Notes on data protection according to European GDPR
Welcome to the AGROLAB website. We are delighted you are interested in our services. Protecting your data is important to us, which is why we would like to explain below how we handle your data. We respect the GDPR and national privacy laws, as every company and every citizen should do. If you have any questions about the handling of your personal data which are not covered in this privacy statement, please feel free to contact our data protection officer.
Responsible for the processing of your personal data is AGROLAB GmbH or the AGROLAB location that you have commissioned.
Data protection officer of the AGROLAB GROUP
Jenaer Str. 1
Telefon: +49 8765 80 710 11
We store personal data if you share it with us, e.g. if you fill out our contact form or place an order (also via ALOORA), or for technical administration. Your communication of this data is expressly done on a voluntary basis and therefore with your consent. If this concerns details about communication channels (for example email addresses, phone numbers), you also consent to us contacting you via these communication channels if necessary in order to respond to your requests. Of course, you can withdraw your declaration of consent for the future at any time. To do this, please contact our data protection officer. We also receive personal information from enquiry bureaus and publicly available sources such as: trade or club registries. We process your personal data always in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act as well as all other relevant laws and regulations. We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. in communication via email) may involve gaps in security. Absolute protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically communicates to us. This is:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system in use
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be associated with specific individuals. Your IP address will be pseudonymized. Aggregation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to subsequently review this information if we become aware of concrete evidence of unlawful use.
If you send AGROLAB enquiries using the contact form, we store your details from the contact form, including the contact detail which you enter, for the purpose of handling of the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass this data on without your consent.
If you want to receive the “AGROLAB Radar” newsletter, on offer on the AGROLAB website, we require an email address for you as well as information which allows us to verify that you are owner of the email address entered and agree to receipt of the newsletter. No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively to send the information requested and do not pass it on to third parties. The consent given to the storage of the data, the email address, and its use for the sending of the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time usually through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions from the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files which are saved on your computer and allow for analysis of the use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the provider of this website in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and use of the internet for the website provider. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not aggregated with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions on this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin which can be found under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Opposition to data collection
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows for the generation of reports which contain statements concerning the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third party providers. This data cannot be associated with a specific individual. You can deactivate this function at any time in the display settings in your Google account, or generally deny the collection of your data by Google Analytics as specified in the point “Opposition to data collection”.
This site uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries which you send to us, the site provider. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is active, the data which you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
AGROLAB has taken extensive protective measures in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, deletion, or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adjusted for technological progress.
Transmission of data to third parties
Data is only passed on to third parties except AGROLAB-sites for the purposes contract processing or with your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time. Personal data is not passed on or sold unless we are legally obligated to do so. Insofar as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured through legal measures that these external service providers comply with the provisions of the data protection laws.
Right to disclosure, deletion, blocking
You have the right to request information concerning your stored personal information, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing free of charge at any time, as well as the right to correction and blocking of this data. Due to other regulations, order data can be deleted at the earliest 10 years after completion of the order.
Laboratory analysis does not fall under Art 28 GDPR
AGROLAB’s laboratory service is not classified as a commissioned processing.
Since the core of AGROLAB's activities is not the processing of personal data, but the independent scientific analysis of various samples, no commissioned processing is seen here. Even if the laboratory "incidentally" comes into contact with personal data such as addresses or names of natural persons, this does not make its activity a "processing of personal data on commission".
We checked this interpretation by a specialised lawyer for data protection. Officially, this is also confirmed by the Bavarian Supervisory Authority (BayLDA on the subject of commissioned processing). Here, the "material analysis on behalf" is explicitly not classified as commissioned processing, even in the case of medical laboratory analysis, because the focus is on the independent expert analysis by the laboratories. In the case of AGROLAB, this assessment is even clearer because we are not even dealing with human material as samples.
For any questions regarding personal data, you can contact our data protection officer
Data protection officer
Our data protection officer is happy to answer any questions you may have on this matter:
Jenaer Str. 1
Phone: +49 8765 80 710 11
Links to websites from other providers
Our web pages may contain links to websites from other providers to which this privacy statement does not extend. Insofar as the collection, processing or use of personal data is associated with the use of web pages from other providers, please see the data protection information provided by the appropriate provider.
Changes to the privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement under consideration of the applicable data protection regulations. March 2021 version.