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Data protection declaration

1. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their use

When you visit our website http://www.voss.de the b,rowser used on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
•  IP address of the requesting computer,
•  date and time of access,
•  name and URL of the retrieved file,
•  website from which access is made (referrer URL),
•  the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
•  ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
•  ensuring comfortable use of our website,
•  evaluation of system security and stability as well as
for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

a) When registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly consented according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscription request at any time to .(Javascript muss aktiviert sein, um diese E-Mail-Adresse zu sehen) by e-mail.

b) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using the form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data will be processed for the purpose of contacting us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been processed.

c) When using the applicant portal

It is particularly important to VOSS to ensure the highest possible protection of your personal data. All personal data collected and processed within the scope of an application to VOSS is protected against unauthorized access and manipulation by technical and organizational measures. Your data will only be collected for the filling of vacancies in the VOSS Group. Hereby you declare your explicit consent that your applicant data may be passed on to the following companies within the VOSS Group:
•  VOSS Automotive GmbH, Leiersmühle 2-6, 51688 Wipperfürth
•  VOSS Fluid GmbH, Lüdenscheider Str. 52-54, 51688 Wipperfürth
•  VOSS Immobilien + Service GmbH + Co. KG, Lüdenscheider Str. 52-54, 51688 Wipperfürth
•  VOSS Werkzeugtechnik GmbH, Sternberger Str. 9, 32699 Extertal
•  VOSS Service GmbH & Co. KG, Zum Königsgraben 2, 15806 Zossen Dabendorf

If you have expressly consented according to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we use your personal data to process your application in our company and to send you the corresponding messages. Your consent can be revoked at any time. You can send your revocation at any time to .(Javascript muss aktiviert sein, um diese E-Mail-Adresse zu sehen) by e-mail.

c) When using the Job Agent

We also offer the “Job Agent” function via our applicant portal, which informs you by e-mail about new job offers. If you have expressly consented according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to regularly send you the new job offers. An e-mail address is sufficient to receive the Job Agent Newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter.

Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally. In addition, we use cookies, social media plugins and analysis services when you visit our website. For further explanations, please refer to Sections 7, 8 and 9 of this data protection declaration.

2. Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually 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 a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower 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 unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

3. Rights of the persons concerned

You have the right:

•  to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;

•  in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;

•  to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

•  in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but if you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

•  in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;

•  in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and

•  to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

4. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to .(Javascript muss aktiviert sein, um diese E-Mail-Adresse zu sehen).

5. Shipping to third countries

Data are transmitted to third countries exclusively in accordance with legal regulations.
As far as we fulfil our contract with you, data will be made available to third parties. Appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR or an appropriateness resolution pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR are not required.

If you do not give your consent to the data transmission, the data transmission does not serve the fulfilment of the contract or the transmission is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, the data will only be transmitted by us if suitable guarantees or an appropriateness decision is available.
A suitable guarantee exists if the EU standard data protection clauses issued by the EU Commission have been completed or if certification by means of a “Privacy Shield” is available.

The legal basis is Art. 45 and 46 GDPR.

6. The name and contact details of the responsible person and the data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Responsible: VOSS Automotive GmbH (hereinafter: VOSS), Mechthild Ladner, P.O. Box 1540, 51679 Wipperfürth, Germany e-mail: .(Javascript muss aktiviert sein, um diese E-Mail-Adresse zu sehen) Phone: +49 (0)2267 63-0 Fax: +49 (0) 2267 63-5982

The company data protection officer of VOSS can be contacted at the above address, Ms Martina Weidenfelder or at .(Javascript muss aktiviert sein, um diese E-Mail-Adresse zu sehen).

7. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our offer (see Section 1). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our site that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

8. Social media plug-ins

We use social plug-ins of the social networks Xing, Kununu, LinkedIn and Youtube on our website on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR in order to make our company better known about this. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for data protection-compliant operation must be guaranteed by the respective provider. The integration of these plug-ins by us takes place in the way of the so-called two-click method, in order to protect visitors of our web page in the best possible way.

a) Xing

Our website uses social media plug-ins from Xing to personalize their use. For this we use the “Xing” button. This is an offer from Xing. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Xing’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Xing directly to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plug-ins, Xing receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Xing account or are not currently logged in to Xing. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Xing server in Europe and stored there.

If you are logged in to Xing, Xing can directly associate your visit to our website with your Xing account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Xing server and stored there. The information is also published on Xing and displayed to your Xing contacts.

Xing may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Xing pages. To this end, Xing creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Xing, to inform other Xing users about your activities on our website and to provide further services associated with the use of Xing.

If you do not want Xing to associate the data collected via our website with your Xing account, you must log out of Xing before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Xing as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information from Xing (https://www.xing.com/privacy/).

b) Kununu

Our website uses social media plug-ins from Kununu. For this we use the “Kununu “-Button. This is an offer from Kununu. If you call a page of our website which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Kununu. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Kununu directly to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plug-ins Kununu receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Kununu account or are not currently logged in at Kununu. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Kununu server in Europe and stored there.

If you are logged in to Kununu, Kununu can assign your visit to our website directly to your Kununu account. If you interact with the plug-ins, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Kununu server and stored there. The information will also be published on Kununu and displayed to your Kununu contacts.

Kununu may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Kununu pages. To this end, Kununu creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Kununu, to inform other Kununu users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Kununu.

If you do not want Kununu to associate the information collected through our website with your Kununu account, you must log out of Kununu before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Kununu as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Kununu’s data protection information (https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy).

c) LinkedIn

Our website uses social media plug-ins from LinkedIn Ireland U.C., Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland to personalize their use. For this we use the “SHARE”-button. The plug-ins are marked with a LinkedIn logo, for example in the form of an “In” in an underlayed square. This is an offer from LinkedIn. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plug-ins, LinkedIn receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn account or are not currently logged in to LinkedIn. This information (including your IP address, your proxy server, your browser, your add-ons, your device identification and functions of your Internet provider or mobile operator including location recognition) is transmitted directly from your browser to a LinkedIn server in the USA and outside the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign your visit to our website directly to your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. The information is also published on LinkedIn and displayed to your LinkedIn contacts.

LinkedIn may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the LinkedIn pages. For this purpose, LinkedIn creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on LinkedIn, to inform other LinkedIn users about your activities on our website and to provide further services associated with the use of LinkedIn.

If you do not want LinkedIn to associate the information collected through our website with your LinkedIn account, you must log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in LinkedIn’s data protection information (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy).

d) YouTube

Our website also uses so-called social media plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from YouTube, the YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. “(“YouTube”). The plug-ins are marked with a YouTube logo, for example in the form of a “YouTube camera”.

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to YouTube’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred directly from YouTube to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives YouTube the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a YouTube profile or are not currently logged on to YouTube.

This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a YouTube server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to YouTube, YouTube can immediately associate your visit to our website with your YouTube account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “YouTube” button, this information is also transmitted directly to a YouTube server and stored there. The information will also be published on your YouTube account and displayed to your contacts.

If you do not want YouTube to associate the data collected via our website directly with your YouTube account, you must log out of YouTube before visiting our website. For more information, please see YouTube’s privacy policy (https://www.youtube.de/t/privacy).

9. Tracking-Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimized. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be taken from the corresponding tracking tools.

a) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and therefore IP addresses are only processed further in order to exclude a direct personal relationship.

For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

b) Google reCaptcha

To ensure that actions are performed by a natural person and not a programmed bot, we use the reCaptcha service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”).

In this context, abuses and manipulations (e.g. automatic and automated processing) on the Internet are checked on the basis of text distortions or other input fields that cannot be easily read or answered by a machine. For this purpose, data is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there; it is not stored on our own server. By activating IP anonymization (done by manual adaptation) on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in certain exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to the server in the USA. On our behalf, Google will use the information obtained to evaluate the use of these services and, if the data storage is deactivated, to store it for a maximum period of 14 months in accordance with the GDPR. The transmitted IP address of your browser is not merged with other Google data within the scope of reCaptcha.

The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCap-tcha service to Google. For more information about Google Inc.‘s privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy .

c) Customer Action Analysis (CAAN®)

This website uses CAAN®, a tracking method according to German data protection law. The use of this tracking does NOT result in a new, local storage of cookies and also in no forwarding to other, e.g. foreign servers. With CAAN®, only cookies stored by you are queried and recorded and evaluated completely anonymously for the sole purpose of analyzing advertising effects. We expressly do not merge any internet usage profiles with personal data of this site, which could enable identification of a consumer, and we do not store any other personal data.

10. Timeliness

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at http://www.voss.de/en/gruppe/datenschutz

11. Copyright

The VOSS Logo is a registered trademark of VOSS Automotive GmbH. The design of the website, all texts, graphics, pictures and files are subject to copyright protection of VOSS Automotive GmbH and VOSS Fluid GmbH, respectively. Using them completely or in excerpts is allowed only with a written permission of VOSS Automotive GmbH or VOSS Fluid GmbH. VOSS Automotive GmbH and VOSS Fluid GmbH will enforce its rights globally in the scope of the respective laws.

12. Disclaimer

The content of our website is intended only for your information and does not constitute any offer. The content of our website cannot form the basis of a contractual relationship. The website doesn’t contain any declaration of warranty or the condition of products that VOSS Automotive GmbH or VOSS Fluid GmbH is liable for.

Insofar as links to websites of third parties are included in our website, VOSS Automotive GmbH or VOSS Fluid GmbH are not liable for their content and do not assume responsibility for damages caused by their use.

VOSS Automotive GmbH and VOSS Fluid GmbH do not assume liability for any damage resulting from the visit of our website. Only concluded contractual agreements on products and services in connection with the general terms and conditions of VOSS Automotive GmbH or VOSS Fluid GmbH are applicable for all kinds of liability and warranty of VOSS Automotive GmbH or VOSS Fluid GmbH.

Subject to technical modifications, errors excepted.

VOSS Automotive GmbH and VOSS Fluid GmbH, Wipperfürth

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