1.1 We are happy that you have chosen to visit our website and would like to thank you for your interest. Below, we inform you about how your personal data is handled when visiting our website. In this case, personal data is any and all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The controller responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is SEAL Systems AG, Lohmühlweg 4, 91341 Röttenbach, Germany, tel.: +49 (9195) 926 0, fax: +49 (9195) 1739, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The controller responsible for processing personal data is the natural or legal person who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data alone or together with others.
1.3 The controller has appointed a Data Protection Controller for this website. Her contact details are: Beate Schulz, Lohmühlweg 4, 91341 Röttenbach, +49 (9195) 926 0, email@example.com.
1.4 This website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or enquiries to the controller), You can recognise an encrypted transmission at the character sequence “https://” and the lock icon in the address bar of your browser.
If you only use our website for informative purposes, meaning if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data your browser transmits to our servers (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data which we require for technical purposes in order to display the website for you:
Processing is carried out pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not transmitted or otherwise used. However, we reserve the right to subsequently examine the server log files, if there is concrete evidence indicating illegal use.
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email). The respective contact form indicates which data is collected when you chose this form of contact. This data is solely stored and used to respond to your request and/or to establish contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR. If you contact us in order to conclude a contract, Art. 6 (1) letter b GDPR is an additional legal basis for processing. After the final processing of your request, your data is deleted. This is the case if the circumstances show that the respective matter has been completely resolved and if there is no legal obligation to retain the data.
In the scope of the comment function on this website, comments as well as information about when the comment was written and the commentator name you chose are stored and published on the website. Furthermore, your IP address is logged and stored as well. The IP address is stored for security purposes and in the event that the data subject violates the rights of third parties with a submitted comment or posts illegal contents. We require your email address to contact you if a third party considers your published content illegal. The legal basis for storing your data is Art. 6 (1) letters b and f GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are deemed illegal by third parties.
If you subscribe to our email newsletter, we regularly send you information about our promotional offers. Your email address is the only mandatory information we require for sending you the newsletter. Providing further data is voluntary and this data is only used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in process for sending our newsletter. This means that we will only send you an email newsletter once you have explicitly confirmed that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation email in which you are asked to click a designated link to confirm that you would like to receive newsletters.
By activating the confirmation link, you grant us permission to use your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter a GDPR. When subscribing to the newsletter, we store your IP address which was assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and the time of the subscription so that we can trace a potential misuse of your email address at a later time. The data we collect when you subscribe to our newsletter is exclusively used for promotional purposes in the form of the newsletter. You can always unsubscribe by clicking the designated link in the newsletter or by messaging the above-mentioned controller. After unsubscribing, your email address is immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list if you have not explicitly agreed to the further use of your data or if we reserve the right to further use the data to the extent permissible by law and about which we inform you in this statement.
The email newsletter is sent via the technical service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede (“CleverReach“), to whom we transmit the data provided when subscribing to the newsletter. This transmission is carried out pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using a promotionally effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you entered for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. email address) is stored on the servers of CleverReach in Germany and/or Ireland.
CleverReach uses this information to send and statistically analyse the newsletters on our behalf. For the analysis, the sent emails contain so-called web beacons and/or tracking pixels which represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. This enables us to determine whether a newsletter email was opened and which links were clicked, if applicable. With the so-called conversion tracking we can also analyse whether a pre-defined action was carried out after the link in the newsletter was clicked. Technical information is also collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data are solely collected in pseudonymised form and are not linked with your other personal data; a direct link to an individual person cannot be established. This data is solely used for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you would like to object to the data analysis for statistical analysis purposes, you have to unsubscribe the newsletter.
We concluded a commissioned-processing contract with CleverReach, in which we oblige CleverReach to protect our clients’ data and not to disclose the data to third parties.
You can find further information about the CleverReach data analysis here:
You can read the CleverReach data privacy statement here:
This website uses the embedding function of YouTube to display and play videos of the provider “YouTube”, which is part of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“).
Separately from playing the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network “DoubleClick” is established with every visit of the website, which may trigger further data processing procedures without our influence.
Google LLC with its head office in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees the compliance with data protection levels in force in the EU.
You can find further information about data protection at “YouTube” in the provider’s data privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
So-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social network Facebook are used on our website. Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook“).
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are only integrated into the page by utilising an HTML link rather than without restriction as plug-ins. This type of integration guarantees that when a page of our website which contains such buttons is accessed, no connection with the Facebook servers is established. If you click on the button, a new browser window opens, accessing the Facebook page where you can interact with the plug-ins there (after entering your login data, if required).
Facebook Inc. with its head office in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees the compliance with data protection levels in force in the EU.
So-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social network Google+ are used on our website. Google+ is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“)
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are only integrated into the page by utilising an HTML link rather than without restriction as plug-ins. This type of integration guarantees that when a page of our website which contains such buttons is accessed, no connection with the servers of Google+ is established. If you click on the button, a new browser window opens, accessing the Google+ page where you can interact with the plug-ins there (after entering your log in data, if required).
So-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the online service provider LinkedIn are used on our website. LinkedIn is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”).
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are only integrated into the page by utilising an HTML link rather than without restriction as plug-ins. This type of integration guarantees that when a page of our website which contains such buttons is accessed, no connection with the servers of LinkedIn is established. If you click on the button, a new browser window opens, accessing the LinkedIn page where you can interact with the plug-ins there (after entering your log in data, if required).
LinkedIn Corporation with its head office in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees the compliance with data protection levels in force in the EU.
So-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the microblogging service provider Twitter are used on our website. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter“).
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are only integrated into the page by utilising an HTML link rather than without restriction as plug-ins. This type of integration guarantees that when a page of our website which contains such buttons is accessed, no connection with the servers of Twitter is established. If you click on the button, a new browser window opens, accessing the Twitter page where you can interact with the plug-ins there (after entering your log in data, if required).
Twitter Inc. with its head office in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees the compliance with data protection levels in force in the EU.
This website uses the online marketing programme “Google AdWords” and in the scope of Google AdWords, the conversion tracking of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). We use the services of Google AdWords to promote our attractive offers on external websites with the help of promotional tools (so-called Google AdWords). We can analyse how effective the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data from advertising champagnes. In doing so, we pursue the interest in showing you advertisement which is of interest to you, tailoring our website to your interests and achieving a fair calculation of advertising expenses.
The cookie for conversion tracking is setwhen a user clicks on an AdWords advertisement designed by Google. Cookies are small text files which are stored in your computer system. These cookies generally expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we can see that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookies is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen conversion tracking. The customers are informed about the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which could personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this feature by deactivating the cookies of Google conversion tracking via your internet browser in the user configurations. You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google AdWords on the basis of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR.
You can permanently deactivate cookies for advertisement preferences by preventing such through appropriate adjustment of your browser software or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie (including the shortened IP address) will usually be transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.
This website uses Google Analytics only with the extension “_anonymizeIp()“, which ensures the anonymisation of the IP address by shortening it and that a direct link to an individual person cannot be established. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and shortened there. In such exceptional cases, this processing is carried out pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to render other services related with website use and the Internet to us. The IP address transmitted to your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however, in this case we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the acquisition of data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and regarding your use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data through Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or in browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent the future collection of data by Google Analytics on this website (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain; if you delete your cookies in this browser, you have to click this link again): Deactivating Google Analytics
You can find further information about how Google Analytics handles your data in Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Naturally, we do not disclose any data to third parties. We only use the data in anonymised form to continually optimise our blog. Since Matomo stores the IP addresses without the last characters, it is not possible to obtain information about an individual computer. We can only determine from which network a request originates. If you did not object to the recording of your visit by clicking on the above link, you agree to the data being processed by Piwik in the scope and for the purpose herein mentioned.
For purposes of enforcing compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, SEAL Systems Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Data Transfers to Third Parties:
SEAL Systems Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. SEAL Systems Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principals for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
SEAL Systems Inc. discloses personal information on its US based employees to payroll processing companies. At present ADP, LLC Roseland NJ and as of May 25, 2018 BenefitMall, Dallas TX are the only third party companies that will have received personal employee information.
SEAL Systems Inc. does not disclose any personal information of EU based customers or employees to any third party.
Disclosures for National Security and Law Enforcement:
Under certain circumstances, SEAL Systems Inc. may be required to disclose your Personal Data in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
SEAL Systems maintains reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction accordance with the Privacy Shield.
SEAL Systems Inc. recognizes individual’s right to access their Personal Data. Those who wish to access the data that is collected about them by SEAL Systems Inc. may do so by submitting a request by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, SEAL Systems Inc. will provide the individuals with this data in a manner that maintains the confidentiality and security of said data.
Disclosure Limits of Personal Data
Those who wish to limit the use of their personal data held by SEAL Systems Inc. may do so by sending an email to email@example.com to request part or whole of their information be moved to a restricted processing system, making the selected personal data unavailable to users, or removing published data from a website.
Questions Or Complaints
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, SEAL Systems Inc. commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact SEAL Systems Inc. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAL Systems Inc. has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.
Under certain conditions, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser to notify you about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font from your computer will be used.
12.1 The applicable data protection right grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of access and intervention) towards the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data. Below, we inform you about these rights:
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE SCOPE OF BALANCING INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING DUE TO REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION WITH FUTURE EFFECT AT ANY TIME.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVIDE PROOF OF COMPELLING PROTECTABLE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, CIVIL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US TO CARRY OUT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA RELATING TO YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. YOU CAN FILE AN OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED FOR PURPOSES OF DIRECT ADVERTISING.
The duration of the storage of personal data depends on the respective legal retention periods (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). After expiration of the period, the data concerned is routinely erased if it is no longer needed for the execution of the contract or contract initiation and/or we do not have a legitimate interest in continuing to store such data.