We are most pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH. Using the website of Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH is basically possible without giving any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.
Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH, as data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible, of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transfer can intrinsically have security loopholes, so that absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.
• a) Personal Data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "Data Subject"). An identifiable natural person is considered to be somebody who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or with one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
• b) Data Subject
The Data Subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data Controller.
• c) Processing
Processing means any process or series of operations, with or without the aid of automation, related to personal data; such as collecting, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, recalling, using, disclosure by transfer, distribution or other form of provision, comparison or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.
• d) Restriction of Processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit its future processing.
• e) Profiling
Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data in order to evaluate certain personal characteristics relating to a natural person. In particular to analyse or predict characteristics relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.
• f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific Data Subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
• g) Controller or Person Responsible for Processing
The Controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or the law of the Member States, the specific criteria governing the controller's nomination may be provided under EU or national law.
• h) Processor
The Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
• i) Recipient
The Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under EU or national law within the scope of a particular investigation are not considered to be recipients.
• j) Third Parties
A Third Party is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body other than the Data Subject, the Controller, the Processor and the persons authorized under the direct authority of the Controller or the Processor to process the personal data.
• k) Consent
Consent is any informed, voluntarily given, unambiguously expressed statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act provided by the Data Subject for the specific case, by which the data subject indicates that they agree to the processing of the personal data concerning him/her.
2. Name and Address of the Controller
The Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws of the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Bemu Fluorkunststoffe GmbH
Represented by the CEO Mr Stephan Geffers
Duisburger Str. 73-79
Tel.: +49 2151-496460
The Data Subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the internet browser used and thus permanently block the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies already set can be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible with all popular internet browsers. If the Data Subject deactivates the setting of cookies in their internet browser, some functions of our website may not be fully usable.
4. Collecting General Data and Information
The Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a Data Subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The information collected can be (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-sites from which our website can be accessed (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our IT systems.
When using this general data and information, Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the Data Subject. The information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content and advertising of our website, (3) to ensure the continued operation of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide the law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for legal proceedings in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is statistically and further evaluated by Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH with the aim of increasing data privacy and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by Data Subjects.
5. Contact via the Website
Due to legal regulations, the Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH website contains information that enables quick, direct electronic contact to our company, which also includes a so-called electronic mail address (e-mail address). When a Data Subject contacts the data Controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the Data Subject is automatically stored. Such personal data, voluntarily transmitted by an individual to the Controller, is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the Data Subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.
6. Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
The Controller shall process and store the personal data of the Data Subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, as the case may be, the period required by EU directives or regulations or by any other legislator of laws or regulations of which the Controller is subject to.
If the reason for storage becomes invalid or if a storage period prescribed by the EU directives and regulations or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the regulations..
7. Rights of the Data Subject
• a) Right to Confirmation
• b) Right to Information
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, at any time, to obtain from the data Controller information free of charge on the personal data stored regarding him/her and to obtain a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities have provided the Data Subject with rights to information regarding the following:
o the purposes of processing
o the categories of personal data being processed
o the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed or is to be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
o if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
o the right of rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or restriction of processing by the Controller or a right to object to such processing
o the right of appeal to a supervisory authority
o if the personal data has not been collected from the Data Subject: all available information on the source(s) of the data
o the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact on the Data Subject of such processing
In addition, the Data Subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, then the Data Subject has the right to obtain information on appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
• c) Right to Rectification
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, the Data Subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
• d) Right to Deletion (Right to be Forgotten)
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, to require the Controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning the Data Subject, provided that one of the following criteria is met and processing is not required:
o The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
o The Data Subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based according to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
o The Data Subject submits an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject appeals pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR against the processing.
o The personal data was processed unlawfully.
o The deletion of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation under EU or national law to which the Controller is subject.
o The personal data was collected in relation to services offered by the information society according to Article 8 (1) GDPR.
If the personal data has been made public by Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH and if our company, as the data Controller, is responsible for deleting personal data according to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH will take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs including those of a technical nature, to inform other data controllers that are processing the personal data published, that the Data Subject of these other data controllers has demanded the deletion of all links to such personal data or copies or replications thereof unless the processing is required. The CEO or an employee of Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
• e) Right to Restriction of Processing
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, to require the Controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions applies:
o The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the Data Subject for a period of time that enables the Controller to verify the accuracy of the data.
o The processing is unlawful, the Data Subject refuses deletion of the personal data and instead requests restriction of the use of the personal data.
o The Controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the Data Subject requires it to assert, exercise or defend his/her rights.
o The Data Subject has filed an objection to processing according to Article 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the Controller outweigh those of the Data Subject.
• f) Right to Data Portability
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, to obtain the personal data concerning him/her and provided by him/her to a Controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The Data Subject also has the right to transfer this data to another Controller without hindrance by the Controller to whom the personal data was given, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing is done by automated means, unless the processing is necessary to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the Controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the Data Subject has the right that the personal data is transmitted directly from one Controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.
• g) Right to Object
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, at any time, for reasons arising from his/her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to him/her pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH will no longer process your personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can provide compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the Data Subject, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending against legal claims.
If Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH processes personal data in order to carry out direct marketing, the Data Subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of his/her personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct marketing. If the Data Subject objects to Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH processing for the purpose of direct marketing, Bemu Fluoroplastics GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the Data Subject has the right, for reasons arising from his/her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to him/her, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes by Bemu Fluororkunststoffe GmbH pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
• h) Automated Individual Decision Making, Including Profiling
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on him/her or, in a similar manner, significantly affects him/her; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the Data Subject and the Controller, or (2) is authorised by EU or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation lays down appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the Data Subject; or (3) is with the express consent of the Data Subject.
If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or the performance of a contract between the Data Subject and the Controller or (2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject, Bemu Fluoroplaststoffe GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the Data Subject, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
• i) Right to Revoke Consent
Any Data Subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authorities, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
8. Data Privacy in Applications and in the Application Process
The Controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of seeing through the application process. Processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the Controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the Controller, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after communication of the rejection decision, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. An other legitimate interest in this sense could be, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
9. Legal Basis of Processing
Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract of which the Data Subject is a party, as is the case for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the Data Subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental liberties of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are in particular allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the EU legislator. In this regard, it is considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the Controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
10. Eligible Processing Interests Pursued by the Controller or a Third Party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.
11. Duration of Storage for Personal Data
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the data is routinely deleted, if it is no longer required to fulfil or to initiate a contract.
12. Statutory or Contractual Regulations for the Provision of Personal Data; Necessity for the Conclusion of Contracts; Obligation of the Data Subject to provide Personal Data; Possible Consequences of Non-Provision
We hereby clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractual partner). Occasionally it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract, that a Data Subject provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the Data Subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the Data Subject could not be concluded. Prior to any personal data being provided by the Data Subject, he/she must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual specifically, whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract, or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and the consequences of not providing the personal data.
13. Existence of Automated Decision-Making
As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.
14. Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data.”
15. SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
16. Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
17. Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on our websites (e.g. information entered into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is underway.
The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in the website operators legitimate interest, to protect the operator’s web content against misuse by automated industrial espionage systems and against SPAM.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and to review the Data Privacy Declaration of Google, please follow these links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.