Data Protection

Data Privacy Policy

HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH as the operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for data processing on this website is:

Hauck Heat Treatment GmbH
Walter-Freitag-Straße 25
42899 Remscheid

Germany

Telephone: +49 2191 5620-0
Email: info@hauckht.com

The responsible party 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.).

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the orders or inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

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

1. Definitions

The Data Protection Policy of HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data privacy statement must be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data privacy statement, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). An identifiable natural person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

Data Subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal
data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of Processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and any person who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, is authorised to process personal data.

Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. General information and mandatory information

Rights of the data subject in accordance with GDPR

Right of access

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

  • The purposes of the processing;
  • The categories of personal data concerned;
  • The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • 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;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • Where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) 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;
  • Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 relating to the transfer;
  • The controller shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by the data subject, the controller may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. Where the data subject makes the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested by the data subject, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form.
  • The right to obtain a copy shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right to rectification

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

Right to erasure (“Right to be forgotten”)

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay. The controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purpose our company originally collected or processed it.
  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been collected and processed by unlawful means.
  • The personal data have to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been processed in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform all other controllers in data processing that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of those personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

The data subject shall have the right to request the controller to restrict the processing of personal data relating to the data subject where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Right to data portability

The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR; and the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

The exercise of this right shall be without prejudice to Article 17 GDPR. However, the right shall 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.

The right to data portability shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right to object

The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to the processing of his or her personal data which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

At the time of the first communication with the data subject, at the latest, the right referred to in Article 21 (1) and (2) GDPR shall be explicitly brought to the attention of the data subject and shall be presented clearly and separately from any other information

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

Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall have the right to object to the processing of his or her personal data, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

Automated individual decision-making (including profiling)

The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.

This shall not apply if the decision:

  1. a) is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between the data subject and a data controller;
  2. b) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
  3. c) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

In the cases referred to under (a) and (c) above, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, and at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

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

Right to withdraw data protection consent

The data subject shall have the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she can contact the controller. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Where our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 GDPR).

The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). When concluding a contract it may sometimes be necessary that the data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact an employee of our company. The employee will then explain to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of non-provision of the personal data are.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if we receive unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam.

3. Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Mr Dirk Schietsch

Society Solutions GmbH
Widdersdorfer Straße 190
50825 Köln

Germany

Telephone: +49 221 33 77 59-0
Email: datenschutz@hauckht.de

4. Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH. Our contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website, to protect ourselves against cyber-attacks and, if necessary, to trace such attacks, or to collect statistical information about people who visit our website.

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server Log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”.

The following information is collected:

  • type and version of browser used
  • operating system used
  • location (country, region, city)
  • screen resolution
  • device information
  • time of visit
  • IP address (anonymised)
  • web pages and sub-pages opened
  • duration of visit
  • number of visits (repeat visits)
  • any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of cyber-attacks on our information technology systems

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact possibility via the website

The law stipulates that our website must contain details that enable you to quickly get in touch with our company by electronic means, and which enable direct communication with us; this includes a general email address.

If a data subject contacts the controller by email or via a contact form on this website, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by the data subject to the controller are stored for the purpose of processing and contacting the data subject.

The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message via email. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal requirements – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

Data protection for applications and application procedures

We collect and process personal data from applicants for the purpose of handling their applications.

The data may be processed electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits application documents to the controller electronically, e.g. by email or using a web form on the website.

If an employment contract is concluded between HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH and the applicant, then the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.

If no employment contract is concluded between HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH and the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the decision to reject the application, provided that no other legitimate interests of HAUCK HEAT TREATMENT GMBH prevent their deletion. Other legitimate interests in this context include, for example, the burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

5. Analysis tools and advertising

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when you visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For more detailed information, please refer to the Data Privacy Policy below.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your website usage. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.

IP Anonymization
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and shortened there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website, to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin
You have the option to prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. We have to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt-out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Statement at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

6. Plug-ins und Tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq. Information on Google’s privacy policy can be obtained directly from Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

YouTube

This website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform which is operated by Google. Operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In this process, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to 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.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Policy under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. Changes to our Data Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will be subject to the new Privacy Policy.

 

In order to make your visit to our website more comfortable for you and improve our Internet services further, we use cookies. Furthermore we are using Google Analytics. Your consent is voluntary. Privacy Statement