Data Privacy

The Lichtgitter Group (Lichtgitter) is pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our products. 


Lichtgitter respects your privacy
Protecting your privacy when processing personal data and the security of all business data are important concerns for us, which we take into consideration in our business processes. We process the personal data collected during your visit to our websites confidentially.

Data protection and information security are part of our corporate policy.  

The use of our website is possible without providing personal information. Different regulations may apply to the use of individual services on our website, which, in this case, will be explained separately below. Data is deemed to be personal when they can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. The legal basis of data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the Telemedia Act (TMG, Telemediengesetz). The following provisions inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the responsible authorities:

Lichtgitter GmbH
Siemensstrasse 1
D-48703 Stadtlohn
Tel.: + 49-2563-9110

Lichtgitter GFK GmbH & Co. KG
Siemensstrase 1
D-48703 Stadtlohn
Tel.: + 49-2563-9110

Lichtgitter Blechprofilroste GmbH & Co. KG
Neckarwiesen 20
D-72172 Sulz
Tel.: + 49-7454-95820

Lichtgitter Treppen GmbH & Co. KG
Schönower Str. 6
D-16306 Casekow
Tel.: + 49-33331-79710

info@lichtgitter.com   

 
We wish to point out that online data transmission is not entirely secure and that complete protection against access by third parties is thus not possible.


 

Collection and processing of personal data 

Lichtgitter collects and uses your personal data, among other things, for the purpose for which you have provided your data, e.g. to process requests for information, to order brochures or samples, to contact us or to process offers.    


 

Use of cookies


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and which your Internet browser saves. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be clearly identified when the website is reopened.

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


You can set your browser so that you are kept informed about the setting of cookies. You can also thus permit cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website. 

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for the purpose of analyses and the user's consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this connection, there is also a reference to this privacy policy.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data using technically necessary session cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data using cookies for the purposes of analyses after the user has given consent for this is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to facilitate the use of websites for users. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these features, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change. 

We require cookies for the following applications: 

  • Google Analytics 

The user data collected through the technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles. 

We use analysis cookies to improve the quality of our website and its contents. By using analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used so we can constantly improve our website. 

The processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for these purposes may be regarded as carried out for a legitimate interest. 

 


Server log files


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


- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request

 
These data cannot be assigned to any specific person. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific reasons to suspect illegal use. 

 

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR 

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is required to enable the website to be delivered to your computer. In order to do this, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. 

The processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for these purposes may be regarded as carried out for a legitimate interest. 

The data will be deleted as soon as their collection is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of collecting the data in order to provide our website, this is the case when the respective session is over. 

The collection of data for the provision of our website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is, therefore, no opportunity for you to object to this. 

 

E-mail contact and contact form  

1. Description and scope of the data processing 

On our website, you can contact us either via the e-mail address provided or by using our contact form. In this case, the personal data transmitted with your e-mail or the contact form will be stored. 

In this context, the data will not be disclosed to third parties. The data are solely used for conducting the conversation. 

2. Legal basis for the data processing 

The legal basis for the processing of the data, if consent has been given, is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. 

The legal basis for the processing of the data that have been transmitted in the course of the sending an e-mail or the contact form is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the contact aims at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. 

3. Purpose of the data processing 

The processing of personal data in the event of contact being established may be regarded as carried out for a necessary legitimate interest. 

The other personal data processed during the dispatching process serve to prevent any abuse of communication and to ensure the security of our IT systems. 

4. Duration of the storage 

The data will be deleted as soon as their collection is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. With regard to the personal data sent via e-mail or the contact form, this is the case when the respective conversation with the visitor has ended. The conversation is deemed to have ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the situation concerned has been conclusively clarified. 

5. Possibility to object and delete 

You have the possibility, at all times, to revoke the consent gave regarding the processing of your personal data. If you contact us by e-mail, you may object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, communication cannot be continued. 

If you wish to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data, please send us an e-mail with the subject heading "Revocation of data protection consent" to datenschutz@lichtgitter.com

In this event, all the personal data stored in the course of the communication will be deleted.

 


Use of Google Analytics 

 
This website uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". They are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable the website to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website is, as a rule, transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address transmitted within the framework of Google Analytics from your browser with any other data held by Google 

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

 


Use of Google Maps 


This website uses Google Maps API to display geographic information visually. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy. You can also change your personal privacy settings in the data protection centre there. 

The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Service 

https://policies.google.com/terms as well as the additional terms and conditions relating to "Google Maps".


 

Publication of job advertisements/online job applications


Your application data will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of handling the application process. If, following your application, a contract of employment is concluded, then the data you have transmitted for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal requirements of may be stored by us in your personnel file. The legal basis in this respect is Article 6(1) sentence 1 (b) and (c) GDPR.                        
If your job application is turned down, the deletion of the data transmitted by you automatically takes place two months after the announcement of the rejection. This does not apply if, due to legal requirements (e.g. the burden of proof according to the General Act on Equal Treatment [Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz]), longer storage is necessary or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our prospect database. The legal basis for this is, in this respect, Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

 


Security

 
Lichtgitter takes precautions to protect your data from being manipulated, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorised persons or from unauthorised disclosure. Our security measures are constantly being improved in line with technological developments. 

  

Transfer of data 

Any transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. 

We only pass on your personal information to third parties if:

a) you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR, 

b) disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f)f GDPR is required in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data, 

c) disclosure in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(c) GDPR is a legal obligation, as well as if 

d) it is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(b) GDPR, is required for the handling of contractual relationships with you



Advertising

If you provide us with personal information, we will use them to inform you about our products and services and to ask you about it if you have given us your explicit consent to use your personal data for advertising purposes. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR. If you have given your consent to such use, but do not wish to receive any advertising from Lichtgitter in the future, you may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Your data will then be deleted accordingly or, if still needed for billing and accounting purposes, blocked.  

 

Rights of the data subject 

If personal data of yours is processed, you are defined as a data subject in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and, as the data subject, you have the following rights vis-à-vis us: 

1. Right to be informed

You may request confirmation from us as to whether personal information concerning you is processed by us. 

If such processing does take place, you can request details from us regarding the following information: 

a) the purposes for which the personal data are processed; 

b) the categories of personal data that are processed; 

c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed; 

d) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available regarding this, criteria for determining the duration of storage; 

e) the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to the restriction of the processing by the controller or the right to object to such processing; 

f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority; 

g) all the available information regarding the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from you as the data subject. 

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation. In this respect, you also have the right to be informed about appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer of your personal data. 

2. Right to rectification 

You have a right of rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the personal data processed relating to you are incorrect or incomplete. We will undertake the rectification without delay. 

3. Right to the restriction of the processing 

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions: 

(1) if you challenge the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of your personal information; 

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data; 

(3) we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your rights, or 

(4) if you have objected to the processing and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons on our part outweigh your reasons. 

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, these data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State. 

If the restriction of the processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, we will inform you of this before the restriction is lifted. 

4. Right to erasure

a) Right to deletion 

You may demand that we delete your personal data without delay and we are obliged to delete that information without delay if any of the following is true: 

i. Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. 

ii. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing. 

iii. You object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing. 

iv. Your personal data have been processed unlawfully. 

v. The deletion of your personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation. 

b) Information to third parties 

If we have made public the personal data relating to you and if we are obliged to delete them, we shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, including those of a technical kind, to inform the data controllers who process your personal data that you, the data subject, have requested the deletion of any links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data. 

c) Exceptions 

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary 

i. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information; 

ii. to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject or to perform a task of public interest; 

iii. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health;

iv. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information 

If you have the right to rectification, deletion or the restriction of the processing carried out by us, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this rectification or deletion of the data or the restriction of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or it involves a disproportionate amount of effort. 

You have the right to be informed by us about these recipients. 

6. Right to data portability 

You have the right to receive the personal information relating to you that you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Moreover, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance by us, provided that 

a) the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract that is in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR and 

b) the processing is done using automated procedures. 

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data relating to you transmitted directly by us to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons are not allowed to be affected by this. 

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of the personal data necessary to perform a task in the public interest or to exercise any official authority that has been delegated to us. 

7. Right of objection 

You have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal data which takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR for reasons that arise from your particular situation. 

We no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims. 

8. Right to revoke your declaration of consent relating to data protection 

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in line with data protection law. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

9. Right to complain to a supervisory authority 

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you are entitled to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. 

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 of the GDPR.


You can make changes or revoke your consent with effect for the future by notifying us. To contact us with regard to this, please use the contact details given at the end of this Data Protection Declaration.. 

 


Contact


For information, suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact

Mr Lukas Ellerkamp
Lichtgitter GmbH
Siemensstrasse 1
D-48703 Stadtlohn

datenschutz@lichtgitter.com 

If, despite our efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, incorrect information is stored, we will correct it upon your request.

 


                   

Contact

Tel +49 2563 911-0
Fax +49 2563 911-163

info@lichtgitter.com