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Personal Information Protection Policy

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our company. Protecting your personal information is in the focus of our acting. Your personal information is processed in compliance with the privacy legislation applicable, which is especially the PRC Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”). This personal information protection policy (“Policy”) is to provide you exhausting information on the processing of your personal information by Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG as well as on the rights you are entitled to as a personal information subject. Personal information is information which is recorded in electronic or any other form and used alone or in combination with other information to recognize the identity of a natural person. Such personal information especially includes name, birthdate, address, telephone number, email address, but also the IP-address. Anonymous data is present, when a person cannot be identified.

Controller and Data Protection Officer

Postal address:

Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG, Meitnerstraße 11, 70563 Stuttgart
 

Contact:

Tel: +49 711 7841 – 0, Fax: +49 711 7841 – 160, Email: info*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*@leadec.services.com

 

Data Protection Officer´s Contact:

Please turn to our Data Protection Officer for any personal information-related request: dataprivacy.DE*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*@leadec-services.com.

 

Generally, we will reply within thirty days.

What personal information will we collect and how will we use your personal information

1. Purposes of processing

Being a company specializing in industrial services, we process your personal information to initiate business relationships, to comply with legal and contractual obligations, to execute contracts, to offer products and services as well as to strengthen the customer-relationship, which may include analyses for marketing and direct marketing purposes.

 

Also your consent may constitute a legal basis for personal information processing. Should we ask you to declare your consent concerning any processing of personal information, we will provide information on the purposes of processing as well as on your right to withdraw your consent. Should your consent also affect special categories of personal information, we will expressly inform you hereon.

2. Categories, sources and origin of personal information

Which personal information is processed, is determined by the underlying context. It depends on whether e.g. you enter a request into our contact form, send us a request or a job application, etc. Please remember, that we may provide privacy information of certain processing situations situationally and within a suitable context, e.g. upon an upload of applications.

 

When visiting our website, the following personal information may be processed:
 

  • Internet Service Provider´s name
  • Information on the referrer-URL (the website, you are visiting us from)
  • The IP-address you were attached by your Internet Service Provider
  • Data requested, amount of data transferred, downloads, exported data
  • Information on the context visited on our pages (including date and time)

After seven days latest upon the above personal information is collected, anonymization is executed by shortening the IP-address which does not allow for a link to the single user. Please consider the separate information on web tracking-tools below.

 

Concerning advertising measures, we may process the following personal information:

 

Address- and contact data (email-address, phone number if provided by the prospect), depending on the campaign respectively the communication channel (postal letters, email, phone). Please consider our separate information on ads below.

 

Concerning a contact request, we may process the following personal information:

 

Name, contact data (email-address), and telephone number (optional) as well as information on your preferences and interests. Please consider our separate information on contact requests.

 

Concerning Online-Job-Applications:

 

Please consider the specific privacy information, which is not covered by this Policy, but moreover provided within a suitable instance.

3. Advertising & existing customers

Leadec is interested in maintaining our customer relationship with you and to provide you information and offers concerning our products, services, activities, events and company news. Therefore, we are processing your personal information, i.e. name, email address and telephone number (optional), to the permissible extent, for sending you according information and offers.

 

If you should not wish to be addressed by such content, you are entitled to contradict the processing of your personal information for purposes of direct marketing. Such would also apply for a profiling, if such would be related to direct marketing. Should you declare to contradict as before, we will no longer use your personal information for the according purposes.

 

Contradiction may be declared without requiring any special form and free of charge, but should be addressed to dataprivacy.DE*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*@leadec-services.com or by postal letter to Leadec Holding BV & Co. KG, Meitnerstraße 11, 70563 Stuttgart, at the best.

4. Contact form/ general inquiries

Our website offers a contact form, which may be used to contact us electronically. Should you launch an inquiry via the contact form, we will process the personal information you enter into the contact form to contact you concerning your inquiry.

 

The principle of data minimization is complied with, as you are required to enter only the data objectively required to contacting you. Such is your name, email-address as well as your message.

 

In addition, your IP-address is processed for reasons of technical requirement and legal protection. Any further personal information may be provided on a voluntary basis and optionally (e.g. to reply more individually to your request).

 

Should you turn to us by email, we will process the personal information you submit this way solely for the purpose and term of replying to your inquiry. Should you not make use of the contact forms offered, no further processing is executed.

5. Job applications

Privacy information concerning job applicants may be found on a separate website.

6. Cookies

On our website, so called cookies are implemented in some places. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed and stored on your device. For reasons of our legitimate interest, we are using technically required cookies which are required to operate our website as such and to provide our website´s functionality.

 

Beyond that, we may place additional cookies, if you declare your consent accordingly. Such cookies enable us to analyze how the users are using our website. This enables us to design our website in accordance to our visitors´ preferences. In addition, we are able to measure our ads´ effectivity and to place ads e.g. in relation to user interests through these cookies. The legal basis for our use of these latter cookies is your consent.

 

We are currently using these cookies:

 

Own cookies:
 

This kind of cookies is controlled directly by Leadec BV & Co. KG. Depending on their purpose, these cookies either remain stored on your device permanently –which means beyond the single session (so called persistent cookies, which are used e.g. to realize an opt-out) or will be deleted upon closing the browser (so called session-cookies, this kind of cookies is valid for a single browser-session only).

7. Links to third party content

Our website does – clearly visible - contain links to third party´s websites. Where links to such websites are implemented, we may not influence the linked site´s content. Therefore, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for such content. The party solely responsible ad liable for such content is the respective operator.

 

The sites linked have been checked for potential violations of the law as well as on recognizable violations of the law in the moment of linking them. However, no such content was identified. A permanent control of a linked website´s content is unreasonable in the absence of actual indication of a violation of the law. Should any violation of the law become identifiable, we will immediately remove the respective link.

How we secure your personal information

To protect the personal information we process best against incidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access, we have implemented according technical and organizational security measures. Together with security experts, the security levels are subject to continuous monitoring and adjustment.

 

Personal information transfer to and from our website is encrypted each. As a transfer protocol, https is used for our website, where the current encryption protocols are used. Additionally, we are offering our users encrypted transfer options concerning our contact forms and job applications. Additionally, you may use further communication channels (such as e.g. by post).

 

Internet cannot be 100% safe. Although the abovementioned reasonable and effective measures have been taken and the standards required by the applicable laws have been abided by, the website still cannot guarantee the security of your personal information during communication through unsecure channel. Therefore, the users shall take active measures to ensure the security of the personal information, e.g.: change password on a regular basis, use complex password, not share your personal information including the password with others, assist us to ensure your account security. In case that our physical, technical or managerial protection facilities are damaged, causing your legitimate rights and interests damaged due to unauthorized access, public disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information, we will assume liabilities subject to laws.

 

Upon occurrence of any unfortunate personal information security incident, we will timely in accordance with requirements provided in laws and regulations inform you of: basic security incident information and possible impact, countermeasures we have adopted or will adopt, suggestions on preventing and mitigating risks, remedial measures for you, etc. We timely notify you of the incident via email, mail, etc.; in case that it is impossible for us to inform each subject of the personal information, we will use reasonable effective ways to publish announcement. Meanwhile, we will also actively report the aftermath of such incident in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory authorities.

Your rights as a personal information subject

We would like to inform you about the rights you are entitled to as a personal information subject. These rights are:

 

  • The right to access your personal information
  • The right to deletion
  • The right to correction
  • The right to withdraw your consent to a personal information processing
  • The right to deregister your account
  • The right to obtain a copy of your personal information
  • The right to personal information transfer
  • The right to have a personal information processing restricted
  • The right to object against a personal information processing.

To exercise these rights, please turn to dataprivacy.DE*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*@leadec-services.com. The same applies, if you should have questions concerning the processing of personal information in our company. Additionally, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a personal information protection supervisory authority.

Rights to object against a personal information processing

Please consider the following concerning the objection rights: Should we process your personal information for purposes of direct marketing, you are entitled to object against that processing any time and without being required to name any reason. Such would also apply for any case of profiling, if such were related to direct marketing.

 

Should you object against a processing of personal information, we then will no longer process your personal information for such purposes. Exercising the right to objection against personal information processing is free of charge and does not require to be presented in any particular form, where we ask you to kindly consider addressing it to dataprivacy.DE*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*@leadec-services.com.

 

Should we process personal information for purposes of prevailing interest, you are entitled to anytime object against such processing for reasons originating from your particular special situation; such would also apply for a profiling if such was based on these conditions.

 

We then will no longer process your personal information if not we can prove that compulsory reasons worth protection are present and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or in cases where processing your personal information serves litigation purposes.

Process personal information without consent

In case of any of the following circumstances with respect to your personal information, we may collect and use your personal information without your consent in accordance with laws and regulations: 

 

The concerning personal information is required to initiate, execute and terminate contractual relationships and/or to comply with contractual and legal obligations related hereto.
 

The concerning personal information is required to be processed for legal reasons when:

  • the circumstances are directly related to national security and national defense
  • the circumstances are directly related to public security, public health and major public interests
  • the circumstances are directly related to criminal investigation, prosecution, trial and judgment enforcement
  • other circumstances provided by laws and regulations.

Automated decisions

We currently do not use any fully automated processing to file any decision with legal effect on personal information subjects.

How do we process children’s personal information

Our products, website and services are mainly adult oriented. No child is allowed to create his/her own account without the consent of his/her parents or custodian.

 

Despite of different definitions of a child under local laws and customs, we treat anyone under 14 years old as a child.

 

If we find that we have collected children’s personal information without prior proven consent of the parents or custodians, we will try to delete the relevant data as soon as possible.

Storage territory and transfer of personal information to third countries / intent to transfer personal information to third countries

In general, your personal information will be stored in Germany.

 

A transfer of personal information to third countries (outside the European Union respectively the European Economic Area) is executed only if such is required for reasons of a contractual obligation, legally mandatory or in case you have provided you explicit consent. The personal information protection level is safeguarded by a corresponding privacy contract framework.

 

Personal information is transferred as well to external suppliers as well as to further group companies, which may be located outside the EU, e.g. in the US, Brazil, India or China. A summary on the Leadec locations is available on our website.

 

Safeguarding the required privacy level is safeguarded by e.g. EU Standard Contractual Clauses on Data Protection or further adequate warranties.

Personal Information recipients / categories of personal information recipients

Within our company we ensure that only persons requiring personal information to fulfil their contractual obligations are provided personal information for this purpose. Where personal information is transferred within our group of companies, such is executed in consideration of the applicable law, which does also apply for international personal information transfer.

 

In addition, our corporate departments are supported by external suppliers. Every supplier processing personal information (customers, employees, applicants) on our behalf, is bound by the required personal information protection contractual framework.

Transfer of personal information to third entities

Your personal information will be transferred to third parties if legally permissible or upon consent declared. In further cases, a transfer of personal information to third parties is executed only, if we are obliged to do so by compulsory law (transfer to external entities as e.g. data protection supervisory authorities or instances of criminal prosecution).

Retention of personal information

Your personal information is stored as long as required for the underlying processing purpose. Please note, that several retention obligations require us to store personal information even longer. That does especially mean commercial or taxational retention obligations (e.g. tax and commercial legislation).

 

If no further retention obligation exists, personal information is deleted when the processing purpose is achieved. Beyond this, a longer retention is executed only if you declared your consent or if we need to do so for litigation purposes.

Additional information on copyright law

Should you intend to publish any pictures, text, plans, videos, music or the like on our website, please be informed that such may mean a transfer of the whole usage rights hereto to the underlying network, which may result in legal consequences if you are not the legitimate holder of the corresponding copyright(s).

Amendments to this policy

We reserve the right to change or revise this policy from time to time. We will update this policy in the event of changes in business functions, changes in the cross-border transmission situation of personal information, changes in the purpose of use, and changes in the contact information of the person in charge of personal information protection, etc. Upon update of this policy, we will publish the updated version on this homepage of the website.