Privacy policy

General privacy policy

By using our website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description. Our website can be visited without registration. Data such as pages called up or the name of the file called up, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes without these data being directly related to your person. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address are collected on a voluntary basis as far as possible. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

The protection of your privacy is an important concern for us. Therefore we would like to ask you to read the following summary about the functionality of our website www.gefahrstoff.com carefully.

The data protection declaration listed here complies with the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and the Federal Data Protection Act. It is intended to inform about the type, purpose and use of personal data by the website operator epos Software & Service AG.

Although our site is equipped with various security measures, we cannot guarantee complete protection of your data, as security gaps on the Internet cannot be excluded. Should you have any concerns regarding the collection of your data, you will find the relevant contact details of our contact persons at the end of the text.

Personal data

The function and communication of our service depends on the data of our users. Personal data is particularly sensitive – this refers to all information that can be clearly traced back to a specific, natural person. According to the GDPR, we are obliged to list the entire scope of all such data.

By using our site, the following personal data is collected in accordance with the GDPR:

  • first and last name
  • company
  • email adress
  • phone number
  • IP address (if possible, it will be transmitted or stored anonymously)

This data is generated when you use the following functions:

  • contact form

We assure you that this data serves exclusively for the functioning, statistical evaluation and improvement of our offer. In accordance with current regulations, this data is only collected for the time you use our service. The legally applicable deletion regulations are observed.

Data transfer to third parties

As a matter of principle, your data will not be passed on to third parties by us. In addition, we take appropriate measures and carry out regular checks to ensure that the data we collect cannot be viewed or accessed by third parties.

For the purpose of sending e-mails, we transmit your data to the following third parties:

  • CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede

We assure you that the data passed on in this way complies with the legal requirements and that data is only sent to these third parties. If you have any concerns regarding this, you can contact the following persons:

Use of the shipping service CleverReach

E-mails are sent via the newsletter mailing platform CleverReach.

The e-mail addresses of our e-mail recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on the servers of CleverReach. CleverReach uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, CleverReach may, according to its own information, use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimisation of the sending and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, CleverReach does not use the data of our recipients in order to write to them itself or pass it on to third parties.

Furthermore, we have concluded a contract with CleverReach for the order processing of personal data. This is a contract in which CleverReach commits itself to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its privacy policy and in particular not to pass it on to third parties. The CleverReach privacy policy can be viewed here.

Statistical survey and analyses

The e-mails contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is retrieved from the CleverReach server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times.

Statistical surveys also include determining whether e-mails are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual recipients. However, it is neither our ambition nor that of CleverReach to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online access and data management

There are cases where we direct the recipients to the CleverReach websites. For example, our e-mails contain a link with which the recipients can retrieve the newsletters online. Furthermore, recipients can subsequently correct their data, such as the e-mail address. Likewise, CleverReach’s privacy policy is only available on their website.

In this context, we would like to point out that cookies are used on CleverReach’s websites and that personal data is therefore processed by CleverReach, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. You can find further information in the CleverReach privacy policy. In addition, we would like to point out that you can object to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).

Privacy policy for cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is created when a website is visited and is temporarily stored on the system of the website user. If the server of our website is called up again by the website user, the browser of the website user sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can evaluate the information obtained by this procedure. Cookies can be used, for example, to control the display of advertisements or to facilitate navigation on a website. Cookies are also required to enable the functionality of our website operation (the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR, the protection of the legitimate interests of the operator of this website – we only use cookies in agreement with Art. 5 para. 1 lit a GDPR, i.e. in accordance with the principles of “legality, processing in good faith, transparency”).

If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can do so by means of local settings in your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).

Privacy policy for Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting the data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site:
Deactivate Google Analytics

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please see

https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” in order to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).

Google Analytics sets its own cookies, which usually transfer collected data to a server in the USA and store it there.

Data generated by Google Analytics include:

  • Type of browser plus its version
  • The operating system you use
  • How long you stay on our side
  • The previously visited website
  • IP address (if possible, it will be transmitted or stored anonymously)

Privacy policy for Google Adwords Remarketing

This website uses Google Remarketing Tags. These are services of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Google uses cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address is then truncated by Google by the last three digits, a clear assignment of the IP address is therefore no longer possible. Google observes the data protection regulations of the “US Safe Harbor” agreement and is registered with the “Safe Harbor” program of the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Third party providers, including Google, place advertisements on websites on the Internet. Third parties, including Google, use stored cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to this website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google by visiting the page for deactivating Google advertising. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose. The collection and storage of data can be contradicted at any time with effect for the future. You can find further information on the Google regulations at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Privacy policy for Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

This website also uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer, if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords client’s website and the cookie has not expired, Google and the client can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. This website also uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on the Adwords client’s site and the cookie has not expired, Google and the client will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Adwords client receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked on the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.

Adwords advertisers know the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you may refuse to accept cookies, for example, by changing your browser setting to disable automatic cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Privacy policy for Google +1

Our website uses social media features from Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access our pages with Google plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and Google’s servers. Data is already being transferred to Google. If you have a Google account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be linked to your Google account, please log out of Google before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular the use of a comment function or clicking a “+1” or “share” button are also passed on to Google. You can learn more at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like-Button)

Our pages integrate plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the Pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. When you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to track your visit to our site to you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For further information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how user data is handled, please see the YouTube privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

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:

  • Access to the site: date, time, frequency
  • How you got to the page (previous page, hyperlink etc.)
  • Quantity of data sent
  • Which browser and which version of the same you use
  • Your IP address (possibly in anonymised form)

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Here too, the data collected serves only to improve our offer. We are only allowed to store server log files for a longer period of time, to publish them or to access them subsequently if this is permitted within the legal framework (e.g. if there is suspicion of illegal activities).

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Registration function

We offer you on our site the possibility to register there. The data entered in the course of this registration, which can be seen from the input mask of the registration form, is collected and stored exclusively for the use of our offer. When you register on our site, we will also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This serves as a safeguard on our part in the event that a third party misuses your data and registers on our site with this data without your knowledge.  Your data will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site is also not carried out.

Newsletter data and subscriptions

We send irregular information on news from the field of chemicals legislation and our products to the e-mail addresses of our users. For this purpose we store corresponding e-mail addresses. If you no longer wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Your e-mail address will then be deleted from the distribution list immediately.

No further data is collected. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Privacy policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing Xing functions is called up, a connection to Xing servers is established. To our knowledge, no personal data is stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in the Xing privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Links to other websites

Our website may from time to time contain links to third party websites or to other websites of our own. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please review this privacy policy before you provide any personal information to these websites.

Google Fonts

This page uses certain fonts from Google for display. When you call up a page, your browser loads these fonts. Your IP address including the page (Internet address) you have visited is transferred to a Google server. Further information about these Google fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Your rights

Of course you have rights in relation to the collection of your data. According to current law, we are obliged to inform you about them. The use and implementation of these rights is free of charge for you.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of data at any time. This right applies with effect for the future; the data collected until the legal force of the revocation remains unaffected.

Right to data portability

You have the right to request a transfer of your data from us to another entity.

Right to authorisation, deletion or blocking

You have the right to have your data corrected, deleted or blocked. The latter will be applied if the legal situation does not permit deletion.

Right of complaint

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority or a competent body if you have a reason for complaint. To exercise this right and the two previously mentioned, please contact the contact persons listed at the end of this privacy policy.

Responsible for data collection

You can reach our data protection officer here: datenschutz@pes-service.de

Change of the privacy policy

As the responsible party, we reserve the right to change the data protection declaration at any time with regard to applicable data protection regulations. Current status is 04/2018.

Sources: eRecht24, sample data protection declaration of anwalt.de, www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de and www.ratgeberrecht.eu