Welcome to our website www.doepke.de. We are pleased that you’ve visited and are interested in data protection. The protection of your data is very important to us. That’s why we’ve drawn up the following data protection statement to provide information on which of your data we or third-party service providers collect during your visit to our website and how this data is used. If you have any more questions about how your personal data is handled, please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer (see below for contact details).
The term ‘personal data’ is defined in Article 4(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your legal name, address, telephone number or date of birth.
The collection and use of your data is strictly governed by the regulations set out by Article 6, points (a) to (c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG). We feel a particular responsibility to keep your personal data confidential and that’s why we work hard to ensure that your data is handled strictly within the limits set out by legal regulations. Your personal data is provided on a voluntary basis where possible. We also do not pass on your data to third parties without your express consent. In the case of especially sensitive data, like payment information or queries you send to us, we use SSL encryption to ensure that this information is kept secure. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us not to mention that the general risks of using the internet still exist and we have no influence over this. Email correspondence in particular is not secure without further precautions and may be intercepted by third parties in some cases.

Right to information, deletion and blocking of data
You have the right to be informed free of charge of any personal data we have stored that relates to you, as well as the origin of this data, the recipient and the purpose of the data collection and processing at any time (Article 15 GDPR). You also have the right to request that your data be rectified (Article 16 GDPR), blocked or deleted (Article 17 GDPR). This does not include data that is stored due to legal requirements or for the purposes of proper business management. Data is kept in a blocked file for control purposes, so that we can block your data at any time. If data is not recorded for the purposes of meeting legal archiving obligations, we will delete your data upon request. If we have to retain data to meet legal archiving obligations, we will block this data. If you have any questions about correcting, blocking or deleting your personal data, please get in touch with our Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided in this data protection statement or using the address provided in the legal notice on this website.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files from our server which are stored on your PC. They support the display of our website and help you move around the website. Cookies collect data on your IP address, browser, operating system and internet connection. We do not combine this information with personal data and do no pass on this information to third parties. We never use cookies to place malware or spyware programs on your computer. You can also use our website without cookies, but this may limit the display and functionality of the website and its content. If you wish to disable cookies, you can do so using the relevant settings on your browser. Use your browser’s help function to make the desired changes to your settings. You can manage online advertising cookies using the following links: www.aboutads.info/choices for the USA www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices for Europe

Collection of access data
The delivery and display of content on our website requires certain data to be collected in order to function properly. When you visit our website, files known as ’server log files’ are collected by us or our webspace provider. These log files do not contain information that would allow us to link them to you or your personal circumstances. The information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the data volume, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, the referrer URL (the website providing the link that allowed you to switch to our site) and the corresponding IP address. We use this data to display and deliver our content and for statistical purposes. The information helps us provide and constantly improve the content of our website. We also reserve the right to check this data after the fact, if we suspect that our website has been used illegally.

Newsletter subscription
You can subscribe to our newsletter on our website. We need your email address for this purpose. For legal reasons we also have to check whether you are indeed the owner of the email address provided to us and whether you really do want to receive the newsletter. For this reason, we collect information that allows us to carry out these checks. The data collected for this purpose is used to send and receive the newsletter. It is not used for any other purpose and is not passed on to third parties. Apart from the information required to send the newsletter, no other data will be collected from our website. Since sending and receiving our newsletter depends on your consent, you can withdraw your permission to collect and store your data at any time without having to provide a reason. Use the unsubscribe link for this purpose, which is provided in the newsletter itself.

Personal data
Under the principles of data reduction and data economy, we only collect personal data to the extent required for the use of our website or prescribed by law, and only retain this data for the minimum required duration. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and ensure that we strictly observe the applicable legal regulations and the stipulations of this data protection statement when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose for data collection no longer applies or the end of the legal retention period has been reached, the collected data is blocked or deleted. Our website can be used regularly without providing personal data. If we do collect personal data – such as your name, postal address or email address – this data is provided on a voluntary basis. This data is not given to third parties without your express consent. Please note that online data in general is not always transmitted securely. Email correspondence in particular is not guaranteed to be secure.

Server log files
Server log files contain anonymised data collected during your visit to our website. This information cannot be connected to you personally. Collecting this information is essential for technical reasons in order to provide and display our content correctly. Furthermore, this information is used for statistical purposes and to constantly optimise our content. Typical log files include the date and time of your visit to our website, the data volume, the browser and browser version you used to visit our website, the operating system you used, the domain name of your internet service provider, the page you were on from which you switched to our website (referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also allow us to carry out precise checks if there is a suspicion that our website has been used illegally.

SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption to protect the transmission of confidential or personal content from our users. This encryption is activated when processing payments, for example, or queries you send to us via our website. Please ensure that SSL encryption is activated when carrying out any of the relevant activities. It is easy to tell when the encryption has been activated: the URL in your browser changes from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’. SSL-encrypted data cannot be read by third parties. Only send confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us when in doubt.

Rejection of advertising email
For legal reasons we have to publish our contact details. This information is sometimes used by third parties to send us unsolicited advertising and informational material. We hereby object to any advertising material of any kind that is sent to us without our explicit authorisation. We further reserve the right to take legal action against those parties that send unsolicited advertising material to us. This applies in particular to spam email, spam letters and spam faxes. Note that the unauthorised sending of advertising material may have legal repercussions under competition, civil and criminal law. Spam email and faxes in particular may lead to high damages claims if they disrupt our business operations by overfilling our mailboxes or fax machines.

Facebook plugin
On the basis of our legitimate business interest in analysing, optimising and managing our online presence (within the sense of Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR), we use plugins offered by the social network Facebook on our website. These plugins are provided by Facebook, Inc., based at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the ‘like’ button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, a direct connection to the Facebook server is established using the plugin. You are then switched there through your browser. Facebook is then informed that your IP address has visited our website. By clicking on the Facebook ‘like’ button, you are linking content on our website to your profile on Facebook. Facebook is able to connect your visit to our website to your Facebook user account. We have no knowledge of what type of information is sent to Facebook and how Facebook uses this data. You can learn more about data collection and data use by Facebook from Facebook’s data policy at www.facebook.com/policy.php. You can prevent your visit to our website from being connected to your Facebook profile by logging out of your Facebook account before visiting our site.

Use of Google Analytics
On the basis of our legitimate business interest in optimising and analysing our online presence (within the sense of Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR), we use the Google Analytics web analytics service offered by Google Inc. on our website. This service uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your PC and allow your use of our website to be analysed. The cookies generate information that is then transmitted to a Google server. These servers are generally located in the USA but follow EEA conventions. Your IP address is truncated before it is sent to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is your IP address truncated after being sent to the USA. Google analyses the transmitted information and provides further services to us as the website operator based on the analysed data. The transmitted IP addresses are not combined with other Google services. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings, but please be aware that doing so may limit the display and functionality of our website. A browser plugin also prevents the collection and use of data generated by cookies. You can download this plugin from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Learn more about the data protection terms of Google and Google Analytics at: www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or policies.google.com/. If you would like to permanently deactivate Google Analytics on the website www.doepke.de, please click on this link

XING plugin
We use functions from XING, a network that aims to promote specifically professional contacts between its members, on our website. XING AG is the provider of this network and is based at Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When you visit any pages of our website that use XING functions, a connection is established with XING servers. The integrated functions may include content such as images, videos and text and buttons that allow users to share content from this website within Xing. If users are members of the platform Xing, Xing can assign the action of accessing the content and functions mentioned above to user profiles on the platform. We do not know whether XING stores personal data. As far as we know, XING does not analyse any IP addresses and does not store these. You can learn more about XING’s data protection from its data protection statement at www.xing.com/app/share. You can also learn more about the XING ‘share’ button there.

Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer will be happy to discuss these matters with you:
Michael Potsch
Doepke Schaltgeräte GmbH
Stellmacherstraße 11
26506 Norden, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)4931 1806 0
Email: datenschutz@doepke.de

Your right to complain to a regulatory authority:
every affected individual has the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority if they feel that their data has been processed in a way that violates data protection law. The right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority can be exercised in the Member State in which the affected individual resides or at the location where the suspected violation took place. In Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germany, the responsible regulatory authority is the Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen, Prinzenstr. 5, 30159 Hanover, Germany.