We take data privacy very seriously. We always handle and use personal data with the utmost confidentiality, and only in as far as legal regulations allow or you have consented to it.
However, we would like to point out that data transmission over the internet is generally subject to security risks. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
Should you therefore have any concerns to further use our website, you may contact us alternatively in other ways, like telephone or post.
A. Responsible authority; Contact
The responsible authority concerning data protection laws is:
Wiese Förderelemente GmbH
Am Mühlenfelde 1
If you have any questions regarding how we process your personal data, or concerns regarding your rights outlined below in this statement, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection representative:
Henning Lüdecke | Lüdecke u. Fritzsch Rechtsanwälte, Hinüberstraße 8, 30175 Hannover, Germany Telephone: +49 (0)511/54304178, Email: Luedecke@LFLegal.de.
B. Processing of personal data; Intention; Deletion
Personal information includes all information that relates to an identified or identifiable person. An identifiable person is a natural person who directly or indirectly can be defined, in particular, by means of assignment of a name, an identification number, location data, an online-identifier or one or more specific features, which are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetical, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, organisation, categorisation, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, synchronisation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction of data.
The use of this website is possible anonymously, that is to say that no information about your person can be processed by us. Exceptions exist only in cases where your browser may not transmit anonymous (personal) data on its own accord. In so far as nothing to the contrary is mentioned in the following, our legal basis for the processing of such personal data that concerns you is Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1b) General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter GDPR), because data processing is necessary for the provision of the functions of the website as requested by you.
When accessing our website, we collect, store and use the following, normally anonymous data, short-term:
- the website visited
- time website was accessed
- the URL of the websites on which the user was directly prior to our website
- the number of data sent in bytes
- the user’s browser and browser version
- the user’s operating system
- the user’s IP address
We do not use these data in any way to identify you or to draw conclusions about your person. These data are stored on our server log files for a limited time. These data merely serve to enable our website to be displayed correctly, to conduct anonymous statistical analyses, to improve our website, to detect and trace technical errors on the website and, in case of unauthorised access or access attempts on our server, to initiate a derivation of personal data. We base our justification on Article 6, Para. 1 f) of the GDPR for cases such as these. After having achieved the purpose for which the data was stored, the data is routinely deleted or, if legal regulations or justified interests prevent deletion, blocked.
Personal data that you transmit to us online is only processed if it is necessary for the justification, implementation, termination or settlement of a contractual relationship between ourselves and you, or to answer any questions you may have. The following data are processed regularly by us in such cases:
- Name and surname
- Address, email address, fax and/ or telephone number
- Reason for contact
- Contract information (if applicable)
- Documents transmitted by you (if applicable)
- Information you provided verbally (if applicable)
As a rule, we do not pass on your personal data to third parties. This, however, does not apply to third parties who help us with contractual relationship transactions, such as the transport company charged with deliveries, or the bank entrusted with payment matters, as well as PayPal, if applicable. Also exempted are necessary data transmissions to accountants and the tax authorities. When data is transmitted to the third parties mentioned above, the scope of the transmitted data is limited to the necessary minimum.
We will delete the aforementioned personal data after the purpose for which they were processed has been achieved, unless we are required by law to store them for a longer period of time for tax and/or commercial storage and documentation obligations in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1c) of the GDPR. This also applies if you have consented to further storage in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1a) of the GDPR, or unless we need the data to protect our own legitimate interests or those of a third party and your fundamental rights or liberties do not outweigh our interests.
Cookies regularly serve the purpose of recognising the user, for example to remember a user’s shopping cart for a specific time, or to show behavioural advertising on the website. For this, information contained in the cookie is read out in case of a new visit to the website or a visit to a specific other website. This information may contain statistical as well as personal data, such as the user’s IP address.
In as far as the set cookies as well as the personal data are processed by us, processing is in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1 b) of the GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests in regard to the best possible, user-friendly functionality of our website.
Common internet browsers offer the option of not accepting cookies in their settings option, for example:
MS Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Please note: It cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to access to all of this website’s functions without restrictions if you disable cookies.
D. Contact form
You have the possibility of contacting us through our website using our contact form. We will only use the personal data transmitted by you to process your specific inquiry if you use this feature. The data entered into the contact form is therefore processed based on your consent (Article 6, Para. 1 a) of the GDPR).
E. User rights
1. Disclosure (Article 15 GDPR)
Upon request and free of charge, we will disclose which personal data we have processed about you, for what purpose, at what time and to which categories of recipients we have disclosed the data or are planning to do so, if possible how long the data will be stored for or at least the criteria for determining the duration and, in the case that we did not receive the data from you personally, the origin of the data.
2. Rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request rectification of any incorrect or incomplete personal data that concerns you.
3. Deletion and “Forgotten data” (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to the deletion of your personal data without delay, in so far as your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data or if data processing adversely affects our right to freedom of expression and information, or if we need the respective data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
4. Processing limitations (Article 18 GDPR)
You moreover have the right to restrict the processing of your data if at least one of the following conditions is met:
- if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you that we processed, we will reduce processing for the time needed for us to verify the accuracy of the data;
- the processing of the data is unlawful, you however reject the deletion of your personal data and instead demand that the use of this data is restricted;
- we no longer require your personal data for processing purposes, yet you need these to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- in the event that you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Article 21, Para. 1 of the GDPR, as long it has not been determined whether our concerns outweigh yours.
5. Data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
Furthermore, you have the right to receive personal data concerning you that you provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person in charge without obstruction on our part, provided that
- processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1 a) of the GDPR or Article 9, Para. 2 a) of the GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1 b) of the GDPR,
- and processing is done using automated systems,
- and the rights and liberties of third parties are not affected by this.
In exercising your right to the data transferability mentioned above, you have the right to request that your personal data be transferred directly by us to another person in charge in as far as this is technically feasible.
6. Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to object to the processing of these data in cases where we process your personal data on the basis of justifiable interests in accordance with Article 6, Para.1, Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR, if there are reasons for this that relate to your particular situation. You moreover have the right to object against the processing of your personal data if it is part of one of our direct advertising campaigns.
7. Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1 a) or Article 9, Para. 2 a) of the GDPR for cases in which we process your personal data based on the consent granted to us by you. The legitimacy of the processed data until the point of revocation is not affected by the revocation.
8. Right of appeal (Article 77 GDPR)
You have the right of appeal through the supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the GDPR regulations.
9. Exercise of rights
Please direct your questions concerning the exercise of the abovementioned rights to the person responsible mentioned in Section A.
F. Google Maps
We use Google Maps API on our website in order to visually display the location of our business and to make navigation to us easier for you if required. When using Google Maps, Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043) also collects, processes and uses data regarding the use of the maps functions by visitors to the websites.
The transfer of data, when using Google services and the associated data transmission to Google as described in detail below, is carried out in third countries (non-EU states). The transmission of personal data to Google takes place under the EU-US Privacy Shield in accordance with the European Commission’s appropriateness decision in the USA. This guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. The respective certificate can be viewed under https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI.
G. Use of Matomo
Our website uses the web analysis service “Matomo” (www.matomo.org), which is provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St., 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Article 6, Para. 1, Sentence 1c) of the GDPR is the legal basis for our use, as we have a legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of the behaviour of our websites’ users. We use the collected and analysed user data to improve our website, making it as user-friendly as possible. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated from the collected user data for the abovementioned purpose. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the bowser cache of the website user (see section on “Cookies” above). The information generated through the cookies about the use of the website is transmitted to our server and collected as pseudonymised user profiles. They are not used to personally identify the user of this website. Under no circumstances will the IP address be linked to other data relating to the user.
The information will also not be passed on to third parties.
You may object to the collection and processing of your data at any time if you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data in relation to the use of our website. Please click on the following opt-out-frame
After clicking on the frame, a corresponding opt-out cookie will be saved in your browser. Subsequently, Matomo will no longer collect any data. Please note that complete deletion of the cookies stored in your browser will also delete the opt-out cookie. You will have to reactivate this.
We reserve the right to amend this data protection policy respective to changes in the law or changed requirements/ specifications on the part of the jurisdiction or the supervisory authorities in due course. The modified data protection policy is thereby valid at the point of its publication on our website. We therefore suggest that you visit our site regularly in order to be aware of any updates that may have been made.