Data protection

Data protection

We are delighted you are visiting our home page and thank you for your interest in our company. Protecting your personal data is something we take very seriously and we want to ensure you feel secure and at ease when visiting our website. That is why we comply with the applicable legal provisions for protecting personal data and for data security. We want to boost confidence in our services and so we openly disclose our approach to handling personal data.

Handling personal data

Personal data involves any information about personal or material circumstances for a particular person or an identifiable individual. We only collect, handle or use personal data from you, if you use the WM GROUP GmbH internet service offering (e.g. contact form) and specify data required for processing your request. This means that you are in a position to decide for yourself what data you transmit to us. In addition, you are aware of the content and extent of your personal data.

Newsletter
If you would like to receive our newsletter (LB Plus), we require a valid email address from you along with information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that its owner has agreed to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. This data is only used for sending out the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties. You can revoke your permission to store the data, the email address or its use for sending the newsletter at any time. This cancellation can be done via a link in the newsletters themselves, in the registration area or by submitting a message using our contact form.

Usage data for the website
As a matter of principle you can access our web pages without providing any personal details. We use “cookies” on our websites to obtain information about your browsing behaviour. For each internet file request the following access data is stored:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the description of the web browser being used or the operating system used,
  • the name of the requested file,
  • the page from which the file request was made,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the volume of data transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)

This saved data is used exclusively for technical or statistical purposes; to identify trends, to generate statistics and to improve our online offering. This usage data is not linked with personal data and is deleted after a maximum period of 1 month.

Privacy statement for using Piwik
Our website uses the Piwik analysis application. This is open source software for the statistical analysis of online access. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our internet service is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. You can adjust your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies, however, if you do this, we should point out that you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of this website. To disable this functionality completely, please scroll to the end of this page and uncheck the box for collecting your data for analysis.

Security
The WM GROUP GmbH treats any data you provide in strict confidence and protects the interests of its users. Personal data will not be sold or passed on to third parties. We endeavour to use all reasonable means to protect our databases against unauthorised access, data loss, misuse or forgery.

Links to other internet offerings
Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the data protection strategies or content of these other websites.

Use of contact data on the website
It is prohibited for third parties to use the contact data or other similar details published as part of the legal notice, such as postal address, telephone and fax number or email address for the purpose of sending information which has not explicitly been requested. We reserve the right to take legal action against anyone violating this prohibition by sending so-called spam mail.

Questions and information about stored data
In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz: BDSG] (Section 34) you can demand information about what data we have stored about you. This information is free of charge. You have the right to complete your data, to modify or correct inaccurate information. In order to prevent such information being obtained by third parties, it must be requested in writing via:

An den Datenschutzbeauftragten [data protection officer]
WM GROUP GmbH
Schlavenhorst 88a
46395 Bocholt
Germany

 

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