Scope of Application
Please mind that data transfer in the internet can be subject to security vulnerabilities as a matter of principle.
The operator of the website or the hosting company will automatically collect data of website access’ and saves these as server log files. The following data is protocolled in this way:
• Visited website
• Time at the moment of access
• Transferred data in byte
• Source/link from which the side was accessed
• Type of web browser used
• Type of operating system used
• IP addresses used
The collected data is used solely for statistical analysis and for improvement of the website. The operator of the website reserves the right to check the server log files at a later point, in case a tangible evidence for an unlawful use are present.
Collection of personal data
Personal data is only collected in the technical inevitable scope, e.g. for order processing or processing and answering of your inquiries. Personal data is only collected in case you provide them unsolicited, e.g. when send us an inquiry. We will use your personal data only for processing your inquiry or order, unless you expressively allow us to use it for other purposes.
Handling of personal data
The operator of the website collects and further uses your personal data as far as allowed by law or if you have expressively allowed in the collection and use of your personal data.
As far as allowed by law we will hand over personal data to other companies in our affiliated group:
• Companies in our affiliated group for processing your order and for reporting.
• Financial institutions and providers of payment solutions for accounting and handling of payments.
• Transportation services providers for processing of transports.
• Public authorities in case of tangible evidence (e.g. social insurance agency, fiscal authorities, police, public prosecution, regulating authorities).
• Collection services and lawyers to collect outstanding money and to juridical enforce entitlements. In case personal data is transferred to a collection service (customer and contact data, payment data, data on the outstanding money) we will inform you beforehand on the intended data transfer.
Personal data comprises all information that can be used to identify your person and can be tracked to you – e.g. your name, your email address and your phone number.
Processing of contact data
In the case you approach us (e.g. by email or contact forms) personal data is collected. In case of a contact form the collected data is apparent from the contact form. The data is solely used and saved for answering your inquiry or for getting in touch with you as well as for the technical administration needed to do so. Legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in answering your inquiry according to article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. In case your approach is targeting for close of a contract additional legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing, as is usually the case if the circumstances make it clear that the issue is finally solved and no legal period for safekeeping is objective.
For sending email newsletters we are using the service of MailChimp. MailChimp is provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Lean Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
When you are registering for our newsletter, data provided by the registration will be transferred to MailChimp and stored there. After you have registered you will receive an email from MailChimp to confirm the registration (“double opt-in”). MailChimp is offering analysis tools to monitor usage of the newsletter. The analysis is based on groups and are not used by us for individual evaluation. Since the “Safe Harbour” was replaced by “Privacy Shield” on the transfer of data an appropriate contract is signed by BERGER Lichttechnik GmbH & Co. KG and The Rocket Science Group, LLC covering all aspects of EU-rules of action on data protection. All information on MailChimp and their data protection rules can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Your approval for usage of your email address for the purpose of send newsletters can be revoked at any time. Revocation can be done through a link included in all newsletters or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights of the user: Information, correction and deletion
You as a user can without any costs involved receive information on the personal data stored for you. As long as your wish does not interfere with a legal requirement on the storage of data (e.g. data preservation) you are entitled that untrue information is corrected and that personal data is deleted or interlocked.