Privacy Policy

The use of IBG Monforts GmbH & Co.’s website is generally possible without providing personal data.

The processing of personal data, for example a data subject’s address, email address or telephone number, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in agreement with the country-specific data protection regulations which apply to IBG Monforts GmbH & Co. (especially BDSG (the Federal Data Protection Act)).

We wish to use the following to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data which we collect, use and process. This Privacy Policy will also provide data subjects with clarity regarding their rights.

 

1. Definition of terms

The terms used when the General Data Protection Regulation was issued (Article 4 GDPR) are used in this Privacy Policy.

 

2. Controller responsible for processing

IBG Monforts Oekotec GmbH & Co. KG Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Straße 2 41199 Mönchengladbach Germany

Managing director: Mr Christian Monforts von Hobe Tel.: +49 2166 8682-45 E-mail: oekotec@ibg-monforts.com

 

3. Cookies

The IBG Monforts GmbH & Co. website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your end device via an internet browser. Your browser accesses these files. Using cookies makes our website more user-friendly and secure. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (controller’s legitimate interest). Using cookies makes the website simpler to use for users. Particular pages cannot be called up properly without using cookies. These reasons also represent the legitimate interest in this data processing according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (the use of cookies for analysis purposes is treated in another point). Popular browsers offer the option of not permitting cookies. You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are stored and cookies are only allowed in the individual case, prevent the acceptance of cookies or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Please note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all the functions of this website without restrictions if you put such settings in place.

 

4. Collection of data and information (logfiles)

IBG Monforts GmbH & Co.’s website collects general data and information whenever a particular person accesses the website. This data is stored in the server’s logfiles. The following may be collected: (1) 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 (the ‘referrer’), (4) the sub-pages which are controlled on our website via an accessing system, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the accessing system’s internet service provider and (8) other similar data and information which serves to reduce risk in the event of attacks on our IT systems. IBG Monforts GmbH & Co. does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (controller’s legitimate interest). This information is required so that we can: (1) correctly display the content of the website, (2) optimise the content of the website and advertising for it, (3) guarantee the long-term functionality of the IT systems and technology relating to the website, and (4) provide the information necessary for prosecution to the relevant authorities in the event of a cyberattack or other crimes. These reasons also represent the legitimate interest in this data processing according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The anonymous data from the server logfiles will be stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

 

5. Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is typically transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. We have activated the ‘IP anonymisation’ function when using Google Analytics on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within the EU Member States or other signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA, and therefore cannot any longer be allocated to your person. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this site to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator regarding web and internet use. The IP address communicated by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies via the corresponding setting in your browser software; we would however also point out that in this case you may not be able to completely utilise all functions of the website. You can also prevent the data produced by the cookie and information relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being collected by Google and being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by placing an opt-out cookie which prevents your data being collected when you visit this website in future: Deactivate Google Analytics. You can find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de. You can find further information on Google’s use of your data at: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, in order to optimise both its online offering and its advertising, and this analysis therefore also contributes to the financing and customer-oriented use, adjustment and updating of the website. We have concluded a contract for order data processing with Google.

 

6. Remarketing

Our website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalised advertising messages which, depending on your previous usage and browsing behaviour on an end device (e.g. mobile phone) have been customised to you, can also be displayed on one of your other end devices (e.g. tablet or PC). If you have issued corresponding consent to this, Google will to this end link your web and app browsing history to your Google account. In this way the same personalised advertising messages can be displayed on every end device on which you are logged on to your Google account. In order to support this function, Google Analytics collects users’ Google-authenticated IDs, which are temporarily linked with our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for cross-device press advertising. You can object to the cross-device remarketing/targeting with permanent effect by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account; to do this, follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ You can find further information and data protection regulations in Google’s privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

 

7. GA Audiences

This website uses GA Audiences, a web analytics services by the provider Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; ‘Google’). This service collects and stores data, which is used to create pseudonymised user profiles. This technology allows us to display targeted advertising to users who have visited our website on other external sites within the Google Partner network. To do this, we place a cookie on your computer which analyses your user behaviour when visiting our website and can then be used for targeted advertising. Placing cookies does not involve storing or processing any personal data. If you do not want to receive interest-based advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by following the instructions at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb#display_optout.

 

8. Hosting of the website

This website is hosted by the company 1&1. All data provided is therefore collected on this provider’s servers. The provider does not, however, access the data. We have concluded an order data processing contract with this company. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (controller’s legitimate interest).

 

9. Option to contact via the website

We provide a contact form and email address on this site so you can contact us simply. Where a data subject contacts us by email or via the contact form, the following data must be provided in the entry form and is automatically stored after the form is submitted:

  • Email address or phone number
  • First name, surname
  • Reason for the query
  • Company name
  • Attachments relating to the requested project (optional)

The legal basis for processing the data which is transferred in the course of using the contact form or sending an email is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the email contact is intended to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The processing of personal data from the entry form serves only for us to process the data subject’s contact. The following data on the data subject is automatically saved during the submission process:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of login

This data serves to prevent misuse of the contact form, and to ensure the security of our IT systems. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (controller’s legitimate interest). This data will not be passed on to third parties.

 

10. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data subject’s personal data is only stored for the period required to achieve the storage purpose, or as long as storage is legally mandated. If the storage purpose is eliminated or a legally mandated storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased according to the legal requirements.

 

11. The data subject’s rights

a) right to confirmation All data subjects have the right to request information as to whether their personal data is being processed. b) right to information (Article 15 GDPR) All data subjects have the right to receive free information regarding the personal data being stored regarding their person, and to receive a copy of this information. c) right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR) The data subject has the right to demand that the controller immediately rectify incorrect personal data. d) right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (Article 17 GDPR) All data subjects have the right to demand that their personal data be erased immediately, providing one of the legally mandated reasons applies and the processing is not necessary. e) right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR) All data subjects have the right to demand that processing be restricted, providing one of the legally mandated reasons applies. f) Right to data portability Article 20 GDPR All data subjects have the right to receive the personal data which they provided to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance, where the processing is based on consent according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or another contract according to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is being carried out using automated processes, as long as the processing is not necessary for a task to be carried out which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. The data subject also has the right when exercising their right to data portability according to Article 20(1) GDPR to have their personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible and this does not affect other persons’ rights and freedoms. g) right to cancel consent under data protection law according to Article 13 GDPR All data subjects have the right to cancel consent to processing of personal data at any time, if the processing is based on Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a), without this affecting the legality of the processing carried out based on their consent until it was cancelled. _____________________________________________

h) right to object Article 21 GDPRAll data

subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR for reasons resulting from their particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

If personal data is processed in order to operate direct marketing, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of their personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling where it is connected to direct marketing.

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12. Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. This is the state data protection officer of the state where the company has its registered office. You can find a list of data protection officers here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.