1 Service provider and responsible authority
The service provider in accordance with the German Telemedia Act ("TMG") and the German Data
Protection Act ("BDSG") for these websites is
PTF Maschinenhandelsgesellschaft mbH
Tel.: +49 7574 93 622 83
PTF Maschinenhandelsgesellschaft mbH (hereinafter "PTF", "we" or "us") complies with all applicable data protection laws and also strives to continuously improve data protection. If you have data protection-related questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact us.
2 Subject of the data protection
The data protection subject is personal data according to Section 3 paragraph 1 BDSG. Personal data refers to personal and factual information about a specific or specifiable natural person. This generally includes all information that allows conclusions to be drawn about an identifiable person, for example their name or contact information (e.g. phone number, mailing address or email address). An IP address can also constitute personal data in this sense.
3 Specific use of data
We adhere to the principle of the specific use of data and we collect, process and store your personal data only for the purpose for which you have provided that information to us.
Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties without your express consent unless doing so is required to provide the service or the performance of a contract. Transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the scope of legal disclosure requirements or if we are required by a court to disclose the information.
We take internal data security very seriously. All employees involved in data processing and the service providers we have commissioned are obligated to maintain confidentiality and comply with data protection regulations.
4 Collection, processing and use of personal data
PTF generally only collects, processes and uses personal data if doing so is allowed or mandated by BDSG or another regulation, or if you as a user of these websites have given your consent.
5 Data collection and use for the provision and use of the PTF websites
PTF only collects and uses personal data in the context of the use of these websites if it is permitted by TMG or another regulation or with the permission of the user.
It should therefore be noted that, for technical reasons, certain data will always be transmitted from your computer to us if an Internet communication takes place. This includes, for example, the date and time of the use of the website, your browser type, browser settings, and operating system, the website you had previously visited and the amount of data that was transmitted. PTF only uses the personal data that was made available to enable the provision of the websites for other purposes if doing so is permitted by TMG or another regulation or if you, as a user of our websites, have allowed us to do so.
6 Scope and purpose of data collection and use for other purposes
Generally, you do not have to actively transmit personal data to us in order to use our websites. However, should you want to use certain services, we require specific information about you.
a. Provision of special services and processing of inquiries
If we ask you to provide us with personal information in the context of providing a special service or processing an inquiry, we will generally only collect and process this information within the scope required for the provision of the respective service or for processing the specific inquiry.
The special services in connection with which we ask for your personal information primarily consist of sending you informational materials or receiving applications for our events. Obligatory in this context are generally the collection and processing of the contact information of the respective user, i.e. their salutation, name, their (possibly only business) address including the postcode and city as well as an email address.
b. Consent-based advertisements and market research
If you consent, we will use the data referenced in a. for marketing or advertising purposes, in particular to find out which of our products are of particular interest to you. If authorised by you to do so, these data may also be used for market research purposes in individual cases.
If you consent to the use of your data for advertising and market research purposes, the consent agreement is phrased as follows:
Without the use of a form, this consent can be revoked at any time with immediate effect by contacting:
PTF Maschinenhandelsgesellschaft mbH
. No costs – apart from potential transmission or connection costs – will be incurred by you as a result of revoking your consent. We will generally not use your data for advertising or market research purposes without your consent. This also applies if you revoke your consent at a later point in time.
However, we must inform you that, in connection with the use of so-called cookies related to our websites, data, which especially relate to your web-surfing behaviour, may be analysed without your express consent for marketing or web optimisation purposes in a pseudonymised or non-personalised manner. Please refer to clause 7 for particulars. There you will also find information on how you can prevent this type of analysis.
c. Transmission of your data to recipients outside of PTF
If necessary and while complying with data protection regulations, we will transmit your personal data to companies with which we work for the purpose of data processing.
d. Transmission of your data to recipients in countries outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area
We will generally not transmit personal data collected through our websites to countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
However, via so-called cookies and plugins that we use to make the use of our websites easier, certain data, especially that related to your surfing behaviour, will be transmitted to the United States of America ("USA") and analysed there on a non-personalised basis. Please refer to clause 7 below for particulars. There you will also find information on how you can prevent this type of analysis.
So-called cookies are used on the websites of PTF. Cookies are small packages of data that are generated by our web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer when it communicates with the web server.
a. Preventing cookies / General right of refusal
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all website functions. The following types of cookies are used on our websites:
b. Session Cookies
In order to improve illustration and navigation, PTF uses so-called session cookies. These become invalid when you leave the websites.
c. Google Analytics
An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future. Deactivate Google Analytics
We would like to point out that, on this website, the code "anonymizeIp" was added to Google Analytics in order to ensure the anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking)
8 Your right to information, data rectification, deletion or blocking
At any time, you can demand information regarding any of your personal data that has been stored, the purpose of that storage and the origin of the data from PTF as the responsible authority. In addition, pursuant to legal requirements, you have the right to rectification, blocking and deletion of your personal data. Please send corresponding