Data Protection Declaration pursuant to the GDPR

I. General information
In principle, none of your data are shared without your consent, unless it is necessary to share them due to legal regulations or for the purpose of fulfilling the contract. All activities by WINAICO Deutschland GmbH are carried out on the basis of the requirements of the European Union. The data protection declaration provides information on how WINAICO Deutschland GmbH treats the information obtained about you during your visit.

II. Name and address of the controller
The data controller, as defined by the GDPR, is:
WINAICO Deutschland GmbH
Industriestraße 68
97993 Creglingen
Phone. +49 (0)7933 70030 0
Mail. info(at)winaico(dot)com

III. Personal data
We collect and use the personal data of our users in principle only to reply to queries and to carry out contractual and business relationships.
Furthermore, we collect personal data during the use of our website. The relevant information can be found in the section Data collection on our website.

IV. Information and duration of storage
Within the framework of the legal provisions, you have the right at all times to receive information, free of charge, on your personal data that we store, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete these data. Please contact use to do so. You will find our contact details in the imprint.
After the complete processing of the contract, the personal data are stored initially for the duration of the guarantee period, and then stored in compliance with legal requirements, in particular tax-related and commercial retention periods, before being deleted or blocked, as soon as the purpose of storage expires and you have not consented to the continued processing and use of the data.

V. Legal basis, processing, use and sharing of your personal data
Article 6 of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
If the data subject has given his consent for the processing of personal data pertaining to him for one or more specific purposes, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
If the processing is necessary for performing a contract to which the data subject is party, or for taking precontractual measures at the request of the data subject, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing steps that are necessary prior to entering into a contract.
If the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, to which the controller is subject, Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Data transfer to third parties
Your data will not be transferred to any third parties, except in the following cases: 

  • For offers made by our partners
  • If you have consented to sharing your data with third parties
  • If the transfer of your data is necessary for providing the offers or services that you wish to receive
  • Data may be sent to shipping companies for the purpose of establishing the shipping status
  • If the data transfer is necessary for establishing the suitability or justification of the employment relationship, or if it is necessary for the implementation, termination or settlement of the employment relationship
  • When demanded by the authorities or the courts
  • For a credit assessment

VI. Data collection on our website

Cookies are small files that contain information on your visit and the use of the website, which are placed on your browser. The use of cookies serves to analyse web traffic, adapt our services, content and web advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. You may also use our website without the operation of cookies, which may restrict the presentations and functions of our offer. You have the possibility to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by means of your browser settings.

Google Analytics data protection declaration
We use the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics stores cookies on your computer, which allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Convention on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator relating to website and internet use. The IP address of your browser, identified in the context of Google Analytics, will not be merged with any other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of the relevant settings in your browser software; please note, however, that in such a case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the transfer to Google of data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link:

Google AdWords and conversion tracking data protection declaration
Our website uses the online advertising programme "Google AdWords", and in this context, conversion tracking, in order to measure on which websites the advertisements of WINAICO Deutschland GmbH work best. The cookie for conversion tracking is placed when a user clicks on an ad inserted by Google or its partners. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, and do not serve to personally identify users. Based on these cookies, we and Google can identify which advertisement has brought you to our website. Each visitor who arrives at our site via Google AdWords receives a different cookie. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie serves to identify which visitors have triggered a certain action on our website via an advertisement. We learn the total number of users who have clicked on our advertisements, and which clicks have led to an action. We do not receive any information that allow us to identify a user personally. Users who do not wish to participate in tracking may easily delete or deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie in the user settings of their internet browser. These users are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics. Learn more about the Google privacy policy.

Google Remarketing data protection declaration
In addition, this website uses the Google programme for interest-related advertising, so-called Google Remarketing. Third party providers, including Google, place ads on internet websites and use stored cookies on the basis of previous visits by a user to this website. However, you may also deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by accessing the opt-out page for Google advertising. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of third-party cookies by accessing the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative.
By using you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described here and for the aforementioned purpose. Please note that Google has its own independent privacy policy guidelines. We accept no responsibility or liability for these guidelines or methods. Please inform yourself about the Google privacy policy before using our website.

Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins of the Google-run site YouTube. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our pages that have a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube is able to link your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the treatment of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at

Server log files
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the system of the accessing computer. These stored data include:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • IP address
  • Time of the server request

These data are not stored in combination with other personal data.

Contact form
When the contact form is used we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message) only to the extent you have provided. The data are processed for the purpose of establishing contact.
Alternatively, it is possible to establish contact by means of the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data, which have been transferred with the e-mail, are stored.
None of the data are shared with any third party without the explicit consent of the user. The data are used solely for processing the conversation. By sending your message you consent to the processing of the data transmitted. You may revoke your consent at any time by contacting us.

If your receive our newsletter, we use your e-mail address, independently of the contract processing, solely for our own advertising purposes. You may revoke your consent at any time by using the relevant link in the newsletter, or by contacting us.

VII. Social networks
Browser plugins and links from social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, XING, Kununu) are also integrated into our website. These social networks are operated solely by third parties, some of whose business headquarters are outside the EU or the EEA – therefore, there may not be adequate data protection as defined by Art. 45 ff. GDPR. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions of business, and the data processing guidelines of those respective operators apply.

VIII. Data protection in the case of job applications
During evaluation, job application documents are made available only to the participating employees, and are treated in strict confidence. After the application process, and in the event of employment, the job application documents will be stored for the purpose of processing the business relationship, or deleted automatically in accordance with legal retention periods. By sending your application you give your consent to these actions.

IX. Rights of data subjects
Where the legal prerequisites are given, you have the right, under Art. 15 to 20 GDPR, to receive information, to demand that your data be corrected or deleted, to restrict processing, and to data transmissibility. Furthermore, under Art. 21 (1) GDPR you have the right to opt out of processing based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, and to opt out of processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

X. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Under Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

XI. Changes to the data protection provisions
We reserve the right to change our data protection provisions. Please note the current valid version of our data protection declaration.