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PFINDER KG Data Protection Declaration

On the websites

  • https://www.pfinder.de
  • http://www.ndt.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 Böblingen
Germany
Phone + 49 (7031) 27 01 0
Fax + 49 (7031) 28 05 00
Email pfinder@pfinder.de
Internet https://www.pfinder.de
Internet http://www.ndt.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
Tel: +49 711 71530104
dirk.janthur@janthur.net

3. Use of cookies
The PFINDER KG web pages use cookies. Cookies are data that is 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 allowing the user to be identified. Cookies help to simplify the use of websites for users.
It is possible to decline the setting of cookies at any time by changing the settings in the internet browser accordingly. Set cookies can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, it may not be possible to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

4. Creation of log files
Every time the website is accessed, PFINDER KG uses an automated system to record data and information. These are stored in log files on the server.
The following data may be collected:
Information about the type of browser and the version used
The user’s operating system
The user’s internet service provider
The user’s IP address
The date and time of access
Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website (referrer)
Websites which are called up by the user’s system via our website
The data is processed to deliver the contents of our website, to ensure the functionality of our information technology systems and to optimise our website. The log file data is always stored separately from the users’ other personal data.

5. Analysis tools
PFINDER KG uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed. 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 if this is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address to other Google data. You may decline the installation 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 described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

6. Links and contents on third-party pages
You will find links to third-party offers on the websites. PFINDER KG cannot assume any liability for these pages and how they handle personal data.
Liability notice: In its judgement of 12 May 1998, Hamburg Regional Court decided that by providing a link, the provider of a website may be jointly responsible for the contents of the linked site. According to the Regional Court, this can only be prevented by explicitly distancing oneself from these contents.

PFINDER KG has included links to other sites on the internet on its pages. The following applies to all these links: PFINDER KG explicitly states that PFINDER KG has no influence on the design and contents of the linked pages. PFINDER KG therefore hereby explicitly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages on the website and does not adopt these contents as its own. This declaration applies to all links on the website and to all the contents of the pages to which the banners, buttons and links visible at PFINDER KG lead.

7. SSL Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as the requests you send to us as the 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 padlock symbol in your browser line.

8. Registration on our website
If the data subject uses the opportunity to register on the controller’s website by providing personal data, the data will be transmitted to the controller in the relevant input mask. The data is stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller.

During registration, the IP address of the user as well as the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent abuse of the services. The data will not be disclosed to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to disclose.

The registration of data is required for the provision of contents or services. Registered persons can have the stored data erased or modified at any time. On request, the data subject will receive information about the personal data stored about him or her.

9. Newsletter
If you subscribe to our company’s newsletter, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to the controller.

When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent an abuse of the services or the email address of the data subject. The data will not be disclosed to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to disclose.

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. Likewise, the consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. There is a link for this purpose in every newsletter.

10. Possibilities for making contact
There is a contact form on the PFINDER KG website which can be used for electronic contact. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us using the email address provided. If the data subject contacts the controller through one of these channels, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be recorded automatically. The storage serves the sole purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The data will not be disclosed to third parties.

This is a 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.

11. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller will only process and store personal data relating to the data subject for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was stored. Storage may also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject.
As soon as the storage purpose ceases to apply or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted.

12. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject in the sense of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights against the controller:

You can assert all rights against the company using the contact data in point 1 or against our data protection officer using the contact data in point 2.

12.1. Right of access
You have the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us; if such processing is taking place, you may request information from the controller as to:
a. the purposes for which the personal data is being processed;
b. the categories of personal data being processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed

or is still to be disclosed;

  1. the planned duration of the storage of personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for

determining the storage duration;

  1. the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to limit processing

by the controller or a right of objection to such processing;

  1. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
    g. all available information on the origin of the data when the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
    h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on 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 Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. Where data is processed 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.

12.2. Right of rectification
You have the right to obtain from the controller the rectification and/or completion of personal data processed concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. The controller will make any corrections without delay.

Where data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

Your right of rectification 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.

12.3. Right to restriction of 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 allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b. if 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. if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
d. if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of 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 European Union or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been imposed according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

Where data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

Your right to restrict the processing 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.

12.4. Right to erasure

12.4.1. You may request that the controller erase personal data concerning you without delay and the controller is obliged to erase such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  1. The personal data concerning you is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
    b. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1) lit. a or Article 9(2) lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    c. You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR.
    d. The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
    e. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union or national law 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 Article 8(1) GDPR.

12.4.2. If the controller has made personal data concerning you public and is obliged to erase it in accordance with Article 17(1) of the GDPR, they will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and 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 this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

12.4.3. The right to erasure will not apply insofar as the processing is necessary for:
a. the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
b. compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under European Union or national law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
c. on grounds of public interest relating to public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) GDPR;
d. for archiving purposes in the public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in (1) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
e. for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

12.5. Right to notification
If you have exercised the right to rectify, erase or restrict the processing, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the controller.

12.6. Right to data portability
You have the right to obtain the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1) lit. a GDPR or Article. 9(2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR and
    b. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, in so far as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be impaired thereby.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

12.7. Right to object
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) GDPR, including profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless they can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is carried out for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you is 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 is linked 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 to object in the context of the use of information society services – without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC – by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

Where data is processed 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(1) of the GDPR.

Your right to object may be limited 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.

12.8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

12.9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you in a similar way. This will not apply if the decision

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
    b. is permitted by legal provisions of the European Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and such provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
    c. is made with your explicit consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Article 9(1) GDPR, unless Article 9 (2) lit. a or 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 controller will take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which will include at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

12.10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of employment or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

13. Disclosure of data to third parties
As a matter of principle, no data will be disclosed, possible exceptions are regulated in the above points. Above all, the information is not disclosed for commercial purposes (address trading).

14. Legal basis of the processing
If we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6(1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations necessary for the implementation 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(1) lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In cases where the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1) (d) GDPR 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(1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.

15. Duration of storage of personal data
Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. Once this period has expired, the data will be routinely deleted, unless there is a need to initiate or fulfil a contract.

15.1. Questions & Suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to pfinder@pfinder.de

16. 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/.