1. Contact data of the data protection representative in the EU

The data protection representative in the EU of Sukano AG can be reached at the following address:

VSG Datenschutzpartner UG

Am Kaiserkai 69

20457 Hamburg





2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data as well as Type and Purpose of their Use


a) During the visit to the website

If you access our website www.sukano.com, the browser used by your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. In the process, the following information is captured without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the computer making the request,

  • Date and time of access,

  • Name and URL of the accessed file,

  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),

  • Browser used and, if appropriate, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.


The data listed above is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection to the website,

  • To ensure the convenient use of our website,

  • Evaluation of the system’s security and stability as well as

  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 f GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. We do not in any circumstances use the collected data for the purpose of identifying you. In addition, when you visit our website, we use cookies as well as analytics services. More detailed explanations in this respect can be found in Cl. 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.


b) On registration for our newsletter

If you have expressly provided your consent in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 a GDPR, we use your e-mail address to send our regular newsletter to you. If you wish to receive our newsletter, it is sufficient to provide us with your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your request to cancel at any time by e-mail to media@sukano.com.


c) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, you have the option to contact us by means of a form that is available on the website. We require a valid e-mail address to establish who is making the enquiry and to enable us to respond. Any further information is optional. The data processing for the purpose of establishing contact with us in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 a GDPR is based on your consent, which you have voluntarily provided to us. The personal data collected by us for the utilization of the contact form is automatically deleted after your query has been resolved.


3. Disclosure of Data

Your personal data is not disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than those listed below. We only disclose your personal data to third parties, if:

  • You have expressly given your consent to this in accordance with Article 6 (1), sentence 1 (a) GDPR;

  • The disclosure is required in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 f GDPR, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and if there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data;

  • There is a legal obligation for the disclosure, in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 c GDPR, as well as;

  • This is legally permissible and required for the handling of the contractual relationships with you in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR. 4.


4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files, which are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar), when you are visiting our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, nor do they contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information that arises in each case in connection with the specific terminal device being used is stored in the cookie. This does not, however, mean that we automatically receive information on your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to provide you with a more convenient way of using our website. We thus use so-called session cookies to see that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our website. We also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your terminal device for a specific determined period of time to optimise the user-friendliness. If you revisit our website to use our services, it will automatically be recognised that you have already visited us, which entries you have made and which settings you have selected, so you are not required to enter these again. On the other hand, we have used cookies to statistically capture the use of our website and to evaluate the use for the purpose of optimising our website for you (see Cl. 5). When you revisit the site, these cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a period of time that is specified in each case. The date processed by means of cookies are required for the specified purposes and for the protection of our legitimate interests as well as of those of third parties, in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that cookies are not stored on your computer or so that a notice will appear each time before a new cookie is set. The complete deactivation of cookies can, however, result in a reduced functionality of our website, and you may not be able to use all the features of our website.


5. Analytical Tools


a) Tracking-Tool

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are taken on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 f GDPR. We intend to ensure the appropriate presentation and continued optimisation of our website with the tracking measures that are being applied. On the other hand, we have applied tracking measures to statistically capture the use of our website and to evaluate such use for the purpose of optimising our website for you. These interests are legitimate and to be considered in line with the above-mentioned provisions. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.


i) Google Analytics

For the purpose of the appropriate presentation and continued optimisation of our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/)(1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Cl. 4) are used. The information gained by cookies about how you use this website, such as:

  • Browser type / version,

  • Operating system in use,

  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),

  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),

  • Time of the server request,


are transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where they are stored. The information is used to evaluate your utilisation of the website, compile reports on the website activities, and to provide additional services related to website and internet usage for the purpose of market research and appropriate presentation of these websites. Where appropriate, this information will also be transmitted to third parties, if this is legally required or insofar as third parties process this data on our behalf. Your IP address will not, in any circumstances, be combined by Google with other data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that they cannot be assigned (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies through the appropriate settings of the browser software; please note that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all of this website’s functions. You can also prevent the capture of the data related to your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). Alternatively to the browser add-on, in particular with browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent the capture by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents the future capture of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only to our website, and it is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics is available in Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).


ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically capture the use of our website and to optimise our website for your use, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. For this purpose, Google Adwords places a cookie (see 4) on your computer, provided you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the Adwords client and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the client can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was directed to this site. Each Adwords client receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Adwords clients. The cookies gathered by means of the conversion cookies are used to prepare conversion statistics for Adwords clients who have opted to use conversion tracking. The Adwords clients obtain the overall number of users who have clicked on their ad and were directed to a webpage containing a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, receive any information that would enable them to identify the users in person. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking procedure, you can object to the setting of cookies - possibly by using the browser setting, which generally deactivates the setting of cookies. Alternatively, you can deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain „www. googleadservices.com“ are blocked. Google’s privacy notice on conversion tracking is available here: (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.


6. Social Media Plugins

On the basis of Article 6 (1), sentence 1 (f) GDPR, we use social plugins from the social networks Xing and LinkedIn on our website, to raise awareness of our company via these networks. The underlying commercial purpose is to be deemed a legitimate interest within the meaning of GDPR. The respective provider has the responsibility to ensure compliance with data protection laws. To provide maximum protection to the users of our website, we integrate these plugins by means of the so-called two-click method.


a) LinkedIn

We use components of the LinkedIn network. LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time our website containing such a component is called up, this component triggers the downloading of a corresponding presentation of the component from LinkedIn by the browser you are using. This process notifies LinkedIn of the specific part of our website that is being visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our pages with your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to assign the visit to our web pages to your LinkedIn user account. We do not have any influence on the data collected by LinkedIn as a result of this, nor on the scope of such data collected by LinkedIn. Further, we do not have any knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details on the collection of data by LinkedIn and on your rights and settings options can be found in the privacy notices by LinkedIn. These notices are available at http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


b) Xing

We use components of the XING.com network. These components are a service by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland. Every time our website containing such a component is called up, this component triggers the downloading of a corresponding presentation of the component from XING by the browser you are using. As far as we are aware, XING does not store any personal data of the user via the retrieval of our website. Likewise, XING does not store any IP addresses. Further, in connection with the “XING Share button” user behaviour is not evaluated by means of cookies. Further information about can be found in the privacy notices regarding the XING Share button at: https://www.xing.com/ app/share?op=data_protection


7. Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right:


  • According to Art. 15 GDPR, to request access to your personal data that is processed by us. You may in particular request information on the purpose of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipient to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to appeal, the origin of your data, if these were not collected by us, as well as on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if appropriate, meaningful information to details regarding the above;

  • According to Article 16 GDPR, to request the immediate rectification of incorrect or completion of your personal data that is stored with us;

  • According to Article 17 GDPR, to the erasure of your personal data that is stored with us, where the processing is not required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the or establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

  • According to Article 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of processing your personal data, where you are contesting the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful, and you are opposing the erasure of the data and we no longer require the data, however you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you have objected to the processing;

  • According to Article 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another controller;

  • According to Article 7, para. 3 GDPR, to withdraw your previously provided consent at any time. This will have the effect that we are no longer permitted to continue the data processing, which was based on this consent and

  • According to Article 77 GSPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To lodge a complaint, you can usually contact the supervisory authority responsible for your habitual residence or place of work or the registered office of our corporate office.


8. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 f GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, where there are grounds relating to your particular situation, or you are objecting against direct marketing purposes. If the latter is the case, you have a general right to object, which shall be addressed by us without a particular situation being stated. If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent of your right to object, an e-mail media@sukano.com is sufficient.


9. Data security

We use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) within our website, in connection with the respective highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. You can recognise whether an individual site of our web presence is transmitted in encrypted form by the depiction of the closed key or lock symbol in the bottom status bar of your browser. Apart from that, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from incidental or intentional tampering, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


10. Status and Amendment of this Privacy Policy

The above Privacy Policy is up-to-date as of Mai 2018. As our website and offerings are continuously developed, or due to amendments of legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this Privacy Policy. You can retrieve and print out the current Privacy Policy from our website at any time, at www.sukano.com.

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