Privacy statement

Detia Freyberg GmbH (“we” or “Detia Freyberg GmbH”) welcomes you warmly to its website. We are delighted to have aroused your interest in our company, and our products and services. We take the protection of your personally identifiable information and the confidential handling of the same seriously.
Your personally identifiable information is only processed within the legally permissible framework under European Union data protection laws and, in particular, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), supplemented by the German Federal Data Protection Act.
The purpose of this privacy statement is to explain how we process your personally identifiable information and what rights you as a data subject have when using our website. The terminology used in this statement – such as “personally identifiable information” or “processing” – corresponds to the definitions in Art. 4 GDPR.

1. Controller and Data Protection Officer
Responsibility for data processing as defined in data protection laws is:
Detia Freyberg GmbH
Dr.-Werner-Freyberg-Str. 11
69514 Laudenbach, Germany

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions relating to data protection.

Our Data Protection Officer can be reached as follows:
Dr. Oliver Meyer-van Raay
c/o V-Formation GmbH

 2. Data protection subject matter  
Personally identifiable information is the subject matter of the data protection. This information encompasses all the details that allow the identification of a natural person (“data subject”) including name, postal address, e-mail or telephone number, but also information collected as a matter of course while visiting our website, such as the starting time, end time and scope of your utilisation and your IP address.

3. Data processed when you visit our website 
You can use our website without logging in and without disclosing any personally identifiable information. Even if you do not log into our website, some personally identifiable information can, however, still be automatically collected and processed. You will find an explanation below of the type, scope, purposes and legal basis for processing data through our website.
a. Providing access to our website
When your hardware accesses our website, the following data is automatically collected and processed in server log files by ourselves or the service provider acting on our behalf:

• Browser type • Operating system
• Referrer URL (the website you came from)
• Host name (IP address)

We process this data on the basis of our legitimate interest as defined in Art 6. (1) (f) GDPR, which is to enable access to, and display, the website, to secure ongoing technical operation, to identify and rectify errors, and for security reasons (e.g. to investigate suspicion of misuse or fraud). This data is automatically processed when you access our website. If this were not the case, you would not be able to use our website. We do not use this data to draw conclusions about your identity.

Generally, the data is erased after 31 days, unless we need to keep it for a longer period in exceptional cases for the reasons mentioned above. In the latter case, we erase the data as soon as the reason no longer exists.

b. Cookies
When you visit our website, cookies – small text files – may be embedded on your hardware to enable us to offer you an extensive range of functions, to make utilisation easier and to optimise our offerings. If you do not want cookies to be used, you can adjust your browser settings accordingly to prevent storage of cookies or you can exercise other objection options. Please bear in mind, that the functional reliability of our website may be impaired and the scope of functions limited as a result. For detailed information about the type, scope, purposes, legal basis and options for objecting to the processing of data using cookies, please refer to the explanations of the individual functions that are based on the use of cookies.

c. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), on our website. Google uses cookies. The cookie generates information about your use of this website, which is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where the data is stored. The ensuing data processing is justified by our legitimate interest (i.e. our interest in analysing, optimising and operating our website) as defined in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Google is Privacy Shieldcertified and thus guarantees to comply with European data protection laws.

Google processes the information on our behalf to evaluate the utilisation of our website, to compile reports about activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website. The processed data can be converted into pseudonymised user profiles.

We only use Google Analytics with active IP anonymisation. This means that Google abbreviates your IP address if you are in a member state of the European Union or other contract parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Complete IP addresses are only transmitted to a Google server in the USA in exceptional instances, and are then abbreviated there. The IP address disclosed by your browser is not collated with other data held by Google. By adjusting your browser settings, you can prevent the storage of cookies; you can also prevent the transfer to Google of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link:

For more details about Google’s utilisation of the data, or your setting and objection options, please refer to Google’s website:
 4. Contacting us 
When you disclose personally identifiable information in an e-mail or contact, you always do so voluntarily. When answering and handling your queries, we process your details as permitted under Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and – during this processing – may also disclose the information to one of our affiliates. As soon as the reason for collection no longer exists, we erase the data you have provided, unless it is subject to statutory retention periods.

5. Recipients of personally identifiable information
We only disclose your personally identifiable information to external third parties if such disclosure is necessary to handle or process your request, if we are permitted to do so by law, or if you have given your consent. External recipients include, in particular, vendors we engage to provide, for example, technical infrastructure and website maintenance services. We select these contract processors carefully and regularly examine them to ensure protection of your privacy. The service providers may only use the data for the purposes we have specified and in accordance with our instructions.

If data is transferred to entities who are not based or who do not process the data in a member state of the European Union or other contract party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, we first ensure – subject to legally permissible exceptions in the recipient’s jurisdiction – that the data protection in place is adequate or you have consented to the provision of your data.

6. Storage duration
We only save your personally identifiable information for as long as needed to complete the relevant purpose or – if you have consented – until you revoke your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we will erase your personally identifiable information unless the continued processing of the same is permissible or even mandatory under applicable laws (e.g. statutory commercial and tax retention obligations). We also erase your personally identifiable information if obliged to do so for legal reasons.

7. Data subjects’ rights
Since you are affected by the data processing, there are numerous rights you can exercise. Your rights in detail:

- Right to information:
You have the right to information about the personally identifiable information we have about you on file.
- Right to rectification and erasure:
You have the right to demand the rectification of incorrect data and the erasure of your data.
- Restriction of processing:
You have the right to impose restrictions on our processing of your data.
- Data portability:
If you have provided data for purposes of performing a contract or based on your consent, you have the right to demand the provision of this data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request that we transmit it to another controller.
 - Objection to data processed on the legal grounds of “legitimate interest”:
You have the right to object at any time and for reasons derived from your personal situation to our processing of your data on the legal grounds of “legitimate interest”. If you exercise your right of objection, we will stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate compelling       legitimate grounds for the processing which override your rights.
 - Objection to cookies:
You can also object at any time to the use of cookies.
 - Revocation of consent:
If you have given your consent to our processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of the data processing completed prior to such revocation is not affected.
 - Right to complain to a supervisory authority:
You have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority if you believe the processing of your data violates applicable laws. To do so, please contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence/your country, or the data protection authority that  oversees our activities.

Your entitlement to these aforementioned rights is subject to compliance with any and all applicable statutory conditions, even if not specifically mentioned in the explanations above.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, free of charge, if you have any questions about the processing of your personally identifiable information, your rights as a data subject, or consent you may have given us. To exercise all the aforementioned rights, please contact us directly or our Data Protection Officer (see above for contact details). When doing so, please ensure the unambiguous identification of your person.

8. social media presence (LinkedIn)
LinkedIn offers us a very good opportunity to communicate and network with our employees, customers and interested parties. We therefore maintain our own online presence there. This is used for active communication with our customers and interested parties. We use it to provide information about our products and services as well as any current special offers. We would be delighted if you would use it to find out about our offers and exchange information with us.

Our LinkedIn page is operated on LinkedIn, a social network of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn"). When you visit our LinkedIn page, LinkedIn processes your personal data in accordance with their privacy policy, which you can find here.

We process the following personal data

Your LinkedIn username as well as comments on our LinkedIn page and messages you send us via our LinkedIn page.
Other information that is necessary to respond to enquiries from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
We use the statistical information (the visits to our website, the scope of interactions, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about our visitors' field of work) in connection with the use of our LinkedIn page, which LinkedIn makes available in anonymised form via the LinkedIn "Analytics" service. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual users or to access individual user profiles.

For this reason, we and LinkedIn are considered "joint controllers" within the meaning of the GDPR and have therefore concluded a so-called joint controller agreement in order to fulfil the requirements of the GDPR. This joint controller agreement can be found here. Here you will find all the information that is relevant for you as a data subject, in particular with regard to exercising your rights under data protection law.

Beyond the processing of personal data mentioned in this privacy policy, we have no influence on the processing of personal data in connection with your use of our LinkedIn page.

The legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in being able to present our company and the offers you have requested on your preferred platforms and to respond quickly to your messages or enquiries. We also have a legitimate interest in analysing the reach and use of our websites in order to achieve an appropriate design and continuous optimisation. If you wish to enter into a contractual relationship with us with your enquiry, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR."


9. Links to third-party offerings
Our website contains links to other providers’ websites and services, which are developed and made available by third parties. We have no means of influencing the design, content or function of these third-party services. We accept no liability whatsoever for any linked content provided by third parties. Please bear in mind that third parties to which our website is linked may embed their own cookies on your hardware or collect personally identifiable information. Since we have no means of influencing this, we advise you to check directly with the providers of these linked thirdparty offerings.

Miscellaneous links to external providers If our website contains links to any other providers’ websites, this privacy statement is not applicable for the content of the same. Detia Freyberg has no way of knowing or influencing which data may be collected by the operators of such sites. For details, please refer to the privacy statement on the relevant website.

10. Version
The latest version of this privacy statement is valid. Issued on 21/12/23.