Data collection at our website
Who is responsible for the data collection at this website?
The data processing carried out by the website operator. For said website operator’s contact data, see the legal notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected, on the one hand, by you communicating it to us. This can, for example, be data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems upon your visit to the website. This concerns, first and foremost, technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time the page was accessed). The collection of this data occurs automatically as soon as you access our website.
What is your data used for?
Part of your data is collected to ensure an error-free provision of the website. Other data can be utilised to analyse your usage behaviour.
Which rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right to receive at any time, free of charge, information regarding the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You, furthermore, have the right to demand rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You may contact us, at any time, regarding this as well as regarding other questions regarding the topic of data protection at the address stated in the legal notice. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third party providers
2. General information and mandatory information
We would like to point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. in case of communication via e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to fully protect data from being accessed by third parties.
Information regarding the Controller
The Controller for the data processing at this website is:
HECK Kältetechnik GmbH
D – 33803 Steinhagen
Phone: + 49 (0) 5204 – 9180-0
The Controller is the natural person or legal entity who/which on its own or jointly with others decides about the purpose and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
A lot of data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You may, at any time, withdraw a consent already granted. For this, an informal notification to us via e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing performed prior to the withdrawal shall remain unaffected by the withdrawal.
Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the data processing is carried out based on Art. 6 (1) e or f GDPR, you have the right, at any time, to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you; this shall also apply to a profiling based on those provisions. For the respective legal basis on which a processing is based, please see this data protection policy. If you object, we shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR).
Where personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this shall also apply to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data shall subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection in accordance with Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
In case of violation of the GDPR, the affected party shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its habitual residence, its place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint shall exist independent of other remedies under administration law or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You shall have the right to have data which we processed in an automated fashion based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract provided to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transmission of the data to another Controller, this shall be done only if technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protection the transmission of confidential contents, such as inquiries that you are sending to us as operators of the website, this website is using an SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser switching from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
You have, at any time, within the confines of the applicable statutory provisions, the right to information, free of charge, regarding your stored personally identifiable information, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as, where applicable, a right to rectification, blocking, or erasure of this data. You can contact us, at any time, regarding this as well as regarding other questions regarding the topic of personal data at the address stated in the legal notice.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of personal data concerning you. You can contact us, at any time, regarding this at the address stated in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing shall exist in the following cases:
- If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you, we will typically need time to verify this. For the duration of the verification you have the right to demand the restriction of processing of personal data concerning you.
- If the processing of your personal data occurred/occurs unlawfully, you can demand restriction of the data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data but you still need it for the exercising, defence or establishment of legal claims, you shall have the right to demand a restriction of processing of personal data concerning you instead of erasure.
- If you have objected in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balancing between your and our interests needs to take place. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you shall have the right to demand the restriction of processing of the personal data concerning you.
Where the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data shall, with the exception of its storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
3. Data collection at our website
The web pages utilise, in part, so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve for making our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we are using are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again upon your next visit.
You can configure your browser such that you are informed of the setting of cookies and can allow cookies only in select cases, exclude the accepting of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing the browser. In case of the deactivation of cookies, the functionality of this website may become restricted.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is performed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information during future visits to this site:
Disable Google Analytics
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. This information consists of:
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- hostname of the accessing computer
- time of the server inquiry
- IP address
A merging of this data with other data sources is not being performed.
The collection of this data is performed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – for this, the server log files must be captured.
4. Plugins and tools
Adobe Typekit web fonts
Our website utilises so-called web fonts by Adobe Typekit for the uniform presentation of certain fonts. The provider is Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Adobe”).
When accessing our pages, your browser loads the necessary fonts directly from Adobe in order to be able to display them correctly to your end device. In the process, your browser establishes a connection to the servers of Adobe in the USA. From this, Adobe obtains knowledge of the fact that our website was called up via your IP address. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored in the provision of the fonts.
Adobe is holding a certification in accordance with the EU/US Privacy Shield. Privacy Shield is a framework between the United States of America and the European Union which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards. For additional information, see: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.
The utilisation of Adobe Typekit web fonts is necessary to ensure a uniform typeface of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
For additional information regarding Adobe Typekit web fonts, see: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/typekit.html.
This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For the utilisation of the functions of Google Maps it is necessary that your IP address be stored. This information is typically transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. The provider of this website has not influence on this data transmission.
The utilisation of Google Maps is carried out in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and for ease of findability of the locations specified on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.