(Status: August 2021)
Thank you for your interest in our website www.dahmen-gmbh.com and in our company, products and services. At Dahmen Maschinen- u. Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG, we are aware of the importance of protecting your privacy when using our website. Therefore, compliance with the legal regulations on data protection is a matter of course for us. Furthermore, it is important to us that you, as a visitor to our website, always know when and how we collect and store your data and how we use it.
Below we inform you about the collection and other processing (e.g. storage, retrieval, modification, disclosure) of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behavior.
If we process personal data in the context of the use of our website or if we use service providers for individual functions, offers or services of our website with reference to data processing or if we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes, in particular which data is processed. Thereby, we also state the intended storage period or, in any case, the defined criteria for the storage period as well as the relevant legal basis for the respective processing.
Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other national data protection legislation of the Member States and other data protection provisions is:
Dahmen Maschinen- u. Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone +49 2404 94400
Fax +49 2404 94408
Contact details of the Data Protection Officer
The controller’s data protection officer can be contacted via
INTEGRITY Gesellschaft für Datenschutz, Geldwäscheprävention und Compliance mbH
Jülicher Str. 215
Telephone +49 241 4134 455 120
General information on data processing
What are personal data?
Personal data within the meaning of the GDPR include all information relating to the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (see Art. 4 (1) GDPR). Such information will regularly include not only a person’s name and (e-mail) address, for example, but also the IP address and any other information that could permit identification of that person.
Scope of the processing of personal data
We process the personal data of our users only insofar as this is required to maintain a functional website and present our content and services. We regularly process personal data of our users only with their consent. An exception may be made in cases in which it is not possible to obtain such consent for concrete reasons and the processing of the data is legally allowed.
Legal basis for processing personal data
Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR provides the legal basis for any request we may make for consent to process the personal data of data subjects.
Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR provides the legal basis for processing personal data for the performance of any contract to which a data subject is party. This will also apply to processing required prior to entering such a contract.
Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR provides the legal basis for processing required to comply with any legal obligations to which our Company is subject.
Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR provides the legal basis for processing personal data to protect the vital interests of a data subject or other natural person.
Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR provides the legal basis for processing personal data to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or any third party and the interests, fundamental rights or freedoms of a data subject do not override the interests of the former.
Erasure and duration of storage of data
The personal data of data subjects will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose for which they were initially stored no longer applies. Personal data may be stored for longer periods if provision for such storage has been made by European or national legislatures in Union regulations, laws or other regulatory requirements to which the controller is subject. Personal data will also be blocked or erased if a corresponding period of retention prescribed by such regulations, laws or legal requirements expires unless such data are required for the entry into or performance of a contract.
Availability of the website and creation of log files
Description and scope of data processing
Our system automatically records data and information from the computer system of every visitor to our Internet site.
This involves recording the following data:
- Date and time of access
- Browser type, version and language
- IP address of the user
- System used by the user
These data are stored in the log files of our system. We store IP addresses only in pseudonymized form. This is done by using a standard procedure that involves replacing the final three digits of the IP addresses stored in the log files by three digits selected at random. This makes it impossible to identify data subjects.
Legal basis for processing of data
Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR provides the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files.
Purpose of processing data
Temporary storage of IP addresses by the system is required to deliver the website to the computer of the user. As a result, the IP addresses of users must be stored for the duration of the respective session.
The purpose of storage in log files is to ensure the functionality of the website and support technical administration of the network infrastructure. In addition, such data enable us to enhance our website and maintain the security of our information technology systems. We also use these data to prepare and evaluate internal statistics. This involves no evaluation of data for marketing purposes.
We have a legitimate interest in processing data for such purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Duration of storage
Data are erased as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purposes for which they were initially collected. In the case of data collected to permit delivery of our website, this occurs when the respective session is ended. Exception: If there is a legal obligation to retain the data for a longer period.
Contact by e-mail and contact form
Description and scope of data processing
It is possible to contact us via the e-mail addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org as well as via our contact form. In case of contact via the provided e-mail addresses or our contact form, the transmitted personal data of the user will be stored.
If the user’s contact request serves the purpose of obtaining information about our products and services, the user’s data will be forwarded to the employee responsible for his request. No further transfer of the data to third parties will take place. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the user’s request and its response.
Legal basis for processing of data
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted via e-mail is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If the e-mail contact has the purpose of concluding a contract, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR provides a further legal basis for processing.
Duration of storage
Data are erased as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purposes for which they were initially collected. In the case of personal data transmitted via e-mail, this occurs when the respective conversation with the user is terminated. A conversation is considered to be terminated when circumstances make it possible to assume that the respective issue has been conclusively clarified.
Rights of data subjects
Right of access
You have the right to request that the controller confirm whether personal data that relate to you are processed by us.
If that should be the case, you can request information on the following from the controller:
- the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
- the categories of personal data processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are or have been disclosed;
- the contemplated duration of storage of your personal data or, if concrete information cannot be provided, the criteria for determination of the duration of storage;
- the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right to lodge complaints with a supervisory authority;
- all available information on the origin of personal data not obtained from the data subject;
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to receive information on whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you can require that we notify you of appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with any such transfer.
Right to rectification
You have the right to require that the controller rectify and/or complete your personal data if the data that are processed are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller must make such changes without undue delay.
Right to erasure
- Duty to erase
You have the right to require that the controller erase personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller must then erase such personal data without undue delay if one of the following grounds applies:
- The personal data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were originally collected or otherwise processed;
- You have withdrawn the consent to processing given pursuant to of Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal ground for such processing;
- You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for such processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR;
- Your personal data were processed unlawfully;
- Your personal data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
- Your personal data were collected in connection with an offer of information society services pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
- Information provided to third parties
If the controller has disclosed personal data concerning you and is obligated to erase such data pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers that are processing the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested erasure by such controllers of any links to or copy or replication of such personal data.
The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
- to comply with a legal obligation that requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or to exercise official authority vested in the controller;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of the public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of such processing; or
- to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
- Duty to erase
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to require that the controller restrict processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
- if you contest the accuracy of personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the respective personal data;
- if the processing is unlawful and you oppose erasure of the personal data and request restriction of their use instead;
- if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the personal data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; and
- if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data may, except as regards storage, be processed only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If processing has been restricted as described above, you will be notified by the controller before such restriction is lifted.
Right to information
If you have claimed the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data relating your person has been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this information is impossible or requires unreasonable effort.
You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data portability
You have right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have made available to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data were provided
- if processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
- processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another if technically feasible. This may not be allowed to adversely affect the freedoms and rights of others.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data required for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for reasons related to your particular situation based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This will also apply accordingly as regards profiling based on these provisions.
The controller will then cease to process personal data concerning you unless it is possible to demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or such processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
If personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your data for such marketing purposes at any time. This will apply accordingly to any profiling related to such direct marketing activities.
If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
You have right to withdraw your consent to having your personal data processed at any time. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent prior to withdrawal.
Automated individual decision-making, including Profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that legally affects you or entails effects that are of similar importance. This will not apply in the case of any decision that is
- necessary for the entry into or performance of a contract between you and the controller,
- permissible under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests or
- based on your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR unless Art. 9 (2) (a) or (g) GDPR applies and suitable measures have been taken to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
In the cases referred to in (i) and (iii) above, the controller must implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
Right to lodge complaints with a Supervisory Authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.
We make every effort to store your personal data in such a way that it is not accessible to third parties by taking all technical and organizational measures. When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator, this website uses TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.