1. Data protection at a glance
Recording of data on our website
Who is responsible for recording data on this website?
Data is processed on this website by the website operator. You can find the contact details of the website operator in the Legal Details section of this website.
How do we record your data?
One way that this data is captured is by you sending it to us. This may for example include data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is recorded automatically by our IT systems whenever you visit the website. Above all, this includes technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time the website is called up). This data is recorded automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use this data for?
Some of this data is captured to ensure that the website is made available without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain full details free of charge of the origin, recipient(s) as well as the purpose of your stored data. You also have the right to demand the authorization, blocking or deletion of this data. On this subject, and in relation to other questions on the topic of data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Details section. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory body.
You also have the right under certain circumstances to demand that processing of your personal details should restricted. You can obtain details of this in the Data Protection Statement section, under the heading 'Right to restriction of processing'.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers
Whenever you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be evaluated statistically. This occurs primarily with cookies and with what are known as analytical programs. As a rule, your surf behavior is analyzed anonymously. Therefore, you cannot be traced on the basis of your surfing behavior. You can refute this analysis or can prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this can be found in the following data protection statement.
You can refute this analysis. We shall inform you of your refutation options in this data protection statement.
2. General Instructions and Mandatory Information
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal details very seriously. We treat your personal details in confidence and in accordance with legal data protection directives and with the provisions of this data protection statement.
Whenever you visit this website, various personal details are recorded. Personal details constitute data that enables you to be identified in person. This data protection statement explains which data we capture, and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We would advise you that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. via communication by e-mail) can be affected by security loopholes. It is not possible to provide you with seamless protection of your data against access by third parties.
Note to the responsible party
The department responsible for data processing on this website is:
Maier Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
78564 Wehingen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7426/5286-0
The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who singly or jointly decides on the purposes and means of processing of personal details (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.).
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke previously granted consent at any time. To do this, simply send us an e-mail. Your revocation does not affect the legitimate status of data processing performed prior to that withdrawal of consent.
A right of appeal against the recording of data exists in special cases, and against direct marketing (Art. 21, GDPR)
If data processing is based upon Art. 6, Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal details. This also applies to any profiling based upon these provisions. The relevant legal basis upon which processing is founded can be found in this data protection declaration. If you lodge an appeal, we will then cease to process your personal details unless we can verify that compelling grounds associated with data protection exist, showing that this processing operation outweighs your interests, rights and freedoms, or that processing serves the enforceability, exercise or defence of legal claims (appeal in acc. with Art. 21, Para. 1, GDPR).
If your personal details are processed in the context of direct advertising efforts, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal details for this kind of advertising. This also applies to profiling, to the extent that this is associated with direct advertising of this kind. If you lodge an appeal, your personal details will then cease being used for purposes of direct marketing (appeal in acc. with Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR).
The right of complaint to the relevant supervisory body
In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to complain to a supervisory body, in particular in their member state of usual residence, their workplace or the location where the alleged violation took place. The right of complaint is not affected by other rulings enacted under administrative legislation or a court of law.
Right to the transferability of data
You have the right to disseminate to yourself or to a third party data that we process on the basis of your consent, or in an automated fashion to fulfil a contract, and to do so in a commonly used machine-readable format. In cases where you demand the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this only takes place to the extent that it is technical feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this website has SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from 'http://' to 'https://', and by the padlock icon on your browser line.
Whenever SSL and/or TLS encryption is enabled, third parties are then unable to read any data that you transfer to us.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
In the context of applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about your stored personal details, their origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of data processing and, where necessary, a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. On this as well as on other questions relating to personal details, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Details section.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal details: To do this, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Details section. This right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal details stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of this check, you are entitled to demand that processing of your personal details should be restricted.
- If your personal details were or are being processed unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of the deletion of that data.
- If we no longer require your personal details, but if you need them to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal details instead of their deletion.
- If you have lodged an appeal in acc. with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balanced view needs to be achieved between your interests and our own. Until such time as it emerges which set of interests predominate, you have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal details.
If the processing of your personal details has been restricted, this data - except for your storage of same - can then only be processed with your prior consent or used to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity of for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or of one of its member states.
3. Recording of Data on Our Website
Websites use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer, and they contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make what we offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that are saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are known as 'session cookies'. These are deleted immediately after your visit. Other cookies are saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
You can set your browser to keep yourself informed when cookies are set, and only to permit cookies in one-off cases, to accept cookies for defined cases or to block them at all times, or to delete cookies automatically whenever you close your browser. When cookies are disabled, this can restrict the functionality of the website involved.
Cookies used for electronic communication or for the provision of certain functions you may wish for (e.g. shopping basket function), these are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to enable his services to be delivered without technical faults and to an optimum standard. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies used for the analysis of your surfing behavior), these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of web pages records and saves information automatically in what are known as server log files that your browser communicates to us automatically. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- The operating system used
- The referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server enquiry
- IP address
A merger of these data with other data sources is not performed.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically fault-free presentation and optimization of his website - to which end server log files must be recorded.
If you have any enquiries for us (please use the contact form for this), your details from the query form as well as any contact details you leave there, shall be used only to process your enquiry and shall be kept on file by us to cover the eventuality of your putting further questions to us. We shall not communicate these details to any other party without your express consent in advance.
Accordingly, the processing details entered in this contact form shall only be processed on the basis of your consent being granted (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. To do this, simply send us an e-mail. The legal status of data processing transactions completed before you decide to revoke your consent is not affected.
We continue holding the data entered by you in the contact form until you call upon us to delete them, revoke your consent to their storage or the purpose for storing these data ceases to apply (e.g. after all processing of your enquiry has been completed). This shall not affect mandatory legislative provisions - in particular storage periods.
Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
Whenever you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including all personal details (name, enquiry) relating to its processing are stored and processed by us. We shall not communicate these details to any other party without your express consent in advance.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR [German equivalent of GDPR] providing that your enquiry is associated with fulfillment of a contract or is required to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our authorized interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR), because we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries sent to us.
The data sent to us in the form of contact enquiries remains with us until you request us to delete it, or revoke your consent to its storage, or if the purpose for data storage ceases to apply (e.g. after completion of the processing of the matter relating to you). Compelling legislative provisions - in particular legal storage periods - remain unaffected.
4. Social Media
Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
On our web pages, plug-ins are integrated for the Facebook social network, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can identify Facebook plug-ins from the Facebook logo or the 'Like' button on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
If you do not wish for Facebook to record your visit to our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
The use of Facebook plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of GDPR. The website operator has an entitled interest in having the most comprehensive possible visibility in the social media.
If you would like to obtain the newsletter offered on this website, we need you to provide us with an e-mail address as well as information that enable us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided, and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. No other details are taken, unless provided on a voluntary basis. We only use these details for sending out the information requested, and do not communicate them to third parties.
The details in the newsletter subscription form are only recorded on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR [GDPR]). You can at any time revoke your consent to the storage of these details, your e-mail address and their use for sending out the newsletter, for example using the 'Unsubscribe' link in the newsletter. The legality of previous data processing transactions is not affected by cancellation.
The details you provide to us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter are stored by us until such time as you unsubscribe from the newsletter, at which point they are deleted. This does not affect data stored by us for other purposes.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
YouTube with extended data protection
Our website uses the plug-ins of the YouTube website. These pages are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube stores no information about the visitors to its website before they view the video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily preclude data being communicated to YouTube partners. Accordingly, YouTube – regardless of whether or not you view a video – establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. This communicates to the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. Once you have logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In addition, YouTube can save various cookies on your terminal device after you start a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is also used to compile video statistics, to improve the user experience and to prevent attempted fraudulent use. These cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them.
Where required, other data processing transactions may be initiated when you start a YouTube video, and we have no influence over these.
We use YouTube to present our online offers in a visually appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Our website uses the plug-ins of the Vimeo video portal. This is offered by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
Whenever you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plug-in, a connection is established to the Vimeo servers. This communicates to Vimeo which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also happens if you are not logged into Vimeo, or do not own an account at Vimeo. The information recorded by Vimeo is communicated to the Vimeo server in the USA.
Whenever you are logged into your Vimeo account, Vimeo enables you to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
We use Vimeo to present our online offers in a visually appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
7. Proprietary Services
We provide you with the facility to apply to us for employment (e.g. by e-mail, letter or using the online application form). In the following section, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal details recorded in the course of your application process. We ensure that the recording, processing and use of your personal details complies fully with prevailing data protection legislation and with all other legal provisions, and also ensure that your data is treated confidentially.
Scope and Purpose of Data Recording
Whenever you submit an application to us, we process your associated personal details (e.g. contact and communication details, application documents, notes referring to job interviews etc.), to the extent required for decision-making purposes and to justify creating an employment opportunity for you. The legal basis for this is Section 26 BDSG-new in accordance with German Law (initial procedure for creating an employed post), Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (general process of drawing up a contract) and – provided that you have granted your consent – Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. Your personal details are only communicated within the company to people who are involved in processing your application.
If your application is successful, the data submitted by yourself will be saved in our data processing systems in accordance with Section 26 BDSG-new and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR to enable us to create an employed post for you.
Storage Duration for the Data
If we are unable to offer you a job, if you decline a job offer from us, withdraw your application, revoke your consent to data processing or call upon us to delete your data, all data communicated by you including any remaining physical application documents shall be stored and/or archived (storage period) for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application process to enable details of the application process to be reviewed in the event of any disagreements (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
YOU CAN REVOKE THIS STORAGE IF YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.
At the end of the storage period, the details are deleted unless there is some legal requirement to store them, or some other legislative reason for continuing with storage. If it becomes apparent that storage of your details will be required after the end of the storage period (for example as the result of a pending or current legal dispute), deletion does not take place until the data ceases to have any such relevance. This does not affect other storage obligations.