The protection of your data is important to us. This Policy describes how we deal with data protection in our company. We collect, store and use your personal data according to the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG) and other data protection and privacy regulations. This Policy also contains information about what types of data we process, how we use this data and what your rights are.
1. Anonymized Data Collection and Processing on this Website
Log file data is automatically collected on our server and stored in an internal log file, which is transmitted to us via your browser. This contains the following data:
- type and version of the browser you are using
- type and version of the operating system you are using
- URL of the page via which you reached us
- search terms you used to find our website
- date and time of access
- names of the subpages you have accessed
We collect and process these data anonymously, this means that the data cannot be assigned to a specific person. The purpose of data collection and data processing is the evaluation for internal system related and statistical purposes.
2. Pseudonymized Data Collection and Data Processing on this Website
For marketing and optimization purposes, products and services of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) are used on this website. Thus, data is collected, processed and stored to create a pseudonymous user profile. This means that this data is only associated with an internal indicator and not with your name or other means of identification. This data is therefore not associated with your person. Wherever possible and appropriate, the user profiles are completely anonymized. For this purpose, cookies may be used (see section “Cookies”).
The collected data, which may also include personal data, is forwarded to WiredMinds or is directly collected by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information provided through visits to the websites to create anonymized user profiles. The obtained data will not be used to identify the visitor of the website personally without the separate consent of the person concerned. The data will also not be associated with personal data concerning the owner of the pseudonym. Insofar as IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymized after collection by deleting the last block of numbers.
The collection, processing and storage of data can be objected to at any time with effect for the future (see section “Right of Objection and Right of Revocation”).
We use so-called “cookies” on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are send to your browser and stored on your computer. By setting cookies, our web server can recognize your browser, your individual settings on our websites and parts of the registration data in encrypted form. Thus, it is easier for you to use our websites and an automatic login is possible.
The cookies set by us are deleted from your computer after each session.
4. Data Collection with Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (see section “Cookies”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and is stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the IP address is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website use and Internet use. The IP address, which transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics, will not be merged with other Google data.
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address). Furthermore, you can prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objection to Data Collection
Commissioned Data Processing
We have concluded a contract with Google on commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.
Demographics on Google Analytics
This website uses the “Demographics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, sex and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this function at any time in the ads setting of your Google Account or you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data as described in the section “Objection to Data Collection”.
Facebook Plugins (“Like” button)
Our websites include plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plugins, please see the following website: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under the following link: twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you visit one of our websites that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to the servers of LinkedIN is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We hereby state that we, as the provider of this website, are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and how this data is used by LinkedIn.
Our websites use buttons of the service Tumblr. The provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or a website on Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our websites using the Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Tumblr. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr collects and transmits with this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
Our website uses plugins from the website YouTube, which is operated by Google. The provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites that is equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
6. Dispatch of Newsletter
Newsletter2Go is used as a newsletter software. Your data is transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH, a German certified provider, and is only used for the dispatch of newsletters. For more information, visit the following website: https://newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/
7. Use of Personal Data
We use your personal data, this means title, first name, surname, company name, street, zip code, city, email, telephone number and fax number, to process your contact request or to process your order. The data is provided to third parties that are involved in the ordering process, particularly suppliers, for the sole purpose of processing your order as part of commissioned data processing. This data is not transferred or passed on to third parties for other purposes.
We will only use your email address for sending our newsletters or other interesting offers if you have given us your permission. You can revoke your consent at any time and stop receiving newsletters and emails from our company.
For further information on your right of objection, see the section “Right of Objection and Right of Revocation”.
According to the General Data Protection Regulation, there is a legal obligation to provide information if personal data is collected for processing. In the following documents you can find information on how we use personal data: Use of your data (pdf) | Use of your data in employment (pdf).
8. Right to Information, Correction, Blocking and Deletion of Data
On request, we will inform you at any time and free of charge about the data stored on your person, the origin of the data, the recipients and the purpose of the storage. You can obtain this information from the contact details given below.
If the legal requirements are met, you have the right that this data is corrected, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, please also contact the contact person given below.
9. Right of Objection and Right of Revocation
You have the right to object to the use of your data for creating user profiles and to revoke any consent given to us. In this case we will refrain from processing your data for these purposes. You can submit your objection or revocation informally by post, telephone or email without stating any reasons. You can also object at any time to the use of your data for the newsletter via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
10. Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
You can object or revoke to us informally by post, telephone or email without giving any reasons.
By post: GUS Deutschland GmbH | Bonner Straße 172-176 | 50968 Köln
By telephone: +49 (0)221 37659-0
By fax: +49 (0)221 37659-167
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data protection officer of GUS Deutschland GmbH:
telephon: +49 (0) 221 37659-0