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Privacy Statement

We are pleased by your interest in our company. Data protection is particularly important to the management of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb. As a rule, the web pages of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb can be used without providing personal data. However, it may be necessary to process personal data where a data subject wishes to use particular services offered by our company on this website. We will always obtain consent from the data subject where it is necessary to process personal data and there are no legal grounds that otherwise permit the processing of personal data.

The processing of personal data, for instance the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the specific data protection rules to which LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb is subject in the relevant country. By publishing this Privacy Statement, our company is seeking to inform the general public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Moreover, this Privacy Statement instructs data subjects on their rights.

As controller, LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures in order to provide the greatest possible protection for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, transmission of data on the Internet may be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, it is at the discretion of each data subject to choose alternative methods of transmitting personal data to us, for example by telephone.

1. Definition of terms

The terminology used in the LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb Privacy Statement is as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We want our Privacy Statement to be easy to read and understandable for interested persons, customers and business partners. To make sure that it is, we will begin by explaining a few of the terms we will use.

Among others, we use the following terms of this Privacy Statement:

a) Personal data
“Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”

b) Data subject
A “data subject” is every identified or identifiable natural person’s personal data is processed by the controller.

c) Processing
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing

“Restriction of processing” describes the marking of stored personal data for the purpose of restricting its processing in future.

Profiling

“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

Pseudonymisation

“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an unidentified or identifiable natural person.

Controller
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

Processor
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities, which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular enquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

Third parties
A “third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Consent
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the European Union and other rules governing data protection is:

LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb
Angela Linder
Parkweg 5
23701 Eutin
Germany
Tel.: 04521778233
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.lintek-online.de

3. Cookies

The website of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed on the browser of a computer system and stored there.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique cookie identifier. It consists of a sequence of characters with which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other Internet browsers containing different cookies. The unique cookie ID is used to recognise and identify a particular Internet browser.

The use of cookies allows LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb to provide visitors to this website more user-friendly services than would be possible without cookies.

The use of cookies enables optimisation of the information and offerings on our website for the benefit of visitors. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognise visitors to our website. The purpose of this recognition is to facilitate use of our website by visitors. For instance, visitors to a website that uses cookies do not need to enter login details during each visit, as this information is obtained by the website from the cookie placed on the user’s computer system.

Data subjects can prevent the use of cookies by our website by making appropriate adjustments in their Internet browser, and in doing so permanently reject the use of cookies. Moreover, cookies that has already been placed can be deleted at any time using the browser or other software programs. This is possible with all standard browsers. The data subject may not be able to use the full functionality of our website if cookies are disabled in the active Internet browser.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb collects certain data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following data and information may be collected in this context: (1) the browser type and version; (2) the operating system used by the accessing computer; (3) the referrer website; (4) the subpages visited by the accessing system on our website; (5) the date and time of access to our website; (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system; and (8) other similar data and information that are used to avert danger in the case of attacks on our information technology systems.

LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb does not draw any conclusions concerning the data subject in the use of this general data and information. This information is required instead to (1) provide the content of our website in a correct form; (2) to optimise the content of our website and its advertising; (3) to ensure the permanent functions of our information technology systems and the technology used for our website; and (4) to provide criminal investigation authorities with the necessary information for prosecution purposes in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymous data and information are therefore used by LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb firstly for statistical purposes and secondly to increase the data protection and data security in our company, and ultimately to provide optimum protection of the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from all other personal data provided by the data subject.

5. Registration on our website

The data subject has the option to provide personal data for registration on the website of the controller. The input screens used for registration state the personal data that will be transmitted to the controller. The personal data entered by the data subject will be used by the controller exclusively for internal processes and is collected and stored for the controller’s own purposes. The controller is entitled to transfer the personal data to one or several processors, for instance a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for internal purposes that are equivalent to those of the controller.

Moreover, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP), as well as the date and time of registration, will be stored during registration on the controller’s website. The purpose of collecting this data is to prevent abuse of our services; where necessary, this data can be used to investigate unlawful activities. Storage of this data is therefore necessary as a safeguard for the controller. This data will not be transmitted to third parties as a rule, except for the satisfaction of legal obligations or for transfer to criminal investigation authorities.

Registration by the data subject with voluntary provision of personal data is used by the controller to offer the data subject content or services that by their nature can only be provided to registered users. It is at the equitable discretion of registered users to change the personal data provided during registration or to have the personal data erased from the controller’s database at any time.

The controller will inform each data subject at any time on request of the data subject about personal data it has stored concerning him or her. Moreover, the controller will rectify or erase personal data on the wishes or instructions of the data subject, except where doing so would infringe statutory storage obligations. Data subjects may contact any of the controller’s employees with questions and instructions in this regard.

6. Contact option via the Internet

In compliance with statutory rules, the LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb website contains information that allows data subjects to make fast and direct contact with our company by electronic means; this also includes a general address to send electronic messages (email address). Where a data subject makes contact with the controller by email or using a contact form, the personal data collected directly from the data subject will be stored automatically. Personal data of this kind that is transmitted by the data subject to the controller on a voluntary basis will be used to process the enquiry or to make contact with the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

7. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period that is necessary to fulfil the purpose of its storage, or where it is permitted by the European legislator and regulator or in laws and rules by another legislative body to which the controller is subject.

Where the purpose of storage no longer applies, or a storage period defined by the European legislator and regulator or another legislative body comes to an end, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in compliance with the statutory requirements.

8. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is processed. Where a data subject wishes to make use of this right confirmation, the data subject can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right to information
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller at any time information about the personal data stored about him or her and to receive a copy of this information at no cost. Furthermore, the European legislator and regulator have granted the data subject the right to obtain notification about the following information:

  • the purposes of processing
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, especially recipients in third countries or at international organisations
  • if possible, the planned period of storage of personal data, or where this is not possible, the criteria applied to define this period
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, the restriction of processing by the controller and the right to object to this processing by the controller
  • the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • where the personal data was not collected from the data subject: all available information on the origins of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling as referred to in Article 22 paragraphs 2 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved, as well the significance of the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to notification if the controller has transferred personal data to a third country or an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information on the appropriate or suitable safeguards that were taken in connection with the transfer of data.

Where a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

Where a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller without due to delay the erasure of personal data concerning him or her, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1, or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 2.
  • The personal data was unlawfully processed.
  • The personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 paragraph 1 GDPR.

Where one of the aforementioned reasons applies and the data subject wishes to obtain erasure of personal data stored by LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will ensure that the request for erasure is fulfilled without undue delay.

Where LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17 paragraph 1 GDPR to erase the personal data, LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, the personal data, provided processing is not necessary. The employee at LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will make the necessary arrangements in the individual case.

e) Right to restriction of processing
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller 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 the restriction of its use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal planes.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where one of the aforementioned reasons applies and the data subject wishes to obtain restriction of processing of personal data stored by LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will arrange restriction of processing.

f) Right to data portability
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to obtain from the controller the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 or point (a) of Article 9 paragraph 2 GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 paragraph 1 GDPR and processing is carried out by automated means, provided processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another where technically feasible, and provided this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

Where the data subject wishes to exercise the right to data portability, he or she can contact an employee of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb at any time.

g) Right to objection
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 GDPR. This extends also to profiling based on these provisions.

Where an objection is raised, LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling, to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject sends an objection to data processing for the purposes of direct marketing to LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb, LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

Moreover, where personal data is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes by LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb in accordance with Art. 89 paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject shall have the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

Where the data subject wishes to exercise the right to objection, he or she can contact any employee of LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb or another employee at any time. Furthermore, in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, except where the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

Where the decision is necessary (1) for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, LinTek Labortechnik Vertrieb will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

Where the data subject wishes to exercise rights in regard to automated decision-making, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

Right to the withdrawal of consent in regard to data protection
Each data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right afforded by the European legislator and regulator to withdraw consent for the processing of personal data at any time. Where the data subject wishes to exercise rights for the withdrawal of consent, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

9. Legal grounds for processing

Our company uses Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (a) GDPR as the legal ground for processing in which we obtain consent for a certain purpose of processing. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract in which the data subject is a contractual party – for instance the processing of personal data for the delivery of products or the provision of other services or considerations – processing shall be based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing that is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract, for instance in cases of enquiries about our products or services. Where our company is subject to a legal obligation that necessitates the processing of personal data – e.g. for compliance with fiscal obligations – processing shall be based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (c) GDPR. It may be necessary in rare cases to process personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for instance, if a visitor to our company were injured and we would be required to transmit his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. In this case, processing would take place according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (d) GDPR. Finally, some processing may take place based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR. This legal ground permits processing that is not covered by any of the aforementioned cases, but 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, we are permitted to engage in this form of processing in cases that are mentioned specifically by the European legislator, which put forward the opinion that it may be reasonable to assume a legitimate interest if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

10. Legitimate interests of the controller or a third party in processing

Where processing of personal data is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business operations in the interests of the well-being of our staff and shareholders.

11. Duration of storage of personal data

The statutory storage period is always a criterion for the storage of personal data. The data is routinely erased at the end of the period, except where it is necessary for the performance or preparation of a contract.

12. Statutory or contractual regulations for the provision of personal data;

Necessary for entering into a contract; the obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible repercussions of refusing to provide personal data.

We are hereby informing you that the provision of personal data is required by law in some cases, e.g. for compliance with fiscal regulations, or that it may be necessary based on contractual provisions (e.g. statement of the contractual partners). It may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we will then process in order to enter into a contract. For instance, the data subject is required to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with him or her. A failure to provide this personal data would make it impossible to enter into the contract with the data subject. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Based on the individual circumstances of the data subject, the employee will instruct him or her as to whether the provision of personal data is required by law or is necessary to enter into a contract, whether the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data, and which consequences a refusal to provide the personal data would have.

13. Existence of automated decision-making

We do not use automated decision-making or profiling in our capacity as controller.

This Privacy Statement was prepared using the privacy statement generator by DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as External Data Protection Officer Kempten, in cooperation with the lawyer for IT and data privacy laws Christian Solmecke.