Privacy Policy

Entity Responsible (Controller)

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data 

Contact 

Your Rights 

Disclosure to Third Parties

Newsletter

Server Log Files

Use of Google Analytics

Integration of Google Maps

Links to Other Websites

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in data protection. Please read the following information to learn when we collect which personal data and how we use such data.

Entity Responsible (Controller)

The entity responsible (controller) according to Art. 4 Abs. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

PHT Partner für Hygiene und Technologie GmbH

Förchenholzstr. 19

83646 Bad Tölz

E-mail: info.des@pht.group

(see our legal notice)

Our data protection officer can be reached at datenschutz@pht.group or by mail, adding “data protection officer” to the address.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

The legal bases of the collection, storage and processing of personal data can be found in particular in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (Art. 4 no. 1 GDPR). This includes in particular names, address data, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses. However, information on preferences, memberships or e.g. previously visited websites may also constitute personal data.

Contact

If you contact us (e.g. via e-mail or our contact form), the data transmitted by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry as well as for possible processing of subsequent questions. Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to perform pre-contractual measures according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. We will delete the data accruing in this connection after storage is no longer necessary or we restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

Your Rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data that concerns you:

  • right of access,
  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right of objection against processing,
  • right to data portability

Moreover, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We disclose your personal data to third parties insofar as this is required to fulfil contracts or to process payments. Legal basis for the disclosure is the necessity to fulfil a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. A disclosure of personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes will not be made without your express consent.

Newsletter

Our newsletter regularly informs you about us and the latest news in the area of hygiene technology.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address. After entering your e-mail address and confirming the consent wording, you will receive an automated e-mail in which you once again confirm your consent by clicking a link (double opt-in). As proof of your consent, we store your e-mail address, the consent wording, the confirmation e-mail as well as the respective IP addresses, time and date of the registration and confirmation.

Legal basis for the processing is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR.

Our newsletters are sent through the newsletter service provider “MailChimp” of the US-American provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp stores the e-mail addresses of our newsletter subscribers as well as other data described in the following, if any, on servers in the USA. The data is used by MailChimp for sending out the newsletter as well as for statistical analysis on our behalf as well as for optimisation of their own services. However, MailChimp does not pass on the data of our newsletter subscribers to third parties and does not use them for contacting the subscribers itself.

As far as we know, MailChimp fulfils the applicable standards for IT and data security and has been certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”. Thus, MailChimp has committed to adhering to the EU data protection requirements.

Furthermore, we concluded a so-called Data Processing Agreement with MailChimp according to which MailChimp commits itself to protect the data of our newsletter subscribers, process it according to its data protection regulations on our behalf and to not pass it on to third parties. You can view the data protection regulations of MailChimp here.

Our newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”. This is a small file which is retrieved from the MailChimp servers when our newsletter is opened. On this occasion both technical information (e.g. about your browser and the time of your retrieval) as well as your IP address are collected and stored. This data is used by MailChimp for the statistical analysis as well as the improvement of its own services. Additionally, MailChimp can analyse the reading habits of the newsletter subscribers, in particular if and when our newsletters are being read and which links are being clicked. This analysis also serves the purpose of tailoring the newsletter offer as exactly as possible to the interests of the subscribers. Legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

Your consent to the storage of such data as well as the use of your e-mail address for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters or via notification to us by e-mail. At the same time, this cancels your consent to receiving the newsletter through MailChimp and the statistical analysis of the data by MailChimp. A separate revocation of the consent to receiving the newsletter and the statistical analysis is not possible.

Server Log Files

Each time when our website is opened by a user, our hosting provider, Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany, will store information in a log file. These log files contain information about retrieved data, status codes, time stamps and system information. The data is non-personal, it allows no conclusions to the specific person.

Apart from that, log files also store IP addresses. We cannot readily attribute these to a certain person.

If you would like to view our website, we collect the aforementioned data which is technically required for us in order to show you our website and to guarantee stability and safety. Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to safeguard our justified interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

Web Analysis with Google (Universal) Analytics

Our website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable an analysis of how you use the website, such as so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated about your use of this website will as a rule be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to the transmission within the Member States of the European Union or within other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.

We use Google Analytics in order to analyse and be able to regularly improve the use of our website. Through the statistics gained we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as the user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data will be transferred to the USA, Google subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

You can prevent the capture of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data on this website in the future. When you do this, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you need to click the link again.

Legal basis for the processing is the necessity to safeguard our justified interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR, namely our interest in statistical analysis of the user behaviour of our website users as well as, if applicable, their consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR in connection with recital 32 sentence 2 (selection of technical settings).

Integration of Google Maps

On this website we are using the offer of Google Maps. This means that we can show you interactive maps directly on the website and enable you to comfortably use the map function. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you opened the corresponding page of our website. Moreover, additional data, such as your IP address, will be transmitted to Google. This is made independently of whether Google provides a user account where you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be directly attributed to your account. If you do not wish to have your data attributed to your Google profile, you have to log out prior to activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an analysis is made in particular (even for users not logged in) to render needs-based advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against the creation of such user profiles. To exercise this right, you have to contact Google.

Additional information about purpose and extent of the data collection and its processing by Google can be found in the privacy policies of Google. There you can also receive additional information about your rights in this respect and configuration options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google processes your personal data also in the USA and subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Links to Other Websites

Our online offer may contain links to other websites. We have no influence on the operators of those websites adhering to the data protection regulations.

as of: 20.03.2018

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