§ 1 Controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States of the EU as well as other data protection provisions is:

Exal Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestr. 2a
76273 Ettlingen, Germany
07243/525019
info@exal-technology.com
www.exal-technology.com

§ 2 Definitions

(1) This privacy policy has adopted the definitions used in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR"). The privacy policy should be easy to read and understand. To achieve this, we provide below the definitions of the most important terms:

(2) Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "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.

(3) The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

(4) Processing means any operation or set of operations which are 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.

(5) 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.

(6) Pseudonymisation means 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.

(7) Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any 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.

(8) Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(9) Recipient means 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 are not regarded as recipients.

(10) Third party means 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.

(11) ‘Consent of the data subject means 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.

§ 3 Use of the website and creation of log files

(1) If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will collect and store the following data and information automatically from the computer system of the calling computer every time you visit our website: This does not affect the IP address of the user or other data that allows the data to be linked to any particular user. No further log data are collected. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

(2) The legal basis for temporary storage of this data is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR.

(3) The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was originally collected - in this case at the end of use.

(4) We do not collect log files.

§ 4 Use of cookies

(1) This website uses so-called "cookies", Cookies are small text files that are sent by web servers to your browser when you visit a website and stored locally on your end device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to provide the user (i.e. us) with certain type of data. Cookies are used to make the website more user-friendly and secure, in particular, to collect use-related information such as frequency of use and the number of page visitors as well as to monitor patterns of use. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies contain a characteristic string (so-called cookie ID) that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

(2) Cookies remain stored even when the browser session is closed and can be called up again when the user returns to the website. As cookies are stored on your computer and can be used to transmit information to our website, you have as the user full control over the use of cookies. If you do not wish to have cookies collecting data, you can change your browser settings to have your browser notify you every time before storing cookies. You can also disable cookies altogether or delete cookies individually. However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions and features of this website. This does not apply to session cookies, which are deleted automatically at the end of every browsing session.

§ 5 Contact form and emails

(1) On our website, we offer a contact form, which can be used to contact us online. If you take advantage of this option, the data you enter into the form will be transmitted to us and stored. These data include:

The fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory fields which we need to respond to your query. The remaining fields are voluntary. When you send a message, we also store the following data:

To process the data, we obtain the consent from the user during the sending process, while referring to this privacy policy.

(2) You can also contact us by email. In this case, we store the personal data transmitted with the email. Where this includes information on communication channels (e.g. email address, telephone number), you also consent to us using this communication channel to contact you to respond to your query. We do not pass this data on to third parties. Such data will only be used to process the communication.

(3) The legal basis for the processing of data where the user has given consent to the processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted when an email is sent is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the purpose of the email is to conclude a contract, then the additional basis for the processing of data will be Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

(4) We process the data entered into the contact form solely to process the communication. We will use the data from your email query solely for the purpose for which you provided us with the data when you contacted us. The other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This also represents our legitimate interest.

(5) The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was originally collected. For personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been definitely resolved. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after seven days. If the email contact is aimed at the performance of a contract, the data will be erased at the end of the statutory retention periods stipulated by the German Commercial Code or Fiscal Code.

(6) You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of emails and/or their content at any time. In this case, the parties will no longer be able to engage in further communications. Please contact the controller as laid down in Section 1. However, you only have the right to withdraw consent if the email communication is not necessary for the preparation or performance of a contract.

§ 6 SSL encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption when transmitting confidential or personal data. This type of encryption is used, for example, for handling payment transactions and for any queries that you send to us via our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated at your end, if you are using such services. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address bar when it changes from "http://" to https://. Encrypted data cannot be read by third parties. If the encryption is not active, please do not hesitate to contact us using another channel.

§ 7 Disclosure of personal data to third parties

7.1 Links to external websites

This website contains links to external websites. We are only responsible for our own content. We have no influence over the content of external links, and we do not endorse or accept responsibility for their content. If you are directed to an external site, the privacy policy provided there will apply. Please notify us if you become aware of illegal activities or content on this website. We will review the content and respond accordingly (notice and take down procedure).

7.2 Rented server space

Please note that we use server space rented from the provider ALL-INKL.COM, Neue Medien Münnich, Hauptstr. 68, 02742 Friedersdorf, www.all-inkl.com. When you visit the website, the provider of the server space receives various types of data. These are automatically stored by the provider in so-called server log files (see Section 3), which are automatically transmitted by your browser. For further information, please refer to Section 3.

7.3 Google Maps

We use Google Maps functions and features on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website to enhance the user experience. When you visit this website, Google receives the information that you have accessed a particular sub-page of our website.

We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to Google Maps. Only if you agree to the transfer and thereby activate it, Google will receive the information that you have accessed a page of our website.

The following data will be transferred:

This takes place irrespective of whether you have a Google account that you are logged in or not. When you are logged into Google, your data will be directly linked with your account.

The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. (a) GDPR. Google also processes your personal data in the US and it has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and /or customisation of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for non-logged-in users) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. If you do not with this to be linked to your profile on Google, you have to log out before clicking on the button.

You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise this right, please contact Google directly.

The duration of storage depends on Google's retention periods.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the privacy policy of this provider. There you will also find further information about your rights and configuration options for protecting your privacy http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

§ 8 Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights in relation to the controller as specified in Section 1:
- Right of access
- Right to rectification
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to erasure
- Right to information
- Right to data portability
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to withdraw consent to data processing
- Right to withdraw consent to data processing
- Right to object to automated decision-making
- Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

8.1 Right of access

(1) You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed. Where that is the case, you have the right to obtain from the controller access to the personal data and the following information:

a) the purposes of the processing of personal data;

b) the categories of personal data concerned;

c) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;

d) the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

e) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the user or to object to such processing;

f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

(2) You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this regard, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

8.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you.

8.3 Right to restriction of processing

(1) You have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing of personal data where one of the following applies:

a) you contest the accuracy of the personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

b) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;

c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or

d) you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your interests.

(2) Where processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the user's consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the processing has been restricted under the above conditions, you shall be notified by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

8.4 Right to erasure

(1) You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

a) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

b) You withdraw consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6 (1) (a), or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.

c) You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.

d) The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

e) The personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

f) The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.

(2) Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

(3) The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary

a) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;

b) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State 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) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9 (2) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR;

d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in paragraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or

e) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.5 Right to information

If you have exercised your rights with respect to rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, the controller shall communicate any rectification/ erasure/ restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You are entitled to receive information about those recipients from the controller.

8.6 Right to data portability

(1) You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where

a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a), or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, and

b) the processing is carried out by automated means.

(2) In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. These rights shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

(3) The right to data portability does not apply to 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.

If you wish to exercise your right to data portability, you can contact the controller at any time.

8.7 Right to object

(1) You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

(2) The controller shall no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

(3) Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you will have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

(4) In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

(5) If you wish to exercise your right to object, please contact the controller directly.

8.8 Right to withdraw consent to data processing

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact the controller.

8.9 Right to object to automated individual decision-making, including profiling

(1) 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 similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

a) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the controller,

b) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or

c) is based on your explicit consent.

(2) However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9 (1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Article 9 (2) applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

(3) In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

(4) If the data subject wishes to exercise their rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact the controller.

8.10 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 GDPR.

§ 9 Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and these provisions to adapt it to changes in relevant laws and/or regulations or to better meet your needs. Possible changes to our data protection practices will be announced here. Please note the current version date of the privacy policy.