Data Privacy Statement

We very much appreciate your interest in our company. Data protection is especially important to the RHEIN-PLAST GmbH management. It is generally possible to use RHEIN PLAST GmbH website without providing any personal data. If a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s specific services via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, data subjects must generally consent to the processing of their data.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the applicable country-specific data protection regulations for RHEIN-PLAST GmbH. In this privacy policy, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect, use and process. This privacy policy will also inform data subjects of their rights.

RHEIN-PLAST GmbH, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures in order to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmission is in principle subject to security vulnerabilities, and so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy is based on the terms used by the European issuer of directives and regulations when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our privacy policy is intended to be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this privacy policy, we use the following terms, among others:

  • a) Personal data

Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). Identifiable refers to a person 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.

  • b) Data subject

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

  • c) Processing

Processing refers to 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, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing involves tagging stored personal data with the aim of limiting its future processing.

  • e) Profiling

Profiling refers to 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 analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

  • f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization refers to 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 organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Data controller or body responsible for the processing

The data controller refers to the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or controllers may be designated in accordance with Union law or with the law of the Member States on the basis of certain criteria.

  • h) Processor

A third-party processor refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

  • i) Recipient

The recipient refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

  • j) Third party

Third party refers to 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 authorized to process the personal data.

  • k) Consent

Consent is any statement of intent voluntarily and unambiguously given by the data subject in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirming act that the data subject uses to indicate that they have consented to the processing of their personal data.

2. Name and Address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the general data protection regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection character is:

RHEIN-PLAST GmbH
Altenbacher Str. 24-26
67098 Bad Durkheim
Germany

Tel .: +4963227980
e-mail: rhe@rhein-plast.de
Website: www.rhein-plast.de

3. Contact the data protection officer

Contact details of the external data protection officer:

EU-CON Consultants Forum GmbH
Waldfeuchter Str. 266
52525 Heinsberg
e-mail: datenschutz@rhein-plast.de

4. Collection of general data and information

The website collects a series of general data and information every time a person or an automated system accesses the website. These general data and this information are stored in the server’s log files. It is permitted to record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-pages which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website was accessed, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

When using this general data and information, RHEIN-PLAST GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. These anonymously collected data and this information are therefore evaluated statistically with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

5. It is possible to contact us via the website

Due to legal regulations, the RHEIN-PLAST GmbH website contains information that enables customers to contact our company quickly by electronic means and to directly communicate with us, including a general electronic (e-mail) address. If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be saved automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal information is not passed on to third parties.

6. Routine deleting and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or insofar as this is granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.

If the storage purpose lapses or if a storage period prescribed by the European issuer of directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked as a matter of course or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

7. Your rights as a data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to demand confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • b) Right of access

Any data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the data controller concerning the stored personal data relating to them and a copy of said information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject the right to the following information:

    • the purpose 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 organizations
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine such period
    • the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning them or of a restriction of the processing by the data controller or of a right to object to such processing;
    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data has not been obtained directly from the data subject: all available information on the origin of the data;
    • the existence of any automated decision-making processes, including profiling, as defined in Art. 22 para.1 and 4, GDPR and – at least in such cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, data subjects have a right to information as to whether their personal data has been transferred to a third party or to an international organization. If this is the case, then data subjects have the right to obtain information about the security guarantees made in connection with such transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access to information, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • c) Right to rectification

Every data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, data subjects have the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to correction, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Every data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to obtain from the data controller the deletion of personal data concerning them without undue delay, and the data controller shall have the obligation to delete this personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as processing is unnecessary:

    • The personal data has been collected for purposes or processed in ways that are no longer necessary;
    • The data subject withdraws their consent to the processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or the data subject is entitled to submit an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. (2) GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • (the personal data must be deleted in compliance with the obligations under European Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject).
    • the personal data has been collected in relation to services offered by an information collection company according to Art. 8 para. (1) of the GDPR.

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have their personal data that is stored at RHEIN-PLAST GmbH deleted, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The RHEIN-PLAST GmbH employee will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data has been made public and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR for the deletion of personal data, it shall take appropriate measures, also of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data processors who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other data processors, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The RHEIN-PLAST GmbH employee will arrange what is necessary in individual cases.

  • e) Right to restrict processing

Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to demand that the data controller restrict processing where one of the following conditions applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of their use.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject requires them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. (1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate the data controller’s reasons outweigh those of the data subject.

If any one of the above mentioned conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by RHEIN-PLAST GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The RHEIN-PLAST GmbH employee will initiate the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

Every data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to receive personal data relating to them that has been provided by the data subject to a data controller, in a structured, current and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit this data to another party without being hindered in doing so by the data controller to whom the personal data was originally provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Art. 6 para. (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 a GDPR or in a contract in accordance with 6 para. (1) (b) GDPR and processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, except where such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the data controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 para. (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

The data subject can contact a RHEIN-PLAST GmbH employee at any time to assert the right to data portability.

  • g) Right to object

Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European issuer for directives and regulations, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to oppose at any time the processing of personal data relating to them which is undertaken on the basis of Art. 6 para. (1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

RHEIN-PLAST GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defense of legal claims.

If RHEIN-PLAST GmbH processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to any profiling connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to RHEIN-PLAST GmbH to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, RHEIN-PLAST 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 personal data concerning him/her for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes at RHEIN-PLAST GmbH in accordance with Art. 89 para. (1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may directly contact any RHEIN-PLAST GmbH employee or any other employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise their right to objection in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Every data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect against him/her or significantly affects him/her 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 admissible under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the responsible person or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, RHEIN-PLAST GmbH shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a responsible person, to state their own position and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Every data subject whose personal data are processed shall have the right granted by the European issuer of directives and regulations to withdraw their consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to revoke consent, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

8. Privacy for job applicants

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted shall be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance 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 the decision of rejection, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller preclude deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include retaining evidence for use in proceedings under the German Equal Opportunities Act (AGG).

9. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I (a) GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations by means of which we obtain consent for a particular 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 necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing processes which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil 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 were injured at our company and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not take priority. We are allowed to carry out such processing procedures because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, they took the view that a legitimate interest may be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47 (2), GDPR).

10. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business operations for the wellbeing of all our employees and our shareholders.

11. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted if they are no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.

12. Provision of personal data as a statutory or contractual requirement; necessity to enter into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We hereby inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In order for a contract to be concluded, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we will then have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject.
Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contractually or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and about what consequences failure to provide the personal data would have.

13. Privacy Policy VIMEO

Our website includes plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Every time you visit a site that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. By interacting with the Vimeo plugins (e.g. clicking the start button), this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored there. For more information on how Vimeo collects and uses your information, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

If you have a Vimeo account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you through this website and link to your membership information stored on Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.

Vimeo also retrieves the tracker Google Analytics via an iFrame in which the video is retrieved. This is Vimeo’s own tracking system, to which we have no access. You can stop tracking by Google Analytics by using the opt-out tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. 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 and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

14. Privacy Policy Google Maps

Our website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website and facilitates the location of the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

For more information about how to handle user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en .

15. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy was created by the Privacy Policy Generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as External Data Protection Officer Passau, in cooperation with the Privacy Lawyer Christian Solmecke.