Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General remarks

This page offers a simple overview of what happens to your personal data, when you visit this website. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally. You will find detailed information about data protection in our data protection notice below.

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The collection of data on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The website operator is responsible for processing the data. You will find the website operator’s contact details on the “Legal” page of this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way in which your data is collected is when you disclose it to us. This is the case, for example, when you enter details in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data, for example, Internet browser, operating system, or the time you visited the page. This data is collected automatically, as soon as you access the website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is used to ensure that the website is provided free from errors. Other data is used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have concerning your data?

You have the right to obtain information, at any time and free of charge, about the origin and the recipients of the personal data we have stored about you, as well as the reason for its storage. You also have the right to demand that this data is corrected or deleted. If you have consented to data processing, you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect. In addition, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time about this matter and about other questions concerning data protection. You will find our address on the “Legal” page of this website.

Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit this website, your websurfing activities can be statistically analyzed. This is done using what are known as analysis programs.

You will find detailed information about these analysis programs in the privacy policy below.

2. General remarks and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this data protection notice.

When you use this website, various types of personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and why we collect it.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) can pose security risks. It is not possible to protect such data completely from access by third parties.

Responsible party (controller)

The party responsible (controller) for data processing on this website is:

AMW GmbH
Birkerfeld 11
D-83627 Warngau, Germany

The controller is the individual person or legal entity that decides alone or with others about the reasons for and means of processing personal data (for example, name, e-mail addresses).

Duration of storage

If no specific duration of storage is stated in this privacy policy, your personal data remains with us until a reason no longer exists for its processing. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or if you revoke your consent to the processing of your data, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible grounds for storing it (for example, retention periods stipulated by tax or commercial law). In the latter case, deletion takes place once the grounds no longer exist.

Data transfer to the United States

Our website includes tools from companies based in the United States. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the respective companies’ servers in the United States. We would like to point out that the United States is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. Companies in the United States are required to disclose personal data to security agencies without you, as the person concerned, being able to take legal action against it. We cannot therefore rule out that U.S. authorities (for example, intelligence agencies) process, analyze, and permanently store your data on their servers in the United States for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. If you have granted consent, you can withdraw it at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing performed until revocation remains unaffected by a revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis for the processing of data is stated in this privacy policy. If you object, we will no longer process the personal data in question, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims (right to object in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR.

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer use your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing (objection in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

In case of violation of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work, or the place of the alleged violation. This right of complaint is without prejudice to other administrative or legal challenges.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive, in a commonly used and machine-readable format, the personal data that we process on the basis of your consent or to fulfill a contract. Further, you have the right to have such data transmitted to a third party. A direct transfer of the data to another responsible party is only possible if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can tell that the connection is encrypted when the address bar of the browser changes from http:// to https:// and a padlock icon appears in front of the address. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.

Disclosure, deletion, and correction

Within the scope of legal provisions, you have the right to receive information – free of charge – concerning the personal data stored about you, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, and, if applicable, you have the right to have this data corrected or deleted. You can contact us at any time about personal data and about other questions concerning data protection. You will find our address on the “Legal” page of this website.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time about this matter. You will find our address on the “Legal” page of this website. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

If you contest the accuracy of the personal data stored by us, we usually need some time to verify this. While the data is being examined, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was or is unlawful, you can demand a restriction on data processing rather than deletion of data.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend, or establish legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, rather than its deletion.

If you enter an objection in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed up with our interests. As long as it is not clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data can only be processed – with the exception of storage – with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state of the European Union.

Objection to advertising e-mails

We herewith object to the use of the contact details published on this website as required by law for the sending of advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against those who send unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our web pages use what are known as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files and do not damage your device. They are stored on your device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted when you leave the page. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or your web browser deletes them automatically.

Sometimes, cookies from third-party companies can be stored on your end device, when you visit our website (third-party cookies). They enable us or you to use certain services of third-party companies (for example, cookies to process payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are required for technical reasons, because certain website functions would not function without them (for example, shopping cart functions or videos). Other cookies serve to analyze user behavior or display adverts.

Cookies that are required for electronic communication (essential cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, for example, for shopping carts) or to optimize the website (for example, cookies for counting website visitors) are stored in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, as long as no other legal basis is stated. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to provide its services free from technical errors and in an optimized manner. If consent to the storage of cookies was requested, the cookies in question are saved exclusively on the basis of this consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can withdraw consent at any time.

You can set up your browser to be notified when cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You can also refuse cookies in certain cases or in general, and you can activate the function to automatically delete cookies when the browser closes. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will notify you separately in this Privacy Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the placement of certain cookies in your browser and to document this placement in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

When you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie is placed in your browser that saves any declarations or revocations of consent you have given. This data is not shared with the provider of Borlabs Cookie.

The data recorded is stored until you request that we delete it or you delete it yourself or there is no longer a reason for storing the data. Mandatory legal retention periods are not affected. You will find more information about data processing by Borlabs Cookie at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

Borlabs Cookie consent technology is used to obtain your legally required consent to the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (c) GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this site automatically gathers and saves information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer accessing the site
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is collected in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in presenting its website free from technical errors and in an optimized manner. To do this, server log files must be generated.

Contact form

If you send us a message via our contact form, the information you enter in the form, including your contact information, is stored by us to enable us to process the request and ask any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your consent.

If your request is connected with the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for pre-contractual steps to be taken, the processing of this data takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest to deal effectively with the requests directed at us (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR or on your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it or you withdraw your consent to its storage or there is no longer a reason for storing the data (for example, after your inquiry has been dealt with). Mandatory legal requirements – in particular retention periods – are not affected.

Contact by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone, or fax, your request – including all personal data linked to it (name, request) – is stored and processed so that we can address the matter. We do not share this data without your consent.

If your request is connected with the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for pre-contractual steps to be taken, the processing of this data takes place on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest to deal effectively with the requests directed at us (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR or on your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The data you send via the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it or you withdraw your consent to its storage or there is no longer a reason for storing the data (for example, after your inquiry has been dealt with). Mandatory legal requirements – in particular legal retention periods – are not affected.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that enable cross-page recognition of the user in order to analyze user behavior (for example, cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

With the help of Matomo, we can record and analyze data about the use of our website by the website visitors. We can, for example, find out which pages were accessed, when they were accessed, and the region from which they came. Furthermore, we store various log files (for example, IP address, referrer, and the browsers and operating systems used) and can measure certain actions (for example, clicks, purchases, and so on) performed by our website visitors.

This analysis tool is used in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior, to optimize both its website and its advertising. If consent was requested (for example, consent to the storage of cookies), processing is performed exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can withdraw consent at any time.

Hosting

We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers, so that all analysis data remains with us and is not shared with other parties.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address submitted and you consent to receiving the newsletter. Other data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the information you requested and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is performed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke at any time your consent to the saving of data and of the e-mail address, as well as the use of the e-mail address for the sending of the newsletter, for example, using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing already performed remains unaffected by a revocation.

The data that we have from you to enable you to receive the newsletter is stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and is deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you have unsubscribed. This does not affect data that we store for other purposes.

After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, we or the newsletter provider store your e-mail address in a blacklist, to prevent you from being sent e-mails as part of future e-mail campaigns. The data from the blacklist is used for this purpose only and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interests and our interest in observing the legal requirements for the sending of newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). There is no time limit to the storage of your e-mail address in the blacklist. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube with enhanced privacy

YouTube videos are embedded in this website. The operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in enhanced privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not record any information about the visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the enhanced privacy mode does not necessarily exclude the transfer of data to YouTube partners. YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network, whether you watch a video or not.

When you launch a YouTube video embedded in our site, it will connect to the YouTube servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in with your personal YouTube account, YouTube can associate your browsing behavior directly with your profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

In addition, after launching a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your device or use similar device recognition technology (for example, device fingerprinting). These cookies provide YouTube with information about your visit to our website. Among other things, this information is used by YouTube to gather information for video statistics, to improve usability, and to prevent fraud.

Launching a YouTube video may lead to further data processing over which we have no control.

YouTube is used to present our website in an attractive way. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If consent was requested, processing is performed exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can withdraw consent at any time.

For more information about YouTube’s privacy policy, please refer to the Google privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

OpenStreetMap

We use the map service of OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider is the Open-Street-Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom.

When you visit a website into which OpenStreetMap is embedded, your IP address and other information about your behavior on this website is shared with OSMF. For this purpose, OpenStreetMap may store cookies in your browser or use similar device recognition technologies.

Furthermore, it can track your location, if you have permitted this in your device settings – for example, on your smartphone. The provider of this website has no influence on this transfer of data. For details, please refer to the privacy policy of OpenStreetMap at https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

We use OpenStreetMap to present our website in an attractive way and to make the places we name on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If consent was requested (for example, consent to the storage of cookies), processing is performed exclusively on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can withdraw consent at any time.

7. Our own services

Handling applicant data

We offer you the opportunity to apply for jobs with us (for example, by e-mail, by regular mail, or via our online application form). Below, we inform you about the scope, purpose, and use of personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that your data is collected, processed, and used in accordance with current data protection law and all other legal requirements and that your data is handled in strict confidence

Scope and purpose of data collection

When you send us a job application, we process the personal data associated with it (for example, contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, and so on), where this is necessary for a decision about employing you. The legal basis for this is Chapter 26 of the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) in accordance with German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR (general contract negotiations) and – if you have given consent – Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Within our company, your personal data will be shared only with persons who are involved in processing your application.

Should your application be successful, the data you have submitted to us will be stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of maintaining the employment relationship on the basis of Chapter 26 of the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Duration of data retention

If we do not offer you a job or if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have submitted to us for up to six months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application) on the basis of our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). After this period, the data will be deleted or the physical documents will be destroyed. In particular, this data is stored as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the six-month period (for example, due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when there is no longer a reason for further storage.

A longer retention period is also possible if you have given consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory data retention requirements preclude the deletion.

Valid as at: October 6, 2020