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Data Privacy Notice

We take the protection of your personal data seriously
Engineering Consulting & Solutions GmbH (ECS) appreciates that you are interested in our company and our products and services. We want you to feel safe when you visit our website where the protection of your personal data is concerned. It goes without saying that your personal are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of European and German data privacy laws and regulations. We want you to know what kind of data we collect and what we do with it. We have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure our own compliance with data privacy laws and regulations as well as that of any third-party supplier of goods or services.

The responsible controller in terms of data privacy acts is:
ECS Engineering Consulting & Solutions GmbH
Ingolstädter Str. 47
92318 Neumarkt
phone: + 9181 4764-10
email: info@ecs-gmbh.de

Personal data
Personal data means any information which enables you to be identified directly or indirectly, e.g. your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, and even your pattern of use of the internet or the IP-address of your computer.
When you visit our website, some data is stored and processed automatically such as the IP-address of your computer and the names of the web pages you visited, the type of browser and the operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the search engine or other referrer URL and the name of files you downloaded.
In some cases we will ask you to provide your personal details such as your name and address, data we need in order to provide the services you require. The same applies if you ask for information materials, order any goods or ask us individual questions. We will indicate where this is necessary.

Purposes of the collection and processing of personal data
The data provided by you will be used mainly for the purposes of replying to your inquiries, of fulfilling your orders or service requests or of providing information or quotations regarding our offers. We will not sell or distribute your data to anyone else.
We will only process your personal data for the purposes mentioned above as well as further down in this document. We will not transfer the data to any third party without your consent. Whenever we collect personal data and, if required, transfer personal data to public institutions or authorities entitled to receive such data, we will always do so in accordance with the applicable laws and/or legitimate court orders. Our employees and service providers have all been committed to maintain personal data confidential and to adhere to the provisions of the applicable data privacy laws and regulations.

Automatically collected personal data
Whilst you are browsing on our website, the following personal data are collected for organizational and technical reasons automatically by the browser on your computer and transferred to our webserver, where they are stored in so-called logfiles:

  • the IP-address of your computer,
  • the names and URL‘s of the web pages visited and/or files downloaded,
  • the type of browser and the operating system you use,
  • the date and time of your visit,
  • the web page you came from (referrer URL)

We only analyze this technical data in an anonymized form and only for statistical purposes, with the aim of continually optimizing our website, of making the online content more attractive as well as of ensuring a stable and secure connection and system. The data is separated from other personal data and stored in a secured system. It is not used to create references to individual persons.
The IP address will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Cookies
When you visit our website, we may store information in cookies in your computer. Cookies are small text files, which are sent to your browser by our webserver and stored in your computer's main memory. Only the IP address of your computer is stored in this process. This information enables us to recognize you automatically the next time you visit our website and helps you to navigate more easily. It is of course also possible to view our website without the use of cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent the storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. You will find instructions about how to change the cookie setting in the help section of your browser. This may, however, limit the functionality of our website as a result.

reCAPTCHA
We have implemented “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) in order to protect the contact form on our website against Spambots and automated messages. reCAPTCHA is provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the visitor and transfers information including personal data to Google. The information is transferred by using the HTTPS-protocol and the HTTP method POST, which ensures that only the CAPTCHA necessary for the validation and the anonymized IP address is transferred to Google.
The data processing in connection with reCAPTCHA is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its websites from abusive automated spying and SPAM.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Contact form
If you have any questions you may use the contact form provided on our website in order to get in touch with us. You will be asked to provide a valid e-mail address and your name so that we know, who contacted us and so that we can reply to your question and possible follow up questions. You may provide further information at will, if you wish. The IP address of your computer will be stored the moment the form is transmitted.
The data is encrypted before the transmission. Please note that the transmission of data via the internet and/or the communication via e-mail may still be prone to security issues even when it is encrypted. It is not possible to protect data completely against unauthorized or unlawful processing. If you wish to send us confidential information, you can do so by sending it through the post.

Children and adolescents
Persons under 18 years of age shouldn't transmit data to us without prior agreement of parents or legal guardians. We do not claim personal data from children or adolescents, nor do we collect it or transfer it to third parties.

Data security
We have implemented technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from accidental loss, destruction or damage, manipulation or unauthorized access. All our employees and everyone else involved in the processing of personal data have been committed to adhere to the provisions of the applicable data privacy laws and regulations and to maintain personal data confidential. When personal data is collected via our website, the information is encrypted before it is transferred to us to prevent abuse. We continually review and upgrade our security measures to keep up with technological progress.

SSL Encryption
This website uses, for security reasons and to protect the transmission of your personal data, a state of the art SSL encryption technology.

Updates of this privacy notice
From time to time, we may update our privacy policy, especially in the event of changes in laws and regulations.

Links

If you make use of external links which are offered on our website this data privacy notice is not applicable to these links. Where we provide links to other websites on our pages we assert that, at the time we included this link, infringements against established law were not noticeable. But we cannot influence the operator of the website the link leads to as to his observance of laws governing data protection and data security. Please refer to the information regarding data protection and data security provided on the respective websites.

Your Rights regarding Your Data:

Your Rights regarding information and access to personal data
You have the right to request free-of-charge access to the personal information we hold about you (Art. 15 GDPR), you can also request rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or erasure (Art. 18 GDPR) of the personal information. Feel free to contact us anytime if you want to know which information we have stored or if you want the data to be rectified or deleted.
Additionally, you also have the right according to applicable laws to request the restriction of processing of your personal information (Art. 18 GDPR), to object to the processing of your personal data (Art. 21 GDPR), to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (Art. 7 GDPR) and to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). Finally, you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). In any of these cases please contact us directly. Please send a letter to our headquarters in Neumarkt Opf. or an e-mail to kontakt@esc-gmbh.de with reference to “Data protection / Right of access to personal data”.

Legal basis for data processing
Art. 6, Paragraph 1, Item a) of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for data processing if the user has given consent to the processing of his personal data.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, e.g. if the data is processed because it is necessary so as to deliver goods or services or the respective consideration, then the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6, Paragraph 1, Item b). This also applies for the processing of data prior to entering into a contract, such as in the event of inquiries regarding our products or services.
In case there is a legal obligation to which we have to adhere and due to which we have to process personal data, the processing is based on Art. 6, Paragraph 1, Item c GDPR.
Finally, processing of personal data can occur on the legal basis in Art. 6, Paragraph 1, Item f GDPR. This provision serves as basis for data processing that is not covered by the other provisions if the purpose is in the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such data processing is allowed, because this legal basis has been mentioned explicitly by the European Legislative Body. According to them, a legitimate interest of a company can be acknowledged if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Consideration 47, 2nd sentence GDPR).

Questions, Input, Complaints

If you have any questions regarding this data privacy notice or the processing of your personal data, please write to our headquarters in Neumarkt Opf. or send us an e-mail to kontakt@esc-gmbh.de with reference to “Data protection / Right of access to personal data”.

Third-Party Plugins and Content

We have included third-party content, such as maps provided by Google Maps or pictures from other websites, in our homepage. This always implies that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as “third-party providers”) record the IP-address of the user. Otherwise they cannot send the content to the user’s browser. The IP-address is therefor indispensable for this content to be displayed. We aim to use only such content that is provided by such third-party providers that use the IP-address only for this purpose. But we cannot control whether the third-party providers save the IP-address for other reasons, e.g. statistical reasons. If we know this, we will inform the users.

Google Maps
Our website uses the map service of Google Maps to display maps and calculate routes. This service is offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using this website you consent to the collection, processing and use of automatically collected as well as voluntarily provided personal data by Google Inc., one of its representatives or third-party providers.
You can read the Google Maps terms and conditions here.
Google’s data privacy policy can be found here.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP-address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Facebook

As justified by our legitimate interests (i.e. our interest regarding analysis, optimization and economic running of our website, we use a social plugin of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland (hereafter referred to as “Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, pictures or text) and can be identified by the Facebook logo (a white f in a blue tile accompanied by the words “like”, “thumbs up” or “share”) or because they are marked with the annotation “Facebook Social Plugin”. You can review the list of possible plugins and how they are displayed here.
Facebook has joined the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and is certified, so that it offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection laws. See https://www.privacyshield.gov.
Due to the integration of their plugins Facebook knows when you are viewing one of the pages of our website with such a plugin. If you are logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can combine the information regarding your visit to our website with your Facebook account. If you click on one of the plugins like e.g. the “like” button or share with a comment, this information is sent directly to the server of Facebook and stored there. If you do not have a Facebook account, Facebook may learn your contact details anyhow and store these.
For details about data collection and processing at the hands of Facebook as well as about your rights and setting options please refer to the data privacy statement of Facebook: www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do have a Facebook account but do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and combined with your account, you should log off from your account before visiting our site.
It is also possible to block Facbook social plugins with add-ons in your browser, e.g. with a “Facebook Blocker”.

LinkedIn
On our website we use a social plugin offered by the social network LinkedIn, which is a Service of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
With each site view which contains a function of LinkedIn, a connection to the server of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn then knows which page on our website you are visiting. If you are logged on to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn can combine the information regarding your visit to our website with your LinkedIn account. We don’t have any influence on what data LinkedIn collects as a result.
For details about data collection and processing at the hands of LinkedIn as well as about your rights and setting options please refer to the data privacy statement of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Xing
We use a social plugin offered by the social network XING, which is operated by the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland, on our website. With each site view which contains a function of Xing, a connection to the server of Xing will be established. As far as we know, they do not store any personal data in this process. In particular, they do not store IP-addresses or analyze user patterns.
For details about data privacy and the Xing share button please refer to: https://www.xing.com

As visitor of our website you can reach our external data protection officer for questions about data privacy at:
Datenschutz Pöllinger GmbH
Dresdner Str.38
92318 Neumarkt i.d.Opf.
Tel.: 09181/270577-0
Fax: 09188/903268
E-Mail: datenschutz(at)datenschutz-poellinger.de
Web: www.datenschutz-poellinger.de

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