Protection of data privacy
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we treat your personal data always and of course in accordance with the legal data protection obligations. We have appointed a qualified and reliable external Data Protection Officer. The external commissioning of data protection will be conducted from Dr. Jörn Voßbein, managing director of UIMC GmbH & Co KG (https://datenschutz.uimc.de).
In the following, we would like to inform you about the processing of personal data.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
You can use our website without disclosing your identity. Should we request your personal data (such as name, address or email address) on our website, e.g. in a contact form or during registration / login, you can provide your personal data voluntarily. The provided information is used for our own business purposes (sending the requested information).
In case you have any questions, we offer you the option to get in touch with us via the contact form provided on our website. The fields marked as mandatory have to be filled in so that we can answer your request. Additional information may be provided voluntarily. The processing of data for the purpose of making contact with us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.
The collected personal data resulting of the use of the contact form will be deleted after the completion of your request and after expiry of the retention periods according to tax law and commercial law.
Once granted consent – e.g. for the purpose of receiving a newsletter or other interesting information of our company – can be withdrawn anytime with effect for the future, without giving any reasons. For this purpose, you can use the abovementioned contact form or any other way stated within the newsletter.
As a contractual partner of your company, we process the personal data of your employees, with whom we are in contact due to the business relationship, based on our legitimate interests with regards to an optimal customer service, preparation of offers and performance of the contracts on the basis of Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR.
We process personal data of natural persons (e.g. a sole trader or other individuals such as self-employed persons) to carry out pre-contractual measures and fulfil contracts. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Such a relationship arises, for example, when you contact us to get information about us or our products, or if you as a customer use the extranet login. In such cases, we will use your personal information to process your specific request.
This site uses “Cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow for an analysis of the use of the website and automatically recognize you on your next visit to this website. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. However, as a consequence, you might not be able to use some of the functions of this website.
Every time you access this website, protocols for statistical purposes will be created and processed; thereby individual users will remain anonymous:
- Referrer (site that provided the link to and referred you to this website)
- Search terms ( search engines as referrer)
- IP is evaluated to determine the country of origin and the provider
- Browser, operation system, installed plug-ins and screen resolution
- Duration of the visit on the website.
The abovementioned data will be processed by us based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR for the following purposes:
- Ensuring that a reliable connection to our website is established
- Ensuring comfortable use of the our website
- Evaluation of the system security and stability of the system as well as
- Further administrative purposes.
We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we have concrete indications of an illegal use. The data will be deleted immediately when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected for, but at the latest after six months.
Transfer of Data
We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes without your explicit consent. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if this is lawful in accordance with the current laws [e.g.: on the basis of Article 6 GDPR] and/or it is necessary. To some extent we appoint service providers for the necessary statutory processing of data; the website is therefore hosted by 1&1 IONOS SE and maintained by Jörg Friedrich Grafikdesign or by us directly. We work together with the service provider CleverReach to provide newsletters. We obtain your consent via a double opt-in procedure and then CleverReach will send you our newsletter.
The full responsibility for the data processing remains with us. Furthermore, we use plug-ins of other service providers to some extent on our website; please find details below.
We inform you that we also transfer personal data with the abovementioned purpose to our worldwide group companies if necessary. The data transfer takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest, in order to provide to you a holistic offer of our services.
Liability for own Content
The content of these sites has been created with the greatest accuracy. We cannot provide any guarantee for accuracy, completeness and topicality of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these sites according to the general laws.
Liability for Links (Content of Third Party Providers)
It is important to distinguish between our own content and references (“links”) that lead to other content from other providers. We have no influence on their content of the linked websites. Here, it is always the provider or the operator of these sites that is responsible for the content.
Rights of the data subjects
We hereby inform you that pursuant to Article 15 et seq. GDPR, under the conditions defined therein, you have the right to information about the personal data concerned, the right to rectification or deletion or to restriction of processing, a right of objection to processing as well as the right to data portability. Likewise, under Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the regulations stated in the GDPR. If the processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 lit. (a GDPR (consent), you also have the right to withdraw the consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation.
Change of our Data Protection Regulations
If you have any questions regarding the processing of personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer who is available with his team in the case of any requests of information, general requests or complaints.
Contact to the Data Protection Officer
Dr. Jörn Voßbein (managing director of UIMC GmbH & Co KG) external Data Protection Officer, Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113, 42115 Wuppertal, Germany
Information on plug-ins used
We use various plug-ins from other service providers on our website; we would like to inform you about these below.
Web analysis with Google Analytics
If you consented to the use of tracking cookies acc. to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR upon visiting our website, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (“Google”), based on your consent. Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files that will be stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information about the use of the website produced through Cookies (including your shortened IP address) is transferred and retained on a Google server in the US for the duration of 26 months. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to prepare reports of website activities for the website provider and to deliver other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Additionally, Google may transfer this information to Third Parties if it is legally required or if Third Parties process these data on request of Google. Google will not establish a combination between your IP address and other data from Google. You can revoke your consent at any time by deleting your browser settings (select and delete the relevant cookie under the privacy settings) or by clicking again on our overlay cookie banner (or by going to the cookie control further down in the data protection declaration).
Our website links to the Facebook website. The site is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Instead of Facebook plugins, we decided to only link to Facebook, so that when you visit our website, your personal data is not automatically transmitted to Facebook. This technical solution also prevents us from automatically collecting personal data from you in this regard. When just linking to the Facebook website, Facebook only processes your personal data if you actively click on the Facebook button. If you were already logged into your Facebook account when you visited our website, Facebook will at least process the information as to which of our websites you visited with your IP address, at what time and via which browser. We have no influence on the type and scope of your personal data processed by Facebook.
We only collect personal data from you via Facebook when you become active on our Facebook fan page, for which we are jointly responsible with Facebook, and disclose your personal data. By providing data on our Facebook page, you give us your consent to the processing of this data by us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can find further information on the processing of in Facebook’s data protection declaration at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy [external page].
Our website links to the LinkedIn website. The website is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Instead of using plug-ins, we only link to LinkedIn. Therefore, your personal data will not be automatically transferred to LinkedIn when you visit our website. When merely linking to the LinkedIn website, LinkedIn only processes your personal data if you actively click on the LinkedIn button. We have no influence on the type and scope of your personal data processed by LinkedIn.
Further information on the processing of your data can be found in LinkedIn’s data protection policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE [external page].
This website links to the XING website. The website is operated by the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Instead of embedding plug-ins into our website we decided to merely link to the XING website. This means that your personal data will not be transferred to XING automatically when you visit our website. When merely linking to the XING website, XING only processes your personal data if you actively click on the XING button. However, if you are logged into your XING account when you access our website, XING will process your personal data. We have no influence on the type and scope of your personal data processed by XING.
Further information on the processing of your data by XING can be found in XING’s data protection policy at: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung [external page].
Our website links to the Instagram website. The site is operated by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. We only link to the Instagram website instead of embedding Instagram plug-ins into our website. This means that your personal data will not be automatically transferred to Instagram when you visit our website. When simply linking to the Instagram website, Instagram only processes your personal data if you actively click on the Instagram button. However, if you are logged into your Instagram account at the time you access our website, Instagram will process your personal data. We have no influence on the type and scope of your personal data processed by Instagram.You can find further information on the handling of your data in Instagram’s data policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/help/instagram/155833707900388 [external page].
Information on cookies used
Generally, a distinction is made between session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Permanent cookies or persistent cookies are stored on your end device for a longer period of time (beyond the individual session), as they contain information for you and us that make it easier for us to communicate.
These cookies may, for example, contain data that make it possible to recognise the device that is being used. Or they can contain information about certain settings that are not personal.
We use permanent cookies on our website.
Processing takes place based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 Pt. f) GDPR (Balancing of Interests) and Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 Pt. a) GDPR (Consent) with the aim of optimising user guidance or to be able to adapt how our website is presented in order to meet your needs.
You can delete cookies at any time using the appropriate settings in your browser and prevent new cookies from being accepted. In this regard, you must bear in mind that this could mean websites not be displayed in the best way and some functions may no longer be technically available. You can also use our query about accepting cookies to adjust the cookie usage to your individual needs.
Change saved cookie settings
Click the following link to change your cookie settings for this website: Change cookie settings
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How to disable cookies
You can disable cookies in your browser as follows (please note that the system of the settings in the various browsers change in part on a regular basis, so that we cannot guarantee the correctness of the steps described below):
1. Open the Firefox browser.
2. Select „Menu“ and then „Settings“ in your toolbar.
3. Select the tab „Privacy & Security“.
4. Go to “History” and select “use custom setting for history”.
5. Untick “Remember browsing and download history“ and save your settings.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on the „Tools“ button and then on „Internet Options“.
3. Click the „Privacy“ tab.
4. Under „Cookies and Privacy“, select the following option: „Reject cookies and website data (may cause problems with websites)“.
1. Open Microsoft Edge.
2. Click on the menu button in the upper right corner and select the „Settings“.
3. Scroll down to the bottom and select „Show advanced settings“.
4. Further below you will find the category „Cookies“ with several choices.
5. If you select the option „Block all cookies“, cookies will no longer be saved.
6. Note: Please note that some websites may not work without cookies.
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Select „Settings“.
3. Click on „Advanced“.
4. In the „Privacy“ tab, click on „Content Settings“.
5. In the „Cookies“ section, deactivate „Websites are allowed to store and read cookie files“ (recommended).
1. Open Safari.
2. Select „Settings“ in the list of functions (gray cog wheel in the upper right corner) and click on „Privacy“.
3. Under „Accept cookies“ you can specify, if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.