookies, you may experience limitations in functionality on this and other websites. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
This site uses the mapping service Google Maps. Google Maps is a mapping service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, information, including the IP address as well as the address, which is entered within the scope of the route function, can be transmitted to the provider's servers. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When you visit a website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google's servers, whereby the map content is sent to your browser and integrated by it. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. According to current knowledge, this includes the following data:
Insofar as data are processed outside of the European Economic Area/EU, where there is no level of data protection that corresponds to the European standard, Google uses standard contractual clauses according to its own information.
Data collection and storage is only carried out after explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. This can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
For marketing and optimization purposes Lead Forensics products and services (http://www.leadforensics.com) are used on this website. Headquarters of Lead Forensics is located in Communication House, 26 York Street, London, W1U 6PZ, United Kingdom. Lead Forensics identifies details of your organization including phone number, web address, SIC code, a description of the company. Lead Forensics will show you the actual history of your visit to this website, including all pages visited and viewed by you, and how long you spent on this site. Under no circumstances will the data be used for the personal identification of an individual visitor. If IP addresses are collected, they are made anonymous immediately after collection. On behalf of the operator of this website Lead Forensics will use the collected information to evaluate your visits to the website, compile reports on website activities, provide other services with related website information and monitor internet usage. If you do not agree or object to the data collection, processing and storage of your data at any time you can opt out with immediate effect by clicking on the following link: http://lfwebproxy.westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com:5000/?clientID=135870
This site uses the form service Google Forms in various places. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Forms, it is necessary to store the data provided. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this transfer of data.
The use of Google Forms is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offer and an easy utilization of the specified data. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR.
Our website contains links to the social media services of YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Xing.
Links to the Internet pages of the social media services can be recognised by the respective company logo. If you follow these links, you will reach PSI’s corporate presence at the respective social media service. By clicking on a link to a social media service, a connection to the servers of the social media service is established. This notifies the servers of the social media service that you have visited our website. In addition, further data is transferred to the provider of the social media service. This can include:
If you are already logged in to the relevant social media service at the time that you follow the link, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your user name and sometimes even your real name from the transmitted data and associate this information with your personal user account at the social media service. You can exclude this possibility of association with your personal user account by logging out of your user account beforehand.
The servers of the social media services Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube are located in the USA and other countries outside the European Union. The data can therefore also be processed by the provider of the social media service in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection laws that do not generally protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the Member States of the European Union.
PSI Metals GmbH (further referred to as "PSI") is responsible for the content of this LinkedIn Page.
Which user data LinkedIn collects is not known to PSI. PSI does not gain full access to such collected user data or any user profiles. PSI can only access public profile information. Which information you share as public can be adjusted via your LinkedIn settings. In addition you can actively hide your “likes” or unlike the page via the LinkedIn settings. Your profile will then not be listed as fan of this page anymore.
PSI receives from LinkedIn anonymous statistics about the usage of our page. For example, the following anonymous information will be provided to PSI:
Those statistics are used to steadily improve our LinkedIn online content and to better respond to the interests of our users. We cannot link statistical data with the profiles of our fans or individual users. You can use your LinkedIn settings to decide in which form you would display targeted advertisements.
PSI receives via LinkedIn personal data if you actively transmit your data by sending a personal LinkedIn message. We use the provided data (e.g. name, surname) to respond to your query by our customer support.
Your data will be saved for this purpose in our system.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages.
These functions are offered by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland.
By visiting our website and using Twitter, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users.
In the process, data are also transferred to Twitter that may be personal and used by Twitter, such as usage data (e.g. website visited, interest in content, access times), communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
The service provider Twitter receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our online offer. You do not need to have an account with Twitter or be logged in there. If you are logged in to Twitter, these data are directly assigned to your account. If you are logged in to Twitter and click on the social plugin (sharing button) of Twitter on one of our pages, Twitter also stores this information in your user account and shares this publicly with your contacts. If you do not want the assignment to your Twitter profile, you must log out of Twitter before clicking on the social plugin.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings: https://twitter.com/settings/account/personalization.
The processing of personal data of visitors to our online presences by means of plug-ins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to ensure communication with our customers, their information about news related to our products.
You have various options on our websites to contact us or request information about our company. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 letter b) GDPR.
The other information requested enables us to improve the processing and preparation of your contact. The communication of the data you provide in this context is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent.
The personal data provided to us will be used exclusively for the purpose for which you provide it when contacting us. The data will not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. You can, of course, revoke your declarations of consent at any time for the future. To do so, please contact our data protection officer, whose contact details can be found below.
You have the possibility of being included in our distribution list for the magazine "production manager". You can choose between receiving communications by post or by e-mail. If you want us to send you information by post, we need your first and last name as well as your address (street, postal code, town/city and country). If you opt for e-mail, you must enter your first and last name for authentication in addition to your e-mail address.
Of course, you can unsubscribe from the trade journals or ask to be removed from the mailing list and object to the use of your data for advertising purposes at any time. You can revoke your consent with effect for the future by sending an informal e-mail using the e-mail address given for your subscription to the production manager magazine or you can use the website for cancelling the subscription to remove you from the mailing list. Your data will then be deleted from our system immediately.
The legal basis for sending the respective information is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 para. 2 No. 3 of the Unfair Competition Act (Gesetzes gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG) or the legal permission according to Section 7 para. 3 UWG.
In the PSI App Store, registered customers can select products and place orders after they have created a separate customer account with name, company, address, email and telephone number.
For this purpose, you will receive a separate confirmation email after registration and separately your access data. The personal data provided to us will be used exclusively within the scope of your consent and only for the purpose for which you provide it when contacting us.
If you wish to unsubscribe, you can contact the customer support at any time and revoke your consent to the processing of your data for the future.
The legal bases are Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 letters a) and b) GDPR (consent/contract fulfillment).
If you apply to our company electronically, your details will only be used to process your application and will not be passed on to third parties. Please note that applications that you send us electronically by e-mail are transmitted unencrypted.
Your information will be used for processing your application and deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis is Section 26 para. 1 in conjunction with para. 8 sentence 2 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Furthermore, your personal data may be processed insofar as this should be necessary for the defense of asserted legal claims against us arising from the application process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. In the stated purposes also lies the legitimate interest in processing.
Insofar as an employment relationship arises between you and us, we may, in accordance with Section 26 (1) BDSG, further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship if this is necessary for the performance or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfillment of the rights and obligations of the employee representative body resulting from a law or a collective bargaining agreement, a company or service agreement (collective agreement).
Your application data will not be processed beyond the described use.
Your personal data will be deleted after completion of the application process after 6 months at the latest, unless there are other legitimate interests on our part that prevent deletion or you have not given us permission to store it for longer. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeine Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).
Your data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. Insofar as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured through legal, technical and organizational measures, as well as through regular checks, that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws.
PSI Metals GmbH has taken extensive technical and operational security precautions to protect your data from unauthorized access or misuse. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Our employees are trained and are obliged to data secrecy.
We store your data within the permissible duration of use and according to your consent. You can object to the use of the data and to request its deletion at any time.
(1) You have the following rights with respect to the data concerning you:
You may exercise any of these rights by contacting our data protection officer at the following address:
f.a.o. Christian Regnery
PSI Metals GmbH