Privacy Policy

Basic information

We, the PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG (hereinafter “PONGS®” or “we”), 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).

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.

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 deviate from these principles of data processing or supplement these with their own, this will be indicated on the corresponding websites in a suitable manner.

This Privacy Policy consists of four parts:

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

Change of privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status 28. April 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.

I. Provisions for commercial users / other business partners

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).

1. Contact details of the person responsible

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG,
Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstraße 51 – Lantz’scher Park, 40474 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211-54230-800
E-Mail: creative@pongs.de

2. Contact details of the data protection officer

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG, Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstr. 51 – Lantz’scher Park, 40474 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211-54230-811
datenschutz@pongs.de

3. Purposes for which the personal data are processed and the legal basis for the processing

We process data to carry out business relationships to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b GDPR, e.g. in connection with the execution and management of orders), to fulfill a legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, e.g. commercial and tax retention obligations according to § 257 HGB and § 147 AO), to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO, e.g. storage of data for a time appropriate for acquisition efforts or to assert legal claims and defense in legal disputes) as well as on the basis of the consent of the parties concerned (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Data to third parties).

4. Sources and categories of processed personal data

We process personal data that we receive from you as part of our business relationship or from public sources such as directories, registers and credit or credit agencies, mainly Personal data, contact data (e.g. telephone number, email address), area of ​​activity or position, contract data, payment data, bank and creditworthiness data and sales data.

5. Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data

Within the company, those departments have access to the data that they need to fulfill contractual and legal obligations (e.g. sales). Processors employed by us in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR can also process data for these purposes, such as IT or telecommunications service providers, cloud providers and waste disposal companies in the field of data destruction. All service providers are contractually obliged to treat your data confidentially.

Data will only be passed on to recipients outside our company in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Recipients of personal data can be, for example, companies in the logistics sector, service providers, suppliers, subcontractors, tax consultants, auditors and auditors, credit and financial service providers, credit rating agencies, debt collection companies, lawyers and authorities.

6. Transmission to a third country (outside the EU / EEA) or to an international organization

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. 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.

7. Duration for which the personal data are stored and the criteria for determining this duration

The required personal data is stored for the duration of warranty and guarantee claims. In addition, the personal data are stored in accordance with the statutory deadlines. Corresponding proof and retention obligations result from the commercial code (HGB) and the tax code (AO). The periods for storage and documentation specified there are six or ten years. If the data are no longer required for the fulfillment of contractual or legal obligations, they are regularly deleted.

In addition to the above information, the following is an overview of your other data protection rights:

  • Right to information about the personal data concerned (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

Is there an obligation to provide data?

As part of the contractual relationship or the initiation of a contract, you must provide the personal data that is required for the commencement, implementation and termination as well as for the fulfillment of the associated contractual obligations or that we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will usually not be able to conclude or execute the contract with you.

Separate information about your right of objection according to Article 21 GDPR

According to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, you have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, at any time to object to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f of the GDPR (Data processing on the basis of a weighing of interests) takes place, to lodge an objection.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the processing is carried out in order to operate direct mail, you have the right, according to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you would like to make use of your right of objection, a message in text form is sufficient. You can write to us, send a fax or contact us by email. You can find our contact details under point 1 of this data protection notice.

II. Provisions for applicants

We are pleased that you are applying or have applied for a position in our company. In the following, we will inform you in accordance with Art. 13, 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) for what purposes we process the application documents (data) we have received from you on a voluntary basis and what rights you have in this regard.

1. Contact details of the person responsible

The contact details of the responsible body responsible in your case depend on which company within the PONGS® Group you are applying to:

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG,
Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstrasse 51 – Lantz’scher Park, 40474 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211-54230-800
Email: creative@pongs.de

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG,
Bahnhofstrasse 21, 07919 Pausa-Mühltroff
Phone: +49 36645-350-0
Email: info@pongs.de

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG,
Boschstrasse 2, 48703 Stadtlohn
Phone: +49 2563-405-0
Email: info@pongs.de

2. Contact details of the data protection officer

PONGS GROUP GmbH & CO. KG, Villa Lantz, Lohauser Dorfstr. 51 – Lantz’scher Park, 40474 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211-54230-811
datenschutz@pongs.de

3. Purposes for which the personal data are processed and the legal basis for the processing

We process the data that you have sent us in connection with your application in order to check your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our company, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application process is primarily § 26 BDSG. Thereafter, the processing of the data is permitted that is necessary in connection with the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship.

Furthermore, we can process personal data about you insofar as this is necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us from the application process. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR; the legitimate interest is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). If there is a need for longer-term storage (e.g. for further vacant or becoming vacant positions), this is done on the basis of your consent in writing (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The same applies to your application data being passed on to other companies in our group of companies.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data such as severely disabled persons) or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR are requested from applicants during the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. are required for the exercise of the profession).

4. Sources and categories of processed personal data

We process personal data that we receive from you or recruiters as part of the application process, in particular personal master data (name, address and other contact details, date and place of birth, nationality), bank details (for the purpose of reimbursement of travel expenses), qualification papers (e.g. certificates, reviews and other proof of training) as well as photographs.

5. Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data

Applicants can also send us their documents by email. Please note, however, that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves have to ensure that they are encrypted. We cannot therefore accept any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend using an online form or sending it by post.

Your data will be viewed by the HR department after your application has been received. Suitable applications are then made available internally to those responsible for the respective vacant position, including the works council if necessary. In principle, only those people in the company have access to your data who need it for the application process to run properly.

We can transfer your personal data to companies affiliated with us, as far as this is permissible within the scope of the purposes and legal bases set out in section 3. In addition, personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts according to Art. 28 GDPR (order processing), this applies in particular to providers of cloud solutions and applicant management systems. Recruiters can also be commissioned as part of the application process.

6. Transmission to a third country (outside the EU / EEA) or to an international organization

The data is processed exclusively in data centers in the Federal Republic of Germany. A transfer to a third country does not take place and is not intended.

7. Duration for which the personal data are stored and the criteria for determining this duration

Should no employment relationship be established after your application, we will store applicant data for a maximum of six months from receipt of the rejection so that we can answer any follow-up questions about the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). This does not apply if statutory provisions prevent deletion (e.g. archiving travel expense reimbursements in accordance with tax regulations for up to 10 years), further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or you have expressly consented to longer storage. In the event that you have given your consent to further storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicant pool. There the data will be deleted after one year.

If you are accepted for a position as part of the application process, the data will be transferred from the applicant data to our personal data system.

In addition to the above information, the following is an overview of your other data protection rights:

  • Right to information about the personal data concerned (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

Is there an obligation to provide data?

As part of the application process, you only need to provide the personal data that is required for the application process. There is no obligation to provide this data. Without this data, we will usually not be able to carry out the application process and make a decision about the establishment of the employment relationship.

Separate information about your right of objection according to Article 21 GDPR

According to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, you have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, at any time to object to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f of the GDPR (Data processing on the basis of a weighing of interests) takes place, to lodge an objection.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the processing is carried out in order to operate direct mail, you have the right, according to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you would like to make use of your right of objection, a message in text form is sufficient. You can write to us, send a fax or contact us by email. You can find our contact details under point 1 of this data protection notice.

III. General Information and terms for the PONGS® Websites

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

Data processing by opening our web pages

PONGS® automatically collects and stores information in its server log files that your browser 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 websites
  • 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.

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.

hCaptcha

To protect the contact form from unwanted, automated messages, we use the hCaptcha service from Intuition Machines, Inc. As soon as you click the “I am a person” button, your IP address is sent to hCaptcha. The service is offered by Intuition Machines, Inc., 350 Alabama St, # 10, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. You can find the privacy policy of hCaptcha at https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy.

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 technologies

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.

IV. Data protection information for online meetings with “MS Teams” from PONGS GROUP GmbH & Co. KG

Below we inform you on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) about the processing of personal data in connection with the implementation of online meetings using the video conference tools from “Microsoft Teams“.


Name and contact details of the person responsible

Responsible for the data processing, which is directly related to the implementation of “online meetings”, is

PONGS GROUP GmbH & Co. KG
Lohauser Dorfstrasse 51, 40474 Dusseldorf
Telephone: 0211 / 54230800
info@pongs.de

Note: If you call up the “Microsoft Teams” website, the provider of “Microsoft Teams” is responsible for data processing. However, calling up the website is only necessary to use “Microsoft Teams” in order to download the software for use.

If you do not want to or cannot use the “Microsoft Teams” app, you can also use “Microsoft Teams” via your browser. The service will then also be provided via the “Microsoft Teams” website.


Contact details of the data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer. You can reach this as follows:

PONGS GROUP GmbH & Co. KG
Lohauser Dorfstrasse 51, 40474 Dusseldorf
Telephone: 0211 / 54230800
datenschutz@pongs.de


Purpose of processing

We use the “Microsoft Teams” tool to conduct telephone conferences, video conferences and webinars (hereinafter: “online meetings”). “Microsoft Teams” is a service of Microsoft Corporation.

Legal bases of data processing

Insofar as personal employee data of PONGS Group GmbH & Co. KG is processed, Section 26 BDSG is the legal basis for data processing. If, in connection with the use of “Microsoft Teams”, personal data is not required for the establishment, implementation or termination of the employment relationship, but is nonetheless an elementary part of the use of “Microsoft Teams”, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for data processing. In these cases, our interest is in the effective implementation of “online meetings”.

Insofar as the processing of personal data in the context of the online meetings is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which you are a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures that are carried out at your request, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

If there is no contractual relationship, the legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Here, too, we are interested in the effective implementation of “online meetings”.

Should video and audio recordings be necessary in exceptional cases, this is done exclusively on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Type and scope of data processing

We use “Microsoft Teams” to conduct “online meetings”. If we want to record “online meetings”, we will inform you transparently in advance and ask for your consent. If necessary for the purposes of logging results of an online meeting, we will log the chat content. However, this will usually not be the case.

Automated decision-making within the meaning of Article 22 GDPR is not used.

The following personal data are processed when using “Microsoft Teams”, whereby the scope of the data also depends on the data you provide before or when participating in an “online meeting”:

User information (registration information): e.g. B. Username, activation and conference codes, email address, first and last name, company, organization ID, participant IP, profile picture (optional)

Configuration and communication data: e.g. device name, IP address, geodata, time zone, activity logs, hardware type

Conference information: e.g. date, time, duration, number of participants, dial-in method, diagnostic information

Text, audio and video data: You may have the option of using the chat function in an “online meeting”. In this respect, the text you enter will be processed in order to display it in the “online meeting”. In order to enable the display of video and the playback of audio, the data from the microphone of your end device and from any video camera on the end device are processed accordingly for the duration of the meeting. You can switch off or mute the camera or microphone yourself at any time via the “MS Teams” applications.

Recipients / disclosure of data

With regard to the processing of personal data in connection with participation in “online meetings”, there is generally no transfer to third parties unless they are specifically intended for transfer. Please note that content from “online meetings” as well as from face-to-face meetings is often used to communicate information with customers, interested parties or third parties and is therefore intended to be passed on.

Another recipient is the provider of “Microsoft Teams”, Microsoft Corporation.

Data processing outside the EU / EEA

Data processing in third countries does not take place as a matter of principle, since we or the service provider have restricted the storage location to data centers in the EU or the EEA.

However, we cannot rule out the possibility that the service provider also uses servers outside the EU or the EEA or that data is routed via Internet servers that are located outside the EU or the EEA. In this case, an appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed on the one hand by the conclusion of EU standard data protection clauses. In addition, the data is encrypted as an additional protective measure during transport over the Internet and is therefore fundamentally protected against unauthorized access by third parties.

Storage duration

Your personal data, which we process as part of your use of “Microsoft Teams”, is generally deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected. A requirement for storage may exist in particular if the data is still required in order to fulfill contractual services and to be able to check and grant or ward off warranty or guarantee claims. In the case of statutory storage obligations of 6 years or 10 years under commercial and tax law, deletion can only be considered after the respective storage obligation has expired. If and to the extent that the processing is based on your consent, the data will only be stored until you revoke your consent, unless there is also another legal basis for the processing.

Your rights as a data subject

As the data subject, you can assert the rights granted to you by the GDPR at any time, insofar as these apply to the processing:

  • the right to information as to whether and which of your data is being processed (Art. 15 GDPR);
  • the right to request the correction or completion of the data concerning you (Art. 16 GDPR);
  • the right to erasure of data concerning you in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR;
  • the right, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data;
  • the right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR;
  • the right to object to future processing of data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR

Revocability of your consent

If the processing takes place on the legal basis of consent, this can be revoked at any time. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out up to the revocation (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR).


Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of personal data by us.