Data Protection Regulations
Data Privacy Statement
Thank you for your interest in our website. During your visit on our website, the protection of your personal data for surveys, processing and general usage is a great concern of ours.
1. Personal Data
Personal data is information that can be used to find out your identity. This includes your name, address, zip code and telephone number. Information that has nothing to do with your identity (e.g. the number of visitors to a website) are not included. You can generally use our website without disclosure of your identity.
When you visit our website or use our services, the device you utilize to open the page will automatically send log-data (detail records) to our server. Log-data is comprised of the IP address of the device you use to visit our website or use our services, the type of browser that you use, the website that you have previously visited, your system configuration, as well as dates and times. The IP addresses will only be saved if they are needed to provide our services. Other than that, IP addresses will be deleted or made anonymous. Your IP address during your visit of our website will be saved a maximum of 7 days in order to detect and defend malicious activities.
If you ask for information, order e-books or have other enquiries, we will ask you for your name and other personal information. Providing us with this data is subject to your own decision. Your data will be saved on particularly protected servers in Switzerland. The EU commission has certified Switzerland to have a data protection standard comparable to EU law. Transmitting data from the EU to Switzerland is permissible according to data protection laws. Access is only allowed to very few, authorized people. These people are responsible for the maintenance of the servers and their technical, commercial and redactional content.
If the data concerning usage or traffic is needed for our services it will be saved a maximum of six months after gathering. If the data is needed to fulfill current legal, constitutional, or contractual retention periods (e.g. bills), they will be saved beyond that. However, this data will be locked and only available for few, authorized people via passwords.
Right of objection against the collection of data in special cases as well as against direct advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)
You always have the right to raise objection against the usage of your personal data out of reasons that arise from your special situation in case that the data handling is based on Art. 6 Section 1 lit. e or f DSGVO. This also applies for profiling that is based on these laws. You can take the applicable legal basis on which the processing is based upon out of this data privacy statement. If you raise objection, we will no longer utilize your personal data, unless we can present pressing reasons that are worth to be protected for its usage. These reasons would have to outweigh your interests, rights, or freedom, or their utilization would have to serve the enforcement, practice, or defence of titles (Objection raised according to Art. 21 Section 1 DSGVO).
You always have the right to raise objection against the usage of your personal data for direct advertising. This is also applicable for profiling as long as it is in conjunction with said direct advertising. If you raise objection, your personal data will no longer be utilized for direct advertisement (Objection raised according to Art. 21 Section 2 DSGVO).
Right to limit the processing of data
You are in your rights to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data. For that purpose you can always contact us under the address you can find in the copyright page.
The right to limit the processing of data is applicable in the following cases:
- If you dispute the validity of your personal data that has been saved by us, we generally need time to review the case. For the duration of this review you are within your rights to demand a limitation of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data has been done/is being done illegally, you can demand the limitation of the processing instead of the deletion of the data.
- If we do no longer need your personal data but you need it in order to exercise, defend, or enforce your titles, you are within your rights to demand the limitation of your personal data instead of its deletion.
- If you have raised objection according to Art. 21 Section 1 DSGVO an assessment between your interests and our interests has to be made. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests outweigh the other’s you are within your rights to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data.
- If you have limited the processing of your personal data, this data may only be processed (except for its storage) only with your consent; or in order to enforce, exercise, or defend titles; or in order to protect the rights of another natural or juridical person; or because of an important public interest of the European Union and/or another member state.
2. Transfer of personal data to third parties
We only use your personal data in order to be used by us. We do not transfer the data without explicit consent to third parties. As far as we are obliged to by law or a court decision, we will transfer your data to applicable authorities.
3. Usage of Cookies
Most browsers are set in a way that they automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies, or you can set your browser so it will alert you as soon as cookies are sent.
These are cookies that are used according to the installed modules by Wordsoft-CMS with which this website has been created:
Usercookie - 365 Days - Signed In User
session_name - 15 Min. - Session
wslanguage - 15 Min. - Chosen Language
Install_language* - 15 Min. - Language of the CMS-Installation
ws_delayedPopup_* - 1825 Days - Show Popup only once
wspollsvoterid - 30 Days - Poll/Only one answer possible
reseller_nr - 90 Days - Determination of the reseller
wsshopbasketid - 30 Days - Shop module – Shopping Basket
wsvote_* - 15 Min. - Voting module first provider
4. Protection of Minors
Minors below the age of 18 should not send personal data to us without consent of their parents and/or legal guardians.
5. Links to other websites
Our online store includes links to other websites. We do not have any influence on whether the operators of those websites abide by data protection regulations.
6. CRM (Worldsoft Business Suite) and Newsletter
This website uses the Worldsoft Business Suite (WBS). Provider is Worldsoft AG, Churerstrasse 158, 8808 Pfäffikon, Switzerland.
Worldsoft Business Suite (WBS) is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) that is used to organize and analyze data.
When you transmit your personal data through a web form or an order, this data will be saved on the servers of Worldsoft AG in Switzerland. The EU commission has certified Switzerland to have a data protection standard comparable to EU law. Transmitting data from the EU to Switzerland is permissible according to data protection laws.
Prior to transmitting your data, we will alert you to our data protection regulations. By providing your data to us you consent to us gathering, processing, and utilizing your personal data within the boundaries of lawful regulations.
The purpose of their usage can be derived from context during the transmission of your data. Your data will be utilized for the purpose that it has been originally saved for. Example: If you order a product through our website, your data will be utilized to create an invoice and for the possibility of queries.
The processing of your data is based on your consent (Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a DSGVO). You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of any data processing procedures that have already taken place are untouched by your withdrawal.
Analyzing of data by the WBS
WBS allows us to separate interested parties and customers according to several categories (so called Tagging). Through this, addresses can be categorized for example into gender, personal preferences (e.g. vegetarian or non vegetarian), or customer relations (e.g. customer or potential customer).
Until your consent is withdrawn, your data will be saved. After your consent is withdrawn, your data will be deleted from our servers as well as the servers of Worldsoft AG. You can find more information within the data privacy statement of Worldsoft AG which you can find here: www.worldsoft.info/5765.
Through Worldsoft Business Suite (WBS), the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed, among other things. The data you have provided in order to get access to the newsletter is saved on the servers of Worldsoft AG.
If you want to have access to the newsletter advertised on our website, we will need your e-mail address or your telephone number for SMS, as well as information that will allow us to prove whether you are the owner of said e-mail address / telephone number, and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. No other data will be collected, or will only be collected if you consent to it. We solely use this data for the dispatch of needed information, and we will not transfer them to third parties.
The data you have provided in order to get access to the newsletter is saved on the servers of Worldsoft AG.
Processing of data you have provided during your sign up for the newsletter will be based solely on your consent (Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a DSGVO). You always have the right to revoke your consent for the saving of data, your e-mail address, as well as your address’ usage for the dispatch of the newsletter. You can do that for example through the “Opt out” link in the newsletter. The legality of any data processing procedures that have already taken place are untouched by your withdrawal.
The data you have provided us with in order to receive the newsletter will be stored with us until you opt out of the newsletter, and will be deleted afterwards. Data that has been saved for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member section) are untouched by this.
Data analyzation by the WBS
When we dispatch the newsletter with help by the WBS, we are able to ascertain whether the newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked.
WBS also allows us to separate the receivers of newsletters according to several categories (so called Tagging). Through this, receivers of the newsletter can be categorized for example into gender, personal preferences (e.g. vegetarian or non vegetarian), or customer relations (e.g. customer or potential customer). That way it is possible to adjust the newsletter towards the respective target audience. You can find more information here: www.worldsoft.info/5243/wbs.
Therefore, if you do not want an analysis by the WBS, you will have to opt out of the newsletter. We provide you with an appropriate link in every newsletter message.
Data that has been saved for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member section, address details for invoices) are untouched by this.
7. Google Analytics
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This is to mean, users’ IP address will be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union, or other states that are part of the contract of the European economic sphere. Only in exceptional cases will a full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. The IP address that has been transmitted by the user’s browser will not be collected with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies via their respective settings in their browser software. Furthermore, users can prevent Google’s collection of data regarding the user’s activity in the online store via cookies, as well as prevent Google’s processing of said data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Additionally, mobile users have the possibility to opt out of the storage of cookies: Deactivate Google Analytics.
More information about usage of data for advertising purposes by Google, setting options and options to revoke can be found on Google websites: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Usage of data by Google when you use partnered websites or apps”), www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Usage of data for advertising purposes”), www.google.de/settings/ads (“Managing information that Google uses to show you ads”) and www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Choose what ads Google shows you”).
8. Social Media with Shariff Module
The usual social media plugins (depicted as buttons on our website) transmit user data towards social platforms (e.g. Facebook) with every page view. Some plugins enable social networks an insight into your behavior on the internet. You don’t have to be logged in or be a member of the network.
We use the Shariff module on our website. A Shariff module only enables the direct contact between you and a social network if you actively click the share button.
As a result, Shariff prevents that users leave a digital trail on each visited page. It also improves the protection of data. Through the Shariff module one can ‘like’, ‘+1’ or ‘tweet’ – the respective social network does not gain more information.
Our website uses functions by Google+. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Gathering and transmitting of information: With help of the Google+ button you are able to make information public worldwide. Through the Google+ button you and other users gain personalized content by Google and our partners. Google saves information about what content you have given +1 for, as well as information about the site that you have viewed while clicking +1. Your +1 can be shown as hints alongside your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results, in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google+ button you need a worldwide, public Google profile that has to consist at least of the name chosen for the profile. This name is in use in all Google services. In some cases this name can replace another name that you have used while sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users that know your e-mail address or are in possession of other identifying information from you.
Usage of gathered data: Other than the purposes mentioned above, the information you provide will be used according to current Google data protection regulations. Google might publish summarized statistics regarding the +1 activities of its users and/or transmit them to users or partners like publishers, lists of advertisers, or connected websites.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
With every visit of one of our sites that incorporates functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend Button” from LinkedIn while being logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to match your visit to our website with your user account. We as the website provider have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as how it is used by LinkedIn.
More information can be found in the data privacy statement of LinkedIn here: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With every visit of one of our sites that incorporates functions of XING, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, personal data is not being saved. Especially IP addresses are not being saved, nor is the user behavior being processed.
More information about data protection as well as information about the XING share button can be found in XING’s data privacy statement here: www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Our website uses the “Tweet Button” from Twitter. This is a function of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
When you tweet, and especially when you use the re-tweet function, Twitter will connect your Twitter account with sites that you frequent. Those will be made public to other Twitter users, especially your followers. Through this, data will be transmitted to Twitter.
We as the website provider are not being informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data and/or the usage of said data. You can inform yourself under the following link: http://twitter.com/privacy.
It is possible for you to change your data privacy settings regarding Twitter within your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
9. Plugins and Tools
DISQUS – Platform for commentaries
In order to allow for commentary functions like blog entries, this website uses the DISQUS platform. DISQUS is an online platform that allows the sharing of public commentaries by having users register and create a profile in order to have discussions with like minded people and enjoy an interactive experience.
If you write commentaries for blog entries and create a profile for that purpose, you use DISQUS. That means that your profile data and IP address will be transmitted to that firm and is saved on their US servers. The provider of this website has no influence on the transmission of data.
You can avoid this by not creating a user profile on DISQUS.
You can find the DISQUS data privacy statement here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy
Google Web Fonts
In order to have a uniform depiction of fonts, this site uses so called Web Fonts by Google. In order to display texts and fonts correctly, your browser loads the needed Web Fonts into its browser cache upon the visit of a site.
However, to that end the browser you have in use does not connect to Google servers but to Worldsoft servers in Switzerland. Google will not be notified that you have visited our website via your IP address. However, Worldsoft will be notified about your IP address within the scope of the site’s usage. The handling of your IP address is being described in point 1, section 2 of this data privacy statement.
Google Web Fonts are being used in order to present our online store in a uniform and aesthetic way. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standardized font will be used by your computer.
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use functions by Google Maps it is needed to save your IP address. Usually, this information will be transmitted to a Google server in the US where it is saved. The provider of this website does not have any influence on the transmission of that data.
Google Maps is being used in order to have a more aesthetically pleasing depiction of our online store, as well as to ease the traceability of the places mentioned on our website. This presents a valid interest according to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f DSGVO.
You can find more information regarding the handling of user data in Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Our website uses plugins by the Google operated site YouTube. The provider of these sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. Through this, the YouTube server will know which sites you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to directly link your internet behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is being used in order to have a more aesthetically pleasing depiction of our online store. This presents a valid interest according to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f DSGVO.
You can find more information regarding the handling of user data in YouTube’s data privacy statement: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Maschinen- und Gerätebau GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0)6351/1321-0
Fax: +49 (0)6351/132125
Your Data Subject Rights
Using the provided contact data you are always in your rights to do the following:
- Demand disclosure about your data saved by us and how it is being processed
- Correction of false personal data
- Deletion of personal data saved by us
- Limitation of our data usage in the case that we can not delete your data yet because of legal reasons
- Objection to our processing of your data
- Data transfer in the case that you have consented to the processing of your data, or have signed a contract with us
If you have given us your consent you are always free to revoke it for the future.
You are always within your rights to file a complaint towards your respective authorities. Your respective authorities are dependent on your place of residence, your work, or your alleged violation. You can find lists of the authorities with addresses for Germany (for the non public sector), Switzerland, and Austria (European Data Protection Officers) here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.