Privacy Policy

Responsible for the processing of data is:

Dr. O.K. Wack Chemie GmbH
Bunsenstraße 6
85053 Ingolstadt
Germany
E-Mail: info@dr-wack.com

Phone: +49 841635-0

Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.

 

1. Access data and hosting


You may visit our website without revealing any personal information. With every visit on the website, the web server stores automatically only a so-called server log file which contains e.g. the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request. These access data are analysed exclusively for the purpose of ensuring the smooth operation of the website and improving our online appearance. This serves according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR the protection of our legitimate interests in the proper presentation of our online appearance that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. All access data are deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit on our website.


 Hosting


The services for hosting and displaying the website are partly provided by our service providers on the basis of processing on our behalf. Unless otherwise stated in this privacy policy, all access data and all data collected in forms provided for this purpose on this website are processed on their servers. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.
Our service providers are located and/or use servers in the following countries, for which the European Commission has established an adequate level of data protection by decision: Canada
Our service providers are located and/or use servers in the USA and in other countries outside the EU and the EEA. For these countries, there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.


2. Data processing for the purposes of establishing contact and customer communication


We collect personal data that you voluntarily submit to us when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or by email) or open a user account with us. Mandatory fields are marked as such because we absolutely need those data to process your contact request or open your user account, and you would otherwise not be able to create your user account or send the contact request. It is evident in each input form what data are collected.
We use the data that you disclose to us to process your enquiries according to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Upon deletion of your customer account, any further processing of your data will be restricted, and your data will be deleted upon expiry of the retention period applicable under relevant regulations, unless you expressly consent to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by law, of which we inform you in this notice. Your user account can be deleted at any time. For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the relevant function available in the user account.


2.1 User account


2.2 Establishing contact


We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such because in these cases we necessarily need the data to process your contact and you cannot send the contact without providing it. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data you provide to process your enquiries in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
After complete processing of your enquiry, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this privacy policy.


3. Marketing via e-mail


 E-mail advertising upon subscription to the newsletter
 

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will regularly send you our email newsletter based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, using the data required or disclosed by you separately for this purpose.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. This can either be done by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we have reserved the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this privacy policy.

4. Cookies and further technologies

4.1 General information

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use technologies on various pages, including so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit (persistent cookies). We use such technologies that are strictly necessary for the use of certain functions of our website (e.g. website settings). These technologies are used to collect and process IP addresses, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website (e.g. website settings). This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.
In addition, we use technologies to fulfil the legal obligations, which we are subject to (e.g. to be able to prove consent to the processing of your personal data) as well as for web analysis and online marketing. Further information on this, including the respective legal basis for data processing, can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy.
On our website we may use other technologies, which are not listed individually in this privacy policy. Further information on these technologies and the respective legal basis can be found on the platform of our consent management service Usercentrics.
You can find the cookies settings for your browser by clicking on the following links: Microsoft Edge™ / Safari™ / Chrome™ / Firefox™ / Opera™
If you have consented to the use of the technologies in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, you can withdraw your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in the privacy policy or by clicking on the fingerprint button in the lower right or left corner of the page. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.

 

4.2 Use of Usercentrics Consent Management Platform for obtaining and managing consent


On our website we use the Usercentrics Consent Management Platform ("Usercentrics") to inform you about the cookies and the technologies we use on our website and to obtain, manage and document your consent to the processing of your personal data by these technologies. This is required under Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR to fulfil our legal obligation under Art. 7 (1) GDPR to be able to prove your consent to the processing of your personal data, to which we are subject. The consent management service Usercentrics is provided by Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany, which processes your data on our behalf. When you visit our website, Usercentrics' web server stores a so-called server log file, which also contains your anonymised IP address, the date and time of your visit, device and browser information as well as information on your consent behaviour. Your data will be deleted after three years, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or we reserve the right to use your data in a manner that goes beyond this, which is legally permitted and about which we inform you in this privacy policy.
You can access the plattform by clicking on the fingerprint button in the bottom right or left corner of the page.


5. Use of cookies and other technologies for web analytics and advertising purposes


If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, we use the following cookies and other third-party technologies on our website. The data collected in this context will be deleted after the relevant purpose has been fulfilled and we have ended the use of the respective technology. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on your withdrawal options can be found in the section "cookies and further technologies". Further information including the legal basis for data processing can be found within the respective technologies. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.


5.1 Use of Google services for web analysis and advertising purposes


We use the following technologies of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision with respect to the USA by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission. If your IP address is collected using Google technologies, it will be shortened by activating IP anonymisation before being stored on Google's servers. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server and shortened there. Unless otherwise specified for the specific technologies, data processing is based on an agreement concluded for the respective technology between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. Further information about data processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy.


 Google Analytics


For the purpose of website analytics, Google Analytics automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Your IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. The data processing is based on a data processing agreement with Google.


 Google Ads


For advertising purposes in the Google search results as well as on the websites of third parties, the so-called Google Remarketing Cookie is used when you visit our website, which automatically enables interest-based advertising through the collection and processing of data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website), by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visit. Any further data processing only takes place if you have activated the setting "personalised advertising" in your Google account. In this case, if you are logged into Google while visiting our website, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing.


 Google Maps


For the visual representation of geographical information, Google Maps collects data on your use of the Maps functions, in particular the IP address and location data, and transmits this data to Google and then processes it by Google. We have no influence on this subsequent data processing.


 YouTube Video Plugin


In order to integrate third party content, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information) are collected via the YouTube Video Plugin in the expanded data protection mode used by us, transmitted to Google and then processed by Google only when you play a video.


5.2 Use of Facebook services


 Facebook Ads


We use Facebook Ads to promote this website on Facebook and other platforms. We determine the parameters of the respective advertising campaign. Facebook is responsible for the exact implementation, in particular the decision on the placement of the ads with individual users.
Based on the statistics about visitor activity on our website created via Facebook pixels, we operate group-based advertising on Facebook via Facebook Custom Audience by determining the characteristics of the respective target group.


5.3 Other providers of web analytics - and online-marketing-services


 SurveyMonkey


Description and scope of data processing
SurveyMonkey (Momentive Europe UC, 2nd Floor, 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Shelbourne Road, Dublin, Ireland) is a provider of web-based survey solutions and collects and uses the data collected in the registration form.

See: www.surveymonkey.de/mp/legal/survey-research-privacy-notice/ 


Legal basis for the processing of personal data
The legal basis for the processing of users' personal data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO and, insofar as the processing serves the purpose of contract performance, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.
Purpose of data processing
The collection and storage of personal data serves the purpose of contract processing and participation in a representative online opinion survey.
SurveyMonkey collects information about the device and application you use to participate in the survey. This includes your IP address, operating system version, device type, system and performance information, and browser type. If you are taking the survey through a mobile device, SurveyMonkey also collects the device's UUID. SurveyMonkey also uses third-party tracking services, which in turn use cookies and page tags to collect usage data and user statistics. We have no control over the amount of data SurveyMonkey collects.
Duration of storage
We have no control over the length of time SurveyMonkey stores the data.
Possibility of objection and removal
The personal data remains stored for as long as the account exists. When the account is terminated, the personal data is usually deleted.
The general information (opinion data) is retained so that it can continue to be used for the evaluation of opinion surveys.
As a participant in a survey, you can contact us at any time and ask for the deletion of your survey data, including personal data, if collected. It is not possible to correct individual responses after the survey has been submitted.

For more information on the cookies used by SurveyMonkey, data protection and the storage period, please see the following link de.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/. 


Easyfeedback


You have the opportunity to participate in our customer surveys on our website. Surveys help us to better understand the wishes of our customers and to make our websites even more customer-friendly. We use the external service provider easyfeedback (easyfeedback GmbH, Ernst-Abbe-Straße 4, 56070 Koblenz) to carry out and evaluate our customer surveys as part of order processing.
We process the following data for the provision and implementation of the survey:

  • IP address
  • Response text
  • Your device type (with which you participated in the survey)
  • Session ID

The processing of your data serves the technical provision of the survey you have accessed and requested as well as the prevention of multiple participation. After collection, your IP address is stored in anonymised form (32-digit, non-reverse-encryptable hash). Participation in our surveys is voluntary, as is answering individual questions within the survey. The evaluation on the basis of the survey results is also anonymous; at no time is there any direct or indirect inference to your person. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in the correct presentation and implementation of the survey in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
 Use of Vimeo video plugin for integration of third-party content
For the purpose of integrating third-party content, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information) is collected via the video plugin by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA (hereafter "Vimeo"), transmitted to, and then processed by Vimeo.  The data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. Google Analytics is automatically integrated into the Vimeo video plugin. For the purpose of web analytics, Google Analytics automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, as well as information on your use of our website), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Google Analytics is an offer from Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The information automatically collected by Google about your use of our website is usually transferred to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. Your IP address is shortened by activating IP anonymization before it is stored on Google's servers. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We have no influence and access to the data processing by Vimeo, including the settings and results of Google Analytics. There is no adequacy decision for the United States by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.


6. Social Media


6.1 Social Plugins of Facebook, Instagram


Social buttons by social networks are used on our website. These are only integrated into the page as HTML links, so that no connection to the servers of the respective provider is established when our website is accessed. If you click on one of the buttons, the website of the respective social network will open in a new window of your browser. There you can click e.g. the Like or Share button.


6.2 Our online presence on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram


If you have given your consent to the respective social media provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, when you visit our online presence on the social media mentioned above, your data will be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes, from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are usually used for this purpose. For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the respective social media provider, as well as a contact option and your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the provider's privacy policies linked below. Should you still require assistance in this regard, please contact us.
Facebook is provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereafter "Facebook Ireland") The information automatically collected by Facebook Ireland about your use of our online presence on Facebook is usually transferred to a server of Facebook, Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision for the United States by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission. Data processing in the context of a visit to a Facebook fan page is based on an agreement between joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. Further information (information on Insights data) can be found here.
Instagram is provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereafter "Facebook Ireland") The information automatically collected by Facebook Ireland about your use of our online presence on Instagram is typically transferred to and stored on a server at Facebook, Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. There is no adequacy decision for the United States by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission. Data processing in the context of a visit to an Instagram fan page is based on an agreement between joint controllers in accordance with art. 26 DSGVO. Further information (information on Insights data) can be found here.
YouTube is provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereafter "Google"). The information automatically collected by Google about your use of our online presence on YouTube is generally transferred to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision for the United States by the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.


7. Contact options and your rights


7.1 Your rights


Being the data subject, you have the following rights according to:
art. 15 GDPR, the right to obtain information about your personal data which we process, within the scope described therein;

  • art. 16 GDPR, the right to immediately demand rectification of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • art. 17 GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless further processing is required
    • to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
    • for compliance with a legal obligation;
    • for reasons of public interest or
    • for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • art. 18 GDPR, the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data, insofar as
    • the accuracy of the data is contested by you;
    • the processing is unlawful, but you refuse their erasure;
    • we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or
    • you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with art. 21 GDPR;
  • art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller;
  • art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority . As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.

 

Right to object


If we process personal data as described above to protect our legitimate interests that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests, you may object to such data processing with future effect. If your data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. If your data are processed for other purposes, you have the right to object only on grounds relating to your particular situation.
After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
This does not apply to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. In such a case we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.


7.2 Contact options

Data protection Officer:

Bunsenstraße 6
85053 Ingolstadt
Germany
datenschutzbeauftragter@dr-wack.com


If you have any questions about how we collect, process or use your personal data, want to enquire about, correct, restrict or delete your data, or withdraw any consents you have given, or opt-out of any particular data use, please contact our in-house data protection officer.