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At ESPEC EUROPE GmbH We’re Committed To Protecting And Respecting Your Privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it and how we keep it secure.

Any questions about this policy should be sent by email to the person responsible for data protection – Koichi Higuchi – at info@espec.de, or by writing to Koichi Higuchi, ESPEC EUROPE GmbH, Wahlerstr. 32, 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Alternatively, you can telephone Koichi Higuchi on +49 (0) 211-361850-0.

How Do We Collect Information From You?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, – when you contact us about our products & services, or when you complete our contact form.

What Type Of Information Is Collected From You?

Your IP address is processed by our web hoster (contract processor) during your access to our website; without the processing of your IP address, we could not display the website in your web browser. Your IP address is briefly held while the web page is being transmitted to you and is deleted immediately thereafter. In this context, the IP address is processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.

In order to make our website available to you in a more personalized way, we also use cookies on our website. Cookies are small data packets that our web server sends to your computer to identify you for the duration of your visit. You can set your browser so that it informs you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you. We use cookies on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.

On our contact form we use Google’s reCAPTCHA service that protects our website from spam and abuse. (Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). It ensures that input screens are not used by a bot. Google’s privacy policy information can be found here. Our processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.

Use of our web form

You are free to use the contact form on our website at any time to enquire about products or servcies. You enter the personal data there which you believe is necessary. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk. We need this information to contact you (First name, last name, your e-mail address your company and what you are contacting us about). We process the personal data you provide us to respond to your request. Processing takes place either within the framework of pre-contractual, contractual or post-contractual measures (e.g. within the framework of a request for proposals or warranty or guarantee claims) (Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR) or, if you are contacting us on a different matter, on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR).

In order to make our website available to you in a more personalized way, we also use the Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics services to analyze the use of our website. This is operated by Google (Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offerings as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google. Google’s privacy policy information can be found here. Our processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.

To whom we disclose your personal data?

We use your personal data within ESPEC EUROPE GmbH to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations.

If necessary and permissible or legally binding, we pass on your personal data to third parties or to contract processors which process personal data on our behalf and exclusively according to our specifications. Third parties or contract processors are, for example, IT companies (e.g. to operate our website).

On the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR), in individual cases we transmit the contact data of our business customers’ contact partners to our subsidiaries in third countries within the scope of a business contact. The transmission is carried out based on the EU standard contract clauses (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32004D0915).

Your Rights & Your Choices

If you would like to know what personal data we have stored about you, you have a right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in conjunction with § 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and we will tell you what the information is.

If you tell us that personal information is incorrect, we will be obliged to correct it. You have a right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR.

You have the right to have your personal data deleted in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR in conjunction with § 35 BDSG.

In rare cases (e.g. if it is not clear whether personal data is correct or not, or if we would like to delete your personal data but you do not want us to do so), you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You have a right to place restrictions on the processing of your personal data according to Art. 18 GDPR.

You have a right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.

If you object to the processing of your personal data, the legality of the processing already carried out on the basis of your consent and up to the moment of your objection will not be affected.

You have a right of data transferability according to Art. 20 GDPR.

If you exercise your rights, that will usually cost you nothing. Simply contact us in such a case.

If you have a complaint or a question about data protection, please contact us (point 1 above) or our data protection officer (point 2 above). You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

Security Precautions In Place To Protect The Loss, Misuse, Or Alteration Of Your Information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. 

Use Of ‘Cookies’

Like many other websites, the Espec website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

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  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 Links To Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.