Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy - Version 05/2018

We as Coilinter Internationaler Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG would like to welcome you on our website and express our delight about your interest in our company and products. We take the protection of your data very seriously and hope that you feel comfortable during your visit at our website. Our main concern, which we observe thoroughly in our business processes, is your privacy. This Privacy Policy solely affects the processing of personal data, which are collected in the context of providing our website and are provided by you voluntarily. We process this data according to the applicable data protection law of the General Data Protection Regulation [Directive (EU) 2016/679; page 1f. of Directive EU 4th May 2016 L 119, hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”] and in accordance with the applicable national data protection regulations prevailing to us.

I. Definitions

This Privacy Policy is based on the definitions in Art. 4 GDPR. We would like to inform you about the here used definitions in advance, in order to promote transparency and comprehensibility:

„Personal Data“ Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

„Data Subject“ A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller.

„Processing“ Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

„Restriction of Processing“ Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

„Controller“ Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

„Processor“ Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

„Third Party“ Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, Controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the Controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

„Consent“ Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

II. Controller and Data Protection Officer

Please address the Controller responsible for your personal data according to Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR or our Data Protection Officer in case of enquiries regarding to the processing of your personal data and in order to claim for your rights clarified under Sec. VI. and for claiming your right to object.

You may contact them by email, telephone, per post, fax or filling in a contact form. The personal data transmitted here will be used to process your contact approach.

Contact Details of the Controller Coilinter Internationaler Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG
Flachsbleiche 14
41564 Kaarst
Tel: +49 (0) 2131 512986 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2131 512986 20

Contact Details of the Controller’s Data Protection Officer Coilinter Internationaler Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG
c/o Data protection commissioner
Flachsbleiche 14
41564 Kaarst

Phone: +49 (0) 2131 512986 0

Fax: +49 (0) 2131 512986 20


III. Processing of Personal Data

By visiting our website our webservers will store information provided by your browser to us by default. This information will be stored in a logfile temporarily. The following information will be stored in this context:

-              IP-Address of the accessing computer
-              Date and time of the access
-              website from which our site was accessed (Referrer-URL)
-              Name and URL of the accessed file
-              transferred quantity of data
-              type and version of the browser used
-              the operating system of your computer

The data mentioned above are processed by us for the following purposes:
-              ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
-              ensuring comfortable use of our website,
-              evaluation of system security and stability as well as
-              for further administrative purposes.

Additional, personal data will only be collected if agreed to or if you provide them to us of your own accord voluntarily e.g. by filling in a contact form, in the course of a contact request under the above-mentioned contact options, for a job application or for the execution or request of a contract.

The personal data you provide will be used for purposes of contacting and/or for the execution of a closed or requested contract.

Your personal data will be erased if and when they are no longer necessary for the initial purposes. Personal data subject to legal storage times are excluded thereof.

IV. Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

The processing of your personal data is based on the regulations of the GDPR.

If we obtain your consent to the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR serves as legal basis for the processing.

Processing personal data which is required for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies for data processing which are required for the execution of precontractual measures, especially during the initiation of a contract and the job application process.

If and when the processing of personal data is required for the compliance of a legal obligation to which our company is subject to, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR serves as legal basis.

If the processing is required for the purposes of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if your interests, civil rights and basic freedoms are not overridden by the first mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

V. Transmission of your Personal Data

Your personal data will be transmitted to third parties only, if this transmission is based on a legal basis listed under Sec. IV or third parties process personal data on our behalf in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for advertising purposes or to third countries located outside the European Economic Area.

VI. Supppliers’ Portal

Coilinter Internationaler Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG offers the registration for a suppliers‘ portal. This is a database made available by Coilinter Internationaler Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG which provides chosen suppliers with a quick access to various types of information regarding their orders. Furthermore, current orders may be accessed and administered by using the suppliers’ portal. In this context, customers may request a link to the database with a personal access to their own data. The personal data collected hereby will only be used for contacting and for the execution of the orders and will not be disclosed to third parties.

VII. Data Subject Rights

In order to assert your data subject rights, please address the controller or our data protection officer via contact opportunities mentioned under Sec. II.

Right of Access According to Art. 15 para. 1 GDPR you have the right to access information about your personal data processed by us. Upon request, we notify you in writing as promptly as possible which personal data about you is stored by us. In particular, you can access information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged retention period, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or to object, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling.

Right to Obtain a Copy You have the right to request a free copy of all processed personal data concerning your person, according to Art. 15 para. 3 GDPR. Further copies may be reasonably charged. The right to obtain a copy shall not impair the rights of other persons. Commercial secrets and intellectual property rights of third persons may bar the right to obtain a copy.

Right to Rectification According to Art. 16 GDPR you have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data or to demand the completion of your personal data stored by us.

Right to Erasure According to Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is not required to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, for reasons of public interest or for assertion, exertion or defense of legal claims.

Right to Restriction of Processing According to Art. 18 GDPR you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is denied by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we do no longer need the data, but are required by you to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.

Right to Data Portability According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another Controller.

Right to withdraw the consent In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your once given consent at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority According to Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you consider, that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable provisions. You may contact the supervisory authority located at your usual place of residence or work or at the residence of our company.

VIII. Right to Object If the processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mailing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

In order to assert your right to object, please send an email to

IX. Security

We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data processed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and the access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously enhanced according to technological development. Internet- based data transfers may in principle show security gaps, though we can not guarantee absolute protection. Therefore, you are free to transmit your personal data by alternative means, e.g. telephonically or per post. Beyond that, our employees are obliged to confidentiality.

X. Cookies

We use cookies in order to make our website user-friendly. At the moment, we use persistent cookies, which store the language choices of the visitors of our website.

You may certainly use our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may prevent the filing of cookies on your computer by choosing the “no cookies” setting in your browser menu. Detailed information may be gathered from the instructions of your browser provider. Cookies already set on your computer can be deleted at any time. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

XI. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

This service store cookies on your personal computer (cf. “cookies” above). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (IP address, time, place, duration, frequency) will be stored. (This information will also be transferred to Google. However, we use an anonymizing function („_gat._anonymizeIp"). Within the EU, this guarantees anonymized data collection by masking the last part of your IP address.

Google evaluates the transmitted information, forwards us the evaluation and offers related services. If required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf, this information may be transmitted to third parties.

You may refuse or limit the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of the data generated by the cookie about your use of our website by downloading and installing the deactivation browser plug-in available under

XII. Use of Google Maps

We make use of maps and charts of Google Maps on our website to illustrate a site map. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the processing as well as the use of the automatically gathered data by Google, one of its agents or by third party suppliers. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found in the there:

Full details can be found in Google’s Data Protection Regulations:

XIII. Use of script libaries (Google Webfont)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

XIV. Correctness and Validity

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. It is therefore recommended to read this Privacy Policy again at regular intervals.