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Data protection

Data protection
We appreciate your visit on our website and your interest in our offer. We want you to feel comfortable and safe with regards to how we process your personal data. Data protection and transparency are very important to us. This Privacy Notice is meant to help you understand our privacy practices, including which Personal Data we collect, why we collect it, what we do with it, and how we protect it, as well as knowing your individual rights. This information will enable you to always be in full control of your personal data..

1. Controller
Controller legally responsible for data processing:

puris Bad GmbH & Co. KG
Hinterm Gallberg 6 a
59929 Brilon

2. Categories of data, purpose and legal basis
It´s possible to visit our website without disclosing any personal data besides the technical data provided for the operation of the website itself. For transparency reasons, our privacy notice can be found on every page.

Personal data is data about an identified or identifiable person. This means any information about you, information that could be used to identify you or that is directly associated with you. We use personal data like your IP address or technical data of your device (e.g. service provider and operating system), only to run and improve our website. We never save this data beyond the fulfilling of its purpose or legal retention periods.

We need this data to run our website. If you object to processing, you won´t be able to use our online offer. We evaluate this kind of information statistically in order to make using our website even more comfortable. We don´t connect this information to any other data we have collected previously. It´s only meant to improve the performance and attractiveness of our website and its content. Data collected when using our website will be deleted at the latest after 14 months. In some cases, we might be allowed to save data in order to enforce or defend any legal claims.

In any data processing we strictly adhere to the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This includes collecting, saving and using your personal data. We will never use your data for marketing purposes, and we will never sell, rent or leave your personal data to third parties.

Art. 6. 1 b and 1 f are legal basis for processing data in order to take care of information and network security. According to these articles processing of personal data is legal if necessary for the performance of a contract or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.

According to Art. 13 2 e GDPR you are not obliged to provide us with your personal data when using our website. Nevertheless it´s just not possible to run a website without this kind of data.

3. Recipients of data We only share personal data within our organization if and when necessary for the purposes specified in this privacy notice. We don´t share personal data with any third party outside of our organization unless one of the following circumstances applies.

Art 6 1c GDPR Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.

Recipients of your personal data may be public offices as well as processors, processing the data collected online in our behalf. (Google, Webhosts, etc.) Data processors are

Strato AG
Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG

4. Catalogue form
You can use our contact form for ordering catalogues. Using our contact form, you provide us with your personal data. This includes name, address, and the desired catalogue. You may provide us with more information like your email-address, but you don’t have to. We will use this information only for your request and delete them after fulfilling it. Legal basis for processing is your prior consent according to Art. 6 1 a GDPR. By submitting the form, you give us your consent for processing.

5. Cookies
We use session cookies. Cookies are small text files that we place on your computer. Cookies cannot execute any commands and therefore, they pose no security risk. Session Cookies store information during the visit of our website. They are not stored permanently on your computer since they disappear when the browser is closed. Legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 1 f GDPR. The controller has a legitimate interest in operating the website. You can define the handling of cookies by yourself in your browser, you can completely refuse cookies, or you can set your browser to regularly delete cookies. You can find sufficient information concerning this matter on the Internet.

6. Matomo
This Website uses an open-source project named Matomo  https://matomo.org/ (Piwik). For this purpose, so-called “cookies” are used. Cookies are text files that are stored on the user’s computer. Matomo exclusively runs on the servers of Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG. Only there the user’s personal data are stored. IP-addresses are shortened to prevent identification of users. Data collected is not disclosed to any third party. The shortened IP-address cannot be reassigned to the visiting computer. By this analysis we can see how different parts of our website are used and, on this basis, improve our website and user experience. Matomo will only be used if you have given your consent. Legal basis is Art. 6 1 a GDPR.

7. Google web fonts

For a uniform representation of fonts, we use the so-called Google Web Fonts, that are provided by Google. When calling up our webpage, your browser loads the web fonts needed into the browser cache to present fonts and texts correctly. Therefore, the browser used must create a connection with the Google Servers. Hereby Google learns that our website has been called up via your IP-Address. We use Google Web Fonts to present our online offers in a uniform and attractive way. This is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 1 f GDPR). In case your browser doesn’t support web fonts your computer uses a standard font. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found here: developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the data protection notice of Google:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. 

8. Photographs and videos during events (e. g fairs)

We shoot pictures and videos of the participants and the venue for the purpose of capturing the atmosphere and the general impression of the event. We can use those images/videos for internal and external marketing purposes, as well as for presentations. A selection of photos and videos will be marketed on the webpage of puris Bad GmbH & Co. KG, as well as on our social media profiles like Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. Legal basis is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 1 f GDPR. If you do not want us to take and process pictures/videos of you, please inform our staff.

9. Fairs

When visiting our stand, our marketing staff will collect meeting and contact information. Those will be used for the purpose of the preparation of a business connection based on Art. 6 1 b GDPR. After the fair your personal data will be transferred to the responsible area sales manager. The fair protocols will be digitized and stored within our CRM-system. In case we did not enter a business relationship with each other your data is only stored in accordance with legal requirements.

10. Social Media profiles

In order to expand our reach, we have several social media profiles. When you visit one of our profiles, the operator of this platform may also collect and process your personal data. Instagram We have a social media profile at Instagram. Supplier is Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been an affiliate of Facebook since 2021 and belongs to the Facebook products. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies like Facebook. Therefore, your personal data are being processed throughout all Facebook companies. The use of the functions of Instagram is based on your consent according to Art. 6 1 a GDPR. You can find more information about data processing by Instagram or Facebook here: help.instagram.com/519522125107875

11. Your rights

According to GDPR you have the following rights with regard to your personal data. You can find more detailed information in Art. 15 to 21 GDPR as well as in §§ 32 to 37 German Federal Data Protection Act. You have the right to access your personal data. You may also request the rectification of inaccurate data. Under certain conditions you have the right to erasure, the right to restriction and the right to data portability. Further, you have the right to object to processing of personal data which is based on point (e), (f) of Art. 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions. You may withdraw your consent at any time and without giving reasons with effect for the future. You may assert these rights directly with the controller. Therefore, informal contact is sufficient. You may send an Email or a letter. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you find our processing of your personal data to be inconsistent with applicable data protection law. A list of federal Data Protection Commissioner and contact data can be found here: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html In case of any further questions please feel free to contact our officer for data protection: David Gabel - Email: david.gabel(at)dsgvo-support.de General information concerning data protection and processing of personal data can be found at www.dsgvo-support.de