1. Data protection at a glance General information
We process personal data in conformity with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):
To comply with contractual obligations (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR)As part of a balancing of interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR)Based on consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR)Based on statutory requirements (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR) or in the public interest (Article 6(1)(e) GDPR)
Within the company, access to personal data is given to those entities that require the data in order to comply with our contractual and statutory obligations. Processors (Article 28 GDPR) that we use also may receive data for these specified purposes. With respect to the disclosure of data to recipients outside of the company, it is first to be kept in mind that we are obligated under the General Business Terms and Conditions agreed upon between them and us to maintain in confidence all customer-related facts and assessments that we learn of (trade secret). We may disclose information about you only if statutory provisions require this, if you have consented, or if we are authorised to provide the information. Other data recipients may be those entities for which you have granted us your consent to data transfer.
Duration of data storage
Where necessary, we process and store personal data for the duration of our business relationship, which for instance also covers the initiation and performance of a contract.
In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations, inter alia, under the German Commercial Code (HGB), the German Fiscal Code (AO), and tax law. The periods for retention and documentation that are specified there amount to two to ten years.
Ultimately, the storage period also depends on statutory prescription period, which normally may amount, e.g. under sections 195 et seqq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), to three years but in certain cases to up to 30 years.
The data are erased once they are no longer needed for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected.
Data transfer to a third country or an international organisation
Data are transferred to third countries (countries outside the European Economic Area [EEA]) only if this is necessary to execute your instructions (e.g. payment instructions, orders), is prescribed by statute or we are in possession of your consent. We will separately inform you of the details where required by statute.
Usage of data to create profiles
In some cases, we process data by automated means with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). We use profiling, for instance, in the following cases:
In order to be able to inform and advise you about products in a targeted manner, we use analysis tools. They enable appropriate communication and advertising, including market and opinion research.
We use scoring to evaluate your creditworthiness (e.g. Creditreform). In doing so, we calculate the likelihood that a customer will fulfil its payment obligations in conformity with the contract. Scoring is based on a statistically recognised, established procedure. The calculated scores help us to make decisions about product conclusions and form part of ongoing risk management.
Usage of customer data for marketing and information purposes
In addition to processing your data for meeting contractual obligations, we also use your customer data in order to communicate with you about your order, certain products, prices or marketing campaigns (e.g. trade fair information). The sole purpose of data processing is targeted advice and information about products and Nissen news.
When a purchase contract is concluded, you consent that Nissen may process and use your personal data for its own marketing purposes in order to send you marketing notices by email and postal mail.
You may at any time object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes. A notice in text form (e.g. email, fax, letter) suffices for this.
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data mean all data that can be used to identify you personally. You can find extensive information about the topic of data protection in our Data Protection Policy listed under this text.
Collection of data on our website
Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?
Data is collected on this website by the website operator. You can find its contact information in the imprint for this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected, on the one hand, when you provide them to us. This may involve, e.g., data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This mainly consists of technical data (e.g. browser, operating system, and time of page access). These data are automatically collected once you access our website.
For what purposes do we use your data?
Some of your data are collected in order to ensure that the website can be made available free of errors. Other data may be used for the purpose of analysing your user behaviour.
What rights to you have with respect to your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information at no charge about the source, recipient, and purpose of the personal data stored about you. You also have a right to obtain the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. If you have further questions about this or other issues of data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address listed in the imprint. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This takes place mainly with cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Your surfing behaviour is normally analysed anonymously; surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information in the following Data Protection Policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities for objecting in this Data Protection Policy.
2. General notices and mandatory information Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory provisions concerning data protection, as well as this Data Protection Policy.
Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data mean data that can be used to identify you personally. This Data Protection Policy explains what data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
Please be aware that the transmission of data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may be exposed to security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data against access by third parties.
Notice concerning the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Adolf Nissen Elektrobau GmbH + Co. KG
Friedrichstädter Chaussee 4
Phone: +49 (0)4861-612-0
“Controller” means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, email address, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your explicit consent. You may at any time withdraw the consent that you provided. Simple notification by email to us is sufficient for this purpose. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority
In the case of infringements of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for questions of data protection is the state data protection officer of the German state in which our company has its registered office. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found using the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process in an automated manner on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract turned over to you or a third party in a commonly used and machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transmitted directly to another controller, this takes place only where technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons, and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can tell that a connection is encrypted when the display in your browser’s address bar changes from “http://” to “https://”, as well as by the lock icon in your browser’s status bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the scope of applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information at no charge about the personal data stored about you, their source and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as, where necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. If you have further questions about this or other issues concerning personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address listed in the imprint.
Objection to marketing email
We hereby object to the use of the contact data published in connection with the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending marketing and informational material that was not expressly requested. The operators of the website expressly reserve legal steps in the event of the unrequested sending of marketing information, e.g. through spam.
Data protection officer
Data protection officer mandated by statute
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Datensicherheit Nord GmbH
3. Newsletter dispatch
You can subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website by using our form. In this regard, we use the so-called double-opt-in method. First, a confirmation email is sent to the email address that you have provided. Your subscription will first become effective when you click on the activation link included in the confirmation email. Your data that have been transmitted to us will be used solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter, which may contain information or offers.
We use rapidmail to send our newsletter. Your data will therefore be transmitted to rapidmail GmbH. rapidmail GmbH is not allowed to use your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not allowed to pass on or sell your data. rapidmail is a German certified newsletter software provider, and it has been carefully chosen in compliance with the requirements of the GDPR and the BDSG.
You may at any time withdraw your consent to the storage and use of your data for the purpose of sending the newsletter, for example via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
For further information regarding the handling of user data at rapidmail, please refer to the rapidmail data protection policy: https://www.rapidmail.de/datenschutz
4. Collection of data on our website Cookies
In some cases, the website uses what are known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and that your browser stores.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at the time of your next visit.
You can configure your browser in such a way that you are notified about the placement of cookies so as to permit them only on a case-by-case basis, to accept them in certain cases, or to block them generally, as well as to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. By deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are necessary in order to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain features that you desire (e.g. shopping cart feature) are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the purpose of the technically flawless, optimised provision of its services. Where other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Policy.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:
Browser type and version The operating system that you are using Referrer URL Host name of the accessing computer Time of server request IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The basis for the data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or taking steps prior to entering into a contract.
5. Analysis tools and marketing Google Analytics
This website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (Register Number: 368047) with registered office in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses what are known as cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server and stored there. It cannot be ruled out that in the process, data processing takes place outside the scope of EU law.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offering and its marketing.
We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. As a result, your IP address is first shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the U.S. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide other services to the website operator associated with website use and internet use. The IP address transferred from your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, please be aware that in such case you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection and processing by Google of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed that prevents the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future: Deactivating Google Analytics.
Commissioned data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for processing of data on our behalf. In this regard, we have fully implemented the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities in connection with the use of Google Analytics.
Demographics with Google Analytics
This website uses the feature “demographics” of Google Analytics. This enables reports to be created that contain statements about age, gender and interests of website visitors. These data originate from interest-related advertising of Google, as well as from visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You may at any time deactivate this feature through the settings in your Google account or generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.
6. Plug-ins and tools YouTube
Our website use plug-ins of YouTube, a site operated by Google. The operator of the site is Google Ireland Limited (Register Number: 368047) with registered office in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
When you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established with YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server is notified about which of our pages you visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of displaying our website in an attractive manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Google web fonts
For the purpose of uniformly displaying fonts, this website uses what are known as web fonts, which are provided by Google. When a website is accessed, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display text and fonts.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must establish a connection to Google servers. As a result, Google learns that our website was accessed from your IP address. Google web fonts are used in the interest of displaying our website in a uniform, attractive manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the map service Google Maps by means of an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (Register Number: 368047) with registered office in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is normally transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transfer.
Google Maps is used in the interest of displaying our website in an attractive manner and to make it easier to find the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
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