Data Privacy

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siekmann Econosto. Therefore, the company named in the imprint (hereafter referred to as “Siekmann Econosto” or “SE”) processes personal data in compliance with applicable data privacy and data security. We adhere to the principle: When storing and transmitting data, we must ensure a high level of data privacy and data security, because data privacy is people protection. Download privacy policy

Categories of data, purpose of processing and legal basis

In the course of our collaboration with business partners, Siekmann Econosto processes personal data of contact persons at customers, potential clients, sales partners, suppliers and partners (each referred to as a “business partner”):

Contact information, such as first name and surname, business address, business telephone number, business mobile number, business fax number and business e-mail address

Payment data, such as data necessary for processing payments and fraud prevention, including credit card numbers and card security codes

other information, the processing of which is necessary in the context of a project or the handling of a contractual relationship with SE or which is provided voluntarily by business partners, for example in the context of orders, enquiries or project details

Personal data collected from publicly available sources, information databases or credit agencies

If legally required for compliance screenings: date of birth, ID numbers and identity cards, and information about relevant litigation or other legal proceedings involving business partners.

Siekmann Econosto processes the personal data for the following purposes:

Communicating with business partners about our products, services and projects, for example by responding to enquiries or requests, or providing technical information about products

Planning, performing and managing the (contractual) relationship between SE and business partners, for example by performing transactions and orders of products or services, processing payments, performing accounting, auditing, billing and collection activities, arranging shipments and deliveries, facilitating repairs and providing support services;

Conducting customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analyses, prize draws, competitions or similar campaigns and events

Maintaining and protecting the security of our products, services and websites, preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities

Compliance with (i) legal requirements (e.g. tax and commercial retention obligations), (ii) existing obligations to conduct compliance screenings (to prevent economic crime or money laundering) and (iii) SE and Group policies and industry standards

Settling disputes, enforcing contractual agreements and establishing, exercising or defending legal claims

The processing of the personal data is necessary in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives. Unless expressly stated otherwise at the time of collection of personal data, the legal basis for data processing is:

the execution and fulfilment of a contract with you (Article 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection Regulation)

the fulfilment of legal obligations to which Siekmann Econosto is subject (Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulation); or

the protection of the legitimate interests of Siekmann Econosto (Article 6 (1) (f) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation). The legitimate interest of SE lies in the initiation, implementation and handling of the business relationship.

In some cases we expressly ask you for your consent to the processing of personal data. In such cases, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is the consent given by you (Article 6 (1) (a) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation).

If, in individual cases, you have given your express consent to the processing of your personal data, this consent is the legal basis for the subsequent processing of the data (Article 6 (1) (a) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation).

Categories of data, purpose of processing and legal basis

When visiting Siekmann Econosto’s websites, applications or online tools (each a “SE Online Offering”), SE may process the following personal data about you:

In the context of your use of Siekmann Econosto websites, applications and online platforms (each referred to as an “SE Online Offer”) SE processes the following personal data:

Information that is automatically sent to us from your web browser or end device, for example your IP address, device type, browser type, previously visited website, sub-pages visited or the date and time of the respective visitor request and

Personal data that you enter voluntarily as part of an SE Online offering (for example, when registering, requesting contact or participating in surveys etc.), such as your first name and surname, email address, telephone number, information provided as part of a support request, comments or forum posts.

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

to allow you to make use of the services and features of the SE Online offerings,

to establish your identity and enable user authentication,

− to process your request or enquiry, and

to enforce our terms and conditions of use, to assert or defend against legal claims, and to defend and prevent fraudulent or similar acts, including attacks on our IT infrastructure.

The processing of personal data is necessary in order to achieve the stated purposes. Unless expressly stated otherwise when collecting personal data, the legal basis for data processing is:

the execution and fulfilment of a contract with you (Article 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection Regulation),

the fulfilment of legal obligations to which Siekmann Econosto is subject (Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulation), or

the protection of the legitimate interests of Siekmann Econosto (Article 6 (1) (f) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation. The legitimate interest of SE lies in the processing of your personal data for the purpose of offering and operating the SE online offerings.

In some cases, we explicitly request your consent to the processing of your personal data. In this case, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is the consent you have given (Article 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Cookies

We use cookies in our SE Online offerings. Further information about the use of cookies by Siekmann Econosto can be found in our cookie guidelines. There you will also find a description of how you can object to the use of cookies and the processing of data collected via cookies.

Links to other websites

This data protection statement only applies to SE online offerings and not to third-party websites and applications. SE online offerings may contain links to third-party websites and applications that may be of interest to you. Siekmann Econosto is not responsible for the collection, processing and use of your data in the context of websites or applications that are not operated by SE or for their content.

Siekmann Econosto übermittelt Ihre personenbezogenen Daten gegebenenfalls an:

other SE and group companies if this is necessary in the context of the offering and operation of the SE Online offerings or the initiation, implementation or handling of the business relationship,

IT service providers who process data as part of their service provision (such as service providers for IT maintenance activities), or

courts, tribunals, authorities, or legal advisers when required to comply with applicable law, or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. Some of the recipients are based in countries whose data protection laws provide a level of protection that does not equal the level of protection in the country in which you are based. In this case Siekmann Econosto shall take steps to otherwise ensure appropriate and adequate safeguards to protect personal data.

− We will therefore only pass on your personal data to SE and group companies in such countries if they have implemented the (i) SE Data Protection Guidelines or the (ii) Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) of the group for the protection of personal data..

− Personal data will only be transferred to non-group recipients in such countries if they (i) have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with SE or (ii) have introduced Binding Corporate Rules or (iii) – in the case of recipients based in the USA- are certified under the EU/US Privacy Shield.

Further information is available at datenschutz@siekmann-econosto.de.

Personal data published by you via SE Online offerings (for example, in chat rooms or forums) may be accessible to other registered users of the respective SE Online offerings worldwide.

If no explicit retention period is specified for the collection (e.g. as part of a declaration of consent), your personal data will be deleted if it are no longer required for the fulfilment of the purpose of the storage, unless statutory retention requirements (for example commercial and fiscal retention requirements) prevent deletion.

If you have given us consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out prior to the revocation on the basis of the consent. After revocation, Siekmann Econosto may further process the personal data only to the extent that SE is able to justify the processing on another legal basis.

Under applicable data protection law, you may have the right to:

request confirmation as to whether Siekmann Econosto is processing personal data about you and to obtain information about the personal data processed by SE and other information

− request the correction of incorrect personal data

request the deletion of personal data processed by SE

request that SE restrict the processing of personal data

− request the transfer of the data or

object to the processing of personal data by SE.

The Siekmann Econosto data protection organisation supports you with all questions relating to the topic of data protection. Complaints may also be filed against the Siekmann Econosto data protection organisation and the rights stated in this privacy policy can be asserted. The SE data protection organisation can be contacted at datenschutz@siekmann-econosto.de. The SE data protection organisation always endeavours to address and resolve your enquiries and complaints. In addition to contacting the SE data protection organisation, you also have the option of contacting the responsible data protection supervisory authority at any time. An overview of the national and international data protection authorities is available here.

Dortmund, Mai 2018