Data Privacy Statement

We are excited to hear of your interest in our internet site. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we will inform you extensively about how your data is handled.

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our websites without providing personal information. Whenever a website is opened, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, date and time of access, transferred data quantity and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the query.

This access data is evaluated only for the purpose of ensuring disruption-free operation of the site as well as the improvement of our offer. This serves to protect our entitled interests in the correct representation of our range. All access data is deleted at latest seven days after the end of your session on the website.

Hosting services by a third-party provider
Within the scope of processing on our behalf, a third-party provider provides services for the hosting and representation of the website. This serves to protect our entitled interests in the correct representation of our range. All data, which will be collected as described in the following within the scope of the usage of this website or in the designated forms, will be processed on their servers. Processing on our servers only occurs in the scope described here.

This service provider is located within a country from the European Union or the European Economic Zone.

2. Data collection and usage for processing with contacting

We collect personal data if you inform us voluntarily of this within the scope of contacting (for example, via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are identified as such, because in these cases, we need the data to process your contacting and cannot send the contacting to you without specification thereof. Which data will be collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data you provide us with to process your requests. After complete processing, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiration of the safekeeping periods, provided that you have not provided consent to the further usage of your data or we reserve the right to a further usage of the data that is legally permitted and about which we have informed you in this statement. The deletion of your data is possible at any time and can occur through a message to the contact described below.

3. E-mail newsletter

E-mail advertisement with registration for the newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required for this or provided by you separately to send you our e-mail newsletter regularly based on your consent.

It is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and can either be made through a message to the contact described below or through a designated link in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your email address provided that you have not provided consent to the further usage of your data or we reserve the right to a further usage of the data that is legally permitted and about which we have informed you in this statement.

Within the scope of processing on our behalf, a service provider will send the newsletter to your email address that we share with them.

This service provider is located within a country from the European Union or the European Economic Zone.

4. Cookies and web analysis

To make your visit to our website attractive and to make it possible to use certain functions or for market research, we use so-called cookies on different sites. This serves to protect our entitled interests in the optimized representation of our range. Cookies are small text files that are automatically saved on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the browser session, therefore, after exiting your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognise your browser during your next visit (persistent cookies). You can see how long the cookies are saved in the overview in the cookie settings from your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are saved and can decide on their acceptance individually or rule out the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. Every browser decides differently how to manage cookie settings. This is described in the help menu from every browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/12.0/mac/10.14

Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647

Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen

Opera™ : https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

The functionality of our website may be restricted if you do not accept cookies.

Using Google Anlaytics for web analysis

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited (www.google.com) is used on this website. The use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Purposes of the Processing On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set:
Disable Google Analytics

5. Contact options and your rights

You have a right to free information about the data we save about you as well as a right to corrections, restrictions of processing, data transferability or deletion of this data.

Should there be any questions regarding the collection, processing or usage of your personal data, for information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data as well as the revocation of any assigned consent or objection to a certain usage of data, please contact our operational data privacy officer

Ariel Biskupek
Elverdisser Str. 313
32052 Herford
05221-979-348
ariel.biskupek@ahlers-group.com

In addition to this, you have the right to file complaints to the data privacy supervisory authority.

Right of objection
Provided that we process personal data as described above to preserve our entitled interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing occurs for the purpose of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. Provided that the processing occurs for other purposes, you are entitled to a right of objection only upon the existence of reasons that result from your special situation.

After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can prove reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing has the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing occurs for purposes of direct marketing. Then we will not process your personal data for this purpose.

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