We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. The Management of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG gives particularly high priority to data protection. You can, in principle, use the website of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use specific services of our company via our website, it may become necessary for us to process their personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the controller responsible for processing, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website have the most comprehensive protection possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may be subject to security gaps and might not be completely protected against access by third parties. For this reason, the data subject is free to communicate personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “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.
b) Data subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
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, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
Controller or data controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent means any expression of the data subject’s wishes given freely, in an informed manner and unequivocally for the specific case by which they, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, indicate agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.
2. Name and address of the data controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions dealing with privacy and data protection is:
Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG
Magdeburger Straße 2 | 47800 Krefeld
Tel.: +49 (0) 2151 / 44 17 - 0
3. Name and address of the data protection officer
The controller's data protection officer is:
Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer
Magdeburger Straße 2 | 47800 Krefeld
All data subjects can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser that they use, they may not be able to use all functions of our website.
5. Collection of general data and information
The website of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The information that can be captured is: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Instead, this information is required to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
6. Making contact via the website
Due to legal regulations, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG website contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if it is required to be stored as per the laws or regulations prescribed by the European legislator for directives and regulations or any other legislator to which the data controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if the storage period stipulated by the European legislator for directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
8. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
b) Right of access
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge information from the data controller about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European legislator for directives and regulations has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- the purpose of the processing
- the categories of personal data being processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
- the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning them or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to this processing
- the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
c) Right to rectification
The data subject has the right granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed – including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
The data subject has the right granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations to demand that the controller delete the personal data concerning them immediately if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG deleted, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
If the personal data was made public by Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG and our company, as the data controller, is obligated to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG shall take appropriate measures, also of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data by these other data controllers responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to demand that the data controller restrict the processing if one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG will arrange for restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to receive the personal data relating to them, which they have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. They also have the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR and that the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
In addition, when exercising their right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right for personal data to be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data transferability, the data subject can contact an employee of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG at any time.
g) Right to object
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to object at any time, for reasons that arise from their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG processing data for direct marketing purposes, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out at Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG for purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee of Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG or another employee directly. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may also exercise their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or significantly affects them in a similar way, provided the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is carried out with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Feldsaaten Freudenberger GmbH & Co. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms as well as their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
The data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
9. Data protection regulations for the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analytics is the collection, reporting, and analysis of data regarding the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a data subject has come to another website (so-called referrers), the subpages of the website accessed or the frequency and duration for which a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The data controller uses the suffix “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this suffix, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection is truncated by Google and anonymised when our websites are accessed from a Member State of the European Union or from another state which is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor traffic on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports that show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. We have already explained previously what cookies are. By using this cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which allows Google to trace, among other things, the origin of the visitors and the number of clicks and subsequently enable commission settlements.
Cookies are used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which the website was accessed, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
10. Data protection regulations for the application and use of YouTube
The data controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why both complete film and television programs as well as music videos, trailers or videos made 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 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Every time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, is opened, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a depiction of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://about.youtube/.
As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be informed about which specific subpages of our website are visited by the data subject. If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to YouTube, YouTube recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject. 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 accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before accessing our website. The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be found under https://policies.google.com/privacy provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
11. Data protection regulations for the use of Google web fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly. To do so, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google web fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
12. Data protection regulations for the use of MyFonts Counter
Our website design makes use of fonts provided by MyFonts Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA (hereinafter: MyFonts). Under the license terms, page view tracking is carried out by counting the number of visits to the website for statistical purposes and transmitting it to MyFonts. MyFonts only collects anonymised data. The data may be passed on by activating Java Script code in your browser. To prevent MyFonts Java Script code from being executed, you can deactivate Java Script in your browser or install a Java Script blocker, e.g.http://www.noscript.net.
Further information on data protection at MyFonts can be found under the following link: www.myfonts.com/legal/website-use-privacy-policy
13. Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party -- as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration -- the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted for us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).
14. Legitimate interest for processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is conducting our business for the benefit of all our employees and our shareholders.
15. Duration for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the retention period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.
16. Statutory or contractual requirements for providing personal data; necessity for conclusion of a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject makes personal data available to us, which must then be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obligated to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will clarify to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
17. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.