1. Data protection at a glance
We are very pleased with your interest in our company. All of the corporations in the Berliner Glas Group (Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co., SwissOptic AG, Berliner Glas KG Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co., Berliner Glas Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co. KG Syrgenstein) respect your privacy. Data protection has a very high priority with us. We fully understand that you trust us to be responsible with the personal information that you have entrusted to us. This is why we pursue a policy that aims to protect your personal information.
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your per-sonal information when you visit our website. Personal data covers all of the data that can be used to personally identify you. Detailed information about the data protection subject can be found in our protection declaration listed under this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?
The website operator is responsible for collecting and processing data on this web-site. The contact details can be found in this website's imprint information.
How do we collect your data?
Your data that you tell us about is the data that will be collected. This might be the data that you enter in our contact form.
Other data is recorded by our IT system when you visit our website. This is specific technical data (e. g. your internet browser, operating system or the time that you called up the site). This data is recorded automatically the moment you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that we provide a flawless website. The rest of the data is used for analyzing your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain free-of-charge information at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and if you have any further questions about data protection. Furthermore, you also have a right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.
2. General and obligatory information
The operator of this site takes protecting your personal data very seriously. We will always treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
Different personal data will be collected whenever you use this website. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This data protection declara-tion explains which information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose it is collected.
Please note that data transfers over the internet (e. g. when communicating via email) might be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete data protection from be-ing accessed by third parties is not possible.
Information about the responsible entity
The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:
Berliner Glas Gruppe/Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co.
Waldkraiburger Str. 5
Tel: +49 30-609050
Email: info [at] berlinerglas.de
The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in conjunction with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, email addresses, etc.).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are only possible to implement with your express consent. You can revoke your existing consent at any time. Just send us an informal email message and this will be sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the withdrawal of consent.
Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority
In the case of data protection law violations, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer from the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection supervisors (in Germany since we are headquartered in Germany) as well as their contact data can be found by using the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Rights to data portability
You have the right to hand over data that we have processed, based on your con-sent, or in fulfillment of a contract to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you want to transfer data directly to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deleting
You have the right to be given free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and if you have any further questions about your personal data.
3. Data protection supervisor
Legally required data protection supervisor
We have appointed a data protection supervisor for our companies.
Contact: datenschutz [at] berlinerglas.de
4. Data collection on our website
Our website sometimes uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not adversely affect your computer nor do they contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer by your browser.
The majority of cookies used by us are so-called “session" cookies. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit to our site. Other cookies remain stored in your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site.
You can set up your browser so that you are informed about the cookie settings and so that it will only allow the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or generally ex-clude them as well as activating the automatic cookie deletion process when closing the browser. Disabling cookies might well restrict this website's functionality.
The storing of cookies that are needed to implement the electronic communications process or to provide certain functions that you want to use (e. g. shopping cart function) is based on the General Data Protection Act, Art. 6, Para. 1, etc.. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies in order to ensure technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this data privacy declaration.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, then your details entered in the inquiry form, including the contact details that you entered, will be stored in order to process your inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. This data will always remain within the Berliner Glas Group and we will never share it without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form is based exclusively on your consent (General Data Protection Act, Art. 6 Para. 1, etc.). You can revoke this consent at any time. Just send us an informal email message and this will be sufficient. The legality of the data processing procedure carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the withdrawal of consent.
The data that you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or if the reason for the data storage lapses (e. g. after completing the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
Passing data on
The personal information provided to us will only be passed on to other locations within the Berliner Glas Group of companies, provided that this is necessary with regard to internal cooperation or for the processing of your inquiries.
You can revoke your existing data processing consent at any time. Just send us an informal email message and this will be sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the withdrawal of consent.
We collect and process the personal data of applicants so that we can process their applications. This processing can also be realized electronically.
This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents to us electronically, i. e. via email or via a web form from our website.
If a contract of employment results from the application, then the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.
If the application does not result in a contract of employment, then the application documents will be deleted six months after the job placement has been finalized, provided that deletion does not prejudice any other legitimate interests of the processing entity. Another legitimate interest in this sense could be the burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act. The data can also be stored longer with the approval of the applicant.
5. Newsletter / Info-Service
Newsletter data / Info-Service data
Users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's Info-Service / newsletter on our website. The personal data that will be transferred to the processing entity when the newsletter is ordered will be taken from the input screen used for this purpose.
The Berliner Glas Group will inform its customers and business partners about com-pany news at irregular intervals through their Info-Service / newsletter. Our compa-ny's Info-Service / newsletter can only be received by the relevant person if (1) the relevant person provides a valid email address and (2) if the relevant person has registered to receive the Info-Service / newsletter. For legal reasons, an initial confirmation email using the double-opt-in procedure will be sent to the email address registered by the relevant person for receiving the Info-Service / newsletter. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address is the same relevant person who authorized receipt of the Info-Service / newsletter.
When registering for the Info-Service / newsletter, we also store the IP address as-signed by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the relevant person at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. Collecting this data is necessary in order to retrace any (possible) misuse of the relevant person's email address at a later date and it also serves as a legal safeguard for the processing entity.
The personal data collected as part of the registration process for the Info-Service / newsletter will be used solely for sending out our Info-Service / newsletter. Further-more, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by email, as far as this is nec-essary for the operation of the Info-Service / newsletter service or a related registra-tion, in the event that changes will be made with regard to the provision of the Info-Service / newsletter service or if changes will be made to the technical conditions. No personal data collected as part of the Info-Service / newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. The relevant person may terminate their subscription to our Info-Service / newsletter at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data that the relevant person has given us for sending out the Info-Service / newsletter can be revoked at any time. The appropriate link to be used for the purpose of revoking the consent can be found in every Info-Service / newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to deregister from being sent the Info-Service / newsletter any time directly from the responsible entity's website or else you can inform the responsible entity in a different way.
Info-Service / newsletter tracking
The Berliner Glas Group's Info-Service / newsletter might contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent out in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be realized. By using the embedded tracking pixel, the Berliner Glas Group can detect whether and when an email was opened by the relevant person and which links in the email were accessed by the relevant person.
Personal data collected through the use of tracking pixels contained in the Info-Service / newsletter will be stored and evaluated by the responsible entity in order to optimize the sending out of the Info-Service / newsletter and the content of future Info-Service / newsletters in order to better adapt them to the interests of the relevant person. This personal data will never be passed on to a third party. The relevant per-sons are entitled to revoke the declaration of consent made via the double-opt-in procedure at any time. Their personal data will be deleted by the responsible entity after revocation. The Berliner Glas Group will also view a revocation as automatic deregistration from receiving the Info-Service / newsletter.
6. Plugins and Tools
This website also uses the "Google Analytics" service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users' website usage. This service uses "cookies" - which are text files stored in your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This website uses IP anonymization. The user's IP address is shortened within the EU member states and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference to your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement that website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website usage and activity and to provide services related to internet usage.
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies in your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all of the features of this website without any restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and being used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the relevant plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You will find more information about data usage by Google Inc. here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.