As a visitor to our website you may expect a high degree of quality, not only from our products but also from the processing of your personal data. We are responsible for handling your data which we process in line with your preferences and the requirements of German and EU data protection laws. Personal data are data which identify you or make you identifiable. Personal data are processed by us only when permitted under a legal provision or with your prior consent.
The Controller responsible for the collection and the processing of your Personal data is:
NGC Transmission Europe GmbH
If you have a question on data protection or data security, please contact our Data Protection Officer
Herrn Bernd Fuhlert
Datenschutzbeauftragter der NGC Transmission Europe GmbH
Our service providers include e.g. data centres, analysing services and marketers. Our service providers may not process your data for other purposes or for themselves. It is of special concern to us to have the following hints enabling you to know at all times which categories of personal data are collected during your visit to our website and how we process them afterwards.
2. Purpose and Legal Bases of Data Processing
We store your data for the performance of our contractual services such as delivery, billing and payment. The legal basis for data processing is the contract with you (Art. 6 Subsec. 1 lit. b GDPR). Your data are processed by us to the legally required extent, including our archiving and storage obligations under the German Commercial Code (Art. 6 Subsec. 1 c GDPR). In addition, we use your data for direct mail, but also to send you information on our products, services and campaigns (as per Art. 6 Subsec. 1f GDPR) to win you as a potential customer (Information as per Art. 13 Subsec. 1 d GDPR). You may at any time object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes by contacting the above address. Further recipients of these data during order handling and contract performance are forwarders (only address data), payment service providers (only payment data) and for direct mail also mail service providers (only address data). The processing duration is a function of the contract purpose and of other associated statutory requirements for the conservation and supply of proof. The data are used for direct mail only if you have raised no objection to it.
3. Your Data Protection Rights & Right of Revocation
You are entitled to the following rights during the processing of personal data about which you will be informed in detail in the following sections.
- Right to information on part of the Controller over the personal data in question
- Right to correction or erasure or to processing restrictions
- Right to objection when the processing of your personal data rests on a balancing of interests (Art. 6 Subsec. 1f GDPR) or when the processing is required for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of a public authority assigned to the Controller (Art. 6 Subsec. 1e GDPR).
- Right to data portability
- Right to revoke your consent when processing of your personal data rests on your consent (Art. 6 Subsec. 1a or Art. 9 Subsec. 2a GDPR).
Right to complain to a supervisory authority
You have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons resulting from your personal situation provided the statutory conditions against the processing of your data are met. If you object to the processing of your data for advertising purposes or wish to revoke a consent previously granted, a brief notice to our Data Protection Officer by e-mail to dataprotection@NGCtransmission.com or by regular mail to NGC Transmission Europe GmbH, Schifferstraße 196, 47059 Duisburg at any time is sufficient. Your data will then no longer be processed for the purposes covered by the objection to advertising or by the revocation. The legality of processing up to the time of an objection or revocation remains unaffected. After an objection against processing your personal data for advertising purposes or the revocation of your consent, we are required under the provisions of the German supervisory authority for data protection to enter the necessary data (name, address, e-mail address) into our internal advertising blacklist and to store (i.e. block) them permanently - for this purpose only - to allow comparing them against future advertising lists (Art. 21 Subsec. 3, Art. 17 Subsec. 3b, Art. 6 Subsec. 1c GDPR). In this way, the observation of your objection to advertising or the revocation of your consent can be permanently secured. If you have any questions on the processing of your personal data by us, we will of course be pleased to inform you at any time about the data concerning you. In addition, if the statutory requirements are met, you also have rights to the correction, erasure, processing restriction, objection and the right to data portability. In all these cases, please contact our Data Protection Officer (at the contact data in No. 1.). Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
4. Processing of Personal Data on our Website
- Accessing our Website
NGC Transmission Europe GmbH – as is customary and necessary for the use of websites - processes so-called server log files whenever a user accesses our website. When doing so, our web server logs the domain name or IP address of your computer, the filename and the URL which was requested, plus the http answer code and possibly the URL that leads a user to our website (legal basis Art. 6 Subsec. 1b GDPR).
For technical reasons, this way of proceeding is customary and necessary to allow the use of a website. We are supported in the process by our technical service providers whom we employ as data processors. The above data are recorded and used to defend against unlawful use or cyberattacks on our webserver (Art. 6 Subsec. 1f GDPR). The data are deleted after 6 months.
- Google Analytics
Our website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and permit an analysis of your website use. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie on your website use are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies (legal basis Art. 6 Subsec. 1f GDPR) takes place due to our legitimate interest in the analysis of user conduct to optimise both our online offers and our advertising.
For this, we have the support of Google as a data processor. Google uses the information to analyse the website use by the visitor, compile reports on website activities and to provide other services connected with website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics is not aggregated with other Google data.
IP Anonymization: Our website has activated the IP anonymization function. This causes your IP address to be truncated by Google within the EU or in a member state of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The legal basis for the transmission of personal data is the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield.
- Browser Plug-Ins
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser. We point out, however, that in this case it is possible that not all functions of this website are available to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of cookie-generated data on your website use (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Revocation against Data Processing:
You can prevent the processing of your personal data by Google Analytics by accessing the following URL: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaopout?hl=de. It creates an Opt-Out-Cookie, which will prevent the accessing of your data during future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics. For additional information on the processing of personal data by Google Analytics please refer to Google’s data protection policy: https://support.google.com/analystics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Data Processing: We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of German data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic features of Google Analytics: This website uses the function "demographic features" of Google Analytics. This allows the preparation of reports which contain statements on age, gender and interests of website visitors. These data come from interest-induced advertisements of Google and from the visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be allocated to a particular person. You can disable this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the logging of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the menu point "Objection to Data Logging".
- Contact & Enquiries
If you have any questions or requests, we will be pleased to be at your disposal. We process your data in response to your product or service enquiry (Art. 6 Subsec. 1b, f GDPR). The supply of address and telecom data marked as obligatory is then required to attend and reply to your request.
The voluntary supply of further data facilitates the processing of your enquiry. In principle, with business or commercial correspondence, data from your enquiry are stored after answering an enquiry for a period of six years (Sec. 257 Subsec. 4 HGB, Art. 6 Subsec. 1c GDPR).
- Change of Purpose
If our processing purpose changes over time, we will inform you in advance with an updated note on data protection.
- Extended Storage Periods
The stated storage periods may be correspondingly extended in a given case, in particular when data are processed for different purposes or when a longer statutory or contractual archiving period applies.
5. What are Obligatory Data or Mandatory Entries?
When certain data fields for data collection are designated as mandatory or marked with an asterisk (*), the supply of these data is either legally or contractually prescribed, or we require them for contract conclusion, a requested service or for the stated purpose.
Even with mandatory entries, the disclosure of such data is of course at your discretion. However, their non-supply may result in an inability to perform the contract, provide the requested services or achieve the stated purpose.
6. Information on the Subject of Cookies
Using web analysis technology, the website of our Company collects data for marketing and optimisation purposes. These are described and explained separately and in greater detail below. In the interest of better comprehension, we wish to explain the subject of cookies.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. They are used to allow the recognition of your web browser. From these data user profiles are generated using a pseudonym. Unless you have specifically granted your consent, these data will not be used to personally identify you and are not aggregated with personal data via the carrier of the pseudonym. In this process, IP addresses are only used in anonymized form. We use these data exclusively to optimise our online offer and to adapt it to the needs of our customers.
You can object to the generation of pseudonymous user profiles by placing an opt-out cookie. Additionally, we also employ cookies to make the use of our website more customer-friendly. To do this, we use information on the date and duration of the visit and the webpages viewed by the visitor.
Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are deposited or to generally decline or restrict the placing of cookies. If you disable or restrict cookie acceptance in your browser, various functions of our webpage can no longer be used by you. Using your browser, you can delete stored cookies at any time. An automatization of cookie-deletion is possible.
Use the following links for more details on this option for the most common browsers:
Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete- manage-cookies
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&answer=95647
Unless you change or have changed your settings, cookies designed to enable or ensure the necessary technical functions will remain up to the closing of your browser on your terminal device. Other cookies may remain on your terminal device longer.
7. Data Security
We take technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from accidental or intentional manipulations, loss, destruction or unauthorized access and to ensure your rights while observing applicable EU and German data protection regulations. The measures taken are designed to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your data as well as the long-term availability and load capacity of the systems and services involved in processing your data. They are also designed to rapidly restore data access and availability in the event of a physical or technical malfunction.
Our security measures also include the encryption of your data. Any information which you enter online is technically encrypted and only transmitted thereafter. This means that these data cannot be viewed by an unauthorized party at any time. Our data processing and security measures are being constantly improved to keep up with latest technical developments.
The employees of NGC Transmission Europe GmbH are or will be committed in writing to confidentiality and to the observation of the data protection requirements of the GDPR.
8. Job Applications
Our Company collects and processes personal data of job applicants for application purposes. Processing is also possible by digital means. In particular this is the case when an applicant submits his or her application records to the data controller in charge digitally, e.g. by e-mail or via an application form on the webpage.
If the data controller in charge concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted for creating the employment contract will be stored observing the statutory provisions in their regard. If no employment contract is concluded between the applicant and the data controller in charge, the application records will be automatically deleted three months after the announcement of the hiring decision, provided the deletion does not run counter to other legitimate interests of the data controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense are e.g. the requirement of proof for proceedings under the Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
This Data Protection Statement must be occasionally adapted to current conditions or changes in the law. Please review the Data Protection Statement before using our website to be up-to-date after possible changes or updates.