Privacy policy

Data protection provisions at a glance

Data Privacy Information

We appreciate your visit to our website.

The information below tells you how we process your personal data when you use our website. This privacy statement applies to our web presence at https://www.wkn-group.com/. Our other web presences and services are subject to the data privacy information provided on the respective websites.

Data controller

The controller legally responsible for processing your personal data when you visit this website is

WKN GmbH
Otto-Hahn-Straße 12-16
25813 Husum
Germany

Tel. +49 4841 89 44-100
Fax: +49 4841 89 44-225

E-mail: info(at)wkn-group.com

Collection and processing of personal data

When using this website

When you visit our website, your web browser automatically sends general usage data to our website server. This data is stored temporarily in a server log file.

The data sent by your web browser encompasses:

  • The browser type and version you are using
  • The current IP address of the internet connection you are using
  • Your computer’s operating system
  • The referrer URL (the web page you last visited)
  • The date and time of the server request.

The processing of the above-mentioned data is necessary to ensure that the website you are visiting is correctly displayed on your end device.

The data is processed for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that the website accessed is displayed correctly
  • To guarantee that server operations remain stable and secure
  • To optimise our website

The legal basis of the data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The purpose of the processing is to safeguard our legitimate interest in the correct, efficient and secure operation of our website. As a rule, we are unable to associate the data with any specific person. This data is not combined with other data sources.

IP addresses are erased from all systems involved in the operation of this website within a maximum of 7 days. This means we are no longer able to associate the remaining data with any specific person.

When using the contact form

Our website contains a contact form which you can use to request information about our products or services or to contact us in general.

When you use the contact form, we collect the following data:

  • Your e-mail address
  • The content of your message
  • Your name and address, if you enter these in the contact form. This information is not mandatory.

We require your e-mail address in order to process your query and send you a response.

This data is used solely for the purpose of processing your query. It will only be sent to third parties with your consent or if this is necessary to respond to your request, e.g. to send any documents you have requested. The data will be erased when there is no longer any reason to continue processing it.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(F) GDPR. The purpose of the processing described above also constitutes our legitimate interest in the processing. If you contact us in connection with an existing contract or for the purpose of initiating a contract, we will also process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. If the data provided in the contact form is processed on the basis of your consent, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

The data you enter in the contact form is transmitted via encrypted connections.

Transfer to third parties

Your data may be transmitted to service partners whom we have chosen carefully and who are acting on our behalf (e.g. IT service providers or providers of other technical solutions used on our website). In these situations, the data transmitted will be restricted to the bare minimum. As a rule, the data is not used for any other purpose or transmitted to any third party; if any such usage or transmission is required, this is limited in scope as per the information provided. 

For applications and during application procedures

We process personal data provided by applicants for the purpose of implementing the application procedure. This data may be processed electronically, particularly if the applicant sends relevant application documents to the controller in electronic format, e.g. by e-mail or using a form provided on the website. If we enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the data transmitted will be used to manage the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory regulations. If we do not enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted automatically four months after the applicant has been informed of the rejection provided this is not contrary to any other of the controller’s legitimate interests. Other legitimate interests in this context may for example include an obligation to provide evidence during legal proceedings conducted under the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG). In cases where your consent has been obtained, the legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of application procedures is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; otherwise, the legal basis is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in conjunction with section 26 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act). If your data has to be processed in order to fulfil legal obligations, the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6(1)(C) GDPR.

Our application portal is operated by the company softgarden e-recruiting GmbH on our behalf. You will therefore be transferred from this website to the application portal operated by softgarden.

Processing of personal data by third parties

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user’s end device. A cookie usually contains a unique string of characters with which the browser can be individually identified when the user returns to the website.

Cookies are used to make the website more user-friendly, to optimise the website’s functions and services, and to provide personalised content.

Technically necessary cookies are used to enable and simplify the use of this website. A number of functions on this website cannot be provided without the use of cookies.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to generate user profiles.

Moreover, cookies may be used to provide external media such as films and maps and to facilitate analysis of your website use; these cookies require your separate consent.

Technical precautions are taken to pseudonymise the data collected in this way. This makes it impossible to associate the data with the user accessing the website. The data is not combined with other personal data relating to the user.

You can disable or restrict the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be effected using automated means. If cookies are disabled on this website, it may no longer be possible to use all the website’s functions in full.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR; our legitimate interest is the secure, stable, efficient provision of website functions and the information that can be accessed using these. Cookies are used to process data for advertising or analytical purposes on the basis of your consent as set out in Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Use of Cookiebot

Cookiebot is an online service that helps us design the use of cookies and the online tracking of these cookies in a way that complies with the applicable data protection regulations. By using the web service Cybot A/S (Havnegade  39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark), your browser transfers personal data to the aforementioned company. The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is the error-free operation of the website. The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected has been fulfilled. Further information regarding the handling of the data transmitted can be found in the privacy policy of cookiebot.com: www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by cookiebot.com by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (which is available on the following websites, for example: www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com). You have the right to change or revoke your consent at any time.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie regarding the visitor’s website use is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website by users, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The processed data can be used to generate pseudonymous usage profiles.

We only ever use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP addresses of users in the European Union member states or other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened before transmission. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not combined with other data from Google. Users can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting their browser settings accordingly; moreover, users can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to their website use by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .

If we request the user’s consent (e.g. with regard to the use of cookies), the legal basis of this processing is Art. 6(1)(A) GDPR. Otherwise, the user’s personal data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. our interest in the analysis, optimisation and efficient operation of our website within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Further information about Google’s use of data, how to change your browser settings and how to object to the use of your data is provided in Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in Google’s ad display settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

The user’s personal data is deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps through an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule, this information is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The operator of this website has no control over the transmission of this data.

We use Google Maps in the interest of presenting our online services in an appealing manner and making it easy to find the places we mention on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If your consent was requested, the sole legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; you may withdraw your consent at any time.

Further information about Google’s handling of user data is provided in Google’s Privacy Policy at policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Fonts

This website also uses the Google service Google Webfonts (http://www.google.com/webfonts/) to display fonts. When you access a web page, your browser uploads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache so that texts and fonts can be displayed correctly.

To do this, your browser has to connect with Google’s servers. This informs Google that our website was accessed from your IP address. Data transmitted in connection with the retrieval of the web page is sent to specific domains such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. Google does not combine this data with data that Google may collect or use in connection with the simultaneous use of other Google services.

We use Google Webfonts in the interest of presenting our online services in a uniform, appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent fonts from being loaded from the Google servers (or by installing plug-ins such as NoScript or Ghostery for Firefox). If your browser does not support Google Fonts or if you forbid access to the Google servers, the text will be displayed in the system’s standard font.

Information about the privacy policy for Google Fonts is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. General information about data privacy can be accessed at Google Privacy Center at http://www.google.com/intl/de-DE/privacy/

XING

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Ham-burg, Germany. Every time one of our pages, which contains functions from XING, is accessed, a connection to XING's servers will be established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be saved in the process. In particular, no IP addresses will be saved nor will usage behaviour be analysed. You can find further information relating to data protection and the XING share button in the privacy statement of XING under: www.xing.com/app/share

Your rights

You have the right

  • to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time or to object to the processing of your data.
  • to obtain information about any of your personal data stored by the controller.
  • to have your personal data rectified if it is incorrect.
  • to have your personal data erased if it is no longer required.
  • to have the processing of your data restricted under certain conditions; this may for example be the case if your data may no longer be processed but cannot be erased.
  • to have your data transmitted; this right applies in particular if you have given your consent to the processing of your data or if the processing of your data is necessary for the performance of a contract. The right to data portability does not apply if your data is being processed in order to perform a task specified by law.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact the controller or our company data protection officer. You can contact our company data protection officer by post at the address given above by adding “THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER”; alternatively, you can send an e-mail to datenschutz(at)wkn-group.com.

If you believe that your data is being processed unlawfully, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

When dealing with queries relating to data privacy, the controller may in certain cases request additional information from you in order to verify your identity and ensure that no information is given to unauthorised third parties.

Data security

In compliance with legal requirements, we implement technical and organisational measures to protect the data you transmit from accidental or deliberate access by unauthorised third parties. The data you transmit is encrypted and transmitted using SSL technology.

Storage period

Unless otherwise stated in the respective information, the controller processes personal data in compliance with the law for the purposes described herein and only for as long as the data subject has to be personally identified in order to fulfil the respective purpose. Afterwards, the personal data is erased or neutralised/anonymised in compliance with the regulations on data privacy.

Linked content

This website may contain links to third-party websites. When you click on the respective link, you will leave our website and the area in which this data privacy information applies. The privacy policy and data protection information of the respective operator of the linked websites apply. Data processing on third-party platforms is the responsibility of the respective operator.

 

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