Data Privacy Statement (according to DSGVO German General Data Protection Regulation GDPR)

Confidence is a very important part of our business relationship. We will therefore explain to you what information we collect, process and use when you visit our website.

For us, data privacy is an utmost concern also within the company. Our employees processing personal data have special training and are obliged to adhere to national and international laws on data privacy.

Responsibilities

In case of questions on the collection, processing and use of your personal data, do not hesitate to contact our data security official at:

KBS Industrieelektronik GmbH
Burkheimerstr. 10
79111 Freiburg
Fon: +49 761 45 255-0
Fax:  +49 761 45 255-90
E-mail: Datenschutz@kbs-gmbh.de


Data Acquisition and Storage

For the purpose of maintaining the security of the system, data are automatically transmitted and logged (e.g. the browser type and version, the operating system used, the referrer URL, the IP address, date and time of access, contents accessed and information transmitted during the connection) when visiting a webpage. We are not able to attribute these data to persons. These data will not be fused with other data; they are used exclusively to maintain the functionality of the internet sites and the internet server. Data collected and stored are deleted regularly after four weeks (log files).

The legal basis of this type of data processing is stated in Art. 6 Par. 1f of the German General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), permitting the processing of data for the purpose of fulfilling a contract or pre-contractual measures.

We would like to point out that internet data communication (e.g. via e-mail) may be afflicted with security holes. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

We collect personal data such as name, company name, language or e-mail address only to the extent that you have provided them with your knowledge, for example within registration for download or as far as they are required to fulfil the contract. Without these information you cannot start downloads. You have the right to withdraw your agreement at any time.

When a contractual relationship is to be established with our company, modified or its content is to be developed, we will collect and use your personal data as far as it is necessary for these purposes.

Automated decision making including profiling does not take place.

Data are stored on secure servers within the EU. Exceptions are specified below.


Purpose of Processing

On our website, data are exclusively stored and processed for liaison and support of the individual customer, for sending or downloading product information or submitting service offers.

Personal data are used for advertising purposes/market research only as far as you have explicitly given your consent.


Data Integrity

Our website is SSL encrypted, i.e. this site uses SSL or TLS encryption for safety reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as orders or inquiries that you send to the operator of the site (us). An encrypted connection is identified by the fact that the browser address line changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock is displayed in the browser line.
With activated SSL or TLS encryption, data transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties.


Cookies

When visiting one of our webpages it may happen that information in the form of a cookie is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files the web server sends to your browser to be stored on the hard disk of your computer.
In this process, except for the internet protocol address, no additional personal user data are stored. This information is used to automatically recognise you at your next visit to our website and to facilitate navigation. With cookies, it is for instance possible to adjust a webpage to your interests or to store your password to save you the trouble of re-entering it with your next visit. All this complies with the legal basis of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO.
We checked if predominant interests of visitors on our website are opposed to the use of cookies but have arrived at the conviction that this is not the case.
If you prefer your computer not to be recognised, please change your browser settings so that all cookies are deleted from the hard disk, all cookies are blocked or you are alerted before storing a cookie. Please refer to the instructions of the manufacturer of your browser to find out how these settings are done. Changing these settings may result in a limited functionality when using our website.


Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links referring to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the data privacy measures or the contents of those websites. Therefore, we advise you to thoroughly read the data privacy statements of these third-party websites.

Despite meticulous checking of the contents we take no responsibility for links to external websites of third-parties since we have no influence on their contents. The owners or operators of the linked-to pages are solely liable for the contents.

At the time of linking, the linked-to pages were checked for potential legal violations. We did not detect any unlawful act at the time of linking.

However, unless having tangible evidence of infringements, permanent supervision of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable. As soon as such infringements become known, the links concerned will immediately be deleted.

For instance, we offer the option of accessing YouTube videos directly from our webpages. By integrating these videos, data may be transmitted to YouTube when calling up our website. We are not responsible for YouTube’s data protection policy.


Download Registration

Some of our webpages offer the option to download specific documents. When registering for these downloads, you have to fill in all the provided mandatory fields or your registration will be declined. The information entered will be employed for the purpose of using the corresponding offer or service you have registered for.

When registering for download, you agree to the fact that personal data are collected while using our services (webpages  etc.) and used for personalised advertising and market research. We use these data to supply personalised information on our products, services and offers. All this complies with the legal basis of Art. 6 Par. 1a DSGVO.
If you do not wish to be contacted by e-mail, this function can be deactivated at any time.


Disclosure of Your Data

As a matter of principle, your data are not disclosed to third parties unless they are required for business transactions in the interest of all parties involved. The data to be disclosed are limited to the necessary minimum. Information to public authorities and other national organisations is only provided within the framework of the legal duty to furnish information or based on court decisions.

Neither will data be transferred to foreign countries nor international organisations unless you are staying in a third country or the implementation of contracts requires the transfer of your data to a third country. Exceptions are at the most the tools specified in this data privacy statement: Google Analytics, Google reCAPTCHA, YouTube, Google Web Fonts or Google Maps (see below).

Newsletter

When subscribing to our newsletter service, we need your e-mail address and the confirmation that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and the newsletter addressee. Additional data are not required for this purpose and will be gathered only if you enter them on your own accord.

For newsletters we use the so-called double opt-in process. This means that we will send receive our newsletter only after you have confirmed your subscription by returning your e-mail address through a link specified in our e-mail. Data are stored for the period of subscription to our newsletter. All this complies with the legal basis of Art. 6 Par. 1a DSGVO.

You are free to unsubscribe to our newsletter and to revoke the corresponding consent to storing your e-mail address at any time. For this purpose, you can either send us an e-mail or unsubscribe to our newsletter using the link at the end of the newsletter. Then, your data will immediately be deleted. Data that we stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the download login area) remain unaffected.

Sendinblue is used as newsletter software. Your data will be transmitted to Sendinblue GmbH. Sendinblue is strictly prohibited from selling your data and from using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Sendinblue is a German, certified supplier, which was selected according to the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act. Further information can be found here: https://de.sendinblue.com/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/.


E-Mail Communication

When contacting us per e-mail, we point out that the content of unencrypted e-mails may be viewed by third parties. Therefore we recommend sending confidential information in encrypted form or by mail only. When contacting the provider (e.g. by using the contact form or e-mail) user information will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and possible further questions.


Duration of Storage

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as you revoke your consent to storing, if they are no longer required for the purpose they were stored for or if storing these data is prohibited by other legal reasons, unless deletion of the data is prevented by the statutory period of retention, then the data will not be deleted but blocked. As far as periods of retentions prescribed by commercial law or tax law have to be complied with, the storage time for specific data can be up to 10 years.


Your Rights

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your given consent with respect to the future by informal e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing effected before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

– Right to be informed
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions you have the right to be informed about your personal data stored, their origin and the recipient and purpose of data processing at any time and free of charge

– Correction and deletion
You have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data.

– Data portability
You have the right to have the data that we process automatically with your consent or to fulfil a contract delivered to yourself or a third party in a structured, popular and machine-readable format. If you demand the data to be delivered to a different responsible person, this is carried out only in so far as technically possible.

– Right of appeal to the competent regulating authority
In case of data protection violations, the interested party has the right to appeal to a regulating authority. In our case, the competent regulating authority for data protection issues is: Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (regional representative for data privacy protection and freedom of information of) Baden-Württemberg, Postfach 102932, 70025 Stuttgart

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address specified above or in the imprint if you have further questions on personal data.


Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse the way you use our website. As a rule, the information on your use of our website generated by the cookie are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When activating IP de-personalisation, Google will beforehand truncate your IP address within the EU member states or other contract member states of the European Economic Area. Data will be processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO.

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services in connection with the website and internet use for the website operator. Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics with other data.

You can prevent the storing of cookies by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser software, however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to benefit from the full functional extent of this website. In addition, you can prevent acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=d8888e.


Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (“reCAPTCHA” in the following) on our website. It is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether data on our website (e.g. in a contact form) are entered by human beings or an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of different criteria. This analysis is initiated as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. reCAPTCHA assesses different information (e.g. IP address, viewing duration of the user on the website and the user’s mouse movements). The data gathered during analysis are forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses are carried out exclusively in the background. Website visitors are not informed of the fact that an analysis is carried out.

Data processing is carried out in terms of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offer from automated unauthorised disclosure and SPAM.
For additional information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data privacy statement please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/  and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.


YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. This site is operated by YouTube, C, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
As soon as you visit one of our pages comprising a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed about the page you visited.
While being logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account.
We use YouTube for the purpose of the attractive representation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO.
For further information on handling user data, please refer to YouTube’s data privacy policy under:   https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.


Google Web Fonts

For the consistent display of fonts, this site uses so-called Web Font provided by Google. When accessing a site, your browser downloads the required Web Fonts into your browser cache to be able to correctly display texts and fonts.
For this purpose, the browser you used has to establish communication with Google’s servers. Google will then be informed that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of the consistent and attractive representation of our online contents and offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a standard font.
For further information on Google Web Fonts, please refer to: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq  and in Google’s data privacy policy under: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


Google Maps

This page uses the map service Google Maps by means of an API. The service is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
It is necessary to store your IP address so that you can use the functions of Google Maps. In general, this information is communicated to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on the communication of this information.
We use Google Maps for the purpose of the attractive representation of our online offers and to facilitate finding the places specified on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 Par. 1f DSGVO.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to Google’s data privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


Amendments of this Data Privacy Statement

Changes in legislation or case law as well as modifications of our business model may require the amendment of this data privacy statement. Therefore, we reserve the right to adjust this data privacy statement at any time. The data privacy statement as amended from time to time is available at www.kbs-gmbh.de/datenschutz or can be requested directly at our company.


Ban on Advertising

We hereby explicitly object to the use of the contact data published within the framework of imprint obligations (acc. to the German Telemedia Act) by third parties for the purpose of sending not expressly requested advertising, information and commercial material. We, as the operator of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the sender of not expressly requested advertising, information and commercial materials such as spam mails.