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Data protection declaration

Status: May 3, 2021

 

1. BASIC PRINCIPLES

DVS - German Welding Society (also called DVS below) attaches great significance to data protection. Personal data is collected and processed in conformity with the applicable rules with regard to data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
 

2. GENERAL NOTICES AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

The controller in the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation as well as in the terms of the data protection laws applicable to the Federal Republic of Germany and of miscellaneous provisions with regard to data protection law is:

DVS - German Welding Society
Aachener Straße 172
40223 Düsseldorf
Germany

+49 211 1591-0
+49 211 1591-100
datenschutz@dvs-hg.de


Name and address of the Data Protection Officer stipulated by law:

Datenschutz Neuss
Bernhard Pickert-Goldenbogen
Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit
Friedrichstr. 11
41460 Neuss
Germany

+49 2131 367 3472
datenschutz@dvs-hg.de                                                                                           

 

3. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE

GENERAL NOTICES

The following notices are intended to give you a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be identified personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection is provided in this data protection declaration.

DATARECORDING ON THIS Website

On the one hand, your data is collected because you communicate this to us.

DVS as the controller processes personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions, particularly when the data processing is required or stipulated by law in order to render our contractual services including the online service or in conjunction with the compliance with our purposes according to the articles of association. Personal data is regularly processed only after the consent of the person in question. One exception applies to those cases in which it is not possible to obtain consent beforehand for actual reasons and the processing of the data is allowed by statutory rules. Otherwise, reference is made to Article 6, Paragraph 1 of GDPR as the legal basis.

Other data is recorded by our IT systems automatically or after your consent when visiting the website. That is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the site visit). This data is recorded automatically as soon as you enter this website.

When visiting this website, your surf behaviour may also be evaluated statistically. That primarily happens with so-called analysis programs. In Point 10, you can find detailed information about the analysis program utilised by us.

Intended purpose of the data collection, processing and use

According to the articles of association, the main purpose of the work of DVS is to promote welding and the allied processes beyond the circle of its members. DVS is the pacesetter in questions relating to the joining, cutting and coating of metallic and non-metallic materials as well as of material composites. As a technical-scientific and independent society, it acts in the interests of its members and for the benefit of the German economy. The data is collected, processed and used for the purpose of performing its tasks according to the articles of association.

Description of the groups of people and the collected data

Member and customer data, employee data, data of people active in honorary capacities as well as data of suppliers in so far as this is required for fulfilling the above purposes.

Duration of the storage and erasure of data

In general, data is kept according to the legal stipulations in conformity with commercial and fiscal law (retention obligations) or in order to fulfil the above purposes. Personal data is erased or blocked as soon as this period expires or the purpose of the storage no longer exists. Otherwise, reference is made to Article 17, Paragraph 1 of GDPR.

Your rights as the data subject of the data processing

At any time, you have the right to obtain, free of charge, information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data which we process in an automated operation on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract, for yourself or for any third party in a common, machine-readable format. In so far as you demand the direct transfer of the data to any other controller, this only takes place wherever it is technically feasible.

Moreover, you have a right to demand the rectification or erasure of this data. If you have granted consent to the data processing, you can withdraw this consent for the future at any time. The withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal.

Moreover, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances (Article 18 of GDPR).

If you would like to establish these rights, please direct your inquiry by post or e‑mail with the unambiguous identification of your person to the e‑mail address of the controller (Point 2).

In the case of any infringements of GDPR, you are also entitled to a right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The right to lodge a complaint exists irrespective of any other legal remedies relating to administrative law or the courts.

Forwarding of data to any third parties 

We basically use your personal data only within our company. If we outsource certain parts of the data processing (job processing), we undertake to use your data only in accordance with the requirements of the data protection laws and to guarantee your rights.

Notice about data forwarding to the USA and miscellaneous third states

Amongst other items, tools from companies with their headquarters in the USA or miscellaneous third states which are not secure with regard to data protection law are incorporated into our website. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third states and processed there. We are pointing out that no data protection level comparable with the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take any legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) will process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We do not have any influence on these processing activities.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security-related reasons and for the protection of the transfer of confidential contents, e.g. orders or inquiries, which you send to us as the site operator and the controller. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

When the SSL or TLS encryption has been activated, no third parties can also read the data which you transmit to us.

If the conclusion of a fee-based contract leads to an obligation to transmit your payment data (e.g. account number in the case of direct debit authorisation) to us, this data is needed for the payment processing.

The payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard and direct debit procedure) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

In the case of encrypted communication, no third parties can also read your payment data which you transmit to us.

Objection to advertising e‑mails

An objection is hereby made to the use of any contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation in order to send any advertising or information materials which have not been expressly requested. DVS expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the case of the undemanded delivery of any advertising information, e.g. using spam e‑mails.

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4. Hosting And Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

External hosting

The websites of DVS are operated, amongst other entities, by external service providers (hosters). The personal data which is recorded on these websites is stored on the servers of the hosters. This may primarily relate to IP addresses, contact inquiries, metadata and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website views and miscellaneous data generated via a website.

The hoster in question is utilised for the purpose of fulfilling the contracts with our potential and existing customers (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b of GDPR) and in the interests of the secure, quick and efficient provision of our available online range by a professional supplier (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR).

Our hosters will process your data only to the extent that this is required in order to meet its service obligations and will follow our instructions in relation to this data.

Our hosters are:

www.dvs-home.dewww.dvs-ev.dewww.die-verbindungs-spezialisten.de

recast IT GmbH & Co. KG
Stephanstr. 24
42119 Wuppertal
Germany

CHC ONLINE | SOLVA
Dipl.-Oec. Christian Henkel
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 147
34119 Kassel
Germany

Raphael GmbH
Agentur für e-business & Kommunikation
Hohe Str. 102
44139 Dortmund
Germany

In order to guarantee processing in conformity with data protection, we have concluded contracts about job processing with our hosters in each case.


5. DatA RECORDING ON THIS Website

Contact data from inquiries by e‑mail, telephone or fax

When you contact us via the e‑mail address on our website or by e‑mail, telephone or fax, we store and process your inquiry, including all personal data originating from it (contact data and inquiry), for the purpose of handling your concern and for the case of any follow-up questions. We do not forward this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b of GDPR in so far as your inquiry is connected with fulfilling a contract or is required in order to take precontractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the inquiries directed to us (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR) or on your consent (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR) in so far as this was requested.

We retain the data which you send to us in contact inquiries until you ask us to erase it, you withdraw your consent to the storage or the purpose of the data storage no longer exists (e.g. upon completion of the handling of your concern). This does not affect any mandatory statutory provisions - in particular, statutory retention periods.

Registration on this website

You can submit a registration on this website in order to exploit any additional functions on the site. We use the data input to this end only for the purpose of exploiting the respective available ranges or services for which you have submitted a registration. The mandatory information requested during the registration must be indicated completely. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.

For any important changes (e.g. with regard to the scope of the available range or in the case of any technically necessary changes), we use the e‑mail address indicated during the registration in order to provide you with information using this channel.

The data input during the registration is processed for the purpose of carrying out the use relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, in order to initiate further contracts (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b of GDPR).

We store the data recorded during the registration as long as you are registered on this website and use it exclusively in connection with the registration process on this website. This does not affect any statutory retention periods.

 

6. SoCial MediA

Our website uses cookies, amongst other reasons, in order to be able to offer functions for social media. Moreover, we forward information about your use of our website to our partners for social media, advertising and analyses. Our partners possibly combine this information with further data which you have provided to them or they have collected within the framework of your use of the services.

LinkedIn

We have a profile in LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network which makes it possible for the users to connect with existing business contacts as well as to establish new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most-visited Internet sites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for any data protection matters outside the USA.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest‑controls, LinkedIn offers the possibilities of cancelling any e‑mail messages, SMS messages and targeted advertisements as well as of managing advertisement settings. Furthermore, LinkedIn uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame which can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn can be retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy‑policy. The cookie guideline of LinkedIn can be retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

XING

We have a profile in XING. XING is an Internet-based social network which makes it possible for the users to connect with existing business contacts as well as to establish new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves in XING. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers in XING.

The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

The data protection provisions which are published by XING and can be retrieved from https://www.xing.com/privacy provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. Furthermore, XING has published data protection notices for the XING share button at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

YouTube

Our website incoporates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

When you visit one of our websites into which YouTube is incorporated, a connection is made to the YouTube server. In this respect, it is communicated to the YouTube server which of our sites you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your terminal. With the aid of these cookies, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, amongst other purposes, in order to record video statistics, to improve the user friendliness and to take precautions against any fraud attempts. The cookies remain on your terminal until you erase them.

When you have logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interests of an appealing presentation of our ranges available online. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the terms of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR. In so far as corresponding consent was requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can find further information about the handling of user data in the data protection declaration of YouTube at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

 

7. Newsletter

Newsletter DatA

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, you must provide us with an e‑mail address as well as information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the indicated e‑mail address and agree to receiving the newsletter. No further data is collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and forward this exclusively to DVS Media GmbH.

Conclusion of a contract about job processing

In order to guarantee processing in conformity with data protection, we have concluded a contract about job processing with DVS Media GmbH.

The data input in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR). At any time, you can withdraw the granted consent to the storage of the data, the e‑mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter, e.g. using the deregistration form. The link to this is located at the end of every newsletter. The withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the already executed data processing operations.

We or DVS Media store the data which you provided to us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter until you are removed from the newsletter. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

We reserve the right to erase or block e‑mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the framework of our legitimate interest according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR.

 

8. Plugins And Tools

YouTube with extended data protection

This website incorporates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the site is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about the visitors to this website before these watch the video. On the other hand, the forwarding of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. For example, YouTube makes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network irrespective of whether you watch a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection is made to the YouTube server. In this respect, it is communicated to the YouTube server which of our sites you have visited. When you have logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

After a video has been started, YouTube may also store various cookies on your terminal or utilise comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, amongst other purposes, in order to record video statistics, to improve the user friendliness and to take precautions against fraud attempts.

Further data processing operations on which we have no influence may be triggered after a YouTube video has been started.

YouTube is used in the interests of an appealing presentation of our ranges available online. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the terms of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR. In so far as corresponding consent was requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can find further information about data protection in YouTube in its data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

Google Maps

This site uses the map service called Google Maps. The supplier is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule, this information is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As the supplier of this site, we do not have any influence on this data transfer. When Google Maps has been activated, Google can use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of the uniform presentation of the fonts. When Google Maps is visited, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

Google Maps is used in the interests of an appealing presentation of our ranges available online and of making it easy to find the locations which we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the terms of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR. In so far as corresponding consent was requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contract clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

You can find more information about the handling of user data in the data protection declaration of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 


9. e-Commerce And PAYMENT SUPPLIER

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only in so far as it is required for the establishing, content-related designing or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is carried out on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b of GDPR which allows the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or to take precontractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the utilisation of this website (use data) only in so far as it is required in order to make it possible for you as the user to utilise or pay for the service.

The collected customer data is erased upon completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. This does not affect any statutory retention periods.

Data transmission when contracts are concluded for services and digital contents

We transmit personal data to any third parties only whenever this is necessary within the framework of the contract processing, e.g. to the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing.

No further data is transmitted or only whenever you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data is not forwarded to any third parties without express consent, e.g. for the purposes of advertising.

The basis for the data processing is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b of GDPR which allows the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or to take precontractual measures.

 

10. Analysis-Tool

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open-source web analysis service called Matomo. Matomo utilises technologies which make it possible to recognise the user across different sites in order to analyse the user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting).

With the aid of Matomo, we are capable of recording and analysing data about the use of our website by the website visitors. Thus, we can find out, amongst other information, when which site visits took place and from what region they come. Moreover, we record various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer as well as utilised browsers and operating systems) and can measure whether our website visitors take certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases and similar actions).

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f of GDPR. DVS has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise its available web range. In so far as corresponding consent was requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

IP anonymisation

We utilise IP anonymisation during the analysis with Matomo. In this respect, your IP address is shortened before the analysis so that it is no longer unambiguously attributable to you.

Hosting

We host Matomo at the following third-party supplier:

ePrivacy Holding GmbH
Große Bleichen 21
20354 Hamburg
Germany

Conclusion of a contract about job processing

We have concluded a contract about job processing with this third-party supplier which guarantees that the data recorded with Matomo is processed exclusively according to our instructions and in accordance with GDPR.