1. Introduction and general provisions
You are visiting the website of wheyco GmbH with the company’s registered office in Heidbergtrift 1, 17087 Altentreptow, Germany. Our data protection officer can be reached through the above-mentioned address and/or the mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheyco GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us during the processing of such data in the course of our entire business process.
2. Collection and storage of personal data and nature and purpose of its use
a. When visiting the website
When accessing our website, information is automatically sent to our website’s server by the browser being used on your terminal. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is captured without your assistance and stored until the time of automatic deletion:
- Name of the accessed file
- Date and time of access
- Volume of data transmitted
- Report on whether the access was successful
- Type of web browser used
- Type of operating system used
- Previously visited webpage
- Name of your Internet provider
- Your IP-address
The data mentioned above is processed by us for the following purposes:
- To guarantee a smooth connection set-up for the website,
- To guarantee convenient use of our website,
- To evaluate the security and stability of the system, as well as
- For further administrative purposes.
The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the above-listed purposes of data collection. On no account will we use the collected data for purposes of tracing your identity.
b. When using our contact form
In case of inquiries of any nature, you can contact us through a form provided on the web site. Submitting a valid e-mail address is required to allow us to know who has sent the inquiry and to allow us to answer it. Any other details can be provided voluntarily.
We process your data for purposes of establishing contact with us in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR, based on the consent you voluntarily gave us.
The personal data collected by us during your use of the contact form will automatically be deleted after your inquiry has been handled.
c. Closed login area
If you are registered for this purpose, you can download certain documents (e.g. certificates, product bulletins) in a closed user area. The access data required for registration will be provided by wheyco, so no personal data will be collected for registration. The document downloads you make are logged by wheyco (date, time, user, type of document). For this purpose, we will obtain your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit a. The logging is used exclusively to optimize our service and to prevent misuse of our services. The data is used only for internal purposes and will not be passed on to third parties. You can revoke your voluntarily given consent at any time without giving reasons. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
3. Sharing of data
Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will share your personal data with third parties only if
- You have given your express consent to that effect in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR, for instance to courier-service providers by agreeing to separate participating conditions for certain competitions,
- the sharing is required under Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being shared,
- there is a legal obligation under Article 6 paragraph 1(c) of the GDPR to share your data, and
- if this is legally permitted and required in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1(b) of the GDPR, for purposes of processing some contractual relationships with you.
We use so-called Cookies in certain sections of our website. Such data elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website, to make your use of our online content easier – and also during repeat visits.
No personal data is stored or transmitted.
You do, however, generally have the possibility to adjust your Internet browser to ensure you are informed of the presence of cookies, to allow you either to allow or block them, and/or to delete the cookies already set. Please use the help function of your Internet browser to obtain information about changing these settings.
We wish to point out that certain functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the placement of cookies.Cookies do not permit a server to read private data from your computer or the data filed by another server. They will not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. We base our use of technically necessary cookies on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR: the processing is carried out to improve the operation of our website. It is therefore required for the preservation of our legitimate interests.
If the appropriate consent has been requested, the processing is carried out based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO. Consent can be revoked at any time.
The cookies will be stored and tracked only once you have given your express consent to the use of tracking cookies. This consent can be revoked at any time. You can, moreover, prohibit the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; we advise you, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
We base our use of the aforementioned analysis tools on Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR: the processing is carried out based on your voluntarily given consent.
5. Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited based in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable us to analyse your use of the website. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website (including your IP-address) is generally transmitted to a server belonging to Google in the USA and stored there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymised transmission of IP-addresses (so-called IP-masking).
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address is nonetheless first truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transmitted to Google’s server in the USA and truncated there. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transmitted to Google’s server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to render to us further services connected with the website and Internet usage. The IP-address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
The storage of the cookies and tracking will only take place after your explicit consent to the use of tracking cookies. You can also revoke this consent at any time in the corresponding information window, furthermore you can prohibit the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; we advise you, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
Moreover, you can prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, (including your IP-address), to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
Additionally, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out-Cookie will then be installed and will prevent any further collection of your data whenever you visit this website.
6. Rights of the data subject
You have the following rights as a data subject:
a. Right to information
You have the right to demand confirmation from us as to whether your personal data is being processed.
b. Right to rectification/erasure/restriction of processing
Furthermore, you also have the right to demand of us that
- Incorrect personal data concerning you be corrected immediately (Right to rectification);
- Personal data concerning you be deleted immediately (Right to erasure), and
- that the processing of your personal data be limited (Right to restriction of processing).
c. Right to data portability
You have the right to get personal data concerning you – and which you provided to us – in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible.
d. Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. By revoking the consent, the legitimacy of the processing that was carried out based on that consent up to the time of revocation will not be affected..
e. Right to object
If the processing of personal data concerning you is for the purpose of carrying out a task which is of public interest (Article 6 paragraph 1(e) of the GDPR), or if it is necessary for the preservation of our legitimate interests (Article 6 paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR), you have the right to object.
f. Right of appeal
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to other rights. The details of the supervisory authority responsible for you can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm