We would like to use the information below to provide you, the “data subject”, with an overview of our processing of your personal data and your rights under data protection law. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services offered by our company through our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for this processing, we will generally obtain your consent.
Personal data, such as your name, address or email address, is always processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Paul Henke GmbH & Co. KG. The aim of this Privacy Notice is to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.
As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, as a rule, internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, and we are unable to guarantee absolute protection. Because of this, you are free to send us personal data by alternative means, for example by telephone or post.
Paul Henke GmbH & Co. KG, Brückenstraße 94, 32584 Löhne, Phone +49 57 31 / 74 07-0, Fax +49 57 31 / 74 07-515, email@example.com
You can reach the data protection officer as follows:
You may contact our data protection officer directly at any time if you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
This Privacy Notice uses terms based on those used by European lawmakers in adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Privacy Notice is intended to be easy for the public as well as our customers and business partners to read and understand. To ensure this is the case, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms in this Privacy Notice, among others:
1. Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
2. Data subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller (our company).
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
4. Restriction to processing
Restriction to processing means marking stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, given that suc additional information is kept separate and subject to appropriate technical and organisational measures that ensure that personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
7. Data processor
The data processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
9. Third parties
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the data controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Consent is any unambiguous voluntary declaration of consent given by the data subject for a specific case in an informed manner in the form of a statement or other action clearly confirming consent (ticking a box) with which the data subject indicates their agreement to their personal data being processed.
Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR (in conjunction with Section 15 Paragraph 3 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz [TMG]) serves as our company’s legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR. The same applies to those processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of queries regarding our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(c) GDPR.
In rare cases, processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if someone visiting our business were to be injured and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information needed to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing would then be based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(d) GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR. Processing operations not based on any of the above-mentioned legal bases may be carried out if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or those of a third party, provided the interests and fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not take precedence. We are permitted to engage in these kinds of processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned in European law. In this respect, the legislature took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
Your personal data will not be sent to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will disclose your personal data to third parties:
1. if you have expressly consented to this pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(a) GDPR;
2. disclosure under Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR is permitted to safeguard our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data;
3. in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose your data pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(c) GDPR; and
4. if this is legally permissible and necessary for the performance of our contract with you pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(b).
To protect your data and, where applicable, to enable us to transmit data to third countries (i.e. countries outside of the EU/EEA), we have concluded data processing agreements using the standard contractual clauses stipulated by the European Commission.
7.1 SSL/TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login details or contact requests that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar reading “https://” instead of “http://” and the lock symbol in the browser bar.
We use this technology to protect personal data transmitted by you.
7.2 Data collection when visiting the website
If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data your browser sends our server (in what is known as “server log files”). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you access a website or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. Data collected may include
1. the browser type(s) and version(s) used;
2. the operating system used by the accessing system;
3. the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (called a referrer);
4. the sub-pages accessed via an accessing system on our website;
5. the date and time the website is accessed;
6. a truncated internet protocol address (anonymised IP address);
7. the accessing system’s internet service provider.
No conclusions are drawn about you when using this general data and information. Instead, this information is needed to
1. properly deliver our website content;
2. optimise the content of the website as well as to advertise it;
3. ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and our website’s technology; and
4. provide the information necessary for law enforcement authorities to prosecute in the event of a cyber attack.
This collected data and information is therefore analysed statistically and further analysed by us with the aim of increasing data protection and data security within our company to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data being processed by us. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes listed above for the collection of data.
8.1 General information about cookies
Information generated from the specific device used is stored in cookies. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.
We also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness. These cookies are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you return to our website to use our services, cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have visited our website previously and remember the inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
Furthermore, we also use a cookie to document the consent you have given for the placement of non-technically necessary functions (e.g. cookies, plugins).
In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR and with respect to all other cookies, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. using our contact form or by email). This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your query or establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(f)f GDPR. If the aim of you contacting us is to conclude a contract, processing is also legally based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR. Your data will be erased once we have finished processing your query. This is the case when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been clarified in a conclusive manner and there are no statutory retention obligations in place that prevent its erasure.
10.1 Google Maps
We use Google Maps (API) on our website, provided through Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps to visually display geographic information. For example, by using this service, you can view our location and make it easier for you to reach us.
When you access sub-pages in which a Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transferred to Google's servers in the US and stored there. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether you have no user account with them at all. When you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile associated with Google, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and analysis it. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.
10.2 Google WebFonts
Our website uses web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This gives Google information that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website.
These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.
11.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed.
11.2 Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
Under the legal provisions in place, you have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you at any time, free of charge, as well as the right to access a copy of such data from us.
11.3 Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to yourself. Furthermore, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
11.4 Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, provided one of the reasons stipulated by law applies and if processing and/or storage is not necessary.
11.5 Restriction to processing (Article 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the legal requirements is met.
11.6 Data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
You have the right obtain personal data relating to you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another data controller without hindrance by us, to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, and the data is processed using automated procedures, unless processing is necessary to complete a task, is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of an official authority assigned to us.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, you have the right to have personal data transferred directly from one data controller to another, provided this is technically feasible and does not impede the rights and freedoms of other persons.
11.7 Objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data relating to you for reasons relating to your particular situation where this is done on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of the weighing of legitimate interests) GDPR.
This also applies to profiling based on these provisions pursuant to Article 4 Number 4 GDPR.
Should you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for doing so that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for these marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling where this is connected to this kind of direct marketing. Should you object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
In addition, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless this processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
You are free to exercise your right to lodge an objection in relation to the use of information society services, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
11.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.
11.9 Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection regarding our processing of personal data.
As a company, we not only process personal data on our website, but also through many other processes. In order to be able to give you, the data subject, as much detailed information as possible on these processing purposes, we have compiled information for the following processing activities here, thereby meeting our legal duty to inform under Articles 13 to 14 GDPR:
• Privacy information on handling applicant data
• Privacy information on handling contacts and communication partners
• Privacy information on handling customers, suppliers and service providers
If you need further information that you are unable to find here and in the detailed Privacy Notices, please request this in confidence from our data protection officer.
We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to meet the storage purpose or as required by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a required retention period expires, personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.
This Privacy Notice is currently valid and was last updated in October 2021.
It may be necessary for us to amend this Privacy Notice in the process of further developing our website and the services we offer through our website or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements.