Privacy Statement

We are pleased to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our company.

The protection of any personal information collected, processed and used while you are visiting our homepage is a matter of great importance to us. Your details are protected in conformance with US law and applicable European Union privacy law.  If there is any conflict between this privacy statement and relevant US and/or European Union privacy law, the US and/or European Union privacy law shall control and govern. In the following, you can read what information is collected during your visit to the homepage, and how it is used.

I. Name and Address of the Data Controller

In terms of data protection-related regulations, the data controller is:

EDAG, Inc. 
1875 Research Drive, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48083
USA
Tel.: +1 248-588-3134
Fax: +1 248-588-3259
E-mail: info[at]edag-us.com
Website: www.edag-us.com

II. General Data Processing Information

1.    Extent to which personal data is processed

We only ever collect and use personal data of our users to the extent to which this is necessary to provide a fully functional website and our contents and services. The regular collection and use of personal data of our users is only ever made with the user's consent. One exception to this rule applies in cases in which, for factual reasons, it is not possible to obtain the user's prior consent, and the processing of this data is permitted by law.

2.    Data erasure and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it has been saved ceases to apply. Further, data may also be stored if provided for by European or national legislators in Union directives, laws or other regulations, to which the data controller is subject. The data will also be deleted or blocked at such time as the storage period prescribed by the designated standards expires, unless it is necessary for the data to be stored for a further period for the conclusion or performance of a contract

III. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1.    Description and extent of data processing

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically acquires data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. 

The following data is collected:
(1)    The user's IP address
(2)    Date and time of access. 
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored with other personal data of the user.

2.    Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to be able to deliver the website to the user's computer. To this end, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. 
Data is stored in log files to ensure that the website functions properly. In addition, the data serves to optimise the website and to guarantee the security of our IT systems. No data evaluation is carried out for marketing purposes in this context. 

3.    Storage duration

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data being collected in order to make the website available, this is the case when the session is terminated. 
In the case of data stored in log files, this is the case after a maximum of seven days. Storage beyond this point in time is possible. In this case, the user's IP address will be deleted or distorted, so that it can no longer be attributed to the accessing client.

4.    Right to object and right of elimination

Data acquisition is essential for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for operating the website. The user therefore has no right to object.

IV.    Use of Cookies

1.     Description and extent of data processing

Our website makes use of cookies. Cookies are text files stored on the user's computer system in or by the Internet browser. If a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables the browser to be clearly identified the next time the website is accessed. 
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the accessing browser to be identified if the user changes from one page to another. 

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
(1)    The user's IP address
(2)    Date and time of access
(3)    Log-in information
(4)    Amount of data transferred
(5)    Enquiring domain

On our website, we also use cookies which make it possible to analyse the user's surfing habits. 

The following data can be transmitted in this way:
(1)    Equipment type, model, brand, screen resolution
(2)    Operating system, versions, families
(3)    Browser, version, configuration, engines, plugins, language, language code
(4)    Location data
(5)    Provider details
(6)    Pages per visit, number of visits, repeat visits, time of visit, date of visit
(7)    Entry pages, exit pages, page URL, title of page, search items, downloads
(8)    Search machines, search item, websites, social networks
(9)    Campaigns, campaign key word

When accessing our website, the user is informed that cookies are used for analysis purposes, and requested to provide his or her consent to the processing of the personal data used in this respect. Information regarding this data privacy statement is also issued in this context. 

2.     Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of the website for the user. Some of our website functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary for the browser to be recognised after changing from one page to another.
We need cookies for the following applications:
Log-in information. 
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. Through the analysis cookies, we find out how the website is used, which enables us to constantly improve our services. This enables us to provide optimum user guidance and to present as varied a website as possible, along with new contents, when you when you re-visit the site.

3.     Storage duration, right to object and right of elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer, from which they are transmitted to our website. As the user, you therefore have complete control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by altering the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies which have already been stored may be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, there may be some website functions that it is no longer possible to use to the full. 

V.    Registration for Applicant Login

1.    Description and extent of data processing

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to register on our applicant login; to do this, you are required to provide personal data.  The following data is collected during the registration/application process:

(1)    name
(2)    E-mail address
(3)    job application information, including without limitation, your employment history, answers to job application questions and any other requested information;
(4)    device identification information
(5)    preferred language and country information
(6)    correspondence or communication sent via the application
(7)    information on your interactions with application features or other application users
(8)    other reasonably relevant information pertaining to your use of the application including, without limitation, your internet protocol address, standard web log information and content provided to EDAG or its designated third parties when contacted for assistance.

Your registration and/or use of the application on this website is deemed to be your waiver and consent to EDAG’s privacy policy and providing EDAG and its designated third parties the right to collect, use and disclose your personal information you provide in your registration and on the application, subject to any relevant US and EU privacy laws.  If you do not consent to these terms and conditions of EDAG’s policy, you should not use the application. 

2.    Purpose of data processing / accuracy

The user must register in order to be able to use the applicant login. EDAG requires that you submit information on the application that is up-to-date and accurate, and that you inform EDAG of any changes to such information.  You must also assure that such information, whether provided on behalf of yourself or others, is correct and that you have the full authority and right to submit such information to the application.  

3.    Storage duration / no guarantee

What EDAG chooses to do with information provided by you in the application process is solely up to EDAG, subject to this policy and any relevant US and EU privacy laws.  EDAG will only keep your personal information for as long as it is either allowed by US/EU law or as is relevant for the purposes for which it is collected, whichever timeframe is less.  EDAG employs generally accepted industry standards to protect your personal information.  However, as the transmission of information over wireless and wired networks cannot be absolutely secure, EDAG does not warrant or guarantee that your personal information will remain permanently secure.  If you have concerns about the collection, use, storage or disclosure of your information, please do not use the application or, in the alternative, contact EDAG.

4.    Right to access personal data

EDAG acknowledges the individual’s right to access their personal data.  If you want to review or update your personal information provided, you may do so on the application by visiting your personal profile.  If you have any questions regarding access to or updating of your personal information, please contact our third party designee, Newton Software, Inc., who supports EDAG’s website’s application system (support@newtonsoftware.com). Further privacy policy information governing EDAG’s website application system can be found at the Newton Software, Inc.’s website (www.newtonsoftware.com).  Newton Software, Inc. privacy policy shall be incorporated herein and control should there be any discrepancy between EDAG’s privacy policy and our Newton’s privacy policy as it relates to EDAG’s application system. 

VI.    Contact Form and E-Mail Contact

1.    Description and extent of data processing

There is a contact form on our website, and this can be used to contact us online. Should a user make use of this option, the data entered in the input mask are transmitted to us and stored. The following data is mandatory:

(1)    Reference
(2)    Company
(3)    Surname, first name
(4)    E-mail address
(5)    Your message to us

The following optional data may also be supplied:
(6)    Telephone No.
(7)    Street, number
(8)    Postcode, city
(9)    Country

The following data is also stored at the time the message is sent:
(10)    The user's IP address
(11)    Date and time of registration

Your consent to the processing of this data will be requested and reference made to this data privacy statement when you send your message.
Alternatively, an e-mail address is provided if you prefer to contact us this way. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail is stored. 
In this respect, there is no disclosure of data to third parties. Such data is used solely to process the communication.

2.    Purpose of data processing

The sole reason for processing personal data from the input mask is to enable us to handle communication with you. If contact is established by e-mail, this also establishes a legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data collected when the message is sent serve to prevent any abuse of the contact form and to guarantee the security of our IT systems.

3.    Storage duration

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data from the input mask of the contact form and data transmitted by e-mail, this is the case when a particular communication with the user is finished. Communication is finished when circumstances indicate that the matter concerned has been fully resolved. 
The additional personal data collected while the message is being sent will be deleted after a period of no more than seven days has elapsed.

4.    Right to object and right of elimination

The user has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of the personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. If this is the case, then the communication cannot be continued.
In this case, all personal data collected as a result of contact being made will then be deleted.

VII.    Webtracking

1.    Description and extent of data processing

This website uses the Matomo web analytics service to analyse and make regular improvements to the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our services and make them more interesting to you, our users. 
For this analysis, cookies are stored on your computer. Any information collected in this way is stored by the data controller, solely on its server in Germany. You can adjust the analysis by deleting existing cookies and preventing cookies from being stored. Should you prevent the cookies from being stored, we draw your attention to the fact that this might possibly result in your not being able to use this website to the full. It is possible to make settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being stored. It is possible to prevent Matomo from being used by removing the following tick and in this way activating the opt-out plug-in: 

To do this, the following data concerning you is processed:
(1)    The user's IP address
(2)    Date and time of access
(3)    Equipment type, model, brand, screen resolution
(4)    Operating system, versions, families
(5)    Browser, version, configuration, engines, plugins, language, language code
(6)    Continent, country, region, city
(7)    Provider
(8)    Pages per visit, number of visits, repeat visits, time of visit, date of visit
(9)    Entry pages, exit pages, page URL, title of page, search items, downloads
(10)    Search machines, search item, websites, social networks
(11)    Campaigns, campaign key word

2.    Purpose of data processing

The purpose behind the use of the web analytics service is to analyse and make regular improvements to the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our services and make them more interesting to you, our users.

3.     Storage duration, right to object and right of elimination

The above-mentioned cookies are stored on the user's computer, from which they are transmitted to our website. As the user, you therefore have complete control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by altering the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies which have already been stored may be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, there may be some website functions that it is no longer possible to use to the full.
The Matomo program is an open source project. For information of the third party supplier on the subject of data protection, see https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

VIII.    Integration of Google Maps

1.    Description and extent of data processing

We use the Google Maps service on this website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website, making it easy and convenient for you to use the map function.

Should you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have activated the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the following data is transmitted:

(1)    IP address of the accessing computer
(2)    Date and time of enquiry

This happens regardless of whether or not Google has provided a user account by means of which you have logged on. If you have logged on to Google, your data is assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish the data to be assigned to your profile with Google, you must log out before clicking on the link. 
Further, depending on what settings the user has made, it is even possible for Google to collect location data. However, your consent to such data being used is always necessary, and you can refuse to let Google have this in your response to the query. 
Further information concerning the purpose and scope of data acquisition and its processing by the plugin provider can be found in the provider's data privacy statements, where you will also find additional information on your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your private sphere.

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Google also processes your personal data in the USA, and submits to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

2.    Purpose of data processing

Google stores your data as usage profiles, which it then uses for advertising or market research purposes, and/or the needs-based design of its website. An analysis of this type is carried out (even for users who have not logged on) in particular to provide needs-based advertising, and to inform other people using the social network of your activities on our website.

3.    Storage duration

We have no influence on the data collected and data processing operations, nor do we know the full extent of data acquisition, the purposes for which it is processed, or storage periods. Likewise, we have no information regarding the deletion by Google of any data collected.

4.    Right to object and right of elimination

To prevent data from being assigned to an existing profile with Google, log out before activating the link. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and to exercise this right, you must contact Google.

IX.    Rights of Data Subject

If personal data concerning you is processed, you are the data subject, and have the following rights against the data controller:

1.    Right to information

You can ask the controller to provide you with confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is processed by us. 

If such processing is being undertaken, you can ask the controller to provide you with information concerning the following:
(1)    The purposes for which the personal data is processed;
(2)    The personal data categories which are processed;
(3)    The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been or will be disclosed;
(4)    The planned storage duration of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide concrete information on this point, criteria for defining the storage duration;
(5)    The existence of a right to correct or delete the personal data concerning you, a right to limit processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing; 
(6)    The existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7)    All available information concerning the origin of the data, if the personal data was not acquired from the data subject him or herself;
(8)    The existence of automated decision-making and profiling.

You have the right to request information on whether or not the personal data concerning you is transmitted to a third country or international organisation. 

2.    Right to correction

You have a right to have the controller correct or complete any personal data concerning you which, having been processed, is either incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must carry out any corrections without undue delay.

3.    Right to restrict processing

Subject to the following conditions, you can request that processing of the personal data concerning you be restricted:

(1)    If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period which allows the controller to check the accuracy of the personal data;
(2)    the processing is unlawful and you refuse deletion of the personal data, instead requesting that use of the personal data be restricted;
(3)    the controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but you need it in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or

If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, then, storage aside, this data may only be processed with your consent, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of applicable substantial public interest.

If restriction of the processing has been restricted under the above-mentioned conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4.    Right to deletion

a)    Obligation to delete
You can ask the controller to delete the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to delete this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

(1)    The personal data concerning you is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2)    You revoke your consent, which served as the basis for processing, and there is no other legal basis for the processing. 
(3)    You file an objection to processing, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing. 
(4)    The personal data concerning you has been unlawfully processed. 
(5)    Deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary in order to ensure compliance with a legal obligation under a law to which the data controller is subject. 
(6)        The personal data concerning you has been acquired in relation to the offer of information society services.

b)    Information to third parties
If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public, and is obliged to delete such data, then, taking into account the technologies available and implementation costs, he - the controller - applies appropriate measures, which may also be of a technical nature, to inform the people responsible for processing personal data that, as a data subject, you have requested that they should delete all links to this personal data as well as all copies or replications of this personal data. 

c)    Exceptions
The data subject does not have the right to have his or her data deleted if processing is necessary

(1)    to exercise the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information;
(2)    to comply with a legal obligation calling for processing on the basis of a law to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3)    for reasons of public interest in the field of public health;
(4)    for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, insofar as the right set out in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the purposes of this processing, or
(5)    to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

5.    Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have the controller correct, delete or restrict the processing of your data, then the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of such correction or deletion of the data or restriction of the processing, unless it proves impossible to do so or would involve unreasonable expense and effort.
You are entitled to have the controller inform you of these recipients.

6.    Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you with which you have provided the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Further, you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided

(1)    the processing is based on consent or on a contract, and
(2)    the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7.    Right to object

You have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. 
The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing purposes; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.
Should you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services you are entitled to exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

8.    Right to withdraw declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent to the processing of personal data at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

9.    Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects that concern you or significantly affects in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision

(1)    is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract between you and the data controller,
(2)    is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
(3)    is made with your explicit consent.

With regard to the cases described in points (1) and (3), data controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

10.    Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the country of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes applicable data privacy law(s).