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Privacy policy

1. introduction

With the following information, we would like to give you as a "data subject" an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under the data protection laws. In principle, it is possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you want to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.

The processing of personal data, such as your name, address or e-mail address, is always in line with the German Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to "GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH". By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us.

As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are also free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone or by post.

2. person in charge

The responsible person within the meaning of the GDPR is:

GvA Power Electronics GmbH
Boehringer Straße 10-12, 68307 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 621/7 89 92-0
Fax: +49 (0) 621/7 89 92-99
E-mail: info@gva-leistungselektronik.de

Representative of the person responsible: Thomas Schneider

3. data protection officer

You can reach the Data Protection Officer as follows:

GvA Power Electronics GmbH
Boehringer Strasse 10-12
68307 Mannheim, Germany

E-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@gva-leistungselektronik.de

You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

4. definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 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 terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

1. personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. 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.

2. person concerned

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller (our company).

3. processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

4. restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

5. Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.

6. pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation 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 separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

7. processors

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

8. receiver

A recipient is 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 investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

9. 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 authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

10. consent

Consent means any freely given and informed indication of the data subject's wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

5. legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (in conjunction with § 15 para. 3 TMG) serves our company as the legal basis 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 you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect the 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 details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of 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 you are a customer of our company (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

6. transmission of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

1. you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR,
2. the disclosure is permissible under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not having your data disclosed,
3. in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, as well as
4. this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

To protect your data and allow us to transfer data to third countries (outside the EU/EEA) where appropriate, we have entered into commissioned processing agreements based on the European Commission's standard contractual clauses.

7. technology

7.1 SSL/TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact enquiries that you send to us as the operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that there is a "https://" instead of a "http://" in the address line of the browser and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

7.2 Data collection when visiting the website

When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called "server log files"). Our website collects a series of general data and information each time you or an automated system access a page. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. 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 which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
5. the date and time of access to the website,
6. an abbreviated internet protocol address (anonymised IP address),
7. the Internet service provider of the accessing system.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to

1. to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
2. to optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it,
3. to ensure the permanent operability of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and
4. 4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

Therefore, the data and information collected will be used by us for statistical purposes only and for the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so as to ensure 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.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.

8. cookies

8.1 General information about cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site.

Information is stored in the cookie that arises in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves, on the one hand, to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been to our website when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

9. Our activities in social networks

So that we can also communicate with you in social networks and inform you about our services, we are represented there with our own pages. If you visit one of our social media pages, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the respective social media platform within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR with regard to the processing operations triggered thereby which concern personal data.

We are not the original provider of these pages, but merely use them within the scope of the possibilities offered to us by the respective providers. As a precaution, we therefore point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use may therefore entail data protection risks for you, as it may be more difficult to protect your rights, e.g. to information, deletion, objection, etc., and the processing in the social networks often takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behaviour by the providers, without this being able to be influenced by us. If usage profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the usage behaviour is directly assigned to your own member profile of the social networks (if you are logged in here).

The described processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider in order to be able to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to give your consent to data processing as a user with the respective providers, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR. Art. 7 GDPR.

As we do not have access to the providers' databases, we would like to point out that it is best to exercise your rights (e.g. to information, correction, deletion, etc.) directly with the respective provider. Further information on the processing of your data in the social networks and the possibility to make use of your right of objection or revocation (so-called opt-out) is listed below at the respective provider of social networks used by us:

9.1 YouTube

(Co-) Responsible for data processing in Europe:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland

Privacy Policy:
policies.google.com/privacy

Opt-out and advertising settings:
adssettings.google.com/authenticated

9.2 LinkedIn

(Co-) Responsible for data processing in Europe:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Wilton Place,
Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy Policy:
www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

10. Plugins and other services

10.1 YouTube (videos)

We have 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 television programmes, 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 Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website operated by us on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted 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/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by you.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website you are visiting when you call up a sub-page that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that you have visited our website if you are logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, you can prevent the transmission by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing our website.

These processing operations are only carried out when explicit consent is given in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

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

11. Your rights as a data subject

11.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed.

11.2 Right of access Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to receive information from us at any time and free of charge about the personal data stored about you, as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11.3 Right of rectification Art. 16 GDPR

You have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

11.4 Deletion Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data relating to you without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided for by law applies and insofar as the processing or storage is not necessary.

11.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements is met.

11.6 Data portability Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which has been provided to us by you, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has 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 with the aid of automated procedures, 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 us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

11.7 Objection Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) of the GDPR.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In individual cases, we process personal data in order to carry out direct advertising. You may object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

11.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.

11.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain about our processing of personal data to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.

12. Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data

If we process and store personal data from you, we will only do so for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or if this has been provided for by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

13. Duration of the storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

14. Up-to-dateness and amendment of the privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status: February 2021.

Due to the further development of our internet pages and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at "https://www.gva-leistungselektronik.de/en/privacy-statement/".