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PFINDER KG Data Protection Declaration

On the websites

  • https://www.pfinder.de and
  • https://ndt-roadshow.de

PFINDER KG offers extensive information to its contractual partners, customers and interested parties. We attach particular importance to the confidential and secure handling of your personal data and the data of your company.

The following data protection declaration is the basis of our actions and an integral part of our business relationship with clients, interested parties and third parties.

We modify the data protection declaration as appropriate in response to legal and technical changes. The most recent version of the data protection declaration, which is published on the website, is always the valid version.

1. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection legislation applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

PFINDER KG
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 14
71032 Boeblingen
Germany
Phone + 49 (7031) 27 01 0
Fax + 49 (7031) 28 05 00
Email pfinder@pfinder.de
Internet https://www.pfinder.de
Internet https://ndt-roadshow.de
represented by the management (see legal notice)

2. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
The controller’s data protection officer is

Dirk Janthur
Datenschutzberatung Janthur GmbH
Hedelfinger Straße 12
73734 Esslingen
Germany
Phone +49 711 71530104
dirk.janthur@janthur.net

3. Use of cookies
The Internet pages of PFINDER KG use cookies. Cookies are data which are stored by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. The cookies can be transmitted to a page when it is called up, thus enabling the user to be allocated. Cookies help to simplify the use of internet pages for the user.

It is possible to object to the setting of cookies at any time by changing the settings in the Internet browser accordingly. Laws Cookies can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, it may not be possible to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

4. Creation of log files
Every time the Internet site is called up, PFINDER KG uses an automated system to record data and information. These are stored in the server’s log files.

The following data can be collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s Internet service provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website (referrer)
  • Web pages that are called up by the user’s system via our website

The processing of the data serves to deliver the contents of our website, to guarantee the functionality of our information technology systems and to optimise our website. The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data of the users.

5. Analysis tools
PFINDER KG uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. 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. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

6. Note on data transfer to the USA
Among other things, our website includes tools from companies based in the USA. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of these companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in terms of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to release personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

7. Links and contents on pages of third parties
On the internet pages you will find links to offers of third parties. PFINDER KG cannot assume any liability for these pages and the respective handling of personal data.
Disclaimer: With its judgement of 12 May 1998, the Hamburg Regional Court decided that the inclusion of a link may entail joint responsibility for the content of the linked page. According to the court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from these contents. PFINDER KG has included links to other Internet sites on its website. The following applies to all these links: PFINDER KG expressly declares that PFINDER KG has no influence whatsoever on the design and content of the linked sites. For this reason, PFINDER KG hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages on the homepage, and does not adopt these contents as its own. This declaration applies to all links displayed on the homepage and to all content of the pages to which the banners, buttons and links visible at PFINDER KG lead.

8. SSL Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as site operator. You can recognise 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 the SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

9. Registration on our website
Where the data subject takes advantage of the possibility to register on the Internet site of the controller by providing personal data, the data are transferred to the controller in the relevant input mask. The data shall be stored by the controller for the sole purpose of internal use.
During registration, the user’s IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to pass on data.
The registration of data is required for the provision of content or services. Registered persons have the possibility to have the stored data deleted or changed at any time. The person concerned will receive information about the personal data stored about him/her at any time.

10. Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DSGVO if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), provided that the enquiry was made.
The data sent to us by you via contact enquiries will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

11. Newsletter
If the newsletter of our company is subscribed to, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to the person responsible for processing.
When registering for the newsletter, the user’s IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent abuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to pass on data.
The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. Likewise, the consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

12. contact opportunities
The PFINDER KG website contains a contact form that can be used for electronic contact. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. If the person concerned contacts the data controller via one of these channels, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be stored automatically. The storage is solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
This is the voluntary provision of personal data. PFINDER KG has taken all technical and organisational measures to ensure that this data is also secure.
Nevertheless, please be very careful with the information you provide and do not send any sensitive data, such as your bank details, via the contact form.

13. Participation in PFINDER NDT WebSessions
In order to participate in PFINDER NDT WebSessions, registration on the website is necessary, stating the name, first name, e-mail address, desired web session and company name.
PFINDER expressly reserves the right to check the data and will send you a confirmation of participation with the access data after registration.
The data provided will be processed exclusively by PFINDER for registration, organization, implementation and follow-up of the web sessions.
PFINDER reserves the right to inform participants about comparable web sessions and seminars by e-mail.
The participants can object to this information being sent at any time.

14. myPFINDER
For our customers, we make confidential information available in a specially secured area – myPFINDER.
The registration takes place with user name and e-mail address. Registration must be authorized by PFINDER.
The data will not be processed for any other purpose. Data will not be passed on to third parties.

15. Google Maps
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the locations we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent may be revoked at any time.
More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

16. Handling of applicant data
We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us (e.g. by e-mail, by post or via online application form). In the following we will inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and all other legal requirements and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.) to the extent that this is necessary to decide whether to establish an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG-neu under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Consent may be revoked at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be passed on to persons involved in the processing of your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of § 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.
Retention period of the data
If we are unable to offer you a job, if you reject a job offer or if we withdraw your application, we reserve the right to keep the data you have submitted with us for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application) on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
A longer storage period can also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) or if legal storage obligations prevent deletion.
Admission to the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, there may be the possibility of including you in our pool of applicants. If you are accepted, all documents and details from your application will be transferred to the applicant pool so that we can contact you in the event of suitable vacancies.
Admission to the applicant pool is based solely on your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Giving your consent is voluntary and has no relation to the ongoing application procedure. The person concerned can revoke his/her consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the pool of applicants, unless there are legal reasons for retention.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted at the latest two years after consent has been given.

17. Routine deletion and blocking of personal information
The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose of storage. In addition, data may be stored for as long as this is provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject.
As soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or deleted.

18. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the DS-GVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:
You can assert all rights against the company according to the contact data in point 1 or against our data protection officer according to the contact data in point 2.

18.1. Right of access to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the data controller:
a. the purposes for which the personal data are processed
b. the categories of personal data processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
d. the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
e. the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to have the processing limited by the controller or a right to object to such processing
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
You have the right to request information as to whether personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 of the DS Block Exemption Regulation in connection with the transfer.
When processing data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:
This right of access may be limited in so far as it is likely to make it impossible or seriously hinder the achievement of the research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the achievement of the research or statistical purposes.

18.2. Right of rectification
You have the right to ask the data controller to correct and/or complete the data if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall make the correction without delay.
When processing data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:
Your right of rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously hinder the achievement of the research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the achievement of the research or statistical purposes.

18.3. Right to limit processing
Under the following conditions, you may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you:
a. if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data
b. the processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the purpose of exercising or defending legal claims; or
d. if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons given by the controller outweigh your reasons.
Where the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only with your consent or for the purpose of pursuing, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
When processing data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:
Your right to limit processing may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make it impossible or seriously prejudicial to the achievement of the research or statistical purposes and that the limitation is necessary for the achievement of the research or statistical purposes.

18.4. Right of cancellation
18.4.1. You may request the controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay and the controller is obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based under Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) of the DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c. You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) of the DS-GVO and there are no legitimate grounds for processing that take precedence, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(2) of the DS-GVO.
d. The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
f. The personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Paragraph 1 of the DS-GVO.

18.4.2. If the controller has made public the personal data concerning you and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17(1) of the DPA, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data.

18.4.3. The right of cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary
a. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
b. to comply with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
c. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) of the DS-GVO;
d. for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) of the DPA, insofar as the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously hamper the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

18.5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectify, erase or limit the processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
They have the right to be informed of these recipients by the person responsible.

18.6. Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another person in charge without interference from the person in charge to whom the personal data has been communicated, provided that
a. the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and
b. the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one person in charge to another, as far as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to data transferability shall not apply to processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

18.7. Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA, including profiling based on these provisions.
The controller shall cease to process personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing is carried out for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You may exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
When processing data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:
You also have the right to object, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 paragraph 1 of the DPA.
Your right of objection may be limited to the extent that it is likely to make the realisation of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously impairs them and the limitation is necessary for the fulfilment of the research or statistical purposes.

18.8. Right of revocation of the data protection
Declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of your consent until revocation.

18.9. Automated decision in individual cases including Profiling
They have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or significantly affects them in a similar way. This shall not apply if the decision
a. is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between you and the person responsible
b. is authorised by Union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or
c. with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data under Article 9(1) of the DPA, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in a. and c. above, the responsible person shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the responsible person, to express his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

18.10. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement is committed, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the DS Block Exemption Regulation.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 DS-GVO.

19. Transfer of data to third parties
As a matter of principle, data will not be passed on, possible exceptions are regulated in the above points. Above all, the data will not be passed on for commercial purposes (address trading).

20. Legal basis of the processing
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b FADP serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
In cases where vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) FADP serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.

21. Duration of storage of personal data
Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the data is routinely deleted, unless there is a need to do so for the initiation or fulfilment of a contract.

21.1. Questions & suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send us an e-mail to pfinder@pfinder.de

22. MailChimp
This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service that, among other things, organises and analyses the sending of newsletters. If you enter data for the purposes of receiving the newsletter (e.g. email address), it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is designed to ensure that European data protection standards are guaranteed in the USA.
We can analyse our newsletter campaigns with the help of MailChimp. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (a so-called web-beacon) connects to the MailChimp servers in the USA. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if applicable. Technical information is also collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
In order to prevent analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this purpose in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
Data processing is carried out on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1) lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of data processing that has already been carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
Your data saved with us for the purposes of receiving the newsletter is stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and is deleted from our servers and the MailChimp servers once the newsletter has been cancelled. Data that is stored with us for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

You can find more details in the MailChimp privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

23. Use of SalesViewer® technology
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally
The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.