DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
1. DATA PROTECTION OVERVIEW
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data includes all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration below this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the Legal Notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you communicate it to us. One example of this is data that you enter on a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This mainly concerns technical data (such as the Internet browser, operating system or time that the website was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive free of charge at any time information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Under certain circumstances you are also entitled to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For further details please refer to the data protection declaration under the heading „Right to restrict processing“.
Analytical tools and third-parts tools
When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and programs known as analysis programs. The analysis of surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to a natural person.
You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information regarding these tools and your options to object to them in the following data protection declaration.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (referred to as the hoster). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. Primarily, this data may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data that is generated via a website.
The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling a contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b General Data Protection Regulation GDPR) and in the interest of the secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation GDPR).
Accordingly, our hoster will only process your data to the extent required to fulfil its performance obligations and will comply with our instructions in relation to such data.
Conclusion of a contract regarding order processing
3. GENERAL NOTES AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
The operator of these websites takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.
When you use this website various personal data are collected. Personal data includes all data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
We point out that the transfer of data via the internet (for example when communicating via email) can expose security flaws. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
GC Logistics GmbH Co. KG
Wilhelmstr. 43 ∙ D-58332 Schwelm
Phone: +49 (0) 2336-42822-0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Data protection officer as required by law
A data protection officer has been appointed for our company.
(Dekra Zert. DSB)
42477 Radevormwald; Waldstraße 4
Beratungsagentur für Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as in cases of direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
WHERE THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART, 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, INCLUDING PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RELEVANT LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH A PROCESSING IS BASED IS SET OUT IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. THE EVENT YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE OBJECTION, UNLESS WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING AND LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO ITS PROCESSING FOR SUCH A PURPOSE AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING PROFILING, INSOFAR AS IT IS LINKED TO SUCH MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).
Right of appeal to the supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the persons concerned have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place where the alleged violation took place. This right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial recourse.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, for instance orders or enquiries that you send to us as the operator of the website. An encrypted connection can be recognised by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
The data transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties if SSL or TLS encryption is activated.
Information, deletion and correction
Users have the right to free information regarding personal data being held, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To this end you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we will normally require time to verify this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you may request that processing is restricted rather than the data deleted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need them in order to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted rather than the data deleted.
- If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. Until it has been established whose interests take precedence you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data – apart from being stored – may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
Objection to advertising by e-mail
We object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the Legal Notice obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these web pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
4. DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE
Internet pages sometimes assign small text files known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our service more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most cookies we use are referred to as „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
Cookies that are required for the electronic communication process or for the provision of specific features you have requested (such as shopping basket feature), are stored based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to support the technically error-free and optimised provision of their services. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.
If other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
If you send us enquiries using the contact form, details provided in the form, including the contact data, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of any follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
If your enquiry is connected with the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measure this data is processed based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR,. In all other cases processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), provided that this has been requested.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
If your enquiry is connected with the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measure this data is processed based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR,. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us.
The data sent by you via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses „cookies“. These are text files which are stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimise both their website and their advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.
The IP anonymization feature is activated on this website. This means that within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area your IP address is shortened by Google before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
Opposition to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
For more information regarding how Google Analytics handles user information, please see the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic features at Google Analytics
This website uses the „demographic features“ function of Google Analytics. This allows us to generate reports that contain information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website. This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time in the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in the „Opposition to data collection“ section.
User and event-level data stored by Google that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Please see the following link for details: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
6. Plugins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
This web page uses web fonts provided by Google to achieve a uniform font display. Google fonts are installed locally. There is no link to Google servers.
Google Maps (with consent)
This web page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To ensure that privacy on this website is maintained Google Maps is disabled when you first enter this website. A direct connection to Google’s servers is only established if you activate Google Maps (consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transmitted to Google when logging on to this website for the first time.
Once Google Maps has been activated Google Maps will save your IP address. The IP address is then usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer after Google Maps has been activated.
You can find further information about the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use „Google reCAPTCHA“ (hereinafter „reCAPTCHA“) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on this website (such as in a contact form) is made by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (such as IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
Data processing is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their web services from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.