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Data protection

Privacy statement August Vormann GmbH & Co. KG

1. Data protection at a glance

 

General remarks

The following remarks give a simple overview on what happens to your personal data if you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. You can infer detailed information on the topic of data protection from our data privacy statement below.

Recording of data on our website

 

Who is responsible for recording data on this website?

Data is processed on this website by the website operator. You can infer the latter’s contact details from the legal notice of this website.

How do we record your data?

Your data is, firstly, gathered by you informing us of it. This may, for example, concern data that you enter on a contact form.

Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website, especially the technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or time that the page was accessed). Such data is recorded automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is gathered in order to guarantee that the website is provided free of faults. Other data may be used to analyse your usage pattern. The data is not passed on unless you have explicitly consented to it being passed on. Your data is not passed on to third parties without your express consent, for instance for promotional purposes, or otherwise only with your consent.

We shall process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • ensuring that a connection to the website is established,
  • ensuring convenient use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability and
  • for further administrative purposes.

What rights do you have in regard to your data?

You have the following rights:

  • pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you are entitled to request information on your personal data processed by us. In particular, you are entitled to demand information from us on the purposes of data processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to which your data have been disclosed or are disclosed, the scheduled storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to complain, the origin of your data unless they have been collected from us, and on the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the details of such processes;
  • pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you are entitled to demand the rectification of any incorrect personal data stored by us or the completion of any incomplete personal data stored by us – in relation to you – without delay;
  • pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you are entitled to demand the erasure of any of your personal data stored by us as far as the data processing is not required to exercise the right of free speech and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you are entitled to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data as far as you dispute the correctness of the data, as far as the processing of the data is unlawful, but you reject its erasure, and as far as we no longer require the data, but you require them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or if you have objected to the data processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you are entitled to demand from us that you receive the personal data, which you have made available to us, in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format, or you may request transmission of the data to another Controller;
  • pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, you are entitled to revoke your provided consent vis-à-vis us at any time. The consequence thereof will be that we will not be allowed in the future to continue the data processing activities, which were conducted on the basis of that consent, and
  • to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR. As a rule, you may submit your complaint to the supervisory authority having jurisdiction for your usual place of residence or place of work or our registered office.

Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers

When you visit our website, your surfing patterns may be statistically evaluated. That is usually done using cookies and so-called analysis programs. Your surfing patterns are usually analysed anonymously. The surfing patterns cannot be traced back to your person. You may object to this analysis, or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information in the data privacy statement below.

You may object to said analysis. We will inform you on the options for objecting in this data privacy statement.

 

2. General remarks and obligatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data privacy regulations and this data privacy statement.

Various personal data is gathered when you use this website. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. The present data privacy statement explains what data we gather and what we use it for. It also explains how, and for what purpose, that is done.

However, we would like to point out that data transmission via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of personal details against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the institution responsible

The institution responsible for processing the data on this website is:

August Vormann GmbH & Co. KG

Ulf Günther
Heilenbecker Straße 191-205
58256 Ennepetal, Germany
Tel.: +49(0)2333/978 0
E-mail: info@vormann.com
 

The institution responsible is the natural or legal person who or which decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.), either alone or together with another party.

Data protection officer

If you have any questions on data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact us directly, addressing the person responsible for data protection at our organisation:

UIMC Dr. Jörn Voßbein

Nützenberger Straße 119
42115 Wuppertal, Germany

Tel.: +49(0)202/265740
E-mail: datenschutz.vormann@uimc.de

Revocation of your consent to the data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your explicit consent. You may revoke any consent already granted at any time. To do that, please send an informal notification by e-mail to: datenschutz@vormann.com. The lawfulness of the data processing until such time as your consent is revoked shall not be affected by the revocation.

Right to complain with the responsible supervisory authority

In the event of data privacy infringements, the data subject is entitled to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data privacy matters is the State Data Protection Officer of the Federal State in which our company has its registered office. A list of official data protection officers, as well as their contact details, can be inferred from the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right of data portability

You are entitled to have any data that we automatically process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Should you require direct transmission of the data to another controller, this is only done if it is technically feasible.

SSL encryption

For security reasons, and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as any orders or enquiries that you transmit to us in our capacity as website operators, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that your browser’s address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the key symbol shown in your browser’s address bar.

If the SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by any third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

You shall be entitled, at any time and within the context of the applicable statutory provisions, to receive information free of charge on any data stored relating to you personally as well as on their origin, their recipient and the purpose of data processing. You shall also be entitled to claim the rectification, blocking or deletion of such data. For further questions about this as well as general questions about personal data, you may contact us at any time under the address displayed in the Legal Notice.

Objection to advertisement emails

The use of contact information published within the context of the obligation to provide a legal notice for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other informative literature is hereby. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited advertising information, e.g. spam e-mails, etc.

 

3. Recording of data on our website

If our website www.vormann.com is used for purely informational purposes, i.e. unless you sign up via the calibration form or transmit information to us in any other way, we shall only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. 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:

Cookies

These websites make use of so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not inflict any damage on your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our online services more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies deployed by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted again automatically after the end of your website visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on the occasion of your next visit.

You are able to adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you are informed about the creation of cookies and permit such cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are necessary for carrying out the electronic communication procedure or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. the shopping cart function) are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f)GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Should any other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing patterns) be stored, they will be treated separately in this data privacy statement.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically gathers and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are in particular:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be collated with other data sources.

The basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, which permits data to be processed in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, we shall save your information provided in the enquiry form, including your contact data stated therein, for purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of additional questions. We shall not pass on this data without your consent.

The data entered on the contact form is thus exclusively processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. To do that, please send an informal notification by e-mail to: datenschutz@vormann.com. The legitimacy of the data processing procedures carried out up to the time of revocation shall not be affected by the revocation.

The data entered on the contact form by you remains with us until such time as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose of the data storage lapses (e.g. once the processing of your enquiry has been concluded). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular archival periods – shall not be affected thereby.

Newsletter

Your data will exclusively be used to deliver the newsletter which you have subscribed to by e-mail:. Your name is given in order for us to be able to address you personally in the newsletter and, if applicable, identify you, if you wish to make use of your rights as a data subject.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient for you to give your e-mail address. When you subscribe to our newsletter, the data given by you is used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed, by e-mail, about circumstances that are relevant to the service or the registration (e.g. any changes in the newsletter service or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration, we need a valid e-mail address from you. In order to check that a subscription has actually been taken out by the owner of an e-mail address, we deploy the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the ordering of the newsletter, the despatch of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the answer requested therewith. Further data will not be collected. The data is only used for the newsletter, and is not passed on to third parties.

On the basis of your express consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

You may revoke the consent to the storage of your personal data and the use of it for the despatch of the newsletter at any time, with effect for the future. There is a corresponding link to be found, for that purpose, in every newsletter. In addition, you may, at any time, also unsubscribe directly on this website or notify us of your revocation via the contact option given at the end of these data privacy statement.

The data will only be processed in this context for as long as the corresponding consent exists. Thereafter, it will be deleted.

Your personal data is provided voluntarily, based solely on your consent. Without any consent existing, we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

 

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the website analysis tool, Google Analytics. The provider of Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. 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.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its online services and its advertising activities.

Browser Plugin

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. Further, 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 plugin at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection to Data Collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. This will place an opt-out cookie that will prevent the future collection of your data during visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more detailed information about Google Analytics along with the Google data privacy statement at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have concluded an agreement with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the most stringent requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic features in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. That means that reports can be prepared which contain statements on the age, sex and interests of the visitor to the website. Such data originates from interest-related advertisements of Google, as well as visitor data from third party providers. Such data cannot be allocated to any particular person. You may deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit your data from being gathered by Google Analytics, as explained under “Objecting to data being gathered”.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

We use conversion tracking within the context of Google AdWords. When you click on an advert delivered by Google, a cookie is placed for the purpose of conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files, which are placed by the Internet browser on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, and do not serve the purpose of personally identifying the user. Should the user visit certain pages of this website and the cookie not yet have expired, both we and Google can recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and has been directed to this webpage.

Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained by means of the conversion cookie serves the purpose of preparing conversion statistics for AdWords customers that have chosen conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users that have clicked on their advertisement and have been directed to a website bearing a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information by means of which users can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you may object to such use, by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your web browser under “User settings”. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its online services and its advertising activities.

You can find more information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking in Google’s data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you are informed about the creation of cookies and permit such cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

5. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

In order to display fonts uniformly, our website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google Inc. When a page is accessed, the browser loads the necessary web fonts into the browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser used by you needs to connect to Google’s servers. Thereby Google becomes aware of the fact that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Web fonts are deployed in the interests of a uniform and appealing display of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

You can find further information on Google web fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's Data Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service of Google Maps, via an API. The provider of Google Maps is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no control over such data transmission.

Google Maps is used in the interest of our online offers being displayed attractively and for you to be able to find the locations, specified by us on the website, easily. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

More information on dealing with user data can be found in Google’s data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

YouTube Videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our webpages. Operator of the respective plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter referred to as "YouTube"). If you visit a page with an embedded YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. YouTube is, in the process, informed about which pages you visit. If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of YouTube.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider deploys cookies that gather information about usage patterns.

You can obtain further information on the purpose and scope of the gathering of data and the processing of it by YouTube in the data privacy policies of the provider. There you will also find further information on your corresponding rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: (https://policies.google.com/privacy). Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

The legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the associated transfer of data to Google is your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).

Accessing YouTube automatically triggers a connection to Google.

Anyone who has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program will also not have to reckon with such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube, however, also files non-personal usage information in other cookies. Should you wish to prevent this, you need to block cookies from being stored in the browser.

You can find further information on data privacy at YouTube in the provider’s Data Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ [DK7] 

Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Your personal data is provided voluntarily, based solely on your consent. Should you prevent access, there may, as a result, be limitations in the functioning of the website.

 

4. Contract data processors deployed

The following company has been commissioned by the operator of this website with processing data:

bitloft GmbH
Robin Clemens
Schulstraße 2
42551 Velbert, Germany
Tel.: +49(0)2051/4051420
E-mail: clemens@bitloft.de

 

Art. 5 Amendment of our Data Privacy Provisions

We reserve the right to adapt this Data Privacy Statement, so that it is always in line with the current legal requirements or implement changes in our services in the Data Privacy Statement, e.g. when introducing new services. The new Data Privacy Statement will then apply to your new visit.

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