Privacy policy

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the ekvip automation GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the responsible party, the ekvip automation GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of ekvip automation GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this Privacy Policy:

Personal data: Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). 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.

Data subject: The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

Processing: Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing: Is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

Profiling: Is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person's job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

Pseudonymization: Is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Person responsible or oerson in charge of the processing: Is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by EU or Member State law, the person responsible or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

Contract processor: Is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient: Is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under EU or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

Third party: Is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the responsible party or the processor.

Consent: Shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject's wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and contact details of the person responsible for the processing and of the data protection officer

This privacy policy applies to data processing by

ekvip automation GmbH

Managing director: Katja Wachsmuth
Nonnenstraße 37, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

Local Court Leipzig HRB 38468 

Phone +49 341 49256040 | Fax +49 89 23 88 57 400
E-mail: info@ekvip.de| Website: www.ekvip.de

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3. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

When accessing our website, the browser used on your technical device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Data volume transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request is coming
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Name of the accessed website
  • Message about successful retrieval

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

Therefore, these anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by us on the one hand statistically and on the other hand with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this in sections 6 and 7 of this privacy policy.

Contacting via the website or by e-mail: Based on statutory provisions, our website contains data that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily given consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

The personal data collected by us for the purpose of contacting you will be deleted after the request you have made has been dealt with.

Registration on our website: If you register on our website by providing personal data, the personal data visible from the respective input mask will be transmitted to us. The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on our website, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned, the date and the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify crimes that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data allows us to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The person responsible for the processing shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information about what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the person responsible shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.

4. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only share your information with third parties if:

  • the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, or
  • this is legally permissible and required according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you or for the initiation of contractual relationships with you at your request, or, if applicable.
  • on the basis of your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

    5. Applications / unsolicited applications

    The ekvip automation GmbH places the highest value on the protection of your personal data. We therefore inform you about our handling of your data and the legal data protection regulations in order to provide you with a trustworthy application process. Please read the following information carefully before submitting your data to us.

    If you wish to submit an online application, this requires you to enter certain personal data marked as mandatory in the online application form. Furthermore, they have the option of providing additional voluntary information and submitting application documents. They only need to provide the data that is required for processing their application or for a pre-contractual relationship with us, or which we are legally obliged to collect.

    The transmission of data and files ("data") provided by you to us will only take place if you have declared by clicking the checkbox that you agree to the collection and processing of your personal data in accordance with the data protection regulations for applications. The data transmission is encrypted (httpss encryption).

    When you send us an application by e-mail, we collect the same from the data sent to us.

    After our team has successfully completed the preliminary review of your application, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a protected account where you can edit your data yourself and add to it as desired.

    The data subject to processing are, for example, your surname, first name, date of birth, place of birth, contact data, any application photos you may have submitted, qualifications (educational qualifications, professional background, knowledge, skills), information in your CV, any profile data from social media (e.g. LinkedIn, XING) as well as other data relevant to the application and any special categories of personal data you may have provided (e.g. photograph, severely disabled status, etc.).

    The data you provide in the application process will be processed by us in order to check your application, to contact you and to offer you suitable positions and, if necessary, to carry out an employment relationship (Purposes of employment).

    ekvip automation GmbH provides services both in its own technical offices and at or in cooperation with customer companies (contract for work, contract for services, temporary employment, together "projects"). In individual cases it operates personnel placement. You can select whether you are available for the latter in the applicant management system, as well as the desired scope of your activity.

    In order to compare the possibilities of employment in projects with our business partners, the data is passed on to these business partners as far as necessary. Where possible, this is done in pseudonymized or anonymized form. The business partners are legally and contractually obligated to protect your data with respect to us and you.

    Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of initiating and, if necessary, concluding and implementing an employment relationship, Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DSGVO, § 26 BDSG (purpose 1) and in this context for the purpose of initiating or implementing a contractual relationship between ekvip automation GmbH and its customers in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DSGVO (purpose 2), as well as for the purpose of fulfilling legal requirements in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit c DSGVO (purpose 3).

    The data processed by us will be stored until the purpose of the processing no longer applies and then until the expiry of any retention periods.

    If you choose the option to be informed about job offers that go beyond your specific application by means of consent, your applicant profile will be stored in the applicant management system  for an initial period of three years, then for a further year after your contact with us, but no longer than until you revoke this consent.

    You have the right to object to the storage of your data at any time. After receipt of your objection, your data will be deleted. This does not apply if legal provisions (e.g. §§ 238, 257 HGB; § 147 AO) oppose the deletion or if the further storage is necessary for evidence purposes (Art. 17 para. 3 lit 3 DSGVO).

    To maintain the data, we sometimes use the services of companies based outside the EU (commissioned processing). However, even in this case, the data is processed in accordance with our high data protection standards and stored and processed exclusively on servers in Germany.

    All data collected and processed by us as part of an application process is protected against unauthorized access and manipulation by technical and organizational measures. The data and files transmitted to us are transferred in encrypted form to prevent misuse by third parties.

    A purely automated decision-making in the sense of Art. 22 DSGVO does not take place.

    Any consent you have given for the storage and use of your personal data and files can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Please address your revocation to: ekvip automation GmbH, Nonnenstraße 37, 04229 Leipzig, Germany or by e-mail to info@ekvip.de

    Furthermore, you shall be entitled to the rights set out in sections 11 and 12.

    You are also welcome to send us unsolicited applications. Please ensure that the transmission method you choose is sufficiently secure. Sending an e-mail without a suitable encryption method is not recommended, as your data could then be read and used by unauthorized persons without much effort. Therefore, please use the offered possibility of the unsolicited application under: https://jobs.ekvip.de/de/apply?id=3243f6. 

    After successful completion of the application process, your data and files will continue to be used within the framework of an employment relationship. In this case, your data will be forwarded and processed to social insurance agencies, tax offices, the law & tax firm commissioned with payroll accounting, as well as to financial institutions for payment processing. In the case of participation in support measures or projects of the Federal Employment Agency or other institutions for company qualification, ekvip automation GmbH is entitled to transfer personal data to the corresponding institution, insofar as this is necessary for the purpose of the measures and/or is required by law.

    6. Cookies

    We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

    In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

    The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

    In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made, so that you do not have to enter them again.

    On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see section 6). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

    The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

    Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookie

    Our website uses the cookie consent technology of Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document this in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter Borlabs).

    When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider.

    The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or delete the Borlabs cookie yourself, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at: httpss://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

    The use of Borlabs cookie consent technology takes place in order to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

    Here you can edit your current settings.

    [borlabs-cookie type=“btn-cookie-preference“ title=“Cookie-Einstellungen bearbeiten“/] 

    7. Analysis tools

    Tracking tools: The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are considered legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned provision.

    The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

    Google Analytics with anonymization function: We have integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on our website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is predominantly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

    The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

    We use the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

    The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

    Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission calculations.

    By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

    The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

    Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link httpss://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within the data subject's sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

    Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Google can be found at httpss://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at httpss://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html . Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link httpss://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/ .

    Google Adwords Conversion Tracking: We have integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google's search engine results and in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result using the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

    The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

    The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertisements on our website.

    If a data subject accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject's information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. The conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, for example the shopping cart from an online store system, have been called up on our website, provided the cookie has not yet expired. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated a sale, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

    The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

    By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the internet pages visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

    The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

    Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

    Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Google can be found at httpss://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

    HubSpot: We use HubSpot on this website and as a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”).

    HubSpot is a software company based in the USA (Hubspot Inc. 25 First Street, 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA 02141 USA) with an office in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Phone: +353 1 5187500.

    This is an integrated software solution that we use to cover various aspects of our online marketing and customer relationship management.

    These include, but are not limited to:

    E-mail marketing (newsletters as well as automated mailings), social media publishing & reporting, reporting (e.g. traffic sources, hits, etc. ...), contact management (e.g. user segmentation & CRM), landing pages and contact forms if applicable.

    User details and their contact information as well as the content of our website are stored on servers of our software partner HubSpot. They can be used by us to contact visitors to our website and to determine which of our company's services are of interest to them. All information we collect is subject to this privacy policy. We use all collected information exclusively to optimize our marketing measures.

    Insofar as we use the live chat service "Messages" from HubSpot, the following data is transmitted to HubSpot's servers upon consent and use of this function:

    Content of all sent and received chat messages

    Context information (e.g. page where the chat was used)

    Optional: e-mail address of the user (if provided by the user via chat function)

    The legal basis for the use of the services of Hubspot is Art. 6 I f DSGVO (legitimate interest to optimize our marketing measures, efficient and fast processing of user requests and improving our service quality on the website.

    We have concluded an order processing agreement with HubSpot based on the EU standard contractual clauses. This ensures compliance with European data protection law.

    Learn more about Hubspot's privacy policy:

    English: legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy

    German: legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy 

    For more information about the cookies used by HubSpot, see:

    English: knowledge.hubspot.com/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser 

    German: knowledge.hubspot.com/de/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser 

    If you generally do not want HubSpot to collect data, you can prevent the storage of cookies at any time by changing your browser settings or by using the following opt-out link:

    8. Integration of Google Maps

    This site uses Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and enables you to use the map function comfortably.

    By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

    For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: httpss://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, httpss://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

    9. Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

    In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts on this website (httpss://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loads. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font. Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. Through this, Google obtains knowledge that our website was called up via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer. For more information about Google Web Fonts, see: developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: httpss://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

    10. Social plugins from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing and LinkedIn using the Shariff solution

    Social plugins ("plugins") from social networks are used on our website. In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, the plugins are not unrestricted, but only integrated into the page using an HTML link (so-called "Shariff solution").

    The developer of the component is GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. More information and the applicable privacy policy of GitHub can be found at: httpss://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/  .

    This integration ensures that when you call up a page of our website that contains such plugins, no connection is yet established with the servers of the provider of the respective social network. If you click on one of the buttons, a new window of your browser opens and calls up the page of the respective service provider, on which you can (if necessary after entering your login data) e.g. press the Like or Share button. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers on their pages, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of the providers:

    XING:         httpss://www.xing.com/privacy

    LinkedIn:    httpss://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-join-privacy-policy

    Facebook:   httpss://www.facebook.com/policy.php

    Twitter:        httpss://twitter.com/de/privacy

    Google+:     httpss://google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

    11. Data subject rights

    You have the right:

    § in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;

    § in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO to demand the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us without delay;

    § pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;

    § You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;

    § pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;

    § in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and

    § to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters.

    12. Right of objection

    If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

    If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to info@ekvip.de.

    13. Legal basis of processing

    Article 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the 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 the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 DS-GVO). If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

    14. Duration for which the personal data are stored

    The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

    15. Data security

    Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

    We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

    16. Topicality and amendment of this privacy policy

    This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status April 2020.

    Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can access the current data protection declaration at any time on our website.

    ekvip automation GmbH | 2020-04-07

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