1 - General Notes
We, the operators of this website, take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with legal data protection regulations and this data policy.
Fundamentally, our website can be used without providing any personal data.
However, processing of personal data may be required insofar as the data subject would like to take advantage of special services provided by our companies via our websites.
We do not forward your data to any third parties if we have not received consent from you.
Your data are hosted exclusively on systems in Germany at certified data center service providers.
2 - Who's responsible for processing your data?
The controller, as the term is used in the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws which are valid in the member countries of the European Union and further regulations which deal with data protection law, can be found in the imprint of this website.
3 - Contact information of the data protection officer
Data protection officer appointed by the controller responsible for data processing:
Am Schulhof 1
D-91757 Treuchtlingen, Germany
Phone: +49 911 8602 642
Any data subject can directly contact the data protection officer with any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.
4 - Which cookies do we use and which of your attributes do we collect and save?
saved on a computer system via an Internet browser.
Pixels are graphics with a size of 1 x 1 which are automatically loaded when a website or an HTML e-mail is accessed, and which make it possible to track user behavior.
We also collect data concerning visits to our website and save this data in server log-files. The following data are documented in this way:
- Visited website
- Time of day that access occurred
- Volume of transmitted data in bytes
- Source/link from which you access the website
- Utilized browser
- Utilized operating system
- Utilized IP address (if applicable in anonymized form)
Collected data are used exclusively for the purpose of statistical analysis and in order to improve the website. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to examine server log-files subsequently in the event that concrete indication of illegal use should arise.
5 - What are your rights?
a) Your Rights with Regard to Processing
You can exercise the following rights at any time:
- Right to confirmation and information (article 15 of the GDPR)
- Right to rectification (article 16 of the GDPR)
- Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (article 17 of the GDPR)
- Right to restriction of processing (article 18 of the GDPR)
- Right to data portability (article 20 of the GDPR)
- Right to object (article 21 of the GDPR)
- Right to withdraw a data protection consent (article 7, section 3 of the
Simply contact the designated data protection officer or the responsible body listed in the imprint in order to exercise these rights, or if you have any questions.
b) Right to lodge a complaint (article 77 of the GDPR)
Beyond this, you can also lodge a complaint with the above named data protection officer or a regulatory agency. A list of German regulatory agencies can be accessed by clicking this link.
6 - Which data collection and data processing tools do we use?
a) Marketing Tools
In accordance with article 6, section 1, paragraph f of the GDPR, data are collected and saved on this website through the use of Matomo web analytics software (www.matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand ("Mataomo"), on the basis of our legitimate interest in analysis of user behavior for the purpose of optimization and marketing. Pseudonymized usage profiles can also be generated from this data of and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may be used to this end. Amongst other functions, cookies make it possible to recognize the utilized Internet browser. Data collected with the help of Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) are processed on our servers. .
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymized user profile is not used to personally identify visitors to this website and is not combined with the personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of the data generated during your visit to the website, you can object to storage and use by clicking the following link. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is saved to your browser, after which Matomo no longer collects any session data. Please note that complete deletion of all of your cookies results in deletion of the opt-out cookie as well, which you may then have to reactivate.
Our website uses plug-ins from the "YouTube" service offered by
Google. The operator of this service 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.
If you visit one of our pages which includes a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the servers operated by YouTube. In this case, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged into your YouTube account, this makes it possible for YouTube and Google to allocate your web surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing display of our online offerings. This is a legitimate interest in the spirit of article 6, section 1, paragraph f of the GDPR.
Data Protection Agreements
We comply with all legal regulations concerning data protection in our dealings with all of our service providers and have entered into corresponding agreements with them.
b) Forms and Online Registration Processes
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we require your e-mail address and other information which makes it possible for us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data are collected. We use these data exclusively for transmission of the requested information and do not forward them to any third parties.
After issuing consent for us to process the data and the e-mail address, and to use them to transmit the newsletter, you can revoke your consent at any time, for example by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. Data collected from you for the purpose of sending the newsletter are deleted when consent is revoked.
When you send us an enquiry by means of our contact form, we save the entries you have made to the contact form, including your contact data, in order to process your enquiry and for the purpose of any follow-up questions. We do not forward these data to any third parties without your consent.
We keep the data entered by you to the contact form until you request deletion, or until the purpose served by data storage is no longer applicable (e.g. after processing of your inquiry has been completed). Compulsory legal regulations - in particular specified periods of retention - are unaffected by this provision.
Registering with Our Website
You can register with our website in order to make use of additional functions and services. We only use the data entered to this end for the purpose of providing the respective offering or service for which you have registered. Mandatory registration entries must be completed in full. We are otherwise required to refuse registration.
In the event of important changes, for example concerning the scope of offerings, or in the case of modifications required for technical reasons, we use the e-mail address provided by you during registration to inform you of such changes.
We store data collected during registration for as long as you are registered for these functions and services.
7 - How do we secure your date?
This website uses SSL or TSL encryption for security purposes and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, for example RFQs which you have sent to us as operators of the website. A secure connection can be recognized by the fact that the address line in the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and the padlock symbol appears in your browser line. When SSL or TSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by any third parties.
8 - Further Information on the Handling of Personal Data
a) How do we handle data from customers and interested parties?
Information concerning the processing of data from customers and interested parties can be found here.
b) How do we handle data from applicants?
Information concerning the processing of data from applicants can be found here.
9 - Updating of and Amendments to this Data Policy
This data policy is currently valid and has a revision level of May 2018.
Further development of our website and offerings beyond this revision level, or changing legal or official requirements, may make it necessary to amend this data policy.
10 - Terminology
Our data policy is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory body for the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data policy is meant to be easily readable and understandable for the general public, as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to assure that this is the case, we would like to explain the utilized terminology in advance.
Amongst others, we use the following terms in this data policy:
a) Personal Data
Personal data includes all information which makes reference to an identified or an identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). A natural person is deemed identifiable if he or she can be identified, either directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an ID number, location data, an online username or one or more special characteristics which represent the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity of such natural person.
b) Data Subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for processing.
Processing is any operation or sequence of operations conducted with or without the help of automated procedures involving personal data such as collection, entry, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or editing, read-out, retrieval, usage, disclosure by means of transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, reconciliation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
d) Restriction of Processing
Restriction of processing is the identification of stored personal data for the purpose of restricting its future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such data in order to evaluate certain personal aspects of a natural person, in particular in order to analyze or predict aspects with regard to work performance, financial status, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or changes in the whereabouts of such natural person.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be traced back to a specific data subject without the help of additional information, insofar as this additional information is stored separately and subject to technical and organizational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be traced back to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or Controller Responsible for Processing
The controller or the controller responsible for processing is the natural person or legal entity, public authority, institution or other body which, either alone or together with others, makes decisions regarding the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by EU law or the laws of the member countries, the controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be subject to EU law or the laws of the member countries.
A processor is a natural person or legal entity, public authority, institution or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
A receiver is a natural person or legal entity, public authority, institution or other body to whom data is disclosed, regardless of whether or not a third party is involved. However, public authorities which receive conceivably personal data within the framework of a specific investigation mandate in accordance with EU law or the laws of the member countries are not deemed receivers.
j) 3rd Party
A 3rd party is a natural person, legal entity, public authority, institution or other body to the exclusion of the data subject, the controller, the processor and persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent is any unmistakable declaration of intent provided voluntarily by the data subject in an informed manner for the specific case in the form of a statement or other unequivocally confirmed act with which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees to processing of his or her own personal data.