privacy policy

We are happy to see that you are interested in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Your personal data is treated confidentially and in accordance with all legal regulations. The following content informs you thoroughly about how we handle your personal data.

1. SSL Protocols
This website uses SSL protocols in order to guarantee a secure webspace and to allow for a secure transmission of confidential or sensitive content when you send us, the service provider of this website, any inquiries. You can tell that our connection is secure since the address bar of your browser displays “https://” instead of “http://” and there is a small lock symbol next to the address.

The activation of SSL protocols allows you to send us data while preventing third parties from accessing this data.

2. Access Data and Server Log Files
You can visit our website anytime without providing any information on who you are. However, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file each time you access our website. This server log file documents the accessing of our website, and it documents the following information (access data): name of the requested file, date and time of the request, amount of data transmitted, and provider making the request.

This access data is only evaluated to assure the smooth operation of our website and to improve our online presence. However, this data does not enable us to identify any person.

3. Data Collection and Processing for the Execution of Contract Agreements
We gather personal data every time you contact us using email or one of our contact forms, when you place an order with us, or when you create a customer account with us. The necessary forms to do each of the above reveal which data is being gathered. The data you are providing is used to execute our contract agreements and to work on your inquiries. After having completed our contractual obligations or after you have deleted your customer account, your data will not be used any longer. However, tax and trade laws require us to store your data for a certain amount of time. Once this storage period is over, your data is deleted unless you have allowed us the continued use of your date or unless we are legally permitted to continue using certain data. If the latter is the case, you will be informed about it in this document. Please note that you can delete your customer account at any time by contacting us as stated in section 9 or by using the dedicated feature in your customer account.

4. Data Transmission
In order to fulfill our contractual obligations, we will send your data to the commissioned shipping company. However, we will only share data that is necessary for the successful shipment. Moreover, we will share your payment information with the bank or payment service provider that is responsible for the processing of your payment and that you selected during the process of placing an order with us.

Circulating your Data to Shipping Companies

If you explicitly permit us to do so, we will share your phone number and email address with the commissioned shipping company so that they may be able to contact you in order to either announce or make arrangements for the delivery of your order. This practice is in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You may revoke your consent to this business practice at any time by sending us a message. After we have received said message, we will delete all data that was provided for the purpose stated above unless you have allowed us the continued use of your data or unless we are legally permitted to continue using the data. If the latter is the case, you will be informed about it in this document.

5. Email Newsletter and Advertisement via Mail
Advertisement via Email without Registration for our Newsletter and your Rights

If we have your email address from a previous sale to you and if you have not explicitly objected, we may regularly send you advertisements concerning similar products via email. We may do so as a balancing of interests permits us to inform our customers about business opportunities.

You may revoke your implicit consent by either contacting us as stated in section 9 of this document, or you can click on the provided link in the emails you receive without incurring any top-up fees.

Advertisement via Mail and your Rights

In addition, we may use your first and last name, your job title / business branch / company name, and your mailing address for advertising purposes such as sending you interesting information on our products. We may do so as a balancing of interests permits us to inform our customers about business opportunities.

You may revoke your implicit consent by contacting us as stated in section 9 of this document.

6. Data Protection for Applicants and throughout the Hiring Process
The responsible person gathers and processes the necessary personal data for the hiring process. The processing of personal data may happen electronically. This is especially the case if an applicant submits their application electronically, for instance via email or using the application form on the website. If an applicant is hired, their data may be circulated to other employees and systems necessary for the smooth running of the human resources department. Throughout this process, all legal regulations are paid attention to and will not be infringed. However, in the unfortunate event that an applicant cannot be hired, their application will be saved and stored for two months. After this period all data is automatically deleted unless the storage of this data is required to meet other legal obligations such as the obligation to keep records under the German General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).

7. Google Maps
This website uses the application Google Maps to generate a map of Embro GmbH’s site. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you give your consent for the collection, processing, and use of your data by Google, its representatives, and their third-party service providers. Your data may be collected automatically or by means of your interaction with this website.

The detailed terms and conditions for Google Maps can be found directly at Google.

8. Cookies and Web Analytics
In order to steadily improve the user experience for our website, to show you just the right products, or to do market research we use so-called cookies on our website. After careful consideration and a balancing of interests, we have come to the conclusion that this is the best way to optimize the presentation of our products and services. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your device. Some of the cookies that we use (session cookies) are being deleted as soon as you close your browser. There are also other cookies that we use, namely so-called persistent cookies. These cookies are saved on your device, and they help us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website. If you look at the cookie settings of your browser, you can check for how long these cookies are saved. You may change the cookie settings of your browser in order to be better informed about the use of cookies, and you may accept or completely deny the use of certain cookies on your device. However, please note that these changes in the setting may prevent you from accessing all of our website’s functionalities.

Borlabs Cookie
This website uses Borlabs Cookie. This cookie is necessary for using this website as it saves your cookie settings. However, Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data. The Borlabs cookie saves your initial cookie settings. If you want to change these settings, you simply delete the cookie in your browser. As soon as you visit our website again or as soon as you reload our website, you will be asked for your preferred cookie settings.

Cookie Preference

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analyses
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics for website analyses. Website analysis is a service of Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.de).This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests within the framework of a balancing of interests in displaying our offer in an optimal manner pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow analysis of the use of the website by you, such as cookies.

Google will use the information obtained from cookies on our behalf to evaluate the use of our websites, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to the use of the website and the internet. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

• browser type/version,
• operating system in use,
• referrer URL (the previously visited page),
• host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
• time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Further information can be found in Google Analytics’ data privacy statement. By activating IP anonymisation on this website the IP address will be shortened before any transmission within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. As a matter of principle, the anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with any other Google data. After the purpose ceases to exist, and at the end of our use of Google Analytics the data collected for these purposes will be deleted.

Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here. In view of the agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established a reasonable level of data protection for the companies which are certified by the Privacy Shield.

You can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In addition, this website uses Google Signals. This is an extended function of Google Analytics that enables so-called “cross-device tracking”. This means that if your internet-enabled devices are linked to your Google account, Google may generate reports on usage habits (especially cross-device user numbers) even if you switch your terminal device. Google will use data for this purpose if you have activated the setting “personalised advertising” in your Google account.

This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests within the framework of a balancing of interests in displaying our offer in an optimal manner pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

We do not process any personal data, we only receive statistics based on Google Signals. You can deactivate the “personalised advertising” setting at any time in your Google account, thereby objecting to the collection by Google Signals.

Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager on our website. Google Tag Manager is a service of Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.de).

Google Tag Manager helps us to embed various codes and services into our website in an organised and simplified way. Google Tag Manager implements the tags or triggers the embedded tags. When a tag is triggered, Google may process information (including personal data). In these instances, it may be the case that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

In case of deactivation on domain or cookie level, it remains in effect for all tracking tags that were implemented using Google Tag Manager.

Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here. In view of the agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established a reasonable level of data protection for the companies which are certified by the Privacy Shield. You can find detailed information concerning Google’s data processing in Google’s data privacy statements.

Google Ads Remarketing
We advertise this website in the Google search results as well as on third-party websites through Google Ads. When you visit our website, the so-called remarketing cookie is set by Google, which automatically enables interest-relevant advertising by means of a pseudonymised cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visit. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests within the framework of a balancing of interests in marketing our website in an optimal manner pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. After the purpose ceases to exist, and at the end of our use of Google Ads Remarketing the data collected for these purposes will be deleted.

Any further processing will only take place if you have consented to Google linking your web and app browser history to your Google account and using information from your Google account to personalise advertisements you see on the web. If in this case you are logged in to Google during your visit of our website, Google will use your information in conjunction with Google Analytics data to create and define target audience lists for cross-device remarketing purposes. Google will temporarily link your personal data with Google Analytics data in order to form target groups.

Google Ads is a service of Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.de).

Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here. In view of the agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established a reasonable level of data protection for the companies which are certified by the Privacy Shield.

You can deactivate the remarketing cookie through this link (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). Further information concerning the setting of cookies is provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance (https://youradchoices.com/), where you also can make settings.

Google reCAPTCHA
Our website uses Google reCAPTCHA to check and prevent automated servers (“bots”) from accessing and interacting with our website. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. This service allows Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and from which IP address the reCAPTCHA input box has been used. In addition to your IP address, Google may collect other information necessary to provide and guarantee this service. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the prevention of unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or similar.

Google offers detailed information at https://policies.google.com/privacy concerning the general handling of your user data.

IP Anonymization
We use Google Analytics in combination with an IP anonymization tool. This tool makes sure that when Google sends your IP address to different countries within the European Union or the European Economic Area, your IP address is being shortened before it is sent to the United States of America. There may be exceptions though in which Google sends the entire IP address to a server in the U.S. where it is then shortened. Commissioned by Embro GmbH, Google uses this information in order to evaluate your usage of our website, to compile reports about website activity, and to perform other website and online services for us. The IP addresses gathered by Google Analytics will not be linked to any other Google data.

Browser Plugin
You may prevent the setting of cookies in your browser. This may lead to limited access to websites such as ours. Still, this enables you to prevent Google from gathering and processing data about your website usage including your IP address. One way of preventing the setting of cookies is the use of a browser plugin. If you follow the link below, you can download and install a browser plugin that does the job: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Objecting to the Collection of Data by Google Analytics
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be saved on your device. This cookie prevents the collection of data in future when you visit our website: Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find more detailed information on how Google Analytics handles user data by looking at Google’s data protection policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Demographics and Interests at Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics’ functionality “demographics and interests.”  This allows us to learn more about our users including their age, gender, and interests. This data originates from Google ads and other third-party service providers. However, it is not possible to link a person to a certain data set. You may deactivate this function at any time. You may prevent Google from collecting this data by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or as described under “Objecting to the Collection of Data by Google Analytics.”

9. Contact and Your Rights
You have a right to be informed free-of-charge about all your personal data that Embro GmbH has on record. You might also have a right to have your data corrected, transmitted, banned, or deleted.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or usage of your personal data at Embro GmbH, if you would like your data to be corrected, banned, or deleted, if you would like to revoke your consent for the use of your data by Embro GmbH, or if you would like to object to the use of your personal data, please directly contact datenschutz@embro-tech.com.