In this document we will inform you about how your personal data is collected when you use our website.
The data controller within the meaning of the statutory provisions on data protection 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
Telephone: +49 (234) 9136120
Collection of general data
When you access our website, data transmitted to us by your browser is recorded and stored in the server log files. This data is needed to provide the content and services of our website and is used to display the website properly and to ensure security and stability. The following data is collected:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Request/page selection
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Data volume transferred
- Referrer webpage
- Operating system and interface
- Language and version of the browser software
This data does not allow us to draw any direct conclusions about your person and is not used by us to establish a connection to you.
We statistically evaluate this type of anonymous data in order to continuously optimise our offer, our website technology, and our data protection.
As a rule, personal data is automatically erased after 14 days unless another legal reason necessitates longer storage.
If we want to use contracted service providers for specific functions of our offer or use your data for other purposes, we will inform you in detail about the relevant processes below.
We use “cookies” on our website. 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 we receive certain information for individualization.
Your system and usage information regarding the use of our website is stored in the cookies. Cookies may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it when you return.
By means of these functions we aim to guarantee and boost the user-friendliness and functionality of our website.
To this end, our website uses:
- Transient cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you exit the browser or log out. In particular, this refers to session cookies. These cookies save a session ID that can be used to attribute various requests from your browser to the session. This allows your system to be recognized when you return to our website.
You should also delete the browser history manually from time to time.
If you contact us by e-mail or by using the contact form, we will process the data you provide in order to answer your questions. If it is no longer necessary to store the data, we will delete the transmitted data or limit its processing. This is subject to statutory retention obligations.
The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide further services to the operator of the website in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
The data sent and linked to cookies, user IDs, or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. When the retention period for data has elapsed, the data is automatically deleted once a month. You can find further information regarding data protection at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can also prevent Google Analytics from tracking on our website by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this Internet browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your Internet browser.
We use Google Maps API, an online mapping service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google), to visually display geographic information on our website.
There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the Google Safety Center, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Our website uses search engine optimization (SEO) tools to evaluate user behavior.
Processing is done based on a legitimate interest in directing the website visitors to the operator’s relevant offer in a targeted way.
You can find information about the services and the corresponding data privacy statement at:
- Yoast SEO, Don Emanuelstraat 3, 6602 GX Wijchen, Netherlands; https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/
This website uses WordPress plugins. These plugins offer additional functions to operators of websites that are built on WordPress. To do so, the contents of the plugin are loaded onto the IT system of the data subject and then displayed on the website or used to improve user operability. The data collected through the components will not be used to identify the data subject without the explicit prior consent of the data subject. As explained above, the data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time using the appropriate settings in the Internet browser he or she uses and can thus permanently object to their use. This can lead to restrictions in usability. We use:
- Compress JPEG and PNG images
- Elementor (Pro and Extras)
- Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)
- Toolset Types
- All In One WP Security
- Cookie Notice
- InfiniteWP Client
- WP Super Cache
You can find more information at https://de.wordpress.org/plugins.
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, in particular – as pertains to Europe – based on the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
If we obtain your consent to process data for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for such processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
If we need your personal data to fulfill a contract concluded with you (such as the delivery of goods or the provision of services), the processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. This also applies to directly related processes such as processing requests for our products, services, or prices.
If we process your personal data on the basis of legal obligations, we do so based on Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.
Should we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, processing is based on Article 6 (1) lit. d GDPR.
Irrespective of the legal grounds mentioned above, we process your personal data based on Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR if such processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or on the part of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms do not prevail.
Storage period and data deletion
We delete or block personal data in accordance with legal requirements as soon as they are no longer required for the purposes stated here or when a statutory retention period expires.
Rights of the data subject
When we process your personal data, you are a data subject as defined by the GDPR and you have the following rights in relation to us as the data controller:
- The right to be informed about the purpose, nature, scope, and duration of the processing (Right of access, Article 15 GDPR)
- The right to rectify the data that is stored (Right to rectification, Article 16 GDPR)
- The right to the erasure of stored data (Right to erasure/Right to be forgotten, Article 17 GDPR)
- The right to restrict the processing of data (Right to restrict processing, Article 18 GDPR)
- The right to be informed by us, as the data controller, concerning the exercise of the rights of rectification, erasure, and restriction of processing (Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, Article 19 GDPR)
- The right to data portability in a machine-readable form (Right to data portability, Article 20 GDPR)
- The right to object to the processing of personal data (The right to object, Article 21 GDPR)
- The right to revoke the declaration of consent with regard to data protection (Right to withdraw consent, Article 7  GDPR)
- The right not to participate in an automated decision (Automated individual decision-making including profiling, Article 22 GDPR)
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR)
Please contact our data protection officer as specified above in all matters relating hereto.