Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit this website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. You can find the latter's contact details in the “Notice concerning the party responsible for this website” section in this Privacy Policy.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors 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 at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected or deleted. You can withdraw any consent you have given for processing your data at any time with effect for the future. You also have the right to request for the processing of personal data to be restricted under certain circumstances. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

You can contact us at any time if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting this website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily using analytics programmes.

Detailed information on these analytics programmes can be found in the following Privacy Policy.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

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.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Becker-Antriebe GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 2-4
35764 Sinn
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 2772 / 507-0
Email: info@becker-antriebe.com

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

Storage period

Unless a specific storage duration has been specified in this Privacy Policy, we store your personal data until the purpose for the data processing activities ceases to exist. If you submit a legitimate request for deletion or withdraw consent to data processing activities, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal details (e.g. storage periods under tax or trade law). In the latter case, the data is deleted once these reasons cease to exist.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

RPA Datenschutz + Compliance GmbH
represented by Henning Koch and Ilja Borchers
Hauser Gasse 19b
35578 Wetzlar
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)6441 67100 0
Email: datenschutz@becker-antriebe.com

Information regarding data transfers to the USA and other third countries

Some of the tools used by us are from companies with head office in the USA or other third countries that are unsafe in terms of data protection. When these tools are activated, your personal data can be transferred to, and processed in, these third countries. Please note that no data protection standard comparable with the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. US companies, for example, must disclose personal data to security agencies without you, the data subject, being able to take court action against such procedures. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, analyse and permanently store your data stored on US servers for surveillance services. We cannot influence these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA IS PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 (1) LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES WITH REGARD TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASES OF THE PROCESSING ACTIVITIES ARE STATED IN THE PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE SHALL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING, PROTECTABLE REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING ACTIVITIES THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING ACTIVITIES SERVE TO ASSERT, ENFORCE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ART. 21 (1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR SUCH ADVERTISING PURPOSES. THIS ALSO APPLIES WITH REGARD TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA SHALL NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ART. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

In the event of violations of the GDPR, the affected data subjects have the right to complain to a regulatory authority, particularly in the member state where they habitually reside and/or work or in the place of the alleged violation. The right to complain exists regardless of other legal appeals under administrative law or before the courts.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

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

Information, deletion and correction

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected or deleted. You can contact us at any time if you have further questions about this issue and the topic of personal data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request for the processing of your personal data to be restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. You have the right to restrict processing in the following circumstances;

  • If you dispute the correctness of your personal data stored by us, we usually require time to check such claim. For the duration of this check, you have the right to request for the processing of your personal data to be restricted.
  • If your personal data was/is processed illegitimately, you can request for the data processing activities to be restricted instead of the data being deleted.
  • When we no longer require your personal data, but you require it for exercising, defending or asserting legal claims, you have the right to request for the processing of your personal data to be restricted instead of the data being deleted.
  • If you have raised an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your and our interests have to be weighed up against each other. As long as it has not been ascertained whose interests outweigh whose, you have the right to request for the processing of your personal data to be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may only be processed – with the exception of their storage – with your consent or to assert, enforce or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or one of its member states.

Objection to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

External links

We use external links that point at other websites, including such where it cannot be ruled out that data is processed in unsafe third countries. They can be recognised as such. When you click on an external link, the target website processes your personal data. The IP address is processed in any event. The browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL, hostname of the accessing computer and time of server query may also be processed.

3. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our web pages use cookies. These are small text files that do not damage your device. They are installed temporarily for the duration of one session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them or your browser deletes them automatically.

Cookies can sometimes also be installed on your device by third parties when you enter our website (third party cookies). This enables us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically required as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the basket function or video displays). Other cookies serve to analyse user behaviour or display advertising.

Cookies that are required (essential cookies) for performing the electronic communication process or for providing certain functions required by you (functional cookies, e.g. for the basket function) or for optimising the website (e.g. cookies for measuring visitors) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If consent for the storage of cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If third-party cookies or cookies for analysis purposes are used, you will be informed about this separately within the scope of this Privacy Policy and your consent may be requested.

Cookiebot consent

Our website uses the Cookiebot consent technology to obtain your consent for the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of certain technologies and for documenting these in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter referred to as “Cookiebot”).

When you enter our website, a connection is created to the Cookiebot servers to obtain your consent and other declarations regarding the cookie use. Cookiebot then stores a cookie in your browser to allocate your consents or withdrawals of consent to you. The data thus collected is stored until you request its deletion, delete the Cookiebot or the purpose for the data processing activities ceases to exist. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Cookies are used to obtain legally required consent for the use of cookies. Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR forms the legal basis for this.

For further details on data protection, go to www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of your server query
  • IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

This data is stored based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the proper technical display and optimisation of its website. Server log files have to be collected for this purpose.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your enquiry is connected with the fulfilment of a contract or is required for the implementation of precontractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiry sent to us (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR) or your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR) if the latter was requested from you.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Email, phone or fax enquiries

When you contact us via email, phone or fax, we store and process your enquiry and all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) for the purpose of processing your enquiry. We do not share this information without your permission.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your enquiry is connected with the fulfilment of a contract or is required for the implementation of precontractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiry sent to us (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR) or your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR) if the latter was requested from you.

We will retain the data you send to us when you contact us until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory legal provisions, especially legal retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (like and share button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated in this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to the information provided by Facebook, the collected data is, however, also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or “Like” button on this website. Go here for an overview of the Facebook plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

When you visit this website, the plugin creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. When you click on the Facebook “Like” button whilst logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of this website with your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can allocate your visit of this website to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the website, do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transferred data nor its use by Facebook. For further information on this topic, go to Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Please log out of your Facebook user account if you do not wish for Facebook to allocate your website visit to your Facebook user account.

The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a comprehensive presence on social media. If corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

If personal data is collected on our website and transferred to Facebook with the help of the tool described above, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, are jointly responsible for the data processing activities (Art. 26 GDPR). However, the joint responsibility is exclusively limited to the collection of the data and transfer to Facebook. The processing of the data by Facebook after the transfer does not form part of the joint responsibility. Our joint responsibilities have been stipulated in an agreement on the joint processing activities. You can read this agreement here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for implementing the tool on our website in a manner that ensures data security. Facebook is responsible for the data security of the Facebook products. You can assert your rights as a data subject (e.g. right to information) regarding the data processed by Facebook directly with Facebook. If you assert your rights as a data subject with us, we are obliged to forward your claim to Facebook.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Go here for details: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendumhttps://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

LinkedIn plugin

This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

A connection to LinkedIn servers is established every time a page of this website containing LinkedIn functions is accessed. LinkedIn obtains information that you have visited this website with your IP address. When you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can allocate your visit on this website to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the website, do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transferred data nor its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plugin is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a comprehensive presence on social media. If corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Go here for details: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62538/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de

For further information on this topic, go to LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plugin

This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

A connection to XING servers is established every time a page of this website containing XING functions is accessed. As far as we know, no personal data is stored during this process. In particular, no IP address is stored nor is the user behaviour analysed.

The data is stored and analysed based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a comprehensive presence on social media. If corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

For further information on data protection and the XING Share button, go to XING’s privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. 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 website visitors. The website operator receives various user data, such as pages accessed, length of stay, operating system and user origin. Google may compile this data in a profile that is allocated to the respective user and/or their device.

We can also record your mouse and scrolling movements and clicks with Google Analytics. Google Analytics also uses various modelling approaches to supplement the collected data sets as well as machine learning technology for the data analyses.

Google Analytics uses technologies that make it possible to recognise the user for the purpose of analysing the user’s behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The use of this analysis tool is used based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and its advertising. If corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent for the storage of cookies), the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Go here for details: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can block Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Storage period

User and event data stored by Google that is linked with cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. double-click cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised or deleted after two months. For details, go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube with extended data protection

This website integrates YouTube videos. The provider of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information on the visitors of this website prior to watching a video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily rule out the transfer of data to YouTube partners. YouTube creates a link to the Google double-click network, regardless if you watch a video or not.

A connection to the YouTube servers is created as soon as you start a YouTube video on this website. The YouTube server is informed about our pages you have visited during this process. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Once a video has started, YouTube can also store various cookies on your device or use similar recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). YouTube can thus obtain information about your visit to this website. This information is used for actions such as recording video statistics, improving user friendliness and preventing attempted fraud.

Additional data processing activities may be triggered after starting a YouTube video. We do not have any influence on these.

We use YouTube to create appealing website contents. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

For further information on YouTube’s privacy policy, go to https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. When Google Maps is active, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of a standardised font display. When accessing Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is exclusively based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Go here for details: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

Further information about handling user data can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

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