This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider [GT-TECH LASER, owner: Dirk Gantefort, Am Prinzenbusch 22, 46414 Rhede, Germany] on this website. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Basic information on data processing
GT-TECH LASER attaches great importance to protecting the data you entrust to us. The collection, processing and use of personal data is subject to the provisions of the currently applicable laws and the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data within our website and further processing systems, functions and content (hereinafter collectively referred to as “website”). The data protection declaration applies irrespective of the domains, systems, platforms and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) on which the website is run.
The terms used, such as “personal data” or their “processing”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
The personal data of users processed within the scope of this website includes inventory data (e.g. names and addresses of customers), contract data (e.g. services used, names of clerks, payment information), usage data (e.g. the pages visited on our website, interest in our products) and content data (e.g. entries in the contact form).
The term “user” includes all categories of persons affected by the data processing. They include our business partners, customers, interested parties and other visitors to our website. The terms used, such as “user”, are to be understood as gender-neutral.
We process users’ personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. This means that user data is only processed if we have legal permission to do so. I.e. in particular if
data processing is necessary or legally required for the provision of our contractual services (e.g. processing of orders) and online services
the user has given his or her consent
as well as on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation and security of our website within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, in particular in the case of range measurement, creation of profiles for advertising and marketing purposes as well as collection of access data and use of third-party services.
GT-TECH LASER points out that the legal basis for the consents is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing for the fulfilment of our services and implementation of contractual measures is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.
GT-TECH LASER takes organisational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of the data protection laws are complied with and thus to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons.
Integration of third-party services and content
It is possible that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus necessary for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of this, we will inform users of this.
When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact enquiry and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
Order processing and handling of personal data
We process inventory data (e.g. names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (e.g. services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. DSGVO.
Users can optionally create a customer account to purchase products in our online shop and can view their orders. As part of the registration process, users are provided with the required mandatory information. User accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If a customer account is cancelled upon request, the data relating to the user account will be deleted; their retention is conditionally necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. It is the responsibility of the users to save their data in the event of termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
Within the scope of registration and renewed logins as well as use of our website, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests as well as those of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorised use. In principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
We process usage data (e.g. the pages visited on our website, interest in our products) and content data (e.g. entries in the contact form or user profile) for advertising purposes in a user profile, e.g. in order to display product information to users based on the services they have used to date.
Collection of access data and log files
We collect data on every access to our website on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, we collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the page accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. for the clarification of abuse or fraud) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Cookies are pieces of information that are transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to the user’s web browser and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies may be small files or other types of information storage.
We use “session cookies”, which are stored for the duration of the current visit to our website (e.g. in order to be able to store your login status or the shopping basket function and thus enable you to use our website at all). A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using our website and log out or close the browser, for example.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they can either reject them directly when visiting our website or they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional restrictions of this website.
Integration of third-party services and content
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” (“Like”) on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the facebook data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. 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. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
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 for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
This website contains at least one plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc. based in San Bruno/California, USA. As soon as you visit pages of our website that are equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which particular page of our website you have visited. If, on top of this, you are logged into your YouTube account, you would enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can negate this possibility of association if you log out of your account beforehand. For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to the privacy notices there at www.youtube.com.
This website uses plugins from Vimeo.com, which is operated by Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you call up Internet pages of our website that are provided with such a plugin, a connection is established to the Vimeo servers and the plugin is displayed on the Internet page by informing your browser. This transmits to the Vimeo server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo assigns this information to your personal user accounts on these platforms. When using these plugins, such as clicking/starting a video or sending a comment, this information is assigned to your e.g. Vimeo user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. Information on the collection and use of data by the above-mentioned platform or plugins can be found in the data protection information: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Non-promotional and promotional emails
By signing up for a customer account in our online shop, you agree to receive non-promotional e-mails containing important information regarding our business relationship, such as information about your customer account, price adjustments, changing contact persons and other important information affecting a mutual cooperation.
The following information explains the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection.
On this website of GT-TECH LASER, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when the newsletter is subscribed to is specified in the input mask used for this purpose. GT-TECH LASER informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about current products, software updates, events and special offers of the enterprise. The newsletter of our enterprise can basically only be received by the data subject, if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter mailing. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail serves to verify whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has authorised the receipt of the newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration, which is assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address at a later point in time and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the controller.The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical circumstances. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for the newsletter mailing, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter mailing directly on the website of the controller at any time or to inform the controller of this in another way.
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletters”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission.
Rights of users
Users have the right to obtain, on request and free of charge, information about the personal data we hold about them. In addition, users have the right to correct incorrect data, restrict processing and delete their personal data, if applicable, to assert their rights to data portability and, in the event of the assumption of unlawful data processing, to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Likewise, users can revoke consent, in principle with effect for the future.
Deletion of data
The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion is not contrary to any statutory retention obligations. If the user data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.
According to legal requirements, data is stored for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
Right of objection
Users may object to the future processing of their personal data in accordance with the legal requirements at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct advertising.
Changes to the data protection declaration
We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or in the event of changes to the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as user consent is required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.
Users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.
The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site fromviewing those pages.
The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. For this reason, he hereby expressly distances himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own Internet offer as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by the author to which external write access is possible. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the site to which reference is made, and not with the party who merely refers to the publication in question via links.
The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.