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Controller Name and Address

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national privacy laws of the member states as well as other provisions of applicable privacy law is:

 

WASSERMANN TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Sebastian Wassermann, Eberhard Hahl
Bürgermeister-Ebert-Strasse 5
36124 Eichenzell, Germany
Phone: +49-6659-82-0

Email address: info@wassermann-technologie.de
Website: www.wassermann-technologie.de

 

Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The controller’s data protection officer is:

BerisDa GmbH
Rangstrasse 9
36037 Fulda
Germany

Phone: +49-661-2969-8090
Email address: dsb@wassermann-technologie.de

Website: www.berisda.de

 

1) General Information on Data Processing

1. Scope of the Processing of Personal Data

We only collect and use personal data from our users to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. Our users’ personal data is generally only collected and used with the user’s consent. An exception applies in those cases in which obtaining prior consent is not possible for practical reasons and we are permitted to process the data by law.

 

2. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

If we obtain the data subject’s consent to process personal data, Article 6(1)(a) of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of said personal data.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

When we are required to process personal data to comply with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

 

3. Data Deletion and Storage Duration

We will delete or restrict the processing of the data subject’s personal data as soon as the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. In addition, personal data may be stored if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws, or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The processing of data will also be restricted or the data deleted if a retention period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract.

 

Use of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our system automatically collects data and information about the computer system accessing our website each time our website is accessed.

In the process, the following data is collected:

  1. Information about the type and version of browser used
  2. The user’s operating system
  3. The user’s Internet service provider
  4. The user’s IP address
  5. The data and time the website was accessed
  6. Websites from which the user accessed our website
  7. Websites that were accessed by the user’s system from our website

This data is also saved in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with any other personal data about the user.

 

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

 

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The temporary storage of the user’s IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable the user’s computer to access the website. For this purpose, the system must store the user’s IP address for the duration of the session.

This information is stored in log files to guarantee the website’s functionality. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure that our information technology systems remain secure. We do not process the data collected in this context for marketing purposes.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

 

4. Duration of Storage

All data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data that was collected to enable access to the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

In the case of data saved in log files, this is the case after seven days, at the latest. It is possible that data will be saved beyond this period of time. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or pseudonymized, making it impossible to link the IP address to the user that visited the site.

 

5. Ability to Object and Have Data Deleted

The collection of data required to enable access to our website and the storage of this data in log files is essential in order for us to operate our website. As a result, users do not have the ability to object to the collection of this data.

 

3) Use of Cookies

a) Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved in the user’s web browser or by the user’s web browser on their computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a unique string of characters that uniquely identifies the user’s browser when the user returns to the website.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser accessing the site can be identified even after leaving the site.

b) Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

c) Purpose of Data Processing

The purpose of using strictly necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these features to work, it is necessary that the website can recognize the browser even after leaving the site.

The user data collected through strictly necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

e) Duration of Storage, Ability to Object and Have Data Deleted

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site. As a result, you as the user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the use of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Any cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be carried out automatically. Please note that if you deactivate cookies for our website, you may no longer be able to fully use all of our website’s features.

5) Email Contact

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

We list email addresses on our website and in our signatures that can be used to contact us. If contacting us via email, we will save the user’s personal data transmitted with the email.

The data will not be transferred to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of communicating with the user.

 

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for processing the data transmitted via email is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If the purpose of the email is to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing the data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.

 

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The personal data is only processed for the purpose of contacting the user. This also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

 

4. Duration of Storage

All data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. With regard to personal data collected via email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation will be deemed to have ended when we can infer from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.

 

5. Ability to Object and Have Data Deleted

If a user contacts us by email, they can object to us saving their personal data at any time. In such a case, we will not be able to continue the conversation.

All of the personal data that was saved in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

6) Contact Form

6. Description and Scope of Data Processing

A contact form is available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user chooses to use this option, the data they enter into the form will be transmitted to us and saved. This data includes:

First name

(1) Last name
(2) Company name
(3) Email address
(4) Department
(5) Phone number
(6) Message

The following data is also saved upon sending the message:

(7) The user’s IP address
(8) The date and time the message was sent

In order to process the data, we will obtain your consent as part of the sending process and refer you to this Privacy Policy.

The data will not be transferred to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of communicating with the user.

7. Legal Basis for Data Processing

If the user has granted their consent, the legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. If the user is contacting us in order to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing the data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.

8. Purpose of Data Processing

We only process personal data provided via the contact form for the purpose of contacting the user.

The other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure that our information technology systems remain secure.

9. Duration of Storage

All data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. With regard to personal data collected via the contact form, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation will be deemed to have ended when we can infer from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.

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

10. Ability to Object and Have Data Deleted

The user has the ability to withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. In such a case, we will not be able to continue the conversation.

All of the personal data that was saved in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

11. Rights of the Data Subject

If we process your personal data, you are a data subject as defined by the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis us as the controller:

 

1. Right of Access

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed.

Where this is the case, you have the right to request the following information from the controller:

(1)       The purposes for which the personal data is being processed

(2)       The categories of personal data concerned

(3)       The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed

(4)       Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be saved, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

(5)       The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing

(6)       The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

(7)       Where the personal data were not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source

(8)       The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

In addition, the data subject has the right to be informed if personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer.

 

2. Right to Rectification

You have a right to obtain from the controller the rectification and/or completion of your personal data if the personal data processed concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. The controller is obligated to rectify or complete the data without undue delay.

 

2. Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data where one of the following applies:

(1)       You contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data

(2)       The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of its use instead

(3)       The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims

(4)       You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds

Where processing has been restricted, such personal data will, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

If you have obtained restriction of processing pursuant to the aforementioned, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4. Right to Erasure

a) Obligation to Delete Personal Data

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

(1)       The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed

(2)       You withdraw consent on which the processing is based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing

(3)       You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR

(4)       Your personal data has been unlawfully processed

(5)       The personal data has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation under European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject

(6)       Your personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR

b) Disclosure to Third Parties

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obligated pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers that are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, such personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary:

(1)       For exercising the right of freedom of expression and information

(2)       For compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller

(3)       For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and Article 9(2)(i) as well as Article 9(3) of the GDPR

(4)       For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the GDPR insofar as the right referenced in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing

(5)       For the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims

5. Right to Be Informed

If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obligated to communicate this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing to all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the data controller.

6. Right to Data Portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from us as the controller to which the personal data was provided insofar as:

(1)       The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR

(2)       The processing is carried out by automated means

In addition, in exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another insofar as doing so is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

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

7. Right to Object

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

If you make such an objection, the controller will no longer process your personal data unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is conducted in conjunction with such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

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

8. Right to Withdraw Consent under Applicable Privacy Law

You have the right to withdraw consent granted under applicable privacy law at any time. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You can send notice that you are withdrawing your consent either by mailing a letter or by sending an email to the controller.

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 – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This will not apply to the extent that the decision:

(1)       Is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the controller

(2)       Is authorised by European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests

(3)       Is based on your explicit consent

Such decisions are not allowed to be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2)(a) or Article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3) above, the controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their 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 remedies, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you reside or in which the alleged infringement took place, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 of the GDPR.

 

7) SSL Encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security and to protect the transfer of confidential information, such as inquiries that you may send to us as the owner of this website. An encrypted connection can be identified by the change from “http://” to

If SSL encryption is active, the data you send to us cannot be intercepted by third parties.

 

8) YouTube with Enhanced Privacy

This website offers the ability to watch embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is operated by Google Ireland Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in privacy-enhanced mode. According to YouTube, this mode causes YouTube not to save any information about the visitors on this website before they watch the video. The transfer of data to YouTube partners, on the other hand, is not necessarily excluded by privacy-enhanced mode. This means that YouTube – regardless of whether you watch a video – establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers is also established. In the process, the YouTube server receives information about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you give YouTube the ability to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube may save various cookies on your device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g., device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other reasons, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience, and prevent fraud attempts.

Further data processing operations over which we have no control may be triggered after starting a YouTube video.

We use YouTube in the interest of making our website more appealing to users. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Insofar as we have asked for your consent to this processing, it will be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR; such consent may be withdrawn at any time.

For more information about privacy at YouTube, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy:

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

 

Google Analytics

This website uses features offered by the website analysis service Google Analytics. Google Analytics is operated by Google Ireland Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics allows website operators to analyze the behavior of website visitors. In this context, the website operator is provided various usage metrics, such as page views, time spent on the site, operating systems used, and from where the site has been visited. This data may be aggregated by Google into a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device.

Google Analytics uses technologies that make it possible to track user for the purpose of analyzing usage behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google pertaining to the use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a server operated by Google located within the United States.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR; this consent can be withdrawn at any time.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. As a result, Google shortens your IP address while still within a member state of the European Union or in another nation that is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your complete IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google then uses this data on behalf of this website’s owner to analyze your use of the website, create reports that show and explain user activity on this website, and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and Internet use to the website owner. The IP address transmitted from your browser to Google Analytics is not combined with any other data from Google.

More information about Google Analytics’ use of personal information can be found in Google’s privacy policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Joint Controllership

We have entered into a joint controllership agreement with Google that governs the processing that Google performs under its own responsibility.

Storage Duration

Data stored by Google at the user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found at the following URL: support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196

 

 

This Is Just the Beginning

More information, a modern look, and clearly structured sections organized by topic – WASSERMANN is redesigning its website step by step. 

Our primary objective is to help our customers find the right automation solutions more quickly. 

This is the prelude to a completely new website. But before it launches, we want to provide detailed insights into our tool and workpiece automation segment today. More exciting pages will follow.

If you are looking for complete systems or complex assemblies for your process automation, simply pay a visit to wassermann-technologie.de. You’ll find even more solutions from us there. 

Stay tuned.