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Privacy Policy and Information in accordance with GDPR

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. You will find detailed information on data protection in our Privacy Policy below.

Data protection and the protection of your personal data is our highest priority. In the following, we shall provide you with information about the processing of your personal data on our website. Your personal data is processed in accordance with German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), valid until 24/05/2018, the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), valid as of 25/05/2018 as well as the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu).

 

Name and address of the responsible party

Koch International
Heinrich Koch Internationale Spedition GmbH & Co. KG
Fürstenauer Weg 68
49090 Osnabrück
represented by the managing directors:
Heinrich Koch, Heinz-Peter Beste and Uwe Fieselmann
Phone: +49 541 121 68-0
E-mail: info@koch-interntional.de

 

Contact information for the Data Protection Officer

David Wrocklage
Company Data Protection Officer
Fürstenauer Weg 68
49090 Osnabrück
E-mail: datenschutz@koch-international.de

 

Processing of personal data on our website

Provision of the website and creation of log files
If you are only visiting our website and retrieving the information presented there, it is not necessary for you to provide any personal data.
 We will only collect and use data that your browser automatically transmits to us during your visit, such as:

  •  Date and time of your visit to one of our pages
  • Your browser type
  • Your browser settings
  • Your IP address
  • The pages you visit

We use this data to technically enable you to visit our website. We also use this data for statistical purposes and to improve the design and layout of our website. We store IP addresses to ensure and maintain IT security (e.g. detecting and defending against so-called DOS attacks) and functionality. The legal basis for temporarily storing data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.

 

Forms with personal data
Personal data shall only be collected if you provide it voluntarily in the context of a contact enquiry or an application.

 

Contact form, application
There are contact forms on our website that may be used to contact us electronically.
 When using these options, the data entered into the input screen will be transmitted to us and stored. This data depends on the form:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

When you submit the form, we ask for your consent to process your data, with reference to this Privacy Policy. The data sent through the form shall be transmitted to us in an encrypted form. Alternatively, you may contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by email shall be stored.

 

Purposes and legal bases for data processing 
The processing of the personal data from the input screen shall serve us only to process your enquiry. In the event that we are contacted by email, this shall also constitute the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. If the email was sent with the aim of concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR.

The legal basis for the application procedure results from Section 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 88 GDPR. The purpose of collecting your personal data is your application procedure. Your applicant data shall therefore only be used for the purpose of processing your application.

 

Duration of storage or criteria for determining the duration

User registration: You may wish to fill out a registration form on our website with contact information. This information shall be used to send you products that you have requested, information on other products, news, or promotional materials and to learn more about our website users. If you provide us with your email address, we shall communicate with you by email. However, we shall not pass your email address on to third parties outside the operator of this website.

Contact form: Once the purpose for storing the data no longer applies, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted as long as there are no statutory retention obligations that prevent this.

Application: We shall store your personal data upon receipt of your application.  In cases of employment, we shall store your applicant data within the legal retention periods after any termination of the corresponding employment relationship.  Should we reject your application, we shall store your application data for six months after rejection of your application, unless you have given us your consent to a longer storage period.

 

Recipients or categories of recipients of the data (should data transmission take place)
 Within the company, the data shall be provided to the departments which require it in order to fulfil your request.

 

Information regarding the rights of the person concerned
Each data subject is entitled to the following data protection rights under the GDPR:

  •  Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to amend inaccurate data according to Art 16 GDPR
  • Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

We have developed a form for the right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR.
 Here, it is important to us to ensure the identity of the person making the enquiry, because this is the only way in which we can guarantee that the information has been requested lawfully.

To exercise your rights stated above and to revoke your consent please contact the email address given in the legal notice.

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the person concerned shall have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Before filing a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, we would ask that you first to attempt to clarify the matter with our Data Protection Officer.

 

Planned data transmission to third-party countries
No data is currently being transmitted to third-party countries and there are no plans to do so in the future.  

 

Use of cookies

We use so-called “cookies” on our website. These are small text files that are sent from our web server to your computer to identify it for the duration of your visit. We do not collect any personal data via these cookies.

It is also possible to display our website without cookies being stored. You can deactivate cookie storage in your browser settings or set it so that you are informed about the intended storage of cookies by a website. In this case, you can decide whether or not to accept cookies. However, for technical reasons, it is necessary to allow temporary cookies to enable our website to function in full.

 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (“Google”). As a result, data is collected and stored from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. These usage profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and are evaluated for the improvement and demand-oriented design of our website.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to allow the analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including parts of your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website and Internet usage. Google may also transmit this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other Google data. We shall also not combine the pseudonymised user profiles with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without your express consent. Data collection for the usage statistics and transmission to Google shall take place with the extended code “gat._anonymizelp();”. The collection of IP addresses is therefore anonymised (so-called IP masking).

You may object to the collection, use, and storage of data for web analytics purposes at any time with future effect by preventing the use of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you will not be able to use all of the features of this website in full.

In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing data about your use of this website (including parts of your IP address) by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  

 

Security measures

We also use technical and organisational security measures to protect personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by unauthorised persons.  

This website may contain references to other property rights and information on copyrights that must be observed and followed. Please also note that the information on this page may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right to change or update the information on this page at any time and without prior notice. This also applies to improvements and/or changes to the products and/or programmes described on this site.

The operator of this website asks that you do not send us any confidential or copyrighted information via this website. Please note that we do NOT consider any information or material that reaches us in this way to be confidential. If you send us confidential information or material anyway, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, display, execute, modify, forward, and distribute it. You also agree that the operator of this website is free to use any ideas, concepts, expertise or techniques that you have provided to us for any purpose. However, we shall not disclose your name or include you in a publication as the sender of the information or materials unless: a) we obtain your consent to include your name, b) we inform you before we publish the material provided to us as a contribution to a particular part of this website or the information including your name, or c) if required by law.

Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Please note that, despite all security measures, data transmitted via the Internet may be accessed of falsified by third parties.

 

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the address provided in the legal notice.

 

Updating our Privacy Policy

The ongoing technical development in the field of technology and the Internet also implies an adaptation of the existing Privacy Policy. We therefore reserve the right to make additions or changes to this Privacy Policy.

Koch International
Heinrich Koch
Internationale Spedition GmbH & Co. KG
Fürstenauer Weg 68
49090 Osnabrück

Tel.: +49 (0) 541 121 68 0
Fax: +49 (0) 541 121 68 51  
Email: info@koch-international.de