Data privacy provisions

We are delighted that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest. In the following, we would like to inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data means all data which can be used to personally identify you.

1. Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the controller

The controller responsible for data processing on this website as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation in UK (GDPR) is

BLANCO UK

1 Victor Way

Colney Street

St. Albans AL2 2 FL

United Kingdom

The controller is the natural person or legal entity who decides on the purposes and means of personal data processing, be it alone or in cooperation with others.

The controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be reached as follows: dataprotectionofficer@blanco.co.uk

BLANCO UK

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

1 Victor Way

Colney Street

St. Albans AL2 2 FL

United Kingdom

If you have any questions about data protection, you can contact our data protection team at the e-mail address datenschutz-kt@blanco.de

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can identify an encrypted connection by the character sequence "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2. Data collection when visiting our website

If you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transfer information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (known as "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

• Our website visited

• Date and time of access

• Volume of data sent in bytes

• Source/reference from which you accessed the site

• Browser used

• Operating system used

• IP address used (in anonymised form, if applicable)

Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) UK-GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files at a later date if there are concrete indications of unlawful use.

3. Contact

Personal data is collected when contact is made with us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail or telephone). The data collected via a contact form can be seen in the respective contact form. This data will only be stored and used for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) UK-GDPR. If you contact us with the intent to conclude a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) UK-GDPR. Your data will be deleted once your request has been processed. This is the case if circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and if no statutory retention obligations stand in the way.

3.1 ReCaptcha:

We use the Google ReCaptcha function of the provider Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website in order to prevent misuse of the content we offer. This system helps us to identify whether the user is an actual person or an Internet bot. This helps us prevent the automatic use of our contact forms and the sending of spam messages to our presented e-mail account.

When the Google ReCaptcha function is used, cookies are set that can store different data, such as IP address, referrer URL, information about the operating system, mouse movements, keystrokes, dwell time or settings on the user's device. This information is saved and passed on to Google. It cannot be ruled out that the data will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. We have no influence on data transfer.

There is no adequacy decision or other suitable guarantees that ensure an adequate level of data protection for the USA. If the data is transferred to the USA, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes without you being entitled to legal remedies.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data at Google ReCaptcha is your voluntary consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(a) UK-GDPR. At the same time, you also consent to your data being transmitted to the USA in accordance with Art. 49(1)(1)(a) UK-GDPR.

Your consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. To do so, change your cookie settings under “Privacy settings” under the section Google ReCaptcha.

We process your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve its purpose. If you withdraw your consent by making changes to your settings under "Privacy settings", we will delete your data, unless statutory retention obligations prevent us from doing so.

You can find further information on how Google handles the use of Google ReCaptcha in Google’s privacy policy, which you can view under the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/

8. Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of the processing and – if applicable – on the basis of the respective statutory retention period as well (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). In the case of processing personal data on the basis of express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) UK-GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject revokes their consent. Should statutory retention periods exist for data that are required in the context of legal or similar obligations based on Art. 6(1)(b) UK-GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after the expiry of the retention periods, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or no legitimate interest in continued storage exists on our part. When processing personal data on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) UK-GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises their right to object in accordance with Art. 21(1) UK-GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When processing personal data for the purposes of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) UK-GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises their right to object in accordance with Art. 21(2) UK-GDPR. Unless otherwise stated in the other information contained in this statement on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.