Privacy Policy

I) General Information

We understand how important it is to make sure your privacy is protected while you use our website. We take the task of protecting your personal data very seriously. We therefore wanted to let you know when we save your data, which data we save and how we use it. This Privacy Policy also outlines the measures we use to protect your privacy.

 

II) Data Controller

GEHOLIT+WIEMER
Lack- und Kunststoff-Chemie GmbH

Sofienstraße 36
76676 Graben-Neudorf

Phone +49 7255 99 0
Fax +49 7255 99 199
E-mail info@geholit-wiemer.de

CEO: Christian Wiemer 

You can contact the Data Protection Officer under the address listed above (addressed to the “Datenschutzbeauftragten”) or by e-mail to Datenschutz@geholit-wiemer.de.

 

III) Your Rights

When it comes to your personal data, you are entitled to the following:

  • Right to access
  • Right to rectification or erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to data portability

You are also entitled to submit complaints regarding our processing of your personal data to a data protection supervisory authority.

In the German state of Baden-Württemberg, this role is filled by the Baden-Württemberg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information at Königstrasse 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, P.O. Box 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart, phone: +49 711 615541-0, fax: +49 711 615541-15, e-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

If you wish to assert any of your rights related to personal data, simply send an e-mail to:

Datenschutz@geholit-wiemer.de

You may be required to verify your identity.

 

IV) Collection and Storage of Personal Data and the Form and Purpose of its Usage

1. When visiting the website

a. When you open our website on a device, the browser you are using will automatically send information to the website’s servers. This information is stored temporarily in something known as a log file. The following information is stored without you doing anything and is then deleted automatically, normally after one week:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Difference in time zone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of query (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP-status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Directing website
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

b. We process the specified data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that no problems occur when establishing a connection to the website
  • To make sure our website is clear and simple for users
  • To analyse the security and stability of our systems
  • To investigate any misuse of access to our website (DoS/DDoS attacks etc.)
  • To complete any other administrative tasks

c. The legal basis for these data processing activities is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 point f of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is based on the aforementioned reasons for collecting your data. In general, we do not use the data collected to draw conclusions about you as a person. However, we reserve the right to do so should we need to clarify any misuse of access to our website.


2. When contacting us

a. If you have questions of any kind, we offer you the option of contacting us over the phone or by e-mail. If you have questions of any kind, we also offer you the option of contacting us using a contact form provided on our website. When using this form, you are required to enter a valid e-mail address so that we can find out who sent the enquiry and send a response to the right person.

b. Any other information in the message itself goes beyond what is actually required. When you enter this data and send it off, an encrypted e-mail is automatically generated and sent to us directly at info@geholit-wiemer.de, without being stored temporarily. Nevertheless, confidential data should not be sent using this channel.

c. Data processing activities for the purpose of contacting us are based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 point a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. For (pre-)contractual queries (e.g. related to future membership), these activities are based on Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data that we collect and process when you contact us is deleted once your query has been dealt with or upon expiry of any statutory retention periods.

3. Newsletter

a. After submitting your consent, you are able to subscribe to our newsletter, which provides you with information about our latest interesting offers. The products and services advertised are listed in the declaration of consent.

b. The subscription process for our newsletter uses something known as the double opt-in process. This involves the following steps: When you register, we send an e-mail to the e-mail address you gave us. In this e-mail, we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you fail to confirm your registration within 72 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. We will also store the IP address you used and the times at which you first registered and then confirmed your registration. The purpose of this process is to verify your registration and to enable us to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.

c. The only information required to send the newsletter is your e-mail address. [Any other information provided in the specially marked fields is voluntary and is used so that we can address you in person.]

d. Following your confirmation, we save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 point a GDPR.

e. You are able to withdraw your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter. To withdraw your consent, simply click on the link provided in every e-mail newsletter, use this form on our website, send an email to Newsletter@geholit-wiemer.deor send a message to the contact details provided on the “Impressum” page on our website (legal notice page, only available in German).

4. Cookies

a. Our website sometimes uses something known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files, which are stored onto your computer by your browser.

b. Most of the cookies we use are something known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit our page.

c. You can set up your browser so that you are informed when cookies are used. You can also choose to only permit the acceptance of cookies in certain cases, to block cookies in general, or to have cookies automatically deleted when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies completely can limit the functionality of this website.

5. Use of Piwik

Our website uses the open-source software Piwik in order to analyse user access statistics.

Piwik uses cookies for the analysis of user access data. These text files – which are saved onto the user’s computer – enable website usage to be analysed. The information and data generated by cookies are stored on a server in Germany. Before being saved, your IP address will be rendered anonymous. You can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. However, this may prevent you from being able to use the full scope of our website.

Your data is not made available to third parties. Piwik uses anonymous user data to help us improve our website and offering. When saving IP addresses, Piwik does not save the last digits. This way we are still able to see the network used to request access. However, it also means we are unable to assign your IP address to your computer.

By using our website, you agree to your data being processed by Piwik within the scope described above and for the aforementioned purposes.

6. Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps by Google Inc. By using this website, you agree to your data being automatically recorded, processed and used by Google Inc., its representatives and third parties.

The terms and conditions for using Google Maps can be found under the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.

7. Google Web Fonts

To ensure the standardised appearance of fonts, this website uses something known as Web Fonts, which are provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the requisite Web Fonts in order to correctly display text and fonts. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a standard font.Further information about Google Web Fonts is available at developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

8. Matomo

This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses something known as cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer to enable your usage of our website to be analysed. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website is saved onto our servers. Before being saved, your IP address will be rendered anonymous.

The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that you will be unable to use all the functions of this website to their full extent in this case.If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate this here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to stop Matomo storing any usage data. If you then delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. In this case, you will have to reactivate the opt-out option the next time you visit our page.

V) SSL Encryption

This website uses SSL encryption to ensure security and to protect the transmission of confidential information, e.g. any queries you send to us, as the website operator. Encrypted connections can be identified as the address bar in your browser will switch from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol will appear in your browser bar. If SSL encryption is active, the data that you send will not be able to be read by third parties.

 

VI) Links to Other Websites

For practical reasons and for the provision of further information, our website may contain links to other websites. These websites may be run independently. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or privacy notices, which you should always review. If we do not own the linked websites or are not responsible for operating them, we cannot be held responsible for their content, usage or data protection measures, even if you are directly forwarded to these websites from our page.

 

VII) Data Storage/Deletion

Unless governed otherwise in the detailed descriptions of our products and services, we process and store your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and statutory duties. Your personal data is deleted or blocked on a regular basis if it is no longer needed for the execution of contractual or statutory duties, if you have asserted your right to have it erased, if all mutual claims have been met or if no other statutory retention requirements or legitimate legal grounds apply to its storage.

 

VIII) Validity and Amendment of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid as of May 2018. As this website and our products and services are enhanced or as amendments are made to statutory or official requirements, amendments may need to be made to this Privacy Policy. The most recent version of this Privacy Policy is always available on our website and can be printed out at any time.