Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH

We value your trust and use the utmost care and security to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. The processing of personal data on our website takes place in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) valid from 25.05.2018, the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Federal Telemedia Act (TMG).

Responsible entity

Responsible entity within the meaning of the BDSG or the GDPR  is 

Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH

Große Bleiche 35-39

55116 Mainz

Phone: +49 (0) 6131-4909200 

E-Mail: kontakt@closebrothers.com

The Data Protection Officer

For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and in case of information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Datenschutz@closebrothers.com

Data Processing on our Website

When you visit our website, our web server makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data is recorded and stored until an automatic deletion: 

  • IP address of the requesting processor
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the downloaded file
  • volume of data transmitted
  • indication whether download was successful
  • data identifying the browser software and operating system.

We record the data to enable you to visit the website (connection setup), for reasons of system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize the internet service. This data is not used for identifying a particular person. A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out, the data will furthermore be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

Under the terms of the GDPR, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. 

Collection, processing and use of personal data

During data processing, your concerns with regard to data protection are taken into account at all times in accordance with the legal provisions. We only collect your personal data, if you disclose it to us voluntarily when getting into contact with us or when you ask us to make you an offer (e.g. your name, e-mail address or your address). We process the disclosed data without your express consent solely for the purpose to answer your questions. After having answered your questions, your data will be blocked for further usage unless you have consented expressly in the further processing of your data.

Under the terms of the GDPR, the legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Use of cookies

In order to make the visit of our website www.closeassetfinance.de even more comfortable for you and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used as identifiers. We transmit this via your web browser to the hard disk of your computer and can read it during your current visit (so-called "session cookies"). In addition, we also use persistent cookies that are stored on your hard drive for up to a maximum of one year, allowing us to recognize your browser the next time you visit it. Please note that certain cookies are already set as soon as you visit our website. Our cookies are protected against being read by third parties using the security standards of your browser. You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer through appropriate settings in your browser. However, this may limit the functionality of our websites for you.

Creation of pseudonymized user profiles for the purpose of web analysis

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how you use the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, Google will previously truncate your IP address within the Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the whole IP address is sent to one of Google’s servers in the USA to be truncated there. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not brought together with other data held by Google. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by contacting Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and processing by Google of the data produced by the cookie and referred to your visit on the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that you can find if you open the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Under the terms of the GDPR, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Pardot Marketing Automation System

This website uses the Pardot Marketing Automation System ("Pardot MAS") from Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA ("Pardot"). Pardot is a software for the collection and evaluation of the use of a website by website visitors. Pardot participates in the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. For more information about Pardot's handling of personal information from the European Union, see the Safe Harbor notice: www.pardot.com/company/legal/safe-harbor-notice. For general information about Pardot's Safe Harbor program and current Safe Harbor certification, visit www.export.gov/safeharbor.

When visiting our website, the Pardot MAS captures your click path and creates an individual usage profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used to enable the recognition of your browser. All cookies receive only the generated number code. When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked to confirm the Cookie-Acceptance-banner by clicking on the "Continue" link. By continuing to use our website, you also agree to the use of cookies and agree to the use of cookies by Pardot.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by contacting Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH. In addition, you can deactivate the creation of pseudonymized user profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies of the domain "pardot.com" are not accepted. However, this can lead to certain restrictions when using our website.

Under the terms of the GDPR, the legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

SessionCam

Further, this website uses the SessionCam analysis tool of SessionCam Ltd, St Vedast House, St Vedast Street, Norwich NR1 1BT, United Kingdom. This cookie records mouse movement, click behavior, and scrolling within the website to understand how users use our website. This way, we can constantly improve our website and make it interesting for you.

The data are always collected pseudonymously. For more information, visit https://sessioncam.com/privacy-policy-cookies/. 

When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked to confirm the Cookie Acceptance banner by clicking on the "Continue" link. By continuing to use our website, you also agree to the use of cookies and agree to the use of cookies by SessionCam.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by contacting Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH. You can also disable the creation of pseudonymized usage profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser to not accept cookies from the "sessioncam.com" domain. However, this can lead to certain restrictions when using our website.

Under the terms of the GDPR, the legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Right to information, correction, blocking and deletion of your data 

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you have a right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored data and, where applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Fulfillment of information obligations according to the GDPR:

Under the terms of the GDPR, you are entitled to the following legal data subjects if their requirements are met:

  • Right to information about your data stored with us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR,
  • Right to correct incorrect data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR,
  • Right to delete the data stored by us according to Art. 17 GDPR,
  • Right to restriction of the processing of the data stored with us according to Art. 18 GDPR,
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR,
  • Right to complain to a competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates provisions of the GDPR.

Right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. (1) sentence f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

 

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