Privacy Policy

We are happy about your interest in our company. The management of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH attaches great importance to data protection. The websites of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services offered by our company via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, for example name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH. By means of this Privacy Statement, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this Privacy Statement informs data subjects of their rights.

As data controller who is responsible for data processing, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as fully as possible. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, which means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The Privacy Statement of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the basic data protection regulation (DS-GVO) was issued. Our Privacy Statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this Privacy Statement, we use the following terms:

  • a) Personal data
    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • b) Data subject
    Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the data controller.
  • c) Processing
    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organising, sorting, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  • d) Restriction of processing
    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
  • e) Profiling
    Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location.
  • f) Pseudonymisation
    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • g) Controller or data controller
    Controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or by the law of the Member States, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.
  • h) Data processors
    Data processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  • i) Recipient
    The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, irrespective of the fact if this person is a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation, in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States, are not considered to be recipients.
  • j) Third party
    A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorised to process the personal data.
  • k) Consent
    Consent is any freely given, informed and unequivocal expression of will by the data subject in a specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

     

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is:
GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH
Herborner Straße 51
35745 Herborn, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0) 2772 58350-0
E-Mail: info@ghs-vakuumtechnik.de
Website: www.ghs-vakuumtechnik.de

3. Cookies

The websites of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are filed and stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognised and identified by means of the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH is able to provide users of this website with more user-friendly services which would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interest of the user. As mentioned above, cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data every time he or she visits the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart with the aid of a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the web browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the web browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH records a number of general data and information every time the website is called up by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The data and information collected can be he (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in case of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH will not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is rather required in order to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimise the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore, on the one hand, evaluated statistically by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH and, on the other hand, assessed with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

 

5. How to contact us via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis from a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if intended otherwise by the European directives and regulations or by any other law or regulation to which the data controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation
    Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another staff member of the data controller.
  • b) Right of access
    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain at any time and free of charge information from the data controller on the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
    • The purposes of the processing;
    • The categories of personal data that are processed;
    • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    • If possible, the planned time period for which personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this time period;
    • The existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to the data subject or of a right of restriction of the processing by the controller or a right of objection against such processing;
    • The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
    • If the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data;
    • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
    Furthermore, the data subject has the right of information whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject is also entitled to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in relation to the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she can contact our Data Protection Officer or another staff member of the data controller at any time.
  • c) Right to rectification
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data concerning her or him. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or any other staff member of the data controller.
  • d) Right of erasure (right to be forgotten)
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request from the controller that the personal data relating to him/her are erased immediately, where one of the following reasons applies and where the processing is not necessary:
    • The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based under Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing
    • The data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR.
    • Personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 para. 1 GDPR.
    If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject requests that personal data, which are stored by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH, are deleted, he or she can contact our Data Protection Officer or another staff member of the person responsible for the processing at any time. The Data Protection Officer of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH or another staff member will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

    If the personal data have been made public by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH and our company as the controller is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 (1) DS-GVO, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers, who process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing of such data is necessary. The Data Protection Officer of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH or another staff member will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
  • e) Right of restriction of processing
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request that the controller applies a limitation to the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and requests instead that the use of the personal data is restricted.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend his rights.
    • The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
    If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH, he/she can contact our Data Protection Officer or another staff member of the data controller at any time. The Data Protection Officer of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH or another staff member will make arrangements for the restriction of processing.
  • f) Right to data transferability
    Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him/her, which have been provided by the data subject to a data controller, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, the data subject has the right to transfer such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DPA or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority passed on to the controller.

    In addition, when exercising their right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to achieve that the personal data are transferred directly from one controller to another controller, if this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

    To assert the right to data transferability, the data subject can contact the Data Protection Officer appointed by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH or another staff member at any time.
  • g) Right of appeal

    Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This shall also apply to profiling based on these provisions.

    In the event of an objection, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can present compelling and legitimate reasons for processing and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    If GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This shall also apply to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the processing of the data by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH for direct marketing purposes, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out at GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    To exercise the right of objection, the data subject can contact the Data Protection Officer of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH or another staff member directly. The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
  • h) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
    Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate safeguards of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the data subject.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person representing the controller, to present his/her own standpoint and to contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or any other staff member of the data controller.
  • i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
    Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another staff member of the data controller.

     

8. Data protection regulations on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The data controller for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the recording, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about the website from which a data subject has accessed another website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and made anonymous by Google if the access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state which is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, among other things, to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. It has already been explained above what cookies are. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is called up, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the place from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever you visit our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the web browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the web browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the web browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the data subject's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who is part of their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this https://www.google.com/analytics/.

 

9. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to those processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our site were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information were subsequently passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In that case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are overridden. We are allowed such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).

 

10. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our staff members and our shareholders.

 

11. Time period for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract.

 

12. Legal or contractual provisions for making the personal data available; requirement for contract conclusion; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing it

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, he or she must contact our Data Protection Officer. Our Data Protection Officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

 

13. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision-making or profiling.
This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.

 

14. Plugins and tools: Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and is supposed to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

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