Privacy Policy

We are pleased you are visiting our website. The controller in accordance with data protection regulations for the processing of personal data as a result of your visit to our website is PNE AG, Peter-Henlein-Str. 2-4, 27472 Cuxhaven. You will find further contact information in the provider information (“Legal notice”) for this website. Data protection is a high priority for our company. PNE AG processes your personal data exclusively within the scope of the applicable data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will inform you about the type, scope and purposes of the processing of your personal data below. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Please note: this Privacy Policy applies to the processing of personal data within the scope of your use of this website. For our other presences the data protection information provided there applies.

Basics

When using the website for information purposes only, meaning if you do not otherwise send us any information, when you visit this website the only personal data that will be processed will be that transmitted by your browser to the server. When you call up our website information will be transmitted that we require in order to show and provide this website to you, such as

  • Browser type/version
  • The current IP address of the internet connection you are using
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the site previously visited),
  • Date and time of the server request

    Usually, we cannot allocate this data to any certain person. This data will not be brought together with other data sources. In addition, the data will be erased after a statistical evaluation and will be used exclusively to provide and improve the contents and functionalities of our website. The legal basis for processing personal data is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR, where the controller's legitimate interest is the secure, stable, efficient provision of the functions of the website and the information that can be called up from it. If the controller meets any contractual obligation towards you by providing the website, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR.

    Processing personal data with cause

    In addition to the use of our ranges for purely informational purposes, you can transmit or provide questions, orders or other information regarding our ranges and services, existing contractual relationships or about our company. To do this, you usually have to enter personal data which we will process to deal with your concern, answer your enquiries, fulfil contracts concluded with you, assert and realise our receivables and to react to any complaints you may make. Furthermore, we will process personal data if we are required to do this in order to meet our legal obligations, for example, to meet our documentation and retention obligations under taxation or commercial law.

    If you make contact with us by email or via a contact form, we will store the data you have disclosed (in particular your email address, your name and your telephone number as well as your enquiry or communication) in order to answer your questions and deal with your concerns. We will erase the data generated in this connection as soon as storage is no longer necessary, or we will restrict processing if any legal retention obligations apply.

    The legal basis for processing your data is the existence of the user’s consent as per Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR. If processing fulfils a contract where the data subject is the contracting party, or to carry out pre-contractual actions, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR. If we process personal data in order to deal with non-contract-related matters or enquiries, we will do this for the purpose of optimal and efficient communication with you, to improve our ranges and customer service, to maintain and optimise existing customer relationships and, if necessary, to clarify and rectify technical problems.

    For the preceding purposes our legitimate interests are in accordance with the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR. If we process personal data to meet our retention and documentation obligations, or to meet other legal obligations, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c of the GDPR.

    In order to make it possible to carry out background checks and screening activities, to meet our legal obligations and for other purposes that we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may collect data from third-party providers, such as LexisNexis GmbH. LexisNexis GmbH is responsible for all personal data that it collects and stores about you until we receive it. In order to find out more about how LexisNexis GmbH collects and uses your personal data, please read its privacy policy: https://www.lexisnexis.com/global/privacy/de/article-14-bis.page. If no contractual relationship exists, we will process your personal data, if this is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interest, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is following our main business purpose, planning and conducting projects in the renewable energies sector. If by this processing and transfer we meet our legal obligations regarding compliance and risk management, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c of the GDPR.

    Furthermore, your data may be transferred to service partners that we have carefully selected and who work on our behalf (e.g. IT service providers or providers of other technical solutions that we use within the scope of our website). However, in these cases the scope of the data transmitted will be kept to the necessary minimum. This data will not be used or be transferred to third parties for any other purposes, or this will only be done within the scope of what you have been informed of. 

    Data subject rights

    You have the right at any time

    • To withdraw any consent you have given to process your personal data or to object to the processing of your data.
    • To receive information about your data stored by the controller.
    • That incorrect data about you is rectified.
    • That data about you that is no longer required is erased.
    • That under certain conditions the processing of your data is restricted. This can be the case, for example, if erasure is not possible but that it is no longer permitted to process the data.
    • That your data is portable; this right applies in particular if you have given consent to the processing of your data or if it is necessary to process the data to fulfil a contract. There is no right to data portability if your data is processed within the scope of fulfilling legal tasks.

    In order to exercise your rights, please contact the controller or our company Data Protection Officer, whom you can reach by post at the address given above with the letter addendum “THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER” or by email at: datenschutz(at)pne-ag.com.

    If you believe your data has been processed in breach of legal requirements, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

    In the event of enquiries related to data protection, the controller can in certain cases request additional information from you in order to confirm your identity and to ensure no information is given to unauthorised persons.

    Use of cookies

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that internet browsers store on users’ terminals. A cookie mostly contains a range of characters that enable the browser to be clearly identified when the website is accessed again.

    Cookies are used to make the website more user-friendly, to optimise the functions and services of the website and to provide you with content tailored to you.

    The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to enable and simplify the use of the website. Some functions of this website cannot be offered without the use of cookies.

    User data collected by technically necessary cookies will not be used to generate user profiles.

    Furthermore, if you give separate consent, cookies can be used to provide external media, such as films and maps, as well as to analyse use of the website. The user data collected in this manner is pseudonymised through technical precautions. Therefore, it is not possible to allocate the data to the user accessing the website.

    This data will not be brought together with any other of the user’s personal data.

    By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the use of cookies. Cookies that are already stored can be erased at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for the website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions of the website in full.

    The legal basis for processing personal data by using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 (1) f of the GDPR, where the controller's legitimate interest is the secure, stable, efficient provision of the functions of the website and the information that can be called up from it. If the controller meets any contractual obligation towards you by means of the relevant function, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing personal data when using cookies for advertising or analysis purposes is the existence of the user’s consent as per Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR.

    Newsletter

    You can order a newsletter or other publications from PNE AG on this website. For this purpose, we need your email address and information that allows us to check that you hold the email-address given and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. No additional data will be collected. This data will be transmitted to our service provider, CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, which sends out the newsletters for us. Otherwise, this data will not be passed to third parties and will be used exclusively to send the newsletter. 

    You can withdraw any consent you have given to store data, the email address and its use to send the newsletter at any time with effect in the future to PNE AG, for example, via the link “Unsubscribe” in the newsletter or to the following email address datenschutz(at)pne-ag.com.

    Using Cookiebot

    Cookiebot is an online service that helps us ensure the way in which we use and track cookies conforms to data protection regulations. The web service Cybot A/S (Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark) allows your browser to send personal data to the above-mentioned company. Your data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Section 1(f) of the GDPR. In this case, the legitimate interest is ensuring the website runs free of error. Your data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected has been fulfilled. Further information on how the data collected is handled can be found in the privacy policy on cookiebot.com: https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/.

    You can stop cookiebot.com from collecting and processing your personal data by disabling scripts in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these on sites such as www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com). You have the right to change or revoke your consent at any time.

    Web analysis with Matomo (previously: PIWIK)

    With your consent as per Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR and using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org) data will be collected for marketing and optimisation purposes on this website. A pseudonymous usage profile will be compiled from this data for which cookies will be used. The data collected using Matomo (including your anonymised IP address) will be sent to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which helps us to optimise the website. The information generated in the pseudonymous user profile by the cookie will not be used to identify visitors to this website personally and will not be brought together with personal data about the person behind the pseudonym. You can prevent the use of cookies and thus participation in tracking by setting your browser software accordingly; however, this may mean you will not be able to use all the functions of this website in full.

     

    If you no longer agree to the storage and use of this data from your visit, you can withdraw your consent by clicking below at any time.

    Google Maps

    This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

    In order to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information will usually be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transmission.

    Google Maps is used in order to present our online range in an appealing manner and to make it easy to find the locations we specify on the website. This is a legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR. If consent to this was requested, processing will be carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.

    You will find more information about how user data is handled in the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

    Data protection for applications and in application procedures

    We process applicants’ personal data for the purposes of carrying out application procedures. This processing can also be done via electronic pathways. This is the case in particular if an applicant transmits application documents to the controller using electronic pathways, for example, by email or via a web form on the website. If we conclude a contract of employment with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored to transact the employment relationship in compliance with legal regulations. If we do not conclude a contract of employment with an applicant, the application documents will be automatically erased four months after notification of the rejection decision,

    if an erasure is not contradicted by any other legitimate interest of the controller. Another legitimate interest in this sense can be, for example, in proceedings in accordance with the German Equality Act (Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, or AGG). The legal basis for processing personal data within the scope of application procedures is Art. 6 (1) a of the GDPR, if you have given your consent. Otherwise, this is Art. 6 (1) b of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26 of the BDSG and furthermore, if the processing is used to meet legal obligations, Art. 6 (1) c of the GDPR.

    Security of your data

    In accordance with legal requirements, PNE AG uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect

    the data you provide as far as possible from accidental or deliberate manipulations, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

    Data processing in third countries

    We also maintain offices outside the European Union. We will only transmit your personal data there if this is necessary to meet our contractual obligations towards you or to

    carry out pre-contractual measures on the basis of your request, or if any other legal basis pursuant to Art. 44 and the following of the GDPR permit such processing and the processing is necessary.

    Length of storage

    If nothing to the contrary is given in the relevant individual information, the controller processes personal data according to legal regulations for the purposes presented here and only as long

    as personal identification of the data subject is necessary for the relevant purpose. Subsequently, the data will be erased or subjected to proper data protection neutralisation/anonymisation.

    Linked contents / Share functions

    This website may contain links to third-party websites. By clicking on the relevant link, you will leave our website and the scope of our Privacy Policy.

    The relevant privacy policies and data protection information of the relevant operator of the linked websites apply. The relevant operator is responsible for data processing practices on third-party platforms.