1. Name and contact data of the person responsible for the processing of data
(herein after referred to as: ‘data controller’)
This data protection information applies to the processing of data by:
Manfred Meller, Karsten Scherret
EWIMA – European Writing Instrument Manufacturer´s Association
Fürther Str. 17A
2. Collection and storage of personal data, and nature and purpose of their use
When you visit our website, the browser you use on your computer automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. During this process, certain information is recorded without requiring any action from your part and stored until it is automatically deleted. The information, as mentioned afore, being recorded, is the following:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- time and date of access
- name and URL of the file retrieved
- accessing website (referrer URL)
- browser used
- and if applicable your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider
The above data are processed by us for the following purposes:
- to guarantee a smooth connection to the website
- to guarantee the usability of our website
- to evaluate system security and stability and for other administrative purposes
The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) sentence 1f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above purposes of data collection. We never use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out under Article 6 (1) sentence 1a of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent. Any personal data collected by us are automatically deleted after your request has been dealt with.
3. Data deletion and storage period
Your personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. In addition, data may be stored if this is provided for by the EU or national legislature in EU law regulations, statutes, or other provisions, to which the data controller is subject. The data are also blocked or deleted if a storage period laid down in the above legislation ends, unless there is a requirement of further storage of the data in order to enter into or perform a contract.
4. Transmission of data
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties for other than the following purposes:
- we only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given us your express consent to this under Article 6 (1) sentence 1a of the GDPR
- passing the data on is necessary under Article 6 (1) sentence 1f of the GDPR to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting protection in your data not being passed on
- there is a statutory duty to pass on data under Article 6 (1) sentence 1c of the GDPR, and this is permissible by law and under Article 6 (1) sentence 1 b of the GDPR it is necessary in order to perform a contract with you
5. Your rights as a data subject
You have the right, under Article 15 of the GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data where these are not collected from us, and on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on their details.
Under Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data concerning you stored by us.
In addition, under Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
Furthermore, under Article 18 of the GDPR, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data, where you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose their erasure and we no longer need the personal data, but you require them for the establishment, the exercise or the defense of legal claims, or you have objected to processing under Article 21 of the GDPR.
Also, under Article 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request those data to be transmitted to another controller.
Please note, under Article 7 (3) of the GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent to us at any time. As a result, we will no longer be permitted to continue the data processing that was based on this consent in the future.
In the end, under Article 77 of the GDPR, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You may normally apply to the supervisory authority in your usual place of abode or place of employment or at the seat of our partnership.
6. Right of objection
If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests under Article 6 (1) sentence 1f of the GDPR, under Article 21 of the GDPR you have the right to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data, in so far as there are grounds for this relating to your particular situation or the objection is against direct marketing.
In the latter case you have a general right of objection which we will act on without your stating a special situation. If you wish to use your right of revocation or objection, please send an email to us.
7. Data security
In connection with your visit to our website, we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure in conjunction with the highest encryption level currently supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether a particular page of our website is encrypted from the closed key or padlock icon in the lower status bar of your browser window.
In addition, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological development.
8. Updating and amendment of this data protection statement
This data protection statement is currently valid and is dated July 2020.
As a result of the further development of our website and services offered through it, or on the basis of changed statutory or official requirements, it may be necessary to amend this data protection statement. You can access and print the current data protection statement at any time on our website.