Data Protection Declaration of STULZ GmbH concerning the use of the website https://www.stulz.de

 

- Information according to Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) -

 

1.         Introduction

This Data Protection Declaration will inform you about which personal data, in the course of the use of our website https://www.stulz.de (the “Website”),are collected from you, processed, and/or used by us, STULZ GmbH, (the “Processing). We process personal data in order to offer you our services. Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

2.         Controller

STULZ GmbH, (“we” or “us”) is the controller for the processing of personal data in the course of the use of the Website. Our contact details are: STULZ GmbH, Holsteiner Chaussee 283, 22457 Hamburg, Germany, phone: +49 40 5585 0, fax +49 40 5585 352, info(at)stulz.de.  You can find further details about us in the imprint on our Website.

 

3.         Data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer vie email at: datenschutz(at)stulz.de or under our address with the addition “The data protection officer”.

 

4.         Purpose and legal basis of the data processing

To the extent that personal data are processed in the course of the use of the Website, such processing takes place for the purpose of preparation and execution of a contract, for provision and execution of all services of this Website, including the Website itself, for commercial and non-commercial communication (electronic, by phone, postal) with our customers and Website visitors, as well as for customer support. To the extent not further specified in this Data Protection Declaration, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the course of the use of our Website is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. To the extent that you consent to our processing of personal data for specific purposes, your consent shall be the legal basis for such processing, Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Apart from this, your personal data will be processed to maintain our legitimate interests explained in more detail below, as contemplated by Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

4.1 Direct marketing

We use your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, e.g. in the form of an email newsletter or postal advertisements. Specifically, the following personal data are processed in this context: Contact details (form of address, name, address, email address, phone number, company name and customer number).

The legal basis for direct marketing is our legitimate interest in marketing our products as contemplated by Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

4.2 Customer service

We use your personal data for communications between you and us. Specifically, the following personal data are processed in this context: Contact details (name, address, email address, phone number).

The legal basis for this is the (initiating) contractual relationship, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and our legitimate interest in customer care, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

4.3 User/customer account

You can register on our Website and set up a user/customer account. As a registered partner or customer, you have available numerous downloads, extensive marketing support, detail specifications, as well as support in the event of any technical problems. In the course of the registration, the following data can be recorded: form of address, last name, first name, position, address, telephone number, email address, customer number, company name, encrypted password, date of user account creation. The legal basis for this is the contractual relationship in preparation or the existing contractual relationship, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and our legitimate interest in customer care, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

4.4 Contact form, contact by email, mail and phone

You can also contact us via the email address, phone number or postal address indicated on the Website, or you can use our contact form in order to receive, e.g. information on our products and services, or additional materials. The following data can be processed specifically in connection with this: form of address, last name, first name, email address, company name, address, phone number and other personal data you provide to us. These data are used for answering your query or contact and for related administration. The legal basis for processing of your data is our legitimate interest in answering your query in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR or, if your query is targeted at entering into or performance of a contract, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. In the event you provide your consent, we will forward your data to the responsible, authorized STULZ partner for the purpose for processing your inquiry or inform you about our products and events. Legal basis of processing your data in case of your consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

4.5       Blog with comment function

On our Website we provide a blog. You may enter commentaries in our blog, if you provide your consent to the processing of the data entered by you (name and email address). Your email address will not be published. Legal basis of processing your data in case of your consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

5.         Anonymous data collection

At strictly informational use of the Website, we only process the personal data your browser transmits to our server in order to display the Website to you, ensure stability and safety and optimize the Website. The data are stored in our system’s log files. These data include the IP-address, time stamp of the query with date, time, and time zone, URL path retrieved, HTTP-status code, transferred data volume, website from which the query was sent (referrer) and the user agent. The latter contains information on the browser name and version, operating system and preferred language. These data will not be stored together with any other personal data.

The legal basis for temporary storage of the data and log files is our legitimate interest in the proper operation of the Website, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The data are erased automatically as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their collection. If data are recorded for provision of the Website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. A log rotating mechanism ensures that only fourteen (14) logs are stored from time to time and the respective oldest ones are overwritten.

6. Analysis tools

 

6.1 Cookies

In order to make the visit to our Website attractive and to facilitate the use of certain functions, on various sites we use so-called cookies. These are small text data files that are deposited on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are erased immediately after the end of the browser session, i.e., after closing your browser, (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser again at the next visit (so-called persistent cookies).

You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and can decide on an individual basis whether to accept them or to preclude their acceptances in certain cases or generally. Also, you can adjust your browser so that it automatically erases cookies once the browser is closed. In the event cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our Website may be reduced. The legal basis for use of technically necessary cookies by our Website is our legitimate interest in maintenance of the proper operation of the Website, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

6.2       Google Analytics

Apart from this, we use cookies that permit the analysis of the users’ surfing behavior. For this purpose, this Website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the Website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (including your IP address) is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States of America and stored there. You can find additional information about the handling of user data recorded by Google Analytics in the data privacy and security principles of Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, in order to compile reports on the Website activities and to provide further services connected to Website use and internet use for the Website operators. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent that third parties process these data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google combine your IP address with any other data of Google. You may prevent installation of the cookies by making the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that you may be unable to fully use all functions of the Website in such a case. By using this Website, you agree to processing of the data collected concerning you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose set forth above.

In the event the IP anonymization on this Website is activated, your IP address will, however, first be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in cases of exception will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. IP anonymization is active on this Website. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, in order to compile reports about the Website activities and to render to the Website operator services associated with the use of the Website and of the internet.

The IP address transferred by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out to you that in this event, it is possible that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this Website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the Website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You may object to recording by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that will prevent the future recording of your data when visiting this Website:

We would like to point out to you that in this Website, Google Analytics has been expanded using the code “anonymizelp” in order to guarantee an anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

The legal basis for this processing of your data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. This standard of permission allows the processing of personal data as part of our “legitimate interest”, to the extent that your fundamental rights, freedoms, or interests are not overriding. Our legitimate interest consists of the analysis of the use of our Website.

7.         Online presences and services

 

7.1 Social networks

You can access our respective social media-appearance via link from our Website (Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Instagram and YouTube). To the extent that personal data is processed in doing so, the legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the information and communication with the users of our Website. You can find more information about the data processing and possibilities to object under the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, https://facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

Instragram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Youtube: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Privacyhttps://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

 

7.2 Google Maps

This Website uses the product Google Maps by Google. If you consent to the use of Google Maps on a subpage in which Google Maps is embedded and activate the Plug-in, Google receives the information, that you entered the respective subpage of our Website. Moreover data that your browser transmits to Google are collected. These are e.g. IP address, date and time of the query, data volume transferred, operating system und surface, language and browser software version.

This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or no user account exists. When you are logged in to Google, your data is assigned to your user account directly. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertisement, market research and/or needs-based design of the Website. For the exercise of any right, e.g. a right to object the creation of these user profiles, you have to contact Google directly.

We base our use of Google Maps on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Purpose and our legitimate interest is the provision of the map function to our Website users.

By using Google Maps you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Google Maps. You can find these Terms and Conditions here: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html. You can find further information about the processing of your personal data by Google Inc. in the Data Protection Declaration of Google Inc.: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de. Google processes your personal data in the United States of America and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

7.3 YouTube

We embedded videos of the platform YouTube by means of a YouTube-Plugin on this Website. Operator of the platform is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, which is affiliated to Google Inc.

In the course of the embedding of the videos, we regularly active the enhanced data protection mode. Thereby it is secured that YouTube stores your data only when you watch the video. In this case a connection is made to the YouTube servers and the information which websites you visited will be transmitted to YouTube. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to connect your surfing behavior to your personal user profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information about the handling of user data you can find in the Data Protection Declaration of YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

8. Circulation of data

We employ service providers in the course of processing when rendering performances, particularly for providing, servicing and maintenance of IT systems. Moreover, personal data are transferred to third persons or locations only we are obligated to do so by law.

 

9. Duration of storage

Your personal data will be stored by us to the extent that and as long as such is necessary for the processing purposes pursued by us. If you use the functions provided by us in our Website, e.g., by contacting us, then we will store your data recorded in connection therewith until the respective use relationship has been resolved or terminated or until complete processing of the contractual relationship. To the extent there exist any statutory or contractual retention periods extending beyond this date, which periods provide for further storage of your data, your personal data shall be erased after expiration of the respective retention periods, insofar as you have not expressly consented to the further use of your data or unless any other legal basis entitles us to further use.

 

10.       Rights of the data subject

 

10.1     Right of access, right to rectification, erasure, restriction and transfer

Upon request, we will give you access to information about the type of your personal data which are being processed (Article 15 GDPR). Should your stored data be inaccurate, then you have a claim to a commensurate rectification (Article 16 GDPR) or restriction (Article 18 GDPR). In addition, you have the right to have data about your person stored with us blocked or erased, provided that the purpose of the data processing has ceased or other statutory prerequisites are present (Article 17 GDPR). Should the erasure be contradictory by any retention duties pursuant to statute, contract, tax law, or commercial law, or any other statutorily grounded reasons, then in lieu of the erasure, only the blocking of your data can take place. Moreover, you have the right to have your data transferred (Article 20 GDPR). Upon request, you would receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

 

10.2 Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal data set forth in this Data Protection Declaration infringes any statutory provision you may lodge a complaint against this, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. Under the following link, you can find the addresses and links of all German data protection supervisory authorities and German, European, and international data protection officers: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

 

Information on your right to object under Article 21 GDPR

You shall 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)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of our legitimate interest).

If you object, then we shall no longer process your personal data unless (i) we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or (ii) the processing serves the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. The objection can be made without using any particular form.

In individual cases, we will process your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing. You shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, then we shall no longer process your personal data for such purposes.

To assert the aforementioned rights and/or to receive more specific information concerning them, please contact our data protection officer or contact us directly at addresses set forth in items 2 and 3.

Contact us

STULZ GmbH
Holsteiner Chaussee 283
22457 Hamburg 

Central Office: +49 40-5585-0
Fax: +49 40-5585-352

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