Data protection & personnel services
Fon: +49 (0) 163 / 29 41 074
TEKO Gesellschaft für Kältetechnik mbH
Fon: +49 (0) 60 47 / 96 30-0
Security and protection of your personal data
We regard it as our overriding task to preserve the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect them from unauthorized access. We therefore use the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.
As a private company we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA). We have taken technical and organisational steps to ensure that data protection regulations will be complied with, not only by us but also by external third-party service providers working for us.
According to the requirements of the legislative body, the personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a manner that is reasonable for the data subject (“lawfulness, fairness, transparency”). To ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions that are also used in this data protection declaration:
1. Personal data
“Personal data” shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
“Processing” shall mean any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, deletion or destruction.
3. Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” shall mean the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their processing in future.
“Profiling” shall mean any kind of automated processing of personal data which consists in using that personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, and to analyse or predict in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location of that natural person.
“Pseudonymisation” shall mean the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided as long as such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
6. File System
“File system” shall mean any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralized, decentralized or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
“Controller” shall mean a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be provided for under European Union law or the law of the Member States.
“Processor” shall mean a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
“Recipient” shall mean a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body to whom data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive data in the framework of a particular inquiry shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of such data by the mentioned authorities shall be in accordance with the applicable data protection rules pursuant to the purposes of the processing.
10. Third party
“Third party” shall mean any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the data.
“Consent” of the data subject shall mean any expression of will voluntarily given in a specific, unequivocal and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees on the processing of the data subject personal data.
Lawfulness of the processing
The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for processing. In accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letters a – f of GDPR, the following may be deemed as a legal basis for the processing:
a. The data subject has given his or her consent to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her for one or more specific purposes;
b. The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures which are carried out at the request of the data subject;
c. If the processing is necessary for compliance with legal obligation of the controller;
d. The processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person;
e. The processing is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller;
f. The processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject requiring personal data protection prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information on personal data collection
- In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
- When contacting us by e-mail or using a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the involved data after the storage is no longer required or the processing is restricted, if legal storage obligations for that exist.
Personal data collection when visiting our website
In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure the stability and security (legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f of GDPR):
- IIP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Each transmitted amount of data
- Website which the request comes from
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of browser software
- In addition to the above-mentioned data, Cookies will be stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on the hard disc of the computer you are using and which send certain information to the place from where the cookies were set. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.They are generally used to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.
- This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
– Transient cookies (see a. below)
– Persistent cookies (see b. below)
a. Transient cookies will be automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. They store a so-called session ID with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. So next time when you visit our website, your computer will be automatically recognized. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
c. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes; for example, decline the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. So-called “Third Party Cookies” are cookies that have been set by a third party and therefore not by the actual website on which you are currently located. Please note that disabling cookies may not enable you to use all functions of this website.
e. The Flash Cookies used are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want the Flash cookies to be processed, you must install a corresponding add-on e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy) or Adobe Flash killer cooking for Google Chrome. You can avoid using HTML5 storage objects by switching to private mode in your browser. Furthermore, we recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and the browser history manually.
- After giving your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter which informs you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent.
- We use so-called double opt-in procedure to register for our newsletter. This means that after you have registered, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address specified by you , where we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. Furthermore, we store your IP addresses and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to prove your registration and, if necessary, to inform you about possible misuse of your personal data.
- The only requirement for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of additional, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter after we receive your confirmation. The legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a of GDPR.
- You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the revoking of your consent by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, via this form on the website, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to the contact details provided in the imprint.
- Please note that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent include so-called web beacons or tracking pixels that represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. To make the analysis, we link the above-mentioned data and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. The data are collected exclusively pseudonymised, so the IDs are not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or informing us via another contact method. The information will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After you have logged out, we will store the data purely statistically and anonymously
Other functions and offers of our website
- In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you will generally need to provide other personal information that we use to provide the service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
- We engage external service providers to process some of your personal data. The providers have been carefully selected and instructed by us, are obliged to work in accordance with our instructions and regularly inspected.
- Furthermore, we can pass on your personal data to the third parties, if event participations, competitions, contracts or similar services are offered by us together with partners. You can get additional information after providing us with your personal data or below in the description of the offer.
- As long as our service providers or partners are located in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
Use of Google Analytics
- This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
- The IP address provided by your browser as a part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
- You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
- This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. As a result, IP addresses are processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual. If the data collected about you is linked to a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
- We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics collected we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google is subjected to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f of GDPR.
- Information of the third party providers: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Data protection overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and Data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
- This website also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor traffic conducted through a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage under “My Data”, “Personal Information” in your customer account.
Our offer is given basically for adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians.
Rights of the data subject
- Revocation of consent
If the processing of the personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
To exercise of the right of revocation, you can always contact us.
- Right to confirmation
You have the right to ask the controller to confirm that we are processing your personal data. You can request confirmation at any time using the contact details above.
- Right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request details about this personal data and the following information at any time:
a. The purpose of processing;
b. The categories of personal data being processed;
c. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations;
d. If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data are stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
e. The existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning you or to a restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
f. The existence of a right to appeal before supervisory authority;
g. If the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the source of the data;
h. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with article 22 paragraph 1 and 4 of GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under article 46 of GDPR in connection with this transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For any additional copies you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If the application is submitted electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy under paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of others.
- Right to correction
You have the right to demand immediate correction of your personal data presented incorrectly. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
- Right to deletion („right to be forgotten“)
You have the right to demand from the controller to delete your personal data immediately and we are obliged to delete your personal data immediately if one of the following applies:
a. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based, in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letter a or article 9 paragraph 2 letter a of GDPR, and there is no any other legal basis for the processing.
c. The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with article 21 paragraph 1 of GDPR and there are no legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject objects to the processing in accordance with article 21 paragraph 2 of GDPR.
d. The personal data were processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
f. The personal data were collected in relation to the provisions of information society services offered in accordance with article 8 paragraph 1 of GDPR.
If the controller has made the personal data publicly available and is obliged to delete the data in accordance with paragraph 1, the controller shall take appropriate measures, including technical ones, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, to inform controllers who process the personal data that a data subject has demanded that they delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”) does not exist if the processing is required:
— To exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
— To fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller;
— For reasons of public interest regarding the public health in accordance with article 9 paragraph 2 letters h and i and article 9 paragraph 3 of GDPR;
— For archiving purposes of public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with the article 89 paragraph 1 of GDPR as long as the law mentioned in paragraph 1 is likely to make the achievement of objectives of that processing impossible or seriously affected or
— For the asserting, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if any of the following conditions apply:
a. The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time allowing the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. The processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c. The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or
d. The data subject has objected to the processing in accordance with the article 21 paragraph 1 of GDPR as long as it is not certain if the legitimate grounds of the controller prevail over those of the data subject.
If the processing restricted in accordance with the conditions set out above, so the personal data – apart from their storage – are processed only with the consent of the data subject or for the asserting, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of any other person or entity, or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
In order to exercise the right to restriction of the processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.
- Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer that data to another controller without obstacles from the controller whom the personal data were transmitted to, provided that:
a. The processing is based on a consent in accordance with the article 6 paragraph 1 letter a or article 9 paragraph 2 letter a or based on a contract in accordance with the article 6 paragraph 1 letter b of GDPR and
b. The processing is done using automated procedures.
When exercising the right to data portability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another as far as technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability shall not limit the right of deletion (“the right to be forgotten”). This right does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.
- Right to object
You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you in accordance with the article 6 paragraph 1 letters e or f of GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing prevailing the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of the asserting, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If personal data is processed in order to conduct direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Regarding the use of information society services and independently on Directive 2002/58/EC, you can exercise your right to object through automated procedures by which the technical specifications are used.
You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with the article 89 paragraph 1, except when the processing is necessary to fulfil a task of a public interest.
The right of objection can be exercised at any time by contacting the respective controller.
- Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has a legal effect on you or significantly affects you in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision:
a. Is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller,
b. Is permitted by the law of European Union or its Member States to which the controller is subject, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject or
c. Is made with the express consent of the data subject.
The controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his or her own position and to appeal against the decision.
The data subject can execute this right at any time by contacting the responsible controller.
- Right to appeal before supervisory authority
Furthermore, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, they shall have the right to appeal before supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of his or her personal data breaches this regulation.
- Right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to an available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to complain to a supervisory authority in compliance with the article 77 of GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy if the data subject considers that his or her rights under this regulation have been breached due to the processing of his or her personal data with violation of this regulation.
Integration of Google Maps
- On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you the interactive maps directly on the website and allow you to use the map function in a convenient way.
- By visiting the website, Google receives the information about the corresponding subpages that you have accessed on our website. In addition, the data collected when visiting our website are transmitted to Google as well. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or website design meeting the demand. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creating of these user profiles and you must address this objection to Google.
This version is valid from May 25, 2018