DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT
50859 Köln Lövenich
Tel.: 0151 43204200
Thank you for visiting the website of Westfalen AG. We place great importance on the secure and confidential use of your data, particularly under consideration of the currently valid statutory regulations.To meet these requirements, we have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the pertinent regulations.
You can, in principle, visit our websites without providing us with any personal data. To do this, you may need to make the necessary settings in your web browser.The data collected on these websites will be processed only for the stated purposes. Your data will not be provided to third parties unless required to fulfil the specific purpose or you have consented to the forwarding of your data.
Collection and processing of data when visiting the website
When you visit this website, the following data will be logged and processed automatically in connection with the provision of services: date and time at which the page was viewed, URL viewed, browser used (user agent), success or failure of page view (view status), volume of data sent and received, runtime.
This data is processed for technical reasons to ensure the demand-driven provision of the service and may also be used to generate internal system and usage statistics. This does not, however, involve personally identifiable data. If statistics are created to tailor the website to reflect customer requirements, this will be done on a pseudonymous basis.
Die IP-Adresse des anfragenden Rechners wird auch zur technischen Bereitstellung dieser Webseite nicht protokolliert.
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The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Analysis and statistics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files placed on your computer that enable the website to analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is active on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other states that have signed up to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. If you do so, however, please note that it may not be possible for you to use the full scope of this website’s functions. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
You can prevent information from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being recorded during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and to create directions. Google Maps is a map service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website including your IP address and the (start) address entered as part of the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA. When you access a website on our website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The map content is transmitted from Google directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Google in this way. According to our knowledge, this is at least the following data:
Date and time of visit to the website in question,
Internet address or URL of the website accessed,
IP address, (start) address entered as part of route planning.
We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and therefore cannot assume any responsibility for this.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de).
By using our website and agreeing to cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Maps Route Planner in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Online job applications
The online job application service of Westfalen AG (www.westfalen-services.eu) uses a secure, encrypted connection. You can identify the secure connection by the prefix “https://” and the stored SSL certificate.
As part of the Westfalen online application service, we require the following personal information from you: form of address, first name, last name, place of residence (house number, street, postcode, city, country), telephone number and e-mail address. Depending on the role that is being offered, we may require additional information, such as proof of your qualifications. You can provide this information to us at the relevant point.
This data is used exclusively during the application procedure for the job vacancy or vacancies for which you have applied. The data is not forwarded to third parties. The applicant data is processed within Westfalen AG and, in some cases, its subsidiaries (depending on the job vacancy) only by persons involved in the application process. If the data that you provide and enter is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points.
Once the application process is complete, we will delete your data unless storage of said data is required to comply with a statutory retention period.
Please use the online portal to apply for any job vacancies and do not send us your documents by e-mail. E-mail is not generally considered a secure means of communication.
Online shop/contact forms and ordering processes
The online shop of Westfalen AG uses a secure, encrypted connection. You can identify the secure connection by the prefix “https://” and the stored SSL certificate.
The data that you provide, such as your name, customer number, delivery address and e-mail address, is used exclusively to fulfil the business purpose and to process your order at Westfalen AG and its subsidiaries, as applicable. The contact data that you provide is also used to send you up-to-date version of safety data sheets.
Your data is not processed for any purposes that go beyond its use as a means to fulfil the business purpose. If the data that you provide is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points.
The storage period is based on the statutory retention obligations set out in Section 257 of the German Commercial Code and Section 147 of the German Tax Code (6 or 10 years).
In order to ensure that you reach the right website for your country (e.g. automatic preselection of country and language), this website uses geolocalisation software developed by MaxMind (14 Spring Street, 3rd Floor Waltham, MA 02451, USA). This software analyses your IP address in order to determine your approximate location. The geolocalisation is based solely on anonymised IP addresses. The precise location of visitors to the website is excluded.
The data processing is based on our corporate interests resulting from the purpose of the processing and based on article 6 para. 1 point f) of GDPR. If you do not wish to use MaxMind, you can find detailed deactivation information here: https://support.maxmind.com/information
MaxMind complies with the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and has been certified as such. Thereby, MaxMind is bound to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Detailed information can be found by clicking the following link: https://support.maxmind.com/information
When you use the online shop, the data required to perform a check of your creditworthiness may be transmitted in accordance with the statutory provisions and under consideration of data protection requirements. For this service, the Westfalen Group uses the external service providers Creditreform Münster Riegel & Riegel KG, Scharnhorststr. 46, 48151 Münster, Germany and Schufa Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany.
To subscribe to a newsletter, you need only provide your e-mail address. We will only use the e-mail address provided to send the relevant newsletter so that you can receive the requested information by e-mail on a regular basis. You can unsubscribe from the requested newsletter again at any time. Information about how to unsubscribe is provided at the end of each e-mail newsletter.
If the data that you provide and enter is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points. We will store your data relating to the newsletter subscription until you unsubscribe from the newsletter with future effect.
You have the right to receive information about the personal data held by Westfalen AG, how this personal data was collected and its intended use. We will be happy to accommodate such a request for information. In such cases, please send a written request for information to our data protection officer (contact details provided below).
Correction, deletion and objection
We will be happy to correct or delete your personal data upon request, as long as this does not contravene any retention periods stipulated by law. If it is not possible to delete your data, we will lock it instead.
We will also delete your stored personal data automatically on a regular basis once the purpose for which it was originally saved is no longer applicable and if the deletion does not contravene any retention periods required by law.
Change to these provisions
We reserve the right to change this data privacy statement. A change to the data privacy statement may be required for technical reasons or for reasons relating to data protection law. Please therefore always refer to the currently valid version.
Name and address of the controller
The controller under the General Data Protection Regulation is:
Tel.: 02 51/6 95-0
Registergericht Münster HRB 186
U.-Id.-Nr. DE 12 61 17 135
Contact data of the data protection officer
Information according to Art. 13 GDPR (valid from May 25, 2018)
Notes on the rights of those affected
Information obligation according to Art. 13 GDPR
The person concerned has the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to them are being processed; if this is the case, she has the right to information about this personal data and the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.
The data subject has the right to request the person responsible to correct any incorrect personal data relating to them and, if necessary, to complete incomplete personal data (Art. 16 GDPR).
The person concerned has the right to demand that the person responsible delete personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. B. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued (right to deletion), unless this is contrary to statutory retention or archiving periods.
The data subject has the right to request the controller to restrict processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. B. if the person concerned has objected to the processing, for the duration of the review by the person responsible.
The person concerned has the right to request that the personal data concerning them, which they have made available to one responsible person, be transferred to another responsible person (Art. 20 GDPR).
The data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them for reasons that arise from their particular situation. The person responsible will then no longer process the personal data unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art . 21 GDPR).
Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The person concerned can assert this right with a supervisory authority in the member state of their place of residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation.
Before you contact the responsible supervisory authority with a complaint, we would like to ask you to clarify this matter with our data protection officer.