Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide
you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data”
comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For
detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please
consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath
this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The
data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose
contact information is available under section “Information about the
responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this
Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

We collect
your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may,
for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Other
data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you
consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises
primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or
time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically
when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A
portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free
provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user
patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You
have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and
purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to
pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that
your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data
processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time,
which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the
right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under
certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a
complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a
possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed
when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with
what we refer to as analysis programs.

For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external
service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are
stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not
limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications,
contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and
other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the
purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing
customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and
efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider
(Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the
extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our
instructions with respect to such data.

We are using the following host:

1blu AG
Riedemannweg 60
13627 Berlin

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing
agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract
mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal
data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in
compliance with the GDPR.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages
take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we
handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance
with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection
Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal
information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be
used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration
explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data
for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is
collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data
via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to
security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against
third-party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Förster-Technik GmbH
Gerwigstraße 25
78234 Engen

Phone: +49 (0)7733 9406 0
E-mail: info@foerster-technik.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that
single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the
purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g.,
names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has
been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain
with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies.
If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to
data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other
legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or
commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion
will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

Designation of a data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Christian Herbst / Christoph Rank
machcon Deutschland GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Strasse 1
78234 Engen
Germany
 

Telefon: +49(0)7733 3603540

E-Mail:  christoph.rank@machcon.de
                christian.herbst@machcon.de

 

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among
other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States
or other from a data protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries.
If these tools are active, your personal data may potentially be
transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We
must point out that in these countries, a data protection level that is
comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For instance, U.S.
enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security
agencies and you as the data subject do not have any litigation options
to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out that U.S.
agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and
permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes. We
have no control over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A
wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to
your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you
have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness
of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN
THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F)
GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR
PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS
ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE
THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE
CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE
WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A
POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE
PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND
FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING
OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1)
GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO
ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE
PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH
ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT
THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR
PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING
PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In
the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a
complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state
where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint
is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court
proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that
we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a
third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should
demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will
be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to
protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase
orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this
website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can
recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line
of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the
appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within
the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to
at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their
source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your
data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or
eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other
questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at
any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right
to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of
your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any
time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the
following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the
    correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time
    to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is
    ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of
    your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data
    was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand
    the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the
    eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data
    any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
    entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the
    processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If
    you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights
    and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it
    has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to
    demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If
you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data –
with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to
your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for
important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a
member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the
use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory
information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and
information material that we have not expressly requested. The
operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to
take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional
information, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the industry refers
to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any
damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the
duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived
on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically
deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived
on your device until you actively delete them, or they are
automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases, it
is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you
enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to
take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g.,
cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a
variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since
certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies
(e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose
of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of
promotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the
performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies)
or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional
cookies, e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are
necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies that
provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on
the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited.
The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of
cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of
the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies
has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the
basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this consent may be
revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser
in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed
and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may
also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or
activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies
when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of
this website may be limited.

In the event that third-party
cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will
separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy
and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the Borlabs
consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain
cookies in your browser or for the use of certain technologies and for
their data privacy protection compliant documentation. The provider of
this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305
Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

Whenever
you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie will be stored in your browser,
which archives any declarations or revocations of consent you have
entered. These data are not shared with the provider of the Borlabs
technology.

The recorded data shall remain archived until you ask
us to eradicate them, delete the Borlabs cookie on your own or the
purpose of storing the data no longer exists. This shall be without
prejudice to any retention obligations mandated by law. To review the
details of Borlabs’ data processing policies, please visit https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

We
use the Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain the declarations of
consent mandated by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for the
use of such cookies is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages
automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log
files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The
information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This
data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the
website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free
depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to
achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by
e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal
data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose
of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your
consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b)
GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is
required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other
cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in
the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR)
or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been
obtained.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain
with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the
storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after
completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in
particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)

This website uses the
open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that
make it possible to recognize the user across multiple pages with the
aim of analyzing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device
fingerprinting). The information recorded by Matomo about the use of
this website will be stored on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP
address will first be anonymized.

Through Matomo, we are able to
collect and analyze data on the use of our website-by-website visitors.
This enables us to find out, for instance, when which page views
occurred and from which region they came. In addition, we collect
various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser, and operating
system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform
certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

The use of this
analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a
legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to
optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a
corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the
storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis
of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

For analysis with Matomo we use IP
anonymization. Your IP address is shortened before the analysis, so that
it is no longer clearly assignable to you.

Hosting

We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers so that all analysis data remains with us and is not passed on.

6. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube with expanded data protection integration

Our
website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is
Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin
4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode.
According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any
information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.
Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data
with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data
protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a
video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google
DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video
on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established.
As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages
you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you
visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing
patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this
by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after you
have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various
cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g.
device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain
information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this
information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of
improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to
commit fraud.

Under certain circumstances, additional data
processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a
YouTube video, which are beyond our control.

The use of YouTube
is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an
appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legitimate
interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the
processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR;
the agreement can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses
so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of
fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a
connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction
with this application.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Wordfence

We have included Wordfence on this website. The
provider is Defiant Inc, Defiant, Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA
98104, USA (hereinafter Wordfence).

Wordfence is designed to
protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. To
accomplish this, our website establishes a permanent connection with
Wordfence’s servers, which check and block their databases against
access to our website.

The use of Wordfence is based on Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most
effective protection of his website against cyberattacks. If the
appropriate consent has been requested, processing will be carried out
exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at
any time.

Data transmission to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/.

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing
agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract
mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal
data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in
compliance with the GDPR.