We, E.ON Control Solutions Ltd, as the data controller for the website eon-controls.com pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 EU GDPR (hereinafter “we”), are pleased to provide you with information through this data protection statement as to whether and to what extent your personal data is processed when visiting the website at this domain. In addition, we also hereby provide you information on your rights and identify relevant contacts. This information applies to the domain specified above as well as to other websites that we host online, if these are explicitly referenced in this statement.
Personal data includes all information that identifies you individually, e.g. name, address, email address, IP address, data about website use.
A. Processing of personal data from informational use based on legitimate interests, Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR
In case of purely informational use of our website, which means when you do not register, log in or otherwise transmit any additional information to us, we initially collect and process only the personal data that your browser and your internet provider transmit to our server. This involves data that is needed for technical reasons in order to display the website and to ensure the security and stability of our site.
Specifically, this is the shortened and thus anonymous IP address (the reduction excludes person-specific identifiers and thus, a personal relationship), the website, the site you last visited (referrer), the websites belonging to E.ON Control Solutions Ltd that you visited, the names of the retrieved files, the date and time of the retrieval, the operating system and version of browser installed on your PC. We also store the aforementioned data in log files. This occurs in order to ensure that the website functions properly. In addition, we use the data to improve our online presence and to ensure its security. However, none of the aforementioned data is stored together with other personal information. Log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days.
- Technical data (shortened and hence anonymised IP address; date; time of the request; content of the request, i.e. specific site and files you might have accessed; access status/http status code);
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); amount of data transferred respectively; website from which the request originated;
- Operating system/browser data (operating system, GUI, browser, language and version of the browser software.)
In order for the website to operate properly and to fulfil our own obligations, we forward your data to our service providers and in turn receive data from them. This is also applicable if you contact us in the ways specified by us (emails, forms, newsletters, chat inquiries, contests) or use other offers on our website.
In addition to the data previously specified, when you visit our website, so-called “cookies” are saved to your computer. Cookies are small text files that are saved to a browser on your computer and are used by the entity that placed them there (i.e. us) to obtain certain information. Cookies cannot run programmes or place viruses on your computer. They serve generally to make the website more effective and user friendly.
We use both transient and persistent cookies; the scope and functionality of each is described below:
1. Transient Cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, through which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session and make your surfing experience on our website a more pleasant one for you. Session cookies can be used to recognise your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
2. Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can differ from one cookie to another. You can delete the cookies at any time using the security settings in your browser.
At no time will personal data be stored in a cookie.
Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you before storing cookies. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our websites.
You may configure your browser however you like so that it, for example, refuses to accept third-party cookies or any cookies. You should be aware, however, that such refusal may potentially prevent you from accessing all the website’s features or the site may not display at all.