Revised AK Steel International B.V. Privacy Statement: Effective May 25, 2018
AK Steel International B.V. and its subsidiaries (“AK Steel”, "us", "we", or "our") operate and control this website (the “Site”). This Privacy Statement covers our European operations. A separate website covers the activities of AK Steel Corporation and is found at www.aksteel.com.
At AK Steel, your privacy is important to us. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, security and accuracy of your personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement (the "Privacy Statement") applies to this Site and describes the information that we collect, how we use it and how and under what circumstances we share that information.
This Privacy Statement applies to all visitors to our Site and does not create or confer on any individual or on AK Steel any rights, or impose on AK Steel any obligations beyond any rights conferred or obligations imposed by applicable law. WHEN YOU ACCESS OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, YOU SHOULD DISCONTINUE ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE AND USING OUR SERVICES.
Information We Collect
It is not necessary for you to supply any Personal Data when you visit our Site. However, if you do so on our Site, we typically collect information that you voluntarily provide that personally identifies you or others (“Personal Data”) such as your name, home address, email address and any other information you provide to us. Additionally, when you visit our Site we automatically collect information that does not personally identify you or others (“non-personally identifiable information”).
Personal Data: Personal Data is a legal term that describes information that identifies a particular person and has special meaning under European Union law. For purposes of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is any information that can identify you, either directly or indirectly, such as a name, an identification number, your IP address, data about your location, or information about your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. We do not automatically collect your Personal Data unless and until you have shared it with us. This Statement does not apply to information about our business customers that are not natural persons.
Non-Personally Identifiable and Technical Information: Whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other internet service, certain information is created and retained by the website or application. This happens with our Site as well. We collect technical information that does not personally identify you when you use our Site, or information that has been made anonymous, such as:
- Log data: Our servers automatically record information when you use our Site, such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using and its settings, the third party website you visited immediately prior to accessing our Site, the operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the search terms you use on our Site, the specific Site pages you visit, type of product selected, the brand, order, and product identifications, and the duration of your visits.
- Cookie data: Like many Sites, we use “cookies” to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our Site. "Cookies" are small text files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive or your Web browser memory to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide convenience and other features to you, such as recognizing you as a frequent user of our Site.
We may use “session cookies” (cookies that last until you close your browser) or “persistent cookies” (cookies that last until you or your browser delete them). Examples of the information we collect and analyze from cookies include your activity on our Site, including the URL you come from and go to next (whether this URL is on our site or not). Remember that the cookies that we use do not contain and are not tied to Personal Data.
We may also collect information pertinent to the marketing of our products and services. We use third party products like Adobe Typekit (www.typekit.com), Google Fonts (fonts.google.com), Font Awesome (fontawesome.io) and Bootstrap (www.getbootstrap.com) to enhance your experience on our website. These products may also collect information pertinent to the marketing of their products and services.
How We Use Information We Collect
Personal Data: We will only use your personal data for the reasons we told you about when we collected it. AK Steel will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavor to keep your information accurate and up to date, and will not keep it for longer than is necessary.
AK Steel uses Personal Data on this site to inform you of the products and services you specifically requested.
Non-personally Identifiable Information: We use your non-personally identifiable information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze Site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, and to improve our products and services. We may use non-personally identifiable information by itself or aggregate it with similar information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personally identifiable information with our affiliates and other third parties to achieve these objectives. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Site, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Site’s users or the general public.
Google Analytics: A web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The recipient of the collected data is Google. Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics
This Statement does not apply to your use of any websites to which our Site is linked. AK Steel is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on linked sites. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy policies of each site you visit.
This Privacy Statement as posted on this Site is the sole statement of our privacy Statement with respect to this Site, and no summary, modification, restatement or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post a new or revised Statement to the Site.
Legal Necessity: Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-Personal Data about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, or our Site; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Site's users or the general public.
Revisions to this Privacy Statement
AK Steel may from time to time make changes to this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with Personal Data. We will post any revised version of this Privacy Statement on our website. Any changes will be effective on the effective date stated in the revised Privacy Statement. If there are significant changes we may provide more prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by law. If you do not wish to accept the changes, you should cease using the Site. Your continued use of the Site after we have posted a revised Privacy Statement indicates your agreement to the revisions. This Privacy Statement was last updated on May 25, 2018.
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