Privacy Policy

At VEM Group we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data is only collected on this website as far as it is required for technical reasons. Under no circumstances will we give the data that we have collected to third parties.

The following declaration provides you with an overview of how we provide this protection and what kind of data is collected and for what purpose.

Data processing on this website

The VEM Group collects and automatically stores information that your browser transmits to us in Server Log Files. This information comprises:

  • Browser type/ version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (site visited previously)
  • IP address/host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server enquiry

This data cannot be allocated to specific persons by the VEM Group. Combination of this data with other data sources is not undertaken, the data is also deleted on a quarterly basis following statistical evaluation.

Cookies

VEM uses cookies and active components (such as JAVA Script) in order to observe preferences of visitors and design the website in an optimal manner. You may also refuse acceptance of cookies via your browser settings.

Links to other websites

The VEM website may contain hyperlinks to the websites of other companies. VEM is not responsible for the content or the data protection of these other websites. We recommend that you examine the standards of the operators of such websites for yourself.

Electronic catalogue

You may use the electronic catalogue without limitation via guest access, with freely-selectable user names and passwords we also offer you the opportunity to establish shopping baskets in order to enable rapid access to previous searches. You may delete the shopping baskets again independently.

Right to information

You have the right to information regarding the data relating to your person, its origin and recipients, together with the purpose of the data processing. This right is available at all times. Information regarding information saved is provided by the specialist department of the VEM Group.

Further information

Your trust is important to us. We therefore wish to be available at all times to answer your queries regarding the processing of your personal information. Should you have any questions that could not be answered in this data protection declaration, or if you request more detailed information regarding a specific point, please contact the Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted via the respective plants.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You may at any time opt out of having your data collected and stored in the future using a browser add-on (click here to download the add-on) or opt-out cookie (click this link to disable tracking in your browser immediately). You may be familiar with the discussion on analysis tools that use complete IP addresses; we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics together with the “_anonymizeip()” extension, which only processes abbreviated IP addresses in order to exclude any personal references.

Data protection information for our social media presences

In order to actively communicate with our users and to provide information concerning our activities, we, the VEM Group, maintain various social media presences, in part under joint responsibility with the social media providers listed below.

Within the framework of the use of our presences in the social networks referred below by our users, we wish to point out that personal data of the users can also be processed by the operators of the social networks outside of the European Union and European Economic Area. This can lead to risks for the users, for example the claiming of their rights as data subjects under data protection laws can be made more difficult. However at the same time, we would like to point out that if the operators of the social networks support this, we are working towards the conclusion of agreements concerning joint responsibility in accordance with Article 26 GDPR as well as standard data protection clauses in accordance with Article 46 Paragraph 2 Letter d) GDPR.

In addition, we wish to make clear that the personal data of the users is also generally processed by the operators of the social networks for their own market research and advertising purposes. Any use profiles which are generated from the use behaviour can be used to display adverts which are tailored to the interests of the users, also outside of the social networks. For this purpose, cookies are generally placed on the computers of the user by the operators of the social networks, which means that information relating to the device, use behaviour and interests of the users can also be processed even if the user does not hold a profile in the respective network. Further information in this respect and details concerning any rights of objection can be found in the data protection information and additional information provided by the respective operators of the social networks. We have provided links to these below.

The following applies to the processing of personal data:

Processed data categories

The processed data categories include core data (for example name), contact data (for example email addresses), content data (for example text entries), use data (for example interest in content), as well as meta and communication data (for example device information and IP addresses).

Purpose and legal basis of the processing

Data processing takes place for the purposes of information provision, communication, marketing and bandwidth measurement, should this be subject to our responsibility. The operation of the social media presences takes place in line with a legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR, whereby the respective interests are represented by the purposes referred to above.

Duration of saving

The categories of data processed by us are only saved within the respective social network. In most cases, we have no influence over the concrete duration of the saving, as this is determined by the providers of the social networks. You can obtain information in this respect in the data protection information of the respective provider. Should it be possible for us to influence the duration of the saving in individual cases, the data is deleted once the purpose has been fulfilled, in compliance with the statutory retention obligations.

Services and service providers used by us and network-specific information

Below, we wish to inform you of the services and service providers used by us and to provide you with network-specific information, naming the respective responsible locations within and outside of the EU / EEA. No further data transfer is carried out by us.

LinkedIn, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company / LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Information concerning the rights of data subjects

At any time, data subjects can request information concerning the personal data relating to them and, where applicable, correction and erasure of this personal data. It is also possible to request that the processing be restricted or to object to the processing. In addition, a right of data portability exists in their favour. Furthermore, should the data processing take place in accordance with the consent of the data subject, it is possible to revoke this at any time with effect for the future. In order to claim your rights, you can contact our data protection officer, the Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz (Dresden Institute for Data Protection) via zentrale@dids.de (further contact information is available via the following link: www.dids.de). In addition, in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority, should he or she be of the opinion that the processing of the personal data is taking place unlawfully.

In relation to the claiming of rights of data subjects, we wish to point out that in order to obtain comprehensive measures, it is advisable to address such claims directly to the respective operator of the social network. Only the operators of the social networks have access to all of the personal data of the users which has been gathered and are able to provide comprehensive information and take any applicable measures accordingly. Should you require any assistance in this respect, it goes without saying that you can contact our data protection officer at any time.

Sendinblue, Sendinblue GmbH - Newsletter distribution

In order to provide our Newsletter service, we have incorporated a data-entry box of Sendinblue, our service provider, for the registration of e-mail addresses on our website based on a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f of the GDPR (DSGVO). To be able to provide the Newsletter service, we have concluded a contract with Sendinblue for order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR (DSGVO). Newsletter subscription always takes place within the scope of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR (DSGVO). All we need to ensure that you receive our newsletter is your e-mail address. To guarantee the correctness of your data and to verify your consent, you will receive a corresponding confirmation e-mail from us. Based on previous case law, we log your e-mail address, your IP address and the date and time of registration, as well as the confirmation, when you subscribe to our newsletter. Naturally, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time in the future. Please use the Unsubscribe link which you will find at the end of every e-mail notification from us. Subsequently, your personal e-mail address details will be deleted and you will not receive any further notifications via e-mail in the future.