Privacy statement and information, in accordance with article 13 of the GDPR
Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our services. As a user of our website, we take the protection of your privacy very seriously and we strictly uphold the legal data protection provisions on collecting, processing and using data. This applies in particular to the processing of your personal data.
The data controller’s name and contact details
32052 Herford, Germany
The data protection officer’s contact details
Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Oliver Baldner
Telefon: +49 (5221) 777-987
Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data:
|Purposes for processing||Legal basis|
|To bring the data controller in contact with visitors to our website who use our online contact form||Article 6, paragraph 1, lit.b of the GDPR (required to fulfil the pre-contractual measures)|
|Uploading data||The legal basis depends on the type of the data uploaded. Possible legal bases include:|
|Article 6, paragraph 1, lit.b of the GDPR (required to fulfil the contract or pre-contractual measures)|
|Article 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26, paragraph 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (contract on a business relationship)|
|The evaluation of user behaviour using Google Analytics||Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. a of the GDPR (consent of the data subject)|
|The processing of technical information, in order to optimise the availability of services and the appearance of website information retrieved by the visitor on their end device.||Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (the data controller’s legitimate interest)|
|Embedding of videos on the “YouTube” platform||Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (the data controller’s legitimate interest)|
In the safeguarding of the data controller’s legitimate interests and in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR, if your personal data is processed, our legitimate interests are the constant analysis and improvement of the website and the optimisation of user-friendliness. If technology is used to measure reach, this will be discussed separately in the privacy statement and you will have the opportunity to object. Our legitimate interest in reach measurement is the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website.
Categories of personal data for processing
When using our website, the following data is processed for organisational and technical purposes:
- The visitor’s IP address
- The names of the pages retrieved
- The date and time of access
- The name of the browser used
- The name of the operating system
- The name of the search engine or external link
- The name of the data downloaded
- the pages retrieved
- the bounce rate
- the length of stay on each page
The user’s identity is not made known to us, nor do we employ any measures in order to obtain such information by other means. We analyse this technical data anonymously and solely for statistical purposes, in order to further optimise our website and to present our content in a more attractive manner. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal information on secure systems. Your personal data and privacy are therefore always protected.
Recipients of your personal data
Transmission of your personal data to third parties will only take place upon receipt of your consent or if legally permissible. Transmission of your personal data to authorised state institutions and authorities will only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obligated to do so following a court ruling. Our employees are sworn to confidentiality and must uphold the provisions of the laws on data protection. For the technical provision of services, we use the following companies to process data on our behalf. These are:
|OK InterNetworking GmbH & Co. KG, Konrad-Zuse-Weg 15, D-33415 Verl||Hosting the website. Rental and operation of virtual servers in the form of order processing, in accordance with article 28 of the GDPR|
|Google Ireland Ltd.||Webtracking using Google|
This website uses so-called cookies. This involves the use of small text files, which are sent from our servers to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. These do not store personal data but instead use an individual pseudonym. This information is used to recognise you when navigating our pages and it makes navigation simpler.
Traffic analysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how the website is used. The information provided by the cookie regarding how you use this website is usually transmitted to a Google service in the USA and is stored there. IP anonymisation is activated for this website. Your IP address will be shortened and stored without the final octet. This allows us to see from which network a request originates and not from which device. Normally, your IP address is shortened within European Union member states or other states who are members of the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to analyse your use of this website, produce reports about website activities and to render further website services in connection with the use of our website and of related services. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser software; be advised, however, that you will not be able to use all of this website’s functions in full in such cases.
You can also prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and from your use of the website by Google, as well as its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the plugin from the following link:
Use of external services
Our website uses content from third parties. This may include videos, fonts or scripts. The relevant purposes and the legal basis for using this content is discussed in the section “Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data”. To present third party content, it is technically necessary to transmit your IP address to the relevant third party. We have no influence over how the respective third party uses your personal data. In the following, we will, however, provide an overview of all the third party services used on this website. If available, we will also provide the relevant link to the third party’s privacy statement so that you can read about how your personal data is processed and, if possible, object to such processing.
|External service||Privacy statement||Option to object|
|Videos provided on the third party platform “YouTube”, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.||www.google.com/policies/privacy/||www.google.com/settings/ads/|
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether their operators will uphold the data protection provisions. Despite the careful monitoring of content, we bear no liability for content on external links. The operators of the linked websites are solely responsible for the content on these sites.
We protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation or disruption by using a range of technical and organisational measures. Our security measures are constantly updated to match technological developments. All communication between your end device and our service is always encrypted. This applies to the download of documents, information that we provide on our website and information that is provided to us via contact forms or application forms.
The personal data that you have provided to us is automatically deleted as soon as the processing purposes have been met. In particular the following retention periods apply:
|Categories of stored data||Deletion deadline|
|Technical data and records to backup the website||6 months|
|Web tracking data||At the time of web tracking, your IP address is anonymised by deleting the final octet. Throughout the rest of the analysis, no personal data is processed.|
|Content which you have provided via the contact or application forms.||The retention periods for this content depend on the type of information transmitted and their respective legal retention periods. If an application that we have received does not lead to the conclusion of a work contract, this data will be deleted automatically 6 months after the application process is complete. If you, within the remit of your data subject rights, request the data to be deleted at an earlier date, the data will be deleted immediately.|
Data subject rights
You retain the right to be informed at any time of personal data that we have stored about you. Furthermore, in accordance with articles 16 to 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to amend incorrect data, the right to delete your personal data, the right to restrict the processing of your personal data and the right to data portability.
Right to revoke consent
You retain the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation has immediate effect for the future. The legality of any consent given to processing until the point of revocation remains unaffecte
Right to appeal
If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority.
Provision of your personal data
Personal data concerns information about your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. It is not necessary to provide personal data in order to use the website’s content. In certain cases, however, we require your name and address, as well as other details, so that we can render the services that you have requested. This applies, for example, to the use of our contact form, the transfer of any information, answers to individual questions or the use of our forms for online applications. We will inform you where this is necessary. Moreover, we only store and use data which is either voluntarily or automatically made available to us. If you use consultancy services, then generally only the data which is necessary to render the services will be required. If we need more information from you, this is to be provided voluntarily. The personal data provided by you will only be used for the purposes discussed.
Questions, suggestions, appeals
If you have further questions on the data protection information and the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly by using the contact details above.