Privacy

Responsible body in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

EKOWA GmbH
René Kikels
Freiheitsstraße 124-126
15745 Wildau

Phone: +49 (0)3375 5670780
Email: info@ekowa.de
Website: https://ekowa.de/

General remark

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person has the right to privacy and protection against misuse of their personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

In cooperation with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, loss, misuse or counterfeiting.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from third-party access.

By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. This website can generally be visited without registration. Data such as pages viewed or the name of the file accessed, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without this data being directly related to you personally. Personal data, in particular name, address or email address, are collected on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Processing of personal data

Personal data is all information that relates to a specific or identifiable person. A data subject is a person who is used to process personal data. Processing includes all handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, procurement, deletion, storage, modification, destruction and use of personal data.

We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. For the rest, we process - insofar as and insofar as the EU GDPR is applicable - personal data in accordance with the following legal bases in connection with Art. 6 Para. 1 GDPR:

  • lit. a) Processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
  • lit. b) Processing of personal data to fulfill a contract with the data subject and to carry out corresponding pre-contractual measures.
  • lit. c) Processing of personal data to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject according to any applicable law of the EU or according to any applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is fully or partially applicable.
  • lit. d) Processing of personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
  • lit. f) Processing of personal data in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of us or third parties, provided that the fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights as well as the interests of the data subject do not outweigh them. Legitimate interests are in particular our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.

We process personal data for the duration that is necessary for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we restrict processing accordingly.

Privacy policy for cookies

This site uses cookies. These are small text files that make it possible to store specific, user-related information on the user's device while using the website. Cookies make it possible, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and number of users of the pages, analyze behavior of page usage, but also make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies remain stored at the end of a browser session and can be called up again when you visit the site again. If you do not want this, you should set your internet browser so that it refuses to accept cookies.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be found on a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that not all functions of this online offer can then be used.

Data protection declaration for SSL / TLS encryption

This website uses SSL / TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Data transfer security (without SSL)

Please note that data that is transmitted via an open network such as the Internet or an e-mail service without SSL encryption can be viewed by everyone. You can recognize an unencrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser shows "http://" and no lock symbol is displayed in your browser line. Information that is transmitted over the Internet and content received online may be transmitted via third-party networks. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or documents that are transmitted via such open networks or third-party networks.

If you disclose personal information through an open or third-party network, you should be aware that your data may be lost or third parties may access this information and, consequently, may collect and use the data without your consent. In many cases, the individual data packets are transmitted in encrypted form, but not the names of the sender and the recipient. Even if the sender and the recipient live in the same country, data transfer via such networks often takes place via third countries and without controls, i.e. also about countries that do not offer the same level of data protection as your home country. We assume no responsibility for the security of your data during transmission over the Internet and reject any liability for indirect and direct losses. We ask you to use other means of communication if you consider it necessary or reasonable for security reasons.

Despite extensive technical and organizational security precautions, data may be lost or intercepted and / or manipulated by unauthorized persons. As far as possible, we take suitable technical and organizational security measures to prevent this from happening within our system. However, your computer is outside the security area that we can control. It is your responsibility as a user to inform yourself about the necessary safety precautions and to take appropriate measures in this regard. As the website operator, we are in no way liable for any damage that you may incur as a result of data loss or manipulation.

Data that you enter in online forms can be passed on to commissioned third parties for the purpose of order processing and viewed by them and processed if necessary.

Data protection declaration for server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific people. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Third party services

This website uses Google Maps for embedding maps, Google Invisible reCAPTCHA for protection against bots and spam and YouTube for embedding videos.

These services of the American Google LLC use cookies, among other things, and consequently data is transferred to Google in the USA, whereby we assume that no personal tracking takes place in this context solely through the use of our website.

Google is committed to ensuring adequate data protection in accordance with the American-European and American-Swiss Privacy Shield.

Further information can be found in Google's data protection declaration.

Data protection declaration for contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Rights of data subjects

Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the operator of the website as to whether personal data concerning data subjects are processed. If you would like to exercise this right of confirmation, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.

Right to information

Every person affected by the processing with personal data has the right to receive free information from the operator of this website at any time about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information. In addition, the following information can be provided if necessary:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data relating to them or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data

The data subject also has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If you would like to exercise this right to information, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Right to rectification

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary statement.

If you would like to exercise this right to correction, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request the person responsible for this website to delete the personal data relating to them immediately, provided one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data was collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which it is no longer necessary
  • The data subject withdraws their consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing
  • The data subject objects to the processing for reasons that arise from their particular situation and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in the case of direct advertising and associated profiling
  • The personal data was processed unlawfully
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the controller is subject
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered that were made directly to a child

If one of the above reasons applies and you would like to have personal data stored by the operator of this website deleted, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with immediately.

Right to restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to request that the person responsible for this website restrict processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • The data subject disputes the accuracy of the personal data for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
  • The data subject has objected to the processing for reasons arising from their particular situation and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject

If one of the above conditions is met, you would like to request the restriction of personal data stored by the operator of this website, you can contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer of this website will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

Right to data portability

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to have this data transferred to another person responsible if the legal requirements are met.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible and as long as this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other people.

To assert the right to data portability, you can contact the data protection officer appointed by the operator of this website at any time.

Right to object

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to them at any time for reasons arising from their particular situation.

The operator of this website no longer processes the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or Defense of legal claims.

To exercise the right to object, you can contact the data protection officer of this website directly.

Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If you would like to exercise your right to withdraw consent, you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Data protection declaration for objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

Paid services

We will ask for additional data to provide services that are subject to a charge, e.g. Payment details to process your order or To be able to carry out your order. We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function. When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be assigned to Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and / or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google to exercise them. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google can be found in addition to further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA

This website uses the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The purpose of the query is to differentiate whether the input is made by a human or by automated, mechanical processing. The query includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used further there. However, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other Google data. Your data may also be transferred to the United States. An adequacy decision of the European Commission, the "Privacy Shield", exists for data transfers to the USA. Google participates in the "Privacy Shield" and has submitted to the requirements. By pressing the query, you consent to the processing of your data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the withdrawal.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and the associated data protection declaration can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical evaluation of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Ireland.

The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is saved. You have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that with the appropriate setting, not all functions of this website may be available.

You can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be placed in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.

Copyrights

The copyrights and all other rights to content, images, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the operator of this website or the specifically named rights holders. The written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained in advance for the reproduction of all files.

Anyone who commits a copyright infringement without the consent of the respective rights holder can be punished and, if necessary, liable to pay damages.

General disclaimer

All information on this website has been carefully checked. We strive to offer our information in a current, correct and complete manner. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out, which means that we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of information, including journalistic and editorial content. Liability claims based on material or immaterial damage caused by the use of the information offered are excluded unless there is evidence of willful or gross negligence.

The publisher can change or delete texts at his own discretion and without notice and is not obliged to update the content of this website. Use or access to this website is at the visitor's own risk. The publisher, his clients or partners are not responsible for damage, such as direct, indirect, accidental, to be determined in advance or consequential damage, which is said to have arisen from a visit to this website and are therefore not liable for this.

The publisher also assumes no responsibility and liability for the content and availability of third-party websites that can be reached via external links on this website. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content. The publisher therefore expressly distances himself from all third-party content that may be relevant under criminal law or liability law or that violates common decency.

Changes

We can change this privacy policy at any time without notice. The current version published on our website applies. Insofar as the data protection declaration is part of an agreement with you, we will inform you in the event of an update about the change by email or in another suitable way.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection at the beginning of the data protection declaration in our organization.

Wildau, 07.07.2020
Source: SwissAnwalt