We take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like to comprehensively fulfil our corporate obligations also in the field of data protection. In the following we therefore inform you as a data subject about the processing of these data when visiting and using our website and the associated services with regard to the processing of information with which you can be personally identified (“personal data”):
The Controller for the processing of personal data on this website is:
GEBO Armaturen GmbH
D – 40822 Mettmann
Tel: +49 (0) 21 04 – 80 033-0
Data Protection Officer
Our data protection officer may be contacted as follows:
D – 44791 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (234) 9136120
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If we need your personal data in order to process contractual relationships (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services, orders), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices.
If we process your personal data based on statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
In the event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d) GDPR.
Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.
The storage of information in the end user’s terminal equipment or access to information that is already stored in the terminal equipment is only permitted if it is covered by one of the following justifications:
- 25 para. 1 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the end user has consented on the basis of clear and comprehensive information. Consent must be given in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR;
- 25 para. 2 no. 1 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the sole purpose is to carry out the transmission of a communication via a public telecommunications network; or
- 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG (= German Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act): If the storage or access is absolutely necessary so that the provider of a telemedia service can provide a telemedia service expressly requested by the user.
Collection of General Data
When you use our website, data transmitted to us by your browser will be processed and stored on our server. These data are necessary to provide the content and services of our website and are used to correctly display the website and to ensure security and stability. Usually, the data concerned are the following:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Content of the request / page selection
- Amount of data transferred
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Access status / Http status code
- Referrer URL / initial website
- Transferred data volume
- Type, language and version of the web browser used
- Operating system
These data are not used by us to establish a connection to you.
They are usually deleted automatically after 14 days unless there is any other legal basis that would require a longer storage.
In addition, all other personal data that you provide to us in the context of using our website will be processed by us limited by the purpose of the processing (e.g. contact requests, login information, uploads) in order to process the respective enquiry.
When using contact forms, input fields and other means of contact, the data transmitted in this way will be processed (e.g. title, surname and first name, address, company, e-mail address and the time of transmission).
If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for any other purposes, we will inform you below or through the Provider about the respective processes. If necessary, a legally required order processing contract exists with providers who process data on our behalf in accordance with the order.
On our website, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser, and through which certain individualization information are transmitted to us.
Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. They may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit.
With these functions we intend to guarantee and increase the user friendliness and functionality of our website.
For this purpose we use the following for our website:
We use “necessary cookies” to enable the comprehensive use of this website. This concerns in particular the correct display of content.
These are cookies that are needed to optimize the performance of our website. Information about the way our website is used are evaluated in order to improve the user experience. The evaluation is carried out anonymously.
Functional cookies are necessary to ensure the operation of technical modules. Here, the user is offered improved, personal functions, as far as desired.
Marketing, Targeting or Analysis Cookies
The use of marketing or targeting cookies is also possible. These are used to target users according to their interests and thus to make the display of advertising more specific. Such information and visits to the advertising offers can be evaluated and shared with third parties in order to improve the targeting and advertising of third parties but also each site functionality. For this processing, we separately obtain your consent, unless the data is processed anonymously.
Insofar as analysis services are used on our website, this is usually associated with the setting of one or more cookies that can record and track your user behavior. Among other things, data is collected about you and your system, your visit to our website (e.g. content accessed, interests, purchases, clicks and visit duration), the visit of preceding or subsequent websites and the use of advertisements. The processing of the information is anonymized unless you have given your consent to the processing of the real data. From this consent form, you will also receive more information about the data collected.
These are used to improve the interactivity of our website with other services (e.g. social networks) and to process your enquiries.
In detail, we use:
- Transient Cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser or log out. These are in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the session. When you return to our website, your system can be recognized.
- Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted or switched off after an individually specified period of time. They are used to recognize your system even after the session has ended.
- Third-Party Cookies
We use analytical cookies to monitor the anonymous user behavior on our website. In addition, we use advertising cookies. With these cookies, the user behavior can be tracked for advertising and targeted marketing purposes. Social media cookies allow us to connect to your social networks and share content from our website within your networks. For this processing, we will obtain your consent separately, unless the data is processed anonymously.
- Other Technologies
These functions are not based on cookies, but on similar technical mechanisms, such as flash cookies, HTML5 objects or an analysis of your browser settings. The result is likewise that we may use the technologies described below. Here, too, you can of course consent or object.
In addition, you should occasionally delete the browser history manually to remove existing cookies.
Details can also be found in the cookie banner of this website.
If you contact us via Call-Button and telephone call, the data you provide, in particular your telephone number, will be processed by us in order to process your contact request. Alternatively, you must call with hidden number.
E-Mail / Contact Form
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, we will process the data you provided in order to answer your questions. Insofar as the storage is no longer necessary, we delete the transmitted data or limit the processing. This is dependent on legal storage obligations.
If you register for our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. For an effective registration you need a valid e-mail address. In order to ensure that the registration is actually carried out by you, we will at first send an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address after registration, asking you to confirm the registration. By confirming the registration you inform us that you agree to the registration (so-called double opt-in procedure). We log your registration for the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of your confirmation.
We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the aforementioned data and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID. The data is only collected pseudonymously, i.e. the IDs are not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded.
You can at any time terminate your subscription to the newsletter and revoke your consent to the storage of data stored for sending the newsletter. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly via our website or by contacting us via the aforementioned contact methods.
For our website we use Google Analytics, a tracking tool of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (see above under “cookies”), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand 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 to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The data sent and linked with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will automatically be deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Further information on data protection can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
On our website we use Google Maps API, an online map service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) to visually display geographical information.
There you can also amend your personal data protection settings in the Data Privacy Center, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
On our website we use the Google Fonts font library to display the contents correctly and in a graphically appealing manner, regardless of the Internet browser used. Google Fonts is a service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When the font library is accessed by opening our website, this is done locally. Otherwise, only upon your consent a connection to Google servers is automatically established, usually to servers in the USA. In this case, it is possible that this may involve data being transmitted to Google, such as which Internet pages you have accessed, the access time, your IP address and which Internet browser you use. Further information and the data protection information can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Registration and Login
You have the possibility to register on our website and log in. In doing so, you will be requested to provide us with the personal data that can be seen from the input masks, which will then be transmitted to us. This data is collected and stored by us exclusively for internal use and for our own purposes. We may arrange for this data to be passed on to third parties, e.g. to a service provider or an order processor to process the contractual relationship, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to us.
By registering and logging in to our website, your IP address, the date as well as the time of registration can also be saved. This is done for the purpose of preventing misuse of our services and, if necessary, creating the opportunity to investigate criminal offences.
If you voluntarily make personal data available to us, the processing serves to offer you content or services which, for factual reasons, can only be offered to registered users. You have the possibility at any time to change the personal data provided during registration or to have them completely deleted.
We will inform you at any time about which of your personal data we have stored. We will correct or delete your data on request, unless we are legally obliged to store them.
We use embedded YouTube videos on our website. YouTube is a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). When you visit a page with an embedded YouTube video, a connection to YouTube servers is established.
This website uses swat.io, a tool of Swat.io GmbH, Schönbrunner Straße 213-215, 3rd floor, 1120 Vienna, Austria, for social media management, content planning and publishing, community management, analytics, monitoring and also WhatsApp management. The service uses so-called “cookies” (see above under “Cookies”), which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The data collected in this way is only processed anonymously, unless a justification applies. For more information, please visit https://swat.io/en/legal/.
For our website we use the iThemes Security Plugin for WordPress of iThemes Media LLC, 1720 South Kelly Avenue, Edmond, OK 73013, USA (iThemes). When you visit our website, the plugin stores your IP address in a database on our server. In addition, the plugin can place small text files (cookies) on your computer to collect further information. This serves our legitimate interest to ensure the security of our website and to prevent hacker attacks. You can prevent cookies from being stored by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find more information at https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy/ and https://de.wordpress.org/plugins.
This website uses content delivery network applications for the efficient provision of content. When you visit this website, your browser transmits data for retrieval and assignment to your device, such as your IP address. For more information, please visit:
- Google CDN: Google, LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, see: (“Google”) https://policies.google.com/privacy
- Bootstrap: NetDNA, LLC. (MaxCDN), 3575 Cahuenga Blvd West Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA, see: https://www.stackpath.com/legal/master-service-agreement
- jsdelivr: ProspectOne SP. Z. O. O., Wladyslawa Lokietka 6a/12, 30-010 Krakow, Poland, see: https://www.jsdelivr.com/privacy-policy-jsdelivr-net
- jQuery: JS Foundation, PO Box 741065, Los Angeles, CA 90074-1065, see https://jquery.com/
- Cloudflare: Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, see https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/
- Google Play: Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“), see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Apple App Store: Apple Distribution International Internet Software & Services, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Republic of Ireland see https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/de-ww/
Duration of Processing and Deletion
Your data will only be processed for as long as it is necessary for achieving the above-mentioned processing purposes; for this purpose, the legal bases indicated in the context of the processing purposes apply accordingly.
We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements after the expiry of one of the periods described above, if no period is specified, as soon as the data concerned are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or for other justified purposes or a legally prescribed storage period expires.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR,
- this is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you or the implementation of pre-contractual measures,
- under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR there is a legal obligation to pass on the data,
- we are required by law to transmit data to state authorities, e.g. tax authorities, social insurance agencies, health insurance companies, supervisory authorities and law enforcement agencies,
- the transmission is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate company interests and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
- in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we use external service providers, so-called contract processors, who are obliged to handle your data with due care.
When transmitting data to external bodies in third countries, i.e. outside the EU, we ensure that these bodies will treat your personal data with the same care as they would within the EU.
The data will only be transferred to countries with respect to which the EU Commission has confirmed an adequate level of protection, or if we ensure the careful handling of personal data by means of contractual agreements or suitable guarantees.
Rights of the Data Subject
If we process your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights against us as the Controller:
- a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
- a right to correction of the stored data (Art. 16 GDPR)
- a right to deletion of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)
- a right to restriction of the processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR)
- a right of the data recipients being informed by us as the Controller with regard to the execution of the rights of correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (Art. 19 GDPR)
- a right to data transferability in machine-readable form (Art. 20 GDPR)
- a right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
- a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR)
- a right not to participate in an automated decision (Art. 22 GDPR)
- a right to appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)