Processing of personal data
We collect, process and use your personal data only if there is a legal basis for doing so or you have given us separate consent to do so. We adhere to the principles of date avoidance and data minimisation and only collect personal data when this is necessary or unavoidable. Unsolicited enquiries and offers which reach us are promptly processed, and the data is then deleted.
You have the right at any time to obtain information about the personal data that you have stored with us, as well as to the rectification, deletion, restriction on processing, as well as to opposition and the right to the transfer of personal data that you have provided to us. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
You also have the right to fill a complaint to a supervisory authority.
Transmission of data/recipients
We will only transmit your personal data to other responsible persons if this is necessary for the execution of a contract or you have consented to this. We will never disclose this data to third parties for advertising.
No transmission of data to third countries is planned.
Duration of storage; retention periods
In principle, we only store your data for as long as necessary in order to fulfil its purpose, and only in so far as we are required to store this in order to fulfil legal obligations (for example, we are obliged to keep documents such as contracts and invoices for a specific period because of tax and commercial retention periods).
For customers/suppliers/service providers
We collect and process data from our customers, service providers and suppliers which is necessary for the execution of contracts, and in particular contact information such as the names of contact persons, business telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, but also bank and contract data.
The following data categories are processed:
• Communication data (such as name, telephone, e-mail, address)
• Contractual data (contractual relationship, product and/or contractual interests)
• Customer history
• Contractual billing and payment data
• Credit data (from third parties, e.g. credit bureaus or from public sources)
We only store this data for the duration of the contractual relationship and/or following the end thereof for the legally required retention period.
In addition to the execution of the contract, processing may occur when it is in the legitimate interests of our company, or based on your consent.
In rare instances, we receive contact data via third parties with a request to provide a tender or answer questions. When this happens, we will gladly inform you about the relevant data source.
Data from general enquiries which does not lead to a business relationship will be deleted after a 2-year period.
We will process the data which you send to us in connection with your application, in order to assess your suitability for the position (or any other open position within our company) and to complete the application process.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data as part of this application process is primarily § 26 of the BDSG (the German Federal Data Protection Act) in the version valid as of 25.05.2018. Thereafter, the processing of data required in connection with the decision to establish a business relationship is permitted.
If the data is required for legal prosecution following the completion of the application process, data processing is permitted based on the requirements of Art. 6 of the GDPR, and in particular for the exercise of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. Our interest then lies in the assertion of, or defence against, claims.
In the event of a cancellation, data from applicants will be deleted after 6 months.
If you are awarded a position as part of the application process, the data will be transferred from our applicant data system to our personnel information system.
For website visitors
IP addresses, user behaviour and e-mail addresses are also personal data. If you contact us by e-mail or by means of a contact form, we will store the information that you provide (your e-mail address, and if necessary, your name and telephone number) in order to answer your questions. [UG1] We delete the data received in this context once storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing thereof if statutory retention periods apply.
In the event that the website is only used for informative purposes, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data which your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary in order for us to display our website to you and ensure stability and security (legal basis: Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR):
– IP address
– Date and time of enquiry
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (specific page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Respective amount of data received
– Website from which the request originated
– Operating system and its interface
– Browser server language and version.
When using (filling out and submitting) our contact form, the Powermail extension that we use sets a cookie, which is deleted when the browser is closed.
Cookies are small text files which are stored on the hard drive assigned to the browser that you are using, and which provide certain information to the body which set the cookie (here, that is us). Cookies cannot run programs, or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet service more user-friendly and effective. You have the possibility of specifying which cookies may be set in your browser settings.
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On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter and/or comparable information via e-mail to the e-mail address that you provided.
Providing your e-mail address is sufficient for you to receive the newsletter. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the data that you provide will be used solely for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or subscription (for example, changes to the newsletter or technical conditions).
We require a valid e-mail address for an active subscription. We use the “Double-opt-in” procedure to verify that an application was actually submitted by the owner of an e-mail address. For this purpose, we log the inscription to the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested response. No further data is collected. This data will solely be used to send a newsletter, and will not be passed on to third parties.