Pri­vacy Policy

Pri­vacy Policy

1. An over­view of data pro­tec­tion

Gen­eral inform­a­tion

The fol­low­ing inform­a­tion will provide you with an easy to nav­ig­ate over­view of what will hap­pen with your per­sonal data when you visit our web­site. The term “per­sonal data” com­prises all data that can be used to per­son­ally identify you. For detailed inform­a­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data record­ing on our web­site

Who is the respons­ible party for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­trol­ler”)?

The data on this web­site is pro­cessed by the oper­ator of the web­site, whose con­tact inform­a­tion is avail­able under sec­tion “Inform­a­tion Required by Law” on this web­site.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a res­ult of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for instance be inform­a­tion you enter into our con­tact form.

Our IT sys­tems auto­mat­ic­ally record other data when you visit our web­site. This data com­prises primar­ily tech­nical inform­a­tion (e.g. web browser, oper­at­ing sys­tem or time the site was accessed). This inform­a­tion is recor­ded auto­mat­ic­ally when you access our web­site.

What are the pur­poses we use your data for?

A por­tion of the inform­a­tion is gen­er­ated to guar­an­tee the error free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­lyse your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your inform­a­tion is con­cerned?

You have the right to receive inform­a­tion about the source, recip­i­ents and pur­poses of your archived per­sonal data at any time without hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clos­ures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­ic­ated. Please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us at any time under the address dis­closed in sec­tion “Inform­a­tion Required by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­tions about this or any other data pro­tec­tion related issues. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pet­ent super­vising agency.

Moreover, under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data. For details, please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion under sec­tion “Right to Restric­tion of Data Pro­cessing.”

2. Gen­eral inform­a­tion and man­dat­ory inform­a­tion

Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­at­ors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data very ser­i­ously. Hence, we handle your per­sonal data as con­fid­en­tial inform­a­tion and in com­pli­ance with the stat­utory data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion.

Whenever you use this web­site, a vari­ety of per­sonal inform­a­tion will be col­lec­ted. Per­sonal data com­prises data that can be used to per­son­ally identify you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion explains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­poses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­pose the inform­a­tion is col­lec­ted.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e‑mail com­mu­nic­a­tions) may be prone to secur­ity gaps. It is not pos­sible to com­pletely pro­tect data against third party access.

Inform­a­tion about the respons­ible party (referred to as the “con­trol­ler” in the GDPR)

The data pro­cessing con­trol­ler on this web­site is:

Gen­eral Sec­ret­ariat
CAEF — The European Foundry Asso­ci­ation
Hansaallee 203
40549 Düs­sel­dorf / Ger­many

Phone: +49 (0)211 6871 217
E‑mail: info@caef.eu

The con­trol­ler is the nat­ural per­son or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with oth­ers makes decisions as to the pur­poses of and resources for the pro­cessing of per­sonal data (e.g. names, e‑mail addresses, etc.).

Revoc­a­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cessing of data

A wide range of data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions are pos­sible only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revoke at any time any con­sent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal noti­fic­a­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred prior to your revoc­a­tion.

Right to object to the col­lec­tion of data in spe­cial cases; right to object to dir­ect advert­ising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are pro­cessed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data based on grounds arising from your unique situ­ation. This also applies to any pro­fil­ing based on these pro­vi­sions. To determ­ine the legal basis, on which any pro­cessing of data is based, please con­sult this Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion. If you log an objec­tion, we will no longer pro­cess your affected per­sonal data, unless we are in a pos­i­tion to present com­pel­ling pro­tec­tion worthy grounds for the pro­cessing of your data, that out­weigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the pur­pose of the pro­cessing is the claim­ing, exer­cising or defence of legal enti­tle­ments (objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your per­sonal data is being pro­cessed in order to engage in dir­ect advert­ising, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­cessing of your affected per­sonal data for the pur­poses of such advert­ising. This also applies to pro­fil­ing to the extent that it is affil­i­ated with such dir­ect advert­ising. If you object, your per­sonal data will sub­sequently no longer be used for dir­ect advert­ising pur­poses (objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a com­plaint with the com­pet­ent super­vis­ory agency

In the event of viol­a­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are entitled to log a com­plaint with a super­vis­ory agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­ally main­tain their dom­i­cile, place of work or at the place where the alleged viol­a­tion occurred. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any other admin­is­trat­ive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as legal recourses.

Right to data port­ab­il­ity

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­mat­ic­ally pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be handed over to you or a third party in a com­monly used, machine read­able format. If you should demand the dir­ect trans­fer of the data to another con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­nic­ally feas­ible.

SSL and/or TLS encryp­tion

For secur­ity reas­ons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fid­en­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase orders or inquir­ies you sub­mit to us as the web­site oper­ator, this web­site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion pro­gramme. You can recog­nise an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by check­ing whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is activ­ated, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

Inform­a­tion about, block­age, rec­ti­fic­a­tion and erad­ic­a­tion of data

Within the scope of the applic­able stat­utory pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time demand inform­a­tion about your archived per­sonal data, their source and recip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cessing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­ic­ated. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­tions about per­sonal data, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us at any time at the address provided in sec­tion “Inform­a­tion Required by Law.”

Right to demand pro­cessing restric­tions

You have the right to demand the impos­i­tion of restric­tions as far as the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time at the address provided in sec­tion “Inform­a­tion Required by Law.” The right to demand restric­tion of pro­cessing applies in the fol­low­ing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­ally need some time to verify this claim. Dur­ing the time that this invest­ig­a­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data.
  • If the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data was/is con­duc­ted in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your data in lieu of demand­ing the erad­ic­a­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­sonal data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­tle­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data instead of its erad­ic­a­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determ­ined whose interests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data.

If you have restric­ted the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be pro­cessed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other nat­ural per­sons or legal entit­ies or for import­ant pub­lic interest reas­ons cited by the European Union or a mem­ber state of the EU.

3. Record­ing of data on our web­site

Cook­ies

In some instances, our web­site and its pages use so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies do not cause any dam­age to your com­puter and do not con­tain vir­uses. The pur­pose of cook­ies is to make our web­site more user friendly, effect­ive and more secure. Cook­ies are small text files that are placed on your com­puter and stored by your browser.

Most of the cook­ies we use are so-called “ses­sion cook­ies.” They are auto­mat­ic­ally deleted after your leave our site. Other cook­ies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cook­ies enable us to recog­nise your browser the next time you visit our web­site.

You can adjust the set­tings of your browser to make sure that you are noti­fied every time cook­ies are placed and to enable you to accept cook­ies only in spe­cific cases or to exclude the accept­ance of cook­ies for spe­cific situ­ations or in gen­eral and to activ­ate the auto­matic dele­tion of cook­ies when you close your browser. If you deac­tiv­ate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­ited.

Cook­ies that are required for the per­form­ance of the elec­tronic com­mu­nic­a­tions trans­ac­tion or to provide cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­ator has a legit­im­ate interest in stor­ing cook­ies to ensure the tech­nic­ally error free and optim­ised pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. If other cook­ies (e.g. cook­ies for the ana­lysis of your brows­ing pat­terns) should be stored, they are addressed sep­ar­ately in this Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion.

Change your cookie set­tings here.

Server log files

The pro­vider of this web­site and its pages auto­mat­ic­ally col­lects and stores inform­a­tion in so-called server log files, which your browser com­mu­nic­ates to us auto­mat­ic­ally. The inform­a­tion com­prises:

  • The type and ver­sion of browser used
  • The used oper­at­ing sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the access­ing com­puter
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­ator of the web­site has a legit­im­ate interest in the tech­nic­ally error free depic­tion and the optim­iz­a­tion of the operator’s web­site. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recor­ded.

Con­tact form

If you sub­mit inquir­ies to us via our con­tact form, the inform­a­tion provided in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact inform­a­tion provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this inform­a­tion without your con­sent.

Hence, the pro­cessing of the data entered into the con­tact form occurs exclus­ively based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal noti­fic­a­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred prior to your revoc­a­tion.

The inform­a­tion you have entered into the con­tact form shall remain with us until you ask us to erad­ic­ate the data, revoke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the inform­a­tion is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have con­cluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any man­dat­ory legal pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax

If you con­tact us by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, includ­ing all res­ult­ing per­sonal data (name, request) will be stored and pro­cessed by us for the pur­pose of pro­cessing your request. We do not pass these data on without your con­sent.

The pro­cessing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is neces­sary to carry out pre-con­trac­tual meas­ures. In all other cases, the pro­cessing is based on your con­sent (Art­icle 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legit­im­ate interests (Art­icle 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legit­im­ate interest in the effect­ive pro­cessing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via con­tact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age lapses (e.g. after com­ple­tion of your request). Man­dat­ory stat­utory pro­vi­sions — in par­tic­u­lar stat­utory reten­tion peri­ods — remain unaf­fected.

Regis­tra­tion on this web­site

You have the option to register on our web­site to be able to use addi­tional web­site func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the pur­pose of using the respect­ive offer or ser­vice you have registered for. The required inform­a­tion we request at the time of regis­tra­tion must be entered in full. Oth­er­wise we shall reject the regis­tra­tion.

To notify you of any import­ant changes to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­nical modi­fic­a­tions, we shall use the e‑mail address provided dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess.

We shall pro­cess the data entered dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal noti­fic­a­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred prior to your revoc­a­tion.

The data recor­ded dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on our web­site. Sub­sequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to man­dat­ory stat­utory reten­tion oblig­a­tions.

4. Plug-ins and Tools

You­Tube

Our web­site uses plug-ins of the You­Tube plat­form, which is oper­ated by Google. The web­site oper­ator is Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ire­land.

If you visit a page on our web­site into which a You­Tube plug-in has been integ­rated, a con­nec­tion with YouTube’s serv­ers will be estab­lished. As a res­ult, the You­Tube server will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have vis­ited.

Fur­ther­more, You­Tube will be able to place vari­ous cook­ies on your device. With the assist­ance of these cook­ies, You­Tube will be able to obtain inform­a­tion about our web­site vis­itor. Among other things, this inform­a­tion will be used to gen­er­ate video stat­ist­ics with the aim of improv­ing the user friend­li­ness of the site and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud. These cook­ies will stay on your device until you delete them.

If you are logged into your You­Tube account while you visit our site, you enable You­Tube to dir­ectly alloc­ate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­sonal pro­file. You have the option to pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account.

The use of You­Tube is based on our interest in present­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­su­ant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­im­ate interest.

For more inform­a­tion on how You­Tube handles user data, please con­sult the You­Tube Data Pri­vacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Vimeo

Our web­site uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The pro­vider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of the pages on our web­site into which a Vimeo plug-in has been integ­rated, a con­nec­tion to Vimeo’s serv­ers will be estab­lished. As a con­sequence, the Vimeo server will receive inform­a­tion as to which of our pages you have vis­ited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also hap­pen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The inform­a­tion recor­ded by Vimeo will be trans­mit­ted to Vimeo’s server in the United States.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to dir­ectly alloc­ate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­sonal pro­file. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your Vimeo account.

The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in present­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­su­ant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­im­ate interest.

For more inform­a­tion on how Vimeo handles user data, please con­sult the Vimeo Data Pri­vacy Policy under: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Open­Street­Map

We are using the map­ping ser­vice provided by Open­Street­Map (OSM). The pro­vider of this ser­vice is the Open-Street-Map Found­a­tion (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sut­ton Cold­field, West Mid­lands, B72 1JU, United King­dom.

When you visit any web­site, into which Open­Street­Map has been embed­ded, your IP address and other inform­a­tion con­cern­ing your beha­vior pat­terns on this web­site will be trans­ferred to the OSMF. Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, Open­Street­Map will save cook­ies in your browser. Cook­ies are text files that are stored on your com­puter and that make it pos­sible to con­duct an ana­lysis of your web­site use. You have the option to pre­vent the stor­age of cook­ies by mak­ing per­tin­ent changes to the set­tings of your browser soft­ware. How­ever, we have to point out that doing so may make it impossible for you to use all of the func­tions of this web­site to their fullest extent.

Fur­ther­more, your loc­a­tion may be recor­ded if you have per­mit­ted this in your device set­tings, for instance on your cell phone. The pro­vider of this web­site has no con­trol over this type of data trans­fer. For details, please con­sult the Data Pri­vacy Policy of Open­Street­Map under the fol­low­ing link: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

We use Open­Street­Map with the object­ive of ensur­ing the attract­ive present­a­tion of our online offers and to make it easy for vis­it­ors to find the loc­a­tions we spe­cify on our web­site. This estab­lishes legit­im­ate grounds as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

5. Cus­tom Ser­vices

Job Applic­a­tions

We offer web­site vis­it­ors the oppor­tun­ity to sub­mit job applic­a­tions to us (e.g. via e‑mail, via postal ser­vices on by sub­mit­ting the online job applic­a­tion form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, pur­pose and use of the per­sonal data col­lec­ted from you in con­junc­tion with the applic­a­tion pro­cess. We assure you that the col­lec­tion, pro­cessing and use of your data will occur in com­pli­ance with the applic­able data pri­vacy rights and all other stat­utory pro­vi­sions and that your data will always be treated as strictly con­fid­en­tial.

Scope and pur­pose of the col­lec­tion of data

If you sub­mit a job applic­a­tion to us, we will pro­cess any affil­i­ated per­sonal data (e.g. con­tact and com­mu­nic­a­tions data, applic­a­tion doc­u­ments, notes taken dur­ing job inter­views, etc.), if they are required to make a decision con­cern­ing the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ment rela­tion­ship. The legal grounds for the afore­men­tioned are § 26 New GDPR accord­ing to Ger­man Law (Nego­ti­ation of an Employ­ment Rela­tion­ship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (Gen­eral Con­tract Nego­ti­ations) and – provided you have given us your con­sent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any con­sent given at any time. Within our com­pany, your per­sonal data will only be shared with indi­vidu­als who are involved in the pro­cessing of your job applic­a­tion.

If your job applic­a­tion should res­ult in your recruit­ment, the data you have sub­mit­ted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the pur­pose of imple­ment­ing the employ­ment rela­tion­ship in our data pro­cessing sys­tem.

Data Archiv­ing Period

If we should not be able to offer you a pos­i­tion, if you refuse a job offer, retract your applic­a­tion, revoke your con­sent to the pro­cessing of your data or ask us to delete your data, we will store your trans­ferred data, incl. any phys­ic­ally sub­mit­ted applic­a­tion doc­u­ments for a max­imum of 6 months after the con­clu­sion of the applic­a­tion pro­cess (reten­tion period) to enable us to track the details of the applic­a­tion pro­cess in the event of dis­par­it­ies (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).

YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE/RETENTION OF YOUR DATA IF YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS TO DO SO THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.

Once the reten­tion period has expired, the data will be deleted, unless we are sub­ject to any other stat­utory reten­tion oblig­a­tions or if any other legal grounds exist to con­tinue to store the data. If it should be fore­see­able that the reten­tion of your data will be neces­sary after the reten­tion period has expired (e.g. due to immin­ent or pending lit­ig­a­tion), the data shall not be deleted until the data have become irrel­ev­ant. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any other stat­utory reten­tion peri­ods.

General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
fax: +49 (0)211 6871 40217
e-mail: info@caef.eu