Data Protection Statement

Scope

This data protection statement applies to the website of Techem GmbH under www.techem.com and for the data collected from this website. For the internet sites of other providers which are, for example, referred to through links, the data protection notice and statement of those sites apply.

Please carefully read through this data protection notice before you use the websites of Techem GmbH. With this data protection notice, we declare, among other things, how we handle your personal data and use cookies. By using the websites of Techem GmbH, you accept these regulations.

Data protection

Techem GmbH takes the protection of its personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.

The use of our website is generally possible without the specification of personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected on our sites, it always happens, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. while communicating by email) can have security loopholes. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible authority for data protection

The responsible authority for the processing of personal data of the visitors to our website is

Techem GmbH
Frank Hyldmar
Hauptstraße 89
65760 Eschborn, Germany

as well as any of its subsidiaries or the companies affiliated with it.

Hosting

The internet presence is led by SysEleven GmbH as the technical service provider on our behalf and according to our specifications.

What is personal data?

"Personal data" is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, especially by allocation to an identification such as a name, identification number, locations, an online-identification or to one or more special features that are the reflection of physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person is considered as identifiable.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

Personal data that we obtain directly from you

Personal data is collected on this website and subsequently saved, if you provide it voluntarily, e.g., as a part of registration, by filling in forms, by sending emails or by hiring Techem. We use this data for the specified purposes or those resulting from the query. A promotional use of data only happens for the self-promotion (including the referral promotion) of Techem. Furthermore, we use personal data entrusted to us for marketing and market research, for customer support and for contacting. If required, we also request your participation in surveys that we use for the purposes of our own marketing, market research or public opinion research. A disclosure to third parties (businesses affiliated with Techem GmbH do not apply as third parties in this sense) happens only if it is required for fulfilment of a contract.

Contact form

If you send us queries using the contact form, your details from the query form including the contact details given by you are saved with us for the purpose of processing the query and for follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your permission.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you, along with information which allows us to review that you are the bearer of the given email address and agree to the receipt of the newsletter. Any additional data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for dispatching the requested information and do not forward it to third parties. You can withdraw the permission given to save the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletters at any time, for example, using the “deregister” link in the newsletter.

Online applications

If you would like to apply for a job with us using the application form, we route you to the respective job advertisement on the platform www.hrecruiting.de outside the website www.techem.de.Compliance with data protection laws is guaranteed here as well, and we do not pass on your data to third parties without your permission.

Personal information which we automatically collect over this website

Upon each access of Techem’s website or upon receiving an email and clicking on a link within it, Techem may automatically collect certain information about you, independent of whether you avail of our services.

On visiting this website, Techem merely saves a shortened IP address of the requesting computer and the website from which you visited ours. During your visit, the access date, the queried file names, the URL, the HTTP answer/response code, the access status, the access duration and the bytes transferred in the context of this connection are saved. We use this information exclusively for statistical purposes where the individual users remain anonymous.

etracker

Our website uses the etracker analysis service. The service provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. Usage profiles can be created under pseudonyms from the data. Cookies can be used for this. Cookies involve small text files that are locally saved in the cache of your internet browser. The cookies enable the recognition of your browser. The data collected with etracker technologies is not used without a separately granted consent of the concerned parties to identify the visitors to our website and is not pooled with the personal data using the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can disagree to this data collection and storage at any point in time with effect for the future.

In order to disagree to data collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an etracker Opt-Out-Cookie at the link below, which leads to the visitor data of your browser not being collected and stored with etracker in the future:

www.etracker.de/privacy

Through this, an Opt-Out-Cookie with the name “cntcookie” is placed by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you want to maintain your objection. For more information, see the data protection provisions of etracker: https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/

Cookies

All internet sites use so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies help make our offerings more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

The majority of the cookies used by us are so called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal device till you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during subsequent visits.

You can configure your browser such that you are informed about the placement of cookies and to only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies while closing the browser. The functionality of this website can be restricted upon deactivation of cookies.

Server Log Files

The website service provider collects and stores automatic information in so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • IP address
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

We reserve the right to check the data later if certain indications of unlawful use become known to us.

Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps API to visually represent geographical information. When Google Maps is used, data about the usage of map functions by the website visitors is collected, processed and used by Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043). You can find detailed information about the data processing by Google from the data protection notices of Google, which you can access at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

SSL encryption

This website used SSL encryption for reasons of security and for the protection of confidential content transmission, such as the queries which you send us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change of the address bar of the browser from "http://" to "https://" by the lock symbol in your browser line. When the SSL encryption is enabled, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information of your saved personal data, its origin and recipients, the purpose of data processing, and a right to the authorisation, blocking or deletion of this data. For questions related to this or for other questions on personal data, please feel free to contact us at the address given below or via email at datenschutz@techem.de.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

A right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority exists. For Techem GmbH as well as its subsidiaries or the companies affiliated with it, this is

The Commissioner for Data Protection, Hessen
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611-1408 0
Telefax: +49 611-1408 611
Poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de

 

Objection to promotional mail

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as a part of the obligation to publish an imprint for submission of promotions and information material which is not expressly requested by us. The operator of the sites reserves the right to take express legal steps in case of the unsolicited sending of promotional information by, for example, spam emails.

Consent

  • Under certain conditions, we must obtain your consent for the processing of your personal data in connection with certain activities. Depending on the reason for which your data is exactly needed, we shall obtain this consent explicitly by “Opt-in”.
  • According to Article 4 (11) of the GDPR, permission (via Opt-in) is “any voluntary statement given for the specific case, in an informed manner and unambiguously, in the form of a declaration or any other clear confirming action with which the concerned person indicates that they agree to the processing of the personal data concerning them.” In simple terms, this means that:
  • You must grant us your consent voluntarily, without us subjecting you to any form of pressure;
  • You must know, what are you granting your consent for – therefore we shall ensure that we have informed you adequately;
  • You must grant your permission in the form of a positive, confirming action. We would probably present a field in which you must mark that this specification is clear and unambiguously fulfilled.

 

Your security is our topmost priority

For the protection of any personal data maintained by us against unauthorised access and misuse, we have taken extensive technical and operational security precautions, which are regularly verified and kept up-to-date.

If your data is processed within Techem as part of central data processing for improving customer service or for technical reasons, it is ensured through suitable measures that the data protection interests of our customers are taken into account according to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note that we take the greatest measures possible for us to ensure secure data transmission. The transmission of data over the internet is, however, not completely secure. The security of data transmitted to our websites can therefore not be guaranteed.

Should we change our data protection guidelines, we will publish the changes on this site. This way, you can always find out how we collect different information and how we use it.

Upon written request, we will be glad to inform you as to which data about you we have stored.

Your questions and comments about data protection and data security are welcome at Techem.

Data protection officer

Techem GmbH
Hauptstraße 89
65760 Eschborn

Alternatively, you can reach our data protection officer Björn Bausch by email at datenschutz@techem.de.