Preamble

Preamble

The Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as “Weidmüller”; information on Weidmüller is available at here), is happy to welcome you to our website. Data protection and data security while using our website are very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you about the data we collect during your visit to our website, and the purpose for which it is used.

As legislative amendments or changes to our internal company processes may make it necessary to amend this privacy statement, please read through this privacy statement regularly.

1. Scope of application

1. Scope of application

This privacy statement applies to the Weidmüller website accessible under the domain www.weidmueller.com and the various sub-domains (hereinafter referred to as “our website”).

2. Name and address of responsible organisation

2. Name and address of responsible organisation

The responsible organisation and service provider is Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold (hereinafter referred to as “Weidmüller”).

3. Name and address of data protection officer

3. Name and address of data protection officer

Our data protection officer is Dr Karsten Kinast, LL.M, KINAST Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Hohenzollernring 54, 50672 Cologne. If you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at any time, preferably via e-mail at: datenschutz@weidmueller.de

4. General information on data processing

4. General information on data processing

We collect and use our users’ personal data only where this is required for the provision of a functional website, as well as our content and services.

4.1. Personal data

4.1. Personal data

Personal data is information that can be individually attributed to you. This includes, for example, your name, e-mail address, home address, gender, date of birth, telephone number and age. Non-personal data is information such as the number of users of a website.

4.2. Processing of personal data

4.2. Processing of personal data

Processing is defined as any operation or series of operations, with or without the aid of automated processes, that involves personal data, such as collection, entry, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, querying, use, disclosure through transmission, dissemination or another form of provision, matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

Personal data is collected via this website if you voluntarily provide it to us, e.g. during a registration process, by completing forms, by sending e-mails or by uploading your application documents. We use this data for the specified purposes or for the purposes arising from the enquiry, such as the specification of your postal address for the dispatch of goods. Data is only transmitted to third parties if explicitly permitted by law or if you have consented to this within the scope of your registration or in the course of an active business relationship. You can use the general information on www.weidmueller.com without disclosing your personal data.

4.3 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

4.3 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Personal data is regularly collected and used only with the user’s consent. Provided we obtain consent from the relevant person for the processing of their personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing personal data.

An exception is made for cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and if processing of the data is permitted by law. In cases where the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a contract for which the person concerned is the contractual party, Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies for processing operations required for the implementation of precontractual measures.

As far as the processing of personal data is required to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

f the processing is required to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

4.4 Storage period

4.4 Storage period

Your personal data is deleted as soon as the respective purpose for its processing has been fulfilled or no longer applies, unless there are other statutory obligations for processing.

Personal data is also stored if it is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Use of our website for information purposes

5. Use of our website for information purposes

You can visit our website without giving any personal details. If you use our website solely for information purposes and therefore do not give us any personal details, we do not process personal data, apart from the data transmitted by your browser that enables you to visit the website. For the purposes of the technical provision of our website, we have to process specific information that is automatically transmitted by you so that your browser can display our website and you can use the website. This information is recorded automatically and stored in our server log files whenever our website is accessed. This information relates to the calling computer's system. The following information is processed in this context:

  • host
  • user's IP address
  • name (where applicable)
  • date and time of access
  • method of access (get/post)
  • request
  • protocol (e.g. http)
  • status (e.g. error messages)
  • data volume downloaded
  • referrer
  • user's browser and operating system

6. Active use of our website

6. Active use of our website

Apart from using our website purely for information purposes, you can also actively use our website if, for example, you wish to contact us. If you do, then in addition to the above-mentioned processing, we also process the following personal data about you:

6.1 Contact form

6.1 Contact form

If you decide to direct enquiries to us using our contact form, we will ask you for your surname, your e-mail address, your company name and part of your address (town/city and postcode). You can also voluntarily provide your first name, your telephone number, your customer number and your street address. You can also enter your individual message to us in the message field.

It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your contact request. Specifying your e-mail address helps us to classify your enquiry and to reply to you. Your location and postcode are used to determine your local contact partner. When you use the contact form, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of establishing contact is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b, f) of the GDPR.

6.2 Callback service

6.2 Callback service

If you would like us to call you back as part of our support offering, we process your name, email address, telephone number, name of your company and part of your address (city and postcode). You can also voluntarily provide your first name, your customer number and your street address. You can also enter your individual message to us in the message field. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your contact request or only meet it in part.

When you use the callback service, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of establishing and processing contact is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) and (f) GDPR.

6.3 Newsletter registration

6.3 Newsletter registration

We like to regularly send prospective customers promotional material on our products and services via e-mail. In order to register for our e-mail newsletter, we require, in addition to your consent, at least an e-mail address to which the newsletter can be sent. Any other information, such as your first name and surname, is voluntary and is used to address you in person and to allow us to personally configure the content of the newsletter and clarify queries about your e-mail address. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to send you our newsletter.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive advertising e-mails. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold. All e-mails also contain an unsubscribe link, which, when confirmed, serves to revoke your consent.

6.4 Registration process for the online shop

6.4 Registration process for the online shop

Our website gives users the opportunity to register by entering personal data for using the online shop. To do so, they enter data into an input screen. No data is passed on to third parties. In this context, we process your last name, email address, telephone number, address, VAT ID number, customer number and name of your company. You can also voluntarily provide your first name and your company department. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to provide our service or only provide it in part.

We use your data to create a customisable user account for you, which you can use for certain content and services on our website, such as ordering, displaying product availability, pricing and order tracking. We process your e-mail address as part of this procedure so that we can send you new access data if you happen to forget your details.

As soon as the registration on our website is cancelled or amended, your data is deleted. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of registering for and using the online shop is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

6.5 Product request

6.5 Product request

You can submit product requests on our website. To do so, we process your name, email address, telephone number, address and name of your company. You can also voluntarily give the title of the request or questions, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your product request or only meet it in part.

Your data is deleted after your product request has been processed in full. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of processing your product request is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

6.6 Catalogue request

6.6 Catalogue request

In order to request our catalogue containing information on our products, in addition to your consent, you will also need to provide us with your name, the name of your company and your address in order for us to send you the catalogue. The specification of your email address is voluntary. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to send you our catalogue.

No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is stored until you have revoked your consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by email to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, 32758 Detmold, Germany.

6.7 White paper

6.7 White paper

In order to request our white paper with information on our products, you will need to provide us with your first name and surname, your company name, your country of residence and your e-mail address.

When you order the white paper, your e-mail address will be used for the one-off dispatch of the white paper of your choice.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the white paper. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold. All e-mails also contain an unsubscribe link, which, when confirmed, serves to revoke your consent.

6.8 Ordering samples

6.8 Ordering samples

We process the data you have given us for ordering samples solely for the purposes of meeting and handling your order. Your data is deleted as soon as your order has been completed in full. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law. Your data is transferred to the shipping company to which we outsource the delivery of your order, if this is required in order to deliver the goods.

We specifically collect the following data:

If you would like to order a RockStar® ModuPlug, we process your name, address, email address, telephone number and name of your company. Furthermore, you may voluntarily give us a description of your request, your comments, preferences or suggestions. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to complete the ordering of samples or only complete it in part.

The data processing previously described for the purposes of processing your ordering of samples is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

6.9 Download link

6.9 Download link

If you wish to submit a request on our website for a download link to test M-Print® PRO eCAD, we will need your first name and surname, your company name and your e-mail address in order to carry out this process.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the ordered sample. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties.

The data processing previously described for the purpose of sending the link is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b, f) of the GDPR.

6.10 Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

6.10 Advertising for our own, similar goods or services

Even without your consent, you may receive information and advertising from us if we have received your email address in connection with a product or service provided by us. In this case, we reserve the right to inform you about our own, similar goods or services if applicable. You have the right to object to this promotional contact at any time and without providing reasons. To do so, you can either email your objection to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or use the unsubscribe link at the end of every email. We assure you that your data will not be passed on to third parties. We only reserve the right to pass on the email address internally to companies of the Weidmüller Group for the same purpose.

The legal basis for the processing of your email address is Art. 7 (3) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

6.11 Trade fair ticket

6.11 Trade fair ticket

You can order a free trade fair ticket from our website. In order that we can contact you regarding this, we will need you to provide your e-mail address, your surname, your company name and your location. Other information can be provided voluntarily (first name, postcode, company name). It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to meet your contact request. Specifying your e-mail address helps us to classify your enquiry and to reply to you, and to send you your free trade fair ticket. When you use this form, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

The identification of your e-mail address is performed using the double opt-in procedure. This means that once your data has been processed, you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Only after clicking on the link contained in the e-mail will you receive the ticket. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your registration and, where applicable, to be in a position to resolve any misuse of your personal data. No data is passed on to third parties. Your data is saved until you have revoked this consent. You have the right to revoke your consent to this data processing, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, at any time and without providing reasons. In this case, we will not carry out any further processing of your personal data. You can revoke your consent by e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold.

6.12 Applicant management

6.12 Applicant management

If you wish to apply for a position via our website, in order to process this application, we will need, in addition to your consent, your name, your email address, your address, your telephone number, your date of birth and your application documents, which you can upload. This provision of this data is voluntary, but we may not be able to consider your application without this data. No data is passed on to third parties. This data is only collected in order to process your application documents for the application process. We will store your data for six months following the end of the application process (acceptance or rejection).

The data processing previously described for the purpose of processing the application is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) and Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR.

6.13 Virtual Trade Fair – Industrial Connectivity

6.13 Virtual Trade Fair – Industrial Connectivity

6.13.1 Implementation of the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity

6.13.1 Implementation of the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity

In order to participate in the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity, you must first register on our website using the input screen provided for this purpose. Registration is required for setting up and running the virtual trade fair. We require the following information from you for registration: Salutation, first and last name, company, country, e-mail address and telephone number. This information is needed in order to run the virtual trade fair properly. We require your telephone number in case of any technical problems.

Following your input, a user authentication takes place, where you must confirm your e-mail address by means of a double opt-in procedure. This means that you will receive a separate confirmation e-mail after inputting your data. Only after clicking the link contained in the email are you fully registered for the Industrial Connectivity virtual trade fair. In addition, we save your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to verify your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.

The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data processing described above for the purpose of conducting the virtual trade fair on Industrial Connectivity is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

6.13.2 Contacting for sales purposes following the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity

6.13.2 Contacting for sales purposes following the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity

After the virtual trade fair for Industrial Connectivity, we would like to ask you for feedback and for your further interest in our products and services for Industrial Connectivity presented at the actual trade fair. For this purpose, we store your aforementioned data in our customer relationship management system in order to be able to contact you by telephone and/or e-mail on the basis of structured and proper data. You have the right to object to this subsequent contact or communication at any time and without having to specify a reason. To do so, you can either submit your objection by e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or click an objection link that you will find in any e-mail we send you, should we contact you by e-mail.

The data will not be passed on to third parties. We only reserve the right to pass on your data internally to companies of the Weidmüller Group for the same purpose. You can find a list of Weidmüller Group companies here: The data processing described above for the purpose of sales contact is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest in processing your personal data for the purposes of the aforementioned measures is to win you over for our products and services, which we have presented to you at the specific trade fair, and to establish a sustainable customer relationship with you. These measures are limited to the specific trade fair, so these measures do not relate to the advertising of products and services outside the specific trade fair. The only exception to this is within the scope of section 6.11 of this privacy policy. We delete the data accruing within this context after the storage is no longer necessary or you have objected to the data processing. If statutory retention obligations intervene, we restrict the processing during the retention period.

6.14 Webinar

6.14 Webinar

We also provide a webinar on our website. In order to use the webinar, you will firstly need to register. We process your name and email address for registration purposes and for carrying out the webinar. You can also voluntarily provide the name of your company and your address. It is entirely up to you whether you provide us with this data. However, without this information we will be unable to offer you a webinar.

We use the processed data to create a customisable user account for you, which you can use to access webinar content and services. We delete your data as soon as registration is cancelled or amended. Data may continue to be stored in individual cases where this is prescribed by law.

The data processing previously described for the purposes of carrying out a webinar is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR

7. Disclosure of your personal data to third parties

7. Disclosure of your personal data to third parties

In principle, your personal data is not passed on to third parties. Your personal data is only passed on to third parties or otherwise transmitted if

  • we are legally obliged to do so on the basis of an official or judicial order;
  • we are entitled to do so, e.g. because this is required in order to prosecute a criminal offence or to exercise and enforce our rights; or
  • you have given prior consent.

8. Cookies

8. Cookies

The following section provides detailed descriptions of data-processing operations that are performed within the framework of the use of cookies.

8.1 Use of cookies/usage profile

8.1 Use of cookies/usage profile

We use cookies (small text files with configuration information). Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from our web server when you visit our internet sites and are kept on your computer for subsequent retrieval. We only use session cookies (also known as temporary cookies), i.e. those that are only stored temporarily for the duration of your visit to our internet sites.

These cookies are used, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites and to continue to identify your computer during a visit to our internet presence when you switch from one of our websites to another of our websites, and to be able to determine the end of your visit. This lets us know which area of our websites and which other websites our users have visited. This usage data does not allow any indication of the user's identity. None of the anonymised usage data collected is merged with your personal data and all data is immediately deleted at the end of the statistical evaluation. The cookies are deleted at the end of the session as soon as you close your browser.

Most browsers are pre-configured to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies or configure your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our websites or only some of them.

8.2. Legal basis

8.2. Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of the following data-processing operations is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting a website to you that stores your personal settings and makes it easier for you to visit our website. To do so, it is important for us to find out how we can optimise our website by using different cookies.

8.3. Configuration of browser settings

8.3. Configuration of browser settings

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. You can also delete the cookies that are already in your browser through 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 browser to determine 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.

8.4. Tracking and analysis tools

8.4. Tracking and analysis tools

We use tracking and analysis tools to ensure the continuous optimisation and appropriate design of our website. By using tracking measures, we are also able to statistically record visitor use of our website and therefore continue developing our online offer for you based on the subsequent findings. Based on these interests, the use of the tracking and analysis tools described below is justified under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR. The respective processing purposes and processed data can also be taken from the following description of tracking and analysis tools.

8.4.1 Econda site monitor

8.4.1 Econda site monitor

Solutions and technologies from econda GmbH, Zimmerstrasse 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany, are used for demand-oriented configuration and to optimise this website by entering and saving anonymised data from which usage profiles are created through the use of pseudonyms. Cookies may be used for this purpose to enable an internet browser to be recognised. User profiles are not merged with personal data pertaining to the bearer of the pseudonym unless agreed to expressly by the visitor. IP addresses in particular are made unreadable immediately upon entry, so that the matching up of user profiles to IP addresses is not possible.

You can revoke the future collection and saving of your data at any time. To do so, click on this link: http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/widerspruchscookie/ An opt-out cookie will then be stored on your end device. You must click on the link again if you delete your cookies.

8.4.2 Google Ads

8.4.2 Google Ads

We use Google Ads technology, specifically conversion tracking. Google conversion tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. If you click on an ad activated by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your PC. The cookies are valid for 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website before the cookie has expired, we and Google can recognise that you have clicked on a specific ad and were forwarded to this page. We receive a different cookie every time. It is therefore not possible to track cookies through our website.

The data collected with conversion cookies is used to compile conversion statistics for us using conversion tracking. In this process, we learn about the number of users who have clicked on our ad and were then forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information that can identify users personally.

If you do not wish to take part in conversion tracking, you can prevent this by changing a corresponding setting in your browser so as to generally prevent the installation of cookies, for example. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to only block cookies from the “googleadservices.com” web address.

8.4.3 Facebook Custom Audiences

8.4.3 Facebook Custom Audiences

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 the behaviour of users after they 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.

The data collected is anonymous to us, therefore we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of users. 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.

You can find out more about the protection of your data in Facebook's data privacy notice at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the Custom Audiences remarketing function under settings for advertising at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. 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/.

8.4.4 Google Analytics

8.4.4 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by 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 the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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 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 opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

For further information please visit: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html

8.4.5 Hotjar

8.4.5 Hotjar

We use web analytics services on our website from Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St. Julians Business Centre, 3 Elia Zammit Street, St. Julians STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar”).

Use of the “Heatmaps” function allows Hotjar to track user activities on this website. This tracking allows us to analyse, for instance, how far users scroll on our website, how they move on the website or on which links they click, and how often.

Use of the the “Recordings” function allows Hotjar to record certain user activities on this website. This recording allows us to analyse, for instance, how users move their mouse on our website, or what kind of scrolling motions they make.

Use of the “Forms by Hotjar” function allows Hotjar to record certain user activities on this website. This recording allows us to analyse, for instance, whether and how users complete and submit text input fields, or what the average interaction time is. However, Hotjar does not record any content or information entered into the text input fields or transmitted via this website.

Weidmüller uses this analytic information to design our website in the most optimal and user-friendly manner possible. In addition to information on the user’s interactions and navigation, the screen size of the device, the device type, operating system and browser information, geographic location (country only) and preferred language for displaying the website, as well as the device IP address (anonymised IP address) are also recorded.

Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to complete the above analyses. Hotjar stores the recorded data in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither we nor Hotjar will use this information to identify individual users, nor will the data be combined with other data on individual users. Hotjar deletes data after 1 year.

The collected data will not be processed outside of EU or EEA countries. The data is only transmitted to Hotjar servers in Ireland (EU).

We have concluded a contract processing agreement with Hotjar in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR.

Further information about Hotjar and the services it offers is available here:

The legal basis for the use of Hotjar is Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

You can consent to the storage of a user profile and information on your visit to our website by Hotjar, as well as to Hotjar saving tracking cookies, in our Cookie Consent Manager. You can also revoke your consent there at any time.

8.5. Integration of social plug-ins

8.5. Integration of social plug-ins

Social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook ( Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA), Google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA) and Twitter (Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA) are included on our websites. These services are offered by the respective company (“provider”). The social plug-ins used on our websites are identified by the respective buttons. On the basis of the data transmitted via the social plug-ins to the respective service, the service may be able to correlate you with your associated account. To enhance the protection of your data on our website, social plug-ins are integrated using a method known as the “two-click solution”. This ensures that on accessing one of our websites containing social plug-ins, no automatic connection is established with the servers of the respective provider.

Activation of the respective social plug-in function takes place in two stages. To activate a social plug-in, you firstly have to click on the link on our website. This then activates the social plug-in and your browser initiates a connection to the servers of the respective provider. With a second click, you can interact with the social plug-in and send your recommendation, for example. If you are already logged in to one of the social networks, the providers can directly correlate the visit to this website with your profile. If you click on and interact with the social plug-ins, the relevant information is also sent directly to one of the provider’s servers, where it is stored. The information may also be published on the social network and appear there under your contacts. Should you wish to prevent the direct correlation of data collected via our website with your profile, you will need to log out of your account with the respective provider prior to visiting our websites.

Details about the extent and purpose of data collection by the respective service as well as the processing and use of your data can be found in the privacy statement on the service website. You will also find further information on your data protection rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB

c) Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA

https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Activation of the respective social plug-in function takes place in two stages. To activate a social plug-in, you firstly have to click on the link on our website. This then activates the social plug-in and your browser initiates a connection to the servers of the respective provider. With a second click, you can interact with the social plug-in and send your recommendation, for example. If you are already logged in to one of the social networks, the providers can directly correlate the visit to this website with your profile. If you click on and interact with the social plug-ins, the relevant information is also sent directly to one of the provider’s servers, where it is stored. The information may also be published on the social network and appear there under your contacts. Should you wish to prevent the direct correlation of data collected via our website with your profile, you will need to log out of your account with the respective provider prior to visiting our websites.

Details about the extent and purpose of data collection by the respective service as well as the processing and use of your data can be found in the privacy statement on the service website. You will also find further information on your data protection rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA https://www.facebook.com/policy.php https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=d

c) Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA https://twitter.com/privacy

8.6 Use of YouTube videos

8.6 Use of YouTube videos

We use embedded YouTube videos in the extended data protection mode. YouTube is a service from Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. YouTube makes this extended data protection mode available, thereby ensuring that YouTube does not save any cookies with personal data on your computer. The IP address is transferred when calling up the website and embedding the video. This address cannot be correlated, provided you have not logged into YouTube or another Google service prior to calling up the site or you are not permanently logged in. As soon as you click on an embedded video to start playback, the extended data protection mode means that YouTube only saves cookies on your computer that contain no personally identifiable data. These cookies can be prevented with the relevant browser settings and extensions (source: YouTube “Activate the extended data protection mode for embedded videos”).

Further information on embedding YouTube videos can be found at: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en

9. Security measures to protect saved data

9. Security measures to protect saved data

We pledge to protect your privacy and to treat your personal data confidentially. To prevent loss or misuse of the data we save, we take comprehensive technical and organisational safety precautions, which are regularly reviewed and updated in keeping with the latest technological advances. However, you should be aware that the Internet is structured in such a way that data protection rules or the above security measures may not be observed by other persons or organisations outside our sphere of influence. In particular, it is possible for unencrypted data to be read by third parties - if disclosed in an e-mail, for example. We have no technical influence over this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect from misuse any data made available either by way of encryption or by other methods.

10. External service providers

10. External service providers

We deploy service providers to render services and process your data concerning our services. The service providers process the data exclusively within the limits of our instructions and are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection legislation. All processors have been carefully selected and only receive access to your data to the extent and for the necessary period required for rendering the services, or to the extent of the data processing and use to which you have consented.

Service providers in countries such as the US or in countries outside the European Union and European Economic Area are subject to data protection that generally does not protect personal data to the same degree as is the case in the member states of the European Union. If your data is processed in a country which does not have an equivalent level of data protection as that recognised in the European Union, we ensure that your personal data is appropriately protected by means of contractual provisions or other acknowledged instruments.

11. Rights of individuals affected

11. Rights of individuals affected

11.1. Right to information

11.1. Right to information

You have the right to demand information from us at any time about what data we have stored about you, its origin, and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is passed on and the purpose of storage

11.2. Right of revocation

11.2. Right of revocation

If you have granted consent to the use of data, you can revoke this at any time with future effect, without providing reasons. To do so, you can send an e-mail to datenschutz@weidmueller.de or a written notification to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold.

11.3. Right of rectification

11.3. Right of rectification

If your personal data stored by us is incomplete or incorrect, you can demand its immediate completion or correction.

11.4. Right of deletion and blocking

11.4. Right of deletion and blocking

You have the right to block and delete your personal data stored by us. Deletion of your personal data usually takes place within two working days of exercising this right as an individual affected. Should deletion conflict with legal, contractual, fiscal or commercial retention periods or other legal causes, your data may be blocked instead. Following deletion of your data, the provision of information is no longer possible.

11.5. Right to data transmission

11.5. Right to data transmission

Should you demand the return of personal data provided to us, we will issue or transmit the data to you or to another responsible person if you wish, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. However, the latter option is only performed if technically possible.

11.6. Right of objection

11.6. Right of objection

Under the provisions of Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right at any time for reasons based on your special situation to object to the processing of your personal data if data processing is carried out based on our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

11.7 Contact for assertion of the rights of individuals affected

11.7 Contact for assertion of the rights of individuals affected

When contacting us by e-mail at datenschutz@weidmueller.de or by post at Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Klingenbergstrasse 26, D-32758 Detmold, the data you provide (your e-mail address and possibly your name and telephone number) is stored by us in order to answer your questions or to address your concern. We delete the data arising in this context once storage is no longer required, or restrict processing if statutory retention obligations apply.

12. Right of appeal to supervisory authorities

12. Right of appeal to supervisory authorities

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority against the processing of your personal data if you consider your rights under the GDPR to be violated.

13. Data transfer to the following companies of the Weidmüller Group

13. Data transfer to the following companies of the Weidmüller Group

We may transfer your personal data to other companies of the Weidmüller Group if this is necessary in connection with the initiation, implementation or settlement of the business relationship. Specialised divisions of our corporate group also perform certain data processing tasks centrally for the companies affiliated in the group. Insofar as a contract or a pre-contractual relationship exists between you and one or more companies of our group, your data may be processed centrally by a company of the group, for example for the central administration of address data, for customer service by telephone, for contract processing or for joint mail processing. You can find out which Weidmüller Group companies are involved within the context of clause 13 here.

14. Automated decision-making/profiling

14. Automated decision-making/profiling

We do not use any automated decision-making or profiling (automated analysis of your personal circumstances).