Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Provider Identification as per § 5 TMG

The provider and entity responsible for this Internet domain, within the meaning of § 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TDG)and the German Law regulating the framework conditions for information and communication services (IuKDG), is

SATA GmbH & Co. KG
Domertalstr. 20
70806 Kornwestheim
Telefon: +49 (7154) 811 - 0
Telefax: +49 (7154) 811 - 196
info@sata.com
www.sata.com

Limited Partnership located in Kornwestheim, Germany
Responsible Court Stuttgart HRA 202151
Personally Liable Partner:
SATA Verwaltungs-GmbH, Kornwestheim HRB 202857
President: Albrecht Kruse and Florian Kaiser, Stuttgart
VAT ID no.: DE 146132518

1. Contents of the Online Service

SATA GmbH & Co. KG, hereafter referred to as SATA, shall not accept any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against SATA concerning material or non-material damages caused by the usage or failure to make use of the information provided or by the usage of incorrect and incomplete information are generally excluded, as long as there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent act on the part of SATA. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. SATA expressly reserves the right to modify, add to or erase parts of the pages or the entire service without separate notice, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external Internet pages ("links") located outside the sphere of responsibility of SATA, legal liability would apply exclusively if SATA has knowledge of the content of these and it is technically feasible and reasonable for SATA to prevent their usage in the event of their being illegal. SATA therefore explicitly states that at the time of creation of the links, the correspondingly linked pages were free from illegal content. SATA has no influence over the current and future structure and content of the linked/associated pages. SATA therefore explicitly dissociates itself from all content of all linked/associated pages that were modified after the link was created. This declaration applies to all links and references included in SATA's Internet presence, as well as any external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists may have been provided by SATA. The provider of the page to which the link leads shall be exclusively responsible for illegal, faulty or incomplete contents and in particular for damage caused by the usage of failure to make use of information is provided, not the party who simply refers to the publication in question by means of the link.

3. Copyright and Trademark Law

In all publications, SATA makes every effort to respect the copyrights of the graphic images, sound documents, video sequences and texts used, to make use of graphic images, sound documents, video sequences and texts produced by SATA itself, or to make use of licence-free graphic images, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned within the Internet presentation and any that are protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the stipulations of the respective trademark and ownership rights of their registered owners. It must not be assumed, based on the mere mention of trademarks, that these are not protected by third-party rights. The copyright for objects published and produced by SATA remains the property of SATA. The reproduction or use of these graphic images, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permissible without the explicit consent of SATA.

4. Data Protection

If the Internet presence offers the possibility to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, postal addresses), the user enters these data on an explicitly voluntary basis. As far as this is technically feasible and reasonable, all services offered may be used and paid for without entering such data, or by entering pseudonyms or anonymised data.

5. Legal Validity of this Liability Exclusion

This liability exclusion should be considered part of the Internet presence from which the user was referred to this site. If parts or individual formulations of this text do not, no longer or only partly correspond to the currently valid legal situation, the other elements of the document shall remain unaffected as to their contents and validity.

6. Trademark

SATA, SATAjet, the SATA Logo and/or other SATA products referred to herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of SATA GmbH & Co. KG in the U.S. and/or other countries. The names of companies and products referred to herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

7. Objection against sending advertising mails

The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

8. Online dispute resolution platform

In accordance with EU Regulation No. 524/2013, the European Commission provides an interactive platform for out-of-court online dispute resolution (ODR platform) for the settlement of out-of-court disputes arising from online legal transactions, which can be accessed at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. You can find our e-mail address in our imprint. We are neither obliged nor willing to participate in the dispute resolution procedure.

This legal notice is also valid for the Facebook page www.facebook.com/satagmbh/.

9. Compliance-Ombudsmann of SATA GmbH & Co. KG

What is the whistleblower system for?

Compliance violations can significantly damage the reputation and economic success of the SATA GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter: SATA). This is why SATA has implemented a preventive compliance structure. Should legal violations still occur despite our compliance guidelines, it is of great concern to the management of SATA to uncover them as early as possible in order to prevent potential damages for SATA, its employees or business partners. The whistleblower system and the appointment of the ombudsman serve this purpose.

How can I report a compliance violation?

If you believe that a compliance violation has occured at SATA, please inform the ombudsman what exactly happened, in which department, when it occured and who was involved. Please also indicate whether anyone was aware of the violation as a bystander and also whether the case was documented.
 
Before reporting, please check carefully whether the information you provide is correct in terms of content. If you are unsure, please make this clear by using phrases like "I believe..." or "I think it is possible...". 

Can I report anonymously?

The whistleblower system provides several secure communication channels that not only ensure the confidentiality of the whistleblower's identity, but also allow an anonymous communication.
 
The confidentiality of the whistleblower's identity is only then not protected if he or she intentionally or grossly negligently reports false information about violations; in this case, the whistleblower must expect civil and possibly even criminal consequences.

Can I face any negative consequences if I report?

No one shall be disadvantaged in any way because of reporting if the information was passed on in good faith on a possible compliance violation. This applies regardless of whether your assumption turns out to be justified or not.

What happens with the information?

The ombudsman acknowledges the receipt of the information to the whistleblower after seven days at the latest, keeps in touch with her / him and checks the validity of the information. If necessary, he asks the whistleblower for further information and takes appropriate follow-up action.
 
The ombudsman will inform the whistleblower about any follow-up action planned or taken within three months of acknowledging the receipt of the violation. 

Does a mandate relationship arise between me and the ombudsman?

A mandate relationship exists only between SATA and the ombudsman. However, according to the agreement between SATA and the ombudsman, the ombudsman will not provide any information on the identity of the person providing information if this person does not wish to disclose his/her identity.

How can I contact the ombudsman?

You can contact the ombudsman on the phone, per e-mail, fax, post or via the whistleblower portal www.safewhistle.info. He is also available for face-to-face meetings.
 
If you wish to communicate in encrypted form, you can use the messenger services Signal and Threema. You can also send encrypted e-mails to the ombudsman via Protonmail to the following address: RADilling@protonmail.com
 
The contact details are as follows:
Dr. Johannes Dilling, lawyer
Landgrafenst. 49
50931 Cologne
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 933 107 40
Mobile: +40 (0) 163 347 6111
Fax: +49 (0) 221 933 107 42

www.ra-dilling.de
www.safewhistle.info
Threema-ID: 3PX6278J
E-Mail: info@ra-dilling.de; RADilling@protonmail.com