1. Privacy at a Glance
Data Collection on this Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may include data that you enter into a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected or obtained with your consent when you visit the website through our IT systems. These are primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
How do we use your data?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Additionally, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools
Data Processing Agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the aforementioned provider. This is a legally required contract that ensures that the provider processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
Responsible Party Notice
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
H.R. Rathgeber GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: 07324 – 177 – 0
The responsible entity 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, email addresses, etc.).
Data Protection Officer:
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Phone: 07324 / 177 – 0
Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries:
We use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that do not provide an equivalent level of data protection. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. Please note that these countries may not guarantee a level of data protection comparable to that of the EU. For example, US companies are required to disclose personal data to security authorities without the possibility of legal recourse for the data subject. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) process, evaluate, and store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing:
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent that has already been given at any time. The legality of data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR):
Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit those data to another controller where technically feasible, provided that the processing is based on consent or necessary for the performance of a contract.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, deletion, and rectification
Within the framework of applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to rectification or erasure of such data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
– If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. During the period of verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure of the data and request the restriction of their use instead.
– If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
– If you have objected to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the GDPR, a balance needs to be made between your interests and ours. Until it is determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may only be processed – apart from their storage – with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
4. Data collection on this website
Consent with Usercentrics
This website uses the consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent for the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of certain technologies and to document this in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, website: https://usercentrics.com/de/ (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”). When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:
Your consent(s) or the revocation of your consent(s)
Your IP address
Information about your browser
Information about your device
Time of your visit to the website
Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to associate the granted consents or their revocation with you. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. The use of Usercentrics is carried out in order to obtain the legally required consents for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.
Data Processing Agreement
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the aforementioned provider. This is a legally required contract that ensures that this provider processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
These data will not be combined with other data sources. The collection of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the provided contact details, will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries directed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR), if requested. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after completing the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory legal provisions – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry via email, telephone, or fax:
If you contact us via email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not disclose this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries directed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR), if requested. The data you send us via contact inquiries will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after completing the processing of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – particularly statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
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5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics allows the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, duration of visit, operating systems used, and the user’s origin. This data is assigned to the respective user’s device. It is not associated with a user ID. Furthermore, we can record mouse movements, scroll actions, and clicks with Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to supplement the collected data and employs machine learning technologies for data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of users for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google regarding the use of this website is usually transferred to a server in the United States and stored there. The use of this service is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR and § 25(1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (TTDSG). Consent can be revoked at any time. The transfer of data to the USA is based on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. For more details, please see: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or alternatively, you can set an opt-out cookie to disable Google Analytics. Set opt-out cookie.
Disable data collection by Google Analytics for this website.
Data processing agreement:
We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
This website uses “WordPress Statistics” to analyze visitor traffic statistically. The provider is Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland, whose parent company is based in the USA. WordPress Statistics uses technologies that enable the recognition of users for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). WordPress Statistics collects, among other things, log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of website visitors (country, city), and the actions they have taken on the site (e.g., clicks, views, downloads). The information collected about the use of this website is stored on servers in the USA. After processing and before storage, your IP address is anonymized. The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior to optimize both its website offering and its advertising. If appropriate consent has been requested (e.g., consent to store cookies), processing is based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time. The transfer of data to the USA is based on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. For more details, please see: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
6. Plugins and Tools
7. Own Services
Handling of Applicant Data
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g., via email, postal mail, or online application form). Below, we will inform you about the scope, purpose, and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing, and use of your data are carried out in accordance with applicable data protection laws and all other legal provisions, and your data will be treated strictly confidentially.
Scope and Purpose of Data Collection
When you submit an application to us, we process your associated personal data (e.g., contact and communication details, application documents, notes from application interviews, etc.) to the extent necessary to make a decision about establishing an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (general contract initiation), and – if you have given consent – Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be shared within our company with individuals involved in the processing of your application. If the application is successful, the data you have submitted will be stored in our data processing systems based on § 26 BDSG and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of conducting the employment relationship.
Data Retention Period
If we cannot offer you a job, you reject a job offer, or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided to us based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months after the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). After that, the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The retention serves as evidence in case of legal disputes. If it becomes apparent that the data will be necessary after the 6-month period (e.g., due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), deletion will only occur when the purpose for further retention no longer applies. Longer retention may also take place if you have given corresponding consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if legal retention obligations prevent deletion.
Our Social Media Profiles
Data Processing by Social Networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks we use are listed below.
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. can usually comprehensively analyze your user behavior when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presence, numerous data processing operations relevant to data protection are triggered. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media platform can associate this visit with your user account. Your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media platform. In this case, data collection may occur, for example, through cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.
Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media platforms can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you within and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are logged in or have been logged in.
Our social media appearances are intended to ensure a comprehensive presence on the Internet. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR).
Controller and exercise of rights
When you visit one of our social media appearances (e.g., Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can exercise your rights (access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, and complaint) with regard to both us and the operator of the respective social media platform (e.g., Facebook).
Please note that despite our joint responsibility with the operators of the social media platforms, we do not have full control over the data processing operations of the social media platforms. Our options are primarily based on the corporate policies of the respective provider.
The data directly collected by us through our social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request deletion, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for data storage is no longer applicable. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.
Specific Social Networks
We have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the collected data is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
We have entered into an agreement with Facebook for joint processing (Controller Addendum). This agreement specifies the data processing operations for which we or Facebook are responsible when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
We have a profile on Instagram. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The transfer of data to the USA is based on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875, and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.
If you wish to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
We have a profile on Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests.” Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.