SIMCON PRIVACY POLICY

 

PRIVACY POLICY


Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH.

The use of the Internet pages of the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, and in accordance with the applicable country-specific data protection regulations.

By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, 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 telephone.

DEFINITIONS

 

The data protection declaration of the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).

Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

- Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

- Data subject

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

- Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, 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 limiting their future processing.

- Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person's job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

- Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

- Controller or person responsible for processing

The controller or data processor 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 designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

- Processor

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

- Recipient

Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law are not considered recipients.

- Third Party

Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

- Consent

Consent means any freely given indication of the data subject's wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTROLLER


The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH
Schumanstr. 18a
52146 Würselen

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER


EU-CON BeraterForum GmbH
Waldfeuchter Str. 266
52525 Heinsberg
e-mail: datenschutz@simcon.com
telephone: 02452 99 33 11

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

COOKIES


The internet pages of Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers 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, the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH can provide the users of this 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 for the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate 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. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

COLLECTION OF GENERAL DATA AND INFORMATION


The website of the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded:

(1) browser types and versions used,

(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,

(3) the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),

(4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,

(5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site,

(6) an Internet protocol address (IP address),

(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and

(8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject.

This information is rather required in order to

(1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly,

(2) to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,

(3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and

(4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

Therefore, the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand for statistical purposes and on the other hand for the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and ultimately ensuring an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

CONTACT OPTIONS VIA THE WEBSITE


Based on statutory provisions, the website of the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH contains data that enable a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.

ROUTINE ERASURE AND BLOCKING OF PERSONAL DATA.


The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directives and Regulations or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT


Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

Right of access

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directive and Regulation Legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:

Ø the purposes of processing

Ø the categories of personal data processed

Ø the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations

Ø if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

Ø the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing

Ø the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Ø if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data

Ø the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

Right to rectification

Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten).

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request from the controller that personal data concerning him or her be erased without delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:

Ø The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

Ø The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

Ø The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO.

Ø The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

Ø The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

Ø The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

The data protection officer or another employee shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

If the personal data was made public by the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO to erase the personal data, we shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The data protection officer or another employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

Right to restriction of processing

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

Ø The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

Ø The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.

Ø The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Ø The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear 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 personal data stored by the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The data protection officer or another employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.

Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is 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, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the appointed data protection officer or another employee.

Right to object

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing (with effect for the future). This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH will no longer process the personal data 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 which is carried out by the Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact the data protection officer or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, 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, unless the decision.

(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller; or

(2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or

(3) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject.

If the decision is

(1) necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or

(2) it is made with the explicit consent of the data subject,

Simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data subject on the part of the responsible person, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact the Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of 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 our Data Protection Officer or another 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 procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form located 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 within 1 month after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF FACEBOOK


The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller of personal data, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject posts a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Facebook at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

PRIVACY POLICY ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF FACEBOOK PIXEL


We use "Facebook Pixel" on our website, a service provided by Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Facebook"). Facebook Pixel enables Facebook to display our ads on Facebook, so-called "Facebook Ads", only to those Facebook users who have been visitors to our website, in particular those who have shown interest in our online offering or in certain topics or products. Facebook Pixel enables verification of whether a user was redirected to our website after clicking on our Facebook Ads. Facebook Pixel uses, among other things, cookies, which are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your end device. If you are logged in to Facebook with your user account, the visit to our online offer is noted in your user account. The data collected about you is anonymous for us, so it does not offer us any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, this data can be linked by Facebook to your user account there. We have no influence on the scope and further use of data collected by Facebook through the use of Facebook Pixel. According to our knowledge, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you have a user account with Facebook and are registered, Facebook can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the Facebook learns and stores your IP address and possibly other identifiers.

We use Facebook Pixel for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to place relevant and interesting ads for you on Facebook and thus to improve our offer, to make it more interesting for you as a user and to avoid annoying ads. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

You can object to the aforementioned collection by Facebook Pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook Ads. You can make settings regarding which types of advertisements are displayed to you within Facebook on the following Facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. In addition, you can disable cookies that are used for reach measurement and advertising purposes via the following web pages:

http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
http://www.aboutads.info/choices
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Please note that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

In addition, Facebook has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. This means that Facebook undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more detailed information in the entry linked below: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Information of the third-party provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For more information from the third-party provider on data protection, please refer to the following Facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Information on Facebook Pixel can be found on the following Facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF GOOGLE ADWORDS


The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result using the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertising on our website.

If a data subject accesses our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject's information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. The conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, for example the shopping cart from an online store system, have been called up on our website, provided the cookie has not yet expired. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject who arrived at our website via an AdWords ad generated a sale, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the Internet pages visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/abgerufen.

PRIVACY POLICY ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS REMARKETING


Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one end device (e.g. cell phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on every end device on which you log in with your Google account.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad targeting.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google account; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account is based solely on your consent, which you can give or revoke at Google (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the merging), the collection of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.

Further information and the privacy policy can be found in Google's privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

PRIVACY POLICY ON THE USE OF LINKEDIN ANALYTICS AND LINKEDIN ADS


We use the conversion tracking technology and the retargeting function of LinkedIn Corporation on our website. With the help of this technology, visitors to this website can be served personalized advertisements on LinkedIn. Furthermore, the possibility arises to create anonymous reports on the performance of the advertisements as well as information on website interaction. For this purpose, the LinkedIn Insight tag is embedded on this website, which establishes a connection to the LinkedIn server if you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time. In the privacy policy of LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you will find more information on data collection and data use, as well as the options and rights to protect your privacy. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can deactivate the data collection at any time using the following link: www.linkedin.com/psettings/enhanced-advertising.

DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF INSTAGRAM


The controller has integrated components of the service Instagram on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and, moreover, to redistribute such data in other social networks.

The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Instagram receives knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Instagram at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram can be found at help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

PRIVACY POLICY ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF HUBSPOT


On this website, we use HubSpot for our online marketing activities. HubSpot is a software company from the USA with a branch in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Phone: +353 1 5187500.

This is an integrated software solution that we use to cover various aspects of our online marketing. These include:

Email marketing (newsletters as well as automated mailings, e.g. to provide downloads), social media publishing & reporting, reporting (e.g. traffic sources, hits, etc. ...), contact management (e.g. user segmentation & CRM), landing pages and contact forms.

Our sign-up service allows visitors to our website to learn more about our company, download content, and provide their contact information and other demographic information. This information, as well as our website content, is stored on servers operated by our software partner HubSpot. It may be used by us to contact visitors to our website and to determine which of our company's services are of interest to them. All information we collect is subject to this privacy policy. We use all collected information exclusively to optimize our marketing measures.

Furthermore, to improve the user experience on our website, we use HubSpot's live chat service "Messages" (round chat icon at the bottom right of the screen) for sending and receiving messages on some subpages. Upon consent and use of this feature, the following data will be transmitted to HubSpot's servers:
- Content of all chat messages sent and received.
- Context information (e.g. page on which the chat was used)
- Optional: e-mail address of the user (if provided by the user via chat function).
The legal basis for the use of Hubspot's services is Art. 6 I f DS-GVO - legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest in using this service is the optimization of our marketing measures and the improvement of our service quality on the website.

HubSpot is certified under the terms of the "EU - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework" and is subject to TRUSTe 's Privacy Seal and the "U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor" Framework.

More information about HubSpot's privacy policy "
More information from HubSpot regarding EU data protection regulations "
More information from HubSpot regarding cookies used by HubSpot can be found here & here "

If you generally do not want HubSpot to collect data, you can prevent cookies from being stored at any time by changing your browser settings accordingly or by using the following opt-out link: Opt-Out Link.

DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF XING


The controller has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at dev.xing.com/plugins. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Xing receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Xing at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by Xing, which can be accessed at www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published privacy notices for the XING Share button at www.xing.com/app/share.

DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS ON THE USE AND APPLICATION OF YOUTUBE


The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and TV shows, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a sub-page that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which can be found at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

LEGAL BASIS OF PROCESSING


Article 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in 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 a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. 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 protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were 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 DS-GVO).

LEGITIMATE INTERESTS IN PROCESSING PURSUED BY THE CONTROLLER OR A THIRD PARTY.


If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities in all its manifestations.

LEGAL O. CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA; NECESSITY FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE CONTRACT; OBLIGATION OF THE DATA SUBJECT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA; POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA


We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary 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 him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject may contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will then 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 of not providing the personal data would be.

EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING


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

Points 1 to 19 of this data protection declaration were created by the data protection declaration generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as the External Data Protection Officer Bremen, in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used computers and the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte.

USE OF THE WEB ANALYSIS TOOL MATOMO


This website uses the open source software Matomo http://de.matomo.org to analyze the website. Matomo uses so-called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookies (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to the server and stored for usage analysis purposes. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the site will not be disclosed to third parties. The server on which the statistical data is stored is from a German provider and is also physically located in Germany. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software.

OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE WEB ANALYSIS TOOL MATOMO


If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of your data when visiting our website, you can object to the storage and use at any time by clicking on the following link. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser. This has the consequence that Matomo cannot collect any session data. If you delete your cookies, this has the consequence that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and must be reactivated by you.

Below you have the option to disable the use of Matomo.

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

For more information, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the information we hold about you, or you wish to change your personal information in our records, please contact datenschutz@simcon.com