Introduction

We, as the owner and controller of the Gewahlt website, declare the status and usage of processing identifiable information about users of our website. Our contact details are available at the end of this page and also in contact us page of this website. We take the protection of both your privacy and your personal data very seriously.

We collect your personal information in accordance with this privacy statement of this page and also with applicable data protection laws, especially the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national data protection laws.

This privacy statement explains which personally identifiable information we process for what purpose while you are using this website.

Personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable information reflects the data by which a natural person is identifiable. It includes information like your name, e-mail address or postal address. The information that cannot be used to identify a person (like statistics about traffic) is not classified as personally identifiable information.

Without giving information about your personality, you can use our website. In this case, we only collect general data about your visit and your statistics which are totally anonymous. It is worth mentioning that some of our services require you to provide personally identifiable information. Without disclosing your personal information, that specific service (such as purchasing and delivering material) cannot be given to you as a person. So we declare that we only ever process this data for purposes of enabling you to use this website, in particular, to provide you with the required information that is absolutely necessary.

Sometimes you can give us your personal information just in case and on a voluntary basis. We always indicate in all cases that whether disclosure of your personal information is mandatory or voluntary. Automated decisions in accordance with your use of our website are never made based on your personally identifiable information.

Processing personally identifiable information

You visit our website and give us your information for specific purposes. We assure you that our website saves your data on secure servers within the European Union. Technical and organizational safeguards are ready to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, alteration or circulation. Only a few authorized individuals and admins can access your data. These people are in charge of the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers. We ensure that we do everything that is needed to protect your personal data. Ensuring complete protection against all risks is, however, is not possible.

In order to protect the transmission of your data, we use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption that is a well-known encryption layer throughout the World Wide Web.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

As mentioned before, we only use your personal information upon every request you make on our website. Sometimes we engage external vendors and companies to complete service provision. In such cases, they only have access to the required information to provide the service(s). Technical safeguards and administrations ensure complying with data protection laws. This is true for our external service providers too and they commit to such compliance.

We disclose your data to third parties, only with your express consent, and never for advertising purposes. However, we disclose your personal information if we are entitled or forced to do so by law and/or official or court order. In particular, we may be required to provide information for purposes of prosecution, to avert danger or to defend intellectual property rights.

The legal basis for data processing

When we obtain your clear consent to process your personal data, the legal basis for such processing is established by Article 6 (1-a) GDPR.

In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1-b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to process operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1-c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1-d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1-f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

Data erasure and storage time

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject.

The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the above-mentioned standards expires unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

Use of our website

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from your computer system. The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The user's operating system
  • The IP address of the user
  • The date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user's system reaches our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. The log files contain IP addresses or other data that enable an association to a user. This could be, for example, the link to the website from which the user accesses our website or the link to the website to which the user switches contains personal data.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the assignment of the data to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. The log files do not contain any IP addresses or other data that enable a duty to a user.

Order Forms

We provide forms for orderings. To request products, samples, materials and everything on our store, you must provide the information requested – such as name, address, and e-mail to complete your order. Article 6 (1-b) GDPR establishes the legal basis for processing data relating to orders. The essential information requested during the ordering process is needed for the performance of a contract with us, governing specific performance elements.

Storing and exposing data relating to orders

Orders are processed in collaboration with many payment and logistic companies. They also comply with data protection laws and we ensure that. This information includes address details for shipping companies to deliver your orders. Article 6 (1-b) GDPR establishes the legal basis for such disclosure. Processing of your personally identifiable information is needed to enable the performance of the contract.

We save the data as long as needed to perform the contract, and when the order is completed we keep data to comply with post-contract regulations and legal retention periods that are specified in commercial and tax legislation. This period is usually 10 years.

Communicating with us

There are various options available to contact us. First and easiest is the contact form on our website. We also provide information to you with regular e-mails in our newsletter.

Contact form

We have a contact form on our website for you to raise your matter. By using this form we store the personally identifiable information that you specify on the form, such as your name and e-mail, in particular. We also save the IP addresses and the date and time of your inquiry. We only use the data to respond to your inquiry properly and does not reveal them to third parties.

This is your choice how much information you wish to provide in the contact form. The legal basis for processing your data is established by your consent as defined in Article 6 (1-a) GDPR.

We respond to your inquiry and keep all the data just in case you make more inquiries related to the matter. You have the right to ask for the erasure of the data at any time. If not, it will be erased once the matter in question has been dealt with and there will be no inquiry or question about it.

Newsletter

We have online newsletters by which we send regular emails with current topics about regular news regarding our field of activity, occasional and special campaigns, special offers, and advertises. As you subscribe to them, you will receive such information. By using the information we have about you that is gathered by cookies, we can customize the newsletters and personalize these e-mails to your needs and interests. You can unsubscribe as soon as you wish.

We use a double opt-in procedure for newsletters which means that as soon as you enter your email address to receive the newsletter, a confirmation email will be sent to your address with an activation link. By clicking on it you will join our mailing list. This procedure ensures we will not e-mail you our newsletter until you have expressly confirmed that you want us to start sending it to you.

The legal basis for processing your data is established by your consent as defined in Article 6 (1-a) GDPR, provided you have expressly subscribed to our newsletter. Within the scope of legal regulations, we may also send our newsletter to you without your expressly given consent, and that is when you have provided your e-mail address the time of placing your order and not objected to receiving information by e-mail. In such instances, our legitimate interest in providing direct advertising constitutes the legal basis as defined in Art. 6 (1-f) GDPR.

If you wish to discontinue receiving our newsletter, you may cancel your subscription at any time. Just click on the unsubscribe link provided in every newsletter or send a message to us and make an inquiry for it.

Social media

We have channels in social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The links are provided on each page by the specific logo of the providers. By going to the respective websites, they are not covered by this privacy statement. They have privacy policies that specify the details of the regulations related to their data.

Not satisfied? Contact us.

We tried to explain vividly and clearly how we use and process your personally identifiable information and how you can manage them on our website. In case of any questions in this regard, feel free to contact us at any time and we will take care of your request. 

Annulling consent

At any time, you can make null and void any consent you have given in the past for future use. Revoking your consent will affect your future processes of personal information and processes of previously received information will remain lawful. In this regard, you can contact us for more information.

In some cases, your personal information will be processed on some legal basis and not on your consent. You may revoke such data processing. Your revoke will create a review case and if appropriate, the processing will discontinue. You will be notified of the outcome of the review and if data processing continues – the reasons why your information is still being processed will be given.

Links to other websites

We may have links to some other websites that are not managed by us. So we don’t have any means or devices to check the extent to which these linked websites comply with data protection laws. We recommend that when using every website that we link to, it is better to study the privacy policies and statements of the so-called website.

Adjustments of this privacy statement

This privacy statement is written and published on the date that is indicated at the bottom. We have the right to change and modify this statement at any time needed with future effect. The adjustments will be implemented following technical improvements to our website or changes to data protection laws. In case of any change in the privacy statement, you will be informed by email. We advise you to regularly check this privacy statement to study the changes.

Date of publishing: Jan 2019

 

Gewahlt

The First Choice

 

Address: Heegbarg, 12 – 22391, Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49-40-20961988

info [at] gewahlt [dot] de