Data Protection Declaration
This Data Protection Declaration will inform you about the personal data which are collected from you, processed, and/or used (the “Processing”) in the course of the use of our website www.stulz.de (the “Website”).
STULZ GmbH, Holsteiner Chaussee 283, D-22457 Hamburg, Germany (“we” or “us”) is the controller for the processing of personal data in the course of the use of the Website. You can find further details about us in no. 15 of this Data Protection Declaration as well as in the imprint on our website.
3. Data protection officer
You can reach our data protection officer at: Data protection officer, STULZ GmbH, Holsteiner Chaussee 283, D-22457 Hamburg or +49 40 5585 2109 or datenschutz(at)stulz.de.
4. Purpose of the data processing
To the extent that personal data are processed in the course of the use of the Website, this is done solely to facilitate the proper deployment of the Website and of the functionalities made available in it to users.
5. Legal basis of the data processing
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the course of the use of our Website and the functions deployed there is Article 6(1)(b) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), unless otherwise specified in this Data Protection Declaration.
The processing of your personal data for maintaining the function of the Website is a legitimate interest of ours as contemplated by Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
6. Data processing
Generally, you can use our Website without disclosing your identity. In conjunction with your access thereto, technical data are stored on our servers for security purposes and for statistical evaluations. In so doing, the following data are logged:
- data and time of most recent log in
- user name
- IP addresses
- operating system
- error message
IP addresses will be anonymized and not stored; no person-related processing takes place.
7. Registration for your user account
You can register on our Website and set up a user account. As a registered partner or customer, you have available numerous downloads, extensive marketing support, detail specifications, as well as support in the event of any technical problems. In the course of the registration, the following data can be recorded:
- last name
- first name
- telephone number
- email address
- customer number
- company name
- password, encrypted
- date of user account creation
8. Contact form
You can establish contact with us and send us inquiries, e.g., in order to receive information about us, our products and services, or supplemental materials. For this purpose, we have set up various contact routes on our Website, e.g., the telephone numbers and email addresses of the respective points of contact. The following data can be recorded over our contact form:
- last name
- first name
- email address
- company or enterprise
- telephone number
In the event you provide your consent, we will forward your data to the responsible, authorized STULZ partner for the purpose for processing your inquiry or inform you about our products and events. Legal basis of processing your data in case of your consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
9. Blog with comment function
On our Website we provide a blog. You may enter commentaries in our blog, if you provide your consent to the processing of the data entered by you (name and email address). Your email address will not be published. Legal basis of processing your data in case of your consent is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
In order to make the visit to our Website attractive and to facilitate the use of certain functions, on various sites we use so-called cookies. These are small text data files that are deposited on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are erased immediately after the end of the browser session, i.e., after closing your browser, (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser again at the next visit (so-called persistent cookies).
You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and can decide on an individual basis whether to accept them or to preclude their acceptances in certain cases or generally. Also, you can adjust your browser so that it automatically erases cookies once the browser is closed. In the event cookies are not accepted this can result in a restriction of the functionality of our website.
11. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text data files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the Website. We use Google Analytics in order to record and improve the use of our Website and the contents and functions provided there by individual users.
The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this Website is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States of America and stored there. You can find additional information about the handling of user data recorded by Google Analytics in the data privacy and security principles of Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
In the event the IP anonymization on this Website is activated, your IP address will, however, first be abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in cases of exception will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, in order to compile reports about the Website activities and to render to the Website operator services associated with the use of the Website and of the internet.
The IP address transferred by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out to you that in this event, it is possible that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this Website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the Website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We would like to point out to you that in this Website, Google Analytics has been expanded using the code “gat._anonymizelp ();” in order to guarantee an anonymized recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. This standard of permission allows the processing of personal data as part of the “legitimate interest” of the controller, to the extent that your fundamental rights, freedoms, or interests are not overriding. Our legitimate interest consists of the analysis of the use of our Website.
12. Social Media
You can access our respective social media-appearance via link from our website (Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and Youtube).
13. Duration of storage
Your personal data will be stored by us to the extent that and as long as such is necessary for the processing purposes pursued by us. If you use, for example, the functions provided by us in our Website, e.g., to make inquiries with us or if you wish to receive product information, then we will store the data recorded in connection therewith until the respective use relationship has been resolved or terminated. To the extent there exist any statutory or contractual retention periods extending beyond this date, which periods provide for further retention of your data, your personal data shall be erased after expiration of the respective retention periods, insofar as you have not expressly consented to the further use of your data.
14. Sharing of data
We employ service providers in the course of processing when rendering performances, particularly for providing, servicing and maintenance of IT systems. Moreover, personal data are transferred to third persons or locations only if you provided your consent or we are obligated to do so by law.
15. Rights of the data subject, Article 15 et seqq. GDPR
a) Right of access, rectification, restriction, erasure, and transfer
Upon request, we will be glad to give you access to information about which personal data of yours are being processed. Should your stored data be inaccurate, then you have a claim to a commensurate rectification or restriction. In addition, you have the right to have data about your person stored with us blocked or erased, provided that the purpose of the data processing has ceased or other statutory prerequisites are present (Article 17 GDPR). Should the erasure be contradicted by any retention duties pursuant to statute, contract, tax law, or commercial law, or any other statutorily grounded reasons, then in lieu of the erasure, only the blocking of your data can take place. Moreover, you have the right to have your data transferred.
b) Right to object
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balancing of interests).
If you object, then we shall no longer process your personal data unless (i) we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or (ii) the processing serves the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. The objection can be made without using any particular form.
In individual cases, we will process your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing. You shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, then we shall no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
To assert the aforementioned rights and/or to receive more specific information concerning them, please contact our data protection officer or contact us directly at the following address: STULZ GmbH, Holsteiner Chaussee 283, D-22457 Hamburg, Germany, or +49 40 5585 0 or at datenschutz(at)stulz.de.
If you consider that the processing of your data depicted in this Data Protection Declaration violates any provisions of law, then you can – without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy – lodge a complaint with the respectively responsible supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged violation. The supervisory authority responsible for us is: Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 4, D-20097 Hamburg, Germany.