Name and contact details of the person responsible
Filtration Group GmbH, Schleifbachweg 45, in 74613 Öhringen, as the operator of the website https://www.industrial.filtrationgroup.com, is the responsible body within the meaning of the GDPR.
Contact the data protection officer
You can contact our data protection officer at any time with all data protection issues at [email protected].
What are personal data?
Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person; A natural person is regarded as identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features that express the physical , physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
Purposes of data processing
The scope and type of collection, processing and use of your data differs depending on whether you only visit our website to retrieve generally available information or whether you use additional services. In principle, we process your personal data as part of our business activities for pre-contractual or contractual purposes. In addition, exercising our legitimate interest or compliance with legal requirements can also be the content-related use of data processing by us. We will inform you about the specific purposes of data processing in the following areas.
Legal basis for data processing
We process your personal data according to the following legal bases:
- To fulfill pre-contractual or contractual obligations (Art. 6 Paragraph 1b) GDPR)
- Based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a) GDPR)
- In the context of a weighing of interests (Art. 6 Para. 1f) GDPR)
- Due to legal requirements (Art. 6 Para. 1c) GDPR)
In addition, depending on the type and scope of processing, there may be other legal bases according to country-specific provisions. We will inform you about the specific legal basis of data processing during our respective processing.
Use of our website for information purposes
For purely informational use of our website, it is generally not necessary for you to provide personal data. Rather, in this case, when you visit our website, we only collect the data that your internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:
- Referrer (previously visited website)
- Requested website or file
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Device type used
- Time of access
- IP address in anonymized form
- other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
This is usually done through the use of log files. The use of processing is to ensure the functionality and compatibility of our website for technically unproblematic use including troubleshooting as well as protection against technical attacks and misuse of use. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the proper operation of our website. The log file data are deleted when they are no longer required for the use of processing.
Use of our website for further services
If you use other services of our company via our website, it may be necessary for you to provide personal data. Which personal data is required for the provision of the service results from the respective input mask or Use. You can provide further information voluntarily. You can see which information is required and which is voluntary by the fact that the mandatory information is marked with an asterisk (*) or are marked with the note “mandatory field”. Your data will only be processed for the use of providing the service you have requested. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data as well as the information about when your personal data will be deleted can be found in the description of the specific services.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us using a contact form. The personal data that you provide when you contact us via a contact form will only be processed for the use of processing your contact via the contact form. A transfer to third parties only takes place if this is necessary for the use of processing your contact. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the use of contacting you. We would like to point out that your messages may have to be stored in accordance with statutory retention requirements. In this case the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 c) GDPR.
Contact by mail
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us via email. Please note that unencrypted communication by email is unsafe. It cannot be ruled out that data transmitted in this way will be read, copied, changed or deleted by unauthorized persons. The personal data that you provide when you contact us via an email request will only be processed for the use of processing your email request. A transfer to third parties only takes place if this is necessary for the use of processing this contact. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the use of contacting you. We would like to point out that your messages may have to be stored in accordance with statutory retention requirements. In this case the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 c) GDPR.
If you want to order our newsletter, we need, in addition to your email address, confirmation that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. This data is only collected for the use of being able to send you the newsletter and to document our authorization in this regard. In addition, the following data is collected when you register:
- IP address of the calling computer
- Date and time of registration
For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained as part of the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 I f) GDPR and serves as proof of consent to receive the newsletter. You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer required to fulfill the use.
We have secured our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, the personal data you provide in the contact form will be transmitted in encrypted form. We use the coding system TLS 1.3 (Transport Layer Security).
LinkedIn Analytics und LinkedIn Ads
We use services from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland on our website. With the help of these technologies, visitors to this website can be shown personalized advertisements on LinkedIn. Furthermore, there is the possibility to create anonymous reports on the performance of the advertisements as well as information on website interaction. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the needs-based design of our website. For this use, the LinkedIn Insight Tag is integrated on this website, which establishes a connection to the LinkedIn server if you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time. In the data protection guideline of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you can find further information on data collection and data usage as well as the possibilities and rights for the protection of your privacy. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can deactivate the data collection at any time under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/enhanced-advertising
We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded to include the code “anonymizeIp” on this website in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously.
Google Ad Services
The legal basis for the use of AdServices is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. Measuring the success of advertisements is in the legitimate interest of our company and is used to statistically record page usage for the continuous improvement of our website and the range of our services. Further information and the current data protection provisions of AdServices can be viewed at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
Google AdWords und Google Conversion-Tracking
This website uses a service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. (“Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking”). As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking for the targeted evaluation of website usage for optimization and marketing purposes. If you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be set. This cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. The legal basis for the use of Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking is Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your Internet browser under user settings. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be viewed at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.
Social networks like Facebook etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presence triggers numerous data protection-related processing operations. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data can also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is recorded, for example, using cookies that are stored on your device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presence is intended to ensure an informative presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on on different legal bases, which are to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Responsible and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites, we and the operator of the social media platform are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal.
Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely based on the company policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the use for their storage no longer applies, you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage or the use for data storage no longer applies. Saved cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – esp. Retention periods – remain unaffected.
Social networks in detail
To protect your privacy, we only use embedded YouTube videos in an extended data protection mode. This means that YouTube does not store cookies for a user who views a website with an embedded YouTube video but does not click on the video to play the video. If the video is played, YouTube can save cookies on the user’s computer, but no personal information about the playback of embedded videos is saved. Further information on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies. If you would like to deactivate LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
More functions and content
If we use further functions and content (e.g. map or writing services) on our website, through which we or the provider of the services process your personal data, we will inform you about this at this point.
Our pages use functions from CloudFlare. The provider is Cloudflare, Inc, 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. CloudFlare offers a so-called worldwide distributed content delivery network with DNS. Technically, the information transfer between your browser and our web pages is routed through CloudFlare’s network. CloudFlare is thus able to analyze the data traffic between users and our websites, for example, to detect and prevent attacks on our services. In addition, CloudFlare may store cookies on your computer for optimization and analysis. The legal basis for the use of CloudFlare is Art. 6 para.1 a) DSGVO.
For more information, please visit www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy.
You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by CloudFlare by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (this can be found, for example, at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website. You can also delete cookies that have already been set at any time via your Internet browser.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of DoubleClick by Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/ can be retrieved.
A service of the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, 4 Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter: gstatic) is used on our website. In doing so, your browser also passes on personal data to Google LLC. in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para.1 a) DSGVO. You can find more information about the data processing by Google here https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by gstatic by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser.
External fonts “Google Fonts” are used on our website. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, 4 Dublin, Ireland. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in ensuring the functionality of our website. Your browser also gives personal data to Google LLC. to the USA. You can find more information about data processing by Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
A service of the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, 4 Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter: ggpht) is used on our website. In doing so, your browser also passes on personal data to Google LLC. in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para.1 a) DSGVO. You can find more information about data processing by Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by ggpht by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser.
We use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website. The query serves the purpose of distinguishing the input by a human or by automated, machine processing. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and further used there. In addition, the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service are transmitted to Google. This data is processed by Google within the European Union and, if necessary, also in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para.1 a) DSGVO.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses “Google Tag Manager”. Google Tag Manager is a tool for managing website tags. The tool is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool provides for the triggering of other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented using Google Tag Manager (http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html).
We use “LinkedIn Widgets” on our website, a service provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as: “LinkedIn”). LinkedIn Widgets stores and processes information about your user behavior on our website. For this use, LinkedIn Widgets uses, among other things, cookies, i. E. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your end device and that enable your use of our website to be analyzed.
We use LinkedIn widgets for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This also includes our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. You can also prevent LinkedIn from collecting the aforementioned information by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls
We use the jQuery service from JSFoundation, Inc., Attn: Privacy Office, 1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA (hereinafter “jQuery”) on our website. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in ensuring that our website functions properly and quickly.
Your browser also forwards personal data to jQuery in the USA. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by jQuery by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser. You can find more information about data processing by jQuery here: https://js.foundation/about/governance/privacy-policy
Webhosting through WP Engine
CADENAS / Part Community
FGI offers an online shop for B2B customers. If you are coming to the online shop trough our homepage, you will be forwarded to our subdomain https://shopindustrial.filtrationgroup.com. Responsible entity for operation is Filtration Group GmbH, Schleifbachweg 45, 74613 Öhringen.
For a detailed overview of our product range with all attending technical information, conditions, availabilities, etc. a registration is necessary.
If there is no access to the online shop yet, you can request for registration with our registration form. The following Data will be collected with signing in for a registration:
- Personal data (like First name and Last name, e-mail address, department/title)
- Company data (Legal form, contact details for order confirmations/invoices)
- Address data (like phone number, postal address)
In the context of using our registration (user login) as well as the use of the customer account, we also store the following data:
- Your IP address
- Time of respective user action
- E-mail address
- Your order history
- Your watchlist
The data entered there will be processed exclusively for the indicated purposes. The legal basis for the processing is the contract initiation and contract execution according to Art. 6 para. 1b) or the balancing of interests according to Art. 6 para. 1f). Our legitimate interest lies in effective and targeted communication with our interested parties.
To be able to place orders via our online shop, each customer must set up a password-protected customer account and go through the registration process as described. The customer account contains, among other things, an overview of orders placed and active order processes. If you leave the online shop, you will be logged out automatically.
The data collected in this way will be stored until you effectively object to this storage, request us to delete it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal storage obligations remain unaffected.
For the display of our products, we offer registered users the possibility to display the products in a 3D representation via a 3D configurator. To use the configurator, the provider of the configurator (Cadenas) sets a cookie. If you wish the display in 3D and have not already given your consent for the cookie when accessing the page, you can additionally give your consent for the service via a 2-click solution (below the display). The legal basis for the processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1a) DSGVO. The service provider receives your IP address in the process, no other personal data is processed, the legal basis is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to present our products in a professional and customer-friendly manner.
Recipients and data transmission
We have bundled certain data processing operations in our company. These can be handled centrally by our individual company departments, for example to process inquiries. External contractors and service providers (e.g. logistics companies or IT service providers) can also be used to ensure our tasks and to fulfill the contract. In addition, data may be sent to recipients to whom we are obliged or authorized to pass on due to contractual or legal obligations or based on your consent.
Data transfer to third countries
A data transfer to third countries (countries outside the EU and the European Economic Area EEA) only takes place insofar as this is necessary for the execution of a contract / order / the business relationship including the initiation or due to our legitimate interest or is permissible on the basis of your consent and only in compliance with the data protection requirements stipulated for this.
Note on data transfer to the USA
Services from companies based in the USA are integrated into our website. As part of the use of these services, personal data can be transmitted to the US server of the respective service provider. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take sufficient legal action against this. It can therefore not be completely ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Deletion of your data
We only process your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the respective use or until there is no longer a legal basis for processing (e.g. revocation of consent to data processing). We observe the existing legal retention and storage periods.
You have the right:
- to receive information about the personal data we have stored about you free of charge (right to information)
- to request confirmation as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you (right to confirmation)
- to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you immediately, provided that their processing is no longer necessary and the further requirements of the GDPR for deletion are met (right to deletion)
- to request the immediate correction and completion of incorrect personal data concerning you (right to correction)
- to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data (right to restriction of processing)
- to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format (right to data portability)
- to object to the processing of your personal data (right to object)
- You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on you or which significantly affects you in a similar manner (right to a decision in individual cases).
- to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data with effect for the future at any time.
- to complain to the supervisory authority responsible for data protection if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR (right of appeal).
For further information on your rights, please contact our data protection officer ([email protected]).
Changes to our data protection declaration
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply on your next visit to our offer.
Status: October 2023