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Privacy Policy (within the European Economic Area)

Last update: April 24, 2023

We value your trust and use the utmost care and security to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. The processing of personal data on our website takes place in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) and on the basis of this privacy policy.

The Controller

Controller according to the provisions oft he GDPR is the

Richardson Electronics GmbH
Boschstr. 8
82178 Puchheim
Telephone: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-10
E-Mail: privacy-europe@rell.com

The Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about the collection and processing of your personal data, as well as questions about the rights you are entitled to as a person affected by the data processing, you can contact our data protection officer, who can be contacted at: privacy-europe@rell.com

Data processing on our website

When you visit our website, our web server makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data is recorded and stored until an automatic deletion:

  • IP-address of the requesting processor
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the downloaded file
  • volume of data transmitted
  • indication whether download was successful
  • data identifying the browser software and operating system.

We record the data to enable you to visit the website (connection setup), for reasons of system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize the internet service. This data is not used for identifying a particular person. A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out, the data will furthermore be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in presenting you a functional user-friendly and secure website.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

During data processing, your concerns with regard to data protection are taken into account at all times in accordance with the legal provisions. We only collect your personal data, if you disclose it to us voluntarily when getting into contact with us or when you ask us to make you an offer (e.g. your name, email address or your address). We process the disclosed data without your express consent solely for the purpose to answer your questions. After having answered your questions, your data will be blocked for further usage unless you have consented expressly in the further processing of your data.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Use of essential cookies

In order to make your visit to our website more comfortable and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called essential cookies. Essential cookies are small text files which are used as identification signs, i.e. they are used to recognize the visitor during and after the visit of the website and to store information about him/her (such as the language settings on a website, the login status or a shopping cart). We transfer these cookies via your web browser to the hard drive of your computer where we store them during your current visit and for a period of up to one year beyond that to enable us to read them. Please note that certain cookies are already set when you visit our website. You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making appropriate settings in your browser. However, this may limit the range of functions of our website for you.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies within the meaning of Section 25 (2) TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to present you with a functional and user-friendly website with the help of the necessary cookies.

Use of cookies for analysis and marketing purpose

The website also uses cookies for analysis and marketing purposes. When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analytical and marketing purposes by means of a so-called cookie banner and his or her consent to the processing of personal data used in this combination is obtained. In this context, reference is also made to this data protection declaration. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing the cookie configurations. You also have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your browser.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimize our website and advertising measures.

Google Analytics is provided to us by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Google processes website usage data on our behalf and is contractually committed to measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of the processed data.

During your website visit, the following data is recorded, among others:

  • Pages viewed
  • Orders including sales and products ordered
  • The achievement of "website goals" (e.g. contact requests)
  • Your behavior on the pages (for example, dwell time, clicks, scrolling behavior)
  • Your approximate location (country and city)
  • Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible)
  • Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution
  • Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or via which advertising material you came to us)

No personal data such as name, address or contact details are ever transferred to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized during future website visits.

The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form indefinitely.

Your personal data is transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and read Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, you are at risk of government access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Google Ads and Conversion Tracking

If you agree, our website uses the Google Ads service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Ads enables us to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Ads). This enables us to determine how successful individual advertising measures are. These advertising media are delivered by Google via so-called "Ad Servers". For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as display of the ads or clicks by users. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your end device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values. These cookies enable Google to recognize your internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Ads customer's website and the cookie stored on his computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. A different cookie is assigned to each Ads customer. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Ads customers' websites.

We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising tools; in particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google's server. Information on how Google processes your data can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

YouTube

If you agree, this website uses the YouTube button of the social network YouTube, which is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"); parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA .When you visit a page on our website that contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection to YouTube's servers. The content of the YouTube button is transmitted directly from YouTube to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that YouTube collects with the button. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by YouTube as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en. If you are a YouTube member and do not want YouTube to collect data about you via our website and link to your membership data stored on YouTube, you must log out of YouTube before visiting our website.

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

If you agree, this website uses the conversion tool "LinkedIn Insight Tag" of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (parent company: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). For this purpose, the LinkedIn Insight Tag is integrated on our pages and a cookie is set on your end device by LinkedIn, which enables the collection of the following data, among others: URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties (user agent) and timestamp. This data is encrypted and pseudonymized within seven days. The remaining pseudonymized data is deleted within 90 days.

Please note that the data may be stored and processed by LinkedIn, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and LinkedIn may use the data for its own advertising purposes.

For more information about the LinkedIn Insight Tag, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/a427661/linkedin-insight-tag-haufig-gestellte-fragen?lang=en

Further information on data protection at LinkedIn is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings. To disable the Insight Tag on our website ("opt-out") click here: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Google Maps / Google Earth

If you agree, our website uses Google Maps/ Google Earth from Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps/, the Google privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Google Tag Manager

On our website we use the "Google Tag Manager" from Google. Through this service, website tags can be managed via an interface. Tags are small code elements on a website that are used, among other things, to measure traffic and visitor behavior, to record the impact of online advertising and social channels, to use remarketing and targeting, and to test and optimize the website. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. Google Tag Manager tracks a set of trigger rules that determine when these tags should be set on a webpage. When a user visits the website, the tags are triggered according to the configuration and the corresponding cookies are loaded into their browser It contains instructions on which tags should be triggered. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. Using Google Tag Manager will make your use of our website more efficient and faster, as managing the correct tags will speed up our website. If Google Tag Manager has been disabled at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in place for all tracking tags insofar as they are implemented using Google Tag Manager.

Your personal data will be transferred to the USA, which does not have an adequate level of data protection comparable to the EU. Therefore, there is a risk for you of governmental access to this data.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes within the meaning of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR. You have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given in the cookie banner settings.

Use of the online contact forms

When using the online contact forms, we collect personal data (such as your name and e-mail address) only to the extent you have made available to us. Your e-mail address will only be used to process your request. Your data will then be deleted, unless this is contrary to tax or commercial law retention periods or you have not agreed to further processing and use.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. b) GDPR. The legal basis fort he retention of your personal data according to tax or commercial law is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. c) GDPR in connection with sections 147 AO, 257 HGB.

Distribution of our newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will use your email address for our own advertising purposes as long as you have not revoked your consent to receive the newsletter.

Our newsletter is sent by the German provider "rapidmail GmbH", which processes the data on our behalf in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

You can cancel the newsletter anytime by sending us an email (cancel-newsletter@rell.com) or by clicking on the link to cancel the newsletter, which can be found at the end of each newsletter. However, a revocation does not affect the legality of data processing based on the consent until revocation. We store your data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter until the revocation takes place; for the purpose of proving consent by 31 March of the fourth calendar year following the last newsletter dispatch.

The legal basis for the newsletter dispatch is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. The legal basis for proving the existence of the consent is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR in connection with Art. 5 paragraph (2) GDPR, Article 7 paragraph (1) GDPR and Art. 24 paragraph (1) GDPR as well as Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the defense against legal claims.

Hosting of this Website

In order to provide you with this website, we use the services of web hosting providers who provide the following services for us: Infrastructure and platform services, provision of computer capacity and storage space, and technical maintenance services. The data processed in the context of their service provision includes your IP address and, if applicable, other communication data, as well as usage and contact data provided by you via our website.

Our security standards

Your personal data is transmitted over the Internet on our website using the so-called SSL security system (Secure Socket Layer). This technology offers a high level of security and is therefore also used by banks for data protection in online banking, for example. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

Rights of the data subject

Under the terms of the GDPR, you are entitled to the following legal data subjects if their requirements are met:

  • Right to information about your data stored with us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR,
  • Right to correct incorrect data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR,
  • Right to delete the data stored by us according to Art. 17 GDPR,
  • Right to restriction of the processing of the data stored with us according to Art. 18 GDPR,
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR,
  • Right to object to the processing of personal data pursuant to Article 21 paragraph (1) of the GDPR,
  • Right of revocation at any time pursuant to Art. 7 paragraph (3) GDPR of any consent given to us; this has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future,
  • Right to complain to a competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates provisions of the GDPR.

Right to object

Pursuant to Article 21 paragraph (1) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest (Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR). If you object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 paragraph (1) GDPR, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The objection can be sent to us without any formality, for example to our email address.