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

Your rights as the data subject

We would first like to inform you of 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.

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.

Cookies

Our webpages use so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser (locally on your hard drive). 

Using these cookies, we can analyze how users use our website. 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. 

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies.” These cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when their expiration time (usually six months) is reached or you delete them yourself before this time has elapsed. 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can usually also change the browser settings if you would rather not send the information. You will then still be able to use the offerings on our website with no limitations (exception: configurators). 

We use cookies to make our offering more user-friendly, effective, and secure. We also use cookies to enable us to analyze how users use our website. 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. 

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transferred to our site from the computer. Therefore, as the user, you also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Via a browser or other software programs, you can also delete cookies already placed on your computer at any time. This is possible in all popular browsers. 

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

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. 

Tracking OptOut

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 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.

Google Remarketing

We use remarketing technology of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google“). With this technology, we serve targeted ads on Google Partner network pages to users who have visited and shown interest in our web pages and online services in the past. The ads are shown using cookies, which are small text files that analyze user behavior during website visits and are thereafter used for targeted product recommendations and personalized ads. If you do not wish to use Google’s remarketing function, you may generally deactivate it by changing the relevant settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads or https://www.google.de/settings/ads/onweb#display_optout. Alternatively, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s website to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising by following the instructions shown: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Please visit http://www.google.com/privacy/ads  / for additional information about Google Remarketing and Google’s data privacy policy. Please note that Google has its own data privacy guidelines that are not related to ours. We do not assume responsibility or liability for these guidelines and policies. Please review Google’s data privacy policies before using our website.