Data Protection Information

1. General information on data processing

We, Seydel Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Krackser Strasse 12, 33659 Bielefeld (hereinafter: „We“) are the controller for the processing of your visit to our websites according to Art. 4 subparagraph 7 of the European General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR).
We protect your private sphere and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the contents of these data protection provisions and the applicable data provision regulations, in particular the GDPR. These data protection regulations regulate the personal data about you which we collect, process and use. We therefore request that you read the following information carefully. As changes can be made to this data protection declaration due to new technologies and the permanent further development of this website, we additionally recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.

2. Contact data of the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 subparagraph 7 GDPR

Seydel Maschinenfabrik GmbH,
Krackser Strasse 12
33659 Bielefeld (Germany)

You can contact us by post under our above postal address, but also by e-mail at seydel@seydel-germany.com or by phone under +49 (0)521 14590.

3. Terminology

In the statutory formulation, these expressions have the following meanings:
3.1 ‘controller’: 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;.
3.2 ‘processor’: a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
3.3 ‘personal data’: 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.
3.4 ‘processing’: 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.
3.5 ‘restriction of processing’: the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future (blocking for normal use).
3.6 ‘consent’ of the data subject: 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.
3.7 ‚collection‘: procurement of personal data with either the involvement of the data subject or the involvement of a third party.

4. Purpose of use and legal basis

We process personal data in harmony with the provisions of the European General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) for the following purposes:
4.1 Telephone contact, contact by means of e-mail
4.1.1 Getting in touch with us by telephone is possible via the telephone number stated on our websites and also via the e-mail addresses stated there.
4.1.2 Recording and further processing of data are done according to Art. 6 subparagraph 1 sentence 1 a GDPR on the basis of a consent granted voluntarily or, to the extent that a pre-contractual or contractual relationship exists, according to Art. 6 subparagraph 1 sentence 1 b GDPR.
4.1.3 To the extent that you contact us by phone, we possibly also collect personal data for other purposes which are only notified to us in the course of the phone call. If, in the course of a phone call, we collect personal data from a caller about the processing of which he has not yet been informed, we will give the information separately if need be.
4.1.4 The duration of storage of personal data collected on the basis of phone calls is determined by the purpose of the call.
4.1.5 We also give information about the duration of storage/erasure under Section 5.

4.2 Log files when visiting our website

4.2.0. An IP address (Internet Protocol) is assigned to all computers and devices connected to the internet, normally in country-specific blocks. Often, the country, the state and the town at which the internet connection is produced can be derived from it. So that websites can be accessed in the internet, IP addresses have to be used. In this way, website owners can have access to the IP addresses of the users of their websites.
4.2.1 In a simple access to our websites merely for information by the visitor (user) by the programme for the portrayal of internet sites used by the visitor (user) (the so-called „web browser“ or simply „browser“), which the user has installed on the terminal used by him, the following information is transmitted to the web server which we use:
the IP address of the inquiring terminal,
data and time of the access to our websites,
information on the time difference between inquiring host and web server,
content of the inquiry or statement of the accessed file transmitted to the user,
the access status (success transmission, error etc),
the quantity of data transmitted in bytes,
the website from which the user’s access took place,
the browser used by the user, the operating system, the surface, the browser’s language and the version of the browser software.
This information is stored by us anonymised on our web server, albeit only in parts (merely the first two blocks of the IP address) in a so-called log file. In this way, it is not possible for us to identify a person, not even indirectly.
The aforementioned log files are used by us for the following purposes:
guaranteeing unproblematic connection set-up of our website,
guaranteeing comfortable use of our website,
evaluation of system security and stability of our website.
4.2.2 The legal basis for the collection of log file protocol data is Art. 6 subparagraph 1 sentence 1 f GDPR (controller’s legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection stated above. In no cases do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about the user’s identity. No person-related user profiles are produced and the data are not forwarded to third parties as a matter of principle.
4.2.3 The log files are stored for thirty days at the most.

5. Duration of storage

5.1 We store the personal data collected by us as long as it is necessary for our purposes or the data subject has consented to storage exceeding this according to the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation.
5.2 We have already given information on the duration of storage or the criteria for the stipulation of this duration specific to the area at various points in the regulations of this data protection information.
5.3 The personal data collected for purposes of a contract are additionally stored until the expiry of the statutory archiving periods resulting for our activity. After that, they are erased unless the processing continues to be necessary for fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject.
5.4 The tax and commercial law archiving and documentation duties which possibly apply provide for an archiving duty for the commercial documents stated in §§ 238 and 257 German Commercial Code of six or ten years, as the case may be. § 147, German Fiscal Code, contains matching directives for the archiving of the documents mentioned therein.
5.5 A duty to erasure does not automatically result when the archiving period expires, as a legitimate interest in archiving may still exist, e.g. in order to be able to give information in legal disputes. This is also concerned with the cases of maintenance of evidence within the framework of the directives on barring. According to §§ 195 et seqq. of the German Civil Code, these periods of barring may be up to 30 years, although the regular period of barring is three years.

6. Data security

All the information which you transmit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, transmission of information via the internet is not completely safe, which is why we cannot guarantee the safety of the data transmitted to our website via the internet. However, we do secure our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, manipulation and propagation of your data by unauthorised persons by technical and organisational measures. In particular, your personal data are transmitted encrypted with us. In this context, we make use of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system [or TLS (Transport Layer Security)].

7. No forwarding of your personal data

We do not forward your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the forwarding of the data or we are entitled or obliged to forward data on the basis of statutory directives and/or official or judicial orders. In this context, it can in particular be a question of granting of information for purposes of prosecution of crimes, for averting risks or for assertion of industrial property rights.

8. Changes to these data protection directives

We reserve the right to change these data protection directives at any time with an effect for the future. A current version is always available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself about the valid data protection directives.

9. Your rights and contact

You have extensive rights with a view to the processing of your personal data. To start with, you have an extensive right to information and can, if applicable, demand rectification and/or erasure and/or blockage of your personal data. You can also demand a restriction of the processing and have a right to object and also a right to data portability. If you would like to claim one of your rights and/or would like to receive further information about this, please get in touch with us via seydel@seydel-germany.com.

In addition, you have a right to complain to a supervisory authority. If you have any questions, comments on inquiries with a view to collection, processing and use of your personal data by us, please also get in touch with us via the contact data which have been stated.