Data protection

 

    Name and address of the person responsible

    The responsible person within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other information protection legislation are as follows:
    Guth Ventiltechnik GmbH
    Horstring 16
    76829 Landau
    Phone +49 (6341) 5105-0
    Fax +49 (6341) 5105-85
    sale1c0js@guthfwmf-vt.bvxdeq+4l
    www.guth-vt.de

    Name and address of the data protection representative

    Jürgen Schuler
    SiCOM AG
    Babenhäuser Straße 12a
    63762 Großostheim
    Phone +49 60269 7887-0
    j.schulerno__pam@sicom-ag.de
    www.sicom-ag.de

    General information regarding data processing


    Scope of the processing of personal data
    We process personal data from our users in principle only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and for our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is normally carried out only after the user has given consent. An exception is applicable in cases where prior authorisation is not possible for specific reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by means of legal regulations.

    Legal basis for the processing of personal data
    If we request the person concerned to agree to us processing their personal data, Art. 6 section 1 lit. a EU data protection directive (DSGVO) will apply as the legal basis. During the processing of personal data necessary to fulfil a contract to which the person concerned is party, Art. 6 section 1 lit. b DSGVO shall apply as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. If processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject to, Art. 6 section 1 lit. c DSGVO shall apply as the legal basis. If vital interests of the person concerned or other natural person require processing of personal data, Art. 6 section 1 lit. d DSGVO shall apply as the legal basis. If processing is necessary to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the interested party do not outweigh the interest, Art. 6 section 1 lit. f DSGVO shall apply as the legal basis.

    Data deletion and storage period
    The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage is no longer applicable. Storage can also be carried out if this is provided for by the European or national legislator in union regulations, laws or other rules to which the person is subject. The data is blocked or deleted even if a storage time required by the stated standards expires unless there is need for further storage of the data for contract conclusion or contract performance.


    Providing the website and creating logfiles


    Description and scope of the data processing
    Whenever our website is accessed our system automatically records data and information from the computer system of the initiating computer. The following data are collected here:
    Information about the browser type and the version used
    The operating system of the user
    The IP address of the user
    Date and time of access
    Websites from which the user system reaches our website
    Websites called up by the user system via our website
    The data are also stored in the logfiles of our system. Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

    Legal basis for the data processing
    Legal basis for temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    Purpose of data processing
    The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session. Storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data are used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. In these purposes, our legitimate interest in data processing is also based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their original capture. If the data is collected to provide the website, this is the case when the session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage which exceeds this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or anonymised so that the identity of the accessing client is no longer possible.

    Option for objection and removal
    The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of opposition by the user.


    Use of cookies


    Description and scope of the data processing
    Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the web browser or by the web browser on the computer system of the user. When a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the operating system of the user. This cookie contains a characteristic character string which allows the browser to be identified unambiguously when the website is re-opened. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a page change. The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:
    Language settings
    We also use cookies on our website which enable the user’s surfing behaviour to be analysed. In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

    • Search terms entered
    • Frequency of accessing pages

    The data collected in this manner from the users are pseudonymised by technical arrangements. Therefore, allocation of the data to the accessing user is no longer possible. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users. When accessing our website, users are informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this data protection declaration by an information banner . In this context, it is also indicated how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

    Legal basis for the data processing
    The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes if the user has given consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

    Purpose of data processing
    The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary for the browser to be re-recognised even after a page change. For the following applications we need cookies:

    • Acceptance of language settings
    • Remembering search terms

    The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we find out how the website is used and can thus continuously optimise our offer. For these purposes, our legitimate interest is also in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    Duration of storage, option for objection and removal
    Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted to our page. Therefore, as a user you also have full control of the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, functions of the website may not be fully usable.


    Contact form and email contact


    Description and scope of the data processing
    On our website there is a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the input mask are transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

    • Company
    • First name
    • Surname
    • Phone
    • Street, no.
    • Postcode
    • Town
    • Email
    • Subject
    • Message

    The following data are also stored at the time of sending the message:
    Date and time of registration
    For processing the data, your consent is obtained during the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. Alternatively, contact can be made via the email address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted by the email is stored. In this context, no transfer of the data to third parties is made. The data are used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

    Legal basis for the data processing
    Legal basis for processing the data if the user has consented is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Legal basis for processing the data transmitted during transmission of an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the email contact is intended to result in the conclusion of a contract, additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

    Purpose of data processing
    The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves solely for processing the contact records. In the case of contact via e-mail, the required legitimate interest in processing the data is also present here. Other personal data processed during the sending process are used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

    Duration of storage
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their original capture. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is concluded if it can be found from the circumstances that the facts concerned have been resolved in a final manner.

    Option for objection and removal
    The user has the option to withdraw their consent to processing the personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data stored during the contact are deleted in this case.


    Web analysis by Google Analytics

    This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

    IP anonymisation
    We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address submitted by your browser with regard to Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

    Browser Plugin
    You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the relevant settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

    Objection to data collection
    You can prevent Google Analytics from capturing your data by clicking on the following link. Deactivating Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this site: [ga_optout]. For more information on how to handle user data in Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

    Order data processing
    We have entered into an order data processing agreement with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

    Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
    This website uses the "demographic characteristics" feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. This data comes from Google's interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Objection to Data Collection".

    Rights of the person concerned

    If personal data are processed by you, you are the person concerned as per DSGVO and you have the following rights to the with reference to the person responsible:

    Right to be informed
    You can request confirmation from the person responsible whether personal data relating to you are processed by us. If such processing is present, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:

    • the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
    • the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information is not possible, criteria for fixing the storage duration;

    You are entitled to request information regarding whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this connection you can require to be notified of the transmission via the appropriate guarantees according to Art. 46 DSGVO. This information right can be restricted insofar as it is likely to make the implementation of research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously impaired and the restriction is necessary for the fulfilment of research or statistics.

    Right to correction
    You have a right to correction and/or completion versus the person responsible to the extent that the processed personal data that concern you are incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction without delay. Your right to correction can be limited insofar as it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impairs the implementation for research or statistics purposes and the restriction is necessary to fulfil the research or statistical purposes.

    Right to restriction of processing
    Under the following conditions, you can require the limitation of the processing of the personal data concerning you:

    • if you deny the accuracy of the personal data you are concerned for a duration which allows the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
    • processing is illegal and you reject the deletion of the personal data and instead require the limitation of the use of the personal data;
    • the responsible person does not need the personal data for the purpose of processing but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your legal rights, or
    • if you have submitted an objection to processing according to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible predominate against your reasons.

    If the processing of the personal data relating to you has been restricted, these data may be processed, apart from being stored, only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend rights or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the limitation of processing under the above conditions is restricted, you will be informed by the person responsible before the limitation is cancelled. Their right to restrict processing can be limited insofar as it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the implementation of research or statistics purposes and the restriction is necessary for the fulfilment of research or statistics purposes.

    Right to deletion


    Obligation to delete
    You may require the person responsible that the personal data concerning you will be deleted without delay and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data without delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies:
    Personal data relating to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or processed in another manner.
    You withdraw your consent on which processing is based according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
    You object to the processing according to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO there are no justified reasons for processing which take precedence or you object to the processing in accordance with the Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
    The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
    The deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the right of the Member States to which the responsible person is subject.
    The personal data concerning you have been collected for the purposes of the information society services provided in accordance with Art. 8 Abs. 1 DSGVO.

    Information to third parties
    If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is required to delete it according to Art. 17 para. 1 of the DSGVO, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, they shall take appropriate measures, including those of a technical nature, to inform those responsible for processing the personal data, that you requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or copies or replications of this personal data as the person concerned.

    Exceptions
    The right to deletion is not applicable to the extent that processing is required
    to exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
    for the fulfilment of a legal obligation requiring processing under the law of the Union or Member States to which the person is subject, or to exercise a task which is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of public authority on the data transmitted to the person responsible;
    for reasons of public interest in public health, in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 DSGVO;
    for archival purposes, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes, as per Art. 89 para. 1 of the DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to in section (a) is likely to make impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of this processing; or
    for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights.


    Right to be informed
    If you have asserted the right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing to the person responsible, they are required to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerned has been disclosed, of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

    Right to data portability
    You have the right to obtain the personal data you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit these data to another person responsible without obstruction by the person responsible to whom the personal data has been provided, provided
    that the processing is based on permission acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and
    the processing is carried out by means of automated methods.
    In exercising this right, you also have the right to ensure that the personal data concerning you are directly transmitted by one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedom and rights of other persons must not be impaired through this action. The right to data transfer does not apply to processing of personal data required for the exercise of a task which is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of public power which has been transferred to the person responsible.

    Right of opposition
    You have the right, on the basis of reasons arising from a particular situation, at any time to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you, which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The person responsible no longer processes the personal data concerning you unless they can demonstrate compelling protection reasons for processing which predominates your interests, rights and freedoms or processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal rights. If the personal data concerning you are processed to operate direct advertising, you have the right to oppose the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising, and this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct advertising purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes. You can exercise your right of opposition by means of automated procedures in connection with the use of information society services – regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC – where use has been made of technical specifications. You also have the right to object to the use of personal data relating to scientific or historical research or statistical purposes for reasons arising from your particular situation where processing takes place according to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO. Your right of opposition can be limited insofar as it is likely to make the implementation of research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously impaired and the restriction is necessary for the fulfilment of research or statistics.

    Right to revocation of the declaration of data protection permission
    You have the right to withdraw your data protection declaration of consent at any time. By revoking the consent, the legality of the processing carried out by virtue of the consent up to the point of revocation is not affected.

    Automated decision on individual case including profiling
    You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which develops against legal effect or significantly affects you in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision
    for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between you and the person responsible is necessary,
    on the basis of the legislation of the Union or Member States, to which the responsible person is subject and which contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or
    which takes place with your express consent.
    However, these decisions must not be allowed to rest on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO to the extent that Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g of the DSGVO apply and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and in your legitimate interests. As regards the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible person shall take appropriate measures to safeguard rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to effect the intervention of a person by the person responsible, on the presentation of their own position and against the decision.

    Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
    Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their location, their workplace or location of the alleged infringement, if you consider that processing of the personal data concerning you is in breach of the DSGVO. The supervisory authority with which the complaint was filed shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 DSGVO.