Privacy Policy provided by egeplast international GmbH

We are pleased to welcome you to the website of egeplast international GmbH. Secure and confidential processing of your data, and, more specifically, complying with the applicable legal provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant data protection regulations is something we attach particular importance to. To meet these requirements, we have taken technical and also organisational measures to ensure that the above regulations are being complied with.

You can visit this website without providing us any personal data. To ensure this, you might need to modify the settings of your browser accordingly. The data collected on this website shall be used exclusively for the specified purposes. Your data will not be disclosed to any third parties unless required for the specified purpose or unless you provided us with your consent.

1. Personal data

Under Article 4 (1) of the GDPR, personal data are any kind of information referring to an identified or identifiable natural person; natural persons are deemed identifiable if they can be identified either directly or indirectly, in particular by way of them having been assigned to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identification data or one or multiple specific features, which in this case includes data such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email or IP addresses.

2. Collection and processing of data associated with your visit to our website

When visitors access this website, the internet browser used by them will automatically transmit data to the server of this website and save them in a log file for a limited period of time. The log files are technically necessary to access the requested page. The legal basis for the storage of these data follows from Article 6 (1) subpara. 1 pt f) GDPR. They are to be deleted within 7 days after calling up the website. Until their automatic deletion, the data below will be stored without any additional entry on the part of the visitor:

  • IP address from which the website is being accessed
  • Requested page
  • Successful or failed page view
  • Time of page view
  • Visitor’s operating system
  • Browser used

The log files are also used for statistical evaluation and website improvement (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) subpara.1 pt. f) GDPR. They enable us to identify potential malfunctions such as e. g. faulty links. In connection with you using the website, details such as, among other things, the IP address of the computer from which you are accessing will be recorded. In some cases, the IP address may allow for identification of website users, although we do not perform any evaluation of the captured IP addresses for this purpose. The evaluation of the IP addresses is solely performed for statistical purposes and in anonymous form. Moreover, we receive technical data based on the application of Google Analytics which are transmitted by your browser. These data shall be evaluated for statistical purposes only. For more information on the application of Google Analytics, please refer to the paragraphs below.

Inasmuch as capturing your data is technically required to make our website available, you cannot rightfully object to your personal data being processed.

3. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies will be installed on your computer by your web browser as soon as you access one of our web pages. They serve to boost the quality of service for visitors to this website. You can generally block cookies by selecting the respective settings in your browser. Doing so, however, can result in limited functionality of this website.

This website uses cookies to the following extent:

  • Transient cookies (temporary use)
  • Third-party cookies (from third-party vendors as advised separately).

Transient cookies (legal basis: Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f) GDPR) shall be deleted automatically when you close your browser. More specifically, they include the session cookies which record a so-called session ID which allows for allocating multiple requests of your browser to one and the same session. This way, your computer will be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies will be deleted when you close your browser.

As for cookies which are not technically required for us to enable us to offer our services, we only install them if we have received your express consent, which you can revoke at any time (legal basis: Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. a) GDPR). By continuing to use our website applying your given browser settings, you express your consent with regard to us using cookies for the purposes of this Privacy Statement. One way for you to declare your consent to a particular way of using cookies is via your browser settings, e. g. by specifying that you want every installation of cookies to be announced and that these cookies shall only be accepted contingent on your express confirmation. You can also define that you give your consent to accepting cookies either in some particular cases or in general. You can configure your browser settings as you wish and e. g. control the acceptance or rejection of third-party cookies or of cookies in general. However, we would like to point out that depending on the setting you might not be able to benefit from the full functionality of this website.

Processing of data by means of cookies for the aforementioned purposes to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company is justified within the meaning of Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt f) GDPR.

4. Contact Forms

On our website, we provide you with the possibility to contact us via contact forms, e. g. for the purpose of ordering info material or to send requests with regard to the availability of our training and conference rooms. You will only be required to complete those boxes marked as mandatory. These are the boxes which will enable us to send you a reply to your question. These mandatory details consist in indicating the company, your name and email address. For your online request, these details also include your telephone number; for requesting info material we need your address, and if you inquire about the availability of our premises, we need to know your address, the room you would like to book and the requested booking date. Any additional information provided by you will be voluntary.

The data you enter into the forms shall be transmitted to us and stored using SSL encryption. Along with the transmission of these data, the following data (meta data) will be recorded:

– Your IP address

– The transmission date and time

As an alternative to using our contact forms, you can also send us an email by using the email addresses provided by us. In this case, the data submitted in your email shall be stored.

The information provided by you will not be disclosed to any third parties unless based on your express consent. We will use your data to reply to your inquiry as well as to send you information about our products and services by mail. The additionally captured meta data serve to prevent any abuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

The legal basis enabling us to process the data you transmit to us is Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f GDPR, or, if your inquiry aims at the conclusion of a contract, Article 6 (1) subpara. 1 pt. b GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the storage of your information is the implementation of direct marketing.

We store the personal data you provided us with for 3 years. Inasmuch as your inquiry results in you placing an order, we keep our communication with you and the related personal data for 10 years to fulfill our tax-law related obligations related to being able provide supporting documents. Any additional meta data associated with the transmission shall be deleted after a time period of 7 days at the latest.

According to the provisions of Article 21 GDPR, you can object to storage of your personal data at any time. In this case, we will not be able to process your request. You can submit your objection indicating the mandatory data entered by you to verify that you are authorised to do so by sending an email to info@egeplast.de or by using our Inquiry Form (https://www.egeplast.de/egeplast24/onlineanfrageformular/). In the event of an objection on your part, we shall cease any processing of your personal data unless on compelling and legitimate grounds outweighing your interests, rights and freedoms or when necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Application procedure

If you use our online application form to apply for a position with us, we shall collect the following personal data from you: title, first name, surname, street address, postcode/zip code, city, email address, tabular CV, school and work certificates / other employment records. Optionally, you can also include your telephone number and a personal cover letter.

If you send us your application via email, we will also collect the personal data you send us.

We exclusively use the data you entered for the purpose of recruitment within our company. We shall not disclose your data to any third party without your express consent.

Your personal data will be deleted three months after the completion of the application procedure. This shall not apply if there are any legal provisions barring the deletion of these data, or if further retention of the data is required as evidence, or if you explicitly agreed to the data being stored for longer.

If we are unable to offer you any current vacancy but, having seen your profile, feel that your job application might be of interest for future job openings, we shall—provided you authorize us to do so—store your personal application data for twelve months.

The legal basis for processing your application is Article 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with para. 26(8) subpara 2, case 1, (1) subpara. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Im Fall Ihrer Einwilligung zur weiteren Speicherung nach einer ggf. erfolgten Absage ist Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. a GDPR.

To enable us to implement the application procedure we need to process your personal data. You are under no obligation to provide us these data, but without them we will not be able to consider your application in the context of filling the advertised position.

There is no right to object to the processing of these data. Inasmuch as you provide us with your content to us retaining your application following rejection, you can withdraw your consent any time with future effect. Following this revocation, your personal data will no longer be processed for the purposes stated in the Declaration of Consent. As a result, we shall not be able to continue processing your application.

6. Newsletter

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. In order to do so, you will need to provide us with your email address. In addition, you have the option to indicate your company, title and name to enable us to use a personal salutation in the newsletter. These details shall be forwarded by us to our newsletter service provider, CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, whom we entrusted with the technical implementation of our newsletter.

To comply with the applicable provisions of the law on data protection—which requires us to provide proof of your newsletter registration—your registration will be logged. For this purpose, we will record your IP address, your time of your registration and the time when you activated the link in the confirmation email that you will receive from us (meta data).

The legal basis of us storing the personal data you entered upon registering for the newsletter consists in your consent as provided for under Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. a) GDPR. The legal basis for storage of the meta data indicated above is Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. c GDPR, since the applicable competition regulations compel us to be able to provide proof of you having given your consent to receive our newsletter.

Any personal data captured in the context of your registration for the newsletter shall be stored by us until you cancel your newsletter subscription / your revocation of consent to us processing your personal data. We shall be able to retain the aforementioned meta data as well as your email address for up to three years after you unsubscribed to the newsletter as evidence of you having agreed to receive our newsletters. Processing of these data shall exclusively be performed for the purpose of defending against any potential claims. You can request the immediate deletion of your data if you simultaneously confirm the original provision of consent.

You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter or revoke your consent to your data being processed at any time. The possibility of cancellation is provided for in every newsletter, and subscription can be terminated via a link contained in the email. For more information on the right of objection, please refer to “Objection” in this Privacy Statement.

7. HDD planner and egeplast web calculator

By offering you the HDD planner on our website, we provide you with a tool which will enable you to initiate planning processes related to a flush drilling project quickly and easily. With the egeplast web calculator, our website provides you with a web-based tool which will enable you to compare the costs of various methods of installing and rehabilitating pipelines. To enable you to use these services, you will need to register as a user.

In this context, we collect the following data: company, first name, surname, street / house number, postal code / city, telephone number and email address. On a voluntary basis, you can also indicate your division and, for the egeplast web calculator, your country.

To comply with the applicable provisions of the law on data protection which requires us to provide proof of your registration later on, your registration to the HDD planner and web calculator (subsequently referred to as “our online services”) shall be logged. For this purpose, we record your IP address, the time of your registration and the time when you activated the link in the confirmation email that you will receive from us (meta data).

We will use your data to inform you about products and services provided by egeplast international by mail and on the telephone and to contact you for this purpose. In return, you can use our planning tools for free. In addition, we collect the aforementioned data to prevent any improper use of our tools.

You can unsubscribe from the HDD planner or web calculator any time. To do so, please send an email to info@egeplast.de. We might store your aforementioned meta data and your email address for up to 3 years to provide proof of you registering for our online services.

In connection with postal mail, we will submit the information required to dispatch the mail (name, address) to a service provider (Lettershop), who will then use these data to implement the operation, (and enveloping and dispatching in particular).

The legal basis of the way we process the personal data you provided to us is Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in using these data consists in us performing direct marketing.

You can object to your personal data being used if you so desire. For more information on the objection, please refer to “Right of Objection” in this Privacy Statement.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse the way you use the website. Usually, the information about your use of this website generated by cookies is transmitted to a Google server in the US and retained there.

On this website, IP anonymization has been activated. Inasmuch as your IP address originates from the domain of the member states of the European Union or other of the Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, it shall be abbreviated prior to its transmission and storage by Google. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the way you use our website, as well as for compiling reports about your website activities and to provide additional services towards us which are associated with website and internet use. Within the scope of Google Analytics, the IP address transmitted by your browser will not be collated with other data by Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software, although we would like to point out to you that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all features of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and their provision to Google as well as processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

By clicking on the link below, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data. Clicking on the link will cause your browser to set an opt-out cookie which will block any capture of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more details on the conditions of use and data protection, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Our website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP”, a tracking code which ensures so-called “masking” and thus an anonymous capture of IP addresses.

Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate your use of the website for the purpose of compiling reports on the associated website activities and other services towards the website operator associated with website and internet use.

The legal basis for using the analysis tools is Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f) GDPR. Website analysis is in the legitimate interest of our company and serves the statistical tracking of site usage with a view to continuously improving our website and the scope of services we provide.

The data transmitted by us which will be linked to cookies, user names (e. g. user ID) or advertising IDs shall be deleted automatically after X months. The deletion of data for which the maximum retention period has been reached is initiated automatically X times per month.

9. Google Fonts

This website uses Web Fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043. This service allows you to access a font library.

Every time you access our website, your browser will download the fonts used directly from Google to enable your device to display them correctly. In this process, your browser will establish a connection to the Google servers. This way, Google will become aware of your IP address, your operating system and your browser version.

Google Fonts have to be used by us to ensure a consistent typeface on our website, which in turn constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f) GDPR.

For more information about Google Fonts please refer to:

www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about

www.google.com/policies/privacy/

10. Thumbnails

Thumbnails are integrated into this website via Google. For this purpose, a cookie will be installed on your device whenever you visit our website. These cookies are required to display the thumbnails. Should you nevertheless not want to accept cookies, you can configure your browser in a way which ensures that you will be advised ahead of time that a cookie is about to be installed and can decide for themselves whether they accept or reject individual cookies either individually or generally.

11. Google DoubleClick

This website uses DoubleClick by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, US, to capture conversions. Thus Google is able to retrace whether users came to our website via a Google advertisement.

Any visit of our website will result in the installation of a DoubleClick cookie on your device which does not contain any personal data. However, this cookie may contain campaign identifiers to learn about the campaigns with which the user has already had contact with.

Calling up any subpages of our website will result in a transmission of data to Google for the purpose of online advertising and settling commissions. This will enable Google, among other things, to track the links that users clicked on our website.

You can block the installation of cookies by our website by selecting the respective settings in your browser und thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Cookies which have already been installed can also be deleted by you at any time via your browser settings.

For more information and the applicable data protection provisions valid for DoubleClick by Google, please refer to www.google.com/intl/de/policies

12. Adobe Font

This website uses web fonts from Adobe Typekit, a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. This service provides access to a fonts library.

If you call up our website, your browser will download the fonts used directly from Adobe to ensure that your device is able to display them correctly. In the course of this process, your browser will establish a connection to the Adobe servers. This way, Adobe receives information on your IP address, your operating system and your browser version. In the context of the “Adobe Fonts” service, Adobe does not place or use any cookies on websites in order to make its fonts available.

Using Adobe Typekit Web Fonts is required to ensure a consistent typeface on our website. Herein lies a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1) subparagraph 1 pt. f) GDPR.

For more information on Adobe Typekit Web Fonts, please refer to: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html.

The Adobe Privacy Statement can be found under: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html

13. Facebook Fanpage

You can also find us on the social network platform, Facebook. You can only access our presence there if you are a registered and logged in Facebook user. Please note that, as a general principle, the use of any social network is governed by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of the company in question, which are beyond our control.

We use the Facebook fan page https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/biz/industrials_company-greven/egeplast-international-GmbH-463356570383634/, for which we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Limited. Facebook’s operating company is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The party responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Together with Facebook, we are responsible for the usage analysis related to our fan page (Page Insights). For any information you might require regarding data processing in connection with Page Insights, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Policy:

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

To retrieve the content of the contract concluded between Facebook and us related to shared responsibility for data processing according to Article 26 GDPR, please click on: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Page Insights only provide us with anonymized statistics without any personal references. Processing of these anonymized data on our part is performed on the basis of overriding interest according to Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. F) GDPR. The analysis allows us to gain a better understanding of what our visitors are interested in.

If you happen to post any contributions on our fan page, or if you leave a comment, like or share somebody else’s contribution or have interactions with other users, other users will be able to view them. We have no control over how other users handle these kinds of information. More specifically, we have no way to prevent any unwanted contact on the part of other users.

Facebook’s Data Policy (https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/) provides you with information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. Moreover, it contains details on Facebook configuration options helping to protect your privacy. There you will also find applications enabling you to block a transmission of data to Facebook.

14. YouTube

We also embed YouTube videos in the extended data protection mode. YouTube is a service provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, a subsidiary of Google LLC.

Upon accessing a subpage of our web presence which contains a YouTube video, you will automatically be connected to YouTube and the DoubleClick network, where your meta data associated with this process will be processed independently. This way, YouTube and Google will come to know which specific page is accessed via your device. Provided that you are logged in with YouTube upon calling up our website, YouTube will be able to trace the request of this particular website to you personally and store this information in your YouTube account. This will happen irrespective of whether or not you happen to click on a YouTube video. If you do not wish your visit to our website to be recorded on your YouTube account, make sure to log off from YouTube before visiting our website and delete the cookies in your browser.

When you view the videos, YouTube will collect additional personal data. For more information on data processing, please refer to https://policies.google.com/privacy.

egeplast itsself does not collect any data via YouTube.

15. Use of the SalesViewer® Technology

On this website, SalesViewer® technology provided by SalesViewer® GmbH is used to collect and store data for marketing, market research and optimization purposes on the basis of legitimate interests of the website operator (Article 6(1) pt. f) GDPR).

For this purpose, a code based on JavaScript is used which serves to collect company-related data and the respective use of the website. Any data collected using this technology shall be encrypted via a one-way function (so-called hashing) which does not allow for back calculation. The data shall be pseudonymised immediately and not used for any personal identification of the individual visiting the website.

Any data collected within the framewok of SalesViewer® will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to fulfill their purpose and insofar that there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

You can object to the collection and storage of your data at any time going forward by you clicking on the link https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out to prevent data capture via SalesViewer® within this website in the future. This process involves installing an opt-out cookie for this website on your device. Deleting your cookies in this browser will result in you having to click on this link again.

16. Riddles for our readers

In the context of the riddles to be solved by readers of our customer magazine, egenews, we will collect the data which you enter for our lottery. If you submit your solution to the riddle via email, we will record your email address, and if you submit it by fax, your fax number. This collection of data serves to determine and to notify the winner. The are collected based on Article 6(1) subpara.1 pt.b) GDPR. We shalll not pass your data on to any third party. Your data will not be stored and they will be destroyed within 3 months following the implementation of the lottery. You are under no obligation to provide this information. However, if you do not indicate your name and address, we will not be able to send you your prize.

17. Safety

We have taken various technical and organisational measures to protect your data (e. g. from destruction, loss, manipulation and unauthorized access). All of our safety measures are evaluated, revised and updated to reflect technical progress on a regular basis.

18. No transmission of your data to third parties

Apart from the instances mentioned above, your data shall not be disclosed to any third party, unless there are legal grounds obligating or authorising us to do so if:

  • as provided for under Article 6(1) subpara.1 pt. a) GDPR, the person affected explicitly gave his/her consent
  • disclosure according to Article 6(1) subpara.1 pt. f) GDPR is required in order to claim, exercise or defend any legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the person in question has a legitimate and overriding interest in nondisclosure of their data,
  • there is a statutory obligation to communicate the data as provided for under Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. c) GDPR and/or
  • it is required to fulfil a contractual relationship with the individual concerned as provided for under Article 6(1) subpara.1 pt. b) GDPR.

Inasmuch as external service providers can access your data, the appropriate technical and organisational measures have been taken, the legal bases created and the relevant agreements related to order processing or confidentiality agreements concluded which ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.

19. Rights of the persons affected

In accordance with Article 15 GDPR you are entitled to request information related to the data stored about you. In the event that some of the processed personal data are incorrect, Article 16 GDPR grants you the right to have these data corrected. If the legal requirements allow you to do so, you will be able to request that the data will be deleted or their processing restricted as well as to object to the processing of these data (Articles 17, 18 and 21 GDPR).

We will be happy to respond to your assertion of the aforementioned rights. Please address your request to our Data Protection Officer in writing. (Contact data see below)

If you consider that processing of your data violates the Data Protection Act, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority of your choice zu beschweren (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with para. 19 BDSG). Among these authorities is the relevant protection supervisory authority which you can reach under the contact data below:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Postfach 20 04 44

40102 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 0211/38424-0

Fax: 0211/38424-10

Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

20. Right of Objection

You shall have the right to object to data relating to you being processed based on Article 6(1) subpara. 1 pt. f) GDPR (Data Processing Based on Balancing on Interests) for reasons resulting from your particular situation at any time.

If you object, we will cease to process your personal data, unless we can provide evidence of compelling reasons and reasons worthy of protection for them being processed which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or unless processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You shall have the right to object against processing of data related to you for advertising purposes at any time. If you object to your data being processed for the purpose of direct marketing, we shall stop processing your personal data for these purposes.

The form of the objection to advertising does not require any particular form and should, if possible, be sent to:

egeplast international GmbH

Robert-Bosch-Straße 7

D-48268 Greven
Germany

Another option for you to object to use of your personal data for advertising purposes is via a link in our newsletter.

21. Contact with the supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to and request information from a data protection supervisory authority, e. g. from the relevant Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, https://www.ldi.nrw.de/.

22. Amendments to the provisions

We reserve ourselves the right to amend this Privacy Statement. There might be amendments to the Privacy Statement for technical reasons and also on grounds related to data protection. We therefore kindly ask you to observe the most recent version.

23. Contact Data Protection Officer

Paul Zacheus
KATLEX Datenschutz-Management GmbH
Wolbecker Windmühle 55
48167 Münster

datenschutz.egeplast@katlex.de

www.katlex.de

24. Contact data of person responsible

egeplast international GmbH

Robert-Bosch-Straße 7

D-48268 Greven
Germay

Telephone +49  2575 – 9710-0

Fax +49 2575 – 9710-110

info@egeplast.de

 

Version 2.7, published: 05/2021