Privacy Policy

Declaration of consent to data protection

Aboutwater GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and it goes without saying that we comply with data protection regulations, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). On this page we inform you about the processing on our website and your rights.

Our website can usually be used without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Your personal data will be stored and processed responsibly in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

cookies

Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases. You can exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

SSL encryption

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix "https://" in the page link in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked with "http://". All data that you transmit to this website - such as inquiries or logins - cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.

contact form

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

Access data/server log files

The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data from you. This storage takes place on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website. The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently check the log data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as to payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the fulfillment of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

Data processing on the website

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data is only collected if you actively contact us by email. This data is processed in the company in order to process your request.

Furthermore, we use data received from you within the legal provisions in order to send you interesting information and offers about our products and services by post. Consumers will only receive information and offers by e-mail, SMS or fax if you have given us your consent.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.

right of providing information

Upon request, we will provide you with information about the data stored about you free of charge. The contact details can be found at the bottom of this page. If there is data about you, you also have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Public Directory of Procedures

Section 4g of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates that the data protection officer must make the list of procedures available to everyone in a suitable manner in accordance with Section 4e. We would be happy to send you the public directory of procedures free of charge. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.

Objection to promotional mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been expanded to include the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously (so-called IP masking).

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click the following link to prevent future detection by Google Analytics within this website. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Disable Google Analytics

You can find more information on the terms of use and data protection under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when registering for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletter also contains information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else's e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: In order to register for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name so that we can address you personally in the newsletter.

The sending of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a, Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required , on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 Paragraph 3 of the UWG.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our interest is focused on the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets user expectations and also allows us to prove consent.

Termination/Revocation – You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletters - Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent using the mail service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter – measurement of success

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval, are initially collected.

This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to revoke the success measurement separately. In this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

comment function

If users leave comments on our website, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved in addition to this information. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Use of Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to display external fonts on our website. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield") https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.
By connecting to Google when you visit our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be sent.
Google offers under https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated and https://policies.google.com/privacy further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

Using Adobe Typekit

We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which gives us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. This gives Adobe the information that our website was accessed from your IP address. For more information about Adobe Typekit, see Adobe's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html

Use of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website to show our location and to create directions. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield") https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
If you call up the Google Maps component integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your Internet browser. Your user settings and data are processed in order to display our location and create a route description. We cannot rule out that Google uses servers in the USA.
The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.
Through the connection to Google established in this way, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the directions are to be sent.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under “Cookies” above.
In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is based on the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=de and the Google Maps Terms of Service https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

In addition, Google offers under https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated and https://policies.google.com/privacy further information.

Facebook pixels

This website uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook to measure conversion. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, however, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

In this way, the behavior of site visitors can be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of the Facebook ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures to be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook uses the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Use Policy can use. This enables Facebook to place advertisements on Facebook pages and outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as the site operator.

The use of Facebook pixels is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures, including social media. If a corresponding consent was requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. the consent can be revoked at any time.

You will find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook's data protection information: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also use the Custom Audiences remarketing feature in the Ads Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen deactivate. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can opt out of Facebook's behavioral advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube". YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield") https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active guarantees Google and thus also the subsidiary YouTube that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
We use YouTube in connection with the "extended data protection mode" function to be able to show you videos. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the "extended data protection mode" function ensures that the data described in more detail below is only transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video. Without this "extended data protection" a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access one of our websites on which a YouTube video is embedded.
This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will record and process at least your IP address, the date and time and the website you have visited. In addition, a connection to Google's "DoubleClick" advertising network is established.
If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube assigns the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.
For the purpose of functionality and to analyze usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your end device. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by making a setting in your Internet browser. See “Cookies” above for more information.
Google provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the https://policies.google.com/privacy retrievable data protection information.

Privacy Policy for Applicants

data security

Your information will be treated as strictly confidential and encrypted during electronic transmission. All personal data collected and processed by us as part of an application is protected against unauthorized access and manipulation by technical and organizational measures.

Purpose and legal basis for data processing

We process personal data about you for the purpose of your application for an employment relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the decision to establish an employment relationship with us. The legal basis is Section 26 Paragraph 1 in conjunction with Paragraph 8 Sentence 2 BDSG.
Furthermore, we can process personal data about you insofar as this is necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us from the application process. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1, Letter f GDPR, the legitimate interest is, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
If there is an employment relationship between you and us, we can process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with Section 26 (1) BDSG if this is necessary for the implementation or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfillment of the a law or a collective agreement, a company or service agreement (collective agreement) resulting rights and obligations of the representation of interests of the employees is required.

Categories of processed personal data

We process data related to your application. This can be general data about you (such as name, address and contact details), information about your professional qualifications and school education or information about professional training or other information that you send us in connection with your application. In addition, we can process job-related information that you have made publicly available, such as a profile on professional social media networks.

Disclosure and processing of personal data

Your application will be processed as quickly as possible by our human resources department. The application will then be forwarded to the appropriate department. The review of your application documents may take some time.
A transfer to a third country is not intended.

storage

If we cannot find a suitable position for your profile, but your profile is fundamentally of interest, you hereby give us your consent to keep and save the application data.

However, you have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you immediately, and we are obliged to erase personal data without delay if none of the following reasons apply:
– for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
– to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Necessity to provide personal data

The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract, nor are you obliged to provide the personal data. However, the provision of personal data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract for an employment relationship with us. This means that if you do not provide us with any personal data when applying for a job, we will not be able to enter into an employment relationship with you.

declaration of consent

By providing your data, you agree to the use of your data in our company.

Right to information, correction, restriction of processing, data transferability or deletion of data as well as the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified there;
pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
According to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims is required;
pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data; the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion; we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;
pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

If you have any questions about data protection at aboutwater GmbH, please feel free to contact us:
aboutwater GmbH
Robert-Koch-Str. 2
82152 Planegg
info@aboutwater.de