1.1 The present Privacy Notice informs about how and what kinds of personal data of the user (in the following „you“) are processed by us, pmdtechnologies ag, when you visit our websites.
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is the controller pursuant to Article 4 no. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing of personal data on our websites according to this Data Protection Regulation (cf. our Legal notice).
You can also directly contact our Data Protection Officer:
Herr Arndt Halbach
Wetterauer Str. 6
Tel. 02191 909 430
1.3 Personal data means any data relating to you personally such as name, address, email addresses, the information about your use of our websites (see under section 2). Processing means any operation performed on personal data such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data.
If the websites are used for information only, i.e. if you do not register or transmit information in any way, we only collect the personal data your browser transmits to our server. If you want to look at our websites, we collect the following data:
The purpose of the processing of this data is to show you our websites and to ensure stability and protection. The basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR. According to this the processing of personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests is lawful except where this is overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.
This personal data is only stored for the time you visit our websites.
If you contact us by email or use a contact form, we process:
The purpose of the processing of this data is to answer your questions. We will delete the data collected in this context when storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there is a legal obligation to retain data. The basis for the processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR except where there are legal obligations to retain data. In this case the basis for storage is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (c) GDPR; according to this the processing is lawful for compliance with a legal obligation.
a) In addition to the previously mentioned data cookies are stored on your PC when you use our websites. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard disk assigned to the browser you use and by means of which the person setting the cookie (here: we) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the websites more user-friendly and effective. The basis is your explicit consent you give when you start visiting our website and which can be revoked at any time pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (a) GDPR or Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.
b) These websites use the following types of cookies the scope and function of which are explained below:
aa) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a session ID by means of which several requests from your browser can be assigned to one and the same session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our websites. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
bb) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a time defined by us. This time may vary according to the cookies. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time. With this deletion you also withdraw your consent to process the respective cookie.
c) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and for example reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note, that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions of our websites.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files stored on your computer making it possible to analyse the way you use the website. As a rule, the information about your use of this website generated by means of cookies is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google in countries in the European Union and other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the code extension "anonymizelp" to ensure an anonymised version of the IP address.
On behalf of the website owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, create reports about website activities and provide further services related to web site and internet use to the website owner. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
The basis for the processing of data is your consent in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. You may withdraw your consent with effect for the future at any time by making the appropriate setting in our cookie consent tool.
Google processes your personal data to some extent in the USA. Currently, no adequacy decision by the EU Commission exists for a data transfer. The adequate level of data protection is therefore ensured through the use of EU standard contractual clauses.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, we point out that if you do so, you might not be able to use all functions of this website.
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service makes it possible to manage website tags via a surface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means: No cookies are used, and no personal data is collected. Google Tag Manager activates other tags that might collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If you have selected deactivation at domain or cookie level, it will remain valid for all tracking tags, provided that they have been implemented with Google Tag Manager.
This website uses DoubleClick. Using the Google service DoubleClick enables us to provide the user with relevant advertisements. For this purpose, cookies are used that can identify the user's browser. This makes it possible to trace back which advertisements were shown and which of them the user has clicked on.
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
Within the scope of Google AdWords, we use a service called conversion tracking. If you click on an ad delivered by Google, a cookie will be set to enable conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user's computer. These cookies will expire after 30 days and are not used to identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user has clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Every Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. The cookies cannot be traced back via the websites of AdWords clients. The information collected by using the conversion cookie is used to prepare conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have decided in favour of conversion tracking. The clients are informed about the overall number of users that have clicked on their ad and proceeded to a page that has a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would make it possible to personally identify the user. If you do not wish to be tracked, you can object to this service by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in the user settings of your internet browser. In this case, you will not be considered in the conversion tracking statistics.
Conversion cookies are stored on the basis of section 1 of article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise the website and advertising.
You will find more information about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking in Google's data protection regulation: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can set your browser to receive a notification if a cookie is set and only accept cookies in individual cases, prevent them in specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Our websites use the function of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function makes it possible to link the advertisement target groups that are created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This makes it possible that interest-related, personalised advertising messages that were adjusted to you on the basis of your past user and browsing behaviour on an end device (e.g. mobile phone) will also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given corresponding consent, Google will link your web and app browser history to your Google account. Thereby the same personalised advertising messages can be provided on every end device where you log into your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that will be temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define or create target groups for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account. For this purpose, just follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The data collected will only be linked to your Google account on the basis of your consent given to Google, which you can revoke (Section 1 of Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation). In case of data collection processes that will not be linked to your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or because you have objected to the linking), the data collection is based on Section 1 of Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The legitimate interest is a result of the fact that the website owner has an interest in an anonymised analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes.
You will find more information and the data protection regulations in Google's privacy note: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.
a) We have integrated YouTube videos in our online service which are stored at http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our websites.
b) When you visit the websites, YouTube gets the information that you have accessed the respective sub-site of our websites. In addition, the data indicated under section 2.1 of this notice is transmitted. This happens irrespective of YouTube providing a user account via which you are logged in or if a user account does not exist. If you are logged in with Google, your data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not agree to this assignment to your profile at YouTube, you have to log out before the button is activated. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising and market research purposes and/or for a design tailored to suit the needs. Such an evaluation is made in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to enable advertising tailored to the needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. In this case you have to address this right to object to YouTube.
c) Any other information for the purpose and scope of data collection and their processing by YouTube are given in the Privacy Notice. There you also get further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
To deactivate the Insight Tag on our website ("opt-out") please click here: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy.
a) We process the following data of people applying for a job using the application form on our websites or any other means:
First name, last name, email address, address, telephone number (if indicated) and the application documents transmitted to us.
b) Subject to a separately given consent we only process the data to carry out the application process on which the respective application is based. Without this consent the data will not be stored after the end of the application process and the relevant storage periods.
Data that you make available to us via our website (e.g. in newsletter registration or by filling out a form) are currently stored in HubSpot CRM (hubspot.com, Hubspot Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA) Servers in the EU and / or UK and used to send emailings, confirmations and to store information. Hubspot undertakes to comply with binding internal data protection regulations in accordance with Art. 46 Paragraph 2 b) and Art. 47 GDPR (so-called binding corporate rules), including when processing data outside the European Union.
We use Hubspot to send our newsletters, for automated mailings (e.g. welcome mails) and for advertising campaigns in social networks. In this context, we use strict authorization concepts and encryption. Hubspot undertakes to comply with binding internal data protection regulations in accordance with Art. 46 Paragraph 2 b) and Art. 47 GDPR (so-called binding corporate rules) to maintain an appropriate level of data protection when processing data outside the European Union. With the help of so-called web beacons and pixels, we receive information on the click behavior. Interaction data is stored directly on the user in the so that we can send you targeted advertising, e.g. via social networks. If you do not want this, you have the option of disabling personalized advertising in your account settings on the social networks. You can also use a different e-mail address for the newsletter or your customer account with us than for your social media accounts.
Further information on data processing by Hubspot is available here: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
a) If you want to use certain services of our websites, for example the download of data, a registration of the following data concerning you is required:
b) We use the double-opt-in procedure for registration. That means that we send an email to the indicated email address after entry of your registration data in which we ask you to confirm your registration data. If you do not confirm your registration, your information is blocked and deleted after the statutory storage period has elapsed (in any case up to the end of the period of limitation for any claims). Furthermore, we store your used IP addresses and the times of entering your registration data and the confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to evidence your registration and to solve a possible misuse of your personal data, if need be. The basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.
c) Newsletter On our websites you can register for our newsletter with current information about our company and our services. Your consent to receive the newsletter is always freely given. You can withdraw your consent at any time. You can use all other functions of our websites irrespective of your consent to receive the newsletter. This also includes the functions in the context of the registration or the contact form. After your registration for the newsletter we carry out the double-opt-in procedure as described above under point (b). If you have also registered for the newsletter during your registration, you confirm by means of the double-opt-in procedure your consent to receive the newsletter. To send you the newsletter we only process your name, your company, and your email address so that we can address you personally. The basis for the use of this processing of your personal data is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent to send you the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter.
We operate websites for business purposes at different social media portals. At these portals we are provided with statistical evaluations based on the data collection of the social media portals. We thus partly codetermine the purposes of the data collection so that we are also to be considered as responsible in addition to the social media operators.
We use these pages to provide information about our company and our products. The interaction with you as an interested party gives us direct insights into how we and our products are perceived in the market and helps us to improve ourselves and our products. Furthermore, these portals offer quick and easy contact possibilities so that you as an interested party can directly address your questions to us and we can answer them immediately.
The processing of this data is necessary for the purposes of our overriding legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 point f) GDPR.
The data processing via the platforms of the social media operators is done according to the general terms and conditions agreed between you and the platform operators as well as their data protection regulations. We only have limited influence on the data processing of the platform operators. If you do not wish to use the social media channels, you can, of course, contact us and find our information via our own website.
If you wish more information about the data processing of the social media portals please use the following links:
We never transfer your data to third parties without your consent.
We partly use the support of third companies for electronic data processing. They are reliable service providers we have selected very carefully so that they process your data according to our order. The basis is Article 28 GDPR. Our service providers are, of course, committed to handle the data carefully and only according to our instructions and the applicable data-protection regulations, in particular neither to use the data for their own purposes nor to transfer them to third parties.
Furthermore, there may be individual cases in which we are legally obliged to forward your data by order from an official authority if this is required for the purpose of law enforcement or danger prevention by police or other authorities. The basis for transmission in such cases is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (c) GDPR.
Finally there may be cases in which your data is transmitted to companies associated with ifm electronic gmbh according to the company law (subsidiaries or affiliates) for one of the purposes mentioned in section 2 due to the work distribution within the ifm group of companies to which pmdtechnologies ag belongs.
The purpose of this transmission is to structurally fulfil the tasks arising in the course of pursuit of corporate goals within a group of companies within our group of companies according to our work distribution; the basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.
If in this context personal data is processed outside the countries of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), we protect your personal data by transmitting and processing your personal data within our group of companies only according to the standard data protection clauses defined by the EU Commission following Article 46 paragraph 2 point (c). The standard data protection clauses can be viewed and downloaded at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_de.
6.1 You have the following rights against us with regard to the personal data concerning you:
6.2 You also have the right to file a complaint with the data protection supervisory authorities about the processing of your personal data by us.
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Notice at any time with future effect. The current version can be accessed on our websites. Please visit our websites regularly and inform yourself about the provisions on data protection in effect.
Date: 06 Dec. 2021