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Data Protection Statement

Welcome to our website, pintsch.net and thank you for your interest in our company.

Protecting your personal data, such as date of birth, name, telephone number, address, etc., is very important to us.

The purpose of this data protection statement is to inform you about how the personal data that we collect about you during a site visit is processed. Our data protection procedures are in accordance with the legal provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG). The following data protection statement fulfills the information obligations arising from the GDPR, which can be found in art. 13 and art. 14 ff GDPR.

Responsible party

The responsible party for the purposes of art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is the one who (either individually or together with others) makes decisions regarding the purposes and means of processing personal data.

The responsible party for our website is:

PINTSCH GmbH
Hünxer Straße 149
46537 Dinslaken
E-Mail: info@pintsch.net
Tel.: +49 2064 6020
Fax: +49 2064 602266

Contact information for the data protection officer

We have a data protection officer in accordance with art. 37 GDPR. Our data protection officer’s contact information is as follows:

Datenschutz-Experten UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG
Hügelstraße 21
47447 Moers
E-Mail: mail@datenschutz-experten.nrw
Tel.: 02841/3686700
Fax: 02841/3686795
Website: https://datenschutz-experten.nrw/

Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects information from the device that is accessing the site (e.g., computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.).

What personal data is collected and to what extent is it processed?

(1) Information regarding the browser type and version;
(2) The operating system of the device accessing the site;
(3) Hostname of the computer accessing the site;
(4) IP address of the device accessing the site;
(5) Date and time of access;
(6) Web pages and resources (images, files and other page contents) there retrieved from our website;
(7) Websites from which the user’s system arrived at our website (referrer tracking) ;
(8) Notification whether the access was successful;
(9) Amount of data transmitted

This data is saved in our system’s logfiles. This data is not stored together with a user’s personal data, so that identification of individual site visitors does not take place.

Legal basis for processing personal data

Art. 6(1)(u) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest consists in ensuring that the purpose described below is achieved.

Purpose of the data processing

The temporary (automated) storage of the data is necessary for the workflow of a website visit, in order to facilitate delivery of the website. In addition, the personal data is stored and processed in order to maintain the compatibility of our website for as many visitors as possible, to combat abuse and for troubleshooting. For this purpose it is necessary to log the accessing computer’s technical information in order to be able to react as soon as possible to misrepresentations, attacks on our IT systems and/or functional errors on our website. In addition the data allows us to optimize our website and generally ensure the security of our IT systems.

Duration of storage

The above-mentioned technical data are deleted as soon as they are no longer needed, in order to ensure the compatibility of the website for all visitors, no later than 3 months after accessing our website.

Opportunity for objection and deletion

You can object to the processing at any time in accordance with art. 21 GDPR, and can demand deletion of data in accordance with art. 17 GDPR. The rights that you have, and how to claim them, can be found at the bottom of this data protection statement.

Statistical analysis of this website’s users - web trackers

When this website or individual files within this website are accessed, we collect, process and store the following data: IP address, web page from which the request for the file originated, filename, data and time of the request, amount of data transmitted and notification regarding the success of the request (web log). We use these access data exclusively in anonymized form to constantly improve our website, and for statistical purposes. In addition, we use the following web trackers to analyze visits to this website:

  • Google-Analytics

    • Extent of processing personal data

      On our site, we use the web tracking service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Google Analytics). In the context of web tracking, Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of how our website is used, and of your web surfing behavior (tracking). We perform this analysis on the basis of the tracking service from Google Analytics, in order to continuously optimize our website and improve its availability. During use of our website, information such as your IP address and your user activities are transmitted to servers operated by Google Ireland Limited. We perform this analysis on the basis of the tracking service from Google, in order to continuously optimize our website and improve its availability. We also need this web tracking for security reasons. Web tracking allows us to trace whether third-parties are attacking our website. The information from the web tracker allows us to take effective countermeasures and protect the personal information that we process from these cyberattacks. By activating IP anonymization within this website’s Google Analytics tracking code, your IP is anonymized by Google Analytics before transmission. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code that was enhanced with the gat._anonymizeIp() operator in order to only allow anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).

    • Legal basis for processing personal data

      The legal basis for the data processing in accordance with art. 6(1)(a) GDPR is your consent in our notification banner regarding the use of cookies and web tracking (consent by clear affirmative action or behavior).

    • Purpose of the data processing

      On our behalf, Google will use this data to analyze your visit to our website, compile reports regarding website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website use and internet use. We also need this web tracking for security reasons. Web tracking allows us to trace whether third-parties are attacking our website. The information from the web tracker allows us to take effective countermeasures and protect the personal information that we process from these cyberattacks.

    • Duration of storage

      To provide this web tracking, Google will store this information as long as is necessary to provide the service in question. Data collection and storage is done in anonymized fashion. Should there be any personal reference, the data will be immediately deleted, unless they are subject to legal storage obligations. In all cases, the data is deleted after expiration of the storage obligation.

    • Opportunities for objection and deletion

      You can prevent collection and transfer of personal data to Google (especially your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or enabling your browser’s “do not track” setting. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by means of the Google cookie that is related to your use of the website (including your IP address), and its transmission to Google, by downloading and installing the plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Google’s security and data protection policies can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Integration of external web services and processing of data outside the EU

On our website we use active contents from external providers (web services). When accessing our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website. In this case, data may be processed may occur outside the EU. You can prevent this by installing an appropriate browser plugin or disabling script execution in your browser. This can lead to functional limitations on web pages that you visit.

We use the following external services:

  • website-check.de

    On our website, one web service from Website-Check GmbH, Beethovenstraße 24, 66111 Saarbrücken, Deutschland (in what follows, website-check.de) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to website-check.de. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in website-check.de’s data protection statement: https://www.website-check.de/datenschutzerklaerung/

    You can prevent website-check.de from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Google

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Google) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Google. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in Google’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Gstatic

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Gstatic) reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Gstatic. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in Gstatic’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Gstatic from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Google APIS

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Google APIS) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Google APIS. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in the data protection statement for Google APIS: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Google APIS from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Google Fonts

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Google Fonts) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Google Fonts. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in the data protection statement for Google Fonts: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Google Fonts from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Youtube

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: YouTube) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to YouTube. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in YouTube’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent YouTube from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Doubleclick

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Doubleclick) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Doubleclick. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in Doubleclick’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Doubleclick from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

  • Google Video

    On our web site, a web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (in what follows: Google Video) is reloaded. We use this data in order to ensure that our website is fully functioning. In this connection, your browser may transmit personal information to Google Video. The legal basis for processing data is art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in error-free functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which is was collected has been fulfilled. You can find further information regarding how the transmitted data is handled in the data protection statement for Google Video: https://policies.google.com/privacy

    You can prevent Google Video from collecting and processing your data by disabling execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser.

Information about the use of cookies

  • Extent of processing personal data

    On various pages we use cookies in order to make it possible to use specific features of our website. Cookies are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic sequence of characters that allow for unique identification of the browser when our site is accessed again. The process of storing a cookie file is also called “setting a cookie”.

  • Legal basis for processing personal data

    Art. 6(1)(u) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest consists in maintaining the full functionality of our website, increasing usability and facilitating a personalized approach to our customers. Identification of individual site visitors by means of cookies is only possible if the site visitor has previously provided us with personal data based on a separate consent.

  • Purpose of the data processing

    The cookies are set by our website in order to maintain the full functionality of our website and improve usability. In addition, cookies allow use to recognize individual users by means of pseudonyms, e.g., an ID of their choice, so that it is possible for use to provide more personalized services.

  • Duration of storage

    Our cookies are stored until they are deleted in your browser, or in the case of a session cookie, until the session has ended.

  • Opportunity for objection and deletion

    You can configure your browser as desired so that setting cookies is disallowed by default. You can then decide from case to case whether to accept cookies, or to accept cookies in all cases. Cookies can be used for various purposes, e.g., to detect that your PC has already accessed our website (persistent cookies) or to save recently viewed pages (session cookies). We use cookies to provide an enhanced user experience. In order to the enhanced features, we recommend that you allow cookies to be accepted from our website. Furthermore, the opportunities to object and eliminate are based on the general rules regarding the right to object and cancel under the GDPR, which are described below in this data protection statement.

Data security and data protection, communication via e-mail

Your personal data are protected by technical and organizational measures during collection, storage and processing, so that they are not accessible to third parties. In the event of unencrypted communication via e-mail, we cannot guarantee the complete security of data along the transmission path to our IT systems. We therefore sending information with a high need for confidentiality by encrypted e-mail or postal mail.

Automatic e-mail archiving

  • Extent of processing personal data

    We expressly point out that our mail system has an automatic archiving process. It digitally archives all inbound and outbound e-mail messages in a revision secure manner.

  • Legal basis for processing personal data

    Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR (legal obligation). The legal obligation consists in compliance with tax and commercial law requirements (e.g., §§ 146, 147 German Tax Code, §§ 238, 257 German Commercial Code).

  • Purpose of the data processing

    The purpose of the archiving consists in compliance with tax law requirements (e.g. §§ 146, 147 Tax Code – obligation to retain e-mails relevant to tax law requirements) and commercial law requirements (e.g. §§ 238, 257 HGB – obligation to archive business correspondence).

  • Duration of storage

    Our mail correspondence is stored until the retention obligation under tax and commercial law expires. The retention duration can be up to 10 years.

  • Opportunity for objection and deletion

    You can object to the processing at any time in accordance with art. 21 GDPR, and can demand deletion of data in accordance with art. 17 GDPR. The rights that you have, and how to claim them, can be found at the bottom of this data protection statement.

  • Handling application documents

    If you have questions regarding our e-mail archiving system, please contact our data protection officer. In addition, please note that we only accept application documents in PDF file format. Compressed files (WinZip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.) are filtered out by our security system and are not delivered. Applications in Word file format and other document formats are disregarded and are deleted unread. Please note that application documents sent by unencrypted e-mail can be opened by third parties before they reach our IT systems. We assume that we may respond to unencrypted application e-mail with unencrypted e-mail. If that’s not what you want, please indicate this in your application e-mail.

Right to information and requests for correction – Deletion and restriction of data – Revocation of consent – Right to object

Right to information

You have the right to request confirmation of whether we process any of your personal information. If this is the case, you have the right to information regarding the information listed in art. 15, para. 1 GDPR, provided the rights and freedom of other persons would not be violated (cf. art. 15, para. 4 GDPR). We would also be happy to provide you with a copy of the data.

Request for correction

In accordance with art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to have us correct incorrectly recorded personal information (e.g., address, name, etc.) at any time. You can also request supplementation of the data that is stored in our systems at any time. The appropriate adjustment will be performed immediately.

Right to deletion

In accordance with art. 17, para. 1 GDPR you have the right to have us delete the personal data that has been collected about you, if

  • the data either is no longer needed;
  • due to revocation of your consent the legal basis for processing has ceased to be without substitution;
  • you object to the processing and there are no legitimate grounds for the processing;
  • your data are being unlawfully processed;
  • a legal obligation requires this or collection occurred in accordance with art. 8, para. 1 GDPR.

The right in accordance with art. 17, para. 3 GDPR does not exist if

  • the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • your data were collected on the basis of a legal obligation;
  • the processing is required for the public interest;
  • the data are required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to restriction of the processing

In accordance with art. 18, para. 1 GDPR, you have the right in specific cases to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

This is the case when

  • you contest the correctness of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you disagree with deletion;
  • the data are no longer needed for the processing purpose, but the data that were collected serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • an objection to the processing in accordance with art. 21, para. 1 GDPR has been submitted and it is not yet clear which interests prevail.

Right to revoke

If you have given us express consent to process your personal data (art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or art. 9(2)(a) GDPR), you can revoke it at any time. Please note that the lawfulness of the processing that has occurred based on the consent remains unaffected.

Right to object

In accordance with art. 21 GDPR, you have the right at any time to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data that was collected based on art. 6(1)(f) (in the context of a legitimate interest). You only have this right if extraordinary circumstances give reasons against the storage and processing.

How do I exercise my rights?

You can exercise your rights at any time by means of the contact information below:

PINTSCH GmbH
Hünxer Straße 149
46537 Dinslaken
E-Mail: info@pintsch.net
Tel.: +49 2064 6020
Fax: +49 20646 602266

Right to data portability

In accordance with art. 20 GDPR you have a right to transfer the personal data concerning you. The data will be provided by us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. The data can either be sent to you, or to a person named by you.

Upon request, we will provide you with the following data in accordance with art. 20, para. 1 GDPR:

  • Data that were collected based on express consent in accordance with art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or art. 9(2)(a) GDPR;
  • Data that we received from you in accordance with art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in the context of existing contracts;
  • Data that were processed in the context of an automated process.

We will transmit the personal data directly to a person named by you, provided this is technically possible. Please note that we cannot transmit data that impinges on the freedoms and rights of other people, in accordance with art. 20, para. 4 GDPR.

Right to complain to the supervisory authority in accordance with art. 77, para. 1 GDPR

If you suspect that your data are being processed unlawfully on our part, you can of course initiate legal clarification of the problem at any time. In addition, you have other legal options. In accordance with art. 77, para. 1 GDPR, you have the option to apply to a supervisory authority. You have the right to complain in accordance with art. 77 GDPR in the EU member state where you live, where you work and/or that contains the city where the alleged offense occurred. Thus you may select the supervisory authority to which you apply from among the locations mentioned above. The supervisory authority where the complaint was submitted will then inform you regarding the status and results of your petition, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with art. 78 GDPR.

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