Data Protection For our Website

The protection of your personal data has top priority for us.

I. Controller for the data processing / Data Protection Officer

Controller is:

 

FEV.io GmbH
Neuenhofstraße 181
52078 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 5689 0
Contact: https://fev.io/contact

If, in addition, individual processing activities are the joint responsibility of other controllers, please refer to the information on the respective processing activity for further information.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, this information or the assertion of your data subject rights, please contact our data protection coordinator:

Name: Sabine Drexler
Phone: +49 241 5689-4057
Email: https://fev.io/contact (and choose “Legal & Data Protection” as topic)

You can reach our data protection officer as follows:

Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbH
Contact: Mr. Jens-Martin Heidemann
Adenauerallee 136, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 227226-0
Fax: +49 228 227226-26
Email: https://www.scheja-partner.de/en/contact/contact.html

 

II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing

As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data only as far as this is necessary for the provision of a functioning of our website, if you have given your consent or the processing of the data is permitted by a legal regulation.

2. Legal basis of the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain your consent for processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing of personal data that is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of you or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not override the former interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. Data deletion and storage period

Your personal data shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. In addition, storage may take place if this has been intended by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

4. Recipients of the collected data / data transmission

Internal recipients: Only those persons have access to your personal data who need it to achieve the purposes stated in section III.

External recipients: We only disclose your personal data to external recipients if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes mentioned in section III, if another legal permission/obligation exists or if we have your consent for this. External recipients may be:

a)  Processors
External service providers that we use to provide services, for example in areas of our technical infrastructure. We carefully select and regularly review these processors to ensure that they also comply with the legal requirements of data protection law. The service providers may only use the data provided by us for the purposes specified by us.

b)  Public bodies
Authorities and government institutions, such as tax authorities, to which we must transfer personal data for legally compelling reasons.

c)  Other bodies
Under certain circumstances, other bodies may also have access to your personal data within the framework of data protection requirements. In this respect, the confidentiality required by law is guaranteed.

 

III. Data processing when using our Website

1. Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The user’s Internet service Provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of Access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our Website
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are your IP addresses or other data that allows the data to be assigned to you. Storage of this data together with other personal data of you does not take place. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to your computer. For this purpose, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of personal data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

2. Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer system. When you access a website as a user, a cookie may be stored on your operating system. This cookie contains a string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.
Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

Functional cookies
On the one hand, we use so-called „session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session.
In addition, we also use long-term cookies, which are primarily used to provide you, as a visitor to our website, with permanently recurring settings. This enables us to adapt our website individually to your wishes.

The following data is stored and transmitted:

  • Log-in-information
  • Cookie-ID

The processing of this data is necessary to enable the website to be displayed in the language you have selected and to facilitate the use of websites for users (e.g. by remembering search terms). Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change. These purposes are our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The cookie will be set in your terminal device for technically necessary reasons (§ 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG).

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the presentation of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

Name Third Party Usage Data categories Description Foreign Country Transfer Max Age
PHPSESSID No Cookie-ID It is used to establish a user session and enables websites to store and to pass serialised state data via a temporary cookie. Necessary for functions like contact forms. No Session (expires when you close your browser)
et_oi
No Cookie-ID Stores the status of consent or opt-out to the use of visitor data with cookieless etracker analytics.  This cookie only serves as proof of the time of consent. No When the cookie is created, the runtime has already expired. 
et_oi_v2 No Cookie-ID Stores the status of consent or opt-out to the use of visitor data with cookieless etracker analytics.
This cookie control, if etracker is running or not.
No

When consent given: 16 months
When opt-out: 50 years

ytprefs_gdpr_consent No Cookie-ID Stores consent to embed Youtube videos on this website. Will be set as soon as the consent is given via a corresponding banner. No 1 month

 

3. etracker

On this website, we use the service of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze usage data in the standard cookie-free mode. Etracker thus does not set any cookies on your terminal device and does not access the terminal device you use.

We subsequently use the data processed in this way, for example, to test and optimize different versions of our online offering or its components. This subsequent processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time. The objection has no adverse consequences. If you object, a cookie will be set in your terminal device for technically necessary reasons (§ 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG).

Tracking Status

Since the privacy of our visitors is important to us, the data that may allow a reference to an individual person, such as the IP address, login or device identifiers, are anonymized or pseudonymized as soon as possible. No other use is made of this data, nor is it merged with other data or passed on to third parties.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited and certified in this regard and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

You can find more information about data protection at etracker here.


4. Social Media

We use social media channels as a supplementary service and provide supplementary information there. We have links on our website that refer to these social media channels. We do not use any so-called “social plugins” (e.g. Facebook Like button). The links are only included in the web analysis. We link to the following social media channels on our website:

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fev-group
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FEVGroup/
Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/FEV_Europe_GmbH
Xing page: http://www.xing.com/companies/fevgmbh
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FEVvideo

The social media platforms are independent information offerings and independent of the FEV website. The privacy statements of the social media platforms provide a detailed overview of the processing of personal data :

LinkedIn Privacy Poilcy : https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Facebook Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/
Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
Xing Privacy Policy: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
Youtube Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de


5. Newsletter

On our website you can sign in for the mailing of

  • Newsletters
  • Whitepapers
  • Press releases
  • „Spectrum“ customer magazine
  • Information about events and activities

(hereinafter referred to as services). When you register for one of those services, the following data provided by you (academic title, first name, last name, salutation, preferred language, company, job title, department, press medium, publishers, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number, street, house number, postal code, city, state, country, post office box, house postal code) will be transmitted to us.

We process your data to address you personally in the mailings and to provide the services via the specific desired type of contact. If you register for one of our services listed above, we will send you a confirmation link to the e-mail address you provided. Only after you have activated the link, you will receive our newsletter (double opt-in).

We match the data you provide during registration with our customer databases to ensure accuracy, proper delivery of information, and consistent documentation of your data.

The processing of your data is based on your consent (according to Art. 6 VI lit. a GDPR)

Your data will be stored as long as the subscription is active.  Your personal data will be deleted as soon as you have unsubscribed from service in your profile editing page and the processing of your data is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose.

If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until your withdrawal remains unaffected. If you no longer wish to receive the specific service, you can unsubscribe at any time on your profile editing page. Likewise, you can simply click on the profile editing link that is presented in each of your mailings.

Analysis and tracking of user behaviour (profiling)

If you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit. a) GDPR, we process your personal data partly automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal characteristics (profiling). We analyse your opening behaviour of our mailings in order to be able to send you only that information that is interesting to you.

If you have given us consent for the processing of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.


6. Contact form and e-mail contact

Our website offers a contact form that can be used for electronic contact. If you contact us via that channel, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

  • Desired contact
  • Salutation
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Position
  • Country
  • Phone number
  • E-Mail address
  • Message

The following data is also stored at the time the message is sent:

  • The IP address of the user
  • The date and time of registration

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided on the website. In this case, your personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.  The data will not be passed on to third parties and is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves solely the processing of the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. Other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. To object to the storage, either contact us via the contact form or write an e-mail to the addresses provided.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

 

IV. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards the Controller:

Access: You have the right to obtain information about the data processed about you.

Rectification: You can request the rectification of inaccurate data concerning your person. In addition, you can request the completion of incomplete data.

Erasure: In certain cases, you can request the erasure of your personal data.

Restriction of processing: In certain cases, you can request that the processing of your data be restricted.

Data portability: If you have provided data on the basis of a contract or consent, you can request that you receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that it be transferred to another responsible party.

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Right to object

Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 (1) lit. e GDPR or Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Your personal data will then no longer be processed for these purposes, unless compelling legitimate interests for the processing can be demonstrated by us which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to object to processing of data for direct marketing purposes

In individual cases personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing. You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

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Withdrawal of consent: If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.

Assertion of your rights: To exercise the aforementioned right please contact us via contact form or by e-mail to the address indicated in section I. above. In doing so, please ensure that we are able to clearly identify you.

Right of complaint to the supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.