1. Privacy at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Please refer to the legal disclosure of this website for contact information.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected whenever you communicate it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
How do we use your data?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is free of errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal disclosure for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the respective supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-parties
2. General and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and this privacy statement.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Fotric Europe Scientific Instruments GmbH i.G.
Telephone: +49 152 54355179
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Most data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO).
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of the DSGVO, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement. The right to appeal exists unaffected by other administrative or legal means.
Right of data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free of charge receive information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal disclosure for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal disclosure. The right to limit the processing exists in the following cases:
- If you question the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify the data. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, the interests of you and us must be weighed up. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data is restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may not be processed – apart from its storage – without your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
3. Data collection on our website
Some of the webpages use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be affected.
Cookies, which are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of his website – for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, withdraw your consent to its storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information at the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before activating them, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.
Storage time of comments
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or bill the user for the use of the service.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
4. Social Media
Facebook-Plugins (Like & Share-Button)
On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
The use of the Twitter plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
On our pages functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Instagram.
The use of the Instagram plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
For more information, please refer to Instagram’s Privacy Statement: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. LIf you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
The LinkedIn plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains Xing functions, a connection is established to Xing servers. As far as we are aware, a storage of personal data does not take place. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour evaluated.
The Xing plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
5. Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO dar.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO dar.