This privacy statement is intended to inform users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator Ideal Water Europe ltd, 7 Land of Green Ginger, Suite 4, Hull, HU1 2ED.
We attach great importance to data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We collect and process your personal data in order to be able to offer you the above-mentioned portal. This statement describes how and for what purpose your data is collected and used and what choices you have in connection with personal data.
The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the GDPR is.
Ideal Water Europe ltd.
7 Land of Green Ginger, Suite 4
If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection provisions, either in whole or in respect of individual measures, you may address your objection to the above-mentioned responsible office.
You can save and print out this data protection declaration at any time.
Data processing when using the website
We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behaviour and your interaction with us and register data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data about each access to our online offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name and URL of the file accessed, the date and time of access, the volume of data transferred, the message about successful access (HTTP response code), the browser type and version, the operating system, the referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider.
We use this protocol data without assigning it to you personally or otherwise profiling it for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of our online offer, but also for the anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website (traffic) as well as the scope and type of use of our website and services, as well as for accounting purposes in order to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. This information allows us to provide personalised and location-based content and to analyse traffic, troubleshoot and improve our services. We reserve the right to check the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete indications. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is required for security purposes or necessary for the provision of services or the billing of a service, e.g. if you use one of our offers. After a process has been cancelled, we delete the IP address if it is no longer required for security purposes. We also store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offence in connection with the use of our website. We also store the date of your last visit as part of your account (e.g. when registering, logging in, clicking links etc.).
If you contact us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail), we store your details for processing the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise. We only store and use further personal data if you consent to this or if this is legally permissible without special consent.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by visitors to the site is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out only works in the browser and only for this domain). This will place an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again:
Google Analytics Opt Out
We use so-called session cookies to optimise our online offer. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and is temporarily stored on your hard drive. This file does not contain any personal data and is deleted after you close your browser. Session cookies are used, for example, to enable you to use the shopping basket function across several pages.
To a lesser extent, we also use persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your terminal device), which remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. These temporary or permanent cookies (lifetime 1 month to 10 years) are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after the specified time. This enables us to present our offer to you in a more user-friendly, effective and secure manner. For example, we can display information on the site that is specifically tailored to your interests.
Only pseudonymous data is stored in the cookies we use. When the cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number and your personal data is not assigned to this identification number. Your name, IP address or similar data that would enable the cookie to be assigned to you are not stored in the cookie. On the basis of the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymised information, for example about which pages have been visited, etc.. You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may restrict the functionality of the website.
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on our website.
Legal basis and storage period
The legal basis for data processing in accordance with the above paragraphs is Art 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Our interests in data processing are in particular to ensure the operation and security of the website, to study the way visitors use the website, and to facilitate the use of the website.
Unless specifically stated, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes pursued.
Notes on Facebook
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the facebook data protection declaration at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
(Source Facebook statement:eRecht24.de )
Newsletter information and consent
The following information explains the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described in the course of registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information on legal topics, in particular from the area of marketing law, data protection as well as about our law firm (this may include, in particular, references to blog articles, lectures or workshops, our services or online presences).
Double opt-in and logging
The registration for our newsletter is carried out in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other people’s e-mail addresses.
The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with MailChimp are also logged.
Use of the “MailChimp” dispatch service provider
The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass it on to third parties.
To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
Optionally, we ask you to enter your first and last name. This information is only used to personalise the newsletter. Furthermore, we also ask you to optionally enter your date of birth, gender and industry. We only use this information to adapt the contents of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.
Statistical collection and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times.
Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The analyses serve us much more to recognise the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
Online access and data management
In this context, we pointed out that cookies are used on MailChimp’s websites and that personal data is thus processed by MailChimp, its partners and service providers used (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration on MailChimp. We would also like to draw your attention to the options for objecting to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European region).
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to the sending of the newsletter via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will expire. Unfortunately, it is not possible to separately revoke the sending via MailChimp or the statistical analysis.
You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis Data Protection Ordinance
In accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applicable as of 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO as well as § 7 Para. 2 No. 3, or Para. 3 UWG. The use of the dispatch service provider MailChimp, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration process are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users.
We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
Your rights as a person affected by data processing
According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the address given in point 1.
Below you will find an overview of your rights.
Right to confirmation and information
You have the right to obtain confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to obtain from us, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:
the purposes of processing;
the categories of personal data processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations;
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
if the personal data is not collected from you, any available information about the origin of the data;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
Right to rectification
You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data relating to you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to request that we delete personal data relating to you without undue delay and we are obliged to delete personal data without undue delay if one of the following reasons applies:
The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1) DSGVO(a) or Article 9(2)(a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DSGVO.
The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it in accordance with the available technology and implementation costs, we shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have requested them to erase all links to or copies or replications of that personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you for a period of time sufficient to enable us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of the use of the personal data instead;
we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you needed the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSGVO, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of our company outweigh yours.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that
the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DSGVO or Article 9(2)(a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO and
the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.
When exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from us to another controller, where this is technically feasible.
Right to object
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If personal data are processed by us for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
Automated decisions including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
You have the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
Right to complain to a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.
We make every effort to ensure the security of your data within the framework of the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities.
Your personal data is transmitted to us in encrypted form. This applies to your orders and also to the customer login. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system, but we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
To protect your data, we maintain technical and organisational security measures, which we constantly adapt to the state of the art.
We also cannot guarantee that our service will be available at certain times; disruptions, interruptions or failures cannot be ruled out. The servers we use are carefully backed up on a regular basis.
Automated decision making
Automated decision-making based on the personal data collected does not take place.
Transfer of data to third parties, no data transfer to non-EU countries
In principle, we only use your personal data within our company.
If and to the extent that we involve third parties in the performance of contracts (such as logistics service providers), they will only receive personal data to the extent that the transfer is necessary for the corresponding service.
In the event that we outsource certain parts of data processing (“commissioned processing”), we contractually oblige commissioned processors to use personal data only in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
Data transfer to entities or persons outside the EU outside the cases mentioned in this statement does not take place and is not planned.
Source of this statement: law-blog.de
Source of Facebook statement: eRecht24.de