Protecting your personal data during the processing of personal data when you visit our website is important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with statutory provisions. In the following, we would like to inform you about the nature and scope of the processing of personal data through this website in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
I. Information on the responsible controller
Am Bruch 5
Fon: +49 2191-9837- 0
II. Information on the data protection officer
Our external data protection officer is happy to answer any questions about data protection:
Mr Arndt Halbach, GINDAT GmbH
Wetterauer Str. 6, 42897 Remscheid, Germany
Tel.: +49-2191 / 909 430
III. Data processing through the website
Your visit to our website is recorded. We generally collect the following data that your browser sends to us:
- IP address currently used by your computer or your router
- Date and time
- Browser type and version
- Operating system of your computer
- Webpages you visit
- Name and size of requested file(s)
- URL of referral website, if applicable
This data is only collected for the purposes of data security, improving our website offer and analysing errors based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The IP address of your PC is only analysed in anonymised form (shortened by the last three digits). In all other respects, you are able to visit our website without providing information on your identity.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (such as email communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties. Confidential data should therefore be sent to us by other means, such as by post.
The data processor processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of conducting the application process. Legal basis is § 26 Abs. 1 S. 1 BDSG. Processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant transmits to the data processor corresponding application documents electronically, such as by email or using an online form on the website. Should the data processor conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data shall be stored for the purpose of executing the employment relationship in accordance with statutory provisions. If the data processor does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be deleted following the staffing of the vacancy in accordance with statutory provisions provided such deletion is not opposed by any other legitimate interests of the data processor. Other legitimate interests in this sense includes, for example, evidence in a proceeding according to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Therefor the personal data will be stored during a period of 6 month after finishing the application process.
We can only process applications if they are sent to the email address: „
Personal data (such as your name, address data or contact details) which you voluntarily disclose to us, for example in connection with a request or otherwise, will be stored by us and only processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with this data. This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
We offer you the option to subscribe to a newsletter on our website. Your personal data is collected while registering for the subscription. You will first receive a confirmation email in order to ensure that you wish to subscribe to the newsletter with your email address. Only once you have clicked on the activation link contained in this email will you be included in our email mailing list and receive the newsletter. The newsletter subscription is recorded for documentation purposes (IP address, date and time). You have the option at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter by sending us a corresponding message. In particular, you may also use the link at the end of each newsletter in order to unsubscribe. The legal basis is provided by Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.
To dispatch the newsletter, we use the newsletter service ActiveCampaign, LLC, 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 1230, Chicago, USA. This service provider only processes the data on our behalf and at our instruction in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
Active Campaign is certified according to the "EU-US Privacy Shield". The "Privacy-Shield" is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
Link to Privacy Shield certification: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnH6AAK
We can also use Active Campaign to analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with Active Campaign, a file contained in the email (called a web beacon) connects to Active Campaign's servers. This allows us to determine whether you have opened a newsletter message and which links have been clicked on.
In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
The evaluation of the click behaviour of our newsletter recipients is in our legitimate interest in a target group-oriented design of our offer. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO.
If you do not wish to receive an analysis from Active Campaign, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. Unfortunately it is not possible to send the newsletter without such an analysis.
Secure data transmission
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (SSL) via HTTPS, which accord with state-of-the-art technology.
IV. Recipients of personal data
We may utilise service providers in connection with data processing in order to perform and execute processes.
Specifically, we have involved service providers for the purposes of sending the newsletter and hosting our website.
Contractual relationships are established with our service providers, which meet the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR; the contractual provisions contain the statutorily required points on data protection and data security.
V. Data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Ireland Ltd. („Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail:
In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded on this website with the code ‘anonymizeIp’, in order to ensure the anonymised collection of the IP address.
Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Moreover, you may prevent the collection of the data obtained by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
The basis for data processing is your consent, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by choosing the setting in our consent tool
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.
VI. Google Tag Manager
The website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. No cookies are placed and no personal data is collected. Google Tag Manager activates other tags which may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation is performed at the domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags provided that they are implemented with Google Tag Manager. More information about Google Tag Manager can be found via the following link:
The tracking measure is conducted on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 f) GDPR.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
To protect your requests submitted via online form, we use the service reCAPTCHA provided by the company Google Inc. (Google). This query serves to determine whether an entry has been made by a person or improperly by means of an automated machine program. The query involves the sending of the IP address and other data that may be required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your entry is transmitted to Google, where it is further processed. Your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This service is performed on behalf of the operator of this website.
The service is conducted on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 f) GDPR.
VIII. Open Street Maps
This website uses the map service from the open-source-project “OpenStreetMap” (OSM) via an API.
In order to use the functions of Open Street Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a OSM-server. The provider of this website has no influence on the data processing of OSM.
The use of Open Street Maps occurs in the interest of providing an attractive presentation of our website offers and allowing the user to find the locations indicated on our website more easily. This constitutes a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
IX. Google Adwords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail:
You may also withdraw your consent at any time by changing the settings in our consent-tool (link to your consent-tool)
X. Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail:
You may also withdraw your consent at any time by changing the settings in our consent tool
XI. Tidio LLC
In order to better communicate with you and to be able to quickly answer questions regarding the online platform, we use the chat function of Tidio Life Chat of the company Tidio LLC, 180 Steuart St, CA 94119, San Francisco, USA (hereinafter: "Tidio Live Chat"). Find more information on: https://www.tidio.com
If you have any questions regarding our products, our online shop, the website or our company, you can reach us via the chat window of Tidio Live Chat an send us a message. You will be informed if someone is online at the moment to answer you immediately. If this is not the case, you can still leave a message.
The data will be processed exclusively for the processing of the conversation. We carry out the aforementioned processing for the purpose of customer care and to improve our services. The legal basis is accordingly our predominant legitimate interest in the sense of Art (1) f) DSGVO. We delete the data arising in this connection after the processing is no longer necessary.
Further information on data protection at Tidio can be found at https://www.tidio.com/privacy-policy/.
You have the possibility to object to the processing of your personal data for contact requests at any time. In such a case the processing of the request cannot be continued.
XII. Social media
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail:
Some of the cookies we use are deleted directly after you close your browser (‘session cookies’).
Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable your browser to be recognised when you next visit the website (‘persistent cookies’).
Data processing in connection with cookies, which only serve to facilitate the functionality of our website offer, occurs on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
In all other cases the processing is carried out on the basis of your consent, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time by changing the settings in our consent tool
XIV. Your rights
According to Articles 15–21 GDPR, you may exercise the following rights with respect to personal data we store provided the relevant requirements of the GDPR are met.
Right of access
You have the right to access information about your personal data that we process.
Right to rectification
You are able to request the correction of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data.
Right to erasure
You have the right to the deletion of your personal data, in particular on the basis of one of the following reasons:
- Your personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
- You withdraw your consent on which the processing of your data was based.
- You have asserted a right of objection to processing.
- Your data was unlawfully processed.
The right of erasure does not apply, however, if such deletion is opposed by the legitimate interest of the controller. For instance, this may include:
- Personal data that is required for the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims.
- Deletion is not possible due to retention obligations.
Insofar as data cannot be deleted, you may exercise a right to the restriction of processing (as follows).
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, if:
- You dispute the correctness of the data and we must therefore review the correctness.
- The processing is unlawful and you decline data erasure and instead request restriction of use.
- We no longer require the data, but you still need the data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have submitted an objection to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate interests prevail over your interests.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly available and machine-readable format. Moreover, you have the right to have us transmit this data to another controller without hindrance by us, provided that the processing is based on a contract or consent, and our processing takes place with the aid of automated processes.
Right to object
You have the right at any time to submit an objection to the processing of your personal data, which takes place based on Art. 6 1) e) or f), for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on one of these conditions. Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on a consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Right to withdraw
If the processing of your personal data is based on a consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
XV. Statutory deadlines for the erasure of data
Insofar as no statutory retention obligation applies, the data shall be deleted or destroyed once it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of data processing. Various deadlines apply to the retention of personal data. For instance, data of tax relevance is generally stored for ten years, while other data is typically retained for six years in accordance with provisions under the Commercial Code. Furthermore, the storage period may also be determined by statutory limitation periods, which may generally amount to three years in the case of Articles 195 et seqq. of the Civil Code, for example, or in certain cases up to even thirty years.
XVI. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if they believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office.
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Liability for content
As service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these webpages in accordance with general laws (pursuant to Art. 7 (1) Telemedia Act, ‘TMG’). However, as service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate unlawful activity (Articles 8–10 TMG). This shall be without prejudice to obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws. Liability in this connection is only possible from the time we receive knowledge of an actual violation of the law. We will immediately remove the relevant content as soon as we become aware of corresponding violations of the law.
Liability for links
Our offer contains links to the external websites of third parties, over whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we are unable to accept any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of the linked webpages. The linked webpages will be reviewed for possible violations of the law at the time of linking. Unlawful content could not be found at the time of linking. However, it is not feasible to review the content of the linked webpages on an ongoing basis, without specific indications of a violation of the law. We will immediately remove corresponding links as soon as we become aware of violations of the law.