Privacy statement

Privacy statement

Name and contact of the person responsible pursuant to Art. 4 Abs. 7 DSGVO

Company: commatec GmbH & Co. KG
Address: Ludwigstraße 51, 35390 Gießen
Phone: +49 (0) 641 250 391
E-Mail: info@commatec.de

Data Protection Officer

You can reach our data protection officer at: datenschutz@commatec.de

Security and Protection of your Personal Data

We consider it our primary task to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore exercise the utmost care and apply state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.

As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by us and by our external service providers.

Definitions

The legislator requires that personal data be processed lawfully, in good faith and in a manner understandable to the data subject ("lawfulness, fairness, transparency"). To ensure this, we have provided you with the individual legal definitions that are also used in this Privacy Policy:

 

Personal Data

"Personal Data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as 'data subject'). A natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more specific characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person is regarded as identifiable.

Processing

"Processing” refers to any operation or set of operations which is carried out in relation to personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

 

Limitation of Processing

"Limitation of Processing” refers to the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

 

Profiling

"Profiling" refers to any automated processing of personal data involving the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict any aspect relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

Anonymisation

"Anonymisation“ refers to the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures ensuring that personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

File System

"File System” refers to any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralized, decentralized or organized on a functional or geographical basis.

Controller

"Controller" refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States. The controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

Processor

“Processor" refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

 

Recipient

"Recipient” refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation order under Union Law or the Law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients, and the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules pursuant to the processing purposes.

Third Parties

"Third Party” refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor or the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the data controller or the processor, are empowered to process the personal data.

Consent

“Consent” refers to any freely given, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in the particular case, in the form of a declaration or other explicit affirmative act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data.

Lawfulness of the Processing

The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a - f DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing can specifically be:

  • the data subject has given his consent to the processing of his personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;
  • the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

  • the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data are overridden, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Information on the Collection of Personal Data

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding the collection of your Personal Data when you use our website. Personal Data include name, address, email addresses and user behaviour.

When you contact us by email or via a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The data collected in this context will be deleted after storage is no longer required, or processing will be restricted if there are legal storage obligations.

Collection of personal data when you visit our website

If you only use the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with any information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you wish to view our website, we collect the following data as this is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (concrete page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

Use of Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive which you have assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

  • Transient Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies

Transient Cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

 

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. So-called "Third Party Cookies" are cookies that are set by a third party, therefore not by the actual website you are currently on. Please be aware that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of this site.

The Flash cookies used are not recorded by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your end device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you are using and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not wish the Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.

Further Functions and Offerings of our Website

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use, should you be interested. To take advantage of these services you must usually provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

To some extent, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.

Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive further information on this when you enter your personal data or in the description of the offer below.

If our service providers or partners are located in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer. Children Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Rights of the Person Concerned

Withdrawal of Consent

If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent before you withdrew your consent.

You can contact us at any time to exercise your right to withdraw consent.

Right of Confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.

Right to Information

If personal data are processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following details at any time:

  • the processing purposes;
  • the categories of personal data that will be processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • if possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
  • the existence of a right to have personal data concerning you rectified or erased or to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to the source of the data;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the Data Protection Regulation and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer. We will provide a copy of the personal data that are undergoing processing. For any further copies you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If you submit the application electronically, the information must be made available in a common electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of any other person.

Right of Rectification

You have the right to request that we immediately rectify any incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

Right to Deletion ("Right to be Forgotten")

You have the right to ask the data controller to delete personal data about you immediately and we are obligated to delete personal data immediately if any of the following reasons apply:

  • personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  • the data subject revokes his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
  • the personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • the deletion of the personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • the personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.

If the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with para. 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform the data controllers processing the personal data that a data subject has requested that they delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

The right to deletion ("right to be forgotten") does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary:

  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation for which the processing is required under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • on grounds of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 DSGVO;
  • for archival purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, insofar as the law referred to in para. 1 presumably makes it impossible or seriously impairs the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right of Restriction of Processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time long enough to allow the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject declines having the personal data erased and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes,
  • the data subject requires the retention of personal data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or the data subject has lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, as long as it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions – with the exception of the storage of data - such personal data shall not be processed except with the consent of the data subject or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may at any time contact us at the above contact details.

Right of Data Transfer

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer such data to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that:

  • the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and
  • processing is carried out using automated procedures.

When exercising the right of data transfer in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The exercising of the right to data transfer does not affect the right to deletion ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right of Objection

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller will no longer process the personal data unless he can provide compelling, protection-worthy grounds for processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this shall also apply to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

With respect to the use of Information Society Services, you may, irrespective of Directive 2002/58/EC, exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures, for which technical specifications are used.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data concerning you for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89(1), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You may exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the person responsible

Automated Decisions in Individual Cases, Including Profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible,
  2. is authorized by legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and that legislation contains adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or
  3. with the express consent of the data subject.

The controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, to which at least the right to obtain the intervention of a party on the part of the person responsible, to present his or her views and to contest the decision belong.

The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the person responsible.

Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority

You shall also have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, when the data subject considers the processing of his personal data to be in contradiction to this Regulation.

Right to an Effective Judicial Remedy

Without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right to appeal to a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 DSGVO, you shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider your rights under this Regulation to have been infringed upon as a result of your personal data not being processes in accordance with this Regulation.

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo in order to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our service and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. The information collected in this way is stored exclusively on the responsible person's server in [Germany]. You can adjust the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. Should you prevent the storage of cookies, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use this website to its full extent.

The prevention of the storage of cookies is possible by way of the settings in your browser. It is possible to prevent the use of Matomo by removing the following check mark and thus activating the opt-out plug-in. If the plug-in is not displayed, check the blocker settings of your browser.

Here you can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser in order to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.

If you wish to opt out, remove the following tick to place the Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.

This website uses Matomo with the AnonymizeIP extension. This shortens IP addresses before processing and prevents them from being directly personally identifiable. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo is not combined with other data collected by us.

The program Matomo is an open source project. Information from the third party provider on data protection can be found at:
https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/
.

Integration of Google Maps

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

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be matched by Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and / or needs-based designing of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google directly to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights on this subject and setting options to protect your privacy:
http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Order Processing

We make use of external service providers (contract processors), e.g. for the dispatch of goods, newsletters or payment processing. A separate data processing agreement has been made with the service providers in order to guarantee the protection of your personal data.

We work together with the following service providers:

DATEV eG, Paumgartnerstraße 6-14, 90429 Nürnberg
myDATA GmbH, Hauptstraße 73, 35428 Langgöns-Oberkleen
Abija WebAnwendungen, Nassauer Ring 4, 35435 Wettenberg
LohnShop GmbH & Co. KG, Südwall 15, 44137 Dortmund

Objection to Advertising Mails

We hereby object to the use of the contact data, as published within the scope of the obligatory Terms of Use, for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or emailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.