Preamble

Preamble

Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as "Weidmüller", information about Weidmüller is available here), is pleased that you are visiting our website. Data protection and data security when using our website are very important to us. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the cookies and similar technologies that we use. As changes in the law or changes in our internal company processes may make it necessary for us to adjust these cookie guidelines, we request that you review the guidelines regularly.

1. Scope of application

1. Scope of application

These cookie guidelines apply to the Weidmüller website accessible under the domain www.weidmueller.com and the various sub-domains (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

2. General information on cookies

2. General information on cookies

Cookies are small files that contain certain information and that are saved on your device, such as your language settings or login information. Cookies are either set by Weidmüller – these are called first party cookies – or by certain third parties whose services are used by Weidmüller; in this case, these are considered third party cookies.

We use cookies to provide and optimise our website, to support advertising and marketing activities, and to recognise returning visitors and glean information on their user behaviour and assumed interests.

3. Categories of cookies and legal bases

3. Categories of cookies and legal bases

We use the following categories of cookies on our website:

3.1 Absolutely essential cookies:

3.1 Absolutely essential cookies:

These cookies are required for technical reasons, so that you can visit our website and use the functions we offer. They are required for us to be able to display our website. They are also required so that you can navigate in a user-friendly manner on our website and use the website functions, for instance to set your data protection preferences, log in or fill out forms. This category of cookies does not require consent under applicable law. The legal basis for processing personal data using absolutely essential cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you block absolutely essential cookies, we may not be able to display our website in full.

3.2 Cookies for marketing purposes

3.2 Cookies for marketing purposes

These cookies make it possible for us to show you a variety of services and offers that match your interests. These cookies can be used to track your web activities over a long period of time. These cookies may identify you on a variety of different devices you use. In addition, these cookies can measure and manage the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies for marketing purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Further information on the browser settings and managing your consent is provided below in clause 4.

3.3 Performance cookies

3.3 Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to analyse website usage and improve the performance and function of our website. They record, for instance, information on how our website is used by visitors, what pages are accessed most frequently, or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages. Performance cookies also facilitate the provision of requested functions, such as playing videos. The legal basis for processing personal data using performance cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Further information on the browser settings and managing your consent is provided below in clause 4.

4. Configuration of browser settings

4. Configuration of browser settings

You can manage your cookie settings using the setting options described below, or by configuring your browser settings accordingly.

Most browsers are pre-configured to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or even none at all. However, please note that, if you deactivate cookies on our website via your browser settings, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can also delete cookies previously saved by your browser, or view the length of time they have been saved, using your browser settings. Furthermore, you can set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. As different browsers can vary in how they function, please use the help menu in your specific browser to implement different configuration options.

If you would like to have a comprehensive overview of all third-party access on your internet browser, we recommend that you install a plug-in that has been specifically developed for that purpose.

Further information on the individual cookies we use is available in our cookie consent manager. You can also manage your consent there, for instance in order to revoke consent you have previously granted.

Manage your settings

5. Set cookies

5. Set cookies

5.1 Absolutely essential cookies:


5.1.1 OneTrust Consent Management

5.1.1 OneTrust Consent Management

On this website, we use consent management software from OneTrust Technology Limited, 82 St John St, Farringdon, London EC1M 4JN, UK (“OneTrust”). This ensures we are fulfilling our statutory obligations and is used to store and manage your consent. Consent management is implemented using cookies. The consent software would not work without these cookies. When you visit our website, the following data is processed:

  • Consent(s) or revocations of your consent(s),
  • Technical information on your browser and the devices you use, such as language settings, screen resolution,
  • anonymised IP address,
  • date and time of access,
  • request URL of the website,
  • website path and
  • geographic location.

For further information, please visit: https://www.onetrust.com/privacy/. The legal basis for using this cookie is a statutory obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. The storage term for data using OneTrust is defined as one year. The cookies set by Onetrust have a service life of one year.

5.1.2 JSESSIONID

5.1.2 JSESSIONID

We use this cookie to assign you an anonymous session ID. This is absolutely necessary from a technical standpoint, in order to display our website. Without this cookie, it would not be possible to display our website. The legal basis for using this cookie is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Displaying our website in such a way that it is functional for users is a legitimate interest. The service life of the cookies lasts for as long as you surf on our website.

5.1.3 PHPSESSID

5.1.3 PHPSESSID

This cookie is used to link embedded content from our website. This is absolutely necessary from a technical standpoint, in order to display our website. Without this cookie, it would not be possible to display our website. The legal basis for using this cookie is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Displaying our website in such a way that it is functional for users is a legitimate interest. The service life of the cookies lasts for as long as you surf on our website.

5.2 Performance cookies

5.2 Performance cookies

5.2.1 Google Analytics

5.2.1 Google Analytics

We use the web analytics service Google Analytics of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountainview, CA 94043 USA (“Google”) on this website. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyse your use of the website. If you permit the use of these cookies, the following data is processed:

  • date and time of access
  • the pages you accessed, your click path,
  • reaching website destinations,
  • user behaviour such as clicks, dwell time, bounce rate,
  • approximate geographic location (region),
  • anonymised IP address,
  • Technical information on your browser and the devices you use, such as language settings, screen resolution,
  • internet provider and
  • referrer URL.

The information generated by this cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When Google Analytics is in use, it is possible that the cookies used by Google Analytics may record further personal data in addition to the IP address. Please note that Google may transmit this information to third parties if allowed by law, or if these third parties are processing the data on behalf of Google.

Google will use the information generated by the cookies on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your website use, in order to generate reports on website activity, as well as to provide other services associated with use of the website for the website operator. Based on Google’s own statements, the IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved in general by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly.

However, please note that, if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full. It is possible that the cookies used by Google Analytics may record further personal data in addition to the IP address. To prevent information on your use of the website from being recorded by and transmitted to Google Analytics, you can download and install a plug-in for your browser via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de This plug-in prevents information on your visit to the website from being transmitted to Google Analytics. The plug-in does not prevent other analysis. Please note that you cannot use the above browser plug-in if you are accessing our website via the browser on a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). Clicking this link will set a so-called opt out cookie in your browser. This will prevent information on your visit to the website from being transmitted to Google Analytics. Please note that the opt-out cookie is valid only for this browser and only for this domain. When you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. To continue preventing information from being recorded by Google, you will have to click the link again. The opt-out cookie can also be used as an alternative to the above plug-in when using the browser on your computer.

To ensure the best possible protection of your personal data, the code “anonymizeIp” has been added to Google Analytics on this website. This code causes the last 8 bits of the IP address to be deleted, thereby recording your IP address in an anonymised fashion (called IP masking). Your IP address is generally truncated, and thereby anonymised, by Google before transmission within a member state of the European Union, or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Personal data may be transmitted to states outside of the EU/EEA, in particular to the USA, within the framework of using Google Analytics. To ensure appropriate protection of your personal data if it is transmitted to such so-called third countries, we have concluded EN-US standard contractual clauses with Google. The European Court of Justice considers the USA to be a country with an insufficient level of data protection under EU standards. Because no adequacy decision has been adopted, and because no relevant guarantees have been provided, there is a risk, in particular, that your data may be processed by US authorities for controlling and monitoring purposes, possibly without any legal recourse for you. Furthermore, we are in an ongoing discussion with Google to ensure the protection of your personal data through additional measures if necessary.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly, or by using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full.

Further information is available at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or at https://policies.google.com/ (general information on Google Analytics and data protection).

The legal basis for using this cookie is your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Furthermore, please refer to clause 4.

The storage term for data using Google Analytics is defined as a maximum of 2 years. The cookies set by Google Analytics have a maximum service life of 2 years.

5.2.2 Hotjar

5.2.2 Hotjar

We use a web analytics service on our website from Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St. Julians Business Centre, 3 Elia Zammit Street, St. Julians STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar”). Hotjar uses cookies that can track user activity on our website, for instance which links you have clicked on. Hotjar can also analyse how our input screens are used, for instance the length of the interaction time. The content of entries is not included in this web analysis. This information is used to create user profiles under pseudonyms. The profiles are used for optimisation purposes.

If you permit the use of these cookies, the following data is processed:

  • anonymised IP address,
  • Technical information on your browser and the devices you use, such as language settings, screen resolution, and

  • geographic location.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly, or by using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full.

For further information, please visit: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.

The legal basis for using this cookie is your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Furthermore, please refer to clause 4.

The storage term for data using Hotjar is defined as one year. The cookies set by Hotjar have a service life of one year.

5.2.3 YouTube plug-ins (videos)

5.2.3 YouTube plug-ins (videos)

We use videos from YouTube on this website. YouTube is part of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“YouTube”). Videos are used in expanded data protection mode, which prevents analysis of user behaviour. This means that no data is collected on user activities, in order to personalise the display of the video. YouTube only sets cookies if you actively play an embedded video.

If you permit the use of these cookies, the following data is processed:

  • Technical information on the devices you use, such as language settings, screen resolution, IP address,
  • referrer URL and
  • viewed videos.

If you access a page on our website that has a YouTube plug-in, the page forms a connection to the YouTube servers, displaying the plug-in on the website via transmission to your browser. Because of this, the YouTube server is informed which of our websites you visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, then YouTube associated this information with your personal user account on this platform. If you use this plug-in, such as by clicking on the Start button for a video or submitting a comment, this information will be associated, for instance, with your YouTube user account. The only way to prevent this is to log out before using the plug-in.

For further information, please visit: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=de.

Personal data may be transmitted to states outside of the EU/EEA, in particular to the USA, within the framework of using the YouTube plug-in. To ensure appropriate protection of your personal data if it is transmitted to such so-called third countries, we have concluded EN-US standard contractual clauses with Google. The European Court of Justice considers the USA to be a country with an insufficient level of data protection under EU standards. Because no adequacy decision has been adopted, and because no relevant guarantees have been provided, there is a risk, in particular, that your data may be processed by US authorities for controlling and monitoring purposes, possibly without any legal recourse for you. Furthermore, we are in an ongoing discussion with Google to ensure the protection of your personal data through additional measures if necessary.

The legal basis for using this cookie is your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Furthermore, please refer to clause 4.

5.3 Cookies for marketing purposes

5.3 Cookies for marketing purposes

5.3.1 Facebook Custom Audiences (pixel process)

5.3.1 Facebook Custom Audiences (pixel process)

Our website uses the Facebook pixel offered by Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto CA 94304, US (“Facebook”). This enables us to track your behaviour after you have seen or clicked on a Facebook ad. This process is used to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and can help optimise advertising measures.

If you permit the use of these cookies, the following data is processed:

  • technical information on your browser and the
  • devices you use, such as language setting, screen resolution
  • IP address,
  • interaction with advertisements, services and products,
  • clicked elements,
  • marketing information,
  • Pixel ID,
  • pages visited,
  • geographic location,
  • HTTP header,
  • ads viewed,
  • content viewed and
  • non-confidential user-defined data.

The data collected is anonymous to us, therefore we cannot draw any conclusions about your identity. Nevertheless, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection can be made with the respective user profile and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in line with Facebook's data usage policy.

You can allow Facebook and its partners to activate ads on and outside Facebook. A cookie can also be stored on your computer for this purpose. If you object to the use of cookies on your computer, you can set your internet browser so that in future, no more cookies can be stored on your computer and any already stored there are deleted. However, switching off all cookies may mean that some functions on our website can no longer be carried out.

For further information, please visit: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the Custom Audiences remarketing function under settings for advertising at http://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences. To do so, you must be logged onto Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising by Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

Personal data may be transmitted to states outside of the EU/EEA, in particular to the USA, within the framework of using Facebook Custom Audiences. To ensure appropriate protection of your personal data if it is transmitted to such so-called third countries, we have concluded EN-US standard contractual clauses with Facebook. The European Court of Justice considers the USA to be a country with an insufficient level of data protection under EU standards. Because no adequacy decision has been adopted, and because no relevant guarantees have been provided, there is a risk, in particular, that your data may be processed by US authorities for controlling and monitoring purposes, possibly without any legal recourse for you. Furthermore, we are in an ongoing discussion with Facebook to ensure the protection of your personal data through additional measures if necessary. The legal basis for using this cookie is your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with future effect by deactivating cookies in your browser settings or using the cookie consent manager in the “COOKIE SETTINGS”. Furthermore, please refer to clause 4. The storage term for data when using Facebook is defined as 1 year. The cookies set by Facebook have a service life of 1 year.