PRIVACY POLICY

 

We are pleased that you have shown an interest in our company and our products. We would like to inform you about how your personal data are processed by CREATON GmbH, Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany (hereinafter referred to as CREATON).  

CREATON GmbH takes data protection very seriously. We provide an excellent service on the basis of data. Protecting your privacy and personal data is our top priority. This is why it goes without saying that we comply with the statutory data protection regulations. Our website may contain links to websites of other providers which are not governed by this Privacy Policy. 

We only process your data if you have granted us your consent to do so, the relevant laws permit data processing or we are legally required to do so. This Privacy Policy covers the applicable legal framework pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that apply throughout the European Union. 

Visiting the website 

When you access our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website and temporarily stores it in what is known as a log file. The following information is also collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically erased: 

  • the IP address of the Internet-enabled device sending the request;
  • the date and time of access;
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file;
  • the website from which the request is sent (known as the referrer URL);
  • the browser you use and, if applicable, the operating system of your Internet-enabled computer as well as the name of your Internet access provider. 


We are unable to and will not personally identify you directly from the data collected. Data are processed for the following purposes: 

  • to ensure that a smooth connection is established;
  • to evaluate system security and stability;
  • to detect attacks on the system. 


In this context, these are functional or essential cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. For further information, please refer to the "Cookies" subsection. 

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

We collect, process and use personal data for the purposes of dealing with your requests, communications or orders (e.g. sample orders, participation in the advanced training programme at the CREATON campus), responding to your enquiries (e.g. via the contact form) or registering you for access to certain information or offers, using our online platform, participating in polls and competitions or subscribing to and unsubscribing from electronic advertising, cultivating customer relationships and sending you written advertising about (our own) offers and prices, as well as when you provide us with your contact details or contact us in writing (including by email) or verbally (including over the phone). The data required for this purpose may be forwarded to service providers for processing. Where the processing of your information requires your consent, you may withdraw this consent to the use of your personal data for these purposes at any time with future effect. Please send your withdrawal of consent to CREATON GmbH, Withdrawal of consent, Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany or to info@creaton.de. In the event that you withdraw your consent or when the purpose the data are processed for is fulfilled, your personal data will be erased without delay. Once this purpose has been fulfilled, the data will be erased or, in the event of existing statutory retention periods, blocked. Please refer to the processes below for more details on the processing of your data:

Future portal user account 

When you sign up for a user account, we process the personal data required to set up the user account (including your name, company, email address and telephone number). We will only use these data for the purpose of creating and using the respective offers or services. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email notification. The processing of the data provided during registration is based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. This consent may be withdrawn in writing at any time with future effect. Please send us an email to withdraw your consent. The lawfulness of any data processing previously carried out will remain unaffected by the withdrawal of consent. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and only gain access to your data to the extent and for the period of time that is required to provide the services or to the extent that you have consented to the data processing and use. We will process the data collected during registration for as long as you are registered on our website and subsequently erase these, unless the relevant laws permit data processing for the purpose of performing a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR or there is a legal obligation to retain data for this purpose. Use of the user account following completion of the registration process is based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. You also have the option of providing further personal data (e.g. your birthday and profile picture) in your personal customer account during the registration process, in addition to the mandatory data already provided. By providing your data, you consent to the processing of the data by CREATON pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Consent may be withdrawn in writing at any time with future effect. You can delete the data from your user account yourself or send us an email to withdraw your consent. 
By using the user account, you undertake to keep your personal access data confidential and not to make them accessible to any unauthorised third parties. We are unable to accept any liability for misused passwords unless we are responsible for the misuse. Unless you log out, you will automatically remain logged in. This feature allows you to use some of our services without having to log in again each time. For security reasons, however, you will be asked to enter your password again if, for example, your personal details are being changed or you wish to place an order. If you have forgotten/lost the password for your user account, you can reset your old password by entering your email address. An email with a link will be sent to your email address, which you can use to create a new password. We process the data you provide to send an email with a corresponding link that allows you to reset your old password and create a new password. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Once you have registered your account and logged in, you can create new posts, comment on existing posts or like posts. If you create posts or write comments, your IP addresses will be stored for 7 or 14 days on the basis of our legitimate interests in terms of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This is to protect ourselves in the event that illegal content is contained in comments and posts (offensive languages, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). When you create a post or write a comment, we process the personal data that you voluntarily provide as part of the comment or rating. The legal basis for the creation of posts, comments on posts and the awarding of likes is your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. In this context, we process all information that is the subject of the post or comment, in addition to your IP address and user name. The data will be forwarded to third parties if this is necessary for them to carry out processing. No further disclosure of data to third parties will take place unless you have given us your express consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or the relevant laws permit or require us to disclose data in order to perform a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. If you upload pictures or videos as part of your posts, you are also agreeing to their unrestricted use, exploitation or publication by CREATON free of charge. Furthermore, you are confirming that publishing the images made available to us does not infringe any third-party rights and that there is no third-party claims to remuneration. You retain the unrestricted copyright to the submitted photographic material. Where photographs or video recordings reveal information about your ethnic origin, religion or health (e.g. skin colour, headwear and glasses), your consent will also apply to this information. Your consent also includes the publication of pictures and videos on our website; the legal basis for the publication of pictures and videos is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. 
Please note that information on the Internet is accessible worldwide and can be found using search engines and linked to other information, which may be used to create personal profiles relating to you. Information posted on the Internet, including photos and videos, can easily be copied and redistributed. There are specialised archiving services aimed at permanently documenting the state of certain websites on certain dates. This may mean that information published on the Internet can still be found on the original page even after it has been erased. As our website is publicly accessible on the Internet, it cannot be ruled out that other persons or companies will process the data or use it for other purposes. We would like to point out that sufficient technical measures have been taken to ensure that data are protected. Nevertheless, comprehensive data protection cannot be guaranteed when personal data are published on the Internet. Please take note of the risks of a possible violation of rights of personality and be aware that the personal data can also be accessed in countries that do not have privacy regulations comparable to those of the Federal Republic of Germany, a member state of the EU or the EEA, and that the confidentiality, integrity (inviolability), authenticity (genuineness) and availability of the personal data are not guaranteed. Your consent can may be withdrawn in writing at any time with future effect. Please contact us in writing at info@creaton.de or delete your post or comment to withdraw your consent. In the event you withdraw your consent, your images and videos will be removed from the CREATON website and social channels without delay. The personal data of children under the age of 16 are only processed with the consent of their legal representatives pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If consent is provided by the legal representative(s), processing will be governed by the general principles. This consent may be withdrawn in writing at any time with future effect. Please contact us in writing at info@creaton.de to withdraw your consent. The lawfulness of any processing previously carried out will remain unaffected by the withdrawal of consent. 

Advanced training programme at CREATON campus 

If you register for the CREATON campus advanced training programme, we will process the information provided in the registration form (including your name, address, company, email and telephone number). The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and only gain access to your data to the extent and for the period of time that is required to provide the services or to the extent that you have consented to the data processing and use. The personal data will only be stored for as long as they are required for the respective processing purposes. The storage period may be up to 10 years depending on the data category for legal retention periods set out in the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Tax Code (AO). 

Participation in competitions 

If you participate in one of our competitions, we will process the personal data of the participants for the purpose of conducting the competition; this includes determining whether you are eligible to participate as well as identifying and notifying the winners. If you do not provide us with this data, you cannot participate in the competition and/or we cannot contact you to notify you of a prize. Your address data will only be used to send the prize. If you do not provide us with this data, we cannot send the prize by post. Data are processed for the sole purpose of conducting the competition. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in order to fulfil this obligation is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and only gain access to your data to the extent and for the period of time that is required to provide the services or to the extent that you have consented to the data processing and use. The personal data will only be stored for as long as they are required for the respective processing purposes. Once the winner has been determined, your data that have been processed as part of the competition will as a rule be erased within 90 days. 

Newsletter subscription 

When you subscribe to one of our email newsletters, we will send you information about current offers in accordance with the purpose for which you gave consent to be sent the newsletter. We use what is known as the double opt-in procedure to subscribe to the newsletter. When you provide us with your email address, we will first send you a confirmation link. Please click on this link to be added to the newsletter mailing list. If you do not confirm your registration within 48 hours, we will erase your email address from our systems. In addition, we store your IP addresses and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to prove that you have registered and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data. We are legally required to do this. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent in terms of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR that you give us when you subscribe to the newsletter. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and only gain access to your data to the extent and for the period of time that is required to provide the services or to the extent that you have consented to the data processing and use. The personal data will only be stored for as long as they are required for the respective processing purposes. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. The withdrawal of consent has no influence on the lawfulness of data processing that has previously been carried out. To assert your right of withdrawal, you can either click on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter email or address your withdrawal of consent to CREATON GmbH, Withdrawal of consent, Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany, or send an email to info@creaton.de. For technical reasons, it may take some time to unsubscribe you. This means that you may still receive some email newsletters during this time. If erasing your data is contrary to statutory retention obligations, your data will be blocked from further processing.

Contact forms 

We use numerous online forms that allow you to contact us or take advantage of our services. The personal data you provide us with in the process will be used exclusively for that purpose and will only be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil this purpose. The information that you send us via the contact form on the website or by email is only processed for the purpose of corresponding with you as well as for the purpose defined in Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, for which you have provided us with the data (e.g. in order to answer technical questions, for marketing and sales). At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and are only given access to your data to the extent and for the period of time required to provide the services. They are not used for other purposes or forwarded to third parties, unless you have explicitly agreed to this beforehand by granting consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If statutory retention periods must be complied with, the processing of the data will be restricted once the purpose has been fulfilled.  

Information material and sample orders 

We will also be happy to send you information material or samples of our products if you order them from us. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by CREATON GmbH is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The purpose of processing is to provide information material and samples of our products. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. Furthermore, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails and goods, the storage of your data in a secure data centre as well as the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and are only given access to your data to the extent and for the period of time required to provide the services. They are not used for other purposes or forwarded to third parties, unless you have explicitly agreed to this beforehand by granting consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If statutory retention periods must be complied with, the processing of the data will be restricted once the purpose has been fulfilled.  

Online offers and services 

We offer various applications (including calculation and planning tools) on our website, where we provide you with information to support your projects. In this context, we process your personal data (including your email address, target group and, optionally, customer or project name). The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The purpose of the processing is to contact you and to offer you support if we find any discrepancies in your information. At CREATON, only persons who require access to your data to perform the tasks they are assigned will gain access to them. In addition, CREATON uses other service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the sending of emails, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and are only given access to your data to the extent and for the period of time required to provide the services. They are not used for other purposes or forwarded to third parties, unless you have explicitly agreed to this beforehand by granting consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If statutory retention periods must be complied with, the processing of the data will be restricted once the purpose has been fulfilled.  

Online opinion polls 

Your opinion is important to us. We regularly conduct online opinion polls on our website to improve our products and services. Participation in these polls is voluntary. If you participate in an opinion poll, we will process your IP address. This IP address continuously anonymised so that you cannot be personally identified. By granting your consent in the Cookie Manager, you consent to your IP address being processed. In addition, the storage of the IP address is a legitimate interest of CREATON, for instance to prevent a participant from manipulating the poll results by completing the questionnaire several times or to enable the function that allows participants to interrupt and resume the completion of a poll. 

Careers portal 

By sending us your application documents (electronically or by post) or by submitting them to our applicant portal, you are providing us with your personal data pertaining to a specific application for the purpose of participating in the application process. Your data will be processed in our systems. During the application process, the personal data we store include your first and last name, home address, email address, telephone numbers, correspondence, cover letters, CV, certificates, references and information provided during the interview. If we have invited you to an interview, the interview may also be conducted digitally by means of video transmission (image and video recordings). Images and sound will not be recorded. If you have provided us with special categories of personal data in your application documents, the information will only be taken into account and processed if you have granted us your consent. In line with our Equal Opportunities Act Compliance Policy (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG), we evaluate all applicants solely on the basis of their qualifications and kindly ask that you refrain from providing such information in your application where possible. This does not include information about any existing status as a severely disabled person. All data will only be stored, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally for the purpose of your application. They can only be accessed by employees from the HR department and decision-makers from the relevant specialist departments. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties or used for other purposes under any circumstances, unless you have given your express consent or your data must be disclosed for the purpose of processing. We use service providers for the processing of personal data, including for the provision of information, the storage of your data in a secure data centre and the maintenance and analysis of databases. All processors have been carefully selected, are strictly bound by the instructions of CREATON and are only given access to your data to the extent and for the period required. Data may also be processed for statistical purposes (e.g. reporting). It is not possible to personally identify anyone in this process. We store your information in our applicant management system until the application procedure has been concluded, however for no longer than 6 months. The legal basis for the processing of your data during the application procedure is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. Your data will only be stored beyond this point if you have granted us your express consent to be included in the applicant pool. In this case, your personal data (surname, first name, home address, email address, telephone numbers, correspondence, cover letters, CV, certificates, references and information provided during the interview) will be processed for a storage period of 2 years. If you have provided special categories of personal data in your application documents, your consent will also apply to these data. In line with our Equal Opportunities Act Compliance Policy (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG), we evaluate all applicants solely on the basis of their qualifications and, with the exception of information about any existing status as a severely disabled person, we kindly ask that you refrain from providing such information in your application where possible. This consent also applies to data about your qualifications and skills from generally accessible data sources (particularly professional social networks) that CREATON is permitted to collect during the application process. Data are further processed to facilitate contacting you in the future for professional purposes and considering you in the event of a vacancy at CREATON. Consent is voluntary and has no effect on your chances in the current application process. You can refuse to give consent without giving reasons and without having to worry about suffering any disadvantages as a result. You may also withdraw your consent at any time without giving reasons. In this case, your data will be erased without delay or following the conclusion of the application process. Your information will be erased in full following the expiry of the aforementioned periods. Should you take up a position at CREATON, your personal data or, if need be, an excerpt from these, will be placed in your HR file. 

External links and social bookmarks 

Our website contains links to third party sites to provide you with the best information possible. If such links are not clearly recognisable, we will state that it is an external link. We have no influence whatsoever on the content and design of the websites of other providers. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to these external sites. We do not integrate social plug-ins directly into our website for data protection reasons. When you access our pages, no data are transmitted to social media services (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Xing). Profiling by third parties is therefore excluded. The links provided are small image files that redirect you to the websites of the respective social networks. If you click on them, you will leave our website and be redirected to our company page on the respective social network. 
Processing of data on our social channels 

In addition to its own website, CREATON is also active on other online portals and social networks. These portals are not operated by CREATON and only be used in the form offered by the respective operator. If you visit our pages on these portals, you will also have previously accepted the terms of use of the corresponding site operator and have been informed about data processing including the transmission of data to us. Depending on the specific data processing you have agreed to with the portal operator, the purpose of the third-party portal is for us to receive certain information about you when you interact with us on the portal (e.g. being a fan of our Facebook page, following our page on Instagram or subscribing to our YouTube channel). The legal basis is your contract with the portal operator or your consent to the voluntary transmission of data to us. Your interaction with us on the portals is voluntary. If you send us additional information (e.g. in a short message on the portal), this will be used to respond to your enquiry. We also use the information received to analyse the visits and the response to our sites, and to ultimately improve their design. However, we only use pseudonymous data and anonymous statistics generated from them. 

Cookies  

We use cookies to track visitor preferences and to optimise the design of the websites as appropriate. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to offer social media features and to analyse traffic to our website. 

Your data processing settings can be changed. You can change your settings here:

 

Cookies are small text files used by websites to make the user experience more efficient. By law, we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. We need your permission for all other types of cookies. With your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR in the Cookie Consent Manager (which can be withdrawn at any time), we also transmit data to third-party providers for this purpose, including outside the EEA. This also includes your consent pursuant to Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. This applies with the exception of the necessary cookies. The legal basis for processing cookies required for the operation of the website is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager to inactive. This site uses various types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third parties that feature on our website. You also have the option of visiting our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions for detailed information as to how this works. You can delete cookies already placed on your computer at any time. However, if you do not accept any cookies, this may result in certain functions of our website being restricted. 

Google Tag Manager 

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data are collected. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If it has been deactivated at domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags, insofar as these are implemented with Google Tag Manager. 

Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., Mountain View, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website, including 

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

is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, by using IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Please note that the code "anonymizeIp" has been added to Google Analytics on this website in order to ensure that IP addresses are collected in anonymous format (known as IP masking). The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to render services to the website operator in relation to website use and Internet use. Google uses pseudonyms for this purpose. Google promises that the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not linked to other data held by Google. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by Google Analytics is your consent given in the Cookie Consent Manager pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by changing the Statistics cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. 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: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by following the link provided under "Cookies" and changing your previous entries. An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords for statistical purposes. Should you wish to prevent this, you can disable this in the Ad Settings Manager (https://adssettings.google.com). By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google Analytics in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Google reCAPTCHA 

We use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google") on this website. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or through abusive automated processing. The service involves sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by Google reCAPTCHA is your consent given in the Cookie Consent Manager pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. The purpose of processing is to establish individual responsibility on the Internet and to prevent misuse and spam. The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC in the USA. The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's Privacy Policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. JavaScript must be disabled in your browser in order to disable Google reCAPTCHA. However, please note that in this case you will not be able to use the verification service. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by reCAPTCHA in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Google Ads 

This website uses the online advertising program Google Ads and, within the scope of Google Ads, the conversion tracking service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use the Google Ads service to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media (known as Google AdWords). We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. Our aim is to show you advertising that is of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to calculate incurred advertising costs fairly. The conversion tracking cookie is placed when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can identify that the user has clicked on the ad and been redirected to this page. Each Google Ads client receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Google Ads customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this use by disabling the Google conversion tracking cookie in your Internet browser under "User settings". You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. The use of Google Ads may also result in the transmission of personal data to Google LLC servers in the USA. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by Google Ads is your consent given in the Cookie Consent Manager pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can opt out of collection by Google Ads by changing the Marketing cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. Further information on Google Ads and Google's Privacy Policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You can permanently object to the placement of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available via the following link: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996. Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may be restricted if you disable the use of cookies. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google Ads in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Google remarketing 

This website uses Google remarketing for advertising campaign management and to measure advertising success. Google remarketing is an advertising service provided by Google Inc. that allows us to present you with targeted ads that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage patterns during previous visits to our website. This advertising only appears on Google advertising spaces, either Google AdWords or the Google Display Network. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by Google remarketing is your consent given in the Cookie Consent Manager pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. In this context, please note that your consent given in the Cookie Consent Manager also includes permitting the transfer of your data to an insecure third country. The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can opt out of collection by Google remarketing by changing the Marketing cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. You can object to Google remarketing in the Google Ad Settings Manager (https://adssettings.google.com) or by adjusting your settings. Alternatively, you can prevent remarketing by disabling cookies in the browser settings. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google remarketing in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Facebook pixel 

We use a tracking pixel from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") on our website. This pixel is used to track the behaviour of users after they have been redirected to our website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows us to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way appear anonymous to us, which means that we do not view the personal data of individual users. However, these data are stored and processed by Facebook, which we hereby notify you about as per the extent of our knowledge. Facebook may associate these data with your Facebook account and also use them for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook's Data Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You have the option to prohibit Facebook and its partners from displaying ads. You can adjust the settings for Facebook's ads via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/. In addition, we operate a Facebook page on the basis of an agreement on the joint processing of personal data with Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. By using Facebook, you also consent to Facebook processing your personal data in the USA pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can opt out of collection by Facebook pixel by changing the Marketing cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. If you do not use Facebook, the transmission described above will not take place. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by the Facebook pixel in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

YouTube 

Our website uses the YouTube button of the social network YouTube, which is operated by YouTube LLC with its headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). All videos embedded in our site are displayed in privacy-enhanced mode when the site is opened. This means that no information pertaining to website visitors is collected and stored by YouTube unless they play the video. A connection to the provider YouTube will only be established where action is taken (the video is clicked on). In this case, you consent to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. The Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the USA to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can opt out of collection by YouTube by changing the Marketing cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. In this case, the videos cannot be made available to you. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Privacy Policy of Google https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. If you have a YouTube account and do not want YouTube to collect data about you via our website and link it to your account data stored on YouTube, you must log out of YouTube before visiting our website. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by YouTube in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Vimeo 

All videos embedded on our website with a Vimeo plug-in are displayed in privacy-enhanced mode when you open the site, which means that no information pertaining to you is collected, processed or stored by Vimeo unless you decide to play the video. A connection to Vimeo will only be established where you take action (clicking on the video in this case). 

If you provide consent in the Cookie Consent Manager of our website, you not only allow the collection of cookies but also give qualified consent for the collection and processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You thus consent to the forwarding of personal data to a third country that does not have an adequate level of protection, as the USA is classified by the Court of Justice of the European Union to be a country that does not have an adequate level of data protection in comparison to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without recourse to legal remedies. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by changing the setting in the Cookie Consent Manager. You can opt out of collection by Vimeo by changing the Marketing cookies to inactive in the cookie settings. In this case, the videos cannot be made available to you. If you click on "Accept only necessary cookies", the transmission described above will not take place. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of Vimeo https://vimeo.com/privacy for the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy. If you are a Vimeo member and do not want Vimeo to link personal data collected in connection with our website to your stored membership data, you must log out of Vimeo and delete the corresponding Vimeo cookies. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Vimeo in the manner described above for the aforementioned purpose. 

Your rights 

You have the right, at any time, to

a) request information as to whether and what personal data concerning you are processed by us, Article 15 GDPR; 
b) b) request that personal data concerning you be rectified, erased or the processing of such data be restricted, Articles 16-18 GDPR; 
c) c) assert your right to data portability, Article 20 GDPR; and 
d) d) object to the processing of personal data concerning you, Article 21 GDPR. 

Please direct the aforementioned requests to CREATON GmbH (Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany) or send an email to info@creaton.de. We will provide you with the information by sending you copies or, if you submit the request electronically, in electronic format. 
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for CREATON GmbH is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA), Promenade 18, 91522 Ansbach, Germany. You are entitled to file a complaint with the supervisory authority at any time in the event of data protection infringements. 
Right to withdraw previously granted consent 
If you have expressly granted us consent to process your data, you are entitled to withdraw it at any time with future effect. The withdrawal of consent takes effect in the future and does not affect the lawfulness of the data processed up until the time of withdrawal. Please address your withdrawal of consent to CREATON GmbH (Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany) or send an email to info@creaton.de.

Right to object

If process data to protect our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to such processing at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also includes the right to object to processing for advertising purposes. Please address your withdrawal of consent to CREATON GmbH (Dillinger Str. 60, 86637 Wertingen, Germany) or send an email to info@creaton.de.

Further information  

Should we launch new products or services, amend online processes or in the event that enhancements are made to online and IT security technology, the Privacy Policy will be updated. We reserve the right to amend or supplement this Policy as required. We will publish the amendment at this point.  

Contact details of the controller and the data protection officer 

If you have questions concerning the use of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer. CREATON GmbH is the controller responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act. 
Data controller: 

CREATON GmbH 
Dillinger Strasse 60  
86637 Wertingen, Germany 
Telephone: +49 82 72 / 86 - 0 
info@creaton.de 

You can reach our data protection officer at the address below: 

CREATON GmbH 
-Data Protection Officer- 
Dillinger Strasse 60  
86637 Wertingen, Germany 

or by sending an email to: datenschutz@creaton.de 



As at: September 2021