Notice on data processing for this website in accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when collecting personal data from the data subject
Privacy Notice (Version: GDPR 2.0 dated 1.12.2021)
KNECHT North America Inc., is responsible for this website and, as the provider of a tele-service, must inform you at the beginning of your visit to our website about the type, scope and purpose of collecting and using personal data in a detailed, transparent, comprehensible and readily available form and in clear and simple language. This content must be available to you at all times.
The security of your data and compliance with the data protection regulations is our great concern. The processing and use of personal data is governed by the provisions of currently applicable European and national laws.
We would like to show you, with the following Privacy Notice, how we handle your personal data and how you can contact us:
KNECHT North America Inc.
2612 Larch Lane, Unit 105
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
President: Thomas Dannecker
+1 (843) 881-5674
If you have any questions about data protection or other data protection concerns, you are welcome to send an email to the following email address: email@example.com
A. General information
For clarity purposes, we do not use gender-specific differentiation. To ensure equal treatment, relevant terms apply to all genders. Refer to Article 4 GDPR for information on what the terms used, such as “personal data” or the “processing” of such, mean.
Personal data processed within the scope of this website includes:
- Inventory data (e.g. name and addresses of customers),
- Contract data (e.g. services used),
- Usage data (e.g. pages visited on our website) and
- Content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
We guarantee that we process your incoming data only in relation to handling your inquiries and for internal purposes, as well as to provide the services you request and make content available.
Principles of data processing
We only process your personal data in compliance with relevant data protection regulations. The legal bases for this are:
- Provision of our contractual services
- Processing as legal requirement
- Existence of your electronic consent (e.g. subscription to the newsletter)
- Enforcement of our legitimate interests
We would be happy to show you where the aforementioned legal bases are regulated:
Processing to fulfill our services and performance of contractual measures
Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR
Processing to fulfill our legal obligations
Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR
Art. 6 (1)(a) and Art. 7 GDPR
Processing to safeguard our justified interests
Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR
Data transfer to third parties
We would like to point out that data may be transferred when using our website.
Data transfer to a third country or international organization
Third countries are countries where the GDPR does not apply directly. In principle, they include all countries outside the EU or European Economic Area.
Data may be transferred to a third country or international organization. It is hereby taken into account that the relevant proper/suitable guarantees are provided and you have enforceable rights and effective legal remedies.
Storage period of your personal data
We observe the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that we save your data for as long as we need to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes or according to what is determined by various storage periods specified by the legislating authority. If the relevant purpose is no longer valid or after the relevant period expires, your data is regularly blocked or, if necessary, deleted in compliance with legal regulations.
For this purpose, we have developed an internal concept to secure this procedure.
If you contact us via the website, you agree to electronic communication. Personal data is collected within the framework of electronic communication. The information you provide is saved only for the purpose of processing the query and possible follow-up questions.
We would like to indicate the legal basis for this:
- Processing to fulfill our services and performance of contractual measures
Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR
We would like to point out that emails can be read and changed, without being noticed, along the communication path. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that we use software to filter unwanted emails (spam filters). Spam filter can reject emails, if they are falsely identified as spam based on specific features.
What are your rights?
a) Right of access
You have the right to obtain information about your saved data free of charge. Upon request, we will notify you in writing about which personal data about you is saved. This also covers the origin and the recipient of your data as well as the purpose of data processing.
b) Right of correction
You have the right to have the data saved by us corrected if they are incorrect. You can request a restriction of processing, e.g., if there is dispute regarding the accuracy of your personal data.
c) Right of blocking
Moreover, you can have your data blocked. To facilitate the blocking of your data at any time, we must retain these data for control purposes on a block file.
d) Right of deletion
You can request the deletion of your personal data if there are no legal storage periods. If such an obligation exists, we can block your data upon request. If relevant legal requirements are met, we will also delete your personal data without you having to submit a corresponding request.
e) Right of data transferability
You have the right to request that we provide you with your transferred personal data in a format which facilitates the transfer to another entity.
f) Right to complain with a supervisory authority
You have the option of referring your complaint to a data protection supervisory authority.
g) Right of objection
You have the option to object at any time to the processing of your data in accordance with Article 6(1)(e) and (f) for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
KNECHT North America Inc. will then no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If personal data is processed in order to conduct direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. In the event you provide such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. To do so, it is sufficient to send us a corresponding email.
h) Right of withdrawal
You have the option to withdraw, at any time, your consent to the processing of your data with future effect and without providing any reason. This withdrawal will not result in any detriment to you. To do so, it is sufficient to send us a corresponding email.
Such withdrawal does not, however, affect the lawfulness of processing carried out up to the time of withdrawal on the legal basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
To exercise your rights as a data subject, please send us an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protection of your personal data
We take contractual, technical and organizational security measures according to the latest state of technology in order to ensure that data protection laws are observed and thus, to protect the data we process against incidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.
These security measures include, in particular, the encrypted transfer of data between your browser and our server. For this purpose, we use 256-bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technology.
Your personal data is protected within the framework of the following points (extract):
a) Preserving the confidentiality of your personal data
To preserve the confidentiality of your data saved by us, we have taken various measures to control its physical and electronic access.
b) Preserving the integrity of your personal data
To preserve the integrity of your data saved by us, we have taken various measures to control its transfer and input.
c) Preserving the availability of your personal data
To preserve the availability of your data saved by us, we have taken various order and availability control measures.
The safety measures taken are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Despite these steps, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transfered to our website due to the insecure nature of the internet. As a result, any data transferred by you will be at your own risk.
Protection of minors
Personal information for persons who are still not 16 years old may only be provided to us if express consent has been provided by their legal guardians. This data will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
Server log files
The web page provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data is not combined with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Cookies are small text files which are locally saved in the cache of your internet browser. Cookies enable recognition of the internet browser, for example. These files are used to help the browser navigate the website and to make full use of all functions.
We only use system-relevant cookies.
Matomo (formerly Piwik) with no cookies
If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of the information on your visit, you can object to the future storage and use of this information at any time with the click of a mouse. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that full deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) on this website. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive map content.
Using this service will show you our location and make it easier for you to get to us. When accessing subpages into which the map of Google Maps is integrated, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers and stored there; this can also lead to transfer to Google LLC servers in the USA. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account with which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want information to be assigned to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles (even for users who are not logged in) for evaluation.
You can view Google’s Terms of Service at:
You can view additional terms of service for Google Maps at:
Insofar as legally necessary, we have obtained your consent to the above processing of your data in accordance with Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the option described above to make an objection.
Use of YouTube videos
We use the YouTube implementation function to display and play videos from the provider "YouTube", which is linked to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”).
According to information from YouTube, these cookies are used, among other things, to compile video statistics, improve user friendliness and prevent abusive activities. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want information to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button.
Google stores your data as usage profiles (even for users who are not logged in) for evaluation. This evaluation is carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the display of personalized advertising, in market research and/or in the needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. You must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
Insofar as legally necessary, we have obtained your consent to the above processing of your data in accordance with Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your withdrawal, deactivate this service in the cookie consent tool provided on the website.
Amendment to our Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to adapt our Privacy Notice in a rapid manner so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services. This can, for example, refer to the introduction of new services. The new Privacy Notice will then apply to your next visit.