Data protection statement

 

1. Information regarding the collection of personal data and contact data of the person responsible.

1.1 Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest. Below you will find information on how we will handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data in this context are all data that can be used to identify you.

1.2 The data officer responsible for this website according to the general data protection regulations (GDPR) is Sitecon GmbH, Industriestrasse 9a, 63927 Bürgstadt, Phone: +49 9371 90086-0, Fax: +49 9371 90086-8, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The data officer responsible for personal data is a natural or legal person who decides, either alone or jointly with others, about the purpose and the means for processing personal data.

1.3 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential information (e.g. orders or enquiries addressed to the data officer). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.

 

2. Data collection when visiting our website

If you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. when you do not register or send us information in other ways, we will only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (called the “server log files”). If you call up our website, we will collect the following data from you, as they are technically required to display our website:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Number of bytes sent
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the site
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (in anonymised form, as required)

Processing is performed acc. to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data are not passed on or used in other ways. However, we reserve the right to perform a subsequent check of the server log files to determine whether there are specific indicators for illegal use.

 

3. Cookies

We use cookies on some pages in order to make visiting our website attractive and the use of specific functions possible. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and allow us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognise your browser at your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are placed, we collect and process this individually determined user information in the same way as browser, site and address information. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period that may vary between cookies.

If individual cookies implemented also lead to processing of personal data, their processing is performed according to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in order to protect our legitimate interests in the optimal functioning of the website as well as the customer-friendly and effective design of the visiting experience.

We might cooperate with advertising partners who help us make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies of partner companies may also be stored on your hard disk (third-party cookies) when you visit our website. If we cooperate with adversing partners as described above, you will be separately and individually informed regarding the use of such cookies and the scope of information collected in each case.

Please take note that you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are to be placed, so that you can individually decide on accepting them or exclude them in general. All browsers differ regarding the way they handle cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change the cookie settings. You will find the information for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Please note that rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

 

4. Personal contact

If you contact us, personal data will be collected as part of the contacting procedure (e.g. by contact form or by e-mail). The contact form shows which data are collected. These data are exclusively stored and used to answer your questions or to establish contact and handle the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your question according to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. If you establish contact in order to conclude a contract, you establish an additional legal basis for processing according to Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once your enquiry has been completed. This will be the case when the issues concerned are finally settled and when there are no legal archiving obligations.

 

5. Rights of the person concerned

5.1 The applicable data protection laws grant you, as the person affected, extensive rights in relation to the data officer (information and intervention rights), of which we inform you below:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR: You particularly have a right to information regarding your personal data processed by us, their uses, the categories of the personal data processed, the receivers or categories of receivers to whom your data are disclosed or the planned duration of storage or the criteria for determining the duration of storage, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection against processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, origin of your data if they were not collected from you by us, existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and any relevant statements regarding the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing with regard to you as well as your right to information about the guarantees provided by Art. 46 GDPR with regard to forwarding to your data to third-party countries;
  • Right of correction according to Art. 16 GDPR: You have a right to immediate correction of incorrect data and/or completion of incomplete data that concern you and are stored by us;
  • Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR: You have a right to demand deletion of personal data when the requirements according to Art. 17 (1) GDPR apply. However, this right does not exist when processing is required to exercise the right to free speech and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to establish, enforce or defend legal claims;
  • Right to restrict processing according to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to demand restrictions on the processing of your personal data when you have disputed the accuracy of your data and the data are still being examined, when you reject the deletion of your data due to inappropriate processing and demand restrictions on the processing of your data instead, when you require your data to establish, implement or defend legal claims, once we no longer need these data as their purpose has been achieved or when you filed your objection based on your individual situation and it has not been established whether our legitimate reasons prevail;
  • Right of information according to Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right of inspection, deletion or restriction of processing against the data officer, this person is obliged to communicate the correction or deletion of the data or the restriction of their processing to all recipients to whom your personal data had been revealed, except when this is impossible or associated with unreasonable effort. You have the right to be informed regarding those recipients.
  • Right to data transmission according to Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to demand their transfer to another data officer in as far as this is technically feasible;
  • Right to revoke prior consent according to Art. 7 (3) GDPR: You have the right to revoke prior consent for processing data at any time, with effect on future processing. In the event of a revocation, we will immediately delete the relevant data in as far as further processing can legally not be based on processing without consent. Revocation of the agreement does not affect the legality of the processing performed as a result of approval before such revocation;
  • Right to objection according to Art. 77 GDPR: If you are of the opinion that processing your personal data is in conflict with the GDPR, you have - irrespective of any other administrative or legal recourse - the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state in which your residence, your workplace or the place of the alleged infringement is located.

5.2 RIGHT TO OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR PREVAILING AND LEGITIMATE INTEREST ACCORDING TO AN OVERALL BALANCE OF INTERESTS, YOU ARE AT ANY TIME ENTITLED TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING FOR REASONS RESULTING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
WE WILL TERMINATE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED WHEN YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT. HOWEVER, THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING REMAINS RESERVED WHEN WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING AND LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, BASIC RIGHTS AND BASIC FREEDOMS OR WHEN THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING IS THE ASSERTION, IMPLEMENTATION OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PRSONAL DATA ARE BEING PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU ARE AT ALL TIMES ENTITLED TO FILE AN OBJECTION AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISIG. YOU CAN EXERCISE THIS OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU USE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE SHALL TERMINATE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

 

6. Storage period of personal data

The storage period for personal data is based on the legal storage requirements (e.g. storage requirements according to the trade and tax laws). On expiry of this period, the respective data will be routinely deleted in as far as they are no longer required to fulfil or negotiate a contract and/or we do not have a legitimate interest in further storage.