A. Basic information

The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and your right to informational self-determination. In the following, we provide information on the collection and processing of personal data when using our website or our online service at schuko-wzv.com. In this connection “personal data” means all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address or user behavior.

  1. Responsible

Responsible for data protection according to Art. 4 No. 7 EU Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO):

SCHUKO – Warenzeichenverband e.V.
Volmestraße 1
58579 SchalksmĂŒhle
Germany
Phone: 0049 (0) 2355 – 806 201
E-Mail: schuko(at)cbh.de

Further information and contact details can be found in our imprint.

  1. Data security

We secure our website and other systems using technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data through unauthorized persons. For secure communication with us, we use encrypted communication via TLS protocol.

In connection with accesses to our website, data that may allow identification (e.g. IP address) is temporarily stored on our servers for data and system security purposes. The processing of personal data for data and system security purposes is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO and our legitimate interest in securing our systems and preventing misuse.

  1. Principles for the storage and deletion of personal data

Personal data is only processed for the period of time required to achieve the respective purpose of storage, or insofar as this is requested by law or regulation, e.g. commercial or tax retention obligations. If a storage purpose ceases to apply or if a legally prescribed storage period expires, the personal data concerned will be routinely deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions or its processing will be restricted, e.g. limited processing within the scope of commercial or tax law retention obligations.

The processing of personal data due to a legal obligation, namely the fulfillment of legal retention obligations, is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c DS-GVO. As far as personal data is processed for the purpose of preserving evidence pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO, these processing purposes shall cease to apply after the expiry of the statutory limitation periods; the statutory regular limitation period is three years.

For more details on specific storage and deletion periods, please refer to the individual service descriptions or information in this data protection declaration.

B. Visiting our website

When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. when you do not send us personal information, we may collect personal data that your browser sends to our server.

When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:

– IP address
– date and time of the request
– time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– content of the request (specific page)
– access status/HTTP status code
– amount of data transferred in each case
– website from which the request comes
– browser
– operating system and its interface
– language and version of the browser software.

The legal basis for this collection and processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the provision of a functional website offer and its system security. In addition, we use the aforementioned data in non-personal form for statistical purposes and to improve our online offer.

C. Use of contact options

On our website, we offer various options for contacting us and sending us messages. Contacting us is possible in particular by telephone or e-mail.

If you contact us, the provided data (e.g. your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number, if applicable) will be stored and processed by us in order to deal with your request. The legal basis herefor is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interests lie in an efficient and structured recording and processing of customer inquiries. We delete the respective data when the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if legal retention obligations exist.

D. Data subject rights

We are happy to inform you about your rights under the GDPR as a „data subject“. According to this, you are entitled to the following rights with regard to the personal data concerning you:

– Right to information (Art. 15 para. 1, 2 DS-GVO)
– Right to rectification (Art. 16 DS-GVO) or deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO)
– Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO)
– Right to data portability (Art. 20 DS-GVO)
– Right to object to processing (Art. 21 DS-GVO)
– Right of withdrawal (Art. 7 (3) DS-GVO)
– Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DS-GVO)

In addition, we summarize key points of the data subject rights under the GDPR for you as follows. This presentation does not claim to be complete, but merely addresses the main features of the data subject rights under the GDPR:

Right of access (including right to confirmation and rights to data provision).

The data subject has the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her is being processed.

The data subject has the right to access personal data concerning him or her and to obtain the following information:

  • the purposes of 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 in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
  • the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • if the personal data isnot collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject;
  • if personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.

With regard to the personal data concerning him or her which is the subject of processing, the data subject shall have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data.

 

Right to rectification

The data subject has the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her from the controller, without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request that incomplete personal data is completed, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

 

Right to restriction of processing

The data subject has the right to request the restriction of processing from the controller if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of said data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
  • the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DS-GVO, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

 

Right of erasure

In principle, and subject to the necessity of data processing as determined by law (cf. on the exception Art. 17 (3) DS-GVO), the data subject has the right to demand from the controller that personal data concerning him or her is erased without undue delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO.
  • The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.

Rights to data portability

The data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her that he or she has provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and he or she has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was made available, provided that the processing is based on consent or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.

When exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject has the right to request the direct transfer of the personal data from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

 

Right of withdrawal

The data subject has the right to revoke any consent given at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation

Right of complaint to a supervisory authority

Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her place of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her infringes this Regulation.

The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 DĂŒsseldorf
Telephone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle(at)ldi.nrw.de

Separate notice of rights of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1), (2) DS-GVO

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) DS-GVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If you object, your personal data will no longer be processed unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes; this also applies to profiling, as far as it is related to such direct marketing.

 E.  Contact

For data subject rights as well as for general questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time, e.g. by e-mail to schuko(at)cbh.de or by using the further contact information provided under section A.1.