Pöschl Tabak GmbH & Co KG (Pöschl) deems the protection of the privacy and confidential nature of the personal data (“data“) of visitors to our website www.poeschl-tobacco.com (”web¬site“) and of our customers and suppliers, to be an important matter. The following rules explain how we handle the data of the visitors that we process in connection with our website and the data of the points of contact at our customers and suppliers.
This Data Protection Declaration has validity for the processing of data by:
Pöschl Tabak GmbH & Co KG
84144 Geisenhausen, Germany
Tel.: +49 8743 971 – 0
Fax: +49 8743 – 110
The company Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the following address:
Pöschl Tabak GmbH & Co KG
1. Visiting the website
Our webserver stores the following data as standard when our website is visited:
• the name of your Internet Service Provider,
• the website that you are visiting us from,
• the pages you visit,
• the transferred data quantity,
• the Internet Protocol address (IP address) and the
• date and duration of your visit.
These data are recorded, stored and analysed for statistical purposes and in order to ensure the system security. These data are collected anonymously and are not stored together with personal data. A merging is not carried out. The legal basis for the collection of processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you send us a request using the contact form, we shall store the data you provide in the form including the contact data you enter in the form so that we can process the request and in the event of there being any subsequent questions. We shall not pass this data on without your consent.
The data that is entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively processed with your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at all times simply by sending us an informal email. This has no effect on the lawfulness of the data processing that was carried out prior to the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form remains with us until you demand that we delete it, revoke your storage consent, or should the data storage purpose no longer exist (e.g. after your request has been processed) Compulsory legal provisions – especially storage periods – remain unaffected.
Some of our services necessitates us using so-called cookies. Cookies are small quantities of data that your Internet browser stores on your computer. Cookies can be used to store information on your visit to our website. Most of the browsers are configured so that they accept cookies. You can reconfigure your browser however so that it either rejects cookies or it request prior confirmation. You will find information on how to do this here: www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all of the cookies that are stored in your system and configure most of the browsers so that the storage of cookies is prevented. The acceptance of cookies is not a requirement for you visiting our website. Should you reject cookies however, this could result in not all of the offers functioning without problems as far as you are concerned. Most of the cookies that we use are deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session (session cookies). Session cookies are required for example so that we can offer you the login information on a number of pages. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to identify you the next time you visit our website (permanent cookies). This storage helps us to design our website and our offers especially for you and this also makes your use of the website easier as certain inputs from you for example, are stores in such a way that they do not need to be permanently repeated. The cookies we use do not have any personal data stored in them so that our cookies cannot be traced back to a particular person and therefore, not back to you.
The data that are processed using cookies are necessary for the stated purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most of the browsers automatically accept cookies.
This website uses functions from the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer, making it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information that is generated by the cookie with regard to your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is also stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in an analysing of the user behaviour so that it can optimise both its web offer and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that Google abbreviates your IP address within the European Union Member States or in other Agreement on the European Economic Area contracting states before it is transmitted to the USA. The complete IP address shall only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. The operator of this website commissions Google with the use of this information for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities and for providing additional services that are related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address that your browser transfers to Google Analytics shall not be connected to other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we wish to point out however that it is possible that this shall result in not all of the functions being fully available should you do so. You can also prevent the transferring of the data that are generated by the cookie and relate to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google in addition to the processing of this data by Google, in that you download and install the browser plugin that is available for this purpose: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data Recording Contradiction
You can prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is stored that prevents the recording of your data each time you visit the website in the future:
Google Analytics deaktivieren.
You shall find additional information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in the Google Data Protection Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Demographic Characteristics from Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics“ function from Google Analytics. This enables reports to be created regarding the age, gender and interests of the site users.
This data comes from interests-related advertisements from Google and from third party provider user data. This data cannot be assigned to a certain person. You can always deactivate this function in the Ads settings in your Google account or you can also contradict the recording of your data by Google Analytics in general as described under “Data Recording Contradiction”.
All of the personal data that is accrued in the scope of the direct Internet services are processed conform with the corresponding valid protection of personal data regulations in that they are only collected, processed and used for the implementation of precontractual measures, for the purposes of the processing of contracts and in order to safeguard our own justified business interests in connection with the advising of and caring for our customers and for the needs-oriented designing of products. Neither will Pöschl sell your personal data to third parties, nor shall it market them otherwise.
The Pöschl website includes links to other websites. Their operators are solely responsible for the data protection principles or the contents of the linked pages.
We collect the personal data of the point of contact with our suppliers and customers (e.g. name, email address, company, position) for the fulfilment of the contract concluded with the supplier and customer, in order for us to act conform with our statutory storage obligations and for the exercising of our rights. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
We store this data for the duration of the supply relationship with the supplier/customer until such time as we gain knowledge that the point of contact is no longer with the supplier/customer. The storage in the scope of our statutory storage obligations remains unaffected by this.
Pöschl adopts technical and organisational security measures in order to protect data that you make available to Pöschl, from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are improved continuously in keeping with technological developments.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all data subjects concerned have a right of
• Access (Art. 15),
• Rectification (Art. 16),
• Deletion (Art. 17),
• Restricted processing (Art. 18),
• Data portability (Art. 20),
• Objection to the processing (Art. 21) and
• Withdrawal of consent provided under data protection law (Art. 7 para. 3).
The data subject can contact the Pöschl Data Protection Officer at all time in order to have these rights asserted.
You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in connection with the processing of your personal data by us.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 I lit.a GDPR with regard to processing that has been consented to, Art. 6 I lit.b GDPR with regard to processing for the purpose of fulfilling contracts and Art. 6 I lit.c GDPR with regard to processing in order to fulfil statutory requirements. It is also possible that the processing could be necessary in order to safeguard our legitimate interest or those of a third party pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR, should the interests or fundamental rights and fundamental freedom of the data subject not be affected.
This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status from November 2018.