Privacy Policy

1. Our Privacy Policy at a Glance

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our privacy policy below.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the website operator’s contact details in the section “Information on the Data Controller” in this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data will be collected when you communicate it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data is collected by our IT systems either automatically or with your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time at which a page is viewed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you visit this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the faultless operation of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how you use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection without charge. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time with future effect. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time about this and other questions regarding data protection.

Analytical tools and tools from third parties

Your browsing behaviour may be statistically analysed when you visit this website. This is done mainly with analytical programs.

Detailed information on these analytical programs can be found in the following data protection declaration.

2. Hosting

All-Inkl

Our website is hosted by All-Inkl. The provider is ALL-INKL.COM – Neue Medien Munich, Inh. René Munich, Hauptstrasse 68, 02742 Friedersdorf (hereinafter referred to as All-Inkl). For details, see All-Inkl’s privacy policy:
https://all-inkl.com/datenschutzinformationen/.

The use of All-Inkl is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Act of the EU (EU GDPR). We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation of our website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the device you are using (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Contracted data processing

We have concluded a data processing contract (DPC) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this company only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the EU GDPR.

3. General and Mandatory Information

Privacy Policy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Various personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please be aware that data transmission on the internet (e.g., email communication) can have security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the Data Controller

The data controller for the data processing on this website is:

EMDE Automation GmbH
Koppelheck
56377 Nassau
Telephone: +49 (0)2604 9703–0
Email: info@emde.de

The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).

Retention period

Unless a more specific retention period is stated within this privacy policy, your personal data will be retained by us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you make a justified request for deletion or revoke consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 (a) EU GDPR if special categories of data are processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 EU GDPR. In the event of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also carried out on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to access to information in the device you are using (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the data processing is also carried out on the basis of Section 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (b) EU GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (c) EU GDPR if this is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation. The data processing may also be based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Information on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. Please be aware that a level of data protection comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, the possibility that US authorities (e.g., intelligence services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes cannot be excluded. We have no influence over these processing activities.

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out before the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 PARA. 1 (e) OR (f) EU GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU LODGE AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21 para. 1 EU GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS 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. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 21 (2) EU GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate:

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kugelmann
Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz

Telephone: +49 (0) 6131 8920-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6131 8920-299
Website: https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/
Email: poststelle(at)datenschutz.rlp.de

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, erasure and correction

The applicable legal provisions grant you the right, at any time and at no charge, to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time about this and any other questions you may have on the subject of personal data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists under the following circumstances:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data held by us. We will usually need time to verify this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted for the duration of the verification process.
  • If the processing of your personal data was undertaken/is being undertaken unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted instead of erased.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) EU GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data is restricted for as long no determination has been made as to whose interests prevail.
  • If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data can – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our internet pages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to the device you are using. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) in the device you are using. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored in the device you are using until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored in the device you are using when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g., cookies for the security of your users).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the cookies for the security of your users or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions you have requested (e.g., contact form cookies), or to optimise the website (e.g., cookies to measure web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically fault-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 TTDSG). This consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the installation of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will inform you about this separately in conjunction with this privacy policy and, if applicable, request your consent.

Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the consent technology from Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or the withdrawal of these consents. This data is not shared with the provider of Borlabs Cookie.

The collected data collected is stored until you request us to delete it or you delete the Borlabs Cookie yourself, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods are not affected. You can find more detailed information about the Borlabs Cookie data processing at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.

The Borlabs Cookie consent technology is used to obtain the legally required consents for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 (c) EU GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by using the following buttons:

Cookies abmelden

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details in the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for any follow-up enquiries. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) EU GDPR, provided that your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR) if this has been requested. This consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after we have completed processing your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – are not affected by this.

Enquiry by email, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including all accompanying personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (b) EU GDPR, provided that your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR) if this has been requested. This consent can be revoked at any time.

We will retain the data you send to us on the contact form until you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – are not affected by this.

5. Procedure for Job Applications

Processing data for job applications with Recruitee

We use the services of the company Recruitee B.V., address: Keizersgracht 313, 1016 EE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (hereinafter: “Recruitee”) for job applications. Our jobs subpage integrates a Recruitee website especially created for EMDE Automation.

Recruitee collects personal access data when the Jobs subpage is called up. This provides Recruitee with information about you, such as your device’s IP address or device and browser identification. If you send us your application data via the form field or the specified job email address of EMDE Automation, Recruitee processes all of the data that is transmitted.

You can find Recruitee’s privacy policy at https://recruitee.com/de/privacy.

You can object to the processing of the data at any time via a link under each email sent via Recruitee.

We use Recruitee on the basis of our legitimate interest to optimise and efficiently design the application management and processes at EMDE Automation. The basis is a data processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 EU GDPR.

We have concluded a data processing contract (DPC) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this company only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the EU GDPR.

6. Analytical Tools and Advertising

Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies in our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, does not store cookies, and does not perform any independent analyses. It is only used for the management and functioning of the tools that are integrated through it. However, Google Tag Manager does collect your IP address, which may also be transferred to Google’s parent company in the United States.

The use of the Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the quick and easy integration and management of various tools on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the device you are using (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse the behaviour of visitors to its website.

It enables the website operator to receive various usage data, such as page views, duration of visit, operating systems used, and the origin of the user. This data is summarised in a user ID and assigned to the respective device the website visitor is using.

Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. In addition, Google Analytics uses various modelling approaches to augment the data sets it collects and employs machine learning technologies in data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The use of this analytical tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the device you are using (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find the details here:
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

We use conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords clients that have opted for conversion tracking. Clients can then find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser settings. By doing so you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

For more information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ .

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Newsletter

This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service for the organisation and analysis of the distribution of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g., email address) is stored on CleverReach’s servers in Germany or Ireland.

Sending our newsletters via CleverReach allows us to analyse the behaviour of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyse how many recipients have opened the newsletter email and how often each link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, we can also analyse whether a predefined action (e.g., visiting our website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on data analysis through CleverReach newsletters, please visit: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time by cancelling your subscription to the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried is not affected by the withdrawal.

We have concluded a data processing contract (DPC) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this company only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the EU GDPR.

Use Google reCAPTCHA

We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer makes a certain entry in our newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the device you are using, the website that you visit with us and on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks that require you to identify images. The legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated inputs (attacks).

7. Plugins and Tools

Userlike with enhanced privacy mode

We use Userlike (hereinafter “Userlike”) to process user enquiries via our support channels or via live chat systems. The provider is Userlike UG (Limited Liability), Probsteigasse 44 -46, 50670 Cologne.

Messages that you send to us can be saved in the Userlike ticket system or answered by our staff in live chat. When you communicate with us through Userlike, we and Userlike store, among other things, your name and email address if you have provided them and your chat history. This data is summarised in a profile.

Messages sent to us remain with us until you ask us to erase them or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after we have completed processing your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – are not affected by this.

The use of Userlike is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) EU GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in processing your requests as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (a) EU GDPR and Section 25 para. 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the device you are using (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information, please see Userlike’s privacy policy:
https://www.userlike.com/de/data-privacy and
https://www.userlike.com/de/blog/live-chat-software-datenschutz-dsgvo

8. Social Media Platforms

We use various social media platforms to increase our presence. You have the option of being redirected via a link from our website to the respective platforms. We do not collect any data from you through this.

We have no influence over the data and data processing operations collected from you by the social media platforms, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, or the duration of storage. In particular, experience has shown that platform providers store your data as usage profiles and use them for the purposes of advertising, market research, and the needs-based design of their platforms.

You can find more information on data processing by the social media platforms we use in the privacy statements of the providers:

LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Xing & Kununu: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy

To exercise your data subject rights in connection with data processing by the social media platforms, you must contact the respective provider.