If you are our contact person in your role as the proprietor or agent of a business partner, such as, for example, a (potential) customer, supplier, cooperation partner, service provider, etc., we process the business partner data relating to you for the purpose of a) communicating with you on planned, ongoing, or past business transactions, (b) preparing, implementing and processing business transactions subject to the contractually agreed performance (e.g., fulfillment, delivery, invoicing, postprocessing, customer service, and the assertion of rights and legal claims), c) if you are a (potential) customer in connection with the marketing and sale of our products and services (cf. also 2.5), and (d) the longer-term maintenance of the business relationship in our customer and supplier management systems.
Our contract documents, declarations of consent where applicable, and other information made available to you (e.g. website or general terms and conditions) contain further details and supplementary information on the purposes of personal data processing.
The legal basis of this processing of personal data for a specific purpose is set out in Art. 6 (1) b GDPR (provided that the data are required for the performance of a contract with you, and you yourself are our business partner), in Art. 6 (1) c GDPR (provided that we are subject to legal obligations, such as the Anti-Money Laundering Act, or export control and sanctions legislation), and otherwise in Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (our legitimate interest in the preparation, execution, administration, and communication as part of our business relationship, or the marketing and direct marketing of our products and services).
You may object to the processing of your data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR). We may then provide evidence of overriding reasons for the processing of your data, in order that we can continue to process it.
We shall process your data for the duration of our business relationship, including the preparation and performance of a contract, and, over and above this, in compliance with statutory storage and limitation periods.