Privacy Policy

We are very grateful to see your interest in our company and products. Your data and privacy is a particular concern to us that’s why we want to protect it while you are browsing our websites. Here you can find information about the way we collect anonymous and personal data.

The following files are recorded without your intervention and stored until the automated deletion:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer,
  • The date and time of access,
  • The name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • The website from which access was made,
  • The operating system of your computer and the browser you use,
  • The name of your Internet access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability
  • further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

Use and Transfer of Personal Data

For the use of our internet presence it is not necessary to reveal any personal data. We only store data of site-visits without reference to a person e.g. the name of your Internet Service Provider, the page from which you visit us or the name of the file you have requested. For those purposes cookies may be used which collect and store data by using pseudonyms, but do not make your person identifiable.

Weiss AG is entitled to collect, process and use your personal data for the use of our internet services, in some cases it is necessary, so you to make use of our online service (usage data). We don’t see nor provide your personal data to third parties for any other purpose. Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national legislation.

Subscribing to our Newsletter

If, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO have expressly consented, we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an e-mail address is sufficient.

You can cancel the subscription anytime via a link at the end of each newsletter or by sending an email to info@weiss-ag.de.

Contact Form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. So we can properly address the request.

Further information is provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily granted consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you.

Order through our Website

We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to allow them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.

The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and persons affected by the processing belong to our customers, prospects and other business partners. Processing is for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of the order through our website. Here we use session cookies for the storage of the cart contents and permanent cookies for the storage of the login status.

Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order transactions) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The required information for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract is required. We disclose the data to third parties only in the context of extradition, payment or in the context of legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will be processed in third countries only if necessary for the fulfillment of the contract. (for example, on customer’s request upon delivery or payment).

Right to Information

At Weiss AG online services you have the right to request information about which personal data has been stored and for what purpose the data has been stored. The information can also be provided electronically.

Disclosure of Data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only disclose your personal information to third parties if:

  • You have given your consent to this according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,

  • discloser according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,

  • in case there is a legal obligation for the discloser according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as it being legally permissible and according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for settling business relationships with you.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

We use cookies to ensure a smooth and pleasant service for you. So called „session-cookies“ recognize which individual pages you already visited on our page and store that information temporarily to load those pages faster. They are deleted after your visit. To improve usability we also use “temporary cookies”, those are stored on your device for a specified period of time. They save information from input fields and settings On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer (see Section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are for the purposes mentioned for the protection of our legitimate interests as well as the third party according to Art. 6 lit. 1) 1 f DSGVO required.

Most browsers store cookies on default setting. You can change that behavior in your browser settings. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you cannot use all features of our website.

Security Advice

In order to protect your personal data, Weiss AG takes necessary precaution and appropriate physical, technical and organizational safety measure to prevent access by third parties.

Analysis and Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 (1) 1 f DSGVO. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. Tracking measures are used to statistically record the traffic of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offers for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as:

  • Browser type / version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailor-made website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully exploited.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center.

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website, we also use Google conversion tracking. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers hear the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie – for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here.

Social Media Plug-ins

We use on our website social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR), in order to make our firm better known. The underlying commercial purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for the operation compliant with data protection is to be guaranteed by their respective providers. The integration of these plug-ins by us is done by means of the so-called two-click method to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way.

1. Twitter

On our website plugins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) are integrated. The Twitter plugins (tweet button) can be recognized by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here.

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter “tweet button” while logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter account.

Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter.

2. Google +1

We use the + 1 button from google.com, which is powered by Google Inc. (“Google”). The button is marked with the addition / logo “+1”. If a website of our website is called up, on which such a button was installed, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google. The button is transmitted by Google directly to the browser and incorporated by this in the website. By integrating the buttons Google receives the information that the corresponding page of the website has been accessed. If the visitor to the respective website is logged into Google at the time of his visit, Google may assign the visit to the user’s Google Account. If the button is clicked, the corresponding information is transmitted by the browser directly to Google and stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as the rights of the user and options to protect his privacy, please refer to the relevant privacy policy of Google here.

3. Youtube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Operator of the pages is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you have one of our YouTube Visit plugin-equipped sites, connect to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you visited. If you’re logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you to directly manage your surfing behavior Assign to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube Log out of account. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube over here.

Right of objection

If your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 f DSGVO are processed, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an email to info@weiss-ag.de.

Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the site visit in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we’ll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is encrypted is shown by the closed representation of the key or lock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and is valid as of May 2018.

reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.

This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit Google Privacy Policy.

By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.