alloys2b GmbH takes the protection of personal and company data very seriously, and we make every effort to ensure that this data is collected and used in accordance with the data protection laws currently in force.

In these Data Protection Guidelines, we shall explain to you which data is necessary for us to provide the services you require. We collect and save your data only if this is permissible by law and/or you have given us your consent.

1. Overview

alloys2b GmbH collects, saves and processes data obtained in the context of the contractual relationship and personal data (all of which is called inventory data), as well as other data which arises in the context of the execution of services by alloys2b GmbH and is necessary for the purposes of implementing the contract, billing and executing the services required by customers (usage data), in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions. In concluding the contract, the customer explicitly agrees that these Data Protection Guidelines will apply, including the methods and processes described here.

2. Scope

These Data Protection Guidelines apply to the website operated by alloys2b GmbH, Anzinger Straße1, 81761Munich, Germany: www.alloys2b.com.

When you visit our website and use our virtual platform, we must collect, process and use data as far as is necessary. Any use of your data beyond this scope, e.g. for advertising, may only take place if you, as the customer, have given us explicit prior consent for this use.

alloys2b GmbH stores server protocols with the IP addresses of visitors to the website www.alloys2b.com, the browser type, the browser language and one or several cookies which identify the browsers used by website visitors.

If, by registering, the customer has concluded a contract with alloys2b GmbH and consented to the data protection provisions of alloys2b GmbH, we shall collect and save the following data, which is necessary for the implementation of the contract:

alloys2b GmbH saves company and personal data entered by the customer during initial registration (inventory data such as, for example, company name, name of contact person, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address).

In addition, alloys2b GmbH saves all company and personal data that arises from the use of the virtual platform (usage data). Firstly, this includes data saved and/or changed by the customer in his personal alloys2b GmbH company area (e.g. address, contact person, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.).

Secondly, this includes data that arises during the processing of an order (e.g. product specifications, quantities, own Purchasing Terms, etc.).

Furthermore, we also save data required for the correct billing of your use of the alloys2b GmbH virtual platform (customer number, tendering procedure reference number, order number, order volume, etc.)

alloys2b GmbH saves and processes the customer’s personal data if this is necessary for the execution of the required service. alloys2b GmbH saves and processes data for advertising purposes only if the customer has given his explicit prior consent to this use. If the customer no longer consents to the use of his data for advertising purposes, this consent can be revoked at any time; if it is revoked, alloys2b GmbH will block the use of the data for these purposes.

Personal data will be forwarded to third parties only in accordance with strict German data protection provisions or with the customer’s explicit consent. If, in the course of processing order data, any data is forwarded to service providers and/or related companies, the latter will also be subject to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and other statutory provisions, and they will act exclusively according to the instructions of alloys2b GmbH.

3. Use of cookies

alloys2b GmbH uses cookies. A cookie is a file which is saved on the computer of a visitor to a website as soon as he calls up the website. If he calls up the website again, the cookie which was saved the previous time shows that he is making a repeat visit. alloys2b GmbH transmits cookies via a web browser to your computer’s hard drive, and it can read the latter during your current visit to the website and if you make a subsequent visit. Using your browser’s safety standard, alloys2b GmbH cookies are protected against being read by third parties. Cookies are primarily intended to make your use of our services as easy and convenient as possible. Using cookies enables our systems to recognise your browser and makes it easier for you to access our special features. If you wish to deactivate cookies, you can use the “Help” function of your web browser, which will inform you how to adjust your settings in order to prevent new cookies from being saved.

You can also use the “Help” function of your browser to obtain information about other possible cookie settings, e.g. the information and warning function concerning the deletion of existing cookies.

In order to guarantee unrestricted and trouble-free use of our website, we recommend that you leave the cookie function fully activated.

4. Google-Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, that are saved on your computer and allow for an analysis of your usage of the website. The information created by the cookie (including your IP address) is transfered to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your usage of the website, to report website activities for the owner of the website and to provide further survices related to the website and internet usage. Google may also give this information to third parties, if this is a legal requirement or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other data of Google Inc. under any circumstances.

You can prohibit the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; we do, however, make you aware, that in that case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the usage of your data by Google in the aforementioned manner for the aforementioned purposes.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. 
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish to be part of this, you can deactivate this in the Ads settings (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb).

4. Information and Data Amendment

Upon the customer’s request, alloys2b GmbH will provide information, at any time, on which data concerning the customer is being stored. If any of the data being stored is incorrect in any way, in spite of all our efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete and up-to-date, alloys2b GmbH will amend the incorrect data immediately upon request.

Data amendment requests of this kind must be sent to:
alloys2b GmbH
Anzinger Strasse 1
81671 Munich, Germany

You can contact the Data Protection Officer at alloys2b GmbH at the following e-mail address: privacy@alloys2b.com

As regards the use of public access areas provided by the website www.alloys2b.com, in which customers can voluntarily enter personal information (forums, commentary functions etc.), please note that information of this kind that has been entered voluntarily can be viewed, collected, saved and used by other users. Therefore, we recommend that you exercise caution when entering personal information and always behave responsibly in order to avoid misuse of your data by third parties.