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Privacy Policy (within the European Economic Area)

Last update: September 30, 2020

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 Controller

Controller according to the provisions oft he GDPR is the

Richardson Electronics GmbH
Boschstr. 8
82178 Puchheim
Telefon: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-10
E-Mail: privacy@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@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 consits 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 data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consits in presenting you a functional and user-friendly website due to the use of the essential 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 analytical and marketing purposes is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Google Analytics

If you agree, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by 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 Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text modules which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze your use of our website. The cookies are stored by Google on your computer for a period of up to two years. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have added the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to this website's Google Analytics to ensure that your IP address is not recorded in full but only in abbreviated form (so-called IP masking). Although this makes your identification more difficult, it cannot be ruled out that Google may link your IP address to other identification features and assign them to you.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Information on how Google processes your data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Ads and Conversion Tracking

If you agree, our website uses the service Google Ads, a product of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Ads enables us to advertise our attractive offers on external websites using 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". We use ad server cookies for this purpose, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as the display of ads or clicks by users. If you access our website via a Google advertisement, Google Ads stores a cookie on your terminal 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 on an ad customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each ads customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked through the websites of ads customers.

We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. These evaluations enable us to identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising media; 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 the Google server. Information on how Google processes your data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

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.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

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/de_DE/help/terms_maps/, the Google privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Data transfers into a country outside of the European Economic Area

If you have consented to this, your personal data may be transferred to servers of a third party (e.g. Google, LinkedIn, etc.) whose servers are located in the USA or another third country (i.e. a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA)). We would like to point out that there is no adequate level of data protection in the USA that is comparable with the EU standard. Therefore, there is a risk of access to this data by governmental authorities. This risk may also exist with regard to other third countries. The permissibility of these data transfers to the USA and other affected third countries results from Art. 49 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

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 existance 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 defence against legal claims.

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 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.

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Privacy Policy (within the European Economic Area)

Last update: September 30, 2020

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 Controller

Controller according to the provisions oft he GDPR is the

Richardson Electronics GmbH
Boschstr. 8
82178 Puchheim
Telefon: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 - 8189128-10
E-Mail: privacy@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@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 consits 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 data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consits in presenting you a functional and user-friendly website due to the use of the essential 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 analytical and marketing purposes is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Google Analytics

If you agree, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by 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 Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text modules which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze your use of our website. The cookies are stored by Google on your computer for a period of up to two years. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have added the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to this website's Google Analytics to ensure that your IP address is not recorded in full but only in abbreviated form (so-called IP masking). Although this makes your identification more difficult, it cannot be ruled out that Google may link your IP address to other identification features and assign them to you.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Information on how Google processes your data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Ads and Conversion Tracking

If you agree, our website uses the service Google Ads, a product of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Ads enables us to advertise our attractive offers on external websites using 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". We use ad server cookies for this purpose, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as the display of ads or clicks by users. If you access our website via a Google advertisement, Google Ads stores a cookie on your terminal 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 on an ad customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each ads customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked through the websites of ads customers.

We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. These evaluations enable us to identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising media; 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 the Google server. Information on how Google processes your data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

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.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

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/de_DE/help/terms_maps/, the Google privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

LinkedIn Plugin

On our website we use the plugin of the social network LinkedIn. Provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For your protection, we use the "Shariff" solution to implement the plugin. This ensures that data about your visit to our website is only transmitted to LinkedIn when you click on the button of the plugin. When you click the button, LinkedIn receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn profile or are not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a LinkedIn server in the USA and is stored there. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can immediately associate your visit to our website with your profile. If you interact with the plugin, this information is also sent directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. The information is also published in the social network and displayed to your contacts. How LinkedIn processes the data you provide can be found in their privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

More information about the „Shariff“ solution can be found here: https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/shariff/

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) lit. a) GDPR.

Data transfers into a country outside of the European Economic Area

If you have consented to this, your personal data may be transferred to servers of a third party (e.g. Google, LinkedIn, etc.) whose servers are located in the USA or another third country (i.e. a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA)). We would like to point out that there is no adequate level of data protection in the USA that is comparable with the EU standard. Therefore, there is a risk of access to this data by governmental authorities. This risk may also exist with regard to other third countries. The permissibility of these data transfers to the USA and other affected third countries results from Art. 49 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

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 existance 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 defence against legal claims.

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 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.