Data Protection Declaration

Kontron Electronics GmbH respects your privacy

Kontron Electronics GmbH sets a high value on the protection of your data and your privacy. With this Data Protection Declaration, we inform you about the personal data that is collected when you visit our online presence. This data will be processed confidentially and only in accordance with legal requirements. Personal data is all information that enables the reference and identification of a specific natural person.

Kontron Electronics GmbH operates the websites www.kontron-electronics.com, www.kontron-electronics.de, www.pixtend.de and the Webshop shop.pixtend.de. This Data Protection Declaration applies accordingly to the contents of these web sites.

Name and Contact Details

 

Kontron Electronics GmbH is responsible for the processing of your data 

Our Contact Details 

Kontron Electronics GmbH
Kantstraße 10
72663 Großbettlingen, Germany

Telephone: +49 7022 4057-0
E-mail: info@remove-this.kontron.de

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer can be reached at datenschutzbeauftragter@remove-this.kontron.de

Scope and Purpose of Data Processing

Accessing the website

Each time you access our websites www.kontron-electronics.com,www.kontron-electronics.de, www.pixtend.de and/or shop.pixtend.de, your internet browser automatically transmits information to the servers of our websites where this information is temporarily recorded in server log files.

The transmission of data to and from our websites is encrypted. We offer HTTPS as the communication protocol for our web presence, in each case using the current encryption protocols. In addition, we offer our users content encryption as part of the contact forms. The encryption can be recognized by https:// in the browser address bar. 

Every time you access our websites, your internet browser automatically sends information to our web server. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until automatic deletion:

  • Date and time of access
  • IP address (anonymized) of the internet-enabled device requesting access
  • Name and URL of the page accessed
  • The previously acceded website (Referrer URL)
  • Operating system and browser of your internet-enabled device
  • Name of the access provider used  

The processing of this personal data is in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point f of the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation). Kontron Electronics GmbH has a legitimate interest in the processing of data for the purpose of:

  • Ensuring smooth connections  
  • Ensuring that our websites/webshop are user-friendly 
  • Evaluating and ensuring the security and stability of the system 
  • Facilitating and improving the administration of our websites/webshop 

The processing specifically does not take place for the purpose of gaining personal data. The data collected in this way is deleted or anonymized after 7 days.

Purpose and Legal Basis of Data Processing

When processing your personal data, the provisions of the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) and all other applicable data protection regulations are complied with. Article 6 of the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) in particular is the legal basis for data processing.

We use your data to initiate business, to fulfill contractual and legal obligations, to conduct the contractual relationship, to offer products and services and to strengthen the customer relationship, which may also include analyses for marketing purposes and direct advertising.

Your consent also constitutes a data protection regulation.  In this respect, we will inform you of the purposes of data processing and the right to withdraw your consent. If the consent also relates to the processing of special categories of personal data, we will explicitly notify you in the consent process.

Processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9 (1) GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) may only take place where necessary on the grounds of legal regulations and there is no reason to assume that your legitimate interests should prevail to the exclusion of processing such data.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

We only transmit your data to third parties within the scope of given statutory provisions or based on consent. In all other cases, information will not be transferred to third parties unless we are obliged to do so owing to mandatory legal regulations (disclosure to external bodies, including the supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).

Personal data is fundamentally only disclosed to third parties if

  • the person concerned expressly consented to this in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point a of the GDPR,
  • the disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point f of the GDPR and there is no overriding interest on the part of the person concerned worthy of protection,
  • a legal obligation exists for the disclosure of data in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point c of the GDPR, and/or
  • this is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations with the person concerned in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point B of the GDPR..

In all other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Data Recipients / Categories of Recipients

In our organization, we ensure that only individuals who are required to process the relevant data to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations are authorized to handle personal data. In certain cases, service providers assist us. If they are given access to personal data in the process, the contract required by data protection law is concluded with these service providers in accordance with Article 28 of the GDPR.

 

Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries

 

A transfer of data to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) shall only take place if required by law or if you have provided your consent for such a transfer.

We transfer your personal data to service providers or group companies outside the European Economic Area as follows: Switzerland

In such cases, compliance with the level of data protection is ensured by:

  • An “Adequacy Decision” by the European Commission on the basis of Article 45 of the GDPR
  • Execution of data privacy contracts

Storage Period

The period for which your personal data is stored depends on the respective legal retention periods, commercial or tax law regulations in particular. In addition, your personal data will be deleted unless it is required for the purpose of initiating or fulfilling a contract or processing a contract. This is in particular the case for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims within the framework of the relevant limitation period.
In addition, we may retain data if you have given us permission to do so or if legal disputes arise and we use evidence under legal statutes of limitations, which can be up to thirty years; the regular statute of limitations is three years. 

 

Communication

On our websites, we offer you the possibility to contact us via e-mail addresses and contact forms, so that you can send us a message via e-mail. The personal data you provide, such as title, name, e-mail address and, if applicable, other voluntary data, will be collected and processed. The data collection only takes place for the purpose of answering your request and the related technical processing. 

In addition, the following data will be stored when sending the message: 

  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of the registration

Within the context of communicating with us for the purpose of applying for employment, the transmitted data is stored in addition to being collected.

Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point b of the GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of data submitted by contacting us to respond to your request.  In cases of employment-related purposes, section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) also applies. Please refer to our detailed information under “Data Protection for Applicants” further down in this data protection declaration.

Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to delay the deletion. In the event that a contract concluded, the data will be deleted after the final termination of the contract and after corresponding statutory storage obligations have passed. 

This applies equally if you contact us via the contact options on our social network sites.

Information on the Use of Cookies

Kontron Electronics uses cookies in order to be able to implement certain technically required functions of our web pages, for the constant optimization of the web pages and in order to be able to provide content adapted to your wishes.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when accessing our websites. Cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain any viruses or other malware. Cookies are used to store information that is generated in connection with the specific end device used. Thus, we can under no circumstances obtain immediate knowledge of your identity.

Cookies are usually accepted with the default browser settings. The browser settings can be adjusted in such a way so that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used, or that a notification is sent before a new cookie is created. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may prevent you from making the best possible use of all of the website's features.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the website more comfortable. For example, session cookies can be used to track whether you have already accessed individual pages on the website. These session cookies are automatically deleted after you leave the website.

Temporary cookies are used and saved on your device to improve user-friendliness. When you visit the website again, it is automatically recognized that you have already accessed the site at an earlier time. Entries and settings that have already been previously made do not have to be repeated.

The use of cookies is also used to analyze the visits to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize that you have already previously visited the website. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time. The use of such tracking and analysis services and the placement of the associated cookies only takes place if you have given your corresponding consent (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point A of the GDPR). Details of the services used can be found in the relevant section further down in this data privacy statement. 

Data Protection for Applicants

Processing of personal data

You can apply for a job at Kontron Electronics GmbH electronically via our application tool. All personal data, including any data in the attachments that you upload via our application tool, will be stored and used for the purpose of your application. Information on your ethnic origin, political, religious or philosophical beliefs, memberships in trade unions, health or sexual orientation is not collected for these purposes. Your data will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing your application and will not be passed on to third parties.

The categories of data that we process include, for example:

  • Information about the applicant (first name, last name, address, job position) 
  • Information about qualifications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, previous activities, professional qualifications) 
  • References and certificates (performance information, appraisals, etc.)

Unfortunately, we are unable to review your application without this essential data. Of course, you have the option to provide additional voluntary information in the application form.

Storage of Personal Data

We store your personal data for as long as is necessary to make a decision about your application. After completion of the application process, your personal data will be deleted unless you actively request us to store your data for a longer period of time or you have signed a working contract. The legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point A and B of the GDPR and section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Your data will mainly be processed by our HR department and the manager of the department for which you applied. Other personal could also be involved in processing your data.

Internal personal:

  • HR department
  • Department manager
  • Employee representatives
  • Executive management

External Hosting

We use external service providers to host our websites www.kontron-electronics.com, www.kontron-electronics.de, www.pixtend.de and webshop shop.pixtend.de.
We have carefully selected these service providers and monitor them regularly, in particular their careful handling of the stored data and the safeguarding of the data stored on their servers. Our hosting providers will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill their service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data. All service providers are obligated by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with legal requirements. Service providers can also be other companies of the Kontron S&T Group. The contracts required by data protection law were concluded with all service providers used.    

 

Webshop shop.pixtend.de

Processing contracts

With our website shop.pixtend.de, you can order goods and services from our online store. Within the scope of an online order, we collect and process the following categories of data:

Required information:

  • First and Last Name
  • E--mail address (including confirmation)
  • Address, city, zip code and country

Optional information:

  • Title
  • Company name
  • VAT identification number
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number

The data transmitted by you for the purpose of using our range of goods and/or services are processed by us for the purpose of processing the contract and are necessary to this extent. The conclusion and execution of the contract are not possible without providing the required information. The legal basis for processing this data is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point b of the GDPR.

We delete the data when the contract has been fully processed, but must observe the retention periods under tax and commercial law. Within the scope of contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of the goods or to the financial service provider, insofar as the transfer is necessary for the delivery of the goods or for payment purposes. The legal basis for the disclosure of data is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point b of the GDPR.

Creating a customer account

In order to provide you with the greatest possible convenience when shopping at our webshop, you have the option of creating a customer account. 

Creating a customer account makes it easier for us to process the contract and enables us to inform you efficiently and transparently, for example, to provide you with an overview of your previous orders or to offer you the list function. After creating a customer account, you do not have reentry data. However, you can view and partially change the information saved about you in your customer account at any time.  


When creating a customer account, we collect and process the same categories of data as is the case with online orders, whereby your personal password (including confirmation) is also collected as mandatory information.

Please note: The password you select is encrypted in our customer account database. Our employees cannot view this password. Therefore, they cannot give you any information about your password in case you forget it. 

In this case, use the "Forgot your password?" function, which will send you an automatically generated new password by e-mail. No employee is authorized to request your password from you by telephone or in writing. Therefore, please never mention your password if you receive such requests.

Deleting a customer account

Please contact us if you would like to delete your user account. The collected data will be deleted as soon as processing is no longer necessary, taking into account the retention periods under tax and commercial law. 

In the event that a contract concluded, the data will be deleted after the final termination of the contract and after corresponding statutory storage obligations have passed.

Payment services 

For processing payments, we offer the payment service of the third-party company PayPal on our webshop shop.pixtend.de. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (for example, name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider. The respective contractual and data protection provisions of the provider apply to these transactions, which can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev (for the legal situation as of 25 May 2018). 

The legal basis for the use of payment services is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point b of the GDPR (contract processing). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point a of the GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; consents can be revoked at any time for the future.

The following data is transmitted to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg:

  • Net prices
  • Value added tax (VAT), if applicable
  • Article description and number 
  • Language (ISO 639 code)
  • Invoice and delivery addresses


By selecting this payment option, you agree to the disclosure of personal data required for payment processing.

This disclosure is necessary to process your order with the payment method you have selected, in particular to confirm your identity, to administer your payment and the customer relationship. Please note however, that personal data may also be disclosed by PayPal to service providers, subcontractors or other affiliated companies to the extent necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations arising from your order or to process the personal data on your behalf.
Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, e.g., invoice or direct debit, the personal data disclosed to PayPal will be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission serves to check your identity and creditworthiness in relation to the order you have placed. You can find out which credit agencies are involved and which data is generally collected, processed, stored and passed on by PayPal in PayPal's privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Advertising Purposes for Existing Customers

Kontron Electronics GmbH is interested in maintaining customer relations with you and sending you information and offers about our products, services, invitations to events and trade fairs by e-mail. Your data is processed as our legitimate interest according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point f of the GDPR. 

If you do not wish this, you can object at any time to the use of your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with direct advertising. If you object, we will no longer process your data for this purpose. 

The objection can be made free of charge and without formalities, without giving any reasons, and should be made, if possible, by telephone: +49 7022 4057-0, by e-mail to datenschutzbeauftragter@Kontron.de or by mail to Kontron Electronics GmbH, Kantstrasse 10, 72663 Grossbettlingen, Germany.

Newsletter

Subscribing to the newsletter

In order to provide you with further information about our offer, you can register for a newsletter on our websites www.kontron-electronics.com and/or www.kontron-electronics.de fIn this regard, we would like to point out that the newsletter is a service of Kontron Europe GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Strasse 3-5, 86156 Augsburg, Germany.
The following categories of data are collected and processed as part of the newsletter subscription:

First and last name, e-mail address, company and country

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information on current topics, services and products. Your e-mail address, first and last name, company and country are required to subscribe to the newsletter. 

You need to either consent to the newsletter subscription in writing or use the double opt-in procedure to receive the newsletter. With the double opt-in procedure, you will only receive the newsletter by e-mail once you expressively confirm the subscription with an e-mail in which you consent to receiving the newsletter and confirm by clicking on a verification link that you have received by e-mail.

By confirming the verification link, you consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a of the GDPR. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter.

As part of the registration process, we store your IP address transmitted by your internet service provider and the date and time of your registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time.

Unsubscribing to the newsletter

You can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time. For this purpose, a corresponding note is included in each newsletter. This can be done by using a special link at the end of the newsletter, by sending an e-mail to info@remove-this.kontron.de or by informing the responsible person. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will immediately be deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data.

Newsletter Tracking

The newsletters sent by Kontron Europe GmbH contain a tracking pixel that transmits information to Kontron Europe GmbH as soon as the newsletter is opened by you. This information is used to generate statistical evaluations, such as which links are opened within the newsletter, in order to measure the success of the newsletter campaign. We use ClickDimensions marketing automation software to evaluate the tracking profile of visitors to the website www.kontron.com. Here we refer to the privacy policy statement of Kontron Europe GmbH, which can be viewed at www.kontron.com/en/datenschutz

Use of our Forum

With our site  www.pixtend.de you have the opportunity to register in our forum and exchange information with other people about our products. The service provider Simple Machines supports us in the operation of the forum.

Register

You can register to use our forum. In doing so, we collect and process the following categories of data:

  • User name
  • E-mail address
  • Password including confirmation
  • Receive emails from other users (optional)
  • CAPTCHA challenge

Google reCaptcha

To protect against spam requests, we use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as part of the registration process. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether input is made by a natural person or is by machine and automated processing. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point A of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the security of our website and the prevention of misuse and spam.

The query includes sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and processed there. 


This service can forward the collected data to another country. Please note that this service may transfer data outside the European Union and the European Economic Area and to a country that does not provide an adequate level of data protection. If the data is transferred to the United States, there is a risk that your data may be processed by U.S. authorities for control and monitoring purposes, without you possibly having any legal remedies. However, we take the possible and necessary data protection measures in accordance with Article 44 of the GDPR to establish the level of data protection in the third country.
You can view Google's terms of use at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html the additional detailed information on data protection can be found on Google's website ("Google Privacy Policy"): http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Comments and Contributions

As a registered user, you have the possibility to post comments and make contributions in our forum. 
If you, as a user, post comments or make contributions, these will be displayed within the framework of the forum with your chosen user name for other visitors to the forum to view. For your own posts, you can choose to receive a notification when other users comment on your post.

The forum stores your user data in a cookie on your local device. This is only to log your login status and keep forum-specific statistics. The data will not be passed on to third parties and will not be used for unsolicited advertising and/or spam.
In addition, their IP address may be stored on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point F of the GDPR. This is done for our security, in case someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves may be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point F of the GDPR, to process the information of the users for the purpose of spam detection.
The data provided as part of the comments and contributions, will be stored by us permanently  datenschutzbeauftragter@remove-this.kontron.de .

Links for Social Media

On our websites, you will find links to the social media services of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can recognize links to the websites of the social media services by the respective company logo. If you follow these links, you will reach the corporate presence of Kontron Electronics GmbH at the respective social media service. When clicking on a link to a social media service, a connection is made to the servers of the social media service. This will communicate to the servers of the Social Media Service that you have visited our website. In addition, further data will be transmitted to the provider of the social media service. These are for example:

 

  • Address of the website where the activated link is located
  • Date and time when the website was accessed or when the link was activated
  • Information about the browser used and the operating system used
  • IP address

If you are already logged in to the relevant social media service at the time of activating the link, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your user name and possibly even your real name from the data transmitted, and to assign this information to your personal user account to the Social Media Service.  You can exclude this possibility of assignment to your personal user account if you log out of your user account beforehand.
The Social Media Services servers are located in the United States and other countries outside the European Union. The data can therefore also be processed by the provider of the social media service in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to a data protection law that generally does not protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the Member States of the European Union.
Please note that we have no influence on the scope, nature and purpose of the data processing by the provider of the social media service. Further information on the use of your data by the social media services included on our website can be found in the privacy policy of the respective social media service.

Creation of user profiles / use of cookies that are not purely functional

Google Analytics

On our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. With this, your interactions with our websites are recorded and systematically evaluated.

The following data from you is stored:

  • IP Address
  • Usage data
  • Click path
  • App updates
  • Browser information
  • Device information
  • JavaScript support
  • Pages visited
  • Referrer URL
  • Downloads
  • Flash version
  • Location information
  • Purchase activity (webshop)
  • Widget interactions
  • Date and time of the visit  

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point A of the GDPR. Your consent can be revoked [here] at any time.
The purpose of processing your personal data through the Google Analytics service is to analyze the interaction of visitors with our website. By evaluating the data obtained here, we can optimize our offer and increase user-friendliness.
We delete or anonymize the data collected by Google Analytics as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes. This is the case after 26 months.
This service can forward the collected data to another country. Please note that this service may transfer data outside the European Union and the European Economic Area and to a country that does not provide an adequate level of data protection. If the data is transferred to the United States, there is a risk that your data may be processed by U.S. authorities for control and monitoring purposes, without you possibly having any legal remedies. However, we take the possible and necessary data protection measures in accordance with Article 44 of the GDPR to establish the level of data protection in the third country.

Google Maps

On our websites, we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. To ensure privacy, Google Maps is disabled when you first visit our websites. A direct connection to Google's servers is only established when you independently activate Google Maps (consent according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point A of the GDPR). Your consent can be revoked [here] at any time. This prevents your data from being transferred to Google when you first visit our websites. After activation, Google Maps will store your IP address. This is then usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
A third country transfer takes place, so that in this case there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, without you possibly having any legal remedies. However, we take the possible and necessary data protection measures in accordance with Article 44 of the GDPR to establish the level of data protection in the third country.

Additional information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Google Fonts

External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on this website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). For data protection reasons, these web fonts are only integrated locally. Data is not transmitted to third parties.Google Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point F of the GDPR.

Information about Privacy in the Social Media

Kontron Electronics GmbHand, if applicable, also affiliated Group companies, maintain appearances in the "social media". As far as we have control over the processing of your data, we ensure that the applicable data protection regulations are adhered to. Below you will find the most important information on data protection in relation to our appearances.

Name and address of the person responsible for the operation
Responsible for the company appearances within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection regulations are in addition to Kontron Electronics GmbH:
 

However, the use these platforms and their functions is your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing and ranking).
We would also like to point out that your data may be processed outside the European Union. 

Purpose and Legal Basis

We ourselves maintain the fan pages to communicate with the visitors of these pages and to inform them in this way about our offers.
In addition, we collect data for statistical purposes in order to further develop and optimize the content and to make our offer more attractive. The data required for this (e.g., total page views, page activity, and visitor-provided data, interactions) are edited and provided by the social networks. We have no influence on its creation and presentation.
In addition, your personal data will be processed by the providers of social media and Kontron Electronics GmbH for market research and advertising purposes. So, it is possible that, for example, usage profiles are created based on your user behavior and the resulting interests.  Among other things, advertisements can be placed inside and outside the platforms that are allegedly in line with your interests. Generally, cookies are stored on your computer for this purpose. Irrespective of this, data that is not collected directly from your end devices can also be stored in your usage profiles. The storage and analysis are also cross-device, this applies in particular, but not exclusively, if you are registered as a member and logged in to the respective platforms.

The processing of your personal data by Kontron Electronics GmbH is based on our legitimate interests in effective information and communication in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point F of the GDPR.
If you are asked to consent to data processing, meaning if you declare your consent by confirming a button or similar (opt-in), the legal basis of the processing is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a and Article 7 of the GDPR.

Your rights / opposition

If you are a member of a social network and you do not want the network to collect information about you through our website and link it to your stored membership data on the respective network, you must log out of the respective network before visiting our fan page, delete the cookies on the device and exit your browser and restart.

However, after logging in again, you will be recognizable to the network again as a specific user.

In total, you have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data: Right to information; Right to rectification; Right to erasure; Right to restriction of processing; Right to objection; Right to data portability; Right to complain about illegal processing of your personal data by the competent data protection authority.

However, as Kontron Electronic GmbH does not have complete access to your personal data, you should contact the social media providers directly for asserting their rights, as they have access to their users' personal data and can take appropriate measures and provide information.
If you still need help, we try to support you, of course. Please contact datenschutz@remove-this.kontron.com.

Your Rights as a Data Subject

As a data subject, within the meaning of the GDPR, with regard to your personal data processed on the occasion of your visit to our website, you are entitled to the following rights.

Right of Access, Article 15 of the GDPR

You can request information from us as to whether and, if so, what personal data of yours is stored and processed by us. There is no right to information if granting access to the requested information would violate any confidentiality obligations or if the information has to be kept secret for other reasons, in particular for the sake of the overriding interests of a third party. Deviation from this obligation to provide access to information may result if your interest in information prevails over the interest in confidentiality, in particular when there are immediately impending damages. 

The right of access is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or solely for purposes of data security or data protection control, provided that the right of access to information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes by appropriate technical and organizational measures is excluded.

In the case that the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from about the following data:

  • Purposes of the processing
  • Categories of your processed personal data
  • If possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the duration of storage
  • The right to rectification or erasure or limitation of the processing of your personal data, or a right to object to such processing
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection
  • If the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the data source

Rectification and Completion of Personal Data, Article 16 of the GDPR

If you discover that we have inaccurate personal data about you, you may request that we correct this inaccurate data immediately. You may request the completion of incomplete personal data.

Right to Erasure, Article 17 of the GDPR

You have a right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") as long as the processing is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression, the right to information, or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The legal basis for the processing was based solely on your consent and you have withdrawn this consent.
  • You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
  • You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing it.
  • Iour personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • Your personal data has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.

There is no right to deletion if the deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort in the case of lawful non-automated data processing due to the special type of storage and your interest in the deletion is low. In this case, a restriction of processing will take the place of deletion.

Right to Restriction of Processing, Article 18 of the GDPR

You may request a restriction of processing when one of the following reasons applies:

  • You are contesting the accuracy of the personal data. A restriction can be requested for the duration of our check to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you request a restriction of processing your personal data rather than deletion.
  • We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but this data required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • You have made an objection in accordance with Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR. The restriction of processing may be requested when it is not yet certain whether our legitimate reasons override your legitimate reasons.

Restriction of processing means that personal data is only processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. We are required to inform you before the restriction of processing is lifted.

Right to Data Portability, Article 20 of the GDPR

You have the right to data portability as long as the processing is based on consent (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point A) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out by automated means. In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected: You may request to receive your personal data that you have already provided us in a structured, conventional, machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another person without any hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can request that we transfer your personal data directly to another person.

Right to Object

If the processing is based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point E of the GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point F of the GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the person responsible or by a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also includes profiling based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Section 1, Point E or F of the GDPR. After exercising the right of objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. You may object at any time to processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. After you have exercised this right of objection, we will no longer use your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the option of informing us of your objection by telephone, e-mail or by sending it in writing to our address listed in the beginning of this declaration.

Right of Consent Withdrawal, Article 7, Paragraph 3 of the GDPR

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. We will immediately delete your affected personal data, unless further processing of your personal data is also based on a legal basis for processing without consent. 

You can inform us of the withdrawal of consent by telephone, e-mail or by sending it in writing to our address. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to Lodge a Complaint, Article 77 of the GDPR

If you believe that there is unlawful processing of your personal data, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

Changes to this Data Protection Declaration

We reserve the right to make changes to this Data Protection Declaration when necessary, without notice. Please check this page regularly for any potential changes to this Data Protection Declaration. 

 

Disclaimer

The content of our websites has been made with the greatest care. However, no guarantee can be given regarding the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the conveyed information.

Kontron Electronics GmbH provides the best possible protection against improper use of this website, particularly against viruses. No guarantee can be given, however, that the site is free of viruses.

Kontron Electronics GmbH does not accept any liability for damage arising from the use of its internet information platform unless the damage was caused deliberately or through gross negligence on Kontron Electronics GmbH’s part, or the damage affects life, limb or health.

Our websites contain clearly recognizable links to the websites of other companies. Kontron Electronics GmbH has no influence on their contents and assumes no guarantee and no liability. The respective provider or operator is responsible for the content on these sites. 

The linked sites were checked for possible legal violations and recognizable infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, such links will be removed immediately.   

Audio and Video Conferencing

Data Processing

For communication with our customers, we use, among other things, the online conferencing tool Microsoft Teams. If you communicate with us by video or audio conference via the internet, your personal data will be collected and processed by us and the provider of the conferencing tool. 

The conferencing tool collects all data that you provide and use to use the tool (e-mail address and/or your telephone number). Furthermore, the conferencing tool processes the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other "context information" related to the communication process 
(metadata). 

Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all technical data required to handle the online communication. This includes, in particular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or speaker, and the type of connection. If content is exchanged, uploaded or otherwise made available within the tool, this is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. Such content includes, in particular, cloud recordings, chat/instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, white boards and other information shared while using the service.

Please note that we do not have full control over the data processing operations of the tool used. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the provider. For further information on data processing by the conference tool, please refer to the privacy policy of the tool used, which we have listed below this text. 

Purpose and Legal Basis 

The conferencing tool is used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point B of the GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tool serves the general simplification and acceleration of communication with us or our company (legitimate interest according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point F of the GDPR). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in question are used on the basis of this consent; consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. 

Storage Period 

The data collected directly by us via the video and conference tool is deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the conferencing tool for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operator of the conferencing tool directly. 

Conferencing Tools used 

We use the following conferencing tools: Microsoft Teams 
We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052- 6399, USA. For details on data processing, please refer to the Microsoft Teams privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement

Disclosure to third countries

Please note that the service provider is based in the United States and that the data is therefore not fully subject to the strict rules of European data protection law and therefore, in particular, there is also the possibility that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes without you possibly having any legal remedies. However, we take the possible and necessary data protection measures in accordance with Article 44 of the GDPR to establish the level of data protection in the third country. If you have any concerns about using the Microsoft Teams service, please contact us in advance.

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