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Privacy policy

Data protection is particularly important to us. It is generally possible to use our website without providing any additional personal data (hereinafter referred to as "pd").

However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis, we generally obtain voluntary consent.


The processing of personal data is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) and in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as BDSG) and the applicable federal state-specific regulations and ordinances. By means of this privacy policy, we would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this privacy policy informs data subjects about their rights.


As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures (hereinafter referred to as TOMs) to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by fax.


Definitions of terms

Our data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the GDPR. Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we explain the terms used in advance.


Personal data

PbD is any information that can be clearly related directly or indirectly to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject").


Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.


Processing

Processing means any operation which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its future processing.


Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.


Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information. This additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the pd cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.


Controller or controller responsible for the processing

The controller or controller responsible for the 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 nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.


Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.


Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. Authorities that may receive pd in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States are not considered recipients.


Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.


Consent

Consent is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is
ALMiG Kompressoren GmbH
Adolf-Ehmann-Straße 2
73257 Köngen


Name and address of the data protection officer

The Data Protection Officer (hereinafter DPO) of the controller is

Data Protection Online
Andreas Scheffler
Wiesenweg 7
74629 Pfedelbach
Phone +49 (0)7949 940982
Email: asc@datenschutz-online.eu


Any data subject can contact our DPO directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

Cookies

Our Internet pages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. The cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters that can be used to assign websites and servers to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.


Through the use of cookies, we can provide the users of our website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized and made easier for the user through recognition.


The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Collection of general data and information

Our website collects a series of general data and information each time it is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files.

The browser type and version used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (referrer), the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website, an Internet protocol address (IP address), the Internet service provider of the accessing system and other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems are recorded.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to correctly deliver the contents of our website, to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all pbD provided by a data subject.

Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).


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

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.


Duration for which the pd is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. Once this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract.

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 partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.


Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

 

Contact option via the website

Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us. If a data subject contacts the data controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the controller is stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This pd is not passed on to third parties.


Routine erasure and blocking of pbd

The controller shall process and store the data subject's personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the pbD will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


Rights of the data subject

Right to confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain from the controller free information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information at any time. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information

 

  • the purposes of the processing
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • if the pd is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
  • Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

Right to rectification

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject also has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary

 

  • The pbD were collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by us, he or she may contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

If we have made the personal data public and if our company is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform other controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. After successful verification, we will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

Right to restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies

  • The accuracy of the pd is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the pd.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the pd and requests the restriction of its use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the pd for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject requires it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by us, he or she may at any time contact the contact person named above. We will arrange for the restriction of processing after successful verification.

Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not 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, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

Right to object

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the pbD for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact the contact person named above. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.


Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision

 

  • is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or
  • is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  • with the express consent of the data subject. If the decision
  • is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or
  • is made with the express consent of the data subject, we shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, they can contact the above-mentioned contact person at any time.

Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Data protection for applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website.

If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted three months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller or voluntary consent of the applicant stand in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function!)

We have integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on our website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. We use the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition is used by Google to shorten and anonymize the IP address of the data subject's Internet connection if our website is accessed 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 analyze 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 that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website. Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject's IT system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements. The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. With each visit to our website, this pbD, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This pbD is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties. The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject's IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered an objection by Google. If the data subject's IT system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who is attributable to their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and under www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of DoubleClick

On this website, the controller has integrated components of DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick is a Google brand under which special online marketing solutions are primarily marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.

The operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with every impression as well as with clicks or other activities. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the data subject's browser. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick places a cookie on the data subject's IT system. What cookies are has already been explained above. The purpose of the cookie is to optimize and display advertising. Among other things, the cookie is used to place and display user-relevant advertising and to create reports on advertising campaigns or to improve them. The cookie is also used to avoid multiple displays of the same advertisement. DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is required for the technical process. The cookie ID is required, for example, to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick can also use the cookie ID to record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplication. The cookie ID also enables DoubleClick to record conversions. Conversions are recorded, for example, if a user has previously been shown a DoubleClick advertisement and subsequently makes a purchase on the advertiser's website using the same Internet browser. A DoubleClick cookie does not contain any pbD. However, a DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign identifiers. A campaign identifier is used to identify the campaigns with which the user has already been in contact. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a DoubleClick component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to submit data through the DoubleClick component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of data that Google also uses to create commission statements. Among other things, Google can track that the data subject has clicked on certain links on our website. The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject's IT system. In addition, cookies already set by Google can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of DoubleClick by Google may be retrieved under www.google.com/intl/de/policies/.