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Envistra - privacy policy

The company envistra appreciates your visit to this website. We are aware that the protection of your privacy is important to you, when using our websites. Therefore, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. That is why, we want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. Therefore, we inform you about our data protection measures with this privacy policy.

The individual's right to informational self-determination is derived from the general right of personality. Its protection is intended by legal regulations - e.g., the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act. We are convinced that you, as an Internet user, want your privacy to be protected.

You can move around anonymously on all public envistra websites.

Where we want to collect, process, or use personal data from your visit to the websites, we disclose it.

You decide what personal data we receive and what we may process or use it for.

We respect your data protection rights, in particular your right to information regarding the data stored about you.

Our employees are bound by confidentiality obligations.

Insofar as we collect, process or use ("use") personal data from you, this is done within the framework of the relevant German and European data protection laws.

For the processing of your personal data in connection with this website, we are the "controller" within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO.

These data protection notices apply to the present Internet presence, operated by us. If offers from other providers ("third-party offers") are accessible from our Internet presence, our data protection information does not apply to these third-party offers. In this case, we are also not responsible for the processing of your personal data within the scope of such third-party offers iSv. Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO.

Personal Data

1. Scope of the Processing of Personal Data
Visiting our website is generally possible without providing personal data. We collect and use personal data of our users in principle only to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website with our content, offered functions and services. I.e., we use data that you have voluntarily provided to us via our website or by e-mail (such as your name, e-mail address or other contact details) exclusively to process your requests. In all other respects, the collection and use of personal data from our users is generally only carried out after consent has been given. An exception applies in those cases where it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations. You can revoke your consent once given at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future use of your data.

2. Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) c) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) (d) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

If processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority, vested in the controller, Article 6 (1) e) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

If  the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) f) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Otherwise, the personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, storage may take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws, or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of data will also take place if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for a contract exclusion or contract fulfillment.

3. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

a) Description and scope of data processing

When you access our website, our web server automatically collects technical access data from the computer system of the calling computer (e.g., the Internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the previously visited web page, the IP address, the average time spent on the site and the pages called up on our site). The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data (and the log files) is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. During the recording and evaluation of the technical data, the individual user remains anonymous. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. Since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the log file data is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website, there is no possibility for the user to object.

b) Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small (text) files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your hard drive. Cookies contain a specific string of characters that allows the browser to uniquely identify you when you return to the website. If a user calls up the website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. I.e., the user retains full control over the use of cookies. You can set your Internet browser to refuse or restrict the acceptance of cookies. Cookies, that have already been stored, can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

c) What types of cookies does envistra use?

We use two types of cookies - session and persistent cookies.

Session cookies only remain stored until you close your browser. After that, the cookies are automatically removed from your computer.

Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer, depending on the time specified in the cookies. These cookies are deleted when this time specification expires and not when you close your browser. These cookies are activated each time you visit our website

The cookies we use most often are session cookies, as they are the least disruptive type of cookie. We use very few persistent cookies on our website. The cookies we use are mainly for analytical purposes. These cookies are used to illustrate which pages have been visited, how many users have visited our website, and to be able to analyze user behavior on our website.

4. Contact Form and E-Mail Contact
Our Internet presentation contains a contact form for a non-binding offer or a contact e-mail address, which can be used for electronic contact. If the user takes advantage of one of these options, the data entered in the input mask or the user's e-mail address and the data entered there are transmitted to us and stored. The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the submission process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified.

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation cannot be conducted. All personal data stored while contacting us will be deleted in this case.

5. Newsletter
If you have expressly consented, we will use your e-mail address and voluntary personal data to send you our free envistra newsletter on a regular basis. With the subscription, you also declare your consent to the processing of the data, which can be revoked at any time. In connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter. In this context, the collection of the e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter. Additional voluntary information about yourself is only used to personalize the newsletter but is not mandatory. The e-mail address and voluntary information of the user will only be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled or stored data can be changed by the recipient at any time in writing via e-mail to

6. Applicant Data
We treat your data, which is processed as part of an application process, confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. Your personal data is collected and stored as part of the envistra application process when you send it to us by e-mail or post or apply online, regardless of whether you send us an unsolicited application or apply for specific job vacancies.

If you apply for specific job openings, your data will only be viewed and processed by the responsible employees and the relevant department at envistra and will be deleted after completion of the application process following expiration of the required retention period of six (6) months.

Any storage beyond this period will only take place if you have declared your consent to participate in the envistra talent pool. The talent pool is used by us to search for suitable applicants. Your data then can be viewed by all departments at envistra and by employees involved in the application process in order to check your profile for open positions. Your application data stored for the talent pool will be deleted by us after two (2) years unless you request us to delete it before then.

You have the right to know and update all your personal data stored in the application process at any time if you believe it is inaccurate or outdated. You are responsible for ensuring that your data is true and accurate.

7. Use of Unsolicited Data
If, in other cases, you provide us with your personal data without being asked to do so (e.g., handing over a business card, sending it by post or e-mail), we will transfer this data to the address management software we use and store it there. This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO and our legitimate interest in efficiently managing the data of our business contacts and ensuring that such data is used in accordance with data protection law. This data will be deleted if you request us to do so, provided that there are no legal retention obligations, or we are not otherwise entitled to store it.

8. Right to Information According to Art. 15 DSGVO.
You may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If there is processing, you can request information from the controller about the following information:

the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

the categories of personal data which are processed;

the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed.
the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning them or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;

the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

the existence of a right of appeal to an information authority;

any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the person concerned;

the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, you have the right to request information about whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

You have the right to obtain information about the data stored about you at any time and to correct, restrict, supplement, or delete this data.

9. Right to Rectification
You have the right to rectification of incorrect and completion of incomplete personal data in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO.

10. Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you if the following conditions are met:

if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period, enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or

if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your grounds.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, this data may - apart from being stored - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State. If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

11. Right to Erasure

a) Obligation to erasure

You may request the controller to erase the personal data concerning you immediately (without undue delay) and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay if one of the following grounds is relevant:

The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

You revoke your consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.

The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

The erasure of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) of the DSGVO.

b) Obligation to erase in the event of information to third parties.

If the controller has disclosed the personal data concerning you to the public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the DSGVO, the controller shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, in consideration of the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers, that process the personal data, that you, as the data subject, have requested for the erasure of all links to, or copies or replications of, such personal data.

c) Exceptions to the right to erasure

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing of the personal data is necessary

for the exercise  ft he right to freedom of expression and information;

for compliance with a legal obligation, which requires processing under Union law, or the law of the relevant Member State to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9(2)(h) and (i) and Art. 9(3) DSGVO;

for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or

for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

12. Right to Information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients, to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the controller.

13. The Right to Obtain the Transmission of Data
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common, and machine-readable format. You also have the right, insofar as this is technically feasible, to have us transfer this data to another controller at your instruction.

The right to data transfers only exists for personal data where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) b) DSGVO and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to transfer data to another controller is excluded if this would affect the rights and freedoms of other persons (e.g., personal data of third parties, our trade and business secrets or copyrights).

The assertion of all the above-mentioned rights is generally free of charge for you.

However, in the case of manifestly unfounded or - especially in the case of frequent repetition - excessive requests relating to the rights under b. to f., we may, in accordance with Article 12 (5) of the DSGVO, either

a. charge a reasonable fee that takes into account the administrative costs of informing or notifying you or implementing the requested measure; or

b. refuse to act on the request.

Please contact our data protection officer to exercise your rights.

14. Right of Objection
Pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, insofar as this is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e) or f) DSGVO. In the event of such an objection, we will no longer process this data unless we can demonstrate that compelling reasons exist for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

15. Right to Revoke the Declaration of Consent under Data Protection Law.
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time against envistra GmbH Hans-Böckler-Straße 163, 50354 Hürth, Germany. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.

If you have any questions about data protection, you can contact the data protection officer of envistra GmbH:
Data Protection Officer
Mr. Dr. Sebastian Kraska
IITR Datenschutz GmbH
Marienplatz 2
80331 Munich


16. Automated Decision in Individual Cases Including Profiling.
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject, and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or

is carried out with your explicit consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9(1) of the DSGVO, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests. Regarding the aforementioned cases, the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his point of view and to contest the decision.

17. Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority
If you are of the opinion that we are not properly fulfilling our obligations under data protection law, you can contact the data protection supervisory authorities at any time. You can reach the state data protection commissioner responsible for us as follows:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kavalleriestraße 2 - 4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: + 49 211/38424-0
Fax: + 49 211 38424-10


18. Reservation
From time to time, it may be necessary to update this privacy policy, for example, due to new legal or regulatory requirements or new offers on our website. We will then inform you at this point. In general, we recommend that you call up this data protection information regularly to check whether there have been any changes. You can see whether changes have been made, among other things, by the fact that the status indicated at the very bottom of this document has been updated.

You can print out and save this data protection notice immediately, for example using the print or save function in your browser.

Otherwise, we assume no liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information and data provided. Insofar as the envistra website contains cross-references (links) to external companies/websites, no responsibility is assumed for their content.