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Privacy Policy

We are extremely delighted that you have shown an interest in our company. At Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG data protection plays a very important role for the management board. The websites of Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG can be used without having to enter any personal data. However, if a visitor to our website wishes to make use of our company’s special services, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, e.g. name, address, email or telephone number, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Ordinance and in compliance with the data protection regulations applicable to Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG in accordance with country-specific data protection laws. With this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, the persons to which the data relates are informed about their rights by means of this privacy policy.

Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most comprehensive as possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can still be subject to vulnerabilities, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to provide us with personal data via alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definition of terms

The privacy policy of Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG is based on the definitions used by the European Directives and Legislators when adopting the German Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be comprehensible and easy-to-read for the general public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this privacy policy, among others:

  • a) Personal data

    Personal data includes all information which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). An identifiable person is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more specific characteristics which are expressions of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data processor.

  • c) Processing

    Processing includes any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, saving, adaptation or amendment, reading, querying, use, publication by forwarding, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison of encoding, abbreviation, deletion or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the identification of stored personal data in order to limit their future processing.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.

  • f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • (g) Person responsible or person responsible for data processing

    The person responsible or person responsible for data processing shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which, alone or in conjunction with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are prescribed by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the person responsible may, or may, in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States, lay down the specific criteria for his/her appointment.

  • h) Processors

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

  • i) Recipient

    The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not they are third parties. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific task under Union law or Member State law, shall not be considered recipients.

  • j) Third party

    A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and those authorised under the direct responsibility of the data processor to process the personal data.

  • k) Consent

    Consent is any declaration or other unambiguous and informed expression of intent given voluntarily by the data subject, in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative action, which the data subject indicates that he/she agrees to the processing of his/her personal data.

2. Name and address of the data processor

Responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions of a data protection nature, is the:

Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG

Hermann-Hollerith-Str. 13

52499 Baesweiler

Germany

Tel.: 02401 933 00-0

Email: info@filament-technik.de

Website: http://www.filament-technik.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer responsible for processing is:

Markus Weuthen

EU-CON BeraterForum GmbH

Waldfeuchter Str. 266

52525 Heinsberg

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 2452 – 99 33 11

Email: weuthen@eu-con.net

Website: https://www.eu-con.de/

Should a data subject about their data have any questions and suggestions regarding data protection, they can contact our data protection officer directly at any time.

4. Cookies

The websites of Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many 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 string of characters through which websites and servers can identify the specific internet browser in which the cookie has been stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser from other internet browsers which may also contain cookies of the data subject. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG is able to provide users of the website with more user-friendly services that would otherwise not be possible without the use of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised to suit the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website who uses cookies does not need to re-enter his or her access data each time he/she visits the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer. Another example is the cookie for a shopping cart in an online shop. The online shop uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes. This is possible with all current internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the used internet browser, then under certain circumstances not all the functions of our website will be fully usable.

5. Collection of general data and information

The Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG website collects a number of general data and information each time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system reaches our Internet page (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information serving to protect against attacks on our information technology systems.

By using the general data and information, Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG does not permit any conclusions to be drawn about the person. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the content of our website and its advertising, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Thus, this anonymously collected data and information is evaluated statistically by Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG on the one hand and on the other hand with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data processor shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data is stored, or to the extent provided for by the European guideline and regulatory body or any other legislator in laws or regulations to which the data processor is subject.

If the purpose of the storage expires or a retention period prescribed by the European guideline and regulatory body or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal regulations.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    Every data subject has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to request confirmation from the data processor as to whether personal data relating to him/her is being processed. If the data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor.

  • b) Right to information

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to at any time receive from the data processor, a copy of the used personal data relating to him or her. In addition, the European guideline and regulatory body grants the data subject, access to the following information:

    • the purposes of processing

    • the categories of personal data processed

    • recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations

    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration

    • the right to correct or delete personal data concerning the data subject or to restrict the processing by the data processor or a right of opposition to such processing

    • the right of appeal to a regulatory authority

    • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data,

    • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 para 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effect of such processing in respect of the data subject

  • The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In such a case, the data subject is also entitled to obtain information on the relevant guarantees in connection with the transmission.
    If the data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor.

  • c) Right to correction

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to demand the immediate correction of any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore and taking into account the purposes of processing, the data subject has the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, with the inclusion of a supplementary declaration.
    If the data subject wishes to exercise this right of correction, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor.

  • d) Right to deletion (right to be deleted)

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to demand that the data concerning him or her be deleted immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the data processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for such purposes, for which it is no longer necessary.

    • The data subject revokes his or her consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 sub-point a GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 sub-point a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.

    • The data subject lodges an objection against the processing of data pursuant to Article 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection against the processing of data pursuant to Article 21 para. 2 GDPR.

    • The personal data was processed illegally.

    • Deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States, to which the data processor is subject.

    • The personal data were collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 para. 1 GDPR.

  • In one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject would like to request the deletion of the personal data that is stored by Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor. The Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG employee will ensure that the request for deletion is immediately carried out.
    In the event that Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG made the personal data public and if our company as the responsible body is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with 17 para. 1 GDPR, then Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG will take the appropriate measures. Such measures include measures of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, measures to inform other data processors who process the disclosed personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion for. This includes all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG employee will make the necessary arrangements on a case-by-case basis.

  • e) Right to restriction of processing

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to demand that the data controller restrict the processing of such data if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The correctness of the personal data is refuted by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible for the data processing to verify the correctness of the personal data.

    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject declines the deletion of personal data and instead demands that the use of personal data be restricted.

    • The person in charge of the data processing no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject does need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing of the data in accordance with art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the data processor outweigh those of the data subject.

  • In one of the aforementioned requirements is met and a data subject would like to request the restriction of the personal data that is stored by Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor. The Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG employee will make arrangements for the restriction of processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to receive personal data relating to him or her provided by the data subject to a data processor in a structured, established and machine-readable format. In addition, the data subject has the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without hindrance by the current responsible person to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing does not conflict with the given consent in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 sub-point a GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 sub-point a GDPR, that it also does not conflict with a contract in accordance with Article 6 para 1 sub-point b GDPR and the processing is performed with the aid of automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible.
    Furthermore, the data subject has the right to transfer data pursuant to Article 20 para. 1 GDPR, he or she has the right to demand that the personal data be transmitted directly by a person who is responsible for the data processing, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
    To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG.

  • g) Right to object

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, as provided for in Article 6 para 1 sub-point e or f GDPR This also applies to profiling based on these clauses.
    In the event of an objection Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG will no longer process personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons of security for such processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    Should Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG process personal data to carry out direct advertising, then the data subject has at any time the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such direct advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG processing personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, then Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG will no longer process the data for these purposes.
    Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of data relating to him or her, that takes place at Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG for scientific or historic research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with article 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task in the public interest.
    To exercise the right to object, the data subject may at any time directly contact each employee of Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his or her right to object to the use of the data for services provided by information societies, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making including profiling

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on him or her, or substantially impairs him or her in a similar manner where the decision, (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is admissible under the laws of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and where such laws contain appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject.
    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, then Filament-Technik Gesellschaft für technische Garne mbH & Cie. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
    Should the data subject wish to assert his or her rights with regard to automated decision-making, then he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor.

  • i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
    Should the data subject wish to assert his or her right to right to revoke their consent, then he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data processor.

8. Privacy policy for the use of Google AdSense

The person responsible for the processing of data has integrated Google AdSense into this website. Google AdSense is an online service, which facilitates the placement of advertising on third-party pages. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match with the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the internet user, which is implemented by means of generating individual user profiles.

The Google AdSense component is operated by Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to integrate advertising into our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. makes it possible to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google AdSense component is integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google AdSense component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Alphabet Inc. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Alphabet Inc., inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time (as already mentioned above) by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a configuration of the internet browser settings would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from placing a cookie on the person’s information technology system. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes.

Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in websites to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis through which a statistical analysis may be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixels, Alphabet Inc. is able to determine if and when a website was opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Tracking pixels serve, inter alia, to analyse the flow of visitors on a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address, and is necessary for the collection and accounting of the displayed advertisements, is transmitted to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data will be stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may disclose the collected personal data through this technical procedure to third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

9. Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics (with the anonymisation function)

The data processor has integrated Google Analytics (with the anonymisation function) into this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the acquisition, collection and evaluation of data concerning website visitors’ behaviour. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about through which website a data subject has accessed the current website (so-called referrer), which sub pages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of time a sub page was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for carrying out a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The Google Analytics component is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

For web analysis via Google Analytics, the person responsible for the processing of data uses the add-on "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this add-on, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection will be shortened and made anonymous by Google if access to our websites is performed from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website in order to compile online reports for us that show activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google makes it possible to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the person responsible for processing the data, and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the person’s information technology system is automatically induced by the relevant Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of the visitor and the clicks which subsequently enables commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was gained and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. Personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this collected via the technical procedure personal data to third parties.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time (as already mentioned above) by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a configuration of the internet browser settings would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the person’s information technology system. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes.

Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics which relates to the use of this website as well as to the processing of such data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics, via JavaScript, that no data or information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is regarded by Google as an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or by another person who has authorisation to do so, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on at a later time.

For more information and Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

10. Privacy policy for the use of Google AdWords

The person responsible for the processing of data has integrated Google AdWords into this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in both Google’s search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows advertisers to predefine specific keywords that allow advertisers to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.

Google AdWords is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our own website by way of displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third party companies, in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a data subject arrives at our website via a Google ad, then Google stores a so-called conversion cookie on the person’s information technology system. What cookies are, has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie will be used to trace whether certain sub-pages have been viewed on our website, e.g. the shopping cart of an online shop. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject, who came to our website via an AdWords ad, has for example completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected by the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. We use these visitor statistics to determine the total number of users that have been referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our future AdWords ads. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Thus, whenever you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. Personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this collected via the technical procedure personal data to third parties.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time (as already mentioned above) by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a configuration of the internet browser settings would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the person’s information technology system. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-related advertising from Google. To do this, the data subject must visit www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the used internet browsers and make the desired setting changes there.

For more information and Google’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

11. Legal basis of data processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6 I lit. d GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

12. Legitimate interests pursued by the data processor or by a third-party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

13. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

14. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; requirement necessary to enter into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.
Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

15. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This privacy policy template was created by the Privacy Policy Generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH that carries out the data protection audit in cooperation WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE the media law firm.