For processing data within the context of our online system and making contact via contact forms and email newsletters
Version: July 3, 2020
For processing data within the context of our online system and making contact via contact forms and email newsletters
Version: July 3, 2020
Thank you for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is of paramount concern for us. We therefore want to inform you comprehensively about the information we collect on our websites, the purpose for which we use it, who we might make it available to and what rights you have (Art. 12 and 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).
Our personal privacy measures are guided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Regulation (EU) 2016/679), effective May 25, 2018, and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Should personal data be processed in a particular instance, we want to express which standard is used to justify the data processing through a simple parenthetical citation of a regulation.
Controller in terms of data protection law:
N120 W19129 Freistadt Road
Germantown, WI 53022
Personal data is the object of the data protection. Personal data, according to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), is all individual information about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. In addition, the GDPR defines “personal data” as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
Unless it is discernible in this document or due to other circumstances, we are not able to identify you.
We as well as our contractual partners protect your personal data against unauthorized access, loss, use or dissemination and ensure that your personal information is in a legally required, controlled, secure environment which prevents unauthorized accesses, loss or dissemination.
Where data is processed on our behalf, we work only with order processors who offer a sufficient guarantee that suitable technical and organizational measures to ensure their data processing complies with Art. 28 GDPR have been enacted and your legal rights are fully protected.
If we contract with one or more partners to determine the purpose and means of the processing, we undertake joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. To this end, we specify jointly in an agreement which contractual partner undertakes which responsibility pursuant to the GDPR.
Technical and organizational measures have been undertaken in our company to ensure that our company observes the legal requirements of the BDSG and the GDPR and to protect your data against damage, destruction, distortion, manipulation and unauthorized access.
To avoid unnecessary amounts of data, we process and use your personal data only to the extent this is required within the scope of our range of services.
You can, without charge and without giving reasons, obtain access to information about whether your personal data is processed. Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR and § 34 BDSG, you have right of access to this personal data and to have further information on the processing of your data stored with us.
As part of your legal rights under Art.16 and 17 GDPR and § 35 BDSG, you can have your data which is stored with us locked, rectified or erased.
Your personal data is erased if no legal retention requirements stand in the way and you request erasure in writing or text form.
Furthermore, you have the right to have incomplete data completed and to demand the restriction of processing in the statutorily regulated cases of Art. 18 GDPR if the personal data is incorrect.
You also have a right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR if we have mentioned Art. 6 (1)(a) or (b) or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR in this policy as a basis of the data processing. When exercising the right to data portability, you have the right to demand that the personal data be transmitted directly from the controller of the data file to another controller of the data file if this is technically feasible.
Pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you also have the right to withdraw, at any time, the consent you once gave us. If you invoke this right, we may no longer process the data based on such consent, with future effect.
Generally, it is not required that you provide personal data to visit our website. Technically, however, the IP address transmitted from your system is necessary to transfer the data from our website to you. Beyond the freely accessible area of our website—in the context of your registration, for example—we may need your personal data in order to be able to personally respond to you.
We need a legal basis to process your data. Art. 6 GDPR presents a nonexclusive list of legal bases. Under Art. 6 GDPR, processing is permitted when:
When you visit our website, we receive your complete IP address from your computer. Only with this IP address are we able to transmit the data of our website to you so that the website displays for you (Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR). Beyond processing for transmission of the retrieved data, the full IP address is stored for only two (2) days in order to be in a position to initiate defensive measures against attacks on our IT, such as a block of IP addresses as well as possible criminal prosecution (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR).
We save the date and time of the page view and the page from which you have retrieved our website. We do not save other personal data, unless you log in.
If the programming of our website prompts your browser to load data from servers operated by third parties, we are not, as such, involved in these data transmissions. Our third-party providers have requested that we inform you of the following:
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; “Google“). Google Analytics employs the cookies described in our Cookie Guideline that facilitate an analysis of your use of our website and online services. The information generated on your use of these website and online offerings—including information on device events, such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser version, browser language, installed add-ins, screen resolution, device type, date and time of your query and referring URL—are transmitted on our behalf to a server of Google in the United States and stored indefinitely. We use Google Analytics only with the activated IP anonymization extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses transmitted to Google are truncated and processed in advance by Google on servers residing in the EU in order to exclude a direct reference to an individual through the IP address in the US. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the US and then truncated there.
We use this information to analyze visits to our website in order to compile reports about the website activities for us so that we better understand how our site is used and where we can improve it (Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR). Pseudonymous usage profiles can thereby be created from the processed data. Google will also transfer this information in some cases, when legally mandated or to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other Google data under any circumstances.
You can find additional information about data usage for promotional purposes by Google, settings and options to object on the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("Data usage by Google during your use of websites or apps of our partners"), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Data usage for promotional purposes"), http://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Manage information Google uses to display your advertisement") and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Determine which advertisement Google displays for you").
You have a right to object and you can prevent the installation and storage of the cookie for Google Analytics through a corresponding setting in your browser. You can find details for this under “Help” on your browser. In addition, you can prevent collection, for Google, of the data that is generated by the cookie and related to your use of the online offering as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in of Google available at the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your data when visiting our website in the future. With this browser plug-in, the collection and storage of data for Google Analytics can also be objected to at any time with future effect.
We also use Google Optimize. Google Optimize is a Google service (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google"). We use the Google Optimize service to enhance the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website by statistically evaluating a percentage of our users and their changes in use in response to new functions and content we introduce. Google Optimize is a sub-service of Google Analytics (see "Google Analytics" section). In addition, you can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website—your IP address in particular—as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link: www.tools.google.com.
As an AdWords customer, we also use "Google Conversion Tracking," an analysis service offered by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google"). Google AdWords uses it to set a cookie (“conversion cookie“) on your computer if you have reached our website through a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after thirty days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain of our sites and the cookie is still valid, we and Google can recognize that someone has clicked on the display and has then been directed to our website. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be used to identify you or your path on the Internet on different websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie serves to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. We consequently receive usage statistics about those users who reach our website through a Google ad and can thereby track how successful each of our promotional ads is and how suitable for you they have been for your search topic (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR).
As an AdWords customer, we learn the total number of users who have clicked on our display and been transferred to a site furnished with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not obtain any information that would permit users to be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse the setting of a required cookie for this—for example, through a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You have a right to object and can, for this purpose, prevent the installation of cookies for Google AdWords (at the domain “googleadservices.com”) through a setting in your browser so that cookies are blocked by the domain “googleadservices.com.” You can find details for this under “Help” on your browser. You can find the corresponding cookie names in our Cookie Guideline.
This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution offered by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Inland; "Google"), which marketers can use to manage website tags through an interface. The “Tag Manager” tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and collects no personal data. The tool only provides for the forwarding of data and triggering of other tags that, in some circumstances, can themselves collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If there has been a deactivation at the domain or cookie level, this remains in force for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.
You will find more detailed information about the collection and use of the data by Facebook and about your rights and options for protecting your privacy in this regard in the Facebook Data Policy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can manage privacy settings in your Facebook account. To do so, you must be logged in to Facebook.
Please click this link to prevent future data collection by Facebook within our website (the opt-out only functions in this browser and only for this domain) and to thereby exercise your right to object to this. This will set an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
We maintain a profile on the social media LinkedIn. Our social media presences, and consequently our profile on LinkedIn, are intended to ensure the broadest possible presence on the internet. When you visit our profile on LinkedIn, LinkedIn can generally analyze your user behavior.
We use "LinkedIn Lead Ads" for customer acquisition. LinkedIn Lead Ads are advertising placements on LinkedIn, in which LinkedIn uses forms to generate leads and functions, and content of the LinkedIn service can be integrated. In such advertising, defined information is requested in accordance with our current campaign or other measures. If you have a LinkedIn account, the advertisement can be prefilled with the information you have shared on LinkedIn.
With LinkedIn Lead Ads we offer you a function with which you can provide us your user information using your LinkedIn account. We use this functionality to be able to address you with relevant content and target group oriented. We have a legitimate interest for the use of LinkedIn Lead Ads, which is for marketing purposes in the context of initiating business. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If you are logged into your LinkedIn account and visit our profile on LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign this visit to your user account. This also applies to advertising on LinkedIn via LinkedIn Lead Ads. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or you do not have a LinkedIn account. In this case, data may be collected eg via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With this collected data LinkedIn can create user profiles with your preferences and interests. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you within and outside the social media presence. If you have a LinkedIn account, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are already or were logged in.
Please click this link to prevent future data collection by LinkedIn within our website (the opt-out only functions in this browser and only for this domain) and to thereby exercise your right to object to this. This will set an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
Please click this link to prevent future data collection by Crazy Egg within this website (the opt-out only functions in this browser and only for this domain) and to exercise your right to object. This will set an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
Our website uses the conversion tracking of Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). For this, Microsoft Bing Ads sets a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website through a Microsoft Bing ad. Microsoft Bing and we can recognize in this manner that someone has clicked on an ad, was redirected to our website and has reached a previously designated target page (conversion page). With this, we learn only the total number of users who have clicked on a Bing ad and were then redirected to the conversion page. No personal information on the identity of the user is communicated. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a required cookie for this—for example, through a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can find further information on data privacy and the cookies used at Microsoft Bing on the website of Microsoft (https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement).
Please click this link to prevent future data collection by Microsoft Bing Ads within this website (the opt-out only functions in this browser and only for this domain) and to exercise your right to object to this. This will save an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser you must click on this link again.
We configure AppDynamics in such a way that, in general, no personal data (no anonymized IP addresses as well) is collected and stored. For the review of performance-related vulnerabilities, WAGO only uses data which includes no personal data.
For online surveys, we employ the services of Netigate Deutschland GmbH (Untermainkai 27-28, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; "Netigate"). We have carefully chosen and engaged this supplier pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR.
Any participation in this survey is on a solely voluntary basis. Netigate processes and saves information provided by users solely for purposes of evaluating the survey on our behalf, provided that any requested personal data—such as name, email address, etc.—is anonymized, particularly without the IP addresses of users.
Thus, in the case of anonymous surveys, no information which permits conclusions about survey participants is saved. Only the date and time of your participation are saved.
Any personal information you divulge during the survey is understood as voluntary and is saved in accord with local law. Unless explicitly set forth in the survey description or you have granted your express consent, no personal data is transferred to third parties. If the survey also elicits personal information in excess of its purpose (e.g., name, address, company, etc.), we will indicate in the course of the survey that the additional information we collect and use is voluntarily given.
In other cases – including while the contractual relationship has not yet come into being – we store your data no longer than two years, or longer if the law requires this of us. You have a right to object, with future effect, regarding data transmitted to us through the questionnaire. You exercise your right of revocation through a communication to us.
In the case of surveys in which personal data is requested as essential elements of the survey, especially as with customer satisfaction and individualized surveys and questionnaires, the information listed therein is transmitted to us and stored because of our legitimate interests in speed as well as optimization of our online offering and customer service (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR). If you are already our customer or will be in the future, we may collect, save, modify and transmit the data for the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship without the need for your consent and for as long as the law permits us to do so (Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR).
In other cases—even while the contractual relationship has not yet come into being—we store your data no longer than two (2) years, or longer if the law requires this of us. You have a right to object, with future effect, regarding data transmitted to us through the questionnaire. You exercise your right to withdraw through a communication to us.
Further information on data protection is available here: https://www.netigate.net/de/impressum/#legal.
We make a chat function available on our website. Within the chat function, you can interact with a chatbot ("Cognigy.AI") as well as communicate with one of our employees via a live chat ("Userlike").
Cognigy.AI is a chatbot software of Cognigy GmbH, (Speditionstraße 1, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany). Userlike is a live chat software of Userlike UG (limited), (Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne, Germany). We have carefully chosen and engaged these suppliers pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. For this, we have entered into an additional processing agreement with both Cognigy GmbH and Userlike UG which specifies the object and duration of the processing, the type and purpose of the processing, the type of personal data, the categories of data subjects and the duties and rights of the controller (pursuant to Art. 28 (3) GDPR).
When you start a conversation via the chat function, a command is sent to Cognigy via Userlike, which initially makes you interact with the chatbot. In some cases it may be necessary to be redirect you to the live chat (e.g. due to the complexity of the request). If you are redirected to live chat, you will be informed in the chat window that you are now in live chat with one of our employees. To be able to answer your enquiry in the best possible way, the complete, previous communication with the chatbot is visible in the live chat.
Within the chat function, you can give for example the following information about yourself: first name, last name, email address. Depending on the course of the conversation (both with the chatbot and in the live chat), it may happen that you transmit further personal data in the chat. The type of this data hinges strongly on your query or the problem you describe.
However, this data might, by way of example, involve essentially the following types:
Your data is processed based on your consent or to carry out contractual and/or pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 (1) a), b) GDPR).
In addition, WAGO stores the date and time of the chatbot and live chat conversations (“chat conversations”) as well as the content of the chat conversations themselves ("chat transcript"). If the name or email address indicated are associated to a WAGO customer number, this number can be traced by the particular WAGO customer service representative during the live chat.
During the conversation with the chatbot, you can give your consent for the chat history to be forwarded to WAGO for further processing. This can be useful in cases where you make a specific request that cannot be answered by our chatbot and, for example, cannot be forwarded to the live chat (e.g. because you use the chat function outside of our business hours or no employee is immediately available). If the name or email address provided is assigned to a WAGO customer number, this can then be traced by a WAGO customer advisor after the chatbot conversation. We also process your data in these cases exclusively in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) and b) GDPR.
Details on the device you use (web browser, IP address) are also collected in the course of the chat function. This information is required for the chat function to work properly and so that the quality of the chat function can be monitored, your queries answered and statistics compiled.
The processing of all this data serves to provide you a speedy and efficient contact option and thus to improve our customer service.
In addition, you can access your chat conversations at a later time. In order to ensure that an authorized recipient is involved, it is required that you give your e-mail address. A confirmation code is sent to this email address afterwards, which you absolutely need to retrieve your chat conversations.
Should the chat function not be reachable, you can leave us a message. For this it is necessary that you supply the following information about yourself: names (incl. first and last name), address and your email address. In this case, your data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR).
Please note that it is only possible to retrieve your chat conversation within six (6) months after the completed conversation, because all chat conversations are automatically deleted after this time. We save your chat conversations for six months in order to spare you extensive explanations on the history of your query in some circumstances, to engage in continual quality control of our chat function and in order to be able to guarantee the security of our information technology systems.
We wish to develop our website optimally and, for this, collaborate with trbo GmbH (Leopoldstr. 41, 80802 Munich, Germany; "trbo"), whose tracking tools we use in order to manage and improve our online offerings. We implement these tools in order to quantify the use of our online offerings and the effectiveness of our online advertising. This helps us understand which pages are especially attractive to the users of our services, which products interest our customers most and which individual offerings we should provide for our respective website users.
The data collected and used in this context is always stored only under a pseudonym (e.g. a random identification number) and is not conflated with your personal data (e.g. name, address, account number, etc.). If and when trbo obtains access to the data, this occurs exclusively on our behalf and under our supervision. For this, we have entered into a contract with trbo for processing personal data on our behalf (pursuant to Art. 28 (3) GDPR).
Technically, we use the installed tracking tools, particularly so-called "cookies" and "web beacons," to collect the following information: which pages are visited, when, how often and in what order, which products are searched for, which links or offerings are clicked on and which orders are placed.
If you desire that we not collect and use information on your usage of the website in this manner, you can object to it at the following link (so-called. "opt out"): TRBO OPTOUT COOKIE. For this purpose, a corresponding opt-out cookie, which contains no data suitable for tracking but which merely makes it possible to recognize your objection to the data collection, is set on your computer so that this is no longer performed.
We use „Contentsquare“ a Contentsquare S.A.S. Web analysis service (5 boulevard de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France). The German branch is located at Implerstraße 25a, 81371 Munich, Germany.
In the event of your consent, the interaction data of your visit to our website is collected in anonymized form with the help of Contentsquare for marketing purposes and to optimize the user-friendliness of the website using cookies. The legal basis f is Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR.
Contentsquare uses the data and information to analyze visits to the website in order to compile reports about the website activities for us and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. This use is anonymized.
Contentsquare will also transfer this information in some cases, when legally mandated or to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Contentsquare.
By default, Contentsquare deletes all data, at the latest after 13 months.
If you prefer that we not collect and use information on your usage of the website in this manner, you may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. Alternatively, you can prevent the collection and processing of your data by the Contentsquare analysis tool at any time by making certain browser settings. You can find details on this in the help of your browser.
No online orders can be completed without your registration with your company data, with the result that no contracts can be entered into through the online system. If you wish to initially forego the online ordering option, prices and the like, we also offer you a registration with just email address and password. In addition, you can contact our sales team through other means of communication.
We will use the data you supply in the complete registration to verify your eligibility to purchase goods in accordance with our customer criteria. We will store the data and the time and result of the review in order to be able to permanently maintain the activation and perform any further review.
At login, your login data is compared with that in our database of stored access data. We only save failed logins in your user account to enable us to block the account after five successive failed logins to prevent unauthorized access attempts and protect you and us against attempted fraud (Art. 6 (1)(a), (b) and (f) GDPR).
When you place goods in the shopping cart or on the watch list, we understand this as a request to save this for you accordingly in our systems. We will store the noted goods and quantities in the account in order to fulfill your wish that they be stored and in order to be able to make the shopping cart or watch list available to you at the next login; in this way, we can offer you a simple option for ordering a variety of goods at the right time (Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR). The shopping cart remains stored until the order is placed, but for no longer than two (2) years after the last change. The watch and comparison lists also remain stored for a maximum of two (2) years after the last change, but are only relatable to your browser until you delete cookies or switch the browser or device.
If we display prices to you, we will use your data to identify individual prices, minimum order amounts and free delivery limits from our database that apply to you and make it possible for you to order on these terms (Art. 6 (1)(a) and (b) GDPR).
If we display prices to you, we will use your data to identify individual prices, minimum order amounts and free delivery limits from our database that apply to you and make it possible for you to order on these terms (Art. 6 (1)(a) and (b) GDPR).
Data needed for the delivery is queried as part of the ordering process (Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR). At first, this data is cached only briefly on our servers in order to make a multi-step sequence possible and then stored long-term only when you submit the order. In addition, we will also enter data into the database which you submit by fax or telephone and treat it like data from an online order. The data is stored for order and service processing, for displaying order tracking and a history in your account, for facilitating subsequent orders and for satisfying legal retention requirements (Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR).
To process the order (Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR), it may be necessary to share your personal data and data arising from the order with enterprises which we engage for contract processing. This may, for example, be a bank for payment processing or a logistics partner for shipment of the goods to you. Only necessary data is shared.
In addition, we use your name and address data to conduct a credit check manually, depending on the project. The credit check is not performed based on an automated individual decision of the shop system, but primarily on WAGO's behalf through Verband der Vereine Creditreform e. V. (Hellersbergstraße 12, 41460 Neuss, Germany) and in rare cases additionally through Bisnode Deutschland GmbH (Robert-Bosch-Straße 11, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany). These credit agencies will use your data to check whether you are already listed in the database of the credit agencies and whether existing data—on earlier payment defaults or ongoing contracts, for example—is ascribable to you. In this way, we receive information about your previous payment history and credit information. We use the information from the credit agencies solely to protect us against potential payment defaults, wherein our overriding legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR exists. We will, in any event, deliver to you upon prepayment, submission of a bank guaranty or credit insurance unless other reasons preclude delivery. We save the data we have received from the credit agencies for the duration of the business relationship in order to reduce queries with credit agencies.
We use data from the registration pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) and (f) GDPR. The credit agencies act based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with § 31 BDSG.
When the contact form is used, the information listed there is transmitted to us and stored because of our legitimate interests in speed as well as optimization of our online offering and customer service. We use the data exclusively for replying to your inquiry and, if the inquiry should relate to a contractual relationship or a contractual relationship arise therefrom, for initiating and handling the contractual relationship (Art. 6 (1)(a), (b) and (f) GDPR). If you are already our customer or will be in the future, we may collect, save, modify and transmit the data for the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship without the need for your consent and for as long as the law permits us to do so.
In other cases—including while the contractual relationship has not yet come into being—we store your data no longer than two (2) years, or longer if the law requires this of us. You have a right to object, with future effect, regarding data transmitted to us through the contact form. You exercise your right to withdraw through a communication to us.
If you have registered for our newsletter with your email address, we also use your email address beyond account management for our own advertising purposes, as defined in further detail during the newsletter registration, until you cancel the newsletter subscription (objection option; Art. 6 (1)(a) and (b) GDPR). Should no other advertising purposes be defined, our newsletter will only contain our company information about product highlights, new products, product updates and services as well as special offers and contests from WAGO, up-to-date WAGO corporate information and event dates. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to its receipt and the described processes.
The statistical inquiries also include the observation whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened, which links are clicked and whether the delivery of the emails was successful. In addition, the reading duration is recorded, this only occurring on a target group basis. Although, for technical reasons, this information can be matched to the individual newsletter recipients, it is neither our endeavor nor that of SC Networks/Evalanche to monitor individual users. Instead the analyses help us discern the reading habits of our users and to customize our content to them or send varying content commensurate with the interests of our users.
We use the so-called double opt-in process to document the newsletter consent and prevent misuse of your data. Through this process we ensure that the recipient would actually like to receive our newsletter. After the registration you receive an email in which you are asked for confirmation of your newsletter registration. We will not send our newsletter to you until after the reconfirmation.
The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to substantiate the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of both the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes in your stored data are similarly logged.
You can withdraw your consent to the receipt of our newsletter at any time. You can unsubscribe at the link in the newsletter or by sending a written notice to WAGO GmbH & Co. KG, Digital Department: Newsletter, Hansastraße 27, 32423 Minden, Germany. In case of a written notice, the cancellation is implemented with us within three (3) weeks of receipt.
The consents to the sending of email addresses occur based on Art. 6 (1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR and § 7 (2) no. 3 or (3) of the German Fair Trade Practices Act (UWG). Statistical inquiries and analyses and logging of the registration procedure are conducted based on our legitimate interests under Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our interest is directed towards the deployment of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests, such as direct advertising, among other things, and meets user expectations.
If we use your personal data for direct advertising, you may object to this at any time pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR by notifying us.
We offer you an application service in the form of a login area. You can register there and call up the application assistant, which will lead you through our application service. There you will have to give at least the following information about yourself: first name, last name, email address and user name. Other than that, you can supply all data about yourself that you feel is useful for the application.
When you submit an application or when we initiate a potential employment relationship, if applicable, we use your personal data to check the suitability of the application as well as to make personal contact with you (Art. 6 (1) (a) and ( b) GDPR). Should the advertised position be outside the European Union, we will forward your personal data, as needed, to the corresponding country outside the EU (Art. 49 (1) (b) GDPR, if no adequacy decision exists for the country pursuant to Art . 45 (3) GDPR or appropriate safeguards are in place pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR).
In the event that your application cannot be considered at the moment, you have the option to manage your application data in the login area. We store and use your login data, as well as the data you have given, in order to provide you access, and management and application options (Art. 6 (1) (a) and (b) GDPR). In addition, when you submit new applications, we use the data from your earlier application for comparison (Art. 6 (1) (a) and (b) GDPR). We initiate the erasure process six (6) months after your last login. This begins with a notice to you about the imminent erasure, for which we use your email address (Art. 6 (1) (a) and (b) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage and processing of your application data at any time with future effect and, in addition, manage each individual application in the login area.
If you do not wish to consent to our online application service, you are welcome to send us an application by email or on paper with the same prospects. We will review this application only once (Art. 6 (1) (a) and (b) GDPR).
If we enter into an employment relationship with you, we will migrate your data from the application to the personnel file and store it for the duration of the employment relationship plus any additional statutory retention periods (Art. 6 (1) (a), ( b) GDPR, § 26 (1) BDSG). Before execution of the employment contract, we will again inform you specifically of our use of data in the employment relationship.
2. Performance of management audit
We conduct management audits to check various leadership skills. For this purpose, we employ the services of the service provider Moldzio & Partner - Institute for Personnel Selection (Große Straße 21, 22926 Ahrensburg, Germany; “Moldzio & Partner”). We have carefully chosen and engaged this service provider pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. For this purpose, we have concluded a commissioned data processing agreement which specifies the subject matter and duration of the processing, the nature and purpose of the processing, the type of personal data, the categories of data subjects and the obligations and rights of the controller (pursuant to Art. 28 (3) GDPR).
As part of the selection process, it may be necessary to transmit all or parts of your application documents to Moldzio & Partner. This might be necessary to make the most accurate forecast as possible for the fit between the individual applicant and the vacant position.
The processing of your application documents by Moldzio & Partner is based on the verification of suitability and thus, for the initiation of a possible employment. The processing is carried out exclusively for diagnostic purposes. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
If the service provider Moldzio & Partner conduct a management audit, we will inform you in advance (in text form). Afterwards, you will receive an invitation to the management audit from Moldzio & Partner, or eventually from us, with further information about the audit process.
You may object to the processing of your personal data at any time. To do so, simply send an informal message to email@example.com .
Further information regarding the data protection regulations of Moldzio & Partner is available here: https://moldzio.com/datenschutz/ .
3. Recruiting through XING TalentManager and XING TalentpoolManager
a) You maintain a XING profile.
If you have a XING profile, we use the XING TalentManager (XTM) and XING TalentpoolManager (XTP) to discover and contact you at XING as a potential new employee. XTM and XTP are products of New Work SE (Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, “XING).
We can search for candidates on XING and manage applications and profiles from XING members for our recruiting purposes. Our recruiting manager (“Recruiter”) is the only person to use and access XTM.
Inside the XTM, several of our recruiters can work together and exchange or share information (correspondence, conversations, projects, notes, commentary, etc.). This us from approach applicants several times prevents or losing important information about applicants.
When you specify WAGO in your user profile as preferred employer, we additionally process your profile in XTP. With XTP, it is possible for us to create ”Talent Pools” and use them to manage interesting XING members and maintain contact with them for future searches. We are informed about the talent pool's relevant activities in XING and can use campaigns to easily keep in contact with candidates.
In XTM and XTP, we process all data disclosed by your XING profile, as well as additional information you might voluntarily relate in the context of a contact solicitation by our recruiter. We do not save or copy your XING profile at this stage; Instead, we create a link to your profile through a service offered by XING.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the profession and career network XING, and in actively searching for suitable candidates for our company and contacting the users. We also have a legitimate interest in recording your profile if you have entered WAGO as the desired employer.
We delete the link to your profile as soon as we determine that we would not contact you as potential candidate or as soon as you signal us that you have no interest in occupation in our company. If you delete your XING profile, your data is no longer visible in XTM or XTP; not even for us.
Further, you have the option of restricting the visibility of the data you entered in your XING profile. You can make the necessary settings under https://www.xing.com/settings/privacy .
If you would like to retrieve the data kept by XING, you call this up yourself in the settings area of your XING profile, or contact New Work SE, Data Protection Officer, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg.
b) You do not maintain a XING profile.
If you do not have your own XING profile, you are only admitted to the XTM and / or XTP XTP account if you have voluntarily granted us your consent to do so. When the application process is finished (rejected application), we will inform you about the possibility for recording in the XTM or XTP, including further information about data protection and revocation options in transparent form. The legal basis for this collection is Art. 6 ( 1) (a) GDPR.
Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data in both cases a) and b) at any time. To do so, just send a corresponding informal message to firstname.lastname@example.org . After receiving your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can verify compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of yourself and / or others, or the processing serves the assertion or exertion of, or defense against, legal claims.
Your data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR). To participate in the webinars, it is required that you give at least the following information about yourself: first name, last name and email address. The following information is additionally required: company name and headquarters (street, number, postal code and town).
The webinars are regularly recorded in order to provide them on our website for later retrieval. In order to avoid recording the real name of the participants, questions posed by participants during the seminar are not recorded. However, the orally repeated questions and the associated responses are recorded and provisioned for later access. However, the questions are reproduced orally only in anonymous form, disallowing any identification of the participants.
If you attend a webinar, you receive additional information on the event in a suitable manner with the registration for attendance and, where applicable, after the end of the webinar. This information might, for example, be an event reminder, the webinar recording or also customer satisfaction surveys on the webinar (Art. 6 (1)(b), (f) GDPR).
If, along with registering for a webinar, you have also registered for our newsletter, we will also use your email address beyond account management. However, this only applies to our own advertising purposes, which are described in detail in the newsletter registration, until you cancel your newsletter subscription (objection option, Art. 6 1(a) and (b) GDPR). The provisions in article V, “Collection, storage and utilization of usage data when visiting our website with registration and after log-in” and section 5 there, “Email newsletter and other direct advertising” apply accordingly.
If you wish to download information ("Downloads") via our website or via the WAGO Download Center, prior registration is required. For registration, both your personal data (title, first name, surname and e-mail address) and company data (company name, street/house number, postcode, town and country) are processed. This data is required to prevent unauthorized access attempts, to enable clear allocation, to carry out sanctions list checks and to protect us against fraud attempts (Art. 6 para. 1 a), c) and f) DSGVO). Furthermore, you have the possibility to share further - optional - information about yourself and/or your company with us.
In addition, your personal data will be collected, stored, processed and used by us in particular if, to the extent and for as long as this is necessary for the potential initiation, establishment, performance or termination of a contractual relationship. Thus, we may collect, store, modify and transmit the data for the purpose of establishing, implementing or terminating the contractual relationship without requiring your consent and as long as we are permitted to do so by law. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 b) DSGVO.
Thus, we use your personal data in particular for the following purposes:
Further collection, storage, processing and use of personal data will only take place if required or permitted by law, or if you have consented to it. We will inform you of the applicable legal basis at a separate point.
In other cases, i.e. also as long as the contractual relationship has not yet come into existence, we will store your data for no longer than two (2) years, or longer if the law requires us to do so.
In order to process the sanctions list check (Art. 6 para. 1 c) DSGVO), it may be necessary to pass on your personal data and data from the registration mask to companies that we use to carry out the sanctions list check. In these cases, we only work with service providers that we have contractually obligated to comply with data protection requirements or that are already obligated to comply with data protection requirements due to legal requirements. In both cases, only necessary data is passed on.
Within the scope of the download, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, the end device used as well as your IP address, the number of downloads per artefact and the time of the download are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their download behavior based on their download locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Personal evaluations do not take place. For example, we will not contact you on the basis of your personal download behavior - without corresponding consent or other legal basis.
We offer you free online project-planning software for the configuration of our products. You can register there to store your own projects and view finished projects again at a later time. There
The recorded data is used for self-initiated price inquiries and orders arising from the projects from the configurator and displayed with the created project documentation Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR) you will have to give at least the following information about yourself: last name, first name, email, company name, address (street address, number, postal code, town), country, password.
The recorded data is used for self-initiated price inquiries and orders arising from the projects from the configurator and displayed with the created project documentation (Art. 6 (1)(b) and (f) GDPR).
If you have additionally registered for our newsletter in Smart Designer, we will also use your email address for account management as well as for any price queries, project planning and orders pertaining to projects created with the configurator that you initiate. However, this only applies to our own advertising purposes, which are described in detail in the newsletter registration, until you cancel your newsletter subscription (objection option, Art. 6 1(a) and (b) GDPR). The provisions in article V, “Collection, storage and utilization of usage data when visiting our website with registration and after log-in” and section 5 there, “Email newsletter and other direct advertising” apply accordingly.
Who provides us the software and how can we contact the data privacy office at this provider?
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052, USA
(also "Microsoft" herein)
Data Protection at Microsoft
Chief Privacy Officer
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052, USA
Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited is the data privacy representative of Microsoft for the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
The data protection officer at Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited can be reached at the following address:
Microsoft Ireland Operations, Ltd.
One Microsoft Place
South County Business Park
Dublin 18, D18 P521, Ireland
For what purposes and on what legal grounds do we process your personal data? We process your personal data for easy and mutual collaboration when using the Office365 range of products from Microsoft.
The type and purpose of processing therefore consist of the provision of professional services in accordance with WAGO's volume license and all service agreements concluded between WAGO and Microsoft.
We process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests reside within the group of companies for internal administration purposes and in an appropriate relationship between the data subject and the controller. Should processing be authorized through a different legal basis, we will inform you of this separately at an appropriate place.
What personal data of yours do we process? Prior registration is required before the Office365 product range can be made available to you. At least the following data is required for this form of processing:
After you have registered, you also have the option to personally supply the following data within your profile:
In the course of the collaboration, we process personal data contained in emails, documents and other electronic data in the context of online services.
Depending on the specific use of the Office365 range of products, this can include:
From whom do we receive your data?
We process only the data we have received from you personally, or data we receive as a function provider within our group of companies (see https://www.wago.com/de/wago-gruppe/international).
In some cases we may receive your personal data from a representative of your organization, from your employer or from another third party as part of an existing or future partnership or customer relationship.
Who receives your personal data (internal and external functions)? Internal functions: Communication partners and holders of functional positions at WAGO
External functions: Please note here that on collaboration platforms in particular, it may be possible for third parties (such as members of other organizations) besides us, you and your organization to also obtain access to your personal data transferred during communication (e.g., via TEAMS). It cannot be ruled out that your transmitted personal data will be used by such third parties or passed on to other third parties.
We therefore refer you here to your own organization's internal data privacy rules and also to the rules of any third party involved in the collaboration.
In a non-member state of the EU, we transfer your personal data solely in consideration of the following appropriate or adequate safeguards:
Would there be any disadvantages for you if you do not provide us your data? If you do not provide us your data, we may not be able to render our contractually owed services.
Is automatic decision-making/profiling performed?
WAGO does not conduct any automatic decision-making or profiling when processing your personal data within the entire Office365 range of products.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks.
Normally, social networks such as Facebook can analyze every aspect of your user behavior when you visit their websites or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., “like” buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presences triggers numerous processing procedures relevant to data protection. In particular:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, under some circumstances your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have any account with the respective social media portal. In this case, your data is collected through cookies, for example, which were saved on your end device or through logging of your IP address.
The social media portal operator can then use such collected data to create user profiles based on your preferences and interests. In this way advertisements reflecting your interests can be displayed to you both on the respective social media presence and off it. If you have an account at the particular social network, these advertisements tailored to your interests can be displayed on all devices to which you are or were logged in.
Our appearances on social media are intended to provide us with the widest possible presence across the Internet. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The analysis process initiated by the social networks may be founded on different legal bases, which must then be disclosed by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent in terms of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR).
Controller and assertion of rights
When you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing procedures triggered by your visit. You are fundamentally entitled to exercise your rights (access, rectification, erasure, restrictions to processing, data portability and lodging a complaint) against us and/or the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., Facebook).
Nonetheless, please note that despite our joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have complete control over the data processing procedures employed by the social media portal. The options open to us are primarily subject to the respective provider's company policy.
Duration of storage
The data we collect directly via the social media presence will be erased from our systems as soon as any purpose for its storage lapses, you ask us to erase it or you withdraw your consent to the storage. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions—in particular, retention periods—remain unaffected.
Individual social networks
We do not use any automatically activated social plug-ins (e.g., iFrames) from social networks or platforms on our website. Our buttons on social networks or platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, XING, etc., serve only to point you to the respective provider's website. If you click these links, you will be routed to the website of the respective social network or platform. The data privacy information published by the supplier there is applicable. The respective provider is responsible for ensuring operation that is compliant with data protection requirements. In addition, we also have online presences in some of these social networks or platforms in order to inform users engaged there about our products and services and to communicate with them. The underlying promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Although WAGO has no access to this profile data processed by the platforms, by using these platforms, however, under some circumstances WAGO assumes shared responsibility under data privacy law.
For detailed information about the processing of your personal data and your options to object (opt-out), we refer you to the following information:
We maintain a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA).
We have entered into an agreement with Facebook on joint control over data processing (Controller Addendum). This agreement specifies which data processing procedures we and/or Facebook bear responsibility for when you visit our Facebook fan page. You can examine this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can independently customize your advertising preferences in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log on: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
You can find details in the Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Opt out at: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
We maintain a profile on Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company (One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland).
We maintain a profile on YouTube. The provider is YouTube LLC (901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) represented by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).
We maintain a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
We maintain a profile on XING. The provider is XING S, (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany).
Whistle-blowers who report unethical, illegal and irresponsible action are not denouncers. But please bear in mind that the information about yourself, your coworkers or any other aspect of business operations which you supply can result in decisions that affect other persons. Therefore, please only provide information which, to the best of your knowledge, you assume is correct. Even when you have no sanctions to expect, when you impart information in good faith, even when it afterwards turns out to be incorrect, the intentional supplying of false or misleading information is not tolerated.
When you report incidents through our whistle-blower system, we protect your personal data so that the reporting does not disadvantage you in any way.
When you supply personal data through the reporting form, we use it exclusively to investigate the reported incident in the framework of our whistle-blower system. Your personal data is processed based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest for the processing of your personal data lies in the efficient investigation of the incident reported by you.
Naturally, it may happen that you have to impart personal data within your report. The information may, for example, be within the subject area of your concern or within the circumstances of how knowledge of the incident was acquired. We likewise process this data for the efficient investigation of the incident reported by you.
If we forward personal data to individuals whose profession obligates them to secrecy (such as lawyers and auditors) or to other third parties who are bound to confidentiality by separate contract (e.g. detective agencies) for further clarification of the reported incident and so that any civil claims against the reported person can be asserted, this happens based on our legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR and so that legal obligations can be satisfied (Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR).
If in the case of criminally relevant acts of the reported person, we have to forward personal data to law enforcement agencies for purposes of criminal prosecution, this happens based on our legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR and so that legal obligations can be satisfied (Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR).
When you use the system uprightly, you have no detriments to fear. If the whistle-blower system is used improperly for the purpose of causing detriments to reported persons, we reserve the right to proceed against the whistle-blower. This occurs based on our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR to protect upright whistle-blowers and safeguard our whistle-blower system against improper use.
We store your data for different lengths of time depending on the required purpose of processing.
If no express storage period is indicated upon collection (for instance, as part of a declaration of consent), personal data is erased when it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of storage unless legal retention obligations (such as commercial and tax retention obligations) preclude erasure. We therefore normally process your data for the duration of the entire business relationship (from initiation, execution up to termination of a contract and to the end of any interest in information you may have).
In addition, we store your data in compliance with and within the framework of legal retention and documentation obligations, with applicable guarantee, warranty and limitation periods and, in the event of legal disputes, until the end of such disputes in which this data is required as evidence.
You can, at any time with future effect and without stating reasons, withdraw the consents you have given us to collect and use data without thereby affecting the lawfulness of the processing that occurred based on your consent up through the withdrawal. After withdrawal has occurred, WAGO may further process your personal data only if the processing is required because of another legal basis or statutory obligation. You can send your withdrawal to controllers or to the contact address indicated in the site notice. If technically possible, we will also make withdrawal options available to you in your account.
Confirmation and acknowledgment of the data privacy agreement is absolutely required to make use of our offering.
Please bear in mind that data protection regulations and handling on data privacy can change continually and the content of this data privacy statement must be conformed. If this should be the case, we will present changes in a transparent form for you. In addition, it is advisable to inform yourself about changes in the legal provisions and the practice of our company.
XII. Data protection officer
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