Privacy policy

Data protection at a glance

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and our manipulators. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "HWM", "we" or "us") attaches great importance to the security of user data and compliance with data protection regulations.

The HWM websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not extend. What data the operators of these sites may collect is beyond our knowledge and influence. You will find information in the data protection notice of the respective site.

In the following we will inform you in detail about how we handle your data.

  1. Definitions
  2. Collection and processing of personal data
  3. Automated data collection
  4. Use of Cookie Tracking
  5. Use of Google Analytics
  6. Plug-ins and integrated third-party content
  7. Use of social media
  8. Contact form/ Inquiries
  9. E-mail contact
  10. Career area/ online application
  11. Transmission internally, within HWM
  12. Transmission in the group/ group-wide
  13. Transmission to other recipients
  14. Transfer to a third State or international organisation
  15. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
  16. Storage duration
  17. Technical safety
  18. Legal basis of the processing
  19. Legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data
  20. Notice for minors
  21. Rights of the parties concerned
  22. Revocation of your consent to data processing
  23. Contact details of the data controller and the external data protection officer

 

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1. Definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the concepts of the German basic data protection regulation (DSGVO).
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject") (Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO). Your personal data includes information such as your master data (first and last name, address and date of birth), your contact data (telephone number, e-mail address), your billing data (bank account details) and much more.

"Processing" means any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

"Data subject" shall mean any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or national law, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be provided for by Union or national law.

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

"Recipient" shall mean any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

"Third party" shall mean any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

"Consent" shall mean any freely given specific and unambiguous expression of the data subject's wishes in an informed and specific case, in the form of a statement or any other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

A use of our internet pages is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our company via our Internet site, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

3. Automated data collection

You can visit our site without actively providing personal information. However, we automatically save access data (server log files) with every visit to the website, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the operating system used, the website from which you are visiting us, the date and duration of the visit or the name of the requested file, as well as for security reasons, e.g. to detect attacks on our websites, the IP address of the computer used for a period of 7 days. These data are evaluated exclusively to improve our offer and do not allow any conclusions about your person. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO. We process and use the data for the following purposes: 1. provision of the HWM web pages, 2. improvement of our web pages and 3. prevention and recognition of errors/malfunctions and misuse of the web pages. Data processing of this kind is either carried out to fulfil the contract on the use of the HWM websites or we pursue a legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality and error-free operation of the HWM websites and in adapting these websites to the requirements of the users.

4. Use of Cookie Tracking

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on our websites. This is a standard Internet technology for storing and retrieving login and other usage information for all users of the HWM websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. They enable us to save user settings, so that our web pages can be displayed in a format tailored to your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (so-called permanent cookies).

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Furthermore, the cookies can be deleted afterwards to remove data that websites have stored on your computer. Instructions for this can be found quickly on the Internet.

Deactivating the cookies can lead to some restrictions in the functionality of the HWM websites.

Cookie Consent with Usercentrics

This website uses Usercentrics' cookie content technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your end device and to document this consent in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/de/ (hereinafter referred to as "Usercentrics").

When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:

Your consent(s) or the revocation of your consent(s)
your IP address
Information about your browser
Information about your device
Time of your visit to the website
Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to allocate the consents granted to you or to revoke them. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie itself or until the purpose for which the data is stored no longer applies. Mandatory statutory storage obligations remain unaffected.

Usercentrics is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO.

Contract on order processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing with Usercentrics. This is a contract which is required by data protection law and ensures that Usercentrics processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO.

Disable or remove cookies (Opt-Out)

Every web browser offers options to restrict and delete cookies. For more information, visit the following websites:

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442

Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies

Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT201265

 

Google Analytics deaktivieren

5. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
We use the service on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

Prevent storage of cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Revocation

If you do not want Google to receive data from your browser when you call up the pages, you will find the link to the opt-out solution for Google Analytics here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This plug-in prevents the browser from requesting the analytics code so that Google does not receive any data when the page is called up. The plug-in is only available for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. According to Google, the browser blocks the Google Analytics script after installation. For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
As an alternative to this browser plug-in or for browsers on mobile devices you can use the following link to the opt-out solution:

 

Google Analytics deaktivieren

Retention period

We have used the Google Analytics data retention controls to determine how long data is retained at the user and event level before it is automatically deleted from the Analytics servers. We have chosen the following retention period: 14 months.

IP anonymization

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat.anonymizeIp" to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows us to generate reports that include information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time in the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in the "Opting out of data collection" section.

 

6. Plug-ins and integrated third-party content

We have integrated functions and contents into our online offer that are obtained from third parties. For example, videos, presentations, buttons or contributions (hereinafter referred to as content) can be integrated.
In order to be able to display content to visitors to our online offering, the respective third-party provider processes, among other things, the IP address of the user so that the content can be transmitted to the browser and displayed. Without this processing it is not possible to integrate third-party content.
In some cases, additional information is collected via so-called pixel tags or web beacons, whereby the third party provider receives information about the use of the content or the visitor traffic on our online offer, technical information about the user's browser or operating system, the visiting time or the websites to be referred to. The data obtained in this way is stored in cookies on the user's end device. In order to protect the personal data of visitors to our online offer, we have taken security precautions to prevent automatic transmission of this data.

Categories concerned: Users of the plug-in
Categories data: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interests, access time), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address), contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), master data (e.g. name, address)
Purposes of processing: Designing our online offering, increasing the reach of ads in social media, sharing articles and content, interest and behavior-based marketing, cross-device tracking
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO)

Google Fonts
Service deployed: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=en
Opt-out link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or https://myaccount.google.com/
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO)
Legitimate interests:

Google Maps
Service deployed: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
Opt-out-Link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de oder https://myaccount.google.com/
Legal basis: Einwilligung (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a) DSGVO)

7. Use of social media

We provide online offers on various social media platforms (e.g. fan pages), which provide information about HWM and give us the opportunity to contact you. We would like to point out that we have no influence on the processing of your personal data on these platforms and that only the respective platform operator has full knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use.

As a rule, cookies are stored in your browser when you visit the respective platform.

You may be affected by this data collection even if you are not registered on the respective platform. It is beyond our knowledge whether the data reaches outside the European Economic Area.

The processing of personal data on the platforms by us is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in being able to present HWM to the outside world in a variety of ways and to use the opportunity to communicate with our customers as effectively as possible.

Consent to data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO can also be the legal basis if you have given this to the platform operator.

You will receive detailed information about the data processing of the platform operators on the respective objection possibilities, the rights of access and specific information on the respective platforms via the following data protection notices of the respective operators:

Google+ / Youtube

Provider: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
Specific information about youtube accounts or channels: When you visit our youtube site, youtube processes your personal data. This data is transmitted to us anonymously by youtube as part of youtube STUDIO use. These anonymised data are statistical data about our channel subscribers.
In addition, youtube provides us with the username of your Google+ profile when you interact with us or our site, for example when you link or comment on videos or subscribe to our channel.

8. Contact form/ Inquiries

On our site you have the possibility to send us inquiries via contact form. In doing so, your details from the contact form (content of your enquiry and date) including the contact data you entered there (first name, surname, company and email) will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. The legal basis for the collection and processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data is stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

9. E-mail contact

If you send us enquiries or information by e-mail, your details (e-mail address, content of your e-mail, subject of your e-mail and date) including the contact details provided by you there (name, surname, telephone number if applicable, address) are stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for the collection and processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO.

The user is advised that e-mails can be read or changed without authorisation and without being noticed. HWM uses software to filter unwanted e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter can reject e-mails if they are wrongly identified as spam by certain features.

The data you have entered will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

10. Career area/ online application

On our site you have the possibility to submit applications by e-mail. The personal data (master data, contact data, attachments such as cover letter, CV, certificates etc.) of applicants are collected and processed for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing can also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents, for example by e-mail, to the person responsible for processing. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transferred is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal requirements. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted at the latest six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). The legal basis for the collection and processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO.

Applicant pool

When applying online, you have the possibility to expressly agree that we may store and use your data beyond the current application procedure. With this consent, we can then inform you of new job advertisements or vacancies that may be of interest to you.

11. Transmission internally, within HWM

We transmit your data internally to the administration, personnel department, payroll department and sales department in order to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations. A data transmission or disclosure of your data is only carried out to the extent necessary for this purpose and in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations.

12. Transmission in the group/ group-wide

HWM is a globally active company with its headquarters in Germany. The data you send us will be stored in our centralised customer database in Germany and will be passed on within the group for administrative purposes. If the data is exchanged within the group, this is done to fulfil a contract or as a condition of use for the websites. There may also be an interest in passing on this data for internal, administrative purposes. If the processing of your data takes place outside Europe, for example in England and/or the USA, this transfer will be carried out in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and in particular in accordance with Art. 44 f. DSGVO.

13. Transmission to other recipients

We transfer your data to certain recipients in order to provide appropriate applications and services (so-called "processors") who perform external services for us. For example, newsletter services, IT providers, tax offices, etc. These processors will only process the data in accordance with our instructions and are also prohibited from using the data for their own commercial purposes which do not correspond to the agreed purposes.

A transfer to other recipients may take place in order to fulfil our obligations (authorities, banks, social security institutions, etc.).

We may have to disclose personal data if we are obliged to do so in the course of ongoing legal proceedings, on the basis of an order, by law or under applicable law (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
We will only disclose your personal data if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
    in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Should the processing of your data take place outside of Europe, this transmission will take place in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and especially according to Art. 44 f. DSGVO.

14. Transfer to a third State or international organisation

We may transfer your data to countries outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) for the above-mentioned purposes (transfer across the group (No. 12) and transfer to third parties (No. 13)). The transfer only takes place to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or with your consent. This transmission is carried out in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and especially in accordance with Art. 44 f. DSGVO takes place. In particular, either on the basis of appropriateness decisions issued by the European Commission or on the basis of certain guarantees (e.g. standard data protection clauses, etc.).

Data is not transferred to an international organisation.

15. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling

As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.

16. Storage duration

As a matter of principle, we store your data for as long as this is necessary to provide our service or if this is provided for by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the person responsible for processing is subject. In all other cases, we will delete your personal data after the purpose has been fulfilled, with the exception of data that we need to keep to fulfil legal obligations (e.g. we are obliged to keep documents such as contracts and invoices for a certain period of time due to tax and commercial law retention periods).

17. Technical safety

HWM uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data managed by us against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the fact that the browser's address line changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

18. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DSGVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for 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 the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our manipulators.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DSGVO.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be forwarded to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DSGVO.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our customers.

19. Legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data;

necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

20. Notice for minors

This online offer is not intended for children under 16 years of age. Persons who have not yet reached the age of 16 may not transmit any personal data to HWM without the consent of a parent/legal guardian.

21. Rights of the parties concerned

You have the right to information about the data stored by us, the duration of the data, the purpose and legal basis of the storage as well as the origin and recipient of transmissions. Inapplicable data are to be corrected, inadmissibly stored or no longer necessary data are to be deleted. In addition, the person concerned has a right of objection, a right to restrict processing and the right to data transferability.

This information will be created at your request. This information is free of charge.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with a supervisory authority.

22. Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You have the possibility to revoke an already given consent at any time. To do so, simply send an informal message to datenschutz@hwm.com by e-mail to us. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

23. Contact details of the data controller and the external data protection officer

Responsible authority:
Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH
Schießstattweg 16
88677 Markdorf
Tel.: +49(0)7544-9514-0
E-Mail: info@hwm.com

Contact details of the external data protection officer:
Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei
Büro Oberteuringen
Richard-Wagner-Str. 2
D-88094 Oberteuringen
Telefon +49 (0) 7542 949 21 00
E-Mail: datenschutz@hwm.com

Note: Your inquiries will be treated confidentially and forwarded directly to the data protection officer.

This privacy policy was created by Deutschen Datenschutzkanzlei – Office Bodensee