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Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

WEGENER International GmbH
Ernst-Abbe Straße 30
D-52249 Eschweiler

Telephone: +49 2403 70484 -0
Email: info@wegenerwelding.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

3. Data protection officer

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

CompliPro GmbH
René Floitgraf
Frankenstrasse 34
52223 Stolberg

Telephone: +49 2402 9245980
Email: dsb@complipro.de

4. General data processing

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. A GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose.

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. c GDPR.

The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.

In the end, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPRs are based. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, he considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47, second sentence, GDPR). Direct mail is gem. Recital 47 a legitimate interest of the company.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts

We share personal data with third parties only if this is necessary in conjunction with the handling of the contract; for instance, with companies entrusted with the shipment of goods or the financial institution tasked with the processing of payments. Any further transfer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly consented to the transfer. Any sharing of your data with third parties in the absence of your express consent, for instance for advertising purposes, shall not occur.

The basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or for pre-contractual actions.

Application Management / Job Market

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If we conclude a contract of employment with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of the employment relationship in compliance with the legal requirements. If we do not conclude a contract of employment with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests on our part. Other legitimate interest in this sense, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

In this respect, data processing takes place solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

5. Payment options

Telecash

The credit card payment is handled via BS PAYONE GmbH. The payment data is transmitted via a secure https connection to the server of BS PAYONE GmbH treats all data strictly confidentially and does not pass them on to third parties. Your credit card details are processed by BS PAYONE GmbH according to the strictest security standards. We do not have access to these data because they are used solely for the smooth processing of your payment. The credit card data is partially annotated and processed with the help of payment IDs, so that a conclusion on personal data is not possible.

Credit checks

We offer a variety of payment options. This may include the option "purchase on account". Since we are providing this option with the delivery of the ordered products in advance, we must protect ourselves from misuse. For this purpose, we may seek information on the creditworthiness of our customers. As part of the review of your credit rating, we obtain information about your previous payment history and credit information based on mathematical-statistical procedures using address data via the <<<< >>>>. We use the information received on the statistical probability of default ("Probability Value") for a balanced decision on whether we can grant the option "purchase on account" in this specific case. The transmission of the order data necessary for the credit check to the <<<< >>>> via a secure interface.
A transmission of your data to the <<<< >>>> you can contradict at any time. A textual message (for example e-mail, fax, letter) to the contact addresses listed in point 2 is sufficient. We point out, however, that in this case only the payment method advance payment is available.

6. Recording of data on our website

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

etracker

Our website uses the analysis service etracker. The provider of this service is the etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. It makes it possible to generate a user profile under a pseudonym based on the data. Cookies may be used to achieve this. Cookies are small text files that are locally archived in the temporary drive of your Internet browser. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you return to the site. Data collected with the etracker technologies shall not be used in the absence of a separate declaration of consent given by the data subject to personally identify users of our website and shall not be merged with personal data about the holder of the pseudonym.

Etracker cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of the etracker cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.

You may object to the collection and archiving of data at any time, which shall affect all future transactions. To object to any collection and storage of data with future effect, click on the following button. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie under the name "_et_oi_v2" by etracker. In the future, this will have the effect that visitor data from your browser will no longer be collected and archived for this domain by etracker. Please do not delete this specific cookie as long as you want to uphold your objection. For more information, please consult the Data Protection Policies of  etracker at: https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with etracker and implement the strict provisions of the German data protection agencies when it comes to the use of etracker to their fullest extent.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.

8. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

9. Our activities in social media

So that we can communicate with you in social networks and provide information about our services, we are represented there with our own pages.

We are not the original provider (responsible) of these pages, but use them only in the context of the possibilities offered by the respective provider.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure, we point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. A use can therefore have privacy risks for you, as the protection of your rights, e.g. Information, deletion, opposition, etc. can be difficult and processing in the social networks often directly for advertising purposes or to analyze the user behavior by the provider, without this being influenced by us. If user profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the usage behavior is assigned directly to your own member profile of the social networks (if you are logged in here).

The processing operations of personal data described in Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest and the legitimate interests of the respective provider in order to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to give consent to the data processing as a user with the respective providers, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR combined with Art. 7 GDPR.

Since we have no access to the databases of the providers, we point out that your rights (for example, to information, correction, deletion, etc.) Best apply directly to the respective provider. Further information on the processing of your data in the social networks and the possibility of your right of objection or revocation (so-called opt-out) make use, we have listed below with the respective provider of social networks we use:

facebook

Responsible for data processing in Europe:
Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy Policy (Data Policy):
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
Facebook is the EU-US. Privacy Shield Agreement:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Google+ / YouTube

Responsible for data processing:
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data protection:
https://policies.google.com/privacy
Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
Google is the EU-US. Privacy Shield Agreement:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active