Protecting your personal data during the processing of personal data when you visit our website is important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with statutory provisions. In the following, we would like to inform you about the nature and scope of the processing of personal data through this website in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Information on the responsible controller
CARL FUHR GmbH & Co. KG
Fon: +49 2056 592-0
Fax: +49 2056 592-384
Information on the data protection officer
Our external data protection officer is happy to answer any questions about data protection:
Mr. Arndt Halbach, GINDAT GmbH
Wetterauer Str. 6
42897 Remscheid, Germany
Fon: +49 2191 909 430
Data processing through the website
Your visit to our website is recorded. We generally collect the following data that your browser sends to us:
- IP address currently used by your computer or your router
- Date and time
- Browser type and version
- Operating system of your computer
- Webpages you visit
- Name and size of requested file(s)
- URL of referral website, if applicable
This data is only collected for the purposes of data security, improving our website offer and analysing errors based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The IP address of your PC is only analysed in anonymised form (shortened by the last three digits). In all other respects, you are able to visit our website without providing information on your identity.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (such as email communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties. Confidential data should therefore be sent to us by other means, such as by post.
Personal data (such as your name, address data or contact details) which you voluntarily disclose to us, for example in connection with a request or otherwise, will be stored by us and only processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with this data. This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
We offer you the option to subscribe to a newsletter on our website. Your personal data is collected while registering for the subscription. You will first receive a confirmation email in order to ensure that you wish to subscribe to the newsletter with your email address. Only once you have clicked on the activation link contained in this email will you be included in our email mailing list and receive the newsletter. The newsletter subscription is recorded for documentation purposes (IP address, date and time). You have the option at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter by sending us a corresponding message. In particular, you may also use the link at the end of each newsletter in order to unsubscribe. The legal basis is provided by Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.
Your click behavior in the newsletter is evaluated by us to measure the success of our articles. If you do not agree, there is the possibility to set your email program so that content from external sources is not reloaded or external content is not automatically downloaded. This will prevent us from measuring the success of the program.
To dispatch the newsletter, we use the newsletter service Cleverreach. This service provider only processes the data on our behalf and at our instruction in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
Secure data transmission
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (SSL) via HTTPS, which accord with state-of-the-art technology.
Recipients of personal data
We may utilise service providers in connection with data processing in order to perform and execute processes.
Specifically, we have involved service providers for the purposes of sending the newsletter and hosting our website.
Contractual relationships are established with our service providers, which meet the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR; the contractual provisions contain the statutorily required points on data protection and data security.
Data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Ireland Ltd. („Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail: email@example.com. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ – text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your visit to the website. The information obtained by the cookie regarding your use of the website are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then stored. As part of our contract processing agreement with Google pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO, the standard contractual clauses pre-approved by the European Commission have also been concluded, which ensure the same level of data protection in the USA.
In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of 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. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded on this website with the code ‘anonymizeIp’, in order to ensure the anonymised collection of the IP address.
Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.
The basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art 6 (1) a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by making the appropriate setting in our Cookie Content Tool:
You may prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted directly after you close your browser (‘session cookies’).
Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable your browser to be recognised when you next visit the website (‘persistent cookies’).
Data processing in connection with cookies, which only serve to facilitate the functionality of our website offer, occurs on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
In all other cases the processing is carried out on the basis of your consent, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time by changing the settings in our consent-tool.
According to Articles 15–21 GDPR, you may exercise the following rights with respect to personal data we store provided the relevant requirements of the GDPR are met.
Right of access
You have the right to access information about your personal data that we process.
Right to rectification
You are able to request the correction of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data.
Right to erasure
You have the right to the deletion of your personal data, in particular on the basis of one of the following reasons:
- Your personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
- You withdraw your consent on which the processing of your data was based.
- You have asserted a right of objection to processing.
- Your data was unlawfully processed.
The right of erasure does not apply, however, if such deletion is opposed by the legitimate interest of the controller. For instance, this may include:
- Personal data that is required for the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims.
- Deletion is not possible due to retention obligations.
Insofar as data cannot be deleted, you may exercise a right to the restriction of processing (as follows).
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, if:
- You dispute the correctness of the data and we must therefore review the correctness.
- The processing is unlawful and you decline data erasure and instead request restriction of use.
- We no longer require the data, but you still need the data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have submitted an objection to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate interests prevail over your interests.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly available and machine-readable format. Moreover, you have the right to have us transmit this data to another controller without hindrance by us, provided that the processing is based on a contract or consent, and our processing takes place with the aid of automated processes.
Right to objectt
You have the right at any time to submit an objection to the processing of your personal data, which takes place based on Art. 6 1) e) or f), for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on one of these conditions. Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on a consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Right to withdraw
If the processing of your personal data is based on a consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Statutory deadlines for the erasure of data
Insofar as no statutory retention obligation applies, the data shall be deleted or destroyed once it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of data processing. Various deadlines apply to the retention of personal data. For instance, data of tax relevance is generally stored for ten years, while other data is typically retained for six years in accordance with provisions under the Commercial Code. Furthermore, the storage period may also be determined by statutory limitation periods, which may generally amount to three years in the case of Articles 195 et seqq. of the Civil Code, for example, or in certain cases up to even thirty years.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if they believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office.
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Fon: +49 211 38424-0
Fax: +49 211 38424-10