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Data Protection Declaration for the Website of APS Networks

Name and contact data of the controller

APS Networks GmbH
Rosenwiesstr. 17
70567 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 34 20 72 0
Email: enquiries@aps-networks.com

 

For enquiries about data protection contact:

APS Networks GmbH
Rosenwiesstr. 17
70567 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 34 20 72 0
Email: enquiries@aps-networks.com

 

Collection of General Information when Visiting our Website

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

When accessing our website, i.e. when not registering or submitting information otherwise, information of a general nature will be recorded. This information (server log files) may contain the type of the web browser, the employed operating system, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address or similar.

Those will be processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a seamless connection buildup of the website;

  • To ensure an unobstructed use of our website;

  • To evaluate system security and stability; as well as

  • For administrative purposes.

We will not use your data to draw conclusion about your person. Information of this nature may be evaluated statistically to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Legal Basis:

The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the improvement of the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

Recipient of the data may be technical service providers when becoming involved in the operation and maintenance of our website (as a client), if required.

Retention:

Personal data will be deleted as soon as the information is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purpose. This applies in general to data serving the purpose of providing the website as soon as the session expires.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

Providing the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually mandatory. Without information regarding the IP address, the service and functionality of our website may not be guaranteed. Furthermore, individual services or applications may unavailable or limited.

Cookies

Type and purpose of the processing:

Like many other websites, we use so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

With cookies, we receive certain information such as IP address, type of browser and operating system used.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation of our site and properly display our webpages for you.

The data collected by us will not be shared with third parties under any circumstances nor will a link to personal data be created without your consent.

Of course, you can view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly configured to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies via your browser settings at any time. Please use your internet browser’s help function to learn how to change these settings, and keep in mind that individual features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Retention period and cookies used:

If you allow us to use cookies, via your browser settings or consent, cookies of the following services may be utilised on our web pages:

  • Userlike

  • Google Analytics

  • LinkedIn

If these cookies also pertain to personal data, we will provide you with information on it, in the following sections.

In your browser settings, you can delete individual cookies or the entire set of cookies. You will also find information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or prevent them from being saved in advance. The following links provide the information you’ll need for the respective browser providers:

Newsletter

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

Your personal data will exclusively be used to send you the subscribed newsletter by email. The indication of your name will take place to address you personally and to identify you in case you want to exercise your rights as a person concerned. To receive the newsletter, entering your email address is sufficient. When registering for our newsletter, the data provided by you will be exclusively used for this purpose. Subscribers may be informed by email about circumstances that are relevant for the service or the registration (e.g. amendments concerning the newsletter service or technical conditions).

Legal Basis:

Based on your expressed consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR) we will send our newsletter or equivalent information regularly via email to the registered email address. The consent to the retention of your personal data and its use for newsletter shipping can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

Recipient:

The recipient of the data is the marketing department of APS Networks.

Retention:

Your data will be used exclusively in this context as long as the corresponding consent exists. If withdrawn, the data will be deleted.

Obligatory or Required Provisioning:

The provisioning of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. Please note that our newsletter cannot be sent to you without existing consent.

Contact Form

Form and Purpose of Processing Personal Data:

The data you provided will be retained for the purpose of personal communication with you. This requires a valid email address and your name. This serves to assign the request and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal Basis:

The retention of data provided via contact form is based on a legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR). The contact form is supposed to ensure an uncomplicated approach. Your information will be retained for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. In case you contact us to inquire about a quotation, the data provided via contact form will be used to carry out pre-contractual activities (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR).

Recipient:

The recipient of the data is the marketing department and sales department of APS Networks.

Retention:

In case of a contractual relationship, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to German HGB / AO laws and will delete your data after these periods of time.

If the data are not subject to a statutory retention period, these will be retained for the duration of the business relationship with you or until you exercise your right of revocation or objection. After expiry of the relevant deadline, the corresponding data will be deleted.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provisioning of your personal data is non-obligatory. Please note that your request can only be processed if you provide us with your name, your email address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer allowing an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and retained there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and will be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet use to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information. The purpose of the data processing is the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the internet, other related services will be provided.

Legal Basis:

The processing of the data is based on the consent of the user (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).

Recipient:

The recipient of the data is Google as a processor. For this purpose, a corresponding order processing contract was concluded by us with Google.

Retention:

Personal data will be deleted as soon as the information is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purpose.

Data Transfers to Third Countries:

Google processes your data in the US complying to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. In case disclosure of relevant information is denied, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Withdrawing Your Consent:

The retention of cookies can be prevented by according browser software settings. We point out that in this case full functionality of this website cannot be guaranteed. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related 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 plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add-On to Deactivate Google Analytics.

The Use of Google Maps

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

Google Maps is being used on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: “Google”). This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website, allowing you to conveniently use the map feature.

For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. Your personal privacy settings can be amended in the relevant privacy center as well. For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data associated to Google products, please click here.

Legal Basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).

Recipient:

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This is done regardless of an existing Google account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. In case you are logged in to your Google account, your data will directly be assigned to it. If you do not wish your data to be assigned to your Google account, you will have to log out of Google prior to the activation of the Maps widget. Google retains your data as user profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website presentation. According evaluations are carried out in particular (even for non-logged-in users) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of according user profiles by addressing your revocation to Google.

Retention:

No personal data will be collected through the integration of Google Maps.

Data Transfers to Third Countries:

Google processes your data in the US and has submitted/complying to the EU-US Privacy Shield

Withdrawing Your Consent:

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you through our website, you have to disable JavaScript in your browser settings. Please note that in this case, you cannot or only partially use our website.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. In case disclosure of relevant information is denied, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Embedded YouTube Videos

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

YouTube videos are embedded on some of our websites. The respective plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereafter “YouTube”). Visiting a page including a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established and YouTube will be informed about which websites are being visited. When logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube may associate your personal browsing behavior to it. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about the user behavior.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy statements of the provider. To obtain more information about your rights and preferences for privacy please visit the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Legal Basis:

The legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).

Recipient:

Starting a YouTube video automatically builds a connection to Google.

Retention and Withdrawal of consent:

Disabling the retention of cookies for the Google Ad program disables the same when watching YouTube videos. Nonetheless YouTube does retain non-personal user information in other cookies. To prevent this, the retention of cookies in the browser has to be blocked.

Further information on data protection at “YouTube” can be found in the provider’s privacy policy

Data Transfers to Third Countries:

Google processes your data in the US complying to the EU-US Privacy Shield

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. In case disclosure of relevant information is denied, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Usage of Userlike

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

The chat application of Userlike is used on this website. The use of this application enables you to contact us directly via chat. The application is operated by Userlike UG, Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne. For more information about data processing by Userlike, please refer to the Userlike Privacy Policy.

Legal Basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Userlike and the associated data transfer to Userlike is your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).

Recipient:

The recipient of the data is the sales department of APS Networks.

Retention:

If the data are not subject to a statutory retention period, these will be retained for the duration of the business relationship with you or until you exercise your right of revocation or objection. After expiry of the relevant deadline, the corresponding data will be deleted.

Withdrawing Your Consent:

If you do not want Userlike to collect, process or use data about you through our website, JavaScript has to be disabled in your browser settings. In this case, you cannot or only partially use our website.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. In case disclosure of relevant information is denied, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

The Usage of Google reCAPTCHA

Form and Purpose of the Processing:

Google reCAPTCHA is used on this website. Google reCAPTCHA is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter “Google”). The purpose of the use is to protect ourselves against automated entries via bots. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. Your personal privacy settings can be amended in the relevant privacy center as well.

Legal Basis:

The legal basis for the integration of reCAPTCHA and the associated data transfer to Google is our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) DS-GVO): By using reCAPTCHA we want to protect ourselves against automated entries (attacks) by means of bots.

Recipient:

Solving the CAPTCHA creates a connection to Google.

Data Transfers to Third Countries:

Google processes your data in the US and has submitted/complying to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Withdrawing Your Consent:

If you do not want Google reCAPTCHA to collect, process or use data about you through our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, you cannot or only partially use our website.

Provisioning obligatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is non-obligatory and exclusively on the basis of your consent. In case disclosure of relevant information is denied, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

Employed Order Processors

The following companies were commissioned by the operator of this website to process data:

Cobytes B.V.
Pelmolen 19
3994XX Houten

Userlike UG
Probsteigasse 44-46
50670 Köln

Individual rights

As an individual you are entitled to the following rights:

  • You have the right to access your personal data (Article 15 GDPR).

  • If we have processed incorrect data, you have a right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR).

  • If the legal requirements are given, you can request the erasure or the restriction of processing of your date (Article 17, 18 GDPR).

  • You have the right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

  • You have the right to object to the processing of data (Article 21 GDPR).

  • Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR).

  • If you have given us your consent in accordance to Article 6 para. 1 a GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time for the future (Article 7 Abs. 3 GDPR). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Date: September 2020

This data protection declaration was created with the Datenschutzerklärungs-Generator of activeMind AG (Version 2018-09-24).

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