Data Protection Statement

1. Area of application:

1.1 The following Data Protection Statement applies for the use of the www.edelmann-group.com website and the services which it offers. This website is an offering of Edelmann GmbH, Steinheimer Straße 45, 89518 Heidenheim, Germany, email: info@edelmann-group.com as the controller in the sense of article 4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDRP”). You can contact our data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragte@edelmann-group.com or at our postal address adding the title “Data Protection Officer”.

1.2 The protection of your personal information is important to us, particularly with regard to upholding the right to privacy when processing and using this information. The following provides information about the collection of personal information when you use our website. Personal information is all information which can be personally traced to you, such as your name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

2. Automated data collection and processing through the browser

2.1 Like every website, our server automatically and temporarily collects information in server logfiles communicated by your browser unless this action has been deactivated by you. When you choose to view our website, we collect the following data which are technically required by us in order to correctly display our website and guarantee its stability and security (see article 6 paragraph 1 point f) of the GDPR):

The server logfiles are not analyzed for any personal information. At no point is this information attributable to particular individuals by the website provider. We do not combine this information with other sources of information.

2.2 Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Purposes of the Processing: 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 other services related to website and Internet use.

In addition, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google in order to fully comply with the requirements of Article 28 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Legal Basis: The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients: The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries: Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage: The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected: You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

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 Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

Data Protection Statement Regarding the Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to depict maps and for route-planning purposes. This service is used to simplify the locating process of places indicated on the website. For this reason, it is necessary for Google to save and to process your IP-address. The processing occurs within a justifiable scope pertaining to Art. 6m 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. By using the service offered, the user agrees to the processing of the data collected on the user by Google, their representatives or third parties. More information regarding the handling of user data can be found in the data protection information of Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.  

3. Collection and processing of data provided voluntarily

3.1 General contact
If you provide us with personal information by email or via our website (surname, first name, email address, address) then this is generally on a voluntary basis. These data are used to process the order or contract, to deal with your inquiries or orders, for our own market research and opinion polls and for our own advertising by post and email. These data are not used in any other way, in particular they are not passed on to third parties for purposes of advertising, marketing or opinion polling. Data acquired in this way is erased once it is no longer necessary to retain them, or we restrict the processing of such data if we are required to retain them by law. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 pt. b) of the GDRP or Art. 6 Para. 1 pt. f) of the GDRP.

3.2 Careers page
You can use our careers page to apply speculatively or for particular employment opportunities. Your information (name, email address, contact details, application documents) is only processed as part of the application for the post concerned (Art. 6 Para. 1 pt. b) of the GDRP, section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG) or if you provide your consent to use of this information for other job applications (Art. 6 Para. 1 pt. a) of the GDRP). If you have provided your consent for processing your application data, you can withdraw this at any time.

Note on sensitive data: we expressly inform you that applications, in particular CVs, certificates and other information transmitted to us by you may contain especially sensitive information about mental and physical health, racial or ethnic background, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, memberships of unions or political parties or concerning sexual activity.

If you communicate these types of information in your online application then you expressly declare your agreement that we are permitted to process these data for the purposes of considering the application. Processing these data takes place in accord with this Data Protection Declaration and relevant statutory regulations.

If your application is rejected or we reach a negative decision concerning your application, then the data communicated will be erased, at the earliest 3 months after the end of the application process. This does not apply if statutory regulations preclude erasure of the data or if further retention is required for the purposes of evidence or if you have agreed to a longer retention period.

4. Forwarding to third parties

If you have communicated personal information to us, this will fundamentally not be communicated to third parties. It will only be forwarded to third parties

5. Cookies

5.1 This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the temporary drive of your web browser. The following types of cookies, their scope and function are used on this website as explained below:

5.2 Transient cookies are automatically erased when you close your browser. These include session cookies in particular. These store a session ID with which different inquiries made by your browser can be attributed to the entire session. This means that your computer will be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are erased when you log out or close your browser.

5.3 Persistent cookies are automatically erased after a set period which may vary according to cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

5.4 You can configure your browser’s settings according to your wishes and, for example, accept third-party cookies or reject all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to utilize all the functions of this website.

7. Objection / withdrawal of consent to the processing of your data

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this at any time. By informing us of your wish to withdraw your consent, you can directly influence our right to process your personal data.

To the extent that we base the processing of your personal data on a consideration of interests, you can object to the processing. In particular, this is the case if the processing is not required to fulfill a contract with you, e.g., when you visit our website. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not continue to process your personal data as we have done previously. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the matter and will either discontinue or adapt our data processing, or advise you of any legitimate reasons that compel us to continue the processing.

Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can use the following contact information to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data for advertising purposes:

Edelmann GmbH
PRIVATE: F.A.O. the Data Protection Officer
Steinheimer Str. 45
89518 Heidenheim
By e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragte@edelmann-group.com

6. Retention period

Your information is used as long as it is required for the existing customer relationship, unless you have granted us your permission or we have a justified interest in continued processing. In these cases, we will continue to process your information until you withdraw your permission or until you object to our justified interest. The above notwithstanding, commercial and taxation regulations require us to retain your address, payment and order details for a period of 10 years.

8. Your rights

8.1 You have the following rights with regard to personal information concerning yourself:

Please direct your written inquiry to Edelmann GmbH, Steinheimer Straße 45, 89518 Heidenheim, Germany or email info@edelmann-group.com.

8.2 You also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal information by us to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority.