Introduction

Thank you for visiting our website. FPS Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (hereinafter “FPS”, “we” or “us”) values the security of user data and compliance with data protection regulations and we would like to inform you below about the processing of your personal data on our website.

Controller and data protection officer

Responsible body:

FPS Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

Tel.: +49 8024 9905-0

E-mail: info@fps-service.de

 

External data protection officer:

Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei – Stefan Fischerkeller

Mr Dominik Birnbaum

Tel.: 07542 949 21-11

E-mail: datenschutz@fps-germany.com

 

Terms

The terms used in this data privacy statement are to be understood as they are legally defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

Information on data processing

Automated data processing (log files, etc.)

You can visit our site without actively providing personal information. However, we automatically save access data (server log files) with every visit to the website, such as the name of your internet service provider, the operating system used, the website from which you visit us, the date and duration of the visit or the name of the requested file, as well as for security reasons, e.g. to detect attacks on our website, the IP address of the computer used for a period of 30 days. This data is analysed solely for the improvement of our website and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally. This data is not conflated with other data sources. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1)f of the GDPR. We process and use the data for the following purposes: (1) providing the website, (2) improving our websites and (3) preventing and detecting errors/malfunctions and misuse of the website. The processing is carried out in pursuit of legitimate interests in ensuring the functionality and the error-free and secure operation of the website as well as in adapting this website to the requirements of the users.

Use of cookies (general, functionality, opt-out links, etc.)

To make visiting our website appealing and to enable the use of certain features, we use what are called “cookies” on our website. The use of cookies serves our legitimate interest in making your visit to our website as pleasant as possible and is based on Art. 6(1)f of the GDPR. Cookies are a standard internet technology for storing and retrieving login and other usage information for all website users. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. They enable us to save user settings, among other things, so that our website can be displayed in a format tailored to your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (“session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies to recognise your browser on your next visit (“permanent cookies”).

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the saving of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Furthermore, the cookies can be deleted afterwards to remove data that the website has stored on your computer. The deactivation of cookies (“opt-out”) can lead to some limitations in the functionality of our website.

Categories of data subjects:Website visitors, users of online services
Opt-out:Internet Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442

Firefox:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature

Google Chrome:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR); Legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR)
The relevant legal basis is specifically identified in the relevant tool.
Legitimate interests: Stores opt-in preferences, website presentation, ensures the functionality of the website, preserves user status across the entire website, recognition for the next website visitors, user-friendly website experience, chat function

Social media

We maintain online presences on social networks and career platforms in order to exchange information with the users registered on these networks and to contact them easily.

In some cases, the data of users in social networks is used to conduct market research and thus pursue advertising purposes. User profiles can be created and used to adapt advertisements to the interests of target groups by means of user behaviour, for example by indicating interests. For this purpose, cookies are regularly stored on the end devices of the users, partly independent of whether you are a registered user of the social network.

Depending on where the social network is operated, user data may be processed outside the European Union or outside the European Economic Area. This can result in risks for users, for example because it can be difficult to enforce their rights.

 

Categories of data subjects:Registered users and non-registered users of the social network
Categories of data:Master data (e.g. name, address), contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), content data (e.g. text, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. visited websites, interests, access times), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address)
Purposes of processing:Increasing outreach and networking
Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) and consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR)
Legitimate interests: Interaction and communication on social media presence, increasing profits, knowledge of audience demographics

Instagram

Service used:Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy policy:https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Opt-out link: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/

Facebook

Service used:Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy policy:https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation and
https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
Opt-out link: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

LinkedIn

Service used:LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Privacy policy:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Opt-out link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

YouTube

Service used:Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Privacy policy:https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Opt-out link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or
https://myaccount.google.com/

Plug-ins and integrated third-party content

In our website we have integrated functions and contents that are obtained from third parties. For example, videos, representations, buttons or contributions (hereinafter referred to as content) can be integrated.

In order to be able to display content to visitors to our website, the respective third-party provider processes, among other things, the IP address of the user so that the content can be transmitted to the browser and displayed. Without this processing an integration of third party content is not possible.

In some cases, additional information is collected via pixel tags or web beacons, whereby the third-party provider receives information about the use of the content or visitor traffic on our website, technical information about the user’s browser or operating system, the visiting time or the websites to be referred to. The data thus obtained is stored in cookies on the user’s end device. In order to protect the personal data of visitors to our website, we have taken security precautions to prevent the automatic transmission of this data. This data is only transmitted when you use the buttons or click on the third-party content. For this we use the two-click solution.

 

Categories of data subjects:Plug-in users
Categories of data:Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interests, access time), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address), contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), master data (e.g. name, address)
Purposes of processing:Designing our website, increasing the reach of ads in social media, sharing articles and content, interest- and behaviour-based marketing, cross-device tracking
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

Google Fonts

Service used:Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Privacy policy:https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Opt-out link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or
https://myaccount.google.com/
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

Instagram plug-ins and widgets

Service used:Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy policy:https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Opt-out link: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

LinkedIn plug-ins and widgets

Service used:LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Privacy policy:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Opt-out link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

YouTube

Service used:Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Privacy policy:https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Opt-out link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or
https://myaccount.google.com/
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

Newsletter and mass communication (if necessary with tracking)

On our website, users have the ability to subscribe to our newsletter or notifications via different channels (hereinafter referred to as newsletter as a whole). We send newsletters only to recipients who have agreed to receive the newsletter and within the framework of the legal provisions. We use a selected service provider to send out our newsletter.

To subscribe to one of our newsletters, it is necessary to enter an e-mail address. If necessary, we collect additional data, for example to provide our newsletter with a personal address.

Our newsletter is only sent out after the double opt-in procedure has been completed. If visitors to our website decide they want to receive our newsletter, they will receive a confirmation e-mail, which prevents the misuse of false e-mail addresses and prevents the newsletter from being sent by a single, possibly accidental click. Subscription to our newsletter can be terminated at any time. An unsubscribe link (opt-out link) is included at the end of each newsletter.

We are also obliged to provide proof that our subscribers actually wanted to receive the newsletter. For this purpose, we collect and store the IP address and the time of registration and deregistration.

 

Our newsletters are designed in such a way that we are able to gain insights into potential improvements, audience demographics and the reading habits of our subscribers. This enables us to use a “web beacon” or “counting pixel”, which reacts to interactions with the newsletter, for example whether links are clicked on, whether the newsletter is opened at all or at what time the newsletter is read. We may assign this information to individual subscribers for technical reasons.

 

Categories of data subjects:Newsletter subscribers
Categories of data:Master data (e.g. name, address), contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address), usage data (e.g. interests, access times)
Purposes of processing:Marketing, customer retention and new customer acquisition, analysis and evaluation of the success of the campaign
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR)

CleverReach

Service used:CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Schafjückenweg 2, 26180 Rastede, Germany
Privacy policy:https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/

Analysis by WiredMinds

Our website uses counting pixel technology provided by WiredMinds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. In connection with this, the IP address of the visitor is processed. The processing occurs only for the purpose of collecting company based information such as company name, for example. IP addresses of natural persons are excluded from any further processing by means of a whitelist. An IP address is not stored in LeadLab under any circumstances. While processing data, it is our outmost interest to protect the rights of natural persons. Our interest in processing data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. At no time is it possible to draw conclusions from the collected data on an identifiable person. WiredMinds GmbH uses this information to create anonymized usage profiles of the visit behavior on our website. Data obtained during this process is not used to personally identify visitors of our website.

Exclude from tracking

Contact

On our website we offer the option to contact us directly or to get information about different contact options.

If we are contacted, we process the data of the person making the enquiry to the extent necessary to answer or process the enquiry. Depending on the way in which we are contacted, the data processed may vary.

 

Categories of data subjects:Requesting persons
Categories of data:Master data (e.g. name, address), contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), content data (e.g. text, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. interests, access times), meta and communication data (e.g. device information, IP address)
Purposes of processing:Processing enquiries
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6(1)(a)) of the GDPR), fulfilment or initiation of the contract (Art. 6(1)(b)) of the GDPR)

Data transfer

We transmit the personal data of visitors to our website for internal purposes (e.g. for internal administration or to the personnel department in order to comply with legal or contractual obligations). The internal data transfer or disclosure of data is only carried out to the extent necessary in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations.

 

Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR)
Legitimate interests:Intra-group prerogative, centralised management and administration in the company to harness synergies, introduce cost efficiencies and increase effectiveness

 

In order to execute contracts or to fulfil a legal obligation, it may be necessary for us to pass on personal data. If the data required in this respect is not made available to us, it may be that the contract cannot be concluded with the person concerned.

We transfer data to countries outside the EEA (known as “third-party countries”). This is based on the aforementioned purposes (transfer within the company and/or other recipients). We transfer this data only to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or with the prior consent of the data subject. In addition, this transmission is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection laws and in particular with Art. 44 and onwards of the GDPR, in particular on the basis of adequacy decisions issued by the European Commission or on the basis of certain guarantees (standard data protection clauses, etc.).

Duration of storage

In principle, we store the data of visitors to our website for as long as this is necessary to provide our service or if this has been provided for by the European Directives and Regulations or other legislation in laws or regulations to which we are subject. In all other cases, we delete the personal data once the purpose has been fulfilled, with the exception of data that we must continue to store in order to fulfil legal obligations (e.g. we are required by tax and commercial law to retain documents such as contracts and invoices for a certain period of time).

Automated decision-making

We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

Legal basis

The key legal principles are primarily derived from the GDPR. These are supplemented by the national laws of member states and are applicable with or in addition to the GDPR, where applicable.

 

Consent: Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing operations for which we have obtained consent for a specific processing purpose.
Performance of a contract:Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing operations necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject.
Legal obligation:Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing operations that are necessary to fulfil a legal obligation.
Vital interests:Art. 6(1)(d) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
Public interest:Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing operations necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Legitimate interests:Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing that is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Rights of data subjects

Right of access by the data subject: In accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to demand confirmation regarding whether we are processing data that relates to the data subject. They may request information regarding this data as well as the other information listed in Art. 15(1) of the GDPR and a copy of their data.
Right to rectification:Pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to request the correction or completion of the data concerning them and processed by us.
Right to erasure:According to Art. 17 of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to demand the immediate erasure of data concerning them. Alternatively, you can ask us to restrict the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR.
Right to data portability: Pursuant to Art. 20 of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to demand that the data they have provided to us be made available to them and to request that it be transferred to another responsible party.
Right to lodge complaints:Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for them in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR.
Right to object:If personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR if there are reasons for doing so arising from their particular situation or if the objection is to direct marketing. In the latter case, data subjects have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without indication of special circumstances.

Withdrawal of consent

Some data processing operations are only possible with the explicit consent of data subjects. You have the option to revoke consent that you have previously given at any time. All you have to do is send us an informal message or e-mail to datenschutz@fps-germany.com. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

External links

There are links to the websites of other providers on our website. Please note that we have no influence over the contents of linked websites or compliance with data protection regulations by their providers.

Changes

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection information at any time in the event of changes to our online offer and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations so that it complies with legal requirements.

This privacy policy was created by the Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei – Tettnang office.