Privacy policy

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We therefore conduct our activities in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. We would like to inform you below about which data from your visit is used for which purposes. 

 

Data controller for processing in accordance with the GDPR

The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is: 

Pixel Photonics
Heisenbergstr. 11
48149 Münster
Deutschland

Phone: +492518363916
Email: info [at] pixelphotonics.com
Website: www.pixelphotonics.com

Data Protection Officer

Nils Möllers, Keyed GmbH 
Siemensstraße 12 
48341 Altenberge, Westphalia 
Deutschland

E-Mail: info@keyed.de  

What is personal data?

The term personal data is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR. Accordingly, this is individual information about the personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your civil name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth. 

Scope of anonymous data collection and data processing

Unless otherwise stated in the following sections, no personal data is collected, processed or used when you use our websites. However, through the use of analysis and tracking tools, we obtain certain technical information based on the data transmitted by your browser (e.g. browser type/version, operating system used, websites visited on our site including length of visit, previously visited website). We only evaluate this information for statistical purposes.

Relevant legal bases for the processing of personal data 

a) Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. 

b) In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. 

c) Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR serves as the legal basis. 

d) In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) GDPR serves as the legal basis. 

e) If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. 

Use of cookies 

The Internet pages of the Pixel Photonics GmbH use cookies. Cookies are data that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. The cookies can be transmitted to a page when it is called up and thus enable the user to be identified. Cookies help to simplify the use of websites for users. 

It is possible to object to the setting of cookies at any time by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have been set can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, it may not be possible to use all the functions of our website to their full extent. The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the accessing user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. When accessing our website, users are informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this privacy policy. In this context, there is also a reference to how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR if the user has given consent to this. To find out whether and to what extent cookies are used on our website, please refer to our cookie banner and our information in this privacy policy. For data protection-compliant cookie management and a compliant cookie consent banner, we use the services of NETZCOCKTAIL GmbH, Dorpatweg 10, 48159 Münster, Germany. 

Creation of log files

Pixel Photonics GmbH uses an automated system to collect data and information each time the website is accessed. This data is stored in the server log files. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. 

The following data can be collected: 

  1. Information about the browser type and version used 
  2. The user's operating system 
  3. The user's internet service provider 
  4. The IP address of the user 
  5. Date and time of access 
  6. Websites from which the user's system accesses our website (referrer) 
  7. Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website 

Duration of storage of personal data 

Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective statutory retention period. After this period has expired, the data is routinely deleted unless it is necessary for the initiation or fulfillment of a contract. 

Contact options 

On the website of the Pixel Photonics GmbH, contact can be made via the e-mail address provided. If the data subject contacts the data controller via this channel, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. The data is stored solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR if the user has given consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. 

Registration on our website 

If the data subject uses the option of registering on the website of the data controller by providing personal data, the data in the respective input mask is transmitted to the data controller. The data is stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. During registration, the user's IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services. The data is not passed on to third parties. An exception is made if there is a legal obligation to pass on the data. The registration of data is necessary for the provision of content or services. Registered persons have the option of having the stored data deleted or amended at any time. The data subject can obtain information about their stored personal data at any time. 

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data 

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of storage. Data may be stored beyond this period if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. As soon as the storage purpose no longer applies or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted. 

Rights of the data subject 

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller: 

 

a) Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR 

You can request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If such processing is taking place, you can request the following information from the data controller: 

  1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed 
  2. the categories of personal data that are processed 
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed 
  4. the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period 
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restriction of processing by the data controller or a right to object to such processing; 
  6. the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority 
  7. all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject 
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject. 

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. 

 

b) Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR 

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must make the correction without delay. 

 

c) Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR 

(1) You may request the data controller to delete your personal data immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: 

  1. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. 
  2. You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing. 
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR. 
  4. The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully. 
  5. The personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject. 
  6. The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR. 

(2) If the data controller has made your personal data public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data. 

(3) The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary 

  1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; 
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller; 
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h) and i) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR; 
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or 
  5. for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 

 

d) Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR 

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions: 

  1. if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data; 
  2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead 
  3. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or 
  4. if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the data controller override your grounds. 

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted. 

 

e) Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR 

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the data controller, the data controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the data controller to be informed about these recipients. 

 

f) Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR 

You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to the data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where 

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and 
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means. In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller. 

 

g) Right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR 

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The data controller will no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. You have the option, in connection with the use of information society services - notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC - to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications. 

 

h) Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR 

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

 

i) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR 

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

 

j) Automated decision in individual cases including profiling 

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision 

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the data controller,  
  2. is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or 
  3. is done with your express consent. 

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) or g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests. 

With regard to the cases referred to in a. and c., the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision. 

Integration of other third-party services and content 

Description and purpose

Third-party content, such as videos, fonts or graphics from other websites, may be integrated into this online offering. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") are aware of the user's IP address. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of this, we will inform users of this. We would like to provide and improve our online offering through these integrations. 

Legal basis 

The legal basis for the integration of other third-party services and content is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our overriding legitimate interest lies in the intention to present our online presence accordingly and to provide user-friendly and economically efficient services on our part. Further information can be found in the respective data protection information of the providers. 

Contractual or legal obligation to provide personal data 

The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract and is not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide this data may mean that you will not be able to use this function or will not be able to use it to its full extent. 

Data transfer to third countries 

The data controller may transfer personal data to a third country. In principle, the data controller can provide various suitable guarantees to ensure that an adequate level of protection is established for the processing operations. It is possible to transfer data on the basis of an adequacy decision, internal data protection regulations, approved codes of conduct, standard data protection clauses or an approved certification mechanism pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 lit. a) - f) GDPR. 

If the data controller carries out a transfer to a third country on the legal basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, you will be informed at this point about the possible risks of a data transfer to a third country. 

There is a risk that the third country that receives your personal data may not have an equivalent level of protection compared to the protection of personal data in the European Union. This may be the case, for example, if the EU Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the respective third country or if certain agreements between the European Union and the respective third country are declared invalid. Specifically, there are risks in some third countries with regard to the effective protection of EU fundamental rights through the use of surveillance laws (e.g. USA). In such a case, it is the responsibility of the data controller and the recipient to assess whether the rights of the data subjects in the third country enjoy an equivalent level of protection as in the Union and can also be effectively enforced. 

However, the General Data Protection Regulation should not undermine the level of protection of natural persons guaranteed throughout the Union when personal data is transferred from the Union to controllers, processors or other recipients in third countries or to international organizations, even if personal data is transferred from a third country or from an international organization to controllers or processors in the same or another third country or to the same or another international organization. 

Further functions of the website 

Google Maps  

Description and purpose 

This website uses Google Maps API from Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to visually display geographical information. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites. 

 

Legal basis 

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. 

 

Recipient 

The recipient of your personal data is Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). 

 

Transfer to third countries 

The personal data will be transferred to the United States. The transfer is subject to suitable guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR. Where necessary, we have concluded suitable guarantees within the meaning of Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR with the data importer. In addition, we are aware of our responsibility and, where necessary, take further measures to protect the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure the protection of personal data. 

 

Duration of data storage 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In addition, the data will be deleted if you assert your right to deletion within the meaning of Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR. 

 

Revocation 

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, see Art. 7 para. 3 sentence 1 GDPR. This can be done informally and without giving reasons and is effective for the future. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to withdrawal. Further information on this can be found above in our privacy policy under "Rights of data subjects". 

 

Contractual or legal obligation 

There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data.  

 

Further data protection information 

Further information on the processing of your personal data can be found here: 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US 

 

Google reCAPTCHA 

Description and purpose 

To protect your orders via Internet forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), which is equipped with an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive challenges to protect against malware and abusive activities. The query is used to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or abusively by automated, machine processing. reCAPTCHA collects IP addresses and anonymizes them, whereby shortened IP addresses are usually transmitted. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha is not merged with other Google data.  

 

Legal basis 

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

  

Recipient 

The recipient of your personal data is Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) 

 

Transfer to third countries  

The personal data will be transferred to the United States. The transfer is subject to suitable guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR. Where necessary, we have concluded suitable guarantees within the meaning of Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR with the data importer. In addition, we are aware of our responsibility and, where necessary, take further measures to protect the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure the protection of personal data.  

 

Duration of data storage  

The data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data that has reached the end of its retention period is automatically deleted once a month. 

 

Revocation 

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, see Art. 7 para. 3 sentence 1 GDPR. This can be done informally and without giving reasons and is effective for the future. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to withdrawal. Further information on this can be found above in our privacy policy under "Rights of data subjects". 

 

Contractual and legal obligation 

There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data. 

 

Further data protection information 

Further information on the processing of your personal data can be found here: 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US 

 

Youtube 

Description and purpose 

We use the YouTube.com platform to post our own videos and make them publicly accessible. YouTube is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Some of our website pages contain links or connections to the YouTube service. In general, we are not responsible for the content of linked websites. In the event that you follow a link to YouTube, however, we would like to point out that YouTube stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address) in accordance with its own data usage guidelines and uses it for business purposes. We also directly integrate videos stored on YouTube on some of our websites. During this integration, content from the YouTube website is displayed in parts of a browser window. However, the YouTube videos are only called up by clicking on them separately. This technique is also known as "framing". When you call up a (sub)page of our website on which YouTube videos are integrated in this form, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. 

 

Legal basis 

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. 

 

Recipient 

The recipient of your personal data is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

 

Transfer to third countries 

The personal data will be transferred to the United States. The transfer is subject to suitable guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR. We have concluded standard contractual clauses with the data importer for this purpose. In addition, we are aware of our responsibility and, where necessary, take further measures to protect the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure the protection of personal data. 

 

Duration of data storage 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In addition, the data will be deleted if you assert your right to deletion within the meaning of Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR. 

 

Revocation 

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, see Art. 7 para. 3 sentence 1 GDPR. This can be done informally and without giving reasons and is effective for the future. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to withdrawal. Further information on this can be found above in our privacy policy under "Rights of data subjects". 

 

Contractual and legal obligation 

There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data. 

 

Further data protection information 

Further information on the processing of your personal data can be found here: 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US 

 

Applications (training & job offers) 

By submitting their application to us, applicants consent to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in accordance with the type and scope set out in this privacy policy. The legal basis for the processing of applicant data is Art. 88 GDPR, § 26 German Data Protection Act (BDSG) new and Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b) GDPR. Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application process, their processing is also carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b) GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants as part of the application process, their processing is also carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR (e.g. health data if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession). If provided, applicants can send us their applications using an online form on our website. For this purpose, we use the services of the provider Personio SE & Co. KG, Seidlstraße 3 80335 Munich, Germany. The data is transmitted to us in encrypted form in accordance with the state of the art. Applicants can also send us their applications by e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and applicants must ensure that they are encrypted themselves. We therefore cannot assume 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. Instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post. In the event of a successful application, we may process the data provided by applicants for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicant's data will be deleted. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time. The deletion takes place after a period of six months 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. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax law requirements. 

Data recipient 

Insofar as this is permitted or required by law or if you have given your consent, we also share your personal data with other recipients who provide services for us. We limit the disclosure of your personal data to what is necessary. In some cases, our service providers receive your personal data as data processors and are then strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data (data protection agreements in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR). In some cases, the recipients act independently with your data that we transfer to them. The following categories of service providers/recipients may receive your data: 

  • Provider of e-mail marketing via newsletter 
  • Provider of hosting services for the operation of our servers 
  • Service provider in the area of applications to support the selection of applicants 
  • Service provider for development work, including programming, development, maintenance and support of software applications 
  • Service provider for postal services 
  • External legal advice 
  • Marketing agencies/ website support 
  • Other IT service providers (e.g. system houses) 
  • Other services and tools 

The service providers commissioned by us must meet strict confidentiality requirements. They are only given the necessary access to your data in order to fulfill the assigned tasks. 

In the event of suspicion of a criminal offense, data may be passed on to law enforcement authorities. 

Security 

We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. In addition, we ensure data protection on an ongoing basis by constantly auditing and optimizing our data protection organization. 

Conclusion 

Pixel Photonics GmbH reserves all rights to make changes and updates to this privacy policy. This privacy policy was created on 26.03.2024 by Keyed GmbH. 

Privacy policy for company pages on social networks

We welcome you to our company profiles on social networks and appreciate your interest. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We therefore conduct our activities in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. We would like to inform you below about which data from your visit is used for which purposes. Further information on data protection can be found in our general privacy policy:

 

Joint Controllership for processing in accordance with the GDPR

Joint Controllership within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the:

 

Pixel Photonics GmbH

Heisenbergstraße 11

48149 Münster, Germany

E-Mail: contact@pixelphotonics.com

 

with the social network providers listed below under "Social media company presences" of this privacy policy

Data Protection Officer

Nils Möllers, Keyed GmbH

Siemensstraße 12

48341 Altenberge

E-Mail: info@keyed.de

 

What is personal data?

The term personal data is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR. Accordingly, this is individual information about the personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your civil name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

Relevant legal bases for the processing of personal data

  1. Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
  2. In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
  3. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
  4. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
  5. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. The data provided by you directly and by the social network is used exclusively for the purpose of brand management, increasing visibility, customer and prospect communication as a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to be able to offer you the most interesting information for you.

Use of cookies

As a rule, social networks on which Pixel Photonics GmbH maintains a company profile use cookies. Cookies are data that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's end device. The cookies can be transmitted to a page when it is called up and thus enable the individual user to be assigned. Cookies help to simplify the use of social networks for users.

It is possible to object to the setting of cookies at any time by changing the settings in the Internet browser accordingly. Cookies that have been set can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, it may not be possible to use all the functions of a social network to their full extent. When accessing a social network, the persons using the social network are only informed about the processing using cookies and cookie-like technologies by the data protection declaration in conjunction with the cookie consent management of the respective social network. This processing does not take place within the scope of Joint Controllership. We therefore refer below under "Social media company presences" to the data protection declarations of the respective social networks.

Duration of storage of personal data

Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective statutory retention period. After this period has expired, the data is routinely deleted unless it is necessary for the initiation or fulfillment of a contract or we have a legitimate interest in further processing.

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of storage. Data may be stored beyond this period if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. As soon as the storage purpose no longer applies or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or erased.

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:

 

a) Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR

You can request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If such processing is taking place, you can request the following information from the data controller:

  1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed
  2. the categories of personal data that are processed
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed
  4. the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restriction of processing by the data controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  7. all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

 

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in the context of the transfer.

 

b) Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must make the correction without delay.

 

c) Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from the data controller the erasure of your personal data without undue delay and the data controller shall have the obligation to erase this data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  1. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  4. The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
  5. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
  6. The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

 

If the data controller has made your personal data public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to erase all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

  1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h) and i) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
  5. for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

 

d) Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

  1. if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead
  3. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
  4. if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the data controller override your grounds.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.

 

e) Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the data controller, the data controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the data controller to be informed about these recipients.

 

f) Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to the data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, provided that

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 par 1 lit. a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means. In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.

 

g) Right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The data controller will no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the possibility of exercising your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

 

h) Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR 

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

 

i) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR 

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

 

j) Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

  1. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the data controller,
  2. is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
  3. is done with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) or g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in a. and c., the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

Corporate social media presences

Below we inform you about the relevant social networks that process personal data as part of the Joint Controllership with Pixel Photonics GmbH in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. Pixel Photonics GmbH has entered into a transparent agreement with each social network to determine which of them fulfills which obligation of the General Data Protection Regulation pursuant to Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR, in particular with regard to the exercise of the rights of the data subject, and which of them complies with which information obligations pursuant to Art. 12 et seq. GDPR. Regardless of the details of this agreement, the data subject may assert their rights under this regulation with and against each of the data controllers.

 

LinkedIn

The Joint Controllership is held by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Grand Canal Square 24, Dublin, Ireland.

We operate a business account on the social media platform "LinkedIn" to promote our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers. When our online presence is accessed on the LinkedIn platform, user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) is processed by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company as the operator of the platform.

The processing of the personal data of persons using the social network serves the purpose of providing us with static information about the use of our online presence. In addition, this data is processed by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company for market research and advertising purposes. If users are logged in to the platform, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company can also use this data to place personalized advertising outside of LinkedIn.

If you use the option on LinkedIn to contact us via direct message, your data will be used to answer your question and clarify the matter. The conversation will then be deleted.

LinkedIn provides company profile insights that provide us with anonymized statistical data about the people visiting our fan page. These so-called "profile insights" are summarized statistics that are created on the basis of certain actions and logged by LinkedIn when users and visitors interact with our company profile and the associated content.

It cannot be ruled out that LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company may also use the content of these messages for its own purposes. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of the social network.

 

Obligations of the Joint Controllership 

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company is obliged to assume primary responsibility in accordance with our agreement within the meaning of Art. 26 para. 1 GDPR for the processing of personal data and to fulfill all obligations under the GDPR with regard to the principles and lawfulness of the processing of personal data. This includes in particular the fulfillment of information obligations, safeguarding the rights of data subjects and ensuring the security of processing.

 

Contacting us to assert the rights of the data subject

We forward inquiries regarding the rights of data subjects (Art. 15 - 22 GDPR) to the primary data controller LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company via a corresponding form. This also includes requests for access to, correction, deletion and/or objection or restriction of data, as well as requests from supervisory authorities in the context of the processing of data under the General Data Protection Regulation.

 

Recipients

It cannot be ruled out that the data will be transmitted to third parties by the social network. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of the social network.  We do not transfer data to third parties.

 

Transmission to third countries

Your personal data processed in this context may be transferred to a third country by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company. It cannot be ruled out that LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company may transfer data to the affiliated company "Microsoft Corp.", based in the United States. Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy, which is referred to under "Further data protection information".

 

Duration of data storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

 

Contractual or legal obligation to provide data 

There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data.

 

Possibility of objection 

You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by the social network by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser or activating the "Do Not Track" setting in your browser.

You have the right to object to the processing operations, in particular the processing of direct messages, vis-à-vis Pixel Photonics GmbH. You can send your justified objection in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to the above-mentioned contact details of Pixel Photonics GmbH.

 

Further data protection information 

The privacy policy of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company can be found at:

https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy

LinkedIn's privacy policy with information on the type, scope and purpose of data processing in relation to cookies can be found at:

https://de.LinkedIn.com/legal/cookie-policy

Security

The appropriate level of security is essentially determined by the providers of the social networks. Irrespective of this, we have taken technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. In addition, we ensure data protection on an ongoing basis by constantly auditing and optimizing our data protection organization.

This privacy policy was created by Keyed GmbH.