Data Protection Policy
1. Data Protection at a Glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.
Data collection on our website
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.
You can contradict this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy statement.
2. General Notes and Mandatory Information
ECSense is committed to protecting the privacy rights of everyone whose personal data is processed by ECSense. Therefore within this Data Protection Policy we will answer the important questions in relation to the processing of your data.
This Policy applies to the websites of ECSense and to the websites of all companies affiliated with ECSense who are referring to this Policy on their websites. It does not apply to ECSense websites referring to their own Data Protection Policy.
Please refer to our Provider Identification for information on the data controller as defined under Data Protection law (for those users from the European Union: Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Notwithstanding the above, the ECSense company responsible for the provision of goods or services is the ECSense company that is your contractual partner for the provision of the goods or services within the meaning of data protection law. Information on the relevant ECSense company can be found in the conditions for the provision of the respective goods or services.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.
Note on the responsible authority
The person responsible for data processing on this website is
Wangener Weg 3,
82089 Hohenschäftlarn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 8178 – 99992 – 10
Responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke a previously given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that took place until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection laws, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is located. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Objection to advertising mails
The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of not expressly requested advertisement and information materials is hereby contradicted. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through spam e-mails.
3. Data Protection Officer
4. Data Collection on our Website
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Analysis Tools and Advertising
6. Plugins and Tools
In addition to its website, ECSense also maintains online presences within social networks and platforms. This is how we communicate with our active customers, interested parties and online visitors (users). User data can also be processed outside the European Union. There may be risks for users due to the more difficult enforcement of their rights. User data is often processed for market research and advertising purposes and can be used to create user profiles based on user behaviour and the resulting interests. On the basis of these user profiles, advertisements can be placed inside and outside the platforms that are intended to correspond to the interests of the users. The user profiles also store data independent of the devices used by the users.
For users from the European Union: The legal basis for processing users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interests in effective information for users and communication with users pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the users are requested by the respective providers of the platforms to consent to the aforementioned data processing, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (a), Article 7 GDPR. Please inform yourself about the further presentation of the respective processing operations and the possibilities for objection (opt-out) and familiarise yourself with the information of the providers linked below.
We want our websites to be attractive and easy for you to use. Some of our websites may therefore contain social plug-ins from the social network facebook.com. We also use Facebook pages. This network is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
Facebook’s social plug-ins are identified by:
- the Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue background or a thumbs-up icon)
- the word “Like” or
- the words “Facebook Social Plug-In”
You can view the list of Facebook social plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
When you visit a website that includes this social media plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the social plug-in is then transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the website. In this case, Facebook obtains your IP address and other device-related information. The information that you have visited our website is also sent to Facebook. Facebook may then also save a cookie on your computer, which is deleted when the browser is closed (see the above section on cookies). ECSense has no control over the scope of the data collected by Facebook using the social plug-in.
As far as we are aware, Facebook can link your visit to our web pages with your personal user account on Facebook, but only if you are logged in to Facebook while visiting our website. By interacting with social plug-ins—for example, by clicking the “Like” button or submitting a comment—the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. This data transfer can be prevented only if you log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may identify and store your IP address. It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser, such as the “Facebook Blocker” add-on.
ECSense also uses a “Recommend” button for Facebook. For example, if you find one of our web pages particularly interesting, you can easily share it and recommend it using Facebook. Clicking this button will open a new window where you will be asked to log in to Facebook. A Facebook cookie will be stored on your computer, only if you do this. The information will be transmitted to your Facebook profile if you are already logged in on Facebook when you click on the button. Depending on your privacy settings on Facebook, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No Facebook cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in on Facebook.
A shortened IP address will be transmitted to Facebook when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
For users from the European Union: The use of Facebook pages and social plugins is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website as well as the use of the data for marketing and targeting purposes. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
The joint processing of personal data takes place on the basis of an agreement on the joint processing of personal data.
If, as a Facebook account holder, you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our websites and the platforms we use and to link this to your account information stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook and delete your cookies before using our websites and our social media presence. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings or via the US website aboutads.info or the EU site youronlinechoices.com.
ECSense also operates a social media service on Instagram and may include functions and content of the Instagram service on the ECSense websites. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.
You can recognize these functions by terms such as “Instagram” combined with a colourful camera. Features may include content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that you can use to express your favour about our content, or to subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If you have an Instagram account, Instagram can assign the call of the above content and functions to your profiles.
For European Union users: Instagram is used for the purpose of providing an attractive display of our social media sites and to make it easy for you to find the locations we post on the site, as well as for marketing and targeting purposes. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Twitter functions may also be embedded into ECSense websites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
These functions are identified by such words as “Twitter” or “Follow” or “Re-Tweet” together with a blue bird. By clicking on these words or this icon, you can share an item or a page from our website on Twitter or follow ECSense on Twitter, if you have your own Twitter account.
The websites you have visited are then linked to your Twitter account, and this information is made known to other users. This involves the transmission of data to Twitter.
ECSense also uses a “Recommend” button for Twitter. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to Twitter. A cookie will be stored on your computer only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on Twitter when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you have recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.
A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.
Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
For users from the European Union: The use of Twitter is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our social media sites and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website as well as the use of the data for marketing and targeting purposes. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
You can object to the collection of data by Twitter at [link: https://twitter.com/personalization].
In addition, plug-ins from the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”), are embedded in our websites. These plug-ins are identified by the LinkedIn logo.
When you visit one of our websites, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server, informing LinkedIn that you have visited our website with your IP address.
ECSense also uses a “Recommend” button for LinkedIn. If you click this button, you will be asked to log in to LinkedIn. A cookie will be stored on your computer, only if you do this. This information will be transmitted to your profile if you are already logged in on LinkedIn when you click on the button. Depending on your settings, other users will then be able to see that you recommended our website. No cookie will be stored on your computer if you do not click on the button or are not logged in.
A shortened IP address will be transmitted when you visit a page with a “Recommend” button. This IP address is anonymized, making it impossible to draw any conclusions about your computer or you as a user.
LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
For users from the European Union: The use of LinkedIn is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our social media sites and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website as well as the use of data for marketing and targeting purposes. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
You can object to data collection by LinkedIn at [link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out].
Other Social Media Plugins
The above statements apply to any other Social Media Plugin on this Website (Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Xing, etc.)
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the servers of Google. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
ECSense also operates an App which is available through the apple store and may include functions and content of the apple store on the ECSense websites. These functions are offered by Apple Inc., One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States.
You can change your Apple privacy settings in your account settings.
For users from the European Union: The use of Apple is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our app and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website as well as the use of data for marketing and targeting purposes. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Changes to our Data Protection Policy
You are reading version 1.0 of our Data Protection Policy, last updated in November 2020.
ECSense may change the Data Protection Policy at any time if…
- … we introduce new products or services
- … Internet procedures change
- … Internet and IT security technology advances
- … new legal requirements enter into force
We therefore reserve the right to change or supplement our Data Protection Policy as and when required. The revised version will be published here and will then apply to future use of our website. You should access the Data Protection Policy regularly to find out about its current status. This does not include a change of purpose in the use of data already stored.
All information contained on our websites has been checked with great care. However, we do not guarantee that the contents of our websites are always accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
Information according to § 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG):
Wangener Weg 3
Authorized Representative Managing Director:
Phone: +49(0)8178 – 99992 – 10
Fax: +49(0)8178 – 9999 – 211
Entry in the commercial register.
Register court: Amtsgericht München
Registration number: HRB 216696
Value added tax:
Sales tax identification number according to §27 a German Sales Tax Law: DE298975374
Tax no: 143/132/21688
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS): https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
You will find our e-mail address at the top of the imprint.
We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer dispute resolution agency.
Liability for contents:
As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to § 7 para. 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such violations, we will remove the content in question immediately.
Liability for links:
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.
The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such contents immediately.
References for the pictures and graphics used:
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