1. Privacy at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the topic of privacy, please refer to our Privacy Statement, which is presented below.

Data collection on our website

Who is in charge of data collection on this website?

The website operator processes data on this website. Contact details can be found in the publisher’s details for this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data are collected when you communicate it to us. This might be the data you enter on a contact form, for example.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or the time the page was called up). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

A portion of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data might be used to analyze the ways in which visitors use our website.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to access information about your stored personal data, their origin, any recipients, and the purpose for their collection, at no charge. You also have the right to request that the data be corrected, blocked, or deleted. If you have any further questions on the topic of privacy, you are welcome to contact us at any time using the address given in the Publisher’s Details. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Besides that, under certain circumstances you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Relevant details may be found in this Privacy Statement, under “Right to restriction of processing.”

2. General information and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will handle your personal data in full confidentiality and in accordance with the provisions of statutory law relative to privacy, as well as this Privacy Statement.

Various items of personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data are data that can be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Statement explains the data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how this is done, and for what purpose.

We must advise you that transfer of data over the Internet (e.g. in e-mail communication) can involve security gaps. Data can never be completely protected against access by third parties.

Notice concerning the controller of personal data

The controller responsible for the processing of data on this website is:

PTI Gebäudetechnik GmbH & CO. KG
Herzogstraße 8
66953 Pirmasens, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)6331 22 39 0
E-mail: info@pti-gbt.de

The controller is a natural or legal person who, working alone or in conjunction with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data-processing operations are possible only with your express consent. If you have granted your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. An informal message sent to us by e-mail is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing performed prior to your withdrawal will remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

If the data in question are processed in application of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising out of your particular situation; this also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this Privacy Statement. If you submit an objection, we will no longer process your personal data affected unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR).

Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for purposes of such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you do object, your personal data will no longer be used for purposes of direct marketing (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of infringement of the GDPR, the data subject has a right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State of their habitual residence, workplace or place of the alleged infringement. The right to file a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process in an automated manner on the basis of your consent, or in fulfillment of a contract, delivered to yourself or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request direct transfer of data to another data controller, this shall take place only to the extent that this is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries you send to us as the website operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon showing in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Access, blocking, erasure and rectification

Within the framework of the applicable provisions of law, you have the right at all times to access information at no charge relating to the personal data stored about you, the origin and recipients of the data, and the purposes of the data processing, as well as a right to have these data rectified, blocked or erased. If you have any further questions on the topic of personal data, you are welcome to contact us at any time using the address given in the Publisher’s Details.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You are welcome to contact us in this connection at any time using the address given in the Publisher’s Details. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we typically need time to review this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted for the duration of our review.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken/is taking place unlawfully, you can insist upon restriction of data processing in lieu of data erasure.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you do to exercise, defend or establish legal claims, you have the right to insist upon restriction of processing of your personal data in lieu of data erasure.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, there must be a weighing of your interests as well as our own. As long as there has been no determination as to which party’s interests take precedence, you have the right to insist that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data—apart from their storage—may be processed only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or on grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by statute

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Petra Gutsmuths
PTI Gebäudetechnik GmbH & CO. KG
Herzogstraße 8
66953 Pirmasens, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)6331 – 22 39 0
E-mail: info@pti-gbt.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Parts of our website use so-called “cookies.” Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are those known as “session cookies.” These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies so that you can decide to permit cookies only in isolated instances, to exclude them in certain cases or in general, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functions you are able to use on this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process, or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically correct and optimized provision of its services. If other cookies (such as cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this Privacy Statement.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in what are known as “server log files.” This information comprises:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • The operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • The host name of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server request
  • IP address

These data are not combined with other data sources.

These data are recorded on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless display and optimization of its website; the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

Contact form

If you send us a request using the contact form, we will store your personal data in the request form, together with any contact details you have provided, to help reply to your request and any follow-up request you might have. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

The data entered to the contact form will be processed only if you have given your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An informal message sent to us by e-mail is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the data-processing operations performed prior to your withdrawal will remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until such time as you request its erasure or withdraw your consent to its storage, or until such time as the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. once processing of your request has been completed). Any mandatory statutory provisions—especially those regarding data retention periods—remain unaffected hereby.

Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all the personal data involved (name, inquiry), is stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, provided your request is connected to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual arrangements. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the requests addressed to us.

We will retain the data you provide us via contact inquiries until such time as you request its erasure or withdraw your consent to its storage, or until such time as the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. once processing of your concern has been completed). Any mandatory statutory provisions—especially those regarding legally required data retention periods —remain unaffected hereby.

5. Plug-ins and tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensure uniform display of fonts on this site, we use what are known as “web fonts” provided by Google. Google fonts are installed locally. No connection to the Google servers is established in the process.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Use of the functions of Google Maps requires storage of your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate locating the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

For more information about how user data are handled, see Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our websites (e.g. on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the website visitor’s behavior based on various characteristics. This analysis is automatically launched as soon as a visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor remains on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

The data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offerings from abusive automated spying and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please see the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Own services

Employment applications

We offer you the opportunity to apply to work with us (e.g. via e-mail, post or online application form). In what follows, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected in the course of the application process. We assure that your data are collected, processed and used in compliance with applicable data-protection law and all other legal provisions, and that your data will be treated in strict confidentiality.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you submit an application to us, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the context of employment interviews, etc.) to the extent necessary to a decision on establishing an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] in its revised version pursuant to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (general initiation of contract) and—if you have provided your consent—Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The consent can be withdrawn at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be passed on to individuals involved in the processing of your application.

If the application is successful, the data you have submitted will be stored in our data-processing systems on the basis of Section 26 BDSG in its revised edition and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

Period of data retention

If we cannot offer you a position, or if you reject a job offer, revoke your application, withdraw your consent to data processing or request us to erase the data, the data you have transmitted, including any remaining physical application documents, will be stored or retained for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application procedure (retention period) in order to be able to reconstruct the particulars of the application process in the event of inconsistencies (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

YOU MAY OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE IF YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.

Once the retention period has lapsed, the data will be deleted as long as there is no statutory retention obligation or other legal reason for continued storage. If it is evident that your data will need to be retained even after the retention period has lapsed (e.g. due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), erasure will occur only once the data have become moot. Other statutory retention obligations remain unaffected by this.