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Last updated: 22.04.2024

Your privacy is very important to us. With the GDPR (EU) 2016/679 in effect from 25th May 2018, we have developed this Privacy Policy to provide you with information on how we collect and process your personal data when you interact with us via our websites, through emails, telephone conversations or during face to face discussions.

To make it as easy as possible for you to discuss your data privacy issues with us, and/or to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR, we have a dedicated email address for you to use:

1). Who are we?

OKW Enclosures Ltd.
15 Brunel Way
Fareham, PO15 5TX
United Kingdom.

Company registration number: 2125249

OKW Enclosures Ltd. (referred to from here on as OKW UK) is the UK subsidiary of OKW GmbH of Buchen, Germany. OKW UK is responsible for the marketing and promotion of the OKW branded range of products produced by OKW (Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH) of Buchen, Germany which manufactures a range of electronic enclosures and accessories for the OEM electronics market. OKW UK is also a manufacturer of enclosures in the United Kingdom under the METCASE brand. The company is also the UK representative of three other enclosures brands; ROLEC of Germany, TEKO of Italy and SERPAC of USA.

Accordingly, the company presents the following branded websites to the market:

This privacy policy covers all of these brands in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

OKW UK is a B2B supplier. The company does not sell products to the consumer market, however, it may sell to individuals who are sole traders or consultants.

OKW UK does not collect or retain data from anybody under the age of 16. If we learn that we have accidentally collected the personal data from a child under 16, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

2). Why do we collect and retain your personal data?

OKW UK collects your personal data in response to your requests, on behalf of your organisation, for one or more of the following:

1. To request a quotation
2. To request product information, catalogue, datasheets etc.
3. To request a product sample for design evaluation
4. To request a product drawing
5. When you register to download drawings or 3D models of our products
6. To process an order/contract.

Or, if you are a supplier to OKW UK:

a. When your organisation provides OKW UK with a quotation for goods and services we require
b. When your organisation provides OKW UK with requested information regarding goods and services
c. As part of processing an order/contract with us.

Legal basis for collecting this data

It is in your and our legitimate interests for us to process the personal data which we collect so that we can enter into a contract with your organisation and / or take steps at your request to do so.

OKW UK does not obtain your personal data from other sources.

OKW UK does not process data for scientific or historical research purposes.

3). What personal information do we collect and retain?

OKW UK retains only the most basic personal data required in order to process customer requests for information or as part of processing an order. Without this data we will not be able to process these requests or orders.

Data retained:
1. Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, Prof etc.)
2. First Name
3. Last Name
4. Job function/position
5. E-mail address
6. Telephone No.
7. Fax No.
8. Mobile No.

For both customers and suppliers OKW UK does not collect or retain any special categories of personal data being data revealing: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

4). How long do we retain your data?

OKW UK has determined that in order to retain necessary records about a customer’s projects for a reasonable period, the data retention period will be 60 months (5 years) after the last recorded activity with the customer. This means that if after 5 years we have had no any further interactions with your otganisation, we will delete your personal details from our records.

For ‘suppliers’ OKW UK will retain the personal data for the active period during which the supplier is providing OKW UK with goods and/or services and for 60 months (5 years) after the last recorded activity with the supplier. The data will be maintained and updated accordingly. The data will then be deleted.

If you register on our websites to download our drawings and/or 3D models your data is retained for 2 years after your last download. After that your record will be deleted, and you will have to re-register thereafter.

5). Direct marketing

In order to keep our specific customers (defined below) regularly up to date on new products and product improvements, OKW UK does carry out direct marketing activities such as monthly email newsletters.

We will only send you direct marketing material that we believe is relevant and of interest to you because of your previous interest, and if you meet our specific customer criteria.

We never share personal information with third party companies for direct marketing of their products.

The legal basis for direct marketing is the legitimate interest of our specific customers (as defined below).

Would we classify you as a specific customer?

OKW UK is a manufacturer and seller of enclosures, enclosures accessories and tuning knobs. Our customers are OEM electronics equipment manufacturers. Our specific customers are those who are involved in the specification, design, purchasing and manufacturing stages of electronics equipment where part of the design process will be to specify a suitable enclosure and/or tuning knob for the equipment. These will be electronics design engineers, electronics design consultants, chief engineers, mechanical engineers, design managers, purchasing professionals, and company owners and directors. Specific customers will have also previously shown a genuine interest in our products by making a product information request as detailed in section 2). of this policy. For example, you have requested a sample, quotation or registered to download our drawings.

You can opt-out of our direct marketing at any time by use of the “unsubscribe” process on the material. Or, if you prefer you can contact us at and request to be excluded from all direct marketing materials.

Unless you expressly ask to be removed from our customer database as well, we will still retain your data in our system in order to process information requests and orders (as described in section 2). Your data will be retained in accordance with our data retention policy (as described in section 4).

6). Cookies and other analytics technologies


A "cookie" is a small text file that saves information, for example about your language settings. It is generated the first time a user visits a website, and is stored on the computer of the user. OKW UK uses cookies to make the website more user-friendly and more secure. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.


The "session cookie" used by OKW UK is automatically deleted at the end of your visit. It gives you, as the user, an anonymous session ID while you are surfing on the website, so that the web server can react to your actions.

Cookies also ensure, for example,

  • that any actions you take during your visits (text input, search criteria or collection of products in product baskets) are retained when you navigate between individual pages, and
  • that the user name for your registration with the METCASE VIP Lounge is kept ready for you personally.

We also use cookies for anonymous statistical analyses. The information used for this is, for example, the browser type and version, the operating system used, the URL referrer (which pages you have visited), the host name of the accessing computer (IP address), the time of the server request, country of origin, preferred language etc. These data cannot be assigned by us to any specific person.


We use OneTrust LLC with 2 functions:

  • OptanonConsent, aids in GDPR compliance on the websites.
  • OptanonAlertBoxClosed, this prevents the banner from reappearing on the subsequent page.

This creates 2 cookies. OneTrust is designed to comply with data protection regulations.


Data processing for the purpose of anonymous statistical analysis is effected using the Google Analytics tool. The METCASE website uses the Google Analytics tracking code, extended by the operator ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);, to ensure that only anonymised IP addresses are collected (so-called IP masking).

You can prevent the collection of the data which were generated by the Google cookie and which refer to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google. To do this, download the available browser plug-in using the following link (

You can find the security and data protection principles of Google Analytics at


We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following link: and

7). Transfers and processing of your data

1. Transfers and processing
When you make a request or register on our websites your personal data is processed by our secure web servers (AMAZON AWS) which are subject to a processing contract. The data is then securely transferred to us and passes through MIMECAST email security system for Microsoft Office 365. This filters out any malicious content to ensure nothing bad enters the OKW UK network via email. We then process your requests in our CRM system. If you register to download our drawings and 3D models, your data is also retained and managed on the secure web servers.

You can learn more about Privacy and Data Protection at our contracted processors here:

OKW is a global business. For all the brands listed above in section 1). of this privacy policy OKW UK is responsible for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland only. If you are located outside of the United Kingdom or Ireland, we may need to transfer your personal data to another OKW company or contracted representative in your country in order for them to carry out your requests and process your contracts/orders. View our worldwide sales network here.

All OKW group companies and OKW contracted representatives in the EU are required to follow the same privacy practices as detailed in this privacy policy.

2. Automated processing and profiling
OKW UK does not carry our any automated decision-making processing or profiling.

8).Hyperlinks to other websites

OKW UK is not responsible for the content of websites linked from our sites. A reference by hyperlink does not represent any recommendation by us of these sites or of the companies operating them or of their products.

For example, we have integrated the "Bookmark and share" button in order to allow you to share content with your friends on social networks. We have no influence on the cookies of third parties. Please adjust your settings on their websites accordingly.

9). Your rights

OKW UK is committed to ensure you are able to exercise your rights over your personal data. To this end we have a dedicated email address: where you can make requests in order to exercise your rights.

Your rights:

1. Access to your personal data
2. To have your personal data corrected
3. To have your personal data erased in certain circumstances
4. To object to or restrict how your personal data is processed
5. To have your personal data transferred to yourself or another business in certain circumstances
6. To opt-out of direct marketing

If you wish to exercise any of your rights as listed above, please contact us at with details of which rights you wish to exercise.

You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:

We may seek additional information in order to confirm your identity before responding to your request.

9). Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last updated” legend at the top of this page. Any changes will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

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