Data protection

DATA PROTECTION MASTERHEAD

Scope

The following data protection declaration informs users about the nature,scope and purposes of capturing and using their personal data by the provider responsible for the website (“data controller”), Konrad Walter, WKS-Group, Maxstraße 9, 76437 Rastatt, Phone: +49 (0) 72 22. 970 – 0, Fax: +49 (0) 72 22. 970 – 197, Email: info@wks-gruppe.de, on this website (hereinafter “Offering”).

General remarks on data processing

Scope to which personal data is processed

As a matter of principle, we only capture and use the personal data of our users to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website, its contents and service offers. The personal data of our users is regularly only captured and used after obtaining consent from the user. An exception applies in those cases where it is impossible to obtain prior consent and the processing of the data is permitted under the law.

Legal grounds for processing personal data

To the extent that we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) provides the legal foundation.

Likewise, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal foundation when processing personal data that is needed to perform a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing data within the framework of preparing the contract.

Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR provides the legal foundation for the processing of personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation which our organization is subject to.

Art. 6 (1) lit. d provides the legal foundation for the processing of personal data in the event that processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.If 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, then Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR provides the legal foundation.

Erasure of data and duration of data storage

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of its storage has been fulfilled. Moreover, data may be stored if this is required by European or German legislation in the regulations of the European Union, laws and other legislation that the controller is subject to. In such cases, the data is only blocked or deleted if the statutory period of retention required by the respective law has expired, unless the data must be stored for a longer period to enter into or perform a contract.

Protection of minors

Our internet pages are designed and intended for use by adults. Persons under 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without the approvalof their legal guardians. We do not request any personal data from children and minors.

Security

We take all reasonable safeguards to store your personal data in a securemanner and demand that any third party that handles or processes your personal data on our behalf does the same. Access to your personal data is limited in order to prevent unauthorized access, modification or abuseof it. Our employees and agents may only access the data to the extent necessary to perform their tasks.

Links

We cannot accept any liability for the content of other websites that youmight access via a link on our website.

Your rights

You have the right to notify us that:

  • you no longer wish us to contact you in future;
  • you would like to receive a copy of the personal information we have about you;
  • you would like us to rectify, update or delete your personal data from our records;
  • you would like to report a case of abuse of your personal data.

SSL encryption

For data security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidentialcontent, such as queries that you would like to send us as the site’s operators, this page uses SSL encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the URL in the address line of your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears in your browser menu.

If SSL encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data you send to us.

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is visited, our system automatically obtains data and information from the computer system used to visit the site.This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

If needed, you can request a list of the data names from us.

Legal foundation for data processing

The legal foundation for temporary storage of data and the log files is found in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

Temporary storage of IP addresses by the system is necessary to enable our system to deliver the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the visit.

The log files are stored to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analyzed for marketing purposes.

Due to the above purposes we have a legitimate interest in processing your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit f GDPR.

Duration of data storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was captured. In the case that the data is captured to provide the website to you, this is when you terminate your visit to the site.

In the case of your data being stored in log files, this is within seven days at the latest. It is not possible to store the data for any longer period. In this case, the IP addresses of the user are deleted or anonymized to ensure that it is no longer possible to trace them back to the client visiting the site.

Right to object and rights of rectification

It is necessary to capture data to provide the website and store data in log files to operate the website. To this extent, the user does not have any right to object.

Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in internet browsers or in the computer system of the user by internet browsers. If a user calls up a website, a cookie may be stored on the operating system of the user. This cookie generally contains a characteristic sequence of characters that allow a clear identification of the browser when revisiting the site.

We use cookies to help make our website easier to use. Some elements of our website require identification of the browser used to make the visit,even after changing pages.

You can request a list of the data stored in these cookies from us, if needed. In addition, your browser will generally offer you the ability todirectly view the data stored in the cookies that have been stored.

Purpose of data processing

The technical purpose of cookies is to facilitate use of the website for our users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this purpose it is necessary to be able to identify your browser even after switching pages. You can request a list of the applications that we need to use cookies from us directly.

The user data captured by the cookies needed for technical reasons are not used to generate a user profile.

For these purposes we have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit f GDPR.

Duration of data storage, right to object and right of rectification

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and are transmitted to oursite. As the user, you therefore have full control of the use of cookies.By changing your browser settings you can deactivate or limit the transfer of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that you cannot use all the functions of the website.

Contact form and email contact

Description and scope of data processing

There is a contact form on our website that can be used for making contact with us electronically. If a user avails of this opportunity, thedata in the input fields is transmitted to us and stored.

You can request a list of the data that we obviously store (due to the user’s own active input) as well as any additional data on the date of sending the communication.

Your consent to the processing of your data will be obtained within the framework of sending the form and a reference made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address given. In this case, the personal data of the user that are transmitted in the email will be stored.

The data is not forwarded to third parties in this connection. The data will be used solely for processing the dialog.

Legal foundation for data processing

The legal foundation for processing the data with the user’s consent is found in Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

The legal foundation for processing data transmitted to us via email can be found in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If email contact is made with the aimof establishing a contract, an additional legal foundation is establishedby Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data entered into the contact form serves the sole purpose of processing the contact. In the event that contact is madevia email, we have a legitimate interest in processing the necessary data.

Other personal data that is processed during the transmission serve to avoid abuse of the contact form and to secure our IT systems.

Duration of data storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was captured. In the case of data sent via the contact form or via email, this is when the respective dialog with the user has ended.

A dialog has ended when the circumstances indicate that the relevant matter has been finally clarified.The personal data that is captured in addition during the transmission isdeleted after a period of seven days. Right to object and rights of rectificationThe user has the right to revoke his or her consent to processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us via email, he or she can revoke his or her consent to storage of personal data at any time. In this case it is not possible to continue the dialog. In this case, any personal data that has been stored in connection with making contact willbe deleted.

Use of Google Maps

We set elements of “Google Maps” from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website.Upon each individual request for elements of Google Maps a cookie is set to process user settings and data for the page on which elements of Google Maps is integrated. This cookie is generally not deleted upon closing the browser window, but will be deleted after a certain time unless you delete it manually beforehand.

If you do not consent to the processing of your data it is possible to deactivate the service of Google Maps and thereby prevent any transfer ofdata to Google. To achieve this you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that you will then not be able to use Google Maps or only to a limited extent.

Use of Google Maps and of the information obtained via Google maps is subject to the Google terms and conditions:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html

and the other terms and conditions of Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

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