Data Protection

LIMO GmbH (hereinafter called “LIMO”) is pleased that you have visited our website and are interested in our company and our products. It is important to us to protect your personal data throughout the entire business process. We want you to feel secure when you visit our internet pages. Below you will find our policy regarding the protection of your personal data. Please read this information carefully.

1. Collection and processing of data
We collect, store and use your personal data in strict compliance with legal provisions. We use this information as part of our efforts to conduct and enhance our business relationship with you. This allows us to fulfill our obligations to you regarding the provision of service, consulting and support for the purpose of establishing, executing and terminating a contractual obligation, provided that you have granted us consent to do so.

When you visit our web pages, our web servers always temporarily save for security purposes the connection data of the computer connecting to our site, a list of the web pages that you visit within our site, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of the type of browser and operating system used as well as the website through which you linked to our site. Aside from this, personal information is not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, survey, competition, fulfilment of contract or an information request via a contact form.

2. Utilization and passing on of personal data
We use the personal data which you have made available to us exclusively for technical administration of the web pages and to meet your wishes and requests – thus primarily for fulfilment of a contract concluded with you or to answer your queries. LIMO does not share or otherwise disseminate your personal data to third parties unless it is necessary for properly handling your query or unless this is required for the purpose of the contract or unless you have given express consent to do so. For instance, it may be necessary to pass on your address and order data to our contractors when you order products.

3. Use of cookies
The internet pages make use of “cookies”, i.e. short text files that are stored on your computer and which are saved by your browser. These do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to determine how frequently our internet pages are accessed as well as the number of users. They also help us design our offers so that they are as user-friendly and secure as possible for you. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer which your browser stores.

On the one hand, we use so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after you leave our website. On the other, we use “permanent cookies” to retain information about visitors who repeatedly access one of our internet pages. The purpose of these cookies is to be able to offer you an optimal user guidance as well as to recognize your browser at the next visit. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Your name and IP address, etc. are not saved. We do not create an individual profile of your online activities. “Permanent cookies” are stored on your end device until you delete them.

You can set your browser to ask you each time whether to accept a cookie, to accept cookies only for certain websites or to always reject cookies as well as automatically delete any cookies when your browser is closed. However, deactivating the use of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

4. Contact form
If you use a contact form to submit queries to us, the information you provide (including your contact details) will only be used to process the query as well as to assist in follow-up queries, and will also be stored for this purpose.

LIMO does not share or otherwise disseminate your personal data to third parties unless this is required to properly handle your query or necessary for the purpose of the contract. For instance, it may be necessary to share your address and order data with our contractors when you order products.

5. Registration on this website
You can register on our website (using the Login button in the top right-hand corner) to use additional functions offered on the site. The data you enter in doing so will only be used by us to apply the specific offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested in the registration process must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will deny your registration.

For important changes, such as those affecting the scope of an offer, or if modifications are necessary for technical reasons, we will use the email address providing during registration to notify you accordingly.

The data entered during registration will be processed based on your consent (Article 6 (1) letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). You may withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal notification by email. The lawfulness of any data processing that has already taken place shall not be affected by the withdrawal of your consent.

We will store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website, after which we will delete the data. Legally required data storage periods shall not be affected thereby.

6. Newsletter
Our newsletter is designed to provide you with information about LIMO, our products and services as well as upcoming events (e.g. trade fairs).

If you wish to subscribe to the LIMO newsletter then we need your email address as well as information that allows us to confirm your ownership of the indicated email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. In publishing our newsletter, we cooperate with the online marketing company CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Muehlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany (data protection), to whom we may pass on personal data for this agreed purpose only, and with whom we have a data processing agreement (DPA) for data protection.

Your IP address, the date of registration and time of registration as well as your email address will all be saved when you subscribe to the newsletter. This data is stored solely for the purposes of verification in the case that a third-party improperly uses an email address to subscribe to the newsletter without the knowledge of the rightful owner of the address.

Subscription takes place based on a double opt-in mechanism in which the data are encrypted using SSL. Because this is required by law as proof of consent, the data can remain legally stored for as long as the newsletter emails are sent based on said consent; storage for any period extending beyond this is legal for as long as we can assume that proof may still be demanded.

CleverReach uses the reCaptcha service from Google to determine whether a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form is made by a human or a computer. Google uses the following data to verify whether you are a human or a computer: the IP address of the device used, the page that you are visiting within our site and in which the Captcha feature is integrated, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data for the type of browser and operating system used, the Google account (if you are logged into Google), mouse movements over the reCaptcha fields, and questions asking you to identify certain images. The legal basis for the data processing described above is Article 6 (1) letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. There exists on the part of CleverReach a legitimate interest in this data processing for the purpose of ensuring the security of this website and protecting us against automated entries (attacks).

Should you choose to receive our newsletter, please be aware that we use the conversion tracking feature from CleverReach. As part of this feature, the opening and click rates for our newsletter are collected and stored for statistical analysis.

You may withdraw consent to the storage of such data, your email address as well as its use as the target address for the newsletter at any time simply by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by sending an email to newsletter(at)limo.de.

7. Inclusion of third-party services and contents
It may happen that third-party contents such as YouTube videos, cartographic material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This presupposes that the providers of such contents (hereinafter called “third-party providers”) are able to read the user’s IP address. Without an address it is impossible to send such contents to the browser of the respective user. We take care only to permit contents from third-party providers who utilize an IP address merely to supply their contents. However, please note that we have no influence on whether a third-party provider stores IP addresses for statistical purposes.

8. Use of Google Ajax
These pages make partial use of Ajax technology to access corresponding programme libraries on Google servers. In this context we would like to point out that an external Google server located in the USA is accessed in order to retrieve Google Web Fonts for displaying these web pages. It is currently unknown whether Google keeps a protocol of these server requests or makes any other use of this data. However, we assume that any such activities are subject to Google’s own privacy policy. In any case, your IP address will be stored for several months. The same is true of javascript elements that are downloaded from Google servers to ensure browser compatibility (e.g. with IE9).

9. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use “cookies”, i.e. short text files that are stored on your computer in order to analyze user activity on a website. The information generated by the cookie on your usage of this website will normally be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

However, if the IP anonymizer is activated on this website then your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and subsequently shortened. On behalf of the owner of this website, Google will use the information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities as well as to provide services to the website owner in connection with the website usage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked by Google to any other data.

You can deactivate the storing of cookies through the appropriate setting on your browser software. Please note, however, that this may restrict some website functionality. Furthermore, you can prevent any data gathered by the cookie on your usage of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google simply by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

More detailed information on conditions of use and data protection available from  www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or www.google.de/intl/en/policies/.

Please also note that this website has incorporated the feature “anonymizeIp” into Google Analytics in order to ensure that IP addresses are gathered anonymously.

We have a data processing agreement (DPA) with the service provider Google for data protection.

10. Use of products of wiredminds GmbH
We use products of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and wiredminds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this website. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to wiredminds or wiredminds gathers this data directly. wiredminds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, please be aware that the web links contained in the newsletter are also linked to the tracking tool from wiredminds. This allows us to determine which users access our website through the newsletter.

Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time:


We have a data processing agreement (DPA) with the service provider wiredminds for data protection. Information about data protection at wiredminds is available from the following address: https://www.wiredminds.de/en/privacy-statement/

11. Integration of social plugins

Facebook plugins

We use plugins from the social network Facebook on our site. You can identify these plugins by the Facebook logo located on the individual pages of our site. Additional information about Facebook plugins is available from https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_EN. When you visit the pages of our site, your browser will be directly connected to the Facebook server via the plugin. Through this connection, Facebook is notified that our site has been visited from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook button while you are logged into your Facebook account, the contents of our pages will be linked to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account. As the owner of the pages within our site, we neither have nor obtain any knowledge of the contents of the data disclosed via the plugin, or of the use of said data by Facebook. Therefore, we recommend that you obtain additional information about the plugin, as well as the Facebook privacy policy, from https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to collect and process data regarding your visit to the pages within our website, please make sure that you are not logged into your Facebook user account at any time during your visit to the pages of our site.

Twitter plugins
The website we provide uses buttons from the service Twitter. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by a button containing a stylized bird. These buttons can be used to share articles or pages of the website we provide or to follow the owner of this site.

When a user accesses a page within this website and that page contains a Twitter button, the user’s browser will directly connect to the servers at Twitter. The content of the Twitter button is sent directly to the user’s browser by Twitter. The owner of this website therefore has no control over the scope of the data collected by Twitter with the aid of this plugin and hereby notifies the user accordingly of its present knowledge, which is as follows: The IP address of the user and the URL of the specific webpage are only sent when the button is received and are sent for no other purpose than to display the button.

Additional information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

12. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This website uses Web Fonts, which are provided by Google, for a consistent display of its fonts. When you visit a page within this site, your browser downloads the required Web Fonts to your browser cache so that text and fonts can be displayed correctly.

For this to be possible, the browser you are using must connect to the servers at Google. This notifies Google that our website has been accessed from your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts in the interest displaying our online content in a consistent and appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) letter f GDPR.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font on your computer will be used instead.

Additional information about Google Web Fonts is available from https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps map service through an API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of the Google Maps functions requires that your IP address be stored. This information is typically sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. The owner of this website has no control over the transmission of this data.

We use Google Maps in the interest of displaying our online content in an appealing manner and allowing the locations we indicate on the website to be easily found. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) letter F GDPR.

Additional information about how user data is handled can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

13. Security
LIMO takes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost or misused. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted by Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) during transmission. This means that an approved encryption procedure is used for communication between your computer and the servers of Deutsche Post if your browser supports SSL.

Should you wish to contact us by email, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information sent cannot be guaranteed. We therefore recommend that confidential information be sent by post only.

14. Data access, deletion and blocking
You have permanent right of access to personal data that we have stored about you, to categories of recipients who may have received such data and to the purpose of data processing as well as the right to rectify, block or delete this data.

15. Contact
For all matters regarding the protection of your personal data, you can contact the LIMO GmbH Data Protection Officer, who is also available to handle requests for information as well as any suggestions or complaints.

External Company Data Protection Officer:

Marc Maetzig
MMSystemService
Neukuchhausen 42
42349 Wuppertal
Germany

dsb(at)mm-system-service.de

or

LIMO GmbH
Data Protection Officer Marc Maetzig
Bookenburgweg 4-8
44319 Dortmund
Germany

privacy(at)limo.de

Please include LIMO privacy in the subject line.

16. Changes to the privacy policy
We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time, in particular to incorporate your feedback and to reflect changes in legislation or established case law. We therefore recommend that you check this web page regularly in order to remain informed as to how your data is protected and processed.