We are very happy to hear about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH. The use of the internet pages of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH is possible without any request of personal data. However, if an individual wants to use our company’s special services via our website, processing of personal data may be necessary. If processing of personal data is needed and if there is no legal requirement for such processing, we will generally ask for consent.
Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transfer may be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, users is free to send us their personal data by alternate means, for example, by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “user”). 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 online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
User means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the data controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, 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 future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data which consists of using 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, behaviour, location or change of location.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific user without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
The controller or person responsible for data processing 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 or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the user, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent is any freely given specific and informed indication of wishes, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, by which users signify their agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.
2. Name and address of the data 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 provisions of a data protection nature is:
Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH
Tel.: +49 2773 / 917 84 65
A user can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a browser setting and thus permanently blocks cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If user has the browser’s cookie settings deactivated, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH collects a series of general data and information every time a user or automated system visits the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the 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 (a so-called “referrer”), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website was accessed, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to thwart any attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH does not make any inferences about the user. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the contents of our website and its advertising, (3) to ensure the long-term operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH analyses anonymously collected data and information with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, so that we can ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a user.
5. Contact option via the website
Based on statutory provisions, the website of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general e-mail address. If a user contacts the controller by e-mail or by the contact form, the personal data transmitted by the user will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a user to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the user. No disclosure of such personal data to third parties will take place.
6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller processes and keeps personal data of the user only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose is no longer applicable or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. User rights
a) Right to confirmation
All users has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If users wish to exercise this right of confirmation, they may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directive and Regulation Body has granted the user access to the following information:
-the purposes of the processing
-the categories of personal data processed
-the recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
-if possible, the planned duration for which personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
-the existence of the right to obtain the rectification or deletion of personal data concerning the user, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or the right to object to such processing
-the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
-if personal data are not collected from the user: Any available information on the origin of the data
-the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to 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 effects of such processing for the user.
Furthermore, the data user has the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the user also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer.
If users wish to exercise this right of access, they may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.
c) Right of rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the user has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If users wish to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.
d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
-Personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
-The user revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
-The user objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DS-GVO.
-Personal data have been processed unlawfully.
-The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
-The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and users wish to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH, they may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The data protection officer of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH or another employee shall arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.
If personal data should be made public by Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the personal data published, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform the user that he or she has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The Data Protection Officer of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH or another employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
(e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
-The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the user for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of personal data.
-The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the deletion of personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of personal data.
-The controller no longer needs personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the user needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
-The user has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the user.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a user wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The data protection officer of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH or another employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Any user concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided by the user to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The user shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the user shall have the right to obtain the direct transfer of personal data from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the user may at any time contact the data protection officer appointed by Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH or another employee.
(g) Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
IStovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the user objects to Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, users have the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out by Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, users may directly contact the Data Protection Officer of Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH or another employee. Users are also free to exercise their right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling
All people concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between these individuals and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law lays down appropriate measures to safeguard users’ rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with users’ explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the user and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the user’s explicit consent, Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the user’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the user’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the user wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the user wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.
8. Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with an anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a user has accessed a website (so-called “referrers”), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The 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 anonymised by Google if access to our internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state 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, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the user’s system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is visited and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the user’s system is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the user’s IP address, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission calculations.
By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by a user, is stored. Each time the user visits our website, this personal data, including the user’s IP address of the internet connection, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties.
The user can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate internet browser setting, as already described above, and thus can permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a browser setting would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the system of the user. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via internet browser or other software programmes.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
9. Data protection provisions on the use and application of services by Visable GmbH (www.visable.com)
Stovatec Oberflächenveredelungs GmbH uses products and services for analysis and marketing purposes, which are provided by Visable GmbH (www.visable.com) in cooperation with them. To that end, pixel-code technology is used to collect, process and store data in order to create at least pseudonymised, but where possible and sensible, completely anonymous user profiles. Data collected, which may initially still include personal data, is transmitted to Visable or is collected directly by Visable and is used to create the aforementioned user profiles there. Visitors to this website are not personally identified and no other personal data is merged with the user profiles. If IP addresses are identified as personal, they are immediately deleted. You can object to the processing operations described with future effect at any time: Exclude visitor recording (Note: Link sets a 1st-party cookie for an opt-out)
10. Legal basis for processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in 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 user is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the user or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the user is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).
11. 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 DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
12. Duration for which the personal data is stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of the period, 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.
13. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a user to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the user is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company closes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the user could not be closed. Before providing personal data, the user must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the user on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the closure of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
14. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.