Data Protection Declaration
At proHeq GmbH we place great value on data protection. For this reason we have made protecting your privacy a priority and we comply strictly with statutory provisions when collecting, processing or using your data including, but not limited to, the provisions of the Data Protection Law of Germany (Bundes-datenschutzgesetz) and the Telemedia Law of Germany (Telemediengesetz). In this privacy declaration we provide an overview of the type of data we collect, the purposes for which we collect it, and our efforts to ensure it remains protected. This privacy declaration applies to this website only and does not apply to any website to which this website provides a link. Because legal provisions and commerce in general change, we reserve the right to amend or modify this privacy declaration at any time.
1. Responsible body
The responsible body pursuant to the law is proHeq GmbH, Carl-Benz-Straße 10 in 75217 Birkenfeld (“WMF”).
2. Automated data collection and processing by browsers
2.1 In general, you will not be required to disclose your identity if you visit our website without registering, making a purchase, or completing any other transaction. As is typical for websites, unless deactivated by you our server collects the following data automatically and saves it temporarily in the server log files transmitted by the browser:
- browser type and version;
- operating system of the requesting computer;
- file inquiry received from the requesting computer;
- http response code;
- referring URL, that is, the site visited last;
- IP address of the requesting computer; and
- time of the server inquiry
3. Collecting and processing data provided voluntarily
3.1 In principle, you can visit our website without logging in. However, if you provide us with personal data including your name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, or phone number by e-mail or through our website, you are doing so on a voluntary basis. We mainly will use the personal data you voluntarily provide to us to manage our contractual relationship with you and to process your inquiries. However, we also may have to collect your personal data if you wish to use other free services we offer including:
- subscribing to the WMF Hotel newsletter;
- contacting us;
- registering for My WMF and using your profile and/or wish list in a secured mode;
- requesting a catalogue
3.2 The data you provide will be used and saved for market research, opinion polling, and advertising purposes only and only with your previous express consent. If you have given such consent electronically through our website, it will be saved in your customer account for you to view. Details on how to revoke such consent are specified under 6. below.
3.3 To subscribe to the WMF Hotel newsletter, you will be required to provide your e-mail address. We will use this address only to communicate with you in connection with our newsletter and will not disclose it to third parties. If you provide your name and address in addition to your e-mail address, we also will send regional information to you. By subscribing to the newsletter you agree to the aforementioned data being saved by us to enable us to dispatch the newsletter. Your data will not be used in any other way. For statistical purposes, we will execute anonymized analyses of clicks on links in the newsletters. In these analyses, the persons who click on the links cannot be identified. You can administer your consent at any time in your customer account. Details on how to revoke your consent are specified under 6. below.
3.4 We offer you the option of saving your personal data in a password-protected customer account so you will not have to enter your name and address on subsequent visits to our website. You can delete your customer account at any time by sending an e-mail in which you request its deletion to email@example.com.
4. Disclosing data to third parties4.1 We will not disclose any personal data you provide to us to any third parties without your express previous consent as set out under 3. above unless such disclosure is required to process your requests and orders or in connection with your use of our services. In this case, your data will be transmitted to our subcontractors who will use the data only to fulfill the respective orders, for example, to ship goods or settle payments. Your data may be transmitted for the reasons below to the following organizations:
- as part of order data processing pursuant to § 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), to service providers in line with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act; or
- to fulfill our statutory obligations, to entities authorized to disclose such information
5. Right of revocation
You may revoke your consent to the use, processing and dissemination of your personal data for market research, opinion polling, advertising, and newsletter dispatch purposes at any time with future effect by sending a message to us by mail at WMF Group GmbH, DATS, Eberhardstr. 35, 73312 Geislingen/Steige, Germany or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from the WMF newsletter, please click the respective link inserted at the end of every newsletter.
6. Using cookies
6.2 This website uses the following categories of cookies:
6.2.1 Advertising and targeting cookies
We use these cookies to ensure that the information we provide matches you and your interests. In addition, we use them to determine the frequency of specific advertising pop-ups and the success of advertising campaigns. Advertising and targeting cookies are cookies placed by third parties with our consent. The information saved in the cookies relates to the fact that you visited our website and this information will be shared with other providers. Advertising and targeting cookies may be linked to the functions of specific third-party content.
6.2.2 Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for you to use our website and they allow you to make use of all the content and functions on our website, for example, they allow you to register for or log into specific sections of our website and they allow us to provide you with a cart for your orders. These cookies are necessary for you to use the services offered on our website.
6.2.3 Performance cookies
These cookies collect statistical information regarding the use of our website including the pages visited most frequently and the occurrence of errors. Performance cookies do not collect information that can be used to identify you as the user. The information saved in these cookies is aggregated and anonymized for us. We use performance cookies only to improve our website’s performance.
6.2.4 Functional cookies
Functional cookies save the settings you use to display our website including the login, language, region, etc. They do not contain any other information and cannot be read by third parties.
6.3 In your browser settings you can select whether you want to allow or avoid cookies. To adjust your settings, please review your browser’s documentation.
7. Security of transmitted data
Your personal data will be encoded before transmission. When transferring data, we use the Secure Socket Layer in connection with 256 bit encoding. Offering the highest level of security, this method also is used by banks for their online banking offerings.
8. Right to information and correction
We will provide you with information regarding the personal data we have collected and saved about you in connection with our website at your request and at no charge. To obtain this information please send a letter to us at proHeq GmbH, Carl-Benz-Straße 10 in 75217 Birkenfeld, Germany or an e-mail to email@example.com. In addition, by virtue of law you have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted.