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GŁÓWNY INSTYTUT GÓRNICTWA
Plac Gwarków 1
40-166 Katowice
Poland

Tel +48 32 258 16 31
Fax +48 32 259 65 33
gig [at] gig [dot] eu

CENTRAL MINING INSTITUTE
represented by its managing director Stanislaw Prusek Ph.D., M.Eng.

Registration Court:
SĄD REJONOWY KATOWICE-WSCHÓD W KATOWICACH WYDZIAŁ VIII GOSPODARCZY KRAJOWEGO REJESTRU SĄDOWEGO

Registration numbers:
KRS 0000090660, REGON 000023461

VAT identification number:
PL 6340126016

Legally responsible for content:
Alicja Krzemień
akrzemien [at] gig [dot] katowice [dot] pl

Webmaster:
Knut Hirsch
webmaster [at] dmt-group [dot] com

Privacy Policy

1. Name and address of the Controller

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature are the

group companies of TÜV NORD GROUP, represented by TÜV NORD AG
Am TÜV 1
Hanover
Germany
Phone: +49 511 998-0
E-mail: privacy(at)tuev-nord.de
Website: www.tuev-nord.de

 

2. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

Mr Berthold Weghaus
TÜV NORD AG
Am Technologiepark 1
45307 Essen
Germany

Phone.: +49 201 825-2165
E-mail: bweghaus(at)tuev-nord.de
Website: www.tuev-nord.de

 

3. Use of cookies

The Internet pages of the TÜV NORD GROUP companies use cookies. Cookies are small files of data that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. The cookies are applied to a webpage when it is loaded and thus enable the user to be assigned. Cookies help to simplify the use of Internet pages for users.

It is possible at any time to object to the use of cookies by changing the settings in the Internet browser accordingly. Set cookies can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

 

4. Creation of log files

Every time you visit the TÜV NORD AG website, an automated system collects data and information. These are stored in the log files of the server.

The following data can be collected:

1. information about the browser type and version used

2. the user's operating system

3. the user's Internet service provider

4. the IP address of the user

5. Date and time of access

6. websites from which the user's system accesses our website

7. websites accessed by the user's system via our website

The processing of this data serves to deliver the contents of our website, to guarantee the functionality of our information technology systems and to optimize our website for the user. The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data of the users.

 

5. Registration on our website

If a person makes use of the opportunity to register on any of our websites, providing personal data, the data will be transmitted to the data controller via the relevant input mask. The data are stored exclusively for the purpose of internal use by the data controller.

During registration, the user's IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services. The data will not be passed on to third parties, except when there is a legal obligation to do so.

Registration of the data is required for the provision of some content or services. Registered persons have the possibility to delete or modify the stored data at any time. The person concerned may receive information about the personal data stored about him or her at any time.

 

6. Newsletter

If you subscribe to our company's newsletter, the data will be transmitted in the respective input mask to the person responsible for processing.

When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time.

Likewise, consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

7. Possibilities to contact us

This website of a TÜV NORD GROUP company contains a contact form that can be used for making electronic contact. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. Personal data for any person contacting the controller through one of these channels shall be stored automatically. This data is stored solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

 

8. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of the data retention. Furthermore, data may be stored insofar as this is allowed by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible for the processing is subject.

As soon as the storage purpose ceases to apply or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted.

 

9. Rights of the data subject

If any personal data relating to your person are processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

 

9.1 Right to information

You can ask the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning you is processed by us.

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information:

a. the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

b. the categories of personal data processed;

c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;

d. the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;

e. the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limitation of the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

g. any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected directly from the data subject;

h. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22, (1) and (4) of the GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning yourself is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 of GDPR in connection with the transmission.

For data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

This right to information may be limited when it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realisation of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.

 

9.2 Right to correction

You have a right to rectification and/or completion by the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible shall make the correction without delay.

For data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

Your right to correction may be limited when it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realisation of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.

 

9.3 Right to limitation of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you is restricted:

a. if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

b. the processing is unlawful and you decline deletion of the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data is restricted;

c. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the intended purposes, but you do need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

d. if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of the GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed - apart from being stored - with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another individual or entity or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the processing restriction is affected according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

For data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

Your right to limitation of processing may be limited when it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realisation of research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of research or statistical purposes.

 

9.4 Right to deletion

9.4.1 You may request the data controller to delete the personal data relating to you immediately and the data controller is obliged to do so if one of the following reasons applies:

a.         The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

b.         You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1), point. a or Art. 9 (2) point. a of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

c.         You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) of the GDPR.

d.         The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

e.         The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.

f.          The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) of the GDPR.

9.4.2 If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) of the GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

9.4.3 The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary:

a. for the exercise of freedom of expression and information;

b. for the performance of a legal obligation, which requires the processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;

c. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) points h and i and Art. 9 (3) of the GDPR;

d. for archiving purposes in public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) of the GDPR when the right referred to in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

9.5 Right to be informed (see 9.1)

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of such recipients by the person responsible.

 

9.6 Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another person without obstruction by the person to whom the personal data was provided, as long as

a. processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a of the GDPR or Art. 9 (2) point a of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b. of the GDPR and

b. processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.

 

9.7 Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6 (1) point e or f of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The data controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling reasons for continuation of the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedom, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for such purposes; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the possibility to exercise your right of objection to the use of automated procedures using technical specifications.

For data processing for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical research purposes:

You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation.

Your right of objection may be limited when it is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the realisation of the research or statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for the fulfillment of the research or statistical purposes.

 

9.8 Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

 

9.9 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You shall not be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect or a significant effect in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:

a. is necessary for the conclusion or execution of a contract between you and the person responsible,

b. is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests; or

c. has been given your express consent.

Decisions referred to in paragraph 2 shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9 (1), unless point a or g of Art. 9 (2) applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

In the cases referred to in points a and c of paragraph 3, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right  to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to consent the decision.

9.10 Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

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 infringement is suspected , if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

 

10. Passing on the data to third parties

This website uses etracker technology to collect and store data for marketing and optimization purposes. These data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser.

Pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs or similar instruments, hereinafter collectively referred to as pixel tags, are used to measure the use of a website and its response rates and to collect statistics. Pixel tags allow us to count the users who visit certain sub-pages of a website and to provide services marked with our brands, and help us to determine and optimise the operation of our Internet pages.

The data collected using etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separately given consent of the person concerned. The collection and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website.

This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display maps and to create route maps.

Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically and the data you have entered by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers.

You can find the terms of use for Google Maps under Terms of use for Google Maps.

You will find detailed details in the data protection center of google.de: Transparency and options as well as data protection regulations.

Google Adwords Remarketing

This website uses Google Remarketing Tags. These are services of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). Google uses cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will then shorten the IP address by the last three digits, so it is no longer possible to uniquely assign the IP address. Google complies with the privacy provisions of the U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Program.

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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Third parties, including Google, serve ads on websites on the Internet. Third-party providers, including Google, use stored cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to this site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The collection and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. You can disable Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising opt-out page. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The collection and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. For more information on Google's terms, please see Google's Privacy Policy.

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

This website also uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. This website also uses Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced through the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.

Adwords customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the setting of a cookie required for this - for example using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the "www.googleadservices.com" domain. Google's privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found under the Google Privacy Policy.

These services are specifically designed for mobile devices (such as smartphones). In some cases, content is loaded from other sources (mainly for reasons of up-to-dateness of the data, e.g. the list of our testing agencies or map material from map providers). Functions are always executed on the mobile device. If we call functions on TÜV NORD servers (e.g. in order to find the nearest test centres on tuev-nord.de for performance reasons at a given location), we discard this data there after the transfer of results. We only process personal data if it is necessary for the purpose of the app or if you have given us your explicit consent. Data will not be passed on to third parties. We reserve the right to statistically evaluate anonymous data records.

Geo-data is used for localization services (e.g. your location at the time of calling up the "...Find next checkpoint" functionality). We do not combine this geo data with your personal data, but use it only for the purpose of localization within the framework of the app or sub-function of an app you have called up. After localization, we discard this geo data. Depending on your mobile device, you can also generally switch off the location option (see information from the manufacturer of your mobile device). In this case, however, the localization function of the app cannot be used.

Data is also stored on your terminal device, personal data is always stored in encrypted form, some data is also stored in unencrypted form (e.g. settings of specific on/off switches of our apps). If your terminal device is lost, misuse by third parties cannot be ruled out. We therefore recommend that you use the device-specific measures against misuse (user lock, etc.). Please refer to the information provided by the manufacturer of your terminal device. You should also use the possibilities to remove personal data from your terminal when passing on the terminal device, e.g. when selling it.

Use of SalesViewer® technology

On this website data for marketing, market research and optimization purposes are collected and stored with the SalesViewer® technology of SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of justified interests of the website operator (Art. 6 Abs.1 lit.f DSGVO).

For this purpose, a javascript-based code is used for the collection and use of company-related data. The data collected with this technology is encrypted using a non-reversible one-way function (hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The collection and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link www.salesviewer.com/opt-out to prevent future collection by SalesViewer® within this website. An opt-out cookie for this website is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

Integration of plug-ins for social networks

Our website uses buttons for social networks:

n  facebook, Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

n  Twitter, Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

n  Xing, XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

n  LinkedIn IrelandAttn: Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

n  Hootsuite, Hootsuite Media Inc., 5 East 8th Avenue. Vancouver, BC, V5T 1R6.

n  YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno CA 94066, USA

The buttons are marked with the logo of the respective social network. However, these are not the usual social plugins, but buttons with stored links. To activate these links you must click on the buttons. As long as these buttons are not clicked, no data is transferred to the social networks. Only when you click on the buttons and thereby declare your consent to communication with the servers of the social network do the buttons become active and the connection is established.

After clicking, the button corresponds to a so-called share plugin. The social network is provided with information about the page you visit, which you can share with your contacts on your social network. If you want to share the information, you must be logged in. If you are not logged in, you will be taken to the login page of the social network you clicked on and you will no longer be on the pages of a TÜV NORD GROUP company. Once you are logged in, the information will be sent that you would like to recommend the respective article.

By activating the button, the social network then also receives information that and when you have called up the corresponding page of our Internet presence, as well as e.g. your IP address, information on the browser used and the language settings. When you click the button, your click is sent to the social network and used according to its data usage guidelines. Please refer to the information for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social network as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Google: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy

Twitter: twitter.com/privacy

Xing: www.xing.com/privacy

youtube: www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

Hootsuite: hootsuite.com/de/legal/privacy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-gast-home-privacy-policy

11. Legal basis of the processing

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

For the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1)(c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another individual require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.

12. Duration of the storage of personal data

Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the data will be routinely deleted, unless there is a need to initiate or fulfill a contract.

13. Foreign language pages

Insofar as parts of the website are also offered in languages other than German, this is exclusively a service for employees, customers and interested parties of TÜV NORD GROUP who do not speak German.