Data Protection Statement

1. Name and contact data of the party responsible for processing, and of the corporate data protection officer

This data protection information applies for data processing by:

Responsible party:
Wesemann International GmbH
Sigmannser Weg 31
88239 Wangen
Germany

Phone: +49 75 22 / 9 99 81 - 0
Fax: +49 75 22 / 9 99 81 - 10
Email: info@wesemann-international.com

The corporate data protection officer of Wesemann International GmbH can be contacted at above mentioned address, or by phone at +49 75 22 / 9 99 81 – 18, or by email at datenschutz@wesemann-international.com.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When opening our website www.wesemann-international.com the browser of your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is saved until its automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the querying computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Quantity of data sent given in byte
  • Name and URL of the requested file
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if need be, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider; and your operating system

We process above mentioned data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure smooth connection of the website
  • To ensure convenient use of our website
  • To analyse the system security and stability, as well as
  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6, par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from above mentioned purposes of data collection. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions as to you as an individual person.

We also use cookies and make use of analytical services whenever our website is visited. For further explanations please see sections 4 and 5 of this data protection statement.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and are saved on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or similar), whenever you visit our website. Cookies do not do any harm to your terminal device and they do not contain any viruses, Trojans, or other malware.

The cookie stores information in connection with the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we directly become aware of your identity.

On the one hand the use of cookies allows us to create a convenient use of our services for you. We therefore use so-called session cookies to identify whether you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when leaving the page.

Moreover, we also use temporary cookies to optimize the ease of use. These are saved on your terminal device for a fixed period of time. If you revisit our website to make use of our services, it automatically identifies whether you have already been to our website before and which entries and settings you made, so that you do not have to enter these again.

On the other hand we use cookies to record the use of our website for statistics and to analyse the data for the purpose of optimizing our services for you (see section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically identify you when visiting our website, provided you have been there before. These cookies are automatically deleted after an individually defined period of time.

Data processed by cookies are required for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties according to article 6 par. 1 S. lit. f of GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. But you can set your browser so that no cookies are saved on your computer or so that you will always be informed prior to a new cookie being created. A complete deactivation of cookies may result in not being able to make full use of all the functions of our website, however.

4. Analytic tools

A1) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed in the following and used by us are executed on the basis of article 6 par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of GDPR. With the tracking measures used by us we want to safeguard a customised design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand we make use of the tracking measures to record the use of our website for statistics and for the purpose of optimizing our services for you. These interests are legitimate in terms of above mentioned regulations.

Please see the individual tracking tools for the respective data processing purposes and data categories.

A2) Google Analytics

For purposes of a customised design and a continuous optimization of our pages we make use of Google Analytics, which is a web analysing service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in the following called “Google“). Pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used (see section 4) in this respect. The following information about your use of this website are created by cookies

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the website you visited beforehand)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)  
  • Time of server query

and are transmitted to and saved on a server operated by Google in the USA. The information is used to analyse the use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide other services connected to the use of the website and the internet for purposes of market research and a customised design of the websites. The information may also be transmitted to third parties, if need be, and where this is legally required, or in so far as third parties process these data under contract. Under no circumstances will your IP address be combined with other data by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that no allocation will be possible (IP masking).

You can avoid the installation of cookies by appropriate settings on your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in such a case you might not be able to make use of all functions of this website to the full extent.

Furthermore you can prevent Google from collecting the data created by the cookie and data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), as well as processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set preventing your data from being recorded when visiting this website. This opt-out cookie only applies for this browser and exclusively for our website and is therefore saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you will have to re-set the opt-out cookie as a result.

For further information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics please see e.g. Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

A3) Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

To collect statistic data about and to analyse the use of our website for the purpose of optimizing our website for you we also make use of the Google Conversion Tracking function. For this purpose a cookie is saved on your computer by Google AdWords (see section 4), provided you got to our website via Google AdWords.

These cookies automatically lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve as a personal identification tool. If the user visits certain pages of the AdWords client‘s website and the cookie has not yet expired both Google and the client may see that the user clicked on AdWords and has been transferred to this page.

Each AdWords client gets a different cookie. Therefore cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords clients. The information gathered by means of a conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have decided to make use of the conversion tracking function. The AdWords clients will only be informed about the total number of users that have clicked on their AdWords, thus being transferred to a page supplied with a conversion tracking tag. They do not get any information with which a user may be identified as a person, however.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking procedure you can refuse to have the respective cookie set – e.g. by setting your browser accordingly so that an automatic setting of cookies is generally deactivated. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com“. For Google’s data privacy notice please see (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

A4) Use of Google Maps

(1) On this website we use the service provided by Google Maps. That way we can show you interactive maps directly on our website, allowing you convenient use of the map function.

(2) Whenever you visit our website Google is informed about the respective subsite you view on our website. This is done irrespective of Google providing a user account through which you are logged in or not. If you are logged in to Google your data will be directly allocated to your account. If you do not like the allocation with your Google profile you have to log out prior to activating the button. Google saves your data as user profiles and makes use of them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or a customised design of their website. Such an analysis is particularly made (even for users who are not logged in) to provide customised advertising and to inform other users of social networks about your activities on our website. You are entitled to the right of objection against the creation of such user profiles, but you have to get in contact with Google to exercise this right, however.

(3) For further information about the purpose and extent of data collection and their processing by the provider of the plug-in please see the data protection statements of the respective providers. There you will also be provided with further information about your respective rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy/update?hl=en&gl=en. Google processes your personal data also in the USA and is submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

5. Rights of persons affected

You are entitled to the following:

  • According to article 15 of GDPR you are entitled to be provided with information about your personal data processed by us. In particular you can request information about the purpose of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to which your data were or are disclosed, the planned period of saving, the existence of a right to adjustment, deletion, or limitation of processing, or objection, the existence of the right of appeal, the origin of your data unless these were not collected by us, as well as about the existence of an automatic decision making incl. profiling, and, if need be, expressive information about their details;
  • According to article 16 of GDPR you are entitled to demand immediate adjustment of incorrect or completion of your personal data saved by us;  
  • According to article 17 of GDPR you are entitled to demand deletion of your personal data saved by us in so far as the processing is not required to exercise the right of free speech and information, to fulfil legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or for establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • According to article 18 of GDPR you are entitled to demand limitation of processing of your personal data in so far as the correctness of the data is denied by you, the processing is illegal but you refuse their deletion and we do not require the data anymore, but you are in need of them for establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have filed objection to processing as per article 21 of GDPR;
  • According to article 20 of GDPR you are entitled to receive your personal data provided by you in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to demand transmission to another responsible party;
  • According to article 7 par. 3 of GDPR you can withdraw your consent given to us at any time. This results in us not being allowed to continue the processing of the data for which we had your consent; and
  • According to article 77 of GDPR you are entitled to file a complaint with a regulatory body. As a general rule you can contact the regulatory body of your usual place of residence or work, or of our headquarters for such a purpose.

6. Right of objection

In so far as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to article 6 par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of GDPR you have the right of objection against the processing of your personal data according to article 21 of GDPR, provided there are reasons resulting from your particular situation, or the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right of objection which will be implemented by us without the provision of a particular situation.

If you want to make use of your right of revocation and objection sending an email to datenschutz@wesemann-international.com is considered sufficient.

7. Data security

Within the scope of the visit to our website we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest possible encoding level in each case that is supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encoding. Should your browser not support a 256-bit encoding we fall back on the 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in an encoded way you can see by the locked presentation of the key, or the key symbol, respectively, which you can find in the lower status line of your browser.

We of course make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or against unauthorized access of third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved according to the latest technologic state-of-the-art.

8. Update and change of this data protection statement

This data protection statement is currently valid and has been issued in May 2018.
Owing to the development of our website and any services provided for it, or due to changed legal or official specifications it might become necessary to change this data protection statement. You can call and print-out the most recent version of our data protection statement on this page, however.