I. General information and legal basis
The policy below contains information about what kind of personal data we, as the controller, collect on this website, as well as for what purpose and to what extent this data is made available to third parties.
BORCO HÖHNS GMBH
(Gewerbegebiet Ost) Industriestraße 1-3
27356 Rotenburg (Wümme)
Phone: +49(0)4261 671-0
Fax: +49(0)4261 671-197
Entry in the Commercial Register: Walsrode District Court, HRB 207909
BORCO HÖHNS GMBH is represented by:
Andreas Elsäßer (Managing Director)
Data Protection Officer
Karsten Graser (address: see above)
2. Legal bases of processing
Processing of personal data requires a legal basis that we would like to outline below.
Article 6, paragraph 1 (a), of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis when processing personal data for which we obtain the data subject’s consent.
Article 6, paragraph 1 (b), of the GDPR serves as the legal basis when processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also covers processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Article 6, paragraph 1 (c), of the GDPR serves as the legal basis insofar as personal data processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject.
Article 6, paragraph 1 (f), of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing if the processing is necessary to protect one of our company’s or a third-party’s legitimate interests and if the data subject’s interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms do not take precedence over the former. Our company’s legitimate interest lies in performing our business activities, as well as in analysing, optimising and maintaining our website’s security.
II. Log files, hosting
Such data that the browser transfers to us in the context of our legitimate interest in analysis and for security reasons is automatically stored in the server statistics (‘log files’).
In detail, the data transferred is as follows:
- Language and version of the browser software
- Operating system used and its interface
- Referrer URL (page visited previously)
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- Date and time of the server request
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Amount of data transferred
- Access status/HTTP status code
Generally speaking, we cannot assign this data to specific individuals. This data is not merged with other sources of data. The data is also deleted within seven days following statistical evaluation. Data that needs to be retained for longer for evidence purposes is to be exempt from deletion until the incident in question is finally clarified.
We use hosting services. These are used to provide infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services to maintain this website’s operation.
We, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, metadata and communication data belonging to customers, interested individuals and website visitors based on our legitimate interests in providing this website both efficiently and securely.
III. Contractual processing
The personal data that you provide for contractual purposes (e.g. your name, postal address or email address when requesting a quotation) will only be used internally to answer your queries, process your orders or provide you with access to certain contractual information.
IV. Contact, application data
When you contact us by email, using a contact form or through a callback request, we will store your information to answer and process your questions and concerns.
Data will not be disclosed to third parties in principle, unless applicable data protection regulations justify such transfer or we are legally obligated to do so. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. If you revoke your consent, your data will be deleted immediately, unless there is a legal exception for further processing. Your data will otherwise be deleted when we have processed your request or when the purpose of storage has ceased to exist and there are no other legal exceptions to the contrary. You can find out about what data we have stored about you at any time.
You can also send us your application using our contact form. The data you enter will be processed and used exclusively for the purpose of selecting applicants. By submitting your application, you agree that we may contact you and provide you with information in writing and/or over the phone as part of the application process. Please note that your data will not be stored anonymously; it will be accessible to our HR department and to the departments relevant to the position(s) to be filled. We aim to assess all applicants based solely on their qualifications, regardless of their race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, age or sexual identity. We therefore ask that you refrain from including such information in your application if possible. You may have your application modified or deleted at any time and revoke your consent. Please contact our team for this purpose.
You can naturally also use our website without accepting cookies. You can also configure your browser settings to suit your requirements and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies, or delete cookies that have already been stored. Please note that, if you do not accept cookies, our website may not work properly.
You can find out what function(s) on our website use(s) cookies under the individual functions below.
VI. Prize draw
If you take part in our prize draw and provide your personal data, we will only use this data to hold the prize draw and will delete it afterwards, unless there is a legal exception or you have given your consent to further processing.
If you have given additional optional consents for the prize draw, these will be treated separately from holding the prize draw.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require a valid email address from you that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter.
Once you have entered your email address, we will send you a confirmation email to the specified address, requesting that you confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your data relating to distribution of the newsletter will be deleted automatically. If you confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter, we will store your email address until you unsubscribe.
We send newsletters only with your consent or with legal permission.
Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to storage of the data and the email address and to the use of the same for sending the newsletter at any time. You will find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If users have only subscribed to the newsletter and have cancelled this subscription, their personal data will be deleted.
VIII. Disclosure of data to third parties
We disclose data to third parties if doing so is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract and/or we are legally obligated and/or entitled to do so on a case-by-case basis.
In some cases, we use external service providers in the context of our legitimate interests with regard to analysing, optimising and economically operating the website. This always assumes that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the user’s IP address, since they would be unable to send the content to the user’s browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to show this content. Third-party providers may also use what are known as ‘pixel tags’ (invisible graphics, also known as ‘web beacons’) for statistical or marketing purposes. The pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain technical information similar to log files, for example. Please find a list of our service providers below.
If your data is to be used for other purposes, we will inform you in advance and only use the data if you have given your express consent beforehand.
1. Service provider: Google
We use services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’), in the context of our legitimate interests in analysing, optimising and economically operating our website.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and thus offers guaranteed compliance with European data protection legislation
a. Google Analytics
We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the ‘_anonymizeIp()’ extension, which means that Google truncates IP addresses in European Union member states or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to eliminate the possibility of direct reference to individuals. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the provider for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other data that it holds. You may adjust your browser software settings to prevent the setting of cookies; however, we would like to point out that you may then be unable to use all of this website’s functions in full.
By using this website, you consent to Google’s processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can object to Google’s data collection and storage operations for the specific terminal device you are using at any time with effect for the future in connection with such use under this link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Sie können die Erfassung durch Google Analytics auch verhindern, indem Sie auf folgenden Link klicken. Es wird ein Opt-Out-Cookie gesetzt, der die zukünftige You can also prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website with this terminal device is set: Disable Google Analytics
Please note: If you delete your cookies, this will cause the opt-out cookie to also be deleted, and you will have to set it again.
b. Google AdWords and conversion tracking
We use the provider YouTube (a Google service) to embed videos.
Through the YouTube cookies, we receive statistical values concerning access to individual videos embedded in the website without any reference to the user in question.
d. Google Fonts
IX. Rights of the data subject
You have a right of access to the personal data we have stored about you. According to the legal provisions, you also have the right to rectify incorrect data, to block data and to have your data erased, in addition to having a right to data portability. To exercise any of these rights, send us an email with ‘Data protection’ in the subject line.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that personal data relating to you is being processed unlawfully.
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time if you have given your consent. Revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out based on consent until such time that it is revoked.
You can object to processing of your personal data in future in line with the legal requirements at any time. You can particularly object to processing for direct marketing purposes.
X. Personal data storage period
We store personal data for the duration of the respective legal retention period or for as long as the purpose for which the data was collected exists. Once the retention period has expired, the data is routinely deleted, unless it is required to initiate or perform a contract. If users’ data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, processing of the same will be restricted as far as possible. Accordingly, the data will be blocked as far as possible and will not be processed for other purposes. This applies to the likes of user data that has to be retained for reasons under commercial or tax law.
XI. Security information
We make every effort to process and thus protect your personal data in a manner that complies with the provisions set out in data protection legislation by taking all the technical and organisational measures necessary. Our website and communication with us through it is encrypted using HTTPS.