Müller-Elektronik GmbH, Franz-Kleine-Str. 18, 33154 Salzkotten, Germany (referred to as “ME” or “we” in the following) runs the following internet pages:
and the respectively associated subdirectories and subdomains (all under “mueller-elektronik.de” or the “website” in the following).
With this privacy statement, ME would like to explain which data is processed the form in which it is processed when you visit our website. We are thus also complying with our obligation to inform you according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1. Personal data
According to the GDPR, personal data means “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (referred to as “affected person” in the following): an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.”
a) General use of the website
We do not collect and store any personal data during your visit to our website.
Notwithstanding the above fundamental principles, however, the web server of our host automatically registers access to the websites, and in particular, your IP address. Your IP address is processed while the connection is being established, so that we can provide you with access to our website. The subsequent storing takes place to ensure the safety and integrity of our systems. The processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest exists in the respectively mentioned purpose.
Moreover, our host creates log files to ensure system safety. These log files contain the following information:
- Browser type and version
- Utilised operating system
- Websites from which you visited us (referrer URL)
- Websites that you visit
- Date and time of your visit
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address
- Internet service provider
We process the above-mentioned data for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
- Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
- Assessment of the system safety and stability as well as
- Other administrative purposes.
This information remains anonymous to us. It is therefore not possible to associate the information to a particular person.
b) Contact form
We offer you the possibility to contact us using various forms. For this purpose, you have to tell us your email address so that we can answer your request. Moreover, you can tell us your name, a subject as well as the concrete message.
If you contact us using the email address shown on our website, you share at least your email address with us as well as any other information contained in your email. For us to be able to process your request, we must process this data.
If you have not opted out, we will use your email address, which we have obtained in the scope of selling a product or service, for the electronic transmission of advertising for our own products and services that are similar to those that you have already purchased from us. You can object to this use of your email address at any time by notifying us. The contact data for revoking your consent can be found in the Legal Notice. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising email. This does not incur any costs other than the cost of transmission according to the basic rates.
2. Purposes and legal basis for data processing
Your IP address is processed while the connection is being established, so that we can provide you with access to our website. This is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest exists in the mentioned purpose.
We process this data when you contact us so that we can process and answer your request. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the above-mentioned purpose.
The processing of your customer account data takes place to provide the functionalities of the customer account and – if you buy something – to process and finalise your order. The processing takes place respectively based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Moreover, we are legally obliged to store certain data such as invoices, contracts and other accounting-relevant information for a certain period of time. Processing for these purposes takes place based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO and 257 HGB.
If you have not opted out, we will use your email address, which we have obtained in the scope of selling a product or service, for the electronic transmission of advertising for our own products and services that are similar to those that you have already purchased from us. You can object to this use of your email address at any time by notifying us. The contact data for revoking your consent can be found in the Legal Notice. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising email. This does not incur any costs other than the cost of transmission according to the basic rates. The legal basis for this can be found in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and Art. 95 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 Para. 3 UWG.
Within our company, the respective departments that are responsible for processing your request have access to your data. Moreover, we use external service providers if we are not able to provide the services sensibly ourselves. These external service providers are mainly IT and telecommunication service providers.
Data is not transmitted to third-party states, or only when it is necessary to execute your orders, legally prescribed or when you have given us your consent to do so.
Our log files are stored. We store your emails and contacts as long as necessary to process your request, and then store them in case you contact us again with regards to your original question. This does not apply if you initiate a contractual relationship with us in the email. In this case, the storage period depends on the underlying contract. You will then be informed separately about the data processing involved there.
You customer data will be stored for the duration of your customer account. After its termination, they will be deleted immediately. This does not apply to data that is processed within the scope of orders.
We will use your email address for sending the newsletters until you revoke this consent.
The General Data Protection Regulation guarantees certain rights that you can assert against us, provided that the legal requirements are fulfilled.
- 15 GDPR – Right of access by the data subject: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and if this is the case, access to the personal data and the following information.
- 16 GDPR – Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from the us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
- 17 GDPR – Right to erasure: You have the right to obtain from the us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay.
- 18 GDPR – Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to obtain from the us restriction of processing.
- 20 GDPR – Right to data portability: In the case of processing based on consent or the fulfilment of a contract, you have the right to receive the concerned personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance on our part or have this data transmitted directly to another controller, provided that this is technically feasible.
- 21 GDPR – Right to object: You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
If you object, we shall 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 we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
- 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.
You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, without the data you provide, we are not able to offer you our services.
We do not use any automated decision-making that has legal repercussions on you or compromises you.
2. Google Tag Manager
This website uses the Google Tag Manager from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This allows us to manage so-called website tags via a user interface. The Google Tag Manager itself does not set any cookies and does not collect any personal data. It only triggers other tags, which in turn may record data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data.
3. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the above-mentioned cookies. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. We have activated the IP anonymisation on this website, so that your IP address will 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 before they are transmitted to the USA. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.
On behalf of Sigma, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide us with other services associated with use of the website and the Internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software; however, we remind you that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collecting of data produced by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl.your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
4. Google Adwords
Our website uses AdWords, a Google technology. We use conversion tracking. This means that if you come to our website by clicking on a Google ad, we can detect which ad this was and what behaviour was triggered by this on our website. A cookie is set in the process. This allows us to record the efficacy of our ads for statistics and market research purposes. This data remains anonymous to us, which means that we cannot associate it with you as a person.
Our website also uses the remarketing function of Google Adwords. This function serves to present visitors of the website with interest-related ads within the scope of the Google advertising network. The website visitor’s browser saves cookies on their end device for this purpose, which allow you to be recognised when you call up websites that belong to the Google advertising network. These sites can then present you with ads that are related to contents that you have called up previously on other websites that also use the Google remarketing function. We do not receive any personal data from you through this.
You can deactivate the remarketing function by changing the corresponding settings under: http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
The legal basis for the use of Google Adwords is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the mentioned purposes.
We use Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) to increase the security and speed of our website. Cloudflare acts as a processor for us, which is why your request to our website may be redirected to Cloudflare’s servers, including in the USA. Personal data that is processed is IP addresses. Our use of Cloudflare corresponds to our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Cloudflare has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). Further information can be found at: https://www.cloudflare.com/cloudflare_customer_SCCs-German.pdf