Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.

All processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 24th 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27th 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

SphingoTec GmbH
Neuendorfstraße 15a
16761 Hennigsdorf bei Berlin
E-Mail: info@sphingotec.com
Tel.: +49 3302 205650

Definition: ‘Personal Data’

‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Definition: ‘Processing’

‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;

Processing of Personal Data on our website

You can visit our website without having to submit personal data. We will not transfer any of your personal data to a third party, except for the following cases:

  • you have given consent
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal Data
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject to in accordance with the law
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your requests prior to entering into contract

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to us or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property.

We gather data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come.

By visiting www.sphingotec.com your browser will automatically transfer the following data to our webserver, which will save this data onto a temporary logfile:

  • IP-address of your device
  • date and time of your visit
  • name and URL of the downloaded files
  • the URL of the website you were coming from (Referrer-URL)
  • the name of your browser, the operating system of your device and the name of your access provider

This data is being processed for the following purposes: to ensure a seamless connection to our website, to ensure a comfortable user experience, to analyze the system´s stability and security, for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 section 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests result from the abovementioned purposes of data processing. We do not use your personal data to draw conclusions about your identity.

E-Mail-safety

If you have any questions, you can contact us via our contact form. It is necessary that you submit a valid e-mail-address to allow us to process your request. Further information can be submitted voluntarily. The processing of your personal data within the means of the processing of your request occurs on the basis of your given consent according to Art. 6 section 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. We will immediately delete the collected data relating to your request.

Please note, that the use of our website might contain security risks, absolute protection against unauthorized access to your personal data is technically not achievable.

Data safety

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser, normally this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter at https://sphingotec.com/newsroom/newsletter/.

To successfully subscribe to our newsletter, we need to process your personal data. The personal data transmitted to us for this purpose is determined by the input mask used. However, it is imperative that you provide a valid e-mail address. Due to technical issues, your e-mail address will be saved to our “inactive” mailing list until confirmation by you. The activation link will expire in 30 days. Your “inactive” e-mail address will then be automatically deleted.

When you register for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider to your system used at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to track the (possible) misuse of the given e-mail address at a later point in time.

The personal data collected in the course of registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

Furthermore, we will also inform you by e-mail, if necessary, about events regarding the operation of the newsletter-service or registration (for example in the case of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical conditions).

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

Our newsletter can only be sent to you if you have registered for our newsletter using the double opt-in procedure.

According to the GDPR´s principle of “general prohibition with the right of permission”, any processing of personal data is inadmissible unless one or more conditions of permission have been fulfilled. For this reason, the so-called "opt-in" or "double opt-in" procedure is used for newsletters. Previously, many companies had only used the so-called "opt-out" process. As a result of the GDPR regulations on effective consent to the processing of personal data, the procedure has changed from "opt-out" to "opt-in". The user must now take action in order to continue to receive newsletters and information at all. You now have to actively check the subscription-box.

The "opt-in" procedure ensures that 1) the person responsible can prove in accordance with Art. 7 GDPR that the person concerned has given his consent and 2) that the principles of the GDPR on consent are observed. In addition, there is also the "double opt-in" procedure. In this procedure, the data subject is not only comprehensively informed when consent is given and persuaded to take active action, but is also asked again to confirm his consent and only then does he receive the newsletter.

We decided for the Double-Opt-In-Proceeding. You will therefore receive a confirmation e-mail after your registration on our website, in which you will be asked to confirm your registration for our newsletter once again. Only after clicking on the link given in the e-mail will your e-mail address be added to our active mailing list and you will receive the newsletter in future.

Our newsletter offer can be cancelled at any time. During the registration process, you will receive further information on how to change or unsubscribe from the newsletter. Your consent to the processing of your personal data in connection with the registration can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. Of course, you can also inform us of this in other ways, for example by telephone or by e-mail to the contact data given in our imprint.

Your rights

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal, but the processing after its withdrawal, Art. 7 section 3 GDPR.

You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal Data concerning you are being processed and, where that is the case, access to your personal Data and the following information, Art. 15 GDPR: the purposes of the processing; the categories of personal Data concerned; the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal Data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations; where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal Data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal Data or restriction of processing of personal Data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal Data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 sections 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal Data concerning you. Taking into account the purpose of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal Data complete, including by means of providing a supplementary statement, Art. 16 GDPR.

You have the right to obtain the erasure of personal Data concerning you without undue delay, Art. 17 GDPR. This does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest and for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to obtain restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR, when one of the following applies: the accuracy of the personal Data is contested by you; the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal Data and request the restriction of their use instead; you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 section 1 GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. Such personal Data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s 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.

You have the right to receive the personal Data concerning you, which you have provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller, Art. 20 GDPR.

If you consider that the processing of personal Data relating to you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, Art. 77 GDPR.

Cookies

This website uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website and allow us to reassign your browser. Cookies store information such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the information you enter there.

There are different types of cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored in the user’s Internet browser until the browser window is closed and the session cookies are deleted. Permanent or persistent cookies are used for repeated visits and stored in the user’s browser for a predefined time. First-party cookies are set by the website the user visits. Only this website may read information from cookies. Third-party cookies are set by organizations that are not operators of the website that the user visits. These cookies are used by marketing companies, for example.

Art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR provides the legal basis for deploying cookies.

We use cookies to duly operate the website, to provide basic functionalities and to tailor our website to preferred areas of interest. This is also the legitimate interest in data processing within the meaning of Art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can delete cookies already stored on your end device at any time. If you wish to avoid the deployment of cookies, you can refuse to accept cookies in your browser. Check your browser manual to see how this works in detail.

Analytics-Tools

This website does not use any analytics-tools.

Right to object and data proception officer

Provided that your personal data is being processed on basis of Art. 6 section 1 sentence 1 lit. e or f GDPR, according to Art. 21 GDPR you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you.

We have a data protection officer who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This data protection officer can be reached at the following address:

Inga Rolauffs
Neuendorfstraße 15a
16761 Hennigsdorf (Berlin)
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 3302 2077-819
E-Mail: i.rolauffs@dbi-ag.de

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time, taking account of applicable data protection regulations.

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