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Privacy Policy

§1 Collection of personal data and purpose of processing

(1) The following section outlines how your personal data is collected when you use our website. Personal data means any information that can be used to identify you, for example your name, postal address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. The purpose of processing is to operate a website in the interests of offering high-quality embedded software systems.

(2) The controller within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Solectrix GmbH
Managing directors:
Lars Helbig, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Stefan Schütz, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Jürgen Steinert, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Dieter-Streng-Straße 4, 90766 Fürth, Germany
Tel.: +49(0)911 – 30 91 61 0
E-mail: datenschutz@solectrix.de


Data protection officer:

Christian Hammerbacher
SPH IT + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Tel.: +49(0)911-2177480
E-mail: datenschutz@sph-consulting.de

Our data protection officer can also be contacted by post. Please address any correspondence to “Data Protection Officer/Datenschutzbeauftragter” at our business address.

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form on our website, we store the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and telephone number) in order to respond to your queries. We delete the data arising in this connection as soon as we no longer need to store it or, if statutory record-keeping requirements apply, we restrict its processing.

(4) If we engage service providers with respect to specific functions of our products and services, or if we intend to use your data for advertising purposes, we provide you with detailed information about the relevant processes below. We will also notify you of the set criteria used to determine how long we store your data for.

§2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification and erasure (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR),
  • Right to object to processing (Article 21 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR),
  • Right to withdraw your consent (Article 7(3) GDPR).

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

§ 3 Collection of personal data when you visit our website

(1) If you visit our website for information purposes only, in other words if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following information that we need from a technical viewpoint to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR):

  • Date and time of access
  • Names of pages requested
  • Names of files downloaded
  • Data volume transferred
  • Access status code (successful/error)
  • Your browser type and version
  • Your operating system
  • URL of the referrer website (that redirected you to our website)
  • IP address of the computer requesting access
  • Internet service provider used to gain access

(2) In addition to the data referred to above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your hard drive and that are used to transmit specific information to the person or entity setting the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses. Their purpose is to make our website more user-friendly and increase its effectiveness overall.

(3) Use of cookies

  1. a) This website uses the following types of cookies with the scope and functions described below:
  • Transient cookies (see point b),
  • persistent cookies (see point c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They include in particular session cookies, which store a “session ID” used to assign your browser’s various requests to a given session. This enables us to “recognise” your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specific length of time that can vary from cookie to cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
d) You can customise your browser’s settings, for instance to block third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that this may prevent you from using all of the features of this website.

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§ 4 Other functions and content on our website

(1) In addition to using our website for purely information purposes, we offer various services that you may choose to take advantage of. To do so, you must generally enter further personal data that we will use to provide the given service and that is subject to the above-mentioned principles of data processing.

(2) In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These processors are carefully selected and engaged by us, are contractually bound to observe our instructions pursuant to written data processing agreements in accordance with Article 28 GDPR, and are subject to regular monitoring.

(3) Furthermore, we may disclose your personal data to third parties in cases where we offer and you choose to participate in special offers, competitions, agreements or similar services in cooperation with partners. You will receive further information when you provide your personal data or in the description of the product or service offered.

(4) If our service provider or partner has its registered office outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you will be notified of this fact in the description of the product or service offered.

§ 5 Social media

Use of YouTube components

This website uses YouTube components. YouTube is an online video sharing platform that enables publishers to upload videos free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows all types of videos to be published, and as such provides access to complete films and television series as well as music videos, trailers and custom content created by users.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website operated by us (as data controller) on which YouTube components (YouTube videos) are embedded, the YouTube component automatically requests that the browser on your computer (as data subject) downloads a representation of the YouTube component from YouTube. To find out more about YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are notified of the specific sub-pages of our website that you visit.

If you are simultaneously logged in to YouTube, the YouTube component will always notify YouTube and Google that you have visited our website. This happens irrespective of whether or not you click on a YouTube video. If you (as data subject) do not wish information to be passed on to YouTube and Google in this way, you can prevent it by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

Google is committed to and self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. In doing so, Google undertakes to observe the standards and requirements of European data protection law. Further information is available from the entry in the Privacy Shield list: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Information on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
You can find out more about Google’s data protection and data use by visiting: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

§ 6 Taking part in webinars using GoToWebinar

(1) We host webinars using “GoToWebinar”, a service of LogMeIn, Inc., 320 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210, USA. For data processing purposes, a distinction must be made between taking part in the webinar itself, registering, and downloading the GoToWebinar software or app.

solectrix GmbH is the controller responsible for the data processing directly connected with hosting the webinars we offer.

However, the provider “LogMeIn, Inc.” is the controller for processing data when you visit the GoToWebinar website at https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar. LogMeIn’s privacy policies are available at https://www.logmeininc.com/legal/privacy

In order to use GoToWebinar, you must visit the GoToWebinar website to:

  • download the GoToWebinar software, and
  • register for a webinar.

You can also use GoToWebinar via the app and enter your log-in data for the webinar there. If you cannot or prefer not to use the GoToWebinar app, the functions are also available via a browser version, which you can also find on the GoToWebinar website.

(2) What data do we process?

When you use GoToWebinar, various types of data are processed. The scope of the data collected will also depend on what data you provide before and/or while taking part in a webinar.

Name, surname, e-mail address, e-mail, company

Webinar metadata: topic, description (optional), attendee IP addresses, device/hardware information

Text, audio and video: you may have the option to use the Chat, Questions, or Polls features during a webinar In this respect, the text entries you make are processed in order to display them during the webinar and, if necessary, log them.

The webinar organiser can also arrange for a “screen sharing” option that makes the content of your screen visible to the other webinar attendees, the organiser and any presenters/speakers. To facilitate this function as well as to show videos and play back audio, the data from the microphone of your terminal device and any webcam on the device as well as the video data shown on your screen are processed for the duration of the session. You can switch off the webcam and screen sharing function or mute the microphone yourself at any time via the GoToWebinar app.

(3) Purpose and legal basis of processing

We use GoToWebinar for the purpose of hosting webinars. We have the technical capability of recording the webinar. If we intend to record the webinar you are attending, we will transparently inform you of this in advance and request your consent where necessary. You will also be notified of any recording in the GoToWebinar app.

Attendees are prohibited from making any type of recordings of the webinar. Audio, image and text data may not be recorded, copied or saved. By entering the virtual webinar room, you agree to this.

We may log chat content if this is necessary for purposes of logging the results of a webinar, but this will not generally be the case.

For post-session purposes, we may also process questions asked by webinar attendees.

No automated individual decision-making within the meaning of Article 22 GDPR will be used.

The legal basis for processing is the participation agreement (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR).

(4) Recipients/disclosure of data

Personal data processed in connection with taking part in webinars will generally not be disclosed to third parties unless their disclosure is expressly intended.

Other recipients: the provider of GoToWebinar, LogMeIn, Inc., as our processor, will be given access to the above-mentioned data to the extent provided for in our data processing agreement with GoToWebinar. LogMeIn, Inc. also engages sub-processors, a current list of which is provided on its website.

(5) GoToWebinar is a service offered by a provider from the USA. As such, the personal data may also be processed outside the EU in a third country. As a US company, LogMeIn Inc. is subject to the US CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act, which allows US government agencies access to the data stored by LogMeIn, Inc. We have no control over this.

§ 7 Web analytics services, tracking tools and web fonts

Google Maps
Our website uses “Google Maps”, a web mapping service developed by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). This allows us to embed interactive maps in the website and offer you a user-friendly map function. When you visit our website, Google is notified that you have visited the respective sub-page, which includes transmitting your IP address. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with, or whether no such user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. You can prevent this being associated with your profile on Google by logging out in advance. Google stores your data as user profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customised website design. This analysis is used in particular (including for users who are not logged in) to provide custom advertising content and to notify other users of your activities on our website.

We use Google Maps to provide you with the interactive maps offered by the service and in doing so to improve your user experience on our site. We have a legitimate interest in doing so.

You have a right to object to such user profiles being created, in which case you must contact Google.

Google is committed to and self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. In doing so, Google undertakes to observe the standards and requirements of European data protection law. Further information is available from the entry in the Privacy Shield list: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. You will also find further information on your respective rights and options for setting your privacy preferences: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.

As a US company, Google and its services listed below are subject to the US CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act, which allows US government agencies access to the data stored by Google. We have no control over this.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse and create statistical reports on the use of the website. The information obtained therefrom are used to optimise our website and advertising measures. Google Analytics is a web analytics service operated and provided by Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; for Europa: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

The data is processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The data recorded when you visit the website includes the following:

– Visitor data:

IP address (truncated, thereby rendering it impossible to directly identify the user)

Origin (country and city), language, operating system, device (PC, tablet PC or smartphone)

Browser and all add-ons used

– Traffic sources:

Origin of your visit (i.e., from which websites or via which advertising mediums you were redirected to us)

– User behaviour:

Google processes the website usage data on our behalf and undertakes to ensure the confidentiality of the data processed. Google also processes this data for its own purposes (e.g., to create profiles or linking to any Google accounts). The data on your use of the website collected using “cookies” are generally transferred to and stored on one of Google’s servers in the US.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your browser for a period of two years since your most recent visit. These cookies store a randomly generated user ID, with which you can be recognized the next time you visit our website.

The recorded data and randomly generated user ID are stored together to allow pseudonymised user profiles to be analysed. We automatically delete this user data after 14 months.

This website anonymises IP addresses using the “anonymizeIP” IP masking function. The IP addresses of users in member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area are truncated and anonymised before being transferred. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website and Internet usage.

Right to object/withdraw consent

You can prevent the processing by taking the following action:

You can change your browser setting to prevent cookies from being stored. However, in such case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie in relation to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data. To do so, download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

As a US company, Google Analytics is subject to the US CLOUD Act, which allows US government agencies access to the data stored by Google. We have no control over this.

Please visit Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB for more information and specifically support.google.com/analytics/answer for information about how Google Analytics handles user data.


Google reCAPTCHA
Our website uses “Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA”, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Among other things, Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA uses cookies for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser’s cache on your device and enable your use of our website to be analysed.

We use Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA to distinguish between entries made by humans and misuse by automated, machine processing. This constitutes our legitimate interest in processing the above-mentioned information.

The IP addresses transmitted as part of Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA are not cross-referenced with any other data held by Google unless you are logged in to your Google account at the same time as Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA is used. To prevent Google from transmitting and storing data about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of Google before visiting our site and/or using Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA.

You can prevent cookies from being set by deleting all current cookies and changing your browser settings to disable them. However, please note that in such case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. You can prevent Google from collecting the above-mentioned information by setting one of the opt-out cookies available on the following websites:

https://adssettings.google.com/
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/
http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
https://www.youronlinechoices.com/

Please note that deleting cookies will mean this setting is also deleted. You can object to the collection and disclosure of personal data or prevent such data being processed by disabling JavaScript in your browser. You can also install a JavaScript blocker to completely prevent JavaScript code from being run (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or https://www.ghostery.com). However, please note that in such case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. Google is also committed to and self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. In doing so, Google undertakes to observe the standards and requirements of European data protection law. Further information is available from the entry in the Privacy Shield list: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Information on the third-party provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further data protection information from the third-party service provider can be found at: https://policies.google.com/?hl=en

Use of web fonts (Google Fonts)

This website uses external fonts from Google Fonts, a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are embedded by means of a server request, generally made to a Google server in the USA. This transmits information to the server about which of our websites you have visited. Google also stores the IP address of the browser on the device you use to visit this website. Further information is available from Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about
www.google.com/policies/privacy/

§ 8 Right to object to or withdraw consent for the processing of your data

(1) If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent affects the lawfulness of processing your personal data after you have notified us of such withdrawal.

(2) If we process your personal data based on a balancing of interests, you can object to processing. This is the case in particular if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which we present in each case next to the following description of functions. Upon exercising your right to object, we ask that you present the reasons for requesting that we cease processing your personal data as we have been doing. If you raise a substantiated objection, we will conduct a review and either cease or modify the data processing, or demonstrate to you our compelling legitimate grounds for continuing the processing.

(3) You may object at any time to the processing of your personal data for marketing and data analysis purposes. If you wish to object to marketing, please notify us using the contact details below:

Solectrix GmbH
Dieter-Streng-Straße 4
90766 Fürth, Germany
E-mail: datenschutz@solectrix.de

§ 9 Newsletter and Cleverreach

Newsletter
If you are interested in subscribing to the newsletter offered on our website, you must provide us with an e-mail address and information that enables us to verify that the e-mail address belongs to you and that you have agreed to receive the newsletter. No further data is processed/further data is only processed on a voluntary basis. We use this data solely to distribute the required information and do not disclose it to third parties.

The data given in the newsletter registration form is processed solely on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and their use for the purposes of distributing the newsletter at any time, for instance by following the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to its withdrawal.

We will store the data that you provide us for the purposes of subscribing to the newsletter until such time as you unsubscribe, after which we will delete it. This will not affect data stored with us for other purposes (for instance e-mail addresses that our members use for log-in purposes).

CleverReach
This website uses CleverReach to distribute newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. CleverReach is a service that can be used to organise and analyse the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide for the purposes of subscribing to the newsletter (for instance your e-mail address) is stored on the servers of CleverReach in Germany and/or Ireland.

The newsletters we send via CleverReach enable us to analyse the behaviour of newsletter recipients. This includes analysing how many recipients have opened the newsletter e-mail and how often the specific links in the newsletter have been followed. Conversion tracking can furthermore be used to analyse whether a pre-defined action (for example buying a product on our website) is performed after following the link. For more information on data analysis via the CleverReach newsletter, please refer to: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/. The data is processed solely on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to its withdrawal. To opt out of analysis by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We include a corresponding link in each newsletter e-mail for this purpose. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. We will store the data that you provide us for the purposes of subscribing to the newsletter until such time as you unsubscribe, after which it will be deleted from both our servers and those of CleverReach. This will not affect data stored with us for other purposes (for instance e-mail addresses that our members use for log-in purposes).

For further information, please refer to CleverReach’s privacy policy at: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.

§ 10 Concluding remarks

Collecting and processing data is a necessary part of doing business, as is ensuring the protection and security of that data. This is more than merely a legal requirement; it is a fundamental interest of our own.

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection in connection with our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details given above (see section 1).