Dear website visitors! We are pleased that you are visiting us and appreciate your interest in our website. We are committed to respecting your rights and protecting your personal data.
Therefore, we would like to inform you about how we process your personal data when you visit our website and during certain processes that are associated with this website.
If you have any further questions about the processing of your data by WEBER-HYDRAULIK, please feel free to contact us using the information provided under “Contact”.
1 Controller responsible for data processing
The website www.weber-hydraulik.com is offered by WEBER-HYDRAULIK GMBH (hereinafter referred to as WEBER-HYDRAULIK).
The Controller within the meaning of the law is:
Heilbronner Straße 30
For more information, please visit https://www.weber-hydraulik.com/en/impressum/.
Data Protection Officer
WEBER-HYDRAULIK has designated a Data Protection Officer, who you can contact at any time using the information provided below:
Data Protection Officer of WEBER-HYDRAULIK GMBH
Heilbronner Straße 30
2 Processing of personal data on this website by WEBER-HYDRAULIK
WEBER-HYDRAULIK only processes your personal data if this is permitted in accordance with the statutory provisions, either because we are legally permitted to do so or because you have given us your voluntary consent to the respective processing, which you can withdraw at any time.
We obtain your data in two different ways:
Either you have provided us with the data or we collect them while you are using our services / website.
2.1 Data we collect while you are using our website
As a rule, you can use our website without having to directly provide us with personal data.
When you visit our website, your browser transfers to our servers some data that are necessary for using this website. These data are temporarily stored in what is called a log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the accessing computer
- Data and time of access
- Name and URL of the accessed file
- Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
- Browser used and, if required, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider
We process the above-listed data for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a proper connection to the website,
- Ensuring the convenient use of our website,
- Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Sec. 15 TMG [Telemedia Act].
2.2 Data you provide to us
However, you may need to provide particular information, such as your name, email address or postal address, to be able to use certain services that are associated with our website, such as data processing by means of our contact form, which you can use to get in touch with us.
In all cases where such information needs to be provided, we have ensured to only collect those data which are necessary for the respective data processing (principle of data minimisation and purpose limitation).
2.2.1 Contact form
WEBER-HYDRAULIK offers you comprehensive personal support. If you wish to get in touch with us via the contact form, you need to indicate your name and email address, in particular to ensure that we can respond to your enquiry promptly and individually.
Should you wish to be contacted by phone, please also indicate your phone number.
By contacting us via the contact form, you give us your voluntary consent, which you can withdraw at any time, that we may process the data provided for the purpose of contacting you and processing your enquiry. We will use the data you provide to us in this context exclusively for these purposes and will not use them for sales talks or other advertising purposes.
We will delete the data you provide to us once they are no longer needed for the above-listed purposes.
2.2.2 Job applications
You can submit job applications to WEBER-HYDRAULIK either by email or by using the speculative application form. We collect data in the context of your application. These may include general data concerning you (such as name, address and contact details), information about your professional qualifications, school education or advanced vocational training or other information you provide to us in the context of your application.
We process your corresponding personal data for the purpose of evaluation as well as for making hiring decisions. The legal basis for this is Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 26 (1) in conjunction with Sec. 26 (8) no. 2 BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act].
You will only be added to our applicant pool with your consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
In addition, we may process your corresponding personal data if this is necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us in the context of the application process. The legal basis for this is point (b) of Art. 9 (2) GDPR, for example in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).
If an employment contract is concluded between you and us, we may further process the personal data we have already received from you for employment-related purposes pursuant to Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 26 (1) BDSG, in particular if this is necessary for the performance or termination of the employment contract or to exercise or satisfy rights and obligations of employees’ representation laid down by law or by collective agreements and other agreements between the employer and staff council.
We will store your personal data for as long as this is necessary for making a decision on your application. If an employment contract is not concluded between you and us, we may continue to store data if this is necessary to defend against possible legal claims. The application documents will be deleted two months after notification of the negative decision, unless a longer period of storage is necessary due to legal disputes or you are included in our applicant pool (no longer than 1 year).
Cookies are small files that contain a character string in which certain information has been stored in open or encrypted form. Cookies are sent from the server to your computer and stored there. They initially serve to identify the computer from which a website was accessed. If you log on to a website, cookies are used to inform the server that you are logged on and to check your authorisation to access a page. Some cookies have an “expiry date” after which they are no longer valid.
Cookies can be used to track a user’s path across different pages of the website and also across different websites. Cookies can be used to improve communication between the website server and your computer, making the use of the website more convenient. Cookies may not only originate from the website operator, but also from third parties, for example when advertisements are placed on the website.
In your browser, you can view the cookies stored on your computer, delete existing cookies or configure your browser to no longer allow all or any cookies.
But please note that some functions (such as login) may no longer work properly or at all if you disable cookies. Please also be aware that if you disable cookies, an “opt-out cookie” is often set, informing our servers or the servers of the cookie provider that you no longer want to be tracked. But if you then delete all cookies, you will automatically delete this cookie as well. This, in turn, will entail that you need to once again express your wish not to be tracked.
As you may have noticed, we do not use any cookies and do not establish any connections to external providers before you have given your express consent to this by means of our cookie manager.
2.4 Use of Google Analytics
If you have consented to the use of Google Analytics, this web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”) is used on this website. The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode within the Google Tag Manager. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and to analyse a user’s activities across devices.
Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your website use, compiling website activity reports and providing further services relating to website and Internet use to the website operator.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. By giving your voluntary consent, which you can withdraw at any time, you decide by means of the settings in the cookie manager whether or not you agree to the use of Google Analytics.
Recipients / Categories of recipients
The recipient of the data collected is Google.
Period of data storage
The data sent by us which are linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) or advert IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has expired are automatically deleted once a month.
Rights of data subjects
By adding our cookie banner, we have ensured that you can voluntarily and actively consent to the use of Google services. Corresponding cookies will not be set before you have actively given your consent.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, you should be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Further information on data protection at Google Analytics can be found at https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.
2.5 Information on the processing of supplier / customer data
As a supplier / customer, you have the opportunity to interact with us on our website.
We process the following categories of data: master data (e.g. name, address, etc.), contact details (e.g. phone number, email address), contract data (e.g. start and end of contract), receivables data (e.g. advance payments, creditworthiness queries) and, if applicable, payment information (e.g. bank details, outstanding receivables, reminders) and delivery data.
The data are processed for the purpose of concluding and executing the contract. The processing of your data is necessary for the conclusion and performance of the contract with you pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interests consist in the fulfilment of the mutual obligations arising from the contract between us and you.
Within our company, those departments which need the data to fulfil our obligations have access to them. Due to the shared use of data processing systems, your data are processed within the WEBER Group. Selected distributors may have access to the data to perform the contract. If necessary for the purpose of checking your creditworthiness, we forward your data to credit agencies.
After the end of the contractual relationship, we will routinely check after a period of five years whether we still need your data and/or whether there are any statutory retention requirements that conflict with their deletion. If a retention requirement no longer exists, we will delete your data according to the principles listed in Sec. 5.
2.6 Information for WEBER employees
This area is accessible to WEBER-HYDRAULIC employees only.
3 Social media
We also offer you comprehensive personal support and the opportunity to get and stay in touch with us via our social media pages (YouTube, Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook).
These are offered by the following companies:
YouTube, LLC (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA)
XING AG (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany)
LinkedIn Corporation (1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA)
Facebook Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland)
These social media services collect personal data themselves, for example via your corresponding profile or via so-called social plugins that are implemented in websites of third parties.
If you send us an enquiry via one of these platforms, we will forward your enquiry to the competent department. The data will be used exclusively to respond to your enquiry and will not be passed on to companies outside the group. To get in touch with us via these social media, you need to first register with these services.
If you access a page of our presence on these platforms that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of the respective companies. The content of the plugins is transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence over the scope of data collected by the respective companies with the help of these plugins. We therefore inform you according to our present state of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, the respective companies receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our portal presence. If you are logged in to one of the above companies, they can assign the visit to your account. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to the respective company and stored there. If you do not have an account with one of the above companies, it is still possible that they find out and store your IP address.
Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that every visitor to our portal presence is recorded by the above companies based on their IP address and the URL accessed, even if they do not click on the plugins or do not have a user account with the companies.
Facebook fan page – Facebook Insights
WEBER operates a so-called Facebook fan page. Facebook uses the Insights function to provide us with summarised data about user actions that take place on it, which are based on personal data, among other data. This is also done without a Facebook membership by means of cookies. We have no influence whatsoever over this processing, nor can we identify specific users based on it. Essential information on this processing by Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
The primary responsibility pursuant to the GDPR lies with Facebook. Facebook declares that it fulfils all obligations arising from the GDPR with regard to the processing of Insights data. You can also exercise your rights under the GDPR against Facebook Ireland (Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, D2 Dublin, Ireland). We will forward any corresponding enquiries addressed to us to Facebook Ireland via the following channel: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/308592359910928
Apart from that, we use the statistical data provided to us by Facebook to design our fan page in line with the users’ needs. The legal basis for this processing is point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
Our Instagram presence
WEBER also operates an Instagram web presence. Instagram is a company of Facebook.
Insofar as personal data are processed in connection with our Instagram page and Facebook solely determines the purposes and means of processing, Facebook Ireland Limited (hereinafter “Facebook Ireland”), 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, is solely responsible for the processing.
Since we have only very limited influence over data processing by Instagram, the processing is based on Instagram’s Data Policy (https://facebook.com/help/instagram/519522125107875).
Sec. I of Instagram’s Data Policy lists the categories of personal data that are processed when using Facebook products. In addition, Sec. II describes the purposes for which these data are used. Furthermore, Sec. III and IV list the categories of recipients to which these data can be made available. Sec. V provides information on the legal basis for processing these data (see Sec. V) as well as information on how to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data.
Moreover, the Data Policy provides information on how to exercise your rights of access, to rectification, data portability and erasure against Facebook Ireland (see Sec. VI). This section also provides information on your right to object to certain processing of personal data. You can find more detailed information on your control options in this help article. The Data Policy also provides information on the period for which personal data are stored as well as information on the criteria for the definition of this period and the possibility of deactivating or deleting Instagram accounts (see Sec. VII). The Data Policy makes reference to Facebook Ireland’s intention to also transfer data to third countries based on the adequacy decisions adopted by the European Commission (see Sec. IX).
If you visit our Instagram page and your browser allows the installation of cookies or you have consented to the use of the corresponding cookies by Facebook / Instagram, Facebook Ireland stores information in the form of small text files in your browser’s memory (hereinafter “cookies”) and can access this information when you visit the Facebook platform or a website that embeds Facebook technologies. For more detailed information on the purpose of the cookies used, the integration of these cookies by other websites and your corresponding control options, please refer to the information on Instagram cookies.
Please note that, based on the cookies used, Facebook Ireland is able to track your user behaviour (in the case of logged-in users, across devices) even on other websites outside the Instagram platform. This applies to both persons who are registered on the Instagram platform and non-registered persons.
Please also note that we have no influence whatsoever over the data processing by Facebook Ireland in connection with cookies. You can also visit our Instagram page if you configure your browser to not allow the installation of cookies by the Facebook platform. Information on how to adjust the cookie settings in your browser can usually be found in the help section of your browser.
If you are registered or logged on to the Instagram or Facebook platform and would like to prevent Facebook Ireland from associating your visit to our Facebook page with your Instagram or Facebook user account, you should log out from Facebook or deactivate the “Stay logged in” function, delete the cookies installed on your device and then close and restart your browser.
Our Instagram page offers you the opportunity to respond to and comment on our posts and send us private messages. Please consider carefully what personal data you would like to share with us via our Instagram page. If you would like to prevent Facebook from processing personal data you have shared with us, please contact us using a different channel, such as our website.
In addition to the contents you have posted, information on your profile, likes and posts will be visible to us depending on your privacy settings. Information on how to change your privacy settings can be found in this help article.
If you contact us or interact with our page or its contents, we process your data on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in responding to your enquiry. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
We process the data you provide in this context and any data that may be accessible to us for the purposes of our overriding legitimate interests in contacting and communicating with interested parties on the basis of a balancing of interests. Our legitimate interests in data processing pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR also lie herein.
We have set up our Instagram page as a business profile and use anonymised page statistics provided by Facebook Ireland (“Instagram Insights”), which provides us with information about the visitors to our Instagram page and their interactions with our Instagram page and its contents. We do not contribute to making decisions on the means and purposes of processing event data used to generate page statistics. The statistics contain the following information:
- Reach, page views, time spend on video posts
- Interactions such as liking, commenting or sharing posts
- Demographic information, such as age, gender and location
We use these data to identify trends. We cannot draw any conclusions to persons who triggered these events.
4 Google Maps
5 Your rights
As described above, we are committed to respecting your rights. Therefore, we also consider it important that you can exercise the rights listed below against us at any time.
5.1 Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us (cf. Art. 15 GDPR).
5.2 Right to withdraw your consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will no longer process the corresponding data for the purposes to which you have given your consent. Furthermore, we will delete / block the data insofar as the legal requirements for this are met. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
5.3 Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
If we process your personal data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interests on the basis of a balancing of interests, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to this processing with effect for the future.
If you exercise your right to object and the legal requirements are met (cf. Art. 21 GDPR), we will no longer process the corresponding data, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. You can exercise your right to object as described above.
5.4 Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
Insofar as the legal requirements are met (cf. Art. 21 GDPR), you have the right to request transmission of your data from one controller to another.
5.5 Right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing (Art. 16-19 GDPR)
Insofar as the legal requirements are met (cf. Art. 16-19 GDPR), you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your data or restriction of processing.
5.6 Right to lodge a complaint (Art. 77 GDPR)
5.7 Contacting WEBER’s Data Protection Officer
We endeavour to process your enquiry promptly, unbureaucratically and to your full satisfaction. Therefore, you are very welcome to contact our Data Protection Officer at any time to help you with all your questions regarding data protection at Weber. His contact details are as follows:
Data Protection Officer of WEBER-HYDRAULIK GMBH
Heilbronner Straße 30
6 Period of storage / Deletion of your data
At WEBER and on this website, we follow the principles of purpose limitation and data minimisation under the data protection legislation. Therefore, we always delete your data once the purpose of the respective data processing has been fulfilled and we have no other reason to retain the data.
7 Automated decision-making
Automated decision-making based on the personal data collected does not take place.
8 Data Security
To guarantee respectful use of your data, we attach great importance to ensuring sufficient data security at all times.
For example, we use a state-of-the-art encryption technique during visits to the website (so-called SSL/TLS method). Whether an individual page of our website is transferred in encrypted form can be recognised by a locked key or padlock symbol displayed in the lower status bar of your browser.
Apart from that, we use other necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or full loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously adapted according to the technological progress and the existing risks.