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Hahn Gasfedern: Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement

Data privacy statement

We appreciate your visit to our website and your interest in our company.

In this data privacy statement we would like to inform you about the way your personal data is used on this HAHN Gasfedern GmbH website. As the operator of this site, HAHN Gasfedern GmbH, Waldstrasse 39-43, 73773 Aichwald, Germany is responsible for personal data belonging to the users of this site, according to Germany’s federal data protection act (“BDSG”).

1. Controller and Data Protection Officer      

The controller is HAHN Gasfedern GmbH, Waldstrasse 39-43, 73773 Aichwald, Tel .: +49 711 936 705 – 0, Fax: +49 711 936 705 – 40, Email: info@hahn-gasfedern.de, represented by its managing directors Michael Demuth and Ralph Huber.

You can contact our data protection officer by e-mail to datenschutz@hahn-gasfedern.de or via our postal address for the attention of "the Data Protection Officer".

2. What data do we collect, and why?

If you buy products or commission services from us, we process the data necessary for the provision of contractual services. This includes inventory data (names, business address and contact details) as well as contract, order and billing information needed to fulfil our contractual obligations. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the fulfilment of pre-contractual services, such as inquiries or offers for our products.

We use your contact information (surname, first name, postal address) for postal advertising unless you object to such use. If we want to inform you about our products and services by phone or email, this is done with your consent, in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 (a) GDPR or with the provisions under Section 7 of the German Act Against Unfair Competition [UWG], provided that we have received your email address from a business relationship with you. You can object to this advertising use of your data at any time with future effect. You can send your objection to us by post or by email to info@hahn-gasfedern.de.

In individual cases we may obtain a credit report for the purpose of contract conclusion and contract fulfilment. This may be done at the conclusion of a contract, contract renewal, a contract amendment or if we become aware of credit-changing circumstances.

3. Data disclosure

Your personal data will be processed by our competent in-house personnel for the fulfilment of the contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Data is only disclosed to third parties within the scope of legal requirements. We disclose data if, for example, this is necessary for contractual purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, if we are obliged to do so by law in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR, or if we have a legitimate interest, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, for the economic and effective operation of our business. This includes the disclosure of this data to our affiliated companies.

In order to fulfil contracts, we have to commission service providers, such as computer centre operators, printing or shipping services providers, credit agencies or other providers involved in the fulfilment of contracts. As part of order processing in accordance with the data protection provisions of Art. 28 GDPR, we use service providers for the operation and maintenance of our information technology systems, who may gain knowledge of your personal data as part of this process. We have therefore taken appropriate legal, technical and organizational measures with service providers to ensure the protection of your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Should a disclosure of your data become necessary (without any order processing), this will only be done if you have given us an explicit consent or if it is required by a legal regulation.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to a third country, i.e. a country outside the EU/EEA, or to an international organization.

4. Duration of storage

The data stored with us is erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for its purpose and the erasure does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

Storage requirements arise for commercial and tax reasons. Legal requirements stipulate a storage duration of six years under Section 257 para. 1 of the German Commercial Code [HGB] (commercial letters, accounting documents) and for ten years under Section 147 para. 1 of the German Fiscal Code [AO] (accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation).

5. Your rights

If we process your personal data, you are a data subject, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and have the following rights: Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) and the Right to object to the processing (Art. 21 GDPR). Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a regulatory authority for data protection.