Privacy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website, as well as when it is processed elsewhere within the Vahle Group.

Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Data collection on this website and via the IT systems of all members of the Vahle Group

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Paul Vahle GmbH & Co KG
Westicker Str. 52
59174 Kamen
Germany

Phone: +49 2307 7040
E-mail:

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form or send via e-mail to a group member. Other data is collected automatically when you visit the website and by our IT systems once you have submitted your data for this purpose. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view), as well as information transmitted by you (e-mail address, e-mail signature, etc.). The collection and transmission of this information is automated.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior. Furthermore, we need your data for the fulfillment of an existing contract, or to carry out pre-contractual measures.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data.

stored personal data. You also have a right to demand the correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. For details, please refer to the privacy policy under "Right to restriction of processing".

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you.

You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

Detailed information on these tools and on your objection options can be found in the following privacy policy.

 

2. Hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)

External hosting of the web server at IONOS

If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.

We use the following hoster:

IONOS SE
Elgendorfer Str. 57
D-56410 Montabaur

 

3. General notes and obligatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected.

Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

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

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO, if special categories of data are processed pursuant to Art. 9(1) DSGVO. In the case of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also based on Art. 49 (1) a DSGVO. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your terminal device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally carried out on the basis of Section 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Information about the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Note on the data controller

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

Paul Vahle GmbH & Co KG
Westicker Str. 52
59174 Kamen
Germany

Phone: +49 2307 7040
E-mail:

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Contact details Group Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Group Data Protection Officer for all members of the Vahle Group within the EU.

In accordance with Articles 37 and 47 of the GDPR, data protection safeguards are provided by the Vahle Group headquarters, Paul Vahle GmbH & Co KG in Kamen, Germany.

Contact details Group Data Protection Officer:

Jona Greiwe
Bechtle GmbH
Phone: +49 291 9933-46
E-mail:

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO).

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) DSGVO).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) OF THE GERMAN DATA PROTECTION ACT).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption.

You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from

"http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

 

4. Data collection on this website

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Inquiry by e-mail, telephone, fax or handing over your business card

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, or, for example, hand over your business card during a visit to a trade fair, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (A) DSGVO) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us.

The data you send to us via contact requests, or by handing over your business card, will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular legal retention periods - remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on this website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.

The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by registration and, if necessary, for initiating further contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Transfer of data to third countries

Transfers to third countries are possible. As appropriate guarantees, so-called standard contractual clauses have been concluded in accordance with Art. 46 DSGVO. You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in various ways: a) by adjusting your browser software accordingly, in particular the suppression of third-party cookies means that you will not receive any ads from third-party providers*; b) by installing the plug-in provided by Google at the following link: www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin; c) by permanently deactivating it in your Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers at the link www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin, d) by means of the corresponding cookies setting. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

5. Data protection and cookie notice

We use cookies on our website to offer you the best possible user experience and to continuously improve our website. For this purpose we use the TYPO3 plugin "Cookieman".

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device and can store various information.

Which cookies do we use?

With the help of "Cookieman", we set both technically necessary cookies, which are essential for the functionality of the website, and optional cookies, which help us to optimize our website.

Legal basis and consent

The use of technically necessary cookies is based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. For all other cookies, we require your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. When you first visit our website, you will be shown a cookie banner where you can set your preferences and give your consent. You can revoke your consent and change your cookie settings at any time.

How can I change my cookie settings?

You can adjust your cookie settings at any time using the link in the footer.

Further information and privacy policy

You can find detailed information about the cookies we use and how we handle your data in our privacy policy.

 

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

CleverReach (until 02/29/2024)

This website uses CleverReach until February 29th, 2024 to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co KG, Schafjückenweg 2, 26180 Rastede, Germany (hereafter called "CleverReach"). CleverReach is a service with which the newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e. g. e-mail address) is stored on CleverReach's servers in Germany or Ireland.

Our newsletters sent with CleverReach allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e. g. purchase of a product on this website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on data analysis by CleverReach newsletters, please visit: https://www.cleverreach.com/en-de/newsletter-tool/newsletter-reporting/

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want any analysis by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message.

The data you have provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if necessary, to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

For more details, please refer to the data protection provisions of CleverReach at:
https://www.cleverreach.com/en-de/privacy-policy/

Data Processing Agreement

We have concluded an data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement (as of 03/01/2024)

As of March 1st, 2024 this website uses Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement to send newsletters. The provider is Salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, Germany (hereafter called " Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement"). Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement is a service with which the newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e. g. e-mail address) is stored on Salesforce 's servers in Germany and France.

Our newsletters sent with Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e. g. purchase of a product on this website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want any analysis by Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message.

The data you have provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if necessary, to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

For more details, please refer to the data protection provisions of Salesforce at:
https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/

Data Processing Agreement

We have concluded an data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

 

7. Plugins and tools

Pardot

We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System ("Pardot MAS") of Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA ("Pardot") on our websites.

Pardot is a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, the processing is carried out exclusively on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We have ensured compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive via an order processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO with salesforce.com.

When you visit our website, Pardot MAS records your click path and uses it to create an individual usage profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used that allow your browser to be recognized. By agreeing to the use of cookies when using our website for the first time by confirming the so-called cookie acceptance banner or by continuing to use our website, you also agree to the use of cookies by Pardot.

The following data is collected or processed as part of your website visit:

  • IP address and host name
  • Information about the website path
  • Information about search engine queries pointing to our website
  • Number of visits to our website
  • Number of pages of our website that were visited
  • Date of the first / last visit to our website
  • Information about campaigns that redirect to our website
  • Information, such as name and location, about the company where you work

Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time, without giving reasons, with effect for the future. To do so, use the setting parameters in the Cookie Consent Tool. Upon receipt of your revocation, we will no longer process your data for the aforementioned purposes.

YouTube

This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube - regardless of whether you watch a video - establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience, and prevent fraud attempts.

If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about data protection at YouTube, please see their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform display of fonts. When calling up Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

hCaptcha

We use hCaptcha on our website to ensure that input comes from humans and not automated, malicious bots. hCaptcha is a service provided by Intuition Machi-nes, Inc. that respects user privacy and is DSGVO compliant.

Data collection and processing

When you solve an hCaptcha, your IP address and other information determined by hCaptcha are collected and processed in the process.

Purpose of data processing

The data processing is done to protect our website from spam and abuse and to ensure a safe and stable online environment for all users.

Legal basis

The processing of data is based on Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO (legitimate interest).

Privacy policy and objection option

For more information about hCaptcha and the privacy settings, please see the hCaptcha privacy policy: https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy

If you do not agree with the processing of your data by hCaptcha, you can refuse the use of hCaptcha. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

Hosting of Google Fonts on our own server

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. A connection to Google servers does not take place.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at

https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq

And in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Data transfer to Salesforce Cloud

We use Salesforce Sales Cloud to manage customer data. The provider is salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "Salesforce").

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a CRM system and enables us, among other things, to manage existing and potential customers as well as customer contacts and to organize sales and communication processes. The use of the CRM system further enables us to analyze our customer-related processes. Customer data is stored on Salesforce servers. In this process, personal data may also be transmitted to the parent company of salesforce.com Germany GmbH, salesforce.com inc, Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA.

Details on the functions of Salesforce Sales Cloud can be found here:
https://www.salesforce.com/de/products/sales-cloud/overview/.

The use of Salesforce Sales Cloud is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most efficient customer management and customer communication possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and Section 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Salesforce has Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) that have been approved by the French data protection authority. These are binding corporate rules that legitimize corporate data transfers to third countries outside the EU and EEA. Details can be found here: https://www.salesforce.com/de/blog/2020/07/die-binding-corporate-rules-von-salesforce-erfuellen-hoechste-da.html.

For details, see Salesforce's privacy policy:
https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/.

Order processing

We have entered into a contract on order processing (AVV) with the provider mentioned above. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO.

WebinarJam

In order to provide you with an optimal webinar experience, we use the service of WebinarJam, an online service provided by Genesis Digital LLC. The following statement informs you about what data is collected and processed in the process and what rights you have in this context.

What data is collected?

When you participate in one of our webinars, the following data is collected and processed by WebinarJam:

  • Name and first name
  • E-mail address
  • IP address
  • Interaction data (e.g. chat posts, questions).

Purpose of data processing

Your data is processed in order to:

  • Enable participation in the webinar
  • Support the interaction during the webinar
  • Monitor and improve the performance and quality of the webinar.

Legal basis

The processing of your data is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Before the start of the webinar, you will be asked for your consent.

Disclosure of data

Your data will be treated confidentially by us and will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

Your rights

You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and objection regarding your data stored by us. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Contact and revocation of consent

For questions regarding data protection and exercising your rights, as well as revoking your consent, please contact us at:

Paul Vahle GmbH & Co KG
Westicker Str. 52
59174 Kamen
Germany

Phone: +49 2307 7040
E-mail:

Privacy policy of WebinarJam

For more information on data processing by WebinarJam, please see the privacy policy of Genesis Digital LLC: https://home.webinarjam.com/privacypolicy

Final clause

By registering for the webinar, you agree to the processing of your data as described above.

 

8. Own services

Connection eGecko

We use eGecko as application management software. The provider is CSS AG, Friedrich-Dietz-Str. 1, 36093 Künzell, Germany (hereinafter "eGecko"). eGecko is a software solution that enables us, among other things, to manage existing data of employees* as well as data of applicants*.

Handling of application data

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us via our online portal. In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.

Scope and purpose of data collection

When you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, results of tests as part of the recruitment process, sanction list checks, etc.) to the extent that this is necessary to decide whether to establish an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 BDSG-neu under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO (general contract initiation) and - if you have given your consent - Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application. If the application is successful, the data you submitted will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship.

Retention period of the data

If you do not receive an offer from us as part of the application process, if you reject a job offer or if you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have submitted with us on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application).

The data will then be deleted. Retention serves in particular for purposes of proof in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for continued storage no longer applies. Longer storage may also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), e.g. inclusion in the applicant pool, or if legal storage obligations prevent deletion.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with eGecko. This contract also includes the cooperation with JobCluster Deutschland GmbH (Fuldaer Straße 13, 36124 Eichenzell, Germany), a contractual partner of eGecko, which provides the technical infrastructure for the job exchange and through whose platform we publish job advertisements on job exchanges. The contract with eGecko is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO.

 

Hogrefe

This website uses the services of Hogrefe to collect protection-relevant personal data in the HTS. The provider is Hogrefe Verlag, Merkelstraße 3, 37085 Göttingen (hereinafter "Hogrefe"). The personal data is stored on Hogrefe's servers in Germany.

Our tests conducted with Hogrefe allow us to analyze the test results, which are implemented with HTS. As a result, only age and gender are necessary for the application of the tests, which do not allow identification of a person. For more information on Hogrefe's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.hogrefe.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

The test results are used to facilitate selection decisions in the application process.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. In addition, the data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 88 para. 1 DSGVO in conjunction with. § Section 26 (1) BDSG, as the use of the aptitude test is an initiation / implementation of the employment relationship.

The purpose of the data processing is the data protection compliant execution and forwarding of the test (results) to the responsible party with the help of HTS. Data stored for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

The personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to carry out the respective order processing under the agreement with Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest. If the applicant can no longer be considered for the advertised position, this data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the end of the application process.

 

WhatsApp

For communication with our customers and suppliers, we also use WhatsApp, provided by WhatsApp Ireland Limited ("WhatsApp Ireland"), within the European Union.

We use WhatsApp in an isolated installation. The demarcation from our contact data is ensured by the technical default setting by means of a mobile device management system (MDM). Thus, NO contact data is automatically transferred to WhatsApp. Communication takes place only upon invitation by a user and continues until revoked by this user. Due to the processing of the provider, a data transfer to a non-secure third country may be carried out. The provider will usually not transparently inform about which data is transmitted to which partners. For more information, please refer to the provider's privacy policy:

https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/?eea=1#privacy-policy

The provider (WhatsApp) is thus responsible for the processing. Therefore, consider carefully whether you invite your interlocutor in our company via WhatsApp to conduct a communication via this channel. We regard your invitation as a declaration of consent on your part pursuant to Art. 6 DSGVO para. 1a and will continue to do so on a voluntary basis. Only name, first name, company and phone number will be processed.

 

WeChat

Upon request and with prior consent in accordance with Art. 6 DSGVO para. 1a, it is also possible to communicate with employees via the messenger WeChat. Protection through technical separation is also established here by means of MDM. Here, the information and guidelines of the provider (Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited), or the representative in the EU (Tencent International Service Europe BV), explicitly apply and are expressly accepted by each user. These can be found in the privacy policy at:

https://www.wechat.com/en/privacy_policy.html

for further information.

For further information, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the Provider's European Headquarters, who can be reached as follows:

Email: .

Postal address: 26.04 on the 26th floor of Amstelplein 54, 1096 BC Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

9. Our social media sites

Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The specific social networks we use can be found below.

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presences, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered.

If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your terminal device or by recording your IP address.

With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, you can be shown interest-based advertising inside and outside the respective social media presence. Provided you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.

Please also note that we cannot track all processing on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may therefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. For details, please refer to the terms of use and data protection provisions of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. A DSGVO).

Responsible party and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. For this purpose, Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG has concluded agreements with the operators in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO, if these were offered by the operator. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both vis-à-vis us and vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. vis-à-vis Facebook).

Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Storage period

The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below).

Facebook

We have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred in the USA and to other third countries.

We have concluded a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in:

https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

For details, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

LinkedIn

We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

If you would like to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link:

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

For details on their handling of your personal data, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Instagram

On this website, functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the Instagram server. Instagram thereby receives information about your visit to this website.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Insofar as consent has been obtained, the use of the above-mentioned service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Insofar as no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in social media.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook or Instagram. The processing by Facebook or Instagram that takes place after the forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The text of the agreement can be found at: www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the privacy information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for the privacy-secure implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of the Facebook or Instagram products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook or Instagram directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

For more information, please see Instagram's privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Twitter

We also use Twitter after explicit consent by the communicating business partner.

Information on what data is processed by Twitter and for what purposes can be found in Twitter's privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

We have no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by Twitter, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. We also have no effective control options in this respect.

By using Twitter, your personal data is collected, transferred, stored, disclosed and used by Twitter Inc. and thereby transferred to, and stored and used in, the United States, Ireland and any other country in which Twitter Inc. does business, regardless of your country of residence. Twitter processes on the one hand your voluntarily entered data such as name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number or the contacts of your address book when you upload or synchronize it. On the other hand, Twitter also evaluates the content you share to determine what topics you are interested in, stores and processes confidential messages that you send directly to other users, and can determine your location using GPS data, wireless network information, or your IP address in order to send you advertising or other content. Finally, Twitter also receives information when you view content, for example, even if you have not created an account. This so-called "log data" may be the IP address, browser type, operating system, information about the website you previously visited and the pages you viewed, your location, your mobile carrier, the terminal device you use (including device ID and application ID), the search terms you used and cookie information. Via Twitter buttons or widgets embedded in websites and the use of cookies, it is possible for Twitter to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Twitter profile. Based on this data, content or advertising can be offered tailored to you.

Since Twitter Inc. is a non-European provider with a European branch only in Ireland, it is not bound by German data protection regulations according to its own interpretation. This concerns, for example, your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data or the possibility to object to the use of usage data for advertising purposes. You have options to restrict the processing of your data in the general settings of your Twitter account and under the item "Privacy and security". In addition, you can restrict Twitter's access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. on mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) in the settings options there. However, this depends on the operating system used.

More information on these points is available on the following Twitter support pages:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/105576

https:// support.twitter.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=datenschutz

You can find out about the possibility of viewing your own data on Twitter here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20172711.

Information about the inferences drawn by Twitter about you can be found here: https://twitter.com/your_twitter_data

Information about the available personalization and privacy setting options can be found here (with further references):

https://twitter.com/personalization

Furthermore, you have the option to request information via the Twitter privacy form or archive requests:

https://support.twitter.com/forms/privacy