of the Rheinmetall Group for website www.dimensions-magazin.de
I. General Information
The Controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) for the data processing on this website is:
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 473-01
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
The contact details of Rheinmetall AG’s Data Protection Officer are:
Data Protection Officer
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf, Germany
e-mail address: DSB-RhAG@rheinmetall.com
II. DATA PROCESSING ACTIVITIES ON OUR WEBSITE
In general, you can visit our website without disclosing your identity. However, if you use certain functions/areas of our website, depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to provide or collect personal data. In the following, we will go into the details of the respective data processing activities on our website.
1. HOSTING OF THE WEBSITE / LOGGING OF WEBSITE VISITS
In order to provide our website securely and efficiently, we use the services of the web hosting provider Domain Factory GmbH (Oskar-Messter-Str. 33, 85737 Ismaning; im Folgenden Domain Factory), from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the website is accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security and technical maintenance services from Domain Factory. Domain Factory carries out data processing on our behalf in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
When you visit our website, we or Domain Factory collect data on each access to the server (so-called server log files). The data collected includes:
- • IP address
- • Date and time of your visit
- • The browser you are using (including its version) .
- • The operating system you are using .
- • Which resources (e.g. subpage, contact form) you access on our website (this is logged in the form of a so-called URL)
We process these server log files on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for the following purposes:
- • Ensuring the security and stability of the website (e.g. avoiding server overloads due to abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks)
- • Ensuring a proper connection to the website,
- • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
- • Evaluation of system security and stability and
- • for further administrative purposes.
We may analyze these server log files if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use. The server log files will be deleted immediately after they are no longer required to achieve the aforementioned processing purposes, but no later than 7 days after their collection.
This website uses “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable, for example, individualization/adjustment of the website to your preferences, automatic recognition on your next visit, proper functioning of the website and analysis of the use of the website.
For this purpose, we use the consent manager of consentmanager GmbH, which is also hosted and operated by this provider. In this context, consentmanager GmbH acts as a so-called data processor of Rheinmetall AG and the data processing takes place exclusively for the administration of your cookie preferences and your consent.
We distinguish between three categories of cookies:
(1) Necessary cookies (“Function”)
Necessary cookies ensure the correct functioning of the website. Without these cookies, malfunctions or error messages may occur.
(2) Statistics cookies and web analysis (“Measurement”)
Statistics cookies allow us to evaluate user behavior on our website and measure the reach of our website. This gives us the opportunity to measure the performance of the site and to improve it continuously.
(3) Social Media cookies
Cookies that are used in the context of social media platforms or functionalities (currently only YouTube-videos).
2.1. NECESSARY COOKIES (“FUNCTION”)
If you select necessary cookies (setting “NECESSARY” or “REJECT ALL” in the cookie banner) or make no selection at all, only necessary cookies are used. This includes cookies for the correct functioning of the consent manager and the website. The use of these necessary cookies is based on our legitimate interest (ensuring the functionality of our website) in accordance with Art. 6 1 lit. f GDPR.
2.2. STATISTICS COOKIES AND WEB ANALYSIS (“MEASUREMENT”)
If you select statistics cookies (setting “MEASUREMENT” or “ACCEPT ALL” in the cookie banner), further cookies will be placed in addition to the above-mentioned necessary cookies, particularly to measure the reach of our website and to evaluate the user behavior on our website. In detail, the following purposes are pursued:
- • Measuring the effectiveness of the website,
- • Analysis of user interactions with the website,
- • Optimization of the structure of the website,
- • Adaptation of the website to the requirements of the users.
This selection uses “Matomo” (formerly Piwik), an open source analysis tool. Here, Matomo uses various cookies that allow an analysis of your use of the website. However, since Matomo is hosted via our server, this data never leaves our area of responsibility. IP addresses are anonymized by six digits in our configuration and do not allow any conclusion to the actual connection.
The use of these statistics cookies is based on your voluntary consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing your cookie setting accordingly or deleting the cookies on your computer.
If you do not consent to the use of the statistics cookies, these cookies will not be stored on your terminal device. We will then perform limited web analysis without cookies and with shortened IP addresses. In this case, the legal basis is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
2.3. SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
In connection with the embedment of YouTube videos, cookies from YouTube are also used, provided you have consented to this by your selection in the cookie banner (“ACCEPT ALL” or “SOCIAL MEDIA“) or by actively playing an embedded YouTube video. There cookies are based on your voluntary consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
More information on this can be found in section “4.1 Embedded YouTube videos”.
If the “Do Not Track” function of your browser is activated, we will of course take this into account and not set any statistics cookies.
2.5. OVERVIEW OF COOKIES
A detailed overview of the cookies we use including their respective purpose and storage duration can be found at: click here
If you contact us (e.g. via our contact forms, e-mail, telephone), the information or data provided will be processed to the extent necessary to answer your contact request and/or to perform requested actions.
The data processing necessary to adequately answer your inquiry/message is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This legitimate interest also includes any necessary forwarding of your inquiry/message to affiliated companies of the Rheinmetall Group. If you submit an inquiry/message within the scope of a contractual or pre-contractual relationship with us, the necessary data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations or to answer (pre-)contractual inquiries. Your inquiry/message (including the transmitted data) will be deleted no later than 7 days after completion/answering of your inquiry/message, provided that no statutory retention periods or other justified reasons for further storage (e.g. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims) apply. In the latter cases, your data will be deleted after expiry of the applicable statutory retention period (e.g. under commercial or tax law) or after expiry of the other justified reasons for processing (the legal basis for such further processing is generally Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
4. PLUGINS AND EMBEDDED FUNCTIONS / CONTENT
We link from this site to (see section 6) and maintain (publicly accessible) profiles in various social networks (so-called social media profiles). We also embed Youtube videos (see section 4.1).
Detailed data protection information on Rheinmetall’s social media channels can be found at: https://www.rheinmetall.com/datenschutz-socialmedia
4.1. EMBEDDED YOUTUBE VIDEOS
We integrate functional and content elements of the video platform Youtube on our website to enable the playback of selected, embedded Youtube videos directly on our website. This requires, among other things, the establishment of a connection to the servers of Youtube.
The Youtube videos on our website are embedded in the so-called “extended data protection mode” of Youtube. This mode ensures that a connection to Youtube is only established when you actively play a video. Prior to this, there is no connection to and therefore no data transfer to Youtube.
By clicking on and playing an embedded Youtube video, a connection to Youtube is established during which your IP address is automatically transmitted. In addition, cookies are then set by Youtube on your end device, which can also be used to analyze your usage behavior for market research and marketing purposes by Youtube. If you are at the same time logged into your Youtube account, you potentially enable Youtube to connect your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this e.g. by logging out of your Youtube account. Further details on the cookies used can be found in the cookie overview (see section II.2.5). By clicking on and playing an embedded Youtube video, you give your express and free consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR to this data processing and cookie use by Youtube. We have no influence on this data processing by Youtube.
Note on data transfers to the USA: Since Youtube is provided by the US-company Google, a transfer of your data to the USA cannot be excluded. By clicking on and playing an embedded Youtube video, you therefore also expressly consent pursuant to Art. 49 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR that your data collected by Youtube or Google can also be processed by Google in the USA. The USA has been classified by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a country with an inadequate level of data protection according to EU standards.
Selection in the cookie banner
Those cookies from and connections to YouTube/Google will potentially already be activated if you select “SOCIAL MEDIA” or “ACCEPT ALL” in the cookie banner. This is based on your voluntary consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
5. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE DELETION OF YOUR DATA
However, the deletion of your data may be prevented or restricted by statutory retention periods or other justified reasons for retention on our part. Data that we are legally obliged to retain will be deleted after expiry of the respective statutory retention periods. Data that we continue to retain for opposing legitimate interests on our part (e.g. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims in accordance with Art. 17 para. 3 lit. e GDPR or Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR) will be deleted once these legitimate interests no longer apply.
In the event that your data is not deleted because of further legally permissible retention purposes, their processing will be limited to these purposes. This means that the data will be restricted and not processed for any purposes other than these legally permissible retention purposes (e.g. defence of legal claims).
Our website contains links to the following (external) online and social media presences of the Rheinmetall Group (see corresponding symbols in the footer/lower section of the website):
- • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RheinmetallGroup
- • Twitter: https://twitter.com/rheinmetallag
- • Xing: https://www.xing.com/companies/rheinmetallgroup
- • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6390601566075777024
- • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/rheinmetallag/
Additionally, you can still share individual articles on the following platforms:
By clicking on the respective provider icon, you will be taken to the corresponding external online or social media platform and the desired article will be linked there in a post. The data protection information stored there applies to the respective presence. We do not transmit any data to the external operators of the platforms beyond this. Für die jeweilige Präsenz gilt die dort hinterlegte Datenschutzinformation. Eine Datenübermittlung durch uns an die externen Betreiber der Plattformen findet darüber hinaus nicht statt.
III. Technical and organizational measures
We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. Such measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, disclosure, availability and separation to and of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure that data subjects’ rights can be exercised, data can be deleted, and responses are made to any threats to the data. Additionally, we already consider privacy matters during the development or selection process of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of Privacy-by-Design and Privacy-by-Default.
SSL encryption (https): To properly protect your transmitted data, this website uses a so-called SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix “https://” in the page link (URL) in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are prefixed by “http://”.
Thanks to this SSL encryption, no data which you transmit to this website – for example in case of inquiries – can be read by third parties without further significant efforts.
IV. Your rights
The GDPR grants various rights to data subjects, in particular:
Right to be informed and of access (Art. 15 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to request information as to whether and to what extent we process your personal data.
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to request the rectification or completion of incorrect or incomplete data concerning yourself.
Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to demand that your personal data be erased immediately. Note: An immediate deletion of your data may be opposed by statutory retention obligations or other justified reasons for further processing.
Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and – as far as technically feasible – to demand that it be transferred to another controller.
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, provided that the data processing is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests (cf. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or lit. f GDPR).
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to such processing, including profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing.
Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR): You have the right to withdraw any consent you have given at any time with effect for the future without having to state reasons. Such withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing that has taken place on the basis of consent until the time of withdrawal.
To exercise your rights, please contact:
Rheinmetall Platz 1
e-mail address: email@example.com
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 para. 1 GDPR): In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority of your choice, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
Where necessary and possible, we will inform you if any changes require your involvement (e.g. renewed consent) or individual notification.