Weinheimer Leder - Finest Leathers since 1849

Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We would like to provide you with information on the handling of your data that is collected through your use of our website. Your data will be processed in accordance with the applicable legal regulations on data protection, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data and controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is

Weinheimer Leder GmbH
Industriepark Freudenberg
Höhnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
Tel: +49 6201 / 259 97 0
Fax: +49 6201 / 259 97 29
info@weinheimer-leder.de

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection regulations as such or to object to individual measures, you can address your objection to the controller.

1 General purposes for the processing

We use personal data for the purpose of operating the website and for requests of our products.

2 What kind of data do we use and why

2.1 Hosting

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security services and technical maintenance services are used to operate the website.
For this purpose, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of our website in accordance with Art. 6 (1 f ) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.

2.2 Access data

We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behavior and interaction with us and register data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data about every access to our website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:

  • Name and URL of the retrieved data
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • The amount of data transferred in each case
  • Message about successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
  • Browser type and Browser version
  • Operating System
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Websites accessed by the user's system through our webseite
  • Internet service prodiver of the user
  • IP address and the requesting provider

We use this log data without assignment to you as individual or other profiling for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of our website.
For this we have a legitimate interest as referred in Art. 6 (1 f) GDPR.
We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is necessary for security purposes or for the provision or billing of a service, e.g. if you use one of our offers. After cancellation of the order process or when payment has been received, we will delete the IP address if this is no longer required for security purposes.

2.3 Cookies

We use so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and stored temporarily on your hard drive. This file contains a so-called session ID, with which you can assign various requests of your browser to the shared session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to the website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, to enable you to use the shopping basket function across several pages.
We also use persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your terminal device) to a small extent, which remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website. These cookies are stored on your hard disk and are deleted automatically after the specified time. Their life span is 1 month to 3 years. This helps us to present our services to you in a more user-friendly, effective and secure manner and, for example, to display information on the website that is specifically tailored to your interests.
Our legitimate interest in the use of cookies pursuant to Art. 6 (1 f ) GDPR is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be assigned to you will not be placed in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymous information, for example about which pages of our shop have been visited, which products have been viewed, etc. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide in individual cases whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may restrict the functionality of the website.

2.4 Data for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations

We process personal data that we need to fulfill our contractual obligations, such as name, address, e-mail address, ordered products, billing and payment data. The collection of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract.
The data will be deleted after expiry of the warranty periods and statutory retention periods. Data associated with a user account (see below) will always be retained for the duration of the account.
The legal basis for the processing of these data is Art. 6 (1 b) GDPR, because these data are required to fulfill our contractual obligations towards you.

2.5 Product recommendations

We regularly send you product recommendations by e-mail. In this way, we will provide you with information about products from our offer that you may be interested in based on your recent purchases of goods or services from us. In doing so, we strictly comply with legal requirements. You can object to this at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. A message in text form to the contact data (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) mentioned under point 1 is sufficient for this. Of course, you will also find a link to unsubscribe in every e-mail.
Legal basis for this is the legal permission according to Art. 6 (1 f ) GDPR in conjunction with § 7 para. 3 UWG (German Law against Unfair Competition).

2.6 E-mail contact

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we will process your details to process your inquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
If the data processing takes place to implement steps prior to entering into a contract which take place at your inquiry or, if you are already our customer, for the execution of the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1 b) GDPR.
We will only process further personal data if you give your consent (Art. 6 (1 a) GDPR) or if we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Art. 6 (1 f ) GDPR). For example, we have a legitimate interest in replying to your e-mail.

3 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (”Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. The information generated by the cookie about users of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
For this we have a legitimate interest as referred in Art. 6 (1 f) GDPR.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law.
We have activated IP anonymization on this website (anonymizeIp). This means that Google will abbreviate your IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before a transmission takes place. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google if you download and install the subsequent browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie to prevent future collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click on this link again): [deactivate Google Analytics]

4 Storage time

Unless specifically stated, we only store personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes pursued.
In some cases, the storage of personal data is required by law, for example in tax or commercial law. In these cases, the data will only be stored by us for these legal purposes, but will not be processed in any other way and deleted after expiry of the legal retention period.

5 Your rights as a data subject

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by postal mail to the address specified in section 1, clearly identifying yourself.
Below you will find an overview of your rights.

5.1 Right to confirmation and information

You have the right to clear information about the processing of your personal data.
In detail:
You have the right to receive confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request from us free of charge information about the personal data stored about you together with a copy of this data. In addition to this, you have the right to receive the information on the following:

  1. the processing purposes;
  2. the categories of personal data, which are being processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  4. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period;t
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data relating to you as a data subject or a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority;
  7. in case that the personal data is not collected from you, all available information about the origin of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in conjunction with the transfer.

5.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to request us to correct and, if necessary, complete any personal data concerning you.
In detail:
You have the right to request that we amend any inaccurate personal data that we have about you. Considering the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

5.3 Right to erasure

In a number of cases we are obliged to delete personal data concerning you.
In detail:
Pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, you have the right to demand that we to erase personal data without undue delay, and we are obliged to delete personal data if one of the following grounds applies:

  1. The personal data relating to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1 a) or Art. 9 (2 a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  4. The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
  5. The erasure of personal data relating to you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the Controller is subject.
  6. The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

If we have made the personal data concerning you public and we are obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR and we will take reasonable steps including technical measures under consideration of available technology and implementation costs to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

5.4 Right to restriction of processing

In a number of cases you are entitled to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data.
In detail:
You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  1. the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by you for a period that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  2. the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction of use of the personal data;
  3. we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
  4. if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of our company are more important than your reasons.

5.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive, transmit or have us transmit personal data concerning you in machine-readable form.
In detail:
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where:

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Art. 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6(1); and
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

When exercising your right to data portability in accordance with section 1, you have the right to request that the personal data be transferred directly by us to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible.

5.6 Right to object

You have the right to object to the lawful processing of your personal data by us if this is justified by your particular situation and if our interests in the processing do not outweigh ours.
In detail:
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you pursuant to Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves an assertion, execution or defense of legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed by us for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you as a data subject for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation unless the processing is necessary to archive purposes in the public interest.

5.7 Automated decision including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that will have an adverse legal effect on you or significantly affect you in a similar manner.
An automated decision-making based on the collected personal data does not take place.

5.8 Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

5.9 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is unlawful.

6 Data Security

We make every effort to ensure the security of your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities.
Your personal data will be transmitted encrypted. This applies to your orders and also to the customer login. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system, but like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
To secure your data, we maintain technical and organizational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, which we constantly adapt to the state of the art.
Furthermore, we do not guarantee that our offer will be available at all times; disruptions, interruptions or failures at certain times cannot be ruled out. The servers we use are regularly and carefully secured.

7 Disclosure of data to third parties; no transfers of data to non-EU-countries

In principle, we only use your personal data within our company.
If and to the extent that we involve third parties in the performance of contracts (such as logistics service providers), such personal data are only received to the extent to which the transfer is necessary for the corresponding service.
In the event that we outsource certain parts of data processing ("order processing"), we contractually oblige contractors to use personal data only in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
A data transfer to places or persons outside the EU and outside the case mentioned in this declaration in clause 4 does not take place and is not planned.

8 Data protection officer

If you have any questions or concerns about data protection, please contact our data protection officer: datenschutz@weinheimer-leder.de