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Privacy Policy at OECHSLER AG

1. Responsible authority

OECHSLER AG
Matthias-Oechsler-Straße 9
91522 Ansbach
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)981 1807 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)981 1807 – 2220

email: datenschutz@oechsler.com

As the operator of the website www.oechsler.com the OECHSLER AG is the controller in the sense of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) who individually or jointly makes decisions on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, hereafter referred to as "data."

2. Processing of Personal Data

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, personal data is any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier (such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person).

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Use of our website does not require you to provide data. However, in certain cases, we will need your name, address and additional information to perform your requested services.

The same applies to, e.g., the sending of information material and ordered goods and to responses to individual inquiries. We will notify you when required. Furthermore, we only process data you provide to us voluntarily and data that is collected automatically when our website is visited (e.g., your IP address and the names of the pages you opened, your browser and operating system, time and date of access, search engines used or names of downloaded files).

If you request our services, usually only the data required for us to perform the service will be collected. Any additional data we may request may be provided voluntarily.

Data will only be processed to perform requested services and to safeguard our legitimate business interests.

3. Protection of Your Personal Data

Thank you for your interest in our company and our products and services. We want you to feel safe about your data when visiting our website. We take the protection of your data very seriously and strictly adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG] in its respectively valid form.

We implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure compliance with data protection regulations by both us and our commissioned external service providers. We require our employees and commissioned service providers to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act in its respectively valid form.

As part of our obligation to provide information, we want this Privacy Policy to be as transparent as possible and will explain the purposes for processing your data and use of tracking/analysis tools, cookies and social media plugins hereafter.

4. Purposes for Processing Personal Data

We will process the data you provide in accordance with the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation. The principle of purpose limitation states that data shall be collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes. Further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes is not considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes.

We only process your data to answer inquiries, handle your orders and provide access to certain information or offers to you. Maintaining customer relationships may also require us or a commissioned service provider to use this data to inform you about product offers or to conduct online surveys to fulfill the tasks and requirements set by our customers.

We will only process the data you provide online for the stated purposes. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent.

Data will only be collected or transmitted to authorized state institutions and officials in accordance with applicable laws or if we are required to do so due to a court order.

We respect that you may not wish to provide your data to support our customer relationship (especially not for direct marketing or market research purposes). We will not sell your data to third parties or otherwise market your data without your consent.

5. Transmission of data outside of Europe

The OECHSLER AG is in internationally active company group. We can transmit your personal data to other companies in our group from countries within and outside of the European Economic Area [EEA] if these companies process your data for purposes which are similar to the ones described in this privacy policy. Data Privacy Acts outside of Europe might not ensure the same level of protection as European laws do. In such a case we will ensure that your personal data be sufficiently protected and safe as well as handled confidentially. We will also ensure that there is a legally valid basis for any transmission of data.

We will therefore insist that the countries receiving any data sign the EU - standard contractual clauses. According to the European Commission, these clauses grant an equivalent level of protection as any processing of data within the EEA.

The international transfer of data to the USA is legitimized in particular by corresponding EU standard contract clauses under data protection law.

If the recipients of data do not have a Privacy Shield Certificate we will make sure that your personal data be processed only according to our instructions. We also make them commit to confidentiality and to signing the EU - standard contractual clauses.

Feel free to contact us if you need further information on the procedure we have when transmitting data to countries outside of the EEA.

6. Cookie

a) Necessary cookies

When using our website, cookies are used for technical reasons. These cookies are processed during the visit to the website and are necessary for the operation and security-relevant functions of the website. The following data may be processed: the names of the pages you call up, the browser you use and your operating system, date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. This information is used to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your hardware.

You may also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you may prevent cookies from being saved on your hard disk by setting your browser to "Disable cookies." For detailed instructions, please see your browser's help function. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from fully using every function of our offers.

Here you can revoke or adjust the cookie settings.

b) Cookies for statistical purposes

Our website also uses cookies, which collect your data in an anonymous way for statistics and analysis in order to improve our offer and our website. With the help of these cookies, we can, among other things, optimize the number of visitors and the site usage behavior (e.g. Google Analytics).

When you (first) visit our website, you have the option of selecting different cookie settings.

Here you can revoke or adjust the cookie settings.

c) Cookies for convenience purposes

Furthermore, we use cookies for comfort related purposes in order to offer you optimal service to our website. This includes in particular street maps (Google Maps) for quick and easy localization of our locations.

Here, too, you have the option of selecting differentiated cookie settings when you (first) call up our website.

Here you can revoke or adjust the cookie settings.

7. Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Maps provides information about locations that are of interest to you through search requests and retrieved maps.

By using this website, you agree to the processing of automatically collected data by Google LLC, its representatives and third parties, if you have decided to use it when you (first) visit our website by checking the "comfort" box in the cookie settings. This is because you have the option of selecting differentiated cookie settings when you (first) call up our website.

We would like to point out that Google automatically processes data when using Maps, over which we have no influence.

For more information, please see https://policies.google.com/privacy.

For Google Maps' Additional Terms of Service, please see: https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html.

8. Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files saved onto your computer that allow your use of the website to be analyzed.

The information on your website use generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. If IP-anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within a Member state of the European Union or in another state members of the European Economic Area Agreement (so-called IP masking).

Only in exceptions will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of this website, to compile reports about website activity and to perform additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operators.

The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookie storage through your browser settings at any time. However, please note that you may not be able to use every function of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of cookie-generated data (including your IP address) on your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plugin and on browsers on mobile devices, you may also prevent data collection by Google Analytics by activating the following link which will install an opt-out cookie that will block any future collection of your data when visiting our website. Please note that this link must be activated again if you delete your cookies.

For Google's Privacy Policy, please see https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. For the Google Terms of Service, please see https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en (German).

Here you can deactivate Google Analytics.

9. Facebook Button

On our website we have buttons of the social network Facebook as a link, which is run by the company Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 in Ireland. The Facebook Button is identified by a white letter “f” on a black logo.

Our website's users are informed that our website features buttons for Facebook. If you activate the stated button, the plugin will establish a direct connection to Facebook. The contents of the plugins you use are transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser. We have no influence on the contents of the transmitted data. Nonetheless, we want to inform you about which data is transmitted to Facebook to the best of our knowledge.

If you click on the button, information that you opened a certain page of our Internet offer will be transmitted to the servers of Facebook. For users logged into Facebook this means that usage data will be assigned to their personal accounts and stored. If you activate the button this information will be transmitted directly by your browser to Facebook where it will be saved. Even if you do not have an account on Facebook, it may possibly nonetheless obtain and save your IP address.

For the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of this data and your according rights and privacy settings options, please see the following privacy policies of the social network provider:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/policy.php

10. LinkedInButton

On our website we have buttons of the network linkedin.com as a link, which is run by the company LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2 in Ireland. The LinkedIn Button is identified by white letters “in” on a black logo.

Our website's users are informed that our website features buttons for LinkedIn. If you activate the stated button, the plugin will establish a direct connection to LinkedIn. The contents of the plugins you use are transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser. We have no influence on the contents of the transmitted data. Nonetheless, we want to inform you about which data is transmitted to LinkedIn to the best of our knowledge.

If you click on the button, information that you opened a certain page of our Internet offer will be transmitted to the servers of LinkedIn. For users logged in to LinkedIn this means that usage data will be assigned to their personal accounts and stored. If you activate the button this information will be transmitted directly by your browser to LinkedIn where it will be saved. Even if you do not have an account on LinkedIn, it may possibly nonetheless obtain and save your IP address.

For the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of this data and your according rights and privacy settings options, please see the following privacy policies of the social network provider:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

11. XING Button

Our website features functions of the network XING as a link, operated by the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. The button is represented by a white "X" on a black background (Xing logo).

We notify our website's users that XING plugins are installed on our website. If you activate one of the stated buttons, the respective plugin will establish a direct connection to XING. XING transmits the contents of the plugin used by you directly to your browser. We have no influence on the contents of the transmitted data. Nonetheless, we want to inform you about which data is transmitted to XING to the best of our knowledge.

If you use the stated plugins, i.e., by activating the respective buttons, information that you opened a certain page of our Internet offer will be transmitted to the servers of XING. For users who are logged in at the same time this means that usage data will be assigned to their personal accounts. If you activate the XING buttons, this information will be transmitted directly by your browser to XING where it will be saved. Even if you do not have a XING account, XING may obtain and save your IP address.

For the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of this data by XING and your according rights and privacy settings options, please see XING's Privacy Policy: https://www.xing.com/privacy.

12. Use of OpenStreetMap

This website uses the open source mapping tool OpenStreetMap, a product of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom.

By using this website you give your consent to the processing of your personal data which is collected automatically by the Open StreetMap Foundation, their respresentatives as well as third parties.

Automatically collected data are amongst others: your IP address, browser and device type, operating system, referring web page, the date and time of page visits, and the pages accessed on websites of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

These data are retained on servers of the OpenStreetMap Foundation situated in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Furthermore OpenStreetMap makes use of cookies on your computer.

We have no influence on the transfer and storage of these data.

Further OpenStreetMap may operate user interaction tracking software that will generate additional records of user activity, for example Matamo (formerly known as Piwik).

Additional information can be found at https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy#Why_do_we_store_and_process_personal_data.3F

13. YouTube-Button and YouTube-Videos/Channel

On our website is used a button from Youtube.com/Youtube.com, YouTube LLC. (hereinafter referred to as "YouTube"), 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

The button can be recognized by the YouTube logo (white "Play" icon on a red background or the word "YouTube" in white with "Tube" on a red background). When you visit a buttoned website on our website, a connection is established between the YouTube servers and your browser. It can amongst other things IP address, date, time and the website you visit are collected by YouTube. For the purpose of functionality and analysis of user behavior, YouTube stores cookies via the web browser on your device. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. For more information see "6. Cookies".

By calling up the YouTube button, you will be sent to the YouTube server which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube or on Google, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user accounts of each of these platforms. By using these buttons (e.g. clicking / start buttons of a video or sending a comment) this information will be sent e. g. to your account, you may be associated with a YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using YouTube. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data collected by YouTube when using the button and therefore inform you according to our knowledge. Information about the collection and use of the data by the platform can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

You can also access embedments of videos on YouTube or videos from our YouTube channels on our website. We use the YouTube channels in particular as advertising and image films of OECHSLER AG. Legal basis here is in particular Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR. However, these only allow the connection to YouTube.

For information about the purpose and scope of Google's collection and use of YouTube Channels, and your rights and preferences for protecting as a YouTube customer, please read the YouTube Privacy Notice at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

14. Children and Young People

Our website is aimed exclusively at potential applicants/customers as well as business partners.

Persons under 16 years of age should not transmit data to us without the permission of a parent or guardian. We do not request data from children or youths under the age of sixteen. We do not collect such data or provide such data to third parties.

15. Security

We implemented technical and operational protective measures in accordance with the applicable legal regulations to protect your data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. Our security measures are reviewed regularly and adjusted to technological advances. All our employees and all persons participating in data processing are required to adhere to the GDPR, the German Federal Data Processing Act in its respectively valid form and other laws relevant for data protection and must treat data confidentially.

Furthermore, we conclude according agreements with any external service providers we commission.

Our security measures are regularly reviewed and adjusted in accordance with technological advances

16. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our security and data protection measures if required due to technical developments. In such cases, we will also adjust our Privacy Policy. Therefore, please note the respectively current version of our Privacy Policy.

17. Consent

Should the processing of your data require your consent, we will obtain it from you and use your data for the stated purposes for which we requested your consent. Your consent will be documented digitally.

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To do so, please write us OECHSLER AG, Matthias-Oechsler-Straße 9, 91522 Ansbach or email us at info@oechsler.com.

18. Contact Form

If you contact us through our contact form, we will request personal information. A valid email address is required to respond to your inquiry. Additional personal information may be provided voluntarily.

Your information will be processed further by email. Information submitted through the contact form is transmitted through end-to-end encryption.

Your data will be saved on secure servers in Germany under adherence to data protection regulations.

Data for contacting us is processed on the basis of your voluntary consent. By activating the "Send" button, you agree to our processing of your contact information for the above-stated purposes. If you do not agree, you must stop this process. No information will then be transmitted through our contact form and no data will be processed.

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect.

We only use your data to the extent required for handling your inquiry and for further correspondence with you. We save data collected through your use of our contact form to process your inquiry and for subsequent questions and will delete your data in accordance with data protection regulations after completing your request, unless other legal storage obligations apply.

19. Application Process

By transmitting your applicant data, you consent to the processing of your data for the respective application process.

Personal data being processed throughout the application process can particularly be:

  • your personal data, e.g. your name, age, address, telephone number, fax number, your personal identity number
  • data concerning your professional background such as information on your loan, your professional training, your professional career, your expectations, skills, personality, bank accounts, general contractual and business data as well as the desired position.

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect.

20. Data Subject Rights

If we process your data, you are entitled the following extensive rights as a data subject:

  1. Right to Information
    Under art. 15 of the GDPR, you have the right to information about the data processed by us. You may especially obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of possible recipients and the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored.

    Please submit information requests to OECHSLER AG, Matthias-Oechsler-Straße 9, 91522 Ansbach or by email to datenschutz@oechsler.com.
     
  2. Right to Rectification
    Under art. 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain rectification or completion of your data from us.

    You may exercise this right by contacting the above-stated addresses.
     
  3. Right to Erasure
    Under art. 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain erasure of personal data concerning you if storage of the data is no longer required and if there is no other legal ground for its processing. You may also obtain erasure if you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing and if your data was processed unlawfully or if the personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation under EU or national law.

    You may exercise this right by contacting the above-stated addresses.
     
  4. Right to Restriction of Processing
    Under art. 18 of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain the restriction of processing if you contest the accuracy of your personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal data; if the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure of your personal data; the purposes for the processing cease to apply, but the data is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or if you objected in accordance with art. 21 of the GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your interests.

    You may exercise this right by contacting the above-stated addresses.
     
  5. Right to Data Portability
    Under art. 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability). In addition, under certain circumstances, you may also receive your data directly from a controller if technically possible.

    You may exercise this right by contacting the above-stated addresses.

21. Right to Object

You have the right to object the use of your data for the above-stated purposes at any time (art. 21 of the GDPR). This is possible for objections to direct marketing or on grounds relating to your particular personal situation. If you object to direct marketing, we will implement your general objection right without information about your particular personal situation.

To exercise your right to object, please write us at OECHSLER AG, Matthias-Oechsler-Straße 9, 91522 Ansbach or by email to info@oechsler.com.

22. Questions, Suggestions, Complaints to the External Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, data protection or the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer directly:

Law Firm Costard
Law Firm for IT Law and Data Protection
Attorney at Law Thomas P. Costard

EUROCOM Businesspark
Lina-Ammon-Straße 9
90471 Nuremberg

tel.: +49 (0)911 / 790 30 34
fax:+49 (0)911 / 790 30 35

e-mail: info@it-rechtsberater.de
website: www.it-rechtsberater.de

Information requests, suggestions and complaints may also be submitted to the data protection officer.

23. Right to Submit a Complaint to a Supervisory Authority

Please also note that, irrespective of other administrative or legal remedies, you have the right to submit complaints to supervisory authorities, especially in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes on the GDPR.

A list of (non-public sector) supervisory authorities and their addresses is provided (in German) at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

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