Data Privacy Statement

The following provisions provide information about what information we collect on this website, for what purpose we use it and to whom we may provide it.

The following regulations apply to the internet presence of KST Kraftwerks- und Spezialteile GmbH (hereinafter referred to as KST) at www.kst-berlin.de ("Website", "Homepage"). Hereinafter, the terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to KST.

This Privacy Policy complements KST's Terms of Use.

Despite all efforts to protect personal data, we point out that data transmission over the Internet can not be completely protected against access by third parties.

System and information security

We secure our website and our other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of the stored data by unauthorized persons. Despite controls, however, complete protection against all dangers is not possible. The mere connection to the Internet and the resulting technical possibilities can not guarantee that content and the flow of information are not viewed and recorded by third parties.

1) Datenschutzbestimmungen für die Nutzung unserer Website

Die nachfolgenden Bestimmungen gelten für jeden Besuch unserer Website. Für die Website-Nutzung über mobile Endgeräte gelten ergänzend die Datenschutzbestimmungen für den Einsatz mobiler Endgeräte. Erhobene Daten verwenden wir grundsätzlich nur für den Zweck, für den Sie uns die Daten zur Verfügung gestellt haben, also z.B. um Ihre Anfragen zu beantworten, Ihre Bestellungen bzw. Aufträge zu bearbeiten oder Ihnen Zugang zu bestimmten Informationen oder Angeboten zu verschaffen.

a) Welche Daten bzw. Informationen sammeln wir und wie verwenden wir sie:

Protocol data
The automatic collection and storage of protocol data by the provider of the Internet services (provider) is done via Apache Access Log and includes the following information:

  • domain
  • time
  • "Request"
  • Status code
  • transferred bytes
  • "User Agent"

These data are held for three days and then discarded. These are internal log files of the provider, which are not available to us by default. The KST itself does not collect any further statistical data and logfiles.

Accesses to our website
are logged for security analysis and defense against attacks (see above "Protocol Data"). An evaluation of the log data takes place exclusively in the case of an attack. The log data will be sent as above. regularly deleted in a timely manner.

Personal data
You can decide for yourself whether and to what extent you will disclose personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number, etc.) in an e-mail to us in addition to the obligatory e-mail address. Please note, however, that a minimum level of personal (contact) information is required for secure and compliant contractual service provision. If KST transmits personal data to a company belonging to the KST Group outside the European Union, this is done exclusively in the context of the contractual provision of services. Personal data will be transmitted to third parties only if it is essential for the execution of the contract. In addition, no data will be transmitted unless you have expressly consented thereto. This does not apply to the disclosure of data if there is a legal or judicial license or if we use third parties who are obliged to maintain professional rights to enforce our rights.

b) Data provided by us

We do not sell personally identifiable information about visitors to our site, nor do we disclose personal information in any form other than those described. We can and must provide information that you disclose to us through the contact of our website, if KST

 i) is legally required to do so;

ii) required to do so by judicial or other public authorities;

iii) believes disclosure is necessary and / or appropriate to avert physical or financial harm, or if it is related to investigation or suspected or actual illegal activity;

iv) can base the disclosure on a legal justification or rely on your consent.

There is also a possibility that KST may disclose information / data we hold about you to third parties if the business or assets are sold or transferred in whole or in part. If required by law, we will ask for your consent before the transfer. In the event of a sale or transfer, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the prospective owner uses the information you provide through this website only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

c) We cooperate with service providers in connection with the operation of this website and the services provided via the website, such as service providers for hosting or IT maintenance.

The service providers are contractually obliged to use or disclose the information solely on behalf and in accordance with the instructions of KST within the scope of the respective services and in accordance with the legal requirements. In addition, KST may disclose information about you if KST

i) is legally obliged to do so;

ii) required to do so by judicial authorities or other public authorities;

iii) believes disclosure is deemed necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or financial harm, or if related to investigation or suspected or actual illegal activity;

iv) base the disclosure on a legal justification or rely on your consent.

There is also a possibility that KST may disclose information / data we hold about you to third parties if the business or assets are sold or transferred in whole or in part. If required by law, we will ask for your consent before the transfer. In the event of a sale or transfer, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the prospective owner uses the information you provide through this website only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

d) Links to other websites

Our website has links to external websites. These websites may have their own privacy policies. KST recommends that you become familiar with local privacy policies when visiting linked websites. We assume no responsibility for the collection and use of your personal data by the operators of the linked websites.

e) child protection

The website is not suitable for children under 13 years. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we find that we have unintentionally received personal information from a site visitor under the age of 13, we will delete that information to the best of our knowledge and belief.

f) protection of personal data

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to prevent unauthorized viewing, use, alteration, destruction or deletion of personal information that you provide through this site.

g) Updating our privacy policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated without notice in order to accommodate changes in our website. The change status from which the last update takes effect will be announced. Furthermore, we point out an information on the website to a change made.

h) contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to KST or to exercise your rights to access, rectify, block or delete your information, please contact us.

The following options are available:

by post:

KST Kraftwerks- und Spezialteile GmbH
Hertzstr. 75
13158 Berlin

Email:

mailnospam@kst-berlin.de

Telephone:

+49 (0) 30 9177 2620

Or contact us in USA:

Hans-Jürgen Schleicher
Vice President Sales & Marketing

phone: 678-878-6120

E-Mail: schleichernospam@kst-usa.com

KST Turbine Components LLC
121 West Trade Street, Suite 2850
Charlotte NC 28202

2) Privacy Policy for the use of mobile devices

The following provisions apply in addition to the privacy policy on the use of our website for the use of mobile devices.

a) What data we collect about the use of mobile devices

Personal data (such as name and e-mail address) will only be collected if you tell us. Some products or services may require this information in order for KST to contact you upon request. The decision on which way you want to tell us which information is up to you.

The use of third party services such as social networks (eg Facebook or Twitter) is governed solely by the privacy policies of such services. KST does not collect or store any of your login information or other personal information for these services or share your personal information with these services, however, session cookies (without personal reference) may be stored.

b) We do not collect data on the use of mobile devices,

except the data logged by the provider (see section "Protocol Data"). If you use products or services that store your location, you may be sending KST information about your location. KST collects and stores such information, if necessary, only to provide you with the service you require. A mobile product or service uses e.g. GPS data to find a personal destination you are looking for. Features that save your location are optional. This means that you have control over these features at all times and you can disable them at any time.

Internet-enabled mobile device applications may use cookies or web beacons or other methods to personalize your preferences. Please read the "Information on the Use of Cookies" below to find out more.

c) Disclosure of data on the use of mobile devices

KST does not share any of the collected information with third parties with the following exceptions:

  • some of the personal data may be shared with third parties provided they provide services that are strictly necessary for your use of mobile devices.
  • All requests will be sent through the network of your mobile service provider who may have access to it. Please read its privacy policy if you would like additional information about it.
  • Some wireless products, services and manufacturers allow you to interact with others and share information. For example, you can tweet by using a mobile device application or post content from your Facebook page. For more information, see the privacy policy of the manufacturer of your mobile device or the developer of the particular product or application for mobile devices.
  • The use of third-party services such as social networks (eg Facebook or Twitter) is based exclusively on the respective data protection provisions of these services. KST does not collect or store any of your login information or other personal information for these services or share personally identifiable information with those services.