1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the data controller
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data means all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The Controller of the data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is SLV Lighting Group GmbH, Niederkasseler Lohweg 18, 40547 Duesseldorf, Tel.: +49 (0)2451– 4833 – 355, Fax: +49 (0)2451 – 4833 – 179, E-Mail: email@example.com. The Controller of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
1.3 The data controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted at the following e-mail address: Carsten Göthner, firstname.lastname@example.org
1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the data controller). You can identify an encrypted connection from the string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
2) Data collection when visiting our website
When using our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you access our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:
2.1 Our visited website
2.2 Date and time at the moment of access
2.3 Amount of data sent in bytes
2.4 Source/link that brought you to the page
2.5 Browser used
2.6 Operating system used
2.7 IP address used (if applicable: in anonymous form)
The processing is carried out pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
We basically differentiate between technically necessary (essential) cookies and others that we use for advertising or marketing purposes (functionality and marketing cookies). A technically required cookie may be used, for example, to remember the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website or to remember an article filter. A functionality or marketing cookie may be used, for example, with Facebook Pixel.
Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out pursuant to Art 6 (1) (b) GDPR either for the performance of a contract, pursuant to Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR if you have expressly consented to the processing of your data, or pursuant to Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible performance of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the user experience. Insofar express consent for processing your data is required pursuant to Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR, you will find a detailed description of the cookies used and their functions in our Consent-Management-Tool powered by usercentrics under Cookie settings.
Please note that you can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about cookies being set and decide individually whether to accept or exclude cookies for specific cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links: Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-sfri11471/mac Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
4) Initial contact
When you contact us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail), personal data are collected. Which data are collected in the case of a contact form, is apparent from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of these data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of concluding a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.
5) Use of your data for direct advertising
5.1 Subscription to our e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you information on our offers on a regular basis. The only thing you need to provide to receive the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to be able to contact you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on an appropriate link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address as registered by your Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the purpose of advertising through the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter, or by sending a message to this effect to the controller named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data in a way that goes beyond this, which is legally permitted and about which we inform you in this declaration.
5.2 Advertising by post
Based on our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first name and surname, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information from you in the course of the contractual relationship – your title, academic level, year of birth and your professional, industry or business designation pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, and to use this information to send you interesting offers and information on our products by regular mail. You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a message to the data controller.
6) Tools and miscellaneous
6.1 Applications for job advertisements by e-mail
In a separate section on our website, we advertise current vacancies for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.
In order to be accepted as a candidate, applicants must provide us with all the personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection together with their e-mail application.
The information required includes general personal details (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a specific position. In addition, health-related information may be required, which must be taken into special consideration under labour and social law in the interest of the welfare protection of the applicant.
The components that must be included in an application in order to be considered and the form in which these components are to be submitted by e-mail can be found in the respective job advertisement.
After we have received the application sent using the e-mail contact address provided, we will store the applicant data and evaluate it for the sole purpose of processing the application. For any queries which may arise during processing, we will use, at our discretion, either the e-mail address provided by the applicant with his/her application or a telephone number provided.
The general legal basis for this processing, including contacting you for queries, is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and Art 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(1) BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act), according to which the application process is regarded as the initiation of an employment contract. Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art 9(1) GDPR (e.g. data concerning health, such as information on the status as a severely disabled person) are requested from applicants within the scope of the application process, the processing is carried out pursuant to Art 9(2)(b) GDPR so that we can exercise our rights under labour law and social security and social protection law and fulfil our obligations in this regard.
Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on Art 9(1)(h) GDPR if it is carried out for the purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for assessing the applicant’s fitness for work, for medical diagnosis, for providing health care or social care, or for the management of systems and services in the health or social care sector.
If, in the course of the assessment described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws his/her application prematurely, any data sent by e-mail and all electronic correspondence, including the original application e-mail, will be deleted at the latest after 6 months following notification. This time-limit is determined on the basis of our legitimate interest in being able to respond to any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, to meet our obligations to provide evidence under the regulations on equal treatment of applicants.
In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(1) BDSG for the purpose of managing the employment relationship.
7) Rights of the data subject
7.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller responsible for processing your personal data, about which we inform you below:
Right of access pursuant to Art.15 GDPR: In particular, you have the right of access to your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, opposition to processing, submitting a complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where applicable, relevant information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees provided for in Art. 46 GDPR if your data are forwarded to third Countries;
Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR: You have a right to immediate rectification of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored with us;
Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to request the erasure of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17(1) GDPR) are met. However, this right does not apply in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data which you dispute is checked, if you refuse to have your data erased due to unlawful data processing and demand instead the restriction of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims after we no longer require these data once the purpose has been achieved, or if you have lodged an objection for reasons of your particular situation, as long as it has not yet been established whether our justified reasons outweigh the objection;
Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectify, erase or restrict the processing vis-à-vis the data controller, the data controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of such recipients.
Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request them to be transferred to another controller, if this is technically feasible;
Right to revoke consent given pursuant to 7(3) GDPR: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;
Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the GDPR, you have the right – without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy –
to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurs.
7.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL CEASE THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.
8) Duration of storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally by the respective legal retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).
When processing personal data on the basis of express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, such data will be stored until the data subject revokes his/her consent.
If there are legal retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal business or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part in their continued storage.
When the personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, these data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his/her right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
When personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21(2) GDPR.
In addition, unless otherwise stated elsewhere in this statement regarding specific processing situations, stored personal data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.