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Legal notice

Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik
MPA HANNOVER
Nienburger Straße 3
30167 Hannover, Germany

Telephone: +49 511 762-8708
Fax: +49 511 762-4001

E-Mail: office@mpa-hannover.de
Internet: www.mpa-hannover.de

Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik is a state
enterprise according to § 26 of the budget regulations of Lower Saxony.

Board
Scientific management:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Lohaus,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Arno Behrens,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Haist

Commercial and technical management:
RD Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Suhr

Competent supervisory authority:
Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation
(Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Digitalisierung)
Friedrichswall 1
30159 Hannover, Germany

Tax number: 25/202/26921
Tax office Hannover

VAT ID number acc. to § 27 a of Value Added Tax Act
DE185100210

Bank details:
Account number: 106 020 027
Bank code: 250 500 00 (Nord/LB)
IBAN: DE97 2505 0000 0106 0200 27
SWIFT-BIC: NOLA DE 2H

 


Disclaimer

Liability for content
The contents of our pages have been prepared with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with § 7 para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are not obliged as service providers to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such infringements, we will immediately remove these contents.

Liability for links
Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. We will immediately remove such links as soon as we become aware of any legal infringements.

Copyright
The contents and works on these pages created or used by the website operator are subject to German copyright law. Insofar as the contents on these pages were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, the contents of third parties are marked as such. Duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright require the prior written consent of the respective copyright holder, i.e. author, creator or site operator. Downloads and copies of the contents and works on these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Should you become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Objection against advertising mails
We herewith object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

 


Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is particularly important for the management of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H). The Internet pages of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H). By means of this Data Privacy Statement, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects will be informed of their rights by means of this Data Privacy Statement.

Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H), as the controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

 

  1. Definitions

 

The Data Privacy Statement of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) is based on the terms used by the European guideline and regulation provider when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our Data Privacy Statement should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to initially explain the terms used.

 

In this Data Privacy Statement we use, among others, the following terms:

 

  1. a) Personal data

 

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

 

  1. b) Data subject

 

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

 

  1. c) Processing

 

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, acquisition, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

 

  1. d) Restriction of processing

 

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

 

  1. e) Profiling

 

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.

 

  1. f) Pseudonymisation

 

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

  1. g) Controller

 

The data controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.

 

  1. h) Processor

 

A processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

 

  1. i) Recipient

 

A recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States within the framework of a specific investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.

 

  1. j) Third party

 

A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

 

  1. k) Consent

 

Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject for the particular case in the form of a statement or other clear affirmative act of the data subject to indicate his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

 

 

  1. Name and address of the controller

 

Controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

 

Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H)
Nienburger Straße 3
30167 Hannover
Germany

Tel.: +49 511 762-8708
E-mail: office@mpa-hannover.de
Website: Fehler! Linkverweis ungültig.

 

 

  1. Name and address of the data protection officer

 

The data protection officer of the controller is:

 

Dr. Andreas Kinzel
NGGMK
Niedersächsische Geschäftsstelle für Grundsatzfragen in der Materialprüfung und Konformitätsbewertung
An der Universität 2
30823 Garbsen
Germany

Tel.: +49 511 762-4307
E-mail: datenschutz@mpa-hannover.de
Website: www.mpa-hannover.de

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

 

 

  1. Collection of general data and information

 

The website of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) collects a series of general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for hazard prevention in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

 

When using this general data and information, Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimise the contents of our website and advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated statistically by Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

 

 

  1. Possibility to contact us via the website

 

The website of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) contains, due to legal regulations, information which enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

 

 

  1. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

 

The controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the data retention purpose or to the extent provided for by the European legislator of directives and regulations or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

 

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator of directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

 

  1. Rights of the data subject

 

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

b) Right of access to information

Any data subject (person concerned by the processing of personal data) shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the controller concerning the personal data relating to him/her stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European legislator of directives and regulations has granted the data subject access to the following information:

 

  • The purposes of processing
  • The categories of personal data to be processed
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or is still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • The existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him/her, or of a restriction on processing by the controller or of a right of objection to such processing
  • The existence of a right of appeal with a supervisory authority
  • If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22 para. 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 the data subject

 

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

 

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

c) Right to rectification

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

 

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to erase personal data relating to him/her without delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

 

  • The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 para 1 lit. a GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to processing under Article 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject objects to processing under Article 21 para. 2 GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

 

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at the Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) erased, the data subject may contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will take care that the request for reasure will be immediately fulfilled.

 

If the personal data have been made public by Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) and our company is responsible according to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data from those other processors, unless processing is necessary. The employee of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will arrange for the necessary steps in individual cases.

 

e) Right to restriction of processing

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

 

  • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to erase the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

 

If one of the above conditions is fulfilled and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H), the data subject can contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will initiate the restriction of processing.

 

f) Right to data portability

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to receive personal data relating to him/her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the controller.

 

Furthermore, in exercising his/her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transferred directly by a controller to another controller, provided that this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

 

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) at any time.

 

g) Right to object

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations for reasons arising from his/her particular situation to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her under Article 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

 

In the event of an objection, Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

If Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct advertising purposes by Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H), Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

 

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her which is carried out at Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, for reasons arising from his/her particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task in the public interest.

 

To exercise the right of objection, the data subject can directly contact any employee of Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) or any other employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

 

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect against him or significantly affects him in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) with the data subject’s express consent.

 

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, Materialprüfanstalt für das Bauwesen und Produktionstechnik (MPA H) shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a controller, to state his own position and to contest the decision.

 

If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

 

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right of withdrawal of consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

 

  1. Legal basis of processing

 

Art. 6 para. I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing which is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 para. I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing is permitted to us in particular because it has been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be presumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).

 

 

  1. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

 

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 para. I lit. f GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

 

 

  1. Duration for which the personal data is stored

 

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

 

 

  1. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide them

 

We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

 

 

  1. Existence of automated decision making

 

As a responsible company, we do without automatic decision-making or profiling.

 

This sample data protection declaration was created by the Data Privacy Statement of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which conducts data protection audit, in cooperation with the media law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE.