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Data Protection

Privacy Statement

We are very pleased by your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high place value for the General Management of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG. A use of the websites of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG is fundamentally possible without the provision of personal data. Insofar as an affected person would like to use special services of our company through our websites, however, the processing of personal data may become necessary. If the processing of personal data is required and no legal basis exists for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the affected person.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of an affected person is always in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country-specific data protection provisions valid for LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG. By means of this privacy statement, our company would like to provide the general public with information on the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, affected persons are informed of the rights due to them by means of this privacy statement.

As the party responsible for the processing data, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to guarantee the most gap-free protection possible of the personal data processed by this website. Internet-based data transfer can still fundamentally have security gaps, which means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every affected person may provide us with personal data using alternative methods, such as by telephone.

1. Definition of terms

The privacy statement of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG is based on terminology used by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy statement should be easy to read and understand for the general public, our customers and our business partners. To guarantee this ease of reading and understanding, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this privacy statement, we use the following terms, among others:

  1.     Personal data

Personal data is all information that refers to an identified or identifiable natural person ("affected person" hereinafter). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who can be directly or indirectly identified by means of an allocation to identifiers such as a name, to a code number, to location data, to an online code or to one or more special features that are the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economical, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

  1.     Affected person

An affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the party responsible for the processing.

  1.     Processing

Processing constitutes any procedure or series of procedure performed with or without the help of automated methods in connection with personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, ordering, saving, adaptation or modification, readout, querying, use, disclosure through transmission, distribution or another form of provision, comparison or linking, limitation, deletion or destruction.

  1.     Limitation of processing

The limitation of processing is the selection of saved personal data with the objective of limiting their future processing.

  1.     Profiling

Profiling is all kinds of the automatic processing of personal data that consists of the use of this personal data to evaluate, analyse or predict certain personal aspects that refer to a natural person, especially aspects regarding work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or changes of location of this natural person.

  1.      Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be allocated to a specific affected person without additional information insofar as this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures that guarantee that the personal data cannot be allocated to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  1.     Responsible party or party responsible for data processing

The responsible party or party responsible for data processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that decides solely or together with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are set down according to the law of the European Union or the member states, the responsible party and/or the specific criteria of the naming of this responsible party can also be set down according to the law of the European Union or the member states.

  1.     Processor

A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the responsible party.

  1.     Recipient

A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed independently of whether it is a third party. Public authorities that possibly receive personal data within the scope of a certain investigation commission according to the law of the European Union or a member state are not considered to be the recipient.

  1.     Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body except for the affected person, the responsible part, the processor and the persons who are authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the responsible party or processor.

  1.     Consent

Consent is any voluntary and unequivocal informed (for the respective case) declaration of intent of the affected person in the form of a declarative statement or other clear, confirming action by means of which the affected person indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of his or her personal data.

2. Name and address of the party responsible for processing

The party responsible within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection legislation of the member states of the European Union and other privacy law provisions is as follows:

LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG
Wiesenstraße 6
69190 Walldorf
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 6227 6052-0
E-mail: info(at)lamtec.de
Website: www.lamtec.de

For the offering of its website, LAMTEC GmbH & Co KG involves a hosting service provider through order processing. This hosting provider is

1&1 Internet SE
Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur.

This hosting provider is strictly bound by instructions on behalf of LAMTEC GmbH & Co KG.

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

Name and address of the party responsible for processing:

ASUMED Arbeitsschutz GmbH & Co. KG
Henning Oellers
Von-Hausen-Str. 35
64653 Lorsch
Deutschland
Tel.: 06251/17529-0
E-mail: h.oellers(at)asumed.de
Website: www.asumed.de

Each affected person can contact our data protection officer directly for any questions and suggestions regarding data protection at any time.

4. Cookies

The websites of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and saved on a computer system by the Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character sequence through which websites and servers can be allocated to the concrete browser in which the cookie was saved. In this way, the visited websites and servers can differentiate the individual browser of the affected person from other browsers containing other cookies. A certain browser can be recognised and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Using cookies, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG can provide the users of this website user-friendly services that would not be possible without setting cookies.

Using a cookie, the information and offerings of our website can be customised to the user. As mentioned above, cookies let us recognise the visitors of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to simplify the use of our website for visitors. The user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his or her access data again at every visit to the website because this information is assumed on the website and on the cookie stored on the computer system of the user. A further example is the cookie for a shopping basket in the online shop. By means of a cookie, the online shop notices the article that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time through a corresponding setting in the browser used and permanently object to the setting of cookies in this way. Furthermore, previously set cookies can be deleted at any time through a browser or other software programs. This function is possible in all common browsers. If the affected person deactivates the setting of cookies in the browser used, not all functions of our website will be usable to the full extent.

5. Collection of general data and information

Each time it is opened by an affected person or automated system, the website of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG collects a variety of general data and information. This general data and information are saved in the log files of the server. The following information can be collected: (1) the browser types and version used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the subsites on our website targeted by an accessing system, (5) the date and time of the access of our website, (6) the IP (Internet Protocol) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert risks in case of attacks on our IT systems.

During the use of this general data and information, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG does not make any inferences about the affected person. This information is rather required for the following reasons: (1) to correctly provide the content of our website, (2) to optimise the content of our website and the advertising for this content, (3) to guarantee the constant functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with any information required for prosecution. This anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG statically on the one and, furthermore, with the objective of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately guarantee an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is saved separately from all personal data provided by the affected person.

6. Registration on our website

The affected person can register on the website of the party responsible for processing, entering personal data in the process. The personal data to be sent to the party responsible for processing in this case is determined by the respective entry screen used for registration. The personal data entered by the affected person is collected and saved only for internal use by the party responsible for processing and its own purposes. The party responsible for processing can pass on the data to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, which also uses the personal data for internal purposes only, which is attributed to the party responsible for processing.

By registering on the website of the party responsible for process, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the affected person and the date and time of registration are saved. This data is saved before the background that the misuse of our services can be prevented only in this way and this data would make it possible to clear up any criminal offences committed if pertinent. In this context, the saving of this data is required only for the safeguarding of the party responsible for processing. This data is fundamentally not passed on to third parties if no legal obligation for passing on this data exists or if this data must be passed on for law enforcement purposes.

The registration of the affected person with the voluntary entry of personal data is used by the party responsible for processing to offer the affected person content or services that can be offered only to registered users due to the very nature of the matter. Registered persons have the possibility – at any time – to change the personal data entered at registration or to have this data deleted completely from the database of the party responsible for processing.

The party responsible for processing provides all affected persons with information on which personal data of this person is stored upon request at any time. Furthermore, the party responsible for processing corrects or deleted the personal data upon the desire or notice of the affected person insofar as no legal retention periods conflict. All employees of the party responsible for process are available to the affected person as contact persons in this context.

7. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG, the user has the possibility to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. The personal data to be sent to the party responsible for processing in this case for subscribing to the newsletter is determined by the respective entry screen used for this purpose.

LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG informs its customers and business partners about the offerings of the company at regular intervals using a newsletter. The newsletter of our company can fundamentally be received by the affected person only if (1) the affected person has a valid e-mail address and (2) the affected person has subscribed to the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent in a double opt-in procedure is sent to e-mail entered for the newsletter subscription by the affected person for the first time. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorised the receipt of the newsletter as the affected person.

When the affected person subscribes to the newsletter, we also save the IP address of the computer system affected person at the point in time of the registration for the newsletter assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is required to determine whether the e-mail address of an affected person is (possibly) being misused and is therefore used for the legal safeguarding of the party responsible for processing.

The personal data collected within the scope of a subscription to a newsletter is used only for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter can be informed by e-mail as to whether this is required for the operation of the newsletter service or the registration for this service as could be the case with changes in the newsletter offering or in the technical circumstances. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service is not passed on to third parties. The affected person can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. Any consent to save personal data that the affected person has granted to us can be revoked at any time. A corresponding link for the revocation of consent can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the party responsible for processing or to inform the party responsible for processing in another way.
 

8. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletters of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic sent in HTML format to enable a log file recording and log file analysis. In this way, a static analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns can be performed. Using the embedded tracking pixel, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG can recognise whether and when an e-mail has been opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail are opened by the affected person.

Personal data collected through the tracking pixels in the newsletter are saved and evaluated by the party responsible for processing to optimize the sending of the newsletter and adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the affected person. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Affected persons are authorised to revoke any separate declarations of consent given through the double opt-in procedure at any time. After revocation, this personal data is deleted by the party responsible for processing. An unsubscription from the newsletter is automatically considered to be a revocation by LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG.

9. Possibility of contact through the website

Based on legal regulations, the website of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG contains information that permits fast electronic establishment of contact to and direct communication with our company, which also comprises a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If an affected person establishes contact with the party responsible for processing by e-mail or a contact form, the personal data sent by the affected person is saved automatically. Such personal information sent by an affected person to the party responsible for processing on a voluntary basis is saved for the purpose of the processing or establishment of contact with the affected person. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The party responsible for processing processes and saves personal data of the affected person only for the time period required for the achievement of the storage purpose and insofar as provided for by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority or another legislative body in laws or regulations, to which the party responsible for processing is subject.

If the storage purpose is no longer applicable or another storage period required by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority or other legislative body, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted according to legal regulations.

11. Rights of the affected person

  1.     Right to confirmation

Each affected person has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to obtain a confirmation from the parties responsible for processing as to whether they process the pertinent personal data. If an affected person would like to assert this confirmation right, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for this purpose at any time.

  1.     Right to information

Each affected person has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to obtain information on his or her saved personal data and a copy of this information from the parties responsible for processing. Furthermore, the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority has granted the affected person the right to the following information:

  • The processing purpose
  • The categories of personal data that is processed
  • The recipients and/or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, especially recipients in third-party countries or international organisations
  • If possible, the planned duration of the storage of the personal data or, if this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration
  • The existence of a right to the correction or deletion of the personal data of the affected person, the right to a limitation of processing by the party responsible or a revocation right against this processing
  • The existence of a right to complain to a supervisory body
  • If the personal data is not collected from the affected person: all available information on the origin of the data
  • The existence of an automatic decision-making procedure, including profiling, according to Article 22 Sect. 1 and 4 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and — at least in these cases — expressive information on the logic involved and range and targeted effects of such a processing for the affected person

Furthermore, the affected person has the right to demand information on whether his or her personal data has been transmitted to a third-party country or international organisation. If this is the case, the affected person also has the right to receive information on suitable guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If an affected person would like to assert this right to information, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for this purpose at any time.

  1.     Right to correction

Each affected person has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data of the affected person. Furthermore, the affected purpose has the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data – even by means of a supplementary declaration – under consideration of the purposes of the processing.

If an affected person would like to assert this right to correction, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for this purpose at any time.

  1.     Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Each affected person has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to demand from the responsible party that they delete the personal information of the affected person immediate insofar as one of the following reasons applies and processing is not required to this extent:

The personal data was collected for such purposes or processed in another manner for which it is no longer required.

The affected person revokes his or her consent on which the processing according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Sect. 2 lit. a GDPR was based and no further legal basis for processing exists.

The affected person objects to processing according to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR and no legitimate grounds for processing have priority or the affected person objects to processing according to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR

  • The personal data was unlawfully processed.
  • The deletion of the personal data of the affected person is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation according to the law of the European Union or the member states to which the party responsible is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in regard to offered information society services according to Art. 8 Sect. 1 GDPR.

If one of the abovementioned reasons applies and an affected person would like to initiate the deletion of his or her personal data saved by LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for his purpose at any time. The employee of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will ensure that the request for deletion is fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data is published by LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG and our company is obliged to delete this data according to Art. 17 Sect. 1 DSGVO as the responsible party, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will take appropriate measures, even of a technical nature, under consideration of the available technology and implementation costs to inform other parties responsible for the processing of personal data that the affected person has demanded the deletion of all links to this personal data of the other parties responsible for the processing of personal data or that the affected person has demanded copies or reproductions of this personal data insofar as processing is not required. The employee of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will initiate the required measures in individual cases.

  1.     Right to the limitation of processing

Each affected person has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to demand the limitation of processing of the responsible party if one of the following requirements is met:

  • If the affected person disputes the correctness of the personal data for a duration that enables the party responsible to check the correctness of your personal data, the correctness of the personal data must be checked.
  • The processing is unlawful and the affected person rejects the deletion of his or her personal data and demands the limitation of the use of the personal data instead.
  • The party responsible no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the affected person requires this data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The affected person has objected to processing according to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the responsible party have priority over those of the affected person.

If one of the abovementioned requirements applies and an affected person would like to demand a limitation of his or her personal data saved by LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for his purpose at any time. The employee of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will initiate the limitation of processing.

  1.      Right to data transferability

Each person affected by the processing of personal data has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to obtain information the personal data that this affected person has provided to a responsible party in a structured, common and machine-readable format. The affected person also has the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without obstruction by the responsible party to which the personal data was originally provided insofar as the processing is based on consent granted according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit a GDPR or Art. 9 Sect. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is performed using automatic methods insofar as the process is not required for the assumption of a task that lies in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority that has been transferred to the responsible party.

Furthermore, in the exercise of the right of the affected person to data transferability according to Art. 20 Sect. 1 GDPR, the affected person has the right to affect that the personal data is sent directly from one responsible part to another responsible party insofar as technical feasible and insofar as the rights and freedoms of other persons are not compromised.

To assert the right to data transferability, the affected person can contact an employee of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG at any time.

  1.     Right to objection

Each person affected by the processing of personal data has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to object to the processing of his or her personal data collected according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR for reasons arising from his or her particular situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions.
 

In case of an objection, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing that are absolutely worthy of protection and that have priority over the interests, rights and freedoms of the affected person or unless the processing of this data serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
 

If LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data to engage in direct advertising, the affected person has the right to object against the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as this profiling is connected to such direct advertising. If the affected person objects to LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG in regard to the processing of his or her personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for this purpose.
 

In addition, the affected person has the right, for reasons arising from his or her specific situation, to object to the processing of his or her personal data processed at LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG for scientific or historical research or statistical reasons according to Art. 89 Sect. 1 GDPR unless such a processing is required for the fulfilment of a task that lies in the public interest.

To exercise the right to objection, the affected person can contact any employee of LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG directly or another employee at any time. In connection with the use of information society services, the affected person furthermore has the opportunity – Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding – to exercise his or her right of objection using automatic methods for which technical specifications apply.

  1.     Automatic decisions in individual cases, including profiling

Each person affected by the processing of personal data has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – not to be subject to a decision based solely on an automatic processing, including profiling, that has legal effect against the affected person or that similarly and considerably compromises the affected person insofar as (1) the decision is not required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the affected person and the responsible part or (2) the decision is permissible based on the legal regulations of the European Union or the member states and these legal regulations contain appropriate measures for the safeguarding of rights and freedoms, as well as the legitimate interests of the affected person, or (3) the decision is taken with the express consent of the affected person.

If (1) the decision is required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the affected person and the responsible part or (2) the decision is taken with the express consent of the affected person, LAMTEC Meß- und Regeltechnik für Feuerungen GmbH & Co. KG takes appropriate measures to safeguard the legitimate interests of the affected person, which, at minimum, includes the right of obtaining the intervention of a representative of the responsible party, of presenting the responsible party's own standpoint and of disputing the decision.

If an affected person would like to assert his or her rights in regard to automatic decisions, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for this purpose at any time.

  1.       Right to the revocation of consent pursuant to data protection law

Each person affected by the processing of personal data has the right – granted by the European directive-issuing and regulatory authority – to revoke his or her consent for the processing of personal data at any time.

If an affected person would like to revoke consent, he or she can contact an employee of the party responsible for processing for this purpose at any time.

12. Data protection for application and in the application process

The party responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of settling the application process. Processing can take place by electronic means. This is especially the case when an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the party responsible for processing by electronic means for example by e-mail or by a web form located on the website. If the party responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data sent for the purpose of settling the employment relationship are saved under observance of the legal regulations. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the party responsible for processing, the application documents are deleted automatically two months after the notification of the rejection decision insofar as no other legitimate interests of the party responsible for processing stand in the way of a deletion. Such legitimate interests in this context, for example, include the burden of proof in court proceedings according to the German General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG)).

13. Privacy policy for the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The party responsible for processing has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection and evaluation of data regarding the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which an affected person reached a website (so-called referrers), which subsites of the website were accessed or how often and for which duration a subsite was viewed. A web analysis is used mainly for the optimisation of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The party responsible for processing uses the affix "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis through Google Analytics. Using this affix, the IP address of the Internet connection of the affected person is shortened and anonymised by Google if the access to our websites comes from a member states of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is the analysis of the number of visitors to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information collected to evaluate the utilisation of our website, to compile online reports that describe the activities on our websites and to render further services connected to the utilization of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the IT system of the affected person. We have already described what cookies are above. By setting this cookie, Google enables an analysis of the use of our website. Through each call of an individual page on this website, which is operated by the party responsible for processing and into which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Google Analytics component automatically tells the browser on the IT system of the affected person to transfer data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the affected person, which, among other things, Google uses to track the origin of the visitors and clicks and enable bonus settlements as a result.

Using the cookie, personal information such as the access time location from which the access came and the frequency of the visits to our website by the affected person are saved. At each visit to our websites, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the affected person is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google possibly passes on this personal data collected through technical means to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies by our website as already described above by means of a corresponding setting of the browser used and therefore permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the IT system of the affected person. In addition, a cookie previously set by Google Analytics can be deleted by the browser or other software programs at any time.

Furthermore, the affected person has the possibility to object to and prevent a collection of the data on the usage of this website generated by Google Analytics and the processing of this data by Google. To do so the affected person must download and install a browser add-on found under the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics through JavaScript that no data and information about the visits to websites may be sent to Google Analytics. Google classifies the installation of the browser add-on as an objection. If the IT system of the affected person is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the affected person must reinstall the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is deinstalled or deactivated by the affected person or another person with the authority to do so, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

Additional information and the valid privacy policy of Google can be found under the links policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en and under www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link: www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/.

14. Privacy policy for the use and application of Google AdWords

The party responsible for processing has integrated the component Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that lets advertisers place ads in the search engine results of Google and in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords lets an advertiser define certain keywords in advance by means of which an ad will appear in the search engine results of Google only if a user calls a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads as distributed on topic-related websites using an automatic algorithm under consideration of the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is the advertising our website through the display of interest-relevant advertising on the websites by third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and a display of external advertising on our website.

If an affected person finds our website through a Google ad, Google saves a so-called conversion cookie on the IT system of the affected person. We have already described what cookies are above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the affected person. Insofar as it has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subsites on our website are called, such as the shopping card of an online shop system. Using the conversion cookie, both Google and our company can track whether an affected person who accessed our website through an AdWords ad generates a sale, i.e., whether they have completed or interrupted a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. We in Turn use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who were sent to our site through AdWords ads, i.e., to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertising customers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the affected person can be identified.

Personal information, such as the websites visited by the affected person, is saved using the conversion cookie. At each visit to our websites, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the affected person, is sent to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google possibly passes on this personal data collected through technical means to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies by our website as already described above by means of a corresponding setting of the browser used and therefore permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the IT system of the affected person. In addition, a cookie previously set by Google AdWords can be deleted by the browser or other software programs at any time.

Furthermore, the affected person has the opportunity to object to interest-related advertising through Google. For this purpose, the affected person must call the link adssettings.google.com/authenticated from each browser used and make the desired settings there.

Additional information and the valid privacy policy of Google can be found under the link policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

15. Privacy policy for the use and application of LinkedIn

The party responsible for processing has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enable the connection of users with existing business contacts and the establishment of new business contacts. More than 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in over 200 countries. LinkedIn is therefore the largest platform for business contacts at present and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for data protection matters outside of the United States.

For each individual call of our website equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component initiates the download of a corresponding view of the LinkedIn component by the browser used by the affected person. Additional information on the LinkedIn plug-in can be found under developer.linkedin.com/plugins. Within the scope of this technical procedure, LinkedIn obtains information on which concrete subsites of our website are visited by the affected person.

Insofar as the affected person is logged in to LinkedIn while visiting our website, LinkedIn notices which concrete subsites of our website are being visited by the affected person with each call of our website by the affected person and throughout the entire duration for which the affected person remains on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and allocated to the LinkedIn account of the affected person by LinkedIn. If the affected person actuates on of the LinkedIn buttons integrated into our website, LinkedIn allocates this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the affected person and saves this personal data.

Through the LinkedIn component, LinkedIn obtains information that the affected person has visited our website when the affected person is logged into LinkedIn at the same time that he or she visited our website, independently of whether the affected person has clicked the LinkedIn component. If such a transmission of this information to LinkedIn is not desired by the affected person, the affected person can prevent this transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

Under www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the possibility of cancelling e-mail messages, text messages and targeted ads and managing ad settings. Furthermore, LinkedIn has partners like Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame that can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected under www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The valid privacy policy of LinkedIn can be found under www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The cookie guidelines of LinkedIn can be found under www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

16. Privacy policy for the use and application of YouTube

The party responsible for processing has integrated components of the YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that lets video publishers create video clips so that other users can then view, evaluate and comment on these videos free of cost. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which means a wide range of material, from complete films and TV shows, music videos, trailers and videos created by the users themselves can be viewed through the Internet portal.

The operator of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC, is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Through each call of an individual page on this website, which is operated by the party responsible for processing and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the YouTube component automatically tells the browser on the IT system of the affected person to download a view of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Additional information on the YouTube can be found under www.youtube.com/intl/en-GB/yt/about/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google obtain information on which concrete subsites of our website are visited by the affected person.

Insofar as the affected person is logged in to YouTube while visiting our website, YouTube notices which concrete subsite of our website is being visited by the affected person with each call of a subsite containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by the YouTube and Google component and allocated to the YouTube account of the affected person.

Through the YouTube component, YouTube and Google obtain information that the affected person has visited our website when the affected person is logged into YouTube at the same time that he or she visited our website, independently of whether the affected person has clicked a YouTube video. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the affected person, the affected person can prevent this transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before visiting our website.

The privacy policy of YouTube, located under policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

17. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing procedures for which we obtain consent for a certain processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is required for the fulfilment of a contract whose contracting party is the affected person, as is usually the case with processing procedures needed for the delivery of goods or the rendering of other services or return services, this processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing procedures required for the execution of precontractual measures, for example, in the case of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that demands the processing of personal data, for example, to fulfil tax obligations, this processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect vital interests of the affected person or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor is injured at our company and his or her name, age, health insurance information or other vital information must be provided to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. Such processing would then take place on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing procedures could take place on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. This legal basis also applies for processing procedures that are covered by none of the abovementioned legal bases if the processing is for the safeguarding of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party insofar as the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected person do not have priority. We are authorized to perform such processing procedures especially if they have been particularly specified by European legislatory body. This legislatory body is of the opinion that a legitimate interest can be assumed if the affected person is a customer of the responsible party (Recital 47 Section 2 GDPR).

18. Legitimate interest in processing pursued by the responsible party or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is the execution of our business activities for the wellbeing of all our employees and shareholders.

19. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the pertinent legal retention period. Once this period has expired, the corresponding data is deleted insofar as it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.

20. Legal or contractual regulations 

regarding the provision of personal data; requirement for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the affected person to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We explain to the affected person that the provision of personal data is legally required on the one hand (e.g., tax regulations) or arises from contractual regulations (e.g., information on the contracting partner). Occasionally, the conclusion of a contract may require an affected person to provide us with personal data that we must then process. The affected person, for example, is obliged to provide us with personal information when our company concludes a contract with this person. A non-provision of personal data results in the contract with the affected person not being able to be concluded. Before a provision of personal data by the affected person, the affected person must contact one of our employees. Our employee clarifies with the affected person in regard to the individual case as to whether the provision of personal data is legally or contractually required or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether the affected person is obligated to provide personal data and which consequences the non-provision of the personal data has.

21. Existence of an automatic decision-making procedure

As a conscientious company, we do without an automatic decision-making procedure or profiling.

This privacy statement was created using the privacy statement generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which operates as External Data Protection Officer Straubing in cooperation with attorney for data protection law Christian Solmecke.


  Edition: Walldorf, Germany, 24/05/2018