Data Privacy Statement

Data protection is very important to us. Hereafter, we provide you with information on the collection of personal data during your utilisation of this website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you as a person, such as your name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour. We have implemented extensive technical and organisational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are checked regularly and adapted to technological progress.

1 Data Controller

The Controller pursuant to Art. 4(7) EU GDPR is: Ewald Dörken AG, Wetterstr. 58, D-58313 Herdecke (see our Legal notice).

2 Ways to contact the Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions in regard to data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Maximilian Mertin
intersoft consulting services AG
Beim Strohhause 17
20097 Hamburg
Email: MMrtnntrsft-cnsltngd

Personal data is only gathered if you yourself notify us of it, such as when completing the contact form, registering or subscribing to our newsletter. We use this data exclusively for the purpose for which you have entered your data. It is only used for other purposes if expressly indicated or upon obtaining your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. In certain cases personal data is gathered based on a legitimate interest under Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (see Clause 4).

4 Processing based on a legitimate interest under Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR

Personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR in the following cases:

4.1 Gathering of personal data when you visit our website

When the website is merely used to obtain information, we only gather the personal data that your browser transmits to our servers. Should you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data that we technically require to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security.

– IP address, date and time of the request, time zone differences in relation to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/http status code, the respective quantity of data transmitted, website from which the request originates, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software.

The Controller’s legitimate interest lies in impeccably displaying its website, as well as ensuring stability and security of its website    

4.2 Website analysis

For purposes of the analysis and optimisation of our web pages, we use various services that are shown below. Thus, we can, for instance, analyse how many users visit our site, what information is of the greatest interest to users or how users discover the site. Among other data, we capture from what website a data subject came to our website (the so-called “Referrer URL”), what sub-pages of the website were accessed or how frequently, and for what length of time, a sub-page was viewed. This helps us to design our services in a user-friendly manner, and improve them. The data gathered in the process does not serve the purpose of personally identifying individual users. Anonymised- or, at the most, pseudonymised - data is gathered. The legal basis for it is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The Controller’s legitimate interest lies in optimising its website through website analysis programs.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The use includes the operating mode Universal Analytics. This renders it possible to allocate data, sessions and interactions across several devices to one pseudonymised User ID and thus to analyse the activities of a user on a cross-device basis.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated on a Google server in the USA. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate the way you use the website, to collate reports on website activities and to provide the website operator other services related to website and Internet use. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. The data transmitted and connected by us with cookies, user identifications (e.g. User ID) or Advertising IDs shall be deleted automatically after 14 months.  The deletion of data, the storage period of which has been reached, will take place automatically once a month. You can find further information on the conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website in their entirety. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection of data generated through cookies (incl. your IP address) and related to your use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). Opt-Out Cookies prevent the future recording of your data when you visit this website. To prevent data recording by Universal Analytics across various devices, you will have to implement the Opt-Out Cookie on all the systems used. To set the Opt-Out Cookie, please click here: Deactivate Google Analytics

The Controller’s legitimate interest lies in analysing the use of its website    

4.3 Advertising

We use cookies for marketing purposes to appeal to our users with advertising that is in line with their interests. In addition, we use the cookies to limit the probability of displaying an advertisement and to measure the efficacy of our promotional efforts. Such information may also be shared with third parties, such as advertising networks. The legal basis for that is Art. 6(1)(a) and (f) GDPR. For the purposes pursued with the data processing the legitimate interest of direct marketing exists. You have the right to file an objection to the processing of your data for the purpose of such advertising, at any time. For that purpose, we are making opt-out options of the respective services available to you below. Alternatively, you can prevent cookies from being placed, in your browser settings.

DoubleClick 

In addition, we use DoubleClick, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). DoubleClick uses cookies to display user-specific advertisements. The cookies recognise which advert has already been displayed in your browser and whether you have accessed a website via an advertisement displayed. The cookies do not, in the process, gather any personal information, and can also not be connected with such.

If you do not like this, you can prevent the cookies necessary for these technologies from being stored, for example by changing the settings of your browser. In this case, your visit will not be included in the user statistics. In addition, you have the option, via the advertisement setting, to select the types of Google advertisements or deactivate interest-related advertisements at Google. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third party providers, by accessing Deactivation help of the network advertising initiative. We and Google nonetheless continue to receive the statistical information about how many users have visited this website, and when. If you would also prefer not to be included in these statistics, you can prevent it with the aid of additional programs for your browser (e.g. with the Add-on Ghostery).

Google Tag Manager 

For reasons of transparency, we are pointing out that we use the Google Tag Manager. The Google Tag Manager does not itself capture any personal data. The Tag Manager makes it easy for us to integrate and manage our tags. Tags are small code elements that serve, among other things, to measure traffic and usage patterns of visitors, record the impact of online advertising and social media channels, set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups as well as test and optimise websites. If you have opted for deactivation, such deactivation is taken into consideration by the Google Tag Manager. For further information on the Google Tag Manager, see:

https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html

4.4 Use of cookies

When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk, allocated to the browser which you use, and through which the entity placing the cookie receives specific information. Cookies are not able to execute programs or transfer viruses onto your computer. Their purpose is to make the website/Internet offer generally more user-friendly and effective.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The Controller’s legitimate interests lie in designing its website so as to be user-friendly and more effective. 

This website uses the following kinds of cookies whose scope and mode of operations are explained hereafter:

Transient cookies

These Cookies are deleted automatically once you close the browser. In particular, this includes the Session Cookies. They store a so-called Session ID, through which various inquiries/retrievals from your browsers can be allocated to the joint session. As a result, it is possible to recognise your computer if you return to our website. The Session Cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies

These Cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You are able to delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

Preventing cookies

You are able to configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for instance, refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We advise you that, in this event, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

4.6 Use of social plug-ins   

Google Maps/Google YouTube

Content of Google (Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre, Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), such as YouTube or Google Maps, is integrated into these online services. This always requires that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) note the users’ IP addresses. For without the IP address, they would not be able to send such contents to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is hence necessary for the presentation/display of these contents. We endeavour to use only contents regarding which the respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of these contents. However, we do not have any influence on the possible storage of IP addresses by the third-party providers e.g. for statistical purposes. If we become aware of such storage activities, we shall provide users with corresponding information. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest, in that respect, consists in analysing, optimising and operating our online services economically.

4.7 Applying to work at Ewald Dörken AG

We link in regard to any job vacancies to the website of “Ewald Dörken AG”. The data privacy statement on the website of “Ewald Dörken AG” applies, in that respect.

5 Data transmission and recipients or categories of recipients

Basically, your data is not transmitted to third parties unless we are statutorily obliged to transmit it or it is necessary to pass on the data in order to implement the contractual relationship or you have explicitly consented in advance to your data being passed on.

6 Duration of storage

Personal data gathered by us is deleted once the purpose of the processing has expired or otherwise within the statutory archival periods

7 Information on obligations to provide information on the part of the data subject

When you use our website, you are not affected by any statutory or contractual obligation to provide information.

8 The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling

No automated decision-making is carried out. No profiling pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR is undertaken either.

9 Your rights

You have the following rights in regards to us as far as the personal data relating to you are concerned:

9.1 General rights

You have a right to information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to the processing and data portability. Should any processing be based on your consent, you have the right to contact us and object to it, with effect for the future.

9.2 Rights when data is processed in accordance with the legitimate interest of the party processing it

Pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled – for reasons arising from your particular situation – to raise objections at any time against the processing of data relating to you as a person, which is conducted on the grounds of Article 6 (1) point e of the General Data Protection Regulation (data processing for the public benefit) or on the grounds of Article 6 (1) point f of the General Data Protection Regulation (data processing for the protection of a legitimate interest). This also applies to any profiling activities conducted on the basis of this provision. If you raise an objection, we shall cease processing your personal data unless we are able to provide mandatory reasons for the processing of your data, which are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing of your data serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

9.3 Rights in the case of direct advertising

Where we process your personal data for purposes of direct advertising, you are entitled pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the General Data Protection Regulation to raise objections at any time against the processing of data relating to you as a person for the purpose of such advertising activities. This also applies to profiling activities as far as they relate to such acts of direct advertising.

If you object to the processing of your data for direct advertising purposes, we shall cease processing your personal data for these purposes.

9.4 The right to appeal to a supervisory authority

In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

10 Taking up contact by e-mail or via the contact form

When you make contact with us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data notified by you (your e-mail address, your first and last name, form of address and telephone number) is stored by us in order to answer your questions. The online contact form for requesting a deposit approval contains the following information: Form of address, name, e-mail address, date of birth, telephone number and postal address. If we enquire about details that are not necessary for making contact, via our contact form, we have marked them as optional in each case. Such details only serve the purpose of specifying your enquiry and improved processing of your concern. These details are notified expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent (see Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). Should the former concern details on channels of communication (for example e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us possibly also contacting you via such communications channel, in order to answer your query. You can naturally revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time.

We shall delete the data stored within this context after their storage is no longer necessary, or restrict the processing of such data in the event that statutory storage obligations are in place.

11 Transmission of data and intended transmission of data to a non-EU country or an international organisation

Basically, your data is not transmitted to third parties unless we are statutorily obliged to transmit it or it is necessary to pass on the data in order to implement the contractual relationship or you have explicitly consented in advance to your data being passed on.

12 Data security

We have implemented extensive technical and organisational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are checked regularly and adapted to technological progress.

Status: June 2018

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