1. Data Protection
The use of our website is usually possible without disclosing personal data, if not otherwise described below.
- In connection with your access and on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data is temporarily stored on our server in order to enable use of the website and for purposes of data security during access that may allow identification (in particular, the IP address, date and time of the request, contents of the request (concrete pages), access status/http status, any data quantity transmitted, website from which the request came, browser/language and version of the browser software, operating system and name of the file requested). There will be no evaluation of the data - with the exception of such for statistical purposes in an anonymous form and the processing described under 2.
- Insofar as our site collects other personal data (in particular name, address and/or email addresses), this is done on a voluntary basis and within the scope of appropriate consent as per Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a) GDPR.
- Thus, the following data will be requested in order to make contact with us, in particular to ask us to send newsletters, investor relations information and (current) financial reports: type of request, company, title, first name and surname, address, house number, post/zip code, town/city, state, country, telephone and email.
- By completing the request form, you give your consent to the specified processing of your personal data. You can withdraw this consent in writing (to SLM Solutions Group AG, Estlandring 4, 23560 Lübeck) or by email (datenschutz(at)slm-solutions.com) to us at any time with effect in the future. You will find further information further below in the text.
There will be no further use of personal data or any forwarding to third parties with the exception of the use by Google Analytics described below without your explicit consent.
2. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). This use is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f) GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This relates in particular to information about the browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the site previously visited), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and time of the server request. We have activated IP anonymisation on this website, so your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptions. Google will use this information on behalf of the user of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and to provide further services associated with website use and internet use to the website provider. The IP address transmitted within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser will not be brought together with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
We use Google Analytics including the functions from Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyse the activities on our site across devices (e.g. during accesses using a laptop and later via a tablet). This is made possible through the pseudonymous allocation of a user-ID to a user. Such an allocation may occur if you register for a customer account or login to your customer account. However, no personal data is forwarded to Google. Even if in Universal Analytics additional functions are added to Google Analytics, this does not mean that this is associated with a restriction of data protection measures, such as IP masking or the browser add-on.
You will find further information about data protection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
3. Your rights as a data subject in accordance with Art. 4 (1) GDPR
As a data subject in accordance with the GDPR (Art. 4 (1) GDPR) you have numerous rights towards us, which we would like to inform you of below:
- Right to information: You have the right to receive information about whether we process data about you. In addition, you can have a copy of this data provided by us.
- Right to correction: You have the right that we correct disclosures about you that do not relate to you or do not relate to you anymore without delay. In addition, you can demand your incomplete personal data is completed. If this is legally stipulated, we will also inform third parties about this, if we have transferred your data to them.
- Right to erasure: You have the right to demand the erasure of your data without delay, if one of the following reasons applies:
- Your data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or was processed in another manner, or the purpose has been accomplished;
- You withdraw your consent and we do not have any other legal basis for processing;
- You object to processing and there are no overriding justified reasons for the processing;
- You object to processing,
- Your personal data was illegally processed;
- It is necessary to erase the personal data to meet a legal obligation in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states which we are subject to.
- Please note that your right to erasure can be restricted by legal provisions. This includes in particular the restrictions detailed in Art. 17 GDPR and section 35 German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) (in the version applicable from 25 May 2018).
- Right to restriction of processing (blocking): You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your data without delay, if one of the following conditions is met:
- You dispute the accuracy of your personal data and do so for a period that enables us to check the accuracy of the personal data;
- The processing is illegal, you reject the erasure of the personal data and demand instead the restriction of use of your personal data.
- We no longer require the personal data for the purposes of processing but you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have objected to processing as long as it has not been identified whether our justified reasons outweigh your interests.
- If you have brought about a restriction of processing according to the preceding itemisation, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.
- Right to objection: If we process your data due to our justified interests, third-party justified interests or in the public interest, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. Please also note the information provided at the end of this information about your right to objection.
- Withdrawing consent: You can withdraw any consent you have given us at any time with effect in the future. This withdrawal can be made in the form of an informal notification to the contact addresses detailed above. This also applies to any consent you gave us before the GDPR came into effect (i.e. before 25 May 2018). If you withdraw your consent, the legality of the data processing carried out until that point will not be affected.
- Right to data portability: You have the right to receive personal data that affects you and that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to others. You can take the details and restrictions from Art. 20 GDPR. Exercising this right does not affect your right to erasure.
- Right to complain to the supervisory authorities: If you think our processing of your data has breached applicable data protection law, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authorities, i.e. in particular the independent State Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel) or the relevant member state where you are resident, have your workplace or the location of the alleged breach of data protection.
Information about your right to objection as per Art. 21 GDPR
1. Your right to objection in an individual case
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your data at any time, if we base this processing on that it is either:
- required to carry out a task in the public interest (Article 6 (1) e GDPR) or it is
- required to protect our justified interests or those of a third party, without outweighing your fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms (Article 6 (1) f GDPR)
This also applies to profiling in accordance with Article 4 (4) GDPR.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, except in two cases:
- we can prove mandatory reasons requiring protection for the processing that outweigh your rights and freedoms or
- the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
2. Your right to objection against processing your data for our direct advertising
If we process your personal data for direct advertising (e.g. as part of our newsletter), you have the right to object to the processing of your data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, if this is connected with such direct advertising.
If you object to the processing of your data for the purposes of direct advertising, we will no longer use your personal data for this.
You will also find details about your rights in Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR and in sections 32 to 37 BDSG (in the version applicable from 25 May 2018).
To assert your rights, please contact (including informally) our Data Protection Officer, Mr Dennis Schäfer, SLM Solutions Group AG, Estlandring 4, 23560 Lübeck, Deutschland (datenschutz(at)slm-solutions.com).
Your questions about data protection