Please read this Data Protection Declaration carefully and do not use our website if you disagree with any of the practices described here.
This website and its content are controlled by:
- PohlCon GmbH
Phone +49 30 68283-04
Fax +49 30 68283-383
Recording of general data and information
The server stores the following data in the server logs each time the website is accessed:
- web browser used, including version;
- operating system of the accessing system;
- website from which the accessing system reached the website (referrer);
- host name of the accessing system;
- web pages the accessing system visits on the website;
- date and time of access;
- internet protocol address (IP address) of the accessing system;
- internet service provider (ISP) of the accessing system.
The data is recorded and stored in order to:
- deliver the website content properly;
- optimise the website content;
- ensure the proper operation of our systems;
- avert threats and provide information required for prosecution to the law enforcement agencies in the event of an attack on our system.
The recorded data is analysed statistically in order to optimise the systems’ data security and the level of protection provided for the personal data processed. The data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
If you register for the newsletter, the data you provide is used solely for that purpose. Subscribers can also receive information via e-mail about any circumstances which are relevant to the service or the registration, e.g. changes to the newsletter or technical matters. When you subscribe to the newsletter, the IP address of the accessing system and the date and time are also stored so that we can trace any misuse of a registered e-mail address. A valid e-mail address is required for registration. The double opt-in method is used to verify that any registration is actually from the owner of the e-mail address. The newsletter subscription, the sending of the confirmation email and receipt of the requested reply are logged. No other data is collected. The data is used solely for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties. You can withdraw your consent at any time to the storage of your personal data and the use of it to send you the newsletter. The relevant link is included in every newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly at any time on this website or inform us of your wish to do so using the contact information at the end of this data protection notice.
Contact form, brochure orders and price enquiries
If you get in touch with us using e-mail, the contact form, a price enquiry or the form for ordering brochures, the details you provide are stored for the purposes of processing the query and for any follow-up questions.
Our website contains links to social networks. You will be transferred to the website of the relevant provider when the link is activated. Please refer to the relevant providers’ data protection provisions for information about how your personal data is handled when you use these websites.
We use the following types of cookie on our website:
Essential, approval-free cookies
Without these cookies you cannot use our website. These cookies are solely used by us and are saved during your current browser session on your computer. These cookies enable the website's functionality to chose and display a compatible version for your system and bandwidth. They also support switching from http to https protocols and increase the security of your website access.
The essential cookies in use are:
- PHPSESSID: Saves all inputs made at the given session. This data is deleted automaticly after the end of the session.
- MATOMO_SESSID: Stores, for the duration of your session, when the opt-out function is used to avoid security issues with CSRF. Is set via the domain stats.pohlcon.com.
- cookie-disclaimer-accepted, cookie-disclaimer-clicked: Saves the decision you made in the cookie consent promt for one year.
- baufragen-clicked: Saves the decision you made in the baufragen.de external content integration consent promt until the end of your session.
- youtube-clicked: Saves the decision you made in the youtube.com external content integration consent promt until the end of your session.
We use Matomo for web analysis using cookie technology. The protection of your data is important to us, therefore we have additionally configured Matomo so that your IP address is only recorded in abbreviated form. We therefore process your personal user data anonymously. A conclusion on your person is not possible for us.The following cookies are set via Matomo, if you allow them:
- _pk_id: Stores a data, such as a visitor ID for 13 months, in order to record repeated visits, and thus analyse the regular use of the page. Is set via the domain stats.pohlcon.com.
- _pk_ref: Saves the page from which you accessed our site for six months. Is set via the domain stats.pohlcon.com.
- _pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr: Saves the data of your current visit for 30 minutes. It records who you are using the site and the path you take to find information. This helps us to make the site more convenient for you. Is set via the domain stats.pohlcon.com.
Of course we respect "Do not track" (DNT). Depending on the browser, DNT is either a switch in the program settings or a module (add-on or plug-in) to be installed later. If this option is activated, your browser signals our web server that you do not wish to have any tracking measures taken without your explicit consent. We will then automatically deactivate all tracking functions on the server.
This also means that our websites are delivered without code for Matomo. This ensures the best possible data protection without you having to take any further measures with regard to our internet presence.
Depending on the internet browser used, the procedure by which you can activate the "Do not track" option differs. Please refer to the developers help pages on how to set this up in our browser. For most common ones, you can follow the links below:
- Mozilla Firefox: Instructions for activating "Do not track" in the program options
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: Instructions for activating "Do not track" in the program options
- Google Chrome: How to enable "Do not track" in the program options
Legal basis for the processing
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
- for which we obtain consent for processing is Article 6(1a) GDPR;
- for performance of a contract where the data subject is a party to the contract is Article 6(1b) GDPR;
- which is required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, e.g. for queries about products or services, is Article 6(1b) GDPR;
- which we require because of a legal obligation, e.g. fiscal duties, is Article 6(1c) GDPR;
- which we undertake in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person is Article 6(1d) GDPR;
- which we carry out in order to protect our own or a third party’s legitimate interests is, unless these are overridden by the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject, Article 6(1f) GDPR. Legitimate interests include such things as the transfer of your data in cases where there is joint responsibility.
Deletion (erasure) and blocking of personal data
We process and store personal data only for the period of time which is necessary to achieve the purpose of storing it or which is required by statutory provisions. Personal data is subsequently blocked or deleted:
- Server logs are deleted after a maximum of seven days.
- We store your newsletter registration data during the period you are subscribed to the newsletter. In addition, we store your consent until the limitation period has expired so that we can continue to prove, even at a later date, that the newsletter was sent legitimately. We delete your data after one week if you do not complete the registration process for the newsletter.
Your right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and to object to processing
You have the right to information at any time regarding the personal data we hold about you. Likewise, you have the right to correction, blocking or, except for the storage of data required for business operations, erasure of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer for information. You can make changes or withdraw consent with future effect by notifying us accordingly.
Please see the explanations below for details.
Right to information
Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning the subject is processed.
In this event, the data subject can request information about the purposes of the processing; the categories of the personal data processed; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data is or has been disclosed, particularly in the case of recipients in third countries or in international organisations; to the extent possible, the length of time it is planned to store the personal data, or at least the criteria for determining this length of time; the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning the subject or to restriction of processing or a right to object to this processing; the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; if the personal data is not collected from the data subject, all available information about the origin of the data; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and – in these cases at least - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended impact of such processing for the data subject; transfer of data to a third country or to an international organisation and the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR.
If requested, we will provide the data subject with one copy of the personal data undergoing processing. Due to administrative overheads, we may request appropriate payment for any additional copies the data subject requests or applies for. The right to receive the aforementioned copies must not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.
Right to rectification
Every data subject has the right to request us to rectify without delay any incorrect personal data concerning the subject. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the subject also has the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.
Right to erasure
Every data subject has the right to request that we delete without delay personal data concerning the subject.
We are obliged to delete personal data without delay if the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed; the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing depends in accordance with Article 6(1a) GDPR or Article 9(2a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing; in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR the data subject lodges an objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR; the subject’s personal data has been processed unlawfully; the deletion of the subject’s personal data is required in order to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject; the subject’s personal data has been collected in relation to the provision of information society services in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR. However, this shall not apply if the processing is required for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information; for fulfilling a legal obligation which necessitates the processing under European Union or Member State law to which we are subject, or for carrying out a task which is in the public interest or occurs in the exercise of official authority vested in us; for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9(2h) and (i) GDPR and Article 9(3) GDPR; for the purposes of archiving or scientific or historical research in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR if the subject’s rights are likely to render impossible or seriously compromise the achievement of the objectives of this processing; for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Right to restriction of processing
Every data subject has the right to request that we restrict processing if the data subject disputes the accuracy of the subject’s personal data, and for a period of time which is sufficient for us to check the accuracy of the subject’s personal data; the processing is unlawful and the subject declines to have the personal data deleted, instead requesting that use of the personal data be restricted; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing but do need it for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims; the subject has lodged an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR until it is established whether our legitimate reasons override the subject’s. We will inform the data subject before the restriction is lifted.
Right to object
Every data subject has the right, due to factors arising from the subject’s particular situation, to lodge an objection at any time to the processing of personal data concerning the subject on the basis of Article 6(1e) or (f) GDPR. This includes profiling based on these provisions. We will cease processing the personal data unless it can be demonstrated that there are compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is required for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. Where the data subject’s personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, the subject has the right to lodge an objection at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning the subject for the purposes of such marketing. This includes profiling, to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. The data subject has the right, due to factors arising from the subject’s particular situation, to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data concerning the subject for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is required in order to carry out a task in the public interest.
Right to data portability
Every data subject has the right to receive the personal data the subject has provided us concerning the subject in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and has the right to send that data to another controller without any impediment from us, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6(1a) GDPR or Article 9(2a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1b) GDPR and automated procedures are used for the processing. In exercising the right to data portability, the data subject has the right to have the subject’s personal data sent directly by us to another controller, where technically feasible. This right does not apply to processing required in order to carry out a task which is in the public interest or occurs in the exercise of official authority vested in us. The rights and freedoms of other persons must not be impaired when the right to data portability is exercised.
Right to withdraw consent
Every data subject can withdraw consent at any time with future effect as defined in Article 6(1a) GDPR or Article 9(2a) GDPR. This does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place prior to the withdrawal of consent.
Right to lodge a complaint
If a data subject believes that the processing of the subject’s personal data breaches existing data-protection provisions, the subject can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority without prejudice to other judicial remedies. The complaint can be directed in particular to a supervisory authority in the Member State of the subject’s place of residence, the subject’s place of work or the place of the alleged breach.
Existence of automated decision-making
We do not use automated decision-making or profiling of website visitors.
Changes to our data protection provisions
We reserve the right to make amendments to this Data Protection Declaration from time to time so that it always meets current legal requirements, or in order to reflect changes to our services in the Data Protection Declaration, such as when new services are introduced. The new Data Protection Declaration will then apply the next time you visit our website.
Data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the data protection officer directly.
You can reach the data protection officer for PohlCon GmbH and PohlCon Solar GmbH & Co. KG at:
Rechtsanwalt Hendrik Klünder
Klünder & Selent Rechtsanwälte
Schwanebecker Chaussee 5
Tel.: +49 30 60933556