Privacy StatementEffective Date: August 28, 2018
1. General information
1.1 This Data Privacy Statement applies to data we collect about you in connection with accessing or visiting our website, using the services listed hereunder, participating in contests, polls, or promotions, or entering, processing and in performing of contractual relationships.
1.2.1 The website is made available by Tanos GmbH in Illertissen, Germany (hereinafter referred to as TANOS). The controller for the processing of data in connection with the applications listed in this Privacy Statement is:
4325 Beam Road, Ste. 101 D
Charlotte, NC 28217
1.3 The data is collected and processed by TANOS and its affiliated companies (in particular TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG and the companies mentioned at http://subsidiaries.festool.com) and is used only for the fulfilment of the respective business purpose. The data will only be passed on to third parties as necessary for the fulfilment of the respective business purpose.
2. How is your personal data processed?
2.1 General information on the purposes of processing
We generally collect, store and process your personal data in order to fulfil a contractual obligation to you, to provide a service or product you have requested, to contact you regarding your account, or if you have given us your consent. However, we also use and share your data to comply with procedures and/or legal provisions that affect us, insofar as this is necessary to protect our own interests or the legitimate interests of others, or to assert, protect or exercise our rights or defend ourselves against claims.
2.2 What kind of data categories do we use and where do we get them from?
We process data concerning your contact details (company name, address, title, first name and last name of contact person, telephone number and or mobile number and e-mail address of contact person). Depending on the specific purpose, we may also collect and process bank details and your tax ID-number. In general, we collect the relevant data from you directly such as via online forms.
2.3 Who receives your data?
Within our company, only those persons and functions who need to know your data in order to execute applicable contractual and legal obligations have access to your personal data. Within the company group your data will be transmitted to an affiliated company, if and to the extent they conduct data processing tasks centrally within the group.
We also use various service partners in order to fulfill applicable contractual and legal obligations (e.g. shipment of products or dispatch of mailings) and provide information or services requested by you.
In addition, your personal data may be transmitted to recipients outside the company group if this is required to conduct legal or contractual obligations. These could be for example:
2.4 Are you obliged to provide us your data?
We would like to inform you that within the context of the respective contractual business relationship it is necessary to provide us with personal and business related data required in order to establish, execute or terminate that relationship or contacted services. If you choose to not provide us with that data or to opt for your right to object in such case, we will not be in the position to fulfill our contract with you.
3. Data we process for the fulfillment of contracts:
TANOS has various contracts with third parties (e.g. contracts with suppliers, dealers, service partner) in order to fulfil its business purpose and provide services and products requested by you. The collection and processing of your data serves the establishment, execution and termination of these respective contractual relationship and your data may be shared with and processed by such third parties on our behalf.
4. Data, which you share with us when visiting our website
4.1: You can normally use our website without directly providing us with personal information. For some services, such as our newsletter service or the online shop, we will request personal information from you. This includes, among other things, requesting your name or your e-mail address in order to process the respective service quickly and in a user-friendly way or to be able to offer the service at all. Additional information on services offered via our website and how data is collected can be found below under Section 5 of this privacy statement.
4.2: The collection and processing of personal data is particularly necessary for entering into, processing and handling contractual relationships, so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations. Such data includes your first and last name, your address and e-mail address as well as a telephone number.
5. Data that we automatically receive through your use of our online services
Some data is automatically generated when you visit our website.
5.1 Log data
Automatically generated data includes the log data of our web server. We activate this logging to ensure stability and security and, in exceptional cases, to investigate support cases. Each data record consists of:
5.3 Analysis of website use
The information in this Section 5 regarding the use and processing of your data by Google, Facebook and other providers is based on information provided by such providers. TANOS is not responsible for the privacy practices of Google, Facebook or any other provider.
5.3.1 Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) (“Google”). Google Analytics uses tag files and cookies. The cookies are stored on your computer and generate information about your use of our website. This information is transmitted to a Google server in the USA for storage. IP anonymization is activated on this website, i.e. your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and shortened there. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Google uses the information generated for reports to TANOS on the use and activities on our website and to provide other services for TANOS in connection with use of the website and the Internet, including functions to display advertisements, and Google Analytics reports on performance by demographic characteristics and interests. Google's demographic and interest performance analytics reports use information and visitor data from third parties (such as age, gender and interests) obtained through interest-based advertising by Google. Google will also transmit this information to third parties, if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the use and storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we note that in such case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.
You may also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated through cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address). To do this, you must download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. This add-on is not created or provided by TANOS and TANOS is not responsible for its operation.
For browsers on mobile devices, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again. For more information about Google's policies, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
5.4.1 Google Tag Manager
This website uses the Google Tag Manager of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Tag Manager is used to manage website tags (identifiers) through an interface. By using the Google Tag Manager, no cookies are set and no personal data is collected. The tool triggers web tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
5.4.2 Google AdWords and Google Analytics Remarketing
This website uses the function of Google Analytics in connection with Google AdWords Remarketing of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) The Google AdWords remarketing technology enables us to reach users who have already visited our website and are interested in our offer through targeted advertising on the pages of the Google Partner Network. For this purpose, a cookie is set when visiting our site in order to recognize the user when visiting a page of other Google Partner Network participants. Furthermore, user behavior can be analyzed and then used for targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising. The data stored in the cookie is not combined with other personal data to create user profiles. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.
5.4.3 Google Conversion-Tracking
We use the so-called conversion tracking in connection with Google AdWords. When you click on an ad taken out by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to such page.
You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in specific cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
5.4.4 Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA (below referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The reCAPTCHA service is used to check whether the data entered on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the website visitor on the basis of different characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor stays on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses runs completely in the background. Visitors to the website are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
5.4.5 Facebook Remarketing / Retargeting
5.5 Social media plug-ins
Our website also uses programs (plug-ins) from the following social networks: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and
These are services provided from U.S. companies:
Facebook Inc. (1601 p. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA),
Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA),
Instagram Inc. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), and
Vimeo Inc. (555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA).
The plug-ins are indicated on our website by the logos or symbols of the respective companies (e.g. “Like” and/or “Recommend” buttons). When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective company, which in turn transmits the content of the plug-in to your browser and integrates it into the displayed page. This will forward the information that you have visited our website to such companies. We have no influence on the data collected and on data processing, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection or deletion, the purposes of processing, or the storage periods. TANOS is not responsible for the privacy practices of any social media plug-in provider or website. The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (including for users who are not logged in) for the presentation of ads tailored to suit a market need and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You may block or object to the creation of these user profiles by contacting the respective plug-in provider. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our website and services and make them more interesting for you as a user. If you are logged in to a social media provider via your personal user account during your visit to our website, the provider can assign the website visit to your account. By interacting with plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or leaving a comment, this information is transmitted directly to these companies and stored there.
If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. The Vimeo server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA. TANOS is not responsible for the privacy practices of Vimeo. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your web surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
If you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of your account before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection by these companies as well as the further processing and use of your data there and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Privacy Statements provided by:
5.6 Google Web Fonts
6. Individual online services
6.1 Contact form
On our website we offer you the possibility to contact us via a contact form to answer your individual questions. In this case, we request your first and last name as well as your e-mail address and information so that we can contact you. If you give us your telephone number or address, we will gladly call you back to answer your question or contact you in writing.
6.2 Request information
On our website we offer you the possibility to request informational material about our products via a form. In this case we request your first and last name, your postal address as well as your e-mail address and a telephone number.
We enable you to stay in contact with us via our newsletter. We use your title and your name to address you personally in the newsletter and we use your e-mail address to send you information on the topics you are interested in. To ensure that no other person has registered you for the newsletter subscription and that you do not receive any unsolicited e-mails, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided. To activate the subscription, click on the link contained in the e-mail. After your confirmation we will save your data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter.
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When accessing or reviewing the newsletter, user behavior is collected and evaluated (including through the use of web tags) in an anonymous form without any reference to a specific person being established. The collected information includes:
Mailings sent and delivered, Openings (measured / invisible / total), Clicks and openings by terminal devices, Clicks, openings and delivery over time, Bounces (e-mail is undeliverable) and Cancellations.
6.4 TANOS idea tool
You can use our TANOS Idea Tool to submit your idea for the improvement of our products. You can use our form to submit your idea. We will collect your contact details and the details of your idea. The special provisions of the confidentiality declaration available on the form shall apply to information collected.
6.5 TANOS media centre
We provide product images and videos in our media centre. With the “Recommend” function we offer you the possibility to send a link to the corresponding picture or video via your own mail client.
6.7 TANOS lettering tool
We offer you the possibility to individually label plug-in cards for your Systainer and have them printed subsequently. To do so, we request your name (first and last name), your address and e-mail address as well as a telephone number, bank details or credit card number. We use a service provider to process your order.
6.8 TANOS dealer access
As a dealer you can register and get access to further information about the products as well as pictures and film material. For the registration we request your e-mail address. You must also enter a password to ensure that only you have access. As a dealer you will then be activated for access by TANOS.
7. Which rights can you assert?
7.1 Right to object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time without giving reasons.
Please address your objection in writing to Tanos GmbH, Pionierstraße 1, 89257 Illertissen, Germany or by e-mail to: email@example.com. You may revoke your consent at any time by sending us your written revocation. You can also use the link contained in any newsletter you receive. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, you can also remove only individual newsletter topic areas under the “Newsletter” tab. You will also find information on how to unsubscribe under each newsletter.
If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in order to enter into and process contractual relationships, you must provide the personal and company-related data required for the establishment, execution and termination of the contractual relationship and the fulfilment of the associated contractual obligations or which we are legally required to collect. If you exercise your right of objection or do not provide us with this data, we will not be able to execute our contract with you.
7.2 Further rights
7.2.1 Right to access/information
You can request information about your personal data which is stored.
7.2.2 Right to rectification, erasure
You may also request that your data be corrected or erased under certain circumstances.
7.2.3 Other rights
You may also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and to have the data you provide disclosed in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
You may invoke these rights by contacting us via the contact points below. You have the opportunity to complain to us using the contact points below or to the competent data protection supervisory authority.
8. Protection of your data
We take technical and organizational measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, unintentional modification, accidental loss or unlawful destruction. However, no electronic or physical transmission and storage is absolutely secure. Any transmission is therefore at your own risk. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to law enforcement.
9. Amendment of the Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Subject to the foregoing, by continuing to use or access our website after receiving notice of such amendment (including notice via posting on our website), you agree to be bound by the amended Privacy Statement.
10. Your California Privacy Rights
TANOS does not directly track its users over time and across third party websites to target advertising, provided that your activities may be tracked by third party providers (Google, Facebook, etc.) as described in Section 5. Our website does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. We do not provide personally identifiable information collected by this website to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes.
11. Policies For Children
We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 13 years of age. No information should be submitted to this website by guests under 13 years of age.
12. Contact Us
Do you have any further questions or concerns? You can contact us via mail at Tanos GmbH, Pionierstraße 1, 89257 Illertissen, Germany or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.