Privacy Notice

For us, data is the basis for providing you with an outstanding service. But our most important asset is your trust as a customer. Protecting customer data and only using it in a way that customers have come to expect from us is extremely important to us. That is why it goes without saying that complying with the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is at the core of our business. It is also important to us that you know when and how we use your information and how it is stored.

Controller in accordance with
GDPR article 4(7)

Knecht GmbH Gaulsheimer Straße 16 55437 Ockenheim Phone: 06725-30140 Fax: 06725-301441 Email: info@knecht-online.de

What information do we collect and why?

Internet connection data / IP addresses:
IP addresses are required for troubleshooting, website administration and demographic information. When you visit our site we can only see the domain name of your provider, not your email address. The only way we see your email address is if you give it to us directly by filling out a form or sending us an email.
Collecting and processing non-personal data:
Every time a user accesses our website, in other words every time a user calls up or attempts to call up a file on this server, data is stored to a logfile. This data is not personal and we cannot tell which user called up which data. We also make no attempt to collect this information. Collecting general data and information
When you visit our website, general data is collected and is stored in logfiles on the provider’s server. The following data is automatically collected:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address (anonymised)

This data is not combined with other data sources to create a profile. No conclusions are drawn about the data subject. The information is used solely for security purposes, such as for tracking unauthorised access, for statistical analysis of the frequency with which our website is visited and to ensure that our website functions correctly. We do not pass on data to third countries.

Social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services.

We would like to point out that your data may be processed outside the European Union. This data is processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from your user behaviour in order to place advertisements outside the platforms. As a rule, cookies are stored on your computer for these purposes. The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interests in communicating with users and informing users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Requests for information and the assertion of user rights can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only they have access to your data and can provide the relevant information. If you need help in this regard, you can contact us.

  • Processed data: Inventory data, communication data, content data, usage data, metadata.
  • Special categories of personal data: Generally no, unless specified by users.
  • Guarantee for processing in third countries: Privacy Shield.
  • Deletion of the data: The deletion rules of the respective platforms apply.

– Facebook
Elements of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

An overview of the Facebook social media elements can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of this website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If consent has been obtained, the above-mentioned service is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the service is used on the basis of our legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its transfer to Facebook. The processing carried out by Facebook after forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in an agreement on joint processing. The text of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for the secure implementation of the tool on our website in accordance with data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook directly with Facebook. If you assert your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
The company is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF). The DPF is an agreement between the European Union and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards for data processing in the USA. Every company certified under the DPF undertakes to comply with these data protection standards. Further information on this can be obtained from the provider at the following link: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search/participant-detail?contact=true&id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

– Instagram
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your device and the Instagram server. Instagram then receives information about your visit to this website.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Insofar as consent has been obtained, the use of the above-mentioned service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the service is used on the basis of our legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website using the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its transfer to Facebook or Instagram. The processing carried out by Facebook or Instagram after forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The joint obligations incumbent on us have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The text of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the data protection information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for the secure implementation of the tool on our website in accordance with data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook and Instagram products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook or Instagram directly with Facebook. If you assert your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/ and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

Further information can be found in Instagram’s privacy policy: https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/.

The company is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF). The DPF is an agreement between the European Union and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards for data processing in the USA. Every company certified under the DPF undertakes to comply with these data protection standards. Further information on this can be obtained from the provider at the following link: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/participant-search/participant-detail?contact=true&id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Applicant data:

It goes without saying that even if you send us an application via email, your information will be handled confidentially. A hard copy of your application will be kept by our human resources department. If we enter into an employment contract with an applicant, the data provided will be stored in accordance with legal requirements for the purposes of conducting the employment relationship. If we do not enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after informing the applicant of the rejection decision, provided that such a deletion does not conflict with another legitimate interest of the controller. Another legitimate interest in this context is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings brought under the German General Equal Treatment Act.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE DATA COLLECTED

You are entitled to ask at any time for information about the personal data that is stored about you.

For more information about this or any other aspect of data protection, you may contact the data protection officer (see address below) or an employee of the controller at any time.

RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE RELEVANT REGULATORY BODY

In the event of data protection violations, the data subject has the right to appeal to the relevant regulatory body. The relevant regulatory body for data protection matters is the data protection commissioner for the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

DATA PORTABILITY

Provided that data processing is based on consent (GDPR Article 6(1)(a) or GDPR Article 9(2)(a)) or on a contract (GDPR Article 6(1)(b)) or is carried out by automated processes, you are entitled to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have that data transmitted to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data was provided. Provided it is technically feasible, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another.

Please note that this privacy policy applies exclusively to the Knecht GmbH website. Insofar as our pages contain links to third-party websites, our data protection declaration does not apply to these. Please inform yourself on the respective pages about the data protection provisions applicable there.

You can find further information about us in our imprint: https://www.knecht-online.de/en/imprint/.

Falls noch Fragen offen sind oder Sie Anregungen und Wünsche haben, können Sie sich jederzeit mit einer E-Mail an info@knecht-online.de wenden.

Further information

If you have any questions or suggestions or requests, you can contact us at any time by sending an e-mail to datenschutz@knecht-online.de