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Data Protection

1.     Introduction and General Information

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. In the following, you will find information about our processing of your data that we collect while you use our website. The processing of your data takes place in accordance with the statutory provisions on data protection. To the extent that we provide links to other websites, we can neither influence nor control the linked contents or the data privacy regulations on these websites. We recommend reading the privacy statements of the linked websites to see to which extent personal data is collected, processed, used, or made available to third parties.

2.     Contact Information

Controller within the meaning of data protection law:

Amphenol Tuchel Industrial GmbH
August-Haeusser-Strasse 10
74080 Heilbronn
+49 (0)7131 929-0

Contact information of data protection officer
datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de
www.datenschutzexperte.de

3.     Definitions

Our intention is to have a data privacy statement that is easily understandable for everybody. Our data privacy statement generally uses the official terms used in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
The official definitions are detailed in Art. 4 GDPR.

4.     Processing of data based on your visit on our website

When you visit our web pages, it is technically required that data is transmitted by your internet browser to our web server. The following data is recorded while there is an active connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

Visited domain (Amphenol.de; Amphenol-Industrial.de)
• Date and time of the request
• Page from which the file was requested
• Access status (file transfer, file not found, etc.)
• Used web browser and used operating system
• IP address of the requesting computer
• Transmitted data volume

We collect the listed data to ensure a smooth connection to the website and comfortable use by the users of our website. In addition, log files are used to analyze system security and stability, and for administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data or log files is Art. 6 para 1 letter f GDPR.

For reasons of technical security, and in particular to prevent intrusion attempts at our web server, this data will be temporarily stored by us as necessary. However, this data cannot be used to identify individual persons. There is no evaluation of this data except for statistical purposes in an anonymized form. Such data will not be merged with data from other sources.

 

5.     General data processing on the website
(except for web analytics, advertising tracking, cookies, newsletters, and social media plug-ins)

Contact form and contact via e-mail

If you send us requests through our contact form or by e-mail, we will store the information you enter into the contact form or send us by e-mail, including the contact data stated there, to process your request or in the event of follow-up questions. We will not disclose such information without your consent. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter f GDPR and Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR, to the extent that your request is made for the purpose of concluding a contract. 

Registration

You can register for certain services provided on our website and create a user profile. In the course of the registration process and the creation of an account, we use the following personal data:

• First name, last name, address
• Postal address
• E-mail address of user
• Date and time of registration

Moreover, you can enter further information on a voluntary basis (for example, telephone numbers, etc.). Mandatory information to be entered for the purpose of registration is marked with an asterisk in the entry form. With a user account, you can use further areas of our website and log in for the services you purchased. In the event that consent is given, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR, to the extent that the processing is required to render the desired services. Your data will be deleted as soon as the user account on our website is deleted, to the extent that statutory retention obligations do not require otherwise. You can change and/or delete your user account, including the data provided by you, directly in your user account after logging in, or have the changes made or have it deleted by the controller mentioned above.

Shop

To access our online shop, you can register for an account by entering your personal data. The data entered into the entry form are transmitted to and stored by us. Such information is not disclosed to third parties. When you register for an account, we store the information that is required for entering into a contract and for fulfilment of such contract:

• First name
• Last name
• Address
• Telephone number
• E-mail address

Registering as a user is required to fulfill the contract or to perform any pre-contractual measures or the desired services. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR. Even after conclusion of the contract, it can be necessary to store the personal data of our business partners to fulfill the contractual and statutory obligations. As a user, you can cancel your registration at any time. An early erasure of your information is possible only if there are no contractual or statutory obligations that contradict a deletion.

6.     Newsletter

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter on our website, to receive regular information about our services and products, you will need to provide your e-mail address. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to send out our newsletter. That means that we can send you our newsletter only after you have expressly consented to our sending you the newsletter by e-mail. You will receive an e-mail from us first that contains a link through which you confirm that you, as the owner of the e-mail address, wish to receive our newsletter as of that date. With your confirmation, you give us your consent as per Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR that we can use your personal data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter.

When you register for the newsletter, in addition to the e-mail address required for sending the newsletter, we store the IP address with which you have registered for the newsletter and the date and time of registration and confirmation so that we can trace back any possible misuse at a later point in time.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in every newsletter or by sending an E-mail to the above-mentioned controller. Once you have unsubscribed from our newsletter, your E-mail address will be removed from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to the continued use of the data that we collected or if the continued processing is permitted by law.

7.     Web analytics and advertising tracking

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of this website. The information about your usage of this website that is generated by the cookie is usually transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics only with enabled IP anonymization. That means that a user’s IP address is truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other states of the European Economic Area which prevents that data can be traced back to individuals. Google Inc., with headquarters in the USA, is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework between the USA and Europe, which guarantees the data protection level that is applicable within the EU. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR and Sec. 15 paragraph 3 TMG [German Telemedia Act] and it is based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of the user behaviour for optimization and marketing purposes.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of our website, to create reports about website activities, and to perform other services in connection with the use of our website and the internet for the operator of this website. You will find the terms and conditions of Google Analytics and information about data privacy by following the links below:

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html
or
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

You can prevent the saving of cookies in the settings of your browser software; however, please note that in that case you may not be able to use any and all functions of this website to your full benefit. Moreover, you can prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie with respect to the use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and their processing by Google by following the link below and downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available there: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

A click on the following link prevents the collection of data by Google Analytics through a so-called opt-out cookie:


Disable Google Analytics

For information about the processing of user data through Google Analytics, please see Google’s privacy statement:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Google Web Fonts

For a uniform presentation, this site uses web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Web Fonts allows us to use external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. When you request our website, the required Google font is loaded into the browser cache of your web browser to correctly display texts and fonts. This is necessary for a pleasant presentation of our texts in your browser. If your browser does not support this function, it will use a standard font from your computer. These web fonts are integrated by server requests, usually to Google’s servers in the USA. Each server request includes information about which page of our website you have visited. The IP address of the end user's browser is also stored by Google.

We use Google Web Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve your user experience when you use our website and make it more user-friendly. This also represents our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.

Google has subjected itself to and certified itself under the Privacy Shield Framework between the European Union and the USA. By this, Google has committed itself to comply with the standards and regulations of the European data protection law. For more information, click on the link https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

For more information about data protection, see Google’s data privacy statement at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see http://www.google.com/webfonts/, https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1
or
https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about.

 

8.     Social media plug-ins

Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Xing) are only integrated on our website as links to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated text/image link, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider. Information will only be transmitted to the respective provider after the redirection. For information about the processing of your personal data while you use this website, please refer to the respective data protection provisions of the provider used by you.

9.     Cookies

Our website uses cookies, which are stored by the browser on your device and which include specific settings regarding the use of the website (for example, the current session). Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and are saved by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called session cookies which are automatically deleted after closing the browser. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them or the storage period expires. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you revisit our website.

Cookies are partly used to simplify website processes by saving settings (for example, the saving of priorly selected options). To the extent that individual cookies that were implemented by us process personal data, such processing will be in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR - either to fulfill a contract or, in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR, to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of our website, and for a pleasant and efficient user experience at this website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the storage of cookies or to allow cookies in specific cases only, to accept cookies in certain cases only or to exclude the use of cookies generally, and to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. You can adjust the cookie settings using the following links depending on the browser you use:

Firefox:  https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Internet Explorer:  http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

You can also individually manage the cookies used for advertising by many companies or functions. For this, you use the respective user tools that are available at
https://www.aboutads.info/choices/
or
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Most browsers also offer a so-called "Do-Not-Track” function with which you can indicate that you do not wish to be "tracked" by websites. When this function is enabled, your browser tells advertising networks, websites, or applications that you do not wish to be tracked for behavior-based advertising and the like. For information and instructions on how to edit this function, see the links below, depending on the provider of your browser:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de
Mozilla Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/dnt/
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/de/notrack.html
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21416?locale=de_DE

You can also prevent scripts from being loaded by default. NoScript allows you to run JavaScripts, Java, and other plug-ins only for trusted domains of your choice. For information and instructions on how to edit this function, see the website of your browser provider  (for example, Mozilla Firefox at: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/noscript/).

Please note that by disabling cookies you may limit the functionality of this website.

10. Data transfer and recipients

We do not disclose any personal data to third parties, unless

-          we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing activity;

-          you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a GDPR;

-          the disclosure is required as mentioned under Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, and if we have no reason to believe that you have a legitimate overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data;

-          in the event that there is a statutory obligation to disclose the data as set out under Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter c GDPR, and insofar as it is required to fulfil the contract/s with you.

Furthermore, to manage our business, we use the services of third parties who we have carefully selected and contracted in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly audited by us. If necessary, we have entered into data processing agreements in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. These are services providers used for web hosting, sending E-mails, and to maintain our IT systems, etc.

 

11. Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the relevant statutory retention periods (e.g. under commercial law and tax law). To the extent that data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or contract negotiations, or if we have a legitimate interest in continued storage, the data will be deleted once it is no longer required for these purposes or if you have exercised your right of withdrawal or right of objection.

12. Your rights

In the following, you will find information about which rights data subjects have under the applicable data protection laws with respect to the processing of their personal data vis-a-vis the controller:

The right to request access to and information about the personal data processed by us as set out under Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge complaints, the origin of your data - if these have not been collected by us - and the application of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details.

The right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us as provided under Art. 16 GDPR.

The right to erasure as set out under Art. 17 GDPR that can be exercised by demanding the deletion of the personal data stored by us, to the extent that its processing is not required to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfil legal obligations, for reasons of public interest, or for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims.

The right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data as set out under Sec. 18 GDPR, to the extent that you have claimed that the data is incorrect, that its processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion - although we no longer need the data - because you need it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or in the event that you have filed an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

The right to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine readable format and to demand its transmission to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR.

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR- To do so, you can usually contact the supervisory authority of the state in which we have our headquarters as stated above or of the state in which you regularly reside or have your workplace.

Right to withdraw consent in accordance with Art. 7 paragraph 3 GDPR: You are entitled to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time for the future. In the event of a withdrawal, we will delete the concerned data immediately if there is no legal basis for further processing without consent. A withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent up to the date of withdrawal.

Right to objection

If your personal data is processed by us on the basis of our legitimate interest as per Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you shall be entitled to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to the extent that this is based on your particular situation. To the extent that an objection to the processing of personal data is based on its use for the purpose of direct marketing, you are generally entitled to object without the need to specify any particular reason.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, sending an e-mail notification to datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de will be sufficient.

13. Changes to our data privacy statement

We reserve the right to adapt or update this data privacy statement to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, if necessary. In this way, we can adapt it to the then current legal requirements and consider any changes in our services, for example, when new services are introduced. The valid version at the time of your visit shall be applicable.

 

Date of this data privacy statement: 2018-06-06