1. Responsible for data processing
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the controller responsible for data processing is:
Watertec T.A. GmbH
Am Neuberg 1
Telephone: +49 (0) 6136 76667-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6136 76667-20
2. General information about data processing
We process data in connection with the operation of our business and our website.
This also includes disclosure by means of transmission to third parties and, if applicable, to “third-countries” outside of the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We have provided appropriate notices below in cases where we transfer data outside of the EU or EEA.
3. Data processing
Specific data concerned, processing purposes, legal bases, recipients and, if applicable, transfers to third countries are listed below:
a) Log files when visiting our website
We log your visit to our website. We process the following data in this context: Name(s) of the web page(s) you have accessed;
- Date and time of access;
- The quantity of data transferred;
- Browser type and version;
- Your operating system;
- Referrer URL (previously visited website);
- IP address;
- Requesting provider.
According to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legal basis for this data processing is our compelling legitimate interest in the continuous operation and security of our website.
Log files are deleted after seven days unless they are needed in order to verify or investigate specific legal infringements occurring during the retention period.
We only use essential cookies on our website. These enabling functions and are required for the website to function properly.
In order to operate our website, we use the services of web hosting providers which process the data described above, all of which is needed to operate our website (log file when you visit our website), on our behalf.
According to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, the legal basis for this data processing is our compelling legitimate interest in operating our website.
d) Contacting us and use of our contact form
If you contact us, we will process the following data you have provided to us in order to respond to and process your inquiry: Name, contact details – if you have provided them – and your inquiry.
e) Contacting us to apply for a job
If you contact us to send us your application for employment, e.g. by e-mail or via a contact form, data you send us (e.g., name, e-mail address, desired location if specified by you), your message and the application documents you submit will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and handling your application for employment.
The legal basis for data processing is primarily section 26 BDSG This provision permits data to be processed that is required in connection with a decision to establish an employment relationship.
Should this data be necessary for the pursuit of legal rights after completion of the application process, data processing may be carried out in the pursuit of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, namely for purposes of asserting and/or defending against legal claims.
f) Contract performance and data management within the scope of rendering services
We process a variety of data in connection with rendering our services, contract negotiation (cost estimates and/or creating plans) within the scope of existing contractual relationships between you and us.
This includes the following information to the extent you have provided it to us: Name, contact details, address, order number and all information necessary for the rendering the respective service.
This includes without limitation, our appropriate advice and support, correspondence with you, billing, satisfaction of our accounting and tax-related obligations.
The respective data processing is performed accordingly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and for purposes of fulfilling our legal obligations according to Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.
Your data will be shared with third parties if necessary for performance of the contract.
In such cases, we transmit your address details to the company hired to carry out the delivery. Where necessary to execute the contract, we also provide your email address or telephone number to coordinate a delivery date (notification of dispatch) to the company hired to carry out the delivery.
We transmit your transaction data (name, date of order, payment method, date of dispatch and/or receipt, amount and payment recipient, bank details or credit card details) to the payment service provider responsible for processing the payment.
If you enter into a contractual relationship with us as a supplier, we will forward your contact data to our customer to the extent necessary for fulfilment of the contract with our customer so that we may receive goods you have shipped.
To the extent we are subject to a corresponding legal obligation, data processing also includes disclosure to supervisory authorities for the purpose of correspondence and for the assertion and defence of your rights.
g) External content
We use dynamic content (“content”) from third parties to optimize the presentation and offerings of our website. When you visit the website, a request is automatically sent to the server of the respective content provider via an interface, with which certain log data (e.g. the IP address of the user) is transmitted. The dynamic content is then transmitted to our website and displayed there.
We use external content in connection with the following functionalities:
In order to make visiting our website attractive, we use external fonts from Google Fonts. When you visit the site, these are loaded from the servers of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google does not save any cookies in your browser. According to our information, however, the IP address of the user’s device is transmitted to Google and stored. This processing takes place on the basis of our predominantly legitimate interest in an optimal marketing of our offer according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
It cannot be ruled out that data will be transmitted to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
There is no adequacy decision by the EU Commission for data transfers to the USA. Google ensures an appropriate level of data protection through the EU standard contractual clauses. You can access a copy of the contractual clauses here:
Further information on data protection can be found at:
4. Data retention period
We only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or until you withdraw your consent. The retention period for certain data can be up to 10 years irrespective of the processing purposes in the event we must comply with statutory retention obligations.
5. Your rights as a data subject
Upon request, you may receive information about all personal data that we have stored about you at any time and free of charge.
b) Rectification, erasure, restriction of processing (blocking), objection
Should you no longer agree to the retention of your personal data or should such data have since become incorrect, we will arrange for the erasure or blocking of your data or make the necessary corrections (insofar as this is possible under applicable law) upon instruction from you. The same applies if you would like us to restrict the processing of your data in future. Without limitation, you have right to object in cases where your data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in pursuit of our legitimate interests or in cases based on profiling. You likewise have a right to object in the case of data processing for purposes of direct marketing.
c) Data portability
You have a right of data portability in cases where data is processed on the basis of a contract, pre-contractual negotiations, consent or by means of an automated process. Upon request, we will provide you with your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you can, if you wish, transmit your data to another controller.
d) Right to withdraw consent with prospective effect
You can withdraw your consent at any time with prospective effect. Withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing conducted before you have withdrawn consent.
e) Right to lodge a complaint
You also have the option to lodge a complaint related to your rights as a data subject with a supervisory authority.
The rights described above do not apply to data for which we are not able to identify the data subject, e.g. if anonymised for analysis purposes. It may be possible to exercise your rights of access, erasure, blocking, rectification or portability with regard to this data if you provide us with additional information that enables us to make the required identification.
6. Exercising your rights as a data subject
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, or if you would like to request information, rectification, blocking, if you would like to object or have your data erased, or if you wish to transfer your data to another company, please contact info[at]watertec-ta.de.