Data Protection Declaration

  1. Data Protection at a glance 

General information

The following information gives a basic overview about what happened to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data by which you can identified personally. You will find detailed information about this subject underneath.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible fordata collection on our website?

Data processing on our website is handled by the website operator. His contact details can be taken from the imprint of this website.

How do we process your data?

Your data will be collected when you inform us about it. This can be the case when you fill in data in a contact form. Other data will be collected automatically by our IT-system when you visit our website. These data are mainly technical data (for instance Internet browser, operating system or time at page view). Data collection starts automatically the moment you visit our website.

For what purpose do we use your data?

Part of data will be collected to ensure error-free operation of our website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You are entitled at any time to free of charge information about origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data stored. Moreover, you are entitled to demand correction, blocking or deletion of data at any time. You may contact us for this purpose or for any further questions with regard to the subject of data protection at the contact details given in the imprint of this website. Moreover, you have right to appeal at the competent supervisory authority. Under certain circumestances you have the right to demand restriction of processing your personal data. Details can be found underneath at „Right of Restriction of Processing“.

Analytical tools and third party tools

While visiting our website your surfer behaviour might be analysed statistically. This is mainly carried out by Cookies and so-called analytical programs. The analysis of your surfer behaviour is usually carried out anonymously; your surfer behaviour can not be traced back.

You can object to this analysis or prevent it by non-use of certain tools. Detailed information to this subject can be found underneath. We will also inform you underneath about your possibilities for appeal.

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection

The operator of these sites takes protection of your personal data very serious. We take your personal data in strict confidence, according to legal safeguards and based on this Data Protection Declaration. While using this website different personal data will be collected. Personal data are data by which you can be identified personally. The following data protection declaration describes which data we collect and how we use it. It also describes for what purpose we use personal data collected. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (for instance email communication) may have security gaps. A seamless protection of data against third party access is not possible.

Reference to responsible body

The responsible body for data processing by this website is: Steel Service Krefeld GmbH, Kimplerstr. 294, DE-47807 Krefeld, Telephone: +49 2151 93144-0; email address: Resonsible body is either the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides about the purpose or means of processing personal data (for instance names, email addresses or similar).

Revocation of your consent

Many data processing operations are possible with your explicit authorization only. You can revoke a given approval at any time. To do that an informal email to us will be sufficient. The lawfulness of data processing until revocation will not be effected.

Right of Objection against data collection in special cases and against direct advertising
(§21 DSGVO)

If data processing takes place on the basis of Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f DSGVO  (in English: GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation) you are entitled for reasons of your particular situation to object against data processing of your personal data at any time; this also applies to supported profiling regulations. Please read the respective legal base in this data protection declaration. If you object we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we can prove compelling, legitimate reasons for its processing which will override your interests, rights and freedoms or its processing serves to exercise or to defend legal claims (Objection acc. Art 21 Paragraph 1 DSGVO). If your personal data will be processed to conduct direct advertising you are entitled at any time to object against usage of your personal data for this purpose; this also applies to profiling as long as its is connected to such direct advertising. After you have objected your personal data will be used no longer for direct advertising (Objection according to Art 21 Paragraph 2 DSGVO).

Right of appeal at the competent regulatory authority

In case of violations against the DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation) persons concerned have the right to appeal at the competent regulatory authority, especially in the Member State of their abitual residence, their place of employment or at the place of alleged violation. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or legal remedies.

Right of data portability

You are entitled to obtain data, we process automatized based on your authorisation, for yourself or a third party in a conventional machine-readable format. If you require data portability directly to another person responsible it will only take place as far as technically feasible.

SSL- oder TLS-encryption

We use SSL- resp. TLS-encryption in order to protect confidential data, for instance orders or enquiries, you send to us as website operator. Such encrypted connection can be recognized  when the address line of the browser changes from http:// to https:// and from the lock symbol in the adress line. If the SSL- or TLS-encryption is activated data transfered to us can`t be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, delition and correction

Within the framework of existing legislation you have a right to be provided with information free of charge about personal data stored about you with regard to their origin and recipient and to know the processing purpose of your personal data; you eventually may have a right of correction, blocking oder delition of these data. If you have question about this subject or about personal data please kindly contact at the address shown in the imprint of this website.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to restrict processing of your personal data. If you wish to do that please kindly contact us at the address shown in the imprint of this website. The right to restriction of processing will apply in the following cases: when you dispute the correctness of your personal data stored by us we normally need time to check that. You are entitled to restrict the processing of your personal data for the duration of the verification.

If processing of your personal data took or takes place illegitimately you may demand restriction of processing instead of delition.

In case we don`t require your personal data any longer but will need them for the etablishment, exercise or defense of legal claims you have a right to restrict processing of your personal data instead of deletion.

If you filed a notice of opposition according to Art 21 Paragraph 1 DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation) a fair balance between your and our interests has to take place. You are entitled to restrict processing of your personal data as long as it is not determined whose interests prevail.

If you have required to restrict processing of your personal data –apart from its storage- it may only be used with your approval unless data are needed for establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or to protect rights or another natural or legal person or for important reasons of public interest of the European Union or one for its Member States.

3. Data collection on our website


Websites make partially use of so-called Cookies. Cookies cause no damage and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are transferred to the hard disk of your computer and which are stored by your browser. Most Cookies we use are so-called „Session Cookies“ which will be deleted automatically after your visited our website. Other Cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These Cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit. You can set your browser in a way that you will be informed when Cookies are set or that you will allow Cookies in exceptional cases only. You are also able to set your browser to exclude Cookies in certain cases only or in general. Moreover, you can set your browser to delete Cookies entirely after you have closed it. After deactivation of Cookies the functionality of the website might be restricted. Cookies required to carry out electronic communication processes or desired by you to provide certain functions (for instance shopping cart function) are stored according to Art 6 Paragraph1 lit. f DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation).

The storage of Cookies is in the legitimate interest of the website operator to provide his services error-free and optimized. In so far that other Cookies (for instance Cookies to analyze your surfer behaviour) will be stored it will treated separately in this Data Protection Declaration.


The Website provider collects and stores information automatically in so-called Server-Log-Files which are transferred automatically to us by your brower. These are: browser type and browser version.

Operating system in use

Referrer URL

Host name of accessing computer

Time of server inquiry


To merge these data with other sources of data will not take place. Collection of these data takes place on basis of Art.6 Paragraph 1 lit f DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation). It is in the legitimate interest of the website operator that the website will function error-free and optimized – to ensure this Serv-Log-Files will be collected.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via our contact form information provided in this contact form, including contact data, will be stored and used in case of follow-up questions. We will not transfer this data without your approval. Processing of data provided by the contact form will be carried out with your approval only (Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO). You may revoke this approval at any time. If you wish to do that you may send us even an informal email. The lawfulness of data processing operations taken place until your revocation shall remain uneffected.

Data provided by us via the contact form remain with us until you demand delition, withdraw your approval of data storage or until the purpose of data storage ceases to exist (for instance after final completion of your enquiry). Mandatory legal regulations –expecially retention periods- remain uneffected.

4. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called Web Fonts for standardized presentation of fonts provided by Google. When you view a page your browser loads the required Web Fonts in your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose the browser used by you has to connect with servers of Google. By this operation Google gets to know that our website was called up via your IP-address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and visually attractive presentation of our online offers. It confirms a legitimate interest according to Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation).

If your browser doesn`t support Web Fonts your computer will use a standard font. Additional information can be found at and in the Data Protection Declaration of Google at

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP-address. This information will normally be transfered to a server of Google in USA and will be stored there. The provider of this website doesn`t have influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to find locations mentioned easier. This confirms a legitimate interest according to Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit f DSGVO (in English GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation). Additional information how dealt with user data can be found at the Data Protection Declaration of Google at:


Copyright 2014 to Steel Service Krefeld GmbH – all rights reserved. The content of this website is subject to copyright protection and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. No dissemination or alteration of the content of these pages or of the frame or similar measures are permitted. These contents may not be copied, disseminated, modified or made available to third parties for commercial purposes.


We have carefully examined all information provided on our Steel Service Krefeld GmbH website. Despite the great taken care, we can not be held liable or furnish a guarantee that the data is correct, complete or up-to-date. This also also applies to all other websites that are referred to using hyperlinks. Steel Service Krefeld GmbH is not responsible for the content of websites that are reached based on such connection. Neither is Steel Service Krefeld GmbH responsible for the data protection provisions of website operators of such websites.

We do reserve the right to carry out unannounced updates or revisions or supplementation of the information and data refurbished.

If our websites contain future-oriented statements they are based on convictions and appraisals of the SSK-management and therefore include certain risks and uncertainties. Steel Service Krefeld GmbH is not obliged to update the forward-looking statements or to adjust them to future events or developments. Any liabilities concerning such statements will be explicitly excluded.

License rights

Steel Service Krefeld GmbH would like to introduce itself to you with an innovative and informative website. We hope to meet your expectations. We should like to point out that the intellectual property including patents, trademarks and copyrights contained in it is protected by copyright. By this website we do not grant any license to use intellectual property of Steel Service Krefeld GmbH. Duplication, distribution, processing or any form of commercialization is prohibited without written approval of Steel Service Krefeld GmbH

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our web presence uses Social Plugins („Plugins“ of the social network which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“). The Plugins are either marked with a Facebook Logo or „Facebook Social Plugin“.

When you open a page of our website containing such Plugin your browser will directly connect with a server of Facebook. The content of Plugins is directly passed on from Facebook to your browser and will be integrated by it into the website.

By the integration of Plugins Facebook receives information that you called up the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in at Facebook they are in a position to allocate your visit of our website to your Facebook-account. If you interact with Plugins, for instance by using the „Like“-Button or if you comment this information will be passed directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there.

The purpose and scope of the data colleaction and the further processing and use of this data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information of Facebook. If you don`t want Facebook to collect data about you when visiting our websites you have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting our websites.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „Cookies“, text files, which are stored on your computer and enables to analyze the use of our website by you. Cookie-generated information about the use of this website are normally passed on to a server of Google in USA and will be stored there.

In case of activation of IP-anonymisation on this website within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the agreement on the European Economic Area your IP-address will be shortened by Google. Your complete IP-address will be passed on to a server of Google in USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only. IP-anonymisation is activated on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to generate reports about the website activities and to provide additional information about the website use and web usage towards the website operator.

The IP-address used in the context of Google Analytics passed on by your browser will not be merged with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of Cookies by activating the relevant settings of your browser software; however, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that you will then eventually not be able to use the functions of this website entirely. Moreover, you can avoid transfer of data generated by Cookies about the usage of the website (including your IP-address) by download and installation of the following browser Plugin:

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Use at the following links: and

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This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under:

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