Data protection

The Controller in line with data protection laws, particularly the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

RBU GmbH & Co. KG
Gießerallee 28
47877 Willich
Telefon: +49 (0) 2154-95362-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2154-95362-90

Registered at the Registry Court of Neuss, KG: HRA 6678, GmbH: HRB 16258
Managing director: Andreas Harmes
VAT ID No.: DE-154082864

Your rights as a Data Subject


You may use the contact details specified to contact our Data Protection Officer at any time to exercise the following rights:
  • Information about the data we have stored about you and how it is processed (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Erasure of the data we have stored about you (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we can’t erase your data on the basis of statutory obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to us processing your data (Art. 21) and Data portability, provided that you have consented to data processing or have entered into a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

You may contact a supervisory authority – e.g. the competent supervisory authority of the Federal State of your place of residence or the responsible authority for us as the Controller – with a complaint at any time.

You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector) with addresses here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Cookies

Type and purpose of processing:

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

As a result of this, we receive specific data, such as your IP address and the browser and operating system you use.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to your computer. We can use the information contained within the cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website and to enable our website to be displayed properly.

Under no circumstances will the data we have collected be transferred to third parties, nor will we establish a connection to your personal data without your consent.

You can, of course, view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly configured to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies via your browser’s settings at any time. Please use your web browser’s help function to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual features of our website may not function if you deactivate the use of cookies.

Storage period and cookies used:


If you consent to the use of cookies or allow the use of cookies through your browser settings, the following cookies may be used on our website: WP Rocket (cache storage + performance optimisation) GDPR Cookie Compliance (cookie plugin) If these cookies can (also) affect your personal data, we will tell you in the following sections. You can erase individual cookies or your entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. You can also get information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block them from being stored in the first place. Depending on your browser provider, you can find the necessary information under the following links:

Contact form

Type and purpose of processing:

The data you entered will be stored for the purpose of communicating with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to disclose a valid email address and your name. This is so that your query and the response can be assigned to them. The disclosure of other data is optional.

Legal foundation:


The data entered into the contact form is processed based on a legitimate interest in accordance with point (f) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR By providing the contact form, we want to make it possible for you to get in touch with us easily. The information you enter is stored for the purpose of processing your query and any possible follow-up questions. If you contact us to request a quote, the data entered into the contact form is processed to implement pre-contractual measures in accordance with point (b) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.

Empfänger:


Empfänger der Daten sind ggf. Auftragsverarbeiter.

Recipients:


Where appropriate, processors will be recipients of the data

Provision required or necessary:

Providing your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your query if you tell us your name, your email address and the reason for your query.

Use of Google Analytics

Type and purpose of processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Due to IP anonymisation being activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services relating to the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.

The purpose of processing this data is to analyse the use of this website and to compile reports on activities on this website. Other related services may then be provided based on the use of this website and the internet.

Legal foundation:

Data is processed based on consent from the user in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.

Recipients:


Empfänger der Daten ist Google als Auftragsverarbeiter. Hierfür haben wir mit Google den entsprechenden Auftragsverarbeitungsvertrag abgeschlossen.

Duration of storage:


The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our record-keeping purposes.

Third-country transfers:


Google processes your data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision required or necessary:

Providing your personal data is voluntary and is based solely on your consent. If you prevent this access, this may lead to the website having limited functionality.

Withdrawal of consent:


You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics. In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website on this browser in the future, so long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Profiling:

By using the tracking tool Google Analytics, we can assess a user’s behaviour on this website and analyse their interests. For this purpose, we create a pseudonymous user profile.

Use of libraries (Google Web fonts)

Type and purpose of processing:


In order to make sure our content is displayed correctly across browsers and to present our website in a visually pleasing way, we use “Google Web Fonts”, provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter “Google”), to display fonts on this website. You can find the privacy policy for the library operator Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Legal foundation:

The legal foundation for the integration of Google Web Fonts and the associated transfer of data to Google is your consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.

Recipients:

Retrieving a font from the font library automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible that the operator, in this case Google, could collect data as a result – although it is currently unclear if it does and, if applicable, for what purpose.

Duration of storage:


We do not collect personal data due to the integration of Google Web Fonts. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Third-country transfers:


Google processes your data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision required or necessary:

You are not legally or contractually required to provide your personal data. However, it may not be possible to correctly display content using standard fonts.

Withdrawal of consent:

The programming language JavaScript is regularly used for displaying content. You can object to the processing of your data by disabling JavaScript from running in your browser or by installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may lead to the website having limited functionality.

Use of Google Maps

Type and purpose of processing:


We use Google Maps on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter “Google”). This means we can display interactive maps in our website and allow you to conveniently use the maps function. You can learn more about how Google processes data from Google’s privacy policy. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre. You can find detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products here.

Legal foundation:

The legal foundation for the integration of Google Maps and the associated transfer of data to Google is your consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.

Recipients:

By visiting this website, Google is notified that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This happens regardless of whether Google provides the user account which you are logged into, and whether you have a user account or not. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly linked to your account.

If you do not wish for Google to link data to your profile, you have to log out of Google before clicking on the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website appropriately. Such analysis (even for users who are not logged in) is carried out to provide appropriate adverts and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, which must be exercised towards Google.

Duration of storage:

We do not collect personal data due to the integration of Google Maps.

Third-country transfers:


Google processes your data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Withdrawal of consent:


If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you via our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, you may not be able to use our website, or you may only be able to use it in a restricted capacity.

Provision required or necessary:

Providing your personal data is voluntary and is based solely on your consent. If you prevent this access, this may lead to the website having limited functionality.

SSL encryptian

We use the latest encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to protect your data during transmission.

Amendments to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to ensure its consistent compliance with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when new services are launched. The new privacy policy shall apply when you visit the website again.

Questions for the Data protection Officer

If you have questions regarding data protection, please send us an email, or contact the person in our organisation who is responsible for data protection directly:

Andreas Harmes