Privacy Policy

Data protection

A. Re­spon­si­bil­ity for data pro­cess­ing

The re­spon­si­bil­ity for pro­cess­ing per­sonal data as part of this web­site and in ac­cor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) lies with:

Weller Tools GmbH
Carl-Benz-Str. 2
74354 Be­sigheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 7143/580-0
Web: www.​weller-tools.com
E-mail: Info@​Weller-​Tools.​com

Our data pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer is:

Thomas.​Fal​kenb​urge​r@​apex-tool­group.com

In this Pri­vacy Pol­icy, we pro­vide in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ex­tent to which we process your per­sonal data (here­inafter re­ferred to as just "data").

B. Data pro­cess­ing

We process data as part of op­er­at­ing our web­site. Data pro­cess­ing also in­cludes dis­clo­sure by means of trans­fer.

Data is trans­mit­ted to the USA on the basis of an ad­e­quacy de­ci­sion made by the EU Com­mis­sion, the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. In this de­ci­sion, the Com­mis­sion cer­ti­fies that the guar­an­tees for trans­mit­ting data to the USA on the basis of the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield are in line with data pro­tec­tion stan­dards in the EU. In­so­far as we trans­mit data to the USA, we have marked out our ser­vice providers par­tic­i­pa­tion in the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield.

The spe­cific data af­fected, pro­cess­ing pur­poses, legal grounds, re­cip­i­ents and trans­fers to third coun­tries are listed in the fol­low­ing para­graphs:

a) Log files

We cre­ate a log of your visit to our web­sites. In doing so, we process the fol­low­ing data: Name of the re­spec­tive web­site ac­cessed, ac­cess time and date, data vol­ume trans­ferred, browser type and ver­sion, the op­er­at­ing sys­tem used by you, the re­fer­rer URL (pre­vi­ous web­site vis­ited), your IP ad­dress and the re­quest­ing provider. This is nec­es­sary to en­sure the se­cu­rity of the web­site. We process the data on the basis of our le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR. The log file is erased after seven days un­less it is re­quired for pro­vid­ing ev­i­dence for or re­solv­ing spe­cific legal vi­o­la­tions that have come to light dur­ing the re­ten­tion pe­riod.

b) Host­ing

As part of the host­ing ser­vice, we store all data to be processed in con­nec­tion with op­er­at­ing this web­site. This is nec­es­sary to en­able the op­er­a­tion of the web­site. We process the data on the basis of our le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR. In order to pro­vide our web­site, we use the ser­vices of web host­ing providers to whom we trans­mit the data listed above. We also trans­mit data to the ser­vice provider In­stapage Inc., San Fran­cisco, CA, USA ("In­stapage"). In­stapage is cur­rently un­der­go­ing in­ter­nal re­view. The page will be adapted within the next few days.

c) Con­tact­ing us

Should you con­tact us, your data (name, con­tact de­tails, if pro­vided by you) and your mes­sage will be used ex­clu­sively for pro­cess­ing and han­dling your en­quiry. We process this data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR or Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR for the pur­pose of han­dling your en­quiry.

d) Newslet­ter

We send out a newslet­ter in order to reg­u­larly pro­vide you with in­for­ma­tion on our com­pany and our of­fers. Once you reg­is­ter for our newslet­ter, we process the data you en­tered (e-mail ad­dress as well as other op­tional in­for­ma­tion). The newslet­ter is sent out after reg­is­tra­tion on the basis of your con­sent in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR.

Newslet­ter reg­is­tra­tion is based on the so-called dou­ble opt-in method. To pre­vent mis­use, we will send you an e-mail fol­low­ing reg­is­tra­tion in which we will ask you to con­firm your reg­is­tra­tion. In order to pro­vide ev­i­dence of the reg­is­tra­tion process in line with legal re­quire­ments, your reg­is­tra­tion will be logged. In par­tic­u­lar, the time of reg­is­tra­tion and con­fir­ma­tion as well as your IP ad­dress are stored.

e) Pur­chase pro­cess­ing

We process your order data for the pur­pose of ful­fill­ing the pur­chase agree­ment. The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1) (b) GDPR.

We trans­fer your ad­dress in­for­ma­tion to the com­pany tasked with the de­liv­ery. Where re­quired to ful­fil the agree­ment, we also send your e-mail ad­dress or your phone num­ber to the com­pany tasked with the de­liv­ery for the pur­pose of agree­ing on a de­liv­ery date (dis­patch no­ti­fi­ca­tion).

We trans­mit your trans­ac­tion in­for­ma­tion (name, order date, pay­ment type, dis­patch and/or de­liv­ery date, amount and payee, and, if re­quired, bank or credit card de­tails) to the pay­ment ser­vice provider tasked with pro­cess­ing the pay­ment.

f) Web­site analy­sis and mar­ket­ing

In order to make the use of cer­tain func­tions pos­si­ble, we use cook­ies. Cook­ies are small data pack­ets which are stored on your de­vice and ex­changed with other providers. Some of the cook­ies we use are deleted im­me­di­ately after you close your browser (ses­sion cook­ies). Other cook­ies re­main on your de­vice and make it pos­si­ble to recog­nise your browser the next time you visit (per­sis­tent cook­ies).
You can delete all cook­ies stored on your de­vice and change the set­tings on all com­mon browsers to pre­vent the stor­age of cook­ies.

In this case, you may have to ad­just some set­tings each time you visit this web­site and may not be able to use all func­tions in full.

We use cook­ies in con­nec­tion with the fol­low­ing func­tions:

Google An­a­lyt­ics

We use Google An­a­lyt­ics, a ser­vice pro­vided by Google LLC, 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. Google uses par­tic­u­lar cook­ies for this ser­vice. The data gen­er­ated by the cookie about your use of this web­site (in­clud­ing your IP ad­dress) is sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. We use the stored data to analyse your use of the web­site, com­pile re­ports on web­site ac­tiv­ity for the web­site op­er­a­tors and to pro­vide fur­ther ser­vices re­lated to the use of the web­site. The data we re­ceive in this way is processed by us due to our over­rid­ing in­ter­est in ide­ally mar­ket­ing our on­line ser­vices in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR. Under no cir­cum­stances will Google link your IP ad­dress to other data held by Google.

Please note that this web­site uses Google An­a­lyt­ics with the "anonymizeIp()" ex­ten­sion. This means that IP ad­dresses are trun­cated prior to trans­fer­ring them to a server in the USA. It is there­fore gen­er­ally not pos­si­ble to link stored data di­rectly to a spe­cific in­di­vid­ual. Only in ex­cep­tional cases is the full IP ad­dress sent to a server in the USA, where it is trun­cated.

You can ob­ject to data col­lec­tion at any time with fu­ture ef­fect, by using the Google An­a­lyt­ics browser de­ac­ti­va­tion add-on at http://​tools.​google.​com/​dl­page/​gaoptout?​hl=de.

Please also take note of the in­for­ma­tion on data usage by Google in the Google part­ner net­work, avail­able at: http://​www.​google.​com/​intl/​de/​poli­cies/​pri­vacy/​part­ners/
www.​google.​de/​pri­va­cy_​ads.​html

Google is cer­ti­fied at:
https://​www.​pri​vacy​shie​ld.​gov/​par­tic­i­pant?​id=a2z​t000​0000​01L5​AAI&​sta​tus=Act​ive
You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion at: https://​poli­cies.​google.​com/​pri­vacy?​hl=de&​gl=de

g) In­te­gra­tion of third-party con­tent

We use dy­namic third-party con­tent in order to op­ti­mise the pre­sen­ta­tion and of­fers on our web­site. When vis­it­ing the web­site, an au­to­matic en­quiry is sent to the server of the rel­e­vant con­tent provider via an API, dur­ing which cer­tain log data (e.g. the users IP ad­dress) is trans­mit­ted. The dy­namic con­tent is then trans­mit­ted to our web­site and dis­played there.

We use ex­ter­nal con­tent in con­nec­tion with the fol­low­ing func­tions:

aa) In­te­gra­tion of YouTube videos
We have in­te­grated YouTube videos from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube") in our web­site. When play­ing the videos, log data is trans­ferred to a YouTube server in the USA. This pro­cess­ing oc­curs due to our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ide­ally mar­ket­ing our of­fers in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR.

YouTube is cer­ti­fied at: https://​www.​pri​vacy​shie​ld.​gov/​par­tic­i­pant?​id=a2z​t000​0000​01L5​AAI&​sta​tus=Act​ive

You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at: https://​poli­cies.​google.​com/​pri­vacy?​hl=de&​gl=de

bb) Google Maps
We use the Google map ser­vice "Google Maps" on our web­site to pro­vide you with an in­ter­ac­tive map. When dis­play­ing the map, data, in­clud­ing your IP ad­dress and your lo­ca­tion, is trans­ferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. This pro­cess­ing oc­curs due to our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ide­ally mar­ket­ing our of­fers in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR.

Google is cer­ti­fied at:
https://​www.​pri​vacy​shie​ld.​gov/​par­tic­i­pant?​id=a2z​t000​0000​01L5​AAI&​sta​tus=Act​ive
You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion at: https://​poli­cies.​google.​com/​pri­vacy?​hl=de&​gl=de

cc) Google Fonts:
We use third-party fonts pro­vided by Google Fonts to make our web­site more at­trac­tive for vis­i­tors. These are loaded from servers of Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") when you visit the web­site. Google does not store any cook­ies in your browser dur­ing this process. Ac­cord­ing to our in­for­ma­tion, how­ever, the IP ad­dress of the users de­vice is trans­ferred to Google and stored there. This pro­cess­ing oc­curs due to our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ide­ally mar­ket­ing our of­fers in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR.

Google is cer­ti­fied at:
https://​www.​pri​vacy​shie​ld.​gov/​par­tic­i­pant?​id=a2z​t000​0000​01L5​AAI&​sta​tus=Act​ive
You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion at: https://​poli­cies.​google.​com/​pri­vacy?​hl=de&​gl=de

h) So­cial plu­g­ins
We use third-party plu­g­ins on our web­sites. With these plu­g­ins, you can let your con­tacts know if you like our on­line of­fers and point out or share con­tents. The plu­g­ins are recog­nis­able by the logo of the rel­e­vant third-party provider.

When vis­it­ing our page, your data is trans­ferred to the rel­e­vant third par­ties.
If you are also a reg­is­tered user of the third-party site, this data can be linked to the rel­e­vant user ac­count on the provider site.

Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, this data may also be trans­ferred to the third-party provider even if you are not a reg­is­tered user of the third-party ser­vice and do not click on the plu­gin on our pages.
How­ever, if data is trans­ferred while you are not logged in on the third-party site, it is not im­me­di­ately pos­si­ble to iden­tify you per­son­ally by, for ex­am­ple, using your IP ad­dress; this would only be pos­si­ble with in­for­ma­tion from your provider.

You can find the pur­pose and scope of data pro­cess­ing by third-party providers in the pri­vacy pol­icy of the re­spec­tive provider.

The pro­cess­ing of this data oc­curs due to our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in ide­ally mar­ket­ing our on­line of­fers in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR.

We use plu­g­ins from the fol­low­ing providers on our web­site:
• YouTube plu­gin, from Google Inc., lo­cated in San Bruno/Cal­i­for­nia, USA
Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion at: https://​www.​pri​vacy​shie​ld.​gov/​par­tic­i­pant?​id=a2z​t000​0000​01L5​AAI&​sta​tus=Act​ive
You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at: https://​poli­cies.​google.​com/​pri­vacy?​hl=de&​gl=de

C. Data stor­age pe­riod

We only store per­sonal data for as long as it is re­quired for the pur­poses for which it was processed, or until you with­draw your con­sent. Where statu­tory re­ten­tion oblig­a­tions apply, the stor­age pe­riod of cer­tain data may be up to ten years, re­gard­less of pro­cess­ing pur­poses.

D. Your rights as a data sub­ject

a) Right to in­for­ma­tion
You may re­quest in­for­ma­tion about the per­sonal data we hold that re­lates to you at no charge and at any time.
b) Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, era­sure, re­stric­tion of pro­cess­ing (block­ing), ob­jec­tion
Should you no longer con­sent to the stor­age of your per­sonal data or should your per­sonal data be­come in­cor­rect, we will ini­ti­ate the era­sure or block­ing of your data or im­ple­ment the nec­es­sary rec­ti­fi­ca­tions (where legally pos­si­ble) once in­structed to do so. The same ap­plies if we should limit our pro­cess­ing of your data in fu­ture.
c) Right to data porta­bil­ity
At your re­quest, we can make your in­for­ma­tion avail­able to you in a struc­tured, com­monly used and ma­chine-read­able for­mat, so that you can trans­mit your data to a dif­fer­ent con­troller if you wish to do so.
d) Right to ap­peal
You have the right to ap­peal to the re­spon­si­ble su­per­vi­sory au­thor­ity:
(https://​www.​bfdi.​bund.​de/​DE/​In­fothek/​An­schriften_​Links/​an­schriften_​links-​node.​html).
e) Right to with­draw con­sent with fu­ture ef­fect
You can with­draw your con­sent with ef­fect for the fu­ture at any time. The le­gal­ity of pro­cess­ing your data re­mains un­af­fected by this with­drawal up to the point at which your con­sent is with­drawn.
f) Lim­i­ta­tions
Data for which we can­not iden­tify the data sub­ject, where, for ex­am­ple, the data was anonymised for analy­sis pur­poses, is not sub­ject to the above rights. In­for­ma­tion, era­sure, block­ing, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion or trans­fer to a dif­fer­ent com­pany may be pos­si­ble with re­gard to this data as long as you pro­vide us with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion that will make iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pos­si­ble.
g) Ex­er­cis­ing your rights as a data sub­ject
If you have any ques­tions re­gard­ing the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data, the right to in­for­ma­tion, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, block­ing, ob­jec­tion or era­sure of data or the de­sire to trans­fer data to a dif­fer­ent com­pany, please con­tact Thomas.​Fal​kenb​urge​r@​apex-tool­group.com.