PRIVACY POLICY

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority. The use of the Internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

Company Information

Our data protection policy applies to all subsidiaries of GUBSE AG. Please find our addresses in our Legal Information.

Website Information

Our data protection policy applies to the following websites:

  • sihot.de
  • sihot.com
  • gubse.de
  • gubse.com

Information and Consent

 The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

The User must carefully read this Privacy Policy, which has been written clearly and simply, to facilitate its understanding, and to freely and voluntarily determine whether he/she wishes to provide their personal data, or those of third parties.

Definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

  • Personal data
    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who 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.
  • Data subject
    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
  • Processing
    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  • Restriction of processing
    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
  • Profiling
    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
  • Pseudonymisation
    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • Controller or controller responsible for the processing
    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
  • Processor
    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  • Recipient
    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
  • Third party
    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
  • Consent
    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Cookies

The Internet pages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Collection of general data and information

The websitw collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server´s log files. We may collect:

  • the browser types and versions used
  • the operating system used by the accessing system
  • the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers
  • the sub-websites
  • the date and time of access to the Internet site
  • an Internet protocol address (IP address)
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and
  • any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to

  • deliver the content of our website correctly
  • optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement
  • ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and
  • provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure transport layer security (TLS). Please bear in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

SSL- encryption

For security reasons and to protect the privacy, we have created websites that have been secured by SSL. The transferred data on our websites is not readable for third parties. You will recognize a secured connection to the “https://” address bar of your browser and to the lock icon in the browser.

Commercial and Promotional Communications

One of the purposes for processes the User’s data will be for the sending of commercial communications, through electronic and/or conventional means, with information concerning products, services, promotions, offers, events or relevant news for Users. Whenever any communication of this type is made, it will be sent solely and exclusively to those Users who have authorised its reception and/or who have not previously expressed their refusal to receive them.

We also use this information to ensure we provide the best possible content, tailoring where we can to our Users’ interests.

In the event that the User wishes to stop receiving commercial or promotional communications, he/she may request cancellation of the service by sending an email to the following email address: privacy@sihot.com, as well as indicating their wish not to receive them through the withdrawal option provided in each of the commercial communications sent.

Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. The tracking pixel can show us if and when a User has opened the mail and which if any of the links the mail they may have clicked.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the sending of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. Consequently, we will delete the  personal data of the respective User as requested. When unsubscribing from the newsletter, we automatically assume that you have revoked your consent.

Contact possibility via the website

The website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Data Subject Rights

  • You have the right to request access to the information that is held on you under Article 15 of the GDPR.
  • Under Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to have inaccurate information about yourself corrected in a timely fashion.
  • You can also request, at any point, for the information on you to be deleted or for the usage of this information to be limited (Articles 17 and 18 of the GDPR).
  • You may request the data we have on you according to Article 20 of the GDPR.
  • You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR). The responsible authority is:

Unabhängiges Datenschutzzentrum Saarland
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Ms Monika Grethel
Fritz-Dobisch-Straße 12
66111 Saarbrücken
Germany
Phone: 06 81/947 81-0
Fax: 06 81/947 81-29
E-Mail: poststelle@datenschutz.saarland.de
Homepage: http://www.datenschutz.saarland.de

  • You can withdraw your consent at any time for the future in accordance with Article 7.3 of the GDPR.
  • At any time, you may object to the processing of your personal data, on legitimate grounds, especially with regards to direct marketing.

To exercise your rights, you can contact us at the following address

GUBSE AG
Bahnhofstraße 26-28
66578 Schiffweiler
Deutschland

or via Email privacy@sihot.com .

Data protection for applications and the application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Social Media Presence

We use social media networks and plattforms to communicate with any of our existing or potential clients  or intrested parties using the same and to keep them informed on our services. By using social media, you agree to their respective terms and conditions. Unless mentioned differently in our data policy, we process the data of  social media users if they choose to communicate with us, for example by contributing to our online presence or by sending us messages.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Google ReCaptcha

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy or opt-out via https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually present geographical information. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Your location may also be made know to Google Inc. (usually depending on the settings of your mobile devices). For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy or opt-out via https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Legal basis of processing

In compliance with Article 13 of the GDPR we herewith fulfill our obligation to provide all relevant information on the usage and processing of personal data.  If the relevant law on data protection is not specifically mentioned, the following applies: we obtain consent based on Article 6.1 a and Article 7 of the GDPR, we carry out our services and the measures stated in our contract, as well as answer requests in accordance with Article 6.1 b of the GDPR, the basis of processing to fullfill our lawful duties is Article 6.1 c of the GDPR, the basis of the processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6.1 f of the GDPR. In case that vitally important interests of a data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, the basis of this is Article 6.1 d of the GDPR.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

As of 25.05.2018