We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of ColFerroX GmbH. A using of the internet pages of ColFerroX GmbH is in principle possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to use special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
ColFerroX GmbH, as the entity responsible for data processing, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, every person concerned is free to transmit personal information to us by alternative methods, for example by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as ” concerned person “). 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, on-line identification, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Concerned person
Concerned person or Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, 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
Einschränkung der Verarbeitung ist die Markierung gespeicherter personenbezogener Daten mit dem Ziel, ihre künftige Verarbeitung einzuschränken.
Profiling ist jede Art der automatisierten Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten, die darin besteht, dass diese personenbezogenen Daten verwendet werden, um bestimmte persönliche Aspekte, die sich auf eine natürliche Person beziehen, zu bewerten, insbesondere, um Aspekte bezüglich Arbeitsleistung, wirtschaftlicher Lage, Gesundheit, persönlicher Vorlieben, Interessen, Zuverlässigkeit, Verhalten, Aufenthaltsort oder Ortswechsel dieser natürlichen Person zu analysieren oder vorherzusagen.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific person concerned without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Person responsible or in charge of the processing
Person responsible or responsible for processing (also ‘the controller’) is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or national law, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with Union or national law.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the responsible person.
The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.
j) Third parties
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.
Consent shall mean any freely given and informed unequivocal expression of the concerned person’s will in the specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. The name and address of the person responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is the:
45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Phone: 0177 937 89 47
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in 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 person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be fully used.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of ColFerroX GmbH collects a number of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a person concerned or by an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded: (1) 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 that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
ColFerroX GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned when using this general data and information. Rather, this information is required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by ColFerroX GmbH on the one hand statistically and also 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 processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
5. Subscription to our newsletter
On the ColFerroX GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter can be seen from the input mask used for this purpose.
ColFerroX GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about company offers. In principle, the newsletter of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address first registered by a data subject for newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address, as the data subject, has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.
When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the person responsible for processing.
The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter service, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking this consent, a corresponding link can be found in every newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing in another way.
The newsletters of ColFerroX GmbH contain so-called counting pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. By means of the embedded pixel-code, ColFerroX GmbH can identify whether and when an e-mail was opened by a person concerned and which links contained in the e-mail were called up by the person concerned.
Such personal data collected via the embedded tracking pixels in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the newsletter distribution and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given in this regard via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for processing. ColFerroX GmbH automatically interprets a cancellation of receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
7. Possibility of contact via the website
Due to legal regulations, the website of ColFerroX GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a person concerned contacts the person responsible for data processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted by a person concerned to the controller on a voluntary basis are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.
8. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
the person responsible for data processing shall process and store personal data relating to the person concerned only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the person responsible for data processing is subject to
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directives and Regulations Giver or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
9. rights of the person concerned
(a) Right to confirmation
Every person concerned has the right granted by the European Directives and Regulations to obtain confirmation from the person responsible for processing whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the person responsible for processing.
(b) Right of access
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the person responsible for the processing, information on the personal data stored in relation to him or her and a copy thereof. The European Data Protection Supervisor has also granted the person concerned access to the following information:
- the purposes of processing
- the categories of personal data processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to 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 for determining this duration
- the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her, or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the person concerned: All available information on the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the person concerned.
The person concerned shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the person concerned shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a person wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the person responsible for data processing.
(c) Right of rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him. The person concerned also has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.
If a person wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
d) Right of erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The person concerned withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The person concerned objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the person concerned objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) DPA.
- The personal data were processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.
If any of the above reasons apply and a person concerned wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by ColFerroX GmbH, he or she may contact an employee of the Person in Charge of Processing at any time. The employee of ColFerroX GmbH will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by ColFerroX GmbH and our company as the responsible party is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 DS-GVO, ColFerroX GmbH will take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the person concerned has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of ColFerroX GmbH will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to restrict processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the person responsible for processingthe restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the person concerned, for a period enabling the person responsible for processing to verify the accuracy of the personal data
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the person concerned needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The person concerned has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible for processing outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by ColFerroX GmbH, he or she may contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of ColFerroX GmbH will arrange for the restriction of the processing.
(f) Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver, to receive the personal data concerning him/her, which have been provided by the person affected to a person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without interference from the person responsible to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the DPA and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the person responsible.
Furthermore, when exercising their right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 Para. 1 DPA, the person concerned has the right to request that personal data 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 transfer, the person concerned can contact an employee of ColFerroX GmbH at any time.
g) Right of objection
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, ColFerroX GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If ColFerroX GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the person concerned objects to ColFerroX GmbH processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, ColFerroX GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the person concerned has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to him or her that is carried out at ColFerroX GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may contact any employee of ColFerroX GmbH or any other employee directly. The person concerned is also free to exercise his/her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
(h) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or significantly affects him/her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the person concerned and the person responsible, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the person responsible is subject and such legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the person concerned, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the person concerned.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the person concerned and the person responsible, or (2) is made with the express consent of the person concerned, ColFerroX GmbH shall take reasonable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the person concerned, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the person responsible, to put forward its point of view and to challenge the decision.
If the person concerned wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time consult an employee of the person responsible.
(i) Right to withdraw consent for data protection
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the person concerned wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the person responsible.
10. legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
11. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the person responsible or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
12. duration for which personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
13. legal or contractual provisions on the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the person concerned to provide the personal data; possible consequences of nonprovision
We would like to inform you 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 person concerned makes personal data available to us, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be concluded.
Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
14. existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.
This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as data protection officer, in cooperation with the data protection lawyers of the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte.