Data Protection Policy
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
AMB GmbH is obliged by law to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations laid down in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have implemented a number of technical and organisational measures to ensure that both AMB GmbH and external service providers working for AMB GmbH meet the relevant requirements. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and protecting all personal data submitted by you against unauthorised access. That is why we act with great diligence and have implemented advanced safety standards.
NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF DATA CONTROLLER ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 4 (7) GDPR
Apparate- und Maschinenbau GmbH
Mettmanner Straße 14
42115 Wuppertal, Germany
T + 49 202 / 26219 – 46
F + 49 202 / 26219 – 48
Karl-Heinz Zorr, Managing Director
We are obliged by law to make sure that personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (see GDPR principles relating to processing of personal data). To meet these requirements, we wish to clarify a number of legally defined terms that we use in our Data Protection Policy.
‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘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.
‘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.
RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING
‘Restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
‘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.
‘Pseudonymous’ 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.
‘Filing system’ means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
‘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 European Union or Member State law.
‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
‘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 European Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of this data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
‘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.
‘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.
LAWFULNESS OF PROCESSING
The processing of personal data is only deemed lawful, if there is a legal basis for it. According to Article 6 (1) (a – f) GDPR, such a legal basis exists if at least one of the following applies:
• The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
• Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
• Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
• Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
• Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
• Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
In this section, we explain how we collect personal data when you use our website. Personal data includes for example your name, addresses, e-mail addresses, user actions, etc.
When you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, the submitted data (your e-mail address, and possibly your name and phone number) are stored by us so that we can reply to your query or request. This data is deleted when we no longer need it. If there are statutory filing requirements, we limit the processing of data no longer used by us.
DATA COLLECTION DURING VISITS TO OUR WEBSITE
When you use our website merely for information purposes – that is, if you do not register or send us information in some other way – we only collect the personal data your browser transmits to our server. When you call up our website in the browser, we collect the following information as we need it for technical reasons for the proper display of the website, and to ensure stability and security (Article 6 (1.1) (f) GDPR):
• IP address, date and time of request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content pertaining to request (a specific web page), access status / HTTP status code
• Amount of data transferred
• Website from which the request was received, and browser
• Operating system and user interface
• Browser language and version.
In addition to collecting the above data, our website places cookies on your device. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser. Cookies are not programs and therefore do not contain computer viruses or other damaging code. They are designed to make our web pages more user-friendly, efficient and safe.
Our website uses transient and persistent cookies:
Transient cookies are automatically deleted the moment you close your browser. The most common type of transient cookies are session cookies. They contain the session ID that links the various browser requests made during a single session, so that your device is recognised when you return to our website.
Persistent cookies are deleted after a preset period of time, which varies from cookie to cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time through the safety settings of your browser.
You also have the option to configure your browser so that no cookies are stored, or only third-party cookies are rejected, etc. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by third parties, i.e. not the website that you are using at the time the cookie is stored on your device. If you deactivate cookies on your device, certain functions of our website might no longer be accessible to you.
Flash cookies are not handled by your browser, but by the Flash plug-in. We use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your device. These objects save the necessary data independently of the browser you use, and have no expiry date. If you do not wish the Flash cookies to be processed, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and your browser history on a regular basis.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE
Apart from information, our website offers you a range of services and functions that you might wish to avail of. To do this, you normally need to submit some personal data that we require in order to provide you with the requested function or service. All personal data collected in this manner is of course subject to our Data Protection Policy and the relevant statutory regulations.
We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These partners have been carefully selected by us. They are bound to our instructions and are regularly audited. For certain campaigns, competitions, contracts and similar services that we offer in conjunction with partners, we might make your personal data available to third parties. For more information about the data we share, refer to the terms and conditions displayed when you submit your data, and to the section below.
If our service provider or partner is based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offer.
Our website is designed for use by adults. Persons under the age of 18 should only submit personal data with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
Where the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. To withdraw your consent, simply contact us e-mail, phone or letter.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed. To receive such a confirmation, simply contact us e-mail, phone or letter.
RIGHT OF INFORMATION
If we process your personal data, you are entitled to request the following information from us:
• Purpose for which the data is processed.
• The categories of personal data being processed.
• The recipients or categories of recipients of your personal data, in particular in connection with the transfer of data to third countries or international organisations.
• The period for which the personal data will be stored, or if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
• The existence of the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing.
• The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
• If personal data processed by us was not submitted by you, information about the original of the data.
• The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.
If your personal data is transferred to a to a third country or international organisation, you are entitled to information about the appropriate safeguards that we have put in place to protect your data, pursuant to Article 46 GDPR. On request, we will provide a copy of your personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If your request is made by electronic means, and unless otherwise specified by you, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic format. The right to obtain a copy of your personal data shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION
You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing of your personal data, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
RIGHT TO ERASURE ("RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN")
You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. In this case, we are obliged to erase your personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
• The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
• The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
• The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
• The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
• The personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
• The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to section 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, the personal data.
THE RIGHT TO ERASURE SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE DATA PROCESSING IS NECESSARY
• For exercising the right of freedom of expression and information.
• For compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
• For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR.
• For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in section 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
• For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING
You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following 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 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted under section 1, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
To request restriction of processing of you data, simply contact us by e-mail, phone or letter.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit the data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where:
1. The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR; and
2. the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to section 1, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability is without prejudice to your right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
RIGHT TO OBJECT
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f), including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications. Where personal data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To exercise your right to objection, simply contact us by e-mail, phone or letter.
AUTOMATED INDIVIDUAL DECISION-MAKING INCLUDING PROFILING
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you, or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply, if the decision:
1. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller;
2. is authorised by European 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;
3. is based on the data subject’s explicit consent. The data controller shall 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 to contest the decision.
To exercise your rights under these provisions, simply contact us by e-mail, phone or letter.
RIGHT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT WITH THE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.
RIGHT TO AN EFFECTIVE JUDICIAL REMEDY AGAINST A SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
Without prejudice to any other administrative or non-judicial remedy, including your right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority according to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy against a legally binding decision of a supervisory authority concerning you.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We use the “_anonymizeIp()” script, which ensures that your IP address is anonymized the moment Google has identified your geographic location. This ensures that you cannot be personally identified from your data, and that all personal data that would allow for such an identification is deleted.
We use Google Analytics in order to analyse the use of our website for continuous improvement. The statistics provided by Google Analytics help us to enhance our website and to make it more attractive to users. In exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google has submitted itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Legal basis for the use of Google Analytics: Article 6 (1.1) (a) GDPR.
Contact details of third-party service provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms and conditions of use:
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Terms and conditions of use: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, general information on data protection: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can disable cross-device tracking of your usage in your Google Account under “My information”, “Personal information”.
Based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, we use fonts from Adobe Typekit provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation. See: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active
Mettmanner Straße 14
42115 Wuppertal, Germany
T +49 202 / 26219 – 46
F +49 202 / 26219 – 48
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