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Data privacy statement

1. General Information

Whenever a user has access to a page of our offer and whenver any one data file is retrieved, data will be collected with respect to this operation by ourselves/our service provider/our host provider, and will be stored in a log file. After seven days at the most will have passed these personal data will be anonymized by a truncation of the IP address. The processing of these data is exclusively done for reasons of technical safety and security, more particularly for the defense against attempts to attack our web server and, in anonymized form, for statistical purposes. There is no merging or pooling of these data with any other data sources.

The following information is meant to ensure transparency for you by explaining what will happen to the so collected data and which are the security measures which we have taken. In more detail it is the following data set which is recorded with respect to every retrieval of data :

  • Name of data file retrieved,
  • date and time of retrieval,
  • volume of data transmitted,
  • site from which the file was retrieved (referrer URL),
  • our company’s sites which you visit,
  • access status (data file transferred, data file not found, etc.),
  • web browsers used and operating system used,
  • name of service provider,
  • full IP address of requesting computer,
  • response message indicating whether access was successful.

2. Collection, processing and use of personal data – Specified purpose earmarking

a. Visit of Website

Personal data (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) which you let us know (in a context with an enquiry, the handling of a contract etc.) will be collected, processed and/or used exclusively for the purpose for which you have communicated such personal data.

This is and will be done within the setting and framework of the respectively valid legal provisions, and only with your consent. Data which are meant and/or used for market reasearch, counseling and/or promotional or marketing purposes will only be collected processed and/or used if and provided that you will have given us your prior consent to do so.

The electronic consents which you will have given to us were respectively logged and saved by us. You can at any time ask us to let you knoy what the contents of these consents is. In this case you are requested to please contact us per e-mail which is to be addressed to our data security officer at info@eberle.de. In this context we draw your attention to the fact that you can at any time for the future revoke the consent given by you, either by electronic means (info@a-eberle.de) or by postal dispatch (A. Eberle GmbH & Co. KG, Frankenstrasse 160, 90461 Nuernberg, Germany). As soon as your revocation will have been received we will no longer use and process the pertinent data files any longer for any marketing purposes and we will then immediately refrain from the further dispatch of advertising materials. Data which are required for accounting and book-keeping purposes and/or which are subject to statutory periods of retention will remain unaffected by any one revocation.

We will use the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number for the purposes of dealing with and handling the contractual relationship or in order to respond to your enquiry. If it will turn out to be necessary we will forward your personal data to our appropriate in-house recipient so that your enquiry may be properly handled. They will be erased once the statutory periods of retention will have expired.
There will, as a rule, be no transfer of your personal data to any third party or parties, not even in the form of excerpts, unless this will be required by any one rule of law or you will have given your consent thereto.
In so far as we will have recourse to service providers for the purpose of executing and handling processing operations, the ruling contractual situation is governed by the provisions of the Federal German Data Protection Act (‘GDPA’). As far as the forwarding and shipping of goods is concerned we are using shipping providers the names and addresses of whom will be communicated to our customers.

b. In the case of a subscription to our Newsletter

If and provided that you will have given us your express consent thereto we will use your e-mail address for the purpose of regularly sending you our Newsletter. The indication of an e-mail address is all you need for the receipt of this Newsletter. The cancellation of your subscription to our Newsletter will be possible any time, which can, for instance, be done via a link which is indicated at the end of each Newsletter. As an alternative you may also send us your request for cancellation of the suscription by e-mail addressed to info@a-eberle.de.

c. If you use our contact form

We offer you an opportunity to contact us for questions of whatever kind via a form sheet which is made available on our website. This requires the indication of your name, of a currently valid e-mail address and of your question or problem so that we know from whom the enquiry comes and also in order to enable us to answer your questions. Additional information can be provided on a voluntary basis. The processing of data which were disclosed to us for the purpose of contacting us will be done on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data which we collected in connection with the use of the contact form will be deleted automatically as soon as we will have dealt with and answered your enquiry.

3. Your rights

You are entitled to the following rights:

You can demand that you be notified of those of your personal data which we have processed. More particularly you may obtain information concerning the processing purposes, the category of such personal data, the categories of recipients in relation to whom your data were or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the fact that you have a right to correction, deletion, processing restriction or objection, the right of appeal and information concerning the origin of your data, in so far as these were not collected by us, and the existence of automized decision-making processes inclusive of profiling and possibly sound information regarding the details thereof.

You may demand the Immediate correction of incorrect or the completion of incomplete personal data which we have stored.

You may demand the deletion of your personal data which were stored by us unless their processing is or will be required for the exercise of the right to the freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a statutory obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, the exercise of or the defense against legal claims or titles.

You may demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in so far as you contest the accuracy of these data, in so far as their processing is illegal, but you refuse their deletion, and we will no longer need these data, whereas you need to have these data for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or titles, or you will have filed an objection against their processing.

You can receive your personal data which you will have made available for us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or ask that they be communicated to another responsible person.

You can at any time contact us and revoke a consent which you have previously given to us. The consequence of this will be that we must henceforth no longer continue the processing of the data, which was based on this consent.

You can file a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this purpose you may, as a rule, contact the supervisory authority of your normal residence or workplace, or also our company headquarters.

4. Right of Objection

In so far as your personal data are processed on the basis of justified interests under Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e or f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to file an objection against the processing of personal data which relate to your own self in so far as there are reasons therefor which have their basis in your specific situation or where the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right to objection, which will be implemented by us without a specific or particular situation being specified.

If you wish to make use of your right to revocation or objection it will be sufficient to address an e-mail to info@a-eberle.de or a letter to the below-indicated address of the responsible officer.

5. Links to other offerers

Our website has – clearly recognizable – links to other companies’ websites. With these links all we allow is access to the use of other parties’ contents in line with the provisions of Section 8 of the German Telemedia Act. In so far as there are links to other offerers’ websites we have no influence on their contents. This is why we cannot assume any warranty and liability for the contents of the same. As far as the contents of these sites are concerned it is always the respective offerer or operator of these sites, who is responsible for the same. At the time of the linking these linked sites were carefully checked in order to ensure that there are no potential violations of law under civil or penal law aspects, and/or any recognizable infringements or violations of law. At the time when these links were made there were no noticeable illegal contents to be detected. Constant monitorings to control the contents of the linked sites are, however, not acceptably reasonable as long as there are no specific indications which hint a violation of law or an infringement. Whenever any infringements of rights and/or laws will become known, such links are immediately removed.

6. Security

It may be possible that unencrypted information which you send us per e-mail may be read by third parties on the path of their transmission. In the case of e-mails there is therefore no guaranty that this type of communication is legally secure. We use filters against undesired advertisements (‘SPAM filters’) which will also automatically but erroneously classify normal e-mails as unwanted advertisements and may delete the same. E-mails which contain malware (‘viruses’) are also automatically deleted by us.
If you wish to send us sensitive data which warrant protection (for instance payment data) we recommend that you encrypt and also electronically sign the same if possible, in order to prevent unauthorized access, falsification or corruption on the path of transmisstion, or that you send us such data by conventional mail through the postal services.

In an effort to protect the personal data of our customers, employees and / or suppliers against unauthorized acces, damage, loss, destruction and/or manipulations we have taken technical and organizational measures. These measures are constantly checked and monitored and updated to the latest state of technology. .
In order to guarantee the confidentiality of our communication with you we are also using so-called SSL (Secure Socket Layers) – and S/MIME- encryption.

7. Cookies

On our homepages we are using so-called cookies in some contexts. These cookies are small text files which are dropped on your computer and which your browser will save. Cookies help to make our offer more user-friendly (certain inputs from you are stored in such a manner and way that you need not constantly repeat the same) and safer. The use of these cookies allows us to analyze the manner and way in which users use our websites so that we can design their contents in such a way they will meet the visitors’ needs. In addition these cookies also enable us to measure the effectiveness of any one advertisement and to place it for instance in response to the subject matters of the users’ interests. We use “session cookies”.

Cookies will not cause any damage to your computer and they do not contain any viruses. Most web browsers will automatically accept cookies. On the other hand it is, as a matter of principle, also possible to change the settings of your browser if you do not wish to send the information which is contained in the same. In that case you run a potential risk that you will not be able to fully use the features or offers of our internet page.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and which enable you to analyze the use of this website. The information which is provided by this cookie with respect to your use of this website is, as a rule, transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. Google Analytics uses this website with the extension “_anonymizelp()”. Your IP address is therefore beforehand truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and that it is then truncated there. It is on our behalf that Google will use this information in order to analyze your use of the website and in order to compile reports concerning these web site activities, and to provide yet further internet-use-linked services in relation to the website operator. Google will not merge or pool the IP address which was communicated in connection with Google Analytics from your browser with any other data. You can prevent the storage of these cookies by means of a specific suitable setting of your browser software; we draw your attention, however, to the fact that you might, in this case, not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. Over and above that you can at any time object to the collection of the cookie-generated data which relate to your use of the internet page (inclusive of your IP address) by Google and also to the future processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en, which can be accessed by this link.

9. Use of social media

Our website also uses links to the social media platforms Xing and Linkedln as well as the video portal You Tube. These services are provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), by XING SE (Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) as well as by Linkedln Ireland Unlimited Company (Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland). An overview of these offerers’ services can be found on the providers’ respective internet pages. You recognize the link by its logo or buttons.

a. Xing link

Our website does not use any plugins but only a link to the social network Xing, which is provided by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Xing”). You can recognize this link by its logo or the addition “Xing”.
In order to use this link you establish the connection with this Social Media Platform by clicking the link. A click on the Xing-symbol will call up this social media service in a new window where the user may interact (possibly following a registration). Your visit of our website and the link with Xing will not give rise to an exchange of data.
In our quality of offerer of this page we have no knowledge whatsoever of the contents of the data which were so communicated and of their use by Xing.

b. LinkedIn link

Our internet homepage does not make use of any plugins, but merely of a link to the social network LinkedIn (Linkedln Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland – hereinafter referred-to as “LinkedIn”). You can recognize this link by LinkedIn’s logo. This link establishes the connection with this Social Media Platform, which is done by simply clicking on the link. Once you will have clicked the LinkedIn button this will call up this Social Media Service in a new window where the user may then interact (possibly following a registration) . Your visit of our website and the link with LinkedIn will not give rise to an exchange of data.
We draw your attention to the fact that we, in our quality of offerer of these pages, do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of the data which are so communicated and of their use by LinkedIn.

10. Use of YouTube

Our website uses the Social Plugin of YouTube (which belongs to Google Inc., located in San Bruno/California, USA). Some of the pages of our website have components of YouTube integrated into them. If you visit a page of our internet site which is equipped with a YouTube-Plugin, this will build up a connection to Google servers. As a result the Google Server is, amongst other things, advised which specific page of our internet site was visited by you, even though you do not have a profile with YouTube, or if you are not logged in at the given moment. This information (inclusive of your IP address) is communicated by your browser to directly go to a Google server in the USA, and is then saved there. If and when you are logged in on YouTube Google can directly attribute the visit of our site to your personal profile. We, as a website operator have no influence on the volume of the data which YouTube collects by means of this button. According to Google no personal data will be collected without a click on the button. It is only with logged-in members that such data (amongst other things the IP address) will be collected and processed. As far as the purpose and the extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of these data by Google, and your respective rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy are concerned you are asked to please refer to Google’s Privacy Statement at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
As an offerer of this site we have no knowledge whatsoever of the thus communicated contents of the data and of their use by YouTube.

11. Use of Google Maps

This site uses a Google Maps Plugin (API) of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).
Google Maps is a web service which shows interactive (geographic) maps in order to visually display geographic information.
When you use this service you will be shown where we are located and this will make it easier for you to find your way to our company.

When you call a site of our internet homepage, which incorporates the Google Maps map your browser will build up a direct connection with Google’s servers. As a result of the Plugin function information concerning your use of our website ( such as, e.g. your IP address) will be transmitted to Google servers in the USA and will be stored there. This will happen regardless of whether you have installed a Google user account through which you are logged in, or whether no user account is existing. When you are logged in with Google, Google can directly attribute the visit of our website to your user account. If such an attribution is not desired, you will have to log out before you will use the site. Google will save your data (even for unlogged users) as operational profiles and it will evaluate and analyze the same. It is specifically in line with the provisions of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that such an evaluation and analysis is made on the basis and in view of Google’s justified interests in and to the use of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. As far as the purpose and the extent of this collection of data and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your pertinent rights and setting options which serve to protect your privacy are concerned you are invited to please refer to Google’s Privacy Protection Statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

If you do not agree to the future communication of your data to Google in connection with the use of Google Maps, you can completely opt out of the Google Maps web service by deactivating the JavaScript application in your browser. In that case Google Maps and consequently also Google Maps-based geographic maps which are shown on this web site can then not be used.
Google’s terms and conditions of use can be found at https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=US&hl=en.

12. Use of Google Web Fonts

It is for the purpose of a uniform representation of fonts that our website uses so-called Web Fonts, which are provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When a site is accessed your browser will load the required Web Fonts on your browser cache so that texts and fonts will be shown in the correct manner.

The browser which you are using will for this purpose instal a direct link with Google’s servers. Due to the fact that the Web Fonts are embedded information concerning your use of our website (such as e.g. your IP address) will be transferred to Google servers in the USA and are then stored there. Google Web Fonts are used in order to best ensure a uniform and visually appealing representation and design of our website. This constitutes a justified interest as defined in Article 6 paragrah 1 lit . f of the General Data Protection Regulation . If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a standard font.

As far as the purpose and the extent of this collection of data and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your pertinent rights and setting options which serve to protect your privacy are concerned you are invited to please refer to Google’s Privacy Protection Statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
Google’s terms and conditions of use can be found at https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=US&hl=en

13. Registration

You have an opportunity to register on our website with an indication of your personal data. Which personal data which are so communicated to us will be apparent on the input mask which is respectively used for your registration. The personal data which you will have entered will exclusively be collected and saved by us for their internal use for our own purposes. A communication of these data to either one or several order processors, for example a shipping service provider which also uses such personal data exclusively for internal use, may be initiated by us.

The registration on our website will furthermore result in that the IP address which was provided by the internet service provider (ISP) of the individual concerned, as well as the date and time of the registration will be stored. The storage of these data is made for the reason that this is the only way by which it is possible to prevent a misuse of our services and also for the reason that these data may, if it were to be necessary, also help to clarify criminal offenses or copyright infringements which may potentially be, have been, or will be committed. In so far it is a necessity to store these data in order to protect ourselves against possible risks. It is a matter of principle that these data are not communicated to any third party or parties unless statutory obligations or duties require that the same be communicated, or when their communication to other parties serves for purposes of penal prosecution or the legal pursuit and assertion of rights or titles.

The registration with the voluntary disclosure of personal data is necessary in order to enable us to offer you contents or services which can only be offered to registered users in view of the nature of the matter concerned (e.g. information material, photographs for our partners’ advertising and marketing purposes, product-specific soft and firmware, etc.). It will, upon your request, at any time be possible for you to obtain information as to which personal data are stored with reference to yourself. In addition we will correct or delete personal data upon your request or notice, unless this is or will be prohibited by statutory provisions which require the retention of the same.

14. Data protection in the case of job applications and in job application and assessment proceedings

It is for the purpose of properly handling job application procedures that we collect and process personal data of job applicants. The processing may also be done electronically if an applicant sends us his or her application documents for instance by electronic means i.e.er e-mail. If an application results in the conclusion of an employment contract with an applicant, the data which were communicated to us will be stored for the purpose of handling the employment relationship, with due consideration being given to statutory provisions. If no employment contract will be concluded with an applicant the pertinent documents will automatically be deleted six months after the notification of the negative response, unless other justified interests will prohibit deletion on our part. Another justified interest in this sense would, for instance, be constituted by a burden of proof in proceedings which relate to cases for which the German General Act on Equal Treatment is relevant.

15. Contact address for Data Protection Issues

In case of questions which concern the collection, the processing or the use of your personal data with respect to information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data as well as concerning the revocation of given consents contact:

A. Eberle GmbH & Co. KG
Frankenstr. 160
90461 Nuremberg, Germany
Phone: +49 911 628108-0
E-Mail: info@a-eberle.de

Our security officer is:
Juergen Krauss
Frankenstr. 160
90461 Nuremberg, Germany
E-Mail: juergen.krauss@a-eberle.de

If you wish to discuss any relevant issues our data security officer will be pleased to respond to all of your questions or suggestions.

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