Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personalinformation is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protectioncan be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found inthe website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.Other dataare collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as thebrowser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon asyou enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze howvisitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose ofits collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact usat any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and dataprotection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookiesand analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from thisdata. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in thefollowing privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data asconfidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with whichyou could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It alsoexplains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches.Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

KACO new energy GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Str.1
74172 Neckarsulm

Telephone: 07132 38180
Email: info@kaco-newenergy.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means ofprocessing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time withfuture effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request maystill be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competentregulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the dataprotection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and theircontact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode. html .

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automaticallydelivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of datato another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidentialcontent, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in yourbrowser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's addressbar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of yourpersonal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You alsohave the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in ourlegal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements withregard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right totake specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

KACO new energy GmbH
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Carl-Zeiss-Str.1
74172 Neckarsulm

Telephone: 07132-38180
Email: datenschutz@kaco-newenergy.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make ourwebsite more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved byyour browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookiesremain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you nextvisit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basiswhether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies undercertain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookiesmay limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such asthe shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimateinterest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (suchas those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in"server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or formeasures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contactdetails you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without yourpermission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. Youmay revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before wereceive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for itsstorage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutoryprovisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used forthe purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested duringregistration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use theemail address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revokeyour consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed beforewe receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website.Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

5. Social media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025,USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebookplugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin.This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on theFacebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebookprofile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator ofthis site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. Formore information, please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://dede. facebook.com/policy.php .

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of yourFacebook account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by TwitterInc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet”function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data willalso be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of thecontent of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, pleasego to https://twitter.com/privacy .

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings .

Instagram plugin

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road,Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages withyour Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the providerof this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use byInstagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

LinkedIn plugin

Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court,Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to theLinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn“Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visitto our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge ofthe content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.

More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

XING Plugin

Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg,Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XINGservers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are storednor is usage behavior evaluated.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by 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 that allow ananalysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usuallytransmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest inanalyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within theEuropean Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States.Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use thisinformation on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on websiteactivity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IPaddress transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish topoint out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also preventthe data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and theprocessing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie willbe set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: DisableGoogle Analytics .

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en .

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strictrequirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements aboutthe age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-partyvisitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at anytime by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analyticsas described in the section "Refusal of data collection".

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of GoogleAdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043,USA.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google AnalyticsRemarketing to the crossdevice capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayedbased on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. yourmobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account forthis purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotionalmessaging.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Googleauthenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to ourGoogle Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your GoogleAccount; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ .

The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give orwithdraw from Google per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (forexample, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6(1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotionalpurposes.

For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ .

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway,Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversiontracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expireafter 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the websiteand the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to thatpage.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWordsadvertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWordsadvertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad andwere redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used topersonally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling theGoogle Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversiontracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzinguser behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ .

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basiswhether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies undercertain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookiesmay limit the functionality of this website.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a humanor by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on variouscharacteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis,reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movementsmade by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis istaking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its sitefrom abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ andhttps://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html .

Facebook Pixel

Our website measures conversions using visitor action pixels from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, PaloAlto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").

These allow the behavior of site visitors to be tracked after they click on a Facebook ad to reach the provider's website.This allows an analysis of the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes andtheir future optimization.

The data collected is anonymous to us as operators of this website and we cannot use it to draw any conclusions about ourusers' identities. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook, which may make a connection to your Facebookprofile and which may use the data for its own advertising purposes, as stipulated in the Facebook privacy policy . This will allow Facebook to displayads both on Facebook and on third-party sites. We have no control over how this data is used.

Check out Facebook's privacy policy to learn more about protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

You can also deactivate the custom audiences remarketing feature in the Ads Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen . You will first need to log intoFacebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can opt out of usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of theEuropean Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ .

7. Newsletter

MailChimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your emailaddress) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.

MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU)and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in theemail (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp's servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newslettermessage has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time ofretrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. Itis used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used tobetter tailor future newsletters to your interests.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from thenewsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletterdirectly on the website.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to thenewsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel yoursubscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes(e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For details, see the MailChimp privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/ .

Completion of a data processing agreement

We have entered into a data processing agreement with MailChimp, in which we require MailChimp to protect the data of ourcustomers and not to disclose said data to third parties. This agreement may be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/ .

8. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loadsthe required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that ourweb page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractivepresentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, MountainView, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google serverin the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of placesspecified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .