The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legislative data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various items of personal data are collected. Personal data are details by which you can be identified. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use the information for. It also explains how it is done and for what purpose.
We draw your attention to the fact that the transfer of data on the internet (e.g. communication by email) may have gaps in security. Absolute protection of your data against third parties is not possible.
Note regarding responsible party
A responsible party is a natural or legal person who, either solely or with others, makes decisions about the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses and similar).
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of security and to protect confidential information during transfer, e.g. orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is evident in the address bar of the browser by “http://” changing to “https://” and a lock symbol displayed in the browser bar. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, any data that you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
In all cases of data processing, we observe the principle of data prevention and data economy. In other words, we process as little personal data as possible. A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.
3.1 We process your personal data if and providing you have given us consent to do so. Here, the data are only used for the purpose and to the extent given in the authorisation, e.g. our newsletter to you will not include any more information than you have given consent for. Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a DS-GVO forms the legal foundation for data processing on the basis of your consent.
3.2 We process your personal data as and when necessary for purposes of precontractual measures/for contractual purposes, for the execution or completion of contractual or contract-related requirements. Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter b DS-GVO forms the legal foundation here.
3.3 We process your personal data once this becomes necessary for the purpose of meeting our legal obligation. Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter c DS-GVO forms the legal foundation here.
3.4 We process your personal data once this becomes necessary for purposes of fulfilling our legitimate interests as well as the legitimate interests of third parties. Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f forms the legal foundation here.
The disclosure of your personal data is partially a legal requirement (e.g. tax regulations) or required for contractual reasons (e.g. details about the contractual partner).
Even for completion of the contract it may be necessary for you to make personal data available to us that will subsequently need to be processed. Failure to provide the personal data would result in it not being possible to complete the contract with you. If in these instances you have no wish to disclose personal data, you can contact the department specified in section 1 by post or email. We will notify you in each individual case whether the provision of personal data is a legal requirement or necessary for completion of the contract, whether making personal data is compulsory and what the consequences would be if the personal data are not provided.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b DS-GVO) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f ).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
We are using the following host:
Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
Königsberger Straße 4-6
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please have a look at the list below.
Most of the cookies that we use are session cookies. At the end of your visit they are automatically deleted. Other cookies stay saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies help us to identify your browser the next time you visit.
Cookies that are needed for electronic communication or the provision of certain, user-requested functions are saved on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure trouble-free and optimised delivery of its services. In the event of other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) being saved, these are dealt with separately in this privacy statement.
Prevention of storage via browser plugin
Naturally, viewing this website without cookies is generally also possible. You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and only allow cookies in individual circumstances, accept cookies for certain cases or systematically block them, and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. You can prevent cookies being saved by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we should draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full.
You can find the necessary information according to your browser provider via the following links:
Mozilla Firefox: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
Internet Explorer: support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
6.2 IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function for this website. In this way, your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatories of the European Economic Area is shortened by Google before being communicated to the USA. Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On request of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website in order to collate reports regarding the website activities and to provide other services to the website operator associated with the website and internet use.
6.3 Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in server log files that your browser automatically shares with us. These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• Installed operating system
• Referrer URL (source/link from which you reached this site)
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of server request
• IP address
• Volume of sent data in bytes
These data are not pooled with other data sources.
With the aid of the log file, the website operators are given the means by which to protocol the activities on the visited web pages. Listed in these protocols are all queries and accesses to the pages and the fault messages generated there. Statistic analyses can be created using the listed data, which in turn can be used to improve the website. As the basis for data processing, article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO can be used for this reason, which declares that it is lawful to process data for fulfilling legitimate interests.
6.4 Contact form
If you submit requests to us using the contact form, your specified details will be stored there for purposes of processing as well as for individual communication with you. This makes it possible, for example, for queries to be sent in a targeted manner to the respective specialist departments and branches. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this manner of control concerning the communication processes. Without your consent, we will not share with others data recorded in this way.
Processing of the data entered in the contact form is only carried out on the basis of legitimate interest in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. In particular cases, processing is carried out in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter b DS-GVO. To be more precise, instances in which a quote is requested with a subsequent contract, and serves in connection with this to carry out precontractual measures.
6.5 Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not store cookies, and does not carry out any independent analyses. It only manages and runs the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager does collect your IP address, which may also be transferred to Google’s parent company in the United States.
The Google Tag Manager is used on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the quick and uncomplicated integration and administration of various tools on his website. If the relevant consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a DS-GVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
6.6 Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This website uses the "demographic features" function from Google Analytics. Reports can be generated in this way that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site's visitors. These details are derived from interest-related advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third party providers. These details cannot be associated with specific persons.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is therefore based on article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing the way the site is used in order to optimise its products/services offered on the web and also to optimise its advertising. The IP address communicated by your browser in the scope of Google Analytics is not pooled with other data from Google.
Revoking data capture
You can deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account and generally stop Google Analytics from recording your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then placed that prevents the capture of your data during future visits to this website. Furthermore, you can also stop the capture of data generated by the cookie and data relating to your use of the website (inc. your IP address) by Google and prevent Google from processing these details by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
More information about the way Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy statement: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
6.7 Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
We use a function called conversion tracking in the scope of Google AdWords. If you click on an ad provided by Google, a cookie is placed for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser places on the user's computer. The validity of these cookies expires after 30 days and they are not used for personal identification of the users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google are able to detect that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this site.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites from AdWords customers. The information collected with the aid of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page featuring a conversion tracking tag. However, they are not given information with which users can be identified personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can prevent its use simply by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your internet browser via the user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of conversion cookies is based on article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing the way the site is used in order to optimise its products/services offered on the web and also to optimise its advertising.
You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and only allow cookies in individual circumstances, accept cookies for certain cases or systematically block them, and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be affected through deactivation of the cookies.
More information about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking can be found in Google's data protection regulations: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de .
6.8 Google Analytics remarketing
Our websites use the functions from Google Analytics remarketing in connection with the multi-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function makes it possible to link the target advertising groups created with Google Analytics remarketing with the multi-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages that were adapted to you depending on your previous use and surfing behaviour on an end device (e.g. mobile telephone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
Providing you have given the relevant consent, Google will link your web and app browsing activities for this purpose to your Google account. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be sent to you on any end device on which you login with your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics collects google-authenticated IDs of the users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for multi-device advertisements.
The pooling of captured data in your Google account is carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent that you can give Google and also withdraw (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a DS-GVO). For data capture processes that are not pooled in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or revoked pooling), the capture of data is based on article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO. The legitimate interest derives from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymised analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
You can permanently stop multi-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account.
Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in Google's privacy statement via: www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ .
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the servers of YouTube. In the process, information is shared with the YouTube server regarding which of our pages you visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is carried out in the interest of presenting our online products/services in an appealing way. This represents a legitimate interest in terms of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO.
Further information about the way user data are handled can be found in YouTube's privacy statement via: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy .
6.10 Google web fonts
To display our content in multiple browsers correctly and in a graphically appealing way, we use Google web fonts from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 64043, USA) on this website. We do not collect any personal data through the use of Google web fonts.
The browser of your choice must make a connection to Google servers for this purpose. In doing so, Google will be able to see that you called up our website via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is carried out in the interest of presenting our online products/services in a uniform and appealing manner. This represents a legitimate interest in terms of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information about Google web fonts can be obtained from developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's privacy statement: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .
6.11 Microsoft Advertising
Diese Webseite verwendet Microsoft Advertising. Microsoft Advertising ist ein Online-Werbeprogramm der Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA.
Im Rahmen von Microsoft Ads nutzen wir das sogenannte Conversion Tracking. Wenn Sie auf eine von Microsoft geschaltete Anzeige klicken, wird von Microsoft ein Cookie für das Conversion Tracking gesetzt. Bei Cookies handelt es sich um kleine Textdateien, die der Internet-Browser auf dem Computer des Nutzers ablegt. Diese Cookies verlieren nach 30 Tagen ihre Gültigkeit und dienen nicht der persönlichen Identifizierung der Nutzer. Besucht der Nutzer bestimmte Seiten dieser Website und das Cookie ist noch nicht abgelaufen, können Microsoft und wir erkennen, dass der Nutzer auf die Anzeige geklickt hat und zu dieser Seite weitergeleitet wurde.
Jeder Microsoft Ads-Kunde erhält ein anderes Cookie. Die Cookies können nicht über die Websites von Microsoft Ads-Kunden nachverfolgt werden. Die mithilfe des Conversion-Cookies eingeholten Informationen dienen dazu, Conversion-Statistiken für Microsoft Ads-Kunden zu erstellen, die sich für Conversion-Tracking entschieden haben. Die Kunden erfahren die Gesamtanzahl der Nutzer, die auf ihre Anzeige geklickt haben und zu einer mit einem Conversion-Tracking-Tag versehenen Seite weitergeleitet wurden. Sie erhalten jedoch keine Informationen, mit denen sich Nutzer persönlich identifizieren lassen. Wenn Sie nicht am Tracking teilnehmen möchten, können Sie dieser Nutzung widersprechen, indem Sie das Cookie des Microsoft Conversion-Trackings über Ihren Internet-Browser unter Nutzereinstellungen leicht deaktivieren. Sie werden sodann nicht in die Conversion-Tracking Statistiken aufgenommen.
Die Speicherung von “Conversion-Cookies” erfolgt auf Grundlage von Artikel 6 Absatz 1 Satz 1 Buchstabe f DS-GVO. Der Websitebetreiber hat ein berechtigtes Interesse an der Analyse des Nutzerverhaltens, um sowohl sein Webangebot als auch seine Werbung zu optimieren.
Sie können Ihren Browser so einstellen, dass Sie über das Setzen von Cookies informiert werden und Cookies nur im Einzelfall erlauben, die Annahme von Cookies für bestimmte Fälle oder generell ausschließen sowie das automatische Löschen der Cookies beim Schließen des Browser aktivieren. Sie können die Datenerfassung und -verarbeitung zur Nutzung der Webseite über Cookies verhindern, indem Sie dieser über folgenden Link widersprechen: https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings/signedout?lang=de-DE. Bei der Deaktivierung von Cookies kann die Funktionalität dieser Webseite eingeschränkt sein.
Mehr Informationen zu Microsoft Ads und Microsoft Conversion-Tracking finden Sie in den Datenschutzbestimmungen von Microsoft: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement
We use the online conference tool "Microsoft Teams" for telephone conferences, online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars, and for internal and external communication. Microsoft Teams is a service provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Details of data processing can be found in the Microsoft Teams data privacy statement: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement.
If you communicate with us per video or audio conference via internet, we and the provider of the conference tool record and process your personal data.
In this context, the conference tools record all the data that you provide in order to use the tools (your e-mail address and/or telephone number as well as details of the user such as display name and profile picture). The conference tool also processes the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other "context information" related to the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all the technical data required to handle the online communication. This comprises in particular IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker as well as the type of connection.
If content is exchanged, uploaded or otherwise provided within the tool, this is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. This content includes in particular cloud records, chat / instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards and other information that is shared during use of the service.
Note: Please bear in mind that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tool that is used. When you open the "Microsoft Teams" internet site, the "Microsoft Teams" provider is responsible for the data processing. However, it is only necessary to open the "Microsoft Teams" internet site to download the software that enables use of "Microsoft Teams". If you do not want or are unable to use the "Microsoft Teams" app, you can also use "Microsoft Teams" through your browser. The service is then also provided via the "Microsoft Teams" website. More information on data processing by the conference tool can be found in the data privacy statement: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement.
Insofar as personal data of Piepenbrock Group employees are processed, Article 26 of [German] Federal Data Protection Law is the legal basis of data processing. If personal data are not required for the justification, completion or termination of the employment relationship in the context of using "Microsoft Teams", but are still an elementary constituent part of using "Microsoft Teams", Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f) of GDPR is the legal basis for the data processing. Our interest in these cases is the effective execution of online meetings.
Over and above this, the legal basis for data processing for the execution of online meetings is Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. b) of GDPR, provided the meetings are held within the framework of contractual relationships.
If there is no contractual relationship, the legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. Our interest in these cases is also the effective execution of online meetings.
We have concluded a contract with the provider of Microsoft Teams with regard to order processing as well as standard data protection stipulations, and fully implement the stringent specifications of German data protection authorities when using Microsoft Teams.
We communicate your data within the Piepenbrock Group so that we can deal with your matters in an appropriate manner. For example, when an order is received your data are sent to the local operative unit responsible for you. If you submitted a job application to us, your data will be viewed by the staff member in human resources responsible for you as well as your potential future manager. In addition, we co-operate with external service providers in order to meet the requirements of your order as efficiently as possible and to offer you the best conditions.
When legally required to do so, we also share data with regulatory bodies, tax and judicial authorities.
In general, we try to commission companies that process data within the European Economic Area. If, in exceptional circumstances, your data are processed by service providers outside the European Economic Area, we have special contracts with these service providers that meet the requirements in terms of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission where these are not able to assure an appropriate data protection level in accordance with a suitability ruling of the European Union.
Information on data transfer to the USA
Our website uses, in particular, tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal information may be transferred to the US servers of these companies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are required to release personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. The possibility cannot therefore be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate, and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.
We keep your personal data at least for the prescribed period as laid down in the applicable law. Furthermore, we delete personal data as soon as the purpose for which we captured and processed the data is no longer valid. Storage above and beyond this period only takes place if necessary according to the regulations, orders or other legislation of the European Union or a member state of the European Union that we are subject to.
You have the following rights in terms of data processing:
Right to information regarding the data that we process about you (article 15 DS-GVO):
You have a right to find out which of your data we process as well as other information in accordance with article 15 DS-GVO in connection with data processing. On request, we are happy to disclose the affected data and information and make a copy of these data available to you.
Right to correction of your data (article 16 DS-GVO):
You have a right to have your data corrected if your data are inaccurate, or – in consideration of the purposes of processing – the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data.
Right to deletion (article 17 DS-GVO):
You have a right to deletion if data are no longer required, if processing is not lawful or other circumstances prevail in connection with article 17 DS-GVO. In these cases, we will delete your data with immediate effect.
Right to restriction of processing of your data (article 18 DS-GVO):
You have a right to restriction of your data in the cases specified in article 18 DS-GVO. This includes the case in which we process data in places or to an extent that is no longer legitimate with regard to data processing. Moreover, the case of data that are subject to compulsory storage may be relevant. We are then not permitted to delete them without permission. In this case, we restrict processing to the furthest degree possible. Restriction generally means that the data are saved but are no longer accessible by members of staff.
Right to data transfer (article 20 DS-GVO):
The right to data portability makes it possible for you to acquire the data about yourself that you made available to us in the format specified in article 20 DS-GVO and to have it transferred by us. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible. Data excluded from this issuance are those that we acquire ourselves (processing results).
Right to objection against processing based on article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter e or f DS-GVO (article 21 DS-GVO):
We will stop the processing of data based on article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter e or f DS-GVO – particularly for advertising and marketing purposes – if you object to it and the objection is justified.
You have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions.
If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to article 21 paragraph 1 DS-GVO).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to article 21 paragraph 2 DS-GVO).
Right of withdrawal
You can withdraw any consent that you have given us at any time by sending an email to email@example.com. If you withdraw your consent, your data will no longer be processed based on your consent. The authorisation to process data based on your consent up until the point of withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
If you wish to exercise your rights in accordance with DS-GVO or you have any other questions on the topic of personal data, please write to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Right to complain to the responsible regulatory body
In the event of violations against data protection law, the party affected has a right to complain to the responsible regulatory body. The responsible regulatory body for data protection matters is the data protection representative of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters. A list of data protection representatives and their contact data can be obtained via the following link:
Your rights and your satisfaction matter a great deal to us. Therefore, if you have any questions about data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us: datenschutz(at)piepenbrock.de.