A. Data protection at a glance
1. General Information
The following information provides a simple overview of how your personal data are dealt with when you visit our website. Personal data are any data by which you personally can be identified.
2. General notes and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
a) Designation of the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Münch Chemie International GmbH
Viernheimer Straße 70-76
69469 Weinheim - Germany
Phone: +49 6201 9983-0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
b) Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
3. What are your rights?
a) Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you feel that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.
In any case, you can contact:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10 a
70173 Stuttgart - GERMANY
Telephone: 0049 (0)711/61 55 41 - 0
(Mon. - Thurs. from 10 - 12 o'clock)
b) Right to data portability
You or a third party has the right to receive data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
c) SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site provider. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the categories of personal data that are processed; their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, the planned duration of the storage of the personal data relating to you or, if specific information about this is not possible, criteria for the determination of the storage duration; the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning you, a right to restrict processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing and the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
You have the right to demand information about whether personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
You have a right demand correction and/or completion from the controller if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must make the correction immediately.
According to the so-called "right to be forgotten", you generally have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data, unless there is a retention obligation.
However, this right is not guaranteed unexceptionally.
We retain the right to process your personal data where such processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations or where we need to process it in order to pursue our own legal claims.
h) Restriction of processing
Under certain conditions, you are also entitled to demand the restriction of the use or the way your personal data are used. You have this right in particular if: (a) the data are inaccurate; (b) the processing is unlawful and you object to erasure; (c) we no longer need the data, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The consequence of restricting processing is that we may continue to store your data but are allowed to use them. We keep a list of those who have exercised the right to restrict processing in order to be able to ascertain this restriction.
You have the right, for reasons resulting from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Article 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f, GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller no longer processes the personal data relating to you unless compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms can be proven, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you is 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 associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
Having claimed the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to communicate this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing to all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the controller.
Concerning this and for further questions about personal data, please contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
k) Objection to Spam e-mails
The use of contact data published following the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is herewith objected to.
The provider of the pages expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
4. Data collection on our website
The internet pages may use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can also separately accept and disable different types of cookies - including performance cookies.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.
b) Server log files
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 version
- Visited page on our domain
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Date and time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The server log files are stored to ensure the functionality of the website. Furthermore, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data will not be used for marketing purposes in this context.
These purposes also are justified by our legitimate interests in data processing according to Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR.
The basis for data processing is therefore Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR.
c) Contact form and e-mail address
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you provided there as well as language, date, IP address and the browser used will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is done exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The legal basis for processing data transmitted by sending an email is Article 6 (1) lit. f, GDPR. Is the e-mail contact intended to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (b), GDPR.
The processing of personal data from the contact form serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the required legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the submission process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to erase it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer exists (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected. Additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
d) Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies".
These are text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behaviour in order to optimize both its web offer and advertising.
aa) IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. Consequently, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other EEA member states before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website provider with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
bb) Browser Plug-in
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also use the cookie consent solution already explained in section 4 lit. a to grant, revoke or adjust your consent for cookie use for individual cookies.
cc) Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by setting this centrally in the "Cookie Consent Solution".
dd) Processing of order data
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
ee) Demographic features in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated containing information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data stem from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person.
You can deactivate this function at any time in the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to data collection".
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The provider of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to 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 an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR.
f) Google Maps
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to facilitate the location of places we indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f, GDPR.