Data Protection

1. General references and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal requirements on the protection of personal data and with this privacy policy.

When you visit our website, your personal data is processed. “Personal data” means any information which enables a natural person to be identified. This privacy policy explains which data we collect, how we collect it, what we use it for, and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmissions over the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) may not be safe at all timesA complete protection against access by third parties is technically not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH
ErnstLitfaß-Str. 3 und 5
19246 Zarrentin am Schaalsee

phone: +49 (0) 38851-823 0
e-mail: 
info@variovac.de

SSL- respectively TLS-encryption

For security reasons and to protect transmissions of confidential information, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us, this site uses an SSL- respectively TLS-encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address line changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL- respectively TLS-encryption is active, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. We currently support the TLS-protocoll 1.2.

Your rights as a data subject

Firstly, we would like to inform you of your rights as a data subject. Your rights are set out in Articles 15 - 22 of the GDPR. These include:

  • The right of access (Article15 GDPR),
  • The right to erasure (Article17 GDPR),
  • The right to rectification (Article16 GDPR),
  • The right to data portability (Article20 GDPR),
  • The right to the restriction of data processing (Article 18 GDPR),
  • Information on the right to object to data processing (Article 21 GDPR),

If you wish to assert any of these rights, please contact: datenschutz@variovac.de. Please use the same contact details if you have any questions regarding data processing in our company. You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority.

Rights to object

Please note the following in connection with your rights to object:

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without giving reasons. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to the direct marketing.

If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer use your data for these purposes. The objection is free of charge and does not require any specific form. Please send your objection if at all possible to:

VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH, Ernst-Litfaß-Str. 3 und 5, 19246 Zarrentin am Schaalsee

or : datenschutz@variovac.de.

In the event that we process your data for the furtherance of legitimate interests, you can object to the processing for reasons arising from your specific situation at any time; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will then no longer process personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is in support of the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only possible with your explicitly given consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient.

Please send your revocation if at all possible to:

datenschutz@variovac.de.

The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data-Transfer to third parties

We will only transfer your data to third parties within the boundaries set out by law or pursuant to your consent. Apart from the above, data is not transferred to third parties unless we are obliged to do so by mandatory provisions of law (transfers of data to external bodies such as supervisory bodies or law enforcement agencies).

Data recipients / categories of recipients

In our organisation, we ensure that only individuals who are required to process the relevant data to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations are authorised to handle personal data.

In many cases, service providers assist our specialist departments to fulfil their tasks. The necessary data protection contract has been concluded with all service providers. We are currently using a website host as a service provider.

Transfers of personal data to third countries

A transfer of data to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) shall only take place if required by law, the transfer is deemed necessary to uphold contractual obligations or if you have provided your consent for such a transfer.

In case you have activated tracking tools, we use them for website operation. The possibility of a data transfer to third countries cannot be excluded. More details can be found in the respective tracking-tool’s description and data protection declaration.

Period of data storage

We store your data for as long as this is required for the relevant processing purposes. Please note that numerous statutory retention periods require that data must be stored for a specific period of time. This relates in particular to retention obligations for commercial or fiscal purposes (e.g. commercial code, tax code, etc.). The data will be routinely deleted after reaching its purpose unless a further period of retention is required.

We may also retain data if you have given us your permission to do so, or in the event of any legal disputes and we use the evidence within the statutory limitation period, which may be up to 30 years; the standard limitation period is 3 years. The specific retention periods are specified in the individual areas.

Obligation to provide data

A range of personal data is required to establish, implement and terminate the obligation and the fulfilment of the relevant contractual and legal obligations. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions we provide.

In some cases, legal regulations require data to be collected or made available. Please note that it will not be possible to process your request or execute the underlying contractual obligation without this information.

Automated decisions in individual cases

We do not use purely automated processing to make decisions.

2. Contact Data-Protection(-Officer)

 

datenschutz@variovac.de

3. Data collection on our website

Sever-Log-Files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log-files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.

These are:

  • Browsertype and –version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP-address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

For reasons of technical security (in particular to defend against attempted attacks on our web server), this data is stored in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. After 7 days at the latest, anonymization takes place by shortening the IP address so that no reference is made to the user.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided us with, will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

We collect the following data as mandatory fields:

  • Name
  • Company
  • E-mail-address
  • Inquiry content

The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter into the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to erase it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Social Media Links

On our website you will find links to the social media networks of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can recognize these links to the social network pages by the respective company logo. If you follow these links, you will reach the company appearance of VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH on the respective social network. When you click on a link on a social network, a connection to the servers of the social network is established. This transmits that you have visited our website to the social network server. In addition, further data is transmitted to the provider of the social network.

These are for instance:

  • Address of the website on which the activated link is located
  • Date and time the website was accessed or the link was activated
  • Information about the browser and operating system used
  • IP address

If you are already logged in to the relevant social network account at the time the link is activated, the provider of the social network may be able to determine your user name and, if necessary, even your real name from the data transmitted, and store this information in your personal user account. You can exclude this possibility of assignment to your personal user account if you log out of your user account beforehand.

The servers of the social networks are partly located in the USA and other countries outside the European Union. Therefore the data can also be processed by the provider of the social network in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection laws that generally do not protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the member states of the European Union.

Please note that we have no influence on the scope, type and purpose of data processing by the provider of the social network. You can find more information about the use of your data by the social networks integrated on our website in the data protection guidelines of the respective social network.

Cookies

The legal basis for the use of cookies is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR if you consent.

Our website uses so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored and saved on your device. There are the following types of cookies:

Technically necessary cookies:

These are cookies that are necessary to operate the website properly and to provide all the necessary functions, e.g. the shopping cart function in the online shop or the determination of whether the cookie banner has been accepted or rejected. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Of course, you can also deactivate, restrict or delete cookies on your device manually using the settings of your browser or using software.

Please note: If you deactivate the setting of cookies via your browser etc., not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Cookies that are not necessary:

These cookies enable us to use services that are not absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. This can also include cookies for services that we are allowed to operate on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR, but also services for which we need your consent. A more detailed description of the individual services used is given below.

In addition, a distinction can be made between own cookies and third-party cookies:

First party cookies:

This type of cookie is controlled directly by the VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH. Depending on the purpose, these remain permanently stored - even after the session has ended (so-called permanent cookies, e.g. implementation of an opt-out or consent) or are deleted when the browser is closed (so-called session cookies; they only have validity for a browser session, e.g. a shopping cart cookie).

Third party cookies:

These types of cookies are controlled by third parties. Third party providers are, for example, providers who would in our case display advertising banners for VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH on other websites. These third-party providers may then use cookies again, e.g. to transmit the information that an advertising banner they have shown has led to a purchase on our site.

These cookies enable us to analyze how users use our website. In this way we can design the website content according to visitor needs. In addition, the cookies allow us to measure the effectiveness of a particular ad and, for example, to place it depending on the thematic user interests.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google") on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA. You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

Cookies used:

Name

Purpose

Storage period

_gat

Google Analytics
filter requests from bots.

24 Stunden

_gid

Google Analytics
Count and track pageviews.

24 Stunden

_ga

Google Analytics
Count and track pageviews.

24 Stunden

PHPSESSID

PHP Service
provide functions across pages.

Session


5. Plugins and Tools

 

YouTube

We integrate the videos from the platform “YouTube” from the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, into our online offering. When you visit our site, a device ID is generated in the local storage of your web browser and stored beyond the session; calling up the page also results in a connection to the Google Marketing Platform. When you start the video, it could trigger further data processing. This is based on a voluntary viewing of the video, for which it is necessary to contact the YouTube website, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have no influence on that. If you are logged in to your Google account, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the video. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in Google's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

The connection to Youtube is only activated as soon as you click on the video preview image. So there is a consent for the data transfer to YouTube in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Google Maps
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time. You can find more information on handling user data in Google's privacy policy:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Data protection notice in the social media Art. 13 GDPR

VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH maintains appearances in the "social media", in this case on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn. As far as we have control over the processing of your data, we ensure that the applicable data protection regulations are complied with.

Below you will find the most important information on data protection law in relation to our websites.

Name and address of the responsible operators

Responsible for the company appearance within the meaning of the GDPR as well as other data protection regulations is besides the VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH are

  • Facebook
    (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland)

  • YouTube
    (Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland)

  • LinkedIn
    (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland)
  • Twitter
    (Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Irland)

However, you use these platforms and their functions at your own volition. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

We would also like to point out that your data can be processed outside of the European Union.

Purpose and legal basis

We maintain the fan pages ourselves in order to communicate with the visitors of these pages and to inform them about our offers in this way.

We also collect data for statistical purposes in order to be able to develop and optimize the content and to make our offer more attractive. The data required for this (e.g. total number of page views, page activities and data provided by visitors, interactions) are processed by the social networks and made available to us. We have no influence on the creation and display.

In addition, your personal data will be processed by the social media providers, but also by VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH [if applicable], for market research and advertising purposes. It is possible, for example, that user profiles are created based on your usage behavior and the resulting interests. This allows, among other things, advertisements to be placed inside and outside the platforms that match your interests. For this purpose, cookies are usually stored on your computer. Regardless of this, data that is not collected directly on your end devices can also be saved in your usage profiles. The storage and analysis also takes place across devices, this applies in particular, but not exclusively, if you are registered as a member and logged in to the respective platforms.

Beyond that, we do not collect or process any other personal data.

The processing of your personal data by VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH is based on our legitimate interests in effective information and communication in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the EU GDPR.

If you are asked for your consent to data processing, i.e. if you give your consent by confirming a button or the like (opt-in), the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.

Your rights / possibility of objection

If you are a member of a social network and do not want the network to collect data about you through our website and link it to your stored member data in the respective network, you must

  • Log out of the respective network before visiting our fan page,
  • delete the cookies on the device and
  • Quit and restart your browser.

After logging in again, however, you can again be recognized by the network as a specific user.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the information linked below:

 

Facebook    
Privacy policy:   https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/&nbsp Facebook Insights
Opt-Out:   https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
    https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads und
    http://www.youronlinechoices.com

 

Youtube     
Privacy policy:   https://policies.google.com/privacy
Opt-Out:   https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy und
    http://www.youronlinechoices.com

 

LinkedIn    
Privacy policy:   https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Opt-Out:   https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy und
    http://www.youronlinechoices.com

 

Twitter     
Privacy policy:   https://twitter.com/de/privacy
Opt-output:   https://optout.aboutads.info

 

Overall, you have the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data:

Right to information; Right to rectification; Right to cancellation; Right to restriction of processing; Right to object; Right to data portability; Right to complain about illegal processing of your personal data to the responsible data protection authority.

However, since VARIOVAC PS SystemPack GmbH does not have full access to your personal data, you should contact the social media provider directly when making a claim, because they each have access to the personal data of their users and can take appropriate measures and provide information.

Should you still need help, we will of course try to support you. Please contact

datenschutz@variovac.de.

Notes on copyright and art copyright law

If you want to publish pictures, texts, plans, videos, music etc. on our website, you should know that you may thereby assign all rights of use to the network, which could ultimately have legal consequences for you if you are not the author or are rights holders.

Disable Google Analytics

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.