Data protection

Data Protection

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the IPL. By means of this privacy policy our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this privacy policy informs affected persons about their rights.

The IPL, as the person responsible for processing, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The Privacy Policy of the IPL is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Giver when the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) was adopted. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

(a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, on-line identification, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) Data subject

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

(c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

(d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

(e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location of that natural person.

(f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or controller

Controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or national law, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with Union or national law.h) Auftragsverarbeiter

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third parties

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any freely given, informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject's will in a specific case, in the form of a statement or any other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. The name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is the:

IPL - Institut für Produktions- und Logistiksysteme
Heinrich-Barth-Straße 32
66115 Saarbrücken
Deutschland

Tel.: 0681-954310
E-Mail: info@iplnet.de
Website: www.iplnet.de

3. Collection of general data and information

IPL's website collects a number of general data and information with every visit to the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded: (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, IPL does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is rather required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by IPL on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

4. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to the controller will be determined by the input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored solely for internal use by the data controller and for his or her own purposes. The controller may arrange for the personal data to be transferred to one or more processors, such as a parcel service provider, which shall also use the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the controller.

Furthermore, by registering on the Internet site of the data controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are stored. The storage of this data is carried out against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable the clarification of criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the person responsible for processing. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the passing on of the data serves criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject with voluntary provision of personal data serves the purpose of the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, by their very nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the data controller.

The controller shall at any time upon request provide any data subject with information as to which personal data relating to the data subject are stored. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, unless this is contrary to any legal obligation to preserve records. The entire staff of the data controller is available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

5. How to contact us via the website

Due to legal regulations, the IPL's website contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted by a data subject to the controller on a voluntary basis are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directives and Regulations Giver or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the data controller information on personal data relating to him/her and a copy thereof. The European Data Protection Supervisor has also granted the data subject access to the following information:

- the processing purposes

- the categories of personal data processed

- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations

- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

- the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her, or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing

- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data

- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right of rectification

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:

the personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DPA.

The personal data were processed unlawfully.

The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.

If any of the above reasons apply and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored at IPL, he/she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of AKJ Automotive will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by the IPL and the working group as the responsible party is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, the IPL will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The IPL staff member will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Right to restrict processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time sufficient to enable the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data

The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.

The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims..

The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at the IPL, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The IPL employee will arrange for the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DS-GVO or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b DS-GVO and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transfer, the data subject has the right, in accordance with Article 20 paragraph 1 of the DS-GVO, to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data transfer, the person concerned can contact an employee of IPL at any time.

g) Right of appeal

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, the IPL no longer processes the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where the IPL processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the IPL processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the IPL will no longer process the personal data for those purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out at the IPL for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

To exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any employee of IPL or any other employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or significantly affects him/her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, IPL shall take reasonable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to present its own position and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time consult a member of the controller's staff.

i) Right of revocation of a data protection consent

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

8. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

9. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

10. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

11. Legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

This privacy statement was created in German by the Privacy Statement Generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH.

SSL-Encryption

In order to guarantee a secure transmission of your data, we use appropriate encryption procedures (e.g. SSL).

Social Networks

We are present on several social networks where we actively communicate with users and offer information about us.

Our website contains active Java-Script content from external providers, so-called web services. By accessing our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your online activities on our website. It is possible that data may be processed outside the EU. You can prevent this by installing a Java-Script blocker such as the browser plug-in 'NoScript' (www.noscript.net ) or by deactivating Java-Script in your browser. This may, however, lead to functional restrictions on Internet pages that you visit.

We use the following external web services:

LinkedIn

Our website uses a plug-in from "LinkedIn", which is operated by Linkedin inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using our website, which contains such a plug-in, your browser automatically creates a background connection to the LinkedIn servers.

The content of the plug-in is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and is merely incorporated into our site. This integration transfers the information that you have loaded a specific page of our website with your IP address to LinkedIn. This also applies if you are not currently logged in to LinkedIn or do not have a LinkedIn profile. This information is sent by your browser directly to a LinkedIn server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to LinkedIn when you visit our website, LinkedIn can assign you directly to your LinkedIn profile.

As soon as you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or writing a comment, this information is also sent directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. The information will also be published on your LinkedIn profile and displayed to your LinkedIn contacts. For more information on LinkedIn data usage, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Xing

Our website uses a plug-in from "Xing", which is operated by Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. By using our website, which contains such a plug-in, your browser automatically creates a background connection to the Xing servers.

To the best of our knowledge, Xing does not collect, process or store any personal data when you visit our website. In particular, the behaviour of the user is not evaluated and no IP addresses are stored. Further information on the data usage of Xing can be found here: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.