DATA PROTECTION & DATA SECURITY
- DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. In addition, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the legal requirements for this are met. Under certain legal conditions, you also have a right to data portability (i.e. to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance; if it is technically feasible, the transmission can be carried out directly by us) and the right to object to the processing. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection.
Analytics and third-party tools
- GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Power Warehouse Ltd.
3 Houghton Street,
Phone: +44 330 1742 888
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. You can find more details at the following link: Data protection: Make a complaint - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
In principle, we store your data for as long as this is necessary for the specific purpose of data processing or as long as there is a legitimate interest on our part in further storage. We delete your data if they are no longer required for these purposes or if you exercise your right of revocation or objection, with the exception of data that must continue to be stored to fulfil legal obligations (e.g. tax and commercial retention periods). After expiry of the storage periods, the corresponding data is routinely deleted.
Data transfer to recipients in third countries
We may also transfer personal data to recipients based outside the EEA (so-called third countries), e.g. to recipients in the USA (no adequacy decision). The data transfer takes place in compliance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular on the basis of an adequacy decision or suitable guarantees. At the above address, you can obtain an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the agreed regulations to ensure an adequate level of data protection.
Objection to advertising mails
The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
- DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data based on a legitimate interest. We have a legitimate interest in optimizing our website through the server log files.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will refuse the registration.
For important changes, such as the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
The processing of the data entered during registration takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content design or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or bill the user for the use of the service.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmission upon conclusion of the contract
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution commissioned with payment processing. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is in accordance to GDPR guidelines, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.
- INFORMATION FOR TRADE FAIR VISITORS
If you provide us with your contact details during your visit to the fair, for example by handing over your business card, personal data will be processed by us (subsequently). The processing of your personal data enables us to contact you and send you information and offers. The processing of your personal data serves the purpose of customer acquisition, customer care and contact maintenance as well as efficient communication. The basis for data processing is in accordance with GDPR, which permits data processing on the basis of a legitimate interest. If, following the trade fair event, contract negotiations or a contract is concluded between you and us, we may further process the personal data already received from you in accordance with GDPR guidelines, which permits data processing to fulfil a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Within the Power Warehouse Ltd., employees responsible for customer care are recipients of your personal data. Your personal data will be processed on our behalf by external service providers on the basis of order processing contracts in accordance with GDPR. In these cases, we have concluded the data protection contracts required with these service providers and ensure that the processing of personal data is carried out in compliance with the provisions of the GDPR. The categories of recipients in this respect are the providers of CRM software as well as the providers of other software necessary for customer service.