Privacy Policy - KOSA Strick

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy tells you which data we collect, store and process and what we use this data for.

Relevant legal texts

You can find the relevant laws under the following links:

Automatic data storage

For the purpose of ensuring the functionality of our systems, the following data is automatically collected and stored for 2 weeks:

  • The address (URL) of the website accessed
  • Your browser and browser version
  • Your operating system
  • The address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • Your IP address
  • Date and time

We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.

The legal basis is according to Article 6(1) f GDPR (lawfulness of processing) that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by collecting web server log files.

Storage of personal data

Personal data which you transmit to us via this website (contact form: Name, e-mail address, your message incl. possibly telephone number, address, ...) are stored together with the time of transmission and your IP address and only used to process your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties or made accessible to third parties.
We never disclose your personal data without your consent, unless requested to do so by a law enforcement agency.
If you send us personal information by e-mail - outside of this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your information and data. We recommend that you never send confidential information by e-mail.
The legal basis exists according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. (lawfulness of processing) that you give us consent to process the data you have entered. The consent comes into effect automatically when you send your message. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you are generally entitled to the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been infringed or violated, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority, whose website can be found at

Evaluation of visitor behaviour

The evaluation of the collected data is anonymous and we cannot draw any conclusions about your person from the collected data.
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service "Matomo". Cookies are used for this purpose, which enable an analysis of the use of the website by it's users. The information thus generated is transferred to our server and stored there. Your IP address is recorded, but immediately pseudonymised (by deleting the last 8 bits). This means that only only a rough localisation is possible (country). Our concern in terms of the GDPR (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our web presence.

TLS encryption with HTTPS

We use HTTPS to transmit data tap-proof on the Internet (data protection through technology design - Article 25(1) GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognise the use of this data transmission protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a small text file which is exchanged between your browser and our web server. It stores, for example, your shopping cart in an online shop. We use cookies to enable the analysis of user behaviour (chapter: Evaluation of visitor behaviour). Some cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

  • cookiehint
    • Expiry time: 1 year
    • Usage: Stores, if you consent to the use of Cookies.
    • Sample value: confirmed
    • Category: technical necessary
  • lang
    • Expiry time: 1 year
    • Usage: Stores the currently selected language.
    • Sample value: en
    • Category: technical necessary
  • _pk_sess.*
    • Expiry time: 30 minutes
    • Usage: Stores, if you have allowed the use of the Tracking-Cookie (_pk_id.*).
    • Sample value: 1
    • Category: technical necessary
  • _pk_id.*
    • Expiry time: 1 month
    • Usage: Stores your browser's uniquie ID to recognise your browser on your next visit.
    • Sample value: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
    • Category: Visitor analysis

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
No cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google account data will be sent to Google or to us during the use of Google Fonts. Google only records the use of the fonts and stores this data.
You can find out what data is collected by Google and what it is used for at

Google Maps

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transmitted to Google. You can find out which data Google collects and what this data is used for at


We use on this website functions of AddThis from Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) to allow visitors to share content from this website.
By using the AddThis buttons, visitors are able to share content from this website on various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and many more.

What data does AddThis process?

When visitors share content with AddThis on services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be attributed to the user. AddThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behaviour and shares this information with third parties after pseudonymisation.
Here is an example list of the data that may be processed:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in your web browser
  • Address of the visited website
  • Time of the website visit
  • Search queries through which a visitor reached the page with AddThis
  • Time spent on a web page
  • IP address of the computer or mobile device
  • Mobile advertising IDs (Apple IDFA or Google AAID)
  • Information contained in HTTP headers or other transfer protocols used
  • Browser and browser version
  • Operating system

Cookies from AddThis

AddThis uses cookies which we list below as examples and extracts. You can find out more about AddThis cookies and how AddThis processes your data at

  • bt2
    • Expiry time: 255 days
    • Usage: Used to record parts of the website visited to recommend other parts of the website.
    • Sample value: 8961a7f179d87qq69V69211084794
    • Category: Advertising
  • bku
    • Expiry time: 179 days
    • Usage: Registers user data such as IP address, geographic location, websites visited and on which ads the user has clicked on in order to optimise the ads based on user movement to websites using the same ad network.
    • Sample value: ra/99nTmYN+fZWX7211084794
    • Category: Advertising

Sharing of data with third parties by AddThis

AddThis shares collected information with third parties - details of which can be found at

Retention period by AddThis

AddThis retains collected data for a period of up to 13 months from the date of collection.

Server Locations

Our and your data is stored exclusively in the data centres of World4You Internet Services GmbH in Austria as well as the data centres of Hetzner Online GmbH in Germany. We have concluded order data processing contracts with the data centre operators.

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