Data Protection Statement

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We believe it is important to inform you about which personal data are collected, how these data are used and what your options are when browsing on our website.

Information about the data controller

The data controller responsible for data processing is:

Walter Finkbeiner GmbH
Alte Poststrasse 9/11
72250 Freudenstadt
Tel.: +49 (0) 7441-4031
Fax: +49 (0) 7441-87778
Email: info@finkbeiner.eu

General data protection statement

By using the website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. Our website can generally be visited without you having to register. During your visit to our website, data such as the pages visited, name of file retrieved, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to you. Personal data, in particular name, address or email address are collected on a voluntary basis. No data are passed on to third parties without your consent.

Handling of personal data

Personal data are information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a particular individual. This includes a name, address or phone number. However, data relating to preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites a person has visited are also considered personal data. Personal data are only collected, used and passed on if this is permitted by law or users consent to data collection.

Scope of validity

This Data Protection Statement informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Options for making contact

A contact form is available on the website which can be used to make contact electronically. Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. If you contact us via one of these channels, the personal data you send will be stored automatically. These data are stored solely for the purposes of processing or making contact with the data subject. We will keep the data you enter in a contact form until such time as you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent to storage or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (for example, after we have finished processing your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.

Creation of log files

We collect data and information through an automated system every time our website is visited. These data and information are stored in server log files.
The following data can be collected in this process:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of accessing computer
  • time of server request
  • IP address

The processing of these data serves to deliver our website content, ensure the functionality of our IT systems and optimise our website. Log file data are always stored separately from users’ other personal data in the process.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small text files that are saved on your device. Your browser accesses these files. Using cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. Common browsers offer the option to reject cookies. Please note: We cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all of the functions of this website without restrictions if you configure the relevant settings.

Matomo

If you have consented to the storage of cookies for statistical purposes in the data privacy settings, anonymised data are collected and stored for optimisation and marketing purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest (point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR) using Matomo web analytics service software (www.matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Pseudonymised usage profiles can be created and evaluated from these data for the same purpose. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) are processed exclusively on our servers. Information generated by the cookie in a pseudonymous user profile is not used to identify visitors to this website and is not combined with personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

We process and store personal data of a data subject only for as long as this is necessary in order to achieve the purpose of storage. Furthermore, data may be stored if provision has been made in this respect by the European or national legislators in Union rules, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. As soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply or a storage period stipulated by the aforementioned regulations expires, personal data are routinely blocked or erased.

Duration of the storage of personal data

Personal data are stored for the duration of the respective statutory retention period. Once this period has expired, data are routinely erased unless they are required for initiating or executing a contractual agreement.

Legal basis for processing

In so far as we obtain the consent of the data subject for data processing operations involving personal data, point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data, which is required for the execution of a contractual agreement to which the data subject is party, point (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for implementing pre-contractual measures.

In so far as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, point (c) of Article 6 (1) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person render the processing of personal data necessary, point (d) of Article 6 (1) serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary in order to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former interest, point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights in relation to the data controller:

Right to be informed

You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us.
Where this is the case, you can request the following information from the controller:

  1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  2. the categories of personal data which are processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
  4. the envisaged period for which the personal data concerning you will be stored or, if no specific details of this are possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  5. the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or right to restriction of processing by the controller or to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

You have the right to be informed whether personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. You may request in this context to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR in connection with such transfer.

Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller the rectification and/or completion of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you. The controller must make the rectification without delay.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing of personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:

  1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
  3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
  4. you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.

Where processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such personal data will, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If restriction of processing pursuant to the above paragraph has been obtained, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

Right to erasure

You may request that the controller erases personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller will have the obligation to erase such data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  1. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1), or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
  4. the personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
  5. the personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

The right to erasure will not exist in so far as the processing is necessary

  1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9 (2) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR;
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
  5. for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to be informed

If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing in relation to the controller, the controller is obliged to communicate this rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of those recipients by the controller.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR; and
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising your right to data portability, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible. This will not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. The right to data portability will not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to withdraw declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The competent supervisory authority for matters relating to data protection is the Commissioner for Data Protection in the federal state in which our company has its registered office:

Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (7) 11/61 55 41-0; Fax: +49 (7) 11/61 55 41-15