Privacy Policy

Within the framework of the General Data Protection Regulations, which became effective on 25.05.2018, wefa would like to inform you about the information collected and used during your visit to our website www.wefa-gmbh.de and how it is treated.

This website is operated by Westdeutsche Farben GmbH (hereinafter “wefa” or “we”), which is also solely responsible for any data processing operations associated with your visit, unless otherwise stated below. You can reach us with the following contact details:

Westdeutsche Farben GmbH
Hafenstr. 223-225
45356 Essen
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 201 – 8331600
Fax: +49 (0) 201 – 8331608
Email: info@wefa-gmbh.de

You can reach our data protection Commissioner at datenschutz@wefa-gmbh.de.

  1. 1. Website visits

If you visit the website www.wefa-gmbh.de , personal data will be collected.

During your visit to our website, data generated by your browser or device, which may be classified as personal information by law, is automatically collected. These are the IP address of your computer, the type of browser used, the date, time and duration of your visit, as well as the sections of our website that you have visited.

The data mentioned are used for statistical purposes as well as for the optimization of our website and our communication. Your data are normally stored anonymously (see also 3. and 4. Google Analytics and Cookies).

Our entitlement to the aforementioned data processing arises, on the one hand, from our legitimate interest in operating a website (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations). With regard to the use of data to provide data to law enforcement agencies, eligibility is based on our being required to provide information to law enforcement authorities in event of a cyber attack (Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulations).

A transfer of the data to other recipients takes place only to our hosting service provider who hosts the website on our behalf.

As soon as the above personal data are no longer required to display the website, they will be deleted.

Transmission to third countries outside of the European Economic Area is not intended.

  1. 2. Use of the contact form

We offer you a contact form to contact us on a voluntary basis. The use of the contact form is not required for the use of our other website. If you use our contact form, we will collect your name, your email address, the name of your company, your telephone number, the content of the message and the time of transmission. We use this data to respond to your request or, if necessary, to pass it on to important affiliated companies of wefa, if the content of the request is directed to this company.

By processing the data, we have a legitimate interest in responding to your inquiries (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations). In addition, we are required to keep records based on commercial and fiscal regulations (Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulations).

We plan to keep the above data for a period of 10 years and then delete it.

A transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended, unless the requests are explicitly directed to locations outside the European Economic Area or come from a country outside the European Economic Area in which wefa has an official partner.

  1. 3. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual’s browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

The use of cookies serves our legitimate interest to ensure the functionality of the website and to keep the visit consistent, i.e. to receive information during a meeting and to perform statistical evaluations (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations).

The recipients of the data are the web administrator, the hosting service providers we use, as well as external programmers who work on our behalf. A transfer of personal data acquired from the cookies to other recipients is not performed. However, the services we use from Google (paragraphs 4 – 7) also use their own cookies. Transmission to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended (with the exception of Google Services cookies).

You can prevent cookies from our website being stored locally at any time by selecting the appropriate setting of your internet browser, and permanently prohibiting cookies being stored. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. by deactivating the storage of cookies in your internet browser, not all the features of our website may be fully usable.
We plan to delete the above data after completing the respective browser session.

  1. 4. Google Analytics

The website www.wefa-gmbh.de uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

Web analysis is the collection and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a particular person has come from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and the duration of the visit to a subpage. Web analysis is used regularly to optimize a website as well as cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA (hereinafter: “Google”).

We use the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addendum, the IP address of your Internet connection will be shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our website is made from within the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is our legitimate interest in analysing the flow of visitors to our website (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations). Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on your computer. What cookies are, is explained in detail above under point 3. Storing a cookie enables analysis of the use of our website. Each time you visit one of the individual pages on this website, the internet browser on your computer is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives, on our behalf, knowledge of personal information, such as your IP address, which serve, among other things, to determine the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of your visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection you use, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the storage of cookies through our website, as explained in Section 3, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of his internet browser and thereby permanently prohibit the storage of cookies. This internet browser setting would also prevent Google from storing a cookie on your computer. In addition, a cookie already issued by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs.
In addition, you have the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, you can download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. However, if your computer is later deleted, formatted, or reinstalled, you must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If you uninstall or deactivate the browser add-on, you have the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Insofar as you prevent the use of Google Analytics as described, this does not affect the usability of our website.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/. We do not store any personal data in the context of Google Analytics, as the data is immediately anonymized by Google.

  1. 5. Google Maps

This website features the Google Maps plug-in. The operating company of Google Maps is Google, with the detailed data specified in Section 4.

Each visit to the individual pages incorporating the Google Maps plug-in automatically causes the internet browser on your computer to submit data to Google for the purpose of providing the Google Maps plug-in. As part of this technical process, Google will be aware of personally identifiable information, such as your IP address, which is used, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks. In detail, the IP address, device identification, browser characteristics, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs and geolocation data are transmitted to Google.

The purpose of the Google Maps component is our legitimate interest in being able to use an interactive map graphic with a navigation function (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations).

You can use browser settings or plug-ins to prevent page elements like Google Maps from being automatically loaded. If you use such settings or plug-ins, the map display of Google Maps will not be displayed, depending on your settings, or only after your explicit approval has been granted; only then does the above-mentioned data transfer to Google occur.

We do not store any personally identifiable information in Google Maps.

A transfer of personal data to other recipients does not occur.

The further processing of data is the sole responsibility of Google Maps. The terms of service for Google Maps can be found in Google Maps Terms of Service. For details, see Google‘s Privacy Policy.

  1. 6. Using Google reCaptcha

To protect your privacy when using the online contact form, wefa uses the reCAPTCHA service. The operating company of reCAPTCHA is Google, with the detailed data specified in Section 4. The query serves our legitimate interest of distinguishing whether input comes from a human being or constitutes an abuse via automated, mechanical processing (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR).

The query includes sending the IP address to Google as well as any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there.

By using reCaptcha, you agree that the recognition you provide will be used to digitize old works.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address sent by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other data provided by Google. This data is subject to the deviating privacy policies of Google. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  1. 7. Your rights

According to the provisions of Art. 15-20 of the General Data Protection Regulations, you have the right to request information about the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to request a correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

Regarding the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your personal situation (Art. 21 General Data Protection Regulations).

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the regulatory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection laws.