The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use of personal data during your visit to our homepage is very important to us. Your data will be protected within the legal regulations. In the following, we would like to inform you about the type and range of the processing of personal data via this website in accordance with Article 13 of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
I. Information about the company responsible
Phone: +49 (0) 228 – 28077-00
II. Information on the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our external Data Protection Officer:
Mr. Arndt Halbach of GINDAT GmbH
Wetterauer Str. 6, 42897 Remscheid
Phone: +49 (0) 2191 / 909 430
III. Data processing on the website
Your visit to our website is logged. We collect mainly the following data that your browser sends to us:
- IP address currently used by your PC or router
- Date and time
- Browser type and version
- the operating system of your PC
- Pages you have visited
- Name and size of the requested file(s)
- URL of the referring website, if applicable.
This data is collected solely for the purposes of data security, to improve our website and for error analysis on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 f DSGVO. The IP address of your computer is only evaluated anonymously (shortened by the last 3 digits). Besides, you can visit our website without giving any personal information.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet can have security gaps (e.g. when communicating by email). A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. You should therefore send us confidential data in an alternate way, e.g. by postal mail.
Personal data (e.g. your name, address or contact data) that you provide us with voluntarily, e.g. as part of an inquiry or otherwise, will be stored by us and processed only for correspondence with you and solely for the purpose for which you have made this data available to us. The processing of these data is based on art. 6 par. 1 a; 6 par. 1 f. DSGVO.
You can register on our homepage to use additional features on the site. We use the data submitted only for the purpose of utilizing the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory data requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration. For important changes, such as modifications to the product range or technically necessary adjustments, we will use the email address provided during registration to inform you. The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal note by email. The legality of the data already processed remains unaffected by the revocation. We store the data obtained during registration for as long as you are registered on our website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain valid.
We offer you the option to order a newsletter on our homepage. Personal data is collected from you when subscribing. To make sure that the newsletter was ordered by you or your email address, you will first receive a confirmation email. Only if you click on the activation link, you will be added to our distribution list and will receive the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter is logged for verification purposes (IP address, date, time). You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by notifying us. This includes using the link at the end of each newsletter to cancel it. The legal basis is Article 6 paragraph 1a DSGVO.
Safe data transfer
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the latest technical standards for encryption (SSL) via HTTPS
IV. Recipients of personal data
For the implementation and handling of processing procedures, we may use external data processing services.
To be specific, we have engaged service providers to send out the newsletter and host our website.
All agreements with our service providers are based on the regulations of Art. 28 DSGVO, which contain the legally required clauses on data protection and data security.
V. Data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. 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. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 f) DSGVO.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in rare cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizelp" to guarantee an anonymized version of the IP address.
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 activities and to provide further services to the website operator related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
The legal basis for data processing is Art 6 Para. 1 f DSGVO.
VI. Google Maps
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in 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 an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
To protect your requests via internet form we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query helps determine whether the entry is entered by a human or improperly by automatic machine processing. The query includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the service reCAPTCHA to Google. For this purpose your submission will be transmitted to Google and further used there. Your IP address will, however, be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
This service is performed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO
VIII. Social Media / Plugins
Facebook-Plugins (Like & Share-Button)
On our pages we have integrated plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" ("Like") on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:
If you do not want Facebook to track your visit If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted immediately after closing your browser (so-called session cookies).
Other cookies remain on your end device and make it possible to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).
Data processing in connection with cookies is only used to provide the necessary functionality of our online offer and is based on our legitimate interest according to Art 6 I f) DSGVO.
If you do not wish cookies to be used, you can set your browser to reject cookies. Please note, that in this case you may not be able to use all features of our website.
X. Your rights
In accordance with §§ 15-21 DSGVO, you can assert the following rights regarding the personal data processed by us if the conditions described below are met.
Right of information
You have a right to receive information about the personal data that concerns you and is processed by us.
Right of rectification
You can request the correction of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data.
Right to erasure
You have the right to have personal data concerning you deleted, in particular if one of the following reasons applies
- Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing of your data was based.
- You have asserted a right of objection against the processing
- Your data has been processed unlawfully.
However, the right to deletion does not exist if the legitimate interests of the party responsible are in conflict. These can be e.g.
- personal data are necessary for the assertion, execution or defense of legal claims.
- deletion is not possible due to the obligation to retain data
If data cannot be deleted, there may be a right to restrict processing (subsequently).
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to demand the restriction of processing your personal data if
- you deny the accuracy of the data and we therefore check the correctness,
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse deletion and request a restriction in use instead
- we no longer need the data, but you do so in order to assert, execute or defend legal claims,
- you have filed an objection against the processing of your data but it is not yet certain whether our justified reasons outweigh your reasons.
Right to data transmission
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us with in a structured, standard and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without interference from us, as long as the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing by us is carried out with the help of automated procedures.
Right of withdrawal
The individual concerned shall have the right to object at any time, on grounds to his or her specific situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f); this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.
XI. Indicative time limits for data erasure
Unless there is a statutory retention requirement, the data will be deleted or destroyed when it is no longer necessary for the purpose of the data processing. Different terms apply to the retention of personal data. Data relevant for tax purposes is usually stored for 10 years, other data is usually kept for 6 years according to commercial law regulations. The duration of storage may also be governed by the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, under sections 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), are generally three years, but in certain cases may be up to thirty years.
XII. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Under Art. 77 DSGVO, every individual has a right of appeal to a supervisory authority if he or she believes that the processing of personal data about him or her violates the DSGVO. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is located.