As the operator of this fan page, FUCHS is one of the responsible parties in accordance with data protection law. This means that FUCHS is also liable to ensure that your data is processed legitimately through this fan page and that you are also able to assert your rights regarding your data against FUCHS (see Art. 26 GDPR).
Cookies are primarily installed for displaying personalised advertising to visitors of the Facebook pages, including fan pages. This is done by displaying adverts to the user on Facebook (i.e. including this fan page) of Facebook’s advertising partners whose website the user has previously visited. Cookies also make it possible to create Facebook usage statistics so that Facebook and FUCHS can trace the use of a fan page.
The collection of your data by cookies within the scope of the use of the fan page is not prescribed by law or contract. It is also not required for the conclusion of a contract. There is therefore no obligation to transfer your data to Facebook. However, failure to transfer your data (e.g. by blocking cookies) means that we will not be able to provide you with the fan page, or are able to do so to a limited extent only.
FUCHS operates this Facebook page in order to present its services to Facebook users and other stakeholders who visit this Facebook page and to communicate with them. Users’ personal data is processed on the basis of FUCHS’ legitimate interest in an optimised presentation of its company (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR).
Your data may be transferred to Facebook Inc., USA, through the cookies. Facebook is certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield, i.e. when dealing with users in Europe, Facebook must comply with a data protection standard that the European Commission has found to be similar to the European standard. Facebook may also use third-party provider cookies. These are listed at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. The cookie policies of these providers are published on their respective websites.
With regard to your personal data, you can request from FUCHS to
- provide information in the form of a copy of the personal data and related information,
- provide this information in a structured and machine-readable format,
- correct the data in certain cases if it is incorrect,
- delete the data, particularly if you withdraw your consent or it has served its purpose, and
- restrict the processing of the data in certain cases.
- You may also object to the use of your data for direct advertising purposes at any time.
Facebook users can change the advertising settings to influence how their user behaviour may be recorded when they visit our Facebook page. The Facebook settings and objection form provide further options in this regard.
The processing of information through the cookies used by Facebook can also be blocked by adjusting your browser settings to block third-party provider or Facebook cookies.
If you believe that the processing of personal data by FUCHS does not meet legal requirements, you can complain to the competent supervisor authority.
Please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer should you have any questions:
Dr. Karsten Kinast, LL.M.
50672 Cologne, Germany