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Data Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

The Weldstone Group protects and respects your privacy. Our goal is to communicate clearly what information we collect and how we protect your personal information.
The Privacy Policy below (together with our Terms and Conditions and all other documents referred to therein as well as our Cookie Policy) describes how we may collect, use, store and process your personal information.
You can manage your information at any time and protect your privacy, for example by viewing and editing your information in your account or by setting what type of cookies may be used when you use our website.

ABOUT THE WELDSTONE GROUP

This privacy policy applies to the website http://www.weldstone.com, all of your subdomains, and is operated by Weldstone GmbH, a German registered company with its registered office at Flößerweg 10, 35418 Buseck, Germany.
This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of data of visitors and users (collectively referred to as "users") by the Weldstone Group, Flößerweg 10, 35418 Buseck, Germany (hereinafter "Provider") as a data protection law responsible office. If you have questions about privacy, please email us at: hello@weldstone.com

or contact our data security officer:
Mr. Rainer Hesse at: datenschutz-weldstone@ibg-cologne.com

LAWS AND RULES

The information we collect, use and process is collected in accordance with the following guidelines:
• The German Data Protection Act
• Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC ("General Data Protection Regulation" or "DSVGO").

PRINCIPLES

This policy is based on the following principles:
• Personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and transparently;
• Personal data is collected only for specified, unambiguous and legitimate purposes and is not further processed in a way that is incompatible with those purposes;
• Personal data must be reasonable, material and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing;
• Personal data must be accurate and necessary, and kept up to date with all efforts to remove or correct it without delay;
• Personal data is stored in such a way that the data subject can only be identified for as long as necessary for the purposes of processing;
• Personal information is processed in a manner that ensures reasonable security;
• Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless it is necessary for the provision of services by arrangement;
• Affected individuals must be able to exercise their rights easily.

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WHAT PERSONNEL DATA WILL BE IDENTIFIED?

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), personal data are defined as "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (" the data subject "); a natural person is considered to be identifiable, who can be identified either directly or in person, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, with an identification number, with location data, with an online identifier or with one or more special features, the expression of the physical , physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person. " However, when we collect personal information, we will never collect sensitive personal information about you. According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), special categories of personal data are defined as "data that reveal racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or ideological beliefs or trade union affiliation, as well as the processing of genetic data, biometric data Identification of a natural person, health data or data on the sexual life or sexual orientation of a natural person. "
If you use our website and / or order from us, we can collect various information. In any case, we are committed to ensuring that the information we receive and use is accurate for the following purposes.

IF YOU CONTACT US:

INFORMATION WE CAN USE:

First and Last Name
E-Mail-Address
(Subject / Message)

PURPOSE:

To contact you and to communicate with you and manage all inquiries via email, telephone.
In other words: to offer you the best customer service. 

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING:

To carry out the contract between you and Weldstone Group:
We are always here to answer all your questions and concerns regarding your inquiries or orders. And if you have not made a purchase, it is in our legitimate interest to collect such information to help you. 

Proof of identification:

To verify your identity, if you request further information regarding your rights
We are required by law to take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing personal data. We need to be able to verify the identity before we share your information. They do not want this information to fall into the wrong hands.

* When we refer to the "purposes of our legitimate interests", Weldstone Group will always meet the following requirements: • We must process the information for the purposes of our legitimate interests or that of a third party (such as the payment service) to which we disclose it; • The above interests must be weighed against your interests. The condition "legitimate interests" is not met if the processing is unjustified because of adverse effects on your rights and freedoms or legitimate interests. The legitimate interests of Weldstone Group need not be in line with those of the individual in order for the condition to be met. However, if there is a serious mismatch between conflicting interests, your legitimate interests will always come first.

DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR DATA

We will never sell your personal information to third parties.

However, we may share your personal information with companies that are experts in your field and assist us in operating the Website, in conducting our business (such as payment services), or in maintaining your data.
But do not worry. Each of our service providers has been selected by us because it is able to provide the specific services required, including the ability to handle your personal information. All these providers provide sufficient guarantees for the implementation of the technical and organizational measures required to fulfill the requirements of the GDPR and our own.
We will share your personal information in the following cases:
• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, data may be passed on to the potential seller or buyer of such business or assets; • If we are required to disclose or disclose your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Weldstone Group, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations to prevent fraud and credit risk re-identification;
• To companies that conclude a contract with you and that help us to adequately provide our services, such as: Payment service providers, suppliers or our warehouse;
• To other professional service providers, such as website hosts, advertising / marketing agencies, and analytics or search engine providers, who help us operate, improve, and optimize the site, or help us save your information • With your express consent.

TRANSMISSION OF YOUR DATA OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

If a third party is located outside the European Economic Area, we will always ensure that the transfer of personal data is protected by appropriate safeguards, in particular through the use of standardized privacy statements adopted or approved by the European Commission, if the Data Protection Authority does not believe that that the third country has adequate data protection laws or companies that are not certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield.

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?

While we are in possession of or process your personal information, you always have the following rights:

YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW WE PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS:

Information rights:
Our goal is to be as clear as possible about how we use and process your information. You can easily find this privacy policy in different places on our website.

Right:
You have the right to request a copy of the information we have stored about you. Please note that there are exceptions to this right. It may be that we can not provide you with all the information, if e.g. the information you provide us would divulge personal information about another person if we are legally prevented from disclosing that information, or if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.

Right to correction:
You have the right to correct inaccurate or incomplete information that we have stored about you. You can correct / edit this information in your account settings.


Right to delete:
Under certain circumstances (that is, if we have no legal reason to continue to store your information), you may request the deletion of your information stored with us.


Right to restriction of processing:
Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data

Right to Data Portability:
You have the right to securely transfer the data we hold about you to another organization. This right applies only to personal data owned by Weldstone Group and which must be retained by Weldstone Group by consent or fulfillment of a contract, and processing is automated.


Right to:
You have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as Direct mail, objection. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by Click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Right to revoke consent:
If you have given your consent to Weldstone Group to process your data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.


Right to complain to a supervisory authority:
If the Weldstone Group has not responded correctly to your request, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory agency.

The regulatory authority of Weldstone Group is the German Data Protection Authority. You can find your contact information here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Home/home_node.html

You can also complain to the ICO. You can find your contact information here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE STORED PERSONAL DATA

If you wish to access your information, we are required to take all necessary measures to verify your identity. These actions are designed solely to protect your privacy and reduce the risk of identity fraud, theft or unauthorized access to your information. We therefore ask you to send us original or certified copies of the following documents: passport, identity card, birth certificate or driver's license. One of the above documents is required to request personal information.
We strive to respond within a month. If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact details below.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA?

We will retain your personal information for as long as you have an account with us and as long as necessary to comply with our legal / regulatory obligations, settle disputes, prevent fraud and misuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions. If the retention of your personal information is no longer required, it will be deleted or anonymised so that you will no longer be identifiable. We destroy all financial information as soon as we use it and no longer need it.

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTED?

The Weldstone Group will take all possible measures to protect your personal information. We use the latest industry standards and security measures such as SSL / TLS encryption to protect user data and personal information. Our aim is to ensure, through appropriate technical and organizational measures, a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing and use of personal data. We have established protective processes to ensure the timely confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of our systems and services, as well as the ability to restore availability and access to personal information in the event of a physical or technical incident. Your data is always stored in secure environments, and we train our employees on best privacy practices and ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement You can access and edit your personal information after you sign in to your account. To log in, you need to know your access data - e-mail address and password. There is no way to access personal information without knowing the access data, so no unauthorized person can access it. We therefore ask you to keep your password secret and not to pass it on to other persons (not even to friends!). Please inform us immediately if you know or suspect that you have lost your login or that someone else is accessing your account.

REFERENCES TO FOREIGN WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

Our website or newsletter may occasionally contain references from and other websites of our affiliates, advertisers and affiliates. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to this website. Therefore, if you visit any of these websites, we recommend that you read their own privacy policy as we do not assume any responsibility or liability for their policies.

WE USE THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE TO OFFER YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE:

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The provider uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on users' computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website The users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google's IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the provider notifies the users that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available at the following link Download and install: .http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Google+

Our pages use features of Google+. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collect and share information: Use the Google + button to post information worldwide. The Google + button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you + 1'd for a piece of content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your + 1's may appear alongside your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web. Google records information about your + 1 activity to improve Google's services to you and others. To use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information from you. Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics about users' + 1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Providers is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it will connect to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von LinkedIn unter: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

XING

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that contains XING features, it will connect to XING servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated. Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's privacy policy: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Notes on cookies and server log files

Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Serverlogfiles

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.
These are:

Browser type and browser version
used operating system
Referrer URL
Hostname of the accessing computer
Time of server request
These data can not be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US

If you have questions about this privacy policy and / or questions about your personal information, please contact us online at: hello@weldstone.com or send us a letter to Weldstone GmbH, Privacy, Flößerweg 10, 35418 Buseck, Germany.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We regularly review our privacy policy. We will post all updates on this website. If there are significant changes, you will be contacted directly by email so you can see the changes. Please check back periodically for updates or changes to our privacy policy.

The privacy policy was last updated on 24.05.2018.
Source: Sample privacy policy of anwalt.de