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Our Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

I. Name and address of the responsible entity
The responsible entity as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection laws of member states and other data protection provisions is:
Patlite Europe GmbH
Graf-Landsberg-Str. 3 - 5
41460 Neuss Germany
Tel. no.: +49-2131-12557-30
Fax: +49-2131-12557-40
Data protection officer:
Christian Köhler
fly-tech IT GmbH & Co. KG
Winterbruckenweg 58
86316 Friedberg
Tel: +49-821-207111-42
Fax: +49-821-207111-10
II. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of its use.
1. Provision of the website
a. Description and scope of data processing
Whenever our website is called up, our system automatically records data and information about the computer system on the computer involved in the call-up.
The following data is collected at this time:
- Information on the browser type and version used
- The user’s internet service provider
- The user’s IP address
- Date and time of the access
- Websites from which the user’s system arrived at our website
The data is stored in our system's log files. This data is not stored with other personal data of the user.
b. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for this temporary storage of data and the log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 f. GDPR.
c. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the transmission of our website to the user’s browser. To this end, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Log files are stored to ensure the functionality of our website. The data is used on the one hand to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analysed for marketing purposes in this context.
For these purposes we have a justified interest in processing personal data according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
d. Storage period
DThe data is deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose they were collected for in the first place.
e. Objection and removal options
The data must be recorded to provide the website and the data must be stored in log files to operate the website. There is consequently no option for the user to object in this case.
2. Use of cookies
a. Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie may be saved on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a character string that enables the browser to clearly identify the browser when the website is repeatedly accessed.
Cookies are used to optimise the use of our website based on your interaction with the website. The cookie is downloaded by the internet browser and only stored when the website is first accessed. The stored cookie is used during your next visit to improve the way the page is displayed.
b. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
c. Purpose of data processing
The purpose of using technologically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the user. Several functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. To this end, it is necessary for the browser to be identified again after changing pages. Additionally we use Google Analytics, for details please see Section 5.
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Cookies are stored on the user's computer which transmits them to our site. That is why you, as the user, have complete control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, the user may no longer have complete use of all functions on the website.
3. Transferring data
No transfer to third-parties for purposes other than those listed below takes place.
We only pass on personal data to third parties if:
- You have given explicit consent to this under Art 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR,
- The transfer is permitted under Art 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR to e.g. to assert, exercise or defend legal claimsand, after a balance of interest,
   there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-transfer of your data. In particular,
   we will - after a balance of interests - pass your data on to affiliated companies for the use in our global CRM system. In this case, the data
   processing shall take place in Germany and in Japan. Whenever we share personal information originating in the EEA with a Patlite entity
   outside the EEA , we will do so on the basis of the EU standard contractual clauses.
- In the event that there is a legal obligation for the transfer under Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR,
- this is permitted by law and is required under Art 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR to process contractual relationships with you.
4. Contact form and email contact
a. Description and scope of data processing
A contact form is available on our website that can be used to make electronic contact. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the entry mask is transferred to us and stored. This data is:
- Type of enquiry
- Branch
- Company
- First name, last name
- Department
- Street, city, postcode
- E-mail,
- Phone
- Fax
- Message
When the message is sent, the following data is also stored:
- he user’s IP address
- Date and time of the registration
b. Legal basis for data processing/dt>
The legal basis for processing the data that is transmitted as part of a sent e-mail is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If the e-mail contact is already targeting the conclusion of an agreement, then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. GDPR also applies.
c. Purpose of data processing
Personal data is processed to make contact. In the event of making contact by email there is also a justified interest in processing the data. Additionally, the details of the inquiry, including the contact information of customers are entered – after a balance of interest according to Art 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR - into our CRM.
d. Storage period
The data is deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose they were collected for in the first place. For personal data that was sent from the contact form’s entry mask that is transferred by email, this is then the case if the respective conversation with the user is over. The conversation is over when it is understood from the circumstances that the relevant matter has been conclusively clarified.
If the contact is to initiate or conclude a contract, the data is deleted if it is no longer required to implement the contract. Even after concluding the contract, there may be a need to store the contractual partner’s personal data in order to comply with contractual or statutory obligations such as statutory storage obligations. This occurs due to the nature of the contract during the contractual period and a subsequent period of 10 years.
e. Objection and removal options
If the user contacts us using the e-mail contact form, they can request that their personal data no longer be stored at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation cannot be continued.
You can send your objection at any time to All personal data that was saved during the e-mail contact process will be deleted in this case.
5. Use of Google Analytics
a. Description and scope of data processing
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service that is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse the user's website use. The service uses “cookies” - text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymisation is used on this website. The user’s IP address is abbreviated in the member states of the European Union and European Economic Area. This abbreviation means there is no personal reference to your IP address. As part of the contracted data processing agreement that the website operator has concluded with Google Inc. they use the collected information to create an analysis of the website use and activity and provide the services associated with internet use.
b. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 f. GDPR.
c. Purpose of data processing
The service enables us to analyse the activities of users on our website.
d. Storage period
e. Objection and removal options
You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your device by making the relevant settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you can access all of the functions on this website without restrictions if your browser does not permit cookies.
You can continue to prevent the information collected by the cookies (including your IP address) being sent to and used by Google Inc. using a browser plug-in. The following link leads to the relevant plug-in: You can find additional information on data usage by Google Inc. here:
6. Use of YouTube
Based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR, we use the services of Google LLC in order to make our website more attractive for you as a user. The advertising purpose behind this can be viewed as a justified interest as defined by GDPR. The supplier must ensure the responsibility for data protection compliant operation.
Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by third-party supplier Google LLC. The page operator is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find additional information on user data in the YouTube data protection declaration at
The data processing described can be deactivated using the following link:
III. Rights of the affected person
1. Rights of those affected
If your personal data is processed, you are the affected person as defined by GDPR and have the following rights with regard to the responsible person:
You have the following rights:
- Under Art. 15 GDPR to request information about the personal data processed by us. In particular you can request information on the
   processing purposes, category of personal data, categories of recipients to whom your data was published or will be published,
   the planned storage term, existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or contradiction, existence of a complaint right,
   origin of your data if not collected by us and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and any meaningful information
   on the details;
- Under Art. 16 GDPR to request without delay the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data that we have stored;
- Under Art. 17 GDPR to request the deletion of your personal data that we have stored if the processing is not required to exercise the right
   to express an opinion and information, fulfil a legal obligation, in the public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- Under Art. 18 GDPR to request the restriction on processing your personal data if the correctness of the data is disputed by you,
   the processing is illegal but you reject its deletion and we no longer require the data however you require it to assert,
   exercise or defend legal claims or have objected to the processing under Art. 21 GDPR;
- Under Art. 20 GDPR to request your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured,
   common and machine-readable form or their transfer to another responsible entity;
- Under Art. 7, Para. 3 GDPR to revoke consent issued to us at any time. This means that we cannot continue into
   the future data processing that is based on this consent and
- Under Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. In general, you can use the supervisory authority
   at your place of residence or work or that of our head office.
2. Right of objection
If your personal data is processed based on justified interests under Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons arising from your particular situation or the objection relates to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general objection right that we implement without stating a specific situation.
If you want to use your objection or revocation right, an email to is sufficient.
3. Data security
When you visit the website, we use the widespread SSL (secure socket layer) method in connection with the highest possible encryption level that is supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we instead fall back on 128-bit technology. You can tell whether one of the website’s pages is transferred with encryption by the closed key or lock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.
We use other suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from random or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are improved on an ongoing basis in line with technological developments.
>>  Click here to access the information sheet regarding the processing of personal data at PATLITE Europe
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