1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data refers to any data that can personally identify you.
1.2 The controller for the data processing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is Marcus Finke, Topseal Maschinenschutzscheiben GmbH, Sensenweg 21/1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tel .: 016097714717, Fax: 075415927622, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g., orders or inquiries to the controller), this website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string 'https://' and the lock symbol in your browser bar.
When you visit our website for informational purposes only, meaning you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called 'server log files'). When you access our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of unlawful use.
In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e., after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can find the duration of each cookie storage in the overview of your web browser's cookie settings.
Partially, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by storing settings (e.g., remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies we use, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR for the performance of a contract, Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR in the case of consent given, or Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR for the purpose of our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
Please note that you can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers at the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
When contacting us (e.g., via contact form or email), personal data is collected. The specific data collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your inquiry if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations.
5.1 - Google Web Fonts
This website uses web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ('Google') for consistent font display. When a page is loaded, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to its browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts.
Since we're storing the fonts locally on our servers, the browser you are using does not need to establish a connection to Google's servers. Therfore no transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the United States is involved.
5.2 - Google reCAPTCHA
This website also uses the reCAPTCHA function provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ('Google'). This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an input is made by a natural person or is abusive by automated processing. The service involves the transmission of the IP address and, if necessary, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google, based on our legitimate interest in determining individual responsibility on the Internet and preventing abuse and spam, pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. In the course of using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transmitted to Google LLC.'s servers in the United States.
In the event of the transmission of personal data to Google LLC. in the United States, Google LLC. has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU. The current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Where required by law, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the aforementioned option to object.
5.3 - Google Maps
On our website, we use Google Maps (API) provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ('Google'). Google Maps is a web service that displays interactive (land) maps to visually represent geographical information. By using this service, our location is shown to you, facilitating navigation if needed.
When you access the subpages that incorporate the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google's servers and stored there. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Google LLC. in the United States, regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles, even for users who are not logged in. The collection, storage, and evaluation are carried out based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, representing Google's legitimate interest in displaying personalized advertising, conducting market research, and/or tailoring Google websites to meet user needs. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google to exercise this right.
In the event of personal data being transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. has certified its adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, ensuring compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
To the extent legally required, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the above-described option to object.
5.4 - Online Applications via a Form
On our website, we offer job applicants the opportunity to apply online via a corresponding form. Inclusion in the application process requires applicants to provide us with all the personal data necessary for a thorough and informed assessment and selection via the form.
The required information includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications necessary for a position. Additionally, health-related information may be required, which must be given special consideration in terms of the applicant's social protection, labor law, and social security interests.
Upon submitting the form, the applicant's data is transmitted to us encrypted using state-of-the-art technology, stored by us, and evaluated solely for the purpose of processing the application.
The legal basis for these processing activities is generally Art. 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in conjunction with § 26(1) of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), according to which the application process is considered a pre-contractual measure.
If, in the context of the application process, special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9(1) of the GDPR (e.g., health data such as information about disability) are requested from applicants, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9(2)(b) of the GDPR, in order to exercise rights and fulfill obligations arising from labor law, social security, and social protection laws.
Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of special categories of data may also be based on Art. 9(1)(h) of the GDPR if it is carried out for purposes of preventive medicine, occupational medicine, the assessment of the applicant's ability to work, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care, or the management of health or social care systems.
If, as a result of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws their application prematurely, the data transmitted via the form will be deleted no later than 6 months after receiving the corresponding notification. This period is based on our legitimate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and, if necessary, fulfill our obligations to provide evidence in accordance with the regulations on equal treatment of applicants.
In the event of a successful application, the provided data will be further processed for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship, based on Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR in conjunction with § 26(1) of the BDSG.
6.1 Under applicable data protection law, you have comprehensive rights as a data subject (rights of access and intervention) in relation to the processing of your personal data by the data controller. We hereby inform you about these rights:
6.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTERESTS IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
Making use of your right to object, we will CEASE PROCESSING the affected data. However, further processing may be reserved if we can demonstrate COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS for the processing that OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS, or if the processing serves the ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE, OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.
If your personal data is processed by us to engage in DIRECT MARKETING, you have the right to OBJECT AT ANY TIME to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to object as described above.
Making use of your right to object, we will CEASE PROCESSING the affected data for direct marketing purposes.
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective LEGAL BASIS, the PURPOSE OF PROCESSING, and - if applicable - the respective STATUTORY RETENTION PERIODS (e.g., commercial and tax retention periods).
If personal data is processed based on EXPRESS CONSENT pursuant to ARTICLE 6(1)(a) OF THE GDPR, these data will be stored until the data subject REVOKES THEIR CONSENT.
If there are LEGAL RETENTION PERIODS for data that are processed in the context of contractual or similar legal obligations based on ARTICLE 6(1)(b) OF THE GDPR, these data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided they are no longer necessary for contract fulfillment or contract initiation and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part in further storage.
If personal data is processed based on ARTICLE 6(1)(f) OF THE GDPR, these data will be stored until the data subject EXERCISES THEIR RIGHT TO OBJECT pursuant to ARTICLE 21(1) OF THE GDPR, unless we can demonstrate COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS for the processing that OVERRIDE THE INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS of the data subject, or the processing serves the ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE, OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.
If personal data is processed for the purpose of DIRECT MARKETING based on ARTICLE 6(1)(f) OF THE GDPR, these data will be stored until the data subject EXERCISES THEIR RIGHT TO OBJECT pursuant to ARTICLE 21(2) OF THE GDPR.
Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this statement regarding specific processing situations, stored personal data will be DELETED as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.