Controller and Service Provider
The controller in the sense of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as the service provider in the sense of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is baier & michels GmbH and Co. KG (cf. our Company Information)
Personal data is individual information about the personal and factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person.
When our website is visited, data is collected, processed, and used; in this data, it may not always be possible to exclude a reference to a specific person. For the pages to be displayed in your browser, the IP addresses must be collected and stored.
General Information about Data Processing
- Object of Data Protection
The object of data protection is personal data. In accordance with European law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), this includes all information that relates to a natural person or could relate to a natural person and would allow conclusions to be drawn about their identity. For example, this would include information such as your name, postal address, email address, or telephone number, as well as user information such as your IP address.
- Scope of Personal Data Processing
We generally process the personal data of our users only inasmuch as is necessary for the provision of a functioning website and for our contents and services. The personal data of our users generally only occurs after we have received the user’s consent. An exception applies in cases in which it is not possible to get consent in advance for factual reasons and processing of the data is allowed under the relevant statutory provisions.
- Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
Inasmuch as we receive consent from the relevant person for processing their personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis.If it is necessary to process personal data to fulfill a contract to which the affected person is a contractual party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies for processing activities that are necessary to perform pre-contractual measures.If it is necessary to process personal data for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR is the legal basis.In the event that an essential interest of the affected person or another natural person render it necessary to process personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR is the legal basis.If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and the interests, basic rights, and basic freedoms of the affected party do not outweigh the interest named above, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for processing.
- Deletion of Data and Length of Storage
The personal data of the affected person will be deleted or locked as soon as the reason for data storage lapses. Storage may continue after this if this is provided for by the European or national legislature in regulations, laws, or other provisions under Union law to which the controller is subject. The data will also be locked or deleted if the storage period indicated by one of the norms named above elapses, unless it is necessary to continue storing the data for contractual conclusion or contractual fulfillment.
Collecting, Processing, and Using Your Personal Data
Each time our website is visited, our system automatically records data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
The following data is collected in the process:
- Information about the browser type and the version used
- The operating system of the user
- The Internet service provider of the user
- The IP address of the user
- The date and time of access
- Websites from which the system of the user reached our website
- Websites that the system of the user accesses from our website
The data will be stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
The legal basis for temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The temporary storage of the IP addresses by the system is necessary to facilitate delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files occurs to ensure that the website can function. This data also helps us to optimize the website and to guarantee the security of our IT systems. The data will not be used for marketing purposes in this context.
For these purposes, we also have a legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected. In cases in which the data was collected to provide the website, this is the case as soon as the respective session ends. In cases in which the data is stored in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. It is possible that storage could last longer than this. In this case, the IP addresses of the user are deleted or anonymized, making it impossible to attribute them to the accessing client.
The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. For this reason, it is not possible to object to it given your usage.
Generally, an IP address is issued dynamically by your provider. These addresses generally change on a regular basis, meaning that we would not be able to make a connection to a specific person from an IP address. In some individual cases (e.g., for static IP addresses), however, it would theoretically be possible to make a connection to a person from an IP address. As a provider, however, we have no interest in the creation of a personal connection, and will not attempt to do so. In detail, the following data set is stored for each visit by your end device (PC, mobile telephone, etc.):
- IP address of the accessing end device,
- Operating system of the accessing end device,
- Browser version of the accessing end device,
- Name of the file accessed,
- Date and time of access,
- Transferred data quantity,
- Referring URL
The stored data will only be used for statistical purposes and will not be used to create a connection to a specific person. The data will also be used to help use correct any er
IP addresses will be deleted without delay, and after seven days at the latest. When the IP addresses are deleted, it is no longer possible for us to create a connection to a specific person from this data.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website, to create reports about activities in our website, and to perform other services for us in connection with the use of our website and the use of the Internet. In the process, pseudonymized user profiles may be created of the user from the processed data.
We have concluded a contract for order data processing with Google and fully implement the strict rules of the German data protection authorities in the use of Google Analytics.
We only use Google Analytics with active IP anonymization. This means that the IP addresses of the user are shortened by Google within Member State of the European Union or in other contracting states of the treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP addresses will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The IP addresses transferred by your browser will not be combined with other data from Google.
Length of Storage
The length of storage of user and event data is 24 months. A new use within the length of storage resets the date for the length of storage.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by using the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must inform you that not all functions of this website can be fully used in this case. You can also prevent the data that is created by the cookies and relates to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) from being acquired by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
You can prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out-cookie that will prevent your data from being recorded during future visits to our website: Click here to opt-out.
If you send us an email, we will store it until your inquiry has been complete or until any statutory retention periods have elapsed. We take care to ensure that the data is stored securely against any unauthorized access by third parties.
However, please note that unencrypted emails that are sent over the Internet may not be sufficiently protected against unauthorized third party access. Alternatively, you can send us a message using our secure contact form (SSL standard).
When you send the information entered in the contact form by clicking on the button on the contact form, you thereby declare your consent for us to use your information to answer your inquiry or to contact you. It will not be transferred to third parties unless the applicable data protection provisions justify such a transfer or we are legally obligated to do so. You can withdraw your consent with effect for the future at any time. In the event of withdrawal, your data will be deleted without delay. Otherwise, your data will be deleted once we have processed your inquiry or the purpose for storage has lapsed. You can get information about the data that has been stored regarding your person at any time.
Security of Your Data
We will protect the data that you transfer using appropriate technological and organizational means to protect it from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures will be continuously monitored and improved in correspondence with technological development and organizational opportunity.
Exclusion of Liability
baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG has created the contents of these websites with great care and updates them regularly. However, this information is only intended for non-binding, general informational purposes, and does not replace detail individual consultation.
baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG assumes no guarantee for the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of the information on this website or for its constant, disturbance-free accessibility. With respect to links to third party websites, baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG assumes no responsibility for the contents of the linked websites.
When you follow the link, you leave the informational website of baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG. For this reason, different regulations may apply to third party websites, particularly with regard to data protection. Equally, baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG excludes liability for mildly negligent breaches in services, particularly with respect to files provided by baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG as downloads on the websites of baier & michels & Co.KG.
Changes to Our Data Privacy Statement
To guarantee that our Data Privacy Statement always corresponds to the most current statutory provisions, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the Data Privacy Statement must be adjusted due to new or altered services, such as new service features. The new Data Privacy Statement then applies for your next visit to our website.
Your trust is important to us! If you have questions that our Data Privacy Statement can’t answer, or if you would like more detailed information on some point, please inquire with the contact person for data protection at any time.
Copyright © 2014 – 2018 baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG
All rights reserved. The intellectual property rights to this website rest fully with baier & michels GmbH & Co.KG.
The controller in the sense of data protection is:
Name: Mr. Hansjörg Koroschetz
Company: baier & michels GmbH & Co. KG
Address: Carl-Schneider-Straße 1
64372 Ober-Ramstadt / Rohrbach
Telephone: +49 (0) 6154 6960 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6154 6960 500
The appointed Data Protection Officer is:
Name: Dr. Frank H. Thiele
Company: Dr.-Thiele IT-Beratung
Address: Darmstädter Str. 53