I Name and address of the responsible company
The company responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Weißkirchener Straße 2-6
61449 Steinbach/Ts. – Deutschland
Tel.:+49 6171 887098-0
The data protection officer
The contact details of the data protection officer are:
Tel.: +49 89 416 158 644
II General information on data processing
1 Scope of processing personal data
We process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the presentation and optimisation of a functional website as well as our content and services. Processing personal data in the context of this public relations work is in terms of Article 6 (1) (e) of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 3 of the BDSG. The processing of personal data of our users regularly only takes place with their consent. An exception applies in those cases where the data processing is permitted by law.
2 Legal basis for processing personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent for the processing of personal data from the data subject, art. 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
In the event that the vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the the person concerned or another natural person require the processing of personal data, article 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the party concerned do not outweigh the first mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
3 Deletion of data and storage duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, data may also be stored if the European or national legislator has provided for this in union law regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the mentioned standards expires, unless there is a requirement for further storage of data for the conclusion of a contract or fulfilment of a contract.
III Provision of the website and creation of log files
1 Description and scope of data processing
Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically records information from the computer system which accesses it.
The following data is collected:
- Information about the browser type and version used.
- The operating system of the user.
- The Internet service provider of the user.
- The IP address of the user.
- Date and time of access.
- Websites from which the user’s system reached our website.
- Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website.
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
2 Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and log files is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.
3 Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be displayed on the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
For these purposes, our legitimate interest is in the processing of data according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
4 Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for displaying the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, they will latest be deleted after seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or changed, so that an allocation of the display of the website to the user is no longer possible.
5 Opposition and removal option
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection for the user.
IV Contact form and e-mail contact
1 Description and scope of data processing
On our website is a contact form available, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user realizes this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:
Name, company, telephone number, e-mail address, address, message
At the time of sending the message, the following data is also stored:
- The IP address of the user.
- Date and time of registration.
Alternatively, contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
In this regard, there is no disclosure of data to third parties. The data are used solely for processing the conversation.
2 Legal basis for data processing
Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
Legal basis for processing data in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. If the aim of the e-mail contact is the conclusion of a contractual relationship, then Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR also applies to the data processing.
3 Purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data from the input form is used solely for us to handle the contact request. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process are intended to prevent misuse of the contact form, and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
4 Duration of storage
The data are deleted as soon as the purpose of storage is no longer required. For the personal data from the input form of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.
The other personal data collected as part of the sending process are deleted after a maximum period of seven days.
5 Opposition and removal option
The user has the right to withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, among other options, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such cases, the conversation cannot be continued.
Der Widerruf der Einwilligung und der Widerspruch der Speicherung ist möglich durch eine kurze Mitteilung an .
In this event, all personal data that has been stored in the course of the contact will be deleted.
V Rights of the person concerned
If your personal data are processed, you are affected by the GDPR and you as the data subject are entitled to the following rights from your controller:
1 Right of access
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:
- the purposes of the processing.
- the categories of personal data concerned.
- the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations.
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
- the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing.
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source.
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.
2 Right to rectification
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
3 Right to restriction of processing
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead.
- the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a member state.
A data subject who has obtained restriction of processing pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.
4 Right of erasure
a) Right to be forgotten
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
- the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1), or point (a) of Article 9 (2), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2).
- the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
- the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
- the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Art 17 (1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right for deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary
- for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information.
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9 (2) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR.
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
5 Notification obligation
The controller shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with article 16, article 17 (1) and article 18 to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
The controller shall inform the data subject about those recipients if the data subject requests it.
6 Right to data portability
The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) or point (a) of Article 9 (2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1); and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.
The right to transfer data shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible.
7 Right to object
The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1), including profiling based on those provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to carry out direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the possibility of exercising your right of objection to the use of information society services, without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications
8 Conditions for consent
The data subject shall have the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
9 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on you or which significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
- is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
- that the legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject is admissible and that such legislation contains appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or
- takes place with your explicit consent
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) point (a) or point (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain action by the person responsible, to state his or her own position and to challenge the decision.
10 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to article 78 GDPR.