Data protection

General information

The GDPR took effect and the ePrivacy Regulation has not yet taken effect and so it is not yet clear how website owners may use cookies in complete compliance with regulations. This is particularly true if you use cookies that are used solely for tracking purposes and cookies known as third-party cookies. In such cases you should obtain legal counsel when in doubt.

If you include text regarding the Right to object to data collection in particular situations and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR), draw particular attention to this text so it stands out against the other information, e.g., highlight it in bold.

Important information about Google Analytics for your website administrators

In some browsers on mobile devices, e.g. smartphones or tablets, add-ons to suppress the user tracking used by Google Analytics do not always work. You must give your website’s users the ability to deactivate the tracking of their behavior by Google Analytics. In order to achieve this, an additional JavaScript link is integrated in your Privacy Policy at the end of the section regarding the use of Google Analytics (“Objection to data collection”). Clicking on this link generates a cookie for the user’s device, which deactivates user tracking in the user's browser for the Google Analytics account linked to your website.

For this link to function, you must first insert the following HTML source code with JavaScript BEFORE your Google Analytics tracking code.

Also replace the character string UA-XXXXXXX-X with your Google Analytics tracking ID.

<script type="text/javascript">
var gaProperty = 'UA-XXXXXXX-X';
var disableStr = 'ga-disable-' + gaProperty;
if (document.cookie.indexOf(disableStr + '=true') > -1) {
window[disableStr] = true;
}
function gaOptout() {
document.cookie = disableStr + '=true; expires=Thu, 31 Dec 2099 23:59:59 UTC; path=/';
window[disableStr] = true;
alert('Google Analytics Tracking has now been disabled in your browser for this website.');
}
</script>

Furthermore, when saving your Privacy Policy, ensure that the JavaScript link “Deactivate Google Analytics” remains in the Google Analytics data privacy text. Some content management systems, such as Joomla! or WordPress remove these links by default. Check whether the cookie has been set on your website by clicking the link. If the link does not work and thus clicking the link does not set the opt-out cookie, your integration of Google Analytics is not legally compliant.

Integration of third-party tools and plug-ins pose legal data privacy risks and legal uncertainties if they save or transfer personal data belonging to website visitors without their consent. In your case, the following tools and plug-ins could be affected:

Google Maps and Google Web Fonts

A mere reference to these in your Privacy Policy is insufficient from the perspective of many data protection authorities and courts in such cases. Please check if and under which circumstances the tools and other features you are using are compliant with data protection laws:

  1. Many providers offer GDPR-compliant solutions for data processing in the EU. Consult with your provider.
  2. If your provider does not offer a data privacy-compliant solution, you must obtain the express consent of the user. Otherwise you may face warnings and fines.

Privacy Policy

1. Data privacy at a glance

General information

The following information provides a basic overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data refers to all data that can be used to identify you. Detailed information about data privacy can be found in our Privacy Policy below.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

Data on this website is collected by the website owner. Contact information for the owner of this website can be found in the website’s Legal Notice.

How do we collect your data?

One way we collect your data is when you share it with us. This could be data, for example, that you provide when you fill out a contact form.

Other data is collected either automatically or with your express consent by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., Internet browser, operating system, or time when a website page is visited). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

How do we use your data?

Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free use of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What are your rights concerning your data?

You have the right to request, free of charge, information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your saved personal data at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data. You may withdraw your previously given consent to the processing of your personal data for the future at any time. In addition, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that restrictions be placed on the processing of your personal data. Moreover, you have a right of appeal with the responsible regulatory authority.

For more information or further questions about data privacy, contact us any time at the address listed in our Legal Notice.

Analytic tools and third-party tools

Your browsing behavior on this website can be analyzed statistically. This is done through the use of cookies and analytic programs.

Detailed information about these analytic programs can be found in the following Privacy Policy.

2. Hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external provider (host). Personal data collected from this website is saved on the host’s servers. This data can include IP addresses, contact requests, meta data and communication data, contract data, contact data, name, website visits and other data that is generated by a website.

Website hosting is used in the fulfillment of a contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient presentation of our online offering by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

Our host will process your data only as required to fulfill their contract duties and upon our instruction in reference to this data.

Concluding a contract via order processing

To ensure that data is processed in compliance with data protection laws, we have concluded a contract with our host for order processing.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data privacy

The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy.

A range of personal data is collected when you visit this website. Personal data refers to any data that can be used to identify you. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please note that there may be security risks when data is transmitted via the Internet (e.g., through email communication). It is not possible to completely protect your data from being accessed by third parties.

Information about the controller

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

RTB GmbH & Co. KG
Schulze-Delitzsch-Weg 10
33175 Bad Lippspringe
Germany

Phone: +49 5252 9706-0
Email: info@rtb-bl.de

A controller is a natural or legal person, who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., name, email address, etc.).

Legally required data protection officer

We have a data protection officer in place for our company.

Patrick Borkowski
ecoprotec GmbH
Pamplonastraße 19
33106 Paderborn
Germany

Phone: +49 5251 877 888-303
Email: borkowski@ecoprotec.de

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations may be carried out only with your express consent. You may withdraw consent you have already given at any time. Simply send us an email with your request. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in particular situations 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 YOUR PERSONAL DATA, WHICH IS BASED ON POINT (E) OR (F) OF ART. 6 (1) GDPR, INCLUDING PROFILING BASED ON THOSE PROVISIONS. THE LEGAL BASIS FOR DATA PROCESSING IS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU FILE AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR SUCH PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF PROCESSING YOUR DATA SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (RIGHT TO OBJECT PURSUANT TO ART. 21 (1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT, AT ANY TIME, TO PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR SUCH MARKETING, WHICH INCLUDES PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT TO PROCESSING FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOUR PERSONAL DATA SHALL NO LONGER BE PROCESSED FOR SUCH PURPOSES (RIGHT TO OBJECT PURSUANT TO ART. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data is an infringement of the GDPR. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

In regards to data that we have processed in an automated way based on your consent or for performance of a contract, you have the right to receive your own personal data or have your data transmitted to a third party in a machine-readable format. You have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

Information, erasure, and rectification

Pursuant to the applicable laws on data protection, you have the right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored personal data and the right to information about its origin, recipient, and the purpose of the data processing at any time; where applicable, you have the right to have this data rectified or erased. For more information or further questions about personal data, contact us any time at the address listed in our Legal Notice.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that restrictions be placed on the processing of your personal data. For more information, contact us any time at the address listed in our Legal Notice. The right to restriction of processing applies as follows:

  • If the accuracy of your personal data we have saved is contested, we typically require a period of time to verify the accuracy of this personal data. For the duration of the verification process, you have the right to request that restrictions be placed on the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data, you may request the restriction of its use instead.
  • If we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and you oppose the erasure of your personal data, you have the right to request the restriction of its use instead.
  • If you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, both your legitimate grounds and ours must be weighted and verified. Until it is determined which party’s legitimate grounds prevail, you have the right to request that restrictions be placed on the processing of your personal data.
  • If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data, with the exception of its storage, will be processed with your consent only 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 of a Member State.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that do not damage your computer. They are saved either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted once you leave our website. Permanent cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself or they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

Cookies from third parties can also sometimes be saved on your device when you visit our website (third-party cookies). They enable you or us to use certain services provided by the third party (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because otherwise, certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., shopping cart, videos). Other cookies are used to analyze user behavior or display ads.

Cookies required to carry out electronic communication processes (required cookies), to provide certain feature you want to use (feature cookies, e.g., for your shopping cart), or for optimizing your website (e.g., cookies for measuring the size of the web audience) are saved on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR in the absence of any other legal basis. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the saving of cookies to facilitate technically error-free and optimized provisioning of his services. If consent for the saving of cookies is requested, the pertinent cookies are saved only on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); consent may be revoked at any time.

You can make settings in your browser that inform you of the use of cookies and allow the use of cookies only in isolated cases, or you can exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific instances or generally, or automatically delete them when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies from third parties or cookies designed for analytics purposes are used, you will be informed separately of this as part of this Privacy Policy and your consent may be requested.

Cookie consent technology of Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the cookie consent technology of Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to save specific cookies in your browser and document them in compliance with data privacy regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to a Borlabs).

When you visit our website, a Borlabs Cookie is saved in the browser in which the consents you have given or revoked are saved. This data is not forwarded to the provider of the Borlabs Cookie.

The collected data is saved until you request that it be deleted, delete the Borlabs Cookie yourself, or the purpose for saving the data no longer exists. Mandatory retention periods as stipulated by law shall remain unaffected. Details about data processing by the Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://borlabs.io/?kb=what-information-does-borlabs-cookie-store.

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

Contact form

If you send us an inquiry via our contact form, we save the data you provide in the form, including the contact data provided to process the inquiry and for follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required to carry out pre-contractual activities. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) in the event it was requested.

The data you provide in the contact form remains with us until you request that it be deleted, withdraw your consent to save it, or the purpose for which it was saved no longer applies (e.g., upon completion of the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory provisions of applicable law, in particular those providing for retention periods, shall remain unaffected.

Inquiries sent by email, phone or fax

If you contact us by email, phone or fax, your inquiry, including any personal data arising from the inquiry (name, inquiry) is saved and processed by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required to carry out pre-contractual activities. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) in the event it was requested.

The data you send to us through the contact requests remains with us until you request that it be deleted, until you withdraw your consent to save it, or until the purpose for which it was saved no longer applies (e.g., upon completion of the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory provisions of applicable law, in particular those providing for statutory retention periods, shall remain unaffected.

5. Analytic tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses web analytic features provided by Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are text files saved to your computer that allow an analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of the website are typically transferred to a server in the USA belonging to Google and saved there.

The saving of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytic tool is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior to optimize both his website content and advertisements. If the corresponding consent is requested (e.g., consent to save cookies), the data is processed only on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at any time.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent your computer from saving cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser software. However, please note that if you activate these settings, you will not be able to fully use all of the functions on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent that data (including IP address) collected through the use of the cookie and related to your browsing behavior be sent to Google and prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data the next time you visit this website, i.e. Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics uses user data, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

6. Plug-ins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This website uses fonts known as Web Fonts. These fonts are used to provide standardized presentation of fonts and are provided by Google. When you access a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google servers. Thus, Google knows that you have accessed this website via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the standardized display of the typeface of his website. If the corresponding consent is requested (e.g., consent to save cookies), the data is processed only on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts, a standard font found on your computer is used.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps map services via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

In order to use Google Map functions, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is typically transferred to a server in the USA belonging to Google and saved there. The owner of this website has no influence over this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of the enhanced presentation of our online content and to make it easy for our customers to find the locations specified on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the corresponding consent is requested, the data is processed only on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at any time.

For more information about how user data is used, see the Google Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.