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Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

Where data is to be collected and stored requires a high level of Data Protection and Data Security. This applies to our customers, potential buyers, business partners and, of course, to employees.
Data Protection is taken very seriously by us. In order to ensure the best protection of this data, MS Westfalia GmbH is obliged to handle the collected data in a particularly careful manner in accordance with the GDPR.
Keeping to Data Protection Policy is a basis for trusting business relationships and the reputation of MS Westfalia GmbH as a trusting employer.

Within this Data Protection Policy we will answer the most important questions for you below:

1) What Data Protection rights do you have?

You have the following rights arising from Data Protection Policy:

- to request information about the data we has stored on you.
- to have us correct, delete, block or transfer your personal data (provided it is legally permissible for us).
- to object to the use of your personal data.
- to directly contact the competent supervisory authority in the event of a complaint.

2) Whom can you contact if you have any questions about Data Protection?

For all questions regarding Data Protection, please contact:

3) What Data from you do we process?

- We collect and store the following data when you access our website:

• Date and duration of your visit
• The websites you visited
• Data identifying browser and type of operating system you use
• The details of the websites you have visited before visiting our website.

- Futhermore, we also work with all personal data that you have voluntarily provided to us. This can be data from a contract, a survey or the processing of your concerns.

4) What are Cookies and do you really need them?

A cookie allows a web server to store text information (e.g., a unique ID) on your computer. As a rule, cookies are used to identify you the next time you visit our websites. The cookie is either sent from the web server to the browser or is created with client-side scripting (such as JavaScript). The cookie information is stored locally on your computer and is usually valid for a limited period. Websites with Flash media write user-specific data on your computer and read them again later. These files are called Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSO). They are not managed by the web browser itself but by its respective Flash Player plug-in. Flash cookies are subject to the same rules as conventional cookies. They can be read only by the website that initiated storage of the Flash cookie. However, the amount of information they can store is much greater.

5) For what Purposes do we use your Data?

- We collect and process your data for purposes, which may result either from technical necessity, contractual stipulations or at your own request. We will only use your data if you have given us your advance consent to do so, so that you can be sure that your data will not be shared with third parties. The backup of your data is always up to date.

- Provision of goods and services
When you order goods or services from us, we use the personal data you provide to us to process your order or deliver the requested goods. We may also use the personal data you provided to carry out the necessary steps prior to concluding the contract, answer your related questions, send shipping and billing information and processing or providing of customer feedback and support.

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the performance of a contract or the planned conclusion of a contract within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

- E-Mail Marketing
Have you signed up for one of our newsletters or stated your interest in information from MS Westfalia GmbH in another context (e.g., when filling out a contact form)? If this is the case, then we are able to use your e-mail address to send you information (e.g., invitations to events, webinars, or product information) based on your interests. You may object to the use of your data at any time if you are no longer interested in our information. To do so, simply send us your objection to:

For users from the European Union, the legal basis for the processing of this data is the declaration of consent given by you within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

6) When is my Data deleted?

We store the personal data you transmit to us only for as long as they are needed. (i.e., to fulfill the purposes for which you have transmitted this data to us, however we will delete it sooner if we are required to do so by law or you request that we delete your data. We will block any data you ask us to delete, if we are required by law to retain.)

7) General Information about Data Protection Policy

MS Westfalia GmbH may change the Data Protection Policy at any time if:

• We introduce new products or services
• Internet procedures change
• Internet and IT security technology advances
• New legal requirements enter into force

8) Third-Party Websites

MS Westfalia GmbH references third-party websites by providing links. Although we select these third parties carefully, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the contents and the data security of third-party websites. Furthermore, Data Protection Policy of MS Westfalia GmbH does not apply to linked third-party websites. MS Westfalia GmbH is not responsible for the Data Protection Policies or content of other websites.

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