Privacy protection information for the visitors of our web pages

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 Ltd., Leadec House, 2 Academy Drive, Warwick, CV34 6QZ, United Kingdom

Contact Information

Tel: +44 (0) 1926 623550, Fax: +44 (0) 1926 623551, e-mail: info-uk@leadec-services.com

Data Protection Officer Contact Information

If you have any questions on data protection, please send an e-mail to dataprivacy.UK@leadec-services.com

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 dataprivacy.UK@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 dataprivacy.UK@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 dataprivacy.UK@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

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however, no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. 

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. 

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found www.etracker.com/datenschutz.

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

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.

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 Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, 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.

Information about data protection in social media

Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG maintains various social media presences to communicate with customers, interested parties and users registered on these sites, and to notify them of the services we offer.

Please note that you are responsible for using these platforms with the functions provided to you. In particular, this relates to your specific user behavior on our page(s) and especially applies to the use of interactive functions (such as commenting, sharing, rating).

However, in regard to processing of your personal data we jointly share responsibility with Facebook in relation to all customers, interested parties and users. We are aware of this responsibility and the protection of your data is important to us. Unfortunately, we are not able to fully meet this responsibility since Facebook does not make the information required to fulfill the above-mentioned duties to provide information available with the necessary transparency. However, we nevertheless make our best efforts to take all required measures to protect your data. Please note that Facebook has assumed the primary responsibility for processing insight data. We as the fan page operator do not make any decisions regarding the processing of insight data.

Furthermore, we point out that your data may be processed outside of the European Union. In regard to US providers that are certified under the “privacy shield“, we would like to inform you that these providers undertake to adhere to the data protection standards applicable in the EU.

In addition, your data may be processed for market research and advertising purpose. User profiles may be created based on factors such as your user behavior and the resulting interests. For example, this allows placing of ads that presumably match your interests within and outside of the platforms. Generally, cookies are stored on your device for this purpose. Regardless of the above, data may also be stored that is not directly collected from your terminal devices (especially if you are a member of the relevant platforms and are logged in). 

We, as the provider of this information service do not collect and process any further data associated with your use of our service.

The personal data of users is processed based on our legitimate interests to effectively provide information to users and to communicate with users pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. EU GDPR. If the relevant providers asked for your consent for data processing (i.e. your consent, for example through checking a control box or confirming a control button) the legal basis for the processing will be Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 EU GDPR.

Opt-out

If you are a member of a social network and do not wish that the network collects data through our website and link it to member data at the relevant network, you must

  • log out before visiting our website at the relevant network,
  • delete the cookies stored on the device.
  • close and restart your browser.

However, when you log in again, the network will again be able to recognize you as a specific user.

Please see the information shown at the provider links for more details about the relevant processing operations and opt-out methods.

Please note that the most effective way for obtaining information and asserting user rights is to contact the providers. Only the providers have access to the user data and can directly take the relevant measures and provide information. However, please contact us if you need further assistance.

Additional information: Information about the Copyright Act and Art Copyright Act

If you would like to publish images, text, plans, video, music, etc. on our website, please note that you may transfer all usage rights to the network, which may have legal consequences for you if you are not the copyright holder or legal owner.