We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
Responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC Hartmetall GmbH
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 9, 47877 Willich / Germany
Phone: +49 2154 4992 0
We collect and process personal information only to the extent necessary to:
- Enter into, perform or terminate a contract
We will use your contact details and any other information we might need for the purpose of establishing, implementing and terminating contractual obligations between you and ourselves.
- Exercise or protect our legitimate interests
- Meet our legal obligations, a court order or a binding decision
We may process your personal information for tax, accounting and other legal obligations, for example, in the context of commercial transactions. We will also process your personal information if compelled by court order or by a binding decision.
- Conduct or achieve a purpose for which you provided your express consent to us, with the safeguard that you can withdraw your consent at any time by communicating this to firstname.lastname@example.org. The withdrawal will only have effects to the future.
Sumitomo also engages a range of third parties to provide services and perform business support functions for us. Some of those third parties need access to personal information in order to provide the services or perform the functions Sumitomo requires. Where we share your personal information with third-party service providers, they will be contractually bound to use the information only for the purposes of providing the services or performing the functions required by Sumitomo and to store the information securely.
Sumitomo group companies operate in various countries all around the world, including Japan, China, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Russia, USA, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and in multiple European countries.
As Sumitomo is part of a global organisation, we may from time to time transfer personal information to a Sumitomo company located in another country, including in countries outside of the European Economic Area. These countries may not have the same data protection legislation than your own country.
As indicated, we also engage a range of third parties to provide services and perform business support functions for us. Some of those third parties are located outside of the European Economic Area in countries that may not have the same data protection legislation than your own country.
Sumitomo will keep the personal information only as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, unless it is required by law, or pursuant to an order issued by the regulator or court order, to keep the personal information for a longer period.
When you visit our website your browser automatically transmits the IP address of the device you are using, information on your web browser, the operating system you are running, the referrer URL (i.e., the URL of the website you visited prior to visiting one of our website), the date and the time of your visit. This data is temporarily stored in log files on the server. We or our providers only use this protocol data for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of our website. In the event of any concrete suspicions, we will further analyse this data to track possible cases of abuse and/or illegal use of our website. However, data is not attributed to specific individuals and is not merged with data from other data sources.
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The following cookies are essential for the website to function, for example, to secure the website or to provide a service you requested, such as remembering your language preference. These are “session cookies” (cookies that expire at the end of each user session) and “persistent cookies” (cookies that stay on your device after your session). You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Note, however, that if you block the placing and accessing of these strictly necessary cookies, you will not be able to use the website or we may not be able to provide the requested service.
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Functionality and performance cookies
The use of the following cookies enable us to follow users over time to improve the structure of our website and provide more relevant content. The website also use third-party cookies for web analytics purposes (e.g., to manage and improve the performance and design of the website). As these cookies are not essential for our website to function, we only set these cookies with your consent. The website use session and persistent cookies for these purposes. You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser.
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You can block and delete cookies by adapting the settings of your browser. For more information on how to do this, please consult: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
To “share” content on our website, we use the open source program “Shariff”, developed by c’t and heise online, which prevents the transmission of user data through the integrated social media buttons when visiting our website. This means that data is not conveyed to social networks until the visitor actively clicks on the share button. Your data privacy is thus improved as you do not leave a digital trail on every site you visit.
If you actively use our social media buttons, please read the following information about the corresponding social networks.
To subscribe to our newsletter, we only need your e-mail address. Other data, such as first and last names, are not collected or only collected on a voluntary basis. The data will only be used to send our newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. Your data will be processed on the basis of your consent pursuant to article 6 (1) letter a GDPR . You can revoke your consent at any time via the unsubscribe link in our newsletter. Your data stored by us will be deleted after you have unsubscribed.
We use CleverReach to send our newsletter. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede / Germany. CleverReach is an e-mail marketing software that organizes and analyzes the sending of newsletters. Your deposited data is stored on servers of CleverReach. The software enables us not only to create visually appealing newsletters, but also to manage recipients and analyse their click behaviour. If you do not want CleverReach to analyze you, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
You can consult our data protection officer on all questions related to the processing of your personal data and the exercise of your rights in compliance with the GDPR.
Contact Regional Representation Cologne