We take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like to comprehensively fulfil our corporate obligations also in the field of data protection. In the following we therefore inform you as a data subject about the processing of these data when visiting and using our website and the associated services with regard to the processing of information with which you can be personally identified (“personal data”):
The Controller for the processing of personal data on this website is:
AAS GmbH Armaturen Anlagen Service
46485 Wesel, Germany
Tel: +49 281 206 980 0
Data protection officer
You can contact our data protection officer as follows:
44791 Bochum, Germany
Tel: +49 (234) 9136120
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If we need your personal data in order to process contractual relationships (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services, orders), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices.
If we process your personal data based on statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
In the event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) GDPR.
Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.
The storage of information in the end user’s terminal equipment or access to information that is already stored in the terminal equipment is only permitted if it is covered by one of the following justifications:
- 25 para. 1 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the end user has consented on the basis of clear and comprehensive information. Consent must be given in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR;
- 25 para. 2 no. 1 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the sole purpose is to carry out the transmission of a communication via a public telecommunications network; or
- 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the storage or access is absolutely necessary so that the provider of a telemedia service can provide a telemedia service expressly requested by the user.
Collection of General Data
When you use our website, data transmitted to us by your browser will be processed and stored on our server. These data are necessary to provide the content and services of our website and are used to correctly display the website and to ensure security and stability. Usually, the data concerned are the following:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Content of the request / page selection
- Amount of data transferred
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Access status / Http status code
- Referrer URL / initial website
- Transferred data volume
- Type, language and version of the web browser used
- Operating system
These data are not used by us to establish a connection to you.
They are usually deleted automatically after 14 days unless there is any other legal basis that would require a longer storage.
In addition, all other personal data that you provide to us in the context of using our website will be processed by us limited by the purpose of the processing (e.g. contact requests, login information, uploads) in order to process the respective enquiry.
When using contact forms, input fields and other means of contact, the data transmitted in this way will be processed (e.g. title, surname and first name, address, company, e-mail address and the time of transmission).
If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for any other purposes, we will inform you below or through the Provider about the respective processes. If necessary, a legally required order processing contract exists with providers who process data on our behalf in accordance with the order.
On our website, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser, and through which certain individualization information are transmitted to us.
Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. They may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit.
With these functions we intend to guarantee and increase the user friendliness and functionality of our website.
For this purpose we use the following for our website:
We use “necessary cookies” to enable the comprehensive use of this website. This concerns in particular the correct display of content.
These are cookies that are needed to optimize the performance of our website. Information about the way our website is used are evaluated in order to improve the user experience. The evaluation is carried out anonymously.
Functional cookies are necessary to ensure the operation of technical modules. Here, the user is offered improved, personal functions, as far as desired.
Marketing, Targeting or Analysis Cookies
The use of marketing or targeting cookies is also possible. These are used to target users according to their interests and thus to make the display of advertising more specific. Such information and visits to the advertising offers can be evaluated and shared with third parties in order to improve the targeting and advertising of third parties but also each site functionality. For this processing, we separately obtain your consent, unless the data is processed anonymously.
Insofar as analysis services are used on our website, this is usually associated with the setting of one or more cookies that can record and track your user behavior. Among other things, data is collected about you and your system, your visit to our website (e.g. content accessed, interests, purchases, clicks and visit duration), the visit of preceding or subsequent websites and the use of advertisements. The processing of the information is anonymized unless you have given your consent to the processing of the real data. From this consent form, you will also receive more information about the data collected.
These are used to improve the interactivity of our website with other services (e.g. social networks) and to process your enquiries.
In detail, we use:
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser or log out. These are in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the session. When you return to our website, your system can be recognized.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted or switched off after an individually specified period of time. They are used to recognize your system even after the session has ended.
We use analytical cookies to monitor the anonymous user behavior on our website. In addition, we use advertising cookies. With these cookies, the user behavior can be tracked for advertising and targeted marketing purposes. Social media cookies allow us to connect to your social networks and share content from our website within your networks. For this processing, we will obtain your consent separately, unless the data is processed anonymously.
In addition, you should occasionally delete the browser history manually to remove existing cookies.
Details can also be found in the cookie banner of this website.
E-Mail / Contact Form
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, we will process the data you provided in order to answer your questions. Insofar as the storage is no longer necessary, we delete the transmitted data or limit the processing. This is dependent on legal storage obligations.
For our website we use Google Analytics, a tracking tool of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (see above under “cookies”), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The data sent and linked with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will automatically be deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Further information on data protection can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
On our website we use Google Maps API, an online map service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) to visually display geographical information.
There you can also amend your personal data protection settings in the Data Privacy Center, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Our website uses instruments for the evaluation of user behavior in the form of tools for search engine optimization (SEO).
This is necessary to improve search results and user links. For this purpose, cookies are used that record visits to the websites and anonymized data about their use.
The processing takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest in directing the visitors of the website to the appropriate offer of the operator.
- Yoast SEO, Don Emanuelstraat 3, 6602 GX Wijchen, Netherlands; https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/
WordPress plugins are used on this website. These are plugins which offer additional functions to the operator of a website based on WordPress. For this purpose, the plugin contents are loaded onto the system of the data subject and deployed within the website or used to improve user operability. The data collected by these components will not be used to identify the data subject without the prior express consent of the data subject. The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to their use. This may result in restrictions in usability. We use:
- Compress JPEG & PNG images
- Elementor (Pro + Extras)
- Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)
- Toolset Types
- All In One WP Security
- Cookie Notice
- InfiniteWP – Client
- WP Super Cache
For further information please visit https://wordpress.org/plugins
Duration of Processing and Deletion
Your data will only be processed for as long as it is necessary for achieving the above-mentioned processing purposes; for this purpose, the legal bases indicated in the context of the processing purposes apply accordingly.
We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements after the expiry of one of the periods described above, if no period is specified, as soon as the data concerned are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or for other justified purposes or a legally prescribed storage period expires.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR,
- this is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you or the implementation of pre-contractual measures,
- under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR there is a legal obligation to pass on the data,
- we are required by law to transmit data to state authorities, e.g. tax authorities, social insurance agencies, health insurance companies, supervisory authorities and law enforcement agencies,
- the transmission is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate company interests and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
- in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we use external service providers, so-called contract processors, who are obliged to handle your data with due care.
When transmitting data to external bodies in third countries, i.e. outside the EU, we ensure that these bodies will treat your personal data with the same care as they would within the EU.
The data will only be transferred to countries with respect to which the EU Commission has confirmed an adequate level of protection, or if we ensure the careful handling of personal data by means of contractual agreements or suitable guarantees.
Rights of the Data Subject
If we process your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights against us as the Controller:
- a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
- a right to correction of the stored data (Art. 16 GDPR)
- a right to deletion of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)
- a right to restriction of the processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR)
- a right of the data recipients being informed by us as the Controller with regard to the execution of the rights of correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (Art. 19 GDPR)
- a right to data transferability in machine-readable form (Art. 20 GDPR)
- a right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
- a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR)
- a right not to participate in an automated decision (Art. 22 GDPR)
- a right to appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)
For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer listed above.