Information concerning data protection

according to Art. 13 GDPR

We, the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Group, which consists of the subsidiary listed on our website, process your data in order to communicate with you and we store this data in our systems. The responsible subsidiary for the processing of your data can be derived from the signature of the e-mail sender. You can find the contact details of the individual subsidiaries on our website by changing the language via the flag symbol on top of the page and then clicking “Contact”.

The legal basis for contacting is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are pursuing the aim of providing information about our company and its products, as well as being able to respond to your requests.

In case you gave us your contact information, we assume your consent to be contacted by us and we will process your data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by replying accordingly to the sender of the e-mail you received.

Disclosure of your data

We do not transfer your data to third parties. The data will only be used for the above-mentioned purposes. Service providers are supporting us with the processing of your data. These service providers operate, for example, our servers on which your data is stored and are strictly bound by our instructions while processing your data.

If we rely on service providers based outside the European Union, we have ensured an adequate level of data protection for the processing. When using Microsoft, this is ensured by the so-called standard contractual clauses which you can find  here .

Data storage time

The data will only be stored for the duration of statutory retention obligations. Subsequently, or if you ask us to do so, we will delete your personal data.

Video lectures, online meetings and other conferences via the application “Zoom”

As the responsible authority in accordance with Article 4 (1.7), we would like to inform you below about the processing of personal data in connection with the use of “Zoom”.

Purpose of processing

We use the tool “Zoom” to conduct video lectures, telephone conferences, online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars (hereinafter: “online meetings”). “Zoom” is a service of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. with headquarters in the USA (California).

Responsible party

Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG, Getriebebau-Nord-Str. 1, 22941 Bargteheide, is responsible for data processing which is directly related to the conduction of online meetings.

What data is processed?

The scope of the data required for use of with the application depends on which data you provide before or during participation in an “online meeting”.

The following personal data is typically processed: User information: First name, surname, telephone (optional), e-mail address, password (if “single sign-on” is not used), profile picture (optional), department (optional)

Meeting meta data: Topic, description (optional), participants’ IP addresses, device/hardware information

For recordings (optional): MP4 file of all video, audio and presentation recordings, M4A file of all audio recordings, text file of the online meeting chat.

When dialling in by telephone: Information on the incoming and outgoing telephone number, country name, start and end time. If necessary, further connection data such as the IP address of the device may be stored. Text, audio and video data: You may have the option to use the chat, question or survey features in an “online meeting”. In this respect, the text entries you make are processed in order to display them in the “online meeting” and, if necessary, to log them. To enable the video display and audio playback, the data of the microphone of your terminal device and any video camera of your terminal device will be processed accordingly for the duration of the meeting.

You can switch off or mute the camera or the microphone yourself at any time via the “Zoom” applications application or app.

To participate in an “online meeting”, you must at least provide information of your name in order to enter the “meeting room”.

Scope of processing

We use “Zoom” to conduct online meetings. If we plan to record online meetings, we will inform you transparently in advance and – where necessary– ask for consent. In case of a recording, this is also displayed to you in the “Zoom” app.

If it is necessary for the purpose of recording results of an online meeting, we will log the chat content. However, this is typically not the case.

In the case of webinars, we may also process questions asked by webinar participants for the purpose of recording and following up webinars.

If you are registered as a user at “Zoom”, then reports on online meetings (meeting meta data, telephone dial-in data, questions and answers in webinars, survey feature in webinars) may be stored at “Zoom” for up to one month.

The option of a software-based “attention monitoring” (“attention tracking”) that exists in “online meeting” tools such as “Zoom” is deactivated.

Automated decision-making in the sense of Article 22 GDPR does not take place.

Legal basis of data processing

The legal basis of data processing for employees of Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG is Section 26 BDSG. If data is not required for data processing in connection with the use of “Zoom”, but is nevertheless an elementary component of the use of “Zoom”, then Article 6 (1f) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing. In these cases, our focus is on the effective performance of seminars and other online meetings in times when meetings are prohibited. For other participants of “online meetings” – insofar as the meetings are conducted within the frame of contractual relationships – Article 6 (1b) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing, otherwise Article 6 (1f). In the case of a recording, the legal basis is the consent in accordance with Article 6 (1a) GDPR.

Recipient/disclosure of data

Personal data processed in connection with participation in “online meetings” is not disclosed to third parties as a matter of principle, unless it is specifically intended for disclosure. Please note that, as with face-to-face meetings, content from “online meetings” is often intended precisely to communicate information with customers, prospects or third parties and is therefore intended to be shared. Further recipients: “Zoom Video Communication Inc.” necessarily obtains knowledge of the above-mentioned data insofar as this is provided in the context of our order processing contract with “Zoom”. Knowledge on contents, i.e. picture and audio material, which is shared via the application, is not obtained by the provider.

Data processing outside of the European Union

“Zoom” is a service provided by a provider from the USA, i.e. a third country (outside of the GDPR’s scope of application). We concluded an order processing contract with the provider of “Zoom”, which complies with the requirements of Article 38 GDPR. We have configured Zoom’s operational environment to send as little data as possible to Zoom. However, it cannot entirely be ruled out that Zoom may also have access to personal data outside the EU/EEA. An adequate data protection level is established by concluding EU standard contractual clauses in accordance with Article 46 (2c) GDPR.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you. You can contact us at any time for information. For an information request that is not written, we ask for your understanding that we may require proof from you that you are the person you are claiming to be. Furthermore, you have a right to correction or deletion or restriction of processing insofar as you are entitled to this by law. Finally, you have the right to object to processing within the framework of the legal regulations and the right to revoke your consent at any time.

A right to data portability also exists within the framework of the data protection regulations.

Deletion of data

We generally delete personal data when there is no need for further storage.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You have the right to appeal about the processing of personal data by us to a supervisory authority for data protection.

Changes to this data protection notice

We revise this data protection notice in case of changes in data processing or other occasions that make this necessary. The current version can always be found on this internet page.

The data protection officer of NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is:

for our companies within Germany
datenschutz nord GmbH which you can contact via, Tel.: +49 421 69 66 32 0

for our companies outside Germany
FIRST PRIVACY GmbH which you can contact via, Tel.: +49 421 69 66 32 0.