Saint-Gobain Rigips GmbH, Schanzenstrasse 84, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany ("Rigips" or "we") are pleased to provide all visitors to the www.rigips.de website (the "website") with the following general information about how personal data are handled when you visit this website. Rigips respects the personal rights of the visitors to its website and attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. Rigips records, processes and uses personal data in accordance with statutory provisions. Please read this data protection statement carefully.

Which data are recorded and how are they recorded?

Rigips stores personal data such as first/last name, postal address and e-mail address only insofar as you provide them voluntarily and where such recording is permitted under law or you have given your consent thereto.

We will only send you newsletters containing e.g. information about our new offers, etc. periodically by e-mail with your prior consent. If you do not wish to receive any newsletters, we will not send you any. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time via our website or a link in the newsletter.

Forwarding of personal data

Rigips will only forward personal data to third parties insofar as the person concerned has given their consent or such forwarding is permitted under law. Forwarding within the Rigips family is excepted from this. The Rigips family comprises Saint-Gobain Rigips GmbH and affiliated companies. Any use of these data by the Rigips family will naturally occur in accordance with this data protection statement.

Within the scope permitted under law, Rigips may commission other companies to perform certain duties such as promotion support, the performance of technical services for our websites, etc. These companies may have access to personal data insofar as such data are required for the performance of their duties. These companies will only use personal data to fulfil the requirements of this special duty and not for any other purposes.

Rigips reserves the right to use and forward data insofar as it is necessary to ensure compliance with laws, regulations or legal requirements, in particular in order to protect the integrity of the website or to support investigations carried out by law enforcement authorities or investigations into matters affecting public security.

Right to information

You retain control over all personal data you furnish us with online. If you wish to amend the data we have stored about you or your consent to the sending of information, you can do so via the e-mail/postal address shown below.

You can review or delete the data we have stored about you or withdraw your consent to their use at any time.

Cookies

So-called cookies are files transferred by a website to an individual's hard drive for the purposes of recording data. Cookies enable the website to store important data to make it more convenient for you to use. Like the majority of websites, Rigips uses cookies for a range of purposes to improve your online experience. Within the framework of what is permitted under law, we in part also use cookies to recognise you when you re-visit our website, to run specific competitions or similar and make the Rigips website easier for you to use.

The majority of browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. Please note that you can also set your browser to either not accept cookies or notify you if a website attempts to transfer a cookie. If you make use of this option, some areas of our website may not function properly. If you want to know how to change your cookie settings, click on the "Help" field in your browser.

Links to other websites

We sometimes also provide links to websites which are not operated by Rigips. If you wish to visit such websites, you should note the applicable data protection provisions and other relevant information for these sites. We accept no responsibility for the data protection standards and practices of other companies.

Other Rigips websites

All Rigips websites operated by Rigips comply with this data protection statement.

Use of Facebook social plug-ins

Our website and individual sub-pages use social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").

When you access a page containing such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in will be sent directly to your browser and integrated into the website by Facebook.

On integration of this plug-in, Facebook will be notified that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website.

If you are registered with Facebook, the system can assign this information to your Facebook user account. If you use the plug-in functions, e.g. clicking on the "Like" button or entering a comment, your browser will send the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it will be saved.

Information on the purpose and scope of the data recorded, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook and your corresponding rights and privacy settings options can be found in the Facebook data protection information.

Google Analytics data protection statement

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of how you use the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate how you use the website in order to compile reports on website activity and perform other services related to website/Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding setting in your browser software. We would however like to point out that, as a consequence, you may not be able to make full use of all website functionality. You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie about how you use the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which can be found under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Amendments to our privacy policy

From time to time, Rigips may need to amend this privacy policy. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection statement at regular intervals. However, please be assured that changes will not come into effect retroactively and that we will not change how data recorded in the past are handled.

How to contact us: If you have any questions about our data protection statement for the Internet, please contact us at:

Saint-Gobain Rigips GmbH
Schanzenstr. 84
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 55 03-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 55 03-208
E-mail info@rigips.de

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