Privacy Policy

This privacy policy informs you about data processing by us and is, for example, available at www.wikatech.com/privacy-policy.

Controller

Data controller is Wika Technology UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Gronowskistraße 83, 48161 Münster/Germany, registered with the commercial register at local court of Münster under HRB 17796, represented by the managing director Maik Wittkowski, phone: +49-251-87255522 , email: info@wikatech.com, VAT-ID xxxxxx (“we/us” or “Wikatech”).

We have appointed a data protection officer who can be reached at info@wikatech.com

Scope of Data Processing

Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Applicable legal provisions are in particular those of the regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016, repealing the directive 95/46/EC, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data (“General Data Protection Regulation”, GDPR) as well as in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

We as well as our external service partners process your data for the purpose of providing the Website and services, including providing hard- and software through such external service partners. You provide data if this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes. For more information please refer to info@wikatech.com.

In the event you refrain from providing such data you may face legal disadvantages, for example, limited or no possibility of using our Website or no answer to your email send to us.

Your Rights

In accordance with the statutory provisions, you as the data subject have the right to receive information about your data stored by us free of charge at any time.

In addition, you can assert your rights to correction, deletion or restriction of the processing or the right to object at any time. This also applies to your right to receive your data in a structured, current and machine-readable format or (if applicable) to request the transmission to another person responsible (data portability).

You may object to the processing of your personal data, if your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes and/or on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR insofar as there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

If you have provided us with your personal data on the basis of a consent, you could withdraw the consent at any time for the future.

To exercise these rights of access, rectification, cancellation or restriction of processing, right to object or right of data portability or your withdrawal of consent at any time to info@wikatech.com.

You have also the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at your choice (for example: Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/kontakt.html). An overview of the Data Protection Authorities may be found here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html or http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080

Visiting the Website

We (or the webspace provider) collect data on each visit to our website wikatech.com (“Website”) (so-called Server log files), which include:

Name of the Website visited, file, date and time of the visit, data amount transferred, information on a successful call, browser type as well as version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page visited before), IP address and the requesting provider

as well as the following, if a mobile end device is being used:

country code, language, name of device, name of operating system and version

We use these server log files only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of optimizing our services and in order to guarantee the stability and operational security of the Website. When personal data (such as the IP-address) are stored the legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) c. GDPR or Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR based on our legitimate interest of quality assurance or TMG.

Contact

If you send us an e-mail or otherwise contact us, your details in this online form or request, including the contact data, name, email address and other data provided respectively, are processed by us in order to deal with your inquiry or to be able to contact you at a later time for follow up questions. These data are processed only on the basis of your consent (legal basis Art. 6 (1) a. GDPR) or on the basis of an initiating or existing business relationship with us (legal basis Art. 6 (1) b. GDPR or TMG).

Newsletter

In our newsletter we inform you about our services and products also described on our Website.

When registering for the newsletter, you have to provide an email address. This email address will be transmitted to and stored by us (or a provider as specified below). After registration, the user will receive an email to confirm the registration (“double opt-in”). Via clicking the registration link you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for receiving our newsletter and we may process such data accordingly. In case of registration for the newsletter we (or our provider as specified below) also store the IP address, the device name, the mail provider as well as the user's first and last name and the date of registration.

We use the mail provider “Mailchimp” by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA who receives and processes on our behalf the data necessary for the mailing, in particular email address, IP address, device name. These data are processed on servers in the USA. Mailchimp is a service with which the dispatch of emails can be organized and analyzed. With the help of Mailchimp we can analyze our emails. When you open an email sent with Mailchimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to the Mailchimp servers in the USA. This allows you to determine whether a message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of registration, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective email recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of our emails. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future emails to the interests of the recipients. Mailchimp is certified according to “privacy shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA. For more information please refer to https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

The data processing for sending and analyzing our newsletters as described above is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR) and/or on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR with our legitimate interest of quality assurance and marketing.

OPT-OUT: If you do not want to receive any newsletters by us in the future and/or wish to object to the analysis of your data through such newsletters please use the “unsubscribe” link contained in each newsletter or send us an email to info@wikatech.com.

Cookies

Our Website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your device and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our service more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device and in your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. After the end of the session these cookies will be deleted automatically. The session cookies are used in order to associate successive page requests with the individual users, who at the same time access our Website. Other cookies will be stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

OPT-OUT: You can adjust your browser to notify you, before you receive a cookie or to decide to accept cookies on a case-by-case basis, to completely or partly exclude all incoming cookies and to activate the deletion of cookies automatically when the browser is closed. You may manage many online advertisement cookies provided by companies via the American web page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the web page of the European Union http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/. We would like to inform you that the usage and especially the convenience of usage without using any cookies may be limited.

In the event personal data are processed such processing is based on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR with the legitimate interest of quality assurance.

Google Analytics

The service offered here uses Google Analytics a web analytics tool offered by Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA (“Google“). This analysis service uses so-called “cookies”. For analysis, text files will be stored on your device. The information stored in the corresponding files about the use of this website are generally transmitted and stored in Google server in the USA. As the IP anonymization is active on this Website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union (EU). This information will be used to evaluate your use of the services offered here and enable the operator of this website to analyze your website activity and provide other services associated with the website service. The IP address transmitted from your browser, as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

OPT-OUT: Adjusting the settings of your browser Platform can prevent the use of cookies. In this case, it may be possible that the functions of the service offered here cannot be used in its entirety. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent the acquisition and processing of data generated by the “cookies” in relation to the use of this website, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaopTermst?hl=de

We point out that an automated decision making (“profiling”) can take place when integrating Google and an existing Google account. OPT-OUT: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Google LLC, USA is certified according to the EU-US agreement “privacy shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

Google Fonts

Our Website uses the “Google Fonts” service of Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA to integrate and display text on the Website. For this purpose Google may process your data (including the IP address) on servers located in the USA.

When the IP address is processed this is based on our legitimate interests of technical functionality of the Website based on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR or TMG.

Google LLC is certified according to the “Privacy Shield” agreement between the European Union and the USA and guarantees compliance with applicable European data protection regulations (see: https://www.privacyshield.gov/). You can also find more information in Google's privacy policy: services.google.com/sitestats/en.html

Google Tag Manager

Our Website uses the Google Tag Manager by by Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface. The tool Google Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookieless domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. You can also find more information in Google's privacy policy: services.google.com/sitestats/en.html

Data Processing by Third Parties / Data Processing outside the EU

We may use third party service providers that process your data for the purposes named in this privacy policy. We process your personal data by using third party providers in the EU and the USA, whereas data protection standards applicable in the EU are ensured. A list of the data processors processing data outside the EU and corresponding information is available by request via email to info@wikatech.com.

Storing and Deleting Data

The data are deleted if you withdraw your consent and/or such data are no longer necessary for the purpose of processing. The log files and IP addresses of website visitors, which we process as described above, are deleted within 30 days. Data are also stored as set forth in this privacy policy. Furthermore, we store your data if we are obliged to do so in accordance with legal retention periods (e.g. German Commercial Code (HGB) or German Fiscal Code (AO)).

Profiling and automated decision making

We do not use automated decision-making including profiling when processing data concerning our Website or Platform except as set forth herein. However, our third party providers may carry out such profiling in individual cases. We will inform you about such fact if possible.

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on you or substantially impairs you in a similar manner.

Questions?

For further information you may contact us any time, for example via email to info@wikatech.com.