P R I V A C Y P O L I C Y

Controller responsible for data privacy

This privacy policy is meant to inform you about the legal basis, purpose and scope of the processing of personal data collected by us.

As regards data protection law, the controller is

ASTECH Angewandte Sensortechnik GmbH
represented by its managers, Jens Mirow and Ansgar Wego
Schonenfahrerstr. 5
18057 Rostock
Tel.: 0381 – 440 73-0
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(hereinafter: “Controller” or “we”).



Access data / Server log files

When you visit our website, the browser used by you on your device will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information shall be temporarily stored in a log file. The following information will be collected here without any action on your part and stored until it is deleted automatically:

  • IP address of the computer making the request,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which access is obtained (referrer URL),
  • browser used and (if applicable) your computer’s operating system, and the name of your access provider.
This data shall be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection to our website, i.e. allow the website to be displayed on your device,
  • to ensure that the user can use our website comfortably,
  • to ensure and analyse system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes after first being made anonymous.
The legal bases for data processing are Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 b and f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Our legitimate interest ensues from the purposes of data collection listed above. Your data will not be collated with other data stored with us.


Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit our website.

We use cookies to make our website user-friendly (e.g. so that it recognises you when you visit our website again and you do not need to re-enter your data) as well as for statistical purposes in order to improve the website.

The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes mentioned above to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties as per Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most of the temporary cookies used by us (so-called “session cookies”) shall be deleted automatically from your device once you leave our website or close the browser. The other cookies shall remain on your computer system and allow us to recognise you the next time you visit our website (permanent cookies).

Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser such that no cookies are stored on your computer or you are notified every time a new cookie is created. Alternatively, you can install a cookie blocker as a browser add-on, e.g. Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com/). However, if you disable cookies entirely, you may not be able to use all the features of our website.


Getting in touch

When you contact us by filling out our online contact form, via e-mail or telephone, it is necessary to provide us with your name and e-mail address so that we can process and reply to your query. You can choose to provide us with any further information. The data transmitted when you contact us shall be used solely for processing your query. The legal bases for data processing are Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, provided that the data is processed for taking steps prior to entering into a contract and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your consent. The personal data collected here shall be deleted as soon as it is no longer required and there is no legal obligation to store your data.


Disclosure of personal data

As a rule, we do not disclose personal data to third parties, unless

  • you have expressly given your consent as per Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • this is legally permissible and, as per Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, necessary for handling our contractual relationship with you,
  • there is a legitimate interest in forwarding the data as per Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding private interest in preventing the disclosure of your data, and
  • there is a legal obligation to disclose it as per Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. c GDPR.
Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics is used to analyse the use of our website, improve it regularly and thus operate it more efficiently. We can improve our website with the help of the statistics received and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for data processing here is Art. 6 Para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and efficient operation of our website, and it is necessary to process the data in order to safeguard this interest.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” so that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them being linked to a particular individual. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA in cases of exception and then abbreviated there.

In such a case of exception where the personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield and must therefore follow the European data protection law: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

Google shall use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services relating to website and internet usage to the operator of this website. Pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the data processed here. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser when using Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the cookies from being stored by changing your browser settings. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent data generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

The personal data of the website visitor that is processed here by Google Analytics shall be deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

Information about third parties: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, Overview of data privacy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en, and the privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.


Integration of YouTube videos

This website is linked to the platform “YouTube”, provided by “Google”, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Google”). For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. Here, you will also find further information on your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google shall also process your personal data in the USA and complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. An opt-out option can be found at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


Google ReCaptcha

To detect bots, we use “ReCaptcha” provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find the privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and an opt-out option at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


Google Fonts

This website uses “Google Fonts” by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and an opt-out option at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


Retention periods and deletion of data

The personal data collected by the controller here shall be deleted once it is no longer required for fulfilling the contract or the agreed purpose of use is fulfilled, and there is no legal obligation to store your data. For commercial letters, the retention period is 6 years and for all tax law-related documents, such as invoices, 10 years.


Rights of the data subject

You have the following rights concerning your personal data:

  • The right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us as per Art. 15 GDPR,
  • the right to obtain rectification or completion your personal data that is stored by us immediately as per Art. 16 of the GDPR,
  • the right to obtain erasure of your personal data that is stored by us as per Art. 17 GDPR,
  • the right to restrict processing of your personal data processed by us as per Art. 18 GDPR,
  • the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or have this data transmitted to another controller as per Art. 20 GDPR, and/or
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority as per Art. 77 GDPR.


Right to object

You can object to the processing of your data to the controller at any time with future effect. You can object by writing a letter or an e-mail to the controller.


Withdrawing your consent

If the data processing is subject to your consent as per Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, you may withdraw consent at any time with future effect (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR). You can withdraw your consent by writing a letter or an e-mail to the controller.


Reservation of changes

Due to further development of our website or amendments in statutory regulations, it may be necessary to amend this privacy policy. The controller shall inform the users about amendments in the data protection regulations in an appropriate manner. You can read and print out the currently valid privacy policy on this website at any time.