Data Security

Data Security

Data protection

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our services. D.CT Deutsche Cleantech GmbH, Hochstraße 29, D-60313 Frankfurt am Main, is responsible for the processing of your data when using this website in accordance with data protection law.

For what purposes do we process your personal data? What is the legal basis for this when using this website?
We process personal data when you use the website so that you can access and visit our website and we can protect our website and other systems from security risks; you can contact us (via contact form / e-mail enquiries) and we can optimize our website content and make it user-friendly and tailored to our needs. Further processing of your personal data other than stated in these data protection instructions will only take place in cases in which a legal regulation expressly authorises or obliges us to do so or in which you have explicitly consented to data processing. We will inform you of any changes in purpose, taking into account the legal requirements.

Accessing and visiting our website
You can visit our website for information purposes only, without further communication of personal data. When you visit our website, only the technical access data transmitted by your browser is automatically stored, i.e. the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you visit us, the date and time of your visit and the identification data of the browser/operating system used. The web server necessarily also stores your IP address, which may allow an assignment to your person under further conditions. In addition, we use cookies in order to be able to make our website available to you in an optimized and demand-oriented manner even for purely informational use (for details on this and your corresponding design options, see below in the section “Use of cookies and related functions/technologies”). The access data will not be merged with other data sources, nor will the data be evaluated for marketing purposes.

The aforementioned access data is stored on our web server within the framework of so-called server log files and is required to provide a functional website and to ensure system security for technical reasons. Beyond the above purposes, we use access data exclusively for the design and optimisation of our Internet offer in line with your needs, purely statistically and without inference to your person.

As far as you visit our website to inform yourself about our services, the temporary storage of access data and log files takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (legal basis), in particular for the implementation of the user contract. In addition, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as a legal basis for the temporary storage of access data and log files. Our legitimate interest is to provide you with a technically functioning and user-friendly website and to guarantee the security of our systems.

The access data collected in the context of the use of our website will only be stored for the period of time for which this data is required to achieve the above purposes. Your IP address is stored on our web server for a maximum of 7 days.

Contact form/requests and newsletter
We collect and store personal data when you enter it in the contact form provided on our website and send it to us or when you contact us in any other way (e.g. by e-mail). You also have the option of sending us e-mail enquiries regarding our services. In principle, it is your free decision whether and which information you provide us with in corresponding contact inquiries. If you contact us by e-mail, we store the data provided by you. When using the contact form on our website, we collect the following data: Company, first and last name, e-mail address and your individual message/question. In addition, you have the option of voluntarily providing us with further personal data, such as your telephone number or your address, for a callback or other contact. When using the contact form on our website, the following technical access data will also be stored: Date and time of sending your request and your IP address. We use the personal data provided to us due to the use of the contact form or an e-mail inquiry to process the respective contact or inquiry.

If you contact us within the framework of an existing contractual relationship or contact us in advance for information about our services, the data and information provided by you will be processed for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiry in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO (legal basis). The technical access data collected during the transmission process is stored for the purpose of technically providing the possibility of contact (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (legal basis)) and to safeguard our legitimate interests in the maintenance of system security (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (legal basis)).

We store the personal data collected in connection with your establishment of contact for the purpose and for the processing of your inquiry. After the final completion of your request, this data will be deleted. The technical access data stored in this context will only be stored for the period for which this data is required for technical reasons, in particular for the functional provision of the contact possibilities and to ensure system security.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used to send the newsletter until you unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time either by clicking on the link at the end of each newsletter mailing or by sending an e-mail to the above address. In this case, your consent is the legal basis for the collection and processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. In addition, we inform contacts whose e-mail address we receive in connection with the provision of our services about current projects of our company. If you no longer wish to receive this information, you can inform us by clicking on the link at the end of the respective e-mail or by sending a message to the above address. Our legitimate interest in the presentation of our services is the legal basis for the processing of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in connection with § 7 para. 3 UWG).

You have the opportunity to inform yourself on our website about us as an employer, about current job advertisements and you can apply for vacancies and internships with us by e-mail or by regular post. Personal data will only be passed on to third parties if you have given us your express consent or if we have been ordered to do so by the authorities. Your data and documents will of course be treated absolutely confidentially and will only be kept for as long as this is necessary to check and process your application. After completion of the application process, your data and documents will be deleted within the legal deadlines. As far as you apply to us, the data and information provided by you will be processed for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure in accordance with § 26 Paragraph 1 Federal Data Protection Act in conjunction with Art. 88 DSGVO and Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter b DSGVO (legal basis).

Use of cookies and related functions/technologies
In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies in some areas. Cookies are files that are stored on your hard drive or in the cache of your Internet browser when you visit our website.

Cookies are used by us for the storage of session-relevant information within the website. These cookies expire at the end of the session / browser session (so-called transient cookies) and are not permanently stored. Cookies can be divided into the following categories / cookie types in particular:

Necessary Cookies Cookies for the necessary execution of specific website functionalities
Functional Cookies Cookies, which serve to enable services and functionalities of the website (e.g. the playback of videos) and/or to increase the usability of the website
Performance Cookies Cookies for measuring the performance of our website and website content

Cookies Cookies to analyse data about the location, interests of visitors and the like in order to obtain information about visitors to our website and the content requested. Of course, you can also visit our website without using cookies. One way is to disable the use of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings for cookies. This would include all cookies. You can regularly obtain the procedure for deactivating cookies via the “Help” function of your Internet browser. Please note, however, that these settings may affect the full availability and functionality of our website. We set the following cookie(s):

↓ Website-Information
Cookie-TypCookie-NameDescription/ ExplanationValidity
Functional Cookiespll_languageThe Cookie is set by a plugin that queries the language of the visitor’s browser. This information is set as a cookie that is valid for one year.One year
The above cookie-based data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f DSGVO (legal basis) to protect our legitimate interests. In particular, our legitimate interests are to be able to provide you with a technically optimised, user-friendly and needs-oriented website and to guarantee the security of our systems.

Use of Google Maps
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing representation of services and at an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the Internet page. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration: Data processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Who recieves your data?
Within the scope of the data processing described above, we use external service providers or, if necessary, commission them with corresponding services. Insofar as service providers receive your personal data as contract processors, they are strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. In the following, we list the categories of external recipients in detail:

IT service provider:
nipit ITsolutions GmbH & Co. KG, Alexander-Diehl-Strasse 12, 55130 Mainz, Germany

How do we protect your data?
We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal data and protect our website and other systems through appropriate technical and organisational measures. In particular, your data is protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and alteration by unauthorised persons as well as against unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure or distribution. In addition, data provided by you via our website is transmitted in encrypted form using SSL.

Which regulations apply for links?
Some sections of our website may contain links to third-party websites. These websites are subject to their own data protection principles. We are not responsible for their operation, including data handling. If you send information to or about such third party sites, you should review the privacy notices on those sites before submitting any information that may be associated with you.

 What applies to the deletion of my personal data?
Stored personal data will be deleted subject to statutory retention periods if you revoke your consent to storage given to us, if knowledge of such data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.

Your rights
As a data subject, you have various rights with regard to your personal data and our processing of these data.

Right of information
If you have any questions or comments about the collection, processing and use of your personal data, you can contact us at the above address. Upon request, we will be happy to inform you whether and which personal data about you is stored by us.

Right of rectification
You also have the right to request us to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you.

Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke the consent you have given us at any time by sending us a corresponding message. Please note that your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation.

Rights of cancellation and restriction of processing
Under the legal requirements, you have the right to request us to delete your personal data, for example if the legal basis for processing ceases to exist. In certain cases, you may also request that we restrict the processing of data, for example for the duration of a check, if you dispute the accuracy of the data, or if data may not be deleted.

Right of objection
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time, if we base the specific processing on legitimate interests. Upon your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless there are compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right of data transferability
In addition, subject to legal requirements, you have the right to require us to disclose any personal data that you may have provided to us in a generally accepted, machine-readable format. If we process such data on the basis of your consent, you can for example request that we transfer your data to another provider.

Right of appeal
If you believe that there is a reason to complain about the processing of your personal data, you can contact us at the above contact details. You can also lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.

Is there an obligation to provide data?
In order to make our website available to you and to enable the use of the corresponding services/functionalities (such as contact forms, etc.), it is necessary that you provide the necessary personal data. Without this data it is not possible to access our website content or use the corresponding services/functionalities.

Is your data used for automated decision making / profiling?
In principle, you have the right not to be subject to automated decision making processes – including profiling – outside decisions on the conclusion or performance of contracts that have legal effects against you or significantly impair you in a similar manner. In particular, these decisions may not regularly be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO. We do not use such automated decision processes within the framework of our website and the associated data processing.

Can this privacy policy change?
The further development of the Internet and our website may also have an impact on our data protection information. We reserve the right to change these website-specific data protection notices in the future so that they comply with current legal requirements or to reflect extensions or changes to our website. Your visit to this website is subject to the current version of this data protection information, which you can access on every subpage under the link “Data protection”.

Status May 2018 

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