Welcome to our website. We would like to inform you about how we handle your data according to Article 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) so that you can visit our webpages securely and in confidence.
The party named in the site’s legal notice is responsible for the following data collection and processing.
Storage of the IP address
We store the IP address transmitted via your web browser for a period of seven days in order to be able to detect, isolate and rectify problems or faults (for example, attacks on our server). After this time period has expired, we delete or anonymise the IP address. The legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
When you visit our website, so-called usage data is stored temporarily as a protocol for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data record consists of
- the page from which the file was requested,
- the name of the file,
- the date and time of the request,
- the data volume transferred,
- the access status (file transferred, file not found),
- the description of the type of web browser used,
- the IP address of the requesting computer which is abbreviated so that the person is no longer identifiable.
The protocol data mentioned is only stored in an anonymised format.
Your personal data
In principle, we only collect data which is required to initiate or conclude a contract. As we only offer our services to business customers, personal data is often restricted to contact details and the underlying circumstances of our service which, in individual cases, may contain the data subject’s data.
Providing further information is optional. There are no negative consequences for not providing this data.
Data processing for performance of the contract:
We process our contacts’ contact details as per Article 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of performance of the contract.
If necessary, personal data is forwarded to companies which are involved in processing this contract, for example, credit institutions for processing payments.
The data required for performance of the contract is archived for the term of the contractual relationship and then in the context of the statutory retention periods. The data is deleted after the statutory retention period has expired.
Data processing based on consent:
If you have given us separate consent to inform you about company products and services via e-mail, this will be processed accordingly on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time without the legality of the processing so far being affected. If consent is withdrawn, we shall stop processing data accordingly.
Transfer of data to third parties
In the context of processing an order as per Article 28 GDPR, we transfer your data to service providers who support us in operating our website and with the processes associated with this. Our service providers are strictly bound by instruction and contractually obligated accordingly. We use the following service providers: for example, Google Analytics from Google LLC, CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, WebServ IT GbR.
Transfer of data to third countries
Sometimes we transfer personal data to a third country outside of the EU. We have ensured an appropriate level of data protection accordingly.
In the cases of Google Analytics, Google Maps and Google reCaptcha (USA), an appropriate level of data protection arises from participation in the Privacy Shield Framework (Article 45(1) GDPR).
We use Session cookies and permanent cookies on our website. Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR forms the basis for processing and the processing is optimised or enabled in the interest of user guidance and is adjusted to the presentation of our website.
If you consent, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As we have activated IP anonymisation on this website however, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA (an appropriate level of data protection exists according to Article 45(1) GDPR through Google’s participation in Privacy Shield) and shortened there. We have also concluded an agreement on order processing with Google Inc. (USA) according to Article 28 GDPR. According to this, Google will only use all information strictly for the purposes of analysing the use of our website and compiling reports on website activity.
You can object to the processing at any time. To do this, please use one of the following options:
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent the release of data generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en verfügbare Browser-Plugin herunterladen und installieren.
You can also stop Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be installed that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Click here to object to the processing of your data by Google Analytics.
You have the option of contacting us via a web form. To use our contact form, we require your name and e-mail address. You can share other information, however this is not obligatory.
We use information which is shared with us in the context of the contact form on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR or Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR in the interest of being able to respond to your query on an individual basis, as simply and as quickly as possible. Your data is only used to respond to your request and is subsequently directly deleted. It will not be forwarded to third parties.
Use of Google reCaptcha in the contact form
We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer is making certain entries in our contact form. Google uses the following data to verify whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the end device used, which of our websites you are visiting and which is connected to Captcha, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system used, Google account if you are logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas, as well as tasks where you have to identify images. Legal basis for the data processing described is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. We use reCaptcha in the legitimate interest of guaranteeing the security of our website.
You have the option of applying for jobs we are advertising, via our website. You yourself determine the extent of your data that you want to provide to us in the context of your online application.
We process the data which you disclose to us in the context of your online application exclusively for the purpose of candidate selection based on Section 26 of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [German Federal Data Protection Act] (BDSG). Data is not processed for any other purposes. Online applications are transferred to our HR department electronically and are processed as quickly as possible. The transfer is encrypted. Applications are normally passed on to the manager of the relevant department in our office. Your data will not be forwarded beyond that. Your information will be treated confidentially in our office. In the event that your application is unsuccessful, your documents are deleted after a period of six months.
In the event that we may consider your application for other or future vacancies, we will ask for a comment to be made to that effect on the application. We then process your data on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.
We save and use your personal data which is transferred to us in the course of an ordering process exclusively for processing your orders on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. We use your e-mail address to inform you about the status of your order.
We offer you the opportunity of subscribing to a newsletter on our website. If you have given us separate permission to inform you about company products and services via e-mail, this will be processed accordingly on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. By ordering a newsletter, you are agreeing to newsletter tracking. If you order the newsletter, we can track your user behaviour which means, for example, whether you have opened the newsletter. You may withdraw your consent at any time without the legality of the processing so far being affected. If consent is withdrawn, we shall stop processing data accordingly and will stop sending you the newsletter.
If in the future, you no longer want to receive newsletters, you can unsubscribe at any time, for example via e-mail to email@example.com or via the unsubscribe from newsletters link which can be found in every newsletter.
We have integrated Google Maps into our website in the legitimate interest, according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, of you being able to plan your route to our company sites. If you use the map, for example by clicking on our sites listed there, we do not collect any data from you. To our knowledge, the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA does not collect any personal data in the context of Google Maps. VIEROL has no influence over the processing of data by Google Inc. Please note that you can find the Terms and Conditions of Use for Google Maps at http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
To protect your data from unwanted access, we use an encryption method on our website. Your information is transferred from your computer to our server and back again via the internet by means of a 128-bit TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. You will be able to tell by the fact that, in the status bar of your browser, the padlock symbol will be closed and the address line will start with https://.
Your user rights
The GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user with regard to the processing of your personal data:
- Right of access (Article 15 GDPR): You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have the right to access the personal data and the specific information listed in Article 15 GDPR.
- Right to rectification and right to erasure (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR): You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and if necessary, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed.You also have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the specific reasons listed in Article 17 GDPR applies, for example the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR):You have the right to obtain restriction of processing if one of the prerequisites listed in Article 18 GDPR is fulfilled, for example if you have objected, in accordance with Article 21 GDPR, to processing for the period enabling verification that our legitimate interests outweigh yours.
- Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR): You have the right in certain cases, those listed in detail in Article 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit that data to a third party.
- Right to object (Article 21 GDPR):If data is collected based on Article 6(1)(f) (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests), you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are compelling and legitimate grounds for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority In accordance with Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes data protection laws. The right to lodge a complaint can be asserted in particular with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
Data protection officer
Our company data protection officer is available for enquiries or suggestions on the subject of data protection:
FIRST PRIVACY GmbH