Data Privacy Policy

Data protection at EMH metering
Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is a priority for us. Data processing by EMH metering GmbH & Co. KG, Neu-Galliner Weg 1, 19258 Gallin/GERMANY as the controller within the meaning of Article 4 no. 7 GDPR, is of course based on the statutory provisions.
This data use notice is designed to provide visitors to our website – and sub-websites – as well as users in specific processing scenarios outside the website, with information on how we process your personal data.

Processing of your personal data when using our website
If you use our website for purely informational purposes, we only process personal data that your browser transmits to our server.
In particular:

  • the page that is accessed or the name of a requested file
  • your browser type and version
  • time and date of access
  • the operating system used on which the browser is running
  • the name of your internet service provider
  • the Internet address of the accessing party (IP address).

We collect this data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1f) GDPR. It is not possible for us to draw any conclusions about your identity on the basis of this data, and the data listed above will not be combined with your personal data without your consent either, unless this is necessary to follow up on legal infringements and attacks on our systems (Article 6(1c) GDPR).

Cookies
Cookies are small files that are stored on your end device. They save certain settings and data to be exchanged with our systems, or the systems of service providers, via your browser. Saving this data helps us to ensure an appropriate website design for you and make the website easier for you to use, for example, by storing certain entries you make so that you do not have to keep entering them again and again. Cookies usually contain identifiers for this purpose. This allows users and/or the browsers (software for displaying Internet content) to be identified and distinguished from other users and browsers, and recognised again on subsequent visits.

Most cookies are automatically erased from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (these are known as session cookies). There are also, however, cookies that remain stored on your device permanently. Their expiry time is set to a time in the future for your convenience. On a subsequent visit, the cookie will then automatically recognise that you have already visited our site and will know which entries and settings you prefer. (there are known as persistent cookies). Some of these cookies are used to display information specifically tailored to your interests on our website or our partners’ websites.

If we incorporate third-party content (such as embedded films or other information) into one of our pages, these services only receive your information on starting the video for this purpose, since otherwise the content cannot be supplied to your browser, see Art. 25 Para. 1 TTDSG [Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act] for storage and use of cookies and broadcasting according to Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR. In addition, if you consent, you also consent to forwarding to a third-party state where the same data protection rights and freedoms cannot be guaranteed.

Google-Analytics
On this website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Art. 25 Para. 1 TTDSG applies for the use of cookies and access to the data stored in cookies; Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR applies for the analysis of the saved data. If you consent, you also consent to forwarding to a third-party state, to Google (USA), where the same data protection rights cannot be guaranteed.

Google analyses your usage on our behalf. The information about your use of this website collated by Google (e.g. the referring URL, pages on our site visited by you, the web browser you use, your language setting, your operating system or your screen resolution) is transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is stored and analysed and the results made available to us in anonymous form. Your usage data are not linked to your full IP address. On this website, we have activated the IP anonymisation function offered by Google, so that that the last octet (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address are deleted. Along with your consent as the legal basis for a third-party state forwarding to Google, we also ensure with standard contract clauses that suitable guarantees are provided for the processing of your personal data by Google in the USA that are intended to protect your rights and legitimise the third-party state transfer.

You can find more information about Google Analytics in the Google Conditions of Use, in Google’s security and data protection principles and in the Google data privacy statement.

Google Maps
We use Google Maps. To use the functions of Google Maps, your IP address has to be saved. This is generally transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there, Art. 25 Para. 1 TTDSG [Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act] for storage and use of cookies and broadcasting according to Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR. In addition, if you consent, you also consent to forwarding to a third-party state, to a third-party state, where the same data protection rights and freedoms cannot be guaranteed.

YouTube
We use YouTube, operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), a company registered and incorporated under the laws of Ireland (registration number: 368047) with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), as an embedded feature on our website. The videos are stored at www.youtube.com and can be played via our website. We use enhanced data protection mode for the integration of YouTube. This means that no data concerning you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. It is only when you play the videos that YouTube cookies are stored on your computer and data is transmitted to Google. In this respect, it is irrelevant whether you have a user account with Google or are logged in there. If, however, you are logged in or log in later, the data will be assigned to your user account data. The data that is transmitted includes the IP address and an identification number (cookie ID) assigned to your browser. The cookie ID allows other websites to recognise you. The address of the page accessed from our website, the system date and time of access and your browser ID are also transmitted. Google stores this data in user profiles. These profiles are used for advertising purposes and market research as well as to design Google services to meet the appropriate demands, and to inform other users about your activities on our website. As part of this process, your personal data also ends up in the US. The legal basis is Art. 25 Para. 1 TTDSG for storage and use of cookies and broadcasting according to Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR. In addition, if you consent, you also consent to forwarding to a third-party state, where the same data protection rights and freedoms cannot be guaranteed.

LinkedIn
Together with the operator of the social network LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland), we are a joint controller within the meaning of the GDPR. A joint responsibility agreement has been concluded with LinkedIn, setting out provisions, among other things, on the conditions for using the LinkedIn page. The LinkedIn terms of use, as well as the other terms, conditions and guidelines listed at the end of these terms of use, are authoritative. The processing of the information is designed, among other things, to allow LinkedIn to improve its system of advertising that it distributes via its network. On the other hand, it is intended to enable us, as the operator of the LinkedIn page, to obtain statistics that LinkedIn compiles based on visits to our LinkedIn page. We use this information to manage the marketing of our activities. For example, it allows us to learn about the profiles of visitors who like our LinkedIn page or use applications on the page so that we can provide them with more relevant content and develop features that may be of greater interest to them. In addition, to help us understand how we can use our LinkedIn page to better achieve our goals, we have demographic and geographical analyses performed and made available to us based on the information collected. We can use this information to display targeted interest-based advertisements without having any direct knowledge of the visitor’s identity. If visitors use LinkedIn on several devices, the collection and analysis process can also span more than one device if they are registered visitors who are logged in to their own profile. The visitor statistics created are transmitted to us exclusively in anonymised form. We do not have access to the underlying data. We use LinkedIn to present ourselves to LinkedIn users and other interested persons who visit our LinkedIn page and, where appropriate, to communicate with them. The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interests in optimising the presentation of our company (Article 6(1f) GDPR). It is possible that some of the information collected may also be processed outside the European Union by LinkedIn Corporation based in the US. Standard contractual clauses have been concluded with LinkedIn for this purpose. We do not pass on any personal data ourselves. LinkedIn users can influence the extent to which their user behaviour can be recorded when they visit our LinkedIn page by configuring the settings for advertising preferences. LinkedIn offers additional options in the LinkedIn account settings. The processing of information using the cookie used by LinkedIn can also be prevented by disabling cookies from third-party providers or from LinkedIn in your own browser settings. The agreements concluded with LinkedIn, also on shared responsibility, largely stipulate that requests for information are made, and further rights by data subjects asserted, directly with LinkedIn, as this is the process that makes the most sense. This is because, as the provider of the social network and the option of including LinkedIn pages there, LinkedIn alone has direct access to the necessary information and can also take any necessary measures and provide information immediately. Should our support be required, however, we can be contacted at any time. Further information on our contact details, the rights that data subjects have vis-à-vis us and how we process personal data in other respects can be found here in the data privacy statement.

Consent-free cookies
Cookies used to ensure functions without which you would not be able to use our websites as intended are only stored by us, and their contents are not made available to third parties. We use these consent-free cookies on the basis of section 25 (2) no. 2 of the German Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG).

Links to other websites
The practices set out in this Privacy Policy only apply to this website and other clearly defined situations. Other practices may apply to other websites operated by third parties. This means that, when you follow links to or visit websites operated by third parties, you should check the privacy policy published on those websites. We have no control over these websites and accept no responsibility or liability for the practices used by third parties.

Contact form
If you complete our contact form to obtain detailed information and have all other enquiries answered, the data we process includes the following personal data concerning you: Name/company name, e-mail address and message content, telephone number where applicable. We need this personal information to be able to process your request (Article 6(1f), (1a) GDPR). This data will not be processed further for other purposes unless you have consented (Article 6(1a) GDPR) or the further processing is compatible with the original data collection, such as the initiation of a contractual relationship (Article 6(1b), Article 4 GDPR).

Performance of a contract
All relevant personal data for the performance of a contract is processed for the initiation, performance or termination of contractual relationships (Article 6(1b) GDPR). The personal data processed by us for the purpose of performing the contract will be stored until the expiry of the statutory provisions and will then be erased unless we are obliged to store it for a longer period or you have consented to it being stored beyond this date (Article 6(1a) GDPR).

Consent/newsletter
In certain situations, we obtain your consent for the processing of your personal data (Article 6(1a) GDPR). You have the option of revoking your consent at any time, for example, if you have no business dealings with us and we would like to send you newsletters. We use what is known as the ‘double opt-in procedure’ for our newsletter. The first step in the double opt-in procedure involves you entering your e-mail address in our newsletter form and submitting it. Our system will send a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided immediately afterwards. You will then be asked to declare a second time that you want to receive future newsletters from us by clicking on the confirmation link. If you fail to do so, the e-mail address will soon be deleted and no newsletters will be sent to you.

Special processing situation: information and contact
If you do not yet have any business relationship with us, the personal information we collect will also be used on the basis of a legitimate interest for the purpose of providing information or establishing contact/communication. We store your information for a period of four years after our last contact with you (Article 6(1f) GDPR). You will always have the opportunity to object to the collection and use of this data.

Special processing situation: Advertising for similar services in which there is a presumed interest
If we process your personal data in order to provide you with information about, or contact you for, certain offers for our services (see above Information and contact, or because you have a business relationship with us, see above Performance of a contract), we will advertise similar services that we offer. This further processing for advertising purposes is compatible with the original data collection because we do not assume that you have any overriding interest, as the advertising only covers similar services as those for which you gave us your personal data. In addition, you always have the option of objecting to future advertising (Article 6(4) GDPR in accordance with section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG)). If you do not object when you receive advertising, your personal data will remain stored for advertising purposes, i.e. your personal data used for advertising purposes will not be deleted until you object.

Special processing situation: Job applications
If you send us your application for a position that has been advertised, your application documents will be processed on the basis of Article 88 GDPR in conjunction with section 26 (1) sentence 1, 1st half sentence, of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). If you send an application photo, you do so voluntarily and, in doing so, grant us your consent to the collection and storage of your application photo (Article 88 GDPR in conjunction with section 26 (2) BDSG). We have a very strong interest in conducting and completing a due and proper application process. This also includes rebutting any contrary allegations of discrimination in connection with the conclusion of the application process, which is why your application documents will not be deleted until 6 months after their rejection. Your application documents will only be stored for a longer period with your explicit consent. In cases involving unsolicited applications, your application documents will be deleted, even without you being given notice of rejection, within a maximum of 12 months after their receipt.

Special processing situation: Processing within the corporate organisation
As part of our corporate organisation, we process your data in our IT systems and, where necessary, transmit data concerning customers, interested parties, suppliers and staff in accordance with statutory obligations vis-à-vis authorities such as tax authorities and to consultants (tax advisors, lawyers, auditors) in accordance with our interests in ensuring legally compliant and cost-effective corporate management. The legal basis is Article 6(1c), (1f) GDPR and (4) GDPR. Within this context, we analyse data on all corporate and business transactions for corporate management and market research purposes. Insofar as no necessity arises from the specific purpose, the data is largely anonymised or is at least evaluated using pseudonyms and, at the very most, is made accessible to third parties in summarised form that does not allow it to be traced back to specific individuals. The legal basis is Article 6(1c), (1f) and (4) GDPR.

Special processing situation: Outsourced IT and hosting
We use IT software and hosting services offered by service providers as part of the provision of services and to fulfil your requests and our contractual obligations based on our interests in ensuring efficient and secure commercial and contractual performance. Your data concerning your interests, concerns or how you perceive our service offering is also processed with the help of the services offered by these service providers. To the extent required by law and where this is not already covered by professional confidentiality provisions, we have taken contractual measures to ensure our access to, and the secure and confidential treatment of, your data in contract data processing cases. The legal basis is Article 6(1f) GDPR, where applicable in conjunction with Article 28 GDPR (conclusion of contract data processing agreement).

Contract data processing
If we outsource the processing of personal data, we use specialised service providers. Our service providers are selected carefully and we perform regular checks on them. They only process personal data on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions on the basis of corresponding contract data processing agreements/data protection agreements (Article 28 GDPR). As far as the processing of personal data that we carry out on behalf of a controller is concerned, we provide sufficient safeguards that we implement appropriate technical and/or organisational measures in order to ensure that processing is carried out in accordance with the statutory provisions and ensures the protection of the rights of data subjects.

Transmission of personal data to third countries
If we transmit personal data to countries outside the EU that do not offer an equivalent level of data protection, we rely on an adequacy decision of the European Commission (Article 45 GDPR) or on appropriate safeguards (Article 46 GDPR) or, pursuant to Article 49 GDPR, on exemptions for a third country transfer.

Data security, data integrity
The personal data we process is relevant for its intended use and we take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data is complete and up-to-date for its intended use. Nevertheless, we ask for your support in ensuring that your data is correct and complete at all times. In addition, we or the controller take all of the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against accidental destruction, accidental loss or accidental alteration, or against unauthorised disclosure or access. Any person acting in our name or on our behalf who is granted access to your personal data must only use it in accordance with our instructions. No other processing is permitted, unless it is required by law. The basic rule is the “need-to-know basis”, i.e. only authorised employees have access to your personal data.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be exposed to security gaps. We use state-of-the-art technology, i.e. TLS encryption for e-mail correspondence. If, however, your e-mail system does not support TLS, there can be no end-to-end encryption, meaning that it is not possible to ensure the full protection of the data from access by third parties.

Storage of personal data
We either erase your personal data or render it anonymous so that it can no longer be associated with you. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, this will be done after the purpose or purposes for which your personal data was processed cease(s) to apply. This is also always the case if provided for in the statutory provisions.

Recipients of personal data
Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, data is only transmitted to recipients for the above-mentioned purposes vis-à-vis

  • service providers for the operation of this website or the operation of our company who act on our behalf or offer third-party specialist services; these include, among others, IT providers, security services, payment processors, lawyers/tax advisors or, for example, service providers who are responsible for mailing advertising materials (Article 6(1f) GDPR or in accordance with other statutory provisions);
  • authorities, state regulators or other law enforcement agencies and courts, if required or permitted by law or if enforced by way of a binding order (Article 6(1f) GDPR or in accordance with other statutory provisions).

We will not disclose your personal data to any third party unless it is in connection with the purposes listed above, or unless you have been notified in advance and, where appropriate, given the opportunity to decide whether or not we may use your personal data in this different way.

Your rights
Right of access to personal data: You have the right of access to the personal data concerning you that is processed, which means that you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not the personal data concerned is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to access the personal data concerning you that is processed and certain additional pieces of information, and to receive a copy in a commonly used electronic form.
Right to rectification: You have the right to have inaccurate personal data concerning you corrected and the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
Right to erasure: You have the right to the erasure of your personal data. This is the case, for example, if the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it is processed, if you revoke your consent and there are no other legal grounds for the processing, or if the processing of your personal data is not necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, for the assertion and exercise of, or defence against, legal claims.
Right to revoke consent: If you have consented to certain processing operations, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent prior to its revocation.
Right to object: You have the right to object if the processing is based on the weighing up of interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1e) or f) GDPR in order to request a reassessment of the interests or to object to direct marketing. We will then reassess your case and will only continue to process your personal data, despite your objection, if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds that override your interests.
Right to data portability: You have the right to data portability. This means that you may have the right to obtain the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us and to have that data transferred to another controller.
Right to restriction: You have the right to restrict your personal data, for example if you dispute its accuracy or if you have objected to the processing as described above. In both cases, this right applies while we are processing and reviewing your request.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You can lodge a complaint if you believe that we have breached applicable data protection provisions when processing your personal data.

Contact details
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact us:
Tel.: +49 38851 326-0
e-mail address: info@emh-metering.com
Company name: EMH metering GmbH & Co. KG
You can contact our company data protection officer at datenschutz@emh-metering.com
Amendments to this Privacy Policy
Amendments may be made to this Privacy Policy in order to reflect with technical and legal changes.

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