Data Privacy

When using our website, personal data is processed about you. Personal data is all information with which you can be identified or which can be related to you personally.

At formitas, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. Below you will find an explanation of what data we collect and how and for what purpose this is done.

- General and Mandatory Information Required by Law -

Name and contact details of the Controller and the Data Protection Office

DiThe Controller according to Art. 4(7) GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) is:

formitas AG
represented by the CEO Dipl-Ing. Hagen Schmidt-Bleker
Campus-Boulevard 57
52074 Aachen
info@formitas.de

 

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You may revoke consent at any time. To do so, all you need to do is send us an informal notification via email. This shall occur without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

 

Right to log a complaint with the supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

 

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfill a contract. It will be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

 

Information about blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

 

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • Visited page on our domain
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The host name of the accessing computer
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

 

Registration on this website

To use certain functions, you may register on our website. The data submitted is used exclusively for the purpose of using the designated offer or service. You must provide the required information, otherwise the registration will be refused.
In case of important changes, e.g. technical reasons, we will inform you per email. The email will be sent to the address provided in the registration.

The data entered during registration is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 paraA. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke consent at any time. To do so, all you need to do is send us an informal notification via email. This shall occur without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

We save the data collected during registration for the time period during which you are registered on our website. Your data is deleted when you un-register. Statutory retention periods remain valid.

 

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke consent at any time. To do so, you are required to send us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

 

Newsletter data

To subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we need you to provide your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address. You will also need to agree to receiving our newsletter. Additional data will not be collected unless provided voluntarily. This data is exclusively used to send you the requested information. It is not passed on to third parties.
The data entered into our newsletter registration form will only be processed with your consent (Article 6 (1) a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as for the use for sending the newsletter any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that has already been carried out.
We will store the data you provided us with for subscription to the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This data will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for our Members section) remain unaffected thereof.

 

CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany and/or Ireland.

Sending our newsletters with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened the email containing the newsletter and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the purchase of a product on our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach, please visit: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

We process your data provided you have given us your consent (Article 6 (1) a) GDPR). You may revoke your consent any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that has already been carried out.
If you do not want CleverReach to analyze your usage of the newsletter, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription. Then your data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for our Members section) remain unaffected thereof.

For further information, please refer to the data privacy statement of CleverReach at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.
Contract concluded for outsourcing data processing.

We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

 

YouTube

On this website we use plugins of the YouTube website operated by Google (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). This way, we can display videos directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the video play function. The legal basis for the use of YouTube is Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-site on our website. If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, your data are allocated directly to your account. If you do not want the allocation to your profile with YouTube, you must log out before activating the video.

Basic information about data processing by Google as well as about your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.

 

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active . Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website. By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=en and the Terms and Conditions for Google Maps and https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

Google also offers further information at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated and https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

Google Analytics

On this website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

We can improve our service using the statistics obtained and design it to be more interesting for you, as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR.

With the function “demographic characteristics” reports can be generated, which contain statements about age, gender and interests of the website visitors. These data originate from interest-based advertising of Google and from visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be allocated to a specific person. You can deactivate these functions at any time in your Google account or generally prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described below.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports concerning the website activities and to produce additional services to us associated with the use of the Internet and website.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are textfiles saved on the computer of the user in order to analyze the usage of the website. These cookies are deleted automatically after a respective specifically defined time.

IP anonymization
By the add-on “_anonymizeIp()” your IP address is shortened by Google before the further processing, a personal reference can thereby be excluded. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. The IP address sent by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google.

Objection to data collection
You can prevent the cookies from being stored by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website will be available to you in their full capacity. Furthermore, you can prevent the storing of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en, about the terms of use here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

Commissioned data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for commission data processing and implement the strict stipulations of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

 

Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

We use the Google Adwords offer to draw attention to our offers with the help of advertising materials (Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. We want to show you advertisements that are of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

These advertising media are delivered by Google via "Ad Servers". For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as the insertion of ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Adwords stores a cookie on your computer. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (mark that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values.

These cookies enable Google to recognise your Internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Adwords customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. We do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. On the basis of these evaluations we can recognise which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data regarding the use of advertising material; in particular, we cannot identify users based on this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We do not have any influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating AdWords Conversion, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding part of our website or clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. For details about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/. With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

 

Google Web Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site. When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

Google offers detailed information at: https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de

Source: Mein-Datenschutzbeauftragter.de

url: https://formitas.de/en/data-privacy/