PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to our website and thank you for taking an interest in our products and services. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of services on our website, we also aim to ensure the protection of your privacy. You can therefore rest assured that we will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The legal bases for data protection are set out in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG) as well as in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC).
The following Privacy Policy provides you, as a visitor and user of our website, with a clear overview of the instances in which we collect and process personal data, when we specifically forward such data to third parties, and how we use your personal data ourselves. Should we require your consent to process your data, this will subsequently be highlighted. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. The consequences of doing so are subsequently listed under the relevant declaration of consent.

SCOPE
This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the website www.gollmer-hummel.net, operated by Gollmer & Hummel GmbH, Gässlesweg 23, 75334 Straubenhardt, Germany, together with all sub-pages, hereinafter referred to as “websites”.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use of third-party websites, even if we make reference to these sites on our website or provide links to content on these sites. In such cases, exclusively the General Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, etc. of the respective operators of the websites (third parties) shall apply. We do not verify such sites with regard to content and legality.

WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data is any information of a personal or material nature that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, email and postal address as well as the IP address of the device you are using. Information that either cannot, or only with an unreasonable amount of effort, be related to you as a person is not classed as personal data.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WILL WE COLLECT, PROCESS AND USE?
Certain data may be collected automatically on our websites: on visiting our websites, your Web browser automatically transmits the IP address of the device you are using, information about the Web browser and operating system you are using as well as any so-called referrer URLs, i.e. the URL of the website you previously visited. The date and time of your visit is also recorded. This data is temporarily stored in log files on the server – insofar as the storage of such data is deemed necessary for security reasons and to prevent cyberattacks on our websites – and automatically deleted at the latest within six weeks. We, or rather our provider, use this log data solely for performing statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising our websites. The data collected shall neither be associated to a particular person nor combined with data from other data sources. Specific cases of suspected misuse and/or unlawful use of our websites, however, may be investigated and pursued.
 
Furthermore, we only collect and process personal data insofar as this is necessary for justifying, implementing or terminating legal contractual obligations between you and us or for protecting our rightful interests, or if you in any other way provide us with information. We shall not forward your data to parties outside of our company without due cause, unless we are legally bound to disclose such data or are required to call upon third parties bound by professional secrecy, such as a lawyer resident in Germany, to assert our claims. The same applies to the use of your data for advertising purposes.
We use your personal data specifically as follows:

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE AWARE OF WHEN CONTACTING US?

You can contact us by phone, post or email. Please refer to our “Contact” page for details. Here you also have the option of using our “Contact”-form. To enable us to respond to your inquiry swiftly and most effectively, you can provide us with certain personal details (your full name and email address). The relevant fields are marked with an asterisk (*). In many cases, your request can be dealt much more easily by providing details about the nature of your inquiry (short-term demand, annual demand) and your address. These details can therefore also be provided in the designated fields. These fields are optional rather than mandatory. In any case, we will make every effort to respond to your enquiry in the best way possible and to your satisfaction. You can also rest assured that we will only use your personal data to respond to your enquiry. However, we reserve the right in certain instances to deny your request to be contacted if specific information required in a particular case has not been provided.
 
WHICH SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS APPLY TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
We offer you the option on our websites of applying for vacancies by email (hr@gollmer-hummel.de). This generally involves providing us with personal data.

By submitting your application, you are confirming that the information you have provided is accurate. Please note that any false statements or deliberate omissions may constitute grounds for rejection or termination of the employment contract.

Why do we collect and process personal data?
Personal data is collected, stored, processed and used solely in connection with your interest in a current or future position with us and for the purpose of processing your application, i.e. in order to contact you and/or decide whether to further consider you within the application process. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. If your application is successful, the data provided will be used for administrative purposes during the course of your employment.

If, when contacting us, you provide us with personal data that is not absolutely necessary for reaching an employment decision or, following employment, for conducting or terminating the employment relationship, you hereby expressly agree to us storing and forwarding such data in-house. You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending us a message via the contact form or by email. You will also find the relevant contact email address at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Who can view my data?
Your application will be viewed and processed exclusively by the relevant contacts. All employees entrusted with data processing are obliged to keep your data confidential. Under no circumstances do third parties receive your information. Data is processed exclusively in Germany. Insofar as external service providers are required to manage and carry out the application process, we have ensured that, similarly, such external providers maintain data confidentiality and have taken safety precautions against unauthorised perusal and only handle your data on our behalf and according to our instructions.

How long is my data stored?
If we are not able to offer you a position within our company, the data you have provided will be kept for up to six months for the purpose of responding to queries in connection with your application and rejection.

COOKIES
Like virtually every other site on the Internet, our websites also use cookies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy

ANALYTICAL TOOLS
We use various tools on our websites to analyse user behaviour and posts, and to constantly evaluate and improve our website design.

Our websites use Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help websites analyse how you use the sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of these websites is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google evaluates this information for us and compiles reports, to help us learn more about website usage. Google may also transmit this information to third parties, if required by law or for third parties to process this data on behalf of Google.

We have programmed Google Analytics to anonymise your IP address. Prior to being transmitted to the Google servers in the US, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. This prevents it from being traced. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from the data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website, being collected by Google by downloading and installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. An opt-out cookie will then prevent data from being collected on all future visits to this website. Please note that deleting all cookies will also delete the opt-out cookie, which must then be re-saved, if necessary.

As an alternative to this browser add-on, or if you are using a mobile device, you can also prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by disabling the menu item “Functionality” in your cookie settings.

More information on Google Analytics is available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Information on Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB

SOCIAL MEDIA
Our websites contain links to social media. Rather than social add-ons, these are solely for the purpose of providing links to our – that is Gollmer and Hummel GmbH’s – social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To the best of our knowledge and in accordance with the information given by the social media providers, personal data is neither collected nor stored by these providers as long as you are not logged into your social media account and provided that you do not open the link. If you do open the respective link without being logged into your social media account with the provider, a new window will pop up with an input mask from the social media provider, who will also place a cookie on your device’s hard drive. Once you are connected to your account and open the link, our social media corporate site will open. Here you will find more information about our products and company. You can leave a post or recommend posts to other users – depending on their private settings. Your browser will also transmit specific information such as your IP address or other information to the servers of the social media provider. The social media provider may record and store this information, associate it with your user account and the personal data saved in it, and publish it. In some cases, social media providers place a cookie on your device to record and track your surfing behaviour on our websites. Please note that we have no influence over the data collected by the respective social media provider.

The Facebook link leads you to the services of Facebook, Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. To find out what kind of information is collected and how it is used, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy: www.facebook.com/help. Ways in which to protect your privacy on Facebook can be found at: www.facebook.com/policy.

The link to Twitter connects your browser with the services of Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. To find out what information is collected and how it is used, please refer to Twitter’s Privacy Policy: www.twitter.com/privacy. Ways in which to protect your privacy can be found at: www.twitter.com/settings.

The Instagram link leads you to the services of Instagram, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. To find out what information is collected and how it is used, please refer to Instagram’s Privacy Policy: help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

If you are a member of one of the social media providers listed above and do not want the respective provider to collect data about your visit to our websites, please log out of your social media account prior to visiting our websites and activating the link. It may also be helpful if you delete all social media cookies from your browser.

GOOGLE MAPS
Our website includes maps from Google Maps. When you visit a page on our websites that contains maps from Google Maps (e.g.: www.gollmer-hummel.net/en/contact/), Google will collect, process and use the data on your use of the maps. Google will also ask you for your current location so as to be able to show you the nearest branches and sales points on the map (so-called geolocalisation). Most browsers ask you whether you want to allow this function. Please refer to the Terms of Service for Google Maps. More information on Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at: policies.google.com/privacy

HOW LONG IS MY DATA STORED?
Unless stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy, we store the data you have made available to us only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law.If you have given your express consent to us using your personal data for advertising purposes, we will use your data for such purposes unless you withdraw your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.

WILL MY DATA BE FORWARDED TO THIRD PARTIES?
In some cases, it may be necessary for us to transmit your data to external providers. Such providers may be engaged for example to send out newsletters or other advertising material. All external service providers use your personal data exclusively in accordance with our internal specifications and in line with this Privacy Policy and statutory data processing requirements.Moreover, your personal data shall neither be forwarded, sold nor rented out to third parties without your authorisation. We do, however, reserve the right to publish information about you if obliged to do so by law or required to do so by legitimate authorities or law enforcement agencies.

WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE REGARDING MY DATA?
You have the right at any time to obtain free information on the personal data we have stored on you, as well as on the origin, recipient and purpose of data processing. You also have the right to rectification, the right to transfer and the right to have the data stored by us deleted at any time. In addition, you may withdraw any given consent at any time.Please contact us at the following email address: datenschutz@gollmer-hummel.de

CONTACT
Gollmer & Hummel GmbH
Gässlesweg 23
75334 Straubenhardt Germany

As a data subject, you have a number of so-called "data subject rights". Specifically, these are the following rights, which you can exercise at any time via the following e-mail address datenschutz@gollmer-hummel.de.

  • In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR you can request information about your stored data and its processing at any time.
  • Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR you have the right to rectify any incorrect data concerning you without delay.
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR you can demand us to delete your stored data.
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR you can demand that the data processing is limited by us, as long as we are not legally obliged to keep the data.
  • You also have the right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR. This is relevant if you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing data to the controller. In this case, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been corrected or deleted or that processing be restricted, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR you have the right to data portability if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
  • In accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR, you also have the right to revoke a given consent at any time in the future.
  • In addition, you have the right at any time to contact the competent authority with a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. Which is the competent authority responsible for you, depends on the state of your domicile, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. A list of the competent supervisory authorities for non-public companies can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding data privacy or wish to have your data deleted or changed, please send an email to datenschutz@gollmer-hummel.de.