Privacy policy

Preliminary remark

We thank you for visiting our website and for the interest in our company and our services.

Data protection and data security are very important to our company – we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. To this end, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the requirements of the relevant data protection laws, in particular the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), are met. These are adapted to the current state of the art.

Adherence to high security standards when using our website is of central importance to us in order to be able to guarantee that your personal data is handled in accordance with data protection regulations.

  1. Contents of the Internet presence

 

Robolution GmbH reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against Robolution GmbH, which refer to damages of material or idealistic kind, which were caused by the use or disuse of the presented information or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information are in principle impossible, if there is no demonstrable deliberate or grossly negligent fault of Robolution GmbH. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by Robolution GmbH without separate announcement.

  1. Definition of terms

Our privacy policy should be simple and understandable for everyone. As a rule, the data protection declaration uses the official terms of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

The official definitions are explained in Art. 4 DSGVO.

  1. Person responsible for data processing

 

The person responsible pursuant to Article 4 (7) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is

Robolution Ltd

Dammstrasse 14

64331 Weiterstadt-Gräfenhausen

(see also our imprint)

  1. Contact person for data protection

Should you have any questions regarding data protection, please direct them to our data protection officer:

Mrs Alexandra Horn

steep GmbH, Bonn

DSB_Lincoln-Electric@steep.de

  1. Processing of personal data

(1) When using the website for purely informational purposes, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

(2) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your inquiry.

We delete the data arising in this connection in accordance with the legal requirements, if the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing, if there are legal storage obligations.

(3) Through the use of cookies, we are able to expand the range of functions of our offer so that your visit can be made as convenient as possible for you. As a result, data is stored on your computer when you use our website, for example to set the language selection for use or to save your personal settings.

(4) Cookies are small text files which we transmit to your internet browser. The purpose of cookies is to improve navigation on our website, to make it easier to use and to provide you with easier access to the services offered. As a rule, your Internet browser automatically accepts the cookies and stores them on your computer’s hard drive. You can also set your Internet browser to notify you when you receive cookies or to prevent cookies from being received altogether. If your internet browser does not accept cookies, this may limit the usability of this website.

(5) This stored information is stored separately from any other data that may be provided to us. In particular, the cookie data is not linked to your other data. No profiling takes place.

  1. Legal basis of the processing

(1) Insofar as you have given us your consent to process your personal data, this constitutes the legal basis for the processing (Article 6 (1) (a) DS-GVO).

(2) Article 6(1)(b) DS-GVO is the legal basis for processing personal data for the purposes of initiating or fulfilling a contract with you.

(3) Insofar as the processing of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the storage of data), we are obliged to comply with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a DS-GVO. c DS-GVO.

(4) In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f DS-GVO. Such legitimate interests include maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, but also the marketing of our own and third-party products and services and the legally required documentation of business contacts.

  1. Transfer of data to third parties

Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties,

– if we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing.

– if we have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DS-GVO,

– if disclosure under Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,

– in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DS-GVO and

– insofar as this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DS-GVO.

  1. Applicant management

 

It is possible to send us your applications electronically or by post.

By sending us your application, you agree to the storage and processing of your personal data in the course of the application procedure.

The information will of course be treated confidentially and will only be stored and used for the intended purpose.

In order to properly complete the application process, we will delete your personal data four months after sending a final rejection.

Beyond that, we only keep your data for a longer period of time if you have expressly agreed to a longer storage period (e.g. for inclusion in our pool of applicants). In this case you have the right to revoke your consent at any time for the future. In the event of revocation, the legality of the processing carried out up to this point remains unaffected.

The transmission of your personal data within the scope of the application process is basically voluntary; you are neither legally nor contractually obliged to transmit your data to us.

However, the transmission of your data is necessary for consideration in the application process, as we need information about you within the process (especially contact data as well as data about your qualifications and your career).

The provision of your data is therefore necessary for a possible conclusion of a contract with us, as a possible consequence of not providing your data is that we will not consider your application and cannot offer you a position in our company.

If your application is successful and you sign a contract of employment, your application documents and the personal data contained therein will be added to your personnel file and kept there within the framework of the legal provisions with the stipulated periods of time.

  1. Deletion of your personal data

 

We delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this point in time, data will only be stored if this is required under the laws, regulations or other legal provisions of the European Union or of a member state of the European Union to which we are subject.

  1. Links to other websites

 

Our website contains links to third party websites, in particular to websites of the Lincoln Electric Company http://www.lincolnelectriceurope.com

As provider of our website we are responsible for the content of our own online offer.

From these own contents, it may be necessary to distinguish between links to contents provided by other providers, for which we cannot assume responsibility and do not adopt their contents as our own. However, we have no influence on whether the website operators linked to us comply with the relevant data protection regulations.

This declaration on data protection therefore does not apply to websites of other providers. Not even if you are called up by links on our website.

Please therefore observe the respective data protection regulations of the other providers. We therefore accept no liability for the content of third-party websites. Only the respective third party provider is liable for damages caused by faulty or illegal contents of his website.

  1. Rights of data subjects

 

(1) Right to information

You have the right to request information from the person in charge about the following information:

– the purposes for which the personal data are processed

– the categories of personal data which are processed;

– the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

– the planned duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for determining the duration of storage;

– You have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data concerning you are being transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you have the right to request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 of the DPA in connection with the transfer.

(2) Right of rectification

You have the right to ask the data controller to correct and/or complete the data if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall make the correction without delay.

(3) Right of deletion

(a) you may request the controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay and the controller shall be obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies

– the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed

– You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based under Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

– You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DS-GVO and there are no legitimate grounds for processing that take precedence, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DS-GVO.

– The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

– The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

– The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered, in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DS-GVO.

  1. b) Information to third parties

If the controller has made public the personal data concerning you and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the DPA, he/she shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data.

  1. c) Exceptions

The right of cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

– on the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

– to comply with a legal obligation to which the processing relates under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or to carry out a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

– for reasons of public interest relating to public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) lit. h and i and Article 9 (3) of the DPA;

– for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) DS-GVO, insofar as the law referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

– to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

(4) Right to limit processing

Under the following conditions, you may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you:

– if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

– the processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

– the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need the personal data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or

– if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons given by the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may be processed – apart from storage – only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

(5) Right to object to processing

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA, including profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for those purposes.

(6) Right to withdraw your data protection consent

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time without giving any particular reason. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until the revocation. The person concerned is aware that such a revocation may have consequences for the continuation of the contractual relationship.

(7) Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

(8) Right to complain to the supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by the controller.

  1. Integration of Google Maps

 

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows you to search our locations. Interactive maps are displayed directly on the website, this allows you to use the map function comfortably.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under this declaration is transmitted.

This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button.

Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of the Google website to meet your needs. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.

You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the Google privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

  1. Integration of YouTube videos

 

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offering, which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website.

These are all embedded in “enhanced privacy mode”, which means that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data mentioned in the following paragraph be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have visited the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under this declaration is transmitted. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists.

If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you don’t want the assignment to your profile on YouTube, you have to log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of the YouTube website according to your needs.

Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

For more information about the purpose and scope of YouTube’s data collection and processing, please see the YouTube Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

  1. Using Social Media Plug Ins

 

We have deliberately decided against the use of social media plug-ins. This means that when you visit our website there is no automatic transmission of your user data to social network servers such as Facebook, Xing or similar.

  1. Facebook fan page

 

Robolution GmbH operates a Facebook fan page as the person jointly responsible with Facebook, in order to communicate with users there and to point out interesting offers around our range of services.

The visitors of our Facebook page use the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland for the information service offered here.

We would like to point out that you use this Facebook page and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). Alternatively, you can also access the information offered via this page on our website at: www.robolution.de.

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook records, among other things, your IP address and other information that is available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the Facebook pages, with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook provides more information on this at the following link:

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights

The data collected about you in this context will be processed by Facebook Ltd. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook describes in general terms what information Facebook receives and how this information is used in its data usage guidelines. There you will also find information about how to contact Facebook and about the settings for advertisements. The data use guidelines are available at the following link:

https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy

The complete Facebook data guidelines can be found here:

https://de-de.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

In what way Facebook uses the data from visits to Facebook pages for its own purposes, to what extent activities on the Facebook page are assigned to individual users, how long Facebook stores this data and whether data from a visit to the Facebook page is passed on to third parties is not conclusively and clearly stated by Facebook and is not known to us.

When accessing a Facebook Page, the IP address assigned to your device is transmitted to Facebook. According to information from Facebook, this IP address is anonymized (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the “login notification” function); if necessary, Facebook is thus able to assign IP addresses to individual users.

If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, a cookie containing your Facebook ID is stored on your device. This enables Facebook to trace that you have visited this page and how you have used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Facebook buttons integrated into websites allow Facebook to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Facebook profile. This data can be used to offer content or advertising tailored to you.

If you want to avoid this, you should log off from Facebook or deactivate the “Stay logged in” function, delete the cookies on your device, close and restart your browser. This will delete Facebook information that can be used to identify you immediately. This allows you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook identification. When you access interactive features of the site (Like, Comment, Share, Messages, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears. Once you have logged in, you will again be recognizable to Facebook as a specific user.

(2) Use of Facebook Insights

When operating this Facebook page, Facebook provides us with so-called page insights. The processing of the Insights data is based on an agreement for the joint processing of personal data which we have concluded with Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook”).

  1. a) Purposes of processing

The processing of personal data generated by Insights is intended to enable us to obtain statistics that Facebook compiles on the basis of visits to our Facebook page. It enables us to learn about the profiles of visitors who like our Facebook Page or use our applications to provide them with relevant content and develop features that may be of greater interest to them.

Specifically, we may obtain demographic and geographic information about our audience, such as where to run special promotions and, more generally, to help us make our information offerings as targeted as possible. The visitor statistics compiled by Facebook are only transmitted to us in anonymised form. We also use the Facebook page to communicate with Facebook users or interested parties and to inform them about offers and activities. If we receive personal data in this context, it will be processed exclusively for the purpose of the respective communication and interaction.

  1. b) Legal basis of the processing

The purposes listed above also include our legitimate interest in data processing on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the DS-GVO.

  1. c) Processing of data outside the EU

There is the possibility that user data may also be processed outside the area of the European Union by Facebook Inc. based in the USA. Facebook Inc. has, however, submitted to the conditions of the EU-US Privacy Shield and thus undertakes to comply with the European data protection regulations.

  1. d) Right of objection

Under the settings for advertising preferences, users of Facebook can influence the extent to which their user behavior may be recorded when visiting our Facebook page. Further options are offered by the Facebook settings or the right of objection form. General information can be found in the Facebook data policy.

  1. e) Rights of data subjects

Since only Facebook has full access to your user data, we recommend that you contact Facebook directly if you have any requests for information or other concerns regarding your rights as a data subject. If you no longer wish to receive the data processing described here in the future, please remove the link between your user profile and our site by using the functions “I no longer like this site” and/or “Do not subscribe to this site”.

For information on how to manage or delete information about you, please visit the following Facebook support pages:

https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy

We as the provider of the information service do not process any data from your use of our service.

  1. XING

 

Robolution GmbH uses the technical platform and services of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, for the information service offered on XING.

Please note that you use this XING site and its functions at your own responsibility.

This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). Alternatively, you can also access parts of the information offered on this page on our website at www.robolution.de.

When you visit our XING site, XING records, among other things, your IP address and other information that is stored on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the XING pages, with statistical information on the usage of the XING page.

XING provides more detailed information on this at the following link: https://www.xing.com/terms.

In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your personal data. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Please check carefully what personal data you share with us on XING. As long as you are logged in to your XING account and visit our XING profile, XING can assign this to your XING profile.

Please note that XING stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) and may also use this data for business purposes.

More detailed information on XING’s data processing can be found in the XING Privacy Policy at https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy.

We have no influence on the collection of data and further processing by XING. Furthermore, it is not possible for us to determine the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored, the extent to which XING complies with existing deletion obligations, the evaluations and links to the data and to whom the data is passed on.

If you would like to avoid XING processing personal data that you have submitted to us, please contact us by other means.

  1. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt or update this data protection declaration if necessary in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.

In this way, we can adapt it to current legal requirements and take into account changes in our services, e.g. when introducing new services. The most recent version applies to your visit.