Privacy Policy

Basic information

We, the Arthur Pongs Textile GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter “PONGS®” or “we”) as part of the PONGS®Group, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of the currently applicable data protection laws. These include, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council), the PONGS®Group being the one with Arthur Pongs Textil GmbH & Co. KG, PONGS Textil GmbH and the companies associated with PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH are the ones on which we can exert a decisive influence.

Personal data are collected on our websites and when using our  services only to the extent necessary and processed earmarked. Personal information is any information that identifies you personally or other information associated with you.

Responsible body within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act / GDPR:

Arthur Pongs Textil GmbH & Co. KG,
Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstraße 51, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211-54230-800
Mail: info@pongs.de

Processing within the PONGS®Group

On behalf of us, the PONGS®Group, work:

  • Arthur Pong’s Textil GmbH & Co. KG for sales purposes and marketing as well as for the operation of websites
  • PONGS Textil GmbH for sales purposes
  • PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH for the production, distribution and operation of the backend systems / IT

These three companies can process the data collected or pass them on within the PONGS® Group.:

  • This data processing or transmission takes place on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (contractual basis) or Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit f (weighing of interests).
  • Further legal bases are the order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR, as well as, if applicable, joint responsibility in accordance with Article 26 GDPR.

Transmission to third countries

The transfer of personal data to a third country takes place within the scope of sending the newsletter or project processing, based on an EU adequacy decision and the signing of standard data protection clauses, taking into account technical and organizational measures to comply with the EU data protection level (Article 44 ff. GDPR). If the data is transferred to a third country that does not meet the criteria mentioned, this is done in exceptional cases on the basis of a legal obligation or consent by the person concerned.

Scope of the privacy policy

The following explanation gives you an overview of how we guarantee the privacy, what kind of data is collected and processed for which purpose and on which legal basis. It applies in principle to all websites and apps that PONGS® is responsible for and if you contact us via other means of communication. If PONGS® websites and apps deviate from these principles of data processing or supplement these with their own, this will be indicated on the corresponding websites or in the apps in a suitable manner.

This Privacy Policy consists of four parts:

  • The first part (Provisions for commercial users) applies to the commercial users of the services of PONGS®.
  • The second part (Provisions for Applicants) applies to private users of PONGS® services in relation to applications.
  • The third part (General Information and Terms for the PONGS® Websites and Apps) applies to all users, the services or the websites and apps of PONGS®
  • The fourth part (Information on data subject rights) applies to all users whose data is subject to data protection law, but not to legal persons.

Furthermore, our websites may contain links to websites of other providers, to which this privacy policy does not extend.

I. Provisions for commercial users

This part of the privacy policy applies to commercial users of PONGS® Services. The legal basis for the processing of your data is based on the consent you have given in this privacy policy as consent or to provide you with information or products requested by you according to GDPR Article 6 Abs.1 lit.b).

Use and verification of personal data

The personal information you provide includes the following:

  • Your name
  • Your address (postcode, city, street and house number, if necessary secondary adresses)
  • Your email address
  • Your date of birth
  • Your gender
  • Your phone number and / or mobile phone number
  • Your country
  • Your payment information
  • Your previously used dealer
  • Product name of your PONGS® product
  • Part number of your PONGS® product

Insofar as you provide us with personal data, we use it to answer your inquiries, to process and execute your consulting request, for technical administration, for login activities and the services provided within the respective websites or apps. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b DS-GVO or your consent. You can revoke your consent to the use of your provided data at any time. Please contact us, if possible stating the service (s) used: datenschutz@pongs.de

Telephone contact by PONGS®

If you have agreed to our privacy policy and have informed us in a request for consultation your phone number, we will contact you prior to forwarding your consultation request to our partner company by phone to verify the accuracy of your information, to discuss your project and to be able to convey to the appropriate specialist. Afterwards we will inform you, if you give your mobile phone number, etc. via SMS to ask for feedback on the current status. There are no costs for you.

Written contact by PONGS®

If you have agreed to our privacy policy and provided us with your e-mail address and / or mobile phone number during a consultation request, we will record your openings and clicks in e-mail and push messages. This is necessary to be able to initiate the individual process steps of your specialist consultation. These data will be deleted after the consultation.

Further processing and deletion of your data

In addition, your information will be shared with third parties, i. non-PONGS®Group individuals or companies, not disclosed or sold. The deletion of the stored personal data takes place if you revoke your consent to the storage, if the data for the fulfillment of the purpose pursued with the storage are no longer necessary or if their storage is for other legal reasons inadmissible.

Advertising and consent of advertising

We, that is the Arthur Pongs Textile GmbH & Co. KG, PONGS Textil GmbH and the PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH, inform you by e-mail, mail or phone only about products and services of PONGS® and ask you about this if necessary, if you have expressly given us your consent to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes (opt-in).

This is done by ticking our checkbox next to the statement “Yes, Arthur Pongs Textil GmbH & Co. KG, PONGS Textil GmbH and PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH may use my e-mail address and / or telephone number to do so I will be informed about the latest products and services. Hereby I also use my chance to put both criticism and praise on market and opinion research. This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. ”

Please note: The text displayed on the respective website / app may list different companies if they are affected by your request.

If you have given us your consent to such use but you no longer wish to receive advertising or surveys from PONGS® in the future, you may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. Your data will then be deleted or, if necessary for accounting and bookkeeping purposes, stored for such purposes. Write an e-mail to datenschutz@pongs.de

Newsletter

If you subscribe to the PONGS® websites or the PONGS® apps for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for information and advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from this newsletter. By registering for the newsletter, we store your e-mail address, your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and logs in without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

You can revoke your consent to the receipt of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can always unsubscribe from our mailing list via the unsubscribe link or write an e-mail to marketing@pongs.de

Optimization of e-mail and newsletter content

We, that is the Arthur Pongs Textile GmbH & Co. KG, PONGS Textil GmbH and the PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH, inform you by e-mail about products, events and services of PONGS® if you have made a request to PONGS®, You have given us your express consent to the use of your personal information for advertising purposes (opt-in) or have subscribed to one of our newsletters.

This is done by ticking our checkbox next to the statement “Yes, the PONGS® Group may use my e-mail address to let me know about the latest products and services. This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.”

The e-mail and newsletter tracking provide statistical analysis of usage data. For this we record both the openings of the e-mail as well as the internal clicks. This information is used to make the content of emails and newsletters more exciting and relevant and to measure the success of marketing campaigns.

If you have given us your consent to such use but you no longer wish to receive advertising or surveys from PONGS® in the future, you may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. Write an e-mail to marketing@pongs.de

Use of personal data when using the contact form

If you send us inquiries via one of our contact forms, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and in case of follow-up questions on the same subject. This data will not be disclosed to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the use of the data provided via the contact form at any time. Please contact widerruf@pongs.de

Use of personal data when registering for events or information visits

On some pages of our website, you have the opportunity to enter your personal information in order to register for events or training sessions with PONGS®. We will only use this information to process your request. If you enter your e-mail address and telephone number as a participant in one of our events, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. After completion of the event, the data is stored, for example, for the evaluation of the event. This data will be deleted at the latest after 6 months, if the non-legal storage periods preclude, for example, technical evidence, hospitality, costs, etc.

You may revoke your consent to the use of the data provided during registration until the beginning of the event. Please contact: marketing@pongs.de

II. Provisions for applicants

This part of the Privacy Policy applies to applicants for employment advertisements from PONGS® Group or third party companies to whom PONGS® provides a job advertising platform or affiliate program. This applies only to the extent that these applicants process personal data in the application process, e.g. Application in paper form, e-mail, contact forms with appendix or the use of electronic job portals of third parties in accordance with the required content, also in accordance with further state law requirements, to PONGS® submit. Application documents submitted on paper are scanned and stored in our systems, and the paper is then disposed of in compliance with data protection laws by certified service providers.

We use your personal data only to process your application and / or in the context of Talent Relationship Management and on the basis of your consent to this Privacy Policy and the legal basis of § 26 BDSG. To process your application, insofar as required, the use of your data to contact by e-mail and / or mail and / or telephone is part of. The recruiting and personnel managers of Arthur Pongs Textile GmbH & Co. KG, PONGS Textil GmbH and the PONGS Technical Textiles GmbH of the respective group company as well as supervisors or other recruiting officers in whose area the vacancy is advertised. Another form of processing is done anonymously for the purpose of measuring the success of the appointments and the technical application channels used, as well as, anonymously, the submitted skills of applicants.

The deletion of the stored personal data of the applicant is automatically at the earliest after 4, but at the latest after 6 months, from the date on which the applicant has been informed that the position is not occupied by him and no other legal requirements oppose. The deadline results from the requirements of the General Equal Treatment Act.

When you join the Talent Relationship Management Program, your data will be stored in our system for up to 365 days to be considered in advance for future job postings. Here, we use your provided data to contact us by e-mail and / or mail and / or telephone. Only with your explicit consent to our request, your data will remain stored in our system beyond this period in order to be considered for future job postings.

When sending application documents in paper form without reference to job advertisements in our electronic formats, e.g. as unsolicited application, you will receive a summary of this privacy policy, together with an acknowledgment of receipt of your letter or at the latest at a rejection on our part.

III. General Information and Terms for the PONGS® Websites and Apps

These terms are in addition to the terms and conditions for private users and the business user terms for PONGS® websites and apps.

Data processing by opening our web pages and using our apps

PONGS® automatically collects and stores information in its server log files that your browser or app transmits to us. These data can not be assigned by PONGS® to individual individuals. There is no merge of this data with other data sources. These are:

  • Browser type / version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address v4 and v6)
  • Time of the server request

The IP address is the globally valid identifier of your computer that is unique at the time of allocation by your Internet service provider and consists, in its current form (IPv4), of four numeric keypads separated by periods, or extended by additional digits (IPv6). In most cases, as a private user, you will not use a consistent IP address, as you will only be assigned this temporarily by your provider (so-called “dynamic IP address”). With a permanently assigned IP address (so-called “static IP address”), a clear assignment of the user data via this feature is technically possible.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website
  • Ensuring comfortable use of the aforementioned website
  • Evaluation of system security and system stability
  • For further administrative and statistical purposes

The personal data of the server log files are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR processed. This allowance allows the processing of personal data in the “legitimate interest” of the person responsible, unless your fundamental rights, freedoms or interests prevail. Our legitimate interest lies in easier administration and the ability to detect and track hacking. You can object to this data processing at any time if there are reasons that exist in your particular situation and that speak against the processing of data. All you need to do is send an e-mail to the data protection officer. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

The server log files with the above data are automatically deleted after 30 days or, if used for statistics, anonymized. We reserve the right to store the server log files longer, if there are facts that suggest the assumption of unauthorized access (such as the attempt of a hacking or a so-called DDOS attack).

Link to external websites

This Privacy Policy applies to the PONGS® websites and apps only. These may contain links to web offers of third parties. These data protection statements do not extend to these. If you leave the PONGS® websites and apps to visit a third-party offer, we recommend that you read the privacy policy of this provider carefully.

Information about cookies and use of analysis tools

The processing of personal data by cookies and analysis tools (Google Analytics) is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This allowance allows the processing of personal data in the “legitimate interest” of the person responsible, unless your fundamental rights, freedoms or interests prevail. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis of the use of our website.

The processing of personal data by Google AdWords, we base on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This allowance allows the processing of personal data in the “legitimate interest” of the person responsible, unless your fundamental rights, freedoms or interests prevail. Our legitimate interest lies in the personalized display of targeted advertising and the statistical analysis of the effectiveness of the advertising (for example, how many clicks on a banner led to a purchase on our website).

PONGS® uses so-called cookies in several places on its websites and in its apps. They serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. PONGS® also uses analysis tools such as Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager. The data provided and used are collected and stored completely anonymized. A storage of this data may also take place outside of Germany or the European Union.

In the implementation and use of analysis tools and tracking technologies, we anonymise as soon as possible personal data either on the part of the provider, regulated by appropriate contracts, or as part of our initial use, so that the right to information can not be exercised on all the listed below technologies. By appropriate settings of your browser or the apps or the operating system operating environment for this (iOS, Android), you can prevent the transmission of such data, but this may lead to problems when calling, the operation or functionality of the content or service offered.

Use of facebook components

We use components of the provider facebook.com on our site. Facebook is a service of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, Ireland. Each time you visit our website, which has such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from facebook. Through this process, facebook is informed about which specific page of our website is being visited by you.

If you visit our page and you are logged in to facebook, facebook recognizes through the information collected by the component which specific page you are visiting and assigns this information to your personal account on facebook. Click e.g. the “Like” button or make comments, this information will be transmitted to your personal account on facebook and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our site will be forwarded to facebook. This happens regardless of whether you click the component or not.

If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behavior on our website through facebook, you must log out of facebook and before you visit our site. The data protection information provided by facebook provides more detailed information, in particular on the collection and use of data by facebook, about your rights in this regard as well as the setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Use of Twitter Referral Components

We use components of the Twitter provider on our site. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States.

Each time you visit our website, which has such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component of Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed about which specific page of our website is currently being visited.

We have no control over the information that Twitter collects here, nor about the amount of data collected through Twitter. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of the respective website accessed and the user’s IP address, but is not used for purposes other than the presentation of the Twitter component. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings in the Account Settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Use of the LinkedIn Referral Components

We use components of the LinkedIn network on our site. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit our website, which has such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component.

Through this process, LinkedIn is informed about which specific page of our website is currently being visited. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend Button” while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. As a result, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our pages with your LinkedIn user account.

We have no control over the information that LinkedIn collects or the extent of the information collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data submitted to LinkedIn. For details about LinkedIn’s data collection, rights, and settings options, see the LinkedIn privacy statement. These notices can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Use of YouTube components with advanced privacy mode

On our website, we use components (videos) from the company YouTube, a service from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland)

Here we use the option provided by YouTube “- extended privacy mode -“.

When you visit a page that has an embedded video, it will connect to the YouTube servers and display the content by notifying your browser on the website.

According to information provided by YouTube, in “- enhanced privacy mode -” only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited when watching the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your Membership Account on YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

Additional information about YouTube’s privacy is provided by Google at the following link:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Use of Pinterest

We use the service pinterest.com on our website. Pinterest.com is a service of Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, Dublin 2, Ireland. The integrated “Pin it” button on our site gives Pinterest the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Pinterest, Pinterest can assign this visit on our site to your Pinterest account and thus link the data. The data transmitted by clicking on the “Pin it” button will be saved by Pinterest. For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection, how it is processed and used, your rights and privacy settings, see the Pinterest Privacy Policy, which is available at https://pinterest.com/about/privacy abrufen können.

To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our Pinterest account, you must log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site.

Consent to newsletter

Regarding the use of your personal data to receive our newsletter, you will be requested to provide your consent as follows:

“Yes, the PONGS® Group may use my e-mail address to let me know about the latest products and services. This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. ”

The newsletter informs about our offers in regular intervals. To receive our newsletter you need a valid e-mail address. For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained as part of the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else’s e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

A comparison of the collected data with data that may be collected by other components of our site does not occur.

CleverReach
This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany.

Sending our newsletters with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened the email containing the newsletter and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the purchase of a product on our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach, please visit https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/reporting-tracking/

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by CleverReach, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For more information, see the privacy policy of CleverReach at https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract

We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

Use of Instagram

We use the Instagram service on our website. Instagram is a service of Instagram Inc. With the integrated “Insta” button on our site, Instagram receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can associate this visit on our page with your Instagram account and link the data. The data transmitted by clicking on the “Insta” button are saved by Instagram. For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection, how it is processed and used, your rights, and ways to protect your privacy, see the Instagram Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

To prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our Instagram account, you’ll need to unsubscribe from your Instagram account before visiting our page.

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US 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 other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by deactivating the statistics cookies in the data protection settings of our cookie banner.

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en&gl=de.

Please note that in order to guarantee the anonymous collection of IP addresses (IP-Masking) on this website, Google Analytics has been extended to include the function “anonymizeIp”.

This website also uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed through a single interface. Google Tool Manager only implements tags. This means: no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivated at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags as far as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

Disable Google Analytics

You can also manually prevent Google Analytics from collecting data afterwards by clicking on the following button. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

-> Disable Google Analytics here

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

As a Google AdWords customer, PONGS® uses Google Conversion Tracking, an analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland). Google AdWords sets a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of us and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google may recognize that someone clicked on the ad and was redirected to our page. Each advertiser receives a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Advertisers will see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page.

However, they do not contain information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software (deactivation option). You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. For more information and Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google Optimize 

Our website also uses Google Optimize from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland). Google Optimize analyzes the use of different variations of our website and helps us to improve the usability according to the behavior of our users on the website. Google Optimize is a Google Analytics integrated tool. Google Tag Manager is also a product of Google that allows us to manage website tags through a single interface. The Tag Manager is a cookielose domain and does not collect personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivated at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you can disable Google’s use of cookies under statistics in the data protection settings of our cookie banner or manually afterwards if you follow this link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin .

Re-Targeting Technologien

Our websites use so-called re-targeting technologies. We use these technologies to make your website more interesting. This technology makes it possible to advertise Internet users who are already interested in our shop and our products on the websites of our partners. We are convinced that the display of personalized, interest-based advertising is generally more interesting to the Internet user than advertising that has no such personal reference. The insertion of this advertising material on the sides of our partners is based on a cookie technology and an analysis of the previous usage behavior. This form of advertising is completely pseudonym. No user profiles are merged with your personal data.

By using our site, you consent to the use of so-called cookies and thus to collect, store and use usage data. Furthermore, your data will be stored in cookies beyond the end of the browser session in order to be able to be called up, for example, during your next visit to the website. You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by refusing to accept cookies in your browser settings.

Google Remarketing

We use Google’s remarketing technology (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland). This technology will redirect users who have already visited our sites and online services and are interested in the offer through targeted advertising on the Google Partner Network pages. The display of advertising is done through the use of cookies, which are small text files that are stored on the user’s computer. The text files can be used to analyze user behavior when visiting the website and then use it for targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you may disable the use of cookies by Google for this purpose on this page: https://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you may opt out of third-party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices and implement the opt-out information listed there. For more information about Google Remarketing and Google’s privacy policy, please visit: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

By using our offers, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described here and for the purpose stated above. Please note that Google has its own privacy policies that are independent of ours. We assume no responsibility or liability for these policies and procedures.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

IV. Information on data subject rights

This part of the privacy policy provides additional information regarding the exercise of your rights as a victim to PONGS®.

Your identity

In order to comply with the rights of Data Subjects of DS-GVO, it may be necessary for PONGS®, in the case of personal data collected on the basis of contractual relationships, to request random or, if justified doubt, further information to prove your identity. This is particularly the case if a request for information is in electronic form, but the sender details do not indicate any natural person concerned.

You have the right

  • in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may provide information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a The right to complain, the source of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its details;
  • in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, demand immediate correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;
  • in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, to require the deletion of your personal data held by us, unless such processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims is;
  • in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you have the right to assert, exercise or Defense of legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person in charge;

To exercise these rights, please contact:

Datenschutzbeauftragter der PONGS® Gruppe
Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstraße 51
D-40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 54230-800
Fax: +49 211 54230-800
Mail: datenschutz@pongs.de

  • In accordance with Article 7, Abs. 3, GDPR, your consent once given to us may be revoked at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
    You can revoke your consent via: Widerruf@pongs.de
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or our company headquarters.

In Saxony (Mühltroff) the competent supervisory authority is:

Sächsischer Datenschutzbeauftragter
Saxony
Devrientstraße 5
01067 Dresden, Germany
saechsdsb@slt.sachsen.de

In North Rhine-Westphalia (Villa Lantz in Dusseldorf & Location Stadtlohn) the competent supervisory authority is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Further information – contact details

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to be your answer at any time regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this Privacy Policy could not answer or if you would like more in-depth information, please contact us.

Contact details of the data protection officer:

Datenschutzbeauftragter der PONGS® Gruppe
Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstraße 51
D-40474 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 54230-800
Fax: +49 211 54230-800
Mail: datenschutz@pongs.de

In accordance with Article 13 paragraph 2 d) of the GDPR, we provide you with the necessary information on the exercise of the right to complain:

In Saxony (Mühltroff) the competent supervisory authority is:

Sächsischer Datenschutzbeauftragter
Saxony
Devrientstraße 5
01067 Dresden, Germany
saechsdsb@slt.sachsen.de

In North Rhine-Westphalia (Villa Lantz in Dusseldorf & Location Stadtlohn) the competent supervisory authority is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
E-Mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Change of privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status 01. March 2021.

Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at https://www.pongs.com/privacy-policy/?lang=en.

Security advice

We endeavor to store your personal data by taking technical and organizational measures so that they are not accessible to third parties. When communicating by e-mail, complete data security can not be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.