Data Privacy Statement
The BÜCHL group of companies, together with its company units (hereinafter BÜCHL), would like to thank you for your interest in our online presence as well as your interest in our company. Data protection and data security are very important to us, and we consider them a high priority. As a result, we are committed to securely managing your (personal) data and protecting it from loss, misuse and falsification. We use numerous technical and organizational measures to protect your data. Nonetheless, please note that it is not technically possible to seamlessly protect every web-based data transmission from unauthorized third-party access. In this statement, BÜCHL provides you with information about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that we process and informs data subjects about their rights in this regard.
A. Name and contact information for the controller
Data protection officer:
B. Important definitions
What is personal data?
The term “personal data” is defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter GDPR) as information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your legal name, address, phone number and date of birth as well as ID numbers, location data, physical, religious or economic factors.
Who is the data subject?
The data subject is any natural person who is identified or identifiable using the collected and processed data.
What does data processing mean?
The General Data Protection Regulation defines processing as the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data.
C. Processing purposes and data security
Our business activities, particularly in the areas of sales, service and support, provide us with information that is subject to data protection provisions (such as names of employees/staff, email addresses and other communications-related or contractual master data). BÜCHL processes personal data, for instance from customers, service providers and website visitors, to the extent that this is necessary in order to provide or perform our work and services and to provide you with a functional website and content. In particular, processing takes place as defined by Art. 6 Sec. 1 GDPR on the basis of provided consent, in order to perform contracts or to protect the legitimate interests of BÜCHL. A legitimate interest can exist, for example, in optimizing and improving the user-friendliness of the offered services and content, in preventing misuse or criminal acts that affect BÜCHL, and in implementing direct marketing measures or other acquisition-related activities. The basis for processing can also be the fact that processing is necessary in order to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task carried out in the public interest.
You can visit our website without providing any information about your person. We do not store any personal data in this context. We collect a variety of general data and information, e.g. the user agent, the web page from which you accessed our website, and the date and time of your access as well as the IP address or similar data that can help prevent attacks on our IT systems. This general, anonymously collected data and information is stored with our hosting service provider for up to seven days. This information is needed in order to correctly display the content of our website, to optimize the website content and advertisements, to ensure the consistent functionality of our IT systems and the technology for our website, and to provide the necessary information to law enforcement agencies in order to prosecute potential cyberattacks. This anonymously collected data and information is analyzed statistically as well as with the goal of improving data protection and data security within our company, ultimately in order to ensure optimal protection for the personal data that we process.
In order to improve our offering, we only analyze statistical data that does not permit you to be identified. If and to the extent that personal data is collected on our pages (for instance name, address or email addresses), this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible, e.g. through a registration, survey, contest or existing contractual agreements. If personal data must be processed and there is no legal basis for such processing, we shall as a rule obtain consent from the data subject.