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Data Protection Declaration

We are happy that you are interested in our company and about your visit to our website. We consider data protection and data security when using our website to be a clear necessity. So we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about what parts of your personal data we collect during your visit to our website and the purposes to which it is used. This data protection declaration can be retrieved, stored, and printed in its current form. Since legal changes or changes to our own internal processes may require changes to this data protection declaration, we ask you to retrieve and read this data protection declaration regularly.

1. Scope

a) This data protection declaration applies to the Internet offering of Flottweg SE (hereinafter also simply "we"), which can be retrieved from the websites (hereinafter "our website") available at the domains "flottweg.de" or "flottweg.com".

b) It does not apply to other Internet offerings to which we simply link.

Please note: Our website includes so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. When these hyperlinks are activated, you will be taken from our website directly to the website of the other provider. You can detect this by, among other things, a change in the Internet address (URL) in the display of your browser software.

2. Data Controller

The data controller as defined in Article 4(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) is Flottweg SE.

Contact data:

- Industriestraße 6-8, 84137 Vilsbiburg, Germany

- Phone: +49 8741 301-0

- Fax: +49 8741 301-300

- Email: mail@flottweg.com

The authorized representatives of the data controller are the members of the Board of Directors:

- Fritz Colesan (Speaker)

- Dr. Christoph Heynen (Director)

- Peter Frankfurter (Director)

- Karl-Heinz Grebisz (Director)

3. Contact Data for the Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer is Richard Söldner.

You can reach him at:

- Address: Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG, Ostengasse 14, 93047 Regensburg

- Phone: +49 941 29 86 93 0

- Fax: +49 941 29 86 93 16

- Email: rs@projekt29.de

4. Access to the Websites and Files of our Internet Offering

On each access by a user to a page on our Internet offering, and on each retrieval of a file, data is automatically stored and processed on our web server about this transaction in a log file. Specifically, the following data is stored about each access/retrieval:

- IP address of the requesting computer

- Date and time of the request

- Page/filename requested

- Data volume transmitted

- Indication whether the access/retrieval was successful

- Internet address from which the page or file was retrieved or from which the desired function was requested

- Web browser used

 

The data listed above, including the IP address, is stored for the duration of the communication transaction to permit the use of our Internet offering, for example to display a retrieved web page. Moreover, the IP address is stored for a short time of no more than 7 days to ensure IT security, in particular the protection of our IT systems from abuse and to protect against attacks.

Individual data is furthermore evaluated by Google Analytics for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering (see point 6 below).

We reserve the right to anonymize the data and to evaluate it in anonymized form for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection and processing of the data is listed in the paragraphs above.

5. Cookies

a) Cookies are small text files containing configuration information that are transmitted from our web server to the hard drive of your device - e.g. your computer - and stored there in the folder set aside for cookies.

b) We set the following cookies:

aa) The cookie named "resolution" is used to note the resolution of your screen ("user screen") on the current device you are using so that the web page retrieved can be displayed accordingly. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.

bb) The cookie named "lang_redirect" is used to store the language you prefer. This eliminates the need to continue asking for your preferred language. This cookie – regardless of the duration of the browser session – is deleted three hours after it is set.

cc) The cookie named "fe_typo_user" is used to recognize the Internet user again on their next visit to the website. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.

dd) The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection and processing of the data results from optimizing the use of our website for you. 

c) Our website also uses cookies from Google for Google Analytics (see point 6 below).

aa) First is the cookie named "_gat". This is used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted ten minutes after it is set.

bb) The next is the cookie named "_ga". This is also used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted two years after it is set.

cc) The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection and processing of data results from evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage.

d) Our website also uses cookies from Google for Google Remarketing (see point 7 below).

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in collection and processing results from our interest in advertising our services.

e) Our website uses cookies from the Google service doubleclick.net. These are the cookies named "test_cookie" and "id". They are stored when the YouTube player is opened. For more information about cookies, please refer to the information at www.google.de/doubleclick/.

When using Google Analytics together with doubleclick.net cookies, Google Analytics data can be linked by Google Analytics customers or Google itself to data about visits to multiple websites using Google technology. For details, please refer to Google's data protection declaration at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in collection and processing results from our interest in advertising our services.

f) Cookies from social media platforms are used on our website (see clause 8 below).

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. On our legitimate interest: We use social plugins to offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

 

g) Finally, our website uses cookies by Microsoft, i.e. cookies with the names “MR” for the website “bat.bing.com” (storage duration: six months), with the name “MR” for the website “bat.r.msn.com” (storage duration: six months), with the name “MUID” for the website “bing.com” (storage duration: two years) and with the name “MUID” for the website”msn.com” (storage duration: two years). According to Microsoft, the cookie called “MUID” has the purpose of identifying unique web browsers which visit Microsoft websites; the cookie is used for advertising, site analysis and other business purposes. For more information about cookies, please refer to the information at privacy.microsoft.com.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection and processing of the data results from optimizing the use of our website for you and advertising our services. 

h) When you visit our website, we point out that we use cookies. By using our website, you agree that we may use cookies. You may revoke your agreement at any time effective for the future by blocking cookies using your browser and as such prevent cookies from being saved in the future. You can delete saved cookies via your browser at any time.

Browsers generally provide you with different functions for this purpose, more information about which is available in the relevant data protection documentation or the help files of your browser software. You can generally configure these so that all cookies are automatically blocked or that only cookies from certain websites are permitted, or so that you will be warned before a cookie is stored.

For instance, in the browser Microsoft Edge, you can block or delete cookies by clicking on “Settings”, then “Data protection” and finally “Cookies” and choosing the desired settings there. You can find instructions on how to block or delete cookies in other browsers in the relevant data protection and help documents.

However, we warn you that by blocking or deleting cookies, under some circumstances there may be functional restrictions in the use of our website, as well as the websites of other service providers. 

6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP anonymization is activated on this website, so Google will truncate the user's IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it will then be truncated.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can find more information about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Google at the Google website on the page "How Google uses data when websites and apps of our partners are used", the page "Security and privacy principles of Google Analytics", and in Google's terms of use.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection and processing of data results from evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services to the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage.

7. Google Remarketing

We use Google Remarketing, a tool provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The purpose of Google Remarketing is to reach people who have already visited our website and, when they are visiting other websites, to contact them with appropriate information about our goods and services, e.g. in the form of text or display ads or YouTube ads.

During visits to pages on our website, we allow Google to collect information about the interests of the user and to store them in a cookie, that is, in a small text file on the hard disk of the user's computer or in the memory of the other terminal device used by the user (e.g. smartphone).

During visits to other websites belonging to the Google Advertising Network (Google or third-party websites), Google may read the cookie and recognize the user. During visits to pages on our website, we also provide Google with specific keywords.

The information stored in the cookie about the use of the pages of our web presence by the respective user and also the keywords that are assigned to each page visited are usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

Using the information stored in the cookie, based on previous visits, Google can recognize the user when they visit a web page that belongs to the Google Network.

Recognition of the specific user is also possible across devices if the user maintains an account with Google (the Google Account) and Google can assign the various devices to the user. This assumes that the respective user has given consent to Google to link the information from browsers and the Google Account.

When we run an ad campaign about our goods and services using the Google Remarketing tool, Google makes it possible, when visiting pages belonging to the Google Advertising Network, for the user to be recognized by the cookie and that certain information about our goods and services will be displayed on the page depending on the ad campaign and the saved keywords. This information usually refers to information that the user has accessed previously on the page of our Internet presence.

If you wish to avoid Google Remarketing-related personalized information about our goods and services on websites that are part of the Google advertising network, you can disable Google's use of cookies for these purposes.

To do this, you can retrieve Google's ad specifications carry out the appropriate deactivation on the page at https://adssettings.google.com.

You can install a browser plugin to keep Google's personalized advertising disabled even if you delete cookies. You can learn more about the browser plug-in at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de.

Alternatively, you can disable the use of third party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page. You can find more information about this at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/.

You can find more information from Facebook about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Facebook at the Internet address www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation and at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/faqs. We cannot assume responsibility for Google's information.

 

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in collection and processing results from our interest in advertising our services.

8. Social Plugins

We would like to offer you, as a user of our website, the opportunity to make use of social networks (social media platforms).

 

a) Facebook

We currently use the following social plugins by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

- Facebook "Share" button (recognizable by the Facebook logo and the text "Share" or "Teilen", more at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/share-button)

- Facebook "Like" button (recognizable by the Facebook logo and the text "Like" or "Gefällt mir", more at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/share-button)

When you retrieve a page from our website that contains such a plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Facebook servers in the United States and transmits data to Facebook. This is true even if you do not click the button, and does not require you to have created an account with Facebook.

We have no influence over which data are specifically collected and transmitted or how Facebook processes or uses this data. To the extent that we can discern, Facebook receives, among other data, the information that your browser retrieved the specific page on our website, along with the data and time as well as other browser and/or computer-specific information, including the IP address assigned, and whether you clicked the Share and/or Like buttons. Facebook also uses cookies. The information is stored by Facebook in the United States and assigned to your Facebook profile. The information that you clicked the Share or Like button associated with our website will be published in your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook bears sole responsibility for the collection, processing, and use of your data. You can find more information from Facebook about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Facebook at the Internet address https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation and at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/faqs. We cannot assume responsibility for Facebook's information.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the information to your Facebook profile, you may not log into the Facebook social media platform, or you must log out of it. If you are logged out and click either button, a popup window will appear in which you can log into Facebook.

 

b) Twitter

We currently use the following social plugins of Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA:

- Twitter button "Tweet" (Twitter share button; More information at https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button).

If you have an account with Twitter, Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States is responsible for United States account holders and Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland (hereinafter collectively called "Twitter") is responsible account holders based outside the United States.

When you access a page from our website that contains the Twitter plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Twitter servers in the United States and transmits data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter at this time, the visit to our website and other data can be assigned to your Twitter account and stored on Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter account, it cannot be ruled out that Twitter stores and uses your IP address.

We have no influence over which data are specifically collected and transmitted or how Twitter processes or uses this data.

Twitter bears sole responsibility for the collection, processing, and use of your data. You can find more information from Twitter about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Twitter in the data privacy statement of Twitter at https://twitter.com/de/privacy. We cannot assume responsibility for Twitter's information. Twitter states the following in its data privacy statement (as of: June 18, 2017):

"We can tailor our services to you based on your visits to third party websites that include Twitter content, such as embedded timelines or Tweet buttons. When you view our content on these websites, we may receive log-in data that includes the website you visited. We never connect your web activities with your name, e-mail address, phone number or Twitter username, and we delete, conceal or aggregate this after a maximum of 30 days. We may use any interests or other information that we derive from this data to improve our services and tailor content to you, such as follow-up suggestions, advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you. You can view and control the interests we use to personalize your experience in your Twitter data at twitter.com/your_twitter_data. You can also set your personalization and data privacy preferences to determine whether we can track your visits to websites with Twitter content. This can be done at twitter.com/personalization.

 

c) The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We use social plugins to offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The respective provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or customized design of their web site. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the presentation of need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and must contact the respective provider to exercise that right.

For both US providers - Facebook and Twitter - transmission takes place to the US. Both have submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

9. Contact Form and Email

a) Our website permits you to use our contact form to send us messages and emails.

If you use our contact form, you can enter your name, your email address, and your phone number. The entry of this information is voluntary. Only if you tell us your name can we contact you by name. Only if you provide us with your email address or your phone number can we contact you by email or telephone.

If you send us a message through our contact form or an email, we will save and user your information to the extent that we require data to process your request, for example to respond to your request or to provide you with the information you desire.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data in case of consent is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Your request to prepare a contract or the conclusion of a contract us is also legally based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Otherwise, for example if you contact us via email or via our contact form in cases other than those listed above, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR; our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data follows from the response to your request.

c) If you send us a message through our contact form without encryption, or if you send us an unencrypted email, this message or email is not protected from unauthorized interception or even modification by third parties during transmission.

10. Technician Request and In-House Repair Request

a) If you use our technician request form or our in-house repair service request form to ask us for a quotation, please note the following:

aa) Required input: We need the information in the fields marked with an asterisk in order to process your request, electronically confirm the receipt of your request, and to communicate with you, for example to provide you with a quotation. You can only transmit your request to us if these fields have been filled in.

bb) Voluntary input: The information in the other fields is voluntary.

b) We save and use your information to the extent necessary to process your request and, if applicable, to send you your quotation. If we send you a quotation, we will continue to save and use your information to the extent necessary to justify and, if applicable, perform and complete the contract.

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

c) If you send us an unencrypted request using our form, your information is not protected from unauthorized discovery or even modification by third parties during transmission.

11. Transmission to Third Parties

We only pass on your data to third parties if you have given us your consent or if this is permitted by law.

There is no intention to transfer your personal information to a third country or international organization.

12. Deletion and Blocking of Your Data

a) Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as it is no longer required for processing to comply with legal obligations and the purpose for the storage is also past.

b) Please note that even after the conclusion of a contract there may be a need to store personal data in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations, for example:

aa) To meet commercial or fiscal retention obligations (for example, the Commercial Code and the Tax Code) with retention periods of up to ten years from the end of the calendar year, or

bb) To assert or exercise claims or rights or to defend against rights or claims, within the scope of the statutory provisions on limitation, which may be up to 30 years from the beginning of the respective statutory limitation period.

13. Rights of the Data Subject

You have the following rights in relation to the personal data relating to you in accordance with statutory provisions:

a) Right of information (Art. 15 GDPR in conjunction with Section 34 BDSG)

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether we are processing personal information concerning you. If this is the case, you have the right to access this personal data and other information, that is, the purpose of the processing, the recipients, and the planned duration of storage or the criteria for determining the duration.

b) Right of correction (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect data. In consideration of the purpose of the processing, you have the right to demand the completion of incomplete data.

c) Right of deletion ("Right to be forgotten") (Art. 17 GDPR in conjunction with Section 35 BDSG)

You have a right to deletion if processing is not required. For example, if your data is no longer necessary for its original purpose, you have revoked your consent under data protection law, or the data has been improperly processed.

d) Right of restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

You have the right to restrict processing, for example if you are of the opinion that the personal data are incorrect.

e) Right of data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, common, and machine-readable format.

f) Right of objection (Art. 21 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 36 GDPR)

You have the right to object to the processing of certain personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.

In the case of direct mail, you as the data subject have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this would also apply to profiling insofar as it was related to such direct mail.

14. Right of Revocation of your Consent under Data Protection Law (Art. 7 (3) GDPR)

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect. This will not affect the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation.

15. Right of Complaint to a Supervisory Authority

In addition, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG), for example, if you believe that the data processing is not in accordance with data protection regulations.

You can file a complaint in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and BDSG and other regulations with the supervisory authority responsible for us:

Bavarian State Office of Data Protection Oversight

Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach

Tel.: +49 981 53 1300

Fax: +49 981 53 98 1300

Internet: https://www.lda.bayern.de/

16. No automated processing of your data, including profiling which would have legal effect on you

You will not be subject to a decision based solely on the automated processing of your data, including profiling (Article 13 (2) (f) GDPR, Article 22 (1) to (4) GDPR, Article 4 (4) GDPR in conjunction with Section 37 BDSG) that would have legal effect on you or similarly affect you in a similar way.

Please note that we are not responsible for any creation of user profiles by Facebook and Twitter.

 Last updated: May 25, 2018