Data protection statement of ifm electronic gmbh
- Scope, controller, data protection officer, definitions
1.1 The present data protection statement informs about how and what kinds of personal data of the user (in the following “you”) are processed by us, ifm electronic gmbh, when you visit our websites.
ifm electronic gmbh
Phone: 02 01 / 24 22-0
Fax: 02 01 / 24 22-1200
is the controller pursuant to Article 4 no. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing of personal data on our websites according to this Data Protection Regulation (cf. our Legal notice).
You can also directly contact our Data Protection Officer:
ifm electronic gmbh
Data Protection Officer
1.3 Personal data means any data relating to you personally such as name, address, email addresses, the information about your use of our websites (see under number 2).
Processing means any operation performed on personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data.
- Processing of personal data when visiting our websites or contact via email; purpose and basis
2.1 Informatory use of our websites
If the websites are used for information only, i.e. if you do not register or transmit information in any way, we only collect the personal data your browser transmits to our server. If you want to look at our websites, we collect the following data:
- IP address,
- date and time of the request,
- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),
- content of the request (specific site),
- access status/HTTP status code,
- transferred amount of data,
- website from which the request is sent,
- operating system and its user interface,
- language and version of the browser software and
- your approximate location data which we derive from the abovementioned data.
Purpose and basis
The purpose of the processing of this data is to show you our websites and to ensure stability and protection. Basis is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 (point f) GDPR. According to this paragraph the processing of personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests is lawful except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.
2.2 Contact by email or use of the contact form our websites
If you contact us by email or use a contact form, we process
- your advised request,
- the company you work for,
- your sex (title),
- your first and last names,
- your business contact data (email address, address and telephone number, the indication of your customer number is optional).
The purpose of the processing of this data is to answer your questions. We will delete the data collected in this context when storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there is a legal obligation to retain data. The basis for the processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 point f GDPR except where there are legal obligations to retain data. In this case the basis for storage is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 point (c) GDPR; according to this the processing is lawful for compliance with a legal obligation.
Furthermore you have the possibility to receive regular information from us (newsletter, see below number 2.6 point (c)) irrespective of filling in the contact form and the reply to your request.
a) In addition to the previously mentioned data cookies are stored on your PC when you use our websites. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard disk assigned to the browser you use and by means of which the person setting the cookie (here: us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the websites more userfriendly and effective. The basis is your explicit consent you give when you start visiting our website and which can be revoked at any time pursuant to Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 point (a) GDPR or Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.
b) These websites use the following types of cookies the scope and function of which are explained below:
- transient cookies (see aa)
- persistent cookies (see bb).
aa) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They are in particular session cookies. They store a session ID by means of which several requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our websites. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
bb) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a time defined by us. This time may vary according to the cookies. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time. With this deletion you also withdraw your consent to process the respective cookie.
c) You can configure the browser according to your wishes and for example reject the acceptance of thirdparty coolies or all cookies. Please note, that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions of our websites.
To edit your cookie settings, please click here.
2.4. Google Analytics
a) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses socalled “cookies”, text files stored on your computer making it possible to analyse the way you use the websites. As a rule, the information about your use of these websites generated by means of cookies is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on these websites, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google in countries in the European Union and other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the wesites, create reports about website activities and provide further services related to website and internet use to the website owner.
The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, we point out that if you do so, you might not be able to use all functions of this Websites. Besides, you can prevent the transmission of data about your use of the websites generated by cookies (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. When this link is clicked on, an opt-out cookie is set which will prevent future collection of your data when visit these websites: