Privacy Statement

We take the protection of personal data very seriously. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (BDSG) and the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Insofar as reference is made in this privacy Statement to the DSGVO, it is clarified that this will only apply from 25 May 2018. Before that, the legal basis is the BDSG.

 

Contact details of the Controller and DPO

Controller of the processing of your personal data is alga Nutzfahrzeug- und Baumaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Molkereistraße 2, 27419 Sittensen, Telefon: 04282-570, Telefax: 04282-57 207, Email: service(at)alga.de.

You can reach our data protection officer at the above-mentioned postal address, with the addition " To the Data Protection Officer " or at the e-mail address: datenschutz(at)alga.de. Our DPO will also be happy to hear your questions, suggestions or criticism regarding data protection.

 

Data processing for the provision of contractual services

You can contact us via our website and our contact data stored there to request information concerning our products, to request contractual services and to place orders concerning our products and vehicles. If you provide us with personal data this way or in another way with this purpose, we process your data for the answer of your requests, for the execution of the order/contract as well as for invoicing. We need your name, your address data and your e-mail address. These data are necessary to enter into a contract with us. If you also provide us with your telephone number, we will use it to clarify any contractual issues. Depending on the order/contract, we may require additional data; we will inform you on a case-by-case basis.

In the case of suppliers/service providers, we process the provided personal data to order and claim services and to pay for the services provided. For this we need the name, the address data as well as the account data. Depending on the service / contract, we may require additional data, which we then clarify on a case-by-case basis.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

Data processing for communication with you

In addition to the contract data, we process your communication data (address, telephone number, e-mail address) in order to be able to contact you. Personal data that you provide to us by e-mail or via the contact form on this website will only be processed for correspondence with you or only for the purpose for which you have made the data available to us.

For example, you can select vehicles on our website and request specific information using the associated contact form. You can also send further requests via the contact form. To answer your requests, we require at least your full name and e-mail address. If you provide us with your address data, we will use it to send you the information by post if requested. In addition, we have a free callback service on the website. For this we need at least your name and your telephone number. If you provide further data in the respective contact forms, these data are not required for the aforementioned purposes. However, we may use these data in the course of further contract negotiations.

The basis for this data processing is also Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

Data processing for job applications

You can send us applications for jobs and apprenticeships in our company group via our website and the contact details provided there. You can also use the contact form on our website for this purpose. If you provide us with personal data this way or in any other way with this purpose, we will process your data to review, process and respond to your application and, if applicable, to prepare your employment relationship.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 2 DSGVO, § 26 para. 1 BDSG (new) which permits the processing of data for deciding on the grounds for the establishment, the establishment and the performance of employment relationships.

 

Data processing for creditworthiness assessment

In order to prevent payment defaults, we may use your name and address data for a credit check in case purchase on account or direct debit is to be agreed as method of payment for a contract or for credit transactions. We use an external credit agency as processor for this purpose. Your data will be processed within the framework of the creditworthiness assessment on the basis of Art 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. b DSGVO or Art 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in protecting ourselves against the occurrence of payment defaults and to obtain creditworthiness information from an external credit agency for this purpose, as we provide considerable services in advance on rental agreements or credit transactions.

 

Newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we need your e-mail address and further information allowing us to verify you as the owner of the e-mail address provided, and that the consent to receive the newsletter was actually yours. For these purposes we will send a confirmation e-mail to the registered e-mail address containing a link (double opt-in), only after clicking this link the registration is completed. The purpose of this procedure is to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data. We do not collect any further data in this context. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested newsletter. If we use a processor to send the newsletter, we will of course comply with the applicable data protection laws.

If you subscribe, you agree that we will send you e-mails with product/service information, current price advantages and product/service offers of our company group on a regular basis. You can withdraw your consent to receive the e-mails at any time. A message in text form to the contact data (e-mail, fax, letter) mentioned under point 1 is sufficient.

The data will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent in the aforementioned data processing at any time. The legitimacy of the already performed data processing remains unaffected.

 

Data processing for advertising purposes

We use the provided address data to send you product/service information, current price advantages and product/service offers of our company group by post.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override. Our interest is the promotion and sale of our products and services.

In addition, we use your e-mail address for recommendations and information about our products and services of our company group by e-mail if you have already purchased products or services from us. You will receive these recommendations from us regardless of having subscribed to a newsletter. In this way we would like to provide you with information about other similar products and services that may be of interest to you based on your recent purchases/orders. Of course, we will strictly comply with legal requirements.

If you no longer wish to receive any recommendations on products or services or any advertising messages from us, you can object at any time. A message in text form to the contact data (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) mentioned under point 1 is sufficient.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override Our interest is economic and lies in the promotion and sale of our products and services.

 

Log files

Every time our website is accessed, usage data is transmitted through the respective internet browser and stored in log files, the so-called server log files. The data records stored in this way contain the following data: Date and time of access, name of the page accessed, IP address, referrer URL (originating URL from which you accessed the website), the amount of data transferred, as well as product and version information of the browser used and the operating system of your PC. The IP addresses of the users are deleted or made anonymous after the end of use. No evaluation or analysis of the data, except for statistical purposes and then only in anonymous form, take place. No personal "surf profiles" or similar are created or processed.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override. We are interested in ensuring data security on our website and in optimizing our website.

 

Cookies

We use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a visitor's computer and contain data about the respective user in order to give him access to various functions. We only use session cookies. A session cookie is temporarily stored on the computer you are using while navigating through the website. A session cookie is deleted as soon as you close your Internet browser or as soon as your session expires after a certain time. The storage of a cookie ensures that you do not have to repeatedly enter your personal settings and preferences each time you visit our website. This saves you time and makes the use of our website more comfortable for you. The cookie serves only the purpose of improving usability.

You can delete permanently installed cookies using your browser settings. Most browsers accept cookies automatically - so if you want to suppress the use of cookies, you may have to actively delete or block cookies or prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software. Please note, however, that if you refuse the use of cookies, you may still be able to visit our website, but some functions may be affected in their operation.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override. We are interested in improving the design and usability of our website.

 

Data processing for the fulfilment of legal obligations

In addition, we process your data to fulfil legal obligations (e.g. regulatory requirements, commercial and tax storage and proof obligations).

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. c DSGVO, which permits processing for the fulfilment of a legal obligation.

 

Categories of recipients of the personal data

Your contract and communication data will be forwarded to the responsible office and the responsible employees within our company group for answering your inquiries, for communication, for the execution of the order or for the fulfilment of contractual obligations. Companies of our company group in addition to us are alga Reifen GmbH & Co. KG, TBS Truck & Bus Service GmbH & Co.KG and HOGA Grundstücksankauf- und Verwaltungsges. mbH.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

In the case of job/apprenticeship applications, the applicant’s data will also be forwarded to the responsible office and the responsible employees within our company and, as far as the position concerns another company of our company group (us, alga Reifen GmbH & Co. KG, TBS Truck & Bus Service GmbH & Co.KG and HOGA Grundstücksankauf- und Verwaltungsges. mbH), to this company and the employees there.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 2 DSGVO, § 26 para. 1 BDSG (new) which permits the processing of data for deciding on the grounds for the establishment, the establishment and the performance of employment relationships.

Your personal data will only be passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties outside our company group if this is necessary for the purpose of contract processing or invoicing or if you have given your prior consent or if there is a legal basis or obligation for the transfer.

Insofar as we make use of the services of third parties to carry out our services, we process personal data according to the provisions of the GDPR. Service providers who support us in providing our services to you are hosting providers, e-mail service providers, IT service provider, credit agencies.

 

Duration of data storage

In principle, we delete your data as soon as it is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, unless temporary storage is still necessary. We store your data on the basis of legal proof and storage obligations, which result among other things from the German Commercial Code and the German Tax Code, according to which the storage periods are up to ten full years. In addition, we keep your data for the period during which claims can be asserted against our company (statutory limitation period of three or up to thirty years).

 

Data integrity

Your personal data is transmitted securely by encryption. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system. Furthermore, we protect our website and other systems using technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access, modification, distribution, destruction or loss of your data. Our security measures are constantly revised an improved in accordance with technical developments. However, we expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet has security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties, which applies in particular and above all to communication by e-mail.

 

Links to third-party sites

On our website you will find links to third-party sites. Responsible for data processing on those sites is the respective site operator there. The data processing of the respective site begins when you click on the respective link or follow the URL stored there.

For example, our website contains links to our Facebook page on the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The link can be recognized by the logo (black "f" in a grey square). The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of users' privacy, can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Furthermore, our site contains a link to a video hosted on YouTube, operated by Google Inc. located in San Bruno/California, USA. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing by YouTube/Google as well as the relevant rights can be found in Google's data protection information: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

In addition, our site contains links to Google Maps with a map with the location of our company. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing by Google Maps as well as the relevant rights can be found in Google's data protection information: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Finally, there is a link to our alga app in the Apple App Store, operated by Apple Inc, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of the data by Apple as well as the relevant rights can be found in Apple's privacy policy: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/de-ww/

 

Rights of the data subject

You have the right to request information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions.

You may also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and to have the data you provided received back and also transmitted in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

If you have given us your consent to process personal data for specific purposes, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing for reasons arising from your particular situation.

You also have the right to contact a data protection supervisory authority and lodge a complaint. The authority responsible for us is:

Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Klosterwall 6 (Block C), 20095 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 / 428 54 - 4040

Fax: 040 / 428 54 - 4000

E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de