Privacy Policy

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Downloading of Data and Software

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Copyrights and Other Special Protection Rights

The content of this website is subject to copyright. A copy of information on the website may be stored on one single computer for non-commercial, personal internal use. Graphics, texts, logos, images, etc. may only be downloaded, reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, or used in any other form following written permission from Günter Springer Spanholz GmbH & Co. KG. The product and company names that are stated may be registered brands or trademarks. Unauthorized use may result in claims for damages and cease-and-desist claims.

Protection of Personal Data and Confidentiality

No guarantee can be given that information or personal data that is transmitted to us will not be “bugged” by third parties.

Liability

Günter Springer Spanholz GmbH & Co. KG is not liable for damages, in particular for indirect or direct consequential damages, loss of data, loss of profits, or system or production downtimes resulting from use of this website or the downloading of data. Should damages caused by use of the website or downloading of data result from intent or gross negligence, then the limitation of liability will not apply. The legal relationships between you and Günter Springer Spanholz GmbH & Co. KG that results from use of the website will be subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. The place of jurisdiction for legal disputes with business people, legal entities governed by public law, or institutions or organizations operating on special funds or assets under public law is the domicile of Günter Springer Spanholz GmbH & Co. KG in Stuhr, Germany.

Data Protection

Springer Spanholz welcomes visits to our website and interest in our company. Data protection is a matter of the highest priority for Springer Spanholz. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you about how we implement data protection regulations at Springer Spanholz and what information we will gather when you visit our websites and how it will be used. To begin – your data will only be used for the following purposes and will not be used in any other way, e.g. for advertising purposes, unless you give your consent.

I. Name and Address of the Data Controller

The data controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of member states or other data protection law-related provisions is:

Günter Springer Spanholz GmbH & Co. KG
Nikolaus-Otto-Str. 3-5
28816 Stuhr
Phone: +49 421 56884
E-Mail: info@goldensmoke.de
Website: www.goldensmoke.de

II. The Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer of the data controller is:

Ralf Nachbaur

E-Mail: ralf.nachbaur@goldensmoke.de

III. General Information on Data Processing

As a matter of principle, we only gather and use the personal data of our users insofar as this is required to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The gathering and use of our users’ personal data will generally only take place with the users’ consent. An exception to this is cases in which prior obtaining of consent is not possible for factual reasons and data processing is permitted under legal regulations. 

Insofar as we obtain the data subject’s consent to processing procedures, the legal basis for processing of personal data is Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When processing personal data that is required to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 (b) GDPR. This also applies for processing procedures that are required to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Insofar as processing of personal data is required to comply with a legal obligation that our company is subject to, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 (c) GDPR.

Where processing of personal data is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 (d) GDPR.

Where processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or of a third party and does not override the interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms of the data subject, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR. 

2. Data Erasure and Duration of Storage 

The data subject’s personal data will be erased or blocked as soon as the reason for storage no longer applies. Further storage may take place if this is specified by the European or national legislator in EU law-related ordinances, laws, or other regulations that the data controller is subject to. Data will also be blocked or erased if the storage period specified by the afore-mentioned standards expires unless further storage of the data is required to facilitate conclusion of a contract or to perform a contract.

IV. Provision of the Website and Creation of log Files 

1.  Description and Scope of data Processing 

Each time our web page is accessed, our system automatically records data and information from the computer system on the accessing computer.    

The following data is collected: 

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The user’s operating system 
  • The user’s internet service provider 
  • The user’s IP address 
  • Date and time of access 
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our web page 
  • Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website. 

The log files contain IP addresses and other data that can be associated with a user. This is the case, for instance, if the link to the website from which the user accessed the web page or the link to the next website the user visits contains personal data.

The data is also saved in our system’s log files. This data is not combined with any other personal data regarding the user.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized using technical measures, so it is no longer possible to associate the data with the user accessing the website. This data is not combined with any other personal data regarding the user.   

The legal basis for temporarily storing the data and log files is Art. 6 Sec. 1 lt. f GDPR. 

3. Purpose of data Processing

The system must temporarily store the IP address in order to deliver the website content to the user’s computer. In order to do this, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.  

Data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information systems. Data is not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context.  

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 lt. f GDPR.

4. Duration of Storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed in order to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. If the data was recorded in order to make the website available, this is the case when the respective session ends.  

5. Objection and Removal Option 

Recording the data in order to make the website available and storing the data in log files is necessary in order to operate the web page. Thus the user does not have the option of objecting to this. 

V. Contact form and Email Contact

1.  Description and Scope of data Processing 

a.) Our web page features a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered on the input screen will be transmitted to us and saved. This involves the following data: 

  • Title, first and last name 
  • Company 
  • Industry/application area 
  • Street name, house number, postal code, city and country 
  • Phone 
  • Email 

When you send the message, the following data will also be saved: 

  • The user’s IP address  
  • Date and time of registration 

In order to process your data, we will obtain your consent as part of the submission step and provide a reference to this data privacy policy.. 

b.) Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. 

c.) The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation or for the application procedure.   

The legal basis for temporarily storing the data and log files is Art. 6 Sec. 1 lt. f GDPR. 

3. Purpose of data Processing

The system must temporarily store the IP address in order to deliver the website content to the user’s computer. In order to do this, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.  

Data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information systems. Data is not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context.  These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 lt. f GDPR.  

4. Duration of Storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.  

Any additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and Removal Option 

The user has the option to revoke the consent for processing personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he or she can object to the storage of the personal data at any time. In this case, the conversation cannot be continued. 

Please send your revocation of consent and/or your objection to data storage via email to info@goldensmoke.de or in writing to our company address given above.

In this case, all personal data stored in the context of establishing contact will be deleted. 

VI. Rights of the data subject

Should your personal data be processed, then you are a data subject as defined by the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights in relation to the date controller:

1. Right of information

You may request a confirmation from the data controller whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.  Should this be the case, then you may request the following information from the data controller:

  1. The purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  2. The categories of personal data which are processed;
  3.  The recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data concerning you have been, or will be disclosed;
  4. The planned duration of storage of personal data concerning you or, if specific details cannot be provided, criteria for specifying the duration of storage;
  5. Your right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you; your right to restriction of processing; or your right to object to this processing; 
  6. Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. All available information on the origin of data if the personal data are not gathered from the data subject;
  8. The existence of automated decision-making including profiling as per Art. 22 Para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the extent and desired effect of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information whether personal data concerning you is being transmitted to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about appropriate guarantees pursuant as per Art. 46 GDPR in conjunction with such transmission.

2. Right of rectification

You have the right to rectification and/or completion by the data controller insofar as personal data concerning you that is being processed is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must carry out rectification without delay.

3. Right to restrict processing

You may request restriction of processing of personal data concerning you where the following applies:

  1. If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that allows the data controller to verify the correction of the personal data;
  2. Processing is unlawful, and you oppose erasure of the personal data and instead request restriction of use of the personal data;
  3. The data controller no longer requires the personal data for processing purposes, you, however, require it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  4. If you have object to processing as per Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been verified whether the data controller’s legitimate interests override your grounds.

If the processing of the personal data concerning you have been restricted, then this data – excepting its storage – may only be processed with your consent or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a member state.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to Erasure

a)  Obligation to Erase

You may request that the person responsible erases personal data concerning you without delay and the person responsible is obliged to erase this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  1. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was gathered or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw your consent on which processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) or Art. 9 Para. 2 (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing. 
  3. You object to processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and there are no other overriding legitimate reasons for processing or you object to processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR.
  4. The personal data concerning you was unlawfully processed.
  5. The erasure of the personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or member state law to which the responsible is subject.
  6. The personal data concerning you was gathered in relation to the offer of information society services in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs to inform data controllers who are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested that they erase all links to, or copying or replication of, this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to erasure will not apply insofar as processing is necessary

  1. To exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  2. To comply with a legal obligation that requires processing by Union or member state law to which the person responsible is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or to exercise official authority vested in the responsible;
  3. For reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9 Para. 2 (h) and (i) as well as Art. 9 Para. 3 GDPR;
  4. For archiving scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR insofar as the law referred to in Paragraph a) is likely to render the achievement of the objectives of that processing impossible or seriously impair it, or
  5. To assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

5. Right to Notification

If you have exercised your right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the responsible, then they will be obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you was disclosed regarding this rectification or erasure of the data or the restriction of processing unless this proves to be impossible or requires an unreasonable effort.

You have the right to request that the person responsible provides you with information on these recipients.

6. Right to Data Portability

You have the right to receive personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. In addition to this, you have the right to have this data communicated to another responsible without interference by the responsible to whom the personal data was provided insofar as

  1. Processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to 6 Para. 1 (b) GDPR and
  2. Processing is carried out using automated means

In exercising this right you have the further right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly by one responsible to another responsible insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or to exercise official authority vested in the person responsible.

7. Right to Object

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning you that is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The data controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless processing serves to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Should personal data concerning you be processed for direct marketing purposes, then you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for the aim of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

Should you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

In the context of use of information society services and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option to exercise your right to object by automated means that use technical specifications.

You have the right at any time to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing that has been carried out on the basis of the consent prior to its withdrawal.

9. Automated Individual Decision-Making Including Profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling –that has a legal effect on you or significantly affects you in a similar manner. This shall not apply if the decision

  1. Is necessary to enter into or perform a contract between you and the person responsible,
  2. Is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject, is lawful, and lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms or your legitimate interests, or
  3. Is based on your explicit consent.

These decisions may not, however, be based on special categories of personal data as per Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR unless Art. 9 Para. 2 (a) or (g) applies and suitable measures have been taken to safeguard your rights and freedoms or your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms or your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the data controller, to express your own point of view, and to contest the decision.

10. Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you have your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. 

The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy as per Art. 78 GDPR.

VII. Adjustment of these Data Protection Notes

We make periodic changes to these data protection notes to ensure that they always correspond to current legal requirements and that they cover all our offerings.

Legal rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure, and to complain will remain unaffected by such changes.

Further information for our customers and suppliers can be found at:  

Information on Processing of Customer and Supplier Data as per Art. 13 and 14 GDPR

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