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Privacy Policy of alphalink-vfte.com

AlphaLink (hereinafter: “AlphaLink“ or ”we“) is the provider of the website alphalink-vfte.com (hereinafter: “Website”). 
In the following we like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter also referred to as "Data") within our website.

I. Identity and contact of the controller 
The controller in charge for data processing of our Website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”) and other national data protection laws of the Member States, as well as other data protection provisions, is the following:


AlphaLink Engineering GmbH
Ackerstraße 76, ACK384, DE-13355 Berlin
Telephone: +49 3031471229
Email: users@alphalink-vfte.com
Represented by its Managing Director: Daniel Cracau

II. Scope of processing of personal data
We only process personal data of the users of our Website, if it is necessary in order to provide a functioning Website as well as our content and services. The processing of your personal data regularly only takes place with your consent, with the exceptions that obtaining your consent is not possible for actual reasons or that the processing of your data is permitted by law.


III. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
We would like to inform you about the legal basis for our data processing. In case that the respective legal basis is not mentioned expressively in this Privacy Policy, the processing of your personal data is based on the following legal bases:

​IV. Data erasure and storage period
We would like to inform you about the storage period and data erasure of our data processing. Unless otherwise provided in our data protection declaration in the following sections, we consider the storage period and data erasure to be the following:
We only process and store your personal data for the period of time necessary to fulfill the purpose of processing and storage. In addition, your Data may be stored if provided for by the European or national legislature in regulations, laws or other regulations to which we shall comply. A restriction or erasure of your Data takes place if a storage period provided for by these regulations expires, unless there is a need for further storage of your Data for a conclusion of a contract or a fulfillment of the contract. In the case that the personal data are restricted, an erasure takes place as soon as legal or contractual retention periods allow it, there is no reason to believe that a erasure affects your legitimate interests and an erasure does not cause a unreasonable expense due to the special nature of the storage.

V. Provision of our Website and creation of log-files 

  1. Description and scope of data processing
    Whenever you access our Website, we or our hosting provider collects a series of general data and information from the computer system of the device which is accessing our Website. The following Data can be collected:

The data is temporarily stored in log files of a server. A storage of this data together with other personal data of you shall not take place.

  1. Legal basis for data processing
    The legal basis for the temporary storage of Data and log files is Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.
  2. Purpose of the data processing
    The processing of the Data is necessary in order to operate our Website in order to ensure its functionality and to be able to deliver the content of the Website correctly. In addition, the Data serves to optimize our Website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the Data for marketing purposes shall not take place in this context. The aforementioned purposes also establish our legitimate interest in the processing of Data according to Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.

  3. Storage period
    The Data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its processing. In the case of storing the data in log files shall be erased after seven days at the latest. A longer storage of your Data is possible. In this case, your IP address will be erased or alienated, so that an identification of the calling user is no longer possible.

  4. Possibility to object or and removal
    As the collection of Data is mandatory for the provision of the Website and the storage of the Data in log-files for the operation of the Website are, there is no possibility for you as a user to oppose the processing of the Data.

  5. Use of cookies 
    1. Cookie integration within our Website
    We use cookies on our Website. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your Internet browser respective by the Internet browser on your computer system. Cookies are downloaded when you visit a website. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened. 
    Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are erased after a user leaves the online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status. 
    "Permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. In this way, e.g. a login status will be saved when a user visits our Website after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the user interests can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. If the website is retrieved from the same device, the cookie is either returned to the site that created it (first-party cookie) or to another website to which it belongs (third-party cookie). 
    With the help of the cookie, the website can recognize that it has already been called up with this browser and, among other things, can improve the user experience when calling it again. Cookies can be e.g. remember your preferences and adapt the offers displayed on the website to your personal interests and needs.
    You can decide for yourself whether the browser you use allows cookies or not. Saved cookies can be erased in the system settings of your browser. Please note that the functionality of websites may be restricted or even suspended if cookies are not allowed.
    When you call our Website for the first time, you will be informed via an info banner about the use of cookies. We use different groups of cookies. If you click on details in the info banner, you will be shown which cookies we use and to which group this cookie belongs. If you do not want us to use a specific cookie or group of cookies, please remove the green checkmark of the associated cookie group and click OK to confirm your preference. Unless you remove the green tick, you agree that we use the cookie group. Please note that you cannot influence the use of necessary functional cookies. Only after you have selected the cookie groups will the cookies be used on the website.
    If you have allowed us to use cookies through your browser setting or consent, the following cookies may be used in our Website.
    Your current status of the allowed cookies (Necessary Cookies, Preferences, Statistics, Marketing):

As far as these cookies also use personal data, you will be informed below.


  1. Use of functional cookies (Necessary Cookies)
    We use cookies that belong to the group of functional cookies so that you can visit our Website in a user-friendly way and that our Website is working properly (technically-necessary cookies, hereinafter also: Necessary Cookies). Some elements of our Website require that the browser from which you access our Website also identify you after you change a page within our Website.
    By using Necessary Cookies, the following functionalities can be achieved or the following Data can be stored:

The legal basis for the processing of Data by using technical Necessary Cookies is Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR.

  1. Use of Preference and Statistics Cookies
    Furthermore, we use Preference and Statistics Cookies in our Website, which allow an analysis of your surfing behavior. When accessing our Website, you will be asked, as described above, to consent to the processing of personal data used in this context.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is, if you have given your consent in this regard, Article 6 (1) point (a) GDPR.
In addition, the legal basis for this is also Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest, namely an interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our Website.

  1. Duration of storage, objection and removal with regard to recorded Data when using cookies
    Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to us by your computer. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the system settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. As described above, you can also control this by granting consent or withdraw it within our Website. Already stored cookies can be erased at any time.


VII. Transfer of Data to service companies and other third parties
We work with several third party service companies to operate and optimize our Website as well as our services and contract management, e.g. for IT services or for the hosting of our Website. We transfer the Data, which are necessary for these service providers in order to fulfillment the respective contracts with us. In doing so, a transfer of Data to a third Country (i.e. a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)) will only take place in compliance with Articles 44 to 49 GDPR.
The legal basis for the transfer of Data to service companies is Article 6 (1) points (b) and (f) GDPR.
Under certain circumstances, we also transfer your personal data to third parties or government agencies if we are obliged to do so on the basis of official or court orders or if we are entitled to do so, e.g. if the transfer of the Data is necessary in order to prosecute criminal offenses or in order to protect and enforce our own rights or claims.
The legal basis for this transfer is Article 6 (1) points (c) and (f) GDPR.

VIII. Contacting
When you contact us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) your information will be processed in order to process the contact request. The processing of your information, including your personal data, takes place in all cases of contact only for processing your request.

Your information can be stored and processed in a Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM System”) or a comparable system.

Legal basis for the processing of the Data of your contacting is Article 6 (1) point f GDPR. As far as the contact with us is intended to conclude a contract or its fulfillment, legal basis for the processing of your Data is also Article 6 (1) point b GDPR.

Your request will be erased as soon as it becomes clear from the circumstances that the respective request has been finally clarified and furthermore that we are not obligated to a longer storage according to legal or contractual retention periods.

IX. Your rights
We would like to inform you about your rights regarding the processing of your Data. If you want to use one of these rights, you can send a simple message to us. You can use the following contact details for this without incurring any costs other than the base rate transmission costs:


Via Mail: AlphaLink Engineering GmbH, Ackerstraße 76, ACK384, DE-13355 Berlin, Germany

Via E-Mail: users@alphalink-vfte.com


For your own protection, we reserve the right to obtain further information confirming your identity. If we are unable to identify you, we will reject to process the request.
You have the

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR); if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes existing data protection regulations, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority without prejudice to any other legal remedies. In particular, you can lodge the complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the location of the alleged infringement.

X. Amendment of our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in this Privacy Policy, e.g. if we change our Website or introduce other services. In this case the new Privacy Policy shall apply to your next visit of our Website.

 

 


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