Thank you for your interest in our web site. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Harmony. The use of the Internet pages of Harmony is possible without submitting any personal data, however if a visitor wants to use special services via our web site, such as membership or contacting us, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the visitor.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a visitor shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Harmony. By means of this data protection declaration, our web site would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, visitors are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, Harmony has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data that is processed through this web site. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every visitor is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone, Email etc.
2. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
The IT Manager.
Harmony A E Ltd
Dauntsey Lock, Chippenham SN15 4HD
3. Collection of general data and information
The web site of Harmony collects a series of general data and information when a visitor or automated system calls up the web site. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected information may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the web site from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Harmony does not draw any conclusions about the visitor. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our web site correctly, (2) optimise the content of our web site as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and web site technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Harmony analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a visitor.
4. Registration on our web site
The visitor has the possibility to register on the web site of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the visitor are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service or payment processor) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.
By registering on the web site of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the visitor, date and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offences. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the visitor, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the visitor contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data records of the controller.
The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each visitor as to what personal data are stored about the visitor. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the visitor, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the visitor in this respect as contact persons.
8. Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the visitor is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is Harmony subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the visitor or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in Harmony and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the above mentioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Harmony or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the visitor which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the visitor is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
9. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. of GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all our employees and/or shareholders.
10. Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
11. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement;
Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the visitor to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the visitor provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The visitor is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when Harmony signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the visitor could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the visitor, the visitor must contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Harmony clarifies to the visitor whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.
12. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.