Your data is safe with us!
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated in confidence, in line with statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy. It is not possible to totally prevent data being accessed by third parties.
The data controller within the meaning of the GDPR and of other national data protection legislation for member states as well as other data-protection regulations:
Am Kleinfeld 11
Processing personal data
Each time someone visits our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system on the device accessing it. The following data is collected in the process:
– Information regarding browser type and the version used
– The user’s operating system
– The user’s internet service provider
– The user’s IP address
– Date and time accessed
– Websites from which the user’s system is accessing our internet site
– Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website
This data is also stored in our system’s log files.
This data is not stored with any other personal data relating to users.
The lawful basis for storing the log files is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. The system needs to store the IP address temporarily so that the website can be displayed on the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
This purpose constitutes our legitimate interest in processing data under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Data is deleted once it is no longer required to achieve the reason for collecting it. Where data is collected in order to display the website, this means once the specific session has ended.
The following data is recorded when signing up for the newsletter:
The data is recorded when subscribing to the newsletter and is processed using CleverReach.
CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG
CleverReach is a service provided by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which can be used to manage and analyse circulation of the newsletter. Data you enter when you sign up for the newsletter (such as email address) will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany or Ireland.
Newsletters sent out with CleverReach enable us to analyse how recipients of the newsletter respond. This can include analysing how many recipients have opened the newsletter email, or how many times a particular link in the newsletter has been clicked. Something called conversion tracking can also be used to analyse whether a previously defined action (such as purchasing a product on this website) took place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. Further information on newsletter data analysis using CleverReach can be found at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.
Data is stored in keeping with statutory retention times. The lawful basis for processing data once the user has registered for the email newsletter and where the user has given consent is Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.
Our contact form asks for the following information:
– Company name
– First name
– Last name
This data is used to contact customers, respond to enquiries and potentially make appointments, as well to send out quotes. The lawful basis for processing the data is Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR. Data is stored by the web host in keeping with statutory retention times.
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a basic overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to any data which can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our data protection policy as set out below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
On this website, data is processed buy the website owner. Contact details can be found in the Legal Notices section of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Firstly, we collect data which you disclose to us. This might include data which you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (such as internet browser, operating system and when you visited the page). Data is collected automatically when you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data is collected so that our website can operate error-free. We may use other data to analyse your use of the site.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right to request information regarding the source and recipients of your stored personal data, and the purpose of storage, at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request that such data be rectified, restricted or erased. To do this, or if you have any further questions about data protection, please contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notices section. You also have the right to appeal to the competent authority.
Analytical and third party tools
When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour may be subject to statistical analysis. This is mostly done using cookies and so-called analytics programmes. Browsing behaviour is usually analysed in anonymised form; your browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this can be found in the data protection policy below.
You may object to such analysis. Further information on how to object is provided in the data protection policy.
In order to make visiting our website more pleasant, and to enable certain functionality, we use so-called cookies on various pages to display suitable products or for market research. When weighing up the balance of interests, this serves to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests in presenting our products in the best possible light under Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer automatically. Some cookies we set are deleted at the end of the browser session, once you close your browser (session cookies). Others remain on your device and allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit us (persistent cookies). You can see how long they are stored for in the overview under cookie settings in your web browser. You can configure your browser so that you are alerted whenever cookies are being set and can decide on an individual basis whether to accept them or to reject cookies in specific cases or in general. Each browser is different in how it manages cookie settings. This is outlined in the help menu for each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. These can be found for the following browsers under the following links:
Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html
Not consenting to cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.
Using Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (www.google.com). When weighing up the balance of interests, this serves to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests in presenting our products in the best possible light under Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.
Google (Universal) Analytics uses techniques which allow your use of the website to be analysed, such as cookies, for example. Information collected automatically about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you enable IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened before being transmitted within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the EEA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Once we stop using Google Analytics, data collected for this will be deleted.
Google LLC is headquartered in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The current certificate can be viewed here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.
You can also prevent Google collecting data generated by the cookie relating to how you use the website (including your IP address), as well as processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can follow this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.
2. General information and required information
Please note that transmitting data over the internet (when communicating via email, for instance) may have security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to totally prevent data being accessed by third parties.
Revoking your consent to data processing
Much data processing may only be carried out with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. A simple email is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of any data processing prior to withdrawing your consent will remain unaffected.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority
In the event of a breach of data protection law, the party affected is entitled to appeal to the competent authority. The competent authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer for the federal state where our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to be sent, directly or via a third party, a copy of data processed automatically by us on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format. Where you request that such data be transferred to another controller, this shall be done where technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For reasons of security, and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders and enquiries which you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection as the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock icon appears in your browser address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, restricting and erasure
Under current statutory provisions you have the legal right to be be sent a copy free of charge with information about your stored personal data, the source and recipients of such data and the purpose for processing data; where appropriate, you have the right to have such data rectified, restricted or erased. To do this, or if you have any further questions about your personal data, please contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notices section.
Objecting to marketing emails
We hereby object to contact data published under the obligation to provide legal information being used to send unsolicited marketing and information materials. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action if marketing information is sent unsolicited, such as spam emails.
3. Data collection on our website
This website occasionally uses “cookies”. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your device and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies will continue to be stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser at your next visit.
You can set your browser to alert you when cookies are being set, allow cookies only in individual cases, or always in certain cases, or generally reject and enable automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies required for the purposes of electronic communication or to provide specific functions required by you (such as a shopping basket) are stored on the basis of GDPR Article 6 (1) (f). The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure it is able to optimise its services and provide these error-free. Other cookies which may be set (such as cookies which analyse browsing behaviour) are dealt with elsewhere in this data protection policy.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which are transmitted automatically to us by your browser. This includes:
Browser type and version
Host name of accessing computer
Time of server request
This data is not combined with other data sources.
Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of GDPR, which allows data to be processed for the purposes of fulfilling a contract or as part of pre-contractual arrangements.
When you send us an enquiry via the contact form, we store the details you enter in that form, including your contact details, for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case you have any follow up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.
Data you enter into the contact form is processed solely on the basis of your consent (GDPR Article 6 (1) (a)). You may revoke your consent at any time. A simple email is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of any data processing prior to withdrawing your consent will remain unaffected.
We will retain data you enter into the contact form until you ask us to delete it or revoke your consent to it being stored, or until the purpose for which the data was stored ceases to exist (e.g. your enquiry has been dealt with). Statutory provisions – in particular retention times – remain unaffected.
4. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
In order to ensure uniform appearance, this site only uses web fonts provided by Google. When you view a page, your browser loads the required web font into your browser cache in order to display the text and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using needs to communicate with Google’s servers. Google will therefore be made aware that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google web fonts in order to ensure our site has a coherent and appealing look. This represents a legitimate interest as defined under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a default font.
We use the Google reCaptcha service to determine whether it is a human or a computer making a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the device being used, the website you are visiting and into which the Captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas as well as tasks where you have to identify images. The lawful basis for processing data as described is Article 6 (1) ( f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in processing this data to ensure our website is secure and to protect us from automated input (attacks).