Privacy Policy

The data protection and privacy of the users of our Internet pages are of particular concern to us. We therefore undertake to protect your personal data and to collect, process and use it only in accordance with GDPR and national data protection regulations. The following data protection declaration explains which of your personal data is collected on our Internet pages and how this data is used. Our data protection declaration is regularly updated in accordance with the legal and technical requirements. Please therefore take note of the current version of our data protection declaration.

 

The following privacy policies apply exclusively to the Internet pages of PBI Performance on the website: https://www.pbiproducts.com/

 

 

 

    I.          Name and address of the data controller

 

The responsible person within GDPR and respective national data protection laws as well as other provisions of data protection law is the data controller:

 

PBI Performance Products Inc
Im Gewerbepark 23
93059
Germany
Tel.: +49 941 465275-99
Email: internationa@pbiproducts.com
Website: https://www.pbiproducts.com/

  

 

 

    II.          Name and address of data protection officer

 

The data protection officer of the controller is:

 

Niklas Hanitsch
Datenschutz hoch 4 GmbH
Oevelgoenne 4b
22605 Hamburg
Germany
Tel.: +4940809081146
Email: dsb@daten4.de
Website: http://www.daten4.de

 

 

 

    III.          General information on data processing

 

  1. Scope of processing of personal data

As a matter of principle, your personal data will only be processed to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing regularly only takes place after your consent, unless a prior obtaining of consent is not possible for actual reasons and the processing of data is permitted by law.

 

  1. legal basis for the processing of personal data

 

Art. 6 Section 1 GDPR is the legal basis for all processing of personal Data. It is legal within GDPR to process data under the following circumstances:

  1. Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a GDPR, provided that we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data.
  2. Art. 6 Section. 1 lit. b GDPR, insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This shall also apply to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
  3. Art. 6 Section 1 lit. c GDPR, insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject.
  4. Art. 6 Section 1 lit. d GDPR if vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data.
  5. Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and this outweighs the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject.

 

 

  1. Data erasure and storage duration

As soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, your personal data will be deleted or blocked. Where the European or national legislator provides rules for longer storage times  in Union regulations, laws or directives to which the responsible person is subject, such storage may continue until the expiry of the storage period prescribed by those standards. Subsequently, the data will also be blocked or deleted, unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of a contract.

 

 

 

    IV.          Provision of the website and creation of log files

 

  1. Description and scope of data processing

Our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the visitors computer each time you visit our website.

 

The following data will be collected:

 

  1. the user IP address
  2. the date and time of access
  3. your Internet provider
  4. information about the type of access browser and the version used
  5. Your operating system
  6. Websites from which your system accesses our website
  7. Websites accessed by your system through our website

 

 

  1. Legal basis for data processing

Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the necessary legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files.

 

 

  1. Purpose of the data processing

The provision of the website to your computer requires the temporary storage of the IP address by the system. For this purpose, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

 

In order to ensure the functionality of the website and the security of our IT systems as well as to optimise the website, this data is stored in log files. In this context, the data is not evaluated for marketing purposes.

 

These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

  1. Duration of storage

If the data collection is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose, the data will be deleted. When collecting data to provide the website, this is done at the end of each session.

 

If the data are stored in log files, they are deleted after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this may also be possible. For this purpose, the user IP addresses are deleted or alienated in order to no longer allow assignment to the calling client.

  1. possibility of opposition and removal

There is no possibility for you to object, as the collection and storage of data in log files is mandatory for the provision and operation of the website.

 

 

 

    V.          Use of cookies

 

  1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer system. A cookie can be stored on your operating system when you visit a website. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

 

Cookies are used for the user-friendly design of our website. Because some parts of our website require identification of the browser used even after a page change.

 

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

 

  1. Website functionality
  2. Language settings
  3. Protection

 

 

  1. Prevent the storage of cookies

Depending on the browser you are using, you can set cookies to be stored only with your consent. If you only want to accept the cookies used by us, but not the cookies of any service providers and partners, you can select the setting in your browser “Block third-party cookies”. As a rule, the Help function in the menu bar of your web browser shows you how to reject new cookies and how to deactivate cookies that have already been received. We recommend that you always completely log out of shared computers that are set to accept cookies and flash cookies after completion.

 

  1. Legal basis for data processing

 

Art. 6 Section. 1 lit. f GDPR is the necessary legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies.

 

 

  1. Purpose of the data processing The use of technically necessary cookies is carried out for the purpose of simplifying the use of our websites for you. Without the use of cookies, various functions of our website cannot be offered, as these require the recognition of the browser after a page change.

 

The following applications require cookies:

  1. Remembering search terms
  2. Acceptance of language settings
  3. Optimizing User Experience

 

There is no creation of user profiles by means of technically necessary cookies of collected user data.

These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

  1. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on your computer. From there they are transmitted to our website. As a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. This can also be done automatically. If you deactivate cookies for our website, this may result in restrictions on the use of the functions of our website.

 

 

 

    VI.          Contact form and e-mail contact

 

  1. Description and scope of data processing

For electronic contact, we offer a contact form on our website. To use it, enter your data in the input mask. This data is then transmitted to us and stored. The following data is collected:

 

  1. First and last name
  2. Company/Organisation
  3. Country
  4. Phone number

 

The following data is also stored when the message is sent:

 

  1. Your IP address
  2. the date and time of your registration

 

During the sending process we obtain your consent for the processing of these data and refer to this data protection declaration.

 

You can also contact us via the e-mail address provided. Your personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

 

The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the communication. The data processed for communication will not be passed on to third parties.

 

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The necessary legal basis for the processing of the data is the user’s consent in accordance with Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

If personal data is transmitted by e-mail, Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR constitutes the necessary legal basis for the processing of the data. If the conclusion of a contract is also intended with this establishment of contact, Art. 6 Section 1 lit. b GDPR also constitutes the necessary legal basis for the processing.

 

  1. Purpose of the data processing

We process the personal data collected via the input mask exclusively to process the establishment of contact. If you contact us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of data to see.

 

To prevent misuse of the contact form and to secure our IT systems, we use other personal data processed during the sending process.

 

  1. Duration of storage

If the data collection is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose, the data will be deleted. This is given for the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those which were sent by e-mail, when the respective communication with you is finished. This is the case if the circumstances indicate that the facts in question have been conclusively clarified.

 

After a period of seven days at the latest, any other personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted.

 

  1. possibility of opposition and removal

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. Please note that in this case further communication with you can no longer be continued.

Personal data stored for the purpose of establishing contact will be completely deleted in this case.

 

 

 

    VII.          Passing on your data to third parties

 

In order to make our website as pleasant and convenient as possible for you as a user, we occasionally use the services of external service providers. In the following you have the possibility to inform yourself about the data protection regulations for the use and application of the services and functions used, in order to possibly also exercise your rights with these service providers.

 

  • Google Analytics
  • social media plugins
  • YouTube
  • Google Fonts

 

 

  1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“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 collected by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

 

At our request, Google will only record your IP address in abbreviated form, which ensures anonymity and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your identity. If IP anonymization is activated on our websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

 

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our websites, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide us with other services relating to the use of websites and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. A transfer of this data by Google to third parties only takes place due to legal regulations or in the context of order processing. Under no circumstances will Google combine your data with other data collected by Google.

 

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google and the manner of data processing and purpose described above. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

 

For more information about Google Analytics and privacy, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

  1. Social media plugins

Our website uses social media plugins (“plugins”) from various social networks. With the help of these plugins you can, for example, share content or recommend products. The plugins are deactivated by default on our websites and therefore do not send any data. You can activate the plugins by clicking on the “Activate Social Media” button. The plugins can of course be deactivated with one click.

 

If these plugins are activated, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network as soon as they call up a website of our Internet presence. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from the social network to your browser, which then integrates it into the website.

 

By integrating the plugins, the social network receives the information that you have called up the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to the social network, it can assign the visit to your account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the Facebook “Like” button or by commenting on them, your browser sends the corresponding information directly to the social network and stores it there.

 

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by social networks as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of the respective networks or websites. You will find the links below.

 

Even if you are not signed in to social networks, websites with active social plug-ins can send data to the networks. An active plugin sets a cookie with an identifier each time the website is called. Since your browser sends this cookie each time you connect to a network server without being asked, the network could in principle use it to create a profile of which web pages the user belonging to the identifier has visited. And it would then also be quite possible to assign this identifier to a person again later – for example when registering later with the social network.

 

On our websites we use the following plugins:

    a) Facebook

    b) Twitter

    c) LinkedIn

 

If you don’t want social networks to collect information about you through active plug-ins, you can either disable the social plug-ins simply by clicking on them on our websites or select the “Block third-party cookies” feature in your browser settings. Then the browser does not send cookies to the server for embedded contents of other providers. With this setting, however, other functions than the plugins may no longer work under certain circumstances.

 

   a) Facebook

We use plugins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd.

4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The link to Facebook’s privacy policy can be found here: Privacy policy of Facebook.

 

   b) Twitter

We use plugins of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). The link to Twitter’s privacy policy can be found here: Privacy policy of Twitter.

 

 

   c) LinkedIn

We use plugins of the social network LinkedIn, which is operated by the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”). The Link to LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy policy of LinkedIn.

 

 

  1. YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you can allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find more information about the handling of user data in YouTube’s privacy policy.

 

 

  1. Google Fonts

We use on our website external fonts of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). We have taken the greatest possible care to ensure that personal data is not passed on to Google. Nevertheless, we would like to offer you the opportunity to inform yourself about the handling of personal data in Google’s data protection regulations and to provide an opt-out link deposited by Google.

 

 

 

    VIII.          Rights of the data subject

 

If personal data are processed by you, you are affected in the sense of GDPR. You are thus entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the controller

 

  1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the responsible person as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you.

 

In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the data controller:

 

  1. the processing purposes;
  2. the categories of personal data processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information about you has been or will be disclosed;
  4. if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
  5. the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you or to limit the processing by the controller or to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and Exemption Regulation and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.

 

You may also request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, you can request notification of the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer in accordance with Art. 46 DS-GVO.

 

  1. Right to rectification

You may request the responsible person to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you. You may also request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing. The responsible person must carry out the requested correction immediately.

 

  1. Right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten”)

You may request the data controller to delete the personal data concerning you immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

 

  1. Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 Section. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Section 2 lit. a GDPR was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  4. Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  5. The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
  6. Your personal data was collected in relation to services offered by the information society pursuant to Art. 8 Section 1 DS-GVO.

 

If the responsible person has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform the persons responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you, as the person concerned, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

 

However, the right to deletion does not exist if the processing is required as follows

 

  1. on the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
  2. to fulfill a legal obligation which requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 Section 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 Section 3 GDPR;
  4. for archive purposes in the public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Section. 1 DS-GVO, insofar as the right of deletion described above is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  5. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

  1. the right to limit the processing

You may request the responsible person to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions applies:

 

  1. the accuracy of your personal data has been contested by you for a period of time which allows the person in charge to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of your personal data;
  3. the data controller no longer needs your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  4. You have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh your own.

 

Where the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State, other than the storage of such data.

 

If you have obtained a limitation of the processing under the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the limitation is lifted.

 

  1. Right to information

If you have exercised the aforementioned rights of rectification, cancellation or limitation of processing against the controller, the latter must notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this rectification, cancellation or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

At your request, the responsible person must inform you of these recipients.

 

  1. Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the responsible person in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another data controller without being hindered by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

 

  1. the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Section. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. b GDPR and
  2. processing is carried out using automated procedures.

 

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data be transmitted directly by a controller to another controller , as far as this is technically feasible.

 

The right to data transfer does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

 

Likewise, rights and freedoms of other persons may not be impaired by the right to data transferability.

 

  1. Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Section. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

 

The responsible person no longer processes your personal data unless he can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

 

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising.

 

If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

 

Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object in relation to the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

 

  1. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You can revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

 

  1. automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any effect on you or similarly significantly affects you.

 

This shall not apply if the decision

 

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible person,
  2. is authorized by legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible person is subject and contains adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
  3. with your explicit consent.

 

In the cases referred to in (a) and (c), the responsible person shall take reasonable steps to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to have the responsible person intervene, to state his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

 

The decisions according to a) to c) must not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 para. 1 DS-GVO, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g DS-GVO applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

 

  1. Right of appeal to a regulatory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is contrary to GDPR.

 

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

 

 

 

    IX.          Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration

 

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status March 2019.

 

The further development of our website and its offers or changed legal provisions, or issued jurisdiction or official requirements may make it necessary to change this privacy statement. You can call up and print out the current version of our data protection declaration at any time on the website at https://pbiproducts.com/fabrics/privacy-policy/.