1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide them to us. These could be, for example, data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the type of browser and operating system you are using or the time when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g. via e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data (controller) on this website is:
IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.
61348 Bad Homburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 61 72 / 92 66 01
The responsible party (controller) is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected (data subject) may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another controller, this will only be done to the extent that this is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as their origin, the recipient and the purpose for which they have been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional e-mails
We hereby expressly prohibit the contact data published in the context of our website’s legal notice requirements being used to send us promotional and informational materials not explicitly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as e-mail spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
c/o IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.
61348 Bad Homburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 61 72 / 92 66 79
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f), which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The data you input will only be used for the purpose of using the site or service for which you registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full, as otherwise we will reject your registration.
We will use the e-mail address specified during registration to inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes.
We will only process the data provided during registration based on your consent pursuant to GDPR Art. 6 (1)(a). You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on GDPR Art. 6 (1) (b), which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when you access our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.
Collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established, and the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website more appealing. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f).
Google Web Fonts
This website uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of fonts,. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f).
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
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 making our website more appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f).