This section provides general information about the implementation of the data protection provisions in articles 12 to 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation by THE PAULY GROUP.
THE PAULY GROUP is very serious about ensuring the protection of its visitors’ personal data. The use of our website is generally possible without having to provide any personal data. If personal data in the sense of contact details (name and postal or email address, for example) is collected on our website, this is done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data is used only for the stated purpose and is neither shared with third parties nor aggregated with other data without your express permission.
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Member companies of THE PAULY GROUP work as specialists in various segments to create customer benefits in a wide range of challenging task areas. The operation of this website, including its data processing, is the responsibility of:
EKO-PLANT Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft
für ökotechnische Anlagen mbH
You can also contact our Data Protection Officer Jochen Lody with your enquiries. His contact details are:
T +49 5542 9361-0
What kinds of personal data do we process, for which purposes and on which legal basis?
According to the EU GDPR, ‘personal data’ is data that allows inferences to be drawn about your identity. People are also considered to be indirectly ‘identifiable’ by associa-tion with attributes such as location data, IPs and browser cookies.
To send out our newsletter, we use the external service provider Rapidmail, pursuant to EU GDPR article 28. Provider details: Rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany. Rapidmail is a service that can be used to organise and analyse the sending of newsletters (among other features). The data that you enter to subscribe to our newsletter is stored on Rapidmail servers in Germany.
If you do not want Rapidmail to perform analyses, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
To perform these analyses, emails sent by Rapidmail include a ‘tracking pixel’ that allows a connection to be made to Rapidmail servers when the email is opened. Rapidmail uses this approach to identify if and when a newsletter mail has been opened. In addition, we can also use Rapidmail to discover if and when links in the newsletter mail have been clicked. All of the links in the email are ‘tracking links’ and can therefore be used to count your clicks.
More information about Rapidmail’s analysis features is available from the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/
The basis for processing is your consent as given pursuant to point (a) of article 6(1) of the EU GDPR (consent to processing for a specific purpose) and point (b) (fulfilment of a contract, here: subscription to a newsletter) of the same article.
Some of the pages on this website use ‘cookies’. These cookies are small text files, which are saved onto your computer by your browser. Cookies help to make our website services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure.
You can also use our website services without storing cookies. The cookies we use are technically referred to as ‘session’ cookies. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit and do not contain any personal data.
Our web server saves information provided to us automatically by your browser in files known as ‘server log files’. This information may include your browser type and version, the operating system you use, the referrer URL, the date and time of your server request, and your IP address. We use this information to protect our computers and your comput-er against attacks, and to improve our website services. This information is usually delet-ed after 14 days.
The basis for data processing is point (f) of article 6(1) of the EU GDPR, which permits the processing of data to protect the legitimate interests of the controller.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients and purpose of the personal data that we hold about you, at any time and at no cost to you. You also have the right to request the rectification or erasure of this data. You have the right to request a restriction of processing for the personal data we hold about you.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. This is the Commissioner For Data Protection for the State of Hesse:
Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch
T +49 611 140 80
F +49 611 14 08-900
Right to data portability
You have the right to request the delivery of the data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract either to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this is performed only if it is technically possible to do so.
Links to other websites
Our website includes links to websites that are run by other providers. Once you have clicked a link, we are no longer able to influence the processing of the data transferred (such as, for example, the IP address or the URL at which the link is located), since we are unable to monitor the behaviour of third parties. Accordingly, we therefore accept no responsibility for the processing of this data by third parties.
Our servers and those run by our service providers are located in Germany. All of the information that you may provide us with is stored without exception on servers located in Germany. We deploy technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the personal data of our users against loss, destruction, unlawful modification or unauthorised access by third parties.
We grant access to your personal data only to authorised persons, and this access is also granted only as required for the purposes as stated above.