Privacy Policy

Contents
1. Objectives and data controller
2. Basic information on data processing
3. Processing of personal data
4. Collection of access data
5. Cookies and reach measurement
6. Google Analytics
7. Facebook Social Plugins
8. Integration of third-party services and content
9. User rights and deletion
10. Changes to the Privacy Policy
11. Borlabs Cookie

1. Objectives and data controller

This Privacy Policy provides information about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing (e.g. collection, processing and use as well as obtaining consent) of personal data within our online offering and the associated websites, functions and content (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘Online Offering’ or ‘Website’). The Privacy Policy applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) used to provide the online offering.

The provider of the online offering and the data controller responsible for data protection is HSEQ Professional on- & offshore GmbH, owner: Guido Sanders, Apfelstrasse 74–76, 52525 Heinsberg (hereinafter referred to as ‘Provider’, ‘we’ or ‘us’). For contact options, please refer to our legal notice.

The term ‘user’ encompasses all customers and visitors of our online offering. The terminology used, such as ‘user’, is to be understood as gender-neutral.

The data protection officer of HSEQ Professional on- & offshore GmbH is provided by
exkulpa gmbh
Waldfeuchter Str. 266
52525 Heinsberg
Phone: 02542/993311
datenschutz@hseq-professional.com

2. Basic information on data processing

We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations following the principles of data minimisation and data avoidance. This means that users’ data will only be processed if a legal permission exists, particularly if the data is required to provide our contractual services and online services, or if consent has been given.

We take organisational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure compliance with data protection laws and to protect the data we process against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties.

If, within the scope of this privacy policy, content, tools or other means from other providers (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘third-party providers’) are used, and their stated headquarters are abroad, it is to be assumed that a data transfer to the countries of the third-party providers takes place. The transfer of data to third countries is based on a legal permission, user consent or special contractual clauses that ensure the legally required security of the data.

3. Processing of personal data

Personal data is processed for the following purposes based on legal permissions or user consent:
– Provision, execution, maintenance, optimisation and security of our services, service features and user features;
– Ensuring effective customer service and technical support.

We only transfer user data to third parties if necessary for billing purposes (e.g. to a payment service provider) or for other purposes if required to fulfil our contractual obligations to users (e.g. address notification to suppliers).

When contacting us (via contact form or email), the user’s details are stored to process the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise.
Personal data will be deleted if it has fulfilled its purpose and there are no retention obligations.

4. Collection of access data

We collect data about all access to the server on which this service is located (known as server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed webpage, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

We use the log data without assignment to the user or other profiling according to legal regulations solely for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of our online offering. However, we reserve the right to check the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

5. Cookies and reach measurement

Cookies are information transmitted by our web server or web servers of third parties to users’ web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Users are informed about the use of cookies within the scope of pseudonymous reach measurement in this Privacy Policy.

It is also possible to view this website without allowing cookies to be set. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computers, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browsers. Stored cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. Excluding cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offering.

It is possible to manage many online advertising cookies from companies through the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

6. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offering by users is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offering and the internet. Pseudonymous usage profiles of users can be created from the processed data.

We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that users’ IP addresses will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies via a corresponding setting of their browser software; users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offering, and from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information on Google’s use of data for advertising purposes, settings and opt-out options can be found on Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners (‘How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps’), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (‘Data use for advertising purposes’), http://www.google.com/settings/ads (‘Manage information that Google uses to show you ads’) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences (‘Determine what ads Google shows you’).

7. Facebook Social Plugins

Our online offering uses social plugins (‘plugins’) from the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (‘Facebook’). The plugins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (white ‘f’ on a blue tile, the terms ‘Like’, ‘Gefällt mir’ or a ‘thumbs up’ sign) or are marked with the addition ‘Facebook Social Plugin’. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user calls up a function of this online offering that contains such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated into the online offering. Usage profiles of users can be created from the data processed. We have no influence over the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and inform users according to our knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offering. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from their device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting users’ privacy, can be found in Facebook’s Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about them via this online offering and link it to their member data stored on Facebook, they must log out of Facebook and delete their cookies before using our online offering. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, meaning they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

8. Integration of third-party services and content

It may happen that content or services from third-party providers, such as city maps or fonts from other websites, are integrated within our online offering. The integration of content from third-party providers always requires that third-party providers see users’ IP addresses, since they could not send the content to users’ browsers without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for displaying this content. Furthermore, third-party content providers can set their own cookies and process users’ data for their own purposes. Usage profiles of users can be created from the data processed. We will use this content in a data-sparing and data-avoiding manner and select reliable third-party providers regarding data security.

The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, along with links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, the opt-out options:

– External fonts from Google, Inc., https://www.google.com/fonts (‘Google Fonts’). Google Fonts are integrated by accessing a Google server (typically in the USA). Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

– Maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

– Videos from the YouTube platform provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

9. User rights and deletion of data

Users have the right to request information free of charge about the personal data we have stored about them.
In addition, users have the right to correct inaccurate data, revoke consent, block and delete their personal data, and the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in a suspected case of unlawful data processing.

The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention obligations to prevent deletion.

10. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the Privacy Policy to adapt it to changed legal situations or in the event of changes to the service or data processing. However, this only applies concerning declarations on data processing. If user consent is required or parts of the Privacy Policy contain provisions of the contractual relationship with users, the changes will only be made with users’ consent.Users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the Privacy Policy.

Stand: June, 2024

11. Borlabs Cookie

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