Privacy Policy

The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. In accordance with Article 8(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 16(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, every person has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her. The principles and rules relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data should ensure that their fundamental rights and freedoms, and in particular their right to the protection of personal data, are respected, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.

Günter Wendt GmbH as operator of the website https://www.g-wendt.com is committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy.

This data protection declaration provides information on the collection, processing and use of your personal data as well as on the rights to which you are entitled in relation to your personal data for the use of the website https://www.g-wendt.com and its sub-pages.

 

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing and the company data protection officer

This data protection declaration applies to the data processing of your visit to or use of the website https://www.g-wendt.com and its sub-pages by:

Person responsible:

Günter Wendt GmbH
Geschäftsführerin Dr.-Ing. Marion Wendt-Ginsberg und Geschäftsführer Dipl.-Kfm. Frank Wendt
Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 5
Industriegebiet Mauel
51570 Windeck

Telefon: +49 2292 / 9140- 0
Telefax: +49 2292 / 9140- 40

E-Mail: info@g-wendt.com
Internetseite: https://www.g-wendt.com

The company data protection officer of Günter Wendt GmbH is:

Rechtsanwalt Daniel Holtorf
Biegenstraße 2
Tel: +49 (0)6421 49803-00
E-Mail: dh@colegum.de

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of its use

a) When visiting the website

When you access our website https://www.g-wendt.com, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your terminal device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

• IP address of the computer you are using,

• Date and time of access, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time

• Name and URL of the accessed file (specific page),

• Website from which you accessed our site (referrer URL),

• The browser you used and, if applicable, the operating system and interface of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The above-mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

• To ensure a smooth connection is established with our the website

• To guarantee our website is easy and convenient to use

• To evaluate system security and stability

• For other administrative purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations on this under points 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. In order to receive the newsletter, providing an e-mail address is

sufficient. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscription request at any time by e-mail to info@g-wendt.com.

We use a newsletter tool from CleverReach for the newsletter dispatch. The operator of CleverReach is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, D-26180 Rastede, Germany.

Information on data security is available at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datensicherheit/

Information on data protection is available at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/

c) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form provided on the website. In order to do so, it is necessary to enter a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry comes from and are able to respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purposes of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be promptly deleted by us after the completion of your request.

3. Passing on of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

• You have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR,

• The disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data

• In the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. c GDPR

• It is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 clause 1 lit. b GDPR.

Your data will be passed on to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery (UPS parcel service or another forwarding agent), insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. For the processing of payments, we pass on the necessary data to the credit institution commissioned with the payment.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we are immediately informed of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to improve your experience when using our website. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been here before and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see section 5).

These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been here before when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

5. Analysis tool

Tracking tool

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our customers and is continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our website for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified in the sense of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be taken from the corresponding tracking tools.

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called „cookies,“ which are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of this website. In conjunction with this, the information about the use of this website generated by the cookie will be archived on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.

Matomo cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

The information generated by cookies concerning the use of this website shall not be shared with any third parties. You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time by making pertinent changes to your browser software settings; however, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent.

If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you have the option to deactivate the storage and use of such data here. In this case, an opt out cookie will be placed in our browser, which prevent the storage of usage data by Matomo. If you delete your cookies, this will also result in the deletion of the Matomo opt out cookie. Hence, you will have to reactivate the opt out when you return to visit this website.

6. Social Media Plug-ins

We use social plug-ins from the social networks YouTube and Google+ on our website on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR and in order to make our company better known. The advertising purpose behind this is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for data protection compliant operation is to be guaranteed by their respective providers.

The integration of these plug-ins by us takes place by means of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognise the provider of the plug-ins by the mark on the box by its initial letter or logo. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click the marked box and thereby activate it will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website.

In addition, the data mentioned under point 2. of this declaration will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the IP address is anonymised immediately after it is collected, according to the information provided by the respective providers in Germany. By activating the plug-in, your personal data is therefore transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (with US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking the greyed-out box.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, or the storage periods. We also have no information about the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection declarations of these providers. Here, you will also find further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

• Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de.
Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

In the following there are separate notes for the plug-in and the integration or linking of YouTube and Google +.

a) Integration of YouTube videos/links to the YouTube platform

We have integrated components from YouTube into this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips for free and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data controller accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting by accessing a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time as he or she visits our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

b) Integration of Google +

We use the integrated Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the internet; an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a display of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognises each time our website is accessed by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the data subject clicks on one of the Google+ buttons integrated into our website and thus submits a Google+1 recommendation, Google will assign this information to the data subject’s personal Google+ user account and store this personal data. Google will store the data subject’s Google+1 recommendation and make it publicly accessible in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo saved in this account in other Google services, for example the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising the various services provided by Google.

The Google+ button tells Google that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Google+ at the same time as he or she visits our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks the Google+ button.

If the person concerned does not wish to have personal data transmitted to Google, he or she can prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable Google data protection regulations can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google regarding the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

7. Integration of Google Maps

On this website, we use Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. The following data is also transmitted.

• IP address of the computer you are using,

• Date and time of access, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time

• Name and URL of the accessed file (specific page),

• Website from which you accessed our site (referrer URL),

• The browser you used and, if applicable, the operating system and interface of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailoring its website based on demand. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. Contact Google in order to exercise this right.

For more information about the purpose and extent of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please see the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also receive further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

8. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

• Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof;

• Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

• Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

• Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;

• Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party;

• Pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a consequence, we may not continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;

• Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can consult the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or the supervisory authority of our registered office.

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit [State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information] Nordrhein-Westfalen
Helga Block
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
D-40213 Düsseldorf
Germany

Tel.: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

 

9. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, if there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising.

In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to: info@g-wendt.com.

10. Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

11. Up-to-dateness and amendment of this data protection declaration

Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration.

The current data protection declaration can be accessed and printed out at any time on the website at https://www.g-wendt.com/datenschutz.html.

This data protection declaration is valid as of March 2020.