Privacy Statement

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our Group and all our companies’ products.

In the following Data Protection Notice, ODS Metering Systems B.V. (also referred to in the following as “ODS”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides you with various information about the processing of your personal data when you visit our website at https://ods-metering-systems.com/ (referred to in the following as the “website”). Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (such as your first name and surname, your mailing address, your phone number or your e-mail address).

In the following, we would like to inform you in particular what personal data will be processed when you visit our website and make use of its services and features, why this takes place in each case, and your rights in this regard.

I. Controller

The controller for the purposes of data protection law is:

ODS Metering Systems B.V.
Donk 6 – 2991 LE Barendrecht
Postbox 69 – 2990 AB Barendrecht
odsmetering@ods-nl.com

II. Data Protection Officer

You can contact our Data Protection Officer using the following contact details:

Data Protection Officer of the Kloeckner Group in the Netherlands
Donk 6 – 2991 LE Barendrecht
Postbus 69 – 2990 AB Barendrecht

III. Processing of your personal data when you visit our website

a) Data categories affected:

Each time you visit our website, we process the following data:

  • The connection data of the requesting device, including the IP address;
  • The web pages accessed, including the referring page;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The type and version of the requesting browser and the operating system;
  • The volume of data transferred in connection with your visit.

b) Purposes of processing, legal basis and any legitimate interests:

We process this data for the purpose of making our website available and to ensure its technical operation on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR as well as to identify and eliminate faults on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. In this connection, we pursue the interest of fault-free use of the website.

c) Duration of data storage:

We erase the data after 7 days unless, in exceptional instances, we need it for a longer period for the purposes mentioned above. In such instances, we erase the data as soon as the purpose no longer applies.

d) Need for your cooperation in data collection/consequences of refusal:

This data is processed automatically when you visit our website. You cannot use our website unless this data is provided.

IV. Processing of your personal data when you contact us

a) Data categories affected:

When you contact us, we process the data you provide in your inquiry, such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

b) Purposes of processing, legal basis and any legitimate interests:

We process this data to respond to your inquiry on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR or of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. In doing so, we pursue the interest of responding to your inquiry.

c) Duration of data storage:

We erase the data when your inquiry has been responded to and after expiration of the applicable statutory retention periods.

d) Need for your cooperation in data collection/consequences of refusal:

You must only provide us with the data we need to process your inquiry and contact you. If you do not provide us with this data, we may not be able to respond to your inquiry.

V. Use of cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are both session cookies (which are deleted immediately when you close your browser) and persistent cookies, which are used from one session to the next.

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your device, where they are stored and retrieved by the web browser you use. The data stored in a cookie can make it possible to recognize your web browser when you visit again.

Regardless of the type of cookies used, you always have the choice of whether or not to accept them.

This means you can object to the use of cookies free of charge at any time. You can exercise this right of objection in particular by changing the settings in your browser so as not to accept cookies or to limit them to specific websites. In addition, with regard to cookies that are not technically essential, you can opt out of their use by following a specific procedure. Information on this is provided in the table below.

Our website can be used without cookies as well. You can also delete stored cookies at any time. This applies in particular to persistent cookies. Please note, however, that this may lead to technical limitations in the display of our website or to navigation restrictions.

In the following, we provide detailed information about the cookies we use.

Name Data categories Storage duration Cookie provider Purpose of processing and interests pursued Legal basis Necessary to operation of the website Any additional means of opting out
PHPSESSID Session cookie ODS This cookie  identifies if your current session is in PHP. Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR Yes
_ga Persistent cookie (duration period: X) Google Ireland Ltd. Analyses of user behavior Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR No Opt-out
_git Persistent cookie (duration period: X) Google Ireland Ltd. Commercial for the  Analyses of user behavior Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR No Opt-out
_gat Persistent cookie (duration period: X) Google Ireland Ltd. Preperation of the Analyses of user behavior Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR No Opt-out

VI. Recipients

Internal recipients: Access to your personal data is restricted to the extent needed and to those persons at Klöckner who need such access in order to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes.

External recipients: We pass on your personal data to external recipients outside of Klöckner only if it is necessary to do so in order to process and respond to your inquiry, it is allowed by law or you have given us your consent to doing so.

External recipients may be the following:

a) Processors

Klöckner Group companies or external service providers that we use for the provision of services, such as in connection with technical infrastructure and maintenance and with the provision of content under contract.

b) Public bodies

Public authorities and government institutions, such as prosecutors, courts or tax authorities to which we are under a binding obligation to disclose personal data by law.

c) Private entities and individuals

Distributors, independent branches, cooperation partners or helpers in cases where this is necessary for performance of contract, you have consented or this is allowed by law.

VII. Transfer of personal data outside of the EU

We also transfer personal data that we process in connection with the processes described above to recipients within the meaning of Article 4(9) of the GDPR who process your personal data outside the territory of the European Union. To this extent, your personal data can also be transferred to and processed in the following countries:

  • Brazil;
  • Singapore;
  • United Arabic Emirates;
  • Saudi Arabia.

Where an adequate level of data protection for transfer to recipients in the above-listed third countries is not assured on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission, we will select recipients who have been certified by PrivacyShield.

VIII. Your rights

Your rights as a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – subject to the applicable legal requirements being met – are as follows:

Access: You have the right of access to personal data concerning you that we process.

Rectification: You have the right to obtain rectification of your personal data. You also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed.

Erasure: In certain instances, you have the right to obtain erasure of your personal data.

Restriction of processing: In certain instances, you have the right to have us restrict the processing of your personal data.

Data portability: If you have provided us with data on the basis of a contract or consent, you have the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have us transmit it to another controller.

 

Right to object            

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. We will then no longer process the personal data for the stated purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims.

Please note the information on opt-out rights with regard to cookies in section V.

 

Revocation of consent: If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your data prior to the revocation.

Exercising your rights: To exercise any or all of your rights as described above, please contact us at odsmetering@ods-nl.com or by postal mail at the address under heading I. above. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority – in particular, in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement – if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

IX. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

There is no automated individual decision-making, including profiling, within the meaning of Article 22 of the GDPR, in connection with the use of our website.

As of May 2018