PETnology/tecPET GmbH Privacy Policy

1. General information

Below we inform you about the nature, treatment and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your personal data in connection with the use of our websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to pages of other providers for which you will find links on our pages.

1.1 Responsible body

The responsible body is PETnology/tecPET GmbH, Zieglhof 4a, D-93188 Pielenhofen, Tel.: +49 (0)941 870 2374, Fax: +49 (0)941 870 2373, E-Mail info@petnology.com, Registration Court Regensburg HRB 9385.

1.2 Categories of processed personal data

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. We process the following data in our online services:

  • Master data, e.g. name, address
  • Communication data such as telephone, fax, email
  • Order and contract data such as book orders, journal orders, booking of participation in events
  • Billing data such as bank details, means of payment
  • Purchase history such as products and services that you have purchased from us in the past
  • Usage data such as visited websites, interest in content, access times
  • Metadata such as device information, IP addresses

No special categories of data (Article 9 (1) GDPR) are processed.

1.3 Categories of data subjects

In our online services we process data related to the following groups of people:

  • Customers and prospects
  • Visitors and users of the online services

In the following, we also refer to the persons affected as "users".

1.4 Purpose of processing

We process your personal data for the following purposes in accordance with the following relevant legal bases:

  • Providing the online services, its contents and functions
  • Provision of contractual services (possibly in connection with registration), service and customer care
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users
  • Marketing, advertising and market research
  • Safety measures
1.5 Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the privacy policy is explicitly stated, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR; the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR; the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR; and the legal basis for processing for the protection of our legitimate interests is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

1.6 SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

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

2 Disclosure of data to third parties and order processing

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. when a transmission of the data to third parties, such as delivery service providers, is required pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR to fulfill the contract), if you have consented to this, if a legal obligation requires this or on the basis of our legitimate interests.

3 Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this is done only if it fulfils our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR apply. This means, for example, that the processing is based on special guarantees such as the officially recognized level of data protection which corresponds to EU standards (e.g. through the "Privacy Shield" in the USA) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

4 Rights of data subjects

As the data subject you have a right to information about stored data (Art. 15 GDPR) and under certain conditions to correction (Art. 16 GDPR), cancellation (Art. 17 GDPR), limitation of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), objection to processing (Art. 21 GDPR) and data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

In order to exercise your rights, please use the information provided under the contact section in this privacy policy and make sure that we can clearly identify your person.

4.1 Withdrawal

If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future, the legality of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.

4.2 Right of objection

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you would like to revoke your consent, please use the information provided under the contact section in this Privacy Policy and make sure that we can clearly identify your person.

4.3. Cookies

Our portal uses small text files, which are also called "cookies". These cookies are stored in your browser's memory and stored on your computer. This allows a clear identification of your browser when you visit our website. In part, the cookies are used for security or to operate our online offer (for example, for the presentation of the website) or to save the user's decision when confirming the cookie banner. Of course you can also use our website without cookies.

If you refuse the use of cookies, you have the option at any time in your browser settings to prevent the setting of cookies on your computer, or to be asked individually for each cookie whether you want to allow them. For details, please ask your browser manufacturer. Please note, however, that the blocking of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of our offers.

4.4 Right of complaint

We draw your attention to the right to complain to the supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. Accordingly, without prejudice to any other remedy, any data subject has the right to complain to the Supervisory Authority if it considers that the processing of personal data concerning him / her violates the General Data Protection Regulation.

The contact details of the supervisor responsible for the responsible person are:

The Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Petri
Postfach 22 12 19, 80502 München

089 212672-0
poststelle@datenschutz-bayern.de

www.datenschutz-bayern.de

4.5 Deletion of data

If your request does not conflict with a legal duty to store data, you have the right to delete your data. Data stored by us, if they are no longer necessary for their purpose and there are no legal retention periods, will be deleted. If deletion can not be carried out because the data is required for legitimate legal purposes, data processing is restricted. In this case, the data is locked and not processed for other purposes. 

5 Provision of contractual services

We process master data (such as name, addresses), communication data (such as telephone, fax, email) as well as contract, order and billing data (such as used services or products) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services acc. to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract. The deletion takes place after expiration of legal guarantee and comparable obligations, the necessity of the storage of the data is checked regularly; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiry (end of commercial law (six years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation); information in the user account remains until it is deleted.

In the context of orders or registration for events user accounts are created for the users. As part of the registration, the necessary mandatory information is communicated to the users. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to their retention is for commercial or tax law reasons under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO necessary.

If you are our customer, we inform you within the applicable legal limits about our offers, which are similar to the services you use. Legal basis: Safeguarding legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you do not wish to receive such offers, you may object to the use of your data for promotional purposes at any time with future effect. Please use the information in the contact section of this privacy policy. 

6 Handling contact information

If you contact us as a website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

7 Newsletter

We offer a newsletter that informs you about current news and offers from the industry. The individual editions contain editorial, industry-specific and promotional information as well as information about our products and offers and our company.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receiving the newsletter and the procedures outlined above.Verfahren einverstanden.

The newsletter is sent by the service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany.

Termination/revocation: You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

8 External payment service providers

We involve external payment service providers, e.g. Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

Depending on the type of payment method you choose during the ordering process, we transfer data used for the processing of payments (e.g., bank account or credit card data) to the financial institution charged with the payment or to payment service providers commissioned by us. Sometimes, payment service providers also collect and process such data as controllers. In this case (payment service providers are data controllers), the data protection notice or privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

9 Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the users' data as far as they communicate with us on social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presence or send us messages. 

10 Comments and posts

If users leave comments or other posts, their IP addresses are saved for ninety days based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. This is for our security if unlawful content is posted in comments and posts (such as insults or prohibited political propaganda). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

11 Cookies

11.1 Type and scope of data processing

Our portal uses small text files, which are also called "cookies". These cookies are stored in the memory of your browser and thereby stored on your computer. This allows a clear identification of your browser when you visit our website. Of course you can also use our website without cookies.

11.2 Purpose

The use of cookies serves the purpose of being able to offer you technical options, such as registration and subsequent registration on our website. How cookies are used with us:

  • For technical session control
  • To save your individual settings
  • To detect your browser
  • For registration and login
11.3 Legal basis

The processing of the data is carried out for legitimate interest for the purpose stated above. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

11.4 Storage period and deletion

Cookies are always stored on your computer until you arrange for deletion. You have full control over the use of cookies through your browser settings. For details, please ask your browser manufacturer.

12. Analysis Tools

12.1 Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the function IP anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin 

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. 

Opposition 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 set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics. For more information about how to handle user data on Google Analytics, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Order processing

We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google Analytics demographics

This website uses the "demographic features" feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Opposition to Data Collection". 

12.2 Google Maps

This website uses functions of the map service Google Maps. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Maps uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The cookie-generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

We have activated the function IP anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address provided by Google Maps on Google Maps will not be merged with other Google information.

Google may transfer the information obtained from Maps to third parties, if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Due to the data received there is technically the possibility of identification by Google. Personal data and personality profiles of website users could be used by Google for other purposes.

By disabling JavaScript in your browser, you can deactivate the service of Google Maps and thus prevent the data transfer to Google. However, in this case, the map display on our website will stop working.

Please check the Google Maps Terms of Service and other content in the Google Privacy Center for Transparency and Choices and Privacy Policy before use.

https://www.google.com/intl/e/help/terms_maps.html
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=e

12.3 Google-Tag-Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not record any personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated; these tools may record data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

12.4 Using of YouTube Plugins (Videos)

We use YouTube plugins to integrate videos into this website from the internet video portal youtube.com, belonging to YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), which is represented by Google Inc. For YouTube videos embedded on our websites, the enhanced privacy mode is activated on the Youtube page.

YouTube’s Privacy Policy:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=en&visit_id=0-636651827973284082-2747964119&rd=1

13. Partner websites

This website also contains links to our partners. If you click on one of these links, you will be automatically redirected to the respective partner and leave our web site. For the handling of your data on the linked partner sites, only the respective website operators are responsible. We expressly point out that this privacy policy applies exclusively to this portal. We have no control over other providers and do not control compliance with applicable privacy policies. 

14. Contact

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the managing director Barbara Appel, who is responsible for data protection:
Barbara Appel
PETnology/tecPET GmbH, Zieglhof 4a, D-93188 Pielenhofen, Germany
Tel.  +49 (0)941 870 2374

Fax: +49 (0)941 870 2373
b.appel@petnology.com /  www.petnology.com
Registration Court Regensburg HRB 9385 

15. Validity

We reserve the right to change and extend the privacy policy. 
As of: May 2018

 

This is a true and valid translation of the original terms and conditions in German language. Legally only the German terms and conditions govern.