Thank you for visiting our www.richard-weiss.de website and for your interest in our company. We attach a great deal of importance to protecting your personal data. Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person’s personal or factual circumstances. This includes details such as the person’s real name, address, phone number and date of birth, as well as all other data which may refer to an identifiable person.
Because personal data is afforded special legal protection, we only collect it insofar as doing so is necessary to making our website available and providing our service. Below, we have provided an outline of what personal information we collect about you during your visit to our website and how we use it.
Our data protection practices comply with legal regulations, particularly those set down in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will only collect, process and store your personal data insofar as doing so is necessary to making this website and our contents and services functionally available, as well as for the purpose of processing enquiries and, if necessary, handling orders / contracts, but only if there is a legitimate interest for doing so under the terms of Art. 6, Para. 1, Clause 1, lit. f of the GDPR or other statutory permission. Your data will also be used for further purposes precisely defined in your consent, e.g. to send advertising information by newsletter, only if you have separately given your consent beforehand.
The controller under the terms of the GDPR, other national data protection legislation of the member states and other provisions under data protection legislation is:
Richard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: 07429 / 393 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)7429 / 714
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records data and information from the accessing computer’s computer system. The following data is collected in this regard:
(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The operating system of the retrieval device
(3) The IP address of the retrieval device
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites and resources (images, files, other page content) that were accessed on our website.
(6) Websites from which the user’s system accessed our website (referrer tracking)
This data is stored in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with personal data belonging to a specific user, so individual site visitors are not identified.
Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to guarantee achievement of the purpose outlined below.
Logging is carried out to maintain our website’s compatibility for all visitors where possible and to combat misuse and eliminate faults. To this end, it is necessary to log the accessing computer’s technical data, so that we can respond to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or functionality errors on our website as early as possible. Additionally, we also use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the general security of our IT systems.
The above technical data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to guarantee the website’s compatibility for all visitors, but at the latest within three months of our website being accessed.
Our site offers you a variety of features which, when used by us, serve to collect, process and save personal data. We have provided an explanation of what happens to this data below:
The data you entered in our contact forms.
Art. 6 (1) lit.a GDPR (consent by unambiguous act of confirmation or conduct)
We will use the data captured by means of our contact form(s) only to process the specific contact request received through the contact form(s).
The data captured is deleted immediately after your request has been processed, provided that there are no statutory retention periods.
Euler Hermes Deutschland branch of Euler Hermes SA, Friedensallee 254, 22763 Hamburg (www.eulerhermes.de ): When it concludes contracts and in certain cases in which a legitimate interest exists, our company regularly checks your creditworthiness even if you are an existing customer. To this end, we work together with Euler Hermes Deutschland Niederlassung der Euler Hermes SA, Friedensallee 254, 22763 Hamburg, from which we receive the data required for this. We transfer your name and contact details to Euler Hermes Deutschland Niederlassung der Euler Hermes SA for this purpose.
When this website or individual files on the website is / are retrieved, we collect, process and save the following data: IP address, web page from which the file was retrieved, name of the file, the retrieval date and time, the data volume transmitted and the retrieval success notification (so-called web log). We only use this access data in a non-personalised form with a view to continuously improving our website and for statistical purposes.
We also use the following web trackers to evaluate visits to our website:
The European Commission has noted that an appropriate data protection level can exist in the US if the data processing company is subject to the EU/US Privacy Shield Agreement and if the data export to the US was designed to be permissible in this way. Google will anonymise your IP address before transmission if you activate IP anonymisation within this website’s Google Analytics tracking code. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code expanded to include the gat._anonymizeIp(); operator so as to enable only anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR (consent), either in the context of registration with Google (opening a Google account and accepting the privacy notice implemented there) or, if you have not registered with Google, through explicit consent when you call up our site.
On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your visit to this website, compiling reports on website activities and providing us with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not associated with the other data held by Google LLC.
Google will store the data which is relevant to the provision of web tracking for as long as is necessary to render the booked web service. Data is collected and stored in an anonymised format. If references to persons do exist, the data will be deleted immediately provided that it is not subject to any statutory retention requirements. In any case, deletion will take place once the retention requirement has expired.
We use the following external web services:
Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. (Legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to maintain the full functionality of our website, to increase usability and to enable more individual customer contact. We can only identify individual site visitors using the cookie technology if said site visitors sent us corresponding personal data based on separate consent beforehand.
The cookies are used by our website to maintain the full functionality of our website and to improve usability. The cookie technology also enables us to recognise individual visitors using pseudonyms, e.g. an individual, arbitrary ID, so we can offer more individual services.
Our cookies are stored until they are deleted from your browser or, if the cookie is a session cookie, until the session is ended.
When it is collected, saved and processed, your personal data is protected by means of technical and organisational measures to ensure that it is inaccessible to third parties. Since we cannot guarantee complete data security on the transmission path to our IT systems during unencrypted communication by email, we advise sending highly confidential information using encrypted communication or by post.
We would like to expressly point out that our email system has an automated archiving process. It digitally archives all incoming and outgoing emails in an audit-proof manner.
Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to comply with specifications set down in fiscal law and commercial law (e.g. Sections 146 and 147 of the German Tax Code).
The purpose of archiving is to comply with specifications set down in fiscal law and commercial law (e.g. Sections 146 and 147 of the German Tax Code).
Our email communication is saved until the retention requirements under fiscal and commercial law have expired. The storage period may be up to ten years.
We would also like to point out that we only consider application documents in PDF format. Zipped (WinZip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.) files are filtered out by our security systems and are not delivered. We do not consider applications made in the Word file format or other file formats and will delete the same without reading them. Please note that it may be possible for third parties to open application documents sent in unencrypted format by email before they reach our IT systems. We assume that we may also answer unencrypted application emails in unencrypted format. If you would not like us to do so, please inform us to this effect in your application email.
You have a right to obtain free information concerning the data saved about you in appropriate intervals, and a right to correct, block or delete such data at any time. We then delete your data upon your first request, unless statutory regulations to the contrary exist. You can therefore revoke the permission you granted us to use your personal data at any time. You are more than welcome to send any information, deletion and correction requests concerning your data, as well as any suggestions, to the following address at any time:
Richard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: 07429 / 393 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)7429 / 714
You are entitled to have us provide you with the personal data that you transmitted to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You can also request that we transfer such data to a third party immediately upon your first instruction, provided that processing is based on consent as per Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR or Art. 9, Para. 2, lit. a GDPR or on a contract as per Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. b of the GDPR, and provided that processing is carried out by us as part of automated data processing.
In exercising this right to data portability, you further have the right to have the personal data concerning you transferred directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The rights and freedoms of others must not be adversely affected by the exercising of this right.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data which 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.
If you suspect that your data is being processed unlawfully on our site, you can naturally obtain judicial clarification of the issue at any time. Regardless of this, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. You have a right to lodge a complaint in the EU member state of your place of residence, your workplace and/or the place of the suspected violation, i.e. you can choose the supervisory authority you wish to contact from the aforementioned locations. The supervisory authority with whom the complaint was lodged then informs you of the status and results of your petition, including the possibility of a judicial legal remedy according to Art. 78 of the GDPR.