The Responsible Body as defined by the data protection laws is:
Recording general information
When you access our web site, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes items such as the type of web browser, the operating system of your computer, the domain name of your internet service provider, and similar information. The recorded information does not include any personal data. This information is a technical requirement in order to display the requested content of the web site correctly and is essential in order to use the internet. We statistically analyze this type of anonymous information in order to optimize our internet presence and the underlying technology.
If you contact us by email or the contact form, the information that you include will be stored for the purposes of processing your enquiry and for possible subsequent questions.
Deleting or blocking data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. Therefore, we store your personal data only so long as it is required for the purposes stated here or for the various periods specified by the relevant legislation. On completion of the purpose or on expiration of the periods the applicable information will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal regulations.
Use of Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses « cookies », small text files that are saved on your computer and can be used to analyze your usage of the web site. The information generated by the cookie on your usage of the web site is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, as a result of the activation of IP-anonymization on these web sites, Google first abbreviates your IP-address within member states of the European Union or other states that are included in the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP-address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this web site to evaluate your usage of the web site, to compile reports on web site activity, and to provide additional services linked to the usage of the web site and the internet for the operator of the web site. Google does not combine the IP-address sent by your browser to Google Analytics with any other information. You can block the storage of cookies by appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this web site.
Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our web sites. You can recognize the plugins by their logos.
In some cases information, which may also include personal data, will be sent to the service operators and may be used by them. We prevent accidental and unwanted recording and transmission of data to the service providers by a 2-click solution. If a user wishes to activate a social plugin, it must first be enabled by clicking on the applicable switch. Information will be recorded and transmitted to the service provider only if this plugin is activated. We ourselves do not record any personal data with the social plugins or as a result of their usage.
We have no influence over what data are recorded by an activated plugin or how it is used by the service provider. It must currently be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider is established and that at least the IP-address and device-related information is recorded and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers will attempt to store cookies on the computer used for access. Please see the privacy information of the various service providers for information on exactly what data are recorded and how it is used. Note: if you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific web site.
We have embedded the social media buttons of the following companies in our web site:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA) XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany)
LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Like many other web sites we also use « cookies ». Cookies are small text files that are saved to your hard disk by a web site server. With the cookies we automatically receive specific information such as your IP-address, your browser, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to install viruses on a computer. We can use the information in cookies to simplify navigation and to ensure that our web sites are displayed correctly.
The data that we record is never available to third parties or linked to personal information without your agreement.
Data privacy for customers and interested parties
For purposes of the pre-contractual proposal phase or for order fulfillment or provision of services, we process personal data that we receive from you, such as address and contact information, information on discussions held, your requirements, proposals and other information. In the case of business customers, we also process information – particularly contact information – on our contact persons. We can store and process data on your bank account or credit card information for purposes of payment processing. If external partners are involved in the provision of services or contract fulfillment, information which is needed to render their performance can be shared with them. Support systems (IT environment, CRM/ERP systems, financial accounting) may be used during the processing of the information, which the contractors access in the course of maintenance. In these cases, we enter into the necessary contracts for processing.
Data privacy for suppliers
We store and process information about you in the course of selecting suppliers or service providers. As part of supplier review and evaluation, we may obtain and also store further information – such as from credit agencies – for this purpose. In addition to your master data, we also process order-specific information for purposes of order fulfillment. In the case of business contacts, we also process information– particularly contact information – on our contact persons. Support systems (IT environment, CRM/ERP systems, financial accounting) may be used during the processing of information.
Your rights of disclosure, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to receive disclosure of your personal information that we hold at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal information, subject to the data storage requirements specified for processing transactions. Please contact our privacy officer if you want more information. See below for the contact details.
In order to implement a blockage of data at any time the data must be retained in a blocked file for control purposes. You can also request your information to be deleted, unless there is a legal requirement for archiving it. If this applies to the data in question, we will block it on request.
You can make changes or withdraw an approval with effect into the future by informing us.
Amendment of our privacy regulations
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at times to ensure that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e.g. the introduction of new services. The new privacy statement will apply next time you visit our web site.
In supplement to data-subject rights
You can contact the competent supervisory authority at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority is based on the federal state of your domicile, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. You will find a list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector) with addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
Questions to the privacy officer
If you have any questions regarding information privacy, please write to us by email or contact our privacy officer directly:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: +49 07634 508 563 0, Max-Immelmann-Allee 19, 79427 Eschbach, Germany.