/Privacy Statement
Privacy Statement 2018-09-05T11:47:00+00:00

Privacy Policy of PCC SE

The protection of personal data is important to us. PCC SE therefore processes personal data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions covering the privacy and protection of personal data. So that you can be sure of your rights, we have compiled all the relevant information for you here.

This data protection declaration (“Privacy Policy”) will be further adapted as we continue to develop our website and/or our portfolio. In order to keep up to date with the current status of these data usage regulations, we therefore urge you to consult this page on a regular basis.

Status as of July 2018

The controller responsible for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

PCC SE
Moerser Str. 149
47198 Duisburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)2066 2019-0
Fax: +49 (0)2066 54682
Email: info@pcc.eu

The controller responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural person or legal person (entity) who alone or together with others decides on the purposes for and means of processing personal data.

The controller has appointed a data protection officer who can be contacted as follows:

PCC SE
PCC SE Data Protection Officer
Moerser Str. 149
47198 Duisburg
+49 (0)2066 20 2019-0
datenschutz@pcc.eu

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform you about how your personal data is handled when you visit our website.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential information (e.g. orders or enquiries to the data controller), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the padlock symbol in your browser line.

2.1) Data collection when visiting our website

When using our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

Our website visited
Date and time of access
Quantity of data sent in bytes
Source/reference/link from which you accessed the page
Browser used
Operating system used
IP address used (possibly anonymized)

Legal basis
Processing is carried out in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not and will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are any tangible indications of illegal use.

2.2) Making contact

Personal data is collected in the event that you make contact with us (e.g. via email). These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact with you, and for the associated technical administration of the contact

Legal basis
The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. If the purpose of your contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing of such data is provided by point b of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Storage period
Your data will be erased after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally settled, subject to the overriding provision that there are no legal data retention obligations to the contrary.

2.3) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called “cookies” on various pages. These are small text files that are transferred to and stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set (installed), they collect and process specific user information on an individual basis, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in ensuring the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design for the page/site visit.

We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard disk (third-party cookies ) when you visit our website. Where we work with the aforementioned advertising partners, you are informed individually and separately within the paragraphs below about the use of such cookies and the extent of the information collected in each case.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the installation of cookies. You can decide individually on their acceptance and/or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or as a general rule. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which will also explain how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-or-disable-cookies-firefox-android
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=en_US
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

2.4) Use of social media: Vimeo videos

Our website includes plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo operated by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to Vimeo’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page you are viewing. Even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged into Vimeo, through this integration Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Vimeo, Vimeo can directly associate (link) your visit to our website with your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plug-ins (such as pressing the start button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.

The described data processing operations are performed according to point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo’s justified interest in market research and in ensuring the needs-based user friendliness of the service.
If you do not want Vimeo to link the information collected through our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.

Please refer to Vimeo’s privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Vimeo and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: http://vimeo.com/privacy

The tracking tool Google Analytics is automatically integrated in Vimeo videos incorporated in our site. This is Vimeo’s own tracking system, to which we have no access and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses cookies (text files installed on your computer or other device), to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This processing is performed in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo’s legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

2.5) Online marketing

Use of Google AdWords conversion tracking

This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and, in association with Google AdWords, the conversion tracking tool of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). We use the Google AdWords service to draw attention to our attractive portfolio with the help of advertisements (“Google AdWords”) on external websites. By analyzing data pertaining to our advertising campaigns, we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. We are interested in showing you advertising of interest to you, in making our website more interesting for you and in achieving a reasonably accurate calculation of advertising costs.

The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an AdWords ad served by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or other device . These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords client receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced through the websites of AdWords clients. The information collected with the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have opted for conversion tracking. Clients see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this usage by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under User Settings. You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google AdWords in line with our legitimate interest in targeted advertising pursuant to point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified under the US-European data protection framework “Privacy Shield,” which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

For more information about Google’s privacy policy, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

You can permanently deactivate cookies for AdWords by setting your browser software accordingly or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Please note that certain functions of this website may be restricted or cease to be available if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

2.6) Web analysis services

Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files installed on your computer or other device) to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website (including the truncated and thus anonymized IP address – see below ) is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures an anonymization of the IP address by truncation and rules out creation of a direct personal relationship. Within member states of the European Union and in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, Google uses this extension to truncate your IP address prior to any processing. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. In such exceptional cases, processing is performed in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), and from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent future collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain; if you want to delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again): Deactivating Google Analytics

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified under the US-European data protection framework “Privacy Shield,” which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data.”
More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?

2.7) Tools and miscellaneous

Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This function is mainly used to distinguish whether an input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine (“bot”) and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google, and is carried out in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining individual deliberateness of actions on the internet and avoiding misuse and spam.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified under the US-European data protection framework “Privacy Shield,” which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (country) maps in order to visualize geographical information. Using this service will show you our location and make it easier for you to find us.

When you access the sub-pages that contain the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with, or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your information will be directly associated (linked) with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves and evaluates your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles. Such an evaluation takes place in particular according to point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, in market research and/or in ensuring the needs-based user-friendliness of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. You must contact Google to exercise this right.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified under the US-European data protection framework “Privacy Shield,” which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, it is also possible to completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. This will mean that Google Maps and therefore also the map display on this website cannot be used.

You can view Google’s Terms of Use at https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en, the additional Terms of Use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html

Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on Google’s website (“Google Privacy Policy”): https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Web Fonts

This website uses Web Fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) to uniformly display typography. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and typography correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed from your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of ensuring a uniform and appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified under the US-European data protection framework “Privacy Shield,” which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Data type and purpose

The categories of personal data processed include in particular your primary details (e.g. first name, surname, additional names, nationality and date of birth), contact data (such as private address, [mobile] telephone number, email address) as well as the data relating to the full application procedure (cover letter, certificates, interviews, qualifications and previous activities). If you have also voluntarily provided special categories of personal data (such as health data, religious affiliation, degree of disability) in the letter of application or during the application procedure, processing will only take place if you have consented to this or there is a legal justification for such action. The processing of the applicant data collected by us or transmitted to us facilitates the application procedure and an assessment as to what extent each candidate is suitable for the position in question.

Legal basis

The processing of your applicant data is necessary in order to be able to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The primary legal basis for this is provided by point b of Art. 6 (1) GDPR in conjunction with Article 26, Section 1 BDSG ( German Federal Data Protection Act).

Recipients

We will only pass on your personal data to those persons and departments within our company (e.g. personnel/HR department and the specialist unit/department concerned) and to selected contract data processors (e.g. personnel service providers) that need them for the above-mentioned purposes and/or to fulfill our pre-contractual/contractual and statutory obligations.

Storage period

We erase your personal data three months following the issue of a rejection or a rejection or withdrawal by you. This does not apply if legal provisions oppose such erasure, if further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or if you have consented to longer storage. If you are hired, we will store your data as part of the subsequent employment relationship.

Making contact

Personal data is collected in the event that you make contact with us (e.g. via contact form, email, telephone or reply card). The specific data collected in the case of a contact form is apparent from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request – e.g. to send you information – or for establishing contact with you, and for the associated technical administration of the contact.

Your personal data provided in the subscription form will be stored and processed by PCC SE for the purpose of managing the subscription pursuant to sentence 1 of point b of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Use of your data for direct advertising

Based on our legitimate interest in personalized direct mail, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – if we have received this additional information from you within the framework of our contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business name in accordance with point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, and to use such data for sending interesting offers and information on our products by letter post.

External service providers (contract processors)

Your data will be passed on to service partners, provided that they work on our behalf and support PCC in the provision of services. For example, if you subscribe to our quarterly report, we commission a service provider to send the item by mail.

Processing of your personal data by contracted service providers takes place within the scope of contract processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

You can object to the storage, retention and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending appropriate notification to us as the data controller.

Making contact by email

If you contact us by email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – if such data is not provided, we would be unable to properly respond to your request. The legal basis for such processing is provided by point b of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Your data will be erased if your inquiry has been finally answered and there is no legal obligation to retain your data, such as would be the case e.g. where a contract had to be subsequently concluded.

Data processing at trade fairs and exhibitions

If you provide us with your contact details at a trade fair or exhibition, e.g. by giving us your business card, we record this data in our CRM system. We use your data to contact you as requested, to establish a business relationship and to send you information material.

Data processing after telephone contact

If you contact us by telephone, we will record your name, your company, your inquiry and, if necessary, your contact details for a callback. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – if such data is not provided, we would be unable to properly respond to your request. Your data will be used to respond to your inquiry. The legal basis for such processing is provided by points b and f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Recipients

In special cases it may be necessary for us to process your data Group-wide. However, data will only be processed within the PCC-group if we have legal permission to do so. This is e.g. the case if other companies of the PCC-group act for us in the context of order processing or if a legitimate interest exists pursuant to point f of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of access and intervention) in respect of the data controller (us) for the processing of your personal data. These rights are summarized below:

Right of access:

Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have in particular a right of access to your personal data as processed by us and a right to the following information: the purposes of the processing; the categories of the personal data concerned; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed; the planned storage period or the criteria for determining that period; the existence of the right to request from the data controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you as the data subject, or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; the origin of your data, where such data were not collected by us from you; the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, any meaningful information on the logic involved, and the scope and intended effects of such processing; your right to be informed of the guarantees provided for in Art. 46 GDPR for the transfer of your data to third countries.

Right of rectification:

Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us.

Right of erasure:

Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data, provided the requirements of Art. 17 (1) GDPR are met. However, this right shall in particular not apply if processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller).

Right of objection:

If, in consideration of the interests involved, we process your personal data on the basis of our predominant, legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing for reasons arising from your particular situation at any time with effect for the future.

If you exercise your right to object, we will cease processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to further processing if we can prove compelling grounds meriting protection for said processing which outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising. You may exercise your right to object as described above.

If you exercise your right to object, we will cease processing the data concerned for direct advertising purposes.

Right of restriction of processing:

Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data where the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you as the data subject, for a period enabling us as the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data; where the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead; where we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but these data are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; where you have objected to processing pending verification whether the legitimate grounds available to us as the data controller override those of you as the data subject.

Right of notification:

According to Art. 18 GDPR, if you have exercised your right to have us as the data controller correct or erase your personal data or restrict its processing, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or erasure of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients.

Right to data portability:

Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you and provided by you to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another data controller where this is technically feasible.

Right to withdraw consents granted:

Pursuant to Art. 7 (3), you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will erase the data concerned without delay, unless there is a lawful basis requiring further processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to lodge a complaint:

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen [State Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, North Rhine-Westphalia] Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0049 (0)211/38424-0
Fax: 0049 (0)211/38424-10
Email address: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Storage period duration

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely erased, provided that said data are no longer necessary for the performance or initiation of a contract and/or there is no longer any legitimate interest on our part in pursuing further storage.