PolyMerge, machine building for plastic welding, PPA material, infraredwelding, welding process, hexagon

Data protection

Table of contents

General

In the following text, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.

The term “personal data” means, referring to the definition of Art. 4 no. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”), all data that can be related to you personally. This includes, for example, name, address, email address and user behaviour. Regarding other terms, in particular the terms “processing”, “responsible”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer to the legal data protection definitions of Art. 4 GDPR.

We collect and utilize personal data only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of an operational site and of the content and services offered by us. The processing of personal data only takes place regularly if you have given us your consent, within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, or when the processing is permitted by law, in particular through one of the legal bases mentioned in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) to lit. f) GDPR.

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it was stored ceases to exist. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed in the relevant regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if the further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Insofar as we employ contracted service providers for individual functions of our website, or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes.

Responsible authority

The data controller within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection character is:

  • PolyMerge GmbH
  • legally represented by Manuel Sieben
  • Wallensteinstraße 7
  • 82538 Geretsried
  • E-Mail: info@polymerge.de
  • Telefon: +49 8171 34470
  • Telefax: +49 8171 344777

You can find further details on the responsible body in our impressum.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to us regarding your personal data:

  • the right to be informed,
  • the right to rectification and deletion,
  • the right to the restriction of processing,
  • the right to object to processing,
  • the right to data portability.

You additionally have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, concerning our processing of your personal data.

Processing personal data when using our website for information purposes

If you access our website without registering or providing us with information in any other way (“informational use”), we only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to guarantee its stability and security:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference to GMT
  • Website content
  • Access status (HTTP status)
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Website from which you accessed our website
  • Web browser
  • Operating system
  • Language and version of the browser

The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. This data is not stored together with other personal data of yours.

The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the delivery of our website to your device. For this, your IP address must be saved for the duration of the visit to our website. The storage of the above-mentioned data in log files serves to ensure the functionality and to optimize our website, as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. No evaluation of this data is performed for marketing purposes.

Our legitimate interest in data processing is based on the above purposes. The legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

The above data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session ends. The collection of the above data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website. No objection is possible.

Processing of personal data using cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the storage medium of your end device, e.g. on a hard drive, and through which certain information is fed back to us as the authority that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programmes or transmit viruses to your mobile device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below.

Cookies that are associated with your web browser:

  • Transient Cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. These especially include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID with which the various requests made by your web browser can be assigned during a joint session. This enables your end device to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close the web browser.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in the settings of your web browser.

The processing of personal data using the above cookies serves to make the offer of our website as a whole more user-friendly and effective for you. Some features of our website will not be available if the use of these cookies is disallowed. In particular, some functions of our website require that your web browser can still be identified after a page change. The data processed by cookies that are necessary for providing the functions of our website are not used to create user profiles. Insofar as cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its content and functions. They enable us to understand how the website is used, as well as which functions and how often. This enables us to continuously optimize our offer.

Our legitimate interest in data processing is based on the above purposes. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

The above cookies are stored on your device and transmitted from there to our server. You can therefore configure the processing of data and information through cookies by yourself. You can make the appropriate configurations in the settings of your web browser, through which you can, for example, reject third-party cookies or all cookies. In this context, we would like to inform you that then you may not be able to use all the functions of our website properly. We also recommend that you manually delete cookies and your browser history on a regular basis.

Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the previously described informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this, it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data in order to provide the respective service. For this, the above principles for data processing apply.

In some cases, we use external service providers to process this data, which we have carefully selected and commissioned. The service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. If personal data is passed on to third parties in the course of the services that we offer together with partners, you can find more detailed information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are based in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more information on the consequences of this in the following descriptions of the individual services.

Contact

If you contact us by email, the personal data you provide with your email will be stored. We also have a contact form on our website that you can use to contact us. The data you entered in the input field is transmitted to us and saved.

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Email address
  • Phone
  • Message
  • Return call

The data will only be used to answer your questions. Unless explicitly stated in this data protection declaration, the data will not be passed on to third parties. In addition, we collect your IP address and the time of sending.

The processing of the above personal data only serves to process your inquiries. The processing of further personal data through the use of the contact form provided on our website serves to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

This is also our legitimate interest in processing your personal data. If you have given us your consent for it, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Incidentally, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, in particular if you send us the data by sending an email. If you want to work towards the conclusion of a contract with the help of your email, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR represents an additional legal basis.

Subject to statutory retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as we have processed your request. If you contact us by email, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We would like to inform you that in this case, your request cannot be processed further. You can declare the revocation or the objection by sending an email to our email address given in the impressum.

Newsletter

We provide a newsletter that you can subscribe to on our website. Details of the newsletter, in particular its possible content, are given in the declaration of consent. If you subscribe to our newsletter, the data you entered when you subscribed to the newsletter will be transmitted to us. In order to register for the newsletter to be sent, you must provide the mandatory data requested by us:

  • Email address

If you provide further personal data when registering, the information is voluntary.

To register for our newsletter, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. After you have registered, we will send an email to the email address you provided, asking you to confirm that you would like us to send you the newsletter in future. If you do not confirm your registration within the time period specified in the email, the data you provide will be blocked and deleted after 48 hours. In addition, we save your IP address and the time of registration for the newsletter and the time of confirmation. No data is disclosed to third parties in connection with the processing of data for sending the newsletter. This data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

This data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter. Unless we use a third-party provider mentioned below to send the newsletter, no data is disclosed to third parties in connection with the processing of data for sending the newsletter.

The data you entered in the input field when registering will be processed for the purpose of addressing you personally. After your confirmation, we save your email address so that we can send you the newsletter. We save the respective IP address and the times of registration and confirmation in order to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data. Herein also lies our legitimate interest. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

The above data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the above purposes. We therefore store the above data for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing from the newsletter, we save the aforementioned data purely statistically and anonymously.

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this by clicking on the link contained in every newsletter email we send you.

Server location

We process and/or store your personal data on a server of an external provider in the European Union. This ensures that the standards and regulations of European data protection law are observed.

Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

This website uses "Matomo" (formerly "Piwik"), a web analysis service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand (hereinafter referred to as: "InnoCraft"). Matomo uses cookies, which are small text files placed on your device, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. The information collected in this way is only saved on our server. Our website uses Matomo with the “AnonymizeIP” extension. This shortens the processing of IP addresses and prevents any direct personal identification. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us.

We use Matomo for the purpose of analysing the use of our website and continuously improving individual functions and offers. as well as the overall user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. s. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

ou can prevent the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

Matomo is an open-source project. Contact details of the third party: InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Further information from the third-party provider concerning data protection can be found on the following websites of InnoCraft:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

The data will be deleted no later than 12 months after it was collected.