Club of Metalworking is an initiative of Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. (hereinafter referred to as “VDW”). VDW takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and adheres to the statutory provisions and in particular also the regulations of data protection law.
VDW is the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please find more information about us in our imprint. You may reach our contact person for data protection issues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. General Information
The following statement will provide you with an overview of what type of personal data are collected in connection with our website for what purpose and on what legal basis. Personal data are all data relating to you personally, e.g. name, address, email address, user conduct. In addition, we will inform you on your rights towards us as the controller.
3. Data Processing on this Website
As a result of the mere informational use of this website, VDW will automatically collect and store information your browser transmits to us in the server log files. These data are technically necessary for us in order to show you this website and to guarantee stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
- Browser type/version;
- Operating system used;
- Referrer URL (previously visited site);
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address);
- Time of the server request; and
- Name and URL of the accessed file as well as data volume transferred.
VDW will not attribute these data to specific persons and there will not be any merger of these data with other data sources. Once the data have been used for the above-mentioned purposes, VDW will delete the data.
4. Club of Metalworking
Via our website, you can become a member of the Club of Metalworking and benefit from interesting news from the realm of metal working. You will usually receive industry-specific information on trends, fairs and further topics by email every 6 to 8 weeks. In addition, we have exclusive benefits available for you. In order for us to send you the requested information, you have to register on our website and provide your express consent. We will collect the following data in the context of the registration:
- Form of address
- First and last name
- Email address
- Company address
- Industry and size of company
- Position held within the company
Once the registration has been completed, you will receive an email from us in which we ask you to confirm your request – to obtain information from the realm of metal working – by clicking on a link (double-opt-in procedure). We will only enter your data into our system and send you the requested information once you have provided this confirmation. Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR constitutes the legal basis for the processing of your personal data and sending of the requested information by email.
You have the right to withdraw this consent vis-à-vis VDW with effect for the future at any time. As a result of the withdrawal, you will leave Club of Metalworking and will not receive any further information from us by email. If you leave Club of Metalworking, we will erase your personal data in accordance with data protection laws.
Moreover, we will store the time as well as your IP address in the context of the registration. This is to prevent abuse. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR
5. Contact Form
You have the option to contact us via the contact form on our website. In order to process your request, it is required that you indicate a valid email address. In addition, we will store your IP address as well as the time of your request. This is to prevent abuse. The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. It is also mandatory that you provide your name. You will give your express consent to such processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. You may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. Once your request has been dealt with, we will delete the data in accordance with data protection law.
6. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to analyse this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on the use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If the IP anonymization on this website is activated, however, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on the site activities.
You may adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of the cookies. In addition, you can avoid that the data produced by the cookies in relation to your using the website (including your IP address) are stored and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
We use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()“. As a result, IP addresses are processed in truncated form; with that, it can be excluded that they are linked to a particular individual. We use Google Analytics in order to be able to analyse and constantly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we obtain, we are able to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as the user. Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR constitutes the legal basis for the use of Google Analytics.
7. Social Media
In addition to our website, we are present in various social media. At present, you may find us on Facebook, Instagram, Xing, LinkedIn and YouTube.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
- Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
- Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
We use session cookies to operate our website. These cookies store a so-called session-ID with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the joint session. As a result, your computer can be recognized when you return to the website. The session cookies will be deleted when you close the browser.
9. Your Rights
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data concerning you:
- Right to information,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
In order to assert these rights, please contact our data protection officer at datenschutz@VDW.de. As a matter of principle, the exercise of your rights is free of charge for you.
Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority on our processing of your personal data.
Frankfurt am Main, Mai 2018