Imprint and Data Protection

RESPONSIBLE FOR DATA PROCESSING

Authorized representative of the Managing Board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner of FEV Group GmbH

Jürgen Koopsingraven
CFO and Managing Director of FEV Group GmbH, globally responsible for Finance, Controlling, Human Resources, IT, Purchasing, Quality and Legal Affairs

Dr.-Ing. Ernst Scheid
Managing Director of FEV Europe GmbH, responsible for the Asian and Eastern European markets, FEV China, FEV India and other Asian and Eastern European subsidiaries

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Hupperich
Managing Director of FEV North America Inc. 

Dr.-Ing. Norbert W. Alt
Chairman of the Management Board of FEV Europe GmbH, responsible for European business

Controller (person responsible) of content according to § 5 of the German Telemedia Act and § 55 of the Broadcasting Treaty

FEV Europe GmbH
Corporate Communications
Andreas Albers
Neuenhofstraße 181
52078 Aachen, Germany

Email presse@fev.com

Tel. +49 241 5689 9610
Fax +49 241 5689 119

Registered office: Aachen
Register court: Municipal court of Aachen
Commercial register no.: HRB 1649
VAT identification number: DE123603033

Data Protection Officer contact:

Email: fev@unser-datenschutz.de

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING

Scope of personal data processing

We only collect and use personal data of our users as it is improves the functionality of our website, as well as our contents and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users takes place regularly and only with the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Since we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

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

Because the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 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, Art. 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 deletion and storage time

The personal data of the data subject 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 for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

 

PROVISION OF THE WEBSITE AND CREATION OF LOG FILES

Description and scope of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the user’s computer system.

The following data is collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's Internet service provider
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system reaches our website 
(7) Websites accessed by the user's system through our website

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

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Duration of retention

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The collection of data for the provision of the website occurs until the respective session has ended.

Right to objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

 

USE OF COOKIES

Description and scope of data processing

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the requesting browser to be identified even after a page change. 

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

(1) Language settings
(2) Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website which enable the analysis of the user's surfing behavior. 

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

(1) Search terms entered
(2) Frequency of page views
(3) Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized using technical measures. Therefore it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The relevant data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.

When accessing our website, users are informed by an information banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this privacy policy. It is possible to prevent the storage of cookies in the browser settings.

Legal basis for data processing 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

(1) Accepting language settings
(2) Remembering search terms
(3) Google Analytics

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies enable us to learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our website.

These purposes also reflect our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

Duration of storage and possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to us. Accordingly, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be erased at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses the web analysis tool "Google Analytics." The purpose of this use is the "demand-oriented design" of this website, which is carried out on the basis of a balance of interests. Web analysis also enables us to identify and correct errors on the website, e.g. through incorrect links. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies." These are text files that are stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. "Client IDs" are used to create pseudonymous user profiles that jointly record the use of the websites by desktop computers and mobile devices by a user.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since we have activated IP anonymization on this website and concluded a corresponding order-processing agreement with Google, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google is certified according to the "Privacy Shield" (List entry). Google guarantees an adequate level of data protection.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

For more information on the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, please see: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

GOOGLE WEB FONTS

We use so-called Google Web fonts on our Internet pages. The fonts are loaded by servers from Google that provide a better design of the website. The data processing is based on a balance of interests whereby our interest lies in an appropriate design of the website.

The relevant fonts are loaded from the Google servers which are generally located in the USA. The adequate data protection level is guaranteed by Google within the context of a privacy shield.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

We use social media channels as a supplementary service and provide additional information there. Our website contains links to these social media channels. We do not use so-called "social Plugins" (such as the Facebook “Like” button). The links are only included in the web analysis. We link to our website on the following social media channels:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fev-motorentechnik-gmbh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FEV-GmbH/171136272897772

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FEV_Europe_GmbH

Xing: http://www.xing.com/companies/fevgmbh

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FEVvideo

The social media platforms are independent information offerings and independent of the FEV website. Further information on the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the relevant social media service can be retrieved from the Internet under the following URLs:

LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/

Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Xing privacy policy: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy

YouTube privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

 

Newsletter

Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a free e-mail newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data entered into the input mask is transmitted to us.

In addition, the following data is collected upon registration:

(1) IP address of the calling computer
(2) Date and time of registration

For processing of data in the newsletter mentioned below, the user’s consent is obtained as part of the registration process and reference is made to this Privacy Policy.

No data is passed on to any third parties in connection with data processing for the purpose of sending newsletters. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of collecting the user’s e-mail address is to send the user the newsletter. 

The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or of the email address used.

Duration of retention

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user’s e-mail address will be stored as long as the subscription to the information service is active. 

The other personal data collected during the registration process will generally be deleted after a period of seven days.

Right to objection and removal

The subscription to the newsletter can be canceled by the user at any time. To this end, each newsletter contains a corresponding notice. 

This also makes it possible to revoke the consent to storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

 

REGISTRATION

Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and saved. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

(1) E-mail address
(2) Name
(3) User name
(4) Company name

At the time of registration, the following data is also stored:

(1) The IP address of the user
(2) Date and time of registration

During the registration process, the user's consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data if the user has given their consent is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

Registration of the user is necessary for the provision of certain contents and services on our website.

This includes software downloads, which are made available in relation to purchased products. An assignment of solutions, some of which are specially tailored to the customer, is only possible if the user can be identified in this way.

Duration of retention

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process if the registration on our website is canceled or changed. 

Right to objection and removal

As a user, you have the opportunity to cancel your registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time. To do so, please contact our respective customer support.

 

CONTACT FORM AND E-MAIL CONTACT

Description and scope of data processing

A contact form, which can be used for electronic contact, is available on our website. If a user uses this, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. This data includes:

(1) Title
(2) Name
(3) Company name
(4) Position
(5) Phone number
(6) E-mail address
(7) Message

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

(1) The IP address of the user
(2) Date and time of registration

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and reference is made to this Privacy Policy.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In that case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. 

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

Legal basis for data processing 

The legal basis for the processing of the data if the user has given their consent is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask only serves the aim of processing the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Duration of retention

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and that which was sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified. 

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

Right to objection and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he/she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

To revoke your consent or to object to the storage of data, contact us using the contact form or by mail or e-mail at the addresses provided.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

 

RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT

Where your personal data is processed, you are deemed to be a data subject as defined in the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-a-vis the controller:

Right to information

You can request confirmation from the controller regarding whether your personal data is being processed by us. 

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the controller:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data is being processed;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients and/or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed;
(4) the planned storage period for your personal data or, if no concrete information can be provided in this regard, criteria for determining the storage period;
(5) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing; 
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is transmitted to a non-EU country or an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

Right to rectification 

You have a right of rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller shall make the correction without undue delay.

Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) if the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
(3) if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If the processing of your personal data has been limited, this data – aside from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for the sake of an important public interest of the Union or a member state.

If the processing restriction has been imposed according to the aforementioned conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.

Right to deletion

a) Obligation to delete data

You may request the data controller to delete the personal data relating to you without delay and the controller is obligated to delete this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing. 
(3) You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR. 
(4) The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully. 
(5) Your personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject. 
(6) Your personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) of the GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the deletion of, all links to this personal data, or of copies or replications of the personal data. 

c) Exemptions

The right to deletion does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

(1) for exercising freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to notification

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller corrected, deleted or limit the processing, it is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed by the data controller of such recipients.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to the controller in a structured, conventional, and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, as long as

(1) the processing is based on a declaration of consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
(2) processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that your personal data be transferred directly from one data controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. This should not impair other people's freedoms or rights.

The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right to object

On grounds relating to your particular situation, You have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. 

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

If your personal data is being processed for the purpose of direct marketing, 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 where this is connected to such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the opportunity to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

Right to revoke the declaration of consent on data protection

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revoking your consent will not affect the legality of any processing that took place before the revocation.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision 

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
(2) is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, or
(3) with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) (a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including, at minimum, the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to state his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work, or where the suspected infringement took place, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the GDPR. 

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

 

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