Information obligation in relation to the collection of data in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other relevant data protection legislation in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions relating to data protection is:
Aachener Straße 79
52249 Eschweiler, Germany
Managing Director: Stefan Wagner
Contact details of the Data Protection Officer:
01575 26 23 22 4
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data by means of which you can be identified in person. Please see our Data Protection Policy below this section for detailed information about data protection.
Please note that transmission of data over the internet (e.g. email communication) may involve security loopholes. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
Collection of data on our website
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, we collect your data when you communicate them to us. This may involve data that you enter on a contact form, for example.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system and time at which the site was accessed, together with the essential IP address). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you access our website.
The data specified above are stored for 5 days, then they are anonymised and stored to meet legal requirements for 30 days as XXX log (e.g. Access).
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The basis for the data processing is either Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, which permits processing of data to execute a contract or carry out pre-contractual measures, or Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art.6 (1) point f is the operation of this website and achievement of the aim of protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data. This includes, for example, taking action under criminal or civil law to prosecute attacks on our infrastructure.
For what purpose do we use your data?
Some of the data are collected to ensure fault-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour. Operation of this website is associated with the achievement of our own and your protection objectives of confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data. This includes, for example, taking action under criminal or civil law to prosecute attacks on our infrastructure.
Furthermore, we will use your personal data if you contact us by email. We collect, process and use your personal data only insofar and for as long as we require them to provide our services for you. We will erase your personal data once we have provided our service to you unless we are obliged by law to store your personal data for longer. Please note our special instructions if you apply for a job with us by email or forward information to us to initiate a business relationship.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are required for the design of content or to alter the legal relationship (user data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, which permits processing of data to execute a contract or carry out pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our web pages (usage data) to the extent required to enable users to make use of the service or to bill them for it.
The customer data collected are erased when the order is completed or the business relationship comes to an end. This does not affect the statutory retention periods.
Data processing for the purpose of job applications
We offer you the opportunity to apply to job vacancies on our website. Specific members of staff are available to help you with this. You are welcome to forward the application documents concerned to them. We will check your documents and notify you of the outcome. If we do not decide to appoint you, we shall block your personal data and erase them after a maximum of six months.
Data processing for the purpose of initiating business
If you contact us for the purpose of initiating business (e.g. to describe the matter under consideration with a specific question or to submit documentation), we will store that email in our system. The period for which we are permitted to use your email and any attachments is based on the specific requirements.
Recipients and categories of recipients
All data that are collected via our website remain exclusively on our servers on our premises. Only our employees can gain knowledge of the content of emails, the content of which is treated with absolute confidence. We will only pass data that we have logged during your visit to our website on to third parties if
- we are legally obliged or obliged by a court order to do so or
- we require the logged data to take action under criminal or civil law against attacks on our infrastructure.
Your data may, however, also be processed for legitimate interests on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f of the GDPR, e.g., to initiate a business transaction, to contact you even without your consent or to pursue or defend against claims under civil law arising from contractual or statutory obligations. We process and store data in the context of statutory obligations to fulfil contractual provisions, e.g., to comply with the retention periods under tax and commercial law (Art. 6 (1) point c) or within the framework of our business relationships (Art. 6 (1) point c). If there is a statutory or contractual obligation to provide personal data or if it is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, we shall comply with this. In specific cases, we will process your data on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art 6 (1) point a.
What are your rights in relation to your data?
You have the right to obtain information free of charge and at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data about you that we have stored. Moreover, you have the right to demand rectification, blocking or erasure of those data. There is also a right to data portability. You can contact us at any time at the address specified above if you have any questions about data protection.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with any supervisory authority. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing activities are only possible with your express consent. However, some processing activities are based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6. para. 1 (f)). You can therefore withdraw your consent or putative consent at any time, including in part. Notification to us by email, in no specific format, is sufficient for this (firstname.lastname@example.org). The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the time of withdrawal remains unaffected.
SSL and TLS encryption
This site uses SSL and TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection from the fact that the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and that the lock symbol appears on your browser bar.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
2. Data collection on our website
Websites usually use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our site more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
You can recognise our cookies as follows: _ga, PHP…, etc
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are erased automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser in such a way that you receive notifications of cookies being downloaded, only accept them individually, accept cookies in certain cases only or reject them completely and activate automatic erasure of the cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or provide certain functions that you require (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically fault-free and optimised provision of its services. Where other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour), they are covered separately in this Data Protection Policy.
If you submit questions to us using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide on it, are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass these data on without your consent.
Processing of the data entered on the contact form is thus carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An email to us is sufficient for this. No specific form is required. The lawfulness of the data processing procedures up to the point of withdrawal remains unaffected by this.
We will keep the data entered by you on the contact form until you request us to delete them, you withdraw your consent to store them or the purpose of storage of the data no longer obtains (e.g. on completion of processing of your query). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular, retention periods – remain unaffected.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this site, details of the time of creation of the comment, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen are stored in addition to your comment.
Storage of your IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. As we do not check comments on our site before they are published, we require the data to take action against the author in the case of breaches of the law such as libel or propaganda. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art.6 (1) point f is to protect our company.
3. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook is notified that you have visited us with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our site to your user account. We wish to point out that, as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in Facebook’s data protection policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account first.
Transmission of data to third states
4. Analytical tools and advertising
The data controller intends to transmit your personal data) in accordance with the Appropriateness Resolution of the EU commission (EU-US Privacy Shield). Your data are transmitted to the companies listed below and processed for the purposes described:
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer that allow analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web service and its advertising.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art.6 (1) point a GDPR. Our “processing” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR is based on your consent.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address is truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. The IP address of your browser transmitted by Google Analytics will not be combined with any other Google data.
You can prevent storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software; please note, however, that in this case, you may not be able to use some functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of those data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is stored, which prevents recording of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find more information about the way in which Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.
reCAPTCHA checks whether the data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated programme. reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various features. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. reCAPTCHA evaluates various pieces of information for its analysis (e.g. IP address, the time the visitor spends on the website and the user’s mouse movements). The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.
Data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website from illegitimate automated spying and against SPAM.
You can find further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data protection policy under the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube operated by Google. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. In this process, the YouTube server is notified of which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of displaying our online offers in an appealing manner. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.
Further information about the way in which user data is handled can be found in YouTube’s data protection policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
In order to achieve a consistent presentation of fonts, this site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser downloads the web fonts required to your browser cache so that texts and fonts can be displayed correctly.
To this end, the browser you use must establish a connection with Google’s servers. This notifies Google that your IP address was used to access our website. Google Web Fonts is used in the interest of displaying our online offers in an uniform and appealing manner. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
You can find further information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.
It is necessary to store your IP address for you to use Google Maps. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interest of displaying our online offers in an appealing manner and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.
Further information about the way in which user data is handled can be found in Google’s data protection policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.