Data protection declaration
Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of Siems GmbH & Co. KG. The use of our website is generally possible without the disclosure of any personal data. However, if you wish to make use of a special service provided by our company via our website, such as registration for the newsletter or use of the contact form, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is required, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of the data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Our data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European directive and regulatory authority when adopting the GDPR. Our data protection declaration should be comprehensible and understandable. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘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.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Controller means 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 Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
i) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
1. Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. 2. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The controller, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection character, is:
Siems GmbH & Co. KG
represented by its managing director Mrs. Diana Siems
Kirchvordener Str. 54-56, 31228 Peine
Telephone: +49 5171 252 55
This automatically provides us with certain data, such as IP addresses, browsers, operating system via your access device and your connection to the internet.
The data subject can prevent the placement of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in his or her internet browser and thus permanently refute the placement of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been placed can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. Cookies enable, for example, the content of the shopping basket, the login status and also CSRF protection. If the data subject deactivates the placement of cookies in the internet browser, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collecting general data and information
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG collects a range of general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data can be collected:
- browser types and versions used
- the operating system used by the accessing system
- the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer)
- the subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
- the date and time of access to the website
- an internet protocol address (IP address)
- the internet service provider of the accessing system
- other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information Siems GmbH & Co. KG does not draw conclusions about the data subject. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG uses the data for statistical evaluations with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company. In addition, the data are used to ensure the operation, security and optimisation of the offer and to provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack.
5. Contact via the website
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG enables quick electronic contact to be made via a contact form or email. If you take advantage of these offers, your transmitted personal data will be stored automatically. The personal data transmitted by you to Siems GmbH & Co. KG on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or establishing contact. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.
6. Subscription to our newsletter
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG gives users the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. Siems GmbH & Co. KG informs its customers and business partners about company offers at regular intervals by means of a newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may also be contacted by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or technical changes.
Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when the newsletter is ordered is determined by the input mask used for this purpose. Our company newsletter can only be received by the data subject if the data subject has a valid email address and the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation email using the double opt-in procedure is sent to the email address entered by the data subject the first time in order to the newsletter to be sent. This confirmation email serves to verify whether the owner of the email address has authorised the receipt of the newsletter as the data subject.
When registering for the newsletter, we also save the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves as legal safeguard for the data controller.
The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for sending the newsletter, can be revoked at any time. In order to revoke your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe directly from the newsletter on the website of the controller at any time or to inform the controller in other ways.
7. Newsletter tracking
The newsletters of Siems GmbH & Co. KG contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded emails that are sent in HTML format to enable the log file to be recorded and analysed. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Siems GmbH & Co. KG can recognise if and when an email was opened by a data subject and which links in the email were accessed by the data subject.
Personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimise the delivery of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled to withdraw the declaration of consent given separately via the double-opt-in procedure at any time. After revoking consent, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. Siems GmbH & Co. KG automatically interprets the cancellation of the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
8. Rights of the data subject
The introduction of GDPR gives the data subject extensive rights, which we would like to clarify in the following.
If you, as the data subject, claim this right, you can contact an employee of Siems GmbH & Co. KG at any time.
a) Right to confirmation
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right of access to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information from Siems GmbH & Co. KG free of charge at any time about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the data subject has extensive information rights over:
- the purposes of the processing;
- the categories of personal data being processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
- the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
;the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
In addition, the data subject has a right of access as to whether or not personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If that is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
1. The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. 2. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
- the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
- the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
- the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
- the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
- the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
- the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in GDPR Article 8(1).
Insofar as one of the above reasons applies and a data subject has initiated the deletion of personal data stored at Siems GmbH & Co. KG and has contacted an employee of the controller, the employees of Siems GmbH & Co. KG will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by Siems GmbH & Co. KG and if our company is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, Siems GmbH & Co. KG, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures to inform other data controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Siems GmbH & Co. KG will do what is necessary to arrange this in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
- the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject has requested the restriction of personal data stored by Siems GmbH & Co. KG and has contacted an employee of the controller, the employee will arrange to restrict the processing.
f) Right to data portability
The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR and
(b) the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
The exercise of the right referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
g) Right to object
The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. Siems GmbH & Co. KG shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where Siems GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing by Siems GmbH & Co. KG for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.
In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) in paragraph 2 of this Article, Siems GmbH & Co. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data is entitled to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
The controller has integrated components from Youtube on this website. The operator is YouTube LLC with headquarters in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The person responsible for the processing of personal data if a data subject lives outside the US or Canada is …
We use among others the provider YouTube for the integration of videos.
The plugins are marked with a Youtube logo. When you access the pages on our website that are provided with such a plugin - for example, from our media library (adh-fishing TV) - a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the plugin is displayed. This transmits which of our web pages you have visited to the YouTube server.
If you are logged in as a YouTube member, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account.
You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your YouTube account and other user accounts of YouTube LLC and Google Inc. and deleting the corresponding cookies of the companies before using our website.
Further information on data processing and privacy protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Our website includes plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Vimeo's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration informs Vimeo that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins (such as pressing the start button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
The data processing operations described are carried out in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the service.
If you do not want Vimeo to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
This processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities in relation to this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and the use of the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. The opt-out cookie is set by clicking here:
Further information on data use by Google, options for settings and objections can be found in Google's data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads).
Users' personal data will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG uses Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the map functions by visitors to the websites.
13. Legal basis of processing
Article 6 I point (a) GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for 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 necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I point (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. Where our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example, to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 I point (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, processing would be based on Article 6 I point (d) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6 I point (f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been 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, second sentence, GDPR).
14. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business activities for the well-being of our employees and shareholders.
15. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of the data storage or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulatory authority or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
16. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide them
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contractually necessary or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
18. Use of Google Maps
Insofar as this website uses the product Google Maps by Google Inc., by using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data automatically collected by Google Inc., its agents and third parties.
19. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.
20. Changes to our data protection declaration
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration to comply with the respective legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration. Your visit to our website is subject to our current data protection declaration.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG