Privacy protection information

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our company. We take protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your data in accordance with the applicable laws regarding the protection of personal data, especially the EU GDPR and the country-specific implementation laws relevant to us. 

This Privacy Policy provides you with comprehensive information on the processing of your personal data by Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG and your rights. “Personal data” means information that can be used to identify a natural person. Personal data especially include your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and IP address. Anonymous data are data that do not allow any reference to the data subject to be established.

Responsible body (data controller) and data protection officer

Address
Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG, Meitnerstraße 11, 70563 Stuttgart, Germany 

Contact Information
Tel.: +49 711 7841-0, fax: +49 0711 7841-160, e-mail: info@leadec-services.com 

Data Protection Officer Contact Information
If you have any questions on data protection, please send an e-mail to datenschutz@leadec-services.com

Purpose of and legal basis for data processing

In the processing of your personal data, the provisions of the EU GDPR and the (new) German Federal Data Protection Act as well as all other applicable data protection provisions are complied with. The legal basis for data processing is especially yielded from Art. 6 of the EU GDPR. 

As industrial services specialists, we use your data for generating business leads, fulfilling contractual and legal obligations, performance of the contract, offering products and services, and strengthening customer relationships, which can also include analysis for marketing purposes and direct advertising. 

Your consent also constitutes a permissibility requirement according to data protection law. We will inform you of the purposes of data processing and your right to withdraw your consent. If the consent also relates to processing of special categories of personal data, we will explicitly point this out to you in the consent statement (Art. 88(1) of the EU GDPR in conjunction with §26(3) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (new)). 

Processing of special categories of personal data in the sense given in Art. 9(1) of the EU GDPR will only occur if it is required by law and there is no reason to believe that your protection-worthy interest in exclusion of processing overrides it (Art. 88(1) of the EU GDPR in conjunction with §26(3) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (new)). Data processing based on legitimate interests currently does not take place.

Obligation to supply data

Various personal data are necessary for the establishment, performance, and ending of the contract and the fulfillment of the associated contractual and legal obligations. This also applies to the use of our website and the various features it makes available. 

In some cases, data must be collected or made available pursuant to legal provisions. Please note that it is not possible to process your query or achieve performance of the underlying contract if these data are not supplied.

Automated individual decision making

We currently do not use purely automated processing processes for making decisions.

Data categories, sources, and origin

The context determines the data we process: This depends on, e.g., whether you are entering a query in our contact form, sending a query, or submitting a job application, etc. Please note that we may also supply information at suitable places for special processing situations, e.g., uploading of application documents.

When you visit our website, we collect and process the following data: 

  • Name of Internet Service Provider (ISP);
  • Information on webpage from which you visited us;
  • Browser and operating system used;
  • IP address assigned by your ISP;
  • Requested files, volume of data transferred, downloads/file exports; and
  • Information (including date and time) about the pages retrieved by you on our website. 

For reasons of technical security (especially protection from hacking attempts), these data are stored in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the EU GDPR. After seven days at the latest, anonymization takes place through truncation of the IP address so that no reference to the user can be established. Please also heed the separate information on use of web tracking tools and social media plug-ins below. 

When you contact us with a query, we collect and process the following data: 

Name, contact data (e.g., e-mail address), and information on your wishes and interests. Please heed the separate information on contacting us with queries.  

For advertising purposes, we use the following data: 

Address and contact data according to campaign and communication channel (regular mail, e-mail, etc.). Please heed the separate information on advertising below. 

When you submit an online application, we collect and process the following data: 

Please heed the specific privacy policies that we make available to applicants in a suitable place, not in this document.

Data recipients/categories of data recipients

Within our company, we ensure that only those people who require your data to fulfill contractual and legal obligations receive your data. Data transfer within the Group is carried out in harmony with the applicable laws; this also applies to international data transfer. 

In addition, our departments are supported by external service providers in fulfillment of their tasks. The contracts required in accordance with data protection laws have been signed with all service providers who process personal (customer, interested party, employee, and applicant) data on our behalf.

Transfer to third countries/intent to transfer to third countries

Transfer of data to third countries (outside the European Union and the European Economic Area) only takes place if this is required for performance of the contract, if it is prescribed by law, or if you have given us consent to do so. Maintaining of the data protection level is primarily ensured through the corresponding data protection contract. 

Personal data are transferred both to external service providers and to Group or associated companies in the group of companies, some of which are located outside the European Economic Area, e.g., in the US, Brazil, India, or China. An overview of Leadec locations can be viewed on our homepage.

Transfer to third parties

We will only pass on your data to third parties within the scope of the legal provisions or with the corresponding consent. Otherwise, we will not pass on your data to third parties unless we are under a legal obligation to do so (disclosure to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).

Data retention duration

We store your data as long as they are required for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention requirements necessitate further storage of data. This especially applies to retention obligations according to commercial or tax law (e.g., commercial code, tax code, etc.). 

As long as no further retention obligations exist, the data are routinely deleted after the purpose has been fulfilled. Otherwise, data will only be stored for longer periods in certain cases, for example, if you have granted permission to us to do so or if information is required as evidence in legal disputes. Please also take into account statutory limitation periods, which can be up to 30 years; the normal limitation period is three years.

Secure transmission of your data

We take the appropriate technical and organizational safety measures for optimally protecting the data saved by us from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. The security levels are continuously reviewed and adapted to new security standards in collaboration with security experts. 

Data exchange from and to our website is performed using encryption. For our website, we offer the HTTPS transfer protocol using the respectively latest encryption protocols. In addition, we offer our users content encryption for contact forms and job applications. Alternative communication channels (e.g., regular mail) can also be used.

Contact form/queries

Our website provides a contact form that can be used for electronic contact purposes. If you write us via the contact form, we will process the data given in the contact form in order to contact you and respond to your questions and requests. 

The principle of data minimization and data avoidance is followed here in that you only have to provide the information that we absolutely need for contacting you. This information is your name, your e-mail address and the message field itself. 

Your IP address is also processed for technical reasons and for legal protection purposes. All remaining data fields are voluntary and can be optionally completed (e.g., so that we can respond more precisely to your questions). 

If you contact us by e-mail, we will process the personal data you communicate to us in the e-mail solely for the purpose of processing your query. If you do not use the offered forms for contacting us, no further data collection will take place. 

Advertising

We at Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG would like to stay in touch with you and send you information and offers related to our products, services, promotions, events, and company news. For this reason, we process your data so that we can send you appropriate information and offers as far as is permissible. 

If you do not wish for this to occur, you have the right to object to the use of your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling if it is connected to direct advertising. If you object, we will no longer process your data for this purpose. 

You can object free of charge in a formless message without stating any reasons via e-mail datenschutz@leadec-services.com or regular mail to Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG, Meitnerstraße 11, 70563 Stuttgart, Germany.

Your rights as the data subject

These rights are standardized in Articles 15–22 of the EU GDPR. They cover the following: 

  • Right to access (Art. 15 of the EU GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 of the EU GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 of the EU GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 of the EU GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of data processing (Art. 18 of the EU GDPR)
  • Right to object to data processing (Art. 21 of the EU GDPR) 

To assert these rights, please contact us at datenschutz@leadec-services.com. Please also use this contact if you have any questions on data processing in our company. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Right to object

Regarding the right to object, please note the following: When we process your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without stating any reasons. This also applies to profiling if it is connected to direct advertising. 

If you object to processing for the purpose of direct advertising, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose. You can object free of charge in a formless message, preferably sent to datenschutz@leadec-services.com

If we process your data for safeguarding legitimate interests, you can object to this processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. 

We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms or the processing serves towards establishing, exercising, or defending of legal claims.

Cookies

In the following section, we will describe how cross-device site optimization works. Our website uses so-called cookies in several places. These cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed and saved on your device.

Using these cookies, we can analyze how users use our websites. This allows us to design the website content according to visitors’ needs. Cookies also enable us to measure the effectiveness of specific ads and place them, e.g., according to the subjects that users are interested in.

The legal basis for this is formed by Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

We use the following cookies:

First-party cookies:

These cookies are directly controlled by Leadec. Depending on the purpose, they remain permanently stored (so-called persistent cookies, e.g., implementation of opt-out) – even after the session has ended – or are deleted when the browser is closed (so-called session cookies, which are only valid for the duration of the browser session).

Third-party cookies:

These cookies are controlled by third-party providers. Third-party providers are providers that display banner ads, especially for Leadec, on other websites. They use cookies, e.g., to transmit the information that a banner displayed by you has led to a sale (e.g., conversion tracking).

So-called temporary/permanent cookies, which are automatically deleted after a given time (usually six months), are used here. These temporary or permanent cookies are stored on your device and are deleted automatically after the given time has elapsed. The cookies from our partner firms also only contain pseudonymized data, usually even anonymous data. They allow our partners to track the products you viewed, whether any products were purchased, the products that were searched for, etc. Some of our advertising partners also record, in addition to information on the webpages, information on the pages you visited previously or the products, e.g., you were interested in. In this way, it is possible to display personalized ads. These pseudonymized data are never merged with your personal data.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. Of course, you can also manually disable, restrict, or delete cookies on your device via your browser settings or with the help of software.

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

User profiles/Web tracking tool

Etracker

On this website, data are collected and saved for marketing and optimization purposes using technologies from etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com). Usage profiles can be created under pseudonyms from this data. No other tracking tools are used on this website. Cookies can be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the browser used to visit a site. The cookies allow the browser to be recognized. Without the separate consent of the data subject, data collected with the etracker technologies will not be used for personally identifying the visitor of this website and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Consent to future data collection and storage can be withdrawn at any time. 

I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website.

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysis, optimization and cost-efficient operation of our online services within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use content or services from third party providers on our website.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Due to the IP anonymization feature that has been activated on this website Google will shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission. 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.

Sessions and campaigns end after a specific amount of time passes. By default, sessions end after 30 minutes of inactivity and campaigns end after six months. Personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months. More detailed information about terms of use and data privacy is available at the following links: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

You can prevent storage of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed on to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.”

As an alternative to the browser add-on or when using browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website in the future:

By opting out, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.

Please note that on this website, the code “gat._anonymizeIp” is added to Google Analytics to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP masking). We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie (see Google Adwords and DoubleClick) as well as data from the Google advertising functions for purely statistical purposes. If this is not desired, you may deactivate it via the Ads Preferences Manager (https://www.google.com/settings/ads or https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Links to other providers

Our website also contains clearly recognizable links to websites of other companies. Insofar as links to websites of other providers exist, we have no influence over the content. Hence, we also cannot accept any responsibility or liability for this content. The respective site providers or operators are always responsible for the content of these sites. At the time of linking, the linked sites were examined for possible violations and identifiable breaches. No unlawful content could be identified at the time of linking. However, without concrete grounds for suspecting a violation of the law, it is not possible to monitor the content of the linked sites on a permanent basis. If we become aware of violations, we will immediately remove the associated links.

Social media

Our website contains links to the social networks Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter as well as the video portal YouTube. The links can be recognized by the respective providers’ logos. Clicking on the links opens the social media sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these sites. Details on the provisions applicable to these sites can be found in the privacy policies of the respective providers:

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
http://twitter.com/privacy
http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv
Youtube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google Remarketing

Our website uses the features of Google AdWords Remarketing, with which we promote this website in the Google search results as well as on third-party websites. The provider is Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For this purpose, Google places a cookie in the browser on your device. This cookie automatically enables personalized advertising via a pseudonymized cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visited.

Processing is based on our legitimate interest in optimally marketing our website pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR; you can assert your rights as a data subject at any time.

Any other processing of data only takes place if you have granted consent to Google to link your internet and app browser history to your Google account and use information from your Google account to personalize the ads you see on the web.

Google AdWords Conversion

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out by simply disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking please see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

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, to 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.

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows administration of website tags through an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags, which means that cookies are not used and personal data is not recorded. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may record data; however, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If an deactivation was implemented on the domain or cookie level, all tracking tags will remain deactivated provided they are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Double Click

Our website use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This function makes it possible to link the target audiences created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized core marketing messages that were customized for you based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g., cell phone) can also be displayed on another one of your devices (e.g., tablet or PC).

Processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in optimally marketing our website pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR; you can assert your rights as a data subject at any time.

If you have granted the corresponding consent, Google links your web and app browser history to your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized core marketing messages can be placed on every device you sign into your Google account on.

To support this function, Google Analytics records Google-authenticated IDs of users temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target audiences for cross-device advertising.

You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalized ads in your Google account under the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

More information and the data protection provisions related to advertising and Google can be found at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps (API) from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google”). Google Maps is a web service that shows interactive maps to visually present geographical information. When using Google Maps, you will see our site and the information will make travel to our office easier.

Information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is already transferred to and stored by Google servers in the USA when visiting subpages where the map provided by Google Maps is embedded. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account where you are logged in or if there is no user account. When you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned to your account directly. If you do not wish Google to make this assignment to your profile, you must log out before activating this button. Google stores your data as a usage profile (also for users who are not logged in) and analyzes it. This analysis is carried out in particular pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on the legitimate interest of Google to display personalized advertisements, market research and/or user-oriented design of its website. You have a right to object to creating this user profile; however, you will have to contact Google to exercise this right.

Google LLC headquartered in the USA is certified under the EU–US Privacy Shield Framework, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

If you do not consent to the future transmission of your data to Google when using Google Maps, you also have the option to completely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case, Google Maps and the service to display maps on this website cannot be used.

Please visit http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html to review Google’s conditions of use, and the additional conditions of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html 

For detailed information about data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps, please visit Google’s website ("Google Privacy Policy"): http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 

Incorporation of third party services and content

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysis, optimization and cost-efficient operation of our online services within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use content or services from third party providers on our website.

This always requires that the third-party providers of this content receive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We attempt to use only the contents whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website.

This information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online services, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

Integration of videos through YouTube

We are using videos from the “YouTube” platform from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website. The videos were embedded with a privacy-enhanced mode. When embedding videos with the privacy-enhanced mode cookies that record user behavior for personalizing video playback will not be set. However, the privacy-enhanced mode only applies to the recording of user behavior, not to the serving of ads.

When you visit our site, a device ID is created in the local storage of your web browser and stored even after the session ends; when you visit our website you also connect to the Google DoubleClick network. Additional data processing operations may also be triggered when you start the video. We do not have any influence over this. When you are logged into Google, your data will be directly allocated to your account. If you do not wish YouTube to create a link to your profile, you have to log out before activating the video. YouTube stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising and marketing purposes and/or for designing its website based on user needs. Such an analysis is used in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide user-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to opt-out of such a user profile being created; however, you have to contact YouTube to exercise your rights.

Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information about the purpose and extent of the data collected and their processing through YouTube. Here, additional information about your rights and optional settings to protect your privacy is also available: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information about the purpose and extent of the data collected and their processing through YouTube. Here, additional information about your rights and optional settings to protect your privacy is also available: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Videos Watchado

To make our website more meaningful and attractive, we have included videos from Watchado. Watchado is tracking the performance of the videos anonymized through Google Analytics.

 

August 2018