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Privacy Policy

AVL SCHRICK GmbH Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy is important to AVL SCHRICK.
We know that you care about which information about you is used and stored. We strictly observe the legal provisions and regulations applicable to us when processing your personal data and we are committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for all our users.
This AVL SCHRICK Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide. It explains how we handle your personal information.
Personal data you share with us through these sites will be processed by AVL SCHRICK and AVL group according to the principles set out below:

Contents

1 General Information about Data we Collect
1.1 Areas of the AVL SCHRICK Website
1.1.1 Information about the collection of Personal Data when you visit our website
1.1.2 Information about the collection of Personal Data when you register on our website
1.2 SSL-/TLS Encryption
1.3 SERVER-LOG-Files
2 Privacy and trust go hand-in-hand. Both are valuable to us.
2.1 Responsible Body (Controller as per Art. 4, DSGVO)
2.2 Data Security Officer/Questions
2.3 Your Rights as a Data Subject
2.4 To What Extent Is There Automated Decision-Making?
2.5 Storage of Your Personal Data
2.5.1 Retention of Your Personal Data
2.5.2 Deletion of Your Personal Data
2.5.3 Security Measures we Apply when Holding Your Data
2.6 Are Your Personal Data being Shown to Others?
2.6.1 Sharing your Personal Data with other AVL Affiliates and/or AVL companies
2.6.2 Use of other Service Providers
2.7 Secure Transmission
3 Cookies and Similar Technologies
3.1 What are Cookies?
3.2 What are Cookies being used for?
3.3 What kind of Cookies?
3.4 How can I avoid the placing of Cookies on my device?
3.5 Deleting Cookies Manually by You
4 Google Analytics ff.
4.1 Browser Plugin
4.2 Objection against Data Collection
5 Liability
5.1 Liability for Own Contents
5.2 Liability for Links (Contents of linked Pages of Other Owners)
6 Change of our Privacy Policy

1. General Information about Data we Collect

We collect “Non-Personal Data” but also “Personal Data”.
Personal Data include, for example, your email, contact and company address information etc. that you provide us (e. g. through a registration process on www.avl-schrick.com or through other channels).
Non-Personal Data include all information that cannot be used to identify you as a person, such as usage data, generic demographic information, landing page hit rates referring to our website pages or URLs. When Non-Personal Data is being linked to Personal Data it becomes Personal Data.

1.1 Areas of the AVL SCHRICK Website

1.1.1 Information about the collection of Personal Data when you visit our website
Anyone may visit the public areas of the AVL SCHRICK website www.avl-schrick.com without disclosing his or her name, address, etc. Such information is only requested by AVL SCHRICK if needed to provide services to you or to fulfil requests you may have (such as registering).
When you use our website for informational purposes only and for as long as you do not provide us with any information about you, then we only collect data that is technically necessary for us to show you our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Such data are:
• IP address of the accessing computer
• Date and time of retrieval
• URL of the retrieved page
• Status message as to whether the retrieval was successful
• Transmitted amount of data
• The referrer URL from which the user came to the retrieved page
• HTTP user agent information (i.e. information about the accessing device, its operating system, and its browser)
• information stored in Cookies we have set
• log files we have created to be able to describe an event that has occurred during your visit (e. g. acceptance of Terms of Use).

1.1.2 Information about the collection of Personal Data when you register on our website
When you contact us by email, through a form on our website or through other areas on the website made available to you to fill in information, the information you provide (your email address and, if applicable, your first name and last name, plus information explicitly asked for, or further information you provide us with) will be stored by us to answer your questions, to process transactions that you have requested, to pass on information about AVL SCHRICK products and solutions (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).

1.2 SSL-/TLS Encryption

For reasons of security and for protection of transfer of confidential data, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us, the site owner, this site uses SSL-Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS-Encryption (Transport Layer Security) respectively.
You can recognize encryption when the address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the key symbol shown in the address bar. When such encryption is active the transferred data cannot be read by third parties.

1.3 SERVER-LOG-Files

The service provider collects and saves information automatically in so-called Server-Log-Files which are transmitted automatically by your browser. These files are:
• Browser type and Browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of accessing device
• Time of access
• IP-address
The Data is not combined with data of other data sources.
Legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR which allows the processing of data in preparation or execution of a contract or other pre-contractual measures.

2. Privacy and trust go hand-in-hand. Both are valuable to us.

2.1 Responsible Body (Controller as per Art. 4, DSGVO)
In accordance with Art. 4 para. 7 EU-GDPR responsible body for this website and for the privacy aspects of this website (collection, processing and use of your Personal Data) is:
AVL SCHRICK GmbH
Dreherstraße 3-5
42899 Remscheid
Germany

Registered Office: D – Remscheid
Local Court Wuppertal, HRB 11194
VAT-No. DE 811 297 525

Managing Director:
Dr. Josef Ernst, Roger Wildemann

Email: info@avl.com
Tel.: +49 2191 950-0
Fax: +49 2191 950 19-140

2.2 Data Security Officer/Questions

AVL SCHRICK GmbH appointed Dr. Jörn Voßbein as external Data Security Officer. The contact data to our external Data Security Officer is as follows:
Dr. Jörn Voßbein
Externer Datenschutzbeauftragter
Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113
42115 Wuppertal
Germany

https://Datenschutz.UIMC.de
Tel: +49 202 946 7726 200

In case you have questions regarding processing of your personal data or in case of request for information, applications or complaints, please contact us under the following address:

AVL SCHRICK GmbH
-Datenschutz-
Dreherstraße 3-5
42899 Remscheid
Germany

Tel.: +49 2191 950-0
Fax: +49 2191 950 19-140
Email: privacy@avl.com

2.3 Your Rights as a Data Subject

You have the right to access according to Art. 15 GDPR, rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR, restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, and if applicable data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR.
Where we use your Personal Data based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR you further have the right to object against our use of your Personal Data. We shall no longer process such Personal Data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms. If you want to exercise your right to object in such a scenario, please contact us at: privacy@avl.com.
Where we process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent you can revoke that consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact us at: privacy@avl.com.
For your safety and ours, we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.

Furthermore, if applicable on you, there is also a right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority (Article 77 GDPR).

2.4 To What Extent Is There Automated Decision-Making?

We generally do not use any automated decision-making pursuant to Article 22 GDPR. If we use this procedure in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately, as far as this is a legal requirement.

2.5 Storage of Your Personal Data

2.5.1 Retention of Your Personal Data
To offer you the best customer experience, we store the Personal Data that is provided by you during your interactions with AVL SCHRICK.
We delete data after the storage is no longer required.

We may need to keep data on file beyond that period if statutory retention rules require us to do so. In such scenarios, we will restrict the processing to what is needed to fulfil the statutory retention rules. For data retention in the context of our use of Google Analytics please see below “4. Google Analytics ff”.

2.5.2 Deletion of Your Personal Data
AVL SCHRICK will provide you with information about what Personal Data of yours we store. You can get information about your stored data at any time free of charge, and you may at any time assert your right to correct incorrect information, or to delete your data. If you wish to do so, please contact us at privacy@avl.com.

2.5.3 Security Measures we Apply when Holding Your Data
Taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons AVL SCHRICK makes appropriate effort to protect Personal Data against accidental and illegal destruction and loss. AVL SCHRICK endeavours to ensure that Personal Data is used in a proper manner and to protect it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Further, access to personal information is restricted to those employees, contractors, and agents of AVL SCHRICK who need to know such data to perform their assigned functions and develop or improve our products and services.

2.6 Are Your Personal Data being Shown to Others?

2.6.1 Sharing your Personal Data with other AVL Affiliates and/or AVL companies
Any Personal Data that you provide online through AVL websites may be passed on to other AVL Affiliates and/or AVL companies. We will do so only if deemed appropriate. All AVL Affiliates and/or AVL companies are bound by a groupwide Data Protection Policy.
Sometimes, and least partially, your Personal Data will be processed outside the EU or the EEA, namely in the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Other destinations may be added over time. Please refer to the current list of AVL Affiliates at https://www.avl.com/avl-worldwide. Transfers to AVL Affiliates and/or AVL companies will be made on the basis of declarations of adequacy or other accepted safeguards according to the Articles 44 et seq. of the GDPR, in particular standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.
Please contact us if you would like to request to see a copy of the specific safeguards applied to the export of your information (Art. 13 para 1(f) GDPR).

2.6.2 Use of other Service Providers
We use service processors for a range of services. If we do so we ensure to comply with the requirements under Art. 28 GDPR (provision describing the safeguards to apply when service processors are being used).

2.7 Secure Transmission

When special categories of Personal Data are transferred over the Internet, we encrypt it using Transfer Layer Security (TLS) encryption technology or similar technology.

3. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies on our website.

3.1 What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a client and website, and they can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain a script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so it is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

3.2 What are Cookies being used for?

Cookies help to improve your experience with our website by helping you resume where you left off, remembering your login, your preferences, and/or providing you with various tailored functions, such as showing you content targeted to your interests. We use information derived from cookies to improve the navigation structure of the AVL SCHRICK websites and optimize their user-friendliness (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

3.3 What kind of Cookies?

On our website, we use cookies. Some of these cookies are necessary, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

3.4 How can I avoid the placing of Cookies on my device?

When opening the website, you will see a banner that is being shown on the website. You can confirm that you are permitting analytical cookies.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the browser used, and may thus deny the setting of cookies. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

3.5 Deleting Cookies Manually by You

You can at any time delete cookies that already have been stored on your device. Files containing cookies are usually stored in your browser directory.

4. Google Analytics ff.

To constantly improve and optimize our AVL SCHRICK product and service offerings, we are using web tracking technologies. For this we are using Google Analytics, a Web analytics tool offered by Google Inc. (“Google”).
Google Analytics requires the placing of “cookies” on the device from which you access the web pages. These cookies enable us to analyse the use of our web pages by you. In addition, for identifying trends and improving our online offer, usage data such as the page last visited, the browser used, date, time, etc. are being evaluated. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the web pages are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

AVL SCHRICK uses Google’s services by enabling the IP anonymization feature. This leads to Google storing the user’s IP address only in a shortened format, resulting in anonymization/masking. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place after the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network, but before any storage or processing of the data takes place. For more information, see: IP Anonymization in Google Analytics.

On behalf of AVL SCHRICK, Google will use the information obtained from cookies to evaluate the use of the web pages by you, to compile reports on web page activity and to provide other services related to web page activity and internet usage to AVL SCHRICK. This is our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

In addition, data submitted to Google via the Google Analytics service is linked by Google with third-party cookies associated with visits to other websites, such as when an advertiser uses their Google Analytics data to create more relevant ads, or would like to more accurately analyse their traffic. More about this can be found under the explanatory page about Google Analytics provided by Google.

4.1 Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

4.2 Objection against Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics. For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, see the Google Privacy Policy under following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Additional information about the third-party provider:

5. Liability

5.1 Liability for Own Contents

The content of this site was made up with highest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to the general laws.

5.2 Liability for Links (Contents of linked Pages of Other Owners)

From our own content, cross-references to content provided by other providers (“Links”) must be distinguished. We have no influence on the website content of other providers; the content of the linked pages is always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages.

6. Change of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e. g. when introducing new services. For your renewed visit to our website then our new privacy Policy will apply.