Privacy statement

Respon­sible as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws as well as other data protection regula­tions is:

Reinert-Ritz GmbH
Ernst-Heinkel-Straße 2
D‑48531 Nordhorn
Tel.: 05921 8347–0
Fax: 05921 8347–25
Email: contact[at]reinert-ritz.com

The Data Protection Officer at Reinert-Ritz GmbH is:
Mr Ingo Wolff
tacticx GmbH
Walbecker Straße 53
47608 Geldern
E‑mail: [email protected]

The distinction between female and male desig­na­tions has been omitted delib­er­ately for reasons of readability.

1. General infor­mation regarding data processing

1.1. Processing of personal data and its purpose
Reinert-Ritz GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Ritz” or “we”) processes the users’ personal data
only to the extent necessary for the provision of a functioning web page and as required
by our content and services. When you visit our web pages, the following data will be processed:

  • IP address of the user
  • Browser used (type, version, language)
  • Operating system used
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • Date and time of the access to our web pages
  • Files accessed on our web pages
  • Web page from which the users arrived at our websites
  • Web page which the user accesses via our web page.

The processing and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary in order to enable the user’s
computer to access the web page. This requires the IP address of the user to be saved for the
duration of the session. The log files contain IP addresses or other data that enable identi­fi­cation of
the user. The log files are saved in order to ensure the function­ality of the web pages. In addition, the
data also serves to optimise our web pages as well as to ensure the security of our infor­mation
technology systems. Any personal data is solely processed for the purposes stated above and to the
extent necessary for these purposes. Use of this data for purposes of adver­tising, customer
consulting or market research does not take place.

1.2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
As a rule, the personal data of our users will only be processed with the consent of the user.
An exception applies in those cases in which previ­ously obtaining consent is not actually possible
and the processing of the data is permitted by law. The data and log files are stored on
the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection f of the GDPR.

1.3. Data erasure and storage duration
We will delete or block the personal data of the persons concerned as soon as the purpose
for the storage no longer exists. In the case of data processing for the provision of
the web pages, the data will be erased when the session ends. In the case of storage of
personal data in log files, the data will be erased after seven days at the latest.
Further storage is possible provided that the IP addresses of the users are deleted or
altered in such a way that identi­fi­cation of the client accessing the website is no longer possible.

2. Cookies
We use multiple cookies on our web pages. If a user accesses one of our web pages, a cookie can
be saved on the user’s operating system. A cookie contains a charac­ter­istic string which enables
clear identi­fi­cation of the browser when accessing our web pages again. The following data is saved
and trans­mitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in infor­mation.

Cookies are utilised for the purpose of enabling the user-friendly design of our web pages.
The personal data is processed using cookies on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection f of the GDPR.
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and trans­mitted from there to our web pages.
Users can disable or restrict the trans­mission of cookies by changing the settings of
their Internet browser. Previ­ously stored cookies can be deleted at any time. If cookies are
disabled for our web pages, some of the functions of our web pages may no longer be usable to their full extent.

3. Google Analytics
Our web pages use Google Analytics, software for the statis­tical evalu­ation of user access
from Google Inc. With the web analytics, we aim to improve the quality of our web pages
and their content. Google Analytics uses cookies (see above) that enable analysis of the use
of our web pages. The data processing in this context is carried out on the basis
of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection a of the GDPR. The web analytics can be techni­cally
prevented by the user of the web page by disabling this JavaScript and cookies in the web browser.
The details of the necessary settings can be found in the product descrip­tions or instruc­tions
from the various browser providers. The data processing by Google can also be prevented through
the use of a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. Further infor­mation as well as the add-on
are available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Further infor­mation regarding the terms
and condi­tions of use and the privacy policy of Google Analytics can be found
at https://lwww.google.com/analytics/terms/de.htm or at https://.www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

4. Contact form and e‑mail contact
There is a contact form on our web page which can be used for electronic contact. If a user chooses
to utilise this option, the data entered by the user into the input mask will be sent to and stored by us.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • E‑mail address
  • Company (optional)
  • Phone number (optional)
  • Fax number (optional)
  • Text field for free text
  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of the query.

Alter­na­tively, contact via the e‑mail addresses provided on the web pages is also possible.
In this case, we will store the user’s personal data trans­mitted with the e‑mail. The legal basis
for the processing of the data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection f of the GDPR. If the contact
is estab­lished with the intent of concluding a contract, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection b
of the GDPR forms the legal basis. The data will be used solely for the processing of the contact
and subse­quent commu­ni­cation. No data is trans­ferred to third parties in this context.
The personal data from the input mask of the contact form and the data sent via e‑mail will be
deleted when the respective commu­ni­cation with the user has been concluded, i.e. as soon
as the circum­stances clearly indicate that the corre­sponding facts have been clarified. Any additional
personal data acquired during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

5. Google Maps
Our web pages use Google Maps API to visually display geographical infor­mation. Through the use of Google Maps,
Google also processes data regarding the use of the map functions by users of the web pages. Further
infor­mation about the processing of data by Google can be found in the Google’s privacy policy
at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

6. Deter­mining the Geolo­cation
We use a service to determine the geolo­cation via the IP. This is based on a balance of interests that helps us to correctly display country-specific contact person.
The company providing the service is based in Austria and is subject to the EU-GDPR.

7. Safety
Reinert-Ritz utilises technical and organ­i­sa­tional security measures to protect the data of the users
against random or delib­erate manip­u­lation, loss, destruction or against access by unautho­rised persons.
Our security precau­tions are contin­ually being improved in accor­dance with techno­logical advances.

8. Rights of the affected person
If Reinert-Ritz processes your personal data, you are an affected person as per Article 4 No. 1
of the GDPR with the following rights with regard to Reinert-Ritz:

8.1. Right of access by the data subject
In accor­dance with Article 15 of the GDPR, you can request confir­mation from us
of whether we process personal data concerning you. If we process your personal data,
you can request access to the following infor­mation from us:

  • the processing purposes;
  • the categories of your personal infor­mation that we process;
  • the recip­ients or categories of recip­ients to whom we have disclosed or will disclose
    your personal data;
  • (where possible) the planned duration for which we save your personal data or, if this is
    not possible, the criteria for deter­mining the duration of storage;
  • the right to recti­fi­cation or erasure of personal data relating to you, the right to limitation
    of processing by us or the right to refuse this processing;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a super­visory authority;
  • all available infor­mation about the origin of the data, provided that you have not provided
    the personal data collected;
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling (Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 of the GDPR)
    and – at least in these cases – clear infor­mation about the corre­sponding logic as well as the scope
    and intended effect of such processing for you..

You have the right to demand access to infor­mation as to whether or not your personal data is trans­ferred to
a third country or an inter­na­tional organ­i­sation. In this context, you have the right to request
the appro­priate guarantees in accor­dance with Article 46 of the GDPR with regard to the trans­mission.

8.2. Right to recti­fi­cation
In accor­dance with Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to the recti­fi­cation and/or completion
of incorrect personal data.

8.3. Right to erasure
In accor­dance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you can request that your personal data be deleted immedi­ately.
We are obliged to delete your infor­mation immedi­ately, provided that one of the following reasons applies:

  • Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or
    otherwise processed.
  • You revoke your consent to the processing according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection a
    of the GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2 Subsection a of the GDPR and no other legal basis for the processing exists.
  • You object to the processing in accor­dance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR and
    no super­seding legit­imate reasons for the processing exist or you object to the processing in accor­dance
    with Article 21 Paragraph 2 of the GDPR.
  • Your personal data has been processed unlaw­fully.
  • The erasure of your personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a legal oblig­ation in accor­dance
    with European Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.
  • Your personal data has been collected in relation to services of the infor­mation society in accor­dance
    with Article 8 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR.

If we have made public your personal data and are required to erase this data in accor­dance with Article 17 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR,
we will take appro­priate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology
and the imple­men­tation costs, in order to inform the party respon­sible for data processing that processes
your personal data, that you, as an affected person, have demanded that they erase all links to your personal data
or copies or repli­ca­tions of your personal data.
The right of erasure does not apply provided that the processing is required

  • in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and infor­mation;
  • in order to fulfil a legal oblig­ation to which we are subject or for the perfor­mance of a task carried
    out in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority that has been assigned to us;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health (Article 9 Paragraph 2, Subsec­tions h and i,
    as well as Article 9 Paragraph 3 of the GDPR);
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scien­tific or historical research purposes or
    for statis­tical purposes in accor­dance with Article 89 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, to the extent that the specified legis­lation
    is expected to make the achievement of the objec­tives of this processing impos­sible or seriously impaired, or
  • for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.4. Right to limitation of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accor­dance with Paragraph 18
of the GDPR under the following condi­tions:

  • if you dispute the correctness of your personal data for a period of time that allows us to verify
    the correctness of the personal data;
  • if the processing is unlawful and you reject the erasure of your personal data and, instead, demand
    the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • if we no longer require your personal data for the purposes of the processing, yet you still require this data
    in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, or
  • if you have submitted an objection to the processing in accor­dance with Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR and
    it has not yet been decided whether our legit­imate reasons outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this – with the exception of its storage – may only
be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or to protect the rights
of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interests of the Union or a Member State
can be processed. If the restriction of processing itself has been restricted as a conse­quence of the above-mentioned
require­ments, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

8.5. Right to be informed
If you have exercised the right to recti­fi­cation, erasure or restriction of the processing toward us, we are,
in accor­dance with Article 19 of the GDPR, obliged to inform all recip­ients to whom we have disclosed your
personal data of this fact, unless this proves to be impos­sible or would involve dispro­por­tionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about these recip­ients.

8.6. Right to data porta­bility
In accor­dance with Article 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal infor­mation that you
have provided to us in a struc­tured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you also have
the right to transfer this data to another respon­sible party without hindrance from us, provided that

  • the processing is based on consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection a of the GDPR or
    Article 9 Paragraph to Subsection a of the GDPR)
  • a contract in accor­dance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection b of the GDPR and the processing
    is carried out using automated proce­dures.

Furthermore, by exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data trans­mitted by us
directly to another respon­sible party, insofar as this is techni­cally feasible. Civil liberties and the rights
of other persons must not be infringed by this. The right to data porta­bility does not apply to the processing
of personal data that is required for the perfor­mance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of
public authority that has been assigned to us.

8.7. Right to object
In accor­dance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right due to reasons related to your particular situation,
to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subsection e or
f of the GDPR; this also applies for profiling based on these provi­sions. As a conse­quence, we will not process
your personal data any further, unless we can prove compelling legit­imate grounds for our processing, that outweighs
your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is used for the estab­lishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.8. Right to withdraw the decla­ration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your decla­ration of consent under data protection law toward us at any time,
for example via e‑mail to [email protected] Revoking your consent does not affect the legality
of the processing carried out in accor­dance with the consent prior to the revocation.

8.9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
In accor­dance with Article 22 of the GDPR, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclu­sively
on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal impact on you or a signif­icant negative impact
in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

  • is required for the conclusion or perfor­mance of a contract between you and us,
  • is permis­sible by the laws of the European Union or the Member States to which we are subject,
    and these legal provi­sions include appro­priate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as
    your legit­imate interests or
  • take place with your express consent.

8.10. Right to lodge a complaint with a super­visory authority
Regardless of any other admin­is­trative or judicial remedy, you have the right to file a complaint with
a super­visory authority in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the location of the alleged infringement,
if you are of the opinion that our processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

9. Respon­si­bility for content and infor­mation

Our web pages contain links to web pages of external providers. When creating the link, the content of
the Internet offers from external providers was examined to determine whether this violates applicable civil or
criminal law. However, it cannot be ruled out that this content has subse­quently been changed by the respective providers.
If you are of the opinion that linked external pages violate applicable law or have other inappro­priate content,
so please inform us accord­ingly. We will examine the issue and remove the external link, if necessary.
Reinert-Ritz is not respon­sible for the content and avail­ability of any linked external Internet sites.

10. Inclusion and validity of the privacy statement

With the use of our web page, you consent to the processing of data described above. This privacy statement
applies solely to web content of Reinert-Ritz. Linked external content is subject to other data protection and
data security regula­tions. The imprint specifies who is respon­sible for these offers.

The further devel­opment of our web pages or the imple­men­tation of new technologies may require the amendment of
this privacy statement. Therefore, we reserve the right to change the privacy statement at any time effective
for the future. The version available at the time of your visit to the web page always applies.

Last update: July 2019