Transparency, openness and trust form the core of our company’s philosophy. Data protection is a matter of trust, and your trust is a great concern for us. For this reason, we always ensure that the protection as well as the collection, processing and usage of your personal data conform to legal requirements.
Collection and processing of personal data
In principle, you can use Kilowatthandel AG’s website without entering your personal data. However, for certain services such as newsletter subscription will require the processing of personal data. These data will always be processed in accordance with a legal basis. Should there be no available legal basis that regulates the use of your personal data, we will always ask for personal consent before using your data.
Your personal data is processed in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as statutory regulations on data protection within Federal Republic of Germany. We are happy to inform you about the ways, extent and purpose of collecting and processing your personal data and explain your rights to you.
We use an extensive range of technical and organizational measures to maximize the protection of your personal data, but it must be noted that full security during data transfer is not guaranteed.
Name and address of the company responsible for processing your personal data
*‘Processing’ as defined by GDPR Art. 4 Section 2
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 1247 133
Contact information of our Data Protection Officer
Please do not hesitate to contact Kilowatthandel AG’s Data Protection Officer for inquiries and suggestions regarding data protection:
Telefone: +49 (0) 341 1247 132
Collection of general data and information
Through accessing our website, data will be automatically transmitted from your internet browser to our web server. This includes: (1) Date and time of access; (2) Referer (address of the previous website which contains a link to the current requested page); (3) Retrieved file; (4) Quantity of data sent; (5) Type and version of browser; (6) Operating system; (7) IP address; (8) Internet server provider of the system of access; (9) Other similar data and information against cyber attacks. These data are stored separately from the data that you have entered in order to use any of our services; they will not and cannot be traced to a specific person. The data is collected for the purposes below: (1) Correct delivery of the website’s content; (2) Lasting and satisfactory operation of our IT systems and our website’s technological structure; (3) Provision of required information for law enforcement authorities in the case of a cyber attack.
The collected data will be converted into statistics and deleted afterwards. Through meaningful statistical analyses we can improve the company’s data protection and security as well as offer a higher level of protection for processed data of our clients and website users.
Cookies are currently in use to allow for a wider range of internet services and to improve your experience of using our website. Cookies are small files stored on the internet browser of website users that permit the browser to recognize certain information between pages and different uses. You may prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or mobile devices by changing the relevant setting on your internet browser. However, please note that this would in turn limit the extent of functions that our website can offer.
The collected data will not be used to identify website users personally. The data is pseudonymized and will not be processed together with any personal data. You may object to immediate and future data collection and storage anytime.
Users of Kilowatthandel AG’s website may subscribe to our newsletter. In the following section we will explain the subscription and distribution process, statistical treatment as well as your right of objection. The personal data will be collected based on what you enter in the subscription form. The subscription works on a “double opt-in” procedure, in which you must verify your subscription to the newsletter in a separate email. This is a formal procedure which conforms to legal requirements. The times of your subscription and verification will be saved alongside your IP address.
Kilowatthandel AG’s newsletter is generated and distributed through the newsletter-distribution platform CleverReach.
The data collected from newsletter subscriptions is exclusively used for distributing our newsletters. You may unsubscribe to our newsletter anytime: please use our “Unsubscribe” link at the end of every newsletter. Your consent to the receipt of newsletters and statistical analyses are invalidated when you unsubscribe. No separate procedure is needed to revoke your consent.
Similarly you may revoke your consent to the storage of personal data given for distributing the newsletter.
Legal ground and appendices
Agreement to the distribution of E-mail addresses is based on GDPR Art. 6 Section 1 (a) and § 7 Section 2 Nr. 3 and Section 3 of UWG (Act Against Unfair Competition). The contracting of a distributor, data collection, analyses and record keeping of the subscription process are performed with legitimate interests mentioned under GDPR Art. 6 Section 1 (f).
In accordance with GDPR Art. 21, you may object to future processing of your personal data.
Contact data via website
Should you contact us via E-mail or the contact form on our website, the personal data that you entered will be automatically saved. The data which you have provided voluntarily will be used for processing or keeping contact. This data will not be disclosed or transferred to a third party.
Personal data deletion and file closure (routine procedures)
Kilowatthandel AG only processes and stores personal data until the purposes of data storage are achieved or so long as the retention of such data is required by law.
Should the purpose of storage become obsolete or should the legal retention period of personal data be expired, said data will be frozen or deleted routinely and in accordance with legal requirements.
Data protection for job applicants and during application process
Personal data of job applicants will be processed by Kilowatthandel AG in order to proceed with the application. Data processing may be performed electronically, e.g. via E-mail. Should the application process be successful, the personal data will be stored in accordance with corresponding legal basis for the purpose of establishing an employment relationship. Should there be no employment relationship established and should Kilowatthandel AG have no more legitimate interest with the applicant, all application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the application has been rejected.
Data protection regarding use of Facebook “plugins”
Facebook “plugins” (“Like” buttons) have been integrated into the website of Kilowatthandel AG. The operating company of the social network Facebook is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California (CA) 94025, United States of America.
Should you own a Facebook account but do not wish that Facebook receives information about our website via your access and links this visit with your account data, then you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
Rights of data subjects
In accordance with the GDPR, a data subject has the right
- to confirm whether the personal data in question should be processed. The data subject may claim his or her right to verification and speak to the company’s Data Protection Officer at all times.
- to request information. As a user of our internet services you have the right to request information about the data that we have saved about your person or your pseudonym. The requested information may be transferred electronically at your request.