Privacy protection

ABUS takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and works in strict compliance with the regulations governed by the data privacy laws. Data related to persons is only collected on this website to the extent required by the technology. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.

The following declaration provides you with an overview of how we guarantee your privacy and which type of data is collected for which purpose.

Internet websites for which this privacy protection statement applies

This privacy protection statement applies for all websites and domains operated by ABUS KG and its subsidiaries.

Processing data on this website

ABUS collects and automatically saves information in its Server Log Files which is sent to us by your browser.
This is:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
  • Host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
  • Time of the server query

ABUS is not able to allocate this data to specific persons. These data are not combined with any other data sources and are deleted following statistical evaluation. Technology from etracker GmbH ( www.etracker.com) is used to collect and save data for marketing and optimization purposes on this website. Usage profiles are created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used to do this.

An objection to the collection and storage of data using etracker can be raised at any time and will apply in future.
You can register your objection here.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP anonymization is active on this website, which means that your IP address is truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

The IP address that your web browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. If you do so, however, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) from your use of the website by downloading and installing the web browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information on the Google Analytics terms and conditions of use can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Information on the data privacy provisions for Google Analytics can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Data from children and youths

Children under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the agreement of their parents or guardians. No personal data from children or youths are knowingly requested, collected or forwarded to third parties on our website.

Cookies

The webpages use Cookies at several points. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves. Most of the cookies we use are referred to as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted once you leave the website. Cookies do no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow the recognition of web browsers. The data collected using the etracker technology will not, without the express permission of the person concerned, be used to identify visitors to this website personally and will not be combined with personal data about the person behind the pseudonym. An objection to the collection and storage of data can be raised at any time and will apply in future.

Newsletter

Subscription to the newsletter we offer on our website requires your express consent. We require a valid e-mail address from you, as well as information which allows us to check whether you are the owner of the e-mail address specified or that the owner has agreed to receive the newsletter.
Your consent to saving the data and e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter can be revoked at any time.

Using your data

Your data is only collected in order to be able to offer you better service. We use your data to support your transactions, to communicate with you, provide you with service and support, and inform you about offers and services in particular.
Credit card details are only used for processing payment transactions and to prevent cases of fraud. Confidential personal data is only used to simplify the processing of credit transactions with our financial partners and will only be forwarded with your express consent.
To ensure that we can make your interaction with ABUS more consistent and more personal, the data which is collected using ABUS service may, under certain circumstances, be combined with data collected by other ABUS services.

Forwarding to third parties

Data is only forwarded to third parties for rendering services or for execution of the contract. State institutions, such as public authorities, will only be given information within the scope of legal obligation to provide information or as a result of court orders.
In individual cases, we may share information about this data when ordered to by the responsible authorities. Prerequisite for this is that the data is required for use for law enforcement, for averting dangers, for fulfilling the legal responsibilities assigned to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, for military counterintelligence or for enforcing rights to intellectual property.

Personal right to choose

ABUS offers you a range of products and service information. You can determine which offers you wish to use and in which form you would like to be informed: by mail, fax, e-mail or phone. This option does not apply in relation to order processing, contracts, support, product safety warnings or driver updates.

Security measures

We have taken comprehensive technical and operational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse. Our security procedure is used for protection from damage, destruction or unauthorized access. These measures are examined regularly and adapted to comply with technological developments.

Links

This website features links to other, external websites. When you click on one of these links, the IP address is usually displayed in these website's protocol. This privacy statement, however, only applies for abus.com and not for the websites maintained by third parties.

Right to information

You have the right to be informed about the data stored in relation to your person, the origin of this data and its recipient as well as the purpose of storage, at any time. Information about the data stored is provided by our data protection department.

Deletion

Once a contract has been completely executed and once the taxation and commercial law regulations have expired, your personal data will be deleted as far as you have not expressly agreed to any further use of this data.

Contact

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
Dept. Data Protection
Altenhofer Weg 25
58300 Wetter
E-mail: privacy@abus.de
Telephone: +49 23 35 634-0
Fax: +49 23 35 634-300

Further information

Maintaining your trust is important to us. We would therefore be happy to answer any questions you may have at any time relating to the way your personal data is processed.

Validity of this declaration

This data protection statement applies for the following companies in the ABUS group:

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
Altenhofer Weg 25
D-58300 Wetter

ABUS Pfaffenhain GmbH
Fabrikstraße 1
D-09387 Jahnsdorf

ABUS Security-Center GmbH & Co.KG
Linker Kreuthweg 5
D-86444 Affing

ABUS SECCOR GmbH
Haidgraben 1b
D-85521 Ottobrunn