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DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT OF THE EKATO Group

The protection of your personal data is important to the EKATO Group. Therefore. we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations and in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. In this data privacy statement, we inform you about the data processing in the context of our Internet presence under: www.ekato.de und www.ekato.com


1.  Data controller

Party responsible in terms of data protection laws is:

EKATO Holding GmbH
represented by the Management Board, Dr. Ing. Erich Kurt Todtenhaupt, Mr Philipp
Todtenhaupt and Mr Tim Todtenhaupt
Am Predigertor 1
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 7622 29 0
Email: info@ekato.com 

 

2.  Data Protection Officer

The data protection officer of the EKATO Group can be reached as follows:

EKATO Holding GmbH
for the attention of Data Protection Officer
Am Predigertor 1
79098 Freiburg
 Email: datenschutz@ekato.com
Tel.: +49 351 2820 51 75

 

3.  Processing the data

3.1 General, deletion

Personal data are any data that identify you as a person, such as name, address, email addresses and online identifiers.

The personal data of our users are used as follows:

1. the execution of our services,
2. the guarantee of technical support.

We will only transfer the personal information to third parties, if this is based on your consent, the delivery of goods (delivery by postal service) or otherwise necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

Personal data will be deleted as soon as they have fulfilled their purpose and deletion does not conflict with any retention requirements.


3.2 Informative use of our website

In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not use our contact form, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data transmitted by your browser, in order to enable you to visit the website. These are:
– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the requirement (concrete page)
– Access Status / HTTP status code
– amount of data transmitted in each case
– Website from which the request comes
– Browser
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.

These data are used to provide the content of our websites, to ensure the functionality of our information technology systems and to optimise our website. The data may be used anonymously for statistical purposes (see below) as well as for data security purposes, in particular to ward off attempts to attack our web server (Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR). Access data are neither used for the creation of individual user profiles nor passed on to third parties and are deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Due to the nature of the Internet, this data is inevitably processed on a variety of servers until your request arrives on our web server; therefore a collection and use is also possible in "third countries" (for example the USA). Our company has no influence on this process. Apart from these technical constraints, the provider of this website does not transmit any personal data to states outside the scope of the EU data protection regulation or without an adequate level of data protection. 

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you will usually need to provide additional personal information that we use to provide the respective service. If additional voluntary information is possible, this is marked accordingly.


3.3  Contact form

If you contact us via the form on the website or by email, your email address, name and other information voluntarily provided by you (company, phone number, text) will be saved by us to answer your questions. The following communication with you will be carried out by unencrypted email. We delete the data arising in this context after processing your enquiries, as long as there is no need for longer storage. Insofar as statutory retention periods exist, the data will be blocked for other purposes.

Data processing is based on the statutory provisions of Art. 6 para 1 lit a (consent) of the GDPR. The processing of the data is lawful as long as you have given your consent to the processing. You can revoke your consent for the future at any time.

 

3.4  Signing up for seminars

You can sign up for seminars on our website. For this purpose we collect your name, your email address, your telephone number, city and country as well as other voluntary information. The legal basis for this is Article 6 para. 1. litt. b and f DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the seminar, as long as no legitimate reasons require further storage. You will receive our confirmation email and further communication by unencrypted email.

The use of unencrypted mail is lawful as long as you have given your consent to the processing. You can revoke your consent for the future at any time.


4.  Cookies

These websites use so-called cookies. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you would have to log in again for each visit.  This website uses cookies to the following extent:

- Transient cookies (temporary use)
- Persistent cookies (time-limited use),

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows us to recognise your computer when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close the browser.


Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.


You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes. You can, for example, decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all features of this website in that case.


This stored information will be saved separately from any additional data that you may have specified to us. In particular, the data of cookies are not linked to the additional data that you provided to us.


You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and that you allow cookies only in individual cases and that you exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and that cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


5.  Analytics services

On our websites, we have integrated analysis tools for marketing purposes and for optimising our offers. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The data mentioned in section 3.2 will be used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is usually sent to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In the case of activation of IP  anonymity on this site, your IP address is however abbreviated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.


Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the site operator that are associated with use of the website and the Internet.
Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIp ();" in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).


The IP address transmitted by your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics is not merged with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of this site.
You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link:
 
You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website:
Deactivating Google Analytics


For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please see www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or    ww.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
 

6. Use of social media plug-ins


6.1 Integration of LinkedIn


We are currently providing the call to LinkedIn via a so-called social bookmark. In order for the full data control to be yours, LinkedIn is only included as a link. After clicking on the integrated graphic you will be redirected to the LinkedIn page and only then will user data be transferred to LinkedIn.


You will receive further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by LinkedIn with their privacy policy:


LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Kalifornien 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

6.2 Integration of YouTube
We've included the link to YouTube videos in our online offer. After clicking on the graphic you will be redirected to YouTube and only then will user information be transmitted to YouTube.
For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing, see: https://policies.google.com/privacy.


7.  Online – Advertising (Google Adwords)


We use the offer of Google Adwords to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.


In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns, we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. We are interested in showing you advertisements that are of interest to you, to make our website more interesting to you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.


These advertising materials are supplied by Google via so-called "ad servers". To do this, we use ad server cookies, which measure certain performance metrics such as ads impressions or user clicks. If you access our website through a Google ad, Google Adwords will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), and opt-out information (note that the user does not want see this ad anymore) are typically saved as analysis values.


These cookies allow Google to recognise your Internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Adwords customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer will be able to detect that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. We ourselves do not collect and process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We receive only statistical evaluations provided by Google. On the basis of these evaluations, we can identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising material. In particular, we can not identify the users on the basis of this information.


Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no control over the extent and the use of the data, which are collected by using this tool by Google. We will therefore inform you in accordance with what we know: By integrating AdWords, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or have clicked on an ad from us. If you are registered with a service provided by Google, Google may associate the visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a chance that the provider will find and save your IP address.


You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways: a) by adjusting your browser software accordingly, in particular, the suppression of third-party cookies will prevent you from receiving any third-party ads; b) by deactivating the cookies for tracking by changing your browser settings to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.com/settings/ads, whereby this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based advertisements of the providers that are part of the "About Ads" self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this offer in full.


More information about privacy at Google can be found here:

http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and
https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html . Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

8.  Data transmission within the EKATO Group


We transmit your data within the companies of the EKATO Group for reasons of central internal administration purposes, such as central customer and website support and seminar planning. In particular, your name and contact details will be transmitted for this purpose. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Through technical and organisational measures, we ensure the security of processing during data transmission. Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for specified purposes and legal storage requirements do not preclude this. "


9. Rights of persons concerned


You have the right


a) to request information on categories of processed data, processing purposes, potential recipients of the data, the planned storage period (Art. 15 GDPR);
b) to demand the correction or addition of incorrect or incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);
c) to revoke consent granted at any time with effect for the future (Article 7 para. 3 GDPR);
d) data which is to be processed on the basis of a legitimate interest, for reasons which arise from your particular situation (Article 21 para. 1 GDPR);
e) to request the deletion of data in certain cases in the context of Art. 17 GDPR - especially if the data is no longer necessary or improperly processed for the intended purpose, or you revoke your consent in accordance with (c) above or if you have declared a contradiction according to (d) above;
f) to require the restriction of data under certain conditions, as far as a deletion is not possible or the deletion is disputed (Art. 18 GDPR);
g) to data portability, i. e. You may receive your data provided to us in a common machine-readable format, such as CSV and, if necessary, transfer it to others (Art. 20 GDPR);
h) to complain to the competent supervisory authority about the data processing, which, in particular, means to the national commissioner for data protection Baden-Wuerttemberg (https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/).

If you have given consent to the use of data, you can revoke them at any time with future effect.

Please send all information, deletion and correction requests, requests for information, requests for data portability, objections to data processing, etc. via emai toldatenschutz@ekato.com

 

10. Data integrity

We maintain up-to-date technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the processing, in particular to protect your personal data against dangers during data transfers as well as prior knowledge of third parties. These are adapted to the current state of the art, the protection requirements of personal data and to the risks to your rights and freedoms.


11. Changes to the data privacy statements

We reserve the right to change the data privacy statements in order to adapt it to the changed legal situation or changes to our offers.

 

Date: May 2018

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