Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in the culture survey process. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
The data protection notices listed below relate exclusively to the website accompanying the cultural survey (subdomain: culture.wika.com), general and detailed data protection regulations for WIKA’s websites can be found here .
We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementing laws that apply to us. With the help of this data protection declaration, we will inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG and the rights to which you are entitled.
1. Responsible Body
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
63911 Klingenberg – Germany
Telephone: +49 9372 132-0
Fax: +49 9372 132-406
2. Data Protection Officer and Data Protection Coordination
Data Protection Officer
atarax group of companies
In addition to the data protection officer, we have set up a data protection coordination office. She is the contact for all data protection issues.
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
data protection coordination
63911 Klingenberg – Germany
3. Your Rights as a Data Subject
First of all, we would like to inform you about your rights as a data subject. These rights are standardized in Art. 7 and 15 – 22 GDPR. They include:
- The right to revoke your consent (Article 7 (2) GDPR),
- The right to information (Article 15 GDPR),
You have the right to receive information about whether and, if so, which of your personal data we process, as long as this does not affect the rights and freedoms of third parties.
- The right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
You can request the deletion of your personal data if this is not contrary to the law or our overriding interest.
- The right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR),
You can request the correction of data that we hold about you.
- The right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR),
You can instruct us to transfer your personal data to you, or a third party designated by you, where it is processed by automated means and is processed by us either on the basis of your consent or a contract. Here, too, the rights of third parties must not be impaired.
- The right to restriction of data processing (Article 18 GDPR),
You can request that we restrict processing under certain conditions set out in the GDPR.
- The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR).
For reasons related to your particular situation, you can request that we stop a processing activity that we carry out on the basis of our overriding, legitimate interest, if this does not conflict with any compelling legitimate interests of ours, or if we use it for the assertion, exercise or need defense of legal claims. This also applies to profiling based on this legal basis.
To assert these rights, please contact our data protection coordinator. The same applies if you have any questions about data processing in our company, which we will be happy to answer. If you are already a customer, supplier or employee at WIKA, or a former employee, you are welcome to get in touch with your known contact person. This is e.g. This is the case, for example, if you want to notify us of changes to your contact details. Irrespective of this, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority.
4. General Processing of Your Data
Generally Collected Data of Web-Based Applications and Services
For the purpose of ensuring the security, availability and quality of our web-based services such as website, online shop and customer portal, we process in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR in conjunction with Art. 32 GDPR the following data:
- Internet service provider name
- Information about the website from which you are visiting us
- Web browser and operating system used
- The IP address assigned by your internet service provider (in anonymized form)
- Files requested, amount of data transferred, downloads/file export
- Information about the websites that you call up on our website, incl. Date and Time
This data will be processed for two years.
Automated Case-By-Case Decisions
We do not use purely automated processing methods to bring about a decision.
Purposes of Processing
Irrespective of the processing purposes, which we present to you in detail below, we reserve the right to process data if it is absolutely necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there are no legal provisions to the contrary.
Disclosure of Personal Information
In principle, we do not pass on your personal data to third parties. In cases where this is necessary to process your request or to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures, data will be transmitted within the WIKA Group. For certain processing situations, we use selected service providers who are contractually committed to data protection. Insofar as we are unavoidably affected by a duty of disclosure due to legal requirements or official orders, additional recipients may be required in the individual case in addition to those specified in detail.
5. Processing of Your Data on this Website
No personal cookies are processed on this website. For the user-friendly provision of information on this website, the browser language is recorded and stored as a cookie so that users can be redirected to the corresponding language version if necessary. No personal information can be derived from this.
We analyze how our website is used and where our users come from geographically. This evaluation takes place locally on our servers using the Matomo software without involving a third-party provider.
No personal data is processed for the analysis, only selected device information restricted to the essentials, which your browser transmits to us anyway. A combination with other data, for example if you send us a question or comment, does not happen.
Links to other Providers
Our website also contains – clearly recognizable – links to the websites of other companies. If there are links to websites of other providers, we have no influence on their content and their handling of personal data. Therefore, no guarantee or liability can be assumed for this content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of these pages and the declarations on data protection valid there.
The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations and recognizable legal violations at the time of linking, which were not recognizable at that time. However, a permanent control of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. Upon notification of rights violations, such links will be removed promptly.
Submission of Questions or Comments via Contact Forms
As part of a contact request, we collect and process the following data – providing all personal data is voluntary and not required:
- Your question or message
If you have transmitted personal data in individual cases, the processing takes place on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR and only for the period of time required for the answer – usually via our website.