Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. Thank you for your interest in Ferdinand Feinwerktechnik GmbH. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legislation on the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. In this privacy policy, we shall inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by Ferdinand Feinwerktechnik GmbH and of the rights granted to you.

Personal data is the information that enables identification of a natural person. In particular, this includes name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address and IP address. 

Data is considered anonymous if no personal reference can be made to a user. 

First, we would like to inform you about your rights as a data subject. These rights are standardized in Articles 15 to 22 of the GDPR. They include: 

- Right to information (Article 15 of the GDPR),
- Right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR),
- Right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR),
- Right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR),
- Right to restriction of data processing (Article 18 of the GDPR),
- Right to object to data processing (Article 21 of the GDPR). 

In order to assert these rights, please contact Juergen M. Ferdinand. The same applies if you have any questions about data processing at our company. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. 

Right to object

Please note the following in conjunction with your right to object:
In the event that we process your data in order to protect legitimate interests, you can object to this processing at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation. We shall then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing warranting protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. You may object free of charge and in any form

Purposes and legal bases for data processing

The processing of your personal data complies with the provisions of the GDPR and all other applicable data protection provisions. The legal bases for data processing are derived in particular from Article 6 GDPR. 

Except as specifically described elsewhere in this policy, we use your data exclusively to optimize our website, for example to improve the availability of the most visited pages or to improve the display on mobile devices. For details, please refer to the section on “Cookies”. 

There shall be no processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9(1) GDPR.

Forwarding to third parties

We will only pass your data on to third parties within the scope of the statutory provisions or with the appropriate consent. Otherwise, no data will be passed on to third parties unless we are obliged to do so due to mandatory legal requirements (forwarding to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).

Recipients of data / Categories of recipients

Within our company, we ensure that the only persons to receive your data are those that need it in order to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, we will also share your information with that company. 

In many cases, service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their tasks. We share your IP address and the data mentioned in section “contact form” below with service providers that, among other things, help us administer our website and provide technical support. Relevant data protection contracts have been concluded with all service providers.

Transfer to third countries / Intent to transfer to third countries

We do not transmit or intend to transmit any data to third countries (outside the European Union and the European Economic Area). However, we point out that Google Maps is used on this website. For details, please refer to the “Google Maps” section.”

DatenStorage period for data

We store your data as long as it is needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that there are various retention periods requiring that data shall continue to be stored. In particular, this refers to commercial or fiscal retention obligations (for example arising from the German Commercial Code or the General Fiscal Law). If there are no further retention obligations, the data will be routinely deleted after it has fulfilled its purpose. 

In addition, we may retain data if you have given us your permission to do so, or if legal disputes arise, and we use evidence within the statutory limitation periods, which may be up to thirty years; the regular limitation period is three years.

Secure transfer of your data

We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to help best protect the data stored by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

You can also use alternative communication channels (for example by post). 

Obligation to provide data

Various personal data is necessary in order to establish, implement and terminate a contract and to fulfill associated contractual and legal obligations. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions it provides. 

In certain cases, data must also be collected or made available due to legal provisions. Please note that it is will not be possible to process your request or execute the underlying contractual obligation without providing this information.

Contact form / Contact by email (Article 6(1)(a),(b) GDPR)

There can be a contact form available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If you write to us via the contact form, we will process the data you provide to contact you and answer your questions and requests. 

In doing so, we respect the principle of data minimization and data avoidance by requiring you to provide only the data we absolutely need to contact you. These are your email address and the message field itself. In addition, your IP address shall be processed for reasons of technical necessity as well as legal protection. All other data is optional and may be provided voluntarily (e.g., to provide a more personalized answer to your question). 

Newsletter (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR)

If a newsletter is offered, you will be informed accordingly at the appropriate place.

Automated individual decisions

We do not use purely automated processing to make decisions.

Cookies (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR / Article 6(1)(a) GDPR with consent)

Our website uses “cookies” in several places. They are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved by your browser and stored on your computer (locally on your hard drive). 

These cookies enable us to analyze how users use our website. We can thus design the website content according to visitors’ needs. Cookies also allow us to measure the effectiveness of specific advertisements and to place them according to users’ thematic interests, for example. 

Most cookies we use are “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically after your visit. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted from your computer once their period of validity (usually six months) is reached or you delete them yourself before the end of this period of validity. 

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can usually change your browser’s settings.

Please note: If you deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website.

Web analytics service Matomo

Our website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for the statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an anonymous analysis of your use of the website. A conclusion to a specific person is not possible because your IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage.

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

The use of Matomo is for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Thereby we learn how the website is used and thus we can constantly optimize our offer.

The cookies used by Matomo are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by him to our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

You may object at any time to the storage and analysis of this data by Matomo. If you wish, please click here. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is permanently stored in your browser, which causes Matomo to collect no data for storage and evaluation. However, should you intentionally or unintentionally delete this cookie, the opposition to the data storage and evaluation will also be revoked and can be renewed via the link above.

Alternatively, most modern browsers have a so-called "Do Not Track" option, which tells websites to not track your user activity. Matomo respects this option.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps (API) form Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for the presentation of interactive (land-) maps to visually present geographical information. By using this service, you will be able to view our locations and approach facilitated.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR on the basis of our justified interest, so that we can show you our locations and give you directions if necessary. In order for the maps to be displayed correctly, technically necessary data must be transmitted to Google and must be processed by them. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you don’t want to be associated with your profile on Google, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for not logged in users) as user profiles and evaluates them. The data transfer will not start until you click on the respective map. An automatic transfer of your personal data when calling up the website does not take place.

Google LLC is certified according to the EU-US Privacy-Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, there is a possibility to deactivate the web service Google Maps, by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case you cannot use Google Maps any more. You can read the terms of use of Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html, the additional Terms of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.

Detailed information on data protection regarding to the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website (“Google Privacy Policy”): http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

YouTube

YouTube is a video portal provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”). We have embedded at least one plugin from YouTube into our online services.

When you visit an online service that contains a YouTube plugin, your browser will connect directly to the YouTube servers. In the process, YouTube will be informed that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our online services, even if you do not have a YouTube account or are not logged in to your account. This information is directly transmitted by your browser to a YouTube server and stored there.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account at the same time, it will also be possible to associate the page view with your YouTube account, which would allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile.

If you wish to prevent this transmission and storage of your data and behavior on our online services by YouTube, you must log out of YouTube before you visit our site and delete any cookies placed by YouTube. 

You can find further information about YouTube’s collection and use of your data in the privacy guidelines at https://www.YouTube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines and in Google’s Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Online content and children

Persons under the age of 16 may not submit personal data to us or give a declaration of consent without the consent of their parents or guardians. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active part in their children’s online activities and interests.

Links to other providers

Our website also contains clearly recognizable links to the websites of other companies. We have no influence over the content of linked websites of other providers. No guarantee or liability can therefore be accepted for such content. The content of these sites is the responsibility of the respective owner or operator. 

The linked sites were checked for any possible legal violations and identifiable infringements at the time of linking. No illegal content was found at the time the links were created. Continuous monitoring of the content of the linked sites without concrete evidence of a violation is not feasible. We will remove any links to content that is illegal or violates any laws as soon as we become aware of such violations.

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