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Data Protection Declaration of SEPA EUROPE GmbH

We greatly value the trust you placed in our company. Therefore, the protection of your personal data during the collecting, processing and use of same when visiting our homepage has top priority. All personal information, e.g. your name, address, telephone number, email address, etc. as well as all information that can be traced back to you is regarded as personal data. When we collect data, we want you to know what data we collect and how we use this data. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we ourselves and possible external service providers comply with the data protection regulations. Your data are protected in accordance with the legal provisions. Personal data will only be collected on this website automatically to the extent necessary to technically maintain same.

Should you have any questions pertaining to data protection, please send them in an email to our Data Protection Supervisor, Simone Klumpp at datenschutz@sepa-europe.com

or by post to

Company address:
SEPA EUROPE GmbH
Data Protection Supervisor
Simone Klumpp
Hartheimer Str. 6
DE-79427 Eschbach


We inform you below of the data that is collected and how they are used when you visit our homepage.

COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF DATA

WEBSITE ACCESS

Every access to our homepage and every download of a file stored on the homepage is recorded. The storage of such data serves internal system-related purposes. The following is recorded:
• Website, from which you access our website
• Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
• Name and URL of the downloaded file and whether the download was successful as well as the data volume transferred, access date and access time
• Browser type/version
We cannot allocate these data to a specific person. We do not combine these data with other data sources.

 

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

In so far as you have provided us with personal data, we will only use same for replying to your inquiries, for technical administration purposes and if you have consented to same for our marketing purposes. Your personal data will only be disclosed to third party if we are required to do so by law. You have the right to withdraw consent given at any time with effect for the future. The stored personal data is erased when you withdraw your consent to storage, when your knowledge for fulfilling the pursued purpose of the storage is no longer required – in other words - the procedure is completed and there are no legal time limits for erasure of data, or when their storage is unauthorized for other legal reasons. If the data cannot be erased, they will be blocked for further processing until the legal time limits for erasure of data have expired.

CONTACT FORMS

When contacting us via our website https://www.sepa-europe.com/en/contact-form / https://www.sepa-europe.com/en/request-samples-free-charge we collect various personal data from you. Mandatory fields that require completing in order to enable appropriate handling of the minimum amount of your required data are as follows: Your concern, your name and your email address. All further data are voluntary and go beyond what is necessary for that purpose. An email is generated with the data you have provided to name@beispielfirma.de that you transmit to us by clicking “Send”.

If you make inquiries by using our contact form, your data on the request form including the contact data you have provided are stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and for dealing with possible follow-up questions.

NEWSLETTER

If you are interested in a company newsletter for the purpose of receiving information on our company, our products and services, we require your email address. The consent to register is verified via closed-loop-opt-in authentication. After registering, our system sends you an email with an activation link for confirming the entry. In this manner, we ensure that you are in fact the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Not until the confirmation has been given by using the activation link is the newsletter released for transmission to your email address. Further data are not collected. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass your data on to third parties.
The consent given for the storage of the data, email address and their use for transmitting the newsletter can be withdrawn at all times, e.g. via the „Unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter, an informal way to withdraw your consent is by sending an email to info@sepa-europe.com

or by post to:

Company address/Contact

SEPA EUROPE GmbH
Data Protection
Hartheimer Str. 6
DE-79427 Eschbach
 

COOKIES

The websites invariably use so-called cookies. They serve to make the services we offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are erased automatically after visiting our website. There are also some persistent cookies that we use to recognise you as a visitor. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.
You can set your browser so that it informs you when it receives a cookie or that the storage of cookies is disabled. In some cases however, this may result in you being unable to fully use all the functions of our website.

SECURE DATA TRANSMISSION

We transmit your personal data securely by encryption. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for this purpose. We secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

Rights of data subject

The valid Data Protection Law grants you the extensive rights of the data subject (disclosure and intervention rights) with regard to the person responsible for the processing of your personal data. The following apply:

Disclosure right according to Article 15 GDPR:

In particular you have a right to information on your personal data that we process, the processing purposes, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored and the criteria used to determine that period, the existence of the right to request from the data processor/person responsible rectification, erasure, restriction of the processing of personal data, objection to the processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject. Where personal data are transferred to a third country, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR;

Right to rectification according to Article 16 GDPR:

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the data processor/person responsible without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or completion of incomplete data stored by us;


Right to erasure according to Article 17 GDPR:

You have the right to demand erasure of your personal data when the requirements of Article 17 GDPR are fulfilled. This right however, is not applicable when the processing to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to the assertion, exertion or defence of legal claims is necessary;

Right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 GDPR:

You have the right to obtain from the data processor/person responsible restriction of processing of your personal data where one of the following applies: the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the data processor/person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests restriction of their use instead; the data processor/person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; the data subject has objected to processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the data processor/person responsible override those of the data subject;

Right to notification according to Article 19 GDPR:

The data processor/person responsible shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. The data processor/person responsible shall inform the data subject about those recipients if the data subject requests it.


Right to data portability according to Article 20 GDPR:

The data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her which he or she has provided to a data processor/person responsible in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and has the right to demand transmission of those data to another data processor/person responsible where technically feasible;

Right to withdraw consent according to Article 7 Sub-section 3 GDPR:

The data subject has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of data at all times with effect for the future. In the event of a withdrawal, the data processor/person responsible will immediately erase the relevant data in so far as further processing of the data has no legal basis for processing without consent. Due to the withdrawal of the consent, the legitimacy of the processing of the data that took place up to withdrawal of same is not affected;

Right to lodge a complaint according to Article 77 GDPR:

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the regulations of the GDPR.

RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF THE DATA PROCESSOR/PERSON RESPONSIBLE PROCESSES THE PERSONAL DATA OF THE DATA SUBJECT IN THE COURSE OF THE BALANCE OF INTERESTS DUE TO HIS OR HER PREDOMINANTLY LEGITIMATE INTEREST, THE DATA SUBJECT HAS THE RIGHT AT ALL TIMES TO OBJECT AGAINST THIS PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS THAT ARISE FROM HIS OR HER SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.

IF THE DATA SUBJECT CHOOSES TO MAKE USE OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO WITHDRAWAL, THE DATA PROCESSOR/PERSON RESPONSIBLE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE PERSONAL DATA OF THE DATA SUBJECT. THE DATA PROCESSOR/PERSON RESPONSIBLE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESS, IF HE OR SHE CAN GIVE EVIDENCE OF COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS THAT OUTWEIGH HIS OR HER INTERESTS, FUNDMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ASSERTION, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF THE DATA PROCESSOR/PERSON RESPONSIBLE PROCESSES THE PERSONAL DATA OF THE DATA SUBJECT FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES, THE DATA SUBJECT HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA PERTAINING TO THE DATA SUBJECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THE DATA SUBJECT MAY EXERCISE HIS OR HER RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF THE DATA SUBJECT CHOOSES TO MAKE USE OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO OBJECT; THE DATA PROCESSOR/PERSON RESPONSIBLE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE PERSONAL DATA OF THE DATA SUBJECT FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

We use „Shariff“ buttons for keeping your personal data safe and secure. „Shariff“ was developed by specialists of the computer magazine c’t to prevent endangering your private sphere and to replace the usual “Share” buttons when using social networks.

XING Link

We also use links to the external social network XING which is operated by the Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, D-20354 Hamburg. The links are indicated on our website by the XING logo (a XING plugin is not used). If you follow the links to XING during your visit to our website and you are logged into XING via your personal user account, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to XING and the provider can allocate your visit to your XING account.
The corresponding information is transmitted to XING where it is stored. If you do not wish that XING relates your visit to our website with your personal user account, you must log out of your user account before clicking the XING button on our website.
The functions allocated to the links of XING, in particular the transmission of information and user data are not activated by just visiting our website. They only become activated by clicking the corresponding links.
Information on the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing of the data by XING as well as your rights in that respect and setting options for protecting your private sphere can be found in the Data Protection Regulations of XING: https://www.xing.com/app/user?op=tandc&what=dp#

LinkedIn Link

We also use links to the external social network LinkedIn which is operated by the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. The links are indicted on our website by the LinkedIn logo (a plugin is not used).
If you follow the links to LinkedIn during your visit to our website and you are logged in via your personal user account, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to LinkedIn and the provider can allocate your visit to your LinkedIn account. The corresponding information is transmitted to LinkedIn where it is stored.
In order to prevent this, you must log out of your LinkedIn user account before clicking the LinkedIn button on our website.
The functions allocated to the links, in particular the transmission of information and user data are not activated by just visiting our website. They only become activated by clicking the corresponding links.
Information on the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights in that respect and setting options for protecting your private sphere can be found in the Data Protection Regulations of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

WEB ANALYSIS

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „Cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA where it is stored. In the event of
the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will however be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is shortened. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate your use of the website, for compiling reports on the website activities and to provide further services that are related to the website and Internet use to the website operator. The transmitted IP address will not be combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would however, like to point out that this may result in you not being able to make full use of the all the functions of this website. You can furthermore, prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and which is related to your use of the website being transmitted to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link. The current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found under www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and under 
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that Google Analytics was extended on this website by the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“, to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Use of Google maps

The website of the example name uses Google Maps for displaying maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, the user declares that he/she is in agreement with the collection, processing and the use of not only automatically collected data but also data (including IP address) that the user provided, by Google, one of its representatives or third-party provider. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under the following link:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html

Extensive details on the transparency and options as well as the data protection regulations can be found at the Google Data Protection Center:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?fg=1

RIGHT TO INFORMATIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION    

You have the right to be informed which of your data we store (disclosure right), and the right to have incorrect data corrected and erased or blocked. We will inform you of your personal data that we have stored upon receipt of written request. We will provide you with the corresponding documents in appropriate form. Please understand that we must verify you as recipient prior to taking this step for the purpose of protecting your personal data.

SECURITY NOTE
 
We endeavour to store your personal data by taking all possible technical and organizational measures to ensure that they are not accessible to third party. We cannot ensure complete data security of communication via an unencrypted email. We therefore, recommend sending confidential information by post.

Eschbach, 18.05.2018