Data protection declaration for the website of CREATON GmbH and information in accordance with Article 13 EU GDPR

We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website and are interested in our company and products.

www.creaton.de is a service by CREATON GmbH (Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen)

CREATON GmbH takes data protection very seriously. Data form the foundation for us to provide an excellent service. The protection of your privacy and your personal data is a top priority of ours. This is why we consider compliance with the statutory data protection regulations as a matter of course.

Visiting the website 

When you visit our website, you do so on an anonymous basis. However, your browser does transmit technical data during this process. What data this actually involves is within your discretion and should be checked by you by querying your provider. We have no influence over this. 

From the data transmitted to us, we collect the browser type, name, version, plug-ins, Java version, Flash version and the operating system of your PC. Data is stored in anonymised form and exclusively serve internal system and statistical purposes. It is not possible to personally identify someone from this data and this is also not intended. 

Use of personal data, purpose limitation, forwarding and legal basis

Furthermore, personal data is only stored where you voluntarily provide us with such, e.g. in the contact form, when subscribing to the electronic newsletter, when registering for the advanced training programme at CREATON Campus and when participating in a competition. We only process the personal data transmitted on this occasion for the purpose for which it was provided to us. Once this purpose has been fulfilled, the data is deleted or, in the case of existing statutory retention periods, blocked. 

If you register for the advanced training programme at CREATON Campus or take part in a competition, we will only save and use the data specified by you in the registration form, including name, address, company, e-mail and telephone, for the purposes of correspondence with you and for conducting the seminar or competition in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, then your name and e-mail address are exclusively stored and used for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The data will not be forwarded to a third party. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you will find a link in every newsletter that simplifies cancellation for you. Please click on it and follow the instructions. In this case, your data is processed in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

The personal data that you send us via the contact form of the website or e-mail is only processed for the purpose of correspondence with you as well as for the purpose according to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, for which you have provided us with the data (e.g. in order to answer technical questions, for marketing and sales). This is not used for other purposes or forwarded to third parties, unless you have explicitly agreed to this beforehand by issuing consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

We are happy to send you information materials by post and by e-mail, should you request this from us. You therefore agree to CREATON GmbH storing and using your address and e-mail address for these purposes in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. This data is exclusively forwarded for the purposes of sending to the third party assigned to this. Otherwise, no data forwarding takes place.

You are entitled to revoke your consent with future effect at any time and object to the use of your personal data for these purposes at any time. Please send your revocation to CREATON GmbH, Revocation, Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen or to infocreatonde. In the event of revocation or fulfilment of purpose, your personal data will be deleted immediately.

Careers portal

If you transmit us your personal data in the course of an online application, you agree to your personal data being processed for the following purposes:

Processing of incoming applications and storage in our applicant database for the purposes of selecting suitable applicants and forwarding to companies associated with CREATON GmbH as set out in Section 18 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

Processing of the application for operations associated with this (e.g. conducting interviews) at CREATON GmbH and companies associated with it as set out in Section 18 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

Storage on servers of CREATON GmbH and companies associated with it as set out in Section 18 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) or contractually bound service providers who are subject to data protection legislation.

We exclusively store, evaluate, process or forward internally the data obtained from you in the online application process within the framework of your application. This can only be accessed by employees from the HR department and decision-makers from the relevant specialist departments. You agree to your personal data being saved and processed for this purpose. Please note that you alone are responsible for the accuracy of your data. Your data is not forwarded to companies or persons outside of the associated companies pursuant to Section 18 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) or used for other purposes under any circumstances. Data may be handled for statistical purposes (e.g. reporting). It is not possible to personally identify anyone in the process.

Your data is only processed and used for the purposes of consultation, advertising and market research with your explicit consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause a GDPR, which must be obtained separately.

We save your information in our applicant management system until the application procedure has been concluded, however for no longer than 6 months. Storage of your data beyond this only takes place where you have granted us your explicit consent for this purpose as set out in Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause a GDPR. In this case, your personal data (surname, first name, home address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, letters, cover letters, CV, certificates, references and information from the interview) is processed for the retention period of 2 years. This is done to facilitate contacting you in the future for professional purposes and considering you in the event of a vacancy at the company. Should you grant us your consent for this purpose, you are entitled to revoke it at any time free of charge. Following the expiry of the aforementioned periods, your information will be erased in full. Should you take up a position at the company, your personal data or, if need be, an excerpt from this, will be placed in your personal file.

You are entitled to revoke your consent with future effect at any time. We will also erase or block your data immediately following a corresponding request. To revoke your consent, please send us an e-mail to infocreatonde. You also have the option of contacting us by post: CREATON GmbH, HR Department, Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen

Online opinion polls

We may offer an online opinion poll to improve our products or our services for you on our website. This takes place on an anonymous basis and it is not possible to personally identify you. 

Social bookmarks 

If you like our website, we would be delighted if you recommended us. To this end, we offer you the chance to use social bookmarks under "Recommend". When you click on a social bookmark button, a window will appear where we point out that you are leaving our website by clicking again on the social bookmark button and, in the process, personal data such as your IP address, referrer ID, timestamp and browser software is transmitted to the respective specified operator of the social bookmark service. By clicking again on the button, you explicitly consent to the transmission of this data for the purposes of operating the social bookmark. 

However, once data has been transmitted, we have no influence on how the specific operator of the social bookmark service manages these data. Please bear this in mind when you use the social bookmarks. 

However, if you would like to avoid this, you can also recommend a page of our web offering to other people by clicking on "Recommend this page to someone". You will need to enter your name, e-mail address, the e-mail address of the recipient and (optionally) a message for the page recommendation. In accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, we exclusively use this personal data to send the recipient the recommendation and, where applicable, your message on your behalf. This is not used for other purposes or forwarded to third parties. We erase this data once the recommendation has been sent.

Cookies 

We use cookies to provide you with an optimal website service and even more comfort while visiting our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you visit our website and enable us to identify and recognise your browser as a visitor to our website. 

There is also valuable information about our products on the websites of other providers. We also use cookies to provide you with this information. To this end, we work together with external service companies who are permitted to use information from these cookies exclusively for these purposes. Your data will be processed in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

Information from cookies is not used for other purposes. 

If you would like to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Internet browser so that you are informed when a web server would like to send you a cookie. You can then consent to receiving the cookies or refuse it. You can also completely disable cookies. You can learn more about this in your Internet browser's help system. However, we should point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the features of this website to their full extent. 

Finally, it is worth mentioning that cookies are harmless and not fit for reading information from your computer. 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. ("Google") web analysis service. It is used on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f GDPR. Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie, including

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (site previously visited),
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address) and
  • time of server request,

are generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not linked to other data by Google. We have also extended Google Analytics on this website to include "anonymizeIP". This guarantees the masking of your IP address, which means that all data is collected anonymously. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there in exceptional cases.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on the website activities and to render services to the website operator in relation to the website use and Internet use. You can prevent the saving of cookies by an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we should point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the features of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile end devices, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie only applies in this browser and for our website and is stored on your device. Should you delete cookies in this browser, you need to place the opt-out cookie again. Information on integrating the opt-out cookie can be found at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable.  

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. Should you wish to prevent this, you can disable this in the ad preferences manager (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en).

For more information on data protection in relation to Google Analytics, please refer to Google Analytics Support (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en). 

Use of Google web fonts 

This website uses external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. It is used on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f GDPR. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Web fonts are integrated by means of a server request. A Google server in the USA is usually used for the server request. In this way, information concerning which of our web pages you have visited is transmitted to the server. Furthermore, the IP address of the Google browser is also stored by the respective end device of the visitor. You can find further information on this topic in the data protection notices of Google. You can view the data protection notices of Google here:  www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Usage-based information (targeting and retargeting)

In order to co-ordinate our online marketing (e.g. banner advertising) on the websites of our retargeting partner (e.g. Google AdWords) with your requirements and interests, we also use so-called retargeting technology. Your interest in our products and services is recorded in cookies in the process. These cookies are read and used when you visit other websites that work with our retargeting partners in order to provide you with information that is optimally aligned with your interest. This takes place on an anonymous basis, which means that you cannot be identified through retargeting.

If do not want us and our targeting partners to collect, store and analyse information about your visit or to coordinate banner advertising with your interests, you can object to this with future effect at any time (opt-out).

An opt-out cookie is placed on your browser for the purposes of technically implementing this objection. This cookie serves the exclusive purpose of assigning your objection. For technical reasons, please note that an opt-out cookie may only be used for the browser from which it was placed. If you erase the cookies or use another browser or end device, you must carry out the opt-out again.

You can manage and disable the use of cookies by third parties on the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Right of information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, right of objection and right to data portability

You have the right to data portability, i.e. to access the data transmitted by you in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with Article 20 GDPR. You have the right to transmit this data to another responsible body, provided that the processing takes place on the basis of consent or under a contract and the processing takes place by means of automated processes.

You have the right to request that we immediately correct inaccurate personal data or supplement it by means of a supplementary declaration (Article 16 GDPR). You can also request that we restrict processing, e.g. where the personal data is inaccurate or the processing is unlawful (Article 18 GDPR).

You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time (Article 21 GDPR). 

An exception to this would be in the event of proof of mandatory protectable reasons for the processing, e.g. where it serves the purpose of asserting legal claims.

We notify recipients to whom personal data has been disclosed of every correction or deletion of personal data or a restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or would lead to disproportionate time and expense (Article 19 GDPR). 

Further information and contact details 

Should we launch new products or services, amend online processes or where online and IT security technology develops further, the data protection declaration will be updated. We reserve the right to amend or supplement the policy as required. We will publish the amendment at this point. 

Should you have further questions about data protection or any queries concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data or information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and other rights of the affected person, as well as in order to revoke consent which has been issued, please contact our data protection officer, Ms Manuela Matz, infocreatonde 

The supervisory authority responsible for Creaton GmbH is the Bavarian State Officer for Data Protection, Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich. You are entitled to file a complaint with it at any time in the event of data protection breaches.