Privacy Statement

Turck mechatec GmbH Privacy Policy

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all data that can be used to identify you personally.

Name and Address of the Controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data privacy laws of the Member States and all other data protection regulations is:

Turck mechatec GmbH

Witzlebenstraße 11

D-45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Tel. + 49 208 49 52 - 295

Fax + 49 208 49 52 - 172

E-Mail: info@mechatec.de

Internet: https://www.mechatec.de/

Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Joachim Keller

Witzlebenstraße 7

45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Phone: + 49 208 49 52 - 312

Fax: + 49 208 49 52 - 264

Email: tm-datenschutz@turck.com

I.   General Information about Data Processing

How do we collect your data?

One of the methods with which your data is collected is when you share it with us. For example, this data can include details that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. your internet browser, operating system or the time that you viewed the page). This data is collected automatically as soon as you view our website.

For what purpose do we use your data?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that our website can be viewed without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your usage behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right at any time to receive, at no extra cost, information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. You can contact us at any time at any time using the address specified above and in the legal notice to request this and to discuss any further questions you may have about data protection. You also have a right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

1.   Scope of Personal Data Processing

We process personal data belonging to our users only as far as this is necessary to provide a functional website and to deliver our content and services. The personal data of our users is regularly processed only after receiving the user's consent. An exception applies to cases in which obtaining prior consent is not possible for legitimate reasons and when processing of this data is permitted by law.

2.   Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

Article 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies as the legal basis for processing personal data when we obtain the consent of the data subject to collect personal data for processing.

When processing personal data that is required to fulfill a contract in which the contracting party is the data subject, Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR applies as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations necessary to implement pre-contractual measures.

When we process personal data to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR applies as the legal basis.

Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR applies as the legal basis for processing data when this 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 this legitimate interest.

3.   Deleting Data and Storage Duration

The personal data of the data subject is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storing the data has been fulfilled. In addition, data may be stored if data storage has been allowed by European or national legislators in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data may also be blocked or deleted even if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires unless a there is a need for continued storage of the data to allow the conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of a contract.

II.   Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1.   Description and Scope of Data Processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the system on the computer accessing the website.

The following data is collected:

  1. Information about the browser type, the version in use, the language in use
  2. Information about the device type and the resolution in use
  3. The user's operating system
  4. The user's internet service provider
  5. The user's IP address
  6. The user's location
  7. The date, time and duration of access
  8. The page views during the access period
  9. Websites from which the user's system accessed our website
  10. Websites accessed by the user's system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files in our system. This data is not stored alongside other personal data belonging to the user.

2.   Legal Basis for Data Processing

Article 6(1)(f) forms the legal basis for temporarily storing data and log files.

3.   Purpose of Data Processing

The data is stored in log files to guarantee the functionality of the website. In addition, the data helps us to optimize the website and to guarantee the security of our information systems. Analysis of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this scenario.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest in processing the data is also based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

4.   Duration of Storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

Storage beyond this point is possible. In this case, the user's IP addresses are deleted or pseudonymized so that it is no longer possible to use them to identify the accessing client.

5.   Right to Object and to Rectification

Collecting data for the purpose of providing the website and storing this data in log files is mandatory for operating our website. For this reason, the user has no right to object.

III.   Contact via Email

1.   Description and Scope of Data Processing

In the case of contact via the provided e-mail address, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.

In this context, we do not pass on the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2.   Legal Basis for Data Processing

Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR forms the legal basis for processing data when the user has provided their consent.

Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR forms the legal basis for processing data transmitted when an email is sent. Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR forms the legal basis for processing if the purpose of contact via email is to conclude a contract.

3.   Purpose of Data Processing

We process personal data from the input screen solely for the purpose of processing your query. A legitimate interest is also required to process data from contact via email.

The other personal data processed when an email is sent is used to prevent forms being misused and to guarantee the security of our information systems.

4.   Duration of Storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input screens of the forms and the data sent via email, this happens when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is considered finished when the circumstances make it clear that the relevant issue has been resolved in full.

5.   Right to Object and to Rectification

The user has the option to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us via email, he/she can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In this scenario, the conversation cannot be continued.

All personal data stored during the conversation will therefore be deleted.

IV.   Rights of the Data Subject

If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject as defined by the GDPR. The GDPR grants you the following rights in relation to the controller:

1.   Right of Access by the Data Subject

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is being processed,

and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

(1)       the purpose of the processing;

(2)       the categories of personal data concerned;

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

(4)       where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, 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 are 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) 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.

The data subject shall have the right to request information about whether the personal data is being transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 relating to the transfer.

2.   Right to Rectification

The data subject shall have the right to ask the controller to rectify and/or complete the personal data if the data is inaccurate or incomplete. The controller must comply with the request for rectification without undue delay.

3.   Right to Restriction of Processing

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

(1)       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;

(2)       the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;

(3)       the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims

(4)       the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject's consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

A data subject who has obtained restriction of processing pursuant to the above shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4.   Right to Erasure

a)   Obligation to Erase

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have 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)       the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2), and where there are no other legal grounds for the processing;

(3)       the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2);

(4)       the personal data has been unlawfully processed;

(5)       the personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;

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

b)   Information to Third Parties

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(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 controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

c)   Exceptions

The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that 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 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 points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3);

(4)       for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right referred to above is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or

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

5.   Notification Obligation Regarding Rectification or Erasure of Personal Data or Restriction of Processing

The controller shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

The controller shall inform the data subject about those recipients if the data subject requests it.

6.   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 have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where:

(1)       the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and

(2)       the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This right shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

That 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.

7.   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 processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1), 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 defense of legal claims.

Where personal data is 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.

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.

8.   Right to Withdraw Consent to the Data Protection Declaration

The data subject has the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

9.   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)       is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a controller;

(2)       is authorized 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)       is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

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

In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, 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.

10.   Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the GDPR.

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

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