Legal notice & Data privacy

profine GmbH
International Profile Group
Mülheimer Straße 26
D-53840 Troisdorf

 

Authorised representatives and Managing Directors:

Dr Peter Mrosik (Owner and CEO)
Ursula Kretzschmar

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:

Michael Päckert (in representation) 

Headquarters:

Troisdorf

Registration Court:

Amtsgericht Siegburg
Register number: HRB 8435
VAT ID no.: DE 137.876.324

Responsible for contents as defined under § 7 of the German Telemedia Act TMG:

profine GmbH

 

profine GmbH privacy statement (25 May 2018):

Data Privacy Statement of profine GmbH (25 May 2018)

1. Data privacy

Thank you for visiting the website of profine GmbH. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and therefore do all we can to ensure that you feel comfortable and secure when visiting our websites. This data privacy statement applies to all websites under the responsibility of profine GmbH. Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for this website is profine GmbH; for contact details, please refer to the Legal Notice above.

2. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

In general, you may visit the website of profine GmbH without any of your personal data being collected. Personal data will only be collected and processed directly if you use the service offers of profine GmbH and provide the data necessary for processing your request. Whenever personal data is required, you will be informed accordingly.

In order to further optimize our websites for you, we collect general information (e.g. pages accessed, browser used, time spent on the pages). This data is not person-related. Neither profine GmbH nor the operators of the respective analysis tools collect personal information that allows conclusions to be drawn about the identity of the users.

2.1. Usage data

Purpose of data processing/legal basis

When you visit our websites, so-called usage data is temporarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes as a protocol in order to improve the quality of our websites. This dataset consists of

  • the site from which the file was requested;
  • the name of the file;
  • the date and time of the query;
  • the amount of data transferred;
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found);
  • the description of the type of web browser used;
  • the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be established.

We use this information to enable access to our website, to control and administer our systems and to improve the design of our websites. The data is stored anonymously in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG). The creation of personal user profiles is thus precluded. Data related to individuals or their individual behavior is not collected or otherwise processed.

2.2. Use of cookies

Purpose of data processing/legal basis

In some areas of the website, profine GmbH uses so-called cookies in order to provide you with a more individualized service. Cookies are identifiers, which a web server can send to your computer to identify it for the duration of your visit. You can set your browser such that it informs you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you.

No personal data will be stored or processed in any other way. The cookie only allows us to identify you as a unique but unknown user during your visit to the site.

2.3. Use of Google Analytics

Purpose of data processing/legal basis:

For the analysis of data we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyses how users behave on the site. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR and Art. 15 (3) Telemedia Act with the aim of knowing how often our websites have been accessed by different users.

Storage duration/Criteria for defining the storage duration:

The information stored by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.
However, because we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union.

Your data will only be processed for statistical evaluation and deleted after a period of 14 months.

Recipient/categories of recipients

The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the US in exceptional cases (an appropriate level of data protection pursuant to Art. 45 (1) GDPR is ensured through Google's participation in the Privacy Shield) and shortened there. We have also concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) for order processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. Google may therefore use all information strictly for the sole purpose of evaluating the use of our website for us and compiling reports on website activities.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You may object to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options:

  • You may object to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
  • You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
  • You can also prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Click here to set the opt-out cookie.

3. Processing, forwarding of personal data and limitation of use

All personal data collected within the scope of the Internet services provided by profine GmbH will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable personal data regulations, for the sole purpose of contract processing and in order to safeguard our own legitimate business interests with regard to the consultation and support of our customers as well as demand-oriented product design.

Data transfer to third parties

We transfer your data to service providers who support us in operating our websites and the associated processes. These service providers are carefully selected, audited by us and contractually bound according to Art. 28 GDPR.

The website is operated by profine GmbH together with an external provider. This provider is the agency Electronic Minds GmbH, Feldbergstrasse 80, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany.

In addition, we transfer your personal data to other third parties with whom we have concluded an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 GDRP and, in case you fill in the contact form, to specialist companies that appear in our specialist company search.

Data transfer to third countries

In some cases, we transfer personal data to a third country outside the EU. We have always ensured an appropriate level of data protection:

In the case of Google Analytics (data transfer to the US), an appropriate level of data protection is ensured by the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement (Art. 45 (1) GDPR).

4. Contact form

Purpose of data processing/legal basis

You have the option to contact us via a web form. To use our contact form we need your name, the country you are contacting us from, your email address and your message. You may provide further information, but are not obliged to do so. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest on the part of profine GmbH results from the interest to answer inquiries of our customers and visitors of this website and thus to maintain and promote customer satisfaction.

Storage duration/ Criteria for defining the storage duration:

Your data will only be processed for answering your inquiry and deleted after a period of about 120 days.

Recipient/categories of recipients

Transfer only takes place if necessary for the purpose of processing and answering your request to the named agency partners (see data transmission to third parties). These are carefully selected, audited by us and contractually bound by Art. 28 GDPR.

5. Your rights as Data Subject

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us pursuant to Art. 15 (1) GDPR upon request and free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing in accordance with the applicable law whether and which personal data about you is stored by us.

In addition, you have the right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and restriction of the processing (Art. 18 GDPR) of your personal data if the legal requirements are met.

If data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you have a right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR. If you object to data processing, this will not take place in the future, unless the person responsible can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for further processing which outweigh the interest of the data subject in the objection.

If you have provided the processed data yourself, you have the right to data transmission in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR.

If the data processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, you may revoke the consent at any time with effect for the future without affecting the legality of the previous processing.

In the cases mentioned above, in case of open questions or in case of complaints, please contact the data protection officer in writing or by email.

You may also lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. The competent data protection supervisory authority is that of the federal state in which you reside or in which the person responsible is based.

6. Security

profine GmbH takes all technical and organizational measures necessary to ensure data protection and data security, prevention of data loss and data damage. Our security measures are continuously optimized in accordance with technological developments. To protect your data from unauthorized access, we use an encryption method on our pages. Your details are then transmitted from your computer to our server and vice versa via the Internet using SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer). You can recognize this by the fact that the lock symbol on the status bar of your browser is closed and the address line starts with https://

7. No obligation to provide personal data

Unless otherwise stated in the sections above, the provision of personal data is not required by law, contract or for the conclusion of a contract. If not stated otherwise, you are not obliged to provide personal data.

Failure to provide your personal data may mean that we are unable to answer your contact enquiry.

8. Data Protection Officer

Should you have any further questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you may contact our data protection officer directly, who is also available in the event of requests for information, applications or complaints:

Data Protection Officer
profine GmbH, International Profile Group
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Mail: Datenschutzbeauftragter@profine-group.com

9. Copyrights

All texts and image data contained on our website may not be used or downloaded for further use or transmission to third parties without the author's consent. The image data is subject to the copyrights valid at the time from which it is made available to the public on the website.

Any unauthorized use of the image data or other documents, information is expressly prohibited and constitutes an infringement of copyrights or other property rights.

Design and programming:

Electronic Minds GmbH
Feldbergstrasse 80, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany