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Data Privacy - an important matter!

Thank you for visiting our Website and your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is of the utmost importance to us. We process your personal data in accordance with applicable legal regulations on the protection of personal data, and especially in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) as well as applicable country-specific implementation laws. This Data Privacy Statement provides you with detailed information on how your personal data is processed by INTER CONTROL Hermann Köhler Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG and on the rights you are entitled to.

The term “personal data” designates information which enables the identification of a natural person. This includes in particular your name, your postal address, your e-mail address and your phone number, as well as your IP address.

“Anonymous Data” refers to personal data which does not permit the identification of individual users.

Data Controller and Data Privacy Officer 
Address / Contact Informaition  
INTER CONTROL Hermann Köhler Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG
Schafhofstraße 30 
90411 Nürnberg 
Phone: +49 (0) 911 9522 5
Fax: +49 (0) 911 9522 875 
Data Protection Contact 
E-Mail: datenschutz.ic@intercontrol.de

Your Rights as a Data Subject

First of all, we would like to inform you of your rights as a data subject. These rights are set out in Art. 15 – 22 EU GDPR and include:

  • the Data Subject’s Right of Access (Art. 15 EU GDPR),
  • the Right to Erasure (Art. 17 EU GDPR),
  • the Right to Rectification (Art. 16 EU GDPR),
  • the Right to Data Portability (Art. 20 EU GDPR),
  • the Right to Restriction of Processing (Art. 18 EU GDPR),
  • the Right to Object to Data Processing (Art. 21 EU GDPR).

If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact: datenschutz.ic@intercontrol.de. This also applies if you have any questions concerning the processing of your data by our company or if you wish to revoke your consent(s). Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority at any time.

Rights of Objection

Please be aware of the following with regard to rights of objection: 

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to this form of data processing at any time without giving reasons. This also applies to profiling in the context of direct marketing. 

If you object to processing for direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. Any objection is free of charge and can be sent informally to: datenschutz.ic@intercontrol.de 

If we process your data for safeguarding our legitimate interests, you are entitled to object to this processing at any time for any reason due to your particular situation; this also applies to profiling on the basis of these provisions. 

In this case we will stop processing your data, unless we can provide evidence of compelling legitimate grounds that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, and unless the processing is for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Purposes and Legal Basis of Data Processing

Your personal data is processed in accordance with the provisions of EU GDPR and all other applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data and data privacy. In particular, Art. 6 EU GDPR provides the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

We use your personal data for the purposes of initiation of business relations, fulfillment of contractual and statutory obligations, execution of the contractual relationship, as well as for offering products and services and strengthening the customer relationship.

Your consent to the processing of your data can also constitute a permit regulation in accordance with EU GDPR. Before granting your consent, we will inform you of the purpose of the processing and your right to object.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We will only disclose your data to third parties in compliance with legal regulations or with your express prior consent (see also the Cookie Notices further below). Otherwise, we will not transfer your data to third parties unless mandatory legal provisions prevail (disclosure to third parties such as supervisory bodies or law enforcement agencies).

Data Recipients / Recipient Categories

Within our company we ensure that your data can only be received by persons who require access in order to fulfill contractual and legal obligations.

In certain cases third-party service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their obligations. The relevant Data Protection Agreement (DPA) has been signed by all service providers who process personal data (e.g. customer or prospect data) on our behalf. The service provider to be named is the Marketing agency Triebwerk GmbH, Kieslingstraße 76, 90491 Nuremberg, Germany.

Transfer of Personal Data to Third Countries / Intention to Transfer Personal Data to Third Countries

We only transfer personal data to third countries (i.e. countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) to the extent necessary for the fulfillment of the obligatory relationship between you and us, if this transfer is prescribed by law, or if we have obtained your prior consent to do so.

We do not transfer your personal data to any service provider outside the European Economic Area (except for the use of the Consent Banner / Cookie Bot, see also the Cookie Notices further below).

Data Retention Period

We only store your data for as long as is necessary for the corresponding purpose of the processing. Please note that we will (must) continue to store data in order to comply with numerous retention periods. This especially applies to data retention periods governed under trade or fiscal law (e.g. Commercial Code, General Tax Code, etc.). If no further retention requirements exist, the data is erased on a routine basis once the purpose of retention has been fulfilled.

In addition, we are entitled to retain data if you have granted us permission to do so, or in order to use your personal data as evidence within the scope of statutory periods of limitation in the case of legal disputes; these statutory periods can be up to thirty years, whereby the regular period of limitation is three years.

For more detailed information on the retention period of cookies refer to the table below and the Consent Banner.

Secure Transmission of Your Data

We apply effective technical and organizational security measures in order to protect the personal data we store against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. The security levels are continuously checked in cooperation with data security experts and are adapted to the latest security standards.

The transfer of data from and to our Website is encrypted. We offer HTTPS as a transmission protocol for our Website, including the use of state-of-the-art encryption protocols.

Obligation to Provide Data

Various personal data is required for the justification, execution and termination of the obligatory relationship and the relevant contractual and statutory obligations. This also applies to the use of our Website and the various functions it provides.

For more details refer to the point above. In certain cases data must also be collected or disclosed on the basis of legal requirements. Please note that this data must be made available in order to enable us to process your inquiry or to execute the obligatory relationship arising from it.

Automated Case-by-Case Decisions

We do not make decisions based solely on automated processing.

Visits to Our Website, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f EU GDPR

We process the following data for every visit to our Website:

  • Name of the Internet service provider
  • Information about the Website from which you visit us
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • Complete IP address and service provider of the requesting computer
  • Files requested, data volume transmitted, downloads/file export
  • Information about linked webpages which you access from our Website, including the time and date of access
  • Data volume transmitted

This data is not merged with data from other sources. The data processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our Website. We store this data for a short period of time for reasons of technical security, and especially to ward off attempted attacks on our web server. However, this data does not allow the identification of individual persons. The data will be rendered anonymous by shortening the IP address on the domain level after seven days at the latest in order to ensure that it is no longer possible to trace the individual user. In addition, the data is processed in anonymous form for statistical purposes, but the data is neither compared with other existing data sets nor disclosed to third parties.

Contact Form / Contacting by E-Mail (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a, b EU GDPR)

You can find Contact Forms on our Website. Please feel free to use these forms in order to let us know that you would like us to get back to you by phone or e-mail. If you write to us via the Contact Form, we process the data you provide through the Contact Form in order to be able to contact you and respond to your questions and wishes. 

To do this, we abide by the principles of data minimization and data avoidance. This means that you only have to provide data which we absolutely require in order to get in contact with you. Furthermore, we process your IP address for reasons of technical necessity and legal protection. The data you enter in all other fields is provided on a voluntary and optional basis (e.g. in order to enable us to provide a more specific answer to your questions). 

We implement effective security measures in order to protect the security and confidentiality of your data in the best possible manner. Therefore, your request is transmitted to us in encrypted form. 

If you contact us by e-mail we process the personal data you transmit by e-mail solely for the purpose of processing your request. If you do not use the forms for getting in contact with us, no further data collection takes place. 

We store your data until your request has been executed. If it turns out that a longer data retention period is required in order to contact you, the retention period will be extended accordingly.

We collect and process the following data within the scope of a callback request:

  • Name (mandatory field)
  • Phone (mandatory field)
  • Message
  • Company 
  • E-mail address 

We collect and process the following data within the scope of a general contact request:

  • Last name (mandatory field)
  • E-mail (mandatory field)
  • Text
  • Form of address
  • Title
  • First name
  • Company
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • City
  • Country
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Website

OpenStreetMap (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a EU GDPR)

On our websites, we use OpenStreetMap (https://www.openstreetmap.de), an open source service of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom) to display maps and create directions. The legal basis for the processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. By giving your consent, you agree to the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data and the data entered by you by OpenStreetMap, one of its representatives or third-party providers.

OpenStreetMap may transfer the information obtained to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of OpenStreetMap. It is technically possible that OpenStreetMap could identify at least individual users on the basis of the data received. We have no influence on whether personal data and personality profiles of users of the OpenStreetMap website are processed for other purposes.

You have the option to change or revoke your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future under Cookies.

You also have the option of deactivating the OpenStreetMap service in a simple manner by switching off JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that you will not be able to use the map display in this case.
For OpenStreetMap, you can find the data protection declaration under Data protection at OpenStreetMap. wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy

Cookies

Use Cookiebot

When you enter our website, we inform you about the types of cookies and technologies we use and give you the option of agreeing to individual types or not. We only load non-essential cookies and technologies once you have consented to their use by type.

For this purpose, our website uses Cookiebot's consent management to obtain your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a EU GDPR to the storage of certain cookies and other technologies in your browser and to document this in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Cookiebot - Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter referred to as Cookiebot).

When you enter our website, a Cookiebot cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not passed on to the provider of Cookiebot.

The data collected will be stored until you ask us to delete it or delete the Cookiebot cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. Details on data processing by Cookiebot can be found at www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/.

Cookiebot is used to obtain and document the legally required consent for the use of cookies and other technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics tracking tool from Google Ireland Limited on our website. This allows us to record and systematically analyze your interactions with our website. The following data is stored about you:

  • The first three bytes of your IP address

  • A Google Analytics ID assigned to you

  • The website accessed

  • The referrer (the website from which you accessed the website)

  • The further subpages accessed

  • The time spent on the website

  • The frequency of the website visit

  • Browser type used

  • Language settings used

  • Device and operating system used

Google processes and stores your data in the USA. Appropriate contractual provisions and guarantees ensure compliance with the European level of data protection for data transfer and processing in third countries. Data processing or storage in third countries may also take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR), in which case you will be informed of this separately when obtaining your consent, as well as the possibility of revocation.

Your personal data is processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. You can change or revoke your consent at any time under Cookies. The purpose of the processing of your personal data by the Google Analytics service is to analyze the interaction of our website visitors with our website. By evaluating the data obtained here, we can optimize our offer and increase user-friendliness. We delete or anonymize the data collected by Google Analytics as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes. This is the case after 60 days at the latest.

YouTube

We use so-called embeddings or embeds of content on our website. These embeds can come from the YouTube platform, for example. A classic embed is, for example, a video on the YouTube platform.

Embedding on YouTube is carried out using the technical process known as framing. Framing involves the mere insertion of an HTML link provided by YouTube into the code of a website to create a frame on the third-party website and thus enable the video stored on YouTube servers to be played.

We use the framing codes generated by YouTube in the so-called "extended data protection mode". According to the YouTube platform, the cookie activity and the resulting data collection is only linked to the use of the playback function of the video itself. Against this background, data collection through the mere use of the website with framed content is prevented.

In order to play the YouTube content, we require your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) EU GDPR), which you can give - if you have not already given it as part of your selection within the consent banner - via the button in the respective area of the video. By clicking on the play button, you consent to your IP address being transmitted to YouTube (YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA) and to the provider setting cookies in your browser. To display the videos, the Google fonts "Google Fonts" are also loaded, so that the consent you have given also extends to this service. For your convenience, we remember your consent for 60 days via a so-called local storage object, which we store in your browser. Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time under Cookies.

Information on data protection in social media

We maintain a presence on social media, in this case LinkedIn. Insofar as we have control over the processing of your data, we ensure that the applicable data protection regulations are complied with.

Below you will find the most important information on data protection law in relation to our presence.

Name and address of the person responsible for the company

In addition to our company, the following company is responsible for the company websites within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and other data protection regulations

LinkedIn
(LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland)

However, you use these platforms and their functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

We would also like to point out that your data may be processed outside the European Union

Purpose and legal basis

We maintain the fan pages ourselves in order to communicate with visitors to these pages and to inform them about our offers in this way.

We also collect data for statistical purposes in order to further develop and optimize the content and to make our offer more attractive. The data required for this (e.g. total number of page views, page activities and data provided by visitors, interactions) are processed by the social networks and made available to us. We have no influence on the generation and presentation of this data.

In addition, your personal data is processed by the social media providers, but also by our company, for market research and advertising purposes. For example, it is possible that user profiles are created based on your usage behavior and the resulting interests. This allows, among other things, advertisements to be placed within and outside the platforms that correspond to your interests. Cookies are usually stored on your computer for this purpose. Irrespective of this, data that is not collected directly on your end devices may also be stored in your usage profiles. Data is also stored and analyzed across devices; this applies in particular, but not exclusively, if you are registered as a member and logged in to the respective platforms.

We do not collect or process any other personal data.

The processing of your personal data by our company is based on our legitimate interests in effective information and communication in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. EU GDPR.

If you are asked for consent to data processing, i.e. if you declare your consent by confirming a button or similar (opt-in), the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a., Art. 7 EU GDPR.

Your rights / option to object

If you are a member of a social network and do not want the network to collect data about you via our website and link it to your stored membership data on the respective network, you must

- log out of the respective network before visiting our fan page

- delete the cookies on your device and   

- close and restart your browser.

After logging in again, however, you will once again be recognizable to the network as a specific user.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the opt-out options, please refer to the information linked below:

LinkedIn

Privacy policy:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy;
Opt-out:    https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy and
  http://www.youronlinechoices.com;

 

Overall, you have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data:

Right of access; right to rectification; right to erasure; right to restriction of processing; right to object; right to data portability; right to lodge a complaint about unlawful processing of your personal data with the competent data protection authority.

However, since our company does not have full access to your personal data, you should contact the social media providers directly when asserting your rights, as they have access to the personal data of their users and can take appropriate measures and provide information.

If you still need help, we will of course try to support you. Please contact datenschutz.ic@intercontrol.de.

Notes on copyright and artistic copyright

If you wish to publish images, texts, plans, videos, music etc. on our website, you should be aware that you may be assigning all rights of use to the network, which could ultimately have legal consequences for you if you are not the author or rights holder yourself.

Online offers for children

Persons under the age of 16 may not transmit any personal data to us or submit a declaration of consent without the consent of their legal guardians. We would like to encourage parents and legal guardians to actively participate in the online activities and interests of their children.

Disclaimer

Our Website contains links to external Websites operated by third parties. We have no influence over the contents of these sites. We are therefore unable to accept any liability or responsibility for them. The respective operator or provider of a linked Website is always responsible for its contents.

The contents of linked sites have been checked for possible legal infringements and apparent violations of law at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not found at this time. However, constant checking of the linked sites is not reasonable without a definitive indication of an infringement of the law. As soon as we become aware of an illegality, we shall remove this link immediately.