Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. The management of Halemeier GmbH attaches particular importance to data privacy. Use of the Halemeier GmbH website is generally possible without any requirement to state personal data. Nevertheless, we may need to process personal information if a data subject wishes to use particular services offered by our company via its website. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if no statutory basis is in place for the processing of such data, then we will usually seek to obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as name, postal address or telephone number of a data subject, always takes place in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data privacy stipulations which apply to Halemeier GmbH. Our company also intends that the present data privacy policy should serve as a vehicle for notifying the public of the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data which we collect, use and process. The data privacy policy further seeks to notify data subjects of the rights they enjoy under data privacy law.

As a data controller, Halemeier GmbH has put numerous technical and organisational measures in place to ensure complete protection of personal data processed via this site wherever possible. Notwithstanding this, Internet-based data transmission may involve gaps in security. This means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, all data subjects are free to transmit personal data via other routes, such as by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data privacy policy of Halemeier GmbH is based on terminology used in relevant European directives and regulations at the time when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted. The aim is that the general public, our customers and our business partners should all find our data privacy policy to be easy to read and understand. In order to ensure this, we would like to begin by explaining the definitions used.
Some of the terms included in the data privacy policy are as follows:

  • a) Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (referred to below as a “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by a data controller.

  • c) Processing

    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  • f) Pseudonymisation

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

  • g) Controller

    Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h) Processor

    Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i) Recipient

    Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law are not regarded as recipients.

  • j) Third party

    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  • k) Consent

    Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions appertaining to data privacy is:

Halemeier GmbH
Lange Straße 51
D-49326 Melle-Neuenkirchen
Germany
Tel.: +49 5428/ 50380-0
E-Mail: info@halemeier.de
Website: https://www.halemeier.de

Statutorily prescribed data protection officer:
Our company has appointed a data protection officer.
HC Plus Gesellschaft für Datenschutz
E-Mail: privacy(at)hc-plus.de

3. Cookies

The website of Halemeier GmbH uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are saved and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a clear cookie identifier. It comprises a unique string of characters which Internet sites and servers can allocate to the specific Internet browser on which the cookie has been stored. This allows the web pages and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers containing different cookies. A certain Internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Cookies enable Halemeier GmbH to provide visitors to its website with services that are more user-friendly than would otherwise be possible without the deployment of cookies.

Cookies allow us to act in the best interests of the user of our site by enhancing the information and services we are able to provide. As already mentioned, cookies permit us to recognise return visitors to our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for visitors to use the site. For example, a visitor to a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this function is performed by the website and by the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the use of a shopping cart cookie in an online shop. The online store uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. Not all the functions of our website may be fully available if the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used.

You can amend your current cookie settings here..

4. Collection of general data and information

The Halemeier GmbH website collects a series of general data and information every time it is accessed by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in log files on the server. The data and information that may be collected are (1) browser type and browser version being used, (2) the operating system being used by the system via which the site is accessed, (3) the site from which the system accessing our website originated its request (so-called referrer site), (4) the pages of our website that the system accessing our website accesses, (5) the date and time of day our website is accessed, (6) the Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet provider of the system accessing our website and (8) other similar data and information that serves to defend against cyber attacks to our IT systems.

Halemeier GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. The reasons for collecting this information are (1) to deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the contents of our website and the advertising of the website, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology used by our website and (4) to provide the information required by prosecuting authorities in the event of a cyber attack. This data and information, which is collected in an anonymised form, is therefore analysed by Halemeier GmbH for statistical purposes and with the further goal of elevating the level of data protection and data security at our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymised data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.

5. Contact opportunity via the website

Pursuant to the relevant statutory regulations, the website of Halemeier GmbH provides information which facilitates rapid electronic contact with our company and allows direct communication with us. This information also includes a general address for electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject initiates contact with the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically stored. Such information, which is voluntarily transmitted by a data subject to the data controller, will be stored for the purpose of processing or for the purpose of contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller will process and store the data subject’s personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of such storage or to the extent that storage is permitted in accordance with relevant European directives and regulations or pursuant to other legislation or stipulations which are incumbent on the controller.

Personal data will routinely be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions once the purpose of storage has ceased to apply or following the expiry of a storage period stipulated pursuant to relevant European directives and regulations or pursuant to other relevant legislation.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed. Any data subject wishing to avail him or herself of this right of confirmation may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time.

  • b) Right of access

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects in respect of whom personal data is being processed the right to obtain from the controller, free of charge and at any time, information about his or her personal data being stored and to receive a copy of this information. The relevant European directives and regulations further grant the data subject access to the following information:

    • The purposes of the processing
    • The categories of personal data being processed
    • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has 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 existence of a the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • Where the personal data has not been collected from the data subject, any available information as to its source
    • The existence of automated individual decision-making, including profiling pursuant to Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in such cases— meaningful information on the logic and scope involved and on the intended effects of processing of this nature for the data subject

    The data subject has the further right to obtain information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

    Any data subject wishing to avail him or herself of this right of access may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time.

  • c) Right to rectification

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects 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 has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. Any data subject wishing to avail him or herself of this right to rectification may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time.

  • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws his or her consent for the lawfulness of processing pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph Clause 1 a) or Article 9 Paragraph 2 a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis via which processing may take place.
    • The data subject objects to the processing of data pursuant to Article 21 Paragraph 1 or 2 GDPR, and no overriding legitimate grounds for processing are in place, or the data subject objects to processing pursuant to Article 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
    • Personal data has been unlawfully processed.
    • Deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in accordance with European Union Law or the laws of a Member State to which the controller is subject.
    • Personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services within the meaning of Article 8 Paragraph 1 GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Halemeier GmbH, he or she may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time. An employee of Halemeier GmbH will promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

    Where Halemeier GmbH has made personal data public and our company in its capacity as a data controller is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, Halemeier GmbH will, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of such personal data, insofar as processing is not required. An employees of Halemeier GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right to restriction of processing

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following prerequisites 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 its use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is 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 Paragraph 1 GDPR pending verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request restriction of processing of personal data stored by Halemeier GmbH, he or she may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time. An employees of Halemeier GmbH will arrange for restriction of processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects 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. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph Clause 1 a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2 the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph Clause 1 b) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    The data subject may contact an employee at Halemeier GmbH at any time in order to assert the right to data portability.

  • g) Right to object

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation and at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on Article 6 Paragraph Clause 1 e) or f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    Halemeier GmbH will then no longer process personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or unless processing takes place for the purpose of establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If Halemeier GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Halemeier GmbH in respect of processing for direct marketing purposes, then Halemeier GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by Halemeier GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of Halemeier GmbH or another member of staff directly. Within the context of the use of information society services and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may also exercise his or her right to object by automated means and by using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Halemeier GmbH will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

    Any data subject wishing to avail him or herself of rights relating to automated decision-making may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    The relevant European directives and regulations afford all data subjects the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    Any data subject wishing to avail him or herself of this right to withdraw such consent may contact a staff member of the data controller at any time.

8. Data privacy in the case of job applications and application procedures

The data controller will collect and process personal data from applicants for the purpose of executing the application procedure. Processing may also take place by electronic means. This will particularly be the case in circumstances where an applicant has submitted relevant application documentation to the data controller by electronic means, such as by e-mail or via a web form located on the Internet site. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the contract of employment whilst having due regard for the statutory stipulations. If the controller does not conclude a contract of employment with an applicant, the application documentation will be automatically deleted two months after announcement of rejection insofar as such deletion is not precluded by other legitimate interests of the data controller. Other legitimate interests in this respect include, for example, the duty to furnish evidence in a procedure pursuant to the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

9. Data privacy provisions concerning the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data regarding the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer site), about which sub-pages were visited, or about how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp” for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this application, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Google uses the data and information collected for reasons such as evaluation of the use of our website in order to provide us with online reports, which show the activities on our site and for the provision to us of other services concerning the use of our Internet site.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. We have already explained above what cookies are. The setting of the cookie enables Google to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages operated by the controller on this Internet site is accessed and if a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online analysis. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject. Google uses this information, inter alia, in order to gain an understanding of the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. Upon each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass the personal data it has collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

As stated above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition to this, cookies which have already been set by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programmes.

The data subject has the further possibility of objecting to collection of data related to the use of this website and generated by Google Analytics. The data subject may also object to the processing of this data by Google and thus preclude any such processing. In order to do so, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on via the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on uses JavaScript to notify Google Analytics that any data and information about visits to Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered by Google to constitute an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons in order to disable Google Analytics. It is possible to execute the re-installation or re-activation of the browser add-on if the browser add-on was uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to his or her sphere of competence.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is further explained at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

10. Data privacy provisions concerning the application and use of Google Remarketing

The controller has integrated the component of Google Remarketing on this website. Google Remarketing is a function of Google AdWords, which allows a company to display advertisements to users who have previously visited the its website. The integration of Google Remarketing enables a company to create user-related advertising. Internet users are then shown advertisements relevant to their interests.

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of advertising which is relevant to the interests of the user. Google Remarketing allows us to show advertisements which are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users via the Google advertising network or on other Internet sites.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. We have already explained above what cookies are. The setting of the cookie allows Google to recognise a visitor to our website when he or she subsequently visits websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. The Internet browser of the data subject automatically identifies itself to Google upon each visit to a website on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the surfing behavior of the user. Google then uses this information for purposes such as displaying advertising which is relevant to the interests of the user.

The cookie is used to store personal information, for example information regarding the Internet sites visited by the data subject. Upon each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, will therefore be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass the personal data it has collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

As stated above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition to this, cookies which have already been set by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programmes.

The data subject has the further possibility of objecting to interest-related advertising from Google. To do so, data subjects will need to access the link www.google.de/settings/ads in every Internet browser they are using and then enter their preferred settings.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

11. Data privacy provisions concerning the application and use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated the component of Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service which allows advertisers to place advertisements in Google’s search engine results and on the Google Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to predefine certain keywords which will only display an advertisement in Google’s search engine results when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a search result which is relevant to one of these keywords. In the Google Network, advertisements are distributed on websites of relevance to the topic using an automated algorithm and according to the pre-defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying advertising related to the interests of users on third-party websites and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and by displaying external advertising on our website.

If a data subject arrives on our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie will be deposited on the information technology system of the data subject by Google. We have already explained above what cookies are. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the conversion cookie has not yet expired, it can be used to trace whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to understand whether a data subject arriving on our website via an AdWords advertisement has generated revenue, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. We in turn use these visitor statistics to determine the total number of users who have been directed to us via AdWords advertisements. This allows us to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords advertisements and to optimise our AdWords advertisements in future. Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives any information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, for example information regarding the Internet sites visited by the data subject. Upon each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, will therefore be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass the personal data it has collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

As stated above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition to this, cookies which have already been set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programmes.

The data subject has the further possibility of objecting to interest-related advertising from Google. To do so, data subjects will need to access the link www.google.de/settings/ads in every Internet browser they are using and then enter their preferred settings.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

12. Data privacy provisions concerning the application and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal which enables video publishers to upload video clips and allows other users to view, review and comment on these clips free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all kinds of videos. Full feature films, TV programmes, music videos, trailers and videos made by users themselves can all be accessed via this Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages operated by the controller on this Internet site is accessed and if a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information on YouTube may be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject once he or she accesses a sub-page that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google will receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website.If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the time when the page is accessed, this information will be shared regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she may prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account prior to accessing our website.

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide further information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

13. Legal basis for the processing

Article 6 Paragraph 1 a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company’s processing operations and constitutes the means via which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, then the legal basis for processing is pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the carrying out of pre-contractual measures, for instance in the case of enquiries concerning our products or services. If our company subject to a legal duty requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, then the legal basis for processing is pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured. In such a circumstance, his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing in such an instance would take place pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could have their legal basis in Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds in cases where processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are particularly permissible for us because they have been specifically mentioned in European legislation. A legitimate interest could exist, for example, in situations such as where the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Clause 2 GDPR).

14. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in a manner which is conducive to the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

15. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. Relevant data is routinely deleted after expiration of this period insofar as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or the initiation of a contract.

16. Statutory or contractual stipulations for the provision of personal data; necessity of the provision of personal data in order to enter into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We wish to point out that the provision of personal data is required by law in some circumstances (e.g. tax regulations) and that contractual stipulations may also give rise to a requirement for the provision of personal data (e.g. information regarding a contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data for the purpose of concluding a contract. Such data will be subsequently processed by us. A data subject may, for example, be obliged to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with him or her. The consequence of non-provision of the personal data would be that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. A data subject must contact one of our employees before personal data is provided by the data subject. The employee will then clarify with the data subject on an individual case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or under the terms of the contract, whether the provision of personal data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and whether consequences will result from non-provision of the personal data.

17. Existence of automated decision-making

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

18. SSL encryption

For reasons of security and in order to protect the transmission of personal data such as enquiries which you send to us in our capacity as the site operator, this website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. When an encrypted connection is in place, you will see that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” auf “https://”. A lock icon will also be displayed in the status bar. If SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties