Data protection declaration
1. Data protection at a glance
The following instructions give a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information about the topic of data protection in the Data Protection Declaration below this text.
Collecting data on our website
Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?
The website operator processes the data on this website. Its contact data can be taken from the masthead for this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected on the one hand because you send it to us. This could have to do with data, for example, which you fill out in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (such as web browser, operating system or time that the page was accessed). Your data is collected automatically as soon as you visit our website.
What do we do with your data?
Some of the data are collected in order to ensure error-free provisions of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have in regard to your data?
You have the right at any time to receive, free of charge, information about the origin, receivers and purposes for your stored personal data. You additionally have the right to request correction, blocking or erasure of these data. If you have further questions about the topic of data protection, you can write to us at the address given in the masthead. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the competent authorities.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party service providers
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically assessed. This is done above all with cookies and so-called 'analysis programs’. Analysis of your surfing behaviour is done anonymously, as a rule; surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis, or prevent it through not using certain tools. You can find detailed information about this in the data protection declaration below.
You can object to this analysis. The data protection declaration will explain how to object to this.
2. General instructions and obligatory information
The operator of these pages takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with statutory data protection rules as well as this data protection declaration.
Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect, and how we use it. It also explains how and to what purposes this takes place.
We would like to point out that data transfer on the web (such as communication by email) can have gaps in security. It is not possible to provide gap-free protection of data from access by third parties.
Instructions about the responsible office
The responsible office for data processing on this website is:
FISCHER GmbH & Co. KG
Am Hasenbiel 33
Tel 49 (72 44) 96 42-0
Fax +49 (72 44) 96 42-77
The responsible office is the natural or legal person who decides solely or together with others on the purpose and methods for processing personal data (such as names, email address, and others).
Information about data transfer to the USA and other third countries
Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, USA companies are obligated to hand over personal data to security authorities, without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that USA authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are possible only with your express consent. You can withdraw your already-granted consent at any time. You need only send us a non-formal email. The lawfulness of the data processing up to your withdrawal notice remains unaffected.
Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to complain with the responsible authorities
In the case of data protection legal violations, you have the right to complain to the competent authorities. Competent authorities for data protection legal issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is located. A list of data protection officers as well as their contact data can be found on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that we or a third party provide you the data which we automatically process to fulfil a contract in a usual, machine-readable format. If you request transfer of these data to another responsible party, this is only done if it is technically feasible.
SS or TLS encryption
These pages use SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential contents, such as orders or queries which you send to us as the page operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by noticing that the address target of the browser switches from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’, and a key symbol shows in your browser header.
When SSL or TLS encryption are activated, the data which you send to us cannot be co-read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
You have the right in the context of applicable statutory provisions for free of charge information about your stored personal data, its origin and the receivers and the purpose for the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or erasure of these data. If you have further questions about the topic of data protection, you can write to us at the address given in the masthead.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us for this purpose at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we hold about you, we will usually need time to verify this. You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data for the duration of the review.
- If the processing of your personal data has happened / is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
- If you have lodged an objection according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, there must be a balancing of your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been 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 - apart from their storage - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence 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.
Object to advertising emails
The use of public contact data to send not expressly requested advertising and information material to the address given by the masthead is herewith objected to. The operator of the web pages reserves the express legal steps it can take in the case of non-requested sending of advertising information, in the form of spam emails.
3. Data Protection Officer
Legally prescribed Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.
FISCHER GmbH & Co. KG
Am Hasenbiel 33
Tel 49 (72 44) 96 42-0
Fax +49 (72 44) 96 42-77
4. Collecting data on our website
The web pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damages to your computer, and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our offers more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called 'session cookies’. They are automatically erased after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies for specific cases, or generally exclude them, as well as activate automatic erasure of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website can be restricted if you deactivate cookies.
Cookies which are used for executing electronic communications procedures or to provide specific functions which you have requested (such as a shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 let. F of the GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in storing cookies for technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies (such as cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are specially treated in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server query
- IP address
These data are not put together with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 let. B of the GDPR which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contract measures.
If you send us queries through a contact form, your information from the query form will be stored by us, including the contact data given there for the purposes of processing the query, and in the case of additional questions. We do not forward these data without your consent.
Processing of the data given in the contact form is done exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 let. A of the GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. You need only send us a non-formal email. The lawfulness of the data processing up to your withdrawal notice remains unaffected.
The data which you have provided to us on the contact form remains with us until you request its erasure, you withdraw your consent to store it, or the reason for data storage is no longer present (such as completing processing of your query). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us.
The data you send to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to store them or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
Processing (customer and contract) data
We collect, process and use personal data only to the degree that they are needed for founding, contextual structuring or changing the legal relationship (existing data). The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 let. B of the GDPR which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contract measures. Personal data on the use of our web pages (use data) are collected, processed and used by us only to the degree necessary in order to make it possible for the user to use the services, or to invoice the user.
The customer data collected is erased after completing the order or the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
If you would like to receive the newsletter we offer on our website, we need your email address as well as information which allows us to examine that you are the owner of the given email address, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected, or are collected only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively to send the requested information, and do not forward them to third parties.
Processing of the data given in the newsletter subscription form is done exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 let. A of the GDPR). You can withdraw your consent granted to store the data, the email address as well as its use to send the newsletter at any time, by pressing the “de-subscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing up to your withdrawal notice remains unaffected.
The data which we have gathered from you for the purposes of sending you a newsletter is stored until you de-subscribe and is erased after your de-subscription. Data which we store for other reasons (such as email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.
We use rapidmail in order to send our newsletter. Your data is therefore transferred to rapidmail GmbH. For this, rapidmail GmbH is prohibited to use your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. Rapidmail GmbH is forbidden to forward or sell your data. Rapidmail is a German, certified newsletter software provider which was carefully selected using the requirements of the GDPR and BDSG.
You can withdraw your consent to store the data and their use for sending the newsletter, such as by clicking on the de-subscribe link in the newsletter.
6. Plug-ins and tools
Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The page operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit our pages which are equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s services is created. This will communicate to the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of presenting our on-line offers. This is a justified interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 let. F of the GDPR.
You can find further information on working with user data in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
7. Registration on this website
You can register on this website to use additional functions on the site. We only use the data entered for this purpose for purposes of using the respective product or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.
For important changes, such as to the scope of products or for technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address entered during registration to send you this information.
The data entered during registration are processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by registration and, if necessary, for the initiation of further contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).
The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on this website and will be subsequently deleted. This shall not affect statutory retention periods.
8. Handling of applicant data
We provide you with the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, post or via online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.
Scope and purpose of the data collection
If you send us an application, we process your associated personal details (e.g. contact and communication information, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation) and - if you have given your consent - Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal details will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of §26 BDSG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementation of the employment relationship.
Data retention period
If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will subsequently be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The retention is particularly intended for purposes of proof in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for continued retention no longer applies.
Longer retention may also take place if you have given appropriate consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or if statutory retention obligations prevent deletion.
Admission to the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, we may be able to include you in our pool of applicants. In the case of inclusion, all documents and details from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact you in the event of suitable vacancies.
Inclusion in the applicant pool is based exclusively on your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Giving consent is voluntary and is not related to the current application process. The person concerned can revoke his or her consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the applicant pool, unless there are legal reasons for retention.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been given.
Version: December 2021