We appreciate your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Hereinafter we would like to inform you in detail on how we handle your data.

1. General information on the handling of data according to the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR)

The following sections will provide you with all sorts of useful information regarding your data. The General Data Protection Regulation refers to data as personal data; in general, this means all information that relates to a specific or identifiable person. A person is identifiable when the person can be directly or indirectly identified. For instance, this is the case when a person can be allocated to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features.

The responsibility for the processing of your data lies with the controller

Rico Design GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestrasse 19 – 23
33034 Brakel
Germany

Below, we would like to inform you on how to contact us in the event of data protection issues.

You can call us directly by phone on +49 (0 52 72) 602-0. Or you can contact us in writing by sending a letter to our postal address or an email to info@rico-design.de.

The Data Protection Officer of our company Rico Design GmbH & Co. KG and tap industries GmbH & Co. KG is Mr. Karl-Uwe Lüllemann. You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:

SK-Consulting Group GmbH

Osterweg 2; 32549 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Email: datenschutz@rico-design.de

In addition, we would like to inform you about the responsible supervisory authority which is:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kavalleriestrasse 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0211) 38424-0
Email:     poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

The General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union provides for extensive obligations to provide information on the handling of personal data. This also applies to all visitors to our website as well as job candidates applying for a job at our company.

For the sake of clarity, we have decided to provide you with this information in three separate documents, distinguishing between the “General use of the website”, “Job applications” and “Business Partner” for Rico Design and its affiliates tap Holding GmbH & Co. KG and tap industries GmbH & Co. KG.

 

Information_on GDPR_for the general use of the website

Information_on GDPR_for job applications

Information_on GDPR_for business partner

 

2. Payment Methods – Credit Check and Scoring
When providing advance services, i.e. for instance in the event of purchases on account, we reserve the right, in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, to obtain information on the identity and creditworthiness of our customers via specialized service providers (credit agencies). For this purpose, we will transfer your personal data required for a credit check to the following company/ies:

Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V.
Hellersbergstrasse 12
41460 Neuss

Germany

The credit information may contain probability values (score values) which are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods and which, among other things, use address data for the calculations. We use the information obtained on the statistical probability of a payment default for a balanced decision on the conclusion, performance or termination of the contractual relationship. Your legitimate interests are taken into account in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

 

3. Optimization Tools

3.1.      Use of Cookies
In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to identify your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are put on your device and then decide on their acceptance on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Failure to accept cookies may restrict the functions provided on our website.

3.2.      Use of Google Universal Analytics for web analytics
This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting of your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. By clicking on the link, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. When you delete your cookies, you will have to click on the link again to refresh the settings.

 

Google Analytics is also used on this website to evaluate data from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can disable it on Google’s ad settings webpage (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

4. Newsletter

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for subscriptions to our newsletter. This means that we will not send you a newsletter by email until you have personally confirmed to us that you wish to receive the newsletter. To subscribe to our newsletter service, the only information we require is your email address. After you have entered your email address on our newsletter subscription page, we will send you a notification email and ask you to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter by clicking on a link contained in this email. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters from us at a later point, you can object to the receipt at any time, without any costs incurring other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates of your Internet provider. To unsubscribe from the newsletter, you only have to send a message to the contact details listed under Contact & Advice. Alternatively, you can use the unsubscribe link which is provided in each of our newsletters.

 

Once you have subscribed to our newsletter service, we will use the information provided by you (email address) to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. We will use your data exclusively for this purpose and will not pass it on to third parties. The legal basis for the processing of your data for our newsletter service is Art. 6 (1) UAbs. 1 lit. a GDPR. Your data will be stored in this context until you actively object to the newsletter service.

 

The newsletter software used is SuperMailer, Malachitstrasse 16, 04319 Leipzig, Germany. You can view the data protection regulations the newsletter service provider at: https://www.superscripte.de/register/html/datenschutz.htm. Our engagement of the newsletter service provider is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDRR and a commissioned-processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 GDPR. The newsletter service provider may use the data of the recipients in a pseudonymized form, i.e. without allocating it to a specific user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the forwarding and the display of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the newsletter service provider will not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them directly or to pass on their data to third parties.

 

5.  Social Media Plugins

When you visit a page of our website that contains a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of the social network. The content of the plugin is then transmitted directly from a server of the social network to your browser and embedded in the webpage. This provides the social network with the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with the social network or are currently not signed in. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a social network server in the United States and stored there.

 

When you are signed in to a social network, the social network can directly link your visit to our website to your profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the “Like” button or by leaving a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a server and stored there.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the social network as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection policy of the respective network.

If you do not want a social network to directly allocate the data collected via our website to your profile, you must sign out of the social network before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the plugins from being loaded by using add-ons on your browser, e.g. script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net).

5.1.       Use of Facebook Plugins

The plugins of the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the addition of “Social Plugin by Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”.

For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and about your relevant rights and privacy protection options, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation).

5.2.       Use of Twitter Plugins

The plugin of the microblogging service operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”) can be recognized by the Twitter logo, for example the blue “Twitter Birds”.

For more information on the collection and use of data by Twitter and about your relevant rights and privacy protection options, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy).

5.3.       Plugins using Pinterest Social

Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) from the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Pinterest”). An overview of the Pinterest plugins and their design is available at: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/

For more information on how Pinterest collects and uses the data and about your relevant rights and privacy protection options, please refer to the privacy policy of Pinterest (https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy).

5.4.       Use of YouTube Plugins

We use the YouTube LLC feature for embedding YouTube videos on our website. (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, “YouTube”). YouTube is an affiliate of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

The feature displays videos on our website in an iframe which have been uploaded to YouTube. We have activated the “Extended Privacy Mode” option for this application. As a result, YouTube does not store information about the visitors to our website. Only when you watch a video, will such information be transmitted to and stored by YouTube.

For more information on the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google and about your relevant rights and privacy protection options, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy).

5.5 Use of Instagram Social Plugins

We use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) by Instagram on our website, operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). You can recognize the plugins by the Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the various Instagram plugins and their individual designs is available at: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

For more information on the collection and use of data by Instagram and about your relevant rights and privacy protection options, please refer to the Instagram privacy policy (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/).