Annett Lange
Head of Marketing

telefon +49 3601 4777-18
annett.lange@berghof.com

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Privacy policy

Privacy on our website

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please refer to our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website? Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Some of the data are collected by you providing it to us. This could be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data are collected to ensure the faultless provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What are your rights regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have a right to demand the rectification, blocking or deletion of these data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about how to exercise your objections in this regard in this privacy policy. 

General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Berghof Automation GmbH
Arbachtalstraße 26
72800 Eningen unter Achalm
Germany
Phone: +49 7121 894-0
Email: controls@berghof.com

The person responsible is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw consent you have already given at any time. An informal email requesting this is sufficient. The legality of the data processed prior to your withdrawal request remains unaffected.

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/anschriften_table.html

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done within the scope of technical feasibility.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://“” to “https://“” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that are stored as well as their origin, the recipient and the purpose for which they have been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

Data Protection Officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. Wilfried Lever
Ingenieurbüro Hans-Peter Klotz
Schützenstraße 3
72793 Pfullingen
Phone: +49 7072 921504
Email: wilfried.lever@sicherheitszentrum-reutlingen.de

Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie, whether to accept cookies under certain conditions or in general and to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email requesting this is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request their deletion, withdraw your consent for their storage, or the purpose for their storage no longer exists (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional functions of the site. We use the data you enter for the sole purpose of you using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.

For important changes, such as changes to the scope of the offer or changes that are technically necessary, we use the email address provided during registration to inform you in this way.

The processing of data provided during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You can withdraw consent you have already given at any time. An informal email requesting this is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will store the data collected during registration for as long as you are registered on our website, after which it will be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Applicant data

Privacy information for applicants

We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job us (e.g. by email, post or via online application form). Below you will find information about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We hereby declare that the collection, processing and use of your data will be in accordance with the applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we will process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR (general contract initiation) and – insofar as you have given your consent – Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.

If the application is successful, the data you submit will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of § 26 BDSG and Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship.

Data retention period

If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application), after which the data will be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed.

The storage serves, in particular, as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when the purpose for their continued storage no longer applies.

Storage can be for longer if you have given the corresponding consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR) or if legal storage obligations oppose the deletion.

Talent pool

Berghof would like to remain in contact with you even if your application is unsuccessful, provided that you agree to this. We have set up a talent pool for this purpose. If you apply for a job with us, we will ask you to consent to the inclusion of your applicant data during the application process.

If accepted, all documents and information from the application will be added to the talent pool so that we can contact you if a suitable vacancy becomes available:

  • We match your applicant data with the requirements of other vacant positions in our company.
  • If there is a match with a suitable vacancy, we will contact you and give you the opportunity to initiate a new application process.

Inclusion in the talent pool is based exclusively on your express consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). Giving consent is voluntary and is not related to the current application process.

The data subject may withdraw his/her consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the talent pool, unless there are legal reasons for retention.

The data from the talent pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been given.

Social Media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or how it will be used by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please go to: https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings .

LinkedIn plugin

Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.

More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plugin

Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube Plugin

Our site uses for the integration of videos the provider YouTube LLC , 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Normally, when you visit a page with embedded videos, your IP address is sent to YouTube and cookies are installed on your computer. However, we have integrated our YouTube videos with the enhanced data protection mode (in this case, YouTube still contacts Google’s Double Click service, but according to Google’s privacy policy, personal data is not evaluated). As a result, YouTube no longer stores information about visitors unless they watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be transmitted to YouTube and YouTube will know that you viewed the video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information is also associated with your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video).

We are not aware of or have any influence on the collection and use of your data by YouTube. For more information, please refer to YouTube’s  privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . In addition, we refer you to our general presentation in this privacy policy for the general handling and deactivation of cookies.

Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.

Matomo cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyze various statistical data. If you wish to opt-out, click the following link to place the Matomo opt-out cookie in your browser.

Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You can withdraw consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, at which time your data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach for sending newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service that is used to organize and analyze the distribution of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. email address) are stored on CleverReach’s servers in Germany or Ireland.

The newsletters we send with CleverReach allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often each link in the newsletter has been clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) took place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For further information on data analysis by CleverReach newsletter, please visit: www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If you do not wish for analysis to be carried out by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message to enable you to do this. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of CleverReach after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.

For more details, please refer to CleverReach’s privacy policy at: www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.

Conclusion of a contract for order data processing

We have concluded an order data processing contract with CleverReach and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.