It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Any personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) collected on our websites is, as far as possible, only collected if provided voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.
We hereby remind you that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. via e-mail communication) can be susceptible to security vulnerabilities. It is impossible to ensure that data remains 100 per cent safe from access by third parties.
In some cases, these websites use “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our platform more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser and stored on your computer.
Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser next time you visit our site.
You can adjust the settings in your browser so that it informs you when cookies are being saved and enables you to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies in specific cases, exclude them as a general rule and delete them automatically when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may prevent some parts of this website from functioning correctly.
Server log files
The provider of these sites collects and automatically saves data in “server log files”, which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. These files contain the following information:
Host name of the computer used to access the website
Date and time of the server request
This data cannot be linked to any specific person. This data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we become aware of concrete reasons to suspect illegal use.
If you submit enquiries to us using our contact form, we will save the information provided in the enquiry form, including the contact details provided, in order to process your enquiry and any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this information without your consent.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will need you to provide an e-mail address, as well as information that allows us to ensure that you are the owner of said e-mail address and agree to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected in this context. We will use this data exclusively to send you the requested information. We will not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to us saving your data and e-mail address and using it to send you the newsletter at any time, e.g. by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and can be used to analyse your use of our website. The information on your use of this website provided by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then saved.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address at a location within the member states of the European Union, or in other states that participate in the agreement for the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the Owner of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide the website owner with other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be combined with other data held by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting your browser settings. However, we hereby inform you that such action may prevent you from using certain functions on this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie that relates to your use of this website (incl. your IP address), as well as the provision of said data to Google and its subsequent processing by same. To do this, download and install the browser plugin available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Our sites use retargeting technology provided by Google. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This allows it to provide visitors to our websites with personalised advertising relating to their interests. Such advertisements are provided using cookie-based analyses of visitors’ past usage and surfing behaviour. To the best of our knowledge, this process does not involve the saving of any personal data. In order to allow the provision of this service, a cookie is saved to collect anonymised data regarding the User’s interests so that advertising can be adapted individually according to this information. These cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or mobile end device.
Signing up to this website
You can register for this website in order to use additional functions on the site. The data you provide for this purpose shall be used by us exclusively in order to ensure that you can use the offer or service for which you have registered.
In case of important changes, e.g. changes to the scope of the offer or technical modifications, we will use the e-mail address you provided upon registration to inform you accordingly.
Processing of data (customer and contractual data)
We only collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary in order to establish, generate the content of or modify the legal relationship (user data). We only collect, process and use personal data pertaining to the use of our websites (usage data) to the extent necessary in order to enable the User to use the service or to invoice them for doing so.
Information, deletion, blocking
At any time, you are entitled to receive information on your saved personal data, its origins and recipients and the purpose for which said data is processed, and also to correct, block or delete said data. You will not be charged for exercising these rights. For more information on this topic, or if you have any questions relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the “Legal notice” section of this website.
It is hereby forbidden to use the contact data that is published in the “Legal notice” section of the website in accordance with the requirement to publish legal information on German websites (Impressumspflicht) in order to send advertisements and information materials that have not been expressly requested. The Owners of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of receipt of unrequested advertising information, e.g. in the form of spam e-mails.
If you have any questions regarding IT security and data protection in our company, please contact our data protection representative at the following e-mail address: Datenschutzbeauftragter@westag-getalit.com.