Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website, produktdaten.tece.de/web/tece_EN/index.html, and thank you for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is important to us. Personal data is information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, the real name, address, telephone number and date of birth of a person, but also all other data that can be related to an identifiable person.
Since personal data is subject to special legal protection, it is only collected by us to the extent necessary for the provision of our website and the performance of our services.
Below we describe which personal information we collect during your visit to our website, and how we use it.
Our data privacy practice complies with legal regulations, in particular those of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (GDPR). We will only collect, process and store your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the functional provision of this website and our contents and services, as well as for the processing of inquiries and, if applicable, for the processing of orders / contracts, but only insofar as there is a legitimate interest for this within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR or if any other justification exists. Only if you have given your prior consent separately will your data also be used for additional, precisely defined purposes, e.g. for sending advertising information by newsletter.


1. Data controller within the meaning of Art. 4(7) GDPR

The data controller within the meaning of GDPR and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection regulations:

TECE GmbH
Hollefeldstr. 57
48282 Emsdetten

Email: reinhard.wiggers@tece.de
Phone: +49 25 72 / 9 28 - 192
Fax: +49 (0) 25 72 / 9 28-124


2. Provision of the website and creation of log files

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the computer accessing the site. The following data is collected:

Scope of data processing

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The operating system of the device used to access the site
(3) The IP address of the device used to access the site
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites and resources (images, files, other page content) accessed on our website.
(6) Websites from which the user's system reached our website (referrer tracking)

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with personal data of a specific user, meaning that individual page visitors are not identified.

      Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest). It is in our legitimate interest to ensure that the purpose described below is achieved.

      Purpose of data processing

Logging takes place to maintain the compatibility of our website for as many visitors as possible and to combat abuse and rectify malfunctions. For this purpose, it is necessary to log the technical data of the accessing computer in order to be able to react as early as possible to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in the functionality of our website. In addition, the data enables us to optimize the website and to generally ensure the security of our information technology systems.

      Duration of storage

The above technical data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for ensuring the compatibility of the website for all visitors, but no later than 3 months after you access our website.

      Possibility of objection and removal

The possibilities of objection and removal are based on the general regulations on the right of objection and removal under data privacy laws, described below in this Privacy Policy.

3. Special functions of the website

Our site offers you various functions, for the use of which we collect, process, and store personal data. Below we explain what happens to this data:

      Newsletter registration form:

Scope of processing of personal data

The data you entered when registering for the newsletter.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR (tacit consent)

Purpose of data processing

The data recorded in the registration form of our newsletter is used by us exclusively for sending our newsletter, in which we provide information about all of our services and our news. After registration, we will send you a confirmation email containing a link that you must click to complete the subscription to our newsletter (double opt-in).

Duration of storage

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link, which is also included in each newsletter. Your data will be deleted by us immediately after you unsubscribe. We will also delete your data immediately in the event of an incomplete registration. We reserve the right to delete the data without giving reasons and without prior or subsequent notice.

Possibility of objection and removal

The possibilities of objection and removal are based on the general regulations on the right of objection and removal under data privacy laws, described below in this Privacy Policy.

      Contact form(s):

Scope of processing of personal data

The data you have entered on our contact forms.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR (tacit consent)

Purpose of data processing

The data collected via our contact form or via our contact forms will only be used for processing the specific contact request received via the contact form.

Duration of storage

After processing your request, the data collected will be deleted immediately, unless there are legal retention periods.

Possibility of objection and removal

The possibilities of objection and removal are based on the general regulations on the right of objection and deletion under data privacy laws, described below in this Privacy Policy.

4. Automatic creditworthiness check / scoring

If we provide products or services in advance of payment, we reserve the right to obtain automatic credit information on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures from the following company(s) in order to safeguard our legitimate interests. We receive information about the statistical probability of non-payment from the service provider named below. The credit information can contain probability values (score values), which are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods. A large number of features, such as income, address data, occupation, marital status, and previous payment behaviour are used to assess the customer's future risk of non-payment. The result is expressed in the form of a payment probability (so-called score). The information thus obtained forms the basis of our decision on the establishment, execution, or termination of a contractual relationship. However, the payment methods offered do not depend on such information. The possibilities of objection and removal are based on the general regulations on the right of objection and deletion under data privacy laws, described below in this Privacy Policy. In detail:

      Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V.:

Our company regularly checks the creditworthiness of customers when concluding contracts and in certain cases even that of existing customers when there is a justified interest. For this purpose, we work with Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V., 41460 Neuss (https://www.creditreform.de ) from which we receive the necessary data. On behalf of Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. we provide you with the following information pursuant to Art. 14 EU-GDPR:
Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. is a consumer information agency. It operates a database in which credit information on private individuals is stored. On this basis, Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. issues creditworthiness information to its customers. Customers include banks, leasing companies, insurance companies, telecommunications companies, receivables management companies, mail order, wholesale, and retail companies, and other companies that supply goods or services. Within the framework of legal regulations, part of the data available in the information database is also used for the supply of other company databases, among other things for use for data brokerage purposes. The database of Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. stores in particular information about the name, address, date of birth, email address if applicable, payment behavior, and shareholdings of persons. The purpose of processing the stored data is to provide information about the creditworthiness of the requested person. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6(1)(f) EU GDPR. Information on this data may only be provided thereafter if a customer can credibly demonstrate a justified interest in knowing this information. If data is transferred to countries outside the EU, this is done on the basis of the so-called "standard contractual clauses" which you can find under the following link: 
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32001D0497&from=DE or to be sent from there. The data is stored as long as its knowledge is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of storage. As a rule, this knowledge is required for an initial storage period of three years. After this period has lapsed, a check is performed to determine whether storage is still necessary, otherwise the data is deleted on exactly that day. In the event of a matter being resolved, the data will be deleted exactly three years after the matter has been resolved. In accordance with § 882e German Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO), entries in the register of debtors are deleted exactly three years after the date of the registration order. Justified interests within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) EU GDPR may be: Credit decision, business initiation, shareholdings, claims, credit assessment, insurance contract, enforcement information. You have the right to obtain information from Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V about the data stored there about your person. If the data stored about you is incorrect, you have a right to correction or deletion. If it cannot be determined immediately whether the data is incorrect or correct, you have the right to block the respective data until clarification. If your data is incomplete, you can request its completion. If you have given your consent to the processing of data stored by Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V., you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. This revocation does not affect the legality of the processing of your data based on your consent until it is revoked, if such a revocation does take place. If you have any objections, wishes, or complaints regarding data protection, you can contact the data protection officer of Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. at any time. He will help you quickly and confidentially in all questions of data protection. You can also complain about the processing of your data by Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. to the data protection commissioner responsible for your federal state (Bundesland). The data that Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. has stored about you comes from publicly accessible sources, from debt collection companies, and their customers. In order to describe your creditworthiness, Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. calculates a score based on your data. The score integrates data on age and gender, address data and, in some cases, payment experience data. This data is included with varying weights in the score calculation. Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. customers use the scores as a tool for making their own credit decisions. Right to object: The processing of data stored at Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. takes place for the compelling legitimate grounds of creditors and credit protection, which regularly outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms or allow the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims. You can only object to the processing of your data for reasons which arise from a special situation that you are in and which must be proven. If such special reasons can be proven, the data will no longer be processed. If you object to the processing of your data for advertising and marketing purposes, the data will no longer be processed for these purposes. The data controller within the meaning of Art. 4(7) EU GDPR is Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V., 41460 Neuss (https://www.creditreform.de ). You can reach us regarding any questions using the following contact information Phone: +49 2131 109-0, Email: creditreform@verband.creditreform.de You can reach the responsible data protection officer using the following contact information: Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V., Data Protection Officer, 41460 Neuss, Datenschutz@verband.creditreform.de.


5. Statistical evaluation of visits to this website - web tracker

We collect, process, and store the following data when you access this website or individual files on the website: IP address, website from which the file was accessed, name of the file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, and notification of success of the access attempt (so-called web log). We use this access data exclusively in non-personalized form for the continuous improvement of our website and for statistical purposes.
We also use the following web trackers to evaluate the visits to this website:

      Google Googleadservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing

On our website we use a web tracking service of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View, USA (hereafter: Google Googleadservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing). Google Google Adservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing use cookies within the scope of web tracking which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of our website and your surfing behavior (so-called tracking). We perform this analysis based on the tracking services of Google Google Adservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing in order to constantly optimize and increase the availability of our internet offering. When using our website, data such as your IP address and your user activities are transmitted to servers of Google Google Adservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing and processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Google Googleadservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the privacy policy of Google Google Adservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find this for example at https://www.noscript.netor https://www.ghostery.com ) or by enabling the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser.

      Google Analytics

Scope of processing of personal data

On our site we use the web tracking service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Park, Mountain View, 94043, USA (hereafter: Google Analytics). Google Analytics uses cookies for web tracking purposes, which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of our website and your surfing behavior (so-called tracking). We carry out this analysis on the basis of the tracking service of Google Analytics in order to constantly optimize and make our internet offering more available. When using our website, data such as your IP address and your user activities are transferred to servers of Google LLC and processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA.
The EU Commission has found that an adequate level of data protection can exist in the USA if the data processing company has submitted to the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and the export of data to the USA has been made permissible in this way. By activating IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address is made anonymous by Google Analytics before transfer. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code that has been extended by the function gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to only allow anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), either as part of registration with Google (opening a Google account and acceptance of the data protection information implemented there) or, if you have not registered with Google, by explicit consent when opening our site.

Purpose of data processing

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website, compile reports about website activities and provide us with other services connected with website use and internet use. The IP address transferred from your browser for Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

Duration of storage

Google will store the data relevant for the provision of web tracking for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the requested web service. Data is collected and stored anonymously. If there is any personal reference, the data will be deleted immediately, as long as it is not subject to any legal retention obligations. In any case, the deletion takes place after expiry of the retention obligation.

Possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data to Google (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com) or by enabling the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser. You can also prevent the capture of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de">http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ). You can find Google Analytics' security and privacy policy at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

      New Relic

On our website we use a web tracking service of the company New Relic, Inc. 188 Spear St. Suite 1200, 94105 San Francisco, USA (hereinafter: New Relic). New Relic uses cookies for web tracking purposes, which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of our website and your surfing behavior (so-called tracking). We carry out this analysis on the basis of New Relic's tracking service in order to constantly optimize and improve the availability of our website. When using our website, data such as your IP address and your user activities are transmitted to servers of New Relic and processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. New Relic has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the New Relic Privacy Policy: https://www.privacyshield.gov/Website-Privacy-Policy . You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com) or by enabling the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser.

6. Integration of external web services and processing of data outside the EU

On our website, we use active JavaScript content from external providers, so-called web services. When you visit our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website. This data may possibly be processed outside the EU. You can prevent this by installing a JavaScript blocker such as the browser plugin "NoScript" (https://www.noscript.net) or disabling JavaScript in your browser. This can lead to functional restrictions on websites that you visit.
We use the following external web services:

      Doubleclick

On our website a web service of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (hereinafter: Doubleclick) will be loaded. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Doubleclick. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists of error-free function of the website. Doubleclick has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Please refer to Doubleclick's privacy policy for more information on handling the transferred data: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Doubleclick by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).

      Google

On our website a web service of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (hereinafter: Google). We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Google. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists of error-free function of the website. Google has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).

      Googletagmanager.com

On our website a web service of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (hereinafter: Googletagmanager.com) will be loaded. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In connection with this, your browser may transmit personal data to Googletagmanager.com. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists of error-free function of the website. Googletagmanager.com has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on handling the transferred data, please see Googletagmanager.com's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Googletagmanager.com by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).

      nr-data.net

On our website a web service of the company New Relic, Inc. 188 Spear Street, 94105 San Francisco (hereinafter: nr-data.net) will be loaded. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to nr-data.net. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is error-free function of the website. nr-data.net has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the privacy policy of nr-data.net: https://newrelic.com/privacy . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by nr-data.net by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).

      pardot.com

A web service of the company Salesforce.com, inc, The Landmark at One Market, Suite 300, 94105 San Francisco, CA (hereinafter: pardot.com) is downloaded from our website. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to pardot.com. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is error-free function of the website. pardot.com has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the privacy policy of pardot.com: https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by pardot.com by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).

      GA Audience

On our website a web service of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (hereinafter: GA Audience) will be loaded. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to GA Audience. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists of error-free function of the website. GA Audience has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transmitted data can be found in GA Audience's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by GA Audience by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which you can find at, for example, https://www.noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com).


7. Information about the use of cookies

      Scope of processing of personal data

We use cookies on various pages to enable the use of certain functions of our website. So-called "cookies" are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic string of characters that uniquely identify the browser when you return to our website. The process of storing a cookie file is also called "setting a cookie".

      Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to maintain the full functionality of our website, to increase its usability, and to enable a more individual customer approach. Identification of individual page visitors is only possible with the help of cookie technology if the page visitor has previously provided us with corresponding personal data on the basis of a separate consent.

      Purpose of data processing

The cookies are set by our website in order to maintain the full functionality of our website and to improve its usability. In addition, cookie technology enables us to recognize individual visitors using pseudonyms, e.g. an individual, arbitrary ID, so that we are able to offer more individual services.

      Duration of storage

Our cookies are stored in your browser until they are deleted or, if it is a session cookie, until the session has expired.

      Possibility of objection and removal

You can set your browser according to your wishes in such a way that you generally prevent the setting of cookies, are only informed about it, decide from case to case about the acceptance of cookies, or generally accept cookies. Cookies can be used for various purposes, e.g. to recognize that your PC has already had a connection to our website (permanent cookies) or to store recently viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to provide you with increased user comfort. In order to use our convenience functions, we recommend that you accept cookies for our website. The possibilities of objection and removal are also based on the general regulations described below in this data protection declaration on the right of objection and deletion under data protection law.

8. Data security and data protection, communication by email

Your personal data is protected by technical and organizational measures during collection, storage and processing in such a way that it is not accessible to third parties. In the case of unencrypted communication by email, we cannot guarantee complete data security on the transmission path to our IT systems. As a consequence, we recommend using encrypted communication or the post for information requiring high confidentiality.

9. Revocation of consent - Information on data and requests for changes - Deletion & blocking of data

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act you have a right to free information about your stored data as well as if necessary a right to correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. Your data will be deleted if this is not contrary to legal regulations. You can revoke your permission to use your personal data at any time. Information, deletion, and correction requests for your data and suggestions can be sent to the following address at any time:

TECE GmbH
Hollefeldstr. 57
48282 Emsdetten

Email: reinhard.wiggers@tece.de
Phone: +49 25 72 / 9 28 - 192
Fax: +49 (0) 25 72 / 9 28-124


10. Right to complain to the supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 I GDPR

If you suspect that your data is being processed unlawfully on our site, you can of course bring about a judicial clarification of the problem at any time. Regardless of this, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. You have the right of appeal in the EU Member State of your place of residence, your place of work, and/or the place of the alleged infringement, i.e. you can choose the supervisory authority to which you will complain from among the locations named above. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will then inform you of the status and results of your complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.

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