Data Protection

1. An overview of data protection
General information
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this
Privacy Policy.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during
your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system,
or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to
revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to
demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have
the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection
related issues.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration
below.
2. Hosting
We are hosting the content of our website at the following provider:
WIX
The provider is the Wix.com Ltd., 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel (hereinafter: “WIX”).
WIX is a tool for creating and hosting websites. When you visit our website, WIX analyses user behavior,
visitor sources, region of website visitors and visitor numbers. The WIX stores cookies on your browser,
which are necessary for the presentation of the website and to ensure security (necessary cookies).
Date recorded via WIX may be stored on a variety of servers around the globe. Among other locations, WIX
servers are also located in the USA.
Details can be found in the privacy policy of WIX:
https://de.wix.com/about/privacy.
According to WIX, the transfer of data to the United States as well as other non-EU countries is based on the
standard contract clauses of the EU Commission or comparable warranties pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR. For
details, please go to:
https://de.wix.com/about/privacy-dpa-users.
The WIX is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest the most reliable
presentation of our website. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out
exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of
cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning
of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a
contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website
visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General information and mandatory information
Data protection
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
VITAL PURE METAL SOLUTIONS GmbH
Am Bahnhof 1
38685 Langelsheim
Phone: 05326 507-0
E-mail: info@vital-pms.de
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail
addresses, etc.).
Storage duration
Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain
with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for
deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally
permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the
latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.
General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website
If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or
Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of
explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art.
49 (1)(a) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end
device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The
consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the
implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art.
6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in
the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.
Designation of a data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
disiviva
Daniel Voigtländer
Zeisigweg 11
71397 Leutenbach
Phone: 07195/9772959
E-mail: daniel.voigtlaender@disiviva.de
Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries
Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other from a data
protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal data may
potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that in
these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For
instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security agencies and you as
the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out
that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and permanently archive your personal
data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness
of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE
THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON
GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED
ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS
BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE
WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA,
THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE
PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION
PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE
EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL
DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have
questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to
contact us at any time.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in
the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser
switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small data packages that do
not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session
(session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are
automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device
until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (thirdparty cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third
party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions
would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The
purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions, or for the
provision of certain functions you want to use (e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are
necessary for the optimization (required cookies) of the website (e.g., cookies that provide measurable
insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis
is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of required cookies to ensure the
technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the
cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing occurs exclusively on the basis
of the consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are
placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of
cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies
when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will
separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
Contact form
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a
contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based
on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or
on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a
contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are
processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained; the consent can be
revoked at any time.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Plug-ins and Tools
Google Maps
This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”),
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is
transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website
has no control over the data transfer. In case Google Maps has been activated, Google has the option to use
Google Fonts for the purpose of the uniform depiction of fonts. When you access Google Maps, your
browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache, to correctly display text and fonts.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations
disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If
appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a)
GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in
the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be
revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European
Commission. Details can be found here:
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
6. Online-based Audio and Video Conferences (Conference tools)
Data processing
We use online conference tools, among other things, for communication with our customers. The tools we
use are listed in detail below. If you communicate with us by video or audio conference using the Internet,
your personal data will be collected and processed by the provider of the respective conference tool and by
us. The conferencing tools collect all information that you provide/access to use the tools (email address
and/or your phone number). Furthermore, the conference tools process the duration of the conference, start
and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information”
related to the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all the technical data required for the processing of the
online communication. This includes, in particular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type,
operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker and the type of
connection.

Should content be exchanged, uploaded, or otherwise made available within the tool, it is also stored on the
servers of the tool provider. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud recordings, chat/ instant
messages, voicemail uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards, and other information shared while
using the service.
Please note that we do not have complete influence on the data processing procedures of the tools used. Our
possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. Further information
on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools
used, and which we have listed below this text.
Purpose and legal bases
The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer
certain services to our customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally
simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest in the meaning of Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in question will be used on the basis of this
consent; the consent may be revoked at any time with effect from that date.
Duration of storage
Data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems
immediately after you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the reason for storing the
data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal
retention periods remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the duration of storage of your data that is stored by the operators of the
conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please directly contact the operators of the conference
tools.
Conference tools used
We employ the following conference tools:
Microsoft Teams
We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is the Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place,
South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland. For details on data processing, please refer
to the Microsoft Teams privacy policy:
https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.
Data processing
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a
contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website
visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
7. Custom Services
Handling applicant data
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g., via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing, and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential. Scope and purpose of the collection of data If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 BDSG according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application. If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 BDSG and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system. Data Archiving Period If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies. Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if statutory data retention requirements preclude the deletion.