(2) We have contracted a service provider the handle the technical operation (hosting) of our website. This service provider processes the data on our behalf. The service provider shall only collect, process and use your data as instructed by us. The declarations of this Privacy Policy apply in equal measure to this service provider.

7. Cookies

(1) When you use our website, cookies will be saved on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard drive by your browser and send certain information to the body that installs them (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make our website generally more user-friendly and effective. For example, we can use cookies to enable us to identify you next time you visit the website if you have an account with us. Without the use of cookies, you would have to log in again every time you visit the site.

(2) This website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Transient cookies (temporary use)
  • Persistent cookies (use for a limited time period)
  • Third-party cookies (used by third parties in accordance with separate information)

(3) Transient cookies (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR) are deleted automatically when you close your browser. In particular, session cookies are a type of transient cookie. These save your session ID, which is used to assign various requests made by your browser to the joint session. This allows the website to recognise your computer again the next time you visit. The session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

(4) Persistent cookies are used exclusively in conjunction with the web analytics services we use (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR), and are only used for as long as required for the agreed purpose; they have a maximum lifespan of two years. You can delete the cookies from your computer's hard drive at any time using the privacy functions in your browser. Such action may restrict the functions and user-friendliness of the website.

(5) Any cookies that are not technically necessary in order for us to provide our service shall only be installed with your consent, which you can withdraw at any time (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) 1 a) GDPR). By continuing to use the website with the corresponding browser settings, you provide your consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You can give us your consent via your browser settings by setting your browser to notify you when a website wants to install cookies and prevent them from being accepted without your explicit confirmation, for example. You can also decide whether to always accept cookies or only in specific cases. You can configure your browser settings to match your preferences, e.g. by accepting or rejecting third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we hereby explicitly inform you that such settings may prevent you from making full use of all the functions of this website.

8. Piwik analytics service

(1) This website uses the Piwik analytics service to analyse and regularly improve the way our website is used. The statistics gathered via this service enable us to improve our service and make it more interesting to you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Piwik is provided by Art. 6 (1) 1 f) of the GDPR.

(2) In order to enable this analysis to be carried out, cookies are saved on your computer. As the controller, we will save the information collected using these cookies exclusively on our server in Germany. You can stop this analysis by deleting existing cookies and preventing the saving of cookies. However, we hereby expressly inform you that preventing the saving of cookies on your computer may prevent you from utilising this website to its full extent. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by adjusting the settings in your browser. You can prevent the use of Piwik by unchecking the following box and thus activating the opt-out plug-in:

(3) This website uses Piwik with the "AnonymizeIP" extension. This truncates IP addresses prior to further processing so that they cannot be traced back directly to the person to whom they belong. The IP address that your browser transmits via Piwik will not be associated with any other data collected by us.

(4) The Piwik program is an open-source project. Click here to view the third-party provider's data privacy information piwik.org/privacy/policy.

9. Integration of Google Maps

(1) We use the Google Maps service on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps for you directly on the website, and enables you to use the convenient map function.

(2) When you visit our website, Google will receive information telling it that you have accessed the section of our website in question. This will also trigger the transfer of the data described in Fig. 2 (1) of this Privacy Policy. This will take place regardless of whether Google provides a user account you are logged into or whether no such user account exists. If you are logged Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google will save your data as a usage profile, which it will use for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailoring its website to suit your preferences and needs. This type of analysis is primarily used to provide targeted advertising and inform other users of your activity on our website; this also applies to users who are not logged into the service in question. You have the right to object to the generation of this user profile; however, you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.

(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing carried out by the plug-in provider, please refer to the plug-in provider's privacy policy. This also contains further information on your rights with regard to said providers and the settings you can configure in order to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google will also process your data in the USA, and has agreed to use the EU-US Privacy Shield: www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

10. Further information on the GDPR

(1) This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to our web presence. In order to ensure that you are given the best information possible, our website contains links to third-party websites. Where such links are not clearly distinguishable, we will state explicitly that they are links to external websites. This Privacy Policy does not extend to such other service providers. When you leave this website, we recommend that you read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

(2) The controller responsible for the processing of your personal data is 3TEC automation GmbH & Co. KG, Wittekindstr. 3, 32051 Herford, Germany. For more contact details, please refer to the Legal Notice section of our website.

(3) We have no intention to transfer your data to recipients in third countries (countries that are not members of the EU or the EEA) or to international organisations. With regard to the possibility of your data being accessed by third-party providers in the USA, please refer to Figures 9., 12. and 13. of this Privacy Policy.

(4) You can request from us information on the data we have saved pertaining to you, and have the right to the rectification of inaccurate data, the right to restriction of processing, and the right to erasure, providing such actions are not in contravention of our obligation to retention. No right to erasure shall apply where the further processing of the data is required for the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims, such as compliance with an objection to advertising. With regard to the personal data you have given us via means such as an input screen or a contact form, based on your consent, or for the performance of a contract that exists between us, you have the right to data portability in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

(5) Insofar as the processing of your data is based on your consent (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) 1 a) GDPR), you have the right to withdraw said consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of any processing conducted prior to this withdrawal. Legally established permissions shall remain unaffected by any withdrawal of consent.

(6) You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection, e.g. by the State Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information who is responsible for us, who can be contacted at: Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany, poststelle@ldi.nrw.de.

11. Data protection officer

Our data protection officer will be happy to answer any queries you may have:

Uwe Koch
Im Schwalenkamp 24
31020 Salzhemmendorf

Telefon: +49 5153 963047
E-Mail: info@gukal.de
Webseite: http://safety.gukal.de/Datenschutzbeauftragter.htm

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will update this Privacy Policy as required in order to adapt it to reflect the content of the website and changes in the general legal regulations.

Date: May 2018

Wittekindstr. 3
D-32051 Herford

Telefon: +49 (0) 5221 1029-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 5221 1029-113

E-Mail: info@3tec.de
Website: www.3tec.de