Privacy Policy

We thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in our company and our products. Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG attaches great importance to the security of user data and compliance with data protection regulations. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. A detailed explanation of how we handle your data when you visit the Uhlmann webpages under www.uhlmann.de is given in the following.

Contents:

1. Information on the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data
2. Use of Cookies
3. Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics
4. Newsletter
5. Careers Section
6. Social Media
7. Transmission of Data
8. Your Rights
9. Right of Revocation
10. Minors
11. Legal Basis
12. Technical Security
13. Storage Period
14. Contact for Data Protection Issues (person responsible and external data protection officer)


Nr. 1 Information on the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data

Certain information is collected when you visit our homepage. Which information is used for which purpose is explained below in detail.

a. Automatically Collected Information
You may visit our site without disclosing any personal details. We only store access data without personal reference, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you accessed our site, or the name of the file requested. This data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of improving our services and cannot be traced back to you.

We process and use the data for the following purposes: 

1. Provision of the Uhlmann webpages

2. Improvement of our webpages
3. Reduction and detection of errors/malfunctions as well as misuse of the webpages



The processing and use of data is based, inter alia, on Article 6 §1 of the General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR). Uhlmann has a legitimate interest in ensuring error-free operation of the webpages and to adapt the webpages to the needs of users. In addition, processing is necessary to fulfill the contract governing the use of the webpages.

b. Personal Information: Career Section, Inquiries, Contact Form, Newsletter, etc.
Personal data is only collected if you submit it to us voluntarily (e.g., in the context of a contact inquiry, etc.). We use the data submitted by you (first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, content of the contact form, application documents [cover letter, CV, and enclosures], as the case may be) for the purposes for which you have provided the data, or on account of your consent. Upon complete fulfillment of the purposes for which you submitted the data to us, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of the fiscal and commercial retention periods as long as you have not explicitly approved the further use of your data. If you register for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used until you unsubscribe the newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.

We process and use your personal data for the following purposes: 

1. Creation and management of an Uhlmann account

2. Contact forms
3. Communication with you

4. Customer services
5. Newsletter distribution
6. Career section

The processing and use of data is based, inter alia, on Article 6 §1 GDPR. The processing takes place to fulfill a contract, implement precontract measures, or on account of your voluntary consent.

c. E-Shop
Our site gives you the opportunity to use our E-Shop. You must be registered for this purpose. We collect master data, contact data and, if applicable, billing data from you for the following purposes:

1. To process your order and the possible return of orders
2. To create and manage your personal account
3. To send text messages on the dispatch status of your order
4. To contact you in the event of problems concerning the delivery of your articles
5. To reply to your inquiries and send information on new or modified services
6.  To reconcile your customer account for credit card checks

Where applicable, we are obliged to pass on this data to third parties such as order processors, parcel services, banks, fiscal authorities, etc. Article 6, § 1 GDPR forms the legal basis for the collection and processing of data. The data submitted by you is stored by us until the purpose of the data processing no longer applies or you revoke your consent. Mandatory legal provisions – retention periods in particular – remain unaffected.

Nr. 2 Use of Cookies

We use cookies on the Uhlmann website to enhance visits to our webpages and enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer. Among other things, they enable Uhlmann to store user settings. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e., when the web browser is closed. These are known as session cookies. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us, or our partner companies, to identify your browser when you revisit our website. These are known as persistent cookies.

You can configure your browser settings to alert you when cookies are placed. This gives you the opportunity to decide individually whether to accept them, whether cookies are accepted in certain cases, or blocked in general. Furthermore, cookies can be deleted afterwards to remove data stored on your computer by the webpages. Instructions for this are easily found on the Internet. Please be aware that the refusal to accept cookies, or their deactivation, can restrict the functionality of the Uhlmann website.

Nr. 3 Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics
Please find below the Google privacy policy concerning the use of the Google Analytics web analysis tool:
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses Cookies, small text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to provide further services related to the website and Internet usage. Google also transfers this data to third parties if necessary, if this is required by law, or insofar as third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this data.

Prevent the Storage of Cookies
You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate software setting on your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. By using this website, you express your consent to the processing of data related to you and collected by Google in the manner described above, and for the purpose mentioned above

Objection to the Collection of Data
If you do not want Google to receive data from your browser when you visit the webpages, the following link takes you to the opt-out option for Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This plug-in prevents the browser from requesting the analytics code so no data is received by Google when the website is visited. The plug-in is only available for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox 3.x, as well as Chrome. According to Google, the browser blocks the Google Analytics script after installation. More information on the terms of use and privacy policy is to be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Demographic Factors Google Analytics
This website makes use of the Google Analytics function Demographics and Interests. This enables the generation of reports providing information about the age, gender, and interests of the website visitors. This data is generated from interest-based Google advertising as well as user data from third-party providers. This data cannot be related to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at all times via the display settings in your Google account or generally disallow the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined under the heading Objection to data collection.

a. Use of Google Remarketing
This website makes use of Google remarketing technology from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA: Google). This is a retargeting technology that enables us to again address website visitors through target-oriented advertising on the websites of the Google advertising network. Use is made of cookies to place the advertisements.

Cookies are placed on your computer for this purpose, with the help of which third-party providers, including Google, record which of our webpages have been visited using your browser. On the basis of this information, our advertisements can be presented to you at a later date on other websites, e.g., in the course of a Google search, or on websites of the Google network. You will find further information on the privacy policy of Google and the operating principle of remarketing at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Here you can also deactivate the storage of cookies through your browser settings and/or object to the collection of data in the context of Google remarketing: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

b. Use of Google AdWords
We make use of Google conversion tracking, an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA: Google) on our website. In this context, Google AdWords places a cookie (conversion cookie) on your computer if you are led to our website via a Google ad. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and do not serve personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we, and Google, can see that someone has clicked on the ad and thus been forwarded to our website. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via the webpages of AdWords customers. The information collected by means of the conversion cookies helps to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The AdWords customers learn the overall number of users who have clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page marked with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which they can personally identify users.

Should you not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies through the appropriate software setting on your browser (deactivation option). Then you will not be recorded in the conversion tracking statistics. More information on the terms of use and privacy policy is to be found at: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

c. Use of Google Maps
We make use of Google Maps to display maps and create route maps with instructions on how to find us. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you give your consent to the collection, processing, and use of data, which is automatically collected or submitted by you, by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party providers.
The terms of use for Google Maps are to be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

The Google Safety Center gives you detailed information. Transparency and choice as well as the privacy policy are to be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

Nr. 4 Subscription to our Newsletter
You have the possibility of subscribing to our company newsletter on our website. We inform our customers and business partners this way at regular intervals about offers of the company. Therefore we require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the holder of the given e-mail account and agree to receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected, or only on a voluntary basis. For legal reasons, a confirmation mail using the closed-loop authentication mechanism is sent to the e-mail address initially received from a party concerned registering for receipt of the newsletter. We use this data solely for distribution of the newsletter and do not pass it on to third parties. Article 6, § 1 GDPR forms the legal basis for the collection and processing of the data.

When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address of the computer system, assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), and used by the party concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and the time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to retrace at a later date the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a party concerned and therefore serves as a safeguard for us.

You can revoke at all times the given consent to storage of the data and the e-mail address, and to its use for distribution of the newsletter, by using, for example, the unsubscribe link found in each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send at any time an e-mail with your unsubscribe request to datenschutz(at)uhlmann.de. The legality of data processing carried out prior to being revoked remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data submitted by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter is stored by us until your name is removed from the newsletter distribution list. It is deleted once you have unsubscribed the newsletter.

a. Newsletter-Tracking
The newsletter contains tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic, embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format, which enables a log-file recording and a log-file analysis. This means that a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns can be carried out. On the basis of the embedded tracking pixel, we are able to recognize whether and when an e-mail has been opened by a party concerned, and which links found in the e-mail are visited by the party concerned.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels in the newsletters is stored and evaluated by us on the grounds of a legitimate interest to optimize the newsletter distribution and to adapt the content of future newsletters to better suit the interests of the party concerned. Article 6, § 1 GDPR forms the legal basis. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. The parties concerned are entitled at all times to revoke the separate declaration of consent regarding this, which was submitted using the closed-loop authentication mechanism. Following revocation, the party responsible for the processing will delete this personal data. A cancelling of receipt of the newsletter is automatically interpreted as a revocation.

Nr. 5 Careers Section/Online Application
On our website you have the possibility to use the careers section and/or submit job applications per e-mail. The personal data (master data, contact data, documents such as cover letter, CV, references, etc.) of applicants is collected and processed for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing can also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case when an applicant transmits relevant application documents, via e-mail or a web form on the website, for example, to the party responsible for the processing. If the party responsible for the processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the legal provisions. If the party responsible for the processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after notification of being turned down as long as no other legitimate interests of the party responsible for the processing impede a deletion. An example of other legitimate interests in this sense is a burden of proof in a process under the General Equal Treatment Act. Article 6, § 1 GDPR forms the legal basis for the collection and processing of the data.

Nr. 6 Social Media

Links to social media platforms can be used on our website. A connection to the respective server of the social media platform is made when visiting one of these sites. In the process, this social media platform is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. Should you then “like” something, etc. and be logged into your respective account, it may then be possible for the social medium to relate your visit to our homepage to you and your user account. These services are performed by the following companies:

  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
  • Google+ Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Linkedin Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
  • YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Please refer to the data protection information of the providers regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by the provider, and your corresponding rights and configuration options to protect your personal data:

If you are not in agreement with such processing, you must log out of the respective service before visiting our website.

Nr. 7 ransmission of Data

a. Data Exchange within the Uhlmann Group

Uhlmann is a globally operating company located in Germany. The data that you submit to us when registering for an Uhlmann account is stored in our central customer database in Germany and forwarded within the Uhlmann Group for the purpose of administering business relations with you. Should data be exchanged within the Uhlmann Group, this is to fulfill a contract or is part of the terms of use of the webpages. Furthermore, there may be an interest in passing on this data for internal, administrative purposes. Should the processing of your data take place outside of Europe, in India, Brazil, Russia, China, Switzerland, Singapore, or the USA, for example, this transmission takes place in compliance with all applicable privacy laws.

b. Data Transmission to Third Parties
We transmit your data to certain third parties, e.g., newsletter services, IT providers, etc. (called order processors), who render services for us so that we can offer relevant applications and services. These third parties process the data only in accordance with our instructions. Furthermore, they are not permitted to use this data for their own commercial purposes that do not comply with the agreed purposes. If applicable, a transmission to other third parties (authorities) can take place in compliance with our obligations. It is possible that we have to disclose personal data when we are obliged to do so in the context of a current lawsuit, by virtue of a decree, legally, or pursuant to applicable law.

c. Data Transmission to a Third Country
We transmit your data to countries outside the EU or the EEA (called third countries) on the basis of the above-mentioned purposes (transmission within the Uhlmann Group and transmission to third parties). Transmission only takes place in order to comply with our contractual and legal obligations, or on the basis of your consent. This transmission is made in compliance with all data protection laws and Article 44 f. GDPR in particular.

Nr. 8 Your Rights
You are entitled as a user to be informed as to whether personal data of yours is stored by us and, if so, what. Furthermore, you are entitled to the rectification, deletion, or restriction of processing of this data, and you have the right of objection against processing as well as a right to data portability.
This information is generated at your request. Its provision is free of charge. In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority.

Nr. 9 Right of Revocation
Some data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You have the option of revoking your previously given consent at all times. It suffices to send an informal notification per mail to: datenschutz(at)uhlmann.de. The legality of data processing carried out prior to being revoked remains unaffected by the revocation.

Nr. 10 Minors
This online offer is not intended for minors under 16. Persons who have not yet reached the age of 16 are not permitted to submit personal data to Uhlmann without the permission of their legal guardians.

Nr. 11 Legal Basis
We use your personal data on the basis of your explicit consent, to process your data to fulfill a contract, or to implement precontract measures (in compliance with Article 6 § 1 GDPR). If applicable, it may be required to process your data to meet legal obligations. The General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR) and national statutory provisions form the legal basis governing the processing of your data.

Nr. 12 Technical Security
Uhlmann uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the management of your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or from being accessed by unauthorized persons. Our security precautions are continuously improved in keeping with technological developments.

Uhlmann uses a SSL (secure socket layer) encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as inquiries, which you send to us as the website operator.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (e.g., communication per e-mail) may be subject to security flaws. Full protection against being accessed by third parties is not possible.

Nr. 13 Storage Period
Personal data submitted to our website is only stored for the duration required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or processed. Should the processing be based on your consent and you revoke this, we will delete your personal data immediately after revocation, unless we are legally bound to store the data.

If commercial and fiscal retention periods are to be observed, the storage period can be up to ten years for certain data.

Nr. 14 Contact for Data Protection Issues
If you have any questions concerning the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, in the case of inquiries, corrections, blocking, or deletion of data, as well as the revocation of prior consents, please contact:

Data protection offfice:
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme 
GmbH & Co. KG

- Data Protection -

Uhlmannstraße 14 – 18

88471 Laupheim 

E-mail: datenschutz(at)uhlmann.de

External data protection officer:
Mr. Stefan Fischerkeller - 
Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei
Richard-Wagner-Str. 2

88094 Oberteuringen
Phone +49 7542 / 94921 01
E-mail: fischerkeller(at)ddsk.de