Legal Notice


Website published by:

AIR LIQUIDE Deutschland GmbH
Luise-Rainer-Straße 5
D-40235 Düsseldorf

Handelsregister:
local court Düsseldorf: HRB 613
VAT-ID: DE 121289819

Board of Directors: Gilles Le Van (MD), François Moutiez / Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Francesco Penné
Responsible for content: Gilles Le Van.

Intellectual Property

AIR LIQUIDE (“AIR LIQUIDE” or “we”) offers visitors and users access to this website based on (and assuming) your acceptance of the following terms. AIR LIQUIDE hereby grants you a nontransferable, nonexclusive license to access, download and use this website solely for your personal use. We may, at our sole discretion, add, delete or change some or all the features provided on the website at any time or terminate this license. All materials, including but not limited to the configurations, displays, screens, and all information appearing on or displayed in connection with or contained by AIR LIQUIDE on this website are protected under all applicable laws and regulations.

AIR LIQUIDE owns, reserves and retains all property rights, including copyrights, to this website and its contents. The trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and other indications of origin, including but not limited to AIR LIQUIDE’s domain name, displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of AIR LIQUIDE or a third party that has granted AIR LIQUIDE the right to use them on this site. Nothing contained herein should be construed as granting the browser or user any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the site without the prior written consent of AIR LIQUIDE or the third party. AIR LIQUIDE and/or third-party content providers remain the owners of the information displayed on this website and the user does not acquire any of these ownership rights by printing or downloading any of the information or otherwise making use of the website’s features.

For your convenience, AIR LIQUIDE provides links to other sites and links to this site may be provided from other sites either known or unknown to AIR LIQUIDE. AIR LIQUIDE is not responsible for the content of any site that is linked to or from this site and links do not imply that AIR LIQUIDE sponsors, licenses, endorses or is otherwise connected to the site, the products or services described therein, or its owner, or that AIR LIQUIDE has authorized the linked site to use any trademark, trade name, logo or other trademarked or copyrighted material belonging to AIR LIQUIDE.

The terms and conditions pertaining to the use of this website are governed by the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising from the use of this website.

Obligation to Provide Information in Accordance with Articles 12, 13, et seq. of the EU GDPR

  1. Name and address of the controller

As the controller within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection provisions, your contact partner is:

AIR LIQUIDE Deutschland GmbH
Luise-Rainer-Straße 5
D-40235 Düsseldorf, Germany

Commercial register:
AG Düsseldorf HRB 613
VAT ID no.: DE 121289819

Managing Directors:
Gilles Le Van (CEO)
François Moutiez

(hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”)

  1. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The protection of your personal data is extremely important to AIR LIQUIDE Deutschland. To reflect this importance, we have assigned a consulting firm that specialises in data protection and data security to handle these key issues. Our Data Protection Officer has also been appointed from this highly experienced group of experts. We are advised by:

 MAGELLAN Rechtsanwälte,
Galileiplatz 1, 81679 Munich, Germany
www.magellan-datenschutz.de

 

Please direct all queries relating to data protection and data security at AIR LIQUIDE Deutschland directly to our Data Protection Officer at MAGELLAN Rechtsanwälte:

 Email: datenschutz_al@magellan-rechtsanwaelte.de / Tel.: 0211-6699-0  

  1. General information on data processing

  1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process your personal data if this is necessary to perform our services. Your personal data are processed periodically only on the basis of your consent. An exception arises in cases in which first obtaining your consent is not possible for practical reasons or the processing of your personal data is permitted by law.

  1. Legal bases for processing personal data

If we obtain consent to process personal data, Art 6(1) lit. a EU GDPR serves as the legal basis.

When processing the personal data that required to perform a contract between you and us, Art 6(1) lit. b EU GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out steps prior to entering into a contract.

If the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation imposed on us, Art. 6(1) lit. c EU GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that your vital interests or those of another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, Art. 6(1) lit. d EU GDPR is the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary for the purposes of protecting the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party and such interests are not outweighed by your interests, fundamental rights or fundamental freedoms, Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR serves as the legal basis.

  1. Data erasure and storage period

Your personal data are erased or blocked as soon as the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies. The data may also be stored if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other legislation that apply to us. Data are also blocked or erased if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to for continued data storage in order to conclude or perform a contract.

  1. Provision of the website and creation of log files

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data in the context of providing the website and the creation of log files is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of your personal data is necessary to enable us to provide the website on your computer. This requires your personal data to be stored for the duration of the session.

Your personal data are stored in log files to ensure that the website functions properly. We also use your personal data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information systems. Your personal data are not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.

These purposes also reflect our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their collection. This is the case as soon as the respective session comes to an end if your personal data are collected in order to provide the website. .

If your personal data are stored in log files, these are deleted after seven days at the latest. Storage for a longer period is possible. In this case, your personal data are erased or modified so that they can no longer be assigned to the accessing client.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

The collection of your personal data to provide the website and the storage of your personal data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. It is therefore not possible to object to this.

  1. Use of cookies

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data within the scope of using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

Technically necessary cookies are used to make the use of our website easier for you. Some of our website’s functions cannot be provided without the use of cookies. They also require your internet browser to be recognised after changing websites. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

This purpose also reflects our legitimate interest in processing your personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their collection; this is particularly the case if cookies are disabled.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are saved on your computer, from where they are transmitted to our website. This means that you also have complete control of the use of cookies. Changing the settings on your internet browser lets you disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. You can erase previously saved cookies at any time. This process can also be automated. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may no longer be possible to make full use of all of the functions.

  1. Contact form and contacting via email

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data transmitted in the event of contacting via the contact form or via email is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR. If the aim of establishing contact via the contact form or email is to conclude a contract, Art. 6(1) lit. b EU GDPR serves as an additional legal basis for the processing.

  1. Purpose of data processing

If contact is established via the contact form or email, we process your personal data exclusively to respond to the contact.

  1. Newsletter

The newsletter primarily provides information on interesting topics in the field of additive manufacturing.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that its owner agrees to the receipt of the newsletter. The corresponding customer data are only collected, processed, stored and used in connection with processing customer enquiries, and only for internal purposes.

If you obtain the Additive Manufacturing Whitepaper from us, your details are transmitted to the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), a legally dependent institution, which is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (The Fraunhofer Society), in order to provide you with specific information on additive manufacturing. In this case, Fraunhofer’s data protection provisions apply.

Addresses are not forwarded to any other third parties, particularly not to commercial address dealers or other companies.

When registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. This information is only stored as evidence in case a third party misuses an email address and registers for the newsletter without the knowledge of the data subject.

You can revoke your consent for storage of the data, email address and their use for sending newsletters at any time. This can be done via a link in the newsletters themselves or in your profile area.

  1. Drip

We use the Drip service provided by email marketing provider Avenue 81, Inc. d/b/a Leadpages, Minneapolis, USA, for the manual and automated dispatch of emails. Data transmissions between the EU and the USA are currently based on the February 2016 EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement.

Registration for the mailing list takes place on a voluntary basis. It requires the consent to transfer your email data to Avenue 81, Inc. d/b/a Leadpages. If you do not consent to this transfer, you cannot make use of email-based services, such as the newsletter service.

Your email address is collected, stored and used to be able to send you content on additive manufacturing and technical gases.

The technical processing of contact management and email dispatch is ensured by Avenue 81, Inc. d/b/a Leadpages. According to Avenue 81, Inc. d/b/a Leadpages, customer data are not passed on to third parties but may be disclosed at the order of a governmental investigating authority.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their collection. For personal data that is transferred via the contact form or email, this is the case once the relevant conversation has come to an end. The conversation has ended once the circumstances indicate that the relevant matter has been definitively resolved between you and us.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

You have the possibility of objecting to the processing of your personal data as part of the contact, via the contact form or email, at any time with effect for the future. In this case, we cannot continue the conversation with you and all personal data that was saved as part of the contact is erased.

  1. Web tracking and web analysis by Google Analytics

  1. Scope of processing

This website uses Google Analytics, the web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed. in general, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is first truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google.

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The processing of your personal data enables us to analyse your surfing behaviour. By evaluating the collected data, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. These purposes also reflect our legitimate interest in processing your personal data in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR. The anonymisation of your IP address takes adequate account of your interest in the protection of your personal data.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required for our previously specified purposes.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

Users of this website, who do not want their data to be collected by Google Analytics, can install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript run on websites (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) not to permit the transfer of information to Google Analytics.

If you would like to disable Google Analytics, access this site and install the add-on to disable Google Analytics for your browser. More detailed information on the installation and removal of the add-on is available from the relevant help resources for your browser.

Browser and operating system updates may mean that the add-on to disable Google Analytics no longer works as intended. Further information on managing add-ons for Chrome is available here. If you do not use Chrome, contact the manufacturer of your browser directly to confirm whether add-ons work properly in the browser version that you are currently using.

The latest versions of Internet Explorer occasionally load the add-on to disable Google Analytics after the data has been sent to Google Analytics. If you use Internet Explorer, the add-on installs cookies on your computer. These cookies ensure that any collected data are immediately deleted by the server that collected the data. Make sure that third-party provider cookies are not disabled for Internet Explorer. If you delete your cookies, these cookies are promptly reset by the add-on to ensure that your Google Analytics browser add-on can continue to work without restriction.

The browser add-on to disable Google Analytics does not prevent data from being sent to the website or other web analysis services.

Further information on the terms of use and privacy are available at

https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en or at

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl.

IP anonymisation is activated on this website.

  1. Direct marketing

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data as part of direct marketing by post is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing your personal data as part of direct marketing by post is to promote turnover generated by selling goods or services. This purpose reflects our legitimate interest in the data processing in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their collection; this is particularly the case if an objection is received.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

You can object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing by post at any time with effect for the future.

  1. Legal defence and law enforcement

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data as part of a legal defence and law enforcement is Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing your personal data in the context of legal defence and law enforcement is to defend against unwarranted claims as well as the legal enforcement of entitlements and rights. This purpose reflects our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their collection.

  1. Possibility of objection and removal

The processing of your personal data in the context of legal defence and law enforcement is mandatory for legal defence and law enforcement. It is therefore not possible to object to this.

  1. Categories of recipients

Within our company, personal data are received by the units and departments that require these data to fulfil the aforementioned purposes. In addition, in some cases we appoint various service providers and transfer your personal data to other trustworthy recipients. These may include:

  • banks,
  • scanning services,
  • printing houses,
  • lettershops,
  • IT service providers,
  • lawyers and courts.
  1. Rights of the data subject

If we process your personal data then you are the data subject within the meaning of the EU GDPR and you have the following rights in relation to us:

  1. Right of access

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not personal data that concerns you are being processed and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

  1. the purposes of the processing;
  2. the categories of personal data concerned;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been or will be disclosed;
  4. the envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored, or, if this specific information is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  5. the right to ask us to rectify or erase personal data or to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you or to object to such processing;
  6. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) EU GDPR and – at least in those cases meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.

You have the right to request information on whether personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or an international organisation. In this respect, you may request information on the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 EU GDPR relating to the transfer.

  1. Right to rectification

You have a right of rectification and/or completion in relation to us if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. We must immediately make the correction.

  1. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand the restriction of processing by us where one of the following applies:

  1. if you contest the accuracy of the personal data for a period that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
  3. we no longer need the personal data for processing purposes but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
  4. if you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) EU GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate grounds outweigh your legitimate grounds.

Where processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such personal data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the EU or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the aforementioned requirements, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

  1. Right to erasure

  1. Erasure obligation

You have the right to demand the immediate erasure of personal data concerning you and we are obliged to promptly erase the personal data where one of the following grounds applies:

  1. The personal data concerning 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 is based according to Art. 6(1) lit. a or Art. 9(2) lit a EU GDPR and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) EU GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) EU GDPR.
  4. The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  5. The personal data is required to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation in EU or Member State law to which we are subject.
  6. Your personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8(1) EU GDPR.
  1. Information to third parties

Where we have made the personal data public and are obliged pursuant to Art. 17(1) EU GDPR to erase the personal data, we will, taking into account the technology available and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform the controllers processing the personal data that you have requested the erasure of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

  1. Exceptions

The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for:

  1. exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  2. compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by EU or Member State law to which we are subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of the official authority vested in us;
  3. public interest reasons in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9(2) lit. h and i as well as Art. 9(3) EU GDPR;
  4. archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89(1) EU GDPR insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
  5. the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  1. Right of information

If you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing in relation to us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to which the personal data concerning you was disclosed, to rectify or erase the data or restrict the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves excessive effort.

We are obliged to inform you about those recipients if requested by you.

  1. Right to data portability

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; Additionally, you have the right to transmit this personal data provided to us to another controller without hindrance from us, where:

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

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of the official authority vested in us.

  1. Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point Art. 6(1) lit. e or f EU GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

We will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  1. Right to object to the data-privacy declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data-privacy declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing that took place based on the consent up to the time of revocation.

  1. Automated decision on an individual basis including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision is:

  1. necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and us,
  2. authorised by EU or Member State law to which we are subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  3. based on your explicit consent.

However, these decisions must not be based on the special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9(1) EU GDPR, unless Art. 9(2) lit. a or g EU GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), we will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention by us, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

  1. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, 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 infringes the EU GDPR.

Our competent supervisory authority is:

The Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen (State Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer for North Rhine-Westphalia)
Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

https://www.ldi.nrw.de

Tel.: 02 11/384 24-0
Fax: 02 11/384 24-10

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform you of the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 EU GDPR.

Please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions.