Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to Wölfel. The use of Wölfel's Internet pages is generally possible without the disclosure of any personal data.

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain your consent.

The data necessary for the transaction is stored and treated confidentially. We use your personal data only for the purposes for which they are transmitted to us.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of a person always takes place in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Wölfel Group.

Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG, Max-Planck-Str. 15, 97204 Höchberg, 0931-49708-0, info@woelfel.de would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us with the publication of this privacy policy. The Wölfel Group implemented numerous technical and organizational measures (e.g. SSL encryption) to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that an absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, everyone is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

No personal data, in particular no email addresses, will be passed on to third parties.

The Internet pages of the Wölfel Group use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person accessing our page from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.
Through the use of cookies, the Wölfel Group can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies. By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for the user. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their access data each time they visit the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.

The cookies used by the Wölfel Group are "session cookies" that are deleted after the end of your session. A visitor to the webpage can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of adjusting the settings of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers (usually under "Option" or "Settings" in the browser menus). If the visitor deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our Internet site may be fully usable.

The website operator or page provider collects data about access to the page and saves it as "server log files". The following data is logged in this way:

  • website visited
  • date and time at the time of access
  • amount of data sent in bytes
  • source/reference from which you accessed the page
  • website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymous form)

The data collected is used solely for statistical evaluations and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first reduce your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use 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 the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to installing the browser plug-in, especially in Internet browsers of mobile devices, you can prevent it from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics

As a result, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device, which prevents the future collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit this website.For more information, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). For more information about how Google Analytics works and the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to this service, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.We would like to point out that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

We offer you the possibility to register on our site. The data entered in the course of this registration, which can be seen in the input mask of the registration form, will be collected and stored exclusively for the use of our offer. When you register on our site, we will also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This serves for analysis in the event that a third party misuses your data and registers itself on our site with this data without your knowledge. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

Due to legal regulations, the website of the Wölfel Group contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for electronic mail (email address). If you contact us by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you is stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided to us will be stored for the purpose of processing or for contacting you. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

On the Internet pages of the Wölfel Group, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. Which personal data is transmitted to us for processing when ordering the newsletter, is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.
The Wölfel Group informs customers and business partners at regular intervals in a newsletter about the company's offers. Our company's newsletter can only be received if (1) the recipient has a valid email address and (2) the newsletter dispatch was agreed to. For legal reasons, a confirmation email in the double opt-in process is sent to the email address which was registered for the newsletter dispatch. This confirmation email serves to check whether the owner of the email address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system you use at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the email address of a person at a later point in time and therefore serves for legal protection.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter are informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service is not passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled at any time. Your consent to the storage of personal data to receive the newsletter can be revoked at any time. To revoke your consent, you can find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe directly from the newsletter on our website or by informing us in any other way.

The newsletter of the Wölfel Group contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows for statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. The embedded pixel-code enables the Wölfel Group to recognize whether and when an email was opened and which links in the email were accessed.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by us in order to optimize the dispatch of the newsletter and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the visitor's interests. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. You are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, we delete this personal data. The Wölfel Group automatically interprets a cancellation of the newsletter as a revocation.

Everybody concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw your consent, you may contact one of our employees at any time.

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GMO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to carry out a contract, to which you are party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or reception thereof, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GMO. The same applies to such processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation, which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GMO. Ultimately, processing operations may be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GMO if they are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not outweigh. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the view was taken that a legitimate interest can be assumed if there is a client relationship (recital 47, second sentence, DS-GMO).

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GMO, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

The controller shall process and store personal data only for the time necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

We have taken extensive security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access. Our systems are protected by physical, technical and procedural measures that restrict access to personal data to specially authorized persons in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our employees are trained in security and privacy practices. A quick recovery of personal data due to e.g. hardware failure is also guaranteed.  

The Wölfel Group cooperates with service providers (so-called contract processors), such as service providers for technical support of the website. These service providers only act in accordance with the instructions of the Wölfel Group and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable data protection requirements.
To protect your personal data, you should never disclose your password for access to our Internet pages to third parties and should change this password regularly. In addition, you should not use the same password for access to our website that you use on other websites for password-protected access (email account, online banking, etc.). When you leave our site, you should log out and close your browser to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your account.

a)    Right to confirmation

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to require the controller to confirm whether the personal data concerned is being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

b)    Right to information

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the controller concerning their stored personal data and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator guarantees you the following information:

  • processing purposes
  • categories of personal data being processed
  • recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or is still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • if possible, planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • right of correction or deletion of personal data or of a restriction on processing by the controller or of a right of opposition to such processing
  • right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data was not collected from the person: all available information about the origin of the data
  • existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DS-GMO and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person.

Furthermore, you have the right of access to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, you also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If you wish to exercise the right of access, you may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

c)    Right to correction

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
If you wish to exercise this right of rectification, you may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

d)    Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to require the data controller to immediately delete personal data concerning them, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • the personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which it is no longer necessary
  • you withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DS-GMO or Article 9(2)(a) DS-GMO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing
  • you oppose processing under Article 21(1) DS-GMO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or you oppose processing under Article 21(2) DS-GMO
  • the personal data has been processed unlawfully
  • the deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the Wölfel Group is subject
  • the personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DS-GMO

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and you wish to have personal data stored at the Wölfel Group deleted, you may contact us at any time. The request for deletion will be complied with immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by the Wölfel Group and our company, as the responsible party, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 DS-GMO, the Wölfel Group will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data, that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of the Wölfel Group will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

 

e)    Right to limitation of processing

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • you dispute the accuracy of the personal data for a period that enables us to verify it
  • the processing is unlawful, you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data
  • the personal data is no longer needed for the purpose of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
  • you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GMO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the company outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and you wish to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Wölfel Group, you may contact us at any time. We, the Wölfel Group, will arrange for processing to be restricted.

 

f)     Right to transferability of data

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by European legislation, to receive their personal data, previously provided to a data controller, in a structured, current and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer such data to a different data controller without obstruction by the first. This is, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) DS GMO or Article 9(2)(a) DS GMO or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) DS GMO and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures. This is not the case if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20(1) DS-GMO, you have the right to have your personal data transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected thereby.
To assert the right to data transferability, you may contact an employee of the Wölfel Group at any time.

 

g)    Right to object

Anyone subject to the processing of personal data has the right, guaranteed by the European legislator, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of their personal data under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GMO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, the Wölfel Group will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate that we have compelling grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the Wölfel Group processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to the Wölfel Group processing this information for direct advertising purposes, the Wölfel Group will no longer process the personal data for said purposes.
Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is carried out at the Wölfel Group for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 DS-GMO, for reasons arising from their particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.
To exercise the right of objection, you may directly contact any employee of the Wölfel Group or any other employee. Irrespective of Directive 2002/58/EC, you are also free to exercise your right to object in relation to the use of information services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

As a responsible company, we do without automatic decision-making or profiling.

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy for any reason and without prior notice. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly on this page about possible changes to this privacy policy.

The one responsible within the context of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the Wölfel Group consisting of:

Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG
Wölfel Monitoring Systems GmbH + Co. KG
Wölfel Wind Systems GmbH


Max-Planck-Str. 15
97204 Höchberg/Germany
Telephone: +49 931-49708-0
Email: info@woelfel.de

Name and address of the data protection officer

Our data protection officer responsible for data protection is:

Jochen Kuhn
Schulweg 13
97218 Gerbrunn/Germany

Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.