• Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Data protection declaration


 

General information

The following information gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information about the protection of personal information can be found in the Privacy Statement detailed in this text.

 

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s legal notice. 

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could be data you enter on a contact form for example.

Other data is automatically acquired by our IT system when you visit our website. This primarily involves technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or the time the page was visited). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website. 

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site. 

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

 

 Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your browsing behavior. This is done primarily using cookies and analytic programs. The analysis of your browsing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to personally identify you based on this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Relevant details can be found in our privacy statement under “Third-party modules and analytics tools”.

You can object to this analysis. Information is given below on how to exercise your right to objection in this regard.

  

General information and mandatory information
 

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the data and privacy protection law and consistent with this privacy statement.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy statement explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible. 

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

gds GmbH
Robert-Linnemann-Str. 17
48336 Sassenberg, Germany

  

Management:

Ulrich Pelster

Dirk Engel

Telephone: +49 (0)2583 - 301 3000

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The party responsible is the natural person or legal entity who either alone or with others decides on the purpose and means of the processing of personal information (e.g. names, email addresses and the like). 

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. 

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of the data and privacy protection law, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authority. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to the data and privacy protection law is the commissioner for data and privacy protection of the Federal State in which our company is headquartered. For us this is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Nordrhein-Westfalen (ldi): https://www.ldi.nrw.de/

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible. 

SSL or TLS encryption

For this website SSL or TLS encryption is used to ensure the secure and protected transfer of confidential content such as order placement or the posing of queries you send to us as the website operator. You can recognize that a connection uses encryption when the address bar in your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol is displayed in the browser bar.

Data you send us cannot be read by a third party whenever SSL or TLS encryption has been activated. 

Information, blocking, deletion

By law you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about privacy and data protection. 

Objection to promotional emails

We expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The operators of the pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

 

Data protection officer 

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Sven Peddinghaus
technotrans SE
Robert-Linnemann-Str. 17
48336 Sassenberg
Germany

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Data collection on our website 

Cookies

Cookies are used on some of our web pages. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you visit the site another time.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. The use of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6, Sect. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your browsing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy statement. 

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. These include:

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

None of this data will be merged with other data sources.

The basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Sec. 1 of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. 

Contact form

When you send us inquiries using our contact form, your information from the inquiry form including the contact information that you have given is saved by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass this data on to third parties without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is only processed based on your consent (Art. 6, Sec. 1 (a) of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data that you entered in the contact form remains with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to store your data or the purpose for storing the data ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal regulations – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected. 

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. The data entered is used exclusively for the purpose of using the corresponding offer or service for which you have registered. The information that is required to be provided for registration has to be complete. The registration is declined otherwise.

We will use the email address you provided for registration purposes, to inform you of important modifications concerning the scope of the quotation or in the case of necessary changes of technical relevance.

The data entered for registration is only processed based on your consent (Art. 6, Sec. 1 (a) of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website and should this no longer be the case, we will delete the data. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected. 

 

Analytics tools and advertising 

Google Analytics

This website uses features of Google Analytics, a web analytics service. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow 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.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6, Sec. 1 of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US 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 website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. 

Browser plugins

You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future: Disable Google Analytics.

More information about how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the privacy statement of Google under: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. 

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called “conversion tracking”. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords customer has a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords customer. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by simply disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your web browser’s settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6, Sec. 1 of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the privacy policy of Google under: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. The use of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated. 

 

Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we will need your email address along with personal information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email account and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and we do not disclose this data to a third party.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form is only processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sec. 1 of the GDPR). You may revoke your consent to the storage of data or the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter for example. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to send the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected. 

 

Social media

Social media pages are used to help make our online offers appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6, Sec. 1 (f) of the GDPR.
The plugins listed below are used on our website:

YouTube

The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The site is provided by Google.

When you visit one of our web pages provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. In the process, the YouTube server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Twitter

The operator of the pages is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Twitter plugin, a connection to the Twitter servers is established. In the process, the Twitter server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your Twitter account, Twitter allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Twitter account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of Twitter under: https://help.twitter.com/de/rules-and-policies/update-privacy-policy

LinkedIn

The operator of the pages is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you visit one of our web pages provided with a LinkedIn plugin, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. In the process, the LinkedIn server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your LinkedIn account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of LinkedIn under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

Facebook

The operator of the pages is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you visit one of our web pages provided with a Facebook plugin, a connection to the servers of Facebook is established. In the process, the Facebook server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Google+

The operator of the pages is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you visit one of our web pages provided with a Google+ plugin, a connection to the servers of Google+ is established. In the process, the Google+ server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your Google+ account, Google+ allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Google+ account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of Google+ under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Xing

The operator of the pages is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

If you visit one of our web pages provided with a Xing plugin, a connection to the servers of Xing is established. In the process, the Xing server is informed about which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your Xing account, Xing allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Xing account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the privacy statement of Xing under: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

  

gds GmbH

Robert-Linnemann-Straße 17

48336 Sassenberg

Germany

Telefon: +49 (0)2583 - 301 3000

Fax: +49 (0)2583 - 301 3300

https://www.gds.eu

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