Vaupel Group attaches great value to the safeguarding of your private sphere and undertakes to observe the statutory data protection regulations.
The Data Protection Declaration applies to all the websites of Vaupel Group and its affiliated company (“Horst Kind GmbH”). We subsequently inform you about the data that we may collect under certain circumstances and how this is handled.
The aim is to protect your personal data during processing in our affiliated companies.
We retain the right to alter this Data Protection Declaration at any time.
This Privacy Notice explains how we collect and use personal information. Personal Information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
We collect personal information in a variety of ways through our normal business activities, both online and offline. This includes, for example, when you place orders or purchase products or services, enter into agreements or communicate with us, or visit and use our websites. We also receive personal information from our customers in order to perform services on their behalf.
To identify the Vaupel Group entity responsible for the processing of your personal information, you can ask your Vaupel Group business contact, consult the contact page on the Vaupel Group public website:
or contact our Privacy Office:
Personal information that we may collect and process includes:
The third parties, subsidiaries and affiliates to which your personal information can be disclosed may be located throughout the world; therefore information may be sent to countries having different privacy protection standards than your country of residence. In such cases, we take measures to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection, which include our Binding Corporate Rules, which set forth our high standards for processing personal information collected and processed by us globally, and Standard Contractual Terms to protect your personal information.
Vaupel Group complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.
We will retain your personal information as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, usually for the duration of any contractual relationship and for any period thereafter as legally required or permitted by applicable law.
We apply appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures that are reasonably designed to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against other unlawful forms of processing. Access to personal information is restricted to authorized recipients on a need-to-know basis. We maintain a comprehensive information security program that is proportionate to the risks associated with the processing. The program is continuously adapted to mitigate operational risks and to protect personal information, taking into account industry-accepted practices. We will also use enhanced security measures when processing any sensitive personal information.
In some instances, we process personal information on behalf of our customers as a service (in a data processor capacity). We collect and process this personal information only as instructed by our customer and will not use or disclose it for our own purposes. We maintain information security controls to protect your information and will only disclose or transfer the personal information as instructed by the customer or to provide the requested service. Unless otherwise instructed by the customer, we treat the personal information we process on behalf of our customers in line with our commitments on disclosure and transfer as set forth in this notice.
Our server logs may also collect information about how users utilize the websites (usage data). This data may include a user's domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet service provider, Internet protocol (IP) address, the site or reference directing the user to the website, the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site, and the amount of time spent on the website. We may monitor and utilize usage data to measure the website's performance and activity, improve the website's design and functionality or for security purposes.
We may also use pixel tags and web beacons on our website. These are tiny graphic images placed on web pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
Where required by applicable law, you will be asked to consent to certain cookies and similar technologies before we use or install them on your computer or other device.
Because we do not (and do not permit others) to track our website visitors, we do not process web browser Do Not Track signals. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit:
Our websites are not directed at children and we do not use our websites to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children. If we learn that a child has provided personal information through one of our websites, we will remove that information from our systems.
Our intention in employing the analysis and tracking measures that are used is to ensure that the design of our website is tailored to the users’ needs and that it is continually optimized. Another reason we employ the tracking measures is to record the statistics concerning the use of our website and to evaluate this for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the regulation specified above. The relevant data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the description of the corresponding analysis and tracking tools.
The analysis and tracking measures specified below and used by us are conducted on the basis of Article 6 (1) point f GDPR.
We may also use Google Analytics on our website to collect information about your online activity on our websites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our websites. We may use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The information generated by those cookies and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website as described above. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html .
You can prevent these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here:
You may request to access, rectify, or update your inaccurate or out-of-date personal information by contacting our Privacy Office through the following link: email@example.com .
To the extent of applicable law, you may have the right to request erasure of your personal information, restriction of processing as it applies to you, object to processing and the right to data portability. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
By providing personal information to us, you understand and agree to the collection, processing, international transfer and use of such information as set forth in this Privacy Notice.
Where required by applicable law we will ask your explicit consent.
You may always object to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes or withdraw any consent previously granted for a specific purpose, free of charge by clicking on relevant links on our websites, following the directions contained in an email or by contacting our Privacy Office through the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vaupel Group respects your rights under law regarding automated decision-making.
If you would like to communicate with us regarding privacy issues or have questions, comments or complaints, please contact our Privacy Office, by clicking on the following link: email@example.com .
We reserve the right to change, modify, and update this Privacy Notice at any time. Please check periodically to ensure that you have reviewed the most current notice.
We have extended the Privacy Notice with specific information for certain countries where required by applicable local law.
Article 6 (1) a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract of which the person concerned is a party, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) b of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) c of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, such as would be the case in accidents on the business premises.
In addition, processing operations could be based on Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, insofar as the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. The legitimate interest in particular includes efficient, customer friendly and high quality provision of service.
Data subjects according to the GDPR are entitled to the following rights. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to information, he/she may at any time contact our data protection team or another employee of the controller.
As a data subject in the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect. To do so, an email or other declaration in text form shall be sufficient. You can direct your withdrawal in writing to:
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right at any time to obtain free information from the party responsible for processing about your personal data which is stored and to receive a copy of your personal data. The right to information concerns the following information:
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement, taking into account the purposes of processing.
As the data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required
If the personal data of Vaupel Group were made public and our company as the controller is obligated in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the GDPR to the erasure of personal data, we shall take appropriate measures taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, we shall take reasonable steps to notify other data controllers who process the published personal data, in particular to delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data, insofar as the processing is not required.
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right to receive the personal data relating to you which you provided to us in a structured, common and machine readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the current controller, insofar as the processing does not conflict with the consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) a of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) a of the GDPR, that it also does not conflict with a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) b of the GDPR and the processing is performed with the aid of automated procedures, insofar as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority which was delegated to the party responsible for data processing.
Furthermore, in exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 22 (1) of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that the personal data be transmitted directly by us to a controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right, at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you which takes place in order to safeguard a legitimate interest of the controller. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions, whereby Vaupel Group points out that no profiling is carried out. Vaupel Group shall no longer process personal data in the case of an objection unless we can prove compelling security reasons for such processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Vaupel Group processes personal data to carry out direct advertising, therefore the data subject has the right at any time to object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such direct advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to Vaupel Group about the processing for direct marketing purposes, we shall no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
As a data subject of the processing of personal data, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you, insofar as the decision
With regard to the processing of personal data, Vaupel Group does not use purely automated decision making systems which have a legal effect on you or significantly affect you in a similar manner.
As the data subject of the processing of personal data you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular, in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to data protection laws.