Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our organization. The protection of your privacy and your personal data is very important to us. Personal data means any information relating to the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. It includes information such as that person’s real name, address, telephone number and date of birth.
Such data enjoy special protection and we only collect them to the extent technically necessary. This Privacy Statement explains what information we collect when you visit our website and how we use it.
1. Controller pursuant to Art. 4(7) GDPR
The controller as defined by German data protection law is:
Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH
Phone: +49 8231 34908-00
2. Name and address of the controller’s data protection officer
Phone: +49 511 51543831
3. Your rights
You may assert the following rights against us in connection with your personal data processed by us:
- Right of access
- Right to rectification or erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to object to processing
- Right to data portability
You also have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH.
4. Collection of personal data when you visit our website
If you use the website solely for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not log in or register to use the website or disclose any other information to us, we do not collect any personal data with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data that are required for technical reasons in order for us to display our website and ensure that it is stable and secure (the legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) sentence (f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Volume of data transmitted
- Website from which the request was made
- Operating system and interface
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and used to send specific information to the party which placed the cookie on your machine (in this case, us). Cookies cannot run any programs or place any viruses on your computer. They help make our website more user-friendly and efficient overall.
This website uses the following types of cookies for the purposes and duration indicated below:
- Transient cookies (refer to b)
- Persistent cookies (refer to c).
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This particularly includes session cookies. These store a so-called session ID that enables various requests from your browser to be assigned to one and the same session. They enable us to recognize your computer again the next time you visit our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified time, which may vary from one cookie to the next. You can delete these cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
You can configure your browser settings according to your own requirements and, for example, refuse the use of third-party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
6. Disclosure of data / purpose limitation
We shall only disclose your data to third parties where this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations, and in particular where required for the processing of a contract concluded with you. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for purposes other than the aforementioned contractual and payment processing purposes.
In connection with the use of this website, we will only use data in accordance with section 4.
If you have given us your express consent to use personal data about you, we will only use these data for the purpose on which that consent is based and to which you have previously agreed. We will only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary, or legally required, to fulfill the intended purpose of collection. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Your legitimate interests are considered in accordance with legal requirements. You can request information regarding data stored by us about you from the responsible controller.
7. Credit check / scoring
If we provide goods or services in advance, we may carry out a credit check based on mathematical-statistical methods to safeguard our legitimate interests with the help of the following credit agency:
- Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co. KG, Gasstrasse 18, 22761 Hamburg, Germany (https://www.buergel.de/)
We transmit the personal data required to carry out a credit check to the credit agency concerned and use the information we receive regarding the statistical probability of payment default. The credit report may contain probability values (scores) that are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods. The future risk of non-payment by the customer is determined by means of numerous different criteria such as income, address data, occupation, marital status and previous payment behavior. The result is expressed in the form of a payment value (so-called score). The information thus obtained forms the basis for our decision regarding the establishment, execution or termination of a contractual relationship.
However, the opportunity to choose of one of the payment methods offered does not depend on such data.
8. Right to object to processing of your data / withdrawal of consent
If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the legitimacy of processing activities based on your consent prior to such revocation.
Where the processing of your personal data is based on a balance of interests, you may object to such processing. In particular, this is the case if processing is not necessary to fulfill a contract with you, which we outline in the following description of the function. If you exercise your right of objection in such a case, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt data processing unless we can demonstrate compelling, legitimate reasons for continuing data processing.
You can of course object at any time to the processing of personal data about you for the purposes of advertising or data analysis. You can inform Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH of your objection to the commercial use of your data using the contact details above.
9. Statistical evaluation of visits to this website
We collect, process and store the following data when this website or individual files on it are accessed: IP address, website from which the file was accessed, name of the file, data and time of the access, volume of data transmitted and web log indicating that the file was accessed successfully. We use these access data solely in non-personally identifiable form to help us continuously improve our website as well as for statistical purposes.
We also use the following plugins and active script content to evaluate visits to this website:
This website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (referred to below as “Google”). Google Analytics uses various techniques including “cookies”, which are placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information which is collected by Google Analytics about your use of this website will be transmitted to Google servers, which may be operated outside of the member states of the European Union and also outside of signatory states of the European Economic Area. If, however, you activate the “anonymizeIp” option in the Google Analytics Tracking Code on this website, Google will anonymize your IP address before it is transmitted. This website uses a Google Analytics Tracking Code which is supplemented by gat._anonymizeIp(); to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking). Google will use this information to evaluate how you use the website, compile reports on website activity on behalf of the operator of this website and offer other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the operator of this website. Google will never associate your IP address as transmitted by Google Analytics from your browser with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of Google cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prohibit Google from collecting and analyzing the data generated by the Google cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can learn more about the security and privacy policies of Google Analytics here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
10. External content / data processing outside of the EU
11. Google Maps
We use Google Maps on this website. As a result, we can embed interactive maps directly on the website and make it easy for you to use the map function.
When you visit our website, information on the pages you have accessed is sent to Google. The data described in section 3 of this Privacy Statement are also transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile which it uses for the purposes of advertising, market research and / or customized website design. In particular, this evaluation is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) to enable needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles but must exercise that right by contacting Google directly.
For more information regarding the purpose and extent of data collection and processing by the plugin provider, refer to the provider’s privacy statements. You can also find out there what rights you have in relation to your data as well as the settings you can choose to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en/. Google additionally processes your personal data in the USA and complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
12. Web fonts
This website uses external fonts (“Google Fonts”). Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are loaded directly from a server which is generally a Google server in the USA. This tells the server which pages you have visited on our website. The IP address of the browser running on the website user’s device is also stored by Google. For more information, refer to Google’s data protection rules, which you can access here: www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about or https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en/.
13. Data security and protection, communication by e-mail
We have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure that when we collect, process or store your personal data, these data are not accessible to third parties. However, when communicating by e-mail, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, which is why we recommend that you send all highly confidential data to us by ordinary mail.
14. Auto-archiving of e-mails
We specifically draw your attention to the fact that our e-mail system uses an automated archiving procedure. This means that all incoming and outgoing e-mails are digitally archived in a revision-proof way for tax (GoBD sections 146, 147 AO) and commercial law reasons. A statutory retention period of up to 10 years may apply. Please contact our data protection officer if you have any questions regarding digital archiving. Please also note that all application documents should be submitted to us as PDF files. Zipped documents (WinZip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.) will be refused by our security mechanisms. Be aware that your application documents are not encrypted for transmission. We assume that if you send us an application by e-mail, we may also reply to you unencrypted. If you do not want this, please let us know in your application e-mail. We cannot be held liable should any unauthorized third parties gain access to application documents transmitted by you in unencrypted e-mails.
15. External links
To provide you with optimum information, our website contains links to other websites. Where not immediately obvious, we draw your attention to the fact that such links are external links. The operator of this website has no control over the content or design of third-party sites, and you should therefore refer to the provider’s privacy statements. The safeguards in our privacy statement naturally do not apply there.
Issued: November 28, 2018