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Data protection and security

We value your trust and employ the utmost care and maximum security standards in order to protect your personal data from unauthorised access. Your order, personal information and payment details are protected by technical security systems and additional authorisation procedures. This applies, both during data transfer, as well as to the storage on our servers. 


Use of cookies
In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions; we make use of so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us or our affiliates to recognise your browser on your next visit (permanent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or exclude them in general. The functionality of the website may be restricted if cookies are deactivated.

Contact with us
If you contact us via the form on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored for six months in order to process the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. 

 

Data protection statement

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a very high priority for the management of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. As a general rule, usage of the Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H website is possible without the need to specify personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company`s special services through our website, the processing of personal data may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the specific data protection provisions that apply to Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. for the respective country. Through this data protection statement, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal information we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection statement.

As the party responsible for processing, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures in order to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, in general, Internet-based data transmission can have security flaws, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection statement of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. is based on the terminology used by European directives and regulations associated with the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

Among other things, we will use the following terms in this data protection statement:

  • a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the `data subject`). A natural person is considered to be identifiable, directly or indirectly, if they can be identified, especially by means of association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or, one or more special features which expresses or express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

  • b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the responsible party.

  • c) Processing

With or without the help of automated procedures, processing means any process or series of processes related to personal data, such as collecting, recording, organising, sorting, storing, adapting/modifying, reading, retrieving, using, disclosing (by means of transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision) as well as the process of making a comparison or association, restricting, deleting and destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing relates to the selection of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

  • e) Profiling

Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal information in order to evaluate or predict certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, especially aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability and behaviour, including the whereabouts of the natural person and/or his/her change of location.

  • f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation relates to the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organisational measures in order to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Party responsible or party responsible for processing

The party responsible or party responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other entity that, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of such processing are determined by EU law or the law of the member states, the party responsible (or the specific criteria of his designation) may be provided for under EU law or the national law of member states.

  • h) Order processor

The order processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other entity that processes personal data on behalf of the party responsible.

  • i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other entity to which personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under EU law or national law in connection with a particular investigation are not considered as recipients.

  • j) Third parties

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the party responsible, the order processor and persons who are authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the party responsible or the order processor.

  • k) Consent

Consent is any confirmatory act which is voluntarily given by the data subject for the particular case in an informed way and unambiguously expressed in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act, with which the data subject indicates that he/she consents to the processing of the personal data concerning him/her.

2. Contact with the party responsible for the processing

The party responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation can be addressed here: datenschutz@gebol.at.

3. Cookies

The internet pages of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. use cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual`s browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A certain web browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. provides users of this website with services that are more user-friendly, which would not be possible without cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and provision of material on our website can be optimised in terms of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does need not re-enter their credentials each time they visit the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user`s computer system. Another example is the shopping basket cookie in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket by means of a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by correspondingly setting the Internet browser that is used and in doing so; permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that are already set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all usual Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser which is being used, the entire functionality of our website may not be fully usable.

4. The collection of general data and information

Each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system, the website of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H collects a set of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following may be collected: (1) the browser types which are used and versions, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which can be can be controlled on the website by an accessing system (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert hazards in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

When using this general data and information, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. does not draw any inferences about the data subject. Moreover, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimise the content of our website and to publicise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information that is necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack. Therefore, on the one hand, this anonymously compiled data and information are provided by Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. statistically and furthermore, it is evaluated with the aim to increase data protection and data security in our company, in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us in the long run. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Possibilities for contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, the Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. website contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us. This also comprises a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data, voluntarily transmitted by a data subject to the party responsible, is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The party responsible for the processing shall only process and store the personal data of the data subject for the period which is necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, insofar as this has been intended by European directives or regulations or by any other legislator in laws or regulations which the party responsible for the processing is subject to.

If the storage purpose is dispensed with or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to require the party responsible for the processing to confirm whether personal data relating to him/her is being processed. If an affected person wishes to make use of this right of confirmation, they can contact a member of staff who works for the party responsible for the processing at any time.

  • b) Right to information

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to obtain information concerning the personal data stored about him/her at any time from the party responsible for processing data, free of charge, as well as a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations entitle the data subject to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing
    • the categories of personal data which are processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are yet to be disclosed, especially recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
    • the existence of a right to the correction or deletion of the personal data concerning him/her, a restriction of the processing by the party responsible or the right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not compiled by the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
    • The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with art. 22 paras. 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least, in these cases - meaningful information concerning the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

In addition, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If an interested party wishes to exercise this right to information, they may at any time contact a member of staff who works for the party responsible.

  • c) Right to correction

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of correction, they can contact a member of staff who works for the party responsible for the processing at any time.

  • d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to request the party responsible to immediately delete the personal data concerning him/her, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:

    • The personal data has been collected for such purposes, or otherwise processed, for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with art. 6 para. 1a GDPR or art 9 para. 2a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with art. 21 para.1 GDPR, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in accordance with art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under EU law or national law to which the party responsible is subject.
    • The personal data were collected in relation to services offered by the IT company in accordance with art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. will make sure that the deletion is complied with without delay. If one of the reasons stated above applies, and a data subject wants to delete the personal data stored by Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. he/she may do so at any time by contacting a member of staff of the party responsible for the processing for assistance. ------ 

If the personal data has been published by Gebol Handelsgesellschaft mbH and if our company is obliged to delete personal data as the party responsible in accordance with art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft mbH shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including those of a technical nature, to inform other parties responsible for processing the personal data which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other parties responsible to delete all links to this personal data, or to copies or replicas of this personal data, as far as the processing is not required. In individual cases, the member of staff of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. will arrange for the necessary work to be done.

  • e) Right to restrict processing

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to request the party responsible to restrict processing if one of the following conditions applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the party responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful; the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests a restriction on the use of the personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • The data subject objects to the processing in acc. art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the party responsible outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the conditions mentioned above is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H., he/she can contact a member of staff of the party responsible for the processing at any time. The member of staff of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

  • f) Right to data transferability

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to obtain the personal data concerning him/her which has been provided to a party responsible by the data subject in a structured, established and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transfer this data to another party responsible without hindrance by the party responsible to whom the personal data was supplied, provided the processing is based on the consent in accordance with art. 6 para. 1a GDPR, art. 9 para. 2a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with art 6 para. 1b GDPR and processing by means of automated processes, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or exercising public authority, which has been assigned to the party responsible.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transferability in art. 20 para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to ensure the personal data are transmitted directly from one party responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right of data transferability, the data subject may contact a member of staff at Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. at any time.

  • g) Right to object

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right, at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to him/her in accordance with art. 6 para. 1e or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. will no longer process personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject objects to Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. for the purposes of direct marketing, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is the responsibility of Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.

In order to assert the right of objection, the data subject may contact a member of staff at Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. or any other member of staff. In the context of using the services of the IT company and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect against him/her or, in a similar manner, significantly affects him/her; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the party responsible, or (2) is permitted by EU or member state legislation to which the party responsible is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) takes place with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the party responsible or (2) it takes place with the explicit consent of the data subject, Gebol Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms, as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least, the right of the party responsible to obtain the intervention of a person, in order to express his/her own position and to contest the decision.

If a data subject wishes to claim rights with regard to automated decision making, they can contact a member of staff who works for the party responsible for the processing at any time.

  • i) Right to revoke consent to data protection

As conferred by European directives and regulations, any data subject has the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact a member of staff who works for the party responsible.

8. Data protection provisions for the use and application of Google Analytics (with the anonymisation function)

The party responsible has integrated the Google Analytics component on this website (with the anonymisation function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the compilation, collection and analysis of data concerning the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data concerning the website which a data subject has come from (so-called referrers), the subpages of the website which were accessed and how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and carry out a cost-benefit analysis for Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The party responsible uses the add on `_gat._anonymizeIp` for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this add on, the IP address of the data subject`s Internet access will be truncated and anonymised by Google if the access to our website is from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information which is obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our websites and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the IT system of the data subject. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By using this cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the usage of our website. Each time one of the pages on this website is accessed by the party responsible and a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information IT system of the data subject is automatically initiated to transmit data to Google for online analysis purposes by the respective Google Analytics component. As part of this technical process, Google is made aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which among other things, allows Google to track the origin of the visitors and clicks, and subsequently make commission calculations possible.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

As outlined above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by correspondingly setting the Internet browser that is used and in doing so, permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser that is used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Via JavaScript, this browser add-on informs Google Analytics that no data and information about website visits should be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered as an objection by Google. If the data subject`s IT system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on in order to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google`s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

9. Data protection provisions for the use and application of Google Ad-Words

The party responsible has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to run search engine results in both Google as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-set keywords that will display an ad on the results of Google`s search engine when the search engine retrieves a keyword-related search result. In the Google advertising network, ads are distributed on topical web pages using an automated algorithm and according to pre-defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-based advertising on third-party websites, the search engine results of Google`s search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.

If a data subject arrives on our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie will be stored on Google`s IT system by Google. What cookies are, has already been explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not yet expired, via the conversion cookie, it is possible to trace whether certain sub-pages (e.g. the shopping cart) were accessed from an online shop system on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to see whether a data subject who came to our website via an AdWords advert generated revenue, i.e. completed a purchase or cancelled.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. These visit statistics are then used by us to determine the total number of users who have been sent to us through AdWords adverts, in order to determine the success or failure of each AdWords advert and to optimise our AdWords adverts for the future. Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives any information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as the web pages visited by the data subject. Each time our website is visited, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

As outlined above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by correspondingly setting the Internet browser that is used and in doing so, permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser that is used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to Google`s interest-based advertising. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.com/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Additional information and Google`s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

10. Facebook remarketing

Within our online presence, so-called `Facebook pixels` of the social network Facebook are used. These are operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, and/or if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter `Facebook`). With the aid of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to designate visitors to our online presence as a target group for the presentation of advertisements, so-called `Facebook Ads`. Accordingly, we only use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook adverts we have been sent to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our website. In other words, with the help of the Facebook pixel, we want to make sure that our Facebook adverts are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook adverts for statistical and market research purposes by seeing if users were redirected to our site after clicking on a Facebook advert.

The Facebook pixel is integrated when retrieving our website directly through Facebook and can save a so-called cookie on your device, i.e. a small file. If you then log in to Facebook or visit Facebook in the logged-in state, the visit of our online presence is noted in your profile. The data collected about you are anonymous to us, so they do not allow us to draw inferences about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible. The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook`s data usage policy. Accordingly, you are able to receive further information about how the remarketing pixel works and more generally about how Facebook ads are displayed, in Facebook`s data usage policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook adverts. To do this, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for setting usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or object via American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are independent of the platform, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

11. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations, where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party (e.g. as is the case when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or a consideration) processing shall be based on art. 6 I b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, e.g. in the case of enquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on art. 6 I c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on art. 6 I d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on art. 6 I f GDPR. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed for us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this regard, the legislator considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the party responsible (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR). 

12. Authorised interests in the processing which are pursued by the party responsible or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on art 6 I f GDPR, our legitimate interest lies in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and shareholders.

13. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.

14. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Need for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; Possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to point out that the provision of personal information is in part, required by law (such as tax regulations). Alternatively, it may arise from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractors). Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded which means that a data subject has to provide us with personal data that has to subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned cannot be concluded. The person concerned has to contact one of our members of staff before the provision of personal data by the person concerned. Our member of staff will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law, the contract, in order to conclude the contract and whether there is an obligation to provide personal data. The member of staff will also inform the individual concerning the consequences of non-provision of personal data. 

15. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

This data protection statement has been drawn up by the data protection statement generator of the data protection officer in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used notebooks and the filesharing lawyers of WBS-LAW.