Welcome to REHAU and our social media appearances! REHAU operates these together with the parties responsible for the various social media platforms. We (REHAU Industries SE & Co. KG, Helmut-Wagner-Str. 1, 95111 Rehau, Germany), together with the operator of the respective social network, are responsible for defined processing operations within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This data protection statement describes how REHAU handles information (personal data) that is collected when you visit us on social networks (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Xing, kununu, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest) or contact us using the information available here.
The operator of the respective platform is solely responsible for the processing of personal data on the social media platforms. This operator usually processes your personal data generated when you visit a social media platform, regardless of whether you have a user account there and/or are logged in. If you agree, cookies and other storage and tracking technologies (sometimes across devices) are used.
Social media platforms usually create their own personalized usage statistics, e.g. for market research, advertising and other commercial purposes. Personal data may also be processed outside the European Union in the process. REHAU does not have access to this data and cannot influence the collection of this data.
2. Contact persons at REHAU
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, because of REHAU's agreements with the operators of the social media platforms, requests for information and rights of the persons affected should be asserted directly with the respective operator of the social network. Only the provider of the social network has direct access to the necessary information and can also take the necessary measures and provide information. Nevertheless, should our support be necessary, you can contact us at REHAU at any time.
If you assert your claims for information directly against us, we will of course inform you within the best of our ability. Further information on data protection at REHAU, on other general processing purposes as well as on your rights can be found at www.rehau.com/dataprivacyprotection.
3. Processing of personal data
a) When you visit a REHAU company page, we, as the operator of the respective page, process the data you provide during your direct actions and interactions (e.g. inquiries, posts, comments, likes, forwards) as well as your publicly accessible profile data. The public visibility of your personal profile data depends on your profile settings, which you can adjust on the respective social media platform. For the use of all social media channels, the urgent recommendation is not to share sensitive data or confidential information.
b) The social media platforms provide REHAU with anonymous usage statistics (analysis services or page insights data) for our company pages based on the usage behavior of visitors. For this data, we receive assigned demographic and geographic evaluations. We cannot access or influence the creation and processing of these usage statistics and the underlying data. This is the responsibility of the operator of the respective social media platform. REHAU does not have the possibility to view personal data of individual users.
Purposes and legal basis of the processing
We operate our company pages and process the above-mentioned data to provide information about us and our products and to communicate with interested parties. The legal basis for this processing is the necessity to protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). As far as you provide us with a specific request, the processing may also take place for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).
REHAU uses the data provided by the operator to better understand the use and reach of the content, to identify user preferences, and to tailor our company pages to our target groups as effectively as possible.
We can use this information to target interest-based advertisements without gaining direct knowledge of visitors' identities. If visitors use social media applications on multiple devices, the data may be collected across devices if the visitors are registered and logged in.
The processing of this data is performed in pursuit of our above-mentioned legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Further processing takes place exclusively based on consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), in the context of which REHAU provides detailed information about the data processing to which consent is given.
As part of the provision of our company pages, we work with service providers (e.g. advertising and content agencies that support us in the creation of our posts and the provision and optimization of our social media activities).
Duration of processing
We process your personal data only as long as it is needed for the aforementioned purposes.
If there is an objection to processing for the protection of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), we will delete personal data unless its further processing is permitted under the relevant legal provisions. Likewise, we will delete personal data if we are obliged to do so for other legal reasons. In accordance with these general principles, we will delete personal data as soon as the legal basis ceases to apply, if it is no longer required for the stated purposes or if the stated purposes cease to apply and no other legal basis exists (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law), or otherwise if the other legal basis ceases to apply.