From 25 May 2018, new data protection regulations will apply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. One of the core concerns is the transparency of data processing. With the following information, we would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data by inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH and the rights to which you are entitled under data protection law.
Purposes and legal bases of data processing
inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH
Phone: 07731 9757-0
Fax: 07731 9757-10
You can reach our data protection officer, Dirk Hellmich, at the above postal address by addressing your letter "To the data protection officer" or via the e-mail address:
Purposes and legal bases of data processing
inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH processes your personal data in compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other relevant legal provisions, i.e. only
- For the fulfilment of contractual obligations (Art. 6, Para. 1 b GDPR). The processing of data is carried out for the fulfilment of a contract with you or for carrying out pre-contractual measures, performed at your request.
- Within the framework of the balancing of interests (Art. 6, Para. 1 f of the GDPR). Where necessary, we process your data beyond the actual fulfilment of the contract in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties.
• Advertising, unless you have objected to the use of your data
• Assertion of legal claims and defense in legal disputes
• Detection and elimination of misuse, prevention and clarification of criminal offences
• Ensuring IT security and IT operation of the company inpotron Schaltnetzteile
- Based on your consent (Art. 6, Para. 1 a of the GDPR). If you have given us consent to process personal data for certain purposes (e.g. use of your email address for sending the newsletter), the lawfulness of this processing is based on your consent. This consent can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that were issued to us prior to the application of the GDPR; i.e. prior to 25/05/2018. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the data processed up until revocation.
- Due to legal requirements (Art. 6, Para. 1 c of the GDPR). E.g. storage of documents for commercial and tax purposes.
The personal data that you provide to us, e.g. in an application, contact query or by email (e.g. name, address or your email address), will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you provided us with the data.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When you use our website, even if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6, Para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f of the GDPR):
– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Content of the request (specific page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Amount of data transferred
– Operating system
– Language and version of the browser
Categories of recipients of personal data
Within inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH, those departments that need it have access to the personal data to carry out their tasks. We only pass on your personal data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In order to process payments, we pass on your payment data to the credit institution commissioned with the payment. We assure you that we do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your prior consent.
Duration of data storage
As a rule, we delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, unless we are obliged by law (evidence/retention obligations) to continue storing it (commercial laws, tax laws, fiscal code). Accordingly, the retention periods can be up to 10 years. Furthermore, we only retain personal data in individual cases if this is required in connection with claims lodged against our company (statutory limitation period of up to 30 years).
Get in touch via emailc
You can get in touch using the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be stored and will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for the processing of the conversation
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. If the purpose of the contact via email is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. b of the GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. With regard to personal data that has been communicated via email, this is the case when the conversation with the user in question has ended. The conversation is considered to have ended when the circumstances suggest that the matter in question has ultimately been settled. Should a contract be concluded, the statutory retention periods apply.*
The user has the option to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If a user contacts us by email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such cases, the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data that was stored during the course of this contact will be deleted in this case.
We process your contact details when you use the form provided. This contact information includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address and query. When you use the form, we process your contact details for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. The legal basis for this processing is the fulfilment of a contract to which you are a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures that take place at your request (Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. b of the GDPR). If your request does not pursue the goal of fulfilling a contract or carrying out pre-contractual measures, the legal basis is a balancing of interests (Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. F of the GDPR). With this processing, we are pursuing the legitimate interest of enabling easy contact with us.
You can subscribe to a free newsletter via our website.
Our company newsletter can only be received by the data subject if the data subject has a valid email address and the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation email is sent to the email address entered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter mailing as part of a double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email serves to verify that the owner of the email address, as the data subject, has authorised receipt of the newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR.
When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject and assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject's email address at a later date and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the controller. The personal data collected as part of registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter service or a change to the technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter mailing can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller or to inform the controller of this in another way.
This website uses what are referred to as "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information on the browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.
Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our content and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to introduce viruses or to launch programs. Users have the option of accessing our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please use the help function of your browser to find out how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and make it less convenient for the user.
Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating users' use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage to us as a website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
We use Google Analytics for the purpose of analysing the use of our website and to be able to continuously improve individual functions and content as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behaviour, we can improve our content and make it more interesting for you as a user.
The legal basis for this is the declaration of consent given by you when you access this website through our cookie banner (Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR).
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google.
You can revoke the consent you have given at any time with effect for the future. You can use this page to revoke your consent and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. Doing so will store an opt-out cookie on your device. Please note that the opt-out cookie only works in the browser in which it was set. If you delete your cookies, you will need to do this again. Alternatively, you can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. You can also opt-out from having the data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address) being collected and processed by Google with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We integrate the "ReCaptcha" function to detect bots when registering for the newsletter. The behavioural data of the users (e.g. mouse movements or queries) is evaluated in order to distinguish humans from bots. The legal basis for this use is Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. There is a legitimate interest in protecting this website from bots and spam.
We have included videos from YouTube in various places. YouTube is a service provided by a third party that is not affiliated with us: namely Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland,
parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To play a video, the processing of the IP address by Google is mandatory. In the event that you follow a link to YouTube, however, we would like to point out that YouTube stores the data of its users in accordance with its own data usage guidelines and uses it for its own business purposes.
The legal basis for this is the declaration of consent given by you when you access this website through our cookie banner (Art. 6, Para. 1, lit. a of the GDPR).
The integration of YouTube content only takes place in the so-called "privacy-enhanced mode". YouTube provides this itself and thus ensures that YouTube does not initially save any cookies on your device. However, when you access the relevant pages, the data mentioned above under "Use of our online content" is transmitted and thus, in particular, information on which of our web pages you have visited is provided. However, this information cannot be attributed to you unless you have logged in to YouTube or another Google service prior to accessing the page or are permanently logged in.
As soon as you start playback of an embedded video by clicking on it, YouTube only stores cookies on your device through the privacy-enhanced mode. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable data, unless you are currently logged in to a Google service.
Privacy notice: https://policies.google.com/privacy; opt-out: Opt-out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
We use the DoubleClick by Google service on our website to present you with relevant advertisements. DoubleClick by Google is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland, or Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
When DoubleClick is used, a pseudonymous identification number (ID) is assigned to your browser in order to be able to determine that you have visited our site, which advertisements were displayed in your browser and which advertisements were accessed. The cookies do not contain any information with which it is possible for us to identify you directly. The use of DoubleClick cookies only enables Google and its partner websites to serve ads based on previous visits to our website or other websites on the internet. The information generated by the cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the USA for analysis and stored there. A transfer of data by Google to third parties only takes place on the basis of legal regulations or within the framework of commissioned data processing.
We are present on various social media in order to communicate with customers, interested parties and users registered there and to inform them about our services.
We would like to point out that you are responsible for your use of these platforms and their functions. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).
We would also like to point out that your data may be processed outside the European Union.
In addition, your data may be processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created from your usage behaviour and the resulting interests. This allows, for example, advertisements to be placed within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interest. Cookies are usually stored on your computer for this purpose. Irrespective of this, data that is not collected directly from your end devices may also be stored in the usage profiles (especially if you are a member of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
We, as the provider of this information service, do not collect or process any further data from your use of our service.
The processing of users' personal data is based on our legitimate interests in effectively informing users and communicating with users in accordance with Art. 6, Para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f. of the GDPR. If you are asked by the respective providers for consent to data processing (i.e. you declare your consent e.g. by ticking a checkbox or clicking a button), the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6, Para. 1, sentence 1, lit. a., Art. 7 of the GDPR.
If you are a member of a social network and do not want the network to collect data about you via our website and link it to your stored membership data with the respective network, you must log out of the network in question before visiting our website, delete the cookies present on the device and close and restart your browser. After logging in again, however, you will once more be recognisable to the network as a specific user. For a detailed description of the respective processing and the opt-out options, please refer to the information provided by the providers linked below.
In the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would also like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers themselves. Only the providers have access to the users' data and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can contact us.
LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland), Datenschutzerklärung: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland), Datenschutzerklärung: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy, Opt-
Data subjects' rights
You have the right:
to revoke the consent you once gave to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7, Para. 3 of the GDPR. This means we are no longer permitted to continue with the data processing based on this consent in the future.
to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details.
to request immediately the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR.
to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR.
to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR.
to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR.
Right to object
If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you can object to this processing of your data at the above address if, from your particular point of view, there are grounds for opposing this data processing.
We will then stop this processing unless it predominantly serves compelling interests worthy of protection on our part.
Right of complaint about the handling of your data
You also have the option of contacting our data protection officer or a data protection supervisory authority.
The data protection supervisory authority responsible for inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH is:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection in Baden-Württemburg
Telephone number: +49 (0) 711 615541 0, Fax number: +49 (0) 711 615541-15
Status of this information: June 2023
This information is up to date as of: June 2023 In order to ensure that our privacy statement always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the privacy statement has to be adapted due to new or revised services. The new privacy statement will then take effect the next time you visit our website.