Privacy policy

 

Legal Notice

Please read this Legal Notice carefully before using this web site (“Site”).


Material contained on the Site is provided by the WTO Werkzeug-Einrichtungen GmbH (“WTO”) as a service to its customers and may be used for informational purposes only.


By accessing the Site you agree to the following terms. If you do not agree to them, you may not use the Site.

 

General

The following gives an overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection is found within this privacy policy.

 

Trademark Information
Unless otherwise indicated, all trademarks, brand names, corporate logos, and emblems displayed on the Site are the property of WTO, its affiliates, its licensors, or joint venture partners.

 

WTO's trademarks, brand names, corporate logos, and emblems may not be used in any way without prior written permission from WTO.

 

No Warranties or Representations

INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. IN NO EVENT SHALL WTO BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THE SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER-LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION, EVEN IF WTO ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

WTO makes no warranties or representations whatsoever about any other web site that you may access through the Site. Such are provided only as a convenience and do not mean that WTO endorses or accepts any responsibilities for the contents or the use of such web sites. In addition, it is up to you to take precautions and to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature.

 

Further, WTO does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, or other items that may be contained on the Site. The information contained on the Site may be changed at any time without prior notification. However, WTO makes no commitment to update the information or other material contained on the Site.

 

User Submissions
Any material, information, or other communications you transmit or post to the Site (“Submissions”) shall be considered non-confidential, non-exclusive, royalty free, irrevocable, fully sub licensable, and non-proprietary. WTO shall have no obligations concerning Submissions.


WTO shall be free to disclose, copy, distribute, incorporate, modify, and otherwise use Submissions, together with all data, images, audio clips, text, and other things embodied therein, for any and all commercial and non-commercial purposes.


If you submit personal data to the Site or otherwise to WTO, you hereby consent to WTO's use of such data for the purposes of evaluating your information and market WTO's products and services, including a right to transfer the data to third countries and post information on the Internet. WTO shall be responsible under German law for such processing of personal data and you can contact WTO in case of incorrect data or other issues related to personal data.

 

General information 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.


If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information 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:


WTO Werkzeug-Einrichtungen GmbH
Dr. Wolfgang Zimmermann
Auf der oberen Au 45
D-77797 Ohlsbach/Germany


Telephone: +49 7803 9392-0
Email: dwz@wto.de

 

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your expressive consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.


You have the right to know what data WTO holds about you, have access to that information and have it corrected if inaccurate or out of date. You can also object to our use of data about you and/or that our use of your data be limited. In some cases, you may require us to completely erase your data from all our files. Additionally, you also have the right, in some cases, to receive your data in a machine-readable format and have the data transferred to another company. To exercise any of these rights, please the party responsible for this website.

 

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

 

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that 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 to the extent technically feasible.


SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries 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, third parties cannot read the data you transfer to us.


Encrypted payments on this website
If you enter into a contract which requires you to send us your payment information (e.g. account number for direct debits), we will require this data to process your payment.


Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.


In the case of encrypted communication, third parties cannot read any payment details you submit to us.

 

Information, modification and deletion of your data
Under current law, you can always ask us in writing whether and which personal data we have stored about you. A similar notification on this is available immediately.

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
If you want to get in contact with our Privacy Officer, you can do so by sending an email to privacy@wto.de.

Other
WTO may at any time revise the terms of this Legal Notice by updating it. Further, WTO reserves in its sole discretion, the right to monitor and discontinue the Site availability at any time without prior notification. If any term, condition, or provision of this Legal Notice is determined to be unlawful, invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

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 per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request 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 its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

 

Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.


To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.


We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.


We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.


Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.


Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

 

Data transmitted when entering into a contract with online shops, retailers, and mail order
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract, for example, to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks entrusted to process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.


The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDRP, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.


Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.


Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.


The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

 

Analytics and advertising
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.


IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager (GTM) for tracking and analytics. GTM does not collect any personal information. It is a tool that automatically updates the code snippets of tags that, in turn, may collect sensitive information. GTM does not use these data. However, even if you decline cookies or deactivate URL-based session tracking, tags managed via GTM will still be enabled. For more details, see https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/.

 

DoubleClick by Google
We use DoubleClick, an ad serving service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. DoubleClick by Google uses cookies to personalize ads. Your browser is assigned a pseudonymous ID used to track the ads that have been served to your browser and to identify those you have clicked. The cookies enable Google and its partners to select and display ads based on your browsing behavior on websites including ours. They do not collect any personal details. The collected information will be transferred to Google’s US-based mainframe. Google fully complies with the Privacy Shield framework implemented by The European Union and the US Department of Commerce. Google does not pass on this information to any third party unless required by law, or for data processing purposes required by the client. Furthermore, the information will not be correlated in any way to any other data collected by Google. By using our website you agree to Google collecting and processing information to the extent and for the purposes mentioned above.
If you do not agree with Google using cookies, you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. However, declining cookies means that certain functional aspects of our webpage may no longer be available to you. Moreover, you can object to data being collected, transferred and processed by Google by downloading a browser plug-in that deactivates DoubleClick. Alternatively, go to the Digital Advertising Alliance webpage and disable DoubleClick, http://optout.aboutads.info.

 

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
This site uses ad conversion tracking services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google uses cookies created on your computer to analyze your browsing behavior. Conversion tracking cookies are created as a result of you clicking on one of the adverts served by Google. Cookies used for conversion tracking do not collect any personal information. If you do not agree with your browsing activities being tracked by Google, you can change your browser settings in order to block all cookies from googleadservices.com. You may also exercise your right to opt out of tracking by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. If you would like to find out more about how conversion tracking works, and your options when it comes to preventing Google from using cookie-based information, check out https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated.


Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.


For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


Google Remarketing
We use a remarketing tool provided by provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The tool helps personalizing adverts based on individual visitor preference within the Google Display Network. We use this automated service to show you products you may be interested in, with the ads chosen based on your clicking behavior when browsing our website during your most recent visit. The service uses cookies created on your computer that help recognize you when you re-visit websites that are members of the Google Display Network. A cookie is a little text file created on your computer when browsing our website. Google collects your URL request, your IP address, browser type, and language as well as time and date of the visit. This information is used to identify the browser on a computer, which, in turn, enables Google Display Network to pick, and show ads based on content viewed on websites that also employ the remarketing tool during your previous browser session. If you have previously agreed to your browser history and your Google account being synchronized (https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated), and to your Google account details being used to show you personalized ads, Google’s remarketing tool will be enabled across a range of devices. This means that Google uses your Google ID to recognize you on different mobile devices, but does not collect any personal information in the process. If you do not agree with Google collecting information to be used in its remarketing tool, you can disable the tool by making the necessary changes to the Google ad settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads.


Custom Audience Pixel
We use Custom Audience Pixel, a service provided by Facebook Inc., that enables us to show personalized ads to people visiting our website whilst being logged on to Facebook. In order to do so, we have added Facebook’s Pixel code snippet on certain web pages, which establishes a link to Facebook’s servers, telling Facebook that you have visited our webpage. Facebook adds this information to your Facebook account. For more details about how Facebook collects and uses your personal data, and what you can do to protect your sensitive information, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy available at www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Alternatively, you can object to Facebook showing you personalized ads using this link: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_.


Facebook Pixel
We use Pixel, a Facebook tool that helps use optimize our advertising on the social network pages operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You have agreed to the use of the tool by ticking “I agree to the use of Facebook Pixel”. Facebook Pixel supports the statistical analysis and impact assessment of ads displayed on Facebook in the context of marketing research. We only receive depersonalized data that do not render visitors identifiable. However, as Facebook stores and processes the data, this enables Facebook to correlate the information to user profiles and use them for its own marketing activities (see Facebook Privacy Policy at www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). This may include a cookie being created on your computer.

 

Marketo
We use Marketo, a marketing automation platform; data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to our newsletters. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. Marketo is used to help us understand your use of the website and tailor communication to your interests. Marketo technology uses cookies and web beacons to create a “profile” of your browsing activity and email interaction. While Marketo is a third party, the service they provide us allows us to use their functionality in a first party context, and we directly control the setting of Marketo cookies as well as the data they collect via our website.


We use Marketo for our newsletters, if you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by Marketo, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send.


The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription.


For more information, see the privacy policy of Marketo at documents.marketo.com/legal/privacy/.

 

Plugins and tools
YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.


If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.


If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.


YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.


Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

 

Geolocation Services
We offer location-enabled services within our website via Bing resp. Google Maps. If you use those functions, they may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location. You can generally enable or disable your location services in your device or browser settings.


For further information on Bing Maps resp. Google Maps and their privacy policy visit privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement resp. https://policies.google.com/privacy.


Social networks
We use “AddThis”, a bookmarking plugin from AddThis, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA, 22182, USA (“AddThis”). AddThis allows you to bookmark pages and share content from our website on social networks. Cookies are used when AddThis is used. The data generated in this process (e.g. time of use or browser language) is transmitted to AddThis in the United States and processed there. Further information on the data collected and how AddThis uses it is available at www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. You can find information on the nature of the data processed and the intended use thereof on this page. We do not process the data in question. When you use AddThis, you also agree to the processing of data by AddThis. You can refuse the use of your data at any time by opting out directly with AddThis athttp://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.