Data protection declaration

The protection of your personal data is important to us. We would therefore like to inform you below about the type of data concerning your visit are used and the purposes for which this is done. If you still have some questions concerning the treatment of your personal data, do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer.

Controller / Processor

Controller of the data processing operation

RATIONAL Aktiengesellschaft
Iglinger Straße 62
86899 Landsberg am Lech
E-Mail: E-Mail
https://www.rational-online.com

Controller’s Data Protection Officer

RATIONAL Aktiengesellschaft
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Iglinger Straße 62
86899 Landsberg am Lech

E-Mail

General information

The term personal data is defined in the GDPR. Accordingly, this means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”)/ An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. For example, this includes your real name, your address, telephone number or your date of birth.

For mere informational use of the website, i.e. If you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we will only collect the personal data transmitted by your browser to our server. If you would like to view our website, we will collect the following data, which we require for technical reasons in order to deliver our website to you and to ensure the stability and security thereof (the legal basis is a legitimate interest pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR).

Within the scope of pursuing our interests pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, we have considered and assessed our interests in the provision and your interests in a data protection-compliant processing of your personal data. As the data shown below is sometimes necessary for technical reasons in order to provide our service, and in order to able to deliver our website and ensure the stability and security thereof, particularly to offer protection against abuse, we have come to the conclusion that these data can be processed, subject to state-of-the art data security, whereby your interest in data protection-compliant processing has been properly taken in to account.

Data - Purpose of processing - Storage duration

  • Operating system used - Evaluation by device in order to ensure optimised display of the website
  • Information about the browser type and the version used - Evaluation of the browser used in order to optimise out websites accordingly
  • Internet service provider of the user - Evaluation of the internet service provider
  • IP address - Delivery of the website on the relevant device
  • Date and time of access - Ensuring proper operation of the website
  • Log files - Ensuring proper operation of the website

The data will be erased once the relevant session is terminated.

Data are logged for the delivery of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the Internet page. The user therefore cannot object.

Contact

You can contact us on our e-mail address or using the various contact forms. We shall naturally only use the personal data conveyed to us in this manner for the purpose for which you provided it to us when contacting us.

Where our contact forms contain fields for information that is not necessary for contacting you, we have marked such fields as optional. We use this information to specify your enquiry and so that we can better handle your case. This information is provided solely on a voluntary basis with your consent. Where this concerns information on methods of communication (such as e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via that method of communication in order to respond to your enquiry.

You may of course withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. To do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer, whose contact details you will find below.

Data - Purpose of processing - Legal basis for processing - Storage duration

  • IP address on registration - Transmission of form content to the web server - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - To end of established connection
  • Subject area - Improvement of enquiry processing - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • Message - Response to the matter - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • Title - Direct address - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • First name - Direct address - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • Surname - Direct address - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • *Function - Improvement of enquiry processinge - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • *Company - Improvement of enquiry processing - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • E-Mail-Address - Response to the matter - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • Telephone number - Response to the matter - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Bis Zweckerreichung / Ende Nachweispflicht
  • *Fax number - Response to the matter - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement
  • (Company) address - Improvement of enquiry processing - Consent/initiation/performance of the contractual relationship - Until purpose is achieved / end of documentation requirement

* optional

Data transfer

Data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent,
  • the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-transfer of your data,
  • in the event that there is a statutory obligation for the transfer, and
  • this is lawful and necessary for the performance of contractual relations with you.


Data transmissions outside the European Union do not generally benefit from the high European standards of data protection. Where data is transferred, it is possible that there is no adequacy decision by the EU Commission as defined in Article 45(1), (3) GDPR. This means that the EU Commission has not yet decided that this country ensures an adequate level of protection in accordance with the data protection standards of the European Union on the basis of the EU GDPR, and we have therefore made the above-mentioned appropriate guarantees.

The possible risks which possibly cannot be fully excluded in connection with data transfer are:

  • You personal data could possibly be processed beyond the actual purpose.
  • There is also the possibility that you will not be able to sustainably exercise and enforce your rights under data protection laws, such as your right of access, rectification, erasure or data portability
  • - There could also be a higher probability that your data is not correctly processed and that the protection of your personal data does not fully meet the requirements of the EU GDPR in terms of quantity and quality.

Data security

We have taken comprehensive technical and operational security precautions in order to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly revised and adapted to technological progress.

Technically necessary cookies

In order to improve our website and to make its use as optimal as possible, we use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored to your computer when you access our website and which allow us to recognise your browser. Cookies save information such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the information entered there. This means the user is not required to re-enter the necessary data when returning to the website. Technically necessary cookies are not absolutely necessary in order to view the website. However, some functions of the website cannot be used fully without these cookies.

The user therefore cannot object, and these cookies can be disabled by using the settings of the relevant browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you wish to prevent cookies from being saved, you can select "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. To find out how this works, please refer to your browser manual. You can delete cookies which are already saved to your computer at any time. However, please note that our website functionality may be restricted without cookies.

Name of cookie - Purpose of processing - Legal basis for processing - Storage durat

  • portalRational - Login session cookie - Legitimate interest - technically necessary – technisch notwendig - Until end of session
  • RationalWebshop - Cookie mit login Information - Legitimate interest - technically necessary – technisch notwendig - Until revocation/objection

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is however shortened first by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Convention on the European Economic Community. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics with other data. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Our legitimate interest in the data processing lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The data sent by us which are associated with user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertisement IDs using cookies will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data the retention period of which has expired will automatically be deleted once a month. You can find additional information on the terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de .

You may prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting the relevant settings on your browser; however, this may result in you being unable to use all the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data produced by the cookie relating to your use of the websites from being collected (including your IP address) and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available by clicking on the following link Browser add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent your data from being collected when visiting this website. Click here to add the opt-out cookie: Deactivate Google Analytics

Name of provider - Type of service provider - Data transfer to third country - Third country - Guarantee pursuant to Article 44ff GDPR

  • Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, EU Standard Contractual Clauses

Data category concerned - Purpose of processing - Legal basis for processin - ,Storage duration - Objection

  • IP address (stored in anonymised form)- Preparation and amendment to cookie information - Legitimate interest - 14 months
  • Device data, such as device type, operating system model, browser type and version - Optimisation of the website and adaptation of content as well as aggregate usage analysis - Legitimate interest - 14 months
  • Usage-related information, such as time of use, duration, place of origin, pages accessed, clicks and actions on the website - Optimisation of the website and adaptation of content as well as aggregate usage analysis - Legitimate interest - 14 months

If you do not agree to the processing for the stated purposes, you can object by clicking below


[I disagree]

Google Tag Manager

For reasons of transparency, we would like to inform you that we use the Google Tag Manager. The Google Tag Manager itself does not record any personal data. The Tag Manager simplifies the tag implementation and management process for us. Tags are small code elements used, among other things, to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, to measure the impact of online advertising and social channels, to set up remarketing and targeting, and to test and optimise websites. We use the Tag Manager for Google Analytics and Google Adsense services. If you have deactivated these services, Google Tag Manager will take into account this deactivation. For further information on Google Tag Manager, see:

https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html

Integration of third-party content

Third-party content, such as videos from YouTube or maps from Google Maps, are integrated into our online offer on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") are aware of the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we inform the users about this.

Changing your consent

You may withdraw and change your decision to use cookies and to use the services of third-party providers to improve your website experience which you made by clicking on an interface in the banner upon your first visit at any time by clicking on the following link:

Change consent

Your rights as the data subject

Every data subject has a right of access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR and the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR. The restrictions pursuant to Sections 34 and 25 of the German Federal Data Protection Act apply to the right of access and the right to erasure.

Right to lodge a complaint

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

Revocation of consent

Any consent to the processing of personal data given to us can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent granted to us prior to the entry into force of the General Data Protection Act, i.e. prior to 25 May 2018. Please note that a revocation will only have effect for the future. Processing we have undertaken prior to the revocation will not be affected by this.

Rights in the event of data processing for direct marketing purposes

Pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you at any time. Should you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, we shall no longer process your personal data for these purposes. Please note that an objection will only have effect for the future. Processing we have undertaken prior to the objection will not be affected by this.

Note on the right to object in the event of overriding interests

If we have an overriding interest in processing your personal data, you may object against the processing. When exercising such an objection, we ask that you provide the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the manner we describe. In the event of a justified objection, we will examine the matter and will either suspend or modify the data processing or explain our vital and legitimate reasons to you.

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. Note that this data privacy statement only applies to RATIONAL AG websites. We have no influence or control over whether other providers comply with current data protection regulations.

Modifications to the data privacy statement

We reserve the right to modify or amend this data privacy statement at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.