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Privacy Policy Statement

1. Party responsible (controller) and corporate data protection officer

This data protection information is applicable for data processing by:
Immergut GmbH & Co. KG  (Hereinafter: Immergut), Kampstr. 8, 27404 Elsdorf, Germany e-mail: infonospam@immergut.de  Tel.: +49 (0)6661 – 155 0  Fax: +49 (0)6661 – 155 190
Immergut’s corporate data protection officer can be contacted at the above address, stating “Data protection” as the subject, or at datenschutznospam@immergut.de.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and nature and purpose of the use of such data

a) When you visit our website www.immergut.de information is automatically sent to our website server by the browser on your end device. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. When this occurs the following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is erased automatically: • IP address of the computer sending the request, • Date and time of access, • Name and URL of the file requested, • Website from which access takes place (referrer URL), • Browser used and possibly the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider. We process these data for the following purposes: • In order to ensure a smooth connection is established with the website, • In order to guarantee convenient use of our website, • In order to assess system security and stability, and • for other administrative purposes. The legal basis for the data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of making inferences about your person. Moreover we use cookies and analytics when you visit our website. You can find more detailed information on this under nos. 4 and 5 of this data privacy statement.
b) Using our contact form. For questions of any kind we offer you the possibility of getting in touch with us using the contact form provided on the website. When you do so, it is necessary to give a valid e-mail address, so that we know who the enquiry is from and can answer it. Other information may be provided of your own free will. We process the data for contact purposes in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. a GDPR, on the basis of your freely-given consent. The personal data collected for use of the contact form are automatically erased after your enquiry is dealt with.

3. Transfer of data

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties except for the purposes listed below. We only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

• You have given your express consent to this in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. a GDPR,

• The transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. f GDPR and there is no reason to suppose that you have an overriding interest in the non-transferral of your data which requires protection,

• In cases where there is a legal obligation for the transfer in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. c GDPR, and

• It is authorised and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files which your browser automatically creates and which are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is recorded in the cookie regarding the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity in this way. On the one hand, we use cookies to make our website more attractive for you. As a result we use so-called session cookies, to ascertain whether you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our site. We also use temporary cookies that are stored for a specific period of time on your end device to optimise user-friendliness. If you visit our website again in order to utilise our services, the system will automatically recognise that you have already visited us and know which input and settings you have activated, so that you do not have to enter this information again. We also use cookies to record statistics on the use of our website and for purposes of evaluating the optimisation of our services for you (see no. 5). When you visit our website, these cookies enable us to automatically know if you have visited us before. These cookies are automatically erased after a set period. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes stated, and for the safeguarding of our legitimate interests and those of third parties, in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can set your browser in such a way that it will not store any cookies on your computer, or to always show a message before a new cookie is placed. Complete deactivation of cookies may however have the result that you are unable to use all the functions of our website.  

5. Analytics tools

Tracking tools. The tracking measures listed below, which we use, are employed on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. f GDPR. In using future tracking measures, our aim is to guarantee an appropriate design and the continual optimisation of our website. Furthermore we use tracking measures to record statistics on usage of our website and for the purpose of evaluating the optimisation of the services we offer you. These interests are deemed legitimate in the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective purposes of the data processing and data categories can be inferred from the corresponding tracking tools.

a) Google Analytics

For the purpose of appropriate design and the continual optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used (see no. 4). The information generated by the cookies on your use of this website, such as

• Browser type/version,
• Operating system used,
• Referrer URL (site previously visited),
• Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
• Time of server request,

is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services associated to website and Internet usage for the purpose of market research and appropriate design of these web pages. This information is also transferred to third parties, if this is required by law or third parties are contracted to process these data. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that they cannot be associated to users (IP masking). You can set your browser to prevent the placing of cookies; however, we point out that if you do so, you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address), and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile end devices, you can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is placed which prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and for this website, and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to install the opt-out cookie again. Further information on data protection in relation to Google Analytics can be found at Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

b) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

In order to compile statistics on usage of our website and for the purpose of optimisation of the site for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. This means that when you reach our website through an advertisement served by Google, a cookie (see no. 4) is set on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can tell that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page.

Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Adwords customer. The information obtained with the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can refuse the placing of the cookie needed for it using the browser setting that automatically deactivates the placing of cookies in general. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by changing the settings of your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s data protection guidance on conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

6. Google Webfonts

On this website we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) in order to display our content correctly and graphically across all browsers. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

The viewing of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. In theory, when this occurs it is possible – but currently also unclear whether, and if so, for what purpose – for operators of respective libraries to collect data.

The data privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

7. Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API in order to visually represent geographical information. In using Google Maps, data on the use of the map functions by visitors are collected, processed and used. You can obtain more detailed information on the data processing by Google in the Google data privacy statement. Here you can also change your personal data settings in the data privacy center.

You can find detailed guidance on the administration of your own data in connection with Google products here: http://www.dataliberation.org/.

8. Data subject rights. You have the following rights:

• According to article 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain your personal data that we have processed. In particular, you can obtain information on the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure or restriction of processing or to object, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if they were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and to obtain meaningful information about their characteristics;

• According to article 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data we have stored concerning you, or to have incomplete data completed;

• According to article 17 GDP, you have the right to obtain the erasure of the personal data we have stored concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

• According to article 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data, if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need the data, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to article 21 GDPR;

• According to article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request they be transferred to another controller;

• According to article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue processing based on this consent in the future and

• According to article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To do so, generally speaking, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work, or the registered address of our Company.

9. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. f GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with article 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection is against processing for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without your notifying of a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right to withdraw consent or object, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to datenschutz@immergut.de .

10. Data security

During visits to the website we use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is usually a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support a 256 bit encryption, we use 128 bit v3 technology instead. You can recognise whether an individual page of our website is transferred encrypted by the key or padlock symbol in the status bar of your browser. We also employ suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against random or wilful manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised third-party access. Our security measures are continuously being improved in accordance with technology development.

11. Validity and changes to this data protection statement

This data privacy statement is currently valid as of May 2018. It may become necessary to change this data privacy statement due to further development of our website and offers, or because of changes in legal or official requirements. The current valid data privacy statement can be viewed, stored or printed at any time on the website under https://www.immergut.de/en/legal-notice/datenschutz.html.