Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy in Accordance with Sections 4e and 4g of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, abbreviated BDSG)
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Data Privacy Statement



This Privacy Statement is intended to inform you about the collection, processing, and utilization (hereinafter "use") of personal data. See section 11 regarding how you can refuse use of your personal data in accordance with applicable data privacy provisions.

1. Name and address of responsible entity:


tesa Labtec GmbH
Raiffeisenstr. 4
40764 Langenfeld
Phone: +49 (2173) 9735-0
Fax: +49 (2173) 9735-35

Managing director:


Dr. Helge Lubenow

2. Subject of data privacy


The subject of data privacy is personal data. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’) (art. 4 sec. 1 GDPR). This includes, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number and potentially also usage data such as your IP address.
For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. In this case, the data marked as mandatory information is necessary to be able to assign and answer the request. Further information can be provided voluntarily.
The personal data that we collect for the use of the contact form will be deleted after completion of your request and after the expiry of the tax-related and commercial retention obligations.
Once you have granted your consent - for example, for receiving newsletters or other interesting information from our company - you can revoke your consent at any time with future effect without providing reasons. For this purpose, you may use the above-mentioned contact form, or any other means stated in the newsletter.

3. Purpose of data collection, processing or utilization:


tesa Labtec GmbH collects, processes and utilizes (hereinafter "uses") personal data provided by you as necessary for the preparation, conclusion, execution or termination of a transaction or transaction-like relationship with you and/or for the use of services provided by us (art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR). Such a relationship arises, for example, when you contact us to obtain information regarding us or our products, or when you use the extranet login as a customer. In such cases tesa uses your personal data in order to process your respective inquiry.

If you consent to the use of personal data for advertising and market research purposes, we will use your data also for the purposes for which the consent was granted (e. g. for newsletters), as long as you don't revoke your consent. This means that we will contact you in the manner indicated in the declaration of consent (e.g. e-mail, telephone, post) and provide you with information and individualized advertising about our products and services based on the analysis of your purchase & clicking behavior on our websites. Finally, we use your data to analyze and improve the effectiveness of our websites.

Use of personal data for advertising and market research purposes:


If you consent to the use of your personal data for advertising and market research purposes, tesa will use your data for the purposes to which you have granted consent (e.g. newsletter) until you revoke such consent – see point 8. This means that tesa may contact you via the channels specified in the consent declaration (e-mail, telephone, regular mail etc.) and send you information and advertising about our products and services based on analysis of your individual purchasing and click behavior on our websites. tesa additionally uses your data to analyze use of its website for enhancement purposes.

Consent to use of your personal data for advertising and market research purposes must be expressly given, for example by checking a corresponding box. If you wish for your personal data to no longer be used for advertising and/or market research purposes, you may revoke consent at any time. The procedure for doing so is outlined in point 8.

4. Recipients or groups of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed:


It may be necessary in processing your inquiries to disclose your personal data to affiliated companies within the tesa group or to external service providers acting exclusively on tesa’s behalf. An example of such a service provider bound by tesa’s instructions is a newsletter dispatch provider.
Thus, the website is hosted by NMMN New Media Markets & Networks IT Services GmbH and maintained by Plan A GmbH. The newsletters are sent via CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG.
tesa ensures that external service providers use your personal data exclusively in compliance with its instructions, this Privacy Statement and legal requirements governing contract data processing.

tesa upholds confidentially regarding your personal data at all times and does not disclose it to third parties who are not acting on tesa’s behalf unless you have either consented to such disclosure in writing or electronically, or tesa is legally entitled or required by law to do so.
Please note that for the above purposes, we may also disclose your personal data to other global companies within our network [see “About us”]. The data collected in the contact form is disclosed to the company responsible for processing your request. As such, the processing of your personal data may also take place in countries outside the EU/EEA, insofar as this is necessary to provide a response.

5. Use of cookies


"Cookies" are used on our websites. Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer.

a. Cookies for improving the functionality of our websites

One reason tesa employs cookies is to better understand how its websites are used in order to enhance their attractiveness, content, and functionality. Cookies help tesa, for example, to determine what pages of its website are visited and what content interests users. For these purposes tesa uses flash cookies and load time optimization cookies. These so-called "first-party cookies" record, in particular, the number of times a page is accessed, the number of website pages viewed, the amount of time spent on tesa websites, the sequence of pages visited, the search terms that led you to tesa’s site, the country, region and possibly the city from where the site is being accessed, the operating system and internet browser used, your language setting and how often tesa websites are accessed by mobile devices. tesa also records mouse movements, clicks and scrolling to find out which areas of its website are of particular interest to visitors. The IP address of your computer, which is transmitted for technical reasons, is automatically rendered anonymous so that your identity cannot be determined.
As a registered user you have the option of signing in to tesa’s website using your registration data, i.e. "logging in". In such cases tesa also uses cookies to identify you as a registered customer upon a repeat visit to its website within a 28-day period and to allow you to remain logged in.
During your first visit to tesa’s website, a popup will appear at the upper edge of the screen asking you to confirm whether you agree to the utilization of cookies. The button provided can be used to agree. If you change your mind later on, simply delete all the cookies stored by your browser.

b. Cookies for usage-based online advertising

tesa reserves the right to use data obtained by analyzing the usage behavior of visitors to its websites via cookies in order to display specific advertising for certain tesa products on tesa’s websites. tesa believes that you benefit from this as a user because tesa displays advertising banners or content based on your surfing behavior so as to match your interests, reducing random advertising, and displaying of content likely of less interest to you.

c. How to prevent "cookies" from being stored on your hard drive and delete these

You can configure your internet browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive or to be asked every time whether you agree to the placement of cookies. You may also delete placed cookies at any time. Consult your browser's Help to read about how all this works in detail. An explanation with screenshots is available for the web browsers Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome via this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2. If you do not accept the storing of cookies, the functionality of our offerings may be impaired.

Third-party cookies used by tesa


(1) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses a specific form of "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer allowing analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the US where it is stored. tesa would like to point out that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses, known as "IP masking"). Google IP anonymization on this website truncates your IP address within the EU and EEC territory. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet usage-related services for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the storing of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly, see item 7. c. above; You can also prevent recorded data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Additional information on the Terms of Use and Data Privacy Policy may be found athttp://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html bzw. unter http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

(2) Google Adwords
This website uses Google AdWords, a Google analytical service, and also conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google AdWords places a conversion tracking cookie on your computer's hard drive (called a "conversion cookie") whenever you click on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies become ineffective after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit specific pages of our website, Google and tesa can track whether were forwarded to that page by clicking on an ad.

Data obtained through use of conversion cookies are used for statistical reporting for AdWords customers who employ conversion tracking. These statistics tell us the total number of users who clicked on the ad delivered by Google and opened a webpage having a conversion tracking tag. We do no however receive any information allowing personal identification of users. We are unable to cross-reference the data obtained to any specific user.

In addition to conversion tracking tesa also utilizes the functionalities
* Remarketing
* Audiences with common interests
* User-defined audiences with common interests
* Purchase-willing audiences
* Similar audiences
* demographic and geographic targeting.

The Google Remarketing functionality allows tesa to reach users who have previously visited tesa’s website by showing advertising to audiences already interested in our products or services. AdWords also determines what common interests there are and shared characteristics among users of tesa’s website based on user behavior on websites in the Google Display Network in the last 30 days and contextual search engine data. Based on this information, AdWords then finds new prospective customers to market to whose interests and characteristics are similar to those of users of our website. Target-audience-specific remarketing occurs through use of cookies in combination, such as Google Analytics cookies and Google DoubleClick cookies.

Additional information regarding terms of use and privacy policy in connection with Google AdWords is available via this link: http://www.google.de/policies/technologies/ads/.

(3) Google Double Click
tesa Labtec uses the Google DoubleClick function on our websites to analyze website use and enable Google and other advertisers cooperating with DoubleClick to display user-relevant advertising to you. For this purpose, a cookie is placed on your computer's hard drive. This cookie assigns an identification number to your browser as a pseudonym and gathers information about advertising appearing in your browser and opening of such advertising. The data gathered by the cookie about your website use is generally sent to a Google server in the United States where it is stored. Interest-relevant categories are assigned to your browser based on the information gathered. These categories are employed in delivering interest-based advertising.
In addition to changing your browser settings, you can also use a browser plug-in to permanently disable the DoubleClick cookie. With the plug-in, your opt-out settings remain in place for that browser even if you delete all cookies. The browser plug-in for permanent deactivation can be found here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

By using our website you consent to placement of the DoubleClick cookie, thereby consenting to the collection, storage and use of the usage data fort he stated purpose in the manner outlined above. You also consent to your data being stored in cookies after the end of the browser session and being further referenced, for example during your next website visit. This consent may be revoked at any time with non-retroactive effect by deleting the DoubleClick cookie and revoking permanent deactivation .

The table below lists the third-party cookies used by tesa:


NameDescriptionValidityCookie type
PHPSESSIONSaves the user’s session in order to obtain information on the server side between individual requestsSessionType 1
eu-cookie Records that the user has viewed the EUCookie-advisory 10 years Type 2
search-history This cookie stores website search queries in order to display the last search terms when the search engine is opened again.30 days Typ 2
press-cart-*In the Media area: saves the IDs of media marked for download by the user. SessionTyp 1
Google Analytics
_ga Google Analytics is the Google analysis tool that und App-makes user interaction with the resources offered transparent for website and app owners. Google Analytics may utilize certain cookies to collect data and forward website usage statistics, without however collecting information that would make individual users personally identifiable by Google. The most important Google Analytics cookie is called "__ga". 2 yearsTyp 3,4
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
These cookies are for collecting information about how visitors use tesa’s local websites. tesa uses this information to generate reports and improve the local websites. The cookies collect information anonymously about such data as number of site visitors, from what site visitors came to the local site and what pages they have visited.2 years
30 min.
End of visit
2 years
Typ 3,4
_gat_* Google Analytics* 10 minutes Type 3,4
_gali Google Analytics* -Typ 3,4
_dc_gtm_* Google Tag Manager10 Minutes Type 3,4
YouTube
PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
YSC
ACTIVITY
_utma
_utmz
dkv
Occasionally tesa integrates YouTube-videos. The use of cookies by YouTube is governed by Google data privacy policies. For further information consult Cookie-Youtube’s policies .2 Years
8 Months
Session
Session
2 years
6 Monate
60 days
Type 3,4
Cookie types
Type 1Absolutely necessary cookiesThese cookies are absolutely necessary for websites to function properly. Without these cookies, such services as the vehicle configurator cannot be provided.
Type 2FunctionalCookies These cookies make it possible to enhance the convenience and performance of websites and provide various functionalities. For example, language settings can be stored in functional cookies.
Type 3PerformanceCookiesThese cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help tesa, for example, to identify the most popular elements of its internet offerings. This enables tesa to tailor its websites more closely to your needs, thus improving tesa’s offerings for you. These cookies do not collect person-specific data.
Type 4Third-party cookiesThese cookies are set by third parties, such as social networks. They are primarily utilized to integrate social media content such as social plug-ins into our website. For information about how tesa uses social plugins, see the "Social Plugins" section of the Privacy Statement.

*) Google Analytics writes a number of cookies for analyzing user behavior. These do not however gather user-specific data. These do not however gather user-specific data.

6. Social plugins


Our websites make use of "social plugins", i.e. plugins for social networks, including particularly the Facebook "Share" button. The facebook.com website is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Responsible for the German website facebook.de is Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. The plug-ins usually feature the Facebook logo. Besides Facebook, tesa uses plug-ins by Google+ (provider: Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), Twitter (provider: Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103), ), „LinkedIn” (provider for clients outside the USA: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland and Pinterest (provider: Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).
For data privacy reasons tesa has deliberately opted against utilizing direct social network plug-ins on our websites. Instead, tesa employs an alternative technical solution that allows you to decide whether to transmit data to the social network operators and when. Thus, when you visit our sites, data are never automatically transmitted to social networks such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Pinterest. Only when you actively click on the respective button yourself will your web browser connect to the servers of the respective social network, i.e. clicking on elements then clicking on the social network's icon indicates your consent to your browser connecting to the servers of the respective social network and sending usage data to that social network operator.
tesa has no influence over the nature or scope of data that social networks may then gather. For information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by social networks and regarding your data privacy rights and relevant configuration settings, see the social networks' respective data privacy advisories. For Facebook see http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ und http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=186325668085084.

More information on data usage by Google+ and Twitter can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ bzw. http://twitter.com/privacy, and for Pinterest at http://about.pinterest.com/privacy/.

7. Record keeping / Logging


Each time you access the website, logs are created and processed for statistical purposes, yet, the individual user remains anonymous:
* Referrer (page via whose link you came to this website)
* Search term (in case of a search engine as referrer)
* The IP is analyzed to determine the country of origin and the provider
* Browser, operating system, installed plug-ins and screen resolution
* Duration of page visits

We process the mentioned data based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 f GDPRfor the following purposes:
* Ensuring a smooth connection set-up of the web presence,
* ensuring a comfortable use of our web presence,
* evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
* for further administrative purposes.

We reserve the right to examine this data at a later date, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use. The data will be deleted immediately as soon as they are no longer necessary for the intended purpose, however, at the latest after six months.

8. Duration of data storage


Your data will be stored with us as long as it is necessary for the above-mentioned purpose or required by a legal retention period.

9. Liability for proprietary content


The contents of these sites were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness, and up-to-datedness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to the general laws.

10. Liability for links (content from other providers)


Our own contents must be distinguished from cross-references ("links") to contents provided by other providers. We have no influence on their contents. The respective provider or operator of the linked pages is always and exclusively responsible for the content of these pages.

11. Rights of the data subject


We hereby inform you that in accordance with Article 15 et seq. GDPR, and under the conditions defined there, you have the right to be informed about your personal data, to rectification or deletion or to restriction of processing or of objection to the processing, as well as the right to data portability. Furthermore, according to Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to make a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of this regulation. If the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, you also have the right to revoke the consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.

The right to be informed, Art. 15 GDPR
You have the right to request information as to whether and to what extent your personal data are processed (in particular, processing purpose, recipient of the data, retention period, etc.).

The right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
You have the right to request the correction of your stored data if it is incorrect or incomplete. This includes the right to completion or integration by supplementary statements or communications.

The right of erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. This is possible, for example, if the data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or if the data is to be deleted due to legal obligations. In individual cases, however, this right may be excluded.

The right to restrict processing, Art. 18 GDPR
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. This is possible, for example, if your data is incorrectly recorded or the data processing is illegitimate. If the processing is restricted, the data may only be processed in narrowly defined cases.

The right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
You have the right to demand the handover of your personal data - in a standard electronic, machine-readable format - to you or to a responsible designated by you if you have provided this data yourself.

The right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect, provided that the processing of the data is for the protection of legitimate interests (see Article 6 (1) lit. e), f) GDPR). In the event of your objection, it will be checked whether the legal requirements for the processing of your data exist and, if this is not the case, we will refrain from any further processing of your data.

The right to complain to the supervisory authority, Art. 77 GDPR
You have the right to contact the competent supervisory authority of the Union or the member states at any time for possible violations of data protection regulations.

Modification of our privacy policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy occasionally to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, such as: e. g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will then be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you may contact our data protection officer, who will be available together with his team in the case of requests for information, inquiries, or complaints.

12. Contact data protection officer


External Data Protection Officer
Dr. Heiko Haaz
Nützenberger Straße 119
42115 Wuppertal
https://Datenschutz.UIMC.de
datenschutzbeauftragter@tesa.com
Tel.: +49 202-265740