Data Privacy Policy of Ekotechnika AG

1. General information on data protection

Ekotechnika AG (hereinafter also referred to as "Ekotechnika”, "we" or "our company") takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy policy.

With the following information we would like to give you an overview of the processing of your personal data by Ekotechnika when you visit the website of Ekotechnika. We would also like to inform you about your rights under the data protection law. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you. Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the services requested or agreed upon.

2. Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?

The body responsible for the data processing on this website and the entire handling of your personal data in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other German data protection laws and other data protection provisions is

Ekotechnika AG

Johann-Jakob-Astor-Str. 49

69190 Walldorf

Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0) 6227 3 58 59 60

Telefax: +49 (0) 6227 3 58 59 18

E-Mail: info@ekotechnika.de

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

3. For what purposes and on what legal basis are your data processed and by whom do we receive your data?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). Relevant personal data are identity data (name, first name) and other contact data (address, telephone, fax, e-mail address), legitimacy data (eg ID card data) and also authentication data (eg signatures) with which you can be personally identified.

Processing is any process or series of operations performed in conjunction with personal data such as collection, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or modification, read-out, retrieval, with or without the aid of automated procedures use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or other form of provision, matching or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

We only process personal data of our users to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. Basically, we process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1a) GDPR), to fulfil pre-contractual or contractual obligations ( Art. 6 (1b) GDPR) "in order to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject to (Article 6 (1c) of the GDPR), in the public interest (Article 6 (11e) of the GDPR) or in the balance of interests (Art. 6 (1) GDPR), or your personal data is collected, on the one hand, by us informing them. This can be data that you use to, e.g. enter in the contact form. Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (for example internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website. Part of the data will also be collected to ensure a flawless delivery of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

We process personal data that we receive in the context of a business relationship from our customers or business partners or - if necessary for the provision of our services - which we legitimately obtain from publicly accessible sources or which are transmitted to us by data subjects entitled.

Ekotechnika uses your personal data to fulfil and execute a contract with you or to provide you with product information about products and services offered by Ekotechnika. Ekotechnika will only advertise you by mail other than by mail if you have given your separate consent or if there is a legal justification (balance of interests). We also use your personal information based on our legitimate interest or if we must comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

4. Duration of storage of personal data

Ekotechnika processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period required for the achievement of the processing purpose or if this is regulated by the European directives and regulations or another legislature in laws or regulations, which the controller is subject to. was provided. The duration of the storage of personal data depends on the one hand according to the provisions of the GDPR on the other to the respective legal retention periods (for example, commercial and tax retention periods). After the deadline, the corresponding data are routinely deleted if they are no longer required for fulfilment of the contract or for other purposes consistent with GDPR and / or no legitimate interest in the re-storage persists.

5. Contact and e-mail contact

When contacting Ekotechnika (for example, by e-mail), personal data is processed. If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your personal data will be stored in the inquiry form, including the contact details provided by you, in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. For the processing of the data in the context of the sending process your consent is obtained and referred to this privacy statement. The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation can not continue. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or delete the purpose for data storage (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

6. Sign up to our e-mail newsletter, Press and Investor Distributors

On our website you can sign up to a free e-mail newsletter. The data from the input mask are transmitted to us when registering for the newsletter. We use a tool from EQS Group AG for this purpose. Obligatory information for the sending of the newsletter are your e-mail address as well as name, first name and the indication to which group of persons you belong (journalist / press, investor, prospective customer, service provider, others). The indication of further possible data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy. In connection with the processing of data for the sending of newsletters, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

For sending the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have explicitly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm by clicking on a link that you wish to receive newsletters in the future. By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. When registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for promotional purposes by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the provided link in the newsletter, via our homepage or by sending a message to the person named above.

After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data usage, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

7. Data collection when providing and visiting the website

Each time our website is accessed (hereinafter also referred to as the "Website") by an affected person or an automated system, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

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

  • Information about the browser type and browser version used
  • operating system of the user
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Date and time of access
  • IP address used

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest to ensure the functionality of the website and to improve the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. Furthermore, this data will not be merged with other data sources. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server log files, if any concrete evidence point to unlawful use. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of providing the website, this is the case when the session is over. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

Use of cookies

In order to make the visit to our website more user-friendly, effective and secure and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Most of the cookies we use are called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit it (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process individual user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values ​​on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Please note that if you do not accept or deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (for example, shopping cart function or language settings) are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR saved. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If other cookies (such as cookies for analysing your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be explained separately in this privacy policy.

8. Analysis tools

This website uses functions of the content management system of Level9 GmbH, Mehringdamm 97, 10965 Berlin. There are stored only information about the accessed page, the search engine used, the search query, the date and country assignment of the access.

Google Analytics

In certain circumstances this website may use functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics in special cases. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

If Google Analytics is used in special cases, we will activate the function IP anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in - will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of these cookies by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that doing so doing, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics.

Further information on how to deal with user data in Google Analytics can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Demographics in Google Analytics

This website may use the “demographics features” of Google Analytics. Thereby reports are produced that can contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Opposition to Data Collection".

9. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens especially with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior can not be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

10. International Data Transfers

If we transfer your personal data to recipients outside the EU, we will comply with the applicable data protection law. Procedures we can use for an international transfer of data are:

Your personal data are transferred to a country for which the European Commission has officially established that it provides an adequate level of protection of personal data.

We may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission to give the personal data the same protection they enjoy in Europe (the so-called "EU Standard Contractual Clauses").

If we use US-based providers, we may transfer data to them if they are on the Privacy Shield, which requires them to provide similar protection for personal data transferred between Europe and the US have to. If the provider is not certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, we may use the EU standard contract terms.

11. Links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

12. Rights of the person concerned

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (right of access and intervention rights) to the person responsible regarding the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:

  • Right of revocation of granted consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR
  • Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to cancellation according to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to complain under Art. 77 GDPR
  • Right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR

You may revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that were issued to us before the validity of the GDPR, ie before 25 May 2018. Please note that the revocation only works for the future. Processing that occurred before the revocation is not affected.

13. Adaptation of our data privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this data privacy policy to always comply with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new data privacy policy.