Data privacy statement

We are pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our services. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us, which is why we process personal data only to the extent necessary. Which data is needed and processed for which purpose and on what basis depends largely on the type of service or for which task it is required.

For more information on what information is collected, for what purpose and on what basis and what rights you have with respect to the processing of your personal information, please refer to this Privacy Policy.

Responsible body and data protection officer
Responsible for the processing of personal data is GESAT GmbH.

Telephone: +49 (0)69 962180-10
Fax:             +49 (0)69 962180-99
E-Mail:         info(at)gesat.com

For specific questions regarding the protection of your data, please contact the privacy officer of our company:

Telephone: +49 (0)69 962180-52
Fax:             +49 (0)69 962180-99
E-Mail:        datenschutz(at)gesat.com

Responsible supervisory authority
Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
D-65189 Wiesbaden

Data processing by visiting our website
Each visit to a website collects and exchanges information that is necessary to make the offer available.

These are:

  • IP address
  • Type and version of your internet browser
  • used operating system
  • the page called up
  • the previously visited page (Referrer URL)
  • Time of the server request.

You can see [here] which data your Internet browser transmits to our server. These data are stored in log files beyond the time of the visit on an external server, at our service provider “1&1 Internet SE”. The collection of the logfiles serves the logging of defended or defective website access, the security of forensic activities and the security and stability of our website.

The basis lies in the legitimate interest in data processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Data that has been logged when accessing our company’s website will only be transmitted to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or if disclosure is necessary in the event of attacks on the communication technology for legal or criminal prosecution. A transfer in other cases does not take place. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made by us.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. This is usually the case after one month at the latest.

1&1 web analytics
Our website uses 1&1 Webanalytics, a web analytics service provided by  1&1 Internet SE (“1&1”). 1&1 Webanalytics uses the data described above to enable an analysis of the use of the website. However, this IP address is anonymized and thus makes it impossible to draw conclusions about a person. The generated information on the use of this website is usually transmitted to a server of 1&1 in Germany and stored there. Purpose of the processing is the statistical evaluation and technical optimization of the web offer.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is the legitimate interest in the data processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. This is usually the case after one year at the latest.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies in several places. These are small text files that a website places on the visitor’s computer. Using this file, the web server stores preferences and settings on the user’s computer that will be automatically restored the next time they visit. It also allows the server to recognize the user for the duration of the session.

The following data is saved:

  • Whether cookies can be stored
  • Whether the storage of cookies has been approved
  • Language selected on our website

We use cookies for the proper operation of the website, to provide basic functionality and to tailor our websites to preferred areas of interest. This also includes the legitimate interest in data processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

You can always delete already stored cookies on your device. However, most browsers are set by default to accept cookies. You can restrict the use of cookies via the setting options of your Internet browser and disable them altogether. With only limited use of cookies, however, it may happen that the functionality of our websites is limited.

Google Maps
So that interested people can see exactly where our company locations are located, we have embedded Google Maps in part of our website. The use of this branched service is subject to the terms of use of the provider and can also be viewed in advance under the following link:
https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html

Collection of personal data in the context of contacting
Depending on the type of contact, different personal data are collected and processed. The contact can be made by e-mail, by contact form, by letter, telephone, SMS or other news service.

Contact form
Personal data will be collected by us if you inform us by using the contact form. Of course, we will only use the personal data transmitted to us for the purpose for which you provide us with these when contacting us.

This information is provided on a voluntary basis. As far as this information about communication channels (eg e-mail address, telephone number) is concerned, we will use these channels to contact you in accordance to your request.

Contact by e-mail
Contact via e-mail is possible via the central e-mail inbox info (at) gesat.com in addition to the personal e-mail addresses of the management and employees.

Insofar as you use one of the above-mentioned contact channels, the data provided by you (eg name, first name, address), but at least the e-mail address, and the information contained in the e-mail sent to you will be used for the purpose of establishing contact and processing your request.

This information provided in these cases are also on a voluntary basis and will be initiated by you.

The legal basis for the processing of the data that you submit to us in the course of contacting us is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. In the stated purposes, the interest in data processing within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. b and f GDPR.

We will erase your information as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose of its survey, so your concern has been fully processed and no further communication with you is required or the deletion is desired by you.

With regard to a deletion of the data for your request, you can always contact our data protection officer (contact see above). However, after deletion your data we possible cannot completely process your request.

In addition, deletion periods are determined, which are determined by the registration guidelines and further legalities.

Transmission to third parties
A transfer of your personal data outside the purpose survey to third parties will not made by us. Data to Government agencies and authorities will only be transferred if required by mandatory national law or if disclosure is required to prosecute any attacks on our network infrastructure.

Your right to get information
As a customer and user of our internet offer, you have the right to request information from us about your personal data or your pseudonym. At your request, the information can also be issued electronically.

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to data portability
You have the right to hand us over data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in itself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. The contact information of the data protection officer responsible for us in the state of Hessen can be found at the top of this page.

Security
The security of the data transmitted to us via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Nevertheless, we use technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data managed by us from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

The management of GESAT GmbH