Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the website operator’s contact details in the imprint for this website.

 

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected in one respect by you communicating it to us. This can include data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. the Internet browser, the operating system or the time at which the page is called up). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

 

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

 

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose or for any other questions on the subject of data protection at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

 

Analysis tools and tools of third parties

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and “analysis programs”. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy. We will inform you about the options for objecting in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Be mindful that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the body responsible

The body responsible for data processing on this website is:

WLC Würth-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG

Data Protection Officer

Lachenstrasse 37

74740 Adelsheim, Germany

T +49 6291 6226-0

info@wlc-online.com

The body responsible is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses etc.).

Revocation

Many data processing operations are possible only with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by it.

Right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of 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 direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is 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 requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

If 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 at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to the rectification, blocking or deletion of such data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose or for any other questions on the subject of personal data at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. Data Protection Officer

Statutory Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

WLC Würth-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG

Data Protection Officer

Lachenstrasse 37

74740 Adelsheim, Germany

T +49 6291 6226-0

info@wlc-online.com

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser so that you are notified about the saving of cookies and allow these only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally prohibit them, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies, which are necessary for execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6, para 1. lit f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in “server log files”, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:

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

This data will not be 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.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including any contact data you provided, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in anticipation of follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.

The processing of data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by it.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (for example after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics.The provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”.These are 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 the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1(F) of the DSGVO.The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

 

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website.Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States.Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and cropped there.On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports regarding website activity and provide other services to the website operator related to website usage and Internet usage.The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not bought together with other Google data.

 

Browser Plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in such case, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the functions of this website.Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) through cookies and website use as well as data processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link.An opt-out cookie will be set; this will prevent your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information on the processing of user data by Google Analytics, please visit Google’s privacy policy at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

 

Contract data processing

We have signed a contract on the processing of order data with Google that is in full compliance with the strict requirements imposed by German data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics.

 

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our website.This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) have been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses take place entirely in the background.Visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is carried out under Art. 6 para. 1 (f) DSGVO.The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Plugins and Tools

Google Maps

On this website we use the services of Google Maps.This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

When you visit this website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google makes a user account available via which you are logged in or no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before calling up a map. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or requirements-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation also takes place (even for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of providing customized advertising and to inform other social network users about activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate locating the places we specify on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) DSGVO.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google Maps, please see the privacy policy.There you will also find further information on your corresponding rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").