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Data protection

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy provides you information on the scope to which we process your personal data (“data”).

1. Responsible for data processing

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the controller responsible for data processing is:

Watertec T.A. GmbH
Am Neuberg 1
D-55268 Nieder-Olm
Tel.: +49 (0) 6136 76667-0
Web: www.watertec-ta.de
E-mail: info@watertec-ta.de

2. General information about data processing

We process data in connection with the operation of our business and our website.

This also includes disclosure by means of transmission to third parties and, if applicable, to “third-countries” outside of the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We have provided appropriate notices below in cases where we transfer data outside of the EU or EEA.

3. Data processing

Specific data concerned, processing purposes, legal bases, recipients and, if applicable, transfers to third countries are listed below:

a) Log files when visiting our website

We log your visit to our website. We process the following data in this context:

  • Name(s) of the web page(s) you have accessed;
  • Date and time of access;
  • The quantity of data transferred;
  • Browser type and version;
  • Your operating system;
  • Referrer URL (previously visited website);
  • Your IP address;
  • Requesting provider.

According to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legal basis for this data processing is our compelling legitimate interest in the continuous operation and security of our website.

Log files are deleted after seven days unless they are needed in order to verify or investigate specific legal infringements occurring during the retention period.

b) Hosting

In order to operate our website, we use the services of web hosting providers which process the data described above, all of which is needed to operate our website (log file when you visit our website), on our behalf.

According to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legal basis for this data processing is our compelling legitimate interest in operating our website.

c) Contacting us and use of our contact form

If you contact us, we will process the following data you have provided to us in order to respond to and process your inquiry: Name, contact details – if you have provided them – and your inquiry.

Please note the following if you use our online contact form to contact us:

We use the “Contact Form 7” plug-in which is a service for creating website contact forms. The plug-in merely forwards information entered in the contact form to our company email address. No additional processing is performed.  Additional information is available at: https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/.

The legal basis for this data processing is our obligation to satisfy a contract and/or to satisfy pre-contractual obligations according to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and/or our compelling legitimate interest in processing your inquiry according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

d) Contacting us to apply for a job

If you contact us to send us your application for employment, e.g. by e-mail or via a contact form, data you send us (e.g., name, e-mail address, desired location if specified by you), your message and the application documents you submit will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and handling your application for employment.

The legal basis for data processing is primarily section 26 BDSG This provision permits data to be processed that is required in connection with a decision to establish an employment relationship.

Should this data be necessary for the pursuit of legal rights after completion of the application process, data processing may be carried out in the pursuit of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, namely for purposes of asserting and/or defending against legal claims.

e) Contract performance and data management within the scope of rendering services

We process a variety of data in connection with rendering our services, contract negotiation (cost estimates and/or creating plans) within the scope of existing contractual relationships between you and us.

This includes the following information to the extent you have provided it to us: Name, contact details, address, order number and all information necessary for the rendering the respective service.

This includes without limitation, our appropriate advice and support, correspondence with you, billing, satisfaction of our accounting and tax-related obligations.

The respective data processing is performed accordingly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and for purposes of fulfilling our legal obligations according to Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Your data will be shared with third parties if necessary for performance of the contract.

In such cases, we transmit your address details to the company hired to carry out the delivery. Where necessary to execute the contract, we also provide your email address or telephone number to coordinate a delivery date (notification of dispatch) to the company hired to carry out the delivery.

We transmit your transaction data (name, date of order, payment method, date of dispatch and/or receipt, amount and payment recipient, bank details or credit card details) to the payment service provider responsible for processing the payment.

If you enter into a contractual relationship with us as a supplier, we will forward your contact data to our customer to the extent necessary for fulfilment of the contract with our customer so that we may receive goods you have shipped.

To the extent we are subject to a corresponding legal obligation, data processing also includes disclosure to supervisory authorities for the purpose of correspondence and for the assertion and defence of your rights.

f) Informational materials (downloads)

We have provided informational materials, for example in the form of white papers, on our website. Data processing as described in 3 a) is performed in this context.

According to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legal basis for this data processing is our compelling legitimate interest in presenting our company.

g) Cookies

We use “cookies” on our website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) and stored by your browser.

Purposes

We only use technically necessary cookies on our website in order to ensure its optimum functionality. For example, these cookies make it possible to navigate our website or to provide other basic functions on the website.

Duration

The cookies we use remain on your device for different times that vary in length.

Session cookies: These cookies are deleted from your device immediately after your close your web browser.

Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on your device even after your close your web browser and enable us, for example, to recognise you when on your next visit to our website.

Cookie providers

Cookies that we set directly are called “first-party cookies”. By contrast, “third-party cookies” are set by third-party websites, for example in order to display content (advertisements, images, tracking pixels, etc.). We do not use any third-party cookies.

Legal basis for data processing

The following applies as a general matter: Data processing using cookies intended to support the proper functioning of our website is based on our overriding legitimate interests in optimising and ensuring the functionality of our website in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Cookie browser settings

You can prevent or limit data processing by cookies in future by selecting the appropriate browser settings and, for example, disabling cookies. Any cookies that are already stored may be deleted using your browser settings. Please refer to the following links for more information on the respective browser settings:

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/

Opera: http://www.opera.com/de/help

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?

4. Data retention period

We only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or until you withdraw your consent. The retention period for certain data can be up to 10 years irrespective of the processing purposes in the event we must comply with statutory retention obligations.

5. Your rights as a data subject

a) Information

Upon request, you may receive information about all personal data that we have stored about you at any time and free of charge.

b) Rectification, erasure, restriction of processing (blocking), objection

Should you no longer agree to the retention of your personal data or should such data have since become incorrect, we will arrange for the erasure or blocking of your data or make the necessary corrections (insofar as this is possible under applicable law) upon instruction from you. The same applies if you would like us to restrict the processing of your data in future. Without limitation, you have right to object in cases where your data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in pursuit of our legitimate interests or in cases based on profiling. You likewise have a right to object in the case of data processing for purposes of direct marketing.

c) Data portability

You have a right of data portability in cases where data is processed on the basis of a contract, pre-contractual negotiations, consent or by means of an automated process.  Upon request, we will provide you with your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you can, if you wish, transmit your data to another controller.

d) Right to withdraw consent with prospective effect

You can withdraw your consent at any time with prospective effect. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing conducted before you have withdrawn consent.

e) Right to lodge a complaint

You also have the option to lodge a complaint related to your rights as a data subject with a supervisory authority:

(https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html).

f) Limitations

The rights described above do not apply to data for which we are not able to identify the data subject, e.g. if anonymised for analysis purposes. It may be possible to exercise your rights of access, erasure, blocking, rectification or portability with regard to this data if you provide us with additional information that enables us to make the required identification.

6. Exercising your rights as a data subject

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, or if you would like to request information, rectification, blocking, if you would like to object or have your data erased, or if you wish to transfer your data to another company, please contact info[at]watertec-ta.de.

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