The data collected on this website are technically necessary for the functioning of the website. Each time information is accessed, we – and in some cases third parties – therefore store non-personally identifiable access data about this process in the form of log files (e.g., browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (shortened IP address) and time of the server request). These data are stored anonymously and cannot be assigned to specific persons. The processing of data is based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) in the correct and optimised display of the website.
As a matter of principle, we only process personal data insofar as this is necessary for providing a functional website and the content and services we offer. Among other things, we thus only collect personal data if you voluntarily provide them to us when registering for the newsletter, registering for one of our events/webinars or using the contact form. We use the data that you provided to us exclusively to send information for the indicated purpose – i.e., newsletters or information about the event in question. Under no circumstances will we pass on the data collected to third parties without your express consent. For more information, please also see the sections “EVACO newsletter” and “Contact forms / Contact Form 7 / Flamingo plugin”.
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Use of Google Analytics
The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:
- _ga (duration: 2 years): stores a randomly generated user ID that can be used to identify returning users and merge the data with data from previous visits
- _gid (duration: 24 hours): stores a randomly generated user ID that can be used to identify returning users and merge the data with data from previous visits
- _gat (duration: 1 minute): used to throttle the request rate
- _ga_ (duration: 2 years): used to maintain the session status
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. Any such transfer to a third country will be based on the standard contractual clauses. Google will use the information on our behalf for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. As such, we use this service for the purpose of analysing user behaviour on the website.
We will continue to use Google Analytics to analyse data from double-click cookies and Google Ads for statistical purposes. If you do not want your data to be used in this manner, you can deactivate this function via the Ads Preferences Manager (https://adssettings.google.com/notarget?hl=de).
Use of Google Ads
The information generated by these cookies may also be transmitted to a server in a third country. Among other places, Google may also process the data in the USA. Any such data processing in a third country will be based on the standard contractual clauses.
The following cookies may be used by Google Ads:
- test_cookie (duration: 15 minutes): used in part to test the functionality of placing the cookie
- IDE (duration: 13 months): used to recognise returning visitors and to present them with personalised advertisements
- _gcl_au (duration: 90 days): contains a randomly generated user ID for storing and tracking conversions
To disable this function, you also have the option of downloading certain browser plugins. These will stop the browser from accepting the corresponding cookies, which will then also not be stored. If you have a Google account, you also have the option of deactivating personalised advertising in the Google settings.
Registration via this website (newsletter, forms, etc.)
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered at www.evaco.de, which is divided into the EVACOletter and the Webinar Reminder, we require an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and offers.
We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that the newsletter is sent with your consent. In the course of this procedure, potential recipients agree to be added to a distribution list. Subsequently, users are given the opportunity to confirm their registration in a legally compliant manner by means of a confirmation email. The address will only be included in the distribution list if such confirmation is received.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and email address, as well as their use for sending the newsletter, at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Contact forms / Contact Form 7 / Flamingo plugin
Our website contains various subject-specific forms: for contacting us, submitting applications, registering for events or webinars, and booking training courses, among others. Certain content such as flyers, white papers, etc. is also only made available for download after registration.
Registration on our website is a prerequisite for participating in our events and processing your requests. We collect personal and business-related data via an input mask. The questions and the scope of the data fields in the contact forms will differ in line with the purpose.
The contact forms on this website use the WordPress plugins Contact Form 7 and Flamingo (open source software for WordPress). Flamingo stores the form entries (with the exception of attached files) on the website server. The Flamingo plugin stores data requested and transmitted via forms in the database on the web server. Contact Form 7 does not store any data, but transmits the completed contact form fields to us by email. If you send us enquiries via the contact form, the information you provided in the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry, as well as in the event of any follow-up enquiries. These data are processed in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, provided that your enquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).
We exclusively require these data in order to be able to contact you and to provide you with the requested information. Subsequently, your data will not be processed further, unless you have agreed to receive additional information, primarily via email, when registering. The corresponding contact forms contain a separate note on data protection for this purpose. You may request the deletion of your data or the erasure of information at any time.
We process the data you have submitted to us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our companies, if applicable) and to carry out the application procedure (Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)). Within our company, your personal data will only be disclosed to those employees who are involved in the application process. In the event of a rejection, your data will be deleted after no more than 6 months. If the application is successful, we will store the data in your HR file. You have the right to obtain information about any of your personal data processed by us at any time. Furthermore, you have a right to the correction or deletion of your data or to the restriction of processing (Sections 15, 16, 17, 18 BDSG). You may object to the processing of these data at any time in writing (including via email) (Section 21 BDSG). However, please note that in the event of such an objection, we will no longer be able to process your application.
Encryption of emails sent with our forms: Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network by preventing the interception, manipulation and falsification of messages. TLS uses a symmetric encryption method to encrypt all data traffic between the sender and receiver.
Links to external websites / integration of plugins
If you click on these external links and thereby access these social networking sites, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the respective social networking site. In this case, user data may also be transmitted to a server in a third country. If you are logged in to the respective network with your personal user account while visiting such a website, the network will be able to assign your visit to this account. For more information on data processing and your rights in this regard, please refer to the terms and conditions of the respective network operator:
Videos are embedded on our website using the extended data protection mode. As a result, videos are not accessed via youtube.com, but via youtube-nocookie.com, which significantly reduces the amount of data processed. According to YouTube, the extended data protection mode prevents, among other things, playback of the video from being used to personalise your user experience on YouTube or for personalised advertisements.
Rights of data subjects
According to the GDPR, you have the following rights as a data subject:
- Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): you have the right to obtain information about any personal data stored about you, their source, the purposes for which they are processed, their recipients, and the duration for which they are stored.
- Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): if we have recorded any personal data relating to you incorrectly, you have the right to request that they be rectified.
- Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): you have the right to request the deletion of your data, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention periods or other legal obligations on our part. We will delete data stored by us or block them from being processed if they are no longer required for their intended purpose, and they are not subject to any statutory retention periods or other legal obligations on our part.
- Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 f. GDPR): you have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your data under the conditions specified in Art. 18 GDPR.
- Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): you have the right to request that your data collected by us be made available to another data controller, provided that this is technically feasible.
- Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): in the case of data processing based on the legal basis of legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), you have the right to object to the processing at any time.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority in the event that we have failed to comply with the provisions of data protection law.
Data controller within the meaning of Art. 4(7) GDPR:
Tel.: +49 203 709 002-0
Data protection officer
Tel.: +49 203 709 002-0
Last updated: 08 November 2022