Privacy policies regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Privacy policies and privacy information regarding the processing of personal data by ERICH WERKMEISTER GMBH & CO. KG according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation for "natural persons" (GDPR)
Privacy for data subjects in the European Union has been significantly strengthened by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - effective from 25 May 2018. Of course, we comply with the statutory information and accountability obligations under the GDPR with regard to data subjects, and inform you accordingly as follows:
To the extent that personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this always takes place on a voluntary basis, to the extent that possible. Such data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (for example, in the case of communication via e-mail) can have security gaps. The complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in the event of the activation of IP anonymisation on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use such information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports regarding website activities and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we point out that, in such case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) along with the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
This website sometimes uses so-called "cookies". Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are copied onto your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. Such cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed of the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits to us. Such information includes the following:
Browser type / browser version Operating system used Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer Time of the server request
Such data cannot be assigned to specific persons. There will be no merger of such data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific evidence of unlawful use.
Integration of services and content of third parties
It may occur that contents of third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map data from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always assumes that the providers of such contents (hereinafter referred to "third parties") observe the IP address of users. The reason for this is that, without an IP address, they could not send the contents to the browser of each user. As such, IP addresses are required for the presentation of such content. We endeavour to use only content whose respective providers use IP addresses solely for the delivery of content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party stores an IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. To the extent that we become aware of this, we will inform users of it.
Objection to advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact details published within the framework of the duty to provide a legal notice (Impressum) for sending advertising and information materials that are not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided therein, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share such data without your consent.
Privacy information regarding the processing of your personal data according to the GDPR
The following information provides you with an overview of our processing of your personal data and your rights under the General Data Protection Act (GDPR).
1) Who is responsible for data processing?
The responsible party for the processing of your personal data and the sending and exchange of e-mails and further information in connection with the customer relationship with you is ERICH WERKMEISTER GMBH & CO. KG. The contact details are the following:
3) What personal data concerning you do we process?
If at all, we process your personal data if you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. Specifically, such data may include the following:
Data that you provide to us in the course of your consent (e-mail address, salutation, first name, last name, postal code, telephone number, mobile phone number and other data that you enter)
Data that we need to prove your consent to the processing of your data (IP address and time stamp of the click on the link in the confirmation e-mail, declaration(s) of consent)
Data accrued upon the use of our website werkmeister-schlafkultur.de and in the course of your enquiries (accessed pages, services used, topics)
Data that we generate based on the evaluation of the aforementioned data
We only process the specified data to the extent that it actually accrues for us, for example in the case of a specific enquiry or the sending of information regarding our customers.
4) For what purposes do we process your data and on what legal basis does this take place?
We use your personal information to communicate with you within the framework the customer relationship, or to manage the customer relationship and inform you of the latest developments of our company, its offers and collaborations and partnerships.
The legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 (1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (Consent).
5) Does automated processing take place for profiling purposes?
We process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling). With the assistance of mathematical and statistical methods, we analyse your data to derive improvements to our service.
6) Who has access to your data and for what reason?
Internally, only people who need the data to complete their assigned tasks have access to your data. Outside of the company, service providers who assist us in accomplishing our tasks may gain access to your data. These include, for example, service providers that we have commissioned with the operation of our services or the analysis of data. Service providers we use must fulfil special confidentiality requirements. They will have access to your data only to the extent and for the period of time required to perform the tasks.
7) Is data processed outside the European Union?
Countries outside the European Union handle the protection of personal data differently than countries within the European Union. Where required, we also use service providers located in third countries outside the European Union to process your data. At this time, there is no decision on the
part of the EU Commission that such third countries generally provide an adequate level of protection. We will take specific measures to ensure that your data is processed in such third countries as securely as it is in the European Union. With service providers in third countries, we conclude the data protection contract (standard data protection clauses) provided by the Commission of the European Union for the processing of personal data in third countries. This provides appropriate guarantees for the protection of your data with service providers in the third country. You may request a copy of this data protection contract using the contact information above.
8) How long is data stored?
We store your data as long as you maintain a customer relationship with ERICH WERKMEISTER GMBH & CO. KG or until you request that your data be erased. Thereafter, your personal data will be erased immediately.
9) Is data processed on our behalf?
To the extent that the processing of the data is carried out on our behalf, we ensure that the contractor (processor) provides sufficient guarantees that technical and organisational measures are carried out in such a manner that such processing takes place in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and the protection of the data subject's rights. The processing by a processor takes place on the basis of a contract or other legal instrument under EU or national law, which binds the processor to us and specifies the subject matter and duration of the processing, the nature and purpose of the processing, the type of personal data, the categories of data subjects and rights and duties. You may request a copy of the contract on commissioned data processing from the contact details set forth above.
10) What rights do you have?
Access You may request access to your personal data that we process.
Rectification If your information is not (no longer) accurate, you may request the rectification of your data. If your data is incomplete, you may request that it be completed.
Erasure You have the right to request the erasure of your data. Please note that a claim for erasure depends on the existence of a legitimate reason. In addition, it must be the case that there are no regulations that oblige us to retain your data.
Restriction of processing You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data. Please note that a claim to the restriction of processing depends on the existence of a legitimate reason.
Objection You have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time. This also applies to profiling in connection with such processing. You can address your objection to us in a form-free manner, preferably to the contact details set forth above, using the subject line "Objection to the processing of my personal data". In particular, please tell us, in particular, the e-mail address that you used.
Right to lodge a complaint You are entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority if you disagree with the processing of your data.
Data portability You have the right to receive personal data you have provided to us in an electronic format.
Revocation of your consent You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that you submitted to us prior to the validity of the General Data Protection Regulation; that is, prior to 25 May 2018. A revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your data carried out up to the revocation.