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Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website www.reference-standards.com. Thank you for showing interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Personal data are information about personal or other circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. These include, for example name, address, phone number, date of birth, and others, but also any other data that can be related to a person.
Since personal data are specifically legal protected, they are only collected by us to the extent necessary for the provision of our company services (laboratory services and trade of goods). Below we describe which kind of personal information we collect and how we use it.
Our data protection practice complies with the legal regulations, in particular those of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We will only collect, process and store your personal data, insofar as this is necessary for the functional provision of this website and our content and services, as well as for the processing of inquiries and, if necessary, for the processing of orders / contracts, but only insofar there is a legitimate interest i.a.o. Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit.f GDPR or any other permit.
We will only collect, process and store your personal data as and insofar it is necessary for the processing of your inquiries as well as for the provision of services including our website insofar there is a legitimate interest i.a.o. Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit.f GDPR or any other permit. Only with your prior consent, your data will also be used for more detailed, consent-specific purposes, e.g. for the transmission of advertising information by newsletter.

 

1. Responsible Person within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR

Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is:

Eurofins PHAST GmbH
Kardinal-Wendel-Str. 16
66424 Homburg
Germany

Email: pascal.vandeveire[at]phast.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 6841 9242-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6841 9242-888

 

2. Address of the data protection officer

Eurofins PHAST GmbH
Data Protection/Datenschutz
Kardinal-Wendel-Str. 16
66424 Homburg
Email: datenschutz[at]phast.com

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with this privacy policy as a whole or for individual measures, you may object to your opposition pursuant to Art. Point 12 of this statement to the Data Protection Officer (see above address). You can save and print this privacy policy statement at any time.

 

3. Website and Log files

Thanks for visiting our website www.phast.com and your interest in our company.

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the approaching computer. The following data are collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The operating system of the retrieval device
(3) The IP address of the retrieval device
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Web sites and resources (images, files, and other page content) accessed on our website.
(6) Websites from which the user’s system came to our website (referrer tracking)

This data are stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with personal data of a specific user does not take place, so that an identification of individual visitors does not take place.

I. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to ensure the achievement of the purpose described below.

II. Purpose of data processing

The logging is done to maintain the compatibility of our website for all visitors as possible and for anti-abuse and troubleshooting. For this purpose, it is necessary to log the technical data of the retrieving computer in order to be able to react as early as possible to misrepresentations, attacks on our IT systems and / or errors in the functionality of our website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and generally ensure the security of our information technology systems.

III. Duration of storage

The deletion of the aforementioned technical data takes place as soon as they are no longer needed to ensure the compatibility of the website for all visitors, but no later than 3 months after retrieval of our website.

IV. Opposition and removal possibility

The possibilities of objection and elimination are governed by the general regulations on data protection right of objection and cancellation claim described below in this privacy policy.

 

4. Special features of the website

Our site offers you various functions that we use to collect, process and store personal data. Below we explain what happens to this data:

Callback Service:

Scope of processing of personal data

The data you enter in our callback form.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) lit.a GDPR  (tacit consent)

Purpose of the data processing

Provision and implementation of the callback service, fulfillment of the callback request.

Duration of storage

The deletion of the data takes place as soon as they are no longer required for the processing of their callback request.

Opposition and removal possibility

The possibilities of objection and elimination are governed by the general regulations on data protection right of objection and cancellation claim described below in this privacy policy.

 

Login area:

Scope of processing of personal data

The registration and login details you have entered with us.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) lit.a GDPR (tacit consent)

Purpose of the data processing

You have the opportunity to use a separate login area on our website. If you have forgotten your password or your username for this area, it is possible to have these data sent again after you have entered your contact details (e-mail address). The usage data resulting from the use of the login area will only be collected, stored and processed by us for the purposes of the fight against abuse and the elimination of faults or for maintaining the functionality. A use for other purposes or a data transfer to third parties does not take place.

Duration of storage

The data, which are collected within the scope of the function ‘Forgotten user name or password’, are used only for the re-sending of forgotten access data.

Opposition and removal possibility

The possibilities of objection and elimination are governed by the general regulations on data protection right of objection and cancellation claim described below in this privacy policy.

 

Order form

 Scope of processing of personal data

The data you entered in the form fields.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) lit.a GDPR (implementation of pre-contractual measures)

Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of the data processing is the processing of your order and thus the fulfillment of the contract.

Duration of storage

The deletion of the data takes place as soon as they are no longer needed for the processing of the order and there are no legal storage obligations. This will usually be after 10 years (see § 147 (2) in conjunction with para 1 No. 1, 4 and 4a AO, § 14b (1) UStG).

Opposition and removal possibility

The possibilities of objection and elimination are governed by the general regulations on data protection right of objection and cancellation claim described below in this privacy policy.

 

Integration of external web services and processing of data outside the EU

On our website, we use active Java Script content from external providers, so-called web services. By calling our website these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website. This may involve the processing of data outside the EU. You can prevent this by using a java script blocker such as install the browser plug-in ‘NoScript’ (www.noscript.net) or disable JavaScript in your browser. This may result in functional restrictions on websites that you visit.

We use the following external web services:

Google

A web service is being uploaded to our website from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereafter: Google). We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal information to Google. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in a faultless function of the website. Google has self-certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or install a script blocker in your browser (this can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

gstatic

A web service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: gstatic) is being downloaded from our website. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to gstatic. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest consists in a faultless function of the website. gstatic has self-certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, see gstatic’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by gstatic by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (this can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

website-check.de

On our Site, a web service of the company Website Check GmbH, Beethovenstraße 24 in 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany (hereinafter: website-check.de) is uploaded. We use this data to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transfer personal data to website-check.de. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest). The legitimate interest consists in a faultless function of the website. The deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the privacy policy of website-check.de: https://www.website-check.de/datenschutzerklaerung/. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by website-check.de by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or install a script blocker in your browser (this can be found either at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

 

6. Information about the use of cookies

Scope of processing personal data

On various pages we use cookies to enable the use of certain features of our website. The so-called ‘cookies’ are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic string that allows a clear identification of the browser when revisiting our website. The process of filing a cookie file is also called ‘setting a cookie’.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to maintain the full functionality of our website, to increase usability and to enable a more personalized approach to our customers. Identification of individual site visitors is only possible with the help of cookie technology if the site visitor has previously provided us with personal data based on a separate consent.

Purpose of the data processing

The cookies are set by our website to maintain the full functionality of our website and to improve its usability. In addition, cookie technology allows us to identify individual visitors by using pseudonyms, e.g. an individual, any ID, so that we can offer more personalized services.

Duration of storage

Our cookies are stored until deletion in your browser or, in the case of a session cookie, until the session has expired.

Contradiction and disposal option

You can set your browser according to your wishes in such a way that the setting of cookies is generally prevented. You can then decide on a case-by-case basis to accept cookies or generally accept the acceptance of cookies. Cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to recognize that your PC has ever had a connection to our website (permanent cookies) or to save recently viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to provide you with enhanced user experience. In order to use our convenience features, we recommend that you accept cookies for our website. Incidentally, the objection and elimination options are based on the general provisions on data protection right of objection and cancellation claim described below in this privacy policy.

 

7. Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail

You’re collected, stored and processed personal data will be protected by technical and organizational measures in a way that they are not accessible to third parties. In the case of unencrypted email communication, we cannot guarantee complete data security which is why we recommend encrypted communication or regular mail for information requiring a high degree of confidentiality.

 

8. Revocation of Consent – Data and Change Requests – Deletion & Blocking of Data

You have a reasonable right to free information about your stored data as well as the right to correct, block or delete your data at any time. Your data will be deleted by us on first request, if this does not conflict with legal regulations. You can revoke a permission given to us to use your personal data at any time. Information, deletion and correction requests for your data and any suggestions you may send at any time to the following address:

Eurofins PHAST GmbHSales Department
Kardinal-Wendel-Str. 16
66424 Homburg
Germany

Email: office[at]phast.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 6841 9242-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6841 9242-888

 

9. Right to Data Portability

You claim that we provide you with the personal information that you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You may also request that we provide this information to a third party immediately upon your first instruction, provided that the processing is carried out with the consent of the customer. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and processed by us as part of an automated data processing.

In exercising this right of data transferability, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, if technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible.

 

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you have the suspicion that your data is processed unlawfully on our site, you can of course always file a cause to clarify the problem. Irrespective of this, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. The right to complain is open to you in the EU Member State of your whereabouts, your place of work and / or the place of the alleged infringement, you can choose the supervisory authority you are looking for at the above locations. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted will then inform you of the status and results of your petition, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

 

Homburg, 26.02.2019
The Managing Director
The Data Protection Officer