Salzgitter AG is delighted that you are interested in our company and have chosen to visit our website. We take the issue of protecting your personal data very seriously. This document explains how personal data is processed when using our website and outlines the rights you hold in this regard.
Controller, Data Protection Officer
The Controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Abteilung Personal- und Sozialpolitik
38239 Salzgitter, Germany
Phone: +49 5341 21-01
You can contact our Data Protection Officer either via post by addressing your letter to the “Data Protection Officer” or via email at:
We specifically process the following personal data:
Server log files
Every time a user accesses our website and every time a file is downloaded, data regarding this process is temporarily stored in a log file. The stored data is analyzed anonymously and will only be used for internal statistical purposes so that we can continually improve the web content we offer. No person-related use takes place in this respect. In particular, a data set containing the following information is stored upon each user access:
- the IP address used
- the operating system used
- the browser used
- the time of access
- the pages you visit on our site
- the website you last visited (if transmitted)
- the volume of data transmitted
If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you, when cookies are placed and to allow this only on a case-by-case basis. Deactivating cookies may diminish the functionality of our website.
Your consent applies to the following domains: salcos.salzgitter-ag.com
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Cookie declaration last updated on 25.03.2021
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Our website uses the web analysis tool Siteimprove, provided by Siteimprove GmbH, a company based in Berlin with servers in Germany and Denmark. This tool uses information of cookies and server log files: this information is transmitted to the Siteimprove server, where it is processed to evaluate visitors’ use of our website and to compile reports for us concerning website activities. Siteimprove does not pass this information on to third parties. IP addresses are irreversibly anonymized before the collected data is made accessible by Siteimprove Analytics. We have concluded a corresponding data processing contract with Siteimprove.
You can prevent Siteimprove from collecting your data at any time by adjusting your current selection under "Data protection settings". Doing so places an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected when you visit our website in future. Please note that web analysis will only be prevented as long as the opt-out cookie is stored in your browser; if you delete the cookie, web analysis will not be prevented in future.
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We use the services of Mapbox Inc. (Mapbox) to display interactive maps on some pages of our website. Using our website may lead to information about your use of this website, including your IP address, being transmitted to Mapbox in the USA.
When you access a page that contains Mapbox maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Mapbox servers. The map content is directly transmitted by Mapbox to your browser, which integrates the content into the website. We therefore cannot influence the amount of data, which is collected by Mapbox in this manner.
You can prevent Mapbox from placing cookies on your device by deactivating third-party cookies in your browser settings.
We have integrated YouTube videos on our website that are stored at www.youtube.com and can be viewed directly from our website.
They are all integrated in “privacy-enhanced mode”, which means that no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube, if you do not watch these videos. Data is only transmitted to the YouTube server when you play the videos. If you are logged into your YouTube account at the same time, this information is attributed to your YouTube user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube user account before visiting our website.
YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., based at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find more information about how YouTube (Google) handles user data at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
We have included a Twitter widget on our Group websites to display tweets of our Twitter account. Therefore, the server is simply connected to Twitter and the content is then processed by our server before it is displayed on our Group pages. This excludes a direct and unknowable communication between the user of the Group websites and Twitter in the first place.
(Personal) data is only transmitted when the user clicks on one of the links within the Twitter post. Regardless of the registration status, data will be transmitted to Twitter from this point on. For this, a connection to Twitter is established, log data is transmitted to Twitter and, if necessary, a cookie is set on the user's computer. According to its own information, Twitter begins to delete, remove the identification or the record of data after a maximum of 10 days; this should normally take place immediately, but can take up to a week. Further information can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en#widget-jump.
If you wish to use the contact forms on our website to communicate with us, you will be required to enter your forename, surname and email address. We will not be able to process the issue you enter in the contact form without this information. Entering your postal address is optional; it enables us to process your issue and reply via post if you wish. In addition, our system collects the IP address of the computer you use to submit the form as well as the date and time the form is submitted. The information you provide is collected to the required extent and is used exclusively for the purpose of processing your inquiry.
You can find information about online applications here.
We use the "Polyfill.io" service of The Financial Times Limited, Number One Southwark Bridge, London. This enables us to reproduce content in the best possible quality even on older browser versions. When you load a website that uses the Polyfill service, your browser will download all the Polyfill files necessary to display the website successfully or optimized in your browser. In order to provide the Polyfills, the Service receives certain technical information from your browser, including: browser details; connection data (such as your IP address); the URL of the website that made the request to the Service. This information is used to determine which Polyfills are required by your browser. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in enhancing your user experience and for the general optimisation of our website. The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which they were collected has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the data protection declaration of polyfill.io: https://polyfill.io/v3/privacy-policy/.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by polyfill.io by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find this for example at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).
Use of Google web fonts (local embedding)
On our website we use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. For the European area the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible. We have embedded the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on Google's servers. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and thus no data transfer or storage.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts used to be called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory of over 800 fonts that Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts, you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. However, in order to prevent any information transfer to Google servers in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. This way we act privacy compliant and do not send any data to Google Fonts. Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts to get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other issues at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=111266255.
Career blog's comment function
You can use the comment function to add your own comments. To use the comment function, a user must enter a name; users may choose to enter a pseudonym, if they wish. They must also enter their email address. Entry of an email address is required so that we can pass on any complaints relating to your comments on the blog and ask you to make a statement in this regard. It is not possible to use the comment function without entering this information. In publishing your comment, we save the email address you enter but do not publish it. We also save your IP address. Your name is only published, if you write a comment using your real name rather than a pseudonym. Comments are not reviewed prior to publication. We reserve the right to delete comments that third parties claim to be illegal.
On our career-related blog "Karriereblog", we use secure Shariff interfaces to provide social media plugins from Facebook, Twitter and Xing to our website’s users. Where data from social networks – such as the number of likes – is shown to the user, these queries are submitted to the website by our server. The user remains anonymous during this process until they become active by clicking on the respective button.
You can find more information on the Shariff Project at:
Only when you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plugin provider is informed that you have accessed the corresponding page of our web content and can then attribute the action (share or like) to your IP address or, if applicable, to a user account on the respective platform, if you are logged in at the time. By activating the button, personal data is therefore transmitted to the respective provider and stored here.
We cannot influence the collected data or data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of data processing or the retention periods of the data.
The plugin provider stores the data collected about you as a user profile and uses this profile for the purposes of advertising, market research, and/or to tailor their website according to your needs. An evaluation of this type is conducted in particular (including for users who are not logged in) to display tailored advertisements and to inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of this user profile; to exercise this right, you should contact the respective plugin provider directly. The purpose of integrating plugins is, to enable our users to share our website’s content and to make this content more interesting.
You can find more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing of this data by the plugin provider in the providers’ data privacy policies listed below. These documents also provide further information regarding your rights in this regard and configuration options to protect your privacy.
- Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications, and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo.
Facebook has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, cf. https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
- Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en.
Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, cf. https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
- Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy.
Twitter has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, cf. https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
- Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; http://www.xing.com/privacy
Our website contains links to other websites in some places. We take all reasonable care to check these links. The company is not responsible for the content of linked pages or for ensuring data privacy on these pages. You can find further information about the social media presences accessible from our site by clicking here.
For security reasons and in order to safeguard the transmission of confidential data you send to us, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar, which changes from “http://” to “https://” and displays a lock symbol.
When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Further information according to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Deletion and storage periods of data
If we have stored personal-related data of you, we will only process this data for the time period required to serve the purpose it was stored for or for the time period required by law.
If the storage purpose ceases to exist or if the storage period required by law expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
Logfiles are deleted according to provider specifications:
- The access logs of the Web servers capture, which page views took place at which time. They contain the following data: IP, directory protection user, date, time, pages viewed, protocols, status code, data volume, referer, user agent, host name viewed.
- The IP addresses are stored anonymously. The last three digits are removed, i.e. 127.0.0.1 becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymous IP addresses are kept for 60 days. Information about the directory protection user used is anonymized after one day.
- Error logs, which log incorrect page views, are deleted after seven days. Those include, in addition to error messages, the IP address accessing the page and, depending on the error, the website accessed.
- Access via FTP is logged with anonymous information on user name and IP address and stored for 60 days.
- The mail logs for sending e-mails from the web environment are anonymized after one day and then kept for 60 days. During anonymization, all data concerning the sender/recipient etc. is removed. Only the data at the time of sending and the information on how the e-mail was processed (queue ID or not sent) are retained.
- Mail logs for sending via our mail server are deleted after four weeks. The longer retention period is necessary to ensure the functionality of the mail services and to combat spam.
- It is not possible to individually define the storage period.
A storage going beyond this is exceptionally possible. In this case, however, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
Your data from the input mask of the contact form will be deleted when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process (e.g. IP address) will also be deleted according to the aforementioned provider specifications.
Categories of recipient
Within Salzgitter AG, access to your data is only afforded to people and departments that require access to perform their duties within Salzgitter AG, to pursue our legitimate interests or to fulfill contractual and legal obligations.
To enable us to offer you the best possible service and remain competitive, we also exchange data with other allied companies of Salzgitter AG where necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that your interests or your basic rights or freedoms do not outweigh our interest. Whenever we exchange information with allied companies, we guarantee that data is transmitted in accordance with data privacy requirements and that your personal data is protected.
As a fundamental rule, if you provide your personal data to us, we will not pass this data on to third parties. Such data will only be disclosed
- in order to fulfill legal obligations to authorized authorities,
- in accordance with consent you provided and
- to IT service providers, e.g. in relation to administration and hosting of our website.
Data transfer to third countries
Data is only transferred to countries outside of the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) insofar as this is stated in the present data privacy statement, is necessary to perform contracts, or is legally required, or in the case you have given us your consent to do so.
Rights of data subjects
All data subjects have a right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. If we process your personal data, you have the right of rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restrict the processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR and the right of data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR. Restrictions to the right of access and the right to erasure apply pursuant to Sections 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Furthermore, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).
If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you can also revoke this consent at any time by the same method you first provided it. You can revoke your consent without completing a form, e.g. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to the contact address listed above. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of your previously issued consent.
Right to object to data processing
Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests).
If you do raise an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for the purposes to which you have objected, unless
- we can demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or
- the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In the case that the objection only or also relates to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
You can raise an objection without completing a form, e.g. by emailing email@example.com or by sending a message to the contact address listed above.
Legal basis for processing
Personal data processing relating to the use of contact forms is performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, provided that the purpose of making contact serves to fulfill a contract or perform pre-contractual measures.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which necessitates the processing of personal data, this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
If we obtain your consent for personal data processing operations, this consent serves as the legal basis for processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
Furthermore, processing operations can be performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby processing is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest held either by our company or a third party, provided that the data subject’s interests, basic rights, or basic freedoms do not override our interest.
We use server log files, cookies, web fonts, Mapbox, embedded YouTube videos and web analysis tools so that you can use all of our website’s functions to their full extent and in order to structure and optimize our website in accordance with its users’ requirements. If you contact us via our contact form or using the functions in our Career blog, we will use your data for the purpose of interacting with you and for corporate communications.
Obligation to provide personal data
As a fundamental rule, there is no obligation to provide personal data when visiting our website. Contractual regulations may provide otherwise. If the specified personal data is not provided, in some circumstances, it may not be possible to achieve the individual described purposes.
No automated decision-making
We do not use fully automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR.