1) NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE CONTROLLER RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING AND THE COMPANY’S DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
This data protection information shall apply for data processing by:
GOTEC Gorschlüter GmbH
GOTEC Gorschlüter GmbH, represented by Lars Gorschlüter, Dieselstr. 70, 42489 Wülfrath,
Tel.: +49 (0)2058 78 82-0
Fax: +49 (0)2058 78 82-22
Mail: info [at] gotec-group.com
(hereinafter also called “we” or “us”)
2) COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA AS WELL AS THE TYPE AND PURPOSE OF ITS USE
We take physical, technical and administrative security measures to reasonably protect your personal data from loss, abuse, unauthorised access, dissemination and alteration. These security measures include firewalls, data encryption, physical access restrictions for our data centres, and authorization controls for access to data. Occasionally, we also use information about you from other sources and add them to our information. This particularly includes information from public directories (e.g. commercial register).
a) When visiting the website
When visiting our website gotec-group.com, the browser that you use on your device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in what is known as a log file. The following information is recorded and saved until automatic deletion without any action on your part:
We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:
b) When accessing with a mobile device
Most mobile devices enable their users to disable location-based services. In most cases, this option can be found under the “Settings” menu. Click here for information about certain devices. If you still have questions about how you can disable location-based services on your device, we recommend that you contact your mobile phone carrier and/or your device manufacturer.
c) When contacting via e-mail
Data that you send us via e-mail is processed for the purposes of communication and data exchange as per Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a), b), c), f) GDPR. This data is stored for as long as its processing is necessary for these purposes and/or until any subsequent retention periods lapse, particularly in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO).
If you send us personal data belonging to another person, you must take the necessary measures as per data protection law beforehand, e.g. obtain the required prior permission from this person and inform them about the purpose for which you are sending us this data.
d) When using our contact form
If you have any questions, we provide you with the option of contacting us via a contact form provided on the website. It is important to provide a valid e-mail address and your last name so that we know who is sending the inquiry and so that we can respond to it. Additional information may be provided voluntarily.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out according to Art. 6 para. 1 pg. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily provided consent. The personal data that we collect for using the contact form is automatically deleted once the inquiry you have submitted is complete.
e) When sending a job application via e-mail
Your job application data will be received by the human resources department and forwarded solely to the department responsible for the respective job position and/or to the person entrusted with processing it. Data processing is based on Art. 6. para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. By sending the application data, you agree to the processing of your personal data as part of the job application process. Once the applicant selection process is complete, we will store your job application for an additional three months and afterwards erase it if we have not concluded any work agreement with you. If necessary, we will provide you with a separate questionnaire in which you can actively consent to continued storage of your documents. Please note that applications that you send us by e-mail are sent to us unencrypted.
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
If you authorise us to do so and have not set one or several opt-out cookies, we use the following cookies for the purposes described in detail below:
4) ANALYSIS TOOLS
a) Tracking tools
The tracking measures that are listed below and that we use are carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures we use, we want to ensure that our website is designed appropriately and that our website undergoes continuous optimisation. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website for the purpose of optimising our website for you. These interests are deemed legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. Consult the corresponding tracking tools for the respective data processing purposes and data categories.
i) Google Tag Manager
ii) Google Analytics
is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. The information is used to evaluate the usage of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to render additional services related to website usage and internet usage for market research purposes and to appropriately design these websites. This information may also be sent to third parties if legally required or if third parties are commissioned with processing this data. Under no circumstances is your IP address pooled with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymised to prevent attribution (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate setting in the browser software; however, please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate setting in the browser software; however, please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the cookie-generated information (incl. your IP address) about your usage of the website from being recorded and prevent Google from processing this information by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can furthermore prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This will place an opt-out cookie that will prevent your data from being recorded in the future when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is saved on your device. If you erase the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. You can find additional information on data privacy related to Google Analytics in its help section https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
iii) Use of Google Maps
However, Google will not pool your IP address with other stored data of yours.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data collected about your person in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
5) SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS
We use social plug-ins from the social networks LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook on our website on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. The underlying promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the DSGVO. The responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers. We integrate these plug-ins using the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website as best as possible.
6) STORAGE DURATION
7) RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT
You have the right to do the following at any time free of charge:
8) RIGHT TO OBJECT
If your personal data is processed based on a legitimate interest as per Art. 6 para. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data as per Art. 21 GDPR if there are grounds for it that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object that is implemented without us specifying a particular situation. If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or right to object, an e-mail to info [at] gotec-group.com shall suffice.[at]
9) PRIVACY OF MINORS
We do not knowingly gather nor request any information on people who are younger than 16 years of age and/or allow such persons to unknowingly send us data. Our website and its content is not intended for children under 16 years of age. If we determine that we have gathered personal information about a person who is younger than 16 years of age without the consent of the legal guardian, we will erase this information as quickly as possible unless we are legally compelled to retain this data.
10) DATA SECURITY
When you visit the website, we use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol together with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser, which is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell if a page from our website is sent encrypted by the closed padlock symbol shown on the bottom status bar of your browser. Apart from that, we use technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from random or intentional manipulations, partial or full loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological developments.
11) TRANSMISSION TO THIRD COUNTRIES AND LEGAL BASIS
We also process personal data in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EWR”), i.e. the U.S. Companies in these countries are subject to a data protection law that does not generally protect personal data to the same extent as the law in the member states of the European Union does. If there is an adequacy decision from the European Commission for the respective third country, we have concluded the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission as per Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR to ensure an adequate level of data protection with the services used in third countries:
As of 27 September 2021, we are using the new standard contractual clauses of the European Commission: Standard contractual clauses
12) TRANSMISSION TO PROSECUTORIAL AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AUTHORITIES
In exceptional cases, we send personal data to prosecutorial and criminal investigation authorities. This is carried out based on the corresponding legal obligations, e.g. from criminal procedure code, fiscal code, money laundering laws or state police laws.