Privacy Statement

Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG has committed itself to appropriately protecting your personal data.

The following policy provides you with an overview of how we guarantee protection of your personal data.


General Information on Data Protection

Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your interest in our products and services. Waldmann has committed itself to appropriately protecting your personal data. Below we provide you with an overview of how this protection is to be ensured.

You may browse our website without providing personal data and thus without disclosing your identity to us.

However, when contacting us—particularly if you want to use any of the services we offer—we may need to request, store, process and use information regarding your identity (personal data, e.g. name, email address, postal address, telephone number).

We expressly point out that you are not obliged to disclose personal data to us. Replies to any such questions are always voluntary.

When handling personal data, we undertake to always observe all applicable data protection regulations, including but not limited to the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (Federal Data Protection Act of Germany).

Our employees and any service providers engaged by them are bound to secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.


Collecting, Processing and Using of Non-Personal Data

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. Any information generated by those cookies on your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US. However, should you access this website from a member state of the European Union or from another country that is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and in case IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address before transmission. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser via Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing your browser software settings accordingly; however, please be advised that in such a case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the transmission of data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to and the processing of the same by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:



Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).



The collection, processing, use and transfer of personal data

We will collect, store, process or use personal data only to the extent you have voluntarily disclosed it to us while browsing our website and provided you have explicitly agreed to its continued use. We will collect, process and use any personal data you provided to us while browsing our website in strict compliance with the provisions of law and only for the purpose we received it.

If you have commissioned us to provide a service or to ship goods, it may be necessary to pass your personal data to the companies we employ to perform this service or to execute the contract. For example, this includes shipping companies or other service providers. Apart from that, your data is only passed on within legal requirements.

Processsing in third party countries outside the EU is not conducted.

In as far as you have not expressly agreed to the further use of your data, these will be deleted after completion of the agreed purpose and after expiry of tax and trade-relevant regulations, unless you have expressly agreed to the use of your data beyond this purpose.


Right to Information According to § 34 of the Federal Data Protection Act of Germany

Under the Federal Data Protection Act of Germany, you have the right to always request information about personal data we hold about you without payment (including about the origin of such data and the purpose of storing it) and about the recipients such data may have been transferred to and moreover you have the right to have such data corrected, barred and deleted.


Withdrawal of Consent, Sending of Promotional Material by Email, Data Protection Officer

Any consent given to us may at any time be withdrawn with future effect.

To do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer at datenschutz@waldmann.com.

Please also contact our Data Protection Officer if you do not want to receive promotional material by email anymore, if you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you wish to correct, bar or delete any data or if you need any other information.


Online Application

When applying for a job online, you are asked to provide sensitive personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, email address, exact profile data and interests).

Note: For the purpose of processing your online application, we will collect, process and use your personal data. Your online application data is stored on our web server so our HR personnel can directly access such data. Adequate organisational and technical measures are in place in order to ensure appropriate confidentiality of your personal data as provided for by law. Any data to be transferred is encrypted using the SSL method.

Should you have applied for a specific job which is no longer available or in case we would like to consider you for another job too or for a job which we think you are even more suitable for, we usually forward your application within our company. Please inform us if you disagree with this procedure. After completion of the application process, but no later than after six months, all your personal data will be deleted automatically, unless you have expressly agreed to your data being stored for a longer period of time.


Data Security

Our website and all other systems are protected against loss, damage, manipulation and unauthorized access to your data by technical and organisational measures based on state-of-the-art technology.

Our safety measures are continuously optimised in accordance with technological progress.


Use of Cookies

Cookies are alphanumerical identification characters in the form of small data files which we transfer to the hard drive of your computer via your web browser or other programmes. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your browser and serve the purpose of improving our service offering.

To ensure our internet offering is useful and interesting for our customers, we use cookies to produce statistics as regards access to our website. No personal data will be stored in these cookies. Statistical interpretation is made on the basis of the ID number assigned to you. Via this ID you cannot be personally identified. You can allow or reject cookies. Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but you can adjust the settings of your browser so cookies will not be accepted anymore.

Go to Help on the menu bar of your web browser. There you can usually find further information about how to prevent your browser from storing and/or accepting new cookies, how your browser informs you about new cookies or how you can deactivate any cookies received. Further information about Cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.


Use of Google remarketing

This website uses the Google Inc. (“Google”) remarketing function. This function presents website visitors within the Google advertising network with adverts related to their interests.
The browser of the website visitor saves so-called “Cookies” which are text files that are stored on your computer. This allows the visitors to be recognised
when they open the websites that are part of the Google advertising network.
Adverts with content that the visitor has previously opened on websites that use the Google remarketing function can be presented to visitors on these pages.
Based on Google’s own information, the company does not collect any personal data as part of this process. If you do not want the remarketing function from Google to be applied to your browser, you can deactivate it using the settings under http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-related advertising via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions under http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
You can find more information about Google remarketing and the data protection declaration of Google at http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.


Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar, a web analysis service from Hotjar Ltd. (‘Hotjar’). It records anonymised interactions of randomly selected individual visitors to the Internet page. This produces a log report, e.g. of mouse movements and clicks, with the aim of highlighting the available options for improving that web page. Hotjar uses ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable you to conduct an analysis of website usage. To eliminate any direct reference to a specific individual, IP addresses are always anonymised before they are stored for further processing. In addition, for statistical purposes, information is gathered about the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing references (‘links’), geographical origin, resolution and type of device. This information does not contain personal details, and neither we nor Hotjar communicate it to third parties. If you do not wish to receive a recording, you can disable this on all Internet pages that use Hotjar by setting the DoNotTrack header in your browser. For further information, please visit: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out

By using this website, you declare that you consent to the data you capture being processed by Hotjar Ltd. in the aforementioned way and manner, and for the aforementioned purpose. For further information about Hotjar, please visit the following manufacturer’s weblink: https://www.hotjar.com/terms


Changes to this Data Protection Policy

Since the basic conditions regarding data protection are constantly changing, we must reserve the right to change this Data Protection Policy and our Terms of Use without prior notice to comply with any modified laws or the current legal interpretation. The respective version published here is the only valid one.

Therefore, we recommend you to access our website on a regular basis to keep yourself informed about any changes.


Contact Information

Should you have any further questions regarding data protection, please send an email to: datenschutz@waldmann.com.


In case of any other questions, complaints or suggestions, please also get in touch with us. Your feedback about our Data Protection Policy would be highly appreciated. Your Contact Person is:

Stefan Förg
Web-Facilities
Tel.: +49 (0) 7720/ 601-168
Fax: +49 (0) 7720/ 601-356
Email: s.foerg@waldmann.com

Date: March, 1, 2017