Privacy Statement

We, IP Innovative Power GmbH, are pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in our company. We know that careful handling of your personal data is important to you, which is why we take the protection of your personal data seriously and want you to feel safe and secure when visiting our website. We are, of course, committed to protecting your data in compliance with the statutory provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore, we principally only process your personal data for the purposes specified in this Privacy Statement or communicated to you when collecting the data. These purposes include primarily the communication with customers and interested parties as well as the further development of our services.

In the following Privacy Statement, we would like to inform you about how we process your personal data when you visit or interact with our website or its content as well as about your rights. “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”) such as e.g. name, address, email address and user behaviour.

1. Who is responsible for processing my personal data and who may I contact if I have questions?

Controller within the meaning of the statutory provisions on data protection (e.g. GDPR) for the processing of your personal data is:

IP Innovative Power GmbH

Lietzenburger Straße 72 

10719 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30 23 00 46 48

Fax: +49 (0) 30 25 46 44 50

Email: info@ipinnovativepower.com

 

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at datenschutz@ipinnovativepower.com.

2. What types of personal data are processed? What are the purposes of processing the data and what is the legal basis for the processing of data?

2.1 Automatically collected information (server log files)

When you visit our website, the web server automatically collects and stores information. This happens anonymously and separately from your further data. The automatically collected information is evaluated for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimise our website and stored for statistical purposes. Such automatically collected information includes primarily: 

  • IP address,

  • Date and time of the server request,

  • File names and URL/web address you have accessed,

  • Referrer URL (i.e. the website you have previously accessed),

  • Browser,

  • Operating system and its interface as well as

  • Browser software version and language.
     

The legal basis in this respect is Article 6(1) lit. (f) GDPR.

2.2 Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are allocated to the browser you use and stored on your terminal device in order to identify your terminal device for a certain period of time. When you visit our website and your browser permits the placement of cookies, we store cookies on your terminal device as described in this section. However, you can also set your browser so that it principally refuses to accept cookies. Information on this can be found in the help function of your browser. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

We differentiate between cookies that are technically necessary for the operation of our website and cookies/files that are not strictly necessary from a technical perspective.

a) Technically necessary cookies

To enable the basic functioning of our website and/or to be able to ensure the security of the website, technically necessary cookies are placed when visiting our website. These cookies are referred to as “necessary” cookies in our cookie banner, which is displayed when you visit our website. The processing of personal data for the purposes specified above is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1) lit. (f) GDPR.

b) Technically non-essential cookies

The placement of these cookies and files requires your consent. This means that we only place these cookies/files if you have previously given your consent thereto. The processing of personal data in this case is based on Article 6(1) lit. (a) GDPR. You may give your consent through the cookie banner, which is displayed when visiting our website. You may withdraw your previously given consent at any time at the privacy policy settings on bottom of this site. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data based on consent before its withdrawal.

2.3 Processing of personal data when contacting us

We process the information that you enter on our website or provide us with in any other way in order to be able to advise and/or assist you according to your enquiry. This includes e.g. data that you enter in a contact form or provide us with via email. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data which are transferred to us when filling in a contact form is established by Article 6(1) lit. (f). GDPR.

 

2.4 The processing of personal data for the performance of contractual obligations

We process your personal data if and to the extent that this is required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures according to your enquiry and the performance (including billing) of a contractual relationship. If you wish to conclude a contract with us via our website, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract that you provide us with the personal data which we require for the performance of the contract. This includes e.g. your name and your contact details and, if necessary, data for the billing of the contractual performance. Once the contract has been fully performed, access to your data will be blocked and your data will be erased after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law unless you have expressly consented to the further processing of data. [SB1] The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for the purpose of the acts mentioned above is Article 6(1) lit. (b) and (c) GDPR. 

 

2.5 Use of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is embedded on our website. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), which we use to analyse the use of our website and improve our services.

You can find more information about the Cookie Policies under this link.

 

As a rule, the information collected by the cookies regarding your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America (USA). However, since IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will not be transmitted without first being truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and then truncated there. 

The following further (personal) data may be collected by us. The scope depends on whether you are logged in via your Google account at the time of accessing our website and on whether the terminal device you are using transmits location data. 

  • The location from which you accessed our website

  • Demographic data (linked Google account)

  • Technical data of the terminal device used (type of device, CPU; RAM, display size, operating system, browser, IP address anonymised)

  • Usage behaviour (display duration, clicks, mouse activity)

  • Statistics relating to the accessed content

  • Referrer URL (the IP address from which you were redirected to our website).
     

Google uses this information on our behalf in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide us with other services relating to the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.

a) Legal basis

We only process your personal data through the use of Google Analytics if you have previously given your consent thereto on the basis of Article 6(1) lit. (a) GDPR. You may give your consent through the cookie banner, which is displayed when visiting our website. You may withdraw your previously given consent at any time on the privacy policy settings on bottom of this site. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data based on consent before its withdrawal.

In addition to notifying us of your withdrawal of consent, you may also prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. Furthermore, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

b) The forwarding of your personal data and the processing of personal data in the United States of America

Your personal data are forwarded to Google. Google processes your personal data also in the USA. In this context, we expressly point out that due to the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of 16/07/2020, a data transfer to the USA can no longer be based on the “EU-US Privacy Shield” agreement, as, according to the ECJ, the USA do not ensure a level of data protection for personal data equivalent to that guaranteed in the EU. In particular, there is the risk of unlimited access to personal data by US security services without data subjects having the right to a judicial remedy.

c) Information of the third-party provider

Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, phone: +353 1 543 1000, fax: +353 1 686 5660. For more information, please see the Terms of Service regarding Google Analytics and the Privacy policy of Google.

3. Will my personal data be disclosed to other recipients or transferred to or within third countries?

Your personal data will be disclosed or transferred pursuant to the purposes stated in Section 2. above to the recipients or categories of recipients specified therein. Furthermore, your personal data are disclosed to:

Processors within the meaning of Article 28 GDPR which process the personal data you transmitted to us exclusively on our behalf and in accordance with the agreements concluded for this purpose as well as third parties if this is necessary to carry out your order or your request, e.g. to enable the respective payment service providers to execute direct debits. We also disclose your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

Forwarding of personal data to any public bodies and/or public authorities shall only take place when we are required to do so by mandatory statutory provisions or official or judicial orders.

Except in the cases covered in Section 2. above, your personal is not transferred to or within third countries or to any international organisations. As Google Analytics is used on our website, your personal data will also be processed in the USA. For information on this, please see Section 2.5 above.

4. For how long will my personal data be stored?

Your personal data are principally only stored for the period of time required for the purposes specified under Section 2. above or, alternatively, until you withdraw your previously given consent to the processing of your personal data. In the event of statutory retention obligations, in particular under commercial and tax law (sec. 147 Fiscal Code of Germany – Abgabenordnung (AO), sec. 257 German Commercial Code – Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB)) we are obliged to store the data until the expiry of these retention periods.

5. What rights do I have in relation to the processing of my personal data?

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us regarding your personal data: 

  • Right of access to your stored personal data (Article 15 GDPR),

  • Right to rectification if the data that are stored concerning you are incorrect, outdated or otherwise inaccurate (Article 16 GDPR),

  • Right to erasure if the storage is unlawful, the purpose of processing has been fulfilled and storage is therefore no longer necessary or you have withdrawn your previously given consent to the processing of certain personal data (Article 17 GDPR), 

  • Right to restriction of processing if one of the requirements specified under Article 18(1) lit. (a) to (d) GDPR is met (Article 18 GDPR);

  • Right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided (Article 20 GDPR),

  • Right to withdraw previously given consent; this shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal (Article 7(3) lit. (c)GDPR) and

  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR).

 

6. Right to object

You may object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to processing activities that we carry out based on a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1) lit (f) GDPR by stating such reasons. In the case of a substantiated objection we will principally no longer process the personal data for the relevant purposes and will erase the data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Your objection is to be addressed to IP Innovative Power GmbH, Lietzenburger Straße 72, 10719 Berlin,

Germany, phone: +49 (0) 30 23 00 46 48, fax: +49 (0) 30 25 46 44 50, email: datenschutz@ipinnovativepower.com.

7. Social Media Plugins 

7.1 LinkedIn Plugin

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing functions of LinkedIn is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the "Recommend button" of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

7.2 YouTube with extended data protection

This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube - regardless of whether you watch a video - establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience, and prevent fraud attempts.

If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about data protection at YouTube, please see their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

7.3 Google Maps Plugin

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

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

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/