DISCLAIMER

Dear readers, our company, EFKON GmbH, would like to provide you with information about the group on this website. This information is, of course, carefully checked before it goes online to ensure that it is complete, correct and up-to-date. Errors, however, can still occur, so we apologise for the fact that we can give no guarantee for it being complete, correct or up-to-date. All the information on this website can therefore be changed, deleted or modified in any way without prior notification. With regard to the purely informative nature of this web site, we thus disclaim any liability for compensation of any kind which incurs as a result of the information supplied in our web site.

Also not covered by the liability disclaimer is loss or damages resulting from severe negligence on our part or the deliberate or severely negligent breach of duty by one of our legal representatives or agents.

Please note that our company owns the copyright for all the documents supplied and materials used on our website and that no rights whatsoever are awarded as a result of using our website. It is not permitted to use the documents and information in any other way (e.g. for commercial purposes) other than for personal and informative use without express written permission from our company.

We would like to point out that as we provide links to external information, which can be directly or indirectly opened, we cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of these web sites.

Due to the purely informative nature of this web site we would like to emphasise that a contractual commitment of our company or any other obligation whatsoever is excluded online.

Data Protection Statement


I. Name and address of data controller

The data controller, within the meaning of the EU GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations, is:


II. General information on data processing
1. Scope of processing of the personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary for the maintenance of a functional website and the provision of our content and services. The processing of our users’ personal data generally occurs only following receipt of the user’s consent. An exception is made in cases where it is not possible to obtain consent in advance for practical reasons and where the processing of the data is permitted by statutory regulations. In addition, the terms of privacy also apply. For more information on terms of privacy, please visit
http://www.efkon.com/databases/internet/_public/content30.nsf/web30?Openagent&id=EN-EFKON.COM_privacy.html.



2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain consent from the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) a of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the legal basis.

Where the processing of personal data is required for the fulfilment of a contract to which the data subject is party, Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This shall also apply to all processing operations required for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation (statutory conditions) to which our company is bound, Art. 6 (1) c of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Art. 6 (1) d of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, and the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned legitimate interest, Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for processing.

3. Deletion of data and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for their storage no longer applies. Storage beyond this point may take place if this is provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted once the storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time this website is accessed, our system records data and information from the computer system of the calling computer by means of an automated system.
The following data are collected as part of this process:


  • (1) Information about the browser type and version used
  • (2) The user’s operating system
  • (3) The user’s Internet service provider
  • (4) The user’s IP address
  • (5) Date and time of access
  • (6) Websites from which the user’s system has come to our website
  • (7) Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

These data are also stored in our system’s log files. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.


2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The system temporarily stores the user’s IP address in order to make the website available on the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functional capability of the website. The data also help us to optimise the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. No data are evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.
This is also the reasoning behind our legitimate interest in data processing under Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR.

4. Storage duration

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. When data are collected in order to make the website available, this is the case when the respective session ends.
When data are stored in log files, this is the case after 180 days at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is necessary for operating the website. Therefore, there is no possibility for the user to object.

IV. Use of cookies
1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the user’s web browser or on the user’s computer system by the web browser. When a user visits a website, a cookie is stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string, enabling the unique identification of the browser when a user revisits the website.
We use cookies to make our websites more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be able to be identified even after a page change.
The cookies store and transfer the following information:

(1) Search behaviour

We also use cookies on our website that allow for the analysis of user browsing habits.
The following information can be stored in this way:

  • (1) Search terms entered
  • (2) Frequency of page views
  • (3) Use of website functions

Technical measures are employed to pseudonymise user data which are collected in this manner. As a result, it is not possible to assign data to an inquirer. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the user.
When visiting our website, a banner appears informing the user about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and the user is referred to this data protection statement. The user is also informed in this context of how to prevent the collection of cookies in the browser settings. When visiting our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for the purposes of analysis. The user’s consent to the processing of personal data is also obtained in this context. The user is also referred to the data protection statement at this point.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies that are technically necessary is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes, with relevant user consent, is Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Cookies which are technically necessary are used to simplify website use for users. Some of our website’s functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These services require the browser to be recognised again following a page change.
We require cookies for the following applications:

(1) Remembering search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Such cookies enable us to learn how the website is used so that we can continually improve our offer.

This is also the reasoning behind our legitimate interest in data processing under Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR.

4. Storage duration, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer, which will transmit them to our website. This will grant you as the user complete control over the usage of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing your web browser’s settings. Previously stored cookies can be deleted at any time. Cookies can also be deleted automatically. In the event that cookies are deactivated for our website, certain features of our website may no longer be available.
The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be restricted via the browser settings. This is done by changing the settings of the Flash player.

V. Contact form and e-mail contact
1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is provided on our website which may be used to make contact electronically. Should a user contact us via the contact form, the data entered in the input template are transferred to us and then stored. These data are:

  • (1) Name
  • (2) E-Mail address
  • (3) Company name
  • (4) Other data entered in the input template

Additionally, the following data are stored when the message is sent:

  • (1) The IP address of the user
  • (2) Date and time of the registration

To process the data, your consent is obtained during this process and you will be referred to this data protection statement.

As an alternative, it is also possible to contact us using the e-mail address provided. In this case, personal data of the user which is transmitted along with the e-mail will be stored.

No data will be disclosed to third parties in this context. Data will be used exclusively for the purposes of correspondence.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data with the user’s consent is Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of data that are transmitted by e-mail is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR. If the purpose of making e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We only process personal data taken from the input template of the contact form for the purposes of making contact. If we are contacted by e-mail, we also have a necessary legitimate interest to process data.
Other personal data processed during this process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to guarantee the security of our IT systems.

4. Storage duration

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For personal data taken from the input template of the contact form and sent by e-mail, data are deleted when the respective correspondence with the user has ended. Correspondence concludes when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.
The additional personal data that are collected in this process are deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The user can withdraw his/her consent for the processing of personal data at any time. Users can contact us by e-mail at any time to withdraw their consent for storing the personal data. In this case, correspondence cannot be continued.
If you wish to make use of your right to object, please write us an e-mail at datenschutz@efkon.com
In this case, all personal data stored at the time of making contact will be deleted.

VI. Google Analytics

Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics
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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymizing is activated on this website, which means that your IP address is masked by Google within member states of the European Union or other member states of the European Economic Area prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and masked there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the transmission of data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie on your usage of this website to Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. In addition, you can prevent registration by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. This sets an opt-out cookie and prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: deactivate Google Analytics
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or
https://policies.google.com/ We also point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” in order to ensure an anonymous detection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

VII. Disclosure of personal data

We may only disclose personal data to other companies within our group of companies or other third parties we engage to process data on our behalf. The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR.
These persons are obliged to treat personal data confidentially and to process this exclusively within the framework of the respective service provision and in accordance with the provisions of data protection law.

VIII. Rights of the data subject

When your personal data is processed, you become the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you shall have the following rights in relation to the data controller:

  • 1. Right of access
  • 2. Right to rectification
  • 3. Right to restriction of processing
  • 4. Right to erasure
  • 5. Right to be informed
  • 6. Right to data portability
  • 7. Right to object
  • 8. Right to withdraw declaration of consent
  • 9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
  • 10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority