(as set out in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and applicable legislation governing the protection of personal data):
The personal data controller respects your privacy and is obliged to act with due diligence and in accordance with applicable regulations on the protection of personal data when collecting, storing and processing personal data. We need your consent to use, store and process the personal data that you have entrusted to us.
Consent to the protection and processing of personal data
Personal data and purpose of processing
For registrations, the controller uses a strict system of prior approval of use of e-mail addresses (i.e. an opt-in system), meaning that you will be sent e-mails only if you explicitly agree that you wish to receive electronic notices – i.e. with your clear and unambiguous consent (in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).
If you would like to receive electronic notices (e-newsletters, special offers, advice, notices of events, etc.) we need your explicit consent before you click on the confirmation button on the form on the website.
When you complete and submit the online form you are sending the controller the following contact information:
- First name
- E-mail address
- Telephone number
We use the contact information that you provide when you send in the online form exclusively for notification about new features and for personalisation of notices (linking to social platforms such as Facebook, AdWords, etc.), if you gave us consent to do so.
You give your consent to the processing of your personal data when you click on the confirmation button on the online form. You can withdraw your consent at any time, by sending a request to the controller via e-mail. If you withdraw your consent we will no longer use your personal data to send notices about content. Withdrawals of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data during the time prior to the withdrawal of consent.
Duration of storage of personal data
Personal data are stored for as long as required to achieve the intended purpose (provision of content for purposes of notification). Data obtained on the basis of consents are stored until consent is withdrawn. If the applicable legislation prescribes mandatory time periods for the storage of personal data, the controller erases the personal data after the expiry of the storage period stipulated by law.
Our website also collects the data about your usage of our website and our web services. With our tool for the analysis of the website we can, for example, gather information about which website you came from, which browser and key words you used to find us, which pages you visited on our website and which browser add-ons, as well as width and height your browser uses. Besides that, we gather the standard information, which browser sends to each visited website, for example IP address, browser type and language, access time and website addresses. All these data are collected for the statistical purposes of our website only.
TYPE OF COOKIES USED ON THIS WEB PAGE
1. Strictly necessary cookies
Such cookies enable the usage of components strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the web page. Without those cookies services, which you would like to use on this web site, would not function properly (for example: log in, safety …).
2. Performance cookies
Those cookies collect the data about the users’ behavior on the web page. Their function is to improve the performance components of the web page (for example: which web pages are most frequently visited …). Those cookies do not gather information which could be used for the identification of the user.
3. Functionality cookies
Those cookies enable the web page to remember some of your settings and options (user name, language, region …) and provide advanced, personalized functions. Such cookies can enable tracking of your actions on the web page.
4. Advertising or targeted cookies
Those cookies are most frequently used by advertising or social networks (third parties) to show you more targeted advertisements, to limit the repetition of the advertisements or to measure the efficiency of the advertising campaigns. Such cookies can enable the tracking of your actions on the web page.
The benefits of cookies
When using the same device and browser the cookies are exceedingly useful. For example, they can remember your settings, they help us follow how you use our web pages and they adapt the displayed content to your personal interest and needs. The cookies used on our websites do not collect information, which would help us identify you personally. In the table below, you can find main cookies, used on our websites, with an explanation of their purpose.
|SOURCE OF THE COOKIE||NAME OF THE COOKIE||PURPOSE OF THE COOKIE||DURATION||Transmission to third parties|
|Google Analytics||_utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions||2 years||No|
|Google Analytics||_utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits||30 min||No|
|Google Analytics||_utmc||Session duration||Session||No|
|Google Analytics||_utmz||Stores the traffic source or campaign||6 months||No|
|Google Analytics||1P_JAR||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||1 month||No|
|Google Analytics||NID||This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.||6 months||No|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||SIDCC||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||1 year|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||SAPISID||This DoubleClick cookie is used to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.||2 years||No|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||APISID||This DoubleClick cookie is used to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.||2 years||No|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||HSID||This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites.||2 years||No|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||SID||Session state management.||2 years||No|
|Youtube, Google Analytics||SSID||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.||2 years||No|
|Youtube||YSC||This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.||Session||No|
|Youtube||PREF||This cookie, which may be set by Google or Doubleclick, may be used by advertising partners to build a profile of interests to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.||2 years||No|
|Youtube||_ga||This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 years||No|
|Youtube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.||6 months||No|
Duration of storage of cookies
This depends on the type of cookie. Session cookies disappear when you close your browser. Persistent cookies expire after several months or even years.
Management and deletion of cookies
By using this website, you agree that the website can store cookies on your computer or mobile device.
The procedure for managing and deleting the cookies differs according to the browser you use. If you would like to know how to do that with a certain browser, you can use the help function in your browser or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. There you can find step-by-step explanations on how to manage or delete the cookies in most browsers.
What are my data protection rights?
You have a right to information free of charge regarding data that we have saved about you, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have granted your consent for data processing, then you can revoke your consent for future processing.
To do so, please contact first the last office with which you have had contact. In addition, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.
If you believe that we breach European data protection law by processing your data, then we request that you contact us so that we are able to clarify your concerns. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for data protection, if you believe that your personal data is being processed unlawfully.
Data Protection Officer
Dr. Christian Wolff, Data Protection Officer, Freudenberg Performance Materials SE & Co. KG, Höhnerweg 2-4, 69465 Weinheim, Germany,
Data Protection Supervisory Authority: The Regional Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Baden-Württemberg, Königstrasse 10 a, 70173 Stuttgart.