Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 25, 2015

ABUS takes the protection of your personal data and information very seriously and works in strict compliance with the regulations governing data privacy in the United States. ABUS only collects information to the extent required to provide services via the ABUS websites. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons except as stated within this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy explains how ABUS guarantees your privacy, what types of information we collect, and the purposes with which we use your information. You must agree to the Privacy Policy before using any of the ABUS websites.

Applicability of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy statement applies to all websites and domains operated by ABUS KG and its subsidiaries.

Use of Your Information

ABUS may collect both personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“NPII”) when you decide to visit an ABUS website. PII is any information submitted by you that can be used to personally identify you, while NPII is any information submitted, that alone, cannot be used to identify you.

ABUS may use both your PII and NPII for the following purposes:

  • To enhance or improve your user experience.
  • To improve the functionality of any ABUS websites and to process payments.
  • To email you newsletters and marketing as required.
  • To understand how you communicate and use the ABUS websites.
  • To contact and correspond with you and to respond to your inquiries.
  • To transfer to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.

Additionally, ABUS may give your information to law enforcement or any other judicial entities if we are compelled to by a court order, if there has been a violation of any US laws, EU laws or if a violation of any other agreements or the Privacy Policy has occurred.

PII Collected

Generally, ABUS will not collect PII when you visit an ABUS website. However, if you wish to interact with any websites, communicate with us, or submit an inquiry, you may be required to submit PII so that we may respond. Therefore, ABUS may collect the following PII: your name, payment information, location information, telephone number, email address, and company information.

Google Analytics

The ABUS websites use Google Analytics which is owned by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (“Cookies”), to provide such analytic services. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located within the United States.
IP anonymization is active on this website, which means that your IP address is truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

The IP address that your web browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. If you do so, however, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) from your use of the website by downloading and installing the web browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information on the Google Analytics terms and conditions of use can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Information on the data privacy provisions for Google Analytics can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

In certain cases in order to ensure adequate data security when submitting forms, ABUS uses the service reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. This is primarily used to determine whether input is being carried out by a natural person or whether this being done fraudulently by a machine or via automated means. The service involves the user’s IP address and, if necessary, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service being sent to Google. The diverging data protection provisions of Google Inc. apply here. Further information on the data protection regulations of Google Inc. can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/privacy or https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Age Requirement

Users of the website should be 18 years of age or older. No personal data from minors is knowingly requested, collected or forwarded to third parties from our website. If you become aware that a minor has submitted information to ABUS, please contact us immediately and we shall remove such information from our databases.

Cookies

ABUS may use Cookies throughout our websites. Cookies may be used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Most of the Cookies we use are referred to as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted once you leave the website. Cookies do no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses..

Deletion or Removal of Information

If you have submitted any information to ABUS you will be unable to edit that information after submission. However, if at any time, you have any questions or wish to review, remove, or delete any of your information collected by ABUS please contact us at privacy@abus.de.

Newsletter

ABUS may offer you a subscription to our newsletter via the ABUS websites. We require a valid e-mail address from you, as well as information which allows us to check whether you are the owner of the e-mail address. If you wish to discontinue receiving the newsletter please contact us.

Third Party Contractors

Although this Privacy Policy covers the information collected by ABUS, users should be aware that ABUS does use third party individuals and organizations to assist ABUS, including contractors, web hosts, and others to provide the services offered on the ABUS websites.

ABUS may delegate it’s authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information when necessary. It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy. You must agree to allow these third party contractors access to your information before you use any of the ABUS websites.

Personal Right to Choose

The ABUS website offers you a range of products and service information. You can determine which offers you wish to use and in which form you would like to be informed: by mail, fax, e-mail or phone. This option does not apply in relation to order processing, contracts, support, product safety warnings or driver updates.

Security Measures

We have taken comprehensive technical and operational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse. Our security procedures are used for protection from damage, destruction or unauthorized access. These measures are examined regularly and adapted to comply with technological developments. However, you should understand that no security measures are foolproof. It is important that you employ online safety mechanisms such as firewalls and anti-virus software.

California Privacy Rights

ABUS permits residents of the State of California to visit the ABUS websites, and complies with the California Business and Professions Code §§ 22575-22579. If you are a California resident you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Various provisions throughout this Privacy Policy address requirements of the Californian privacy statutes. Although we do not disseminate your information to third parties without permission, you must presume that we collect electronic information from all visitors. Currently, the ABUS website functionality does not allow for you to opt out through “do not track” listings and will not respond to such signals sent from your computer. You may contact us at privacy@abus.edu with any questions.

Links

This website features links to other, external websites. Please be aware that we have no control over any websites that are owned by third parties. You should review any third party’s information collection policies before using such website. This privacy statement, only applies for any websites owned by ABUS and not for the websites maintained by third parties.

Right to Information

You have the right to be informed about the PII and NPII stored by ABUS. If you have any questions, please contact us at privacy@abus.de.

Amendments

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Upon amendment, the date listed at the beginning of this Privacy Policy shall be amended to reflect the date that changes were made. You must agree to the amendments as a condition of your continued use of any ABUS websites.

Information Transfer

Your information may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may differ from your local jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Contact

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
Dept. Data Protection
Altenhofer Weg 25
58300 Wetter
E-mail: privacy@abus.de
Telephone: +49 23 35 634-0
Fax: +49 23 35 634-300

Inquiries

Maintaining your trust is important to us. We would therefore be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or our collection of your information. If you have any questions, please contact us at privacy@abus.de.