- Controller and Data Protection Officer
- Categories of Personal Data
- Purpose and Legal Basis of the Processing
- Transfer and Recipient of your Personal Data
- Retention Periods
- Google Analytics
- Statutory and Contractual Requirements
- No Automated Decision-making or Profiling
- Websites of Third Parties
- Your Rights
1. Controller and Data Protection Officer
This website is operated by Flow Instruments & Engineering GmbH ('Flow'),Siemensstrasse 19, 40789 Monheim am Rhein. Flow is responsible for the processing of your personal data. Flow has appointed Dr. Annette Demmel as its external Data Protection Officer, and she can be reached at SPB DPO Services GmbH, Unter den Linden 21, 10117 Berlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Categories of Personal Data
2.1. Flow processes the following categories of data when using the website:
Log data, such as your IP address, including details of our website request, such as date and time, status and amount of data transferred, information about the browser you are using (browser type and version number), information about the website that forwarded you to our website. Flow stores this data in a log file every time our website is visited. Without further information, such as information from an Internet service provider about the Internet subscriber, which Flow usually only receives in cases of a suspected material violation of the law, Flow is generally unable to assign this data to individual, identifiable persons.
Cookies, to extend the functionality of the website and to make it easier for you to use the website. These are small text files that are stored on your computer as soon as you access our website and save certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie regularly contains the name of the domain from which the cookie was sent as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Most of the cookies used by Flow are deleted from your hard drive once you end your browser session (session cookies). In addition, Flow uses so-called persistent cookies, which remain on your device to recognize you on your next visit to the website and make any default settings available again. The usage data collected by means of a cookie (default settings to speed up your web request) will not be merged with your personal data. Your usage data will receive a cookie ID that will not be matched with your IP address or similar data, so it will not be attributed to you. You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by changing the settings in your browser.
Cookies from Google Analytics . Further information on these services and how they process your personal data can be found below under Section 6.
2.2. The following categories of data are processed by Flow when you contact us or sent us a job
Email address, date and time of contacting us and additional information that you provide to us when you contact us or send us a job application.
3. Purpose and Legal Basis of the Processing
3.1. Use of the Website
Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of enabling you to use the website. In addition, we process your personal data to prevent and correct malfunctions of the website as well as to optimize the user journey. The legal basis for this processing is an agreement concerning the use of our website and our legitimate interest in its trouble-free operation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b) and Art. 6 para. 1 f) of the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'), For the legal and processing purposes of the services provided by Google Analytics described under Section 2.1, please refer to Section 6.
3.2. Contacting us and sending us a job application
If you contact us or apply for a job, we will process your personal data in order to answer your request and/or handle your job application. The legal basis for this processing is an agreement on the provision of these services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
3.3. Contact initiation
We process your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR if you have provided us with further details and have given your consent in this regard.
4. Transfer and Recipient of your Personal Data
Information obtained through your visit to our website is stored in the US.
With the exception of personal data described under Section 6, personal data obtained in connection with your visit to our website is only accessible to employees of Flow, who are responsible for the technical administration, maintenance and further development of the website.
If you contact us, our employees, who are responsible for answering your request receive access to your personal data. In case you apply for a job, employees from our HR department and responsible employees of the respective department you apply for may also receive access to your personal data. Flow employs external IT service providers to maintain its IT systems, which may gain access to your personal data as part of their job description. Similarly, employees of business partners, as described in Section 3 may access your personal data.
If there is a transfer of personal data to a third country, such as the United States of America, we have concluded contracts with such partners for such transfer. You may request a copy of the Standard Contractual Clauses.
In addition, Flow does not transfer your personal data to any third parties, unless you have consented to this processing or we are entitled or obligated to such a data transfer because of a legal, administrative and/or court order. In such cases, for example, this may concern information that is provided for the purposes of law enforcement, security or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
5. Retention PeriodsPersonal data is deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing no longer exists.
5.1. Use of the Website
Cookies of Flow’s website are deleted after one year.
Please refer to the links provided under Section 6 for further information on the deletion of cookies used by our business partners.
5.2. Contact initiation
Personal data transmitted in connection with any contact initiation is retained for the duration of processing the request. If the contact results in the conclusion of a contract, Flow may be required to store your personal data for a period of six to ten years in accordance with the statutory retention periods. If you have provided us with personal data for which you have given your consent, Flow will store your personal data until our contact has ended or your inquiry has been answered and will delete your personal data within six months thereafter,unless you revoke your consent, in which case Flow will delete your data subject to statutory retention periods within four weeks of receipt of the withdrawal of consent. In case you sent job application documents, Flow stores such documentation for the duration of the application process and another three months after a negative decision, or if we decide to hire you we will process your data in accordance with the processes for our employees.
6. Google Analytics
7. Statutory and Contractual Requirements
You may choose not to provide us with personal data or to provide incomplete data. In such cases, for example, if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all functions offered on our website or other services offered as a result. If you decide not to give your consent, for example, in connection with a newsletter subscription, Flow may not be able to provide you with the information requested.
8. No Automated Decision-making or Profiling
Except for the data processing described under section Error: Reference source not found, which is also used for profiling, we do not use your personal data for automated decision-making or profiling.
9. Websites of Third Parties
This website may contain hyperlinks to and from other websites of third parties. If you use one of these hyperlinks, we are unable to assume any responsibility or liability for the content of third parties or compliance with data protection law.
11. Your Rights
You may contact us in writing or via email at „Flow Instruments & Engineering GmbH, Siemensstraße 19,
40789 Monheim am Rhein, email@example.com, in order to exercise the following rights to the
extent provided by law:
- Right to access to your personal data in order to check and verify this data;
- Right to receive a copy of your personal data;
- Right to request that we complete, correct or delete your personal data, or refrain from or restrict the collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data; this also includes the right to have incomplete or incorrect data rectified by supplementary information;
- Right to object to the processing of your personal data whenever the basis of the processing is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1f) GDPR;
- You can request to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format and, provided that you have acquired the corresponding intellectual property rights or other rights required, have this data transferred to another controller as long as you have consented to the processing, or the processing is necessary in order to fulfill a contractual relationship with you or for the execution of pre-contractual measures.