Privacy Policy

The purpose of the following document is to inform you about the processing of your personal data when you visit our website.

Responsible Entity

The responsible entity pursuant to the European General Data Protection Act (GDPR) for the operation of this website (https://www.gechter.de/) is Gechter GmbH (Ostring 3, 90587 Obermichelbach).

Contact:

Tel.: +49 (0)911 / 98 28 73 - 20

Fax: +49 (0)911 / 98 28 73 - 99

E-Mail: sales@gechter.com

Please also see our legal notice: https://gechter.com/de/impressum

Which data are processed?

Legal basis for the data processing

In order to make our website and the associated services available to you, we process your personal data on the basis of the following legal principles:

  • – Consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR)

  • – For the fulfillment of contracts (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR)

  • – On the basis of a balance of interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR)

  • – For the fulfillment of a legal obligation (Art. 6(1)(l) GDPR)

According to the GDPR, personal data constitute information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). A natural person is identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, especially through the assignment of an identifying characteristic (like name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, IP address, location data or especially features such as the genetic, economic, and social identity of this natural person).

Processing is understood to mean any procedure or sequence of procedures carried out with or without the help of automated processes in relation to the data. This includes in particular their collection, documentation, organization, sorting, storage, modification or adaptation, read-out, querying, use, publication through transfer, distribution or provision, comparison, linking, restriction, deletion, or destruction.

In the following, we will refer to these terms in connection with each type of processing to help clarify the basis on which your personal data are processed.

If we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to permanently revoke.your consent at any time.

If we process data on the basis of a balance of interests, as the data subject you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, taking into account the requirements of Art. 21 GDPR.

Further information regarding your rights as the data subject can be found in the relevant explanations at the end of this Data Privacy Policy.

Principle of Data Protection at Gechter GmbH

Access data

When you visit our website, your personal data are processed for the purpose of enabling the website's contents to be displayed on your device.

In order for the web pages to be displayed by your device’s browser, it is necessary to record the IP address of your device, as well as additional information about its browser software.

With regard to data protection, we are also obliged to guarantee the confidentiality and integrity of all personal data processed using our IT systems.

For this purpose and on the basis of this interest, we log the following data on the basis of a balance of interests:

  • - IP address of the visiting computer

  • - Operating system of the visiting computer

  • - Browser version of the visiting computer

  • - Name of the retrieved file

  • - Date and time of the retrieval

  • - Transferred data volume

  • - Referring URL

The data are also used to identify and correct errors on the website.

Contact Form

We provide a contact form on our website via which you can request information about our products and services or contact us with general inquiries. The data that are necessary for us to process your inquiry are marked as mandatory fields on the contact form. Information provided in other data fields is voluntary.

We require this information in order to process your request, to address you correctly and to reply to your inquiry. In the case of inquiries that result in an order being placed, your data are processed for the purpose of fulfilling or concluding the contract. For general inquiries, the data processing is based on a balance of interests.

Inquiries that are received via the contact form on our website are transferred in encrypted form to us and then electronically processed by us in order for us to respond to them. In this context, the contents of the contact form submitted by you may also be shared with other company personnel or departments, and possibly also with third parties.

Newsletter

You can also subscribe to an e-mail newsletter via our contact form. We use the data you submit via the respective form to send you news and promotions from Gechter GmbH.

By subscribing to the newsletter, you expressly give us your consent to use your e-mail address for promotional purposes. We log this consent in digital form since we are obliged to have its content available for retrieval at all times.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time and thereby revoke your aforementioned consent. To do so, please contact Gechter GmbH, Ostring 3, 90587 Obermichelbach or send an e-mail to verkauf@gechter.com. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly via the respective newsletter e-mails.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device via your browser. Cookies are required to enable certain features of our website.

We use session cookies, which are automatically deleted from your browser immediately after your visit to our website.

For the purpose of web analysis, we also use persistent cookies, which are not automatically deleted after your visit to our website.

You can prevent the saving of cookies on your device via the corresponding settings in your browser. We wish to point out, however, that doing so may restrict your use of our website. Cookies are not used to install or launch any programs or other applications on your computer.

Our use of cookies is based on a balance of interests, whereby our interest is based on ensuring a user-friendly visit to our website.

Web Analysis

This website uses the web analysis tool “Google Analytics”. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google"). The purpose of this tool is the “needs-based design” of this website, which is based on a balance of interests. Web analysis also allows us to fix website errors, e.g., to identify and correct errors caused by faulty links. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. In this case, so-called “Client IDs” are used to create pseudonymous user profiles that record each user’s visits to the website from both desktop computers and mobile devices.

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. However, since we have activated IP anonymization on this website and have concluded a corresponding order processing contract with Google, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases.

Google is certified in accordance with the so-called “Privacy Shield” (Listeneintrag). An appropriate level of privacy is guaranteed by Google.

You can prevent collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website by Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by installing the browser plugin from the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) Google’s data privacy policy can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de and Google’s terms and conditions of use at https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de

Purposes of Processing Personal Data

We observe the principles in relation to the processing of personal data as defined in Art. 5 GDPR. We process the aforementioned data for the purpose of operating our website, fulfilling our contractual obligations towards our customers and protecting our legitimate interests.

Data relating to inquiries received from non-customers are processed for sales and promotional purposes. You can object to our use of your personal data for promotional purposes at any time.

Voluntary Submission of Data

To the extent that you have voluntarily submitted data to us via forms and these data are not required for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations, we will process these data based on the legitimate assumption that the processing and use of these data is in your interest.

Recipients / Disclosure of Data

Data that you provide to us will generally not be disclosed to third parties. In particular, your data will not be disclosed to third parties for their promotional purposes.

Any disclosure to state institutions and authorities that are entitled to such information will be carried out only in accordance with the applicable laws or if we are obliged to do so as a result of a court ruling.

We may commission external service providers to operate this website on our behalf or to manage our other products or services. In this case, it is possible that your personal data may be shared with an external service provider. We carefully select our service providers — in particular with regard to data protection and data security — and implement all necessary measures to ensure the data processing complies with the statutory regulations.

Data Processing Outside the European Union

For information about the processing of personal data outside the European Union, please refer to the aforementioned provisions.

Application Process

By submitting your application details, you are consenting to the purposeful processing of your data for the relevant application process. You can revoke your consent any time with effect for the future.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In Google Maps, you receive information on locations that may be of interest to you based on your previous search inquiries and the map area you have called up.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of automatically collected data by Google Inc., its representatives and third parties. We would like to point out that Google processes data in an automated manner from the use of Google Maps, a practice over which we have no influence.

Further information on this can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

The terms and conditions of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html

Use of Google reCAPTCHA

Our website uses the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. to protect your orders or inquiries sent via the contact form. The query is used to determine whether the entries have been made by a human or maliciously by automated, mechanical means. The query includes the sending of your IP address and possibly further information required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google.

For this purpose, your entries are transferred to Google and used there. However your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA is not combined with other data from Google.

Different data protection provisions from Google apply to these data. Further information on Google's data protection policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer, whose contact details are as follows:

IfS Engineering GmbH
– Data Protection Officer –
An der Leite 16
96193 Wachenroth
datenschutz@ifs-infoweb.de

Your Rights as the Data Subject

Wherever we process your data, you have extensive rights as the data subject, which are listed individually below:

The Right to Information

According to Art. 15 GDPR, you can request information regarding the data we process about you at any time.

In particular, you can request information regarding the purpose of the processing, the categories of data processed, the categories of potential recipients and the planned duration of storage.

Please direct your information requests to Gechter GmbH, Ostring 3, 90587 Obermichelbach or send an e-mail to sales@gechter.com

The Right to Correction

As per Art. 16 GDPR, you are entitled to request the correction or completion of any data we hold about you if the data are incorrect.

You can exercise your right using the contact details listed above.

The Right to Deletion

According to Art. 17 GDPR, you can request the deletion of your data if the data no longer need to be stored and there is no other legal reason for their processing. You may also request their deletion if you have lodged an objection to their processing and there are no overriding, justified reasons for the further processing of your data, and if your data have been processed illegally or if there is a legal obligation to delete your data under EU or national law.

You can exercise your right using the contact details listed above.

The Right to Restriction

According to Art. 18 GDPR, you also have the right to restrict the processing of your data if you are disputing the correctness of the data for a period of time that allows the responsible entity to check the correctness of the data; if the processing is illegal, but you refuse the deletion of the data; the purpose of the processing has been fulfilled, however the data are still required for the exercise of legal claims or if you have revoked consent under the terms of Art. 21 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the responsible entity outweigh your interests.

You can exercise your right using the contact details listed above.

Right to Data Transferability

Under Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the data that concern you in a common, structured and machine-readable format (data transferability). You can also, under certain circumstances, request that your data are transferred directly from a responsible entity, provided this is technically possible.

You can exercise your right using the contact details listed above.

Right to Objection

You have the right to object to the use of your data for the purposes set out above at any time (Art. 21 GDPR). This is possible provided the objection is to direct advertising or there are reasons for this arising from your special situation. In the event of an objection to direct advertising, you have a general right of objection with which we will comply without the need to specify any special situation.

To exercise your right to objection, please contact Gechter GmbH, Ostring 3, 90587 Obermichelbach in writing or send an e-mail to verkauf@gechter.com


Deletion of Data

In principle, we delete personal data when there is no longer a requirement for their continued storage. Such a requirement may exist, in particular, if the data are still needed in order to fulfill contractual obligations or, if applicable, to verify, grant or reject warranty or guarantee claims. In the case of a statutory retention period, deletion of the data is only possible after expiration of the respective statutory retention period.


Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority

You have the right to file complaints about our processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to this website or for other reasons that make such changes necessary. You will always find the current version of this Privacy Policy on this website.