Data protection policy

Data protection policy

Our processing of your personal data, such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, is conducted at all times in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as all country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Feldhoff & Cie. By means of this data protection policy, we would like to inform you about the type and scope of the personal data which we collect, use and process, as well as the purpose therefor. Furthermore, this data protection policy aims to inform you of your rights regarding such processing of your personal data.

As the controller (party responsible for such processing of such data), Feldhoff & Cie. has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmission is fundamentally subject to security vulnerabilities, and thus it is impossible to guarantee absolute protection of personal data. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection policy of Feldhoff & Cie. is based on the terminology used by the European Union in its issuance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection policy should be easy for the general public, and specifically our clients and business partners, to read and understand. To ensure this, we would like to begin to defining and explaining certain terms and expressions.

The terms and expressions in this data protection policy include the following:

a) Personal data

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). An “identifiable natural person” is one 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.

b) Data subject

A “data subject” means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

“Processing” means any operation or series of operations carried out in connection with personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or modification, retrieval, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

e) Profiling

“Profiling” means 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.

f) Pseudonymisation

“Pseudonymisation” means 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.

g) Controller (party responsible for processing of personal data)

The “controller” means 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 EU or Member State law, the controller may be designated, or the specific criteria for its nomination provided for, by EU or Member State law.

h) Processor

A “processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data under contract with and on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

A “recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, regardless of whether or not a third party. However, public authorities empowered to obtain personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with EU or Member State law are not, for this purpose, regarded as recipients.

j) Third party

A “third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k) Consent

The “consent” of the data subject means 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 the data subject’s personal data.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller (party responsible for processing of personal data) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, along with other laws or regulations relating to data protection in the EU or Member States, is:


Feldhoff & Cie. Dialog GmbH
WestendCarree
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt
Germany

phone: +49-69-2648677-0
e-mail: info@feldhoff-cie.de
website: www.feldhoff-cie.de

3. Cookies

This and other websites of Feldhoff & Cie. utilise cookies. Cookies are text files that are created and stored on a local computer system by an internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies, which commonly include a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier within the cookie, consisting of a character string through which websites and servers can be related to the individual internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers containing other cookies. A specific internet browser can thus be recognised and identified by means of this unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, Feldhoff & Cie. can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services than would be otherwise possible.

We may use cookies in order to optimise the information and offerings on our website in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website, the purpose of which is to make it easier for users to use our website. Users of websites that uses cookies, for example, do not have to enter their access data every time they visit the website because this is automatically done by the website using the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is a cookie used for a shopping cart in an online shop; by way of the cookie, the online shop is able to remember the items which the customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

You have the possibility at any time to block the creation of new cookies which would otherwise be created by our website by setting your internet browser appropriately and thus indefinitely preventing the creation of any new cookies. Furthermore, cookies which have already been created on your computer can be deleted at any time by using your internet browser or other software appropriate for this purpose. All standard internet browsers provide this functionality. Please note, however, that if you choose to disable cookies in this way, then it may not be possible, under certain circumstances, to benefit from all functions of our website to their full extent.

4. Collection of general data on website visits

This Feldhoff & Cie. website collects a set of data regarding each access of our website, whether by a data subject or an automated system. These general data on website visits, which are recorded in our server's log files, may include the following: (1) the type and version of browser used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system is referred to our website (the “referrer”), (4) any sub-websites which may be directed to our website by means of an accessing system, (5) the date and time at which our website was accessed, (6) the accessing system’s IP address, (7) the accessing system’s internet service provider (ISP), and (8) other similar data and information that serve to identify and manage risks in the event of attacks on our computer systems.


In its collection and use of these general data on website visits, Feldhoff & Cie. does not seek to draw conclusions about any individuals. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website including advertising, (3) ensure the proper ongoing functioning of our computer systems and of the technology used by our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These general data on visits to our website, which do not include personal details and are thus anonymous, serve two legitimate purposes: statistical evaluation by Feldhoff & Cie. of its website offerings, and the strengthening of our data protection and system security with the ultimate aim of ensuring the highest level of protection for other personal data which we process. These anonymous data in our server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by data subjects.

5. Personal contacts via our website

In accordance with German legal requirements, this Feldhoff & Cie. website contains information and functionality to enable electronic contact and direct communication with us, including our company’s general e-mail address. Should a data subject establish such electronic contact with Feldhoff & Cie. (as controller), whether by e mail or direct contact form, the personal data voluntarily provided by the data subject will be automatically recorded and retained for our processing purposes, including reverting to or otherwise contacting the data subject who established the initial contact. Personal data obtained in this way are not passed on to any third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

Feldhoff & Cie., as controller, may process and store the personal data of data subjects only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose for which such data are stored, or as otherwise provided by EU directives and regulations or by Member State laws and regulations to which the controller is subject.

Should the purpose for which the data are stored cease to apply, or should the data retention period stipulated by EU directive or regulation or Member State law or regulation expire, the applicable personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with statutory provisions.

7. Your personal data rights

a) Right to confirmation

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to request confirmation from the applicable controller (party responsible for processing of personal data) as to whether or not their personal data are being processed. If you wish to exercise this right to confirmation, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

b) Right to information

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to receive, at any time and free of charge, information about which of their personal data are collected or stored and to receive a copy from the controller of such stored personal data. EU law and regulation further grant data subjects the right to the following additional information:

  • the purposes for such processing of personal data,
  • the categories of personal data being processed,
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, particularly in the case of international organisations or recipients in third countries,
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration,
  • the rights of data subjects to have their personal data corrected or deleted, or the processing thereof by the controller restricted, or to file an objection to such processing,
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority,
  • if the personal data was not provided by the data subject, all available information about the origin of the personal data, and
  • the existence of any automated decision-making, including profiling, in the sense of article 22 paragraph 1 and 4 of the GDPR, along with – mandatorily in such case – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such automated decision-making upon the data subject.

The data subject has, in addition, the right to information as to whether or not their personal data has been transferred to any international organisation or recipient in a third country. Where this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive additional information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with such transfer of personal data.

If you wish to exercise this right to information, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

c) Right to rectification

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to request the prompt correction of any inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, data subjects also have the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If you wish to exercise this right of rectification, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to request that the controller promptly erase their personal data, provided that one of the following grounds applies, and insofar as further processing of such personal data is not necessary:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws the consent under article 6(1)(a) or article 9(2)(a) GDPR upon which the processing was originally based, and where there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for such processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to article 21(2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been collected or processed illegally.
  • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under EU law or under the laws of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services as described in article 8(1) GDPR.

Should you wish to have personal data stored by Feldhoff & Cie. erased on the basis of any of the above legal grounds, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller, who will make arrangements for the prompt erasure of your personal data as required by law.

Should any personal data have already been made public by Feldhoff & Cie., and should Feldhoff & Cie. be subsequently obliged to erase such personal data in accordance with article 17(1) GDPR, Feldhoff & Cie. shall take appropriate technical or other measures, considering available technological means and implementation costs, to inform other controllers responsible for the processing of such published personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure of such personal data, including links thereto or replications thereof, insofar as further retention or processing of such personal data is not necessary. Should any such individual case arise, the Feldhoff & Cie. employee will make such arrangements as are legally required.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to request the controller to restrict the processing of their personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

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

Should you wish to have personal data stored by Feldhoff & Cie. restricted on the basis of any of the above legal grounds, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller, who will make arrangements as necessary to restrict the processing of your personal data.

f) Right to data portability

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to receive their personal data, which they had previously provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to request such transfer of your personal data to another controller, without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was originally provided, provided that the processing is based upon your consent under article 6(1)(a) or article 9(2)(a) GDPR or upon a contract under article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and further provided that the processing is carried out by automated means. This right, however, does 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.

Furthermore, when exercising this right to data portability under article 20(1) GDPR, you have the right to have your personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

If you wish to exercise this right of data portability, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

g) Right to object

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of their personal data based upon article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This right to object also applies to profiling based upon either of these provisions.

In the event that you file such objection, Feldhoff & Cie. will no longer process your personal data unless we, as controller, can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms as data subject, or unless required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where Feldhoff & Cie. processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This right of objection also applies to profiling insofar as related to such direct marketing. If you as data subject file your objection to Feldhoff & Cie. with regard to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, Feldhoff & Cie. will discontinue processing for such purposes as required by law.

In addition, you have the right, for grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data by Feldhoff & Cie. for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

If you wish to exercise this right to object, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller. Within the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you as data subject may also exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to not to be subject to decision based solely upon automated processing, including profiling, which produce legal effects upon them, or otherwise similarly have a significant effect upon them, unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by EU 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 upon the data subject’s express consent.

In the first and third cases – if the automated decision-making is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or is based upon the data subject’s explicit consent – Feldhoff & Cie. as controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, specifically including the right to request human intervention by the controller, to contest the decision or to assert the data subject’s position.

If you wish to assert this right involving automated individual decision-making, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

i)  Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Under EU law and regulation, all data subjects have the right to withdraw at any time their previously provided consent to the processing of their personal data.


If you wish to assert this right to withdraw such consent which you previously provided, you may at any time contact an employee of Feldhoff & Cie. as controller.

8. Protection of personal data in employment applications

Feldhoff & Cie., as controller, collects and processes the personal data of applicants for employment for the purpose of processing their employment applications, which may be processed electronically. This is specificially the case when an applicant submits such application documents to the controller by electronic means, such as by e-mail (including attachments) or via an electronic form on the Feldhoff & Cie. website. In the event that an employment agreement is concluded between the applicant and the controller, the data and information submitted will be stored in accordance with statutory provisions for the purpose of managing the employment relationship. In the event that an employment agreement is not concluded between the applicant and the controller, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months following the announcement of the decision thereof, provided that the controller has no other legitimate interests to retain such data which would conflict with such deletion. Such legitimate interest within this sense might specifically include, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in a legal procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz).

9. Data protection provisions for the integration and use of Facebook

Feldhoff & Cie. has, as controller, integrated components of Facebook into this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social interaction platform operated on the internet, forming an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and to interact in the virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences and can enable the sharing of personal or company-related information within the online community. Facebook makes it possible for the users of its social network to perform such functions as creating private profiles, uploading photos, and networking via friendship requests.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Insofar as a data subject resides outside of the USA or Canada, the company responsible for the processing of personal data (controller within the sense of the GDPR) is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time that one of the individual pages of this Feldhoff & Cie. website is accessed, and on which a Facebook component (plug-in) has been integrated, the respective Facebook component causes the internet browser on the accessing computer system to automatically download a data element from Facebook used by this Facebook component. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Through this technical process, Facebook receives data about which specific subpages of our website have been visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is, at the same time, logged into Facebook, Facebook recognises each access of our website by the data subject and, for the entire duration of data subject’s visit to our website, all specific subpages of our website visited by the data subject. This data is collected by the Facebook component and aggregated by Facebook under the data subject’s individual Facebook account. If the data subject then presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the data subject's individual Facebook user account and stores this personal data according to its own policies.

Thus, if the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as our website is accessed, Facebook always receives the information, by way of this Facebook component, that the data subject has visited our website; this takes place regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on any visible Facebook element on our website. If you, as the data subject, do not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, you may prevent the transmission by logging out of your Facebook account before accessing our website.

Facebook’s published data protection policy, which may be found at https://de de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the privacy settings offered by Facebook to allow data subjects to control and protect their personal data. In addition, various third-party applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook and which the data subject may use to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

 

10. Data protection provisions for the integration and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

Feldhoff & Cie. has, as controller, integrated a Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) into this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, aggregation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects such information as the identity of the website from which a data subject was referred to the target website (the referrer), which subpages of the target website were accessed, and how often and for how long each subpage was viewed. Web analytics is principally used for website optimisation and for internet advertising cost-benefit analysis.

Google Analytics is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Where it employs Google Analytics, Feldhoff & Cie., as controller, uses the suffix “_gat._anonymizeIp”. By means of this suffix, the IP address of any data subject accessing our website from within any EU or EEA member state is shortened by Google and thereby anonymised.

The purpose of Feldhoff & Cie. in employing this Google Analytics component is to analyse and understand visitor flows to our website. Using the data gathered with this component, Google Analytics is able to evaluate our website’s traffic and usage, to compile online reports for us that illustrate this activity, and to provide other services to help us improve our website offerings.

Google Analytics works by creating and using a cookie on the data subject's accessing computer system. A brief explanation of cookies may be found in the preceding section. By creating such cookies, Google is able to analyse the way in which our website is being used. Each time that one of the individual pages of this Feldhoff & Cie. website is accessed, and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the respective Google Analytics component causes the internet browser on the accessing computer system to automatically transmit data to Google for web analytic purposes. Through this technical process, Google receives data, including personal data such as the IP address of the data subject accessing our website, that Google uses for analytical purposes such as the origin of website visitors and clicks, which it may then further use to determine commission payments.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the date and time of the website visit, the location from which it was made and the frequency of the data subject’s visits to our website. Every time you visit our website, this personal data, including the data subject’s IP address, is transferred to Google in the United States of America, where this personal data is stored. Google may share the personal data collected through this technical process with third parties.

You as the data subject may at any time, as described in the above section on “Cookies”, block the creation of new cookies which would otherwise be created by setting your internet browser appropriately and thus indefinitely preventing the creation of any new cookies. Setting your internet browser in this way will likewise block Google from placing any cookies on your accessing computer system. In addition, any cookie previously created by Google Analytics on your computer may be deleted at any time by using your internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, you as the data subject have the option of objecting to, and thereby preventing, the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, you must download and install a Google browser add-on which you may find at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on instructs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information regarding visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics, and Google recognises the installation of this browser add-on as an objection to such data collection. Please note that if you delete, format or reinstalled your computer system at a later point in time, you must reinstall the browser add-on in order to once again deactivate Google Analytics. Should you, or another person using your computer, uninstall or deactivate the browser add-on, you must reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on in order to restore its function.

Further information, including the applicable data protection policy of Google, may be found at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. A more detailed explanation of Google Analytics may be found at https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/en_uk/about/.

11. Data protection provisions for the integration and use of LinkedIn

Feldhoff & Cie. has, as controller, integrated components of LinkedIn into this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network which enables users to connect with established business contacts and to make new business contacts. LinkedIn is used by more than 400 million registered individuals in over 200 countries, making it the largest platform for business contacts and one of the world’s most visited websites.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection outside the USA, the responsible company (controller within the sense of the GDPR) is LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time that one of the individual pages of this Feldhoff & Cie. website is accessed, and on which a LinkedIn component (plug-in) has been integrated, the respective LinkedIn component causes the internet browser on the accessing computer system to automatically download a data element from LinkedIn used by this LinkedIn component. Further information about this LinkedIn plug-in may be found at https://dev.linkedin.com/plugins. Through this technical process, LinkedIn receives data about which specific subpages of our website have been visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is, at the same time, logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn recognises each access of our website by the data subject and, for the entire duration of data subject’s visit to our website, all specific subpages of our website visited by the data subject. This data is collected by the LinkedIn component and aggregated by LinkedIn under the data subject’s individual LinkedIn account. If the data subject then presses a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the data subject's individual LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data according to its own policies.

Thus, if the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time as our website is accessed, LinkedIn always receives the information, by way of this LinkedIn component, that the data subject has visited our website; this takes place regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on any visible LinkedIn element on our website. If you, as the data subject, do not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, you may prevent the transmission by logging out of your LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers individual settings to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS text messages and targeted ads, as well as further settings to control personal advertising, at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. Please note that LinkedIn uses its own additional partner companies, such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who may likewise employ cookies. Should you, as the data subject, object to such cookies, you may find more information at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. You may find the applicable data protection policy (privacy policy) of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy and its policy on the use of cookies at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

12. Data protection provisions for the integration and use of Twitter

Feldhoff & Cie. has, as controller, integrated components of Twitter into this website. Twitter is a multi-language, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and disseminate tweets, which are short text messages limited to 280 characters. Once posted and published, such tweets are available to anyone and everyone, including those not logged onto Twitter. The tweets are, in addition, specifically displayed to the user’s followers, meaning other Twitter users who indicate that they wish to follow a user's tweets. Twitter further enables these tweets to reach a broad audience through the use of hashtags, links and retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time that one of the individual pages of this Feldhoff & Cie. website is accessed, and on which a Twitter component (button with Twitter icon) has been integrated, the respective Twitter component causes the internet browser on the accessing computer system to automatically download a data element from Twitter used by this Twitter component. Further information about these Twitter buttons may be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Through this technical process, Twitter receives data about which specific subpages of our website have been visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users, if they so choose, to share the content of our website, to make our website better known in the digital world, and to increase our website traffic.

If the data subject is, at the same time, logged into Twitter, Twitter recognises each access of our website by the data subject and, for the entire duration of data subject’s visit to our website, all specific subpages of our website visited by the data subject. This data is collected by the Twitter component and aggregated by Twitter under the data subject’s individual Twitter account. If the data subject then presses one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, such as the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Twitter assigns this information to the data subject's individual Twitter user account and stores this personal data according to its own policies.

Thus, if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as our website is accessed, Twitter always receives the information, by way of this Twitter component, that the data subject has visited our website; this takes place regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on any visible Twitter element on our website. If you, as the data subject, do not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, you may prevent the transmission by logging out of your Twitter account before accessing our website.

Twitter’s applicable data protection policy may be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

13. Data protection provisions for the integration and use of Xing

Feldhoff & Cie. has, as controller, integrated components of Xing into this website. Xing is an internet-based social network which enables users to connect with established business contacts and to make new business contacts. Individual users may create personal profiles of themselves on Xing, while companies can create company profiles as well as post job offerings.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time that one of the individual pages of this Feldhoff & Cie. website is accessed, and on which a Xing component (plug-in) has been integrated, the respective Xing component causes the internet browser on the accessing computer system to automatically download a data element from Xing used by this Xing component. Further information about this Xing plug-in may be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. Through this technical process, Xing receives data about which specific subpages of our website have been visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is, at the same time, logged into Xing, Xing recognises each access of our website by the data subject and, for the entire duration of data subject’s visit to our website, all specific subpages of our website visited by the data subject. This data is collected by the Xing component and aggregated by Xing under the data subject’s individual Xing account. If the data subject then presses a Xing buttons integrated on our website, such as the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the data subject's individual Xing user account and stores this personal data according to its own policies.

Thus, if the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time as our website is accessed, Xing always receives the information, by way of this Xing component, that the data subject has visited our website; this takes place regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on any visible Xing element on our website. If you, as the data subject, do not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, you may prevent the transmission by logging out of your Xing account before accessing our website.

Xing’s published data protection policy, which may be found at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides more detailed information about the ways in which Xing collects, processes and uses personal data. In addition, Xing provides a data protection notice specifically for the Xing “Share” button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

14. Legal basis for processing of personal data

As the legal basis for its processing of personal data, Feldhoff & Cie. generally relies upon article 6(1)(a) GDPR, whereby we obtain consent of the data subject for a specific processing purpose. However, where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party – as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration – our processing of personal data is based upon article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which likewise serves as the legal basis for any processing of personal data necessary to carry out activities which may lead to the subsequent conclusion of a contract, for example in the cases of enquiries regarding our products or services. Where Feldhoff & Cie. is subject to statutory or other legal obligations that require the processing of personal data, such as tax obligations, the processing is based upon article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In extraordinary cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, which might be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party; in this case, the processing would be based upon article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, Feldhoff & Cie. is, under article 6(1)(f) GDPR, permitted to process personal data, even if not encompassed by any of the aforementioned permissible situations, if such processing is necessary to safeguard our own legitimate interests or those of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh these. EU legislation provides for processing of personal data in such cases of legitimate interest which may specifically exist, for example, where the data subject is a client of, or in the service of, the controller (second sentence of Recital 47 GDPR).

15. Legitimate interests of the controller or third party requiring the processing of personal data

Should our processing of personal data be based upon article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our “legitimate interest” is the conduct of our business, which is also for the benefit of all of our employees and shareholders.

16. Duration of personal data retention

The criterion governing the duration for which Feldhoff & Cie. may retain personal data is the applicable statutory retention period. We routinely deleted personal data upon expiry of the applicable statutory retention period provided that the data are no longer required to initiate or conduct a contractual relationship.

17. Statutory or contractual requirements for provision of personal data; necessity for conclusion of contract; obligation of data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of not providing personal data

Please note that the provision of your personal data may, at least in part, be required by general law (e.g. for tax compliance) or may arise due to contractual circumstances (e.g. our need to have correct information about the counterparty to a contract). Moreover, it may, under certain circumstances, be necessary to conclude a contract under which a data subject provides us with personal data that we are only able to subsequently process – for example, where a party to a contract is obliged to provide us with personal data under the condition that our company concludes a contract with them. In such case, the failure to provide the personal data would result in the contract being null and void. Before the data subject provides personal data under such circumstances, the data subject may contact one of our employees for clarification, in the specific individual case, as to whether the provision of the personal data is required by statutory or contractual requirement, or is required for the contract to take effect, as well as whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data along with the consequences of not providing the personal data.

18. Use of automated decision-making

As a company which sets the highest standards of responsibility for itself, we do not make use of automated individual decision-making involving personal data, such as profiling.

This data protection policy was generated by the data protection policy generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, a provider of data protection compliance services, in cooperation with Christian Solmecke, a lawyer specialised in data protection.

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