Legal notices - disclaimer

Logo of the westland-group

Privacy Statement (based on GDPR)

(EU) 2016/679 – Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co.KG

Basic information
This Privacy Statement is designed to inform the users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator [Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co. KG].
The website operator takes the protection of your data very seriously and will treat your personal data as confidential and in compliance with legal provisions. Since new technologies and the continuous development of this website may lead to changes to this Privacy Statement, we recommend that you reread it periodically.
For definitions of the terms used (e.g. "personal data" or "processing") please see Article 4 GDPR.

Access data
We, the website operator or site provider, collect data when this website is visited and store these data as "server log files" on the website's server on grounds of our legitimate interest (see Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). The following data are logged in this way:
- Web page visited
- Time of access
- Volume of data sent in bytes
- Source/referrer from which you were directed to the web page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files will be stored for a maximum of six weeks and then erased. The data are stored for security reasons, for example in order to solve cases of misuse. If data have to be retained as evidence, they will be exempt from erasure until the incident has been fully resolved.
Transmission of personal data to countries outside of Germany
We are entitled to transmit your personal data to third parties (contracted service providers) in countries outside of Germany provided that this is appropriate for the purposes of data processing as set out in this Privacy Statement. Such third parties are obligated to maintain privacy to the same extent as we are. Where the data protection level in a particular country is not the same as in Germany, we will ensure by way of a contractual agreement that the protection afforded to your personal data will be equal to that in Germany at all times.

Collection and processing of personal data
The website operator will collect, use and transmit your personal data only if permitted by law or if you gave your consent when the data were collected.
Personal data means any information which serves the purpose of identifying you personally and which can be traced back to you – for example such as your name, your e-mail address or your telephone number.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, to improve our website, we store your access data (without any personal reference) on this website. These access data include, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet provider. The data are anonymised to ensure they cannot be traced back to you.

Contact form
When users contact us (e.g. by using the contact form or by email or telephone or via social media), their information is processed for the purposes of handling and carrying out their request as per Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The data subject can, at any time, withdraw their consent to process the data and object to their storage. In this case, the data stored in connection with the transaction will be erased.

Rights of the user
1. Consent must be given
Companies may process personal data only if the data subject has freely and knowingly given their specific and unequivocal consent either by way of a declaration or through active confirmation.
2. Right of access
Individuals have the right to obtain information as to how their personal data is processed by the company which collected these data. Upon request, the company must provide the individual with a copy of the personal data in electronic format and free of charge.
3. Right to be forgotten
Unless your request is in conflict with a statutory obligation to store the data (e.g. telecommunications data retention), you have the right to have your data erased. Any data stored by us will be erased if and when it is no longer needed for their intended purpose and provided that no statutory retention periods apply. In the event that the data cannot be erased because they are needed for purposes permitted by law, the processing of such data will be restricted. In this case the data will be blocked and not processed for any other purposes.
4. Right to data portability
Individuals have the right to transmit their data from one service provider to another. The transmission must take place in a commonly used and machine-readable format.
5. Right to information
This applies to any collection of data by companies. Individuals must be informed before any data are collected. Consumers must consent to the collection of the data and this consent must be given explicitly, not tacitly.
6. Right to rectification
Individuals have the right to have their data rectified if they are out-of-date, incomplete or inaccurate.
7. Right to restriction of processing
Individuals have the right to request that their data is not subject to any further processing. In this case the data record, although it is not removed, will no longer be used.
8. Right to object
Individuals have the right to object to the use of data for direct marketing purposes. This rule applies without exception. As soon as such a request has been received, any further use of the data is not permitted.
9. Right to notification
If a breach of data security occurs which affects personal data, the data subject has the right to be notified within 72 hours from when the breach became known.

Job applications
The data controller
Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Westlandstraße 6
49324 Melle, Germany
collects and processes the personal data of job applicants for the purposes of dealing with the application process as per Article 6 (1) (b) (or (f) as the case may be) GDPR and section 26 (1) German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), new version. Any further processing of the data will either not take place or only with your consent.
Should the controller and the applicant enter into a contract of employment, the data transferred will be used further for the purpose of performing the employment contract in compliance with the statutory provisions.
If the controller and the applicant do not enter into a contract of employment, the application documents will be erased no later than six months after the decision has been communicated to the applicant, provided that the erasure is not in conflict with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Such other legitimate interest within this meaning is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).

Google Analytics
For the purposes of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, we use "Google Analytics", which is a service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website to optimise and analyse our website. This service (Google Analytics) uses "cookies" – text files which are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to and stored on a Google server in the United States.
Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework:
This website uses the IP anonymisation function. The user's IP address is truncated within the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area and other signatory states to the agreement. Only in exceptional cases will Google first send the full IP address to a server in the United States and then truncate it there. By truncating the IP address, it is no longer personally identifiable. The user's IP address transmitted by the browser will not be combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the commissioned data processing agreement which we, as the website operator, have entered into with Google Inc., Google Inc. produces, based on the information collected, an analysis of how our website is used and of the activities performed on it and provides other services related to the use of the Internet.
The data collected by Google on our behalf are used to analyse the use of our website by individual users, e.g. by producing reports on the activity on our website to help us improve our services.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by applying the relevant settings in your browser. However, you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website if cookies are blocked by your browser.
In addition, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the transmission and use of the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) by Google Inc. The link to the relevant plug-in is as follows:
Alternatively, by clicking on this link Disable Google Analytics, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you on this website. By clicking on the link provided above you download an "opt-out cookie". Therefore, to make use of this option, your browser must be configured to generally allow the storage of cookies. If you regularly delete your cookies, you must click on this link again every time you visit this website.
For further information on how Google Inc. uses data please go to: (data collected by partners of Google) (settings for advertisements displayed to you) (use of cookies in advertisements)

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by your browser. Cookies help us make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Some cookies are "session cookies." Such cookies will be deleted at the end of your browser session. Other cookies however remain on your device until you delete them yourself. This type of cookie helps us to recognise you when you visit our website again.
A modern web browser allows you to monitor, restrict or prevent the placing of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured in a way that ensures that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.
The basis for placing cookies which are necessary for carrying out electronic communication processes or providing certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart) is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. As operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure that our services function smoothly and without any technical problems.

Changes to the privacy provisions
Our privacy statement is subject to amendments made from time to time in order to comply with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e.g. when new services are added. The new privacy statement will then automatically apply when you next visit our website.

Right to object
Users of this website have the right to object to the processing of their personal data and may, at any time, make use of this right.
If you want us to rectify, block or erase any personal data stored about you or if you request access to such data or if have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you would like to withdraw any consent you have given, then please contact us at: []