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This is a joint web presence of:

Walterscheid GmbH
Hauptstraße 150
53797 Lohmar


Phone: +49 22 46 12 - 0

Fax: +49 22 46 12 - 35 01

E-Mail: impressum(at)walterscheid.com


(For inquiries, applications and other things please use our contact form)


CEO: Wolfgang Lemser, Andreas Kaufmann

Chairman of the supervisory board: Dr. Andreas Kubosch

Sales Tax ID number: DE 811161975

Amtsgericht Siegburg HRB 479


Here you can find our data privacy statement




Off-Highway Powertrain Services Germany GmbH
Hauptstraße 150
53797 Lohmar


Phone: +49 22 46 12 - 3000

Fax: +49 22 46 12 - 3001

E-Mail: impressum(at)walterscheid.com


(For inquiries, applications and other things please use our contact form)


CEO: Wolfgang Lemser, Thomas Becker

Sales Tax ID number: DE 811162025

Amtsgericht Siegburg HRB 15441


Here you can find our data privacy statement


Some content on this website refers to different products and offers by companies associated with Walterscheid Powertrain Group. Legal relationships vary depending on used website areas between Walterscheid GmbH and Off-Highway Powertrain Services Germany GmbH, which manages the global aftermarket business for products of the Walterscheid Powertrain Group, is provider and contracting party of the area which is accessible via user login on the website. Hence, when accessing an area of the website which requires user login, a note will be displayed stating „Distributed by Off-Highway Powertrain Services Germany GmbH“. For this reason both legal details are given.


Table of contents

As of January 13th, 2021


1)  Preamble

Welcome to our website! We take the protection of your data and the safeguarding of your privacy very seriously. We would like to explain below which data we process, when and for what purpose and on what legal basis. In doing so, we would like to explain to you how our offered services work and how the protection of your personal data is guaranteed.

According to Art. 4 (1) GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly. Further information on this can be found, among other things, in Art. 4 (1) GDPR.

This privacy policy can be accessed, saved and printed at any time at https://www.walterscheid.com/en/data-privacy/

 

Insofar as we specify our legitimate interest or a legitimate interest of a third party (Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR) as the lawful basis for the processing of personal data, you have a right of objection as defined by Art. 21 GDPR:

According to Art. 21 GDPR you have the right to

object to the processing of personal data at any time. We will then no longer process the personal data for the purposes of direct marketing or any related profiling.

We will also not process your personal data for other purposes after an objection, unless we can demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (see, for example, Art. 21 (1) GDPR, so-called "limited right of objection"). In this case, you must provide reasons for the objection that arise from your particular situation.

You may also object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (cf. Art. 21 (6) GDPR).

 

We will also refer you to the right to object separately again in the individual sections (e.g. by stating: "You have a right of objection"), if this right exists. There you will also find further information on how to exercise your right to object. In order to keep the following data protection policy as concise as possible, we refer at various points to information and data protection notices on external websites (see also the section "Social Networks & External Links" in this data protection policy) by means of links. We make every effort to keep the links that we list in this data protection policy up to date. Nevertheless, due to the constant updating of the websites, it cannot be ruled out that links do not function correctly. If you notice such a link, we would be thankful if you let us know, so that we can update the current link.


2)  Controller

The Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR for the processing of personal data is: 

Walterscheid GmbH
Hauptstraße 150
53797 Lohmar
www.walterscheid.com
Phone: +49 22 46 12 - 0
Fax: +49 22 46 12 - 35 01
e-Mail: gdpr@walterscheid.com 


3)  Contact person for data protection

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, as well as about your rights regarding data protection, please contact:

Iris Duch, M.L.E.
CLARIUS.LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsaktiengesellschaft
Neuer Wall 77
20354 Hamburg
email: datenschutz.deutschland@walterscheid.com 


4) Log files

When you visit our website, we automatically collect data and information from the system of your device and partially store them in so-called server log files. The data is automatically transferred by your respective browser when you access our website. The following information is recorded:

  • The time of the visit to our website (request to the server of the host provider),
  • URL of the website from which you have accessed our website,
  • The operating system you are using,
  • Type and version of the browser you use.

The purpose of this processing is the accessibility of our website from your device and to enable a correct display of our website on your device or in your browser. Furthermore, we use the data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our systems. Another purpose of the processing is to provide a country code (GEO-IP) for the selection of the system language. We evaluate the log data for the analysis of the most clicked or read posts.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website optimized for your browser and enabling communication between our server and your terminal device.

The processed information is stored only as long as necessary for the intended purpose.

The recipient of the data is our server host, Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Str. 4-6, 21339 Espelkamp, Germany, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement.

Right of objection

You have the right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


5) Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your device, e.g. to make the use of a website more comfortable or to recognize the user's device and save settings or similar[A8]. Cookies can be used to store entries and settings on a website so that you do not have to enter them again each time you visit a website. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, which makes it possible to assign the device in which the cookie was stored. In detail, we use the following cookies [A9]:

  • Cookies, which contain a randomly generated, concrete identification number that makes you or your device identifiable during your visit to our website. These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
  • Cookies, which contain a randomly generated, concrete identification number that makes you or your device identifiable on our website. You can either see the storage period in the overview below or determine it via your browser by displaying the cookies (usually by clicking on the "i" next to the address bar, e.g. in Firefox or Google Chrome).

The following cookies in particular are set by us and by services used by us:

Cookie Provider/service Expiration time Description
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Used for statistical analysis by Google Analytics.
_gat Google Analytics One minute In case of high traffic, this cookie limits the data collected by Google Analytics.
_gid Google Analytics One day User identification
cookie_notice_accepted Internal cookie reference 13 months Storage of user input at cookie banner

 

All cookies set by us on the respective website and further information about them can also be displayed at any time via your browser.

The purpose of processing the cookies set directly by us is to make the use of our website convenient for you and to offer the possibility to save settings.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website that saves your personal settings and makes it easier for you to visit our website.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection.

In your browser settings, you can restrict or completely prevent the setting of cookies. You can also arrange for the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser window.

How to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings can be found here, among other things:

Google Chrome:                    Website

Mozilla Firefox:                      Website

Apple Safari:                          Website

Microsoft Internet Explorer:   Website 

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.

Other services used by us also use cookies. We point out the use of cookies separately for the individual services.


6) Information about Google services

We use various services of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, on our website.

For more information on the individual concrete services of Google that we use on this website, please refer to the following data protection policy.

Google may transfer your data to servers worldwide. This also affects locations in countries without an adequate level of data protection. For the data transfer, e.g. to the USA, Google has concluded so-called standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 46 (2) lit. c) GDPR.

We have no influence on the further data processing by Google, beyond the stated purposes. The information provided therefore only represents our current state of knowledge.

You can find more information on data protection at Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy. .

However, Google states that, in principle, the following information (including personal data), among others, may be processed:

  • Log data (in particular the IP address)
  • Location-related information
  • Unique application numbers
  • Cookies and similar technologies

Information on the types of cookies used by Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types.

If you are logged into your Google account, Google may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data, depending on your account settings. Google does this by, among other things:

"If you are not signed into a Google account, we store the data we have collected with unique identifiers linked to the browser, app or device which you are using. This enables us to guarantee that, for example, your language settings are retained in all browser sessions.

If you are signed into a Google account, we also collect data which we store in your Google account and regard as personal data.“ (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html)

You can prevent this data from being added directly by logging out of your Google account or by making the appropriate account settings in your Google account. Furthermore, you can prevent the installation of cookies – insofar as Google sets them – by making the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

How to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings can be found here, among other things:

  • Google Chrome:                    Webseite
  • Mozilla Firefox:                      Webseite
  • Apple Safari:                          Webseite
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Webseite 

You can find more information in Google's data protection policy, which you can access here:

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html 

 


7) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, on our website.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyze how users use the sites they visit. Google Analytics may also use so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic to websites can be analyzed. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of our website (including the IP address of users) is transferred to a Google server, possibly in the USA or other third countries, and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google.

Information on the existing standard data protection clauses of Google and further relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google Services“.

The following types of data are processed by Google:

  • Online identifiers (including cookie identifiers)
  • IP address
  • Device identifiers

In addition, you can find more detailed information about the information processed at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/#infocollect under "Data we receive as a result of your use of our services" and at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices/

We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization ("anonymize IP"). This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Furthermore, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics (Art. 28 GDPR). Google processes the data on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may 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.

By integrating Google Analytics, we pursue the purpose of analyzing user behavior on our website and being able to react to this. This allows us to continuously improve our offer.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that the functions described above have for our offer. The statistical evaluation of user behavior enables us in particular to respond to the interests of our customers and to optimize our offer.

In the context of order processing, Google is entitled to engage subcontractors. A list of these subcontractors can be found at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/[A15]

Right of objection

You have the right of objection. For this purpose, you can prevent the processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

You can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. Deactivate Google Analytics

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by web beacons by downloading and installing the add-on for the respective browser available at the following link:

https://adblockplus.org/ 

Furthermore, you may object to the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

How to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings can be found here, among other things:

Google Chrome:                    Website

Mozilla Firefox:                      Website

Apple Safari:                          Website

Microsoft Internet Explorer:   Website

The processed information is stored for 12 months and automatically deleted after this retention period has expired.

For further information on data handling in connection with Google Analytics, please refer to Google's data protection policy::

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


8) Use of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website. Google Maps is a service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The integration of the Google Maps plug-in is done by embedding the service on our website using a so-called "iFrame". When loading this iFrame, Google may collect information (including personal data) and process it. It cannot be ruled out that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

Information on the existing standard data protection clauses of Google and further relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google services".

We do not collect any data ourselves when you use Google Maps via our website.

By integrating Google Maps, we pursue the purpose of being able to present our address to you as well as provide further information for your journey. Also, through this integration of Google Maps, we can present you places, whereby you are not limited to individual map sections and can independently research distances and the like.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that Google Maps offers. Through the integration, we do not have to show the directions to the respective locations on the basis of directions sketches or the like but allow each user to plan his own journey. Google also has a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data to improve its own services.

Right of objection

You have the right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to gdpr@walterscheid.com). 

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.

You can find more information on Google's data protection policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in 


9) Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager on our website. The Google Tag Manager is a service of Google LLC ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The Google Tag Manager allows us to integrate various codes and services on our website in an orderly and simplified manner. The Google Tag Manager implements the tags or "triggers" the embedded tags. When a tag is triggered, Google may process information (including personal data) and process it. It cannot be ruled out that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

Information on the existing standard data protection clauses of Google and further relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google Services".

In particular, the following personal data are processed by the Google Tag Manager:

  • Online identifiers (including cookie identifiers)
  • IP address

InIn addition, you can find more detailed information about Google Tag Manager on the websites https://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html and at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html under "Data we receive as a result of your use of our services".

Furthermore, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of the Google Tag Manager (Art. 28 GDPR). Google processes the data on our behalf in order to trigger the stored tags and display the services on our website. Google may 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.

If you have deactivated individual tracking services (e.g. by setting an opt-out cookie), the deactivation remains in effect for all affected tracking tags that are integrated by the Google Tag Manager.

By integrating the Google Tag Manager, we pursue the purpose of being able to carry out a simplified and clear integration of various services. In addition, the integration of the Google Tag Manager optimizes the loading times of the various services.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that the integration of various services via the Google Tag Manager brings. By integrating the Google Tag Manager, we reduce our maintenance effort as well as the loading effort of the website and the server and traffic load. Google also has a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data to improve its own services.

Right to object

You have a right of objection.

You have the option to stop all Google Tag Manager tags from being sent. To do this, you only need to click on Deactivate Google Tag Manager to place the Google Tag Manager deactivation cookie in your browser. However, we would like to point out that the deactivation may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.

The processed information is stored only as long as necessary for the intended purpose or as required by law.

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


10) Use of jQuery

We use jQuery on our website. JQuery is a free javascript library/framework under the MIT license provided by the JS Foundation, Inc, Attn: Privacy Office, 1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129, legal@JS.Foundation.

We include jQuery through the JS Foundation servers. The library is provided by the JS Foundation and loaded by a corresponding command on our website, so that our website can use the library.

The integration of the libraries is done via an interface ("API") to jQuery. Through the integration of the libraries, the JS Foundation may collect information (including personal data) and process them.

The JS Foundation states that the following information (including personal data) may be processed:

  • Page visits/views
  • Duration of page visits/views
  • Landing and exit pages
  • Location
  • IP address
  • Browser technology

Furthermore, the jQuery Foundation states that it may share this data with others.

You can find detailed information at: https://js.foundation/about/governance/privacy-policy

The JS Foundation may place cookies on your device for the use of jQuery.

How to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings can be found here, among other things:

  • Google Chrome:                    Website
  • Mozilla Firefox:                      Website
  • Apple Safari:                          Website
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer:   Website

By integrating jQuery, we pursue the purpose of including the libraries required for the optimal function of the website in order to be able to use them.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that an integration of jQuery brings. By being able to integrate the library via the JS Foundation, we reduce our maintenance effort as well as the loading effort of the website. The jQuery Foundation also has a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data in order to improve its own services.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to gdpr@walterscheid.com). 


11) Use of YouTube

We use videos from YouTube on our website. YouTube is a service provided by YouTube LLC ("YouTube"), 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The integration of YouTube takes place by embedding the service on our website by means of a so-called "iFrame". When loading this iFrame, YouTube or Google may collect information (including personal data) and process it. It cannot be ruled out that YouTube or Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

Information on the existing standard data protection clauses of Google and further relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google services".

We use YouTube in the so-called "Enhanced Privacy Mode". According to the information provided by Google, this allows a video to be played without the user behavior being recorded by cookies. We do not collect any data ourselves when you watch a YouTube video on our site.

By integrating YouTube, we pursue the purpose of being able to present various videos to you on our website so that you can watch them directly on our website.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that YouTube offers. By integrating external videos, we relieve our servers and can use corresponding resources elsewhere. This can, among other things, increase the stability of our servers. YouTube and Google also have a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data in order to improve their own services.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings (e.g. delete cookies, block cookies, etc.). You can find more information about this under 5) Cookies.

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


12) Use of MyFonts

a) MyFonts Fonts

We use external fonts from MyFonts on our website. "MyFonts" is a service of MyFonts Inc, 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. MyFonts, Inc. belongs to the company Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, USA.

The integration of the fonts takes place via an interface ("API"). By integrating the fonts, "MyFonts" may collect information (including personal data, including your IP address) and process it. It cannot be ruled out that "MyFonts" also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

We do not collect any data ourselves, in the context of providing the fonts.

By integrating fonts, we pursue the purpose of being able to display uniform font types on your device.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our necessary legitimate interest lies in the great benefit that a uniform display of fonts offers. Through the possibility of a uniform presentation, we keep the design effort lower than if we had to react to font standards of different operating systems or browsers with our own graphically adapted web pages. Furthermore, MyFonts has a legitimate interest in the collected (personal) data in order to improve its own services.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com). 

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.

You can also find more information at the following link:

https://www.monotype.com/legal/terms-and-conditions-of-business/#Privacy

b) MyFonts Counter

In addition, we use the web analytics service "MyFonts Counter" on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by MyFonts, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. MyFonts, Inc. belongs to the company Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, USA.

In this case, tracking is carried out due to the license terms of MyFonts. Through this tracking, the number of visits to our website is counted for statistical purposes and transmitted to MyFonts. It is not excluded that MyFonts processes your IP address.

You can also find more information at the following link:

https://www.monotype.com/legal/terms-and-conditions-of-business/#Privacy 


13) Newsletter

You have the possibility to register for our newsletter on our website.

If you enter data for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e-mail address), this data will be stored at our server host, Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we process the following information (also personal data) from you:

  • Object and profile reference
  • e-mail address
  • Date and time
  • IP address
  • Action type (entry, update, permission change)
  • Action metadata

In order to be able to display the proof of consent and cancellation in a legally compliant manner, we keep the following data on the events of subscription, modification, confirmation and cancellation of the newsletter for each user profile that is created with an e-mail address confirmed by the double opt-in procedure:

  • Date and time
  • IP address

In addition, we process the following information (also personal data) from you as part of your use of our newsletter:

  • Object and profile reference
  • e-mail address
  • Date and time
  • IP address
  • Action type (entry, updating, permission change)
  • Action metadata

The processing of the data is carried out by us, and by Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, within the framework of data processing.

When registering for the newsletter, you consent to the processing of your personal data (Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR), whereby we secure the registration by a double opt-in procedure:

In a first step, you enter the mandatory information (e.g. e-mail address) and consent to the processing of your personal data by checking the box provided. In a second step, you will then automatically receive an e-mail with a confirmation or activation link, which you must also confirm or activate. In this way, we ensure that the e-mail address entered on our website also belongs to you.

The purpose of collecting and processing the user's e-mail address is to be able to deliver the newsletter. The collection and processing of further personal data during the registration process serves the purpose of preventing misuse of our newsletter or the e-mail address used. In addition, the processing described above serves the purpose that we can prove a consent given by you.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data, which is necessary for the technical provision of the newsletter to you, is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of further personal data is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in being able to prove the consent you have given. In addition, we have a legitimate interest in preventing or being able to prove misuse of our newsletter.

 

Your rights:

1. Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.You can send or inform us of your revocation of consent at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

You can also exercise your consent simply by clicking on the link provided for this purpose in our newsletter.

2. Right of objection

Insofar as the processing of your data is not covered by the consent (esp. log files), you have a right of objection.

Right of objection

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com). 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, your registration data will only be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. If you do not confirm the e-mail as part of the double opt-in process, your registration will be automatically deleted after 24 hours.

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.

 


14) Contact form

On our website there is a contact form which you can use to contact us electronically. If you contact us via this contact form, the data entered in the input fields will be processed by us.

This includes the following data as mandatory information:

  • Your inquiry
  • Salutation
  • Surname
  • e-mail address
  • Data protection
  • Spam protection
  • The information that results in each case from the message text

In addition, you can add further data as voluntary information. This may simplify and accelerate the processing of your request. The following data is potentially affected:

  • Who you are
  • Country
  • Company name
  • First name
  • Subscribe tp newsletter
  • The information that results in each case from the message text

Mandatory and voluntary data are treated equally by us. The mandatory information is necessary to contact you and process your request.

When submitting the message, the following data will also be stored:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of submission

Please note that the scope of the personal data collected in the context of the contact form also depends on the data you yourself disclose in the message text in the contact form.

The purpose of processing the personal data within the scope of the mandatory information as well as the voluntary information is to process the contact request and to be able to contact the inquirer in order to answer the request. The other personal data processed during the submission (IP address, date and time of submission) serve to prevent misuse of our contact form.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is firstly the processing of data for the initiation or fulfillment of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. In addition, there is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time so that we can answer your inquiries.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time so that we can answer your inquiries.

The personal data is only processed as long as it is necessary for the provision of the function.

The additional personal data collected during the submission of the contact form will be deleted after 30 days at the latest.

The recipient of the data is our server host, Mittwald CM Service Gmbh & Co. KG, Königsberger Str. 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement.

Right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (eg. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


15) Registration function

You have the possibility to create a user account on our website.

In the course of registration, the data entered in the input fields will be processed by us.

This includes the following data as mandatory information:

  • e-mail address
  • Password
  • Salutation
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Company
  • Additional information
  • Street and house number
  • Postal code and city
  • VAT ID
  • Country
  • Phone
  • Telefax
  • Cellphone
  • Phone private
  • Birth date

Mandatory and voluntary data are treated equally by us. The mandatory information is necessary to create a user account for you.

When submitting the registration, the following data will also be processed:

  • Your IP address
  • Customer number
  • Date and time of submission

The registration takes place according to the so-called double opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an activation link to the e-mail address you provided, which you must confirm or activate. In this way, we ensure that the e-mail address entered on our website also belongs to you. If the confirmation or activation link is not used within 24 hours, registration will no longer be carried out and the confirmation or activation link will lose its function. The registration process must then be carried out again by you. If an e-mail address is not confirmed within the aforementioned period, the registration data will be deleted by us.

When you click on the activation link, we process the following data as part of the double opt-in process:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of submission

The purpose of processing the personal data is to provide the user with his own user account. The purpose of the processing of the double opt-in data is in particular to prevent misuse of the registration.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit f.) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in providing you with a user account. We have an interest in processing the double opt-in data in order to prevent abuse.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com). 

The processed information is stored only as long as necessary for the intended purpose or as required by law. Inactive user accounts are automatically deleted after the expiration of 12 months.

The recipient of the data is our server host, Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement.

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


16) Forgotten password request form

On our website there is a form where you can request a forgotten password. If you contact us via this form, the e-mail address entered in the input field will be processed by us.

When sending the request, the following data will also be stored:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of submission

The purpose of processing the personal data is to process your request for the forgotten password and to be able to contact the inquirer to answer the request. The other personal data processed during the submission (IP address, date and time of submission) are used to prevent misuse of this function.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time so that we can send you a new password.

The personal data is only processed as long as it is necessary for the provision of the function.

The additional personal data collected during the submission of the form for requesting a new password will be deleted after 24 hours at the latest.

The recipient of the data is our server host, Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


17) Contacting us

You have the possibility to contact us by mail, by phone, by fax or by e-mail.

If you contact us by mail, we may process in particular your address data (e.g. last name, first name, street, city, postal code), date and time of receipt of the mail as well as the data resulting from your letter itself.

If you contact us by telephone, we may in particular process your telephone number and, if necessary, your name, e-mail address, time of call and details of your request during the conversation.

If you contact us by fax, we may in particular process the fax number or the sender ID as well as the data resulting from the fax.

When contacting us by e-mail, your e-mail address, the time of the e-mail as well as the data resulting from the message text (including attachments, if applicable) will be processed.

The purpose of processing the above-mentioned data is to process the contact request and to be able to contact the inquirer in order to respond to the request.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time and to be able to answer your inquiries.

The personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.  


18) Application

We also offer you the opportunity on our website to apply for job vacancies and to send us your application by e-mail or by post.

When you send us your application, we will process the information that you provide to us as part of the application (e.g., the e-mail address if you send us your application by e-mail).

If you send us your application electronically, we process your e-mail address in order to process the application and to be able to contact the applicant in order to respond to the request. The purpose of processing the personal data resulting from the application documents sent by you is to be able to identify a suitable applicant.

The legal basis for the processing of your e-mail address is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time and to answer your inquiries. The legal basis for the processing of personal data resulting from the application is Art. 6 (1) lit. b), Art. 88 (1) GDPR, § 26 (1) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new).

The application e-mail and the documents sent will be retained until a decision has been made for or against the applicant and will then be deleted; at the latest, however, after expiry of the 2-month period for proof of discrimination pursuant to § 22 Guide to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). If you have sent us your application documents by mail, we will return your submitted application documents to you if we do not decide in your favor during the application process. Legal basis for the storage according to § 22 Guide to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) is Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR.

Insofar as we base the processing of your data on our legitimate interest, you have a right of objection:

Right of objection

You have a right of objection. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by email to gdpr@walterscheid.com).

The disclosure of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent.


19) Social Networks & External Links

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can access via corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network.

We inform you that user data may also be transmitted to a server in a third country and thus processed outside the European Union.

It is possible that in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information is also processed by the provider of the social network.

In addition, the provider of the social network may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it – for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins.

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account.

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium and the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective responsible party.

We would also like to point out that our website contains further links to external third-party websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these third-party websites.

a. Facebook

i. Fan page

We operate a Facebook fan page of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), in order to communicate there with you and other interested parties, among other things, and to provide information about Walterscheid and our range of products and services.

We process the following categories of data:

  • Communication content such as messages and comments
  • Likes
  • Profile information such as pictures and other details published by you
  • Among the above-mentioned data, there may also be special categories of personal data, the processing of which, however, is privileged pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. e) GDPR

Due to the constant development of Facebook, the availability and processing of the data changes, so for more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy: Facebook Privacy Policy

Please note: Facebook also determines the IP address of the user for logged-in visitors. If you are a member of Facebook and are logged in with your Facebook profile at the same time as visiting our "Fan page", Facebook links your visit to your personal user account.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest as stated above.

ii. Facebook Insights

Via the so-called "Insights" of the Facebook page, statistical data of different categories are available for the operators of the "Fan page". These statistics are generated and provided by Facebook. This function cannot be turned off and the generation and processing of the data cannot be prevented. You can obtain further information under the following link: Information on Facebook Insights

In the context of the processing of personal data for Insights statistics, we and Facebook, are joint controllers pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR. In this course, Facebook provides an agreement, which you can find here: Facebook Page Insights Supplement. .

For a selectable period of time and for each of the categories fans, subscribers, people reached and people interacting, the following data is currently provided by Facebook:

Total number of page views, "Like" votes, page activity, post interactions, reach, video views, post reach, comments, shared content, replies, proportion of men and women, origin in terms of country and city, language, views and clicks in the store, clicks on route planners, clicks on telephone numbers. Data on the Facebook groups linked to our Facebook page are also provided in this way.

For us, no direct personal reference can be established, but for Facebook. Due to the constant development of Facebook, the availability and processing of the data changes, so that for more information, please refer to Facebook's data protection policy: Facebook Datenschutzerklärung

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest to communicate with you, to inform you and to use the reach strength of Facebook.

iii. Other

We have no influence on data that is processed by Facebook under its own responsibility in accordance with Facebook's terms of use. You can find more information on this in Facebook's data protection policy. For the transfer of data e.g. to the USA, Facebook has concluded so-called standard data protection clauses according to Art. 46 (2) lit. c) GDPR.

Insofar as we process your personal data when operating the Fan page, you are entitled to the rights stated in this data protection declaration. If you also wish to assert your rights against Facebook, the easiest way to do so is to contact Facebook directly. Facebook knows both the details of the technical operation of the platform and the associated data processing as well as the specific purposes of the data processing and can implement appropriate measures upon request if you exercise your rights. We will be happy to support you in asserting your rights to the extent that we are able to do so and forward your requests to Facebook.

b. Instagram

i. Instagram page

We operate an Instagram page of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), in order to communicate there with you and other interested parties, among other things, and to provide information about Walterscheid and our range of products and services.

We process the following categories of data:

  • Communication content such as messages and comments
  • Likes
  • Profile information such as pictures and other details published by you
  • Among the above-mentioned data, there may also be special categories of personal data, the processing of which, however, is privileged pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. e) GDPR

Due to the constant development of Instagram, the availability and processing of the data changes, so for more information please refer to the data protection policy of Facebook: Facebook Data Protection Policy

Please note: Facebook also determines the IP address of the user for logged-in visitors. If you are a member of Instagram or Facebook and are logged in with your Facebook profile at the same time as visiting our "Instagram page", Facebook will link your visit to your personal user account. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest as stated above.

ii. Instagram Insights

Via the so-called "Insights" of the Instagram page, statistical data of different categories are retrievable for us. These statistics are generated and provided by Facebook. This function cannot be turned off and the generation and processing of the data cannot be prevented. For more information, please contact Instagram at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

In the context of the processing of personal data for the Insights statistics, we and Facebook, are joint controllers pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR. In this course, Facebook provides an agreement, which you can find here Facebook Page Insights Supplement.

Part of the data collected by Facebook during use is provided to us as a statistical evaluation in anonymized form. This statistical evaluation only relates to the audience, content and activity on our Instagram page.

The analysis includes the following data: Number of "likes" of our photos and videos, number of comments on our photos and videos, number of people who saw a photo or video, number of times a photo or video was shared, number of times a photo or video was reported as spam, number of times it was clicked that the user no longer likes the page.

For us, no direct personal reference can be established, but for Facebook. Due to the constant development of Instagram, the availability and processing of the data changes, so that for further information, please refer to the data protection policy of Instagram at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest to communicate with you, to inform you and to use the reach strength of Instagram.

iii. Other

We have no influence on data that is processed by Facebook under its own responsibility in accordance with Facebook's terms of use. You can find more information on this in Facebook's data protection policy. For the transfer of data e.g. to the USA, Facebook has concluded so-called standard data protection clauses according to Art. 46 (2) lit. c) GDPR.

Insofar as we process your personal data when operating the Instagram page, you are entitled to the rights stated in this data protection policy. If you also wish to assert your rights against Facebook, the easiest way to do so is to contact Facebook directly. Facebook knows both the details of the technical operation of the platform and the associated data processing as well as the specific purposes of the data processing and can implement appropriate measures upon request if you exercise your rights. We will be happy to support you in asserting your rights to the extent that we are able to do so and forward your requests to Facebook.

c. LinkedIn

We make use of the information service and technical platform offered by LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as: LinkedIn).

We would like to point out that you use this site and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). When you visit this site, LinkedIn collects, among other things, your IP address and other information that is present on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of this site, with statistical information about the use of this site. The data collected about you in this context is processed by LinkedIn and, if necessary, transferred to countries outside the European Union. What information LinkedIn receives and how it is used is described in general terms by LinkedIn in its data usage guidelines and data protection policies. There you will also find information on how to contact LinkedIn. The data use policy and complete data policy are available at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_EN

We do not know how LinkedIn uses the data from visits to LinkedIn pages for its own purposes, to what extent activities on the LinkedIn page are assigned to individual users, how long LinkedIn stores this data and whether data from a visit to the LinkedIn page is passed on to third parties.

When accessing a LinkedIn page, the IP address assigned to your end device is transmitted to LinkedIn. LinkedIn also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the "login notification" function); if necessary, LinkedIn is thus able to assign IP addresses to individual users.

If you are currently logged in to LinkedIn as a user, a cookie with your LinkedIn identification is located on your end device. This enables LinkedIn to track that you have visited this page and how you have used it. This also applies to all other LinkedIn pages. Via LinkedIn buttons embedded in websites, it is possible for LinkedIn to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your LinkedIn profile. Based on this data, content or advertising can be offered tailored to you.

If you want to avoid this, you should log out of LinkedIn or disable the "stay logged in" feature, delete the cookies present on your device, and exit and restart your browser. In this way, LinkedIn information through which you can be directly identified will be deleted. This allows you to use our LinkedIn page without revealing your LinkedIn identifier. When you access interactive features of the site (like, comment, share, news, etc.), a LinkedIn login screen will appear. After any login, you will again be recognizable to LinkedIn as a specific user.

For information on how to manage or delete information about you, please visit the following LinkedIn support pages: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_EN

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest to communicate with you, to inform you and to use the reach strength of LinkedIn.


20) Data security

We secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular checks, however, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.


21) Change in Data Protection Policy

Changes in the law or changes to our internal company processes may make it necessary to amend this data protection policy.

In the event of such a change, we will notify you 4 weeks before the planned change above the heading " Data Protection Policy".


22) Revocation

You have the right to revoke consent once given with effect for the future at any time, without the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation being affected thereby.


23) Data Subject Rights

In principle, you have the following rights:

  • Right of information (art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right of objection (art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (art. 18f et seq. GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (art. 20 GDPR)

For inquiries of this kind, please contact gdpr@walterscheid.com. Please note that when we receive such requests, we must ensure that it is actually the data subject. Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. Automated decision making does not take place on our website.