1. An overview of data protection

The website operator is ASC Technologies AG. For more details see the website's legal notice.

The following gives a basic overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Disclaimer of liability

The website operator regularly checks and updates the information on this website. However, the website operator accepts no liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided here. This also applies to any other website linked to on our website. The website operator is not liable for the content of such websites. The website operator reserves the right to delete, supplement or otherwise alter the provided information at any time.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could be, for example, data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. This data can be collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

Confidentiality

All data we receive in connection with this website will be treated in strict confidence. This data may be stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of sending you information and will not be shared with or passed on to third parties.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice or our Data Protection Officer (see section 3) if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party provider tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily by using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i. e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data can be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e. g. via e-mail communication) may be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.


Notice concerning the Data Controller

The Data Controller processing data on this website is:

ASC Technologies AG
Seibelstraße 2 - 4
63768 Hösbach

Telefon: +49 6021 5001 - 0
E-Mail: hq@asc.de

The Data Controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).


Revocation of your consent to processing your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.


Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the Data Protection Officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of Data Protection Officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to transfer data

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.


SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


Objecting to promotional e-mails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as e-mail spam, is received.


3. Data Protection Officer

You can reach our Data Protection Officer Michael Sauer at data.protection@asc.de.


4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer or contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in the memory of your end device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you visit the site the next time.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communication or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.


Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
This data will not be merged with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.


Contact and inquiry form

If you register for a newsletter (see section 7) or for access to our partner portal ASC XCHANGE via the contact form, we will save the data entered in the form including the contact details you provide to process your inquiry and for any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your consent.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter in the contact form only with your consent as per art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer continues to exist (e. g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.

In addition to the contact forms treated as described above, our website uses simplified contact forms. The data transmitted with them is used exclusively to supply you with the requested information on one occasion. Your data in the form will only be transmitted to ASC by e-mail and not stored in any database. This generated e-mail is deleted as soon as the process is finished. Should you require further information, please fill in the contact form again, register for our newsletter, or send an e-mail to webcontact@asc.de.


5. Social media

Social media plug-ins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website does not use so-called social media plug-ins (e. g. of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or XING). The icons of the social media services used on our website are mere hyperlinks which lead you to the corresponding site. Upon clicking on the icons, you leave our website and the disclaimer of liability from this privacy policy is applied.


6. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

If you give your consent by clicking on the respective button in the data protection banner, this website will use functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.


IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmitting it to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Thus direct reference to persons is excluded. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to assess your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.


Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.


Data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for outsourcing our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


7. Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter offered on the website, we require a valid e-mail address, name of the company, first and last names as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected. We only use this data to send you the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter in the contact form only with your consent as per art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data, e-mail address, and first and last names as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e. g. by means of the Unsubscribe link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e. g. e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.


8. Plug-ins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging off from your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website attractive. This constitutes a justified interest according to art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.


As of 24th May 2018

 
ASC Technologies AG
Seibelstrasse 2-4
63768 Hoesbach
Germany
Phone: +49 6021 5001 - 0

Fax: +49 6021 5001 - 310