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Provider Identification

Registered Office

HEAD acoustics GmbH
Ebertstraße 30a
D- 52134 Herzogenrath
Germany
Phone.: +49 2407 577-0
Fax: +49 2407 577-99
E-mail: info@head-acoustics.de

Management Representatives:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Genuit,
Dr.-Ing. Hans Wilhelm Gierlich,
Stephan Noth,
Dr.-Ing. Aulis Telle
District Court Aachen: HRB 3468
VAT Identification No.: DE 121734195
Responsible for content according to § 55 paragraph 2 RStV:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Genuit
Ebertstraße 30a
D- 52134 Herzogenrath
Germany

 

Privacy Policy

Dear Visitors,
Thank you for visiting our website. We want you to feel safe and comfortable. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. The following Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about how we handle the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

 

Controller

HEAD acoustics GmbH
Ebertstr. 30a
52134 Herzogenrath
info@head-acoustics.de

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests of the controller). The aforementioned reasons represent legitimate interests of the controller in processing data according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

Usage Data

In order to improve the quality and functionality of our websites and in the event of criminal prosecution, we store data concerning an individual’s access to our sites for statistical purposes. This data record consists of:

  • Specification of the URL of the requesting website,
  • Type of request, requested medium, transmission report,
  • Timestamp (date, time, time shift),
  • The amount of data transferred,
  • Access status (file transfer, file not found),
  • Information about the web browser / operating system / interface,
  • The IP address of the requesting computer, and
  • Username from HTTP authentication, if applicable.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests of the controller). The aforementioned reasons represent legitimate interests of the controller in processing data according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

 

Cookies

In order to create a better user experience, we use cookies. The use of cookies simplifies the use of the website for the user. Certain pages cannot be called up without the use of cookies or cannot be called up without error. These reasons also represent legitimate interests of the controller in processing data according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (the use of cookies for analytical purposes is covered in another point). Popular browsers offer the option of not allowing cookies to be set. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies, that cookies are allowed only in individual cases, that the acceptance of cookies is precluded, or that the automatic deletion of cookies is enabled upon closing of the browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all the features of this website without restrictions if you change your settings.

 

Whitepaper & Webinars/ Permission to contact you / Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to receive a whitepaper and webinars. For this we only need your e-mail address. You will only receive one e-mail containing the download link. You will receive no further e-mails. Your e-mail address will not be given to third parties. Your e-mail address will be deleted after the whitepaper has been sent. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has confirmed his e-mail address is the user’s consent, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

In case you have given us the permission to contact you, we will contact you via e-mail e.g. to ask for your interest in our products and services. Your e-mail address will not be given to third parties. Your e-mail address will be deleted after six months. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has confirmed his e-mail address is the user’s consent, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. For this we only need your email address. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter at a later date, this is possible via a simple unsubscribe email. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is the user’s consent, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.”

 

Analysis Programs

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting on your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser Plugin
Furthermore, you can prevent such collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Here, a so-called opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
For more information about how Google uses your data, see
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and
http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising and thus also serves the financing, customer-oriented use, adaptation and updating of the website.
IP anonymization is activated on this website in connection with the evaluation by Google analytics.

 

Your Rights as a User

  1. Right to confirmation
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
  2. Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to receive free information about the personal data stored about the data subject, including a copy of this information.
  3. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her.
  4. Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) (Art. 17 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to request that the personal data concerning the data subject be erased without delay, provided that one of the reasons stipulated by law applies and if processing is not required.
  5.  Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to request the restriction of processing, provided that one of the reasons stipulated by law applies.
  6. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to receive, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, personal data relating to the data subject that has been provided to the controller by the data subject and to transmit that data to another person without hindrance, provided that the processing is carried out with the consent of the data subject pursuant to Art 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or is based on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
    Furthermore, in exercising the data subject’s right to data transferability under Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the data subject’s personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as the rights and freedoms of others are not affected.
  7. Right to revoke consent regarding data protection (Art. 13 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time if the processing is based on Art. 6(1)( a) or Art. 9(2)(a), without affecting the legality of the processing that had already been carried out up to the point in time in which consent was withdrawn.
  8. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right, at any time, to object to the processing of personal data relating to the data subject as a result of their particular situation, pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. When personal data is processed in order to send direct mail, the data subject has the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning the data subject for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.
  9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Art. 22 GDPR)
    The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision
  1. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or
  2. is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  3. is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

 

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legally prescribed retention period. After such period expires, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if it is no longer required in order to fulfill the contract or to initiate the performance of a contract.

 

Storage of Additional Data

We store the following additional data for the following purposes: None
(The data will not be shared with third parties.)

 

External Content

Our website may also contain content from third parties (such as YouTube videos or videos from other providers, Google Maps, RSS feeds, etc.). The providers of such content set cookies on the user’s computer. This can be prevented by changing the appropriate settings of your browser, which, however, may mean that this content will not be displayed correctly.
In addition, many (third party) providers store the IP address of the users in order to be able to send the corresponding content to the user’s browser. We have no influence on third parties using the user’s IP address.

 

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

In case of a breach of data protection regulations every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. This is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is located. A list of the data protection officers can be found at https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

 

YouTube

For embedding videos we use YouTube LLC , 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When opening a page with embedded videos your IP address is being transferred to YouTube and Cookies are being saved on your computer. By playing the video, YouTube finds out about you seeing that particular video. In case you are logged in into your YouTube account, this information is also being assigned to your YouTube account (this may be prevented by logging out of YouTube before playing the video). We have no knowledge from and no influence on any further collection or usage of your data by YouTube. More information can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy under https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Once you agree, the app gets access to your microfone so that you are able to record audio, which can be analyzed by the app. This is the main function of the app. If you agree, the app also gets authorization to save the audio files on your device so that you are able to load it again later.
Your records will not be shared with us or third parties.

 

Your Rights as a User

  1. Right to confirmation
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
  2. Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to receive free information about the personal data stored about the data subject, including a copy of this information.
  3. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
    The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her.
  4. Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) (Art. 17 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to request that the personal data concerning the data subject be erased without delay, provided that one of the reasons stipulated by law applies and if processing is not required.
  5. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to request the restriction of processing, provided that one of the reasons stipulated by law applies.
  6. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to receive, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, personal data relating to the data subject that has been provided to the controller by the data subject and to transmit that data to another person without hindrance, provided that the processing is carried out with the consent of the data subject pursuant to Art 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or is based on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
    Furthermore, in exercising the data subject’s right to data transferability under Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the data subject’s personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as the rights and freedoms of others are not affected.
  7. Right to revoke consent regarding data protection (Art. 13 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time if the processing is based on Art. 6(1)( a) or Art. 9(2)(a), without affecting the legality of the processing that had already been carried out up to the point in time in which consent was withdrawn.
  8. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
    Each data subject has the right, at any time, to object to the processing of personal data relating to the data subject as a result of their particular situation, pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. When personal data is processed in order to send direct mail, the data subject has the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning the data subject for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.
  9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Art. 22 GDPR)
    The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision
  1.  is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or
  2.  is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  3.  is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

 

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legally prescribed retention period. After such period expires, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if it is no longer required in order to fulfill the contract or to initiate the performance of a contract.

 

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is responsible for our compliance with and the verification of our data protection obligations. The Data Protection Officer is at your disposal if you would like to receive further information concerning the topic of data protection.

Ralf Meschke
Datenschutz & Informationssicherheit Meschke
Am Haarberg 27
52080 Aachen
headacoustics@datenschutz-aachen.de