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We are delighted to have you visit our homepage. We put a very strong emphasis on privacy issues. Essentially, it is possible to use our Internet offer without providing any personal data, although such data might be processed if particular services are to be used via our website. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
Personal data such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of a person concerned will always be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with applicable state-specific privacy policies. We would like to use this privacy statement to inform visitors to our website about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we gather, use and process. Furthermore, the persons concerned are made aware of the rights granted to them via this privacy statement.
We have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website are protected as seamlessly as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transfers can still be a subject to security breaches, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. Hence, each person concerned is at liberty to also submit personal data to us through alternative means, such as by phone.

§ 1 Name and address of the data processing controller

Data processing controller, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, privacy laws and other stipulations regarding data protection applicable in the member states of the European Union:
vbe Kamm GmbH, represented by the director Nina Kamm
Am Erlengraben 2
D-76275 Ettlingen
Tel.: 07243 / 57 77 – 0

Data Protection Officer:
Arthur Palmer

§ 2 Cookies

Our websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are archived and stored on a computer system via a web browser. Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a series of characters by which websites and servers can be allocated to the actual web browser in which the cookie was stored. This makes it possible to distinguish the visited websites and servers or the individual browser used by a particular from other web browsers that contain different cookies. A certain web browser can be recognised and identified via its unique cookie ID.
By using cookies we can provide user-friendly services to the users of this website, what would not have been possible without using cookies.
The information and offers on our website can be optimised by means of cookies, with the user in mind. As previously stated, cookies allow us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to facilitate the use of our website by its users.
You can prevent uploading of cookies by our websites at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the used web browser, and thus permanently reject all cookies. Furthermore, you can delete previously sent cookies at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This functionality is offered by all common web browsers. If you deactivate usage of cookies in the web browser used, not all functions of our websites may be usable to their full extent.

§ 3 Collection of general data and information

Our website collects a series of general data and information each time a concerned person or an automated system requests such information. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following is collected: (1) type and version of the browser used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system was redirected to our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are directed to our website via an accessing system, (5) the date and time of the website access, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP-address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve as an emergency response in case of attacks against our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, we do not identify the person concerned. In fact, this information is used to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimise the content of our website and advertising for it, (3) guarantee continuous functionality of our information technology systems and technology of our website, as well as (4) provide the information to the law enforcement authorities that is necessary for prosecution in case of a cyber attack. Therefore, these anonymously collected data and information are used by us only for statistical purposes and to increase the privacy and data security in our company, what ultimately ensures an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data submitted by a person concerned.

§ 4 Contact option via the website

Based on statutory regulations, our website contains information that enable fast electronic contact as well as direct communication, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us via e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you submitted is automatically stored. Such personal data you have voluntarily submitted to us is stored for purposes of handling your case or to contact you. This personal data is not disclosed to third parties.

§ 5 Routine-based deletion and blocking of personal data

We only process and store your personal data for the period that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is intended by the European body issuing guidelines and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations, which we are subject to as the data processing controller.
In the event that the storage reason ceases to exists or a storage period stipulated by a body issuing guidelines and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is blocked or deleted routinely or in accordance with the statutory regulations.

§ 6 Your rights as the person concerned

You have the right to:
request disclosure of the information about handling of your personal data we process, pursuant to art. 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation. In particular, you can request disclosure of the processing purposes, the category of personal data collected, the categories of recipients to which your data was or is revealed, the scheduled storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction or objection to the processing, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if this was not collected by us, as well disclosure of the existence of an automated decision making, including profiling and, if applicable, information on their important details;
pursuant to art. 16 of the General Data Protection Regulation, immediately request the correction of personal data stored by us should they are incorrect or incomplete;
pursuant to art. 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation, the deletion of the personal data stored by us unless the processing is required to exercise the right to a free expression of opinion and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
pursuant to art. 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation, the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, you reject the deletion thereof and we no longer need the data, however, you need to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have filed an objection to the processing in accordance with art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation;
pursuant to art. 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation, maintain your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transmission thereof to another responsible party;
pursuant to art. 7, par. 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation, withdraw, at any time, your consent granted to us previously. This results in the fact that we may no longer continue processing of the data this consent in related to, and
complain to a supervisory authority, in accordance with art. 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

§ 7 Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of justified interests, pursuant to art. 6, par. 1, p. 1, letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to file an objection to the processing of your personal data according to art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation if this action is justified by valid reasons arising from your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, you only need to inform us about it in an e-mail sent to

§ 8 Data protection in case of job applications and in the job application process

We collect and process the personal data of job applicants for the purpose of handling the job application process. The data can also be processed electronically. This is particularly the case when a job applicant submits corresponding job application documents electronically, for instance via e-mail. If we conclude an employment contract with a job applicant, the submitted data is stored for the purpose of employment requirements that take into account all applicable statutory regulations. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the job applicant, the job application documents are automatically deleted two months after the rejection decision has been announced, provided that a deletion does not oppose other justified interests on our part. Another justified interest in this context is, for instance a burden of proof in proceedings according to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

§ 9 Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I, letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation serves as legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain a consent for a certain processing purpose. If it is necessary to process personal data to fulfill the contract, the contractual party of which is the person concerned, e.g., in processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods, rendering of another service or return service, the processing is based on art. 6 I, letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to implement pre-contractual measures, e.g., inquiries about our products or services. If our company is a subject to a legal obligation through which the processing of personal data is required, e.g., to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on art. 6 I, letter c of the General Data Protection Regulation. In rare cases, the processing of personal data can become necessary to protect essential interests of the person concerned or another natural person, e.g., when a visitor to our business would get injured and subsequently their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information has to be passed on to a physician, hospital or another third party. In such cases, the processing would be based on art. 6 I, letter d of the General Data Protection Regulation. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on art. 6 I, letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. Processing operations, which are not recognised by any of the aforementioned legal provisions, follow this legal foundation when the processing is necessary to protect a justified interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, basic rights and basic liberties of the person concerned do not predominate. Therefore, we are particularly allowed to perform such processing operations because they were specifically granted by the European legislator, based on an opinion that a justified interest could be assumed when the person concerned is a customer of the responsible party (recital 47, clause 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

§ 10 Justified interests

If the processing of personal data is based on article 6 I, letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation, our justified interest is for the execution of our business activity in favour of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

§ 11 Storage duration

The criterion for the duration of storing personal data is the respective statutory retention period. Upon expiry of the term, the corresponding data is routinely deleted unless it is necessary to fulfill or initiate a contract.

§ 12 Statutory or contractual regulations to provide personal data; necessity for the contract conclusion; obligation of the person concerned; potential consequences of the failure to provide

We would like to point out to you that the provision of personal data is partially stipulated by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it might be necessary that to conclude a contract you need to provide us with personal data that subsequently has to be processed by us. For example, you are obliged to provide us with personal data when we conclude a contract with you and failure to provide personal data results in our inability to conclude the contract with you.