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On the following pages we would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data by us and your claims and rights under data protection regulations.

I. Name and address of the controller 

The controller pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other data protection regulations is:

GAZ Geräte- und Akkumulatorenwerk Zwickau GmbH
Reichenbacher Strasse 62-68
08056 Zwickau
Tel.: +49 (0) 375 860
E-mail: info@gaz-gmbh.com
Website: http://www.gaz-gmbh.com

II. Name and address of the data protection officer 

The data protection officer of the controller is:
Name: Tom Forras
Company (if external)
Address: Reichenbacher Str. 62/68,    08056 Zwickau
Tel: 0375-860
E-mail:datenschutz@gaz-gmbh.com
Website: http://www.gaz-gmbh.com

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We categorically process personal data of our users only to provide personalised access to our online services or to enable general online access to our contents and services which is as optimised as possible and to offer advice and technical support, as well as to provide a functioning website in the first place. We process the following data to tailor marketing to your interests: Storage about the use of our online services, IP addresses and cookie IDs.

The processing of personal data of our users regularly only takes place with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and/or the processing of the data is permitted by law. In particular, personal data will only be processed if and to the extent that this is absolutely necessary for technical reasons and/or to fulfil our legal obligations and/or contractual obligations and/or for overriding legitimate interests.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

We process your personal data in a transparent and proper manner in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and general legislation. Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

When processing personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation imposed on our company, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

In the event that processing of personal data is required due to vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR.

If the processing is required to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

You have the right to access to and rectification of your personal data. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke it at any time. If you want to revoke your consent to the processing of your data and there is no other legal reason for the processing, or if you inform us that you do not consent to receiving marketing material, you have the right to have your personal data erased or to limit the processing of your data. In such a case please send an e-mail to datenschutz@gaz-gmbh.com.

Should you have any questions regarding the storage of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.

3. Data erasure and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject are erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can take place beyond this if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in Union regulations, laws or provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or erased if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, unless there is a need for continued storage of the data in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles 

1. Description and scope of data processing

  • Information about the browser type and the version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The internet service provider of the user
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
  • Websites accessed by the user's system through our website

The logfiles contain IP addresses or other data that allow an assignment to a user. This could be the case, for example, if the link to the website from which the user accesses the website or the link to the website to which the user goes contains personal data.

The data are also stored in the logfiles of our system. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and logfiles and is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in logfiles is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data are used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data are not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR is therefore based on these purposes.

4. Duration of storage

The data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of data collection for the purpose of providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended.

If the data are stored in logfiles, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or anonymised, so that an assignment of the accessing client is no longer possible.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in logfiles is mandatory for the operation of the web page. There is therefore no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly and improve the quality of our services. For this reason, we store user preferences in cookies and track user trends in how users behave on our website. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Authentification cookies
  • Cookies of adaptation of user interface

We also use cookies on our website that enable us to analyse the surfing behaviour of the users.

In this way the following data can be transmitted:

  • IP address (is collected and stored in anonymised format)
  • Resolution of the screen/display
  • Terminal type (individual terminal identification features)
  • Operating system and browser type
  • Geographic location (country only)
  • Mouse events (movements, position and clicks)
  • Keyboard entries
  • Preferred language
  • Referring domain
  • Visited pages
  • Date and time
  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way are pseudonymised with technical means. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the user accessing the website. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes. In this context there is also a note how cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Our website uses "first party" cookies and "third party" cookies (i.e. analysis cookies from third party websites).

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

  • We require cookies for the following applications:
  • Applying language settings

Remembering search terms

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used, which enables us to constantly optimise our offer. For this purpose we use the analysis cookies from Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Facebook pixel. A contract for commissioned data processing with the providers of the analysis cookies is in place.


Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of the use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation on our website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On request of the proprietor of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website proprietor with further services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not connected with any other Google data. You can avoid storage of the cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; we do however point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

The data processing, in particular the setting of cookies, is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation.

Further, you can avoid collection of the data created by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google if you download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting the data by clicking on the following link: More information (http://www.gaz-gmbh.com/en/privacy-policy).        
 
Further information on terms of service and data protection is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.


Google Ads
We use the online advertising program "Google Ads" on our website and, in this context, conversion tracking (analysis of visitor activity). Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you are ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller responsible for your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and therefore do not allow personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, Google and we may recognise that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, there is no way that cookies can be tracked through the websites of Ads customers. The information collected by the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics. This tells us the total number of users who have clicked on one of our ads and been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive information that can be used to identify users personally. Your data may be transferred to the USA. Google has certified itself under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby committing itself to comply with European data protection guidelines.

The data processing, in particular the setting of cookies, is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation. You can find more information and the Google privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

Facebook pixel
Our pages integrate the Facebook pixel by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the Facebook pixel. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. This enables Facebook to assign visits to our pages to your user account. We can use the information obtained in this way to display Facebook Ads or for tracking purposes. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook.

The use of the Facebook pixel and the storage of "conversion cookies" is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and our advertising.
For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not want your data to be collected via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences here.

  • Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may not be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

VI. Google Tag Manager

1. We use the Google Tag Manager on our website. The Google Tag Manager is a service by Google Inc. ("Google"). The Google Tag Manager allows us to integrate various codes and services on our website in an orderly and simplified way. The Google Tag Manager does this by implementing the tags or "triggering" the included tags. When a tag is triggered, Google also processes personal data. It cannot be ruled out that Google may also transfer the information to a server in a third country. Furthermore, you can find more detailed information about the Google Tag Manager at www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/ and at policies.google.com/privacy.

In this way the following data can be transmitted:

  • IP address

The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

With the integration of the Google Tag Manager we aim to provide a simplified and clear integration of different services. Furthermore, the integration of the Google Tag Manager optimises the loading times of the various services. Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR is therefore based on these purposes. A contract for commissioned data processing for the use of the Google Tag Manager has been concluded with Google.

4. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

The processed data is only stored for as long as it is required for the intended purpose. You can prevent Google from processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Disable tagging via the Google Tag Manager. However, please note that deactivation may mean that you cannot use our website at all or not to its full extent.

VII. Contact form and e-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

There is a contact form on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If a user chooses this option, the data entered in the input form will be transmitted to us and stored.

These data are:

  • Country
  • Company name (not mandatory)
  • Title
  • First name
  • Surname
  • E-mail address
  • Message

At the time the message is sent, the following data are also stored:

  • The IP address of the user
  • E-mail address of the user
  • Date and time the message is sent
  • Date and time of registration

Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and you will be advised of this Privacy Policy.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the aim of the e-mail contact is the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the input form serves to provide information about our products and services according to your profession and field of interest as well as for consulting and technical support. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process are used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of personal data entered in the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved. Any additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

The user is able to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. Any further conversation in this case is only possible by post. All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be erased in this case.

VIII. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject pursuant to the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights towards the controller:

1. Right to information

You have the right to demand confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed.

If such processing is carried out, you may request the following information from the controller:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information cannot be provided, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5) the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning you, a right to have the processing limited by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to rectification and/or completion towards the controller if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must undertake the rectification without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3) the controller no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require it for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
(4) if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, these data, apart from being stored, may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been limited in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the limitation is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Erasure obligation

You may request the controller to erase personal data concerning you without delay and the controller is obliged to erase such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
(4) Personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
(5) The erasure of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
(7) Information to third parties

If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to erase them in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, it must take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform processors who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to erase all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data.

b) Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is required

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) to comply with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archival, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised the right to rectification, erasure or limitation of processing towards the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the controller.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to have these data communicated to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data were made available, provided

(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 81) lit. b GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to demand that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be impaired as a result.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. Right to objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Where the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option to exercise your right to objection in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

8. Right to revocation of the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation.

9. Automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has a legal effect on you or significantly affects you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
(2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and which provides for appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
(3) is carried out with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller must take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which must at least include the right to obtain the intervention of the controller, to present your point of view and to appeal against the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, in which you work or in which the alleged infringement occurred, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged must inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. The current status is March 2020.

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