Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our Company. Data protection is a matter of special importance to the management of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG. It is generally possible to use the website of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company’s special services through our website, this may require the processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we invariably seek the consent of the data subject.



The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always performed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG. By means of this data protection notice, our Company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. This data protection notice also informs data subjects about their rights.



Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, as controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Any data transfer on the Internet is nonetheless subject to vulnerabilities, and absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, all data subjects are free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.


1. Definitions



This data protection notice of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG is based on terms and definitions used by the European legislature in issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection notice 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 first like to explain the terms and definitions used.



The terms and definitions we use in this data protection notice include the following:



a) 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.



b) Data subject

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



c) Processing

Processing means 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.



d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.



e) 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.



f) Pseudonymisation

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 is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person

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g) Controller

Controller means 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.



h) Processor

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



i) Recipient

Recipient means 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 framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law are not regarded as recipients.



j) Third party

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, is authorised to process personal data.



k) Consent

Consent means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which the data subject, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.



2. Name and contact details of the controller



The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other stipulation of a data protection character is:



Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co.KG

Schneidweg 37

D-59590 Geseke



Phone +49 2942 97 03-0

Fax +49 2942 97 03-10

E-mail: info@dw-alu.de

Internet: www.dw-alu.de

3. Rights of the data subject



a) Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of confirmation, they may contact an employee of the controller for the purpose at any time.



b) Right of access

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to obtain from the controller, free of charge, access to information about the personal data concerning them that is stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislature has granted the data subject access to the following information:

– The processing purposes

– The categories of personal data that are processed 

– The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations

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

– 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 data subject or to object to such processing

– The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

– Where the personal data is not collected from the data subject: Any available information as to its source

– The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the 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

– Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information about whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.



If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of access, they may contact an employee of the controller for the purpose at any time.



c) Right to rectification:

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.



If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to rectification, they may contact an employee of the controller for the purpose at any time.



d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten):

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:



The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.



The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.



The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.



The personal data has been unlawfully processed.



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



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



Where one of the above grounds applies and a data subject wishes to obtain the erasure of personal data stored by Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, they may contact an employee of the controller for the purpose at any time. The employee of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will arrange for the request for erasure to be fulfilled without delay.



Where Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG has made the personal data public and our Company, as controller, is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will, to the extent that the processing is not necessary, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data. The employee of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will make the necessary arrangements in each instance.



e) Right to restriction of processing:

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following 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 erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of its use instead.



The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims

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The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.



Where one of the above applies and a data subject wishes to obtain restriction of processing of personal data stored at Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, they may contact an employee of the controller for the purpose at any time. The employee of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will arrange the restriction of processing.



f) Right to data portability:

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to receive the personal data concerning them, which they have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) and the processing is carried out by automated means, and where the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.



Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and where it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.



To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact an employee of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG at any time.



g) Right to object

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning them which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.



In the event of objection, Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data 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 Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning them for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes by Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for such purposes.



Where personal data is processed at Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, the data subject also has the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning them, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.



To assert the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG or another employee. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may also exercise their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.



h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.



Where the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and to contest the decision.



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



i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law



Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislature, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.



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



4. Data protection in relation to the deployment and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)



The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) into this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects, among other things, data on the web page that a data subject visiting the website came from (the referrer), the pages viewed and the number and duration of page views. Web analytics is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of online advertising.



The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.



The controller uses the Google Analytics web analytics service with the _gat._anonymizeIp function. This function causes Google to truncate and anonymise the data subject’s requesting IP address if our website is accessed from a member state of the European Union or another member state of the European Economic Area.



The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows on our website. Google uses the data and information obtained in order, among other things, to analyse the usage of our website, compile online reports for us showing activity on our website and provide other services related to the use of our website.



Google Analytics stores a cookie on the data subject’s IT system. What cookies are has already been explained above. Use of the cookie enables Google to analyse the usage of our website. Each time a page on the website operated by the controller and with the integrated Google Analytics component is viewed, the Google Analytics component automatically requests the data subject’s web browser to transfer data for the purposes of online analytics to Google. As part of this technical process, Google is provided with personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject which, among other things, serves the purpose of allowing Google to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enables billing.



The cookie stores personal data, such as time of request, the location from which the request is made and the number of times that the data subject visits our website. On every visit to our website, this personal data, including the data subject’s requesting IP address, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. Google stores this personal data in the United States of America. In certain circumstances, Google may transfer the personal data collected via this technical process to third parties.



The data subject can prevent cookies being stored by our website, as has already been described above, at any time by making the appropriate setting in their web browser and thus permanently opt out of the use of cookies. Configuring the web browser in this way would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject’s IT system. In addition, any cookie already stored by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time in the web browser or by using other software programs.



The data subject can also opt out of and prevent the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the usage of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information about website usage may be transmitted to Google Analytics. Installation of the browser add-on is understood by Google as an objection to data transmission. If the data subject’s IT system is later erased, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on in order to disable Google Analytics. The browser add-on can be reinstalled or re-enabled if the data subject or anyone else in their sphere of influence uninstalls or disables it.



Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/analytics.



5. Legal basis of processing



Our Company’s legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a specific purpose of processing is point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the performance of a service or the payment of consideration, the legal basis of the processing is point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. The same applies to processing operations necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, such as in the case of enquiries about our products and services. Where our Company is subject to a legal obligations for which the processing of personal data is necessary, such as compliance with tax-related obligations, then the legal basis of the processing is point (c) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. In rare instances, processing of personal data may be necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and their name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be provided to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The legal basis of the processing would then be point (d) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations may be based on point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This is the legal basis of processing operations that do not come under any of the aforementioned legal bases and where the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our Company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. We are permitted to engage in such processing operations in particular because they are specifically mentioned by the European legislature. The European legislature thus considered that a legitimate interest may exist where the data subject is a client of the controller (second sentence of Recital 47 of the GDPR).



6. Legitimate interest pursued by the controller or a third party in relation to the processing



Where the processing of personal data is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all of our employees and of our owners.



7. Period for which the personal data will be stored



The criterion for the period for which personal data will be stored is the applicable statutory retention period. On expiry of that period, the data concerned is erased on a routine basis to the extent that it is no longer needed for the performance of a contract or for steps prior to entering into a contract.



8. Statutory or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for entry into contract; obligation on the data subject to provide personal data; potential consequences of failure to provide personal data



We hereby inform you that in some instances, the provision of personal data is required by law (such as under tax law) or as a result of contractual arrangements (such as with regard to details on the other party to a contract). For the purpose of entering into contract with us, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we must subsequently process. For example, a data subject is required to provide us with personal data when our Company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide such personal data would mean that it would not be possible to enter into the contract. Before providing personal data, the data subject should contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required in order to enter into a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and the consequences of failure to provide the personal data.



9. Existence of automated decision-making



As a responsible Company, we refrain from the use of automatic decision-making or profiling.