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  • Privacy Policy Website

    1. Privacy at a glance

    General information

    The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed under this text.
    Data collection on our website

    Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

    The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

    How do we collect your data?

    Your data will be collected on the one hand, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a contact form.

    Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.

    What do we use your data for?

    Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

    What rights do you have regarding your data?

    At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose as well as for further questions about data protection you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
    Analysis tools and third-party tools

    When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior can not be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

    You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.
  • Date Protection Delcaration

    Data Protection Declaration

    This is to inform you about the processing of personal data by Specialty Brokers and your rights according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    Name and address of the responsible person for data protection:

    Specialty Brokers
    Sascha Hönig
    Am Bahnhof 9
    D-25469 Halstenbek
    Tel.: +49 (40) 84 00 46 57
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    Purpose and scope of processing personal data:

    We collect and process personal data according to EU Data Protection Directive (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all relevant laws.

    We only collect and use personal data from prospects, customers, and suppliers relevant for the proper processing of contracts, preparatory works, consulting and acquisition. Without your personal data, we cannot manage contracts or commission calculations. Upon conclusion of the contract, you agree to the use of data.

     The legal basis for processing personal data:

    For processing personal data with your consent, Art. 6 Abs.1 lit. an EU Data Protection Directive (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.  For required processing of personal data where you are contracting party, Art.6 Abs. 1 lit b (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. This applies as well to preparatory works, necessary to conduct pre-contractual measures. For the processing of personal data based on our legal obligations, Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit c (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

    Processing personal data to protect our legitimate business interests or those of a third party, Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit f (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis, as long as your interests, civil rights, and fundamental freedoms do not override the aforementioned interests.

    Categories of recipients of personal data:

    Shippers/suppliers: For trading raw materials and services for our customers the cooperation with shippers/suppliers is essential. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.

    Analytical laboratory: In order to check the quality of products on a regular basis a cooperation with an independent institute is vital. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.

    Customers: For a proper execution of each trading, a contact between suppliers/shippers and customers is essential. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.

    Service companies: For a smooth handling of sales, operation and organization, cooperation with various service companies is required. We work mainly with the following companies:

    Tax consultant:
    Dipl.-Kfm Sven Hase Wirtschaftsprüfer/Steuerberater
    Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 99
    D-20359 Hamburg

    Synopsis International
    Armin Lange
    48 Maltings Road
    CO7 0RG
    United Kingdom 

    IT Services:
    Data Voss Computer
    Seestraße 250
    D-25469 Hastenbek

    MK Medien PR- & Eventagentur
    Westerauer Straße 4
    D-23858 Barnitz/Trave

    In addition, we can submit personal data to other recipients such as competent authorities to comply with additional statutory notification requirements.

    Data processing by Specialty Brokers

    We collect and process your personal data on standard PCs, Notebooks, Smartphones, and other mobile devices. There is no data back-up at third parties.

    Duration of data retention

    We delete your personal data when it is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above. Data could be stored as long as parties might assert legal claims against our company (statutory limitation periods). We also store your personal data as far as we are bound by law. You find relevant legal requirements in relation to the burden of proof and retention period in the Code of Commercial Law and General Fiscal Law.

    Your data protection laws

    Under the address mentioned above, you can request the disclosure of your personal data processed by our company. You have the right to obtain the rectification of incomplete or inaccurate data. Under certain circumstances, you can request deletion of your personal data. Furthermore, you are entitled to restricted processing or release of your personal data in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format.

    Right of objection

    You can object against the processing or your personal data for advertising purposes. In case we process your data for the protection of our legitimate interests, you can object when you are able to prove special circumstances against processing your personal data.

    Right of appeal

    You have the right to appeal to the aforementioned data protection officer or an independent data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible in our case is:

    Unabhängige Landeszentrale für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)
    Postfach 7116
    24171 Kiel
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    Data transfer to third countries

    Please note that in international trading the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area is legitimate!