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1. data protection

optiMEAS GmbH attaches great importance to the observance of data protection. Therefore, the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) and other country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us, as well as this data protection declaration.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


a) Note on the responsible body

The person responsible for data processing on this website is

optiMEAS Measurement and Automation Systems GmbH

At Houiller Square 4/B

61381 Friedrichsdorf

Phone: +49 6172 997712-0

Responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).


(b) contact details of the Data Protection Officer

Mr Christian Bestgen

Phone: +49 (0) 6172 997712 0

e-mail address: datenschutz@optimeas.de


c) When visiting the website (server log files)

Our website can be visited without registration.

When you call up our website www.optimeas.de, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer (in anonymized form),
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:

  • Ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • Guarantee a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability and
  • for other administrative purposes.
  • for statistical purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.


(d) cookies

Cookies are used when using the website. Cookies are small files which are automatically created by the browser you use and which are then stored directly on your end device when you call up our website.
This cookie stores information that is related to the specific terminal device used (see above).
The use of cookies serves primarily to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time, to optimise user-friendliness. If you visit our site again, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
On the other hand, we use cookies to record the use of our website for statistical purposes. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time. The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you will not be able to use all the features of our website.


e) Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.


(f) request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DSGVO if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A DSGVO) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.


(g) Data protection in applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion is contrary to any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


h) Use of external services and social media

Google Analytics

optiMEAS GmbH also uses Google Analytics on the online platform, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (in the future: Google). Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that can be used to analyse the interaction of visitors with the online platform and thus further improve the online platform for you. Google Analytics also uses cookies (text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online platform is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information stored by Google Analytics cookies includes, for example, the time of the online platform visit, the frequency with which the visitor has called up the online platform and from where the visitor has accessed the online platform. In order to determine the latter value, Google first records the IP address of the user. However, optiMEAS GmbH has activated IP anonymization on the online platform. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of optiMEAS GmbH, Google will use the above-mentioned information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You can use the Storage of cookies of Google Analytics by a corresponding setting of your browser software prevent ("Private Mode", to be found under "Settings" on most browsers); however, it should be pointed out again that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Beyond that you can use the Registration the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and prevent the processing of this data by Googleby downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this Linkin order to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt out only works in this browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you have to click this link again.

You can find further information on data protection in relation to Google Analytics directly at Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by changing the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in the "Opting out of data collection" section.

Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the "Google Maps" service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, cannot be collected without their consent (usually in the context of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Web Fonts

On our website we use external fonts, Google Web Fonts. This is also a service of Google Inc. mentioned above. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. Through this it is transmitted to the server that you have visited our website. The IP address of the browser of the visitor's end device is also stored by Google.

Facebook plugins

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. DSGVO) social plugins ("Plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The Plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the words "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active)

When a user calls up a function of our online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user's device and integrated into the online offering by the user. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the users according to our state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his or her IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users, can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online offer. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads  or via the US side https://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the EU side https://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

This website uses the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" of Facebook Inc. ("Facebook"). This function is used to present visitors to this website with interest-based advertisements ("Facebook Ads") as part of their visit to the social network Facebook. For this purpose, the Remarketing tag of Facebook was implemented on this website. This tag is used to establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers when visiting the website. In doing so, it is transmitted to the Facebook server that you have visited this website and Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of data by Facebook as well as on your rights and options for protecting your privacy in this regard in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Alternatively, you can use the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" under https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_ disable. You must be logged in to Facebook to do this.

Twitter plugin

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, are integrated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that users can use to announce their favors regarding the content, to tell the authors of the content or to subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter can assign the call of the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

The Twitter plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings change.

Instagram Plugin

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the Instagram service, offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, are integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that allow users to express their favorites regarding the content, the authors of the content, or to subscribe to our posts. If users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram may associate the access to the above content and functions with the user's profile. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

The Instagram plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

For more information, please refer to the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

YouTube

This online offer uses the video platform YouTube, which is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you visit a relevant page of our offer, the embedded YouTube player connects to YouTube so that the video or audio file can be transmitted and played. In the process, data is also transferred to YouTube as the person responsible. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking on the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this association by logging out of your YouTube account and other accounts of the companies YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies of the companies.

We are not responsible for the processing of this data by YouTube. For more information about the scope and purpose of the collected data, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, your rights and the privacy options you can choose, please see the YouTube privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

XING plugin

The "XING Share Button" is used on this website. When you call up this website, your browser will establish a short-term connection to servers of XING AG ("XING"), which will be used to perform the "XING Share Button" functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value). XING does not store any of your personal data when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your usage behavior through the use of cookies in connection with the "XING Share Button".

The latest data protection information on the "XING Share Button" and additional information can be found on this website: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

LinkedIn Plugin

This website also uses plug-ins from the social network LinkedIn or LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "LinkedIn"). You can recognize LinkedIn's plug-ins by the corresponding logo or the "Recommend" button. Please note that the plugin establishes a connection between your respective Internet browser and the LinkedIn server when you visit our website. LinkedIn is thus informed that our website was visited with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button while logged into your LinkedIn account, you will be able to link content from our site to your LinkedIn profile page. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you or your account. You should be aware that we do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the information you submit and how LinkedIn uses it.

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to track your visit to our site to you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. For further information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

For more details about how the information is collected, your legal options and preferences, please contact LinkedIn. These will be made available to you on this website https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy is made available.


(i) Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details of such data;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party
  • in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue to process the data which was based on this consent in the future and
  • complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at the headquarters of optiMEAS GmbH.


j) Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating any special situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to the e-mail address given above or in the imprint is sufficient.


(k) data security
We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure within the website visit in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser and by the fact that "https://" is displayed in the address line of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


2. limitation of liability

a) Content and technical data

The contents of our website - especially technical data on the products we offer - are checked with great care. Nevertheless, optiMEAS GmbH cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the information provided.


b) External links

This website contains links to third party websites ("external links"). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. When the external links were first set up, the provider checked the external content for possible legal violations. At that time no legal violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked sites. The inclusion of external links does not mean that the provider adopts the content behind the reference or link as his own. The provider cannot reasonably be expected to constantly monitor these external links without concrete evidence of legal violations. However, upon knowledge of legal infringements, such external links will be deleted immediately.


c) No contractual relationship

The use of the freely accessible and free content does not constitute a contractual relationship between the user and the provider. If you consider a violation as given, the provider asks for a hint and to refrain from cost-causing measures.


3. copyright law

The contents and works published on this website are protected by copyright. Any use not permitted under German copyright law requires the prior written consent of the respective author or originator. This applies in particular to copying, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and contributions of third parties are marked as such. Unauthorised reproduction or transmission of individual contents or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Links to the websites of optiMEAS GmbH are always welcome and do not require the consent of the website operator. The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with permission.


4. our data protection - objection against advertising e-mails

The use of optiMEAS GmbH's contact data - in particular telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address - for commercial advertising is expressly not desired unless optiMEAS GmbH has given its prior written consent or a business contact already exists. optiMEAS GmbH and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data and expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. via spam e-mails.


5. applicable law

The applicable law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively. These instructions for use are to be regarded as part of the Internet offer from which reference was made to this page.

 

Friedrichsdorf, August 2018