SICK AG, Erwin-Sick-Straße 1, 79183 Waldkirch (hereinafter referred to as “SICK”) is pleased about your visit on our website and your interest in our company, in our products and our services. Protecting your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel secure while visiting our website. To this end, we would like to explain below what information we collect, process and use during your visit on our website.
Visiting our website
When you visit our website we collect, process and use the communication data of the calling computer, the web pages that you visit on our website, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of your browser and operating system as well as the website from which you are accessing our website for website administration purposes.
We use analytical tools on our website to continuously improve the website and/or to detect errors. To this end, we save, amongst others, the website you visit including its meta data, the third-party website referring to SICK, the time and date of your visit and the browser you use. These data are processed and used on an anonymous basis.
If you wish to opt out of this data aggregation and analysis when visiting our website, you can install the respective opt-out cookies (see overview of cookies) on your computer.
When you visit our website, we store information in the form of a so-called “cookie” on your computer. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your preferences or to save the content of your shopping cart and to display it the next time you visit our website. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, please adjust the settings in your browser to delete the cookies from your hard drive, to block all cookies, or to warn you before a cookie is installed. To find out how this works, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. A change of these settings may result in limited use of the website functions.
The following is a list of the cookies we use:
We give you the option to view YouTube videos directly from our website.
As a result of embedding these videos in our website, data can be transferred to YouTube when you load our website.
Some of our websites contain interactive maps that have been provided by Google.
As a result of embedding these maps in our website, data can be transferred to Google when you load our website.
Social Media Services
We give you the option to recommend and discuss website contents using selected social media services. To this end, the providers of these platforms have provided the respective buttons.
Usually, data are already transferred to these services when a website is loaded as a result of embedding these buttons. To prevent any unwanted data transfer, the social media services are by default deactivated on our website and you must explicitly activate them. However, when you activate the social media services, data may be transferred to the respective platforms.
We have no control over the privacy policies of these platforms. For more information please refer to the privacy policies of the respective platforms:
We give you the option to contact us by filling out online forms on our website. Your data will be sent by the webserver to an e-mail address at SICK.
To provide the best possible customer service, your personal data is processed and used by the respective regional subsidiary or sales company to process your request.
We give you the option to subscribe to our newsletter.
When subscribing to our newsletter you agree that personal data may be collected when you use our services (web pages, newsletters and so on) and used by the respective local subsidiary or sales company for customized advertising and market research. We may use this information as well as your purchase history and browsing history and newsletter browsing activity to send you personalized product and service recommendations and offers.
We give you the option to download special files (e.g. whitepapers) from some web pages.
When registering for a download you agree that we may contact you by e-mail for advertising purposes.
When registering for a download you agree that personal data may be collected when you use our services (web pages, newsletters, and so on) and used by the respective local subsidiary or sales company for customized advertising and market research. We may use this information as well as your purchase history and browsing history and newsletter browsing activity to send you personalized product and service recommendations and offers.
If you do not wish to be contacted for advertising purposes by e-mail, you can deactivate this service at any time by going to: Unsubscribe newsletter
We give you the option to purchase our products and services via our online shop.
In order to do that, you have to open a user account with SICK. You can edit your contact information, review your past orders and recommendations and manage your personal wish list.
You have the right to retract your consent to the processing and use of your personal data at any time with future effect. For this, please contact our Corporate Data Privacy Officer. We will provide an appropriate response to all requests.
For any queries and comments regarding data privacy please contact our Corporate Data Privacy Officer. We will provide an appropriate response to all queries.
Corporate Data Privacy Officer
Last updated: April 28, 2015