Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website. Please read our online privacy policy so you are familiar with it. As a rule, the protection of your privacy on www.ela-offshore.com is our highest priority. As such, compliance with the statutory data protection regulations is a matter of course for us. Additionally, it is important to us that you always know when we collect data, what data we collect and how we use them.

General notice and mandatory information

Information about the controller
ELA Container Offshore GmbH
Management
Zeppelinstrasse 19-21
49733 Haren (Ems)

Contact details of the data protection officer

Name: Martin Lampen
Tel.: +49 (0)5932 506 946
E-mail: privacy@ela-offshore.com

Withdrawing your consent to data processing

Certain types of data processing can only take place with your express consent. You can withdraw consent that you have previously granted at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent, simply send us an e-mail. A withdrawal of consent does not retroactively affect the lawfulness of data processing that has taken place up to the moment of withdrawal. In the event of a breach of the data protection regulations, you, the data subject, are entitled to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for matters relating to data protection is the Federal Data Protection Commissioner for Lower Saxony. http://www.lfd.niedersachsen.de

Right to data portability

You are entitled to receive data which we are processing by automated means on the basis of your consent or in order to execute a contract and are entitled to have those data transmitted to a third party. The data shall be provided in a machine-readable format. If you ask for the data to be transmitted directly to another controller, this shall only be carried out where technically feasible.

Right of access and to rectification, blocking and erasure

In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, you are entitled to free information at any time about stored personal data concerning you, including the source of the data, the recipients of the data and the purpose of the data processing, as well as information about any rights you might have to the rectification, blocking or erasure of the data. You can contact us about this or if you have any other questions about personal data at any time using the contact information in our legal notice.

SSL and TLS encryption

Our website uses SSL and TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content that you send to us as the operator of the page. This means that data you transmit via this website cannot be accessed by third parties. You can tell when a connection is encrypted by the “https://” in the address bar in your browser and by the padlock symbol in the address bar.

Server log files

With server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information which your browser sends to us automatically. This information includes: Have IT check the information – Visited pages on our domain – Date and time of the server request – Browser type and version – Operating system – Referrer URL – Host name of your computer – IP address. These data are not merged with data from any other sources. The data are processed on the basis of point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR which permits data processing for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to use certain features. The data you transmit will be used exclusively for the purposes of the product or service in question. Information designated as mandatory during the registration process must be provided in full. Otherwise, we shall refuse to accept your registration. We shall notify you by e-mail of important changes, e.g. for technical reasons. The e-mail shall be sent to the address you provided when you registered. The data you provide during the registration process shall be processed on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw consent that you have previously granted at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent, simply send us an e-mail. A withdrawal of consent does not retroactively affect the lawfulness of data processing that has taken place up to the moment of withdrawal. We shall store the data we collect when you register for as long as you remain registered on our website. If you cancel your registration, your data shall be erased. This provision does not take precedence over storage periods set out by statutory law.

Contact form

We shall store the data you send us in the contact form along with your contact details in order to process your enquiry or be available if you have any follow-up questions. These data shall not be disclosed without your consent. The data you provide in the contact form shall be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw consent that you have previously granted at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent, simply send us an e-mail. A withdrawal of consent does not retroactively affect the lawfulness of data processing that has taken place up to the moment of withdrawal. We shall retain the data you send us in the contact form until you ask us to erase the data or withdraw your consent to our storing the data or if it is no longer necessary to store the data. This does not affect mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding storage periods.

Newsletter data

We require an e-mail address from you in order to send you our newsletter. You will be required to verify the e-mail address you provide and agree to receive the newsletter. Any further data shall not be collected or can be provided on a voluntary basis. The data will be used exclusively for the purposes of sending the newsletter. The data you provide when you register for the newsletter shall be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw consent that you have previously granted at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent, simply send us an e-mail or click on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. A withdrawal of consent does not retroactively affect the lawfulness of data processing that has taken place up to the moment of withdrawal. If you unsubscribe, the data you provided in order to subscribe shall be erased. If these data have been transferred to us elsewhere and for other purposes, we shall retain them.

YouTube

Our website uses YouTube plug-ins to integrate and display video content. The video portal is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with an integrated YouTube plugin, a connection will be established with the servers of YouTube. This notifies YouTube of what pages of our website you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will be able to associate your surfing habits with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand. YouTube is used in the interests of making our website appealing. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. For details about how user data are handled, please see the privacy policy of YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=us.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser. Cookies help us make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Some cookies are known as session cookies. These cookies are erased automatically at the end of your browser session. In contrast, other cookies will remain on your device until you erase them yourself. Such cookies help us recognise you when you visit our website again. If you have a modern browser, you can monitor, limit or block cookies. Many browsers can be configured to erase cookies automatically when you close the window. If you deactivate cookies, you might be unable to make full use of the features of our website. Cookies that are necessary for electronic communications or to provide certain features you want (e.g. a basket) are used on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure that our services are provided smoothly and with no technical difficulties. Where other cookies are used (e.g. for analytics), they are addressed separately in this privacy policy.

Google Analytics

Our website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is transmitted to and stored on a server operated by Google. The server is normally located in the USA. Google Analytics cookies are used on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and potentially also advertising.

IP anonymisation

We use Google Analytics with active IP anonymisation. It guarantees that Google will shorten your IP address in a member state of the European Union or in another signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. There can be exceptional cases in which Google sends your full IP address to a server in the USA and shortens it there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the use of cookies with your browser. However, doing so might restrict some of the features of our website. Likewise, you can block the collection of data relating to your website activity – including your IP address – as well as the processing of the data by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser add-on from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=us.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can block the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data when you visit our website in future will be installed: Deactivate Google Analytics. For details about how user data are handled by Google Analytics, please see the privacy policy of Google at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=us.

Data processing contracts

We have entered into a data processing contract with Google in order to comply with the statutory data protection regulations in full. Our website uses the “Demographics” feature of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports which provide information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to our website. These data originate from interest-based advertising by Google and visitor data from third-party providers. The data cannot be attributed to a specific individual. You can deactivate this feature at any time. To do so, you can change the ad settings in your Google account or objecting to the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section entitled “Objecting to the collection of data”.

Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA. The purpose of Google AdSense is to integrate advertisements and it uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser in order to analyse how you use the website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. Web beacons are invisible graphics that enable us to analyse visitor traffic on our website. Information generated by cookies and web beacons is transmitted to Google servers and stored there. The servers are located in the USA. Google can share this information with its contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data it has collected from you. AdSense cookies are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and advertising. If you have a modern browser, you can monitor, limit and block cookies. If you deactivate cookies, you might be unable to make full use of the features of our website. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA. AdWords is an online advertising program. We work with conversion tracking as part of the online advertising program. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be installed. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days and cannot be used to identify you personally. The cookie notifies us and Google that you have clicked on an ad and been redirected to our website. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn how many users have clicked on their ad and been redirected to a page with an embedded conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that can be used to identify you personally. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to it. To do so, deactivate the conversion cookie in the settings of your browser. This will also prevent you from being included in the conversion tracking statistics. Conversion cookies are stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and advertising. For more details about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking, please see the privacy policy of Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy. If you have a modern browser, you can monitor, limit or block cookies. If you deactivate cookies, you might be unable to make full use of the features of our website.

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar. It is provided by Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe (website: https://www.hotjar.com).

Hotjar is a tool designed to analyse how you use our website. For example, we can use Hotjar to track your mouse movements, scrolling and clicks. Hotjar can even determine how much time you spend mousing over a certain area of the website. Hotjar uses this information to generate “heatmaps” which indicate the areas of a website that a visitor prefers to view.

We can also determine how long you spend on a page and when you leave it. We can also see at what point you stop entering information in a contact form (this is known as conversion funnels).

Additionally, Hotjar can be used to obtain direct feedback from visitors to the website. This feature is used to improve the online services of the website operator.

Hotjar uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are installed on your computer and stored by your browser. Their purpose is to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. In particular, we can use these cookies to determine whether you visited our website on a certain end device or whether the functions of Hotjar have been deactivated in the browser in question. Hotjar cookies will remain on your device until you erase them.

You can configure your browser to notify you of the installation of cookies, to only allow specific cookies, to block cookies in certain cases or in general and to delete cookies automatically when you close your browser window. Deactivating cookies might limit the features of this website.

We use Hotjar and install Hotjar cookies on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both the website and its advertising.

Deactivating Hotjar

If you would like to deactivate the collection of data by Hotjar, please visit https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out and follow the instructions there.

Please note that you will need to deactivate Hotjar separately for every browser and device you use.

For more information on Hotjar and the data it collects, please see the privacy policy of Hotjar at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.

Google web fonts

Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA. These web fonts make it possible for us to present our website to you in the way we want, regardless of what fonts are available to you locally. In this process, the Google web fonts are downloaded from a Google server in the USA and your data are transferred to Google. The data concern your IP address and what page of our website you are visiting. Google web fonts are used on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in optimising the presentation and transmission of our website. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The purpose of this data protection framework is to guarantee compliance with the level of data protection in the EU. For more details about Google web fonts, visit https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and for more information about data protection at Google, see https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=us

XING plug-in

Our website uses features of the network XING. It is provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When you visit a page with integrated Xing features, a connection will be established with the servers of Xing. To our knowledge, no personal data are stored in this process. No IP addresses are stored and user activity is not evaluated. For more details about data protection and the XING Share button, please view the privacy policy of XING at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Twitter plug-in

Our website uses features of the service Twitter. It is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” feature, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and published on your Twitter feed. Data are transferred to Twitter in this process. We have no information about the content of the transferred data or how they are used by Twitter. For more details, see the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Facebook plug-in

Our website uses features provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit a page with a Facebook plug-in, your browser will establish a connection with the servers of Facebook. Data will be transmitted to Facebook in this process. If you have a Facebook account, the data can be associated with it. If you do not want the data to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before you visit our website. Likewise, interactions will also be transmitted to Facebook, especially if you post a comment or click on a “Like” or “Share” button. For more details about data protection and Facebook’s Share button, please view the privacy policy of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

LinkedIn plug-in

Our website uses features of the network LinkedIn. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Whenever you visit one of our pages that contains features of LinkedIn, a connection is established with LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button whilst logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. For more details about data protection and LinkedIn’s Share button, please view the privacy policy of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.