The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We place great emphasis on the protection of your personal data and your right to informational self-determination. In the following we, the PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, inform about the collection and processing of personal data when using our website or our services at www.pls-mc.com. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, email address, user behavior.
Responsible for data protection in accordance with No. 7 of Article 4 General Data Protection Regulation („GDPR“):
PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH
Straße der Freundschaft 92
Further information and contact data can be found in our imprint.
You can contact our data protection officer at:
Beratungshaus Jens Protze
An der Hauptstraße 4a
Please note that most data transmission via the internet is unsecured. There is a chance that transmitted information may become known to or might be even falsified by unauthorized parties. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. For secure communication with us, we offer encrypted communication via the SSL protocol as standard. To access your online customer account, you have to enter your user name and password. Be sure to keep your login information confidential and close the browser window once you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer with others.
In connection with access to our website, data that may allow identification (e.g. IP address) is temporarily stored on our servers for data and system security purposes, but in principle for no longer than thirty days. The processing of possibly personal data for data and system security purposes is carried out on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR and our legitimate interest in securing our systems and preventing misuse.
Personal data will only be processed for the period required achieving the respective storage purpose or if this is provided for in the laws or regulations applicable to us, e.g. commercial or tax storage obligations. If a storage purpose or a legally prescribed storage period expires, affected personal data will be deleted routinely and in accordance with legal regulations or their processing will be restricted, e.g. limited processing within the scope of commercial or tax storage obligations.
The processing of personal data on the basis of a legal obligation, namely the fulfilment of legal storage obligations, is based on point (c) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Insofar as personal data pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR are processed for the purpose of preserving evidence, these processing purposes shall cease after expiry of the statutory limitation periods; the statutory regular limitation period is three years.
For further details on specific storage and deletion periods, we also refer to individual service descriptions or information in this data protection declaration.
If you merely use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or provide us elsewise with personal information, we may collect personal data that your browser transmits to our server.
When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to guarantee the stability and security of our online offer:
The legal basis for this collection and processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the provision of a functional website offer and its system security. In addition, we use the aforementioned data in non-personal form for statistical purposes and to improve our online offering.
We use so-called “cookies” on various pages of our website to make the use of our website more comfortable and to enable certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by setting your internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted via an internet browser or other software programs. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of our and other online services if you deactivate cookies in your internet browser.
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Inc. („Google“) to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
This site uses so-called web script libraries. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web script library BootstrapCDN (https://www.bootstrapcdn.com/) into your browser execution unit to perform web functionality.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to web script library servers. This gives the web script hoster knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
On our website we offer a customer account for which you can voluntarily register. This requires certain data from you. The required fields are marked accordingly in the registration form. Within the customer account you have the possibility to download the latest UDE program version, UDE manuals and the UDE product information.
The legal basis for processing is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. If you remove your customer account, we delete your data as far as the storage is no longer necessary (e.g. due to legal storage obligations).
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We also use address data (title, surname, first name, address) for our own marketing purposes. In this context you can, for example, receive information about new products, special offers and discounts from our range by mail. This data processing is carried out in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of justified interests in optimising our range of products and services as well as advertising.
If personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
On our website we offer you various ways to get in touch with us and to send us messages. In particular, you can contact us by telephone or by email. In addition to that, on our website you can request a quote, a Callback or information via different contact forms . The respective mandatory fields are marked accordingly. If you contact us accordingly, we will store and process the data you provide (e.g. your email address, name and telephone number etc.) in order to process your request.
The legal basis in this respect is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR . We delete the accruing data after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist. In addition, when using the contact forms, we collect the IP address of the calling computer as well as the date and time of dispatch. The legal basis for this is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in securing our systems and preventing misuse.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect and process personal data for sending you advertising information, e.g. information about our products, on events and special offers or campaigns of our company.
The subscription is based on consent. Only your email address is mandatory. You can give us the further information (name, company) voluntarily so that we can address you personally. For the subscription to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your subscription we will send you an email to the email address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter via the email address you provided.
We use your data transmitted for the subscription to the newsletter exclusively for the purpose of the delivery of our newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of your data for the purpose of carrying out the newsletter service is your consent in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) and 7 GDPR. In addition, the following data is collected upon registration: IP address of the calling computer, date and time of registration. This data is collected and stored in order to demonstrate that effective consent has actually been given by the respective user and that the double opt-in procedure has been properly carried out. The legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, whereby our legitimate interests lie in the demonstrability of the proper collection and/or execution of the double opt-in procedure.
We would like to inform you about your rights under the GDPR as "data subject". As a data subject you have the following rights with respect to the personal data that concerns you:
In addition, we summarise for you the key points of the rights of data subjects under the GDPR as follows, although this description does not claim to be exhaustive, but merely addresses the basic features of the rights of affected persons under the GDPR:
The data subject has the right to receive a copy of the personal data undergoing processing of him/her.
Separate reference to the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1, 2 GDPR
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
If you object, we will no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms of or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Further information and contact data can be found in our imprint.