Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

 

Data recording on our website

 

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or after you provided your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data consists primarily of technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to have this data corrected or deleted. In case you provided your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to demand restriction of processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Moreover, you have the right to file complaints with the competent supervisory authority.

You may contact us via the address provided in the legal notice about this and any other questions you may have about data protection at any time.

 

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hosting service provider). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the hosting service provider. These stored data are primarily IP addresses, contact enquiries, meta data and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, web page access data and other data generated on the website.

The hosting service provider is used for the performance of contracts with potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offerings by a professional service provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

Our hosting service provider will only process your data in so far as this is necessary to meet its contractual performance obligations and to comply with our instructions regarding these data.

Conclusion of a service agreement for the processing of personal data

To ensure data protection compliant processing, we entered into a data processing agreement with our hosting service provider (processor).

 

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

german paper solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Wupperstraße 38
58332 Schwelm
GERMANY

Telephone + 49 202 / 61 10 60 - 0
E-Mail: info@germanpapersolutions.com

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Tobias Erdmann
Sicdata – Unternehmensberatung
Heiligenstock 34c
42697 Solingen

Telefon: 0212659850
Email: erdmann@sicdata.de

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

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

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

 

4. Recording of data on our website

Cookies

Our internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. Cookies are stored on your device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are deleted automatically after you end your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you erase them or they are automatically deleted by your browser.

Some cookies may also be stored on your device by third parties, when you access our web page (third party cookies). These cookies enable us or you to use certain services of the respective third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are necessary for technical reasons, because certain web page functions would not work without those cookies (e.g. shopping cart function or display of a video). Other cookies are used to analyse user behaviour or display ads.

Cookies that are required to realise the electronic communication procedure (required cookies) or to provide certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimise the web page (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide and optimise its services without technical errors. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); consent may be withdrawn at any time.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are placed and to only permit cookies in exceptions, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in particular cases or in general as well as to automatically delete the cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If cookies of third parties or for analysis purposes are used, we will separately inform you within the scope of this privacy policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Processing of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, if your enquiry is in connection with the performance of a contract or is necessary to conduct pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of enquiries we receive Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR or on your provided consent Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, if we requested your consent.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Enquiry by email, telephone or telefax

If you contact us by email, telephone or telefax, your enquiry, including all personal data resulting therefrom (name, enquiry), will be stored and processed at us for the purpose of handling your matter. We will not share this data without your consent.

Processing of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, if your enquiry is in connection with the performance of a contract or is necessary to conduct pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of enquiries we receive Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR or on your provided consent Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, if we requested your consent.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it, you withdraw your consent to its storage, or the purpose for which the data was stored becomes obsolete (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.