Data protection statement

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of an affected person, takes place in harmony with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in agreement with the country-specific data protection regulations that apply to Wentronic GmbH (DSAnpUG-EU / BDSG). By means of this data protection statement, Wentronic GmbH would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we process. The rights to which you are entitled are also explained to you in this data protection statement.

In general, you are not required to state any personal information in order to use our website. However, in order to provide our services on an individual basis, we may require personal data, such as to send informative material, ordered goods, to answer individual enquiries and register for our online services. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for this processing, we generally obtain the consent of the affected person.

Wentronic GmbH has implemented many technical and organizational measures in order to ensure the personal data processed via this website is protected as seamlessly as possible.

The responsible entity as defined by the GDPR and DSAnpUG-EU / BDSG and other regulations with a data protection character is:

Wentronic GmbH
Pillmannstraße 12, 38112 Braunschweig
Fon +49 (531) 21058 – 0
Fax + 49 (531) 21058 – 22
E-mail office@wentronic.com

Board of management: Michael Wendt, Marcus Wendt

The data protection officer of the entity responsible for processing is:

Mr. Stephan Toleikis, Thosa-Datenschutz UG (limited liability)
Hans-Böckler-Allee 26, 30173 Hannover
E-mail: Datenschutz@wentronic.com

You can contact our data protection officer directly with all questions and comments on data protection at any time.

If we obtain consent from the data subject to process personal data, Art. 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data required to perform a contract for which the data subject is a contractual party, Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing that is required to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR applies as the legal basis.

In the event that processing of personal data is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party and such interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

If we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data outside the EU / EEC (so-called third countries including the USA), Art. 45 para. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

 

 

Cookies and how we use them

Cookies are specific means of identification that can be transferred to the hard drive of your computer or other devices so that our systems can, for example, recognize your device.

We also use cookies for other purposes. For example, we can:

  • Identify you automatically when you log into our website. This makes it possible to offer you targeted product recommendations and possibly other functions and services.
  • Display content on the Wentronic GmbH website that is specifically tailored to your interests, including advertising.
  • Undertake research and diagnoses to improve content, products and services.
  • Prevent attempted fraud.
  • Improve security.

Cookies offer the advantage that you can use much of what we offer (services/features). If you do not allow cookies to be saved or reject cookies in another manner, it is, for instance, not possible to use other products or services that require registration.

We use third party cookies on our website that allow us to improve the quality of the content we offer you during your visit. These cookies can collect your IP address and non-personal data of your visits. This is done completely anonymously and does not include your name, address, e-mail address or any other personal information. For logged-in visitors, we only collect a single encrypted identifier that cannot be used to identify you. In addition, cookies are used to collect anonymous, statistical information about your navigation behaviour on our website. These cookies expire after one year

The help function in most web browsers explains to you how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser indicates when you have received a new cookie, or how you disable all of the cookies you have received. You can disable and delete similar functions such as flash cookies, which are used by browser add-ons, by changing the settings of the browser add-ons or even via the website of the browser add-on manufacturer.

Besides personal data, information that cannot be allocated to a particular person, such as the browser used, the operating system, the number of visits, etc, is sometimes collected automatically when accessing our website. We exclusively collect this data for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our website and enable us to make our Internet services more attractive. Data is collected and stored in anonymous or pseudonymous form only and, as such, it is not possible to determine your identity as a natural person.

For logged in visitors, our website also uses JavaScript commands to collect browsing and purchase data. This information is used to enrich your customer profile and provide you with an individual experience to all our contact points.

Wentronic GmbH processes and saves personal data only for the period that is necessary to achieve the purpose of storage and where this has been provided for by the European regulators or another legislator in laws or regulations, to which Wentronic GmbH is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer exists or a storage period specified by the European regulators or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal regulations.

You are entitled to receive information at any time regarding the personal data saved about you, without stating a reason and at no expense. You can have the data that has been collected by us blocked, amended or deleted at any time and object to the anonymized or pseudonymized collection and saving of data for the purposes of optimizing our website.

You can also revoke your consent for us to collect and use your data at any time without stating a reason. The processing of data remains lawful until the time of the revocation.

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory body (such as to the state representatives for data protection in Lower Saxony) if you believe that the processing of your data is undertaken unlawfully.

Wentronic GmbH collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of undertaking the application procedure. Processing can also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant transfers corresponding application documents electronically, such as by e-mail, to the entity responsible for processing. If Wentronic GmbH concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transferred data is saved for the purposes of implementing the employment relationship while abiding by the legal regulations. If no employment contract is concluded by Wentronic GmbH with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after the announcement of the rejection decision where deletion does not conflict with other legitimate interests of the entity responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for instance, an obligation to provide evidence in proceedings in accordance with the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

This website of Wentronic GmbH uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information collected by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a server belonging to Google in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” so that IP addresses are only processed in an abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.

Further information and the applicable data protection regulations from Google can be accessed at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

Purpose of processing: Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Legal basis: The legal basis for using Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR

Recipients/categories of recipients: The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer into non-member countries: The personal data will be transferred on the basis of your voluntary consent in accordance with Art. 45 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Duration of data storage: The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs is deleted automatically after 14 months. Data that has reached the end of its storage duration is deleted automatically once a month.

Google Analytics is explained in more detail via this link https://www.google.com/analytics/#?modal_active=none.

We use “Google Ads” (formerly Google AdWords) on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Ads enables us to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media on external websites. This enables us to determine how successful individual advertising measures are. These advertising media are delivered by Google via so-called “AdServers”. For this purpose, we use so-called AdServer cookies, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as display of the ads or clicks by users. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days. They are not intended to identify you personally. The following information is usually stored as analysis values for this cookie: unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wishes to be addressed). These cookies enable Google to recognize your web browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Ads customer’s website and the cookie stored on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. A different cookie is assigned to each Ads customer. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Ads customers’ websites. We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising tools; in particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of Google Ads. According to our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is the possibility that Google learns your IP address and stores it.

We use Google Ads for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to serve relevant and interesting ads to you, to improve campaign performance reports and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. p1. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. It is also possible to prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” (https://www.google.de/settings/ads). We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. In addition, you can deactivate interest-based ads via the link http://optout.aboutads.info. We would like to point out that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

Third-party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on data use by Google, on setting and objection options, and on data protection can be found on the following Google web pages:
Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
Google website statistics: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

This website uses Inxmail to send newsletters. The provider is Inxmail GmbH, Wentzingerstr. 17, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
Inxmail is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters is stored on Inxmail’s servers. When we send newsletters with Inxmail, we can determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. Inxmail further enables us to subdivide newsletter recipients on the basis of various categories (so-called tagging). Here, the newsletter recipients can be subdivided, for example, according to gender or customer relationship (e.g. customer or potential interested party). This data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. If you do not want any analysis by Inxmail, you must therefore unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. 

The  data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from both our servers and the servers of Inxmail after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this. For more details, please refer to the data protection provisions of Inxmail at inxmail.de/datenschutz. We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with Inxmail, in which we oblige Inxmail to protect the data of our newsletter recipients and not to pass it on to third parties.

Within our own legitimate business interests, including with regard to better consulting and supervision for our customers and more needs-appropriate product design, we transfer selected anonymized data to the market research institute GfK in Nuremberg for statistical evaluations, whereby the transfer and processing of the data takes place there while abiding by the respectively valid legal regulations on data protection. Customers can object to this transfer and use of data at any time for the future.

We use “Facebook Pixel” on our website, a service of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as: “Meta”). Facebook Pixel enables Facebook to display our ads on Facebook, so-called “Facebook Ads”, only to those Facebook users who have been visitors to our website, in particular those who have shown interest in our online offering or in certain topics or products. Facebook Pixel enables verification of whether a user was redirected to our website after clicking on our Facebook Ads. Facebook Pixel uses, among other things, cookies, which are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your end device. If you are logged in to Facebook with your user account, the visit to our online offer is noted in your user account. The data collected about you is anonymous for us, so it does not offer us any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, this data can be linked by Facebook to your user account there. We have no influence on the scope and further use of data collected by Facebook through the use of Facebook Pixel. To the best of our knowledge, Meta receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you have a user account with Facebook and are registered, Meta can associate the visit with your user account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible that Meta will learn and store your IP address and possibly other identifying features.

We use Facebook Pixel for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to place relevant and interesting ads for you on Facebook and thus improve our offer, make it more interesting for you as a user and avoid annoying ads. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. p1. 1 lit. a) DSGVO (consent).
You can revoke your consent to the aforementioned collection by Facebook Pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook Ads at any time.

You can make settings regarding which types of advertisements are displayed to you within Facebook on the following website: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. Please note that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. In addition, you can also deactivate cookies that are used for range measurement and advertising purposes via the following web pages:

Please note that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

Third Party Provider Information: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For more information about the third-party provider’s privacy policy, please visit the following website: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Information on the Facebook pixel can be found on the following Facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

Personalized information and offers by trbo GmbH, Römerstrasse 6, 80801 Munich (http://www.trbo.com/) We want to design our website in the best possible way and, to this end, work with external service providers whose tracking tools we use to manage and improve our online services, in particular to measure the use of our online services and the effectiveness of our online advertising. This helps us to understand which pages are particularly attractive to users of our services, which products interest our customers most, and which individual offers we should make to our website users in each case. The data collected and used in this context is always stored only under a pseudonym (e.g. a random identification number) and is not merged with personal data about you (e.g. name, address, etc.). Insofar as the external service providers receive access to the data, this is done exclusively on our behalf and under our control. Technically, the tracking tools used use in particular so-called “cookies” and “web beacons” to collect the following information: Which pages are visited when, how often, and in which order, which products are searched for, which links or offers are clicked on, and which orders are placed. If you do not want us to collect and use information about your use of the website in this way, you can object to this via the following link (so-called “opt-out”): https://www.trbo.com/en/opt-out/ For this purpose, a corresponding opt-out cookie will be set for you, which does not contain any data suitable for tracking, but merely enables your objection to the data collection to be recognized so that it is no longer carried out.
disable trbo link: https://www.trbo.com/en/opt-out/

Getting in contact

If you have any further questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deletion or correction requests with regard to your personal data and for revocations of granted consent.