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Data protection statement

We really appreciate your interest in our website and our company. Despite carefully checking their content, we cannot take any responsibility for links to external sites. The protection of your personal data that is collected, processed and used while visiting our website is of great importance to us. This is protected in accordance with the respective legal regulations.

In the following section we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on our website.

1. Collection and processing of data

Any access to our website and every file downloaded is recorded. These records are used for system-related and statistical purposes. The following data is recorded: name of the file accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser, and the requesting domain. The IP address of the computer making the request is also recorded. No further personal data will be collected unless it is entered voluntarily, e. g. in connection with a query or registration procedure.

2. Use and transfer of personal data

All of the personal data you provide us with will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your queries, handling contracts we have concluded with you, and for technical administration purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise transferred if this is required to execute a contract (transferring order data to suppliers in particular), for accounting purposes or if you have given your consent in advance. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time and this will become effective for future transactions. If you withdraw your consent for the storage of your personal data, it will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfil the purpose of its storage, or whenever the storage of such data is deemed inadmissible for other legal reasons.

3. Cookies

We use so called "cookies" to expand the range of functions of our website and to make it more convenient for you to use. These "cookies" allow data to be stored on your computer when accessing our website. You have the option of preventing cookies being saved on your computer via your browser's settings. This could, however, restrict the range of functions of our website.

This Web site uses Google Conversion Tracking. This system collects and saves anonymized cookies. Cookies are small strings of text characters that are saved for a maximum of 30 days on your computer. The data cannot be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site. No data is forwarded to third parties. You may withdraw your permission for this anonymized analysis to be carried out at any time by setting your browser to reject all cookies or to inform you when a cookie is being transferred. You may also use this link to deactivate Google's services. You may also deactivate the use of cookies by Google and other third-party providers participating in the network advertising initiative by visiting the network advertising initiative's deactivation page.

This Web site uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files that are saved to your computer and which allow your use of the Web site to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about how you use this Web site is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

However, if IP anonymization has been activated on a Web site, Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the Agreement of the Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases. IP anonymization has been activated on this Web site. On behalf of the provider of this Web site, Google will use this information to analyse how you use this Web site, to compile reports about the Web-site activities and to provide services related to the use of the Web site and Internet to the Web-site provider.

The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent cookies from being saved by making the corresponding setting in your browser software; but we would like to point out that this may prevent you from being able to use all the features provided by this Web site. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and data related to how you use this Web site (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

4. Right to information

If you contact us in writing we will be happy to inform you of the personal data we have stored for you.
Security information: We make every technical and organisational effort to store your data in a way that it is inaccessible to third parties. As data security cannot be fully ensured when communicating via e-mail, we recommend you send any confidential information through the post.

Public procedures directory of ecom instruments GmbH

We attach significant importance to protecting your personal information and your privacy. We therefore fully comply with the provisions stipulated in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The purpose of this Act is to protect individuals from having their privacy violated through use of their personal data.
Section 4g of the Act (BDSG) stipulates that a public procedures directory is to be made accessible to everyone in a suitable manner. This obligation is addressed below.
Needless to say you can object to the use of your data at any time, provided it is not required for executing a contractual relationship.
If you wish to exercise this right, please send an informal e-mail to: Opens window for sending emaildatenschutz(at)ecom-ex.com.
If you have any further queries, please contact our data protection officer who would be happy to help (for contact information refer to section 2).

1. Responsible body
ecom instruments GmbH

2. Management board
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Rolf Nied

Head of data processing
Wolfgang Schuster
e-mail: Opens window for sending emailwolfgang.schuster(at)ecom-ex.com

Operational data protection officer
Heiko Simon (DSB-TÜV)
e-mail: Opens window for sending emaildatenschutz(at)ecom-ex.com
Tel: +49 (0) 6294 / 4224 – 452

3. Address of responsible body
ecom instruments GmbH
Industriestraße 2
97959 Assamstadt

4. Designated purpose of data collection, processing and utilisation
ecom instruments is an innovative company which is characterised by its integrity, professionalism, high levels of expertise and reliability in realising demanding projects in the field of explosion-shielded products.
We develop, produce and sell mobile devices for explosive areas in which work is conducted with gases, dust and flammable liquids.

5. Groups of persons affected
- Parties interested in our services and devices
- Customers
- Our employees, former employees and applicants
- Employees of external companies
- External service providers and their employees
- Sales partners and cooperation partners
- Suppliers
- Contact persons of the groups mentioned

6. Data and data categories
- First name and surname, birth name if applicable
- Date of birth (if required)
- Customer or personnel ID
- Address
- Telephone number(s)
- e-mail address
- Bank details
- Features for user identification, e.g. login data
- Details regarding the start, duration and end of a contractual relationship
- Type and scope of utilised benefits, services and subscriptions
- Data required within the scope of the employment contract
- Information regarding customer satisfaction (customer service)
- Data transferred by interested parties, customers as well as applicants or employees

7. Recipients of data or categories of recipients
- Internal departments and their employees
- Employees of third party providers (e.g. employees of external companies)
- Cooperation partners and sales partners
- Official bodies in the context of overriding legal obligations (e.g. social insurance agencies)
- Additional parties such as subsidiaries or affiliated companies in the context of order processing and customer care

8. Prescribed periods for the deletion of data
Legislative bodies have decreed various duties to maintain records as well as corresponding retention periods. Upon expiry of these periods the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required.
If deletion is not possible as a result of technical or organisational restrictions, this data will be blocked from further utilisation.

9. Data transfer to foreign countries
Personal data will only be transferred to the EU and to third countries provided it is required for fulfilling the business purposes you have commissioned us with or if we are legally obligated to fulfil such an action.
We take the special protection requirements into account through the use of appropriate measures, whereby we only transfer the personal data which is absolutely necessary.

10. General description of the security precautions in accordance with Section 9 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)
We have taken numerous measures to protect your data. In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) the legislative body stipulates that details relating to individual technical and organisational measures shall not be made publicly available.
We can assure you that we have undertaken a variety of measures in conformity with the following provisions specified under Section 9 and the Annex to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and that we are improving such measures on a continuous basis:
• Access control
• Physical access control
• User access control
• Data transmission control
• Entry control
• Order control
• Availability control
• Separation requirement

Author: Heiko Simon, operational data protection officer