Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of PWA Electronic GmbH.

The website of PWA Elec­tro­nic GmbH can gene­rally be used without provi­ding any perso­nal data. Howe­ver, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, 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 gene­rally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The proces­sing of perso­nal data, for example the name, address, email address or tele­phone number of a person concer­ned, is always carried out in accordance with the Gene­ral Data Protec­tion Regu­la­tion and in accordance with the coun­try-speci­fic data protec­tion regu­la­ti­ons appli­ca­ble to PWA Elec­tro­nic GmbH. By means of this data protec­tion decla­ra­tion, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the perso­nal data collec­ted, used and proces­sed by us. Further­more, data subjects are infor­med about their rights by means of this data protec­tion declaration.

As the control­ler, PWA Elec­tro­nic GmbH has imple­men­ted nume­rous tech­ni­cal and orga­niz­a­tio­nal measu­res to ensure the most complete protec­tion of perso­nal data proces­sed via this website. Nevertheless, Inter­net-based data trans­mis­si­ons can gene­rally have secu­rity gaps, so that abso­lute protec­tion cannot be guaran­teed. For this reason, every person concer­ned is free to trans­mit perso­nal data to us in alter­na­tive ways, for example by telephone.

Further infor­ma­tion can be found in our legal notice.


As of June 23, 2021

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following infor­ma­tion will provide you with an easy to navi­gate over­view of what will happen with your perso­nal data when you visit this website. The term “perso­nal data” compri­ses all data that can be used to perso­nally iden­tify you. For detailed infor­ma­tion about the subject matter of data protec­tion, please consult our Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion, which we have inclu­ded bene­ath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is proces­sed by the opera­tor of the website, whose contact infor­ma­tion is avail­able under section “Infor­ma­tion about the respon­si­ble party (refer­red to as the “control­ler” in the GDPR)” in this Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­tion you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recor­ded by our IT systems auto­ma­ti­cally or after you consent to its record­ing during your website visit. This data compri­ses prima­rily tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion (e.g., web brow­ser, opera­ting system, or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­tion is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cally when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the infor­ma­tion is gene­ra­ted to guaran­tee the error free provi­sion of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, reci­pi­ents, and purpo­ses of your archi­ved perso­nal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are recti­fied or eradi­ca­ted. If you have consen­ted to data proces­sing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data proces­sing. Moreo­ver, you have the right to demand that the proces­sing of your data be restric­ted under certain circum­s­tan­ces. Further­more, you have the right to log a comp­laint with the compe­tent super­vi­sing agency.

Please do not hesi­tate to contact us at any time if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data protec­tion rela­ted issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possi­bi­lity that your brow­sing patterns will be statis­ti­cally analy­zed when your visit this website. Such analy­ses are perfor­med prima­rily with what we refer to as analy­sis programs.

For detailed infor­ma­tion about these analy­sis programs please consult our Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion below.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an exter­nal service provi­der (host). Perso­nal data collec­ted on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limi­ted to, IP addres­ses, contact requests, meta­data and commu­ni­ca­ti­ons, contract infor­ma­tion, contact infor­ma­tion, names, web page access, and other data gene­ra­ted through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfil­ling the contract with our poten­tial and exis­ting custo­mers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the inte­rest of secure, fast, and effi­ci­ent provi­sion of our online services by a profes­sio­nal provi­der (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its perfor­mance obli­ga­ti­ons and to follow our inst­ruc­tions with respect to such data.

We are using the following host:

Pauly Büro­ma­schi­nen Vertriebs GmbH
Kapellenstr.1
65555 Limburg/Offheim

Host Europe GmbH 
Hanse­strasse 111
51149 Köln

Data processing

We have conclu­ded a data proces­sing agree­ment (DPA) with the above-mentio­ned provi­der. This is a contract manda­ted by data privacy laws that guaran­tees that they process perso­nal data of our website visi­tors only based on our inst­ruc­tions and in compli­ance with the GDPR.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The opera­tors of this website and its pages take the protec­tion of your perso­nal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your perso­nal data as confi­den­tial infor­ma­tion and in compli­ance with the statu­tory data protec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Data Protec­tion Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of perso­nal infor­ma­tion will be collec­ted. Perso­nal data compri­ses data that can be used to perso­nally iden­tify you. This Data Protec­tion Decla­ra­tion explains which data we collect as well as the purpo­ses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the infor­ma­tion is collected.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e., through e‑mail commu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be prone to secu­rity gaps. It is not possi­ble to comple­tely protect data against third-party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data proces­sing control­ler on this website is:

PWA Elec­tro­nic
Service- & Vertriebs- GmbH
Liebig­straße 12
D‑63500 Seligenstadt
Geschäfts­füh­rer: Jürgen Antl
Reg.-Nr. HRB 22043 Offenbach
Amts­ge­richt Hanau
USt.-Id Nr.: DE 11357 9409
Inhalt­lich verant­wort­lich: Jürgen Antl

Phone: +49 6182 7877–0
E‑mail: mail@pwa-electronic.de

The control­ler is the natu­ral person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisi­ons as to the purpo­ses of and resour­ces for the proces­sing of perso­nal data (e.g., names, e‑mail addres­ses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more speci­fic storage period has been speci­fied in this privacy policy, your perso­nal data will remain with us until the purpose for which it was collec­ted no longer applies. If you assert a justi­fied request for dele­tion or revoke your consent to data proces­sing, your data will be dele­ted, unless we have other legally permis­si­ble reasons for storing your perso­nal data (e.g., tax or commer­cial law reten­tion peri­ods); in the latter case, the dele­tion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We have appoin­ted a data protec­tion offi­cer for our company.

Daten­schutz­be­auf­trag­ter
Joachim Kolbe

Phone: +49 6182 7877–0
E‑mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@pwa-electronic.de

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among other things, we use tools of compa­nies domic­i­led in the United States or other from a data protec­tion perspec­tive non-secure non-EU coun­tries. If these tools are active, your perso­nal data may poten­ti­ally be trans­fer­red to these non-EU coun­tries and may be proces­sed there. We must point out that in these coun­tries, a data protec­tion level that is compa­ra­ble to that in the EU cannot be guaran­teed. For instance, U.S. enter­pri­ses are under a mandate to release perso­nal data to the secu­rity agen­cies and you as the data subject do not have any liti­ga­tion opti­ons to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. agen­cies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and perma­nently archive your perso­nal data for surveil­lance purpo­ses. We have no control over these proces­sing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data proces­sing tran­sac­tions are possi­ble only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of viola­ti­ons of the GDPR, data subjects are enti­t­led to log a comp­laint with a super­vi­sory agency, in parti­cu­lar in the member state where they usually main­tain their domic­ile, place of work or at the place where the alle­ged viola­tion occur­red. The right to log a comp­laint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­tive or court procee­dings avail­able as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cally process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine read­a­ble format. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to anot­her control­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cally feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For secu­rity reasons and to protect the trans­mis­sion of confi­den­tial content, such as purchase orders or inqui­ries you submit to us as the website opera­tor, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion program. You can reco­gnize an encryp­ted connec­tion by checking whether the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is acti­va­ted, data you trans­mit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If you are under an obli­ga­tion to share your payment infor­ma­tion (e.g. account number if you give us the autho­rity to debit your bank account) with us after you have ente­red into a fee-based contract with us, this infor­ma­tion is requi­red to process payments.

Payment tran­sac­tions using common modes of paying (Visa/MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are proces­sed exclu­si­vely via encryp­ted SSL or TLS connec­tions. You can reco­gnize an encryp­ted connec­tion by checking whether the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

If the commu­ni­ca­tion with us is encryp­ted, third parties will not be able to read the payment infor­ma­tion you share with us.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the appli­ca­ble statu­tory provi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­tion about your archi­ved perso­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the purpose of the proces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data recti­fied or eradi­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this subject matter or any other ques­ti­ons about perso­nal data, please do not hesi­tate to contact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­tion of restric­tions as far as the proces­sing of your perso­nal data is concer­ned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restric­tion of proces­sing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correct­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the proces­sing of your perso­nal data.
  • If the proces­sing of your perso­nal data was/is conduc­ted in an unlaw­ful manner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the proces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the eradi­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your perso­nal data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­t­le­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the proces­sing of your perso­nal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weig­hed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mi­ned whose inte­rests prevail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the proces­sing of your perso­nal data.

If you have restric­ted the proces­sing of your perso­nal data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archi­ving – may be proces­sed only subject to your consent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­t­le­ments or to protect the rights of other natu­ral persons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest reasons cited by the Euro­pean Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e‑mails

We here­with object to the use of contact infor­ma­tion publis­hed in conjunc­tion with the manda­tory infor­ma­tion to be provi­ded in our Site Notice to send us promo­tio­nal and infor­ma­tion mate­rial that we have not expressly reques­ted. The opera­tors of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­li­ci­ted sending of promo­tio­nal infor­ma­tion, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the indus­try refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored tempora­rily for the dura­tion of a session (session cookies) or they are perma­nently archi­ved on your device (perma­nent cookies). Session cookies are auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted once you termi­nate your visit. Perma­nent cookies remain archi­ved on your device until you actively delete them, or they are auto­ma­ti­cally eradi­ca­ted by your web browser.

In some cases, it is possi­ble that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advan­tage of certain services offe­red by the third party (e.g., cookies for the proces­sing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of func­tions. Many cookies are tech­ni­cally essen­tial since certain website func­tions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shop­ping cart func­tion or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analy­sis of user patterns or the display of promo­tio­nal messages.

Cookies, which are requi­red for the perfor­mance of elec­tro­nic commu­ni­ca­tion tran­sac­tions (requi­red cookies) or for the provi­sion of certain func­tions you want to use (func­tio­nal cookies, e.g., for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or those that are necessary for the opti­miz­a­tion of the website (e.g., cookies that provide measura­ble insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a diffe­rent legal basis is cited. The opera­tor of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the storage of cookies to ensure the tech­ni­cally error free and opti­mi­zed provi­sion of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been reques­ted, the respec­tive cookies are stored exclu­si­vely on the basis of the consent obtai­ned (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this consent may be revo­ked at any time.

You have the option to set up your brow­ser in such a manner that you will be noti­fied any time cookies are placed and to permit the accep­t­ance of cookies only in speci­fic cases. You may also exclude the accep­t­ance of cookies in certain cases or in gene­ral or acti­vate the delete func­tion for the auto­ma­tic eradi­ca­tion of cookies when the brow­ser closes. If cookies are deac­ti­va­ted, the func­tions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analy­ti­cal purpo­ses, we will sepa­r­ately notify you in conjunc­tion with this Data Protec­tion Policy and, if appli­ca­ble, ask for your consent.

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the Borlabs cookie consent tech­no­logy to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your brow­ser and for their data privacy protec­tion compli­ant docu­men­ta­tion. The provi­der of this tech­no­logy is Borlabs — Benja­min A. Born­schein, Rüben­kamp 32, 22305 Hamburg, Germany (herein­af­ter refer­red to as Borlabs).

Whenever you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie will be stored in your brow­ser, which archi­ves any decla­ra­ti­ons or revo­ca­ti­ons of consent you have ente­red. These data are not shared with the provi­der of the Borlabs technology.

The recor­ded data shall remain archi­ved until you ask us to eradi­cate them, delete the Borlabs cookie on your own or the purpose of storing the data no longer exists. This shall be without preju­dice to any reten­tion obli­ga­ti­ons manda­ted by law. To review the details of Borlabs’ data proces­sing poli­cies, please visit https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

We use the Borlabs cookie consent tech­no­logy to obtain the decla­ra­ti­ons of consent manda­ted by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6(1)© GDPR.

Cookie-Einwilligung with Cookie Notice & Compliance

Our website uses the cookie consent tech­no­logy of Cookie Notice & Compli­ance for GDPR to obtain your consent for the archi­ving of certain cookies on your device and for the data protec­tion compli­ant docu­men­ta­tion of the former.

Cookie Notice & Compli­ance for GDPR is instal­led locally on our servers so that a connec­tion with third party servers does not occur. Cookie Notice & Compli­ance for GDPR stores a cookie in your brow­ser to be able to allo­cate the gran­ted consent and their revo­ca­tion to you. The cookie stays active for 1 month. Your data is stored until you ask us to delete it, delete the consent cookie yourself or the purpose of data archi­ving is no longer valid. This does not affect manda­tory statu­tory reten­tion periods.

Cookie Notice & Compli­ance for GDPR is being used to obtain the consent for the use of cookies requi­red by law. The legal basis is Art. 6(1)© GDPR.

Server log files

The provi­der of this website and its pages auto­ma­ti­cally collects and stores infor­ma­tion in so-called server log files, which your brow­ser commu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cally. The infor­ma­tion comprises:

  • The type and version of brow­ser used
  • The used opera­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the acces­sing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The opera­tor of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the tech­ni­cally error free depic­tion and the opti­miz­a­tion of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inqui­ries to us via our contact form, the infor­ma­tion provi­ded in the contact form as well as any contact infor­ma­tion provi­ded ther­ein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further ques­ti­ons. We will not share this infor­ma­tion without your consent.

The proces­sing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is rela­ted to the execu­tion of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contrac­tual measu­res. In all other cases the proces­sing is based on our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the effec­tive proces­sing of the requests addres­sed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.

The infor­ma­tion you have ente­red into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradi­cate the data, revoke your consent to the archi­ving of data or if the purpose for which the infor­ma­tion is being archi­ved no longer exists (e.g., after we have conclu­ded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without preju­dice to any manda­tory legal provi­si­ons, in parti­cu­lar reten­tion periods.

Request by e‑mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, inclu­ding all resul­ting perso­nal data (name, request) will be stored and proces­sed by us for the purpose of proces­sing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

These data are proces­sed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is rela­ted to the fulfill­ment of a contract or is requi­red for the perfor­mance of pre-contrac­tual measu­res. In all other cases, the data are proces­sed on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the effec­tive hand­ling of inqui­ries submit­ted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after comple­tion of your request). Manda­tory statu­tory provi­si­ons — in parti­cu­lar statu­tory reten­tion peri­ods — remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You have the option to regis­ter on this website to be able to use addi­tio­nal website func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respec­tive offer or service you have regis­tered for. The requi­red infor­ma­tion we request at the time of regis­tra­tion must be ente­red in full. Other­wise, we shall reject the registration.

To notify you of any important chan­ges to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­ni­cal modi­fi­ca­ti­ons, we shall use the e‑mail address provi­ded during the regis­tra­tion process.

We shall process the data ente­red during the regis­tra­tion process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).

The data recor­ded during the regis­tra­tion process shall be stored by us as long as you are regis­tered on this website. Subse­quently, such data shall be dele­ted. This shall be without preju­dice to manda­tory statu­tory reten­tion obligations.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)

This website uses the open-source web analy­sis service Matomo. Matomo uses tech­no­lo­gies that make it possi­ble to reco­gnize the user across multi­ple pages with the aim of analy­zing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device finger­prin­ting). The infor­ma­tion recor­ded by Matomo about the use of this website will be stored on our server. Prior to archi­ving, the IP address will first be anonymized.

Through Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data on the use of our website-by-website visi­tors. This enab­les us to find out, for instance, when which page views occur­red and from which region they came. In addi­tion, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, refer­rer, brow­ser, and opera­ting system used) and can measure whether our website visi­tors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purcha­ses, etc.).

The use of this analy­sis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website opera­tor has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the analy­sis of user patterns, in order to opti­mize the operator’s web offe­rings and adver­ti­sing. If a corre­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted (e.g. an agree­ment to the storage of cookies), the proces­sing takes place exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

IP anonymization

For analy­sis with Matomo we use IP anony­miz­a­tion. Your IP address is shor­tened before the analy­sis, so that it is no longer clearly assi­gnable to you.

Hosting

We host Matomo with the following third-party provider:

Pauly Büro­ma­schi­nen Vertriebs GmbH
Kapellenstr.1
65555 Limburg/Offheim

Host Europe GmbH 
Hanse­strasse 111
51149 Köln

Data processing

We have conclu­ded a data proces­sing agree­ment (DPA) with the above-mentio­ned provi­der. This is a contract manda­ted by data privacy laws that guaran­tees that they process perso­nal data of our website visi­tors only based on our inst­ruc­tions and in compli­ance with the GDPR.

WP Statistics

This website uses the WP Statis­tics analy­sis tool to evaluate visi­tor acces­ses statis­ti­cally. The provi­der is Vero­nal­abs, ARENCO Tower, 27th Floor, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Dubai 23816, UAE (https://veronalabs.com).

WP Statis­tics can be used to analyze the use of our website. In doing so, WP Statis­tics records, among other things, log files (IP address, refer­rer, brow­ser used, origin of the user, search engine used) and actions that the website visi­tors have taken on the site (e.g. clicks and views).

The data collec­ted with WP Statis­tics is stored exclu­si­vely on our own server.

The use of this analy­sis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the anony­mi­zed analy­sis of user beha­vior in order to opti­mize both our websites and our adver­ti­sing. If consent has been reques­ted (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), proces­sing will be carried out exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent may be revo­ked at any time.

IP anonymization

We use WP Statis­tics with anony­mi­zed IP. Your IP address is shor­tened so that it can no longer be directly assi­gned to you.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the news­let­ter offe­red on this website, we will need from you an e‑mail address as well as infor­ma­tion that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e‑mail address provi­ded, and consent to the rece­ipt of the news­let­ter. No further data shall be collec­ted or shall be collec­ted only on a volun­tary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the reques­ted infor­ma­tion and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The proces­sing of the infor­ma­tion ente­red into the news­let­ter subscrip­tion form shall occur exclu­si­vely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archi­ving of data, the e‑mail address and the use of this infor­ma­tion for the sending of the news­let­ter at any time, for instance by clicking on the “Unsub­scribe” link in the news­let­ter. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data proces­sing tran­sac­tions that have taken place to date.

The data depo­si­ted with us for the purpose of subscrib­ing to the news­let­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter service provi­der and dele­ted from the news­let­ter distri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or after the purpose has ceased to apply. We reserve the right to delete or block e‑mail addres­ses from our news­let­ter distri­bu­tion list at our own discre­tion within the scope of our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter distri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­let­ter service provi­der in a black­list to prevent future mailings. The data from the black­list is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inte­rest and our inte­rest in comply­ing with the legal requi­re­ments when sending news­let­ters (legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the black­list is inde­fi­nite. You may object to the storage if your inte­rests outweigh our legi­ti­mate interest.

Rapidmail

This website uses Rapid­mail for the sending of news­let­ters. The provi­der is the rapid­mail GmbH, Augus­ti­ner­platz 2, 79098 Frei­burg i.Br., Germany.

Rapid­mail services can, among other things, be used to orga­nize and analyze the sending of news­let­ters. The data you enter for the purpose of subscrib­ing to the news­let­ter are archi­ved on Rapid­mail servers in Germany.

Data analysis by Rapidmail

For analy­ti­cal purpo­ses, e‑mails sent via Rapid­mail are tagged with a so-called “Tracking Pixel”, which connects to Rapidmail’s servers once the e‑mail is opened. As a result, it is possi­ble to deter­mine whether a news­let­ter e‑mail was actually opened.

With the assi­s­tance of Rapid­mail we are also able to deter­mine whether and which links in the news­let­ter message the reci­pi­ent clicked. All links inte­gra­ted into the e‑mail are so-called Tracking Links that enable us to count your clicks. If you do not want to permit an analy­sis by Rapid­mail, you must unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. We provide a link for you to do this in every news­let­ter message. Moreo­ver, you can also unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter right on the website.

For more details on the Rapid­mail analy­sis func­tions, please follow this link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/.

Legal basis

The data is proces­sed based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have given at any time by unsub­scrib­ing from the news­let­ter. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data proces­sing tran­sac­tions that have taken place prior to your revocation.

Storage period

The data depo­si­ted with us for the purpose of subscrib­ing to the news­let­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter service provi­der and dele­ted from the news­let­ter distri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. Data stored for other purpo­ses with us remain unaffected.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter distri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­let­ter service provi­der in a black­list to prevent future mailings. The data from the black­list is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inte­rest and our inte­rest in comply­ing with the legal requi­re­ments when sending news­let­ters (legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the black­list is inde­fi­nite. You may object to the storage if your inte­rests outweigh our legi­ti­mate interest.

For more details, please consult the Data Protec­tion Regu­la­ti­ons of Rapid­mail at: https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit.

Data processing

We have conclu­ded a data proces­sing agree­ment (DPA) with the above-mentio­ned provi­der. This is a contract manda­ted by data privacy laws that guaran­tees that they process perso­nal data of our website visi­tors only based on our inst­ruc­tions and in compli­ance with the GDPR.

7. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website opera­tor is Google Ireland Limi­ted (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embed­ded, a connec­tion with YouTube’s servers will be estab­lis­hed. As a result, the YouTube server will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have visited.

Further­more, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or compa­ra­ble tech­no­lo­gies for reco­gni­tion (e.g. device finger­prin­ting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain infor­ma­tion about this website’s visi­tors. Among other things, this infor­ma­tion will be used to gene­rate video statis­tics with the aim of impro­ving the user friend­li­ness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allo­cate your brow­sing patterns to your perso­nal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our inte­rest in presen­ting our online content in an appe­aling manner. Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legi­ti­mate inte­rest. If a corre­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted, the proces­sing takes place exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion on how YouTube hand­les user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provi­ded by Google. When you access a page on our website, your brow­ser will load the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache to correctly display text and fonts.

To do this, the brow­ser you use will have to estab­lish a connec­tion with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website opera­tor has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in a uniform presen­ta­tion of the font on the operator’s website. If a respec­tive decla­ra­tion of consent has been obtai­ned (e.g., consent to the archi­ving of cookies), the data will be proces­sed exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Any such consent may be revo­ked at any time.

If your brow­ser should not support Web Fonts, a stan­dard font instal­led on your compu­ter will be used.

For more infor­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Font Awesome (local embedding)

This website uses Font Awesome to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. Font Awesome is locally instal­led so that a connec­tion to Fonti­cons, Inc.’s servers will not be estab­lis­hed in conjunc­tion with this application.

For more infor­ma­tion on Font Awesome, please and consult the Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion for Font Awesome under: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

MyFonts

This site uses so-called web fonts from MyFonts Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massa­chu­setts 01801 USA (herein­af­ter: MyFonts). These are fonts that are loaded into your brow­ser when you call up our website in order to ensure a uniform typeface for the presen­ta­tion of the website.

The fonts are instal­led locally. There is no connec­tion to MyFonts servers. The use of the fonts is based on our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in a uniform presen­ta­tion of our website (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAP­T­CHA” (herein­af­ter refer­red to as “reCAP­T­CHA”) on this website. The provi­der is Google Ireland Limi­ted (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAP­T­CHA is to deter­mine whether data ente­red on this website (e.g., infor­ma­tion ente­red into a contact form) is being provi­ded by a human user or by an auto­ma­ted program. To deter­mine this, reCAP­T­CHA analy­zes the beha­vior of the website visi­tors based on a variety of para­me­ters. This analy­sis is trig­ge­red auto­ma­ti­cally as soon as the website visi­tor enters the site. For this analy­sis, reCAP­T­CHA evalua­tes a variety of data (e.g., IP address, time the website visi­tor spent on the site or cursor move­ments initia­ted by the user). The data tracked during such analy­ses are forwar­ded to Google.

reCAP­T­CHA analy­ses run enti­rely in the back­ground. Website visi­tors are not aler­ted that an analy­sis is underway.

Data are stored and analy­zed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website opera­tor has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the protec­tion of the operator’s websites against abusive auto­ma­ted spying and against SPAM. If a respec­tive decla­ra­tion of consent has been obtai­ned, the data will be proces­sed exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Any such consent may be revo­ked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion about Google reCAP­T­CHA please refer to the Google Data Privacy Decla­ra­tion and Terms Of Use under the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

Userlike

We use User­like (herein­af­ter called “User­like”) to process user inqui­ries via our support chan­nels or live chat systems. The provi­der is User­like UG (a limi­ted liabi­lity company), Prob­stei­gasse 44 – 46, 50670 Colo­gne, Germany.

Messages you send to us may be stored in the User­like ticket system or answe­red by our staff in live chat. When you commu­ni­cate with us through User­like, we and User­like store, among other things, your name and email address, if you have provi­ded them, and your chat history. Further­more, the brow­ser you use, your opera­ting system, your IP address and your loca­tion are recor­ded. This data is summa­ri­zed in a profile.

Messages that are addres­sed to us remain in our posses­sion until you ask us to delete them or the reason for the data storage is no longer effec­tive (e.g., after your inquiry has been proces­sed). This shall be without preju­dice to any statu­tory provi­si­ons – espe­cially statu­tory manda­tory reten­tion obligations.

User­like is deployed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website opera­tor has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in marke­ting acti­vi­ties that are as effec­tive as possi­ble. If your perti­nent consent was reques­ted, the proces­sing shall occur exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; this consent may be revo­ked at any time.

User­like is domic­i­led in the Euro­pean Union, but uses the servers of Amazon Web Services, so that it is possi­ble that your data is also trans­fer­red to the United States.

For more infor­ma­tion please consult the User­like data protec­tion decla­ra­tion: https://www.userlike.com/de/data-privacy and https://www.userlike.com/de/blog/live-chat-software-datenschutz-dsgvo.

8. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use perso­nal data only to the extent necessary for the estab­lish­ment, content orga­niz­a­tion or change of the legal rela­ti­ons­hip (data inven­tory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the proces­sing of data for the fulfilm­ent of a contract or pre-contrac­tual actions. We collect, process, and use perso­nal data concer­ning the use of this website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possi­ble for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

The collec­ted custo­mer data shall be eradi­ca­ted upon comple­tion of the order or the termi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­ti­ons­hip. This shall be without preju­dice to any statu­tory reten­tion mandates.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for online stores, retailers, and the shipment of merchandise

We share perso­nal data with third parties only if this is necessary in conjunc­tion with the hand­ling of the contract; for instance, with compa­nies entrus­ted with the ship­ment of goods or the finan­cial insti­tu­tion tasked with the proces­sing of payments. Any further trans­fer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly consen­ted to the trans­fer. Any sharing of your data with third parties in the absence of your express consent, for instance for adver­ti­sing purpo­ses, shall not occur.

The basis for the proces­sing of data is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the proces­sing of data for the fulfilm­ent of a contract or for pre-contrac­tual actions.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for services and digital content

We share perso­nal data with third parties only if this is necessary in conjunc­tion with the hand­ling of the contract; for instance, with the finan­cial insti­tu­tion tasked with the proces­sing of payments.

Any further trans­fer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly consen­ted to the trans­fer. Any sharing of your data with third parties in the absence of your express consent, for instance for adver­ti­sing purpo­ses, shall not occur.

The basis for the proces­sing of data is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the proces­sing of data for the fulfilm­ent of a contract or for pre-contrac­tual actions.

Payment services

We inte­grate payment services of third-party compa­nies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, bank account details, credit card number) are proces­sed by the payment service provi­der for the purpose of payment proces­sing. For these tran­sac­tions, the respec­tive contrac­tual and data protec­tion provi­si­ons of the respec­tive provi­ders apply. The use of the payment service provi­ders is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (contract proces­sing) and in the inte­rest of a smooth, conve­ni­ent, and secure payment tran­sac­tion (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Inso­far as your consent is reques­ted for certain actions, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR is the legal basis for data proces­sing; consent may be revo­ked at any time for the future.

We use the following payment services / payment service provi­ders within the scope of this website:

PayPal

The provi­der of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22–24 Boule­vard Royal, L‑2449 Luxem­bourg (herein­af­ter “PayPal”).

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Contrac­tual Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Commis­sion. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.

Details can be found in PayPal’s privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

9. Online-based Audio and Video Conferences (Conference tools)

Data processing

We use online confe­rence tools, among other things, for commu­ni­ca­tion with our custo­mers. The tools we use are listed in detail below. If you commu­ni­cate with us by video or audio confe­rence using the Inter­net, your perso­nal data will be collec­ted and proces­sed by the provi­der of the respec­tive confe­rence tool and by us. The confe­ren­cing tools collect all infor­ma­tion that you provide/access to use the tools (email address and/or your phone number). Further­more, the confe­rence tools process the dura­tion of the confe­rence, start and end (time) of parti­ci­pa­tion in the confe­rence, number of parti­ci­pants and other “context infor­ma­tion” rela­ted to the commu­ni­ca­tion process (meta­data).

Further­more, the provi­der of the tool proces­ses all the tech­ni­cal data requi­red for the proces­sing of the online commu­ni­ca­tion. This inclu­des, in parti­cu­lar, IP addres­ses, MAC addres­ses, device IDs, device type, opera­ting system type and version, client version, camera type, micro­phone or loud­spea­ker and the type of connection.

Should content be exch­an­ged, uploa­ded, or other­wise made avail­able within the tool, it is also stored on the servers of the tool provi­der. Such content inclu­des, but is not limi­ted to, cloud record­ings, chat/ instant messages, voice­mail uploa­ded photos and videos, files, white­boards, and other infor­ma­tion shared while using the service.

Please note that we do not have complete influ­ence on the data proces­sing proce­du­res of the tools used. Our possi­bi­li­ties are largely deter­mi­ned by the corpo­rate policy of the respec­tive provi­der. Further infor­ma­tion on data proces­sing by the confe­rence tools can be found in the data protec­tion decla­ra­ti­ons of the tools used, and which we have listed below this text.

Purpose and legal bases

The confe­rence tools are used to commu­ni­cate with prospec­tive or exis­ting contrac­tual part­ners or to offer certain services to our custo­mers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Further­more, the use of the tools serves to gene­rally simplify and acce­le­rate commu­ni­ca­tion with us or our company (legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Inso­far as consent has been reques­ted, the tools in ques­tion will be used on the basis of this consent; the consent may be revo­ked at any time with effect from that date.

Duration of storage

Data collec­ted directly by us via the video and confe­rence tools will be dele­ted from our systems immedia­tely after you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the reason for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Manda­tory legal reten­tion peri­ods remain unaffected.

We have no influ­ence on the dura­tion of storage of your data that is stored by the opera­tors of the confe­rence tools for their own purpo­ses. For details, please directly contact the opera­tors of the confe­rence tools.

Conference tools used

We employ the following confe­rence tools:

Zoom

We use Zoom. The provi­der of this service is Zoom Commu­ni­ca­ti­ons Inc, San Jose, 55 Alma­den Boule­vard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. For details on data proces­sing, please refer to Zoom’s privacy policy: https://zoom.us/en-us/privacy.html.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Contrac­tual Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Commis­sion. Details can be found here: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

TeamViewer

We use Team­Viewer. The provi­der is Team­Viewer Germany GmbH, Jahn­str. 30, 73037 Göppin­gen. Details about data proces­sing can be found in the Team­Viewer privacy policy: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/privacy-policy/.

Microsoft Teams

We use Micro­soft Teams. The provi­der is Micro­soft Corpo­ra­tion, One Micro­soft Way, Redmond, WA 98052–6399, USA. For details on data proces­sing, please refer to the Micro­soft Teams privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.

10. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visi­tors the oppor­tu­nity to submit job appli­ca­ti­ons to us (e.g., via e‑mail, via postal services on by submit­ting the online job appli­ca­tion form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the perso­nal data collec­ted from you in conjunc­tion with the appli­ca­tion process. We assure you that the collec­tion, proces­sing and use of your data will occur in compli­ance with the appli­ca­ble data privacy rights and all other statu­tory provi­si­ons and that your data will always be trea­ted as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job appli­ca­tion to us, we will process any affi­lia­ted perso­nal data (e.g., contact and commu­ni­ca­ti­ons data, appli­ca­tion docu­ments, notes taken during job inter­views, etc.), if they are requi­red to make a decision concer­ning the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ment rela­ti­ons­hip. The legal grounds for the afore­men­tio­ned are § 26 GDPR accord­ing to German Law (Nego­tia­tion of an Employ­ment Rela­ti­ons­hip), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (Gene­ral Contract Nego­tia­ti­ons) and – provi­ded you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your perso­nal data will only be shared with indi­vi­du­als who are invol­ved in the proces­sing of your job application.

If your job appli­ca­tion should result in your recruit­ment, the data you have submit­ted will be archi­ved on the grounds of § 26 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of imple­men­ting the employ­ment rela­ti­ons­hip in our data proces­sing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or with­draw your appli­ca­tion, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submit­ted on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the appli­ca­tion proce­dure (rejec­tion or with­dra­wal of the appli­ca­tion). After­wards the data will be dele­ted, and the physi­cal appli­ca­tion docu­ments will be destroyed. The storage serves in parti­cu­lar as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be requi­red after the expiry of the 6‑month period (e.g., due to an impen­ding or pending legal dispute), dele­tion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agree­ment (Arti­cle 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if statu­tory data reten­tion requi­re­ments preclude the deletion.

Admission to the applicant pool

If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to join our appli­cant pool. In case of admis­sion, all docu­ments and infor­ma­tion from the appli­ca­tion will be trans­fer­red to the appli­cant pool in order to contact you in case of suita­ble vacancies.

Admis­sion to the appli­cant pool is based exclu­si­vely on your express agree­ment (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). The submis­sion agree­ment is volun­tary and has no rela­tion to the ongo­ing appli­ca­tion proce­dure. The affec­ted person can revoke his agree­ment at any time. In this case, the data from the appli­cant pool will be irre­vo­ca­bly dele­ted, provi­ded there are no legal reasons for storage.

The data from the appli­cant pool will be irre­vo­ca­bly dele­ted no later than two years after consent has been granted.

Diese Daten­schutz­er­klä­rung wurde mit dem eRecht24 Daten­schutz Gene­ra­tor erstellt.