Data protection

Privacy policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for FIRMENGRUPPE APPL.

Basic information

The use of the internet pages of the FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services provided by our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.

As the controller, the FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

 

  1. Definitions

The data protection declaration for the website https://www.appl.de is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "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.

b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

e) Profiling
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.

f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Controller or person responsible for processing
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

(h) Processor
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(i) Recipients
A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

k) Consent
Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject's wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 

2. the name and address of the controller

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

COMPANY GROUP APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG
Senefelderstraße 3-11, 86650 Wemding (Germany)

E-mail: info@appl.de
Tel: +49 9092 999-0
Homepage: https://www.appl.de

 

  1. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Mr Dipl. Inform. Olaf Tenti

GDI - Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit mbH
Körnerstr. 45, 58095 Hagen, Germany

E-mail: datenschutz@gdi-mbh.eu
Tel.: +49 2331 3568320

Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

 

  1. Collection of general data and information (hosting)

This website collects a series of general data and information each time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. Our website is operated on servers of RAIDBOXES GmbH (Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 7, 48153 Münster, Germany).

This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The following can be recorded

(1) browser types and versions used,
(2) the operating system used by the accessing system,
(3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
(4) an Internet protocol address (IP address),

When using these general data and information, FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject.

Rather, this information is needed to

(1) to deliver the content of our website correctly,
(2) to optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it,
(3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
(4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

The FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG therefore analyzes this anonymously collected data and information on one hand for statistical purposes and on the other hand for the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject. This data is not merged with other data sources. The legal basis for the data collection is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in the collection of data results from the aforementioned purposes. The data stored by us/by the hoster is automatically deleted after 7 days.

 

  1. Cookies

In addition to the previously mentioned data, cookies are used on your computer when you use and visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your end device to save certain information. Furthermore, these cookies are used to make the use of our website more pleasant and comfortable for you or for analytical purposes. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are used to make the services of our website technically available to you. After your visit, these cookies are automatically deleted from your browser. Other cookies remain on your computer and cause us to recognise your terminal device on your next visit (so-called persistent or permanent cookies). The next time you visit our website with the same terminal device, the information stored in cookies will be read either by our website ("first party cookie") or by another website to which the cookie belongs ("third party cookie"). These cookies are automatically deleted from your system after a preset period of time, which differs depending on the cookie. Through the stored and returned information, the respective website recognises that you have already called up and visited it with the browser of your end device. We use this information to optimally design and display the website according to your preferences. Only the cookie itself is identified on your end device. Any further storage of personal data only takes place with your express consent or if this is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the service offered and accessed by you accordingly.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

(1) Essential cookies
(2) Functional cookies
(3) Marketing/tracking cookies

Essential cookies ensure functions without which you cannot use our websites as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by us and serve, for example, to ensure that you, as a registered user, always remain logged in when accessing various sub-pages of our website and thus do not have to re-enter your login data each time you call up a new page. The use of strictly necessary cookies on our website is possible without your consent.

Functional cookies allow our website to store information you have already provided (such as registered name or language selection) and offer you improved and more personalised features based on this information. These cookies only collect and store anonymised information so that they cannot track your movements on other websites. The legal basis for the use of these cookies is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest results from the purposes mentioned. You have the option to generally deactivate cookies in your browser at any time (see below). However, the functionality of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.

Marketing and/or tracking cookies are only set after your active consent. The legal basis for data processing in this case is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. These cookies come from third parties (third party cookies) and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user in order to create targeted advertising for the user.

Opt-out for marketing cookies
You can also refuse cookies used for online advertising via the tools developed in many countries as part of self-regulatory programmes, such as the US-based https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-based http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices manage.

You can revoke this consent to cookies at any time with effect for the future here.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, e.g. third-party cookies (cookies that are set by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently visiting), exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. You can delete stored cookies at any time using your web browser.

Management cookies

You can find out about this option for the most commonly used browsers via the following links:


If you have not made or do not make any deviating settings, cookies that enable or are intended to ensure the required technical functions remain on your end device until you close the browser; other cookies may remain on your end device for longer (maximum 6 months).

To safeguard your privacy, you should regularly check the cookies on your respective end device as well as your browsing history and delete them on your own.

 

6. SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties (end-to-end encryption). The protocols authenticate the communication partner and ensure the integrity of the transported data.

 

  1. Contact option via the website

On our website, you have the option of contacting us by e-mail. In this context, your personal data will be stored and processed for the purpose of communication. The data collected for this purpose (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, IP address) will not be passed on to third parties.

The data is not merged with other data collected on this website. (The data may be stored as part of customer relations management (CRM) if you are already a customer of our company). The contact form is sent encrypted using TLS technology. The encryption serves to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data by third parties.

The basis for the collection of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 DSGVO is: the consent you may have given (lit. a); if applicable, the processing of the information for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract (lit. b), as well as the legitimate interest of our company in the communication you have initiated (lit. f). The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the communication has been achieved.

 

  1. Comment function in the blog on the website

Our website offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog, which is located on the website of the controller.

A blog is a portal on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people, called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. The blogposts can usually be commented on by third parties.

The user must provide a user name, which can also be a pseudonym, and an e-mail address.

If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject, details of the time the comment was entered and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published. The e-mail address provided will not be published.

Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties by posting a comment or posts illegal content.

The data you provide is used solely for the purpose of forwarding any complaints about your comments on the blog and to be able to ask you to comment on them. In the event of complaints, we may - assuming they are justified - be prosecuted for the comment ourselves and therefore have a legitimate interest in knowing the identity of the author.

The storage of this personal data is therefore in the controller's own interest, so that the controller could exculpate itself if necessary in the event of an infringement. The personal data collected will not be disclosed to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law or is necessary for the legal defence of the controller.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For example, when the respective conversation about complaints with you has ended and none of your comments are held. After an objection or revocation declared by you, your personal data will be deleted within 7 days. However, this data will not be deleted if we are entitled or obliged to continue storing it on the basis of a legal ground other than your consent or despite your objection.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted when using the comment function for blog posts is, if and insofar as your consent is given, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO and also Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

You have the possibility to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

In addition, you can also object to the processing of your personal data at any time if and insofar as this processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit f) DS-GVO.

You can send both the revocation and the objection, for example, by e-mail to datenschutz@appl.de. In such a case, however, the comment function can no longer be used.

 

  1. reCAPTCHA

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the "reCAPTCHA" service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google".

By using this service, it is possible to distinguish whether a form entry is of human origin or misused through automated machine processing. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

To implement the functionality, your referrer URL, IP address, the behaviour of website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and dwell time, cookies, display instructions, scripts, information about the user's input behaviour and mouse movements in the area of the "reCAPTCHA" checkbox are transmitted to "Google".

Google uses the information obtained in this way, among other things, to digitise and optimise its own various services.

The IP address transmitted as part of "reCAPTCHA" will not be merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google account at the time of using the "reCAPTCHA" plug-in / i.e. at the time of visiting our website. If you wish to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by "Google", you must log out of "Google" before calling up our site.

The terms of use of the "reCAPTCHA" service can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

  1. YouTube

YouTube components are integrated on this website.

The YouTube video platform is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, or if you have your registered office or place of residence in the EU, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").

The following information does not apply to any direct integration of YouTube videos on our website.

When visiting our channel on YouTube, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from this data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the video platform that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are generally used on your terminal device for this purpose. The function of cookies is explained in the context of the data protection instructions there, so please see the corresponding notes there. Visitor behaviour and user interests are stored in these cookies.

Furthermore, we receive a statistical evaluation from the collected data as to which groups of people are interested in our individual videos posted on YouTube. In particular, the number of views and playing times of videos are provided to us in this context. The data is made available for statistical analysis in such an anonymous form that it is not possible to draw conclusions about individual persons. The information contained in the data includes the approximate geographical location, the age group and other summary characteristics.

The legal basis for the collection and processing of data is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) a) of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO), which you may have given or will give to Google when calling up the website(s) there. You may revoke your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future; to do so, please contact Google directly. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place until the revocation.

For detailed information on the processing and use of data by Google on the YouTube website, as well as a contact option and your rights and settings options in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to Google's data protection information, which can be found at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

As there is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the USA, we have concluded standard data protection clauses with Google within the meaning of Art. 46 (2) c) DSGVO, which you can obtain from our data protection officer.

 

  1. LinkedIn (company profile)

For recruitment purposes, we use the professional and career network "LinkedIn" and maintain a company profile there. LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, California 94085 USA, or if you have your registered office or place of residence in the EU, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn").

When you visit our company profile on LinkedIn, your data may be automatically collected and stored by LinkedIn for market research and advertising purposes as well as for the placement of job offers that are presumably of interest to you. So-called usage and interest profiles are created from this data using pseudonyms. Cookies are generally used on your end device for this purpose. You will be informed about the function of cookies as part of LinkedIn's data protection instructions and cookie policy, so please see the relevant notes there. Visitor behaviour and user interests are stored in these cookies.

Furthermore, we obtain a statistical evaluation from the collected data as to which groups of people are interested in our company website. Here, the data is processed in such an anonymised form that it is not possible to draw conclusions about individual persons for statistical evaluations, which may contain information about the approximate geographical location or the age group and other summarising characteristics.

If you are asked by LinkedIn for consent (agreement) to data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future, whereby you must contact LinkedIn for this purpose. Data processing carried out up to the time of the revocation remains lawful.

For detailed information on the processing and use of data by LinkedIn, as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to LinkedIn's data protection information, which can be found at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?src=li-other&veh=de.linkedin.com%7Cli-other

LinkedIn's cookie policy can be found at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

The data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between jointly responsible persons in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO, which you can view here: https://legal.linkedin.com/pages-joint-controller-addendum

Irrespective of the internal responsibilities agreed between us and LinkedIn, you can contact us or our data protection officer as well as LinkedIn with all data protection-related enquiries.

As there is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the USA, we conclude standard data protection clauses within the meaning of Art. 46 (2) c) DSGVO with LinkedIn, which you can obtain from our data protection officer.

 

  1. Instagram account

The social network Instagram is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you have your registered office or place of residence in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").

When visiting our online presences in social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from this data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are generally used on your terminal device for this purpose. The function of cookies is explained within the scope of our data protection instructions, so please refer to the corresponding notes there. These cookies store the user's browsing behaviour and interests. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our services and offers as well as effective communication with customers and interested parties, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests. The legal basis for the processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

The legal basis for the collection and processing of data is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO, which you may have given or give to Facebook when calling up the website there. You can revoke your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future; to do so, please contact Facebook directly. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place until the revocation.

For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the providers on their pages, as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy, in particular the option to object (so-called opt-out), please refer to the data protection information of the Instagram service: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

You can find the opt-out option in the privacy settings of your Instagram account at: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/

As there is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the USA, we have concluded standard data protection clauses with Google within the meaning of Art. 46 (2) c) DSGVO, which you can obtain from our data protection officer.

 

  1. Xing

The professional network "Xing" is operated by New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg.

We maintain our own company page on Xing. This serves an active and contemporary approach to potential employees in a professional environment. On this page, we also share information about our company and present ourselves to the outside world in this way. We provide information about our services, products, interesting special offers and opportunities for employment in our company.

If you are asked by Xing for consent (agreement) to data processing, e.g. by means of a checkbox, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 UAbs. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the providers on their pages, as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to the Xing data protection information: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

 

  1. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

  1. Rights of the data subjects

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

(b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, access to, and a copy of, the personal data relating to him or her which are stored. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

(c) Right of rectification
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain the rectification without delay of personal data relating to him or her which are inaccurate. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the completion of any incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8(1) DS-GVO.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the APPL GROUP Holding GmbH & Co.KG, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG shall arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG and our company as the controller is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG shall implement appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the costs of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the erasure of all links to the personal data or to copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of the APPL Holding GmbH & Co KG Group shall arrange the necessary in individual cases.

(e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG will arrange the restriction of the processing.

(f) Right to data portability
Any data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG.

g) Right of objection
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG processes personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG to the processing for direct marketing purposes, APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG shall no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject shall have the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the FIRMENGRUPPE APPL Holding GmbH & Co.KG or another employee. The data subject shall also be free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
Every data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law lays down appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject's explicit consent, the APPL Holding GmbH & Co KG Group shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject's involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

i) Right to withdraw consent
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European DataProtectionSupervisor, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

  1. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party. If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

 

  1. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

 

  1. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

 

  1. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

 

Status 01/2021