Name and contact details of the person responsible:
Kärcher Futuretech GmbH
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Popp
71409 Schwaikheim, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)7195 / 14 - 0
(hereinafter: Futuretech) handles all data processing procedures (e.g. collection, processing and transmission) in accordance with the statutory provisions. The following statement gives you an overview of what kind of data is collected, how it is used and passed on, what security measures Futuretech takes to protect your data and how you can exercise your rights.
Contact / Data Protection Officer
If you - as the person concerned - have any questions regarding data protection or your rights, please contact the data protection officer at:
Data Protection Officer Kärcher Futuretech GmbH
§ 1 Collection, use and storage of personal data
If you use Futuretech's online offer, Futuretech collects various data from you, in some cases also so-called personal data. This is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject").
1. Visiting the Futuretech websites in general
When visiting the Futuretech websites, you transmit data to our web server via your Internet browser (for technical reasons). The following data is recorded during a running connection for communication between your Internet browser and our web server:
- Date and time of the request
- Name of the requested file
- Page from which the file was requested
- Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
- Web browser and operating system used
- Complete IP address of the requesting computer
- Transferred data volume
For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, these data are temporarily stored by us. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data.
Legal basis of the storage is § 15 TMG and article lit. f) GDPR.
Further personal information is only collected if you provide it voluntarily, for example as part of an inquiry or registration. Depending on the area concerned, Futuretech uses the personal data you provide to answer your enquiries, to process your order and for the purpose of technical administration of the websites. In detail, the use in the respective areas follows as follows:
2. Contact forms
If you contact Futuretech via a contact form on the Futuretech website, the data you provide will be stored so that your message can be forwarded to the correct contact person. This is done in accordance with article 6 lit b) GDPR for processing your request. Your data provided via a contact form will not be used for any other purposes, especially not for advertising. After answering your inquiry we will delete your inquiry and the related personal data.
3. Application at Futuretech
In order to carry out the application procedure, the personal data you provide will be processed and used in accordance with Article 6 lit. b) GDPR or § 26 BDSG.
Futuretech is supported in the application process by interpool Personal GmbH, Berliner Allee 24, 13088 Berlin, which receives the applicant data as part of the application process.
§ 2 Transfer and deletion of personal data
1. Visiting the Futuretech websites
The data stored when merely visiting the Futuretech websites (§ 1) will not be passed on to third parties.
2. Contact form
Only if your inquiry or remark is made to another company of Futuretech GmbH other than the company whose contact form you have used, your message and the associated data will be transmitted to the correct contact person within the correct company. The data you have entered in a Futuretech online contact form will not be passed on to other third parties unless you are specifically notified of this.
3. Transmission to authorities and other public bodies
Your data will only be passed on to third parties outside of Futuretech, if the responsible public authority or state institution orders its disclosure in individual cases, then Futuretech is obliged to do so.
§ 3 Safety note
1. General technical and organizational measures:
Futuretech has taken a variety of security measures to adequately protect personal information.
All data stored at Futuretech is protected by physical and technical measures as well as procedural measures that restrict access to the information to specially authorized persons in accordance with this data protection declaration.
The Futuretech websites are located behind a software firewall to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. In addition, only employees who need the information to perform a specific task will have access to personal information. These employees are trained in security and privacy practices and will keep your information confidential.
2. Secure data transmission
The transmission of your personal data within the framework of an order process in the online shop is encrypted using the industry standard Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology (SSL encryption version 3).
§ 4 Cookies / usage-related advertising (behavioural advertising)
Pursuant to § 15 Section 3 TMG and article 6 lit. f) GDPR, Futuretech creates user profiles for purposes of advertising, market research or for the demand-oriented design of Futuretech websites, provided the user does not object to this. Their possibility of objection is described in the individual technical measures.
"Cookies" are used for behavioural targeting on our website. These are text files by means of which data containing usage information (websites visited, number of visits, visiting times, length of stay on individual pages, etc.), i.e. usage profiles, are stored on your hard disk. These user profiles are anonymized and evaluated in a technical (statistical) evaluation procedure, in order to enable a selection related to the interests of the respective user when Internet advertising (e.g. banners) is uploaded to other websites. In no case personal data such as name, address, e-mail address are stored in the cookies.
2. Adobe Analytics
This website also uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"). Adobe Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. If the information generated by the cookie about the use of the website is transmitted to an Adobe server, the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geolocalization and replaced by a generic IP address before storage.
3. Use of Google Maps
For detailed instructions on how to manage your information about Google products, please visit https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190.
4. Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged in into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing our YouTube videos.
If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to expect cookies while viewing YouTube videos. Youtube also saves non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.
Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
§ 5 Your rights
You have the right to be informed at any time about the data stored concerning your person, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing. Please contact the data protection officer of Futuretech.
2. Objection (market research)
You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes. Please send a short e-mail to (no reason required).
3. Withdrawal of consent (e.g. newsletter dispatch)
You can withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data by Futuretech, for example for sending you the Futuretech newsletter, at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter, please click on the link "Unsubscribe newsletter" in one of the received newsletter e-mails at the very bottom. In all other cases, please contact the data protection officer of Kärcher Futuretech GmbH.
4. Your other rights
You have the right to correct or delete or to limit the processing of your personal data, a right of objection to future processing and a right to data transferability.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are staying, working or the place of suspected infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to data protection rules.
5. Competent supervisory authority
You can also contact the responsible supervisory authority of Futuretech, the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg, Königstraße 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, phone 0711/615541-0, fax 0711/615541-15, https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/ e-mail: in the event of complaints regarding the use of your personal data. The online complaint form can be found at: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/online-beschwerde/