Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

We manage our websites in accordance with the principles set forth below:

We undertake to comply with the statutory provisions on data protection and endeavour to always take the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation into account.

1. Name and address of the data controller and the data protection officer

1. Name and address of the data controller and the data protection officer

a) Data controller

The data controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states of the European Union, as well as other data protection regulations is:

Weidmüller GTI Software GmbH
Georg-Mayr-Str. 9
97828 Marktheidenfeld
Tel: 09391 98960
Fax: 09391 9896-111
E-Mail: datenschutz@gti.de
www.weidmueller-gti-software.com

b) The data protection officer

You can contact the controller’s the data protection officer at:

KINAST Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kartsen Kinast

Hohenzollernring 54
D-50672 Köln
Email: datenschutz@gti.de

2. Explanation of terms

2. Explanation of terms

We have designed our privacy policy according to the principles of clarity and transparency. We have designed our privacy policy to be as clear and transparent as possible. However, if there is any confusion about the different terms used, the relevant definitions are available here .

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

We only process your personal data, such as your surname and first name, your e-mail address and IP address, etc., if there is a legal basis for doing so. The following regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation apply, in particular:

  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR: The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR: Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR: Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. d GDPR: Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e GDPR: Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR: Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child

However, we will point out the legal basis on which your personal data is processed at multiple relevant points throughout this data privacy statement.

4. Disclosure of personal data

4. Disclosure of personal data

The disclosure of personal data is also considered processing within the meaning of point 3 above. However, here we would like to specifically address the issue of transmitting information to third parties. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. For this reason, we are particularly careful when it comes to transmitting your data to third parties.

Therefore, we only disclose data to third parties if there is a legal basis for the processing. For example, we share personal data with persons or companies who act as contract processors for us under Article 28 of the GDPR or who process your data with us under a joint responsibility pursuant to Article 26 of the GDPR. A processor is anyone who processes personal data on our behalf - i.e. in particular in a relationship of instruction and control with us. For example, we share personal data with persons or companies who act as processors for us under Article 28 of the GDPR or who process your data with us under a joint responsibility pursuant to Article 26 of the GDPR. If there is joint responsibility, the controllers jointly determine the purposes and means of processing of personal data.

In accordance with the requirements of the GDPR, we conclude a contract with each of our processors to obligate them to comply with data protection regulations, and thus provide your data with comprehensive protection.

5. Storage term and deletion

5. Storage term and deletion

We will delete your personal data once it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, once the processing is no longer necessary for the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and information, if it must be deleted in compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. SSL encryption

6. SSL encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address line of the browser will change from "http://" to "https://" and because you will see a lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

7. Cookies

7. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small data packets that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device when you visit our website. These cookies are used to store information in connection with the respective device used.

When using cookies, we can distinguish between strictly necessary cookies and "other" cookies. Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary to provide an IT service that you have specifically requested.

a) Session-Cookies

In order to make the use of our website more convenient for you, we use so-called session cookies (e.g. for language and font selection, shopping cart, etc.). These session cookies are considered strictly necessary cookies and are automatically deleted after you leave our site. The legal basis for the cookies is our legitimate interest in the error-free operation of the website and our interest in providing you with our services in an optimised manner, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

b) Other cookies

Other cookies include cookies for statistical, analysis, marketing and retargeting purposes. We use these cookies either based on our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR to improve and optimise our website, or on the basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

If cookies are used based on our legitimate interests, you can of course object to their further use for the future at any time.

You can also revoke your consent for the use of cookies at any time. Please note that, if you revoke your consent, this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent before the revocation.

To revoke consent, you can either edit your cookie settings on our website, deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings (although this may also restrict the functionality of the website) or set an opt-out for the relevant service in individual cases.

You can also object to the use of cookies for marketing purposes via the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or generally via http://optout.aboutads.info .

We will inform you of the legal basis on which this data is processed for the respective services in this the data privacy declaration.

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8. Collection and storage of personal data, types of data and purpose

8. Collection and storage of personal data, types of data and purpose

a) When you visit the website

When you access our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any intervention on your part, and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file

We process the above data for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
  • Evaluating system security and stability
  • Error analysis

Data that can be associated with you personally, such as your IP address, are deleted after 7 days at the latest. Should we store the data beyond this term, this data will be pseudonymised so that it is no longer possible to associate it with you.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. We never use the collected data to draw conclusions about you personally.

b) Newsletter

We like to regularly send prospective customers promotional material on our products and services via e-mail. In order to register for our e-mail newsletter, we require, in addition to your consent, at least an e-mail address to which the newsletter can be sent. Any other information, such as your first name and surname, is voluntary and is used to address you in person and to allow us to personally configure the content of the newsletter and clarify queries about your e-mail address. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to send you our newsletter.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive advertising e-mails. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent.

Revoke

You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to datenschutz@gti.de or by post to Weidmüller GTI Software GmbH, Georg-Mayr-Str.9, D-97828 Marktheidenfeld. All e-mails also contain an unsubscribe link, which, when confirmed, serves to revoke your consent.

c) Contact form / e-mail contact

We provide a form on our website so that you have the opportunity to contact us at any time. In order to use the contact form, you must provide a name and a company name for a personal salutation, as well as a valid contact e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry is from and so that we are able to process it.

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there as well as your IP address, will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR for the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures in response to your enquiry or based on our legitimate interests, namely to carry out our business activities.

You are also welcome to send us an email instead using the email address and telephone number provided on our website. In this case, we store and process your e-mail address or your telephone number as well as the information you provide in the e-mail, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR for the purpose of processing your message.

The enquiry and accompanying data will be deleted no later than 3 months after receipt, unless they are needed for a further contractual relationship.

d) Supportanfragen

We provide a form on our website that you can use to submit support requests to us. . In order to use the form, you must provide a name and a company name for a personal salutation and a valid contact e-mail address, so that we know who the enquiry is from and can process it.

If you send us an enquiry using the form, the information you provide in the enquiry form, including the contact details you enter and your IP address, will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR in order to carry out pre-contractual measures.

e) Use of Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps API. Our website uses the Google Maps API. By using Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

Google may transfer the information obtained through Maps to third parties if required to do so by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. However, your IP address will under no circumstances be associated with any other data held by Google. Nevertheless, please note that, from a technical standpoint, it is certainly possible for Google to identify individual users on the basis of the data received.

We have no influence over whether your personal data and personal profile are processed by Google for other purposes. If you want to avoid such processing in all cases, you can deactivate the Google Maps service and thus prevent data from being transferred to Google. To do this, all you have to do is deactivate JavaScript in your browser. No data is transferred in this case, but you can also no longer use the map display feature on our website.

The Google privacy statement is available here.

Google Maps is provided a service for you, so that you can see exactly where we are and, if necessary, plan your visit to us more easily. The use of Google Maps is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

9. Analysis and tracking tools

9. Analysis and tracking tools

We use the analysis and tracking tools listed below on our website. These help us to optimise our website on an ongoing manner, and to design it in line with our requirements.

We use these tools on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by changing your cookie settings. Any processing carried out before you revoke your consent remains lawful.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tools. Please note that we have no influence on whether and to what extent the service providers carry out further data processing.

a) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website, a web analytics service provided by Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter "Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies in this context (see section 7). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • Name and version of the browser used
  • Operating system of your computer
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Time of the server request

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, as we have activated IP anonymisation on our website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Please click here for an overview of Google's privacy policy.

b) Google Remarketing

We use the remarketing function of Google Analytics to target advertising campaigns – including Google AdWords campaigns – to visitors to our website.

Based on your previous visits to our website, you will be presented with relevant advertisements when you visit other websites in the Google Display Network.

The DoubleClick cookie enables Google, us, and other third parties to display targeted advertisements that match interests identified based on your previous visits to our website and/or other websites. These advertisements may be displayed on websites belonging to Google and/or other operators of the Google advertising network. We also use the Google Analytics advertising features to analyse the effectiveness of our own advertising campaigns.

If you have consented in your Google account for your web and app browsing history to be linked by Google to your Google account and for information from your Google account to be used to personalise ads, then Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create targeting lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google Analytics first collects Google-authenticated IDs for you as a user on our website, which are linked to your Google account. Google Analytics then temporarily links these IDs to Google Analytics data in order to optimise our target audiences.

Please click here for an overview of Google's privacy policy.

c) Google Ads Conversion Tracking

We use Google Ads, an online advertising program from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland), on our website. This process also involves the use of conversion tracking. With this tool, Google Ads sets a cookie on your device when you access our website via a Google ad.

The cookie is not used to trace you personally. If you visit our website as a user and the cookie is still working, both we and Google will be able to detect that you have clicked on the corresponding advertisement and have been redirected to our site. A different cookie is assigned to each Google Ads customer. Cookies are thus not traceable via the websites of Ads clients.

Conversion statistics are created for Ads customers based on the data collected by conversion cookies. As a Google Ads customer, we receive information such as the total number of users who responded to our ad and were then redirected to a web page that was tagged with a conversion tracking tag. This enables us to determine how successful our individual advertising measures are. We do not receive any information during this process that we could use to personally identify you.

When using Google Ads, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. If you do not have a Google account, Google will assign you your own ID. We have no influence on what other data Google collects and stores.

Further information on the Google privacy policy is available at http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

10. Video integration

10. Video integration

YouTube

We embed videos from YouTube, which is operated by Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland), into our website within the framework of iFrame Videos. In the context of embedding the videos, we have activated YouTube's extended data protection mode.

If you play a YouTube video during your visit, a connection is established to the YouTube servers and the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. This enables YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. In addition, YouTube sets various cookies when starting the service. Based on its own statements, it does so in order to improve the services it offers and to prevent misuse.

For more information on how user data is handled and how cookies are set, please see the YouTube data privacy declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

The legal basis for doing so is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by changing the cookie setting on our website.

11. Rights of the data subject

11. Rights of the data subject

You have the following rights:

a) Information

In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. This right to information includes information about

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed
  • the planned storage period or at least the criteria for determining the storage period
  • the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection
  • the existence of a right to submit complaints to a supervisory authority
  • the origin of your personal data, if it was not collected by us
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details

b) Rectification

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to have incorrect or incomplete stored personal data corrected by us without delay.

c) Deletion

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request that we immediately delete your personal data insofar as further processing is not necessary for one of the following reasons:

  • the personal data are still necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
  • in order to exercise the rights to freedom of expression and information
  • in order to comply with a legal obligation which requires processing under the law of the European Union or the member states to which the controller is subject, or in order to perform a task carried out in the public interest or to exercise an official authority vested in the controller
  • for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Art. 9 (3) GDPR
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing
  • for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claim

d) Restrictions of processing

In accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted for one of the following reasons:

  • You dispute the accuracy of your personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data.
  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR.

e) Notification

If you have requested the rectification or deletion of your personal data or a restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 16, Art. 17 para. 1 and Art. 18, we will notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate amount of effort. You can request that we inform you of these recipients.

f) Transmission

You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request that this data be transferred to a third party, provided that the processing was carried out with the aid of automated procedures and is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 (2) lit. a or based on a contract according to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b GDPR.

g) Revocation

In accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. In the future, we are no longer permitted to continue the data processing that was based on your revoked consent.

h) Complaints

In accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

i) Objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying the particular situation. If you would like to take advantage of your rights to object or submit a complaint, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@gti.de

j) Automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling

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 shall not apply if the decision

i. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us

ii. is permitted by legislation of the European Union or the Member States to which we are subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests

iii. is carried out with your explicit consent. However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2) lit. a or g of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in i) and iii), we shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from our side, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

12. Data transfer to the following companies of the Weidmüller Group

12. Data transfer to the following companies of the Weidmüller Group

We may transfer your personal data to other companies of the Weidmüller Group if this is necessary in connection with the initiation, implementation or settlement of the business relationship. Specialised divisions of our corporate group also perform certain data processing tasks centrally for the companies affiliated in the group. Insofar as a contract or a pre-contractual relationship exists between you and one or more companies of our group, your data may be processed centrally by a company of the group, for example for the central administration of address data, for customer service by telephone, for contract processing or for joint mail processing. You can find out which Weidmüller Group companies are involved within the context of clause 13 here .

13. Amendments to the privacy policy

13. Amendments to the privacy policy

If we amend the privacy policy, this will be indicated on the website.

Date: 12/07/2022