Thank you very much for your interest in our company. The management of SK H2O protec GmbH attaches great importance to data protection. The website of SK H2O protec GmbH can generally be used without having to provide personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If personal data has to be processed and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
As the data controller, SK H2O protec GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions always have security gaps and therefore absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as via telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). A natural person shall be considered identifiable if he/she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations involving personal data which is carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular, to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or movements of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
The controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, either alone or jointly with others. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by European Union law or by the law of member states, the controller or the specific criteria of the controller's appointment may be provided for under Union law or the law of member states.
h) Commissioned processors
A commissioned processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific inquiry relating to European Union law or the law of member states shall not be considered recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the commissioned processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the commissioned processor.
Consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his/her intention in a particular case, in the form of a statement or by a clear affirmative act, which signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him/her.
2. The name and address of the data controller
The controller, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the European Union member states and other provisions related to data protection, is the:
SK H2O protec GmbH
Tel.: 02872 - 8070 - 0
Cookies are used by many websites and servers. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers that are visited to distinguish the data subject's individual browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, the full use of the functions of our website may be hindered.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of SK H2O protec GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The information recorded can include (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol (IP) address, (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
SK H2O protec GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. This information is needed (1) to deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the content and advertising of our website, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by SK H2O protec GmbH both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.
5. Contact options via the website
In accordance with statutory requirements, the website of SK H2O protec GmbH contains information which enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us and also includes a general address for electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller is stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or if so required by the European legislators or another legislator, in statutes or regulations that the data controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislators or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislators to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to the data subject is being processed. A data subject who wishes to exercise this right of confirmation can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
b) Right to information
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to obtain from the data controller at any time, free of charge, information on the personal data relating to him/her which has been stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislators have allowed the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes of the processing
- the categories of personal data being processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular, recipients in third countries or international organisations
- where possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
- the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning the data subject, or restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information on the source of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 para. 1 and 4 of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact on the data subject of such processing
The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
A data subject who wishes to exercise this right to know can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislators to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning the data subject. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, with regard to the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
A data subject who wishes to exercise this right of rectification can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to deletion (right to be fogotten)
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislators to require the controller to immediately erase personal data relating to the data subject, provided that one of the following grounds applies and that the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
- The data subject withdraws the consent that has been given and on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para.1 of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR.
- The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
- The personal data must be deleted to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the member state, which the data controller is subject to.
- The personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 of the GDPR.
If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at SK H2O protec GmbH deleted, he/she can contact an employee of the data processor at any time. The employee of SK H2O protec GmbH will arrange for the deletion to be carried out immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by SK H2O protec GmbH and if our company, as the controller, is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, SK H2O protec GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested that such other data controllers delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, as far as processing is not necessary. The employee of SK H2O protec GmbH will arrange for this to be carried out in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time which allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject declines the deletion of 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 is required by the data subject to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and the data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at SK H2O protec GmbH, the data subject can contact an employee of the data processor at any time. The employee of SK H2O protec GmbH will arrange for the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to obtain personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided to a controller by the data subject, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without being hindered by the controller to whom the personal data had been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising his right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to effect the direct transfer of the personal data from one controller to another, as far as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.
The data subject can contact an employee of SK H2O protec at any time to assert the right to data portability.
g) Right to object
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to object at any time, for reasons relating to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of objection, SK H2O protec GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing and that these grounds outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If SK H2O protec GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the data subject is entitled to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to SK H2O protec GmbH processing the data for purposes of direct marketing, SK H2O protec GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his/her particular situation, to object to the processing of his/her personal data by SK H2O protec GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest.
The data subject can contact any employee of SK H2O protec directly to assert the right to object. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his/her right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal consequences for him/her or affects him/her significantly in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by virtue of legislation of the European Union or of the member states to which the controller is subject and which provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision is necessary (1) for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject, SK H2O protec GmbH shall take appropriate measures in order to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which includes at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on behalf of the controller, to state their point of view, and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he/she may do so at any time by contacting an employee of the controller.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection lax
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislators to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw consent, he may do so at any time by contacting an employee of the controller.
8. Data protection for job applications and during the application process
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is applicable especially when an applicant sends the relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by email or via a form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transferred data shall be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of refusal, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
9. Data protection regulations on the use and application of Facebook
The data controller has integrated Facebook components on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an internet-based social meeting place, i.e. an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the online community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller, on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, is accessed, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE As part of this technical process, Facebook obtains information about the specific sub-page of our website that has been visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook will identify the specific sub-pages of our website that the data subject visits each time he/she accesses our website and for the entire time he/she is on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, such as the "Like" button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook will assign this information to the data subject's personal Facebook user account and store this personal data.
Facebook will receive information through the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook in this way, he/she can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his/her Facebook account before accessing our website.
Facebook's published data policy, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the various settings offered by Facebook to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
10. Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or return services, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our establishment was injured and his/her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could also be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above-mentioned legal principles are based on this legal principle if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not predominate. Such processing operations in particular are permitted for us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislators. In this respect, the legislators took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).
11. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or by a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.
12. Duration for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. The relevant data will be routinely deleted after the expiry of this period, provided it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
13. Statutory or contractual provisions governing the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data may be required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that the data subject make personal data available to us, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject in individual cases whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of not providing the personal data.
14. Existence of an automated decision-making process
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.